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BOGO Sept 8-Nov 4 - call. Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beac

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

WELCOME TO OUR PARADISE!! Sandy beach, spectacular sunsets, culture of Sarasota, boutiques and restaurants of St Armands Circle..... This is the most popular one bedroom condo at The Diplomat Resort.

We totally renovated the condo. For example, out went the entire bathroom (the pink tiles and all the fixtures) and in came soothing beiges. Glorious oversized ceramic tile laid diagonally, was installed on all the flooring. NEW KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, GLASS BACKSPLASH, ENTIRELY NEW CABINETS, BOSCH DISHNEWASHER. All the furniture is new also. We chose a somewhat contemporary, but practical style, i.e., leather sectional couch with 2 recliner chairs built in. New pots, pans, dishes, light fixtures, silk flower arrangements, art, paint..... Twin airbeds, significantly more comfortable than hide-a-beds, can be inflated to accommodate 2 other adults.

The beach is literally steps from your door (no stairs). You can walk the sandy beach forever, whether north or south, without any fences to deter you or maybe you prefer to surf fish. Our condo is on the first floor which means the beach, the tiki-huts, pool, laundry areas are easy to access. Eddy and Harry are resident egret and heron friends. They are as tame as can be, and wander the grounds.

Longboat Key is an upscale island off the coast of Sarasota, about halfway down the western coast of Florida. It is known for its quiet, refined ambiance, wonderful sandy beach and great sunsets - with the perks of Sarasota, a small cultural city, 25 minutes away. Ringling (circus) Museum, St Armands Circle (restaurants and boutiques), Mote Marine (dolphins, big turtles, manatees)

Keywords: Beachfront, Beach, First Floor, Windows, Private

More Details

Property Manager
Carol and Tom, owners
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Carol and Tom, owners

We purchased this condo with the full intention of calling it our winter home in paradise. Hence, we put probably way too much money into the renovation, but it is quietly classy for you to enjoy. Since all condos (total of 50) at the Diplomat Beach Resort are individually owned, they vary greatly in the level of quality furnishings, freshness of paint and plumbing fixtures, and on and on. Our unit is new, all work was completed by professionals in their field, and nothing was spared on the furnishings. You are invited to come and make it your home!

Carol and Tom, owners purchased this condo in 2006

Why Carol and Tom, owners chose Longboat Key

Freshly renovated with the best, end unit so more privacy and an extra wall of windows. Included extras: beach umbrella, 2 beach chairs, 2 noodles, fishing pole, exercise mat. Right on the glorious sandy beach and Gulf of Mexico - what more do you need?!

What makes this condo unique

Water and culture are tops. Water: sandy beach, sunsets, water birds, boats, endless beach walks.... Sarasota cultural activities: many, many live theatres of various types, opera, ballet, symphony, museums....


Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Literally 100% brand new, including toilet, tub, shower, tiles, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), new boxspring and matress, plenty of drawer space and walk-in closet. 2 air beds also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Extra wall of windows so very bright/light/open feeling. Being on the end of the building also means quieter and more private.


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BOGO Sept 8-Nov 4 - call. Totally Redone & Upgraded Condo Directly on Sandy Beac
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The best of two worlds!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was great! The beach was right outside the back door! If you want a pool and a beach, this is the place. The area was clean, not congested and the people there were friendly. I would highly recommend this place!! Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul. We try our very best to make this a true home away from home - and take great pride in our condo. But as you say, the sandy beach right outside your door is the star! Tom and Carol, owners
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Amazing sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on Longboat Key. The condo is well cared for and updated. End unit was appealing. The fact that we walked out our door and were steps from the beach was a plus. Watching sunsets from our location was amazing. Would definitely recommend unit for anyone looking to rent on Longboat Key. Cheers to Elizabeth, our friendly housekeeper for taking good care of us during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect. I loved that it was an end unit on the first floor. I love the remodeling that has been done, the kitchen especially. I loved the table and 2 chairs in front of the window. We thoroughly enjoyed stepping out the back door and being directly on the beach facing the fantastic Gulf of Mexico. The Diplomat is close to St. Armands circle. There is a beautiful Publix 5 minutes (if that) away. There are great restaurants just a few minutes away (we ate at The Dockside, Lazy Lobster, Crab and Fin and Star Fish Company - it was stone crab season!). The Condo is well equipped and very clean. I would (and plan to) stay here again. It was truly fabulous! We sat on the beach for hours.....the sunsets were the most beautiful I have ever seen - ever. Thank you for sharing your condo - wanna sell (smile)?

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hear the waves!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to stay that we could be ON the BEACH and hear the waves! This was it! I loved that this was an end 1st floor unit and we didn't have people in front of our space. I walked out on the beach or the pool was also there, but in the middle of the entire unit and not close to ours. The pool was clean and large enough and heated (good because of all the rain the weeks before)

It was low season but nice people there and not crowded. We enjoyed music on the sound system and liked the remote lights/fans. Close to St Armand's Circle and Mote Marine ... both of which we visited.

Did I mention listening to the waves??

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite spot on our favorite beach

  • 5 of 5

If you stay in this wonderfully furnished, modern, comfortable condo once, you will be back. You can not be closer to the beach. Since it is an end unit, it has lots of light, large windows, and is extremely quiet. The view is incredible. Nothing compares to the sunsets. We live in the middle of Florida, and consider it a real treat spending a few days in 239, several times a year. The owners are delightful.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location. Great Upgraded Condo.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 8 month baby, and myself all stayed at this condo in August 2014. Pulling up into the parking lot does not show where the true enjoyment of the facilities are enjoyed.....the beach side. The upgraded condo looks great for being indoors, and you are only a few paces to the sand, and not much further to the beautiful Gulf water. We enjoyed the pool and beach each day and only traveled to the local grocery store (approx 2 miles away) for food and St Armin's Circle (approx 4 miles away) for one evening of exploring. We do not live far from this location and plan to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hilton Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bobby Jones
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-75,Fruitville Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blue Dolphin, Lazy Lobster, Charthouse, Mar Vista
Car: not necessary

From your door, sandy beach with endless walking both north and south with no fences or dead-ends. St Armand's has botiques and restaurants, Sarasota has numerous live theatres and museums. Circus memorabilia from Ringling days.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

HOLIDAYS: High Season rates and 3 night minimum stays apply.
DAILY HOUSEKEEPING: Available for a fee, optional.
28 OR MORE CONSEQUTIVE DAYS: 20% discount off daily rate

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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