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2019 Dates Going Fast/Beachfront Penthouse Condo with Premier Location and View

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

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!

Please note, there is currently construction occurring on the exterior lanais. Please check with owner on project status when booking.

Keywords: Condominium

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Debbie Borowske
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
6 March, 2018

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 Siesta Key

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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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(29 traveller reviews)

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2019 Dates Going Fast/Beachfront Penthouse Condo with Premier Location and View
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great location and the property was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Other than the balconies being repaired and being able to use the Lanai (which we knew before we came) it was great.thanks so much for renting us this Condo. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. We certainly appreciate your flexibility and understanding of the construction. We will all be so thankful when the lanai construction is complete (there have been several unexpected delays, however, the entire building completion is now projected to be done by April 26). We hope you can return next year, and enjoy a "finished" complex with great views and a location literally right on the beach!
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Probably the best

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best condo on Siesta beach. Completely updated. Liked it so much we booked next February for the entire month. Owner was really easy to work with. Worth every dollar.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the great review. We love hearing back from our guests, and the most powerful testimonial is your next stay booked before you leave!
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Million Dollar View!

  • 4 of 5

The unit is very convenient as it is only a few steps from the elevators, recycle and trash. We never hear any outside noise while in the unit. It is well equipped and very comfortable. The lanai is very large and has 2 tables and 4 chairs to enjoy the scenery. The property is in an excellent location as it is only 20 minutes south of the SRQ airport. It is very easy to pop out and get groceries or get to restaurants and the beach is absolutely fantastic! We used the free trolley which stops right in front of the building to go to the cute little village up the beach which has a great selection of restaurants and small shops. I really can't emphasize the views both during day and night as you see the lights up the coast.

The only issue we had was that they are doing major renovations to a large number of units and on weekdays they were grinding the old paint off the lanai floors. Unfortunately these units were right above the pool so it was pretty much unusable due to the noise and it was so loud that it even carried out to the beach. It would have been nice to know this beforehand. Other than that, it was beautiful and Debbie is very responsive if you have any questions.

You will want to just sit on the lanai with a cold drink and stare at the ocean, so peaceful!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you experienced a million dollar view and that our condo was perfect inside. At the same time, we apologize for the construction inconvenience, you are actually the first guests who have mentioned it. So our heartfelt apologies. We want your vacation to be perfect. For prospective guests, the timeline for full completion of the renovations is November.
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Best view!

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing view on Siesta Key! Had some issues with cleaning but overall its an excellent condo! Very friendly and easy to work with owners, hope to be staying sometime soon again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our condo and had a great vacation. We are really sorry that our cleaning company messed up and forgot to clean on your arrival day, we appreciate your understanding with the cleaning snafu.
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Beautiful, well equipped Condo.

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was as advertised. Great location with views of the beach & water, high-end finishes with granite & tile, nicely furnished, great floorplan with both bedrooms on the beach side of the condo with access to the balcony, very well equipped kitchen, and all very clean & well maintained. Nice "Village" on the Key just 5 min. drive with good restaurant selection. Great beach, beautiful water!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your words of praise. We think no other place compares to ours; great location, awesome views, easy access to all that Siesta Key has to offer, and close proximity to downtown. Couple those top-notch features, with wonderful guests like you, and we do feel like we have a slice of paradise!
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The BEST Siesta Key views!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in several properties on Siesta Key and I can say unequivocally that Debbie and Don's condo has the most amazing 180 degree views we have ever seen - beach to bay! Every room has expansive beach views and entry onto the screened lanai, where we watched the incredible sunsets every night. The unit itself is spacious and beautifully finished with an updated tropical feel and every amenity you could need for a perfect beach get away. Debbie was a wonderful, organized owner to work with, we will most definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our home with great guests like Tracy and her family. When our guests walk away with that WOW feeling, we feel honored, and can't wait for our next guests to experience the same.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota SRQ
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Holidays & January 2019 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Peak Season
1 Feb 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Administrative Fee £180.52
Property Damage Protection £57.05
Cleaning Fee £104.7 + Tax
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. All cancellations are subject to $75 administrative fee. 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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