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Voted No. 1 Beach in US - 10th Floor Beachfront - Steps to Sand!

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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

2 Bedrooms w/beach view , 2 Baths, 1 King, 2 twins + Rollaway bed, (Sleeps 4

Spectacular sunsets, powdery soft sand, and panoramic views of 3-Mile Crescent Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and Sarasota Bay are yours from each room and the well-appointed screened 30' lanai. READ OUR REVIEWS!! Experience a serene, relaxing Hamptons-style atmosphere for your beach vacation in this comfortable, cozy and spacious 10th floor condo on world-famous Siesta Key. Amenities include: NEW fabulous 60' HD SMART TV, HD TVs in both bedrooms, HE washer/dryer, new stainless Fisher/Paykel stainless steel café door fridge, work desk, Hi-Fi, high-speed Internet, computer, and color printer/scanner/copier. Keurig and conventional coffee maker; well-equipped kitchen with great cookware, knives, etc., recent dishwasher; beautiful bathrooms and walk-in closets in both baths. We provide terry cloth his/her robes for trips to the beach, plenty of beach towels, toys, cozy throws for watching TV.

Crystal Sands has two heated pools, one directly beachfront. The condo and lanai face the crystal clear, calm waters of the Gulf with its unlimited water activities. Beach chairs and chaise lounges provided. Two-seat cabanas can be rented. Three-mile Crescent Beach is one of the best walking beaches in U.S.; 20-minute walk to the Siesta Key public beach for beach volleyball, tennis, lunch and special activities, such as free yoga Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. on the Public Beach. Family Sunday night drumming circle Public Beach. Excellent shopping and fine dining in nearby quaint Siesta Village, and unmatched cultural activities in and around scenic Sarasota. One-half hour to Sarasota Airport, 1 1/2 hours from Tampa/St. Pete and Fort Meyers Airports.

Walk to marina and rent speedboats on the intercoastal waterway - a beautiful ride to Venice for lunch, and you may see a manatee on the way!

Rentals are available by SEASON, MONTH, OR TWO-WEEK MINIMUM, ONLY.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jane Wattis
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2016
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About Jane Wattis

Dick grew up in Philadelphia, Jane grew up in St. Marys, PA.

We live in Washington DC and have been renting the condo on VRBO for seven years and love decorating, redecorating and have furnished this condo to provide a home-away-from home feeling. It must work because the majority of our guests come back year after year.

Jane Wattis purchased this condo in 1987

Why Jane Wattis chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Dick grew up on the water, and we both love to golf, so what can be better!


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Voted No. 1 Beach in US - 10th Floor Beachfront - Steps to Sand!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
Ithaca, NY 14850

An exceptional holiday experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this property several times - very happily, and we look forward to renting in 2016/17. We were too late making reservations in 2015/16 but we were on Siesta Key during the tornado referred to in another review. This is to assure renters that Jane & Dick are very conscientious owners, and always responsive to any problems in the condo. The tornado was so unexpected and devastating. The responders did the best they could under very stressful circumstances. They needed to assure that people were not hurt, to assure safety (large branches, screens, fences etc; were dangling and blowing around), they needed to restore power and water, there were gawkers, insurance assessors, police, news trucks, utility trucks, red cross trucks with food etc; the wind blew gale force through the next day. Yes, people suffered, and people's vacations were diminished. I talked with Jane in the morning (tornado blew through at 3AM), and they were already trying very hard to make things as right as they could from a distance. This is not a typical review, you can read the others for the great time you will have if you rent this condo. Just know that the five star reviews are the ones that tell the story most accurately.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 4
United Kingdom

Disastrous Vacation

  • 1 of 5

This was our third visit to Dick and Jane's condo. The first two couldn't have been more enjoyable hence our third visit. Unfortunately midway through January the building was struck by a severe tornado which blew out the windows of the master bedroom and damaged the frames of all the other doors and windows. As a result of this the bedroom window was boarded up and the lanai was deemed unsafe. The owners with our help allowed various contractors and insurance assessors access to the condo. We went out of our way to help and to send video and photographic evidence of the damage. Unfortunately this was not enough for the owners who without our consent allowed everybody and anybody access to the condo without our permission and without prior warning. People came and went whenever they wanted using their own keys whether we were there or not and at one time just barging in without even knocking. When I complained to the owners that we were entitled to warning to have time to hide our valuables, money and passports their response was to put them in the trunk of our car. At no time did they ask after our welfare or consider a refund for our ruined vacation. We spent two weeks with boarded up windows, no lanai and freezing draughty conditions the contractors left a filthy mess and never tidied up . Finally they refused to return our security deposit and only on the threat of litigation did they return it. We will never return after being treated in such a callous way.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch CO

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular sunsets every single night for 2 weeks straight, right from the Lanai. This condo has everything one would expect plus more. It is spacious, very clean with all the utensils, etc. that one needs. The beach is just steps away from the condo. Close to shops and eateries, most within walking distance. We especially enjoyed “Miguel’s” and the “Fish Market.” If you make it over to the shops on Lido Beach, be sure to stop in for a bite to eat at “Columbia”; the restaurant has been there for over 100 years and the food is fabulous. And don’t forget to visit the “Ringling Brothers Circus Museum; we spent an entire day there.

