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Rollback Rates and Last Minute Deals- Direct Beachfront Penthouse Condo

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 8 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
8 - 14 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Siesta Key

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Five Star Location with Total Remodel-High End Everything-No expense spared

Premier location. This 2 Bedroom/2 Bath penthouse condo is in the most requested location in the Crystal Sands complex because of the spectacular panoramic view. A million dollar view can be seen from each room. The unit sits directly on the water, and looking out, the ocean waves and Crescent Beach views are unsurpassed anywhere else on Siesta Key. Sunsets enjoyed nightly, plus postcard-like views from the bedroom windows, living room and 32 foot expansive lanai. Few other vacation complexes on this barrier island come as close to the water as this one. Let the waves serenade you, while you enjoy the white powdery sand on your private beach, complete with complimentary beach chairs. Or if a direct ocean-front pool is more to your liking, relax in your beach chair, while listening to the surf and sea gulls; at one of our two heated swimming pools.

***Newly remodeled** Ceramic tile and natural stone throughout, new bathrooms, new kitchen, granite countertops, crown molding, all high-end furnishings and accessories, PLUS opened up living room view with expanded floor to ceiling glass doors across entire living room.

The condo is fully furnished to make your vacation carefree. Every convenience of home,including Calphalon pots & pans, beach towels, beach chairs/rafts/umbrellas, and a washer and dryer in the unit for your convenience. Also includes newest air conditioning technology with special filtration unit which kills mold, odors, bacteria and viruses from circulating air.

The building complex offers two heated swimming pools, 3 elevators (one is glass enclosed with sky line views of the entire island), assigned covered parking, on-site maintenance and security for all entrances and pool area. This top-of-the-line condo has a million dollar view, plus the amenities and beach front accommodations of a 5 star resort. Minutes away is Siesta Village with its quaint shops and restaurants, or within a short drive is St. Armand’s Circle, an upscale area with trendy restaurants and shops situated next to Lido Beach. Or if you want to leave paradise for a short drive north, stop at any number of ocean front restaurants on your way to downtown Sarasota, home of the Ringling Museum, Marina Jack’s, or the many sidewalk cafes and pubs lining Main Street. However, at the end of the day, come back to your ocean retreat, because after all, it is all about the VIEW!

Keywords: Condominium

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Debbie Borowske
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Debbie Borowske

We love Siesta Key, the beautiful beach, white quartz sand, and year round great weather. Plus, we enjoy the quaint charm of Siesta Village's restaurants and shops, while riding bikes throughout the barrier island or a quick car ride to downtown Sarasota or St. Armand's Circle. The relaxed island atmosphere brought us back year after year, so we finally decided to buy a slice of paradise right on the beach. Now we can enjoy the beautiful sunsets from every room of our condo, or walk just steps to the beach or ocean front pool to enjoy beachfront living!

Debbie Borowske purchased this condo in 2008

Why Debbie Borowske chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Crystal Sands is located on the barrier island of Siesta Key in Sarasota Florida. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the island is conveniently located approximately 15-20 minutes from the Sarasota (SRQ) airport, or one hour from Tampa (TPA) or Ft. Meyers (RSW). Families can also incorporate a Disney or Universal Studios trip, as it is an easy interstate drive of 2 hours to Crystal Sands.

What makes this condo unique

Crystal Sands is one of the few condominiums that is literally steps to the beach. Other complexes are set back much farther from the beach, look out over foliage or rooftops, and ours does not. Our penthouse 2Bed/2Bath unit has a view from every room, that few can match. One can enjoy panoramic views of downtown Sarasota, ocean front sunsets or postcard views of Crescent Beach. The complex is also one of just a few that have an oceanfront pool.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Rollback Rates and Last Minute Deals- Direct Beachfront Penthouse Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic Beach Vacation June 2016

  • 5 of 5

Debbie was a great owner to work with. From answering my initial questions, to making payments, to getting the keys, she was very attentive and responsive to any questions that we had. The condo itself was VERY clean and had everything that you needed for your stay. There were lots of beach towels, beach toys and pool noodles, and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the kitchen utensils that you needed. The view from the 12th floor is OUTSTANDING. Words and pictures can't describe it as being there and oh how we wish we were back there right now! I don't think we ever ate at the kitchen table because we always ate out on the screened in porch for our meals since the views were fantastic. We love Crystal Sands for its location right on the beach. A short elevator ride down to the lobby and a few steps out the door led to the 1st pool right next to the beach and the beach is only a few steps away. A covered and assigned parking space is great as well as the second pool up by the complex entrance. That pool is a hidden gem as most afternoons we were the only family using it! Nice. Practically our own private pool. Overall, Debbie and her condo are VERY referable and we let family and friends know how incredible this place is. I can't think of a better recommendation except that my family and I can't wait to stay there again. Thanks Debbie for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love hearing guests' feedback! We want every guest to feel they made the best vacation choice and that all they have to do is unpack and voila, vacation has begun; with no worries AND a spectacular ocean view!
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Wonderful condo location and decoration !

  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Don provided a beautiful condo for our 2 week stay in Siesta !

The kitchen was well stocked . There were ample towels , beach towels, umbrella, and beach toys !

The condo was decorated very nicely ! We could tell the owners call it home when they visit !

