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1of-a-kind home on gulf of Mexico SPECIAL PRICING SEPT /OCT see reviews

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beachfront - bed 2 baths 2 sleeps 6 pool

This two bedroom/two bathroom light-filled, ocean front home is located just 13 steps to the sand and 60 yards to the water. The interior has been professionally decorated in a cool palette of ocean colors.

Highlights of this home:

· Complete privacy in this standalone home

· Two bedrooms: one has one king and bedroom two has 2 queen-sized beds

· Free high-speed wireless internet

· Three TVs with cable

· Gas fireplace

· Full sized stainless steel appliances in well stocked kitchen and pantry

· On-site full size washer/dryer

· Stereo system and DVD player

· Two sofa sleeper couches and one futon – property can sleep up to eight

· 40 feet of windows with hurricane shutters facing the Gulf

· Clean, well maintained lawn

· Master bedroom faces Gulf with small patio

· Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers

· Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Casablanca fans

· Free access to pool (with free use of beach towels) next door

· Ample storage

· Dining room seats up to 10

· Entire home is on one level, making it safe for little ones or elderly guests

· Our beachside patio overlooks the Gulf of Mexico

All you need is your bathing suit and a toothbrush.

Welcome to the Zilli family Villa beach house on Longboat Key. After using this 2,000 sf home for their own family vacations, the house was completely redecorated and stocked to offer all the comforts of home to our VRBO guests. A cool, beachy palette welcomes you to sit back and relax.

You’ll find everything you need on-site from free wifi to dishes, linens, towels and even a few extras you may need for your stay like puzzles and soap.

The nearby pool has a covered grilling area with picnic table overlooking the beach.

There's plenty of room for bikes, a bike trailer and/or several vehicles. Hope to see you soon

Please view my other beautiful vacation homes and make plans now to visit Longboat Key to see why we love it!

Zilli Tower 503 ID 3510391

Zilli Tower 101 ID 4649102

More Details

Owner
Jim Zilli
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Jim Zilli

Jim Zilli grew up in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. He started coming to Longboat Key in the early 1980s and purchased the Villa as a family retreat in 2004. He chose this property as it was the perfect vacation property and is the only ocean-front standalone home in the area. It didn’t take long before he decided to make Longboat Key his year-round home. Since 2009, he has lived here full time and has gone on to purchase additional properties nearby including a nearby one-bedroom condo in January 2013. The Villa retains the elegantly appointed feel of a family home with all the upscale touches of an attractive, well-kept and much-loved property.

Jim is CEO in the family’s Wisconsin on off-site catering special events business, so he has ample experience in hospitality. He finds great enjoyment and satisfaction helping guests have fantastic vacations in his properties – many of whom come back year after year. “I have many families who I have gotten to know over the years and spent time, dining, golfing, helped them find realtors, and more,” says Jim.

Clients have complimented Jim’s style as attentive and not pushy. They appreciate he will check in with them during their stay. He wants renters to know he’s there for them.

Jim Zilli purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jim Zilli chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

The most apparent reason Jim chose Longboat Key is the weather and beauty of this location, and the Villa located just steps from a world-class beach. Guests never run out of things to do, whether it’s enjoying the nightlife in nearby Sarasota or only collecting shells along the white sand beach. The weather provides just enough variety so that you won’t be bored. Unlike other areas of Florida, Longboat Key is quiet, safe and has a small-town feel he enjoys. The area feels remote and natural, yet it’s easy to access with the Sarasota airport just 7 miles east of Sarasota or from Tampa, which is 40 minutes away.

One of Jim’s favorite things to do is golf, and (there are several world-class courses within a 20-minute drive). He also enjoys movies and recommends the annual film festival in Sarasota. He keeps a running list of the many, many things there are to do in the area - so whether you like to swim, sunbathe, walk the beach, golf, shop, or all of the above, Jim’s guests find plenty to keep themselves entertained. At the same time, the secluded location offers privacy and quiet, so if you, like most of us, need to catch up on rest while you’re here, you can fall asleep to nothing more than the gentle sound of the surf.

