Voted No. 1 Beach in Us - #1005 Beachfront - Steps to Sand!
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Crystal Sands condo description
December 1 - 15 SPECIAL LOW RATES: Perfect GOLF weather - great SHOPPING, no crowds!
Spectacular sunsets, powdery soft sand, and panoramic views of 3-Mile Crescent Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and Sarasota Bay are yours from each room and the well-appointed screened 30' lanai. READ OUR REVIEWS!! Experience a serene, relaxing Hamptons-style atmosphere for your beach vacation in this comfortable, cozy and spacious 10th floor condo on world-famous Siesta Key. Amenities include a washer/dryer, 42' HD plasma TV, HD TVs in both bedrooms, workdesk, wireless, high-speed Internet, computer, and color printer/scanner/copier.
Crystal Sands has two heated pools, one directly beachfront and 20 steps from lobby. The condo and lanai face the crystal clear, calm waters of the Gulf with its unlimited water activities. Beach chairs and chaise lounges are provided. Three-mile Crescent Beach is one of the best walking beaches in U.S.; 20-minute walk to the Siesta Key public beach for beach volleyball, tennis, lunch and special activities, such as free yoga and Sunday night drumming circle. Excellent shopping and fine dining in nearby quaint Siesta Village, and unmatched cultural activities in and around scenic Sarasota. Convenient access to Sarasota Airport, one - 1 1/2 hours from Tampa/St. Pete and Fort Meyers Airports.
Rentals are available by SEASON, MONTH, OR TWO-WEEK MINIMUM, ONLY.
Keywords: Beachfront Condominium
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Condo has split plan, with private spacious master suite on one side, twin-guest bedroom on other side of main living area for excellent privacy; workdesk overlooking Crescent Beach in Master BR, spacious walk-in closets in both BRs; All rooms view Cresent Beach and open onto the lanai, assigned covered parking space, cordial office staff to assist you. Nearby access to Legacy Bike trail from Sarasota to Venice with bike rentals within walking distance. Great kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, eco tours and three miles of beaches for walking and cycling. Also, surf fishing is popular on our beach....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance:
- Broadband Access:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Surf Fishing
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Experience the powdery soft famous quartz sand of our beach. Ideal beach for children with gradual slope into the clear blue water. Golf (30 area courses), Opera, Ballet, Symphony, Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Aquarium, world-class shopping at St. Armand's Circle, downtown Sarasota and miles of mall shopping, gourmet and family restaurants abound on the Key and in the area, Charming Siesta Village is fun for family time and night Life, oyster bar, shell shops, ice cream shops, spas, etc. One hour from Tampa Intl airport; 20 minutes from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport; 1 1/2 hour from Disney World. Golf during the office-season offers opportunities to play at reduced rate at many courses and country clubs which are closed to non-members from November to May....moreless
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Best Condo on Siesta Key
Best Condo on Siesta Key
I have been coming to visit family on Siesta Key for 10 years but this was my first rental. Everything that could be done to make this the most amazing vacation for us was done. The condo is picture perfect, the view is amazing, the standard of equipment and furniture is as you would wish in your own home and it is in the best location on the key. It has an enormous lanai with comfortable furniture from which you can watch the most spectacular sunsets whilst enjoying your evening glass of wine. Everything you need has been thought of including a cupboard full of children's toys. You wake up to a stunning view of the ocean and whatever the weather it is beautiful. The condo is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants and just a 2 minute drive from a mall with all the main stores. The lively, colourful village of Siesta Key is also close by and down town Sarasota just a 10 minute drive. Whatever you like to do there are activities for all age groups close by including many wonderful golf courses in the area. Jane and Dick are a pleasure to deal with and will answer any questions immediately and delightful Sherry is on hand to help with any problems. This was a wonderful experience which we loved so much we will return next year.
- Guest Shari
- Date of stay 01/14/14
- Review Submitted 02/10/14
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
We need to live here! It doesn't get better!
We need to live here! It doesn't get better!
