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Beautiful Ocean View Condos on Soft White Sandy Beach

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New patio furniture with umbrella on the balcony of GULF FRONT condo

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sand Cay Beach condo description

We have three condo units available in the same resort. You will love these 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos with a spacious 1,100 square feet of room to call your own. One is GULF FRONT and located on the second floor, another is on the ground floor and referred to as the GULF VIEW condo and also has a partial view of the gulf and the third is a second floor unit with a view over the courtyard and pool, referred to as the LUXURY condo. There are elevators in the resort so all the condos are easily accessible and all are equipped with Wi-Fi. They are all located within the newly renovated Sand Cay Beach Resort, on the gorgeous beaches of Longboat Key, and near the cultural haven of Sarasota. The resort is on the beach side of the island and has its own private beach area, lounge chairs and umbrellas. The Sand Cay buildings run in the shape of a horseshoe with the open end toward the beach, and is a smaller resort so all of the units are very close to the beach and pool. We take very good care of our units and make sure they all have nice mattresses, fully stocked kitchens, and lots of extras to make your stay enjoyable. This will be a vacation you will always remember.

Also, there is an office on the property that is open seven days per week. If you decide to rent with us, after we agree to dates and prices, all deposits and other monies are handled through the office, so you are assured of legitimacy and your funds and credit card number will be given to them only and will always be secure.

The online calendar represents times when one or more of one of the units are available. Please inquire as to the dates and units you desire and if there is any flexibility in either the unit or the dates. The resort requires a three night minimum stay.

Descriptions Of Our Condos:

GULF FRONT condo on second floor:

Our gulf front condominium has a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico not only from the balcony, but from the living room as well (see the first ten photos). We only recently purchased our place, but in 2013 we replaced all the carpet, put in all new stainless steel appliances, bought new living room furniture, replaced mattresses, added ceiling fans in the bedrooms, put in new flat screen HDTV’s and Blue Ray players (Netflix/Pandora, etc. capable), replaced the bedding and wall hangings, and made several other improvements. If you like to spend time on the patio, you will love the beautiful new table with balcony height swivel chairs and the chaise reclining lounge chair with ottoman and end table. There is also an umbrella for the patio. We upgraded the kitchen utensils to make dining at home easy. We also added some fun stuff like a wine bottle fridge and an espresso machine and coffee grinder, you know, the essentials. We also purchased a play pen, stroller and high chair for our littlest guests! The condo has a wi-fi connection. There are flat screen HDTV’s in the living room (40') and both bedrooms (32') with over 200 channels and the closet near the front door harbors beach toys, three new coolers and ice packs for the beach and two beach umbrellas. The unit is also equipped with Wi-Fi. We also installed a safe in the Master Bedroom closet. Our unit has a private parking space which is right next to the stairs and elevator. The condo is a two bedroom, two bath, with a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. The master has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom has two singles, so the condo can sleep six comfortably. Our unit has a very nice view of the beach as well. It is very relaxing sitting on the deck and watching the waves roll in!

GULF VIEW condo on ground floor:

If you like convenience and privacy, our ground floor unit is the one for you. The middle five photos pictured are of this ground floor unit. It has a walk out patio that leads you directly to the beach and grilling area in just a few steps. As the unit patio faces the exterior beach side (as opposed to the interior of the resort), you do not have people walking by your unit, so you have a high degree of privacy in this unit. And if you like to walk out to the beach, or like to grill, you are only steps away from both from your own patio. The unit also has its own washer and dryer. It has a king sized bed in the master, two twins in the guest bedroom and a pull out sleeper sofa in the sitting room next to kitchen. We just installed new carpet in this unit and have new Living Room furniture on order, to be delivered late May, 2013.

The GULF VIEW unit rents at rates that are 10% less than those shown below for the GULF FRONT unit.

