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~~~Gulf Breezes, Soft Sand, Gentle Waves-Your Beach Place~~~

Bedrooms 2
Space 841 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

~A stay at Casa del Mar 15 F places you steps away from from the pearly white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. You will see why Longboat Key makes the short-list of Traveler's Magazine's top island vacation destinations in the continental US!

If you want to escape dreary weather and stress, our unit on the quiet side of a beautiful Longboat Key resort is the answer. This island paradise could provide the perfect setting for your tranquil beach vacation year after year.

CONDOMINIUM DESCRIPTION: Our unit is beautifully decorated in the colors of the tropics. Upgraded yearly, unit now features granite throughout, High Speed Wi-Fi for your smart devices, handy charging station, and full-size high efficiency washer/dryer. The spacious great room/home theatre incorporates a high definition 46 in plasma TV with blue ray DVD player, vaulted ceilings, and a magnificent wall of windows, bringing the outdoors in. The master bedroom includes a 32 in high definition flat panel smart television (bring your Netflix password!) with blue-ray player and plush top king-size bed (new in 2015). The second bedroom has a 27 in high definition flat panel television with smart blue-ray player and two twin beds.

LOCATION: Our location is ideal, directly on the beach in a small complex well-known for its friendly management and splendid landscaping. Longboat Key, on the Gulf of Mexico, is renowned for its beauty and comfortable ambience. It is a 'barrier island' washed by gentle Gulf waves perfect for swimming. The resort also features two tennis courts and a beautiful, heated swimming pool with plenty of area for sunbathing, along with multiple grills and patios for outdoor dining. Our unit itself is on the second-floor, providing perfect placement within the complex for maximum peace and privacy.

WILDLIFE AND NATURAL BEAUTY: Your walks to the beach (only steps away from the unit) will take you through beautifully maintained grounds show-casing flowering native plants and on to the incomparable soft sands and surf sounds of our beach. You may want to stop for awhile to read in the shade of the tiki huts by the pool. On your walk up or down the beach, new surprises await you everyday: Great Blue or Green Herons, Snowy Egrets, Ibis, Terns, Sandpipers, Ghost Crabs, Baby’s Ear Moon Shells, or even an endangered baby Loggerhead Turtle braving its first waves. A local Great Blue Heron plays fishing companion to the human surf fishermen, and Pelicans dive from 20-foot heights to target their catch of the day. Manatees and Bottle-Nose Dolphins cruise by. You can fish in the surf for local game fish such as Snook, Sheepshead, Whiting, and Tarpon. Beachcombing is heaven for the nature lover, of course, even at night when meteors shower over the dark expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.

ACTIVITIES: With a kitchen to make dining at home simple and convenient, you can choose to relax on the beach for days at a time. Many activities are available within the complex and nearby, as are island grocery shopping, restaurants, and golf. Walkers, bikers, and rollerbladers enjoy a ten-mile bike path that winds along Gulf of Mexico Drive.

If you decide to venture further, you will not want to miss beautiful Sarasota(15 minutes away), where you will find excellent opportunities for cultural, educational, and entertaining activities, including the Ringling Museum, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Sarasota Ballet and Opera, live theater, live music in many genres, and more. At the south end of Longboat Key is the Mote Marine Aquarium, with fascinating marine exhibits.

Longboat Key has numerous shopping opportunities, Bradenton and Sarasota provide Mall and Outlet shopping, and the beautiful shops of St. Armand’s Key are just one bridge away. Boat charters, scuba diving, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing are all conveniently available in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas.

You can also make Longboat Key your home-base and travel to many other exciting and popular attractions within a two-hour drive: Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando, Busch Gardens in Tampa, as well as Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

WEATHER: The average annual rainfall is approximately 55 inches, mostly falling during afternoon rainshowers in the summer. Average daily high temperatures October through December are 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 C.). Highs January through March average 77 F. (25 C.). Highs April through June average 88 F. (31 C.) and July through September, 91 F. (33 C.).

Keywords: Low-Rise Condominium

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Margaret

My brother and I are second generation owners of our beautiful place on the beach.

Margaret purchased this condo in 1973

Why Margaret chose Longboat Key

Our parents purchased our island home in the early 1970s after searching for an appealing property on Longboat Key, where we had first vacationed in the 1950s. Our family spent many happy family vacations in various Gulf Coast areas, but Longboat Key was our favorite. We strive to provide our Casa del Mar property with tender loving care, as our parents did. It's a great family resource that we have enjoyed sharing with other vacationing families.

What makes this condo unique

Our extended family continues to enjoy introducing successive generations to this wonderful home away from home. Some of us are avid fishermen, some collect shells, some dive into the rich musical opportunities in Sarasota. ALL of us enjoy the natural beauty of our beach and sunsets, and feel refreshed and invigorated by our vacations in this magnificent seashore setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the first time we stayed at this property, and it was amazing !!! It was everything we were told it would be. Our unit had updated appliances, a TV in every room, a brand new washer and dryer and every utensil you would ever need, right down to an ice cream scoop!!! The beach and pool were awesome!!! Our unit had everything you could imagine. We have young children who wanted to live there instead of coming home. Onsite management were very friendly (full of info) and security was very knowledgeable about the sea turtles coming to lay their nest. This a great place for families and we will definitely be back next year!!! This is the best secret on Long Boat Key !!!
Jun 2014
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 841 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
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) with new Mattress (2015), Twin or Single Beds in Second bedroom (1), Sleep Sofa in living room (1). Each bedroom has wall-mounted flat screen TV.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include basketball facilities and Room Safe


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


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We have vacationed at Casa Del Mar several times, and enjoy our stay more every time! We like to cook, and this unit has an open dining and living area that is perfect for family meals! My husband raved about the grill area. There are many grills, and the staff that maintains them are very helpful. We enjoyed walking around the beautifully landscaped grounds. We took many photos of tropical plants and flowers! My children enjoyed the large pool, while I opted to read at the beach. We took our bikes, and REALLY enjoyed biking! We bike on the sidewalk, but there is a dedicated bike lane on the road as well. We look forward to returning to Casa Del Mar sometime, and would highly recommend it to our family and friends that are looking for a vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear about the many pleasures your family found to enjoy during your stay. Your story illustrates the wealth of opportunities, and the ways in which our property welcomes a family to create the vacation they will most enjoy. We may just need to try out that bike path sometime! Thank you for writing.
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Car: recommended

30 minutes to Sarasota Airport - 90 minutes to Tampa Airport. You can also make Longboat Key your home-base and travel to many other exciting and popular attractions within a two-hour drive: Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando, Busch Gardens in Tampa, as well as Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

$120 (plus tax) cleaning fee is charged for stays of less than 7 days.
Higher holiday rates apply for stays of less than one week, national holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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