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Endless Beauty In an Extraordinary Setting Right on the Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Views to die for of the dunes and Gulf of Mexico from this second floor condo.

SEA PINES This is an amazing Gulf front location that has one of the best views on Longboat Key looking out over the low dunes to the Gulf of Mexico where you can see the dolphins play, and the most amazing sunsets you’ll see anywhere. Quiet and serene with magnificent views, yet only a ten minute drive to famous St. Armand’s Circle, or in the other direction, just minutes to funky Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria. Its the perfect location.

A clean, well manicured vacation barrier island with plenty to see and do, Longboat Key has a lot to offer. Sarasota, with its lively cultural and artistic activities is only a short 20 minute drive over the causeway (no charge) which crosses Sarasota Bay and keeps Longboat Key so private and special. The entire island caters to all tastes. Outdoor activities abound from amazing fishing, to world class golf, tennis, sailing, and especially the beaches, which are regarded by many as the best in the world. There is also a wonderful 10 mile bike trail (rentals are available nearby) that runs the length of the island. Of course there's a great selection of classic small eateries and bars sure to please everyone, as well as higher end places for those special occasions.

The Condo itself has been completely renovated and upgraded just this year, including a brand new kitchen. It is supplied with luxurious linens, washer and dryer in the unit, first class cookware, HD TVs, and of course, hi speed wireless internet. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room for additional guests and an office with a printer/copier/fax in case you need one.

The grounds are beautifully manicured, expansive, and well kept, as is the heated pool. And did I mention the amazing beach right outside your door? And the incredible sunsets from the huge double lanai of this second floor corner unit?

So get your chilled wine, or tropical iced tea, and sit back. A blender, is provided for those that prefer a margarita or frozen daiquiri. Relax and enjoy this fantastic two bedroom, two bath condo with soothing ocean breezes while grilling up some fresh local seafood. And did I mention the amazing views? And the wonderful beach?

We have rented many condos over the years in many places, and are bringing the things we liked and appreciated the most to Seawatch

We love it there, and I am sure you will too.

More Details

Tobey Leske
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Tobey Leske

We are from Nantucket Island and so have always been drawn to places near or on the water, especially islands. We love to travel in general, and over the years have been able to define what we like most in a condo, and have found that at Sea Pines. We are generally low key, quiet types, who have been known, on occasion, to head out for a night of frolic.

Tobey Leske purchased this condo in 2013

Why Tobey Leske chose Longboat Key

We had been looking for the perfect condo for a long time, but nothing ever seemed to have all the things that make a vacation rental special.....Until we found Sea Pines. The quiet and privacy along with the amazing beach and Gulf views have a wow factor of ten. Longboat Key is the perfect blend of understated elegance bracketed by funky, old Florida villages with plenty to do to keep everyone occupied. Or to do nothing at all.

What makes this condo unique

Sea Pines is located in a quiet and private area at the very north end of Longboat Key with all the activities and dining one could ask for just a very short drive away in either direction. In fact. the two oldest and most famous restaurants, Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant and Bar and Mar Vista Restaurant and Bar, are just a short walk down the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Tobey,

Just a note to tell you that we have decided to become will have to forcibly evict us to regain possession. Thanks for furnishing our new home so nicely.

P.S. Just kidding, of course, (not)....we have had a great stay and want to thank you for sharing your lovely home for our vacation. The dredging was completed a few days before the 4th so the Gulf has been back to normal with beautiful clear and warm waters. Two manatees came within close range one day while bouncing in the waves....a great experience for the grandgirls and it is documented in their journals. There has been very little occupancy here at Sea Pines in spite of the holiday, so we have basically owned the pool as our own for this two week period. John has kept it sparkling so be sure to tell him how much we have appreciated that.

Thanks again from entire family!!
Jun 2014
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large tiled shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled tub/shower.
  • Master bath with tiled tub/shower. Guest Bath with tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Beds in bedroom 2 can be pushed together to form a King. Living room has a pull out queen sized sofa bed. Brand new carpeting in both bedrooms. High quality linens. New mattresses 2014.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is also a small office in the condo with a printer/copier/fax that can be closed off from the rest of the condo if you have to get some work done.


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Endless Beauty In an Extraordinary Setting Right on the Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely - rent with confidence!

  • 5 of 5

Low-key, lovely, really comfortable beds (!), and s superb location--just a short walk to the beach, which is gorgeous. Had everything we needed. Basically we rotated between swimming in the ocean and the pool. Wonderful restaurants close by plus a huge grocery market. When you're at Sea Pines, though, you feel removed from everything. Truly relaxing and comfortable. You really slow down! And . . . Tobey is simply GREAT!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and service

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful condo for the month of February and we were not disappointed. Tobey was extremely attentive to any small issues we had at the beginning of the stay...and then we just enjoyed the location and the view of the Gulf. This condo is newly remodelled and has a large lanai complete with a grill. It overlooks the heated pool and the gulf is about 100 yards from the unit. The kitchen had all the utensils you would need to prepare any meals...but we spent a lot of time at the local restaurants. We loved the Beachhouse restaurant and Moore's Stone Crab. We took a few trips to nearby AnnaMarie Island as well. The in-house washer and dryer made it very convenient for our extended stay. We have never been to a place where we found as many shells on the beach as we did here. Every day,we took a walk and found shells to take home. We really had a relaxing time and would recommend this condo to anyone who needs to get away. Again - Tobey was always available if we had questions or needed some assistance. LongBoat Key is a beautiful, laid back place to spend your vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Sea Pines is located in a very quiet area at the northern end of Longboat Key, but attractions are only minutes away. Sarasota, with its lively cultural and entertainment activities, is but 20 a minute drive. St. Armand's circle, with its high end shopping, is only a ten minute drive,

while funky and fun Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and historic Anna Maria are just an equally short drive in the other direction. A short walk down the street are two local favorites, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub and Moore's Stone Crab restaurant and bar. Or you can just sit on the beach and watch the dolphins and manatees. There is also a 10 mile bike trail that runs the length of the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Deposit is refundable if notice if received more than 30 days in advance less a $500.00 cancellation fee. If the property can be re-rented, the cancellation fee will be refunded. We accept PayPal and checks. Please note: There is a one month rental minimum. There is also a %150.00 cleaning fee per rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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