Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Special Rate -Summer Blues $139 Amazing condo bar none !!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip

Zilli Tower 503 is a family-owned 800 square foot tower apartment on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the tower top floor with breathtaking views of the beach, with convenient access day and night to a spacious beach. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip.

At secluded Longboat Key small complex 5th floor unit of 5 floors beautiful views of the Gulf and the beach left to right

Please view my other beautiful vacation homes and make plans now to visit Longboat Key to see why we love it!

Zilli Villa property ID 247170

Zilli Tower 101 ID 4649102

More Details

Jim Zilli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Jim Zilli

Jim Zilli grew up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. He started coming to Longboat Key in the early 1980's. Jim chose this Tower 503 property as it was the perfect vacation property with an amazing gulf view. Jim had previously purchased the nearby two-bedroom villa and came to live in Longboat Key full-time in 2009. The Tower 503 has upscale touches equivalent to a Ritz or St. Regis suite.

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 amazing 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 condo in 2015

Why Jim Zilli chose Florida South West

The most obvious reason Jim chose Longboat Key is the weather and beauty of this location, and the Villa is 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 simply collecting shells along the white sand beach. The weather provides just enough variety so 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 on 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 condo unique

At secluded Longboat Key small complex. 5th floor unit of 5 floors with beautiful views of the Gulf and the beach right in front of you.

View other owned properties:

Zilli Villa


Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

79% Complete
17% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
Special Rate -Summer Blues $139 Amazing condo bar none !!!!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 34 reviews
Gainesville, GA

Escape to Paradise !

  • 5 of 5

When I stepped into the stunning condo I knew this was the beginning of a spectacular week. The decor was beautiful and the bed was very comfortable. Plenty of towels and a kitchen well equipped. My favorite part was the view and sitting outside on the balcony . I never turned on the TV. I even had a surprise one morning as I watched a sea turtle come on the beach and lay her eggs. I look forward to coming back to this slice of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan reached out to me as to the welcome gift I provided and wanted to know more she and I had a conversation and she commented on my decor and amenities and shared she had a home on this site on Lake Lanier -Gainesville GA and her site 859 266 well I naturally was curious as I have 2 other properties 1 being a home on Longboat Key . Was stunned at her home rents for just under $1000 per night so her comments and high praise mean a great deal to me , classy lady yet grounded and authentic
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great view!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our vacation. The room was clean and updated. Best of all was the view. Right on the beach, couldn't get much better. Jim Zilli was kind and checked in on us periodically to make sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend staying there!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris ,thank you for the nice comments , would've to work with you somme time
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The unit was clean and updated. The view from the balcony was superb!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this unit. The furnishings were first class and the beds were comfortable. Beautiful sunset views from the 5th floor balcony. Jim was easy to communicate with; he personally called during our stay to check up with us. The beach is tops. Longboat Key is a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very appreciate to have clients like Paul and Sherry , I am on a roll with classy clients I am very lucky
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Owenton, KY

Location is perfect!! So close to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely condo! So close to the beach, we could come and go as we needed something! Very quiet and beautiful location! No problem using the laundry facilities anytime we needed them. Only suggestion I could give would be to upgrade the mattresses other than that PERFECT!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely people from Kentucky 1 of my favorite places , the Mattress are relatively new 20 months old and I purchased semi firm to find the balance as to peoples needs , naturally reached out to client for more specifics .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Best condo in the complex

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in room 503 of Turtle Crawl. Owner Jim Zilli went all out with top of the line furniture, appliances, flooring, etc. He also had the best view being the top floor of a five floor tower in one of the nicest stretches of Longboat Key. Jim also takes great pride in staying in communication throughout the process making every part of the experience seamless. When lightning hit the WiFi router during a thunderstorm I informed Jim the WiFi was having issues and Jim was immediately in communication with the building management and kept me in the loop during the entire process until the issue was resolved. Would definitely recommend this unit and would stay here again next time I am on Longboat Key.

Tips: Jim provides four beach/pool towels and many many bath/hand/face towels. We had plenty for my wife and me, but if you have more than two people staying in the unit you may want to bring additional beach towels. Also, several beach umbrellas were included, which made it very nice (beach chairs and lounge chairs at the pool and beach are provided by the building).

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe was a sophisticated savvy consumer , had high expectations knew quality, easy to work with, understood the Wi-Fi issue was Beyond my control(Lightning struck did damage in that area. A real pleasure to work with, all of us property owners need another thousand just like him.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic Beach Week!

  • 5 of 5

Five star experience!! From the welcome gift waiting for us upon arrival, to the newly renovated decor, the condo felt like a 5 star resort! We experienced daily dolphin sightings, beautiful sunsets from the balcony, and a wonderful beach experience overall! We would definitely recommend this condo to anyone who asks and are looking forward to our return! Thanks Jim for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton Intl
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Enterprise Sailing Chartered Inc
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Tampa Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 75

Our 800 Square Foot, tower apartment is located on the tower top floor with breathtaking views of the beach, with convenient access day and night to a spacious beach. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip.

The large dining area provides seating for up to four.

A spectacular ocean view balcony, perfect for viewing gorgeous Longboat Key sunsets.

A beachside cabana provides space for outdoor dining and shade on hot days. Complete with a full gas grill, it's located just steps from the beach. No shoes required!

The kitchen features modern appliances, including a large fridge, and microwave, has ample supplies and ensures you can prepare all the meals you'll need for your family and friends throughout your vacation without missing a beat or needing to bring supplies. Extra pots and pans, silverware for 8, and more are all here.

When your day at the beach is winding down, 2 TVs, putting green, games, and toys will keep your group occupied for hours. You'll even find a selection of beach and pool accessories, bug sprays, flashlight and sunscreen should you need them.

The bright and open bedroom has two queen-sized beds in it, beautiful outdoor views, a convenient vanity, and plenty of storage.

The heated pool, is well maintained, safe and always a comfortable 83 degrees.

The Zilli Tower 503 is less than seven miles to Sarasota, so it's convenient and also offers plenty of parking. Come make our tower home your home away from home in Longboat Key


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund