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1st Floor Unit Steps from the Beach.

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You can't get any closer than this without getting wet!

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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our home away from home is a quaint first floor studio unit, just steps from the beach. From the moment you first open the door, you'll see right thru the back picture window to the sand and turquoise waters. Step a few feet out the back door and step under the palm frond lanai. Take a seat and watch the dolphins swim by while you drink your morning coffee. Spend all day enjoying the beach, the sun or a quick shopping trip to Saint Armand’s Circle. Watch the sun set while sitting on the beach then have a relaxing dinner.

This unit is fully updated including a full sized kitchen, above counter microwave, walk in shower and a fresh clean Florida decor. The walk in shower and first floor location make this a handicap friendly unit.

The sunset pictures were taken by me personally and are the real deal. This is the perfect place for two or a couple with a young child.

If your budget is tight, we're the most affordable beachfront property on Longboat Key. If you find a comparable beachfront property on Longboat Key for less, I want to know about it.

If you’re planning a trip to any of the Central Florida Theme Parks including Disney, Universal and Sea World, they're just two hours away, door to door. Bush Gardens in Tampa is just one hour away.

Traveling with a group or need dates my unit isn't available?

Several friends also own units available for rental.

Can you travel at the last minute? Watch for vacancies within the next 30 days.

Take advantage of summer specials, last minute internet deals and special rates not otherwise published! Why not spend the weekend at the beach. Please remember weekends are not available for advance bookings.




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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 413 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for reservation is 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Ask about summer camps and other child friendly activities in the area...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Property has a walk in shower with grip bars and is a first floor unit. The front and rear door has an approximately 3 inch step up. The unit's bathroom is not wheel chair accessible. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside smoking is permited on site in designates areas. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, not even for owners. Service animals upon proper documentation...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A convertable couch converts into a single bed by simply pulling the back of the couch forward. It's a very simple process. It's very comfortable. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Walk in shower only with grab bars so it's handicap friendly. The bathroom is not wheel chair accessable. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32' Flatscreen, wall mounted...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Available in rental office. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Walk into the room, get a cold drink and be back on the beach in 60 seconds....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    You have a the Gulf of Mexico and the perfect beach just steps out your back door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Extra Cold AC. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin laundry facility on site...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    One parking space provided. For additional vehicles, advance approval is required and may only not be available for all dates. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH OFFICE...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Unit rental includes use of one parking spaces for non commercial vehicles. Two vehicles only upon prior approval from onsite management. ...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls and voice mail....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    except beach towels which can be rented from on site rental office. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Coin laundry facility on site...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free W-Fi Service. See office for password upon arrival. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Almost anything you'll need unless you're a gormet cook. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented from Longboat Ace Hardware or other vendors. ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beachfront, freshwater pool. It's heated in the winter months. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Summer 2015
Apr 7 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,253
Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,119
Holiday 2015
Dec 20 - Jan 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,323
Winter 2016
Jan 31 - Apr 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,645
Summer 2016
Apr 7 - Sep 7, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,253
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$179
$1,253

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

7 NIGHT MINIMUM for advance reservations greater than 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Reservations for stays of less than 7 nights are booked on a case by case basis and may not be available for the dates requested but please ask. The standard check-in and check-out day is Saturday. Other days by prior agreement.

Children 10 and under are free. Rental is for up to four guests, including children.

Parking is limited to 1 passenger vehicle, SUV and or light truck. Additional parking may be possible for certain dates with prior arrangement. There is no parking available for boats, trailers, etc.

A 50% deposit is due at the time of the reservation with the balance due at check-in. The deposit is 75% refundable when canceled 30 days or more in advance. An additional discount of 5% is available for 14 or more nights and 15% for 28 or more nights.


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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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24 Available check-in
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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Longboat Key Club

Car: Recommended

Public Recreation area apx 1 mile away and includes tennis, basketball, table tennis, shuffle board and shaded children's play area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Hello! Thanks for taking a look at our vacation home. We're Rodney, Robin and Rachel Jolley and live in Windermere, Florida (near Orlando). We love the beach and in addition to Florida, we love St. Lucia, St. John, St. Martin, Jamaica and just about any other quiet place in the sun. We enjoy skiing in Colorado, most recently in Beaver Creek and an annual long weekend in New York City near Christmas. Most of all, we enjoy our quiet little place on the beach. Please consider our little place in the sun.

Why the Owner Chose Diplomat:
If you’re looking for a place to rediscover “island time” the place to do it is Longboat Key. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are beautiful, the sunsets are incredible and most of all, no crowds. The City of Longboat Key is a small community of just over 7,100 located on a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. We can leave our home in Orlando and be in the condo in just over two hours. If you fly into Tampa, you’ll be there in about an hour and fifteen minutes. In just a few hours, you can be relaxing in a beach chair listening to the surf and sea gulls.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Imagine vacationing in a small island beach town listed as one of the safest cities in America, being just steps from the beach, warm gulf waters and gentle breezes. Imagine enjoying endless beach walks and gathering shells as the day awakes and finishing the day watching the sun set over the ocean. Imagine drifting off to sleep to the sound of the ocean and awaking to the sound of sea gulls welcoming the sun. Welcome to Longboat Key. Kick your shoes off, you won't need them.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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Photos

  • You can't get any closer than this without getting wet!

    You can't get any closer than this without getting wet!

  • Just steps from the beach

    Just steps from the beach

  • Enjoy the 32" HDTV/DVD combo.  This sofa converts to a single sleeper

    Enjoy the 32" HDTV/DVD combo. This sofa converts to a single sleeper

  • Perfect little kitchen so you can dine in or out.  It's your choice.

    Perfect little kitchen so you can dine in or out. It's your choice.

  • You can't take this picture 20 feet out your back door at the Ritz

    You can't take this picture 20 feet out your back door at the Ritz

  • Can you tell me what time it is?  I forgot my watch.

    Can you tell me what time it is? I forgot my watch.

  • Your right on the beach so no long hikes to actually reach the beach.

    Your right on the beach so no long hikes to actually reach the beach.

  • Take a seat right outside your door and enjoy this sunset.

    Take a seat right outside your door and enjoy this sunset.

  • The pool is so close to the beach we have to sweep the sand off the deck!

    The pool is so close to the beach we have to sweep the sand off the deck!

  • We're saving a chair for you.

    We're saving a chair for you.

  • Enjoy this shady spot just a few feet out your back door.

    Enjoy this shady spot just a few feet out your back door.

  • Fresh Florida Decor

    Fresh Florida Decor

  • Nice updated bath with walk in shower.

    Nice updated bath with walk in shower.

  • Create memories that last a lifetime.

    Create memories that last a lifetime.

  • Nestled along Gulf of Mexico Dr.   Just steps from the surf and sand.

    Nestled along Gulf of Mexico Dr. Just steps from the surf and sand.

  • Friends of ours took this picture Memorial Day weekend, 2014.

    Friends of ours took this picture Memorial Day weekend, 2014.

  • Look at the beach.......no crowds.....enjoy Florida the way it should be!

    Look at the beach.......no crowds.....enjoy Florida the way it should be!

VRBO #160494

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/13/2015
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