We really cannot say anything not said previously: GREAT owners, great communication, great information provided, great parking space, then.....HOLY COW!!!! Great cannot come close to the view as you walk in the front door and look out the lanai. This home has been taken care of so well. The owners take pride in furnishings, cleaniless, and extras. Beds VERY comfy...high quality linens and towels. We loved evenings on the lanai or at The Village. Mornings with a paper and Keurig were a bonus. Take advantage of the great transportation to the live music at The Village--just tip the drivers! Walk the beach at sunset...we have BEAUTIFUL sunsets in New Mexico, but these are very unique and Beautiful. We drove 250 miles of beach, and it does not get better than Siesta Key. Thank you to Dick and Jane for allowing us the privilege of staying in their home. Trying to figure out when we can return! OH....and did I mention it was a week full of rain???? And it was still spectacular. THAT good.
- Guest jjjday (NM)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
This is the best location on Siesta Key. Sunset views from the lanai were magnificent to film. Everything needed is in this beautiful condo.Very clean and well equipped with nice furniture and bedding.Convenient to elevator, pool , beach, and even the parking space is close by.We now know why the beach is one of the 10 best in the world. Sand is like powder and never gets hot. Chaise lounges are a nice touch and are available on the beach at no charge. Jane and Dick were very helpful and we look forward to booking this condo again.
- Guest Jim & Jean (Canton,Ct Northeast)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Booked through VRBO for the first time and wasn't sure what to expect. All I can say is wow! The unit was immaculate and was equipped with everything imaginable. The views were amazing - you felt like you were over the water and could see the entire lenght of the pristine beach. The beach sand was white powder - nicer than most beaches we've been to in the caribbean. There were plenty of chairs available on the beach, but we rented 2 padded chairs and an umbrella for our stay and it was well worth it. Pool was very nice and never very crowded. Covered parking was extremely convenient as it was right next to the building entrance. The village was a short drive away and there were plenty of very good outdoor restaurants to enjoy. We can't say enough good things about the unit, the area and the owners and sincerely hope to go back next year.
- Guest William H.
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
This is a very clean, inviting condo. Things we liked: the two leather recliners, the well furnished lani with a gorgeous view. The linens are all first class and the beds are very comfortable. There are so many extra thoughtful touches that make it very homey. There is a whole closet filled with beach toys and games, etc. We also loved the carpeting instead of tile. It's a great location with all kinds of restaurants close by and The Village is a fun place to go. Can't emphasize the view enough. And, of course, the beach is the best. The owners are great to work with and we can't wait until we go back next year.
- Guest Cat (Lizella, Georgia)
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Do not hesitate to book this property! We are seasoned VRBO renters, and the entire experience from the condition of the condo, to working with Jane, was top-notch! The pictures of the beach from the lanai do not do it justice; the view is spectacular, and the lanai is huge! Attention to details and cleanliness are outstanding. The furnishings, linens, towels, pots and pans etc. are very good quality. No convenience was forgotten -- there is even a sewing kit! The interior reflects a feeling of a comfortable beach-side cottage with well-appointed furniture, artwork and accessories...think cottage meets high-rise. Pool is inviting and was comfortably heated. All of the grounds of the condo are well-kept. The designated covered parking space was close to the elevator. The condo, beach and pool have good security measures in place so it is very private. A huge bonus were the beach chaises, which were always in good supply. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, even the full-time residents were smiling and eager to say hello. Convenience to the market on the key is wonderful and in walking distance. We rented bikes in the same area as the market; a fun and inexpensive way to spend some time on the beach. Restaurants are abundant on Siesta. Downtown Sarasota is full of restaurant options, shopping and art. The marina is a great place to spend time drooling over gorgeous boats and yachts. If you're lucky there will be some type of art exhibit in the park adjacent to the marina. I recommend the La Barge Sight-Seeing Boat Tour that leaves from the marina. We took our two teenage daughters and they loved seeing where some celebrities live. St.Armand's Circle is a nice way to spend an evening browsing though the boutiques or for dining alfresco at one of the numerous restaurants. Mote Aquarium is also worth a visit. You'll learn a lot about the local sea life. Or just stay on the beach at the condo and you might see a mama and baby manatee like many people saw when we were there! (I missed it :( Thank you Jane and Dick for your friendly professionalism. You were a pleasure to rent from!