LUXURY condo on second floor:

This condo is the most nicely done inside, the décor is beautiful and the bathrooms and kitchen are recently updated and gorgeous. The bathrooms have granite counters and beautiful tile and the kitchen cabinetry is very pretty, well made and functional. The furnishings throughout are first class as well. The view from this unit is out over the courtyard and pool, though you can see a little of the water and beach between the units to the west. This unit has a spacious Living Room as well as Dining Room and nice patio furniture as well. The LUXURY condo rents at rates that are 20% less than those shown below for the GULF FRONT condo.

Lastly, if you have a group requiring more than one unit, please let us know and we can assist you in finding good rates on additional units at Sand Cay.

Longboat Key

Longboat Key is a safe, quiet beach community. While there are restaurants and stores for your needs, it is a very “residential” community compared to most beach front areas that can be crowded, have traffic congestion, and noisy. So, Longboat is perfect for relaxing with friends and family. You will enjoy the mild temperatures all year round, with highs in the winter months averaging in the low seventies and breezes off of the Gulf in the summer. The beaches in this area rate as tops in the nation by numerous publications and the beautiful white sandy beach directly in front of Sand Cay is no exception. Spend time on the beach lounging and watching the birds as you all enjoy the warm water and soft white sand! Longboat offers numerous activities as well; golfing, fishing (from shore or boat), biking (bike rental is right next door), bird watching, walks along the beach or on the walking/biking trail that runs right by the resort are a few of the casual activities available on the island. All of your needed conveniences are nearby as well. Longboat has a large grocery store, a CVS pharmacy, and several nice restaurants. It also has several churches and a synagogue right on the island. If this is your first visit, you will see why Longboat was recently rated the #2 island destination in North America by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Just across the bridge is St. Armands Circle, with numerous unique shops and outstanding restaurants. On the adjacent mainland is the town of Sarasota, with abundant cultural activities such as opera, museums, art exhibits and numerous dining and shopping opportunities. Included among them are the galleries of the Ringling Museum of Art and live theater at Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and Aloso Repertory Theatre. Other attractions are the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Joan Durante Park. A family favorite, the Mote Marine has Gulf related marine life exhibits and touching pools. Just about an hour up the interstate is Busch Gardens which has rides, shows, animal attractions and lots of fun for the whole family. Within about a three hour drive is Disney World in Orlando. Closer to home, right next door is the Hilton Hotel which also has a good restaurant and an outdoor tiki bar and offers jet ski, boat and bike rentals. We have found the restaurant very convenient to walk over and have a quick meal. The area around Longboat offers numerous other activities as well, so, while Longboat is quiet and peaceful, it isn’t isolated.

Sand Cay Beach Resort

Our development, Sand Cay Condominiums Beach Resort, is, simply, gorgeous. While staying at another complex, my wife and I were walking up the beach. The outside beauty of Sand Cay tempted us to walk into the resort and take a look around, so we did. What we found was a newly renovated beach resort that has a tremendous outward appeal. It was then that we decided that Sand Cay would be the focus of our search for a Florida condo. We discovered later that Sand Cay had recently completed a $10,000,000.00 renovation, and the results are beautiful. Many resorts in the area are overdue for such renovations, and Sand Cay stands out as a very upscale, modernized resort by comparison. Since the resort has only 60 total units, and only six in each building, it provides a very comfortable, casual and uncrowded atmosphere. Sand Cay has great management as well and is rated #1 on Longboat in its class on tripadvisor.com. It sits right on its own private, beautiful, soft white sandy beach (our beach is rated #2 in the U.S. in some national publications). We have a very large heated pool, tennis and basketball courts, shuffleboard, a free paddleboards, grilling area and lots of activities. There is a large open grassy area for the children to play and beautiful landscaping all around. The resort has a full time staff and provides basketballs, tennis rackets, beach toys, lounge chairs around the pool and for the private beach area, beach umbrellas, linens, bath and beach towels. Next door is the Hilton hotel which rents jet skis, bicycles and sail boats. Located in the middle of the island, Sand Cay has convenient access to all of the island’s pleasures.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Master: 1 king

