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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: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Casa del Mar condo 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.).

Keywords: Low-Rise Condominium

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

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              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
                  Fall
                  Oct 3 - Dec 15, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $167
                  $1,170 $4,920
                  Winter
                  Dec 16 - Feb 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,425 $5,680
                  High Season
                  Feb 15 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,705 $5,805
                  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:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  90$ cleaning fee is charged for stays of less than 7 days. Florida tax is 11.5%

                  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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/22/2014
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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.


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                  Speaks: 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.

                  • Everything is provided for cooking, dining.

                    Everything is provided for cooking, dining.

                  • Computer/Phone Storage, Charging Cabinet

                    Computer/Phone Storage, Charging Cabinet

                  • Your Vacation Home Theatre

                    Your Vacation Home Theatre

                  • 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

                  • Enjoy family barbecues in a beautiful tropical setting

                    Enjoy family barbecues in a beautiful tropical setting

                  • Your beach retreat!

                    Your beach retreat!

                  • Great Room Area Has Vaulted Ceilings and a Wall of Windows

                    Great Room Area Has Vaulted Ceilings and a Wall of Windows

                  • Master Bedroom Has King-Size BeautyRest bed.

                    Master Bedroom Has King-Size BeautyRest bed.

                  • Second Bedroom Has New Plush Top Mattresses, Two Twin Beds

                    Second Bedroom Has New Plush Top Mattresses, Two Twin Beds

                  • 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

                  • Play tennis on two beautiful tennis courts!

                    Play tennis on two beautiful tennis courts!

                  • View from Our Front Door

                    View from Our Front Door

                  • Sunset and Sea Oats

                    Sunset and Sea Oats

                  VRBO #48305

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, November 22, 2014

                  $167 - $244 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: french
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                  • Calendar last updated: 11/22/2014
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                  Longboat Key #48305

                  2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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