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Beautiful Ground Floor Condos on Award Winning Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Newly Updated, Extra Space, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo, Sleeps 6

Thank you for reviewing our site! At this time, we have not yet converted to the VRBO online payment system, but our resort offers onsite management seven days per week, and they securely handle your deposit and final payment information, as well as other needs. We have two condos available in this resort. Our condos are #F5 and #B3. You will love our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos, one of which has an extended Living Room and Patio for extra square feet of room to call your own. They are both ground floor units so it is easily accessible with no stairs to climb while hauling luggage and groceries. Parking is available right next to the front door. The condos sit just a few units down from the pool and beach, close enough for easy access from the patio, but far enough away to eliminate the noise from the pool area. They are located within the renovated Casa Del Mar Resort, on the gorgeous beaches of Longboat Key, and near the cultural haven of Sarasota. The resort is on the beach side of the island and has its own private beach area, lounge chairs and umbrellas (there is a small fee for the umbrella rental). The Casa Del Mar buildings are all on the beach side of the road so all of the units are very close to the beach and pool. We take very good care of our units and make sure they all have nice mattresses, fully stocked kitchens, and lots of extras to make your stay enjoyable. This will be a vacation you will always remember.

Also, there is an office on the property that is open seven days per week. If you decide to rent with us, all deposits and other monies are handled through the office, so you are assured of legitimacy and your funds, banking information or credit card number will be given to them only.

Please inquire as to the dates you desire and if there is any flexibility in your dates. The resort requires a four night minimum stay but a week minimum stay from December 15 through April 30, 2016.

Description of Condos:

Our F5 condominium has been extensively renovated and also is one of the few in the resort with an extended Living Room and patio area, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and feel comfortable. The bathrooms were recently updated in granite and tile and the kitchen as well with granite and beautiful tile backsplashes, as well as newer appliances. If you like to spend time on the patio, you will love the extended patio area with comfortable chairs and tables. We also added some fun stuff like a wine bottle fridge. The condo has a wi-fi connection. There are flat screen HDTV’s in the living room (50 inch) and both bedrooms (31 inch). There is also a safe in the Master Bedroom closet. The condo is a two bedroom, two bath, with a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. The master has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom has two singles, so the condo can sleep six comfortably. The unit also has its own washer and dryer.

Our B3 condominium also has lots of improvements completed with the kitchen and bathrooms, and more on the way. It is a similar layout as F5 with a screened in patio and ceiling fan and all the same amenities.

Longboat Key

Longboat Key is a safe, quiet, beach community. While there are lots of restaurants (including one just a couple doors down) and shops, it is a very “residential” community compared to most beach front areas that can be crowded, have traffic congestion, and noisy. So, Longboat is perfect for relaxing with friends and family. You will enjoy the mild temperatures all year round, with highs in the winter months averaging in the low seventies and breezes off of the Gulf in the summer. The beaches in this area rate as tops in the nation by numerous publications and the beautiful white sandy beach directly in front of Casa Del Mar is no exception. Spend time on the beach lounging and watching the birds as you all enjoy the warm water and soft white sand! Longboat offers numerous activities as well; golfing, fishing (from shore or boat), biking (bike trail right out in front of the resort runs for miles), bird watching, walks along the beach or on the walking/biking trail that runs right by the resort are a few of the casual activities available on the island. All of your needed conveniences are nearby as well. Longboat has a large grocery store, a CVS pharmacy, and several nice restaurants. It also has several churches and a synagogue right on the island. If this is your first visit, you will see why Longboat was recently rated the #2 island destination in North America by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Just across the bridge is St. Armands Circle, with numerous unique shops and outstanding restaurants. On the adjacent mainland is the town of Sarasota, with abundant cultural activities such as opera, museums, art exhibits and numerous dining and shopping opportunities. Included among them are the galleries of the Ringling Museum of Art and live theater at Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and Aloso Repertory Theatre. Other attractions are the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Joan Durante Park just up the street. A family favorite, the Mote Marine has Gulf related marine life exhibits and touching pools. Just about an hour up the interstate is Busch Gardens which has rides, shows, animal attractions and lots of fun for the whole family. Within about a three hour drive is Disney World in Orlando. The area around Longboat offers numerous other activities as well, so, while Longboat is quiet and peaceful, it isn’t isolated.

Casa Del Mar

Casa Del Mar is a beautiful resort with lush tropical plants and a newly installed paver driveway and parking area that adds to the previously gorgeous surroundings. Many resorts in the area are overdue for such renovations, and Casa Del Mar has them in abundance. Casa Del Mar's office and grounds crew teams are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The office is open seven days a week to take care of your needs and there is also nighttime security present in case of an emergency. The resort sits right on its own private, beautiful, soft white sandy beach and has an exceptionally large heated pool, tennis and basketball courts, shuffleboard, newly updated grilling area and lots of activities. The resort has provides lounge chairs around the pool and for the private beach area, sturdy new beach umbrellas are available for rent for a small fee (they put them up and take them down for you) and the resort provides linens, bath and beach towels. Located in the middle of the island, Casa Del Mar has convenient access to all of the island’s pleasures.

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce and Karen Goracke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are recently renovated in granite and ornate tile. They are very pretty.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master Bedroom is equipped with a King sized bed and its own bathroom with shower. The Master also has a 31 inch LED HDTV and is WiFi ready. The guest bedroom has two single beds and also has a flat screen TV. The Master bedroom has ample storage and closet space and the Guest bedroom has one closet as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Ground Floor Condos on Award Winning Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
N W Arkansas

Great stay during May 2016

  • 5 of 5

My wife, brother and I stayed in unit 3B 5/08 thru 5/15/2016. We have visited many Caribbean Islands as well as several locations in the Florida panhandle, and this trip ranked at the top.

It was easy and affordable to fly into Sarasota/Bradenton airport, and just a short 20 min drive to the unit.

The 2bdrm unit was well appointed and clean. We don't require luxurious condos, as we don't spend a lot of time in the room, however, this unit was very comfortable and very close to the beach and pool. We especially enjoyed sitting on the screened in patio each evening.

Beach chairs are included, and umbrellas can be rented for $10/day. Chairs and umbrellas are set up for you each morning with your room number placed on the umbrella.

Unlike Destin, Ft Walton areas, this beach was not crowded. There was only one row of beach chairs everyday, which meant we had an open view to the water everyday.

Our biggest surprise was the communities to the north and south of the location. Beautiful and clean, shopping and great dining. The condo is located in the center of the cay, which makes for easy access to both ends of Longboat.

If you are looking for a quiet relaxing vacation without the water parks, miniature golf course and crazy traffic, this is a great place to stay.

The owner was very accommodating in helping us to decide which of his units to book. He was also very helpful in recommending local restaurants to visit.

Thanks Bruce!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim, I am glad you had a great time! We love our "home by the sea" and love sharing it with our guests!
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Our condominiums on Longboat Key are located right on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico so all types of water activities are immediately available. Within close proximity are Sarasota and Tampa which offer abundant opportunities for all kinds of recreational activities as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

For rentals less than seven nights an additional $90.00 cleaning fee will be applied.
Rates quoted are for up to 6 persons.
Check In time 3:00 pm
Check Out time 11:00 am
10% discount for 2 months or longer

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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