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Voted No. 1 Beach in Us - 10th Floor Beachfront - Steps to Sand!

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Last updated: 02/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Crystal Sands condo description

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: NEW fabulous 60' HD SMART TV, HD TVs in both bedrooms, HE washer/dryer, new stainless Fisher/Paykel stainless steel café door fridge, work desk, Hi-Fi, high-speed Internet, computer, and color printer/scanner/copier. Keurig and conventional coffee maker; well-equipped kitchen with great cookware, knives, etc., recent dishwasher; beautiful bathrooms and walk-in closets in both baths. We provide terry cloth his/her robes for trips to the beach, plenty of beach towels, toys, cozy throws for watching TV.

Crystal Sands has two heated pools, one directly beachfront. The condo and lanai face the crystal clear, calm waters of the Gulf with its unlimited water activities. Beach chairs and chaise lounges provided. Two-seat cabanas can be rented. 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 Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. on the Public Beach. Family Sunday night drumming circle Public Beach. Excellent shopping and fine dining in nearby quaint Siesta Village, and unmatched cultural activities in and around scenic Sarasota. One-half hour to Sarasota Airport, 1 1/2 hours from Tampa/St. Pete and Fort Meyers Airports.
Walk to marina and rent speedboats on the intercoastal waterway - a beautiful ride to Venice for lunch, and you may see a manatee on the way!

Rentals are available by SEASON, MONTH, OR TWO-WEEK MINIMUM, ONLY.



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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 10
  • Elevator : Convenient dedicated parking place

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Toys, games and beach toys in storage closet....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking, including on the lanai. Penalties for smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Walk-in closet; view of Gulf and door to lanai; ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - Master: 1 king

    2 Dressers, walk-in closet; desk; HD TV; 2 sinks...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Luxurious linens and view of Gulf from the bed, also opens to lanai., Twin or Single Beds (2) Exceptionally comfortable mattresses and box springs., Child Beds Rollaway(1) ....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    6' walk in shower, separate sink; dressing area with sink;...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Lush towels, beach towels, robes, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, excellent lighting; heat lamps in both bathrooms...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    Some of our favorite books are there....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, puzzles, games for kids...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Verizon Fios; ...moreless

  • Television:

    60' HD SMART TV in living room - new, October 2014; HD TVs in each bedroom;...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Panoramic view of the Gulf, Crescent Beach and downtown Sarasota from the lanai....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Three miles of beachfront property. Crystal Sands provides chaise lounges and beach chairs for guests. Canopy in condo as well as many beach toys for the children....moreless

  • Downtown:

    View from lanai to downtown Sarasota and Harbor...moreless

  • Village:

    Siesta Village is about 15 minutes away, by car, and also catch local buses just outside Crystal Sands...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Table with four upholstered seats; extra leaf adds seating for 2. Extra chairs in bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    FIOS telephone and internet. Netflix available if guest has an account....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New front-loading dryer in the unit. Also coin operated machines available on floor for extra large items, rugs, etc....moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Also color printer, copier, scanner in computer desk in living area....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Assigned parking space steps from entrance....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Convenient dedicated parking place...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance in the contiguous 48 United States....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Also beach towels as well as pool robes in cooler months....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large area with sofa which seats four-five; two leather Lazy-Boy recliners...moreless

  • Parking:

    Dedicated parking place. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Available for guests....moreless

  • Telephone:

    4 cordless, plus answering machine; wall phone in kitchen has speaker phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Pottery Barn quality...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New June 2014 HE front loading washer. Laundry room includes folding table .Ironing board and iron provided. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Also works throughout condo and on lanai!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and 10-cup insulated Cuisinart coffee pot, ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Also placemat selection, 4-slice toaster, George Foreman, blender, toaster oven; Henckel knives; full set of Belgique cookware, baking sheets; ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample plates, bowls, serving bowls, platters, coffee mugs, juice, wine, water glasses, utensils for anything you can think of! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet one-year old dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet cook's kitchen has breakfast counter with views of intracoastal waterway and Crescent Beach....moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven. Also a toaster oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You name it, our condo has it! ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French Door Stainless Steel Fisher/Paykel in June 2014. Freezer on the bottom. Filtered water access on door. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove with warming area on cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four-slice toaster....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rental five minutes away. Siesta Key allows bike riding on the beach!!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats can be rented at Stickney Point, a 5-minutes away. Great fun to boat to Venice on Intracoastal waterway...moreless

  • Golf:

    scores of golf courses in the Sarasota/Venice area. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented on the Key. Paddleboards can be delivered to CS and you will receive a lesson. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lovely furniture with seating for six and oval glass dining table. All rooms open onto screened 30 foot lanai. 10th floor offers panoramic view of Gulf, beachside pool, view of Sarasota and Harbor....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two grills located near glass elevator, ground level....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available at the public beach....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kayaks, paddleboards, surf boards can all be rented. Lessons are provided from Captain Curt's at Stickney Point...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Two heated pools, one beachside....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
May 1 - Aug 14, 2015
14 night min stay

Low Season
Aug 15 - Dec 15, 2015
14 night min stay

High Season
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2016
14 night min stay

My Standard Rate
14 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 12%

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Last updated: 02/18/2015
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
sarasota (SRQ)
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crystal Sands
Nearest Beach
steps to the beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: Dick grew up in Philadelphia, Jane grew up in St. Marys, PA. We live in Washington DC and have been renting the condo on VRBO for seven years and love decorating, redecorating and have furnished this condo to provide a home-away-from home feeling. It must work because the majority of our guests come back year after year.

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Sands:
Dick grew up on the water, and we both love to golf, so what can be better!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Cocktail Time on Lanai

    Cocktail Time on Lanai

  • Living Room/Dining Room View of Crescent Beach

    Living Room/Dining Room View of Crescent Beach

  • Beachfront Heated Pool. There is a second pool, as well.

    Beachfront Heated Pool. There is a second pool, as well.

  • Master Bedroom with Lanai Access and Desk Overlooking Crescent Beach

    Master Bedroom with Lanai Access and Desk Overlooking Crescent Beach

  • Living Room - 42' Plasma HD TV with DVD, Surround Sound

    Living Room - 42' Plasma HD TV with DVD, Surround Sound

  • Computer Work Station, Wi-Fi and printer

    Computer Work Station, Wi-Fi and printer

  • Master Bedroom Office with gorgeous view

    Master Bedroom Office with gorgeous view

  • Poolside View of Sunset

    Poolside View of Sunset

  • Sunset View from Lanai

    Sunset View from Lanai

  • #1005 is 3rd Stack from Right. Chaises provided. Cabanas for two can be rented.

    #1005 is 3rd Stack from Right. Chaises provided. Cabanas for two can be rented.

  • Comfortable Living Room Overlooking Crescent Beach

    Comfortable Living Room Overlooking Crescent Beach

  • Twin Bedroom with Glass Doors to Lanai and View of Beach from Beds

    Twin Bedroom with Glass Doors to Lanai and View of Beach from Beds

  • Dining Area with Full View of Crescent Beach

    Dining Area with Full View of Crescent Beach

  • Cook's Kitchen/ Breakfast Nook wiith Sunrise Views of Intracoastal Waterway

    Cook's Kitchen/ Breakfast Nook wiith Sunrise Views of Intracoastal Waterway

  • Breakfast on Lanai

    Breakfast on Lanai

  • Sunset Stroll to Siesta Public Beach

    Sunset Stroll to Siesta Public Beach

VRBO #36514

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  • Calendar last updated: 02/18/2015
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