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Tranquil Getaway In A Tropical Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 29 - 90 nights


About the property

Tastefully furnished two bedroom, two bathroom condo, one month minimum stay

• Welcoming and distinctive, fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in a tranquil environment.

• Very private first floor, 1600 sq. ft. unit with lush garden views.

• Master suite with office niche, king size bed and double sinks in bathroom.

• Guest bedroom with twin beds and walk-in closet.

• Completely remodeled kitchen with all new appliances and cabinets. Includes dishes and utensils for dining and cooking.

• Dining room seats up to 8 people.

• New TV’s in living room and master bedroom.

• New washer and dryer in unit.

• Covered parking for one vehicle plus additional guest parking.

• Screened lanai with Travertine floor and outdoor table and chairs.

• Outdoor patio with privacy garden.

• Wi-fi internet, cable TV, telephone included within the U.S. and Canada.

• All other utilities included.

Bayport Beach and Tennis Club is situated on 27 acres of beautiful private property. Clusters of white Mediterranean-style two story townhouses are surrounded by a tropical landscape of lush, exotic flora and fauna. Amenities include a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, a fitness gym, 4 tennis courts, bocce ball, a clubhouse with piano and numerous walking trails, which lead to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A 1200-foot private beach with white sands has onsite chairs and umbrellas as part of the complex. The property also has a pond and a fishing pier on Sarasota Bay. The Club is close to a supermarket, a convenience, a hardware store, and 12 minutes from shopping on St. Armand’s circle.

More Details

Arthur Tracht
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018

About Arthur Tracht

We purchased our home while we were living in the Andes, where we researched indigenous textiles and later manufactured alpaca knitwear. Our goal was to have a quiet retreat, where we could relax while on vacation in the United States.

Arthur Tracht purchased this condo in 1991

Why Arthur Tracht chose Longboat Key

For many years our family vacationed on Longboat Key and we often came to visit. When we saw Bayport, we fell in love with the simple, yet elegant architecture and the lush tropical flora and fauna. Even after 24 years, every time we drive onto the property we are enchanted by its beauty. Bayport is unique on Longboat Key, as it has large expanses of meticulously maintained gardens.

What makes this condo unique

We designed our home for our own use only and just began renting it recently. It reflects our appreciation of design and culture.


Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Mater Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a king size bed, armoire with television, office nook, a large walk-in closet and master bath with soaking tub and double vanity. Second bedroom has two twin beds and a walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Getaway In A Tropical Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful condo & beautiful resort

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time during our stay at Bayport! The condo was exactly as described. When you are staying somewhere for an entire month, you want that place to really feel like a home away from home. Arthur & Laurie's condo was just that. The covered parking spot was a huge bonus during the July heat! It was also easy access to the beach & pool. We have a small child so the short distance to both was important to us. The Bayport beach area is very private & the pool is huge! Our family also enjoyed daily walks to the resort's dock to watch dolphins & manatees swim by. My family has enjoyed Longboat Key as owners for over 50 years & we just recently became renters. We were very careful in our search for a rental. From beginning to end, Arthur & Laurie were wonderful to work with. My family is very thankful that they shared their beautiful Bayport condo with us & we were more than willing to write a positive review for them!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arthur and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our condo and that everything met your expectations! Our goal is always to create a warm and welcoming environment, where our guests can feel comfortable and relaxed when on vacation.
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A Hidden Gem on Longboat Key

  • 5 of 5

We have greatly enjoyed spending the 2017 winter in Arthur and Laurie’s condo at Bayport. The condo is extremely comfortable, very quiet, and beautifully furnished with carefully chosen artwork. It also has updated appliances, and the dishwasher and huge stainless steel washer are very quiet. We also enjoyed the high-speed internet, the Amazon Fire Stick ((helpful if you subscribe to HBO Go, Showtime, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc. on your home cable or satellite that allows you to access it away from home), and the use of the printer/scanner. There is plenty of storage space, with walk-in closets in the two bedrooms. We appreciated the trundle beds for visitors. The posted pictures are accurate. The owners are very thoughtful and considerate, and respond very quickly to any concerns.

The unit is on the first floor which makes entry easy and much appreciated when loading/unloading vehicles. While all of Bayport is lushly landscaped—we feel like we are living in a botanical garden—the landscaping around this condo unit is especially lush and beautiful. The landscaping around the patio is so dense that the patio is almost private. Bayport is a somewhat secret gem on Longboat Key. Besides the beautiful landscaping, ponds, and white shell paths winding through the community, Bayport offers something for everyone. There is a junior Olympic-sized saltwater pool, consistently heated to 84-85 degrees; there are four immaculate clay tennis courts with free use of a ball machine; a pier extending into Sarasota Bay; a large, private beach on the Gulf side with chairs, lounges, and umbrellas provided. In addition, the Bayport community is active and interesting: a weekly BYOB party, movie night, book clubs, bridge clubs, social tennis once a month, periodic speakers at the clubhouse, water aerobics, bocce ball court, outdoor table tennis, a golf driving cage, and a nicely equipped workout room. Most importantly, Bayport owners are extremely friendly and welcoming to renters like us.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Longboat Key Club Harbor Side
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bayport association application fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning fee $120

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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