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Beach Condo with Pool/Gulf Views, Short Stays, Special Rates!

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The quiet, pristine, white sand beaches of north Longboat Key await you at Silver Sands, a small, friendly AAA 3-Diamond resort set among tropical gardens on a sugar sand beach with panoramic views of the Gulf's turquoise waters. You'll find the on-site management friendly and accommodating--helping to make your vacation everything you'd hoped for!

Unit 246 is stylishly furnished and tiled throughout. Redecorated in 2016, the unit features a King bed with BeautyRest mattress, commercial-quality sleep sofa, flat screen TVs, Casablanca ceiling fans and individually-controlled central air conditioning. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glassware, cookware and utensils, toaster, blender, and coffee maker and features a new dishwasher and a new refrigerator w/ice maker. The spacious living areas and large screened lanai face southwest and look out to the pool and to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico beyond!

Our first floor location offers instant access to the pool and beach--no stairs to climb! Daily maid and linen service, including fresh beach towels, is included, enhancing your stay and helping to keep the unit in excellent condition. Free WiFi in the unit and on the grounds. Beach umbrellas and beach chaise lounges are also provided without charge. No smoking in the units and no pets.

Guests in Unit 246 have complimentary guest privileges at Cedars Tennis Resort, located 1/2 mile from Silver Sands! Included are a 24-hour fitness center, heated junior Olympic pool for lap swimming, clubhouse with pro shop, cafe and tiki bar, bicycle rentals ($10/day) and 10 lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts (after 1 pm and subject to availability). Free parking is available.

Our booking process is simple! Email us your preferred dates and we'll reply by email regarding availability and total cost, and provide additional information about our unit and Silver Sands. To book, email us your contact information which we fax to the Silver Sands front desk. The desk manager will call you to confirm the booking and to obtain a credit card deposit. By booking our unit as an "owner referral," you receive a lower rate and do not pay a booking fee.

You can walk for miles along the shore, swim in the beautiful beachside heated pool, and relax at the private beach with complimentary chaise lounges, beach towels and umbrellas. Watch for dolphins, hunt for seashells, observe sea turtles and shore birds, and end each day watching the sun's rays highlight the sky as it silently slips below the horizon. Return to the beach at night and wonder at the millions of stars clearly visible in the nighttime sky.

Also while you're here, take advantage of the wonderful nearby restaurants, parks, marinas and shopping which Longboat Key has to offer. A new Publix supermarket and new CVS drug store are only a few minutes away.

Just a 10-minute drive away, you can enjoy the festive atmosphere of the lively restaurants, boutiques and shops of St. Armands Circle. Then, travel over the John Ringling Bridge into downtown Sarasota. Sarasota is the cultural arts capital of Florida, offering you an incredible selection of music, theater, ballet, opera, arts festivals, art galleries and the renowned John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

More Details

Mary Jane
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your condo is VERY nice and we certainly are glad we chose it. We made a

good decision.

Everything was perfect. All of the furniture was quite comfortable -

especially the bed. I did not experience my usual early morning back pain.

The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed regardless of our

menu selection. I was pleasantly surprised by how quiet the condo is - I

didn't know if there was anyone next door. This was nice.

You should be quite proud of your condo.

The staff at Silver Sands is right up there with the best we have

encountered - friendly, very helpful, informative, attentive, and efficient.

They obviously take pride in all they do. The grounds are very well

maintained and I didn't notice one thing in need of repair or attention.

The pool and beach views are beyond description.

All in all, it was a great trip. Thanks for your help in making it happen
Feb 2013
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Longboat Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Safety Grab Bars in Tub/Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The spacious bedroom has a new King-size bed and new large flat screen TV. Also features luxury bed coverings and variable-speed Casablanca ceiling fan. Central A/C.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
New living room furniture, including commercial-grade Queen Sleep Sofa Gas BBQ Grills on grounds; free WiFi in unit and on grounds


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Beach Condo with Pool/Gulf Views, Short Stays, Special Rates!
average rating of 4.92 based on 64 reviews
Rochester, NY

Nice Condo......

