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Location,Location,Location-Beachfront-Your Slice of Paradise-#1 Beach in America

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,089 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6 Sea Shell

If you are looking for the perfect spot for a family vacation, to escape the cold and snow, or a quiet romantic getaway this is the place for you. Recently updated throughout, this 2 bedroom 2 bath condo sleeps 6 comfortably all in real beds. Just outside your door is Crescent Beach, consistently rated one of the top beaches in the world. Talk about convenient, just across the street are restaurants including Captain Curt's and it's award winning clam chowder, grocery, boutiques, pharmacy, and of course the Orange Octopus for that must have evening ice cream cone, all less than a 5 minute walk away.

The condo has been remodeled and redecorated throughout. Tastefully furnished in a 'beachy' theme, you will feel perfectly relaxed while letting you know you are on a great beach vacation. The living room seats 7 people comfortably with a new leather sofa & love seat and two leather swivel chairs. There is a 50" smart TV with DVD player and sound bar that allows you to stream music from almost any portable devise including your phone. The living room is open to the dining room which seats 8, perfect for entertaining friends and family lending a light airy feeling throughout. A fully equipped updated kitchen with new appliances include a Keurig coffee maker for that quick caffeine fix and a Ninja Professional Blender for a great smoothie anytime. A quick trip to Crescent Market (across the street) or Publix (less than a 10 minute drive away) to buy your essentials and you're set to enjoy. The master bedroom has a king size pillow top bed, flat screen TV, walk in closet and access to the private balcony. The master bath has a large tiled walk in shower and updated fixtures. The guest bedroom has both a queen and a double bed with pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV and walk in closet. The guest bathroom has a tiled tub/shower combination again with new fixtures. WiFi, cable television and ceiling fans throughout.

But the real attraction is the beach. Crescent Beach is a fine white powdery sand that feels more like baby powder than sand. The sand stays cool even on the hottest summer day. The beach stretches for over three miles, great for walking, cycling and jogging. Crystal clear water with a very gradual descent makes the gulf very inviting for swimming, playing or just floating on a raft. Tropical breezes off the Gulf makes it comfortable even on the hottest summer day. A short walk down the beach, less than ten minutes, you will come to the Point of Rocks. A great place for snorkeling, diving, shelling and an occasional manatee sighting. Back at the Sea Shell there are plenty of lounge chairs that you can take right to the beach or sit under a shaded tiki hut or the large cabana. There are two large outdoor grill available to use with prior reservations at the office. For the more adventuresome, parasailing, jet skis, boats, bicycles and more are available to rent all within walking distance.

Just an hour away from Tampa and Fort Myers and two hours away from Orlando Siesta Key is an ideal location for day trips. Sarasota itself offers many attractions including Mayakka River State Park, Jungle Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Aquarium, St. Armand's Circle and more.

The Sea Shell is a medium size complex with 49 units. Your private parking space is just steps from the elevator and stairs. No long walks from your car or waiting on elevators. The friendly and knowledgeable office staff is on premise and ready to answer any of your questions and give you great advice about the area.

Whether building sand castles with your children or grandchildren, taking long romantic walks, or sipping your favorite cocktail while watching an incredible sunset, our condo is the perfect vacation getaway. Just pack you suntan lotion and you'll be ready to enjoy your slice of paradise. We hope you stay with us and come back often.


More Details

Larry Leyser
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Larry Leyser

Our parents bought our unit in 1980. While we have been renting our unit for over 30 years we are new to VRBO as of September 2014. My sister and I along with our families have enjoyed Siesta Key for more times than we can count and have never grown tired of vacationing there. It is a great place for family vacations or for some quiet time alone with our spouses. When we get to the unit it always feels like home to us and I'm sure that once you stay here you will feel the same.

Larry Leyser purchased this condo in 1980

Why Larry Leyser chose Siesta Key

Our parents came to Siesta Key once and were hooked. I remember picking them up at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on their return home and jokingly asking them what they brought me back from Florida. My mother broke out in a big grin and said 'a condo'. Later that year we took the kids out of school and came down with my parents to see just what they had fallen in love with. It only took us one day to find out why. Now we have the joy of watching our grandchildren discover all the treasures that their parents, our children, did many years ago. I also remember my oldest son looking at his grandfather a few years back and telling him that buying the condo was the best thing he ever did for his family.

What makes this condo unique

After vacationing here for over 30 years I can say that the best thing about the Sea Shell is it's location. The complex is not to small, not to large, on the beach yet within steps of almost anything you need or want. The unit has a warm, comfortable feel as soon as you open the front door.

By the way did I forget to mention the beach.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1089 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large updated walk in shower
    Guest - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Flat screen TV/ceiling fan/walk in closet/slider to balcony
    Guest - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Flat screen HD TV, ceiling fan & walk in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(44 traveller reviews)

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Location,Location,Location-Beachfront-Your Slice of Paradise-#1 Beach in America
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews

Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The property was great with access to a great beach.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All went well

  • 5 of 5

EVERY THING WAS GOOD. The unit was all anyone could expect and the location was close to shopping, restaurants, and easy access to places we wished to visit

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, great condo, great amenities, great owner!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls birthday weekend

  • 4 of 5

I booked the condo for my sisters 40th birthday celebration. The space was wonderful for a girls weekend. Morning beach walks on the most beautiful beach, back to the condo for breakfast and then back to the beach fir paddle boarding and sun time. We cooked in and played cards until it was time to watch the sunset. Our first experience seeing the green flash, what a treat. The frog hop trolley service picked us up on Sunday afternoon for shopping and early dinner in the village just a short ride north of the condo. Staff was very friendly, condo felt like home, and of course the beach was the icing on the cake. Great place and I would recommend to my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach and a wonderful condo.

  • 5 of 5

The owner does a fantastic job with responding and making the whole rental process run smoothly. The condo was clean and it had everything we needed. We felt safe. The beach was fantastic and the access was easy and without a doubt the best beach we have been to in Florida. We loved all the local restaurants, ice cream shops, and bakeries. From here on out we will make Siesta Keys our Florida destination.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was very open and very welcoming. Clean and up to date. Everyone was friendly and the people in the office where helpful too. The beach was clean and the sand is the nicest I've seen. The best place to see the most beautiful sunsets. The condo was very close to many good restaurants a lot of them you could just walk too,which was nice. This will be a once a year trip for me for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar
"The best New England Clam Chowder around. Family friendly relaxed atmosphere."
Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar
"Old time Seafood restaurant. Family friendly"
Demetrios' Restaurant & Pizza
"Great Pizza. Family friendly"
Clayton's Siesta Grille
"Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Within walking distance from our front door. Happy Hour, Patio ..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
Across the Street
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Captain Curt's - across the street
Nearest Beach
Outside your door
Car: recommended

Great location. Right off the causeway with easy access to Sarasota. On the #1 beach in America with shopping, restaurants and more directly across the street.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Aug 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas - New Years
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
10 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Aug 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £74.72 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.16
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All rates do not include applicable taxes (12%) or the administration fees assessed by the Sea Shell Condominiums (3%).
Rates apply to 4 persons per reservation. Extra person charge $10.00 per day per person

$300.00 security deposit is required to confirm your reservation. $600.00 deposit on rentals of 14 days or more. The deposit cannot be applied to the rent. Deposit will be returned 45-60 days of departure.
Cancellation policy:
A full deposit refund requires 60 day written notice so that the unit may be rented. A $75.00 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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