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Beautiful Condo On Award Winning Beach

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Newly Updated 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condos Sleep 6

You will love our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a spacious 1,100 square feet of room to call your own. This gulf front condo is located on the second floor. There are elevators in the resort so the condo is easily accessible. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi. It is located on the gorgeous, uncrowded beaches of Longboat Key, and near the cultural haven of Sarasota. The condo is on the beach side of the island and has its own private beach area, with new lounge chairs on the beach and umbrellas in the condo for your use. We are a smaller association so all of the units are very close to the beach and pool. We take very good care of our condo and make sure that it has nice mattresses, has a fully stocked kitchen, and lots of extras to make your stay enjoyable. This will be a vacation you will always remember.

Also, there is an office on the property that is open seven days per week for your convenience. They are open 9 am to 5 pm to deliver your keys and parking pass and see to your needs. If you arrive after hours, you will need to contact them ahead of time. Besides the office staff, there are two full time maintenance people to handle your needs.

The online calendar represents times when the condo is available. Please inquire as to the dates you desire and if there is any flexibility in your dates.

Our condominium has a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico not only from the balcony, but from the living room as well. We replaced all the carpet, put in all new stainless steel appliances, bought new living room furniture, replaced mattresses, added ceiling fans in the bedrooms, put in new flat screen HDTV’s and Blue Ray players (Netflix/Pandora, etc. capable), replaced the bedding and wall hangings, and made several other improvements. If you like to spend time on the patio, you will love the beautiful table with balcony height swivel chairs and the chaise reclining lounge chair with ottoman and end table. There is also an umbrella for the patio. We upgraded the kitchen utensils to make dining at home easy. We also added some fun stuff like a wine bottle fridge and an espresso machine and coffee grinder, you know, the essentials. We also purchased a play pen, stroller and high chair for our littlest guests! The condo has a wi-fi connection. There are flat screen HDTV’s in the living room (40') and both bedrooms (32') with over 200 channels and the closet in the utility room harbors beach toys, coolers and ice packs for the beach and two beach umbrellas. We also installed a safe in the Master Bedroom closet. Our unit has a private parking space which is right next to the stairs and elevator. The condo is a two bedroom, two bath, with a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. The master has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom has two singles, so the condo can sleep six comfortably. Our unit has a very nice view of the water as well. It is very relaxing sitting on the deck and watching the waves roll in!

Lastly, if you have a group requiring more than one unit, please let us know and we can assist you in finding good rates on additional units at our association.

Longboat Key

Longboat Key is a safe, quiet beach community. While there are restaurants (including one right next door) and stores for your needs, it is a very “residential” community compared to most beach front areas that can be crowded, have traffic congestion, and noisy. So, Longboat is perfect for relaxing with friends and family. You will enjoy the mild temperatures all year round, with highs in the winter months averaging in the low seventies and breezes off of the Gulf in the summer. The beaches in this area rate as tops in the nation by numerous publications and the beautiful white sandy beach directly in front of our condos is no exception. Spend time on the beach lounging and watching the birds as you all enjoy the warm water and soft white sand! Longboat offers numerous activities as well; golfing, fishing (from shore or boat), biking (bike rental is right next door), bird watching, walks along the beach or on the walking/biking trail that runs right by the resort are a few of the casual activities available on the island. All of your needed conveniences are nearby as well. Longboat has a large grocery store, a CVS pharmacy, and several nice restaurants. It also has several churches and a synagogue right on the island. If this is your first visit, you will see why Longboat was recently rated the #2 island destination in North America by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Just across the bridge is St. Armands Circle, with numerous unique shops and outstanding restaurants. On the adjacent mainland is the town of Sarasota, with abundant cultural activities such as opera, museums, art exhibits and numerous dining and shopping opportunities. Included among them are the galleries of the Ringling Museum of Art and live theater at Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and Aloso Repertory Theatre. Other attractions are the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Joan Durante Park. A family favorite, the Mote Marine has Gulf related marine life exhibits and touching pools. Just about an hour up the interstate is Busch Gardens which has rides, shows, animal attractions and lots of fun for the whole family. Within about a three hour drive is Disney World in Orlando. The area around Longboat offers numerous other activities as well, so, while Longboat is quiet and peaceful, it isn’t isolated.

