Gorgeous 2BR Siesta Key Gulf Front Beach Condo. Newly Updated!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Tortuga condo description
We have gorgeous Gulf views from our screened balcony and you can also see the ocean from both bedrooms. Our condo has been totally remodeled and is luxurious but also casual and always quiet and comfortable.
TORTUGA IS A MONTHLY RENTAL ONLY, so you never feel like you are in hotel surrounded by tourists. You are truly at home.
Granite countertops, maple floors, and top level furnishings and linens throughout. The master bedroom has a comfy king bed. The guest bedroom has two twins but can be converted to a king before your arrival if you prefer. Just ask and we'll have the unit ready the way you want it!
You can sleep six comfortably, two in each bedroom, and another two on the (comfortable) pull out sofa on the balcony. The lanai can be converted into a private 3rd bedroom with blinds/curtains on both sides.
Tortuga is one of the most prestigious condo developments in Siesta Key, but not at all stuffy. Tortuga is on the quiet and prestigious southern end of Siesta Key known as Turtle Beach. Our shelling rivals Sanibel Island's and Siesta Key's beaches are always on the annual World's Top Ten Beaches listing, including being recently being named #1 Beach in America!
Unlike most condos in Tortuga and Siesta Key, we have a washer/dryer right in the unit. We are also unique in that we have an old fashioned porch swing on the balcony where you can watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico! You can dine at the mahogany table that seats eight, at the granite covered breakfast bar, or at our favorite spot, on the beautiful balcony that has a Gulf view. Also unique is an indoor / outdoor heated pool, and use of our tennis courts for guests. Although we are Gulf Front, the Bay side is just two minutes walk, with access to our fishing docks and boating slips, too. Tortuga has it all.
We are also very senior friendly, with grab bars in both bathrooms, elevators, and a convenient, secure indoor parking garage. If you have any additional senior-friendly needs, please let us know!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1) In the master bedroom. Luxurious, new and comfy mattress, too., Twin or Single Beds (1) The twin beds in the guest bedroom can be converted to a king bed as well. Just ask before your arrival and we'll set it up the way you prefer. The mattress topper ensures that those sleeping on the converted king in the guest bedroom have a comfortable bed, too., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The balcony converts to a private third bedroom with privacy shades on both sides! Comfortable leather sofa bed. Really! We know, we've slept on it! With fine quality linens. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
800 TC sheets in the master bedroom, 500 TC sheets in the guest bedroom, and 500 TC sheets for the lanai's pull out sofa, affording the privacy of a third bedroom if needed. Linens and towels include Peacock Alley, Nautica, Dwell Studio and Microcotton towels, etc. Time to relax and feel pampered during your stay! . . ....moreless
- Clothes Dryer:
Private washer dryer in unit. Very rare in Tortuga and in Siesta Key. No need to carry a heavy load of laundry to the laundry room on a different floor when it's free and easy in the condo!...moreless
- We are biased but think it's the prettiest unit in Tortuga! Totally recently remodeled in quiet relaxing luxury / Expansive grassy landscaped grounds in between buildings (not concrete and cars) / Two Ekornes Stressless Recliners to relax in / Old fashioned porch swing on balcony to watch the sunset! / Balcony converts into a private third bedroom with shades-curtains on both sides / Indoor outdoor heated pool / Maple wood laminate flooring / Granite kitchen countertops / Granite bathroom countertops / Luxury linens, 500-1000 TC / Microcotton Towels / Laundry in unit / Beach chairs, beach toys and, of course, great beach towels, too / Luxury all around with the finest furnishings and kitchen items from All Clad, Calphalon, Wusthof, Henckels, Braun, Kohler, and more / If you are a boater, private docks are available for rental....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(4) Four new widescreen TV's including a 50' top of the line Pioneer plasma, a 42' Panasonic plasma for the master bedroom, and two new LCD TVs in the guest bedroom, and the breakfast bar. (. . . But remember that the beach is calling right outside our door. Our favorite thing to watch is the ocean from our beautiful view!)...moreless
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- As you may know, Sarasota is one of the greatest dining and arts communities in the south. We have two great restaurants and watering holes a three minute walk away. Throughout Siesta Key there are wonderful restaurants and they are usually very well priced. Sarasota has truly world class theater and dance, several museums for kids and grownups alike, and an amazing range on activities on the water: boating, fishing, sightseeing, you name it....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
We thoroughly enjoyed the month of January 2012 in this lovely, well equipped condo. The very comfortable leather furniture and attractive flooring made it easy to care for, and the mattresses were comfortable. We appreciated the walk-in shower! The condo is just a few steps to the beach where we went to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. Our hosts went out of their way to answer our questions and ensure our comfort. They provided a very good kit of information regarding nearby restaurants and stores, as well as information guides for the dishwasher, washer, dryer, and massive television set. The entire complex is very well run and the other condo owners make visitors feel welcome. We enjoyed attending the aqua fit classes, pot-luck dinners and afternoon movies.
- Guest Prairie Girl (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 12/27/11
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
I had a great time and really enjoyed myself at your condo. The weather was perfect and the susets were just great. Siesta Key is such a great place to relax. Lots of good food in Sarasota also.
- Guest Dennis (Lewis, DE)
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 07/11/11
Guest comment entered by owner
We enjoyed our stay at your comfortable home. Thank you for furniture you could sit and be comfortable in. For beds that were firm and conducive to sleep. After many years of staying in uncomfortable condos, it was indeed a pleasure to be here! I loved the beach, the shells and the pelicans. I enjoyed sitting on your swing and looking at the ocean in the quiet mornings. We hope to be returning for many years to come.
- Guest Pat and Al
- Date of stay 02/01/11
- Review Submitted 07/11/11
Guest comment entered by owner
From our guestbook: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your spacious and comfortable condo. Our first trip to Siesta Key will definitely not be our last!
