Castle-in-the-sky in Cedars near beach and tennis
|Per night:||$195 - $225|
|Per week:||$1,295 - $2,050|
Description of the Longboat Key vacation condo rental
World-class beaches nearby including Siesta Beach: Longboat/Sarasota is the crown jewel of the west coast of Florida.
New restaurant/snack bar/pub onsite as well as terrific Floribbean restaurants nearby, some within walking distance. Bikes available in our garage for your use as well as barbecue grillers and beachgear such as beach chairs, boogie boards, noodles and umbrellas. Heated jr olympic pool for your use at short walk from the home at the resort.
DSL/WiFi wireless Internet access provided in unit.
Three large bedrooms with a study/4th bedroom(daybed with trundle) if needed. Jacuzzi tub in master suite along with king size pillow-top bed. There is a queen size bed in the second bedroom with peek-a-boo views of the waves lapping up on the beach from the Gulf of Mexico. The third bedroom has two twin beds and opens up onto a porch/lanai with a huge hammock to relax in.
A floor below there is a gourmet kitchen with wrap around bar that enters into a spacious living room with 42" LCD TV, dvd player and cable. The living room opens out onto the porch/lanai with outdoor dining table and chairs to eat or relax. Similar lanai a floor above opens from the master and third bedroom where a large hammock can hold two people.
Peak-a-boo views of the Gulf from some windows and two balconies.
Covered or enclosed garage for car and extra stuff.
This unit is twice the size of the 2 bedroom units that comprise 90% of the resort and it costs just a nominal bit more to rent! No additional fees for small pets-ask for details. No resort fees.
Go fishing at the pier or just watch the dolphin or manatees go by. The kids will love Durante Park a short walk away with jungle gym and seashell trails. Mangrove walkways connect one section to another thru the resort and provide a Florida wetland experience without the mosquitoes.
PACK-AWAY CRIB,HIGH CHAIR,GATES FOR STAIRS AVAILABLE AT UNIT if you have an infant at no additional cost. Barbecue grillers in the garage as well as 10 speed bikes.
On-site tennis not included with this rental but nearby- contact owner for nearby alternatives.
Wonderful restaurants nearby for every taste from fresh seafood to romantic to kid-friendly and inexpensive. Listings of recommended eateries are provided in the home.
Find out why we have had numerous guests return from one year to the next.
This is an ideal rental for a family reunion, a wedding destination or a fishing expedition. Feel free to e-mail and inquire further as well as to see a three minute video.
Mote Marine Aquarium 10 minutes away
Siesta Key Beach 25 minutes away
Bradenton 15 minutes away
Disney 2 1/4 hours away
Universal,Sea world 2 1/2 hours away
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport 35 minutes away
Tampa/St Petersburg 1hour away
St Armand's Circle 10 minutes away
|Apr 20 2014||May 04 2014||$225||$225||$1,500||-||-|
|May 04 2014||Dec 14 2014||$195||$205||$1,295||-||-|
|Nov 18 2014||Nov 25 2014||-||-||$1,500||-||-|
|Dec 14 2014||Jan 04 2015||-||-||$2,050||-||1 Week|
|Jan 05 2015||Jan 26 2015||-||-||$1,500||-||-|
|Feb 02 2015||Apr 20 2015||-||-||$1,895||-||-|
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|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: state/local tax=11%|
|Deposits: Your reservation is secured with a $500 deposit. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. No refunds less than 60 days before rental unless the unit can be rented for the dates of cancellation. All other refunds are returned in full minus $50.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Departure cleaning $135 Fully Refundable $250 security deposit to ensure no damages. No additional fees for small pets-inquire with owner please.|
- 1 King Bed
- 2 Queen Beds
- 2 Twin Beds
- 1 Crib
- Air Conditioning
- Pet Friendly
- Screened Porch
- View (Lake)
- Beach Chairs
- Linens Provided
- Private Pool
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Towels
- Parking Included
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Ice Maker
- Charcoal Grill
- Coffee Maker
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Grocery Store
- Live Entertainment
- Scuba Diving
- Movie Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Park
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Shopping Area
- Water Park
- Jet Skiing
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Wonderful park with nature trail and jungle gym that the kids will love a short walk away.