It was wonderful falling asleep each night to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. You will also enjoy the 60” HD Smart TV; we certainly did. We didn’t want to leave this idyllic place, but will be sure to return. Owners are a joy to work with.

Try it-you’ll love it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warren, NJ

Priceless! Great view, great beach, great condo!

  • 5 of 5

We've come to the area for 20 years to visit my parents, and this was the first year we needed to find a place to stay. We feel like we hit the jackpot at a luxury hotel! The condo was gorgeous and the owners had everything you could think of from Wi-Fi, PC, printer, games, beach toys, puzzles, tools and even Christmas lights which we promptly put up as we spent the holiday there. The fireworks on New Years went on for hours up and down the beach and many exploded right at eye level from the lanai directly in front of the condo. It was a New Years the kids will never forget. I loved getting up early each morning to take long walks on the beach and came home with a treasure full of sea shells much more wonderful and varied than in all the years of my visiting Siesta Key and Venice Beaches. The kids got to see tons of live conchs, live starfish, live sand dollars, live sea urchins, and even a small ray. The water was a bit chilly, but we still swam and went hunting for sharks teeth at Manasota Beach which yielded us more teeth than Sharky's Beach, but Manasota lacks the facilities and ambience of Sharky's.

Although Siesta Key is our favorite beach with the finest talcum powder-like sand, it was the condo that made this vacation so wonderful. We were able to bring my mom, who has trouble walking, from her nearby retirement home to spend some real quality time with the family. We spent hours on the HUGE lanai playing cards, looking at sea shells, watching the sun set, and enjoying seafood and wine with an amazing view. She came down to the pool area and could sit on the patio at the edge of the beach and watch and talk as we played soccer and Frisbee on the beach. It was truly priceless.

The owners are wonderful, helpful, very accommodating and treat you like family. They have two journals in the condo that the guests write in. Be sure to read them as there are LOADS of suggestions and reviews of local places. Our favorites include Yoder's (incredible amish restaurant with long lines - even at 4:00, but the large portions of food and homemade pies are worth the wait), Captain Curt's, Miguel's, and Sharky's.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Perry Ontario Canada


  • 5 of 5

This is simply perfection. From the moment you step through the doors you know you have arrived in paradise

The owners have created a warm and inviting atmosphere that will only enhance your stay. The new large screen TV is an added attraction and the lanai is huge and very comfortable.We are always surprised every year with the new upgrades. This year the new fridge and front loading washer and dryer were perfect. Every detail from the linens to extra towels to the airy decor makes you think you are at a 5 star hotel. Jane and Richard are the perfect owners as they are both helpful and considerate. We have been staying here for 6 years and look forward everytime to our first class vacation. The beach is right below your feet and makes it so convenient. You can walk to fun restaurants and shopping is very close. We take advantage of all the nearby golf courses Everytime people enter they say WOW and we know why. We love this place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bayern, Germany

❤️ A wonderful vacation ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Very nice appartment only a few steps to the beach. Everything is there air matress, games for the kids simply everything. You can use the washer and dryer as well, plus u got the newspaper everyday. Really comfortable. It was just an amazing trip and would do it over again in a heartbeat. It's like home. I can only recommend this place. Best vacation we ever had.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Rte 42 Tamiami Trail -
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
10 minute walk
Nearest Beach
steps to the beach
Car: recommended

Experience the powdery soft famous quartz sand of our beach. Ideal beach for children with gradual slope into the clear blue water. Golf (30 area courses), Opera, Ballet, Symphony, Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Aquarium, world-class shopping at St. Armand's Circle, downtown Sarasota and miles of mall shopping, gourmet and family restaurants abound on the Key and in the area, Charming Siesta Village is fun for family time and night life, oyster bar, shell shops, ice cream shops, spas, etc. One hour from Tampa Intl airport; 20 minutes from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport; 1 1/2 hour from Disney World. Golf during the office-season offers opportunities to play at reduced rate at many courses and country clubs which are closed to non-members from November to May.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £329
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 6' walk in shower, separate sink; dressing area with sink;
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Lush towels, beach towels, robes, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, excellent lighting; heat lamps in both bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Walk-in closet; view of Gulf and door to lanai;
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Dressers, walk-in closet; desk; HD TV; 2 sinks
  • King size beds (1) Luxurious linens and view of Gulf from the bed, also opens to lanai., Twin or Single Beds (2) Exceptionally comfortable mattresses and box springs., Child Beds Rollaway(1) .
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Condo has split plan, with private spacious master suite on one side, twin-guest bedroom on other side of main living area for excellent privacy; workdesk overlooking Crescent Beach in Master BR, spacious walk-in closets in both BRs; All rooms view Cresent Beach and open onto the lanai, assigned covered parking space, cordial office staff to assist you. Nearby access to Legacy Bike trail from Sarasota to Venice with bike rentals within walking distance. Great kayaking, paddleboarding, parasailing, eco tours and three miles of beaches for walking and cycling. Also, surf fishing is popular on our beach.

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