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Gulf Breezes, Soft Sand-Your Place on the Beach

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Relax within sight of Gulf sands and large heated pool.

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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

~A stay at Casa del Mar 15 F places you steps away from from the pearly white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. You will see why Longboat Key makes the short-list of Traveler's Magazine's top island vacation destinations in the continental US!

If you want to escape dreary weather and stress, our unit on the quiet side of a beautiful Longboat Key resort is the answer. This island paradise could provide the perfect setting for your tranquil beach vacation year after year.

CONDOMINIUM DESCRIPTION: Our unit is beautifully decorated in the colors of the sea and sky. Upgraded yearly, unit now features granite throughout, High Speed Wi-Fi for your smart devices, handy charging station, and full-size high efficiency washer/dryer. The spacious great room/home theatre incorporates a high definition 46 in plasma TV with blue ray DVD player, vaulted ceilings, and a magnificent wall of windows, bringing the outdoors in. The master bedroom includes a 32 in high definition flat panel smart television (bring your Netflix password!) with blue-ray player and Simmons Beauty Rest plush top king-size bed. The second bedroom has a 27 in high definition flat panel television with smart blue-ray player and two twin beds.

LOCATION: Our location is ideal, directly on the beach in a small complex well-known for its friendly management and splendid landscaping. Longboat Key, on the Gulf of Mexico, is renowned for its beauty and comfortable ambience. It is a 'barrier island' washed by gentle Gulf waves perfect for swimming. The resort also features two tennis courts and a beautiful, heated swimming pool with plenty of area for sunbathing, along with multiple grills and patios for outdoor dining. Our unit itself is on the second-floor, providing perfect placement within the complex for maximum peace and privacy.

WILDLIFE AND NATURAL BEAUTY: Your walks to the beach (only steps away from the unit) will take you through beautifully maintained grounds show-casing flowering native plants and on to the incomparable soft sands and surf sounds of our beach. You may want to stop for awhile to read in the shade of the tiki huts by the pool. On your walk up or down the beach, new surprises await you everyday: Great Blue or Green Herons, Snowy Egrets, Ibis, Terns, Sandpipers, Ghost Crabs, Baby’s Ear Moon Shells, or even an endangered baby Loggerhead Turtle braving its first waves. A local Great Blue Heron plays fishing companion to the human surf fishermen, and Pelicans dive from 20-foot heights to target their catch of the day. Manatees and Bottle-Nose Dolphins cruise by. You can fish in the surf for local game fish such as Snook, Sheepshead, Whiting, and Tarpon. Beachcombing is heaven for the nature lover, of course, even at night when meteors shower over the dark expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.

ACTIVITIES: With a kitchen to make dining at home simple and convenient, you can choose to relax on the beach for days at a time. Many activities are available within the complex and nearby, as are island grocery shopping, restaurants, and golf. Walkers, bikers, and rollerbladers enjoy a ten-mile bike path that winds along Gulf of Mexico Drive.

If you decide to venture further, you will not want to miss beautiful Sarasota(15 minutes away), where you will find excellent opportunities for cultural, educational, and entertaining activities, including the Ringling Museum, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Sarasota Ballet and Opera, live theater, live music in many genres, and more. At the south end of Longboat Key is the Mote Marine Aquarium, with fascinating marine exhibits.

Longboat Key has numerous shopping opportunities, Bradenton and Sarasota provide Mall and Outlet shopping, and the beautiful shops of St. Armand’s Key are just one bridge away. Boat charters, scuba diving, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing are all conveniently available in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas.

You can also make Longboat Key your home-base and travel to many other exciting and popular attractions within a two-hour drive: Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando, Busch Gardens in Tampa, as well as Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

WEATHER: The average annual rainfall is approximately 55 inches, mostly falling during afternoon rainshowers in the summer. Average daily high temperatures October through December are 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 C.). Highs January through March average 77 F. (25 C.). Highs April through June average 88 F. (31 C.) and July through September, 91 F. (33 C.).