10 har-tru lighted tennis courts with lessons available
Mangrove surrounding boardwalk thru Cedars makes "hiking" fun and different.
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Longboat Key, Florida
Fantastic home, great location, fabulous beaches
August 27, 2013
We couldn't decide if we wanted to pay more to be on the beach (and stay in a smaller place) or drive a short distance and get more space. We were really happy that we chose the latter. Castle-in the sky was roomy, clean and bright and at the same time cozy. We walked a few times to the beach but drove two minutes away most often to Whitney Beach which was great. The water was warm, the white sand is very soft and the beach was never crowded. No sharp rocks here and the kids enjoyed shelling. Resort pool was relaxing, bikes in the garage were great for exploring the island and Euphemia Haye restaurant was an easy walk from the home for great seafood cuisine and awesome desserts. I would highly recommend it. The condos we checked on the beach were mostly dated with low ceilings and kind of dark. Castle in the sky was bright and open and had all the amenities of living at home but in a resort. If you are perplexed between "on the beach or just off the beach", your dollar goes a lot further at this home. We would definitely return again next summer.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, Sarah. It sounds like you took advantage of all the opportunities that the island provides. We really enjoy Euphemia Haye as well especially their key lime pie.
Hope you have the chance to return again next summer to Castle in the sky.
Great vacation house
July 8, 2013
We just returned from our stay at Castle in the Sky and are already planning our next trip. The house was amazing; clean, spacious, full of amenities. We had 6 people stay at the house, but could have easily fit 4 more. There was room for everyone on the large sectional in the family room as well as at the dining room table. We enjoyed sitting out on the covered porch at night. The large kitchen was well equipped and the closets are stocked with towels and linens. A crib and high chair were included. The house stayed quite cool even with temperatures in the 90's. We spent a lot of time at the pool which is a short walk and we had it to ourselves most of the time. The service at the little Tiki bar was great and the restaurant was nice for a quick bite by the pool. There is a short walk or drive to the beaches, and beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys are in the garage for use. A little longer of a walk takes you to a nice fishing pier with a great view of the bay. We will definitely be going back to stay at the Castle in the future. The owner, Phil, was very easy to work with and very prompt in getting back to me with any questions that I had. Great place!
We were delighted to know that your party had a wonderful vacation Kate and you were able to enjoy the home, the resort and the surrounding areas. Even with the Florida summer heat , being near the pool as well as the gulf you have an opportunity to cool off and enjoy some awesome sunsets.
We hope you have the opportunity to return next year.
West Palm Beach
WOW. What an Awesome vacation house
November 4, 2012
WOW. That pretty much sums up this beautiful vacation home on LongBoat Key. As you enter, you step into an expansive family room with a extra large sectional perfect for family gatherings. The open space flows easily into the very large gourmet kitchen and dining room. You also have another dining and relaxation area on the large enclosed porch. This floor also has a den with a bed and half a bath. It is a large and comfortable living area. On the next floor, the house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2nd air conditioning unit. The very large master suite and bath is easily 4 times the size of any hotel room. The closets and bathroom are very spacious and the large porch has a hammock for relaxation. The décor of the house is very warm, cozy and inviting. We really enjoyed our stay. The house is also in a great location, 2 minutes from the beach and tennis and 10 minutes from St. Armand Circle with its many great shops and restaurants. We had a five star vacation and will definitely be returning several times in the future and can’t wait for our next trip. This is a vacation house not a condo. Kirk and Helene
Kirk and Helene,
Thank you for such a positive review! You managed to describe the home in detail better than I have ever been able to.
We were so happy to know that you spent your wedding anniversary at "Castle in the sky " and it fulflled and exceeded your expectations.
We hope you have the opportunity to visit again soon.
Hamburg, New York
April 18, 2012
Our family of 8 stayed at Castle-in-the sky for one week and had plnty of space. We have absolutely no complaints - the unit is beautifully furnished, the beds are all very comfortable and the kitchen is fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. The large pool was a close walk and had plenty of chiars and tables for everyone - we ordered lunch and drinks from the grill and Tiki bar. The beach access is across the street but not too far to walk to. We would definitely stay here again.