What makes this villa unique

One-of-a-kind home right on the Gulf of Mexico view the video and slideshow, private yard pool next to the house. Open concept two bedroom two bath washer dryer, master bedroom faces the gulf. Fireplace /giant screen TVs in each room, stainless steel appliances, dedicated carport

· Complete privacy in this stand alone home

· Two bedrooms: one has one king and bedroom two has two queen-sized beds

· Free high-speed wireless internet

· Three TVs with cable

· Gas fireplace

· Full sized stainless steel appliances in well-stocked kitchen and pantry

· On-site full-size washer/dryer

· Stereo system and DVD player

· Two sofa sleeper couches and one futon – property can sleep up to eight

· 40 feet of windows with hurricane shutters facing the Gulf

· Clean, well-maintained lawn

· Master bedroom faces Gulf with small patio

· Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers

· Both bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Casablanca fans

· Free access to pool (with free use of beach towels) next door

· Ample storage

· Dining room seats up to 10

· Entire home is on one level, making it safe for little ones or elderly guests

· Our beachside patio overlooks the Gulf of Mexico

View other owned properties:

Zilli Tower 503 ID 3510391

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3510391

Zilli Tower 101 ID 4649102

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4649102

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second time we stayed at the villa. It is everything they promised, clean, well maintained, plenty of room and all the amenities you need. We enjoyed the all glass doors overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. You have your own private courtyard. Close and convenient to activities, attractions, shopping and restaurants, but we cooked a lot at the villa and really didn't have to go anywhere because it is the perfect place to relax, play, swim, collect shells, watch the sunsets, laugh and make memories. It is like your own private home. Make sure you visit the Mote Museum as there is so much sea life you haven't seen before. We also rented a boat at a marina and had a blast! We were swimming and manatee came up to us and we also saw dolphins jumping and playing. Got in a little fishing too! We look forward to returning hopefully next year.
Feb 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Longboat Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • · Both bathrooms have combination tub/showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master bedroom features a warm palette, beautiful gulf views and a king-sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2000 Square Feet, Two Bedrooms (One King - Two Queen), Three TV's DVD-VHS, Two Bathrooms, Beach front patio overlooks Gulf of Mexico, Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Fireplace, Full size stainless kitchen/ Fully stocked, Washer and Dryer, Stereo System, Putting Green. Let me tell you a little about our house, small front yard 13 steps to sand and 60 yards to the water ordinary outside looks typical Florida inside spectacular 2 bedroom 2 bath washer dryer master bedroom faces gulf with door that you can walk out on with a little patio. Inside 40ft of windows facing the gulf a little service bar and large dining room table with stereo system, hi speed Internet access, large screen TV, fireplace, sofa sleepers, tons of storage big Casablanca fans, etc. Kitchen has small butcher block stainless refrigerator and combination stove /convection microwave oven.

Reviews

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1of-a-kind home on gulf of Mexico SPECIAL PRICING SEPT /OCT see reviews
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews
5

Best beach house ever

  • 5 of 5

If you like instant access to the beach, spacious living areas, a fully functional kitchen, a grassy yard, outdoor dining, dinnertime visits by Great Blue Herons and White Egrets, a warm swimming pool, etc. etc. etc., then this is the place for you. My family had a great time and spent every day on the beach, and at the pool. We dined in almost every meal, and enjoyed some beautiful sunsets. My wife and I took turns running and swimming in the morning. It was a dream vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John , thank you so much , I truly try to make peoples memories of my home a legacy and one-of-a-kind, so many people write reviews that touch my heart. I I would like to do a review of John, he inquired for 2016 and I was booked , so he booked 2017 in the fall of 2015 , he has confirmed 2019 already, often people will book my home the week before they arrive for the upcoming year. But John is incredibly proactive, he did something else that is completely unique, he mentioned the most minor damage as to a couple things, i.e. One of the chandelier bulbs broke, every so often clients leave and there is wine stain on the furniture etc and there is no mention . My staff is trained to rigorously go thru the property each and every time. John also mentioned that they rented some movies, on pay-per-view and often people rationalize they can do it and it's after-the-fact when I find out. He screams of integrity and character, I am honored to have so many clients that truly take care of my home in the most gracious way, and treat my staff, and property liked are most love possession. John is up there my Hall of Fame
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5

