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Center Top Floor Beach Front Penthouse with 180° Gulf Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Why settle for anything less when you can experience the best? Enjoy the full splendor of Crescent Beach while sitting on the 7th floor (top) 32-foot lanai that directly faces the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the rare condominiums on Crescent Beach that offers this exceptional view from the living room and from "each" bedroom. Hear the waves and see the sunset from this incredible 180-degree front view of the Gulf. After all, Siesta Key is all about the Gulf so why not enjoy a front row seat to this magnificent attraction. Have an evening cocktail on the lanai, watch the spectacular sunset, feel the gulf breeze, make a memory.

Once you visit Siesta Key it is easy to understand how the baby powder, sugary white sand of Crescent Beach has been acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world. This four-mile beach of pure white sand runs gently into the Gulf with a mild surf, making it ideal for safe swimming, walking, jogging, or just sitting back and enjoying the view in a lounge chair.

This center beachfront unit is uniquely designed to provide two bedrooms and baths that are completely separate and private from each other. Each room enjoys a full view of the Gulf and has individual access to the lanai. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. Both bedrooms have their own full bathrooms. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. The lanai directly faces the Gulf and runs the full 32-foot length of the condominium. Convenient "covered" parking is also provided. No smoking. No pets, please.

The location on the beach is very convenient. Easy walking to the grocery store, drug store, souvenirs, clothing shops, fine and casual restaurants. The "point of rocks" is also a easy walk. This unusual beach area has the best shells and if you time the tide just right it is like your own private marine land with starfish, sea urchins, etc. Siesta Key village is a short drive or long walk and also has its own unique shopping and restaurants. Rental equipment (bikes, canoes, kayaks, boats, jet skis, etc.) are conveniently available.

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Dennis Raetzel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Dennis Raetzel

My family has owned several properties on Siesta Key over the years. I grew up taking family vacations and spending summers on Siesta key that hold many fond memories for me. The Penthouse in particular is my favorite place to stay because of the tremendous 180° views of the Gulf from every room and literally only takes a moment from the Penthouse to basking on the white, sugary sands of Crescent Beach.

Dennis Raetzel purchased this tower in 1980

Why Dennis Raetzel chose Siesta Key

My family travelled the beaches of Florida their entire lives and never found a nicer, more relaxing location than Siesta Key.

What makes this tower unique

The proximity to the beach is the key to Crescent Arms, there is no place closer to the water and more quiet and relaxing.


Siesta Key Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
  • Both bathroom newly updated in December 2013
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New linens and King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , New linens and beds
  • All new beds and linens throughout the Penthouse in December 2013. 400 thread count linens will lull you to sleep in comfort.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No matter what your are seeking for your vacation, Siesta Key has it all to offer. . .shopping, golf, boating, fishing, and so much more. Just a few miles from St. Armands Circle with trendy and eclectic shopping. You may never need to go shopping after experiencing the sugary, white sands of Crescent Beach. The quartz content in the beach makes it cool under your feet and the perfect place to soak in the rays.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Center Top Floor Beach Front Penthouse with 180° Gulf Views
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Once again, awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Second time we stayed here. Will not be the last. Great place , great location. Nothing else to add.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rick Debbie We are so pleased that you enjoyed Your stay once again . Please let me know when you wish to return . Thank you for kind words about Your stay . My best to you both ! Sincerely Dennis
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Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time returning to condo and can not say enough of the fabulous view,accommodations, and the ease of working with Dennis to have all our plans come together. There would be no hesitation of looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay once again and for taking time to let others know how great your vacation was. I thank you very much for kind words and please let me know when you would like to return. I'll look forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks again Dennis
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Fantastic Siesta Key Visit

  • 5 of 5

I returned to Siesta Key for the second time this year for work, but I brought my husband along and took some personal time too! Since we weren't certain what the weather would be like, we elected to stay in this Penthouse, full ocean-view condo so we could at least enjoy the view. The weather was fantastic - upper 70's to lower 80's each day. The condo was very clean and well-organized. The extension of the living room and bedrooms into the lanai made the place large and open. The king-sized bed is extremely comfortable - comparable to our mattress at home. The pantry was complete with all the cookware we needed. We will definitely be back - if it is available! The owners were great with their organization and communication. We recommend local restaurants in order of favorites: Owen's Fish Camp, Rico's Italian, LeAnhs (Vietnamese), and Isan Thai.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I just spent a week here. It was wonderful. The Penthouse is huge, clean, up to date, beautifully appointed, but it's real seller is its complete view of the gulf, and the way that the lanai was carpeted and basically an extension of the living room and bedrooms. I cannot think of a better place, and I certainly am hoping to return not just for next summer but for many years to come. The owner, D R, is wonderful and extremely helpful in all ways possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We researched several places to stay and I believe we got one of the best ! The owner is very personable and the condo and furnishings are very nice. The bed was very comfortable. Great view directly on the gulf.

The location is great. A very wide and beautiful beach.

Definitely look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and i loved this property, it was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. The unit was extremely clean, beds were very comfortable view was amazing. I love the fact that we could walk to a few restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm so happy you enjoyed you stay We love to hear that our Guests had a great time on their Vacations. Please let us know when you wish to come back we would be pleased to have you return Thanks very much Dennis
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

Crescent Beach on Siesta Key, the worlds number one rated beach is a perfect place for your next vacation! The view is second to none, the Penthouse is newly refurbished and being on the beach is a memory that will stay in your mind until the end of time. The surrounding Sarasota area has so much to offer with one-of-a-kind shopping, bike and boat rentals, attractions and restaurants that make your mouth water!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

NO Charges for Cleaning
NO Administrative Fees
NO Security Deposit

Cancellation Policy: 30 days (100% refund); 14 days (50% refund)

Monthly Rates: Call Dennis to discuss discounts on monthly rates

Any Questions, Please Call , I Will Be Happy to Help You Plan Your Beach Vacation Getaway!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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