|Minimum Stay||14 nights|
Totally renovated during the winter of 2014-15, this is our second (see also VRBO Property #441689) all-new 2-bedroom, 2-bath top-floor Penthouse unit in beautiful 'Crystal Sands' directly on the Gulf of Mexico and Siesta Beach (see photos). Designed by Sarasota's award-winning Sweet Sparkman Architects, the renovation features North Carolina pine wood and Portuguese Carrara marble floors, Bosch stainless steel kitchen and laundry appliances, natural stone counter tops and three state-of-the-art Samsung 'Smart TVs' including Pandora internet radio, fiber-optic HD cable TV and Netflix entertainment systems. The unit is also equipped with ultra-fast internet and WIFI throughout, so you can stay in touch while you relax and enjoy panoramic Gulf views from the kitchen/dining room, living room, both bedrooms and their adjoining 25-foot long screened balcony directly on Siesta Beach, with Sarasota Bay and downtown Sarasota off on the horizon.
The most unique feature of this complete 'walls down' floor to ceiling renovation is an enormous gourmet kitchen and dining area with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances plus every tool you will need to satisfy your 'inner chef.' This quiet and secluded top floor beach home also features a separate laundry/beach equipment storage room with beach chairs and accessories 50' down from Siesta Key's only glass elevator to world famous Siesta Beach.
The master bedroom has built-in custom storage cabinets, a 50 inch Samsung 4K Ultra-High Definition Smart TV and a 14 inch deep king size bed. The living room includes a 90 inch X 90 inch corner sectional sofa, swivel reading chair and an amazing 55 inch Samsung 4K Curved Ultra-High Definition TV that 'pops up' from a custom-built cabinet. The sliding glass doors were extended during the renovation to the full width of the living room, and open to the balcony to 2/3 of the span. The guest bedroom has two 14 inch deep queen size beds, a 40 inch Samsung Smart TV and a large storage closet.
Your vacation Penthouse also has all new 'mid-century modern' style furnishings and bedding, a custom-tiled two sink guest bath, a walk-in Carrara marble master bath shower with rain shower-head and a new two-zone climate control system for your comfort.
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Sarasota natives now living in the Northeast, we know the area and have always admired this beautiful building directly on the 2+ miles of world famous white sand beaches of Siesta Key in Sarasota.
John Collins purchased this condo in 2014
Equipped for use by my family as often as we can make it back to paradise - we offer our Penthouse to the discriminating vacationer who wants both a beautiful natural setting and the modern technology and comforts needed to easily stay in touch with the 'real world' back home!
Located directly on the #1 rated beach in the USA, this unit is all new (renovations completed January 2015), on the quiet and secluded top floor just 50' away from Siesta Key's only glass elevator to the beach. Crystal Sands has two heated pools, one directly on the beach. For your convenience, the unit also has on-site management for check-in and to offer any assistance you may need during your stay.
This is the second time we have stayed in one of the Collins' condos and have to say, without a doubt, that they are the best. The condo is beautifully furnished and has every amenity that you could ever want or need. The beds are soft and welcoming after a long day on the #1rated beach in the country. The view is exceptional. You can watch the pelicans at eye level in the morning flying in to feed. Furniture is comfortable and top of the line everything in this condo. We just bought a place in Venice or we would rent #1209 every year. Simply the best ! G and R
My husband and I have been coming to Siesta Key for 25+ years and this condo is one of the nicest we have ever rented! All the amenities you could ask for, very clean and beautifully decorated! The owner was a pleasure to deal with as well. If you are looking to rent in this area and you love the beach, you should definitely consider this rental. Perfect for couples, families or time away with friends. Definitely recommend it. You will not be disappointed! Thanks John for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
This condo is truly lovely. The location on the Island is wonderful....you can walk to a grocery store, drug store and restaurants. The beach in front of the complex is wide and also a bit quieter. Perfect!
This unit is extremely well done. The layout is very comfortable, with a large kitchen and open floor plan. The bedrooms are very comfortable as are the bathrooms. The view of the beach (and the city) is second to none. All of the decorator touches are amazing! Truly is one of the best out there. I cannot think of anything I would change. John and Tammy have thought of everything!
Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise, John and Tammy.
We will be back!
This condo is one of Crystal Sands' gems. While the beach setting is beautiful for the whole condo complex, this unit has been updated with exceptional decor. Since I love to cook and have many relatives all over Florida, it was very convenient for them to come see us and for me to be able to cook with ease in this outstanding kitchen. I felt like I had all the conveniences of my own home large kitchen. The additional great qualities of this unit have already been said by previous reviewers. While this unit has many family/kid friendly games, puzzles, etc., I would suggest families with "rambunctious" children reconsider as you don't want to spend your whole vacation making sure they are not destroying property here. The owners were terrific on email communications. Would love to rent again but looks like this unit has "really taken off" and is rented up to one year out!!! Good for the owners. They deserve to show off this gem.
This newly remodeled apartment has it all - and tastefully decorated too.
It;s not that just that the location and the beach are amazing. the apartment is gorgeous. With all rooms opening up to great views of the beach and sunsets there isn't a bad seat in the house. Nice bathrooms, designer showroom kitchen with top of the line appliances and hotel quality bedding. The owners have overlooked no detail and made this a place we would LOVE to return to.
We reserved this condo sight unseen, due to the owner's renovation. We walked into the condo and it took our breath away~absolutely amazing! If you want an incredible view, this is your place! The furnishings are top of line. Beds are so comfy we want to take them home. Linens and towels are like a 5 star hotel. Balcony is the perfect place for sunsets. The condo complex is on the best beach, powder soft white sand. As a guest they have lounge chairs on the beach, so nice. The pool is great to cool off. But's it's all about the beach! Like I said...WOW!
2011 was the 21st year of the Best Beaches list, put together by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (also knows as 'Dr. Beach'), director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research in Miami. In 2015.
In addition to its sparkling sand and beautiful water, Siesta Beach, Leatherman said, boasts of the perfect waves, not for surfers, but for kids and families to play in. Rather than feet, the waves are measured in inches and the beach gradually slopes into the Gulf waters, making it a very safe area for children.
Following is a representative independent review of Siesta Beach by Jerry Chandler from December 19, 2012:
The world is rife with “perfect beaches” – places remote and removed where you can travel in time and space. Problem is, they are, well, remote and removed. To really register, a beach needs to be comparatively accessible, as well as consummately wonderful.
As for the first criteria, how ‘bout Sarasota? It’s close, on Florida’s lower Gulf Coast. As for wonderful, Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a. ‘Dr. Beach) labeled Siesta Key Beach the number one beach in the country last year.
The folks at Visit Sarasota County echo Leatherman’s lauding of this eight-mile long swath of sun, sand and sea oats on the Gulf of Mexico. The west side of the barrier island is where you want to be. The white sand beach is dazzling, your bare feet making a satisfying silica‘scrunch, scrunch’ and you head to the water beyond.
The area is perfect for constructing your own personal sand castles, launching that colorful kite you’ve always wanted to fly, or merely chilling out and listening to the sound of the surf wash away the noise of a workaday world back on the mainland.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£320|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum 14-day stay is a Homeowners' Association restriction - owner can not waive the minimum stay requirement.
25% Rent deposit to confirm reservation - 60 day cancellation notice for refund. Balance of Rent + Tax + US$400 refundable damage deposit due on arrival