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Eight Steps to the #1 Beach in the Country! - Old Man and the Sea Inn 2BR (4)

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

8 Steps to the Sand of Siestas Best Beach, House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

A Gertrude Rentals Property! Rated "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand" at the Great International Sand Challenge. Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Residing in Siesta Keys most "private" non-private beach neighborhood and just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach, a beach that forms a cove and boasts the calmest/clearest water on the island. It also has a limestone reef to the south, popular with colorful marine life and is listed in most top things "to do" lists for Sarasota County. The upstairs and downstairs patios of our home were designed for tropical living and taking full advantage of sea breezes. After a day of snorkeling, fishing or just lazing in the warm gulf waters, you can rejuvenate on your westerly facing balconies, in the downstairs indoor/outdoor dining and lounging area, or just swing yourself to sleep in our hammocks.

The Old Man and the Sea Inn is generously decorated and our furnishings, towels and linens are less than 12 months old. Every bedroom has lush high thread-count 100% cotton sheets and abundant pillows. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a gas grill downstairs, and you can find fresh fish at the Village Market or catch your own at the beach nearby.

*Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval. A Location Event Fee of $2000 applies. A Guest based Event Fee of $23 per guest in excess of the maximum occupancy applies. Events can only be scheduled by reserving every unit on the given location. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under the age of 21. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is an "unstaffed inn" with no check in or check out process required.

More Details

Property Manager
Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Korean
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC

Gertrude Vacation Rentals is dedicated to “Gertrude Van-Lopik Jones”, an early pioneer of both adventure and life experience travel, vigorous lover of life, and model for standing above the everyday.

Gertrude Rentals has 20 seriously sweet vacation rentals, both budget and luxury options, in all my favorite locations; Siesta Key, Spring Lake NJ (aka “The Irish Riviera”), NYC, and now the Green Mountain National Forest of VT. I never manage properties I don't own and each Gertrude Rentals property has been hand-selected, remodeled, and appointed with the comfort and enjoyment of my guests in mind.

During the last 7 seasons, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting over 4,000 vacations for groups and individuals, and received thousands of 5-star reviews. I’ve hosted; engagements weddings and honeymoons, 100th birthday parties and 70th anniversary parties, bachelors and bachelorette trips, homecomings for students and for soldiers, vacations for in-recovery adolescent cancer patients and their families, post-op housing for an anonymous kidney donor and a lung transplant recipient, yoga and wellness retreats, single parents traveling alone with kids, family reunions, empty nester getaways, and many others. All of them had one thing in common, they were in search of a well deserved vacation from an owner who understands their vacation time is precious.

–Daniel Jones, Super Host and Premier Partner Awards recipient.

Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC purchased this house in 2013

Why Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC chose Siesta Key

Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Residing in the most "private" non-private beach neighborhood in Siesta Key, The Old Man and the Sea Inn can accommodate up to 24 guests and is a four unit Key West-style home located just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach. Southern Crescent Beach forms a cove that boasts the calmest/clearest water on the island and was rated "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand" at the Great International Sand Challenge. It also has a limestone reef to the south which is popular with colorful marine life and is listed in most top things "to do" lists for Sarasota County. The upstairs and downstairs patios of our home were designed for tropical living and taking full advantage of sea breezes. After a day of snorkeling, fishing or just lazing in the warm gulf waters, you can rejuvenate on your westerly facing balconies, in the downstairs indoor/outdoor dining and lounging area, or just swing yourself to sleep in our hammocks. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is generously decorated and our furnishings, towels and linens are less than 12 months old. Every bedroom has lush high thread-count 100% cotton sheets and abundant pillows. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a gas grill downstairs, and you can find fresh fish at the Village Market or catch your own at the beach nearby. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is an "unstaffed inn" with no check in or check out process required. Located at: 6905 Point of Rocks Rd. Siesta Key FL https://maps.google.com/ .

What makes this house unique

Residing in the most "private" non-private beach neighborhood in Siesta Key, The Old Man and the Sea Inn can accommodate up to 24 guests and is a four unit Key West-style home located just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • *Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunkroom
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Remodeled in 2013, new furniture. WIFI, cable, new 36" flat screen TV, new down alternative pillows and new high thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Five steps to beach. Indoor and outdoor dining.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Eight Steps to the #1 Beach in the Country! - Old Man and the Sea Inn 2BR (4)
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
poughkeepsie ,ny
5

great place

  • 5 of 5

love the experience ,the house was clean and comfortable,the location was awesome ,my family had a great time can't wait to do it again .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Overall, very good

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this was a great rental. It is very close to the beach, has plenty of room and everything we needed for our stay. It was especially nice to have beach towels and chairs/umbrella provided so we did not have to bring our own. Daniel responded quickly when I reached out to him via email but he did not get the message I sent through VRBO. The bed was comfortable and overall, the condo was clean.