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really liked this nice, clean unit. It is modern looking, uncluttered, and extremely close to the beach-they even provide free chairs and umbrellas on the beach daily; and the pool area was nice and right next to the unit. You cannot walk to restaurants or stores, so make sure you have a car--The Lazy Lobster-about 2 miles away was an awesome place for dinner. My only concern was the bed--it was hard and very squeaky-just sitting on the edge of it. You could even hear other close-by units' beds with this same loud squeak; it was so uncomfy.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review! We appreciate your letting us know about the bed noise, as it is the first time anyone has mentioned it. We investigated and found that it was the platform box that was creaking, not the king mattress. The platform is under warranty and is being replaced today. We appreciate your help in our continuing efforts to make our unit a pleasurable experience for our guests!
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A Perfect Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Silver Sands and as others have mentioned, we hope to return again and again! We were looking for a relaxing get-away and this property did not disappoint! The beach front, the long walks and the sunsets will be forever etched in our minds. Additionally Mary Jane was exceptionally accommodating by taking time to answer my many questions with complete and detailed replies - all of which helped to make our decision to book our get-away in Longboat Key.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Home Away from Home...

  • 5 of 5

This condo could well be our home away from home. It was perfect in every way - clean, very clean, in fact, fully equipped, next to the community pool, within literally 20 t 30 steps from the beach front. The cleaning staff kept everything perfect, cleaned the room and replaced towels daily. The place was quiet and relaxing and just in every way as the owner Mary Jane described it. Would be a little small for a family of more than 4 - but for 2 it is perfect. We loved it and very likely will seek to stay there again. We'd only recommend one thing to the maintenance staff - which, btw, was always around and kept the grounds, as well as the pool, in near perfect condition. But, we'd suggest umbrellas at each of the lounge chairs by the pool. These are provided - and abundantly so - by the property for beach side reclining - which we did daily. But, it would be nice to have an umbrella beside the reclining lounge chairs around the pool. The sun does get hot in June in southwest Florida. But, all in all, you will not be disappointed in the property. My wife and I had a wonderful experience. Thanks again Mary Jane, you, too, were pleasant, easy to plan with, and represented your property well.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo NY

Our Florida Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in Unit 246 at Silver Sands and it definitely will not be our last. The property itself is clean and well maintained and the condo unit is lovely clean and well maintained. The beach is glorious and the sunsets incomparable! If you are a shell picker, you won't be disappointed! We love the close proximity to Anna Maria Island, which we love too. The sea life, manatee and dolphins, are a plus. Also, we have made some really great friends there! Mary Jane makes the reservation process a piece of cake! Cannot wait for next year's vacation there!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas

As seen in pictures

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Longboat Key to attend a wedding. When we found Silver Sands 246 it was the perfect place for us. Pictures were exact. We had one of the best weeks of a vacation ever. We will definitely be returning to Silver Sands on Longboat Key.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless unit with stunning views and well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Long Boat Key and definitely not our last. The unit was spotlessly clean and well appointed. I absolutely loved the maid service. We actually placed the do not disturb sign on the door and received fresh supplies daily. Our dirty linens were placed outside with fresh replacements daily. We could not have asked for better service. The office representative was most helpful. She recommended excellent restaurants, the Blue Dolphin for breakfast which was great food at an affordable price. The Lazy Lobster is a must, excellent service with outstanding food! The Silver Sands is very well equipped with lounge chairs and beach umbrellas. The pool was perfect. All guests were very family friendly and many young families were staying here. You cant get a better deal for proximity to the beautiful sandy beach. If it is real relaxation you are seaking, , this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Longboat Key--just steps away!
Car: recommended

Longboat Key features miles of soft white sand beaches lining the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Still the premiere residential address in the Sarasota area, the Key offers its tourists and seasonal visitors a beautiful and uncongested vacation venue, along with many unique and well-regarded local restaurants. Access to the Key is via no-toll bridges from Sarasota (south) and Bradenton (north) and its only through road, Gulf of Mexico Drive, is both scenic and easy to drive. St. Armands Circle, a well-known shopping and dining destination, lies just off the southern end of the Key; Anna Maria Island is a few minutes drive to the north. Sarasota, the cultural arts capital of Florida, offers numerous theater companies, museums and art galleries, ballet, symphony, opera and festivals and special events throughout the year. Beautiful Sarasota Bay offers power boating, sailing, deep sea fishing, marine excursions, dinner cruises and other activities on and off the water

Other Activities: Nearby: deep sea fishing, coastal marine cruises, dinner cruises, boat rental, bike rental, Mote Marine Aquarium, MLB Spring Training


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Daily Maid Service and Departure Clean Included in Rate
RESERVATION CALENDAR is updated DAILY--please check calendar for availability of your desired dates
Taxes of 11.5% Additional; Credit Card Deposit Required;
Daily Maid Service Included in Rate; No Other Charges
Smoking is not permitted in units. No pets are allowed.

Reservations (which specify the agreed-upon rate) will be sent to the front desk manager for processing and all deposits and credit card information will be handled directly by the desk manager, not by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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