About the property
- Villa2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Beachfront - bed 2 baths 2 sleeps 6 pool
It is part of the Zilli Collection each with the Zilli touch of amazing view , decor ,( not typical wicker furniture , silly beach artifacts 40 year old flooring 1 size fits all look .) !!!!!!!!!!!
We call it upscale coastal the properties are more of a resort , 5 star hotel feel . We own 2 elegant upscale condo's next door 5th floor Penthouse #3510391 and a direct walk out next door its #4649102 .
This two bedroom/two bathroom light-filled, ocean front home is located just 13 steps to the sand and 60 yards to the water. The interior has been professionally decorated in a cool palette of ocean colors.
Highlights of this home:
· Complete privacy in this standalone home
· Two bedrooms: one has one king and bedroom two has 2 queen-sized beds
· Free high-speed wireless internet
· Three TVs with cable
· Gas fireplace
· Full sized stainless steel appliances in well stocked kitchen and pantry
· On-site full size washer/dryer
· Stereo system and DVD player
· Two sofa sleeper couches and one futon – property can sleep up to eight
· 40 feet of windows with hurricane shutters facing the Gulf
· Clean, well maintained lawn
· Master bedroom faces Gulf with small patio
· Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers
· Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Casablanca fans
· Free access to pool (with free use of beach towels) next door
· Ample storage
· Dining room seats up to 10
· Entire home is on one level, making it safe for little ones or elderly guests
. Multiple woman's touches , make up chair area , make up mirror
· Our beachside patio overlooks the Gulf of Mexico
All you need is your bathing suit and a toothbrush.
Welcome to the Zilli family Villa beach house on Longboat Key. After using this 2,000 sf home for their own family vacations, the house was completely redecorated and stocked to offer all the comforts of home to our VRBO guests. A cool, beachy palette welcomes you to sit back and relax.
You’ll find everything you need on-site from free wifi to dishes, linens, towels and even a few extras you may need for your stay like puzzles and soap.
The nearby pool has a covered grilling area with picnic table overlooking the beach.
There's plenty of room for bikes, a bike trailer and/or several vehicles. Hope to see you soon
Please view my other beautiful vacation homes and make plans now to visit Longboat Key to see why we love it!
Zilli Tower 503 ID 3510391
Zilli Tower 101 ID 4649102
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
About Jim Zilli
Jim Zilli grew up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. He started coming to Longboat Key in the early 1980s and purchased the Villa as a family retreat in 2004. He chose this property as it was the perfect vacation property and is the only ocean-front standalone home in the area. It didn’t take long before he decided to make Longboat Key his year-round home. Since 2009, he has lived here full time and has gone on to purchase additional properties nearby including a nearby one-bedroom condo in January 2013. The Villa retains the elegantly appointed feel of a family home with all the upscale touches of an attractive, well-kept and much-loved property. Jim is CEO in the family’s Wisconsin on off-site catering special events business, so he has ample experience in hospitality. He finds great enjoyment and satisfaction helping guests have fantastic vacations in his properties – many of whom come back year after year. “I have many families who I have gotten to know over the years and spent time, dining, golfing, helped them find realtors, and more,” says Jim. Clients have complimented Jim’s style as attentive and not pushy. They appreciate he will check in with them during their stay. He wants renters to know he’s there for them.
Jim Zilli purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Jim Zilli chose Longboat Key
The most apparent reason Jim chose Longboat Key is the weather and beauty of this location, and the Villa located just steps from a world-class beach. Guests never run out of things to do, whether it’s enjoying the nightlife in nearby Sarasota or only collecting shells along the white sand beach. The weather provides just enough variety so that you won’t be bored. Unlike other areas of Florida, Longboat Key is quiet, safe and has a small-town feel he enjoys. The area feels remote and natural, yet it’s easy to access with the Sarasota airport just 7 miles east of Sarasota or from Tampa, which is 40 minutes away. One of Jim’s favorite things to do is golf, and (there are several world-class courses within a 20-minute drive). He also enjoys movies and recommends the annual film festival in Sarasota. He keeps a running list of the many, many things there are to do in the area - so whether you like to swim, sunbathe, walk the beach, golf, shop, or all of the above, Jim’s guests find plenty to keep themselves entertained. At the same time, the secluded location offers privacy and quiet, so if you, like most of us, need to catch up on rest while you’re here, you can fall asleep to nothing more than the gentle sound of the surf.
