About the property
- Condo1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Newly Upgraded Beautiful Condo with Private Beach
You will love our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a spacious 1,100 square feet of room to call your own. This is a second floor condo but it is easily accessible with an elevator and multiple sets of stairs. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi. It is located on the gorgeous, uncrowded beaches of Longboat Key, and near the cultural haven of Sarasota. The condo is on the beach side of the island and has its own private beach area, with new lounge chairs on the beach and umbrellas in the condo for your use. We are a smaller association so all of the units are very close to the beach and pool. We take very good care of our condo and make sure that it has nice mattresses, has a fully stocked kitchen, 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 for your convenience. They are open 9 am to 5 pm to deliver your keys and see to your needs. Besides the office staff, there are two full time maintenance people to handle your needs.
The online calendar represents times when the condo is available. Please inquire as to the dates you desire and if there is any flexibility in your dates.
Our condo is very nice 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 kitchen also has new stainless steel appliances. The furnishings throughout are first class as well with new dining room furniture and all new flooring in 2017. 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 master bedroom has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom has three twin beds, one being a trundle. There is also a single pull out sleeper chair in the living room.
Longboat Key is a safe, quiet beach community. While there are restaurants (including one right next door) 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 our condos 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. The area around Longboat offers numerous other activities as well, so, while Longboat is quiet and peaceful, it isn’t isolated.
Our development is, simply, gorgeous. While staying at another complex, my wife and I were walking up the beach. The outside beauty of our condos 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 this would be the focus of our search for a Florida condo. We discovered later that the association had recently completed an extensive renovation, and the results are beautiful. Many places in the area are overdue for such renovations, and ours stands out as a very upscale, modernized resort by comparison. Since our purchase, there have been many new improvements as well. Since the resort has only 60 total units, and only six in each building, it provides a very comfortable, casual and uncrowded atmosphere. We sit right on our 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, and grilling area. 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. Located in the middle of the island, we have convenient access to all of the island’s pleasures. There are also two restaurants right next door.
Bruce and Karen Goracke
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Bruce and Karen Goracke
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. We are eager to share our place with our guests!
Bruce and Karen Goracke purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Bruce and Karen Goracke chose Longboat Key
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. Our resort'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. With its beauty, friendliness and great management, our association can and will accomplish this objective. Very well maintained grounds and amenities, without the pretentiousness, make staying with us a relaxing pleasure.
What makes this Condo unique
We recently upgraded our condo with new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, new flooring in the dining and living room, new carpet in the bedrooms, new dining room furniture and other items.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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There are many activities on the island itself, and many more in Sarasota which is just a few minutes away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a 4% administrative fee that is included in the tax rate.