HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Summer 2018 Available! Book now.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,819 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 31 nights


About the property

Paradise is not lost. Beachplace is a private gated Gulf front community with 24 hour security located on the famous Longboat Key. Being steps away from the longest stretch of private beach on Longboat Key and 30 acres of manicured grounds makes Beachplace one of the island’s most beautiful Gulf front properties.

Top to bottom renovation completed August 2015 on this 3 BR/2 Bath 1819 sq. ft. corner unit located on the 4th floor with views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. With only one 3 BR unit per floor, this is one of the few available for rent at Beachplace. Unit features state-of-the-art kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, quartz counter tops, new appliances, fully renovated bathrooms, new travertine tile, new berber carpeting and built-in closets. All new furnishings throughout give this condo a contemporary coastal flare.

The unit is fully equipped including sheets, towels, beach towels, toaster oven, coffee machine, washer/dryer, pots & pans, dishes, glassware, flat ware, and kitchen utensils. High speed internet, cable television, Bose Home Theater and a video library add to the many other 5 star appointments of this unit.

Amenities at BeachPlace include a large olympic sized heated pool (boasted as the largest on Longboat Key), a 10 person whirlpool spa, a clubhouse with a fitness center, function room with large screen TV and a printer, wireless internet, 4 tennis courts and of course miles of white sand beach. A limited number of beach chairs, umbrellas and lounges are provided and maintained by the community. If you would like some hustle and bustle, the infamous St Armand's Circle with its numerous shops and restaurants is just a five-minute drive.

During the winter season, the community organizes a movie night once a week, a welcome party and social, monthly pot luck dinners, a weekly book club, a golf outing and other activities. Never a dull moment.

More Details

Eric McCartney
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Eric McCartney

My wife and I live at Beachplace at least 6-7 months out of the year. We currently also manage a 2 Bedroom unit in Bldg 5 which we also rent here on VRBO listing #712060. When not at Beachplace, we are usually in Europe for business and/or pleasure.

Eric McCartney purchased this condo in 2015

Why Eric McCartney chose Longboat Key

When we decided to make Florida our home, we viewed more than 50 properties within the Sarasota metropolitan area. Beachplace was the last property on our list and when we arrived, we were just blown away. The gated property offers 24 hour security and the near 30 acres of manicured lawns, flowering trees, and palms made us realize we had found our tropical paradise. The views from our properties are stunning and although our building is not directly on the beach.......the overall property is. Every building is just steps away from more than 300 meters of white sandy private beach which is nearly deserted during the months outside the winter season. Located at the lower end of the Island, Beachplace is a stones throw away from St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota. It is also just a 5 minute drive to the Publix Supermarket located at the town center of Longboat Key. We absolutely love it here.......shhhhh......don't tell any one once you've come and have discovered paradise lost!

What makes this condo unique

You will see nearly 30 properties at Beachplace for rent here on VRBO. Built in 1981, very few have been renovated and even fewer renovated to the extent of this property which went through a top to bottom gut refurbishment in 2015 with the finest materials and finishings. As you enter the foyer you will see that we have installed 18 inch travertine stone tile throughout. The kitchen has been renovated with top of the line solid wood cabinetry, a quartz counter-top and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped, has a microwave, a Keurig coffee maker and a toaster oven as well as plenty of dinner ware and glass ware including champagne glasses for those special moments together with serving dishes, mixing bowls and pots and pans and baking dishes. The bathrooms were fully gutted and have new toilets and vanities and "rain" showers. All bedrooms have new berber carpeting. All furnishings are new and were purchased with your comfort in mind. See the pictures and compare!


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1819 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Safety rails for your security. Soaking tub.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower with safety rails. Double sinks.
  • Bathrooms have been fully gut renovated, have new toilets and vanities and showers with new "rain" shower heads and safety rails for your security. The vanities are designed with a quartz counter top with under mount sinks. The master bathroom has a double vanity. Plenty of room to get ready in the mornings.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Balcony
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom has new King size bed, private bath with walk-in shower and dressing room and its own 32 inch Samsung flat screen smart TV. Other two bedrooms share a bathroom. Guest Bedroom 1 also has its own 32 inch Samsung flat screen smart TV and Private Balcony. We have also equipped the unit with a portable crib.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Summer 2018 Available! Book now.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

spacious, newly remodeled unit on grounds of immaculately-kept condo complex

  • 5 of 5

owner is organized & communicates well; condo in very good (newly refurbished) condition including excellent wifi and laundry facilities; location perfect for beach, pool, or access to St Armand's & Sarasota; highly recommend staying here