Our Development

Our development is, simply, gorgeous. While staying at another complex, my wife and I were walking up the beach. The outside beauty of our condos tempted us to walk into the resort and take a look around, so we did. What we found was a newly renovated beach resort that has a tremendous outward appeal. It was then that we decided that this would be the focus of our search for a Florida condo. We discovered later that the association had recently completed an extensive renovation, and the results are beautiful. Many places in the area are overdue for such renovations, and ours stands out as a very upscale, modernized resort by comparison. Since our purchase, there have been many new improvements as well. Since the resort has only 60 total units, and only six in each building, it provides a very comfortable, casual and uncrowded atmosphere. We sit right on our own private, beautiful, soft white sandy beach (our beach is rated #2 in the U.S. in some national publications). We have a very large heated pool, tennis and basketball courts, shuffleboard, and grilling area. There is a large open grassy area for the children to play and beautiful landscaping all around. The resort has a full time staff and provides basketballs, tennis rackets, beach toys, lounge chairs around the pool and for the private beach area, beach umbrellas, linens, bath and beach towels. Located in the middle of the island, we have convenient access to all of the island’s pleasures. There are also two restaurants right next door.

Lastly, we would appreciate your using the echeck option for payment upon making the reservation.

Thanks a lot, let us know if you have any questions.

More Details

Owner
Bruce and Karen Goracke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Bruce and Karen Goracke

My wife and I both grew up, and still live in, Omaha, Nebraska. Business brought us to Sarasota several years ago and we liked the area so much we decided to look into purchasing a place in the area. It was a long hunt, but we finally found the treasure. We are eager to share our place with our guests!

Bruce and Karen Goracke purchased this condo in 2012

Why Bruce and Karen Goracke chose Longboat Key

We have been looking at acquiring a beachfront property for years before finally purchasing this unit on Longboat. The area offers a safe, peaceful environment, yet still has the essentials in very close proximity. There is a large grocery store, pharmacy, shops, restaurants and pubs, and other activities, all while maintaining a very homey, residential feel. This is what attracted us to Longboat. Our resort's beauty and great management made the decision to focus on a property in this association an easy one. We hope you will enjoy your stay, and please send us any suggestions for bettering our place, as we want our guests to have as pleasurable a stay as possible. With its beauty, friendliness and great management, our association can and will accomplish this objective. Very well maintained grounds and amenities, without the pretentiousness, make staying with us a relaxing pleasure.

What makes this condo unique

We have replaced carpet, installed all new stainless steel appliances, replaced living room furniture and mattresses and generally upgraded the condo to a new level. Other upgrades are constantly in the works as well. This in combination with the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico make it an ideal vacation spot!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Longboat Key in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms have been recently renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest - 2 Single Bed
  • The Living Room has a queen sized sleeper sofa. The Master Bedroom is equipped with a King sized bed and its own bathroom with shower. The Master also has a 40' LED HDTV with Blu Ray/DVD player and is WiFi and Netflix ready. The guest bedroom has two single beds with new mattresses and also has a flat screen TV with a DVD player. New carpet was just installed in both bedrooms. The Master bedroom has two nice sized closets and the Guest bedroom has one.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
5

Beautiful beach, clean and comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for MEMORIAL Day weekend. Even though tropical storm Alberto brought some rain and wind we were so close to the beach we could go inside and play cards and games when the weather got bad. Nice community. Condo and common areas super clean and well stocked.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Gwen, I am glad you had a good time! Even when the weather doesn't cooperate, there are always things to do, museums, shopping, and playing cards! Many times those are the BEST memories! Thanks again Gwen! Bruce
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Indianapolis
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weather, ideal location, great for our family with two small children. You couldn't beat the quiet and the ease of this great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charlotte, thanks for the nice review, glad you had a good time! I love our location as well, great place to relax! Hope you will stay with us again sometime! Bruce
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Omaha, NE
5