- Guest D. Jevince (Marietta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
First time visiting Siesta Key. This rental unit has everthing and is kept in TOP condition. Amenities include use of computer, daily newspaper, thorough instructions for use of all appliances, etc., parking, and many security features.. Beach is just as pictured, and screened lani was fabulous. January temps were warm most days. Guest book has many recommendations for eating, and sightseeing. Other guests we met on the beach and at resturants were very friendly. We want to return.
- Guest OKLA. Travelers (Oklahoma City, Ok.)
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 02/07/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Our family of 4 absolutely loved staying here! The condo was very clean, nicely decorated, with high quality towels, linens etc. Very comfortable beds too! It felt like a home. The view was incredible, and the beach was the most beautiful we've seen. Our kids loved having toys for the beach. My son rarely let go of the football, and my daughter had fun boogie boarding. The nearby village is fun to visit too with many great places to eat and hang out. Eventhough we came all the way from Washington state, we want to come back! Thank you Dick and Jane!
- Guest Carrie (Olympia Washington)
- Date of stay 12/25/12
- Review Submitted 01/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
A Beautiful, Beachfront Condo that Feels Like Home!
A Beautiful, Beachfront Condo that Feels Like Home!
We just spent a wonderful vacation on Siesta Key, in this picture perfect condo, with a spectacular view. The owners were very helpful and accomodating with the rental process. The condo is beautifully decorated with attention to comfort and detail in every room. What a pleasant surprise to find the newspaper delivered daily, and the owners provided plenty of helpful information regarding restaurants and activities in the entire Sarasota area. The towels and bedding are of the highest quality, and the kitchen is stocked with absolutely everything you could possibly need! There is also has a washer and dryer in the unit. Even the assigned parking space was one of the best! We could not have enjoyed our stay more, and are hoping to come back next year!
- Guest Joe and Diane (Chicago)
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/16/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
This is our third year to be fortunate to stay in Crystal Sands #1005. The condo is furnished beautifully with all the necessities you would ever need. We absolutely love the location, the fabulous beach of Siesta Key, visiting Siesta Key Village and so many other things. Looking forward to visiting again next year.
- Guest Carla (Circleville, OH)
- Date of stay 07/29/12
- Review Submitted 08/07/12
Owner response: Dear Carla, Thanks so much for the review. We have loved having your family stay in our "home away from home." It has always been our goal to provide amenities that we would like in our vacation home and furnishings that are not just lovely, but are comfortable - it is so nice to receive reviews which show appreciation for details. Of course -the best thing is our powdery sand several steps from the door! Dick and Jane
Nov 15-Jan 31 .. $1,750/week; Feb 01-Apr 30 .. $1,980/week. May 01-Nov 14 .. $1,360/week. 2 week minimum. Check-out time: 10 AM; check-in time: 3:00 PM No Smoking - $500 fine. No Pets. 12% Florida sales tax applies 25% Deposit due at booking. Balance due 2 weeks prior. $400 damage deposit. 60-day cancellation notice for refund of the advance deposit. Payment accepted by check, money order or travelers' checks.
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Cocktail Time on Lanai
#1005 is Third Stack from Right - View from our Beach
Comfortable Living Room Overlooking Crescent Beach
Twin Bedroom with Glass Doors to Lanai and View of Beach from Beds
Dining Area with Full View of Crescent Beach
Cook's Kitchen/ Breakfast Nook wiith Sunrise Views of Intracoastal Waterway
Breakfast on Lanai
Sunset Stroll to Siesta Key Public Beach
Sunset View from Lanai
Beachfront Heated Pool
Master Bedroom with Lanai Access and Desk Overlooking Crescent Beach
Living Room - 42" Plasma HD TV with DVD, Surround Sound
Computer Desk Work Station
Master Bedroom Office with wireless internet access and view
Living Room/Dining Room View of Crescent Beach
Poolside View of Sunset
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