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Totally renovated during the summer of 2012, this all-new 2 bedroom, 2 bath Penthouse unit directly on the Gulf of Mexico has North Carolina pine wood and Portuguese Carrara marble floors, LG stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counter tops and three state-of-the-art Samsung 'Smart TVs' featuring Pandora internet radio, fiber-optic HD cable TV and Netflix entertainment systems. Equipped with ultra-fast internet and WIFI throughout, you can stay in touch while you relax and enjoy panoramic Gulf views from the kitchen, living/dining rooms, both bedrooms and their adjoining 25-foot long screened balcony down world famous Siesta Beach to downtown Sarasota. This quiet and secluded end unit also features a unique 'cabana room' equipped with beach chairs and accessories and a separate entrance adjacent to Siesta Key's only glass elevator to the beach. Your vacation Penthouse also has all new furnishings and bedding, custom deep tub, walk-in Carrara marble shower with rain shower-head and a new climate control system for your comfort. Book your reservation in paradise today!
Both bedrooms have docking stations with stereo speakers that fit Apple iPods and iPhones (including multiple adapters)....moreless
(3) Samsung 'Smart TVs' with hard-wired internet connections, 'Fios' fiber optic HD Cable, Netflix and Pandora internet radio included. Other internet entertainment options available with credit card....moreless
Children's beach toys provided in 'Cabana Room' along with 2 beach chairs and a 72 inch umbrella with sand anchor....moreless
Blu-Ray DVD movies provided in living room built-in entertainment center cabinet....moreless
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Direct Penthouse view West and North down Crescent Beach to Siesta Beach, Big Pass and Lido Key, and North and East to downtown Sarasota from all living, dining and bed rooms...moreless
Directly on world famous Siesta Beach — known for the whitest sand in the world and its clean, blue water — which topped the 2011 list for best beaches in the USA...moreless
Beautiful view of Downtown Sarasota, Florida over the beach from the penthouse balcony in the distance off to the Northwest...moreless
Low Season 2015-16 Nov 15 - Jan 31, 2016 14 night min stay
High Season 2016 Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2016 14 night min stay
Summer 2016 May 1 - Nov 18, 2016 14 night min stay
Low Season 2016-17 Nov 19 - Jan 31, 2017 14 night min stay
High Season 2017 Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2017 14 night min stay
My Standard Rate 14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum 14-day stay is a Homeowners' Association restriction - owner can not waive the minimum stay requirement.
25% Rent deposit to confirm reservation - 60 day cancellation notice for refund. Balance of Rent + Tax + US$400 refundable damage deposit due on arrival
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2011 was the 21st year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (also knows as 'Dr. Beach'), director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami. In 2015, Siesta Beach was ranked #1 in the USA by TripAdvisor!
In addition to its sparkling sand and beautiful water, Siesta Beach, Leatherman said, boasts of the perfect waves, not for surfers, but for kids and families to play in. Rather than feet, the waves are measured in inches and the beach gradually slopes into the Gulf waters, making it a very safe area for children.
Following is a representative independent review of Siesta Beach by Jerry Chandler from December 19, 2012:
The world is rife with “perfect beaches” – places remote and removed where you can travel in time and space. Problem is, they are, well, remote and removed. To really register, a beach needs to be comparatively accessible, as well as consummately wonderful.
As for the first criteria, how ‘bout Sarasota? It’s close, on Florida’s lower Gulf Coast. As for wonderful, Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a. ‘Dr. Beach) labeled Siesta Key Beach the number one beach in the country last year.
The folks at Visit Sarasota County echo Leatherman’s lauding of this eight-mile long swath of sun, sand and sea oats on the Gulf of Mexico. The west side of the barrier island is where you want to be. The white sand beach is dazzling, your bare feet making a satisfying silica‘scrunch, scrunch’ and you head to the water beyond.
The area is perfect for constructing your own personal sand castles, launching that colorful kite you’ve always wanted to fly, or merely chilling out and listening to the sound of the surf wash away the noise of a workaday world back on the mainland.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: Sarasota natives now living in the Northeast, we know the area and have always admired this beautiful building directly on the 2+ miles of world famous white sand beaches of Siesta Key in Sarasota.
Why Crystal Sands: Equipped for use by my family as often as we can make it back to paradise - we offer our Penthouse to the discriminating vacationer who wants both a beautiful natural setting and the modern technology and comforts needed to easily stay in touch with the 'real world' back home!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Located directly on the #1 rated beach in the USA, this unit is all new (renovations completed during the summer of 2012), on the quiet and secluded top floor with a separate entrance across from Siesta Key's only glass elevator to the beach. Crystal Sands has two heated pools, one directly on the beach. For your convenience, the unit also has on-site management for check-in and to offer any assistance you may need during your stay.