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Center Top Floor Beach Front Penthouse with 180° Gulf Views

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday tower in Siesta Key - Stunning Top Floor Penthouse

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Why settle for anything less when you can experience the best? Enjoy the full splendor of Crescent Beach while sitting on the 7th floor (top) 32-foot lanai that directly faces the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the rare condominiums on Crescent Beach that offers this exceptional view from the living room and from "each" bedroom. Hear the waves and see the sunset from this incredible 180-degree front view of the Gulf. After all, Siesta Key is all about the Gulf so why not enjoy a front row seat to this magnificent attraction. Have an evening cocktail on the lanai, watch the spectacular sunset, feel the gulf breeze, make a memory.

Once you visit Siesta Key it is easy to understand how the baby powder, sugary white sand of Crescent Beach has been acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world. This four-mile beach of pure white sand runs gently into the Gulf with a mild surf, making it ideal for safe swimming, walking, jogging, or just sitting back and enjoying the view in a lounge chair.

This center beachfront unit is uniquely designed to provide two bedrooms and baths that are completely separate and private from each other. Each room enjoys a full view of the Gulf and has individual access to the lanai. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. Both bedrooms have their own full bathrooms. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. The lanai directly faces the Gulf and runs the full 32-foot length of the condominium. Convenient "covered" parking is also provided. No smoking. No pets, please.

The location on the beach is very convenient. Easy walking to the grocery store, drug store, souvenirs, clothing shops, fine and casual restaurants. The "point of rocks" is also a easy walk. This unusual beach area has the best shells and if you time the tide just right it is like your own private marine land with starfish, sea urchins, etc. Siesta Key village is a short drive or long walk and also has its own unique shopping and restaurants. Rental equipment (bikes, canoes, kayaks, boats, jet skis, etc.) are conveniently available.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dennis Raetzel
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016
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About Dennis Raetzel

My family has owned several properties on Siesta Key over the years. I grew up taking family vacations and spending summers on Siesta key that hold many fond memories for me. The Penthouse in particular is my favorite place to stay because of the tremendous 180° views of the Gulf from every room and literally only takes a moment from the Penthouse to basking on the white, sugary sands of Crescent Beach.

Dennis Raetzel purchased this tower in 1980

Why Dennis Raetzel chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

My family travelled the beaches of Florida their entire lives and never found a nicer, more relaxing location than Siesta Key.

What makes this tower unique

The proximity to the beach is the key to Crescent Arms, there is no place closer to the water and more quiet and relaxing.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Center Top Floor Beach Front Penthouse with 180° Gulf Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I just spent a week here. It was wonderful. The Penthouse is huge, clean, up to date, beautifully appointed, but it's real seller is its complete view of the gulf, and the way that the lanai was carpeted and basically an extension of the living room and bedrooms. I cannot think of a better place, and I certainly am hoping to return not just for next summer but for many years to come. The owner, D R, is wonderful and extremely helpful in all ways possible.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We researched several places to stay and I believe we got one of the best ! The owner is very personable and the condo and furnishings are very nice. The bed was very comfortable. Great view directly on the gulf.

The location is great. A very wide and beautiful beach.

Definitely look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and i loved this property, it was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. The unit was extremely clean, beds were very comfortable view was amazing. I love the fact that we could walk to a few restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm so happy you enjoyed you stay We love to hear that our Guests had a great time on their Vacations. Please let us know when you wish to come back we would be pleased to have you return Thanks very much Dennis
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  • 5 of 5

Bautiful condo with stunning view and directly on my new favorite beach!. Unit is well maintained and very clean. Owner was great to work with. For our party of three, including a college age daughter it was perfect. Location on island is great as well. A short drive to main village or an easy bike ride on the beach.

Will definately look to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa Thank you very much for you kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and we hope that you can return again very soon. It really is a million dollar view from the Top ! Thanks again. Dennis
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Great Penthouse on a Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in this beautiful Condo! We loved the unit and we loved the complex. It is very roomy, walking distance to a few restaurants and a grocery store. The unit has ceiling fans, which are hard to find. Plenty of towels and such. We are looking at a date we can book for next year already!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect penthouse!!!

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse is truly a penthouse! Amazing view and impeccable furnishings! We absolutely loved every minute of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

Crescent Beach on Siesta Key, the worlds number one rated beach is a perfect place for your next vacation! The view is second to none, the Penthouse is newly refurbished and being on the beach is a memory that will stay in your mind until the end of time. The surrounding Sarasota area has so much to offer with one-of-a-kind shopping, bike and boat rentals, attractions and restaurants that make your mouth water!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday tower in Siesta Key, Siesta Key

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

NO Charges for Cleaning NO Administrative Fees NO Security Deposit
$400 Deposit required to reserve dates requested/Balance due 60 days prior to

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date

Monthly Rates: Call Dennis to discuss discounts on monthly rates

Any Questions, Please Call , I Will Be Happy to Help You Plan Your Beach Vacation Getaway!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday tower in the Siesta Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • tower
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 7 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bathroom
  • Both bathroom newly updated in December 2013
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New linens and King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , New linens and beds
  • All new beds and linens throughout the Penthouse in December 2013. 400 thread count linens will lull you to sleep in comfort.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No matter what your are seeking for your vacation, Siesta Key has it all to offer. . .shopping, golf, boating, fishing, and so much more. Just a few miles from St. Armands Circle with trendy and eclectic shopping. You may never need to go shopping after experiencing the sugary, white sands of Crescent Beach. The quartz content in the beach makes it cool under your feet and the perfect place to soak in the rays.

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