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              • Guest: 2 twin/ single

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              • The Master Bedroom is equipped with a King sized bed and its own bathroom with shower. The Master also has a 40' LED HDTV with Blu Ray/DVD player and is WiFi and Netflix ready. The guest bedroom has two single beds with new mattresses and also has a flat screen TV with a DVD player. New carpet was just installed in both bedrooms. The Master bedroom has two nice sized closets and the Guest bedroom has one. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master Bath: toilet, shower

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              • Second Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Both bathrooms have been recently renovated.

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Eat in kitchen with lots of cooking utinsels and other items of comfort such as a wine chiller and espresso machine....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Coffee maker is also espresso and latte maker. Bean grinder is also provided....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped dishes, wine glasses and other cooking utensils....moreless

              • Dining:

                New carpet was just installed in the large dining area....moreless

              • Stove:

                New in 2013, stainless steel flat top Kenmore....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New in 2013, stainless steel Kenmore....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New in 2013, stainless steel Kenmore....moreless

              • Microwave:

                New in 2013, stainless steel Kenmore....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Ice Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Beautiful new furniture in 2013 including queen sized sleeper sofa and loveseat with matching chair and ottoman. New carpet was also installed this year....moreless

              • Parking:

                The unit has its own designated parking space near the stairs and elevator....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Free washing and drying machines right next to the pool....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Free movies are available in the office....moreless

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

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Large heated outdoor pool near the office and washer and dryer facilities. Pop and snack machines are nearby as well....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                Balcony overlooks the Gulf and has chairs and umbrella....moreless

              • Boat:

                Paddleboat is available....moreless

              • Tennis
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Our condo offers an outstanding direct view of the Gulf of Mexico from the family room and deck!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Luaus
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Roller Blading
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 27 - Jul 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $234
                  $1,595
                  Fall
                  Aug 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $221
                  $1,253
                  Late Fall
                  Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $210
                  $1,475
                  Holiday
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $259
                  $1,813
                  Early January
                  Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $260
                  $1,825
                  High Season
                  Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,195
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $199

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee (per stay) $85
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                  Location

                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
                  Sand Cay Beach
                  Nearest Beach
                  Longboat Key, steps away
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  outdoor/indoor tiki bar at hotel next door
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  at hotel next door

                  Car: Recommended

                  Our condominiums on Longboat Key are located right on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico so all types of water activities are immediately available. Within close proximity are Sarasota and Tampa which offer abundant opportunities for all kinds of recreational activities as well.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: My wife and I both grew up, and still live in, Omaha, Nebraska. Business brought us to Sarasota several years ago and we liked the area so much we decided to look into purchasing a place in the area. It was a long hunt, but we finally found the treasure. Having just recently purchased, our boys are anxious to establish their second home in a much different climate and landscape! We are similarly eager to share our place with our guests!

                  Why the Owner Chose Sand Cay Beach:
                  We have been looking at acquiring a beachfront property for years before finally purchasing this unit on Longboat. The area offers a safe, peaceful environment, yet still has the essentials in very close proximity. There is a large grocery store, pharmacy, shops, restaurants and pubs, and other activities, all while maintaining a very homey, residential feel. This is what attracted us to Longboat. Sand Cay's beauty and great management made the decision to focus on a property in this association an easy one. We hope you will enjoy your stay, and please send us any suggestions for bettering our place, as we want our guests to have as pleasurable a stay as possible. Sand Cay, with its beauty, friendliness and great management can and will accomplish this objective. Very well maintained grounds and amenities, without the pretentiousness, make staying at Sand Cay a relaxing pleasure.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  We have only recently purchased our units, but have already replaced all the carpet, installed all new stainless steel appliances, replaced living room furniture and mattresses and generally upgraded the Gulf Front condo to a new level. Other upgrades are constantly in the works for the other units as well. This in combination with the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico make it an ideal vacation spot!