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lakeland, FL

Fantastic summer!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo! It was very clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The owners were extremely gracious and accommodating in every way. We couldn't have asked for anything better!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

the condo has recently been renovated and it turned out great, very comfortable, the pool is very close and so is the beach. had a great time there

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect condo and complex

  • 5 of 5

This condo was 100% renovated in the past few months. Everything is new, comfortable, and attractive. The unit is even bigger than it appears in the photos, and everything is as pictured. You will enjoy morning coffee and evening cocktails on the balcony overlooking the water. Beachplace is an excellent property with a beautiful beach, and extra large swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is a clubhouse and small but adequate gym. The location is great on the south end of Longboat Key, with quick and easy access to the shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle and downtown Sarasota. I would rent this unit again in a minute.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Vienna, Virginia

Perfect Vacation Condo/ Delightful Owners

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully renovated condo provided our family of five with the perfect vacation experience we have come to love and expect from our past trips to Beachplace. It was by far the best stay for us as the condo’s owners spared no effort or expense enhancing its nicely appointed, spacious layout with luxurious travertine flooring, new furniture designed for comfort in earth tones (grey, blue and sand) - the colors of the Gulf and the beach, top of the line amenities such as the oven with glass top burners, large washer and dryer unit, etc, not forgetting the Ikea dishes and full set of non-stick pots and pans which made cooking and eating a pleasure. In short, nothing is lacking to meet everyone’s needs and tastes.

We also loved the condo’s ideal location offering easy access to the beach, swimming pool and grilling area, the five minute drive to Publix, CVS and to other shopping centers on Longboat and, of course, the short trip into Sarasota and Bradenton to see the sights. Without any reservation whatsoever, we highly recommend this condo as your “home away from home” for your next vacation in Longboat Key.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Property is Beach front
Car: necessary


Stretching narrowly for twelve sun-drenched miles between the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key provides an ideal beach and bayfront setting for the ultimate Florida vacation and lifestyle.

Although it is known as a private island, Longboat Key is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. You are welcomed to a plush island of tasteful luxury and tempting quiet pleasures that cater to all personalities. If you are the athletic type, activities on Longboat Key are endless! Shelling, biking, fishing, dining, watersports and rollerblading… just to name a few. Tennis and golf enthusiasts are welcome to take advantage of our first-class Longboat Key Country Clubs. For those seeking a little city life, Longboat Key is only minutes from Sarasota. The city offers many cultural activities from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theater, Ringling Museum, Sarasota Ballet to the Sarasota Opera House. Even closer than downtown Sarasota is world-class shopping on St. Armand's Circle, just a bridge away!

Longboat Key is host to all the pleasures a true hedonist could imagine. Bask in the tropical sun, play a round of golf, game of tennis, cocktails by sunset, dinner by candlelight or a performance in the city. So many pleasures, so little time….escape to our island!


Sarasota is a tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico that offers abundant natural beauty, cultural tradition, and plenty of sunshine. Sarasota offers residents a superb quality of life leading to CNN/Money Magazine choosing Sarasota as America's Best Small City and one of the nation's top eight Best Places to Retire.

Sarasota's clean air, sparkling beaches and sunny climate have made us world famous as a center for the good life. Our vibrant recreational and cultural scene offers activities for every taste and budget. Sarasota offers big city amenities with a small town way of living.

Sarasota is a city that offers something for everyone: pristine beaches, world-class shopping, international cuisine, renowned museums and galleries, Florida's signature water sports and outdoor activities, the serenity of aquariums and botanical gardens, and the excitement of friendly street festivals. From sophisticated to leisurely, Sarasota's array of amenities makes it an unparalleled vacation destination.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Longboat Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer/Fall 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Christmas 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Summer/Fall 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Christmas 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Winter 2020
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Spring 2020
1 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £558.23
Admin Fee £111.65
Cleaning Fee £93.04

After reservation is made, Tenants must complete and send to the Beachplace Association, a rental application together with a check of $100 for administrative costs. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD WILL BE ASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF 3% OF THE TOTAL RENTAL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Ask Owner a Question