Beautiful place with easy beach access

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property numerous times over the years and have never been disappointed. The condo is well maintained with plenty of room. It's the perfect getaway. The kitchen is well stocked. The beach is beautiful with numerous outdoor lounge chairs. You have a nearby grocery store if you feel like cooking or you can drive to St. Armand's Circle which has many restaurant choices and great shopping. Book now it fills up fast during peak seasons.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE
5

Always a great time, with even better accommodations

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Sand Cay the past two years and have another stay coming up in a few weeks. Everything from the condos to the beach are always very clean, neat and convenient. The condos have everything I need for a get away and I never have to worry about a thing. They are clean, stocked, and ready for me upon arrival. If I ever need anything, the staff is ready to help.

I love the fact that you can walk for fun, food, and exercise....either on the beach or street. The beach is beautiful and fun for the little ones to explore. The streets are safe with a beautiful walking trail.

Sandy Cay is the place to go for a worry-free, relaxing vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nebraska
5

perfect place to unplug and relax

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sand Cay was, in a word, wonderful. It was the perfect place to relax and recharge. The condos came with everything one might need for a getaway—beach umbrellas, towels, coolers, paddle boards, strollers, pack ’n plays, etc. Every unit had internet access so that we could connect with the world if needed, but why would we want to when we were just steps away from the gorgeous, well-maintained, uncrowded beach? There is a paved trail right across the street for a safe, quick run before hitting the beach for the day. Accommodations were very clean and comfortable with an open, casual layout. Beds were comfortable. Our unit had a washer and dryer and a very private patio. I felt very safe staying here. The location provides easy access to grocery store, shops, restaurants and parks. Looking forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE
5

Debi Jo

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time!! I cannot say enough about how beautiful the beach was. There were even lounge chairs provided. The condo had everything we needed to make our stay so comfortable. I appreciated the beach items provided by the condo owners. They had coolers, boogie boards, and umbrellas all for our use. There were even beach towels. They thought of everything. I can't wait to return and make more fabulous memories!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
outdoor/indoor tiki bar at hotel next door
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
at hotel next door
Nearest Beach
Longboat Key, steps away
Car: recommended

Our condominium on Longboat Key are located right on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico so all types of water activities are immediately available. Within close proximity are Sarasota and Tampa which offer abundant opportunities for all kinds of recreational activities as well.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Longboat Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
5 Jul 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,197
for 4 nights
From
£274
 
 
Late Summer
16 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£751
for 3 nights
From
£216
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,038
for 4 nights
From
£234
 
 
Early Fall
6 Sep 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£724
for 3 nights
From
£208
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,038
for 4 nights
From
£234
 
 
Late Fall
28 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£724
for 3 nights
From
£208
 
 
Christmas-New Years
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,462
for 4 nights
From
£340
 
 
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,013
for 4 nights
From
£228
 
 
High Season 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,606
for 7 nights
From
£358
 
 
Late April-May 2019
23 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,541
for 5 nights
From
£288
 
 
May
1 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£785
for 3 nights
From
£228
 
 
Memorial Day
23 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,532
for 4 nights
From
£358
 
 
Early Summer
28 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,329
for 5 nights
From
£246
 
 
Fourth of July
30 Jun 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,606
for 7 nights
From
£358
 
 
July
8 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,541
for 5 nights
From
£288
 
 
August
1 Aug 2019 - 28 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,084
for 4 nights
From
£246
 
 
Labor Day
29 Aug 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,532
for 4 nights
From
£358
 
 
Early Fall
4 Sep 2019 - 18 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,013
for 4 nights
From
£228
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,329
for 5 nights
From
£246
 
 
Late Fall
30 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,241
for 5 nights
From
£228
 
 
Christmas-New Years
21 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 5 nights
From
£358
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£751
for 3 nights
From
£216
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee (per stay) £87.56 + Tax

There is a 4% administrative fee which is included in the tax rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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