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                  Photos

                  • New patio furniture with umbrella on the balcony of GULF FRONT condo

                    New patio furniture with umbrella on the balcony of GULF FRONT condo

                  • GULF FRONT condo living room has beautiful view of the Beach and Gulf of Mexico

                    GULF FRONT condo living room has beautiful view of the Beach and Gulf of Mexico

                  • All new stainless steel appliances in updated kitchen of GULF FRONT condo

                    All new stainless steel appliances in updated kitchen of GULF FRONT condo

                  • Master Bedroom of GULF FRONT condo has king size bed & 32' TV & blu/ray player

                    Master Bedroom of GULF FRONT condo has king size bed & 32' TV & blu/ray player

                  • Both bathrooms in GULF FRONT condo have been recently updated

                    Both bathrooms in GULF FRONT condo have been recently updated

                  • Updated kitchen of GULF VIEW unit has granite countertops & view of the water

                    Updated kitchen of GULF VIEW unit has granite countertops & view of the water

                  • The living room of the GULF VIEW condo has new carpet and furniture.

                    The living room of the GULF VIEW condo has new carpet and furniture.

                  • Master bedroom of GULF VIEW unit has king sized bed, ceiling fan & own bath

                    Master bedroom of GULF VIEW unit has king sized bed, ceiling fan & own bath

                  • Exquisite grounds from a recent $10,000,000.00 renovation

                    Exquisite grounds from a recent $10,000,000.00 renovation

                  • Quality furniture & exquisite art & decor grace the entire LUXURY condo

                    Quality furniture & exquisite art & decor grace the entire LUXURY condo

                  • Master Bedroom in LUXURY condo has gorgeous furniture and redone bathroom

                    Master Bedroom in LUXURY condo has gorgeous furniture and redone bathroom

                  • Balcony of LUXURY condo has view over courtyard & pool and a peek of Gulf

                    Balcony of LUXURY condo has view over courtyard & pool and a peek of Gulf

                  • GULF FRONT condo has gorgeous view from the balcony.

                    GULF FRONT condo has gorgeous view from the balcony.

                  • New furniture with sleeper sofa & 40 inch TV in Living Room of GULF FRONT condo

                    New furniture with sleeper sofa & 40 inch TV in Living Room of GULF FRONT condo

                  • Light, bright and spacious Dining Room in GULF FRONT condo

                    Light, bright and spacious Dining Room in GULF FRONT condo

                  • Guest bed of GULF FRONT condo-twin beds, can be converted to one king size bed

                    Guest bed of GULF FRONT condo-twin beds, can be converted to one king size bed

                  • Large heated pool, shuffleboard, tennis court, paddle boards are all available

                    Large heated pool, shuffleboard, tennis court, paddle boards are all available

                  • Both bathrooms have been nicely updated in the GULF VIEW unit

                    Both bathrooms have been nicely updated in the GULF VIEW unit

                  • The GULF VIEW condo has a handy breakfast nook.

                    The GULF VIEW condo has a handy breakfast nook.

                  • Sand Cay has a beautiful grilling area right next to the beach!

                    Sand Cay has a beautiful grilling area right next to the beach!

                  • Both bathrooms in the second story LUXURY condo are beautifully redone

                    Both bathrooms in the second story LUXURY condo are beautifully redone

                  • Kitchen of the LUXURY condo has updated counters and beautiful cabinetry

                    Kitchen of the LUXURY condo has updated counters and beautiful cabinetry

                  • Dining Room of LUXURY condo is spacious with gorgeous artwork

                    Dining Room of LUXURY condo is spacious with gorgeous artwork

                  • Guest Bedroom in LUXURY condo has two twin beds & trundle for extra sleeper

                    Guest Bedroom in LUXURY condo has two twin beds & trundle for extra sleeper

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                  Date last modified - Friday, July 11, 2014

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