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 a fantastic 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 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 Condo in 2017
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 Condo unique
At secluded Longboat Key small complex. 1st 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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Fabulous vacation spot
Jim went above and beyond our expectations in making our trip wonderful. My husband and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary and this was the perfect spot. The condo was clean and decorated nicely. The weather didn’t cooperate much but Jim sent us many ideas for fun things to do. He also had lots of suggestions on local restaurants. We couldn’t visit all of them but the ones we did were fabulous. We definitely want to return. Thank you so much Jim for your hospitality.
Truly Perfect Condo
Location, location, location!! Being able to walk directly from unit to and from the beach in a matter of a few steps, was so relaxing. The interior was pristine and super
clean. Perfect for a wonderful and needed vacation. Jim was a great and professional owner to deal with. Minor details were addressed and handled though communication. Jim and Susan were so very thoughtful to us, it will not be forgotten. So looking forward to a return trip.
Great Beach Vacation! Jim was easy to work with and very responsive to all inquiries. Gorgeous beach! Lovely unit!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this ocean front property. The condo is very nicely appointed, steps from the beach.
Excellent location right on the beach!
About 40 steps from the patio to the beach from this perfectly located condo.
The beach never had more than 20 people on it and it was possible to walk a long way in either direction. This was a particularly nice thing to do in the evening as the sun always sets on this side of Longboat Key.
The condo itself was immaculately clean and tidy and a perfect base from which to explore the area.
There's a huge Publix less than 5 minutes drive away and access to other local islands and the mainland was very easy.
We hired a convertible and enjoyed just driving around and waiting for the next section of pristine beach and see to come into view.
Overall we found this a very comfortable spot to spend a week (or two!) with the potential to just relax and enjoy the beach or to explore as there are plenty of things to see and do in the area.
What a lovely response from my European guests . They really articulated the many benefits of this area of this area and thank you Barrie for your kind words on the property itself
We had a wonderful relaxing stay in Longboat Key. Jim was a great host through the booking process until the end of our stay. Beautiful beach and well maintained property. Jim’s Condo was update with beautiful decor and furniture, it was clean and ready for us. His welcome gift, area information on shopping, restaurants, activities and sites to visit was a bonus making our visit stress free and relaxing. You won’t go wrong in a Jim Zilli property.
You can tell a lot about a customer and a person's character simply how they approach relationship, the tone, the actual words used. I am one comment for people reading this, send me more Joe's and Kathy's please.
Our ground floor tower apartment with patio is located within easy access to the beach with breathtaking views. It is ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, business retreat, or family trip.
The large dining area provides seating for up to four.
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 101 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