What makes this Villa unique
One-of-a-kind home right on the Gulf of Mexico view the video and slideshow, private yard pool next to the house. Open concept two bedroom two bath washer dryer, master bedroom faces the gulf. Fireplace /giant screen TVs in each room, stainless steel appliances, dedicated carport · Complete privacy in this stand alone home · Two bedrooms: one has one king and bedroom two has two queen-sized beds · Free high-speed wireless internet · Three TVs with cable · Gas fireplace · Full sized stainless steel appliances in well-stocked kitchen and pantry · On-site full-size washer/dryer · Stereo system and DVD player · Two sofa sleeper couches and one futon – property can sleep up to eight · 40 feet of windows with hurricane shutters facing the Gulf · Clean, well-maintained lawn · Master bedroom faces Gulf with small patio · Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers · Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Casablanca fans · Free access to pool (with free use of beach towels) next door · Ample storage · Dining room seats up to 10 · Entire home is on one level, making it safe for little ones or elderly guests · Our beachside patio overlooks the Gulf of Mexico View other owned properties: Zilli Tower 503 ID 3510391 https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3510391 Zilli Tower 101 ID 4649102 https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4649102
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Paradise and then some!!!
What an amazing gem on Longboat Key! The descriptions are spot on and this 2 bedroom/2 bath home is really STEPS from a beautiful private beach. The beachfront/pool area is shared by the Turtle Crawl Inn, which is a quaint smaller condo bldg, so there were never crowds of people during our stay. Absolute Paradise. If you are looking to decompress and enjoy peaceful sunsets and ocean breezes, this is the best location for you. A short and easy walk to a park on the bay also provides amazing sunrises! The best of both worlds.
Jim Zilli was a terrific communicator and very responsive, start to finish! There are lots of suggestions for fun activities from Anna Marie Island to the north and southward towards Fort Myers. If you want to just chill in the beautiful overstuffed chairs facing the ocean... you can do that.. If you want to sunbathe in the backyard, you can do that... If you want to take long walks on the beach.. you can do that! If you are a more active vacationer, still plenty to do within short drives. We enjoyed fabulous food, beautiful scenery, and perfect weather. We even did a little shore fishing right from our beachfront which was a LOT of fun!
Between the birds and sea life we simply can not say enough to say how pleased we were during our stay. We even saw a Manatee swimming along the sandbar 2 days in a row!!! What a treat! I had no idea they would be in the ocean.. but sure enough.. he surfaced a few times.. there was no doubt that large, majestic, so ugly he was cute, creature was 'swimming' with us (from afar! ha).
We hope to return next year!!!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
It is a hard place to find—you need to ask
Jim the unit number before going. The place was absolutely perfect! We spent our days on the beach fishing (we left a working pole), sunbathing, looking for shells, etc. The location is ideal—head towards Sarasota/Cortez/Bradenton because Anna Maria Island is crazy during SB. Jim is awesome—he welcomes any and all comments/concerns immediately. A must stay!!!
Laura , communicated perfectly and I would recommend her to anyone , she was so conscientious and gracious so easy to work with
Tranquil Ocean Paradise!
We had an amazing time! The house is beautiful and comfortable--everything you need and more. The private backyard and access to the beach were spectacular. Close to a number of very good restaurants and a a marina. Jim was very kind and attentive to all needs. Would definitely stay here again!
Amy thank you so much for your kind words and hope our paths cross again .
Loved the Zilli Villa so much that we booked it for next year.
. Thanks for the confidence in 1 of the Zilli collection properties .
Zilli Villa review
Great location and easy access to both the beach and the pool. Well located on the island. Great easy relaxing atmosphere with lovely furnishings and plenty of towels. A full stocked kitchen and accessories like fishing rods and chairs for the beach. Well maintained and unique single home in an area not known for individual properties.
Karen was a doll form beginning to end , tried to hook up a few x before and finally connected . Husband also knows how to use a putter saw him practicing 1 day when I happened to be checking properties . Home owners will be lucky to have them
We just returned from Longboat Key after spending the last two weeks at the Zilli Villa and reserved another two-week stay for 2019. We can't make a higher recommendation than that.
Anne & Steve Kornacki (3/5/18)
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