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Penthouse on Siesta Beach - NEWLY RENOVATED!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath end-unit Penthouse with Panoramic Beach Views

Totally renovated during the summer of 2012, this all-new 2 bedroom, 2 bath Penthouse unit directly on the Gulf of Mexico has North Carolina pine wood and Portuguese Carrara marble floors, LG stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counter tops and three state-of-the-art Samsung 'Smart TVs' featuring Pandora internet radio, fiber-optic HD cable TV and Netflix entertainment systems. Equipped with ultra-fast internet and WIFI throughout, you can stay in touch while you relax and enjoy panoramic Gulf views from the kitchen, living/dining rooms, both bedrooms and their adjoining 25-foot long screened balcony down world famous Siesta Beach to downtown Sarasota. This quiet and secluded end unit also features a unique 'cabana room' equipped with beach chairs and accessories and a separate entrance. Your vacation Penthouse also has all new furnishings and bedding, custom deep tub, walk-in Carrara marble shower with rain shower-head and a new climate control system for your comfort. Book your reservation in paradise today!

Property Manager
John Collins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About John Collins

Sarasota natives now living in the Northeast, we know the area and have always admired this beautiful building directly on the 2+ miles of world famous white sand beaches of Siesta Key in Sarasota.

John Collins purchased this condo in 2012

Why John Collins chose Siesta Key

Equipped for use by my family as often as we can make it back to paradise - we offer our Penthouse to the discriminating vacationer who wants both a beautiful natural setting and the modern technology and comforts needed to easily stay in touch with the 'real world' back home!

What makes this condo unique

Located directly on the #1 rated beach in the USA, this unit is all new (renovations completed during the summer of 2012), on the quiet and secluded top floor with a separate entrance across from Siesta Key's only glass elevator to the beach. Crystal Sands has two heated pools, one directly on the beach. For your convenience, the unit also has on-site management for check-in and to offer any assistance you may need during your stay.


Siesta Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes over/under large capacity dryer/washer
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large walk-in rain/hand-held shower with beach view
  • 2 Full Bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest - 2 queen , Wall mounted 'Smart' TV
    Master - 1 king , Built-in Entertainment Center with 'Smart' TV
  • Both bedrooms have direct views down Siesta Beach.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One housekeeping visit included for rentals in excess of 2 weeks. Optional housekeeping services available anytime at a charge of $100 per visit (complete cleaning, linen change, etc.)


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Penthouse on Siesta Beach - NEWLY RENOVATED!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Comfortable Condo with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

We took a gamble, renting this condo for a month, but we glad we did.

The apartment has large sliding glass doors in the family room, which allows for a beautiful, un-obstructed view. We appreciated greatly the benefits of quiet, that the split bedroom layout provides. The condo is well decorated, very well stocked -there are even two bathroom robes in the master bedroom. It is clean, with comfortable beds (sheets are super soft) and comfy furniture. Every single room has an ocean view, even the kitchen. There are a few grocery stores nearby. Some clothing stores, restaurants/bars, and a convenience store are in walking distance.

If you don't feel like driving to a dinner downtown S.Key, the local shuttles will pick you up, and bring you back for a small tip - $5 per person on average. We enjoy long walks, and there are plenty beautiful sites.

The check-in, and the check-out both were a breeze.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us - reactions like yours make the renovation effort worth the effort.
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We loved our stay at your condo. The view is beautiful and the condo itself was decorated very nice.

  • 5 of 5

The location is great and it was fully equipped for cooking, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Same as last time - the unit and the owners are the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back year after year - we appreciate your loyalty
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our second extended stay at this wonderful condo. The view is spectacular and the furnishings are tasteful and comfortable. We were very much at home here, and the owner is great. Everything you need is provided. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Siesta Key Condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

What a marvelous vacation destination. Great location, beautiful interiors, attentive owner, lovely corner of the world. Could not have been a more fun two weeks.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Extremely happy! Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very beautiful and very much worth the price. It has been totally remodeled with very tasteful décor, furnishings and finishes. The views from the 12th floor condo of Siesta Key Beach are stunning. We couldn't have been more happy with our stay and accommodations and plan on coming back often. Absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for choosing our vacation home for your stay on Siesta Key -- come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Clayton's Siesta Grille
Nearest Beach
Siesta Beach
Car: recommended

2017 was the 27th year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (also knows as 'Dr. Beach'), director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami -- and Siesta Key was his #1 pick again this year!

In addition to its sparkling sand and beautiful water, Siesta Beach, Leatherman said, boasts of the perfect waves, not for surfers, but for kids and families to play in. Rather than feet, the waves are measured in inches and the beach gradually slopes into the Gulf waters, making it a very safe area for children.

Following is a representative independent review of Siesta Beach by Jerry Chandler from December 19, 2012:

The world is rife with “perfect beaches” – places remote and removed where you can travel in time and space. Problem is, they are, well, remote and removed. To really register, a beach needs to be comparatively accessible, as well as consummately wonderful.

As for the first criteria, how ‘bout Sarasota? It’s close, on Florida’s lower Gulf Coast. As for wonderful, Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a. ‘Dr. Beach) labeled Siesta Key Beach the number one beach in the country last year.

The folks at Visit Sarasota County echo Leatherman’s lauding of this eight-mile long swath of sun, sand and sea oats on the Gulf of Mexico. The west side of the barrier island is where you want to be. The white sand beach is dazzling, your bare feet making a satisfying silica‘scrunch, scrunch’ and you head to the water beyond.

The area is perfect for constructing your own personal sand castles, launching that colorful kite you’ve always wanted to fly, or merely chilling out and listening to the sound of the surf wash away the noise of a workaday world back on the mainland.




Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum 14-day stay is a Homeowners' Association restriction - owner can not waive the minimum stay requirement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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