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Location,Location,Location-Beachfront-Your Slice of Paradise-#1 Beach in America

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,089 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6 Sea Shell

If you are looking for the perfect spot for a family vacation, to escape the cold and snow, or a quiet romantic getaway this is the place for you. Recently updated throughout, this 2 bedroom 2 bath condo sleeps 6 comfortably all in real beds. Just outside your door is Crescent Beach, consistently rated one of the top beaches in the world. Talk about convenient, just across the street are restaurants including Captain Curt's and it's award winning clam chowder, grocery, boutiques, pharmacy, and of course the Orange Octopus for that must have evening ice cream cone, all less than a 5 minute walk away.

The condo has been remodeled and redecorated throughout. Tastefully furnished in a 'beachy' theme, you will feel perfectly relaxed while letting you know you are on a great beach vacation. The living room seats 7 people comfortably with a new leather sofa & love seat and two leather swivel chairs. There is a 50" smart TV with DVD player and sound bar that allows you to stream music from almost any portable devise including your phone. The living room is open to the dining room which seats 8, perfect for entertaining friends and family lending a light airy feeling throughout. A fully equipped updated kitchen with new appliances include a Keurig coffee maker for that quick caffeine fix and a Ninja Professional Blender for a great smoothie anytime. A quick trip to Crescent Market (across the street) or Publix (less than a 10 minute drive away) to buy your essentials and you're set to enjoy. The master bedroom has a king size pillow top bed, flat screen TV, walk in closet and access to the private balcony. The master bath has a large tiled walk in shower and updated fixtures. The guest bedroom has both a queen and a double bed with pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV and walk in closet. The guest bathroom has a tiled tub/shower combination again with new fixtures. WiFi, cable television and ceiling fans throughout.

But the real attraction is the beach. Crescent Beach is a fine white powdery sand that feels more like baby powder than sand. The sand stays cool even on the hottest summer day. The beach stretches for over two miles, great for walking and jogging. Crystal clear water with a very gradual descent makes the gulf very inviting for swimming, playing or just floating on a raft. Tropical breezes off the Gulf makes it comfortable even on the hottest summer day. A short walk down the beach, less than ten minutes, you will come to the point of rocks. A great place for snorkeling, diving, shelling and an occasional manatee sighting. Back at the Sea Shell there are plenty of lounge chairs that you can take right to the beach or sit under a shaded tiki hut or the large cabana. There is a large outdoor grill available to use with prior reservations at the office. For the more adventuresome, parasailing, jet skis, boats, bicycles and more are available to rent all within walking distance.

Just an hour away from Tampa and Fort Myers and two hours away from Orlando Siesta Key is an ideal location for day trips. Sarasota itself offers many attractions including Mayakka River State Park, Jungle Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Aquarium, St. Armand's Circle and more.

The Sea Shell is a medium size complex with 49 units. Your private parking space is just steps from the elevator and stairs. No long walks from your car or waiting on elevators. The friendly and knowledgeable office staff is on premise and ready to answer any of your questions and give you great advice about the area.

Whether building sand castles with your children or grandchildren, taking long romantic walks, or sipping your favorite cocktail while watching an incredible sunset, our condo is the perfect vacation getaway. Just pack you suntan lotion and you'll be ready to enjoy your slice of paradise. We hope you stay with us and come back often.


More Details

Larry Leyser
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Larry Leyser

Our parents bought our unit in 1980. While we have been renting our unit for over 30 years we are new to VRBO as of September 2014. My sister and I along with our families have enjoyed Siesta Key for more times than we can count and have never grown tired of vacationing there. It is a great place for family vacations or for some quiet time alone with our spouses. When we get to the unit it always feels like home to us and I'm sure that once you stay here you will feel the same.

Larry Leyser purchased this condo in 1980

Why Larry Leyser chose Florida South West

Our parents came to Siesta Key once and were hooked. I remember picking them up at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on their return home and jokingly asking them what they brought me back from Florida. My mother broke out in a big grin and said 'a condo'. Later that year we took the kids out of school and came down with my parents to see just what they had fallen in love with. It only took us one day to find out why. Now we have the joy of watching our grandchildren discover all the treasures that their parents, our children, did many years ago. I also remember my oldest son looking at his grandfather a few years back and telling him that buying the condo was the best thing he ever did for his family.

What makes this condo unique

After vacationing here for over 30 years I can say that the best thing about the Sea Shell is it's location. The complex is not to small, not to large, on the beach yet within steps of almost anything you need or want. The unit has a warm, comfortable feel as soon as you open the front door.

By the way did I forget to mention the beach.


Siesta Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1089 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Large updated walk in shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Flat screen TV/ceiling fan/walk in closet/slider to balcony
    Guest - 1 queen , 1 double , Flat screen HD TV, ceiling fan & walk in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Location,Location,Location-Beachfront-Your Slice of Paradise-#1 Beach in America
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
White Bear Lake

All around amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Siesta Key, but will not be our last. The condo was very nice, clean and had wonderful access to the beach, the pool and Sniki Tiki's restaurant across the street. If you rent this place you will not be disappointed. It was absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Vacation *****

  • 5 of 5

Walk through the front door and you'll know you made a good choice! Truly a beautiful, clean, well equipped condo, to spend a month. This was our first visit to Siesta Key and we'll definitely be coming back. We were very fortunate to find this beautiful condo and it's owners. Larry couldn't have offered any better customer service.

Our children and 3 young grand children were able to join us for part of our vacation and they gave the condo an A+ rating. There was lots of room for everyone.

Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super get-away in well-stocked condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in the sun on beautiful Crescent Beach, with its famous soft white sand. Mid-70s to 80 all week! Sunsets were gorgeous. We've been coming to the Sea Shell for years, and have loved it so much, we don't even look elsewhere. The condo was clean and the beds were comfortable. There were so many everyday dishes in the kitchen, we needed to run the dishwasher just once! Two coffeemakers (one Keurig). Extra pool equipment, including a screen rake for shelling or looking for sharks teeth. Location close to groceries, shops, restaurants. The owner, Larry, was so helpful from start to finish...definitely anxious for his guests to be happy, comfortable and completely satisfied. Great place, great customer service!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Sea Shell was wonderful. The condo has everything you need for a great vacation. Very clean and the beach area was the best. We hopefully plan to return next year. Thanks for sharing a piece of your heaven.

North Dakota travelers

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Butler, Pa.

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 2 weeks & every day was wonderful. The condo we stayed in was beautiful & very clean. Our location was convenient to many delicious restaurants. We biked & walked every day. The beach is beautiful with the white sand. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at Siesta Key

  • 4 of 5

Our rental unit was very clean and in great condition. The location right on the beach was extremely convenient. Beach lounge chairs were provided by the property owners. Also had a nice (but small) view of the beach and beautify sunsets.

I would recommend this property to other.


  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
Crescent Club - across the street
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Captain Curt's - across the street
Nearest Beach
Outside your door
Car: recommended

Great location. Right off the causeway with easy access to the main land. On the #1 beach in America with shopping, restaurants and more directly across the street.


Rates & Availability

Siesta Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2018 - Jun 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All rates do not include applicable taxes (12%) or the administration fees assessed by the Sea Shell Condominiums (3%).
Rates apply to 4 persons per reservation. Extra person charge $10.00 per day per person

$300.00 security deposit is required to confirm your reservation. $600.00 deposit on rentals of 14 days or more. The deposit cannot be applied to the rent. Deposit will be returned 45-60 days of departure.
Cancellation policy:
A full deposit refund requires 60 day written notice so that the unit may be rented. A $75.00 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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