I had three disappointments with regards to this condo. First, the condo in the pictures you see on VRBO may not be pictures of the unit you will be assigned to. Second, I thought it was a pretty clean place, but my socks were filthy after walking around in the condo and the kitchen rug was pretty dirty/stained. Finally, there is a light right outside the master bedroom of unit 1 that is very bright at night and really lights up the bedroom even with the blinds closed, making it hard to sleep.

I would probably stay here again if I traveled to this area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for being short but I just had a baby (yay!), And I’m busier than normal :-) I’m glad this guest enjoyed their stay, but wanted to comment on a few things. The rug is new, less than a-year-old, but we will replace it, and the light outside the bedroom is controlled by the switch inside the unit by the front door. Regarding The unit the Guest visited being different than the unit they rented… No, never, it’s always the exact unit. We replaced some accent rugs and might have changed a stick of furniture here and there or bedspreads but But my units are always always going to be improvements, we never go backwards and are constantly investing money into our units. Thank you and please take some time to read some of our other reviews, we are very proud of them.
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location. Clean with cute decor.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Old man and the Sea best stay ever

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed there 2nd week of August 2017 plenty of room clean and close to the beach. We'll be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ottumwa, Iowa
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

My son and I traveled to Sarasota to visit my father in law , his grandfather for his 90th birthday party. We decided to stay near the beach and I chose "Old Man and the Sea" . We arrived very late as our flight was cancelled several times, around 2:30am in the morning. However when we arrived we were met with the lights on in the property, the TV on and a bottle of lovely wine with crackers. What a warm welcome after a long day traveling.... The apartment was spacious, tastefully decorated, and the air conditioning kept it cool and comfortable ! There were plenty of towels to use inside and for the beach, beach chairs and beach toys. We had only to walk to the beach a short distance which was perfect ! My 90 year old father in law came one night for dinner and was able to enjoy the sunset as it was only a short distance. There is a common area for guests to use and gas grill , table and chairs and plenty of seating. I really can't believe how much was available to use for our convenience......quite a gem and I'm planning on coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland
4

Oh la la...

  • 4 of 5

Great location to the beach path, crossing a very small, almost one lane private road. Plenty big enough for the four of us, (could easily sleep 8) and is kept very clean. I will give this place a 4 1/2 stars, only because we came for a week from California, and did not intend to eat out every meal. We had to buy some condiment and, paper products etc....I have recommend this place already to many of our Florida friends, and we would defiantly stay again. Thank you Daniel for letting us stay in one of your many beautiful homes.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Curts Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Gulf Gate
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Miguel French Cuisine
Nearest Beach
Siesta's Crescent Beach

Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Residing in the most "private" non-private beach neighborhood in Siesta Key, The Old Man and the Sea Inn can accommodate up to 24 guests and is a four unit Key West-style home located just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach. Southern Crescent Beach forms a cove that boasts the calmest/clearest water on the island and was rated "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand" at the Great International Sand Challenge. It also has a limestone reef to the south which is popular with colorful marine life and is listed in most top things "to do" lists for Sarasota County. The upstairs and downstairs patios of our home were designed for tropical living and taking full advantage of sea breezes. After a day of snorkeling, fishing or just lazing in the warm gulf waters, you can rejuvenate on your westerly facing balconies, in the downstairs indoor/outdoor dining and lounging area, or just swing yourself to sleep in our hammocks. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is generously decorated and our furnishings, towels and linens are less than 12 months old. Every bedroom has lush high thread-count 100% cotton sheets and abundant pillows. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a gas grill downstairs, and you can find fresh fish at the Village Market or catch your own at the beach nearby. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is an "unstaffed inn" with no check in or check out process required. Located at: 6905 Point of Rocks Rd. Siesta Key FL https://maps.google.com/ .

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.21
Pet Fee £114.21

*Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval. A Location Event Fee of $2000 applies. A Guest based Event Fee of $23 per guest in excess of the maximum occupancy applies. Events can only be scheduled by reserving every unit on the given location. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under the age of 21.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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