Condo Faces Gulf Beach

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Last updated: 09/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our beautiful beachfront condo. We purchased unit #245 because of its WOW factor. I'm sure you will feel the same way. The Diplomat consists of twin two story buildings with a total of 50 units. We're located on the second floor in the middle of the complex. Location, location! Your backdoor opens up to stairs that lead directly to the heated pool, and beach. The view from the balcony enables you to indulge your senses, while gazing at the 500 ft. beachfront, grassy area, Tiki huts, and the pool. Sit and relax with your morning coffee and watch the stone crab fisherman pull up their traps, while the pelicans feed nearby. Experience the excitement, as you watch a pod of dolphins swim by. Enjoy the beach/pool or rent a bike and explore the island on the 12 miles of bike paths. In the evening you'll want to sit on the balcony, or under one of the Tiki huts with your favorite beverage. Grab your camera, there's a picture perfect sunset on your horizon, marking the end of a perfect day.

Unit #245 has a spacious fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and above the stove microwave oven. You may choose to prepare your own meals or drive(a free trolley service is also available) to St. Armands circle and try one of the many restaurants located there. After dinner we have a small selection of movies to watch on our new 47 inch TV and Samsung sound system. Video rentals are available in the Publix/CVS retail center, one mile south of the Diplomat, or there's always your favorite show on TV. ENJOY!

Keywords: Beautiful 1/1 overlooking the Gulf of Mexico


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 725 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 47 inch flat screen TV, with surround sound, beautifully decorated, Maid service, located near golf/tennis and many fine restaurants, amazing sunsets....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 8 - Dec 20, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Feb 1 - Apr 6, 2016
2 night min stay
pre summer
Apr 7 - Sep 7, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%

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Last updated: 09/05/2015
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Disney, Universal, and Sea world in Orlando, are only 2 hours away. Bush gardens in Tampa is 1 hour away.


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Year Purchased: 2010

About: We owned a vacation home in Key Largo, Fl. for 14 years, and sold it in 2005. Since then we have traveled to all the European countries and North Africa. It was time for us to stay in place for awhile so we decided to purchase another vacation home. Longboat Key came up in conversations with friends and relatives who live nearby or had visited the island. We contacted a realtor and drove up the coast. After two days of looking at apartments we discovered #245 at the Diplomat. Our first impression of the unit was, WOW!! After spending the night, and experiencing the sunset and sunrise we made an offer to purchase.

Why Diplomat:
Vacationing on this peaceful island is truly a pleasure. If your looking for a quiet place, with a quaint small town feel, this is the spot for you! Your beautiful decorated condo is only steps from the beach. The day is yours. Relax! Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline, or gather sea shells to add to your collection. The possibilities are endless.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The condo comes fully equipped with a 47 inch TV, stereo system, all the cooking utensils and appliances you'll need to prepare meals, and daily maid service. The friendly staff is available 7 days a week with an emergency number for after hours. To the North of the Diplomat is Ana Maria island/Bradenton beach, and Cortez, a small fishing village with great seafood restaurants. To the South is St. Armands circle with upscale boutiques and excellent restaurants( try the Columbia for Cuban/Spanish cuisine). Over the causeway is Sarasota with its large Amish community(great restaurants) and its many cultural activities including opera, ballet, live theater, and museums.

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Date last modified - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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