It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip
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 Longboat Key
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 https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247170
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My mom and I just returned from our stay at this condo. I am one to read reviews for days before I pick a place and everything about this unit exceeded our expectations!! The upscale design is beautiful! It was exceptionally clean!! The view was amazing!! The unit was stocked with everything you needed from cooking (not me😁😁) to playing on the beach. You can tell the owner and his wife take pride in their condo!! I would highly recommend this condo if you are looking in the Longboat Key area!!
You can't beat this view!
This property is exactly as you see in the pictures. It is VERY clean and has ALL you need supplied for your vacation. There are umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, and the list goes on. The pool at the complex was very clean as well. We could not have been more pleased with our experience here!
I had a last minute business trip in Sarasota and was hoping to combine work with some beach time for my wife.
The property met or exceeded expectations on all aspects. Jim was very helpful and accessible as well. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves a more quiet beach retreat. Quick trip to St. Armand’s circle and downtown as well. Didn’t get to play but lots of golf in the area as well as the water sports, fishing, boating in the area.
The condo was well cared for and the location is perhaps the best on LBK. Owner was always available and made sure we were having a great experience. Would highly recommend Turtle Crawl Inn and Jim Zilli's units.
Paradise on Longboat Key
This property and especially the unit #503 was very clean, updated and very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to others.
Bonnie and her husband were great, she told me she even stole the automatic garbage can opener as a present for her husband for Father's Day.
That made me laugh
Beautiful condo with amazing views of the ocean and the sunsets! Owner knows a lot about the area, and is very helpful.
Aw how nice is this thanks Kathy
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