The view from the condo was breathtaking !

We hope at some time in the future we can stay again in their lovely Florida home !

Thanks Debbie and Don !

Greg and Pat K.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg and Pat, thanks for the great review! We appreciate your feedback, as we truly enjoy having guests love our beachfront retreat! You were wonderful guests, took care of our place like it was your own home. Hope you can come back year after year.
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Cincinnati, Ohio

2 Weeks in "Paradise"

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been staying in this condo for two weeks every summer for the past 6 years. It is absolutely beautiful in every way. Debbie and Don have thought of everything to ensure that your stay will be perfect. The best part of this condo is the amazing view of the Gulf and the crystal white sand beaches. The view from this 12th floor penthouse is spectacular. My family thinks of this condo as their second home and we can't thank Debbie and Don enough for sharing their piece of Paradise with us each year. When we leave every year, my kids remind me that we will be back in 50 weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, we started vacationing on Siesta Key when our kids were little, and now as adults these are their favorite memories. Our "kids" still come back year after year with us, and all of us enjoy the awesome beachfront view from our condo. We love it that your family feels the same way!
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Portland, Maine USA

Quality Beach/ Water/Outstanding Condo Accomadations

  • 5 of 5

The Condo unit has to be the best in all categories , offering an extremely clean and comfortable

living arrangement.The view is spectacular at sunset and offers a day's end activity.The condo

complex offers helpful ,and convenient amenities within feet of the beach.The condo unit offered

private bedroom and bath units for your guests with an open kitchen/ dinning/ and living room

fully equipped for all your needs.The local restaurants were excellent along with your local grocery

stores close to walk or drive.The local people were helpful and we felt safe at all times.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree 100%! The views from our penthouse location are outstanding. Even our pictures don't totally capture the phenomenal panoramic view one sees in person from every room of our condo. Couple the view with an upscale, open concept kitchen, and location directly on the water........we feel this is the best location for a beach vacation!
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Vail, Colorado

Best on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

I’m not prone to tossing around superlatives but when describing this outstanding unit the first words that come to mind are, “Best on the Beach.” My wife and I have stayed at VRBOs from Florida to Oregon and have yet to find one that can compare to Don and Debbie’s luxury condo on Siesta Beach. The views are perhaps the best not just on Siesta Beach, but also possibly in all of Sarasota (12th floor overlooking Siesta Beach and the Gulf of Mexico – wow!) – and that’s not all. The location is prime, right on the beach, close to restaurants, shopping and just about every water activity you can think of. The unit has been remodeled, the screened in porch (it’s huge) is ideal for meals or just sitting, reading and listening to the “ocean.” The unit is outfitted as you might your own home; and coupled with the way it's been remodeled it, there’s an easy grace to this beachfront property that’s hard to replicate. Over the years my wife and I have personally checked out 13 other condos on Siesta Beach, and none come close to this top-of-the-line VRBO – if it’s available, grab it – you will not regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we love it when our guests feel like this about our condo! We have been blessed to have "guests" who actually seem more like friends, and are delighted each and every time they tell us how much they enjoyed our beachfront home. We have tried to anticipate every need, as this is also our home. We enjoy sharing our fabulous view, as we totally agree, there is none better than ours! You have to see it to believe it!
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N. Bethesda, MD

Two Weeks in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with Debbie & Don's beautiful condo. They have done a marvelous job of decorating and furnishing it with every conceivable comfort and with the highest quality features: Top of the line cabinetry and appliances, charming dishes and serving pieces, lovely original art and beautiful and comfortable furniture. We greatly appreciated the love and care that they put into this condo -- it felt like the kind of home we are used to and we certainly made certain that we treated it with the respect it deserves.

We loved the incredible view of beautiful Siesta Key Beach and the magnificent sunsets from the lanai that adjoins both bedrooms and the living and dining room. We enjoyed our walks along the beach and into the village for meals or ice-cream or gelato. Don't miss the glass elevator at the end of the corridor -- it's much more "scenic" than the one closest to the unit!! The location near the southern bridge to the mainland made trips into Sarasota, or to some of our favorite discoveries (the Ringling Museum, Spanish Point, Myakka State Park, Celery Fields for bird watching) and even to Costco & Trader Joe's quite easy. By the time we returned "Home" from our excursions we were more than ready to stretch out and enjoy our favorite shows on the terrific jumbo flatscreen tv in the living room or catch up with the news on the bedroom flatscreen tv -- or to curl up with a book or to just do nothing at all but to enjoy the view!

It was truly like two weeks in Paradise and and very hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review of our beachfront home. Your comprehensive testimonial is spot-on with what makes our place a perfect vacation destination! Looking forward to having you return year after year.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota SRQ
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Siesta Key, Siesta Key

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
8 night minimum stay
Early December 2016
27 Nov 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Pre-Season & Christmas
11 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Peak Season
1 Feb 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65
Cleaning Fee £119 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change with reservations made greater than 8 months from arrival date. Rental agreement emailed to guest for completion, includes cancellation terms. Guests agree to abide by Crystal Sands condominium rules (sent upon commencement of rental agreement) and Owner's unit rules. Keys and security info sent to guest 2 weeks prior to check-in.

Additional waterfront properties available by this owner, see #573701.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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