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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 two miles, great for walking 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 is a 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:
14 December, 2016

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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Location,Location,Location-Beachfront-Your Slice of Paradise-#1 Beach in America
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful we had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Everything went well we got there late the keys were there the condo was clean comfortable with a nice touch with the beach accessories Larry provided kitchen had everything and Larry was helpful in quickly responding and recommending local activities

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo on a stunning beach!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Liberty

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to stay very close to a beautiful beach.

- The owner is responsive and helpful.

- The neighborhood is quiet and seems safe.

- The condo is clean and well stocked.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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brandon, FL

Very Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Condo is what was advertised. Great location (steps to the beach with private entrance) and very clean and comfortable. Larry had gone out of his way to make sure that the guests are comfortable. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, the condo is like the photos, very quiet place, would go back in , I've rented in other places like Clearwater , long Board Key and Anna Maria island almost the same price but this is the best , do not hesitate to recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One Word: Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

I am going to highly recommend this condo for anyone looking to rent on Siesta Key! Out of all the places that I looked at on VRBO, we chose this one and couldn't have been happier with our decision. The location was perfect and the condo had all the amenities we needed plus more! The kitchen was very well equipped for cooking our own meals. I give this place a 10 on cleanliness and decor. The owner was so very helpful and pleasant to work with as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
Crescent Club - across the street
Nearest Motorway
6 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 the main land. On the #1 beach in America with shopping, restaurants and more directly across the street.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Siesta Key, Siesta Key

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Dec 2016 - 27 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
28 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
11 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £244
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

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1089 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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