Beachfront - bed 2 baths 2 sleeps 10 pool
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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As amazing as they said it was .
13 steps from the sand , private yard 40 feet of windows facing gulf and elegant upscale interior , does that not say it all ?
We Found Paradise — it’s in Longboat Key
I have vacationed on the Gulf Coast for many years — Longboat Key, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach — and stayed mostly in beach condos. This year we stayed in the Villa in LBK and it was the best place we have ever stayed as as a family — by far. The property is private and beautifully landscaped. You are literally a handful of steps from the house to the beautiful sandy beach. The house itself is, in a word, lovely. Beautifully and tastefully decorated, and perfectly appointed — from the kitchen and baths all the way to the beach toy closet. The finishes in every room are so far beyond what I have experienced in other beach rentals I just have to say you need to see it with your own eyes. The entire week we were in the Villa was a pleasure.
Jim Zilli is a fabulous owner and made the entire process easy and enjoyable. He checked in by text during the week to make sure all was well, and was attentive without being intrusive. That is a tough balancing act but Jim’s approach was just right. I would rent from him again in a heartbeat and consider myself lucky to do so.
In summary, if I could give the Villa and Jim 10 stars I would. I couldn’t recommend the Villa more highly for your next visit to LBK.
Thank you Jamey ,
I am at loss of words and so appreciate of your comments and how you accurately and concisely captured the essence of my properties and what we work hard to accomplish thank you again
Beautiful home, excellent location, gorgeous beach. Jim the owner was very attentive and offered great customer service.
Love family mother daughter grand children , sweet easy to work with hope our paths cross again .
An exceptional property!
We just completed our second two-week stay, and we'll be back again in 2020. Jim takes great pride in maintaining this gem of a property - and it shows! We always appreciate his extra effort to make things right.
Anne & Steve Kornacki
Excellent vacation spot - everything you need for a perfect beach vacation
We could not have been more impressed with this villa at Longboat Key. My husband, 3 yr old and I visited for a week-long beach vacation and it has everything we needed for a great week. Beautiful beach access, lovely pool, plus comfortable and clean accommodations. Jim was extremely responsive and available - he really wants you to enjoy yourself. Longboat Key is lovely and very close to Sarasota so there are many activity options. We had a great time and can't wait to return!
Sarah was absolutely lovely lady to work with from beginning to end. She actually wanted to rebook as did the client who left the week before but 2020 was already sold out. I highly recommend her to anybody
Great beach experience.
Wonderful views, backyard and the beach is right there. Very spacious living and dining area. The host was always available for communication.
Seamless experience with Mary Highly recommend