Beautiful and relaxing paradise to spend with family

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely rate this beautiful home five stars and up. My family and I spent a week at this five star home. I've never been on vacation where I wanted to stay in at night, because the home was so comfortable and beautiful. We enjoyed staying in to eat dinner, family night watching movies, and beautiful sunsets. My daughters even had the opportunity to witness baby turtles make their first walk into the ocean. We loved our welcome gift. The family atmosphere was wonderful. My daughter made several friends while playing on the beach. The amenities offered at this home far exceeded our expectations. We definitely plan on coming back to stay at the Zilli Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so lucky to have clients that are so gracious and appreciate , the week before this client enjoyed my home, a turtle came up during the day which is so rare and laid her eggs , they immediately called The Moat aquarium to mark the nest as it's an endangered species, t. I already am sold out from June 9th to July 14th 2018 with all previous clients rebooking. Laura I am thrilled she had such a wonderful experience, and her eye for detail was everywhere, right down to the welcome gift.
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5

Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at the Zilli Villa and it was truly amazing! The house is so beautiful, so comfortable and the very best location! This was a perfect house for our family - clean, excellent location, great amenities, and more. The owner was so kind and helpful and very available for any need and very attentive. We felt so comfortable in the house and loved being right on the ocean. We could not have had a better time and will definitely be back annually to the Zilli Villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is 1 gracious classy lady I hope I get the chance to do business with her family and herself again such a easy joyful way to do business . High expectations yet reasonable and pragmatic 5 stars to Kristina
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5

Relaxing, comfortable, beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property right on the beach overlooking the Gulf. This rental is very well maintained & the owner, Jim, is very nice to work with. Very comfortable & a great location. Restaurants are very close by as well as attractions. My husband & I just really want to relax & sit on the beach. This home is very clean & beautiful. Check out the video on line. Love this villa & would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra and Bill as I have talked to both so gracious and sweet I I am so lucky to have clients who appreciate my properties as they are unique not typical and I try to provide the same experience when dealing with clients thank you so much for your comments . Jim
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5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

This home was idyllic! Directly on the beach with fantastic views. This home has everything that you want and need in a vacation home away from home. The owner was very attentive to our needs. We will definitately be returning to this small paradise!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very lucky to have quality clients like Terri , easy to work with appreciative . I think Idyllic describes the house perfectly thank you
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5

Wonderful villa on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family of six recently completed our 2nd week long stay at the Zilli Villa. It was every bit as great as our first visit and we'll be back again. The property is uniquely located right on a quiet stretch of beach - you virtually step right onto the sand and feel like you have the Gulf to yourself. The floor to ceiling views from the back of the Villa provide stunning views. Sunsets on the beach are incredible. As for the house itself - the living area is huge and is was very accommodating for our large family. The kitchen is fully equipeed and the site's laundry facility very convenient. We can't say enough about how well we've been taken care of by the Villa's owner Jim - he has gone above and beyond to ensure we were accommodated during both our visits. We are frequent vacation home renters and Jim & his staff are as good as it gets. Five stars!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aaron always such a pleasure to work with your family and thank you for the Kudos , my best to your wife .
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton Intl
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Enterprise Sailing Chartered Inc
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Tampa Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 75
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Longboat Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer Special
19 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,326
for 7 nights
From
£174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
HARVEST TIME
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,632
for 7 nights
From
£217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,158
for 7 nights
From
£293
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,136
for 7 nights
From
£432
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Early winter 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,524
for 7 nights
From
£345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Late winter season 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,708
for 7 nights
From
£371
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring in Season
24 Feb 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,136
for 7 nights
From
£432
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
December season
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,524
for 7 nights
From
£345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,188
for 7 nights
From
£297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.49
Additional Guest Fee £23.4 per person per night
Damage Deposit £233.97

Holiday weeks email for quotes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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