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Over 180 Degree View of the Gulf and Right on the Beach - No Obstructions!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


Minimum Stay
14 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Siesta Key - CRYSTAL SANDS GULF FRONT


Location, view & value. This is the best location, the best value, and absolutely the most stunning view in Siesta Key. There’s even a nice view of Sarasota Bay and the mainland from your kitchen window. Views galore from every room (except for 1 closet).

This 11th floor condo has both panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach that was voted #1 in America in 2011 all at a great price. (Photos are not distorted or touched-up. These are the actual views!) What you see is what you get. You get all the privacy and comfort and serenity that you desire. The 2 bedroom 2 bath split plan provides privacy for multi-generational family vacations or is ideal for 2 couples. The lanai runs the full length of the gulf side of the condo with access from both bedrooms and the living room. View mesmerizing sunsets in total privacy. Only the pelicans flying by can see you.

Condo amenities include: Leather furniture; flat screen TVs with DVD player and cable service; internet access; free local and long distance calling throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; bed linens and towels; and cookware and dishes. Each condo has an assigned parking spot. A welcome kit awaits each new guest so you don’t have to rush out to shop immediately for basic supplies. Come as you are and just sit back and enjoy the beach.

The Crystal Sands condominium community has 2 pools nestled among beautiful lush tropical landscaping. There are 2 separate banks of elevators which are secured for your peace of mind after 5:00 p.m. daily. The glass elevator offers impressive views of Siesta Key, Sarasota, and the bay. Beach chairs and loungers are provided by the condo association and cabanas are available for rent.

There are beach activities galore ranging from lazing in the sun or sauntering along the white sandy beach to jet skiing or parasailing and everything in between. The newly remodeled Public Beach area has new tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, plus many more features.

Contact us regarding special needs.

Siesta Key is conveniently located for enjoying all kinds of activities—nature, cultural, sports, plenty of recreational shopping, and fine dining nearby for all budgets and tastes.


Myaaka River State Park

Selby Botanical Gardens

Mote Marine Laboratory

Big Cat Habitat

Save our Seabirds

Jungle Gardens

Legacy Trail (Rail to trail) biking and hiking


Golf (over 50 courses in the Sarasota/Bradenton area)

Fishing charters


Oriole Baseball Spring Training (Sarasota)

Pirates Baseball Spring Training (Bradenton)


Ringling Museum of Art

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Circus Sarasota

Historic Spanish Point

Sarasota Ballet

Sarasota Opera

Florida Studio Theatre

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Dining and Shopping:

Siesta Village

St. Armand’s Circle


3 area malls

Nearby restaurants for every budget and taste

Day Trips to Tampa and Orlando offer even more great experiences.

Keywords: Best beach, gulf front, sunsets, Crystal Sands

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Vickie, Abe, and Jason
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2016


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Over 180 Degree View of the Gulf and Right on the Beach - No Obstructions!!!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, four children and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Siesta Key! The condo was absolutely perfect. It was spacious, very clean and offered breathtaking views from every room. Crystal Sands sits on the nicest stretch of beach, with ample room to enjoy the beach and ocean. There are plenty of beach chairs available for use, and Vickie and Abe provide everything else you can think of to enjoy a day at the beach (e.g., coolers, ice packs, umbrellas, sand toys etc). The water is shallow and the sand soft and white. The condo is also well-stocked with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. We enjoyed watching the amazing sunsets from the screened lanai every evening and couldn't get enough of the incredible, unobstructed views of the beach and ocean. Siesta Key is the perfect vacation destination for families. There are many amenities within 10 min walking distance of the condo (e.g., grocery store, restaurant, ice cream shop, 7-11) and the Siesta Key Village is a 5 min drive away (with many restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, souvenir shops etc). We opted not to rent a car and used the "free taxi" service instead. It was very convenient! We can't wait to come back! Thank you again Vickie and Abe!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal Sands 1103

  • 4 of 5

We have vacationed at Crystal Sands for many years I booked this condo before I was aware of the tornado damage to the Crystal Sands complex. The owners were restricted from making repairs and I was concerned about access to the lanai due to railing damage and the missing screens. The owners Abe and Vickie finally received permission to make repairs at the end of June. They had a crew at the condo shortly before our arrival and had the lanai restored to a safe condition and with full screens. It was so nice to meet Abe and Vickie who go above and beyond to provide their guest a pleasant vacation experience (fresh flowers and a well stocked welcome basket). The condo is not newly updated but was very clean and furnished with all the amenities needed for a great beach vacation. The view is absolutely the best on Siesta Key beach. Many mornings we watched dolphins frolicking in the surf as we drank our coffee on the lanai. If you want to experience the best beach (powder white sand) and have the best views of the beach and fabulous sunsets this condo has it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 2

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay at Vickie & Abe's place at Crystal Sands was outstanding! The minute we walked into the condo we were impressed not only with the expansive views of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, but also the fresh flowers on the table, fresh basket of fruit, and snack basket! Vickie was great to communicate with and there to help if we had any questions. The condo was very clean and well furnished with everything our family needed. Thanks to Vicki & Abe for an outstanding vacation, we will be returning!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 3

Amazing view of the beach and ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are extremely kind and generous. I appreciate how they always answered my questions quickly. Four different bouquets of flowers upon arrival, refrigerator stocked with waters & sodas, baskets of snacks, coffee, etc. The huge fruit basket was incredible! The Atharis were so polite and helpful in all of our correspondences. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully clean and beautiful condo with us. We had an amazing memory making vacation! We certainly hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 2

Great vacation & wonderful hospitality of the owners.

  • 4 of 5

Only major problem was mosquitos every night - screens missing due to storm damage in January.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 1

Our stay was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful condo overlooking Crescent Beach. We were very fortunate to end up here after a serious problem at another rental property. This condo has everything for an enjoyable stay. The property sustained some damage from the recent tornado and that created some inconvenience but the owners did everything in their power to resolve any issues. The condo was very clean and the kitchen well stocked with dishes and cookware. The rooms are very spacious and the view—well it is absolutely fantastic. Nothing like watching the sunset from your very own private lanai. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating, and were a joy to meet and work with. We hope to enjoy their hospitality again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the heavenly guests. We only wish we could have done more. It was such a pleasure to host these beautiful people. At this time all is well with the condo and we are striving to make it even better. Your kind remarks give us great motivation to work even harder. Hosting wonderful guests like you makes the effort all worthwhile. Come back and stay with us again soon!
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Nearest Airport
11.6 Miles
Bradenton-Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Siesta Key Village
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Siesta Key Village
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Siesta Key, Siesta Key

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Fall Special
12 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Winter Holidays 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Season 2017
14 Jan 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Late Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
May special
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Late May-Jun
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
July 4th 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Departure cleaning fee £79
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change without prior notice.

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Beach; Beach Chairs; Pool Chairs; Night Security

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