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You can relax by the pool and listen to the sound of the Gulf waves just beyond.

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

~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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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 841 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Other amenities include basketball facilities and Room Safe

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition cable TV in living room on plasma television ....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room has 46 in high def plasma TV w/ Blue Ray DVD player; master bedroom has 32 in high def LED Smart TV w/ DVD player; 2nd bedroom has 27 in high def LCD TV and Sony Smart Blue Ray player...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Resort

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Secure Wireless (WiFi) or hard-wired High Speed Internet (Free) and smart TVs for internet media access...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    full-size High Efficiency...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full-size High Efficiency...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure Wireless or hard-wired High Speed Internet (Free)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    lounge chairs provided around pool and on beach; beach umbrellas available $15/day, $60/wk...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grills (shaded) and picnic deck...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 championship tennis courts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    heated - 85 to 87 Degrees F...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$208
$1,455 $6,120
Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$171
$1,195 $5,030
Winter
Dec 16 - Feb 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,455 $5,680
High Season
Feb 16 - Apr 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,740 $7,320
Spring
Apr 16 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$171
$1,195 $5,030
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$208
$1,455 $6,120
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

$90 cleaning fee is charged for stays of less than 7 days.

Prices are subject to change until confirmed. All payments are made by credit card through onsite management. A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking with another 25% 90 days before arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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Location

69 Miles
Nearest Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

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

Why the Owner Chose Longboat Key, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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  • You can relax by the pool and listen to the sound of the Gulf waves just beyond.

    You can relax by the pool and listen to the sound of the Gulf waves just beyond.

  • Unit is just a few steps down a sidewalk to the pool and beach.

    Unit is just a few steps down a sidewalk to the pool and beach.

  • Living room has plenty of seating for family and friends.

    Living room has plenty of seating for family and friends.

  • Remodeled kitchen has granite throughout and shelf ceiling treatment.

    Remodeled kitchen has granite throughout and shelf ceiling treatment.

  • Computer/Phone Storage, Charging Cabinet

    Computer/Phone Storage, Charging Cabinet

  • Master bedroom has king size be with new mattress  in 2015.

    Master bedroom has king size be with new mattress in 2015.

  • Second bedroom has twin beds.

    Second bedroom has twin beds.

  • Play tennis on two beautiful tennis courts.

    Play tennis on two beautiful tennis courts.

  • Picnic and grilling area is a center of activity.

    Picnic and grilling area is a center of activity.

  • Walking South along our beach.

    Walking South along our beach.

  • Chaise lounges are provided on the pool deck and beach.

    Chaise lounges are provided on the pool deck and beach.

  • Spacious, light-filled  'extended' living room.

    Spacious, light-filled 'extended' living room.

  • Living dining area has wide screen TV, table for 6, and beautiful tropical view.

    Living dining area has wide screen TV, table for 6, and beautiful tropical view.

  • Recently Updated Kitchen

    Recently Updated Kitchen

  • View from our Living Room

    View from our Living Room

  • Master bath connects to master bedroom.

    Master bath connects to master bedroom.

  • View toward Gulf from our front door.

    View toward Gulf from our front door.

  • A grilling area is provided between the tennis courts.

    A grilling area is provided between the tennis courts.

  • Our complex viewed from the beach.

    Our complex viewed from the beach.

  • Walking North along our beach.

    Walking North along our beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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