- Guest Eileen, Brian, Ginny and Rich, New Jersey
- Date of stay 03/01/10
- Review Submitted 07/22/10
Guest comment entered by owner
From our guestbook: Thanks for having us. We enjoyed our stay at your home. The kids swam and we fished and played on the beach.
- Guest T.L., Cincinnati, OH
- Date of stay 01/01/10
- Review Submitted 07/22/10
We visited in fall of 2009. What a lovely and fantastic place. Truly paradise. We enjoyed walking on the beach, searching for seashell treasures, and how peaceful it was, yet close to Siesta Key Village and a great variety of good restaurant choices, too. When we stayed in, we LOVED the kitchen and barbequing by the pool, too. I'll always remember the breathtaking sunsets--my husband says he liked the Weber grill :) Pretty much everything in the condo is totally new and beautifully done. You can tell that the owners, Li and John, really put their joy and care into the place and they were very warm and welcoming to us. The staff is friendly, too. You can get away to Orlando attractions in a little less than two hours, and it’s only an hour to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Ybor City, etc. We didn’t get the chance to get down to Naples, but it’s a little more than an hour. Yet Siesta Key’s beaches are our all time favorites. Thanks again for a memorable and wonderful visit. We will definitely return soon! Jenny and Jim, Valrico, FL
- Guest Jenny & Jim (Valrico, FL)
- Date of stay 11/01/09
- Review Submitted 11/01/09
Owner response: Glad you enjoyed the visit! See you again soon.
NOTE: TORTUGA IS A MONTHLY RENTAL ONLY!!! January .... $4,590/month (Ask about New Year's Eve FREE special!) Feb-March .. $4,590/month (Due to high demand, these months only rented together) April ...... $4,090/month May-Oct..... $3,390/month Nov ....... $4,090/month 12% sales tax as required in Florida. $95 cleaning fee / $495 deposit, refundable after visit.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Before purchasing our vacation dream home in Siesta Key, we rented several VRBO condos in the area. As new owners, we immediately remodeled from top to bottom and we know you'll be pleased with the combination of luxurious appointments and casual, comfortable surroundings. We're a family with two teachers, John and Li, and two great kids, Carina and Max. John and Li met in college in Ohio, moved to Florida and began raising our family. (The kids know how to take care of the condominium when we're not renting so we promise you won't find crayon marks on the walls! Speaking of walls, you will find tasteful, collectible art, including photographs from your co-host, a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer) The condo is our weekend, free time and summer getaway and we've decided to allow others to enjoy it, too, particularly in the lovely winter season. Unlike most of the condos in Siesta Key, Tortuga rents by the month so you won't feel like you are in a hotel. Our condo is also our home and not like most typical rental properties. We hope you will make it your home away from home, too!
Why the Owner Chose Tortuga:
Tortuga is a very prestigious property in Siesta Key, but not at all stuffy. Unlike most other condo developments, it's not overrun with cars and views of concrete from other complexes. Tortuga is directly on the beach and there is a huge grassy courtyard with tropical flowers and wonderful landscaping. Ground floor garage parking is provided, leaving a beautiful view all around and great security, too. As you know, Siesta Key boasts that it has the recently ranked #1 beach in the world. To the north end of Siesta Key, there is a lovely, quaint village with great walking, fantastic restaurants and a great weekend farmer's market, too. There is also a very busy public beach at the north end of Siesta Key. Tortuga is at the prestigious and far quieter southern end, known as Turtle Beach. The shelling here rivals Sanibel. The gulf views are amazing. The bay side with fishing docks and boating slips is just a two minute walk away, too. The drive along Midnight Pass Rd. in this part of the key has a tree canopy, multi-million dollar homes, and just a few condos. It's not overrun with touristy hotel-like condos like the northern end of Siesta Key. Although all of Siesta Key is great, the southern end doesn't have traffic congestion problems, is far more quiet, yet is just a short drive (or even bike ride) to Siesta Key Village. We really do believe we've found paradise here! Tortuga is very friendly. It is unique in that it has an indoor-outdoor pool, an expansive newly remodeled community room, elevators, and is wonderfully maintained. In the unlikely event you would have any difficulties in the condo, Brian, the full-time superintendent of Tortuga, is always there to help out. If you desire your own weekly cleaning, our maid can stop by to help you, too.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Beach front property with wonderful Gulf of Mexico views. A private beach not overrun with tourists. Shelling that rivals Sanibel Island. Watch the sunset from the old fashioned porch swing. Maple wood laminate flooring throughout. Quiet and relaxing. Not noisy and not congested like much of the northern end of Siesta Key. Tennis. Swimming. Fishing. Boating. Indoor-outdoor heated pool. Three minute walking distance to two great restaurants and watering holes. Totally recently remodeled! Washer dryer in unit (a rare find in Tortuga and in Siesta Key). Gourmet kitchen with the finest appliances and accessories. Granite in the kitchen and both bathrooms.
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Indoor-outdoor pool has gulf view, too! Pool is heated and we have saunas, too.
Wood laminate floors. Three dining areas (balcony, too) Comfy leather seating!
Ekornes Stressless chairs, leather sofas, wood laminate floors, 50" plasma TV!
Ocean view from both bedrooms and the balcony with porch swing!
Our private beach. Siesta's beaches among world's best! Great shelling here!
Everything totally remodeled: 2009. Granite kitchens, baths. Luxurious, classy!
Master king bedroom. Guest bedroom can be twin or king. Wide 42" TV. Relaxing!
Granite in both baths. Grab bars for seniors in showers & baths. 5-star towels!
One of our ocean views. This is from the lanai porch. Sunsets, too!
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