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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.
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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.
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
Spring Summer 2015 Apr 7 - Sep 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 8 - Dec 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Holiday 2015 Dec 20 - Jan 30, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2016 Jan 31 - Apr 6, 2016 7 night min stay
Summer 2016 Apr 7 - Sep 7, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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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Public Recreation area apx 1 mile away and includes tennis, basketball, table tennis, shuffle board and shaded children's play area.
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.