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • King size beds (1) with new Simmons Beauty Rest Classic Plush Top Mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). Each bedroom has wall-mounted flat screen TV....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Other amenities include basketball facilities and Room Safe

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition cable TV in living room on plasma television ....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room has 46 in high def plasma TV w/ Blue Ray DVD player; master bedroom has 32 in high def LED Smart TV w/ DVD player; 2nd bedroom has 27 in high def LCD TV and Sony Smart Blue Ray player...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Secure Wireless (WiFi) or hard-wired High Speed Internet (Free) and smart TVs for internet media access...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    full-size High Efficiency...moreless

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

    full-size High Efficiency...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure Wireless or hard-wired High Speed Internet (Free)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    lounge chairs provided around pool and on beach; beach umbrellas available $15/day, $60/wk...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grills (shaded) and picnic deck...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 championship tennis courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    heated - 85 to 87 Degrees F...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 11 - May 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$167
$1,170 $4,920
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$204
$1,425 $5,995
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

$90 cleaning fee is charged for stays of less than 7 days.

Prices are subject to change until confirmed. All payments are made by credit card through onsite management. A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking with another 25% 90 days before arrival.


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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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Location

69 Miles
Nearest Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

30 minutes to Sarasota Airport - 90 minutes to Tampa Airport. You can also make Longboat Key your home-base and travel to many other exciting and popular attractions within a two-hour drive: Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando, Busch Gardens in Tampa, as well as Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: My brother and I are second generation owners of our beautiful place on the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Casa del Mar:
Our parents purchased our island home in the early 1970s after searching for an appealing property on Longboat Key, where we had first vacationed in the 1950s. Our family spent many happy family vacations in various Gulf Coast areas, but Longboat Key was our favorite. We strive to provide our Casa del Mar property with tender loving care, as our parents did. It's a great family resource that we have enjoyed sharing with other vacationing families.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our extended family continues to enjoy introducing successive generations to this wonderful home away from home. Some of us are avid fishermen, some collect shells, some dive into the rich musical opportunities in Sarasota. ALL of us enjoy the natural beauty of our beach and sunsets, and feel refreshed and invigorated by our vacations in this magnificent seashore setting.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • Relax within sight of Gulf sands and large heated pool.

    Relax within sight of Gulf sands and large heated pool.

  • Home Theatre: 46 in. High Def TV

    Home Theatre: 46 in. High Def TV

  • Recently Updated Kitchen

    Recently Updated Kitchen

  • Wall of Windows, Tropical View

    Wall of Windows, Tropical View

  • Master Bedroom: King-Size bed

    Master Bedroom: King-Size bed

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Short Walk to the Beach

    Short Walk to the Beach

  • Our complex beach, a beautiful 75 pace stroll from our front door

    Our complex beach, a beautiful 75 pace stroll from our front door

  • Great Blue Heron and the View South Down the Beach

    Great Blue Heron and the View South Down the Beach

  • Play tennis on two beautiful tennis courts!

    Play tennis on two beautiful tennis courts!

  • Living Dining Room, Vaulted Ceilings

    Living Dining Room, Vaulted Ceilings

  • Everything for Cooking, Dining

    Everything for Cooking, Dining

  • Computer/Phone Storage, Charging Cabinet

    Computer/Phone Storage, Charging Cabinet

  • View from our Living Room

    View from our Living Room

  • second bedroom has twin beds

    second bedroom has twin beds

  • View from Our Front Door

    View from Our Front Door

  • View toward our unit from the beach, only 75 steps from our door

    View toward our unit from the beach, only 75 steps from our door

  • View of Complex from Beach

    View of Complex from Beach

  • Egret Fishing in the Surf-Natural Beauty Abounds

    Egret Fishing in the Surf-Natural Beauty Abounds

  • Enjoy family barbecues in a beautiful tropical setting

    Enjoy family barbecues in a beautiful tropical setting

  • Sunset and Sea Oats

    Sunset and Sea Oats

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/15/2015
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(727) 623-4005 (St Petersburg, USA)

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