Traverse City, MI
April 5, 2012
Nicely appointed condo idealy located. This was our 2nd time staying at Cedars Tennis resort and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Condo had everthing we needed and no complaints-
Shaker Heights, OH
Relaxing and Spacious
October 26, 2011
My family has rented here for three years running now because of the spacious and clean accommodations and the feeling of a home away from home. There is a terrific master bedroom with king size bed, walk-in closets and own powder area. I enjoy the jacuzzi tub as well as the private balcony with a large hammock that fits my husband and me. You can hear the seagulls and the gulf water soundsand I know I am on vacation. We can walk to the beach, the pool and even restaurants without getting in a car; that's what I call relaxation! We will return next year as well.
Gustavo & Elizabeth Torres
August 30, 2010
My family and I received professional yet personal attention from the owner. The home is VERY spacious and located in walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants etc... We invited our large extended family to visit and everyone had an awesome time. We celebrated our niece's 16th b-day and my son's first haircut. Thanks for the great family memories in your home. We will definetly consider another vacation here and will recommend family and friends! The Torres Family
March 16, 2010
Great area and rental for families, plenty of space, comfortable beds, nice linens, well stocked (large) kitchen combined with great room makes for a relaxed setting. The place has everything including including beach/water toys, nice bikes, 2 car garage, grills, crib, high chair, large flat screen TV, DVD, etc. Great pool at facility and the beach is a short walk. A great value for the money!
Chicago, IL USA
December 13, 2009
This is a very spacious, nicely decorated, well equipped home. Pool, tennis courts, fitness center and boardwalk on site all make this such a convenient place to stay. The beach is gorgeous! It is a little bit of a walk to public access, or you can cut through other condos across the street (even though you aren't supposed to). The sand is beautiful and the ocean very clean and clear. We found lots of shells and saw some dolphins! The aquarium is close drive and worth it if you have kids. The park is within walking distance and fun for kids, and adults, with nature paths, etc. Restaurant close by was good, although we cooked quite a bit in the well equipped kitchen. Owner is available and helps with anything you may need. Great vacation for our family, thank you!
Castle in the Sky
September 22, 2009
This is the 2nd time we've stayed at this condo for the weekend with a group of friends. There is more than enough room for everyone and it's so nice to have everyone under one roof. The townhouse is immaculately clean and provides ample 'beach gear' for your stay. Just bring food, drinks and clothes and your all set. The location and amenities are awesome. The owner is extremely easy to work with. Will definitely be staying here again.
Lots of space to spread out!
July 15, 2009
We rented this unit for 5 teenagers and 3 adults (blended family plus grandma). There was lots of space to spread out - made this one of the most relaxing vacations we've been on. Huge kitchen allows you to eat in if desired. Quiet area - not very commercial - great to relax without the distraction of go carts or putt putt on every block, but close enough to find things to do if you want too. Public access to the beach was further than I thought, but we were able to cut through across the street with no problems. Good value!
Fantastic family vacation
July 2, 2009
I can't say enough about how pleased we were with this experience. We had never rented online like this before and weren't sure what to expect. It exceeded our expectations! We shared the condo with a second family and it was so spacious! The kitchen, bedrooms, porches, bedrooms, everything was great! The condo was immaculate and stocked with every detail that you might need. The pool and tennis courts were fabulous as well. The best part, was the owner was so easy to communicate with and work with. You know integrity when you deal with it. Highly recommend this condo, hope to rent it again soon!!
Winter Park, Fl
June 2, 2009
Enjoyed our stay. Very spacious. Beds were very comfortable. Grandkids loved it. It was very clean and I would stay again.
May 3, 2009
We had a wonderful time. The home is just decorated beautifully. There is so much space to relax. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds were so comfortable. If we go back to longboat key we would love to stay there again. Also the property owner was so easy to work with, it was a breeze.
Muncie, IN USA
Perfect for large family
April 3, 2009
We stayed here with our grown children and 3 young grandsons (ages 9 mos - 4 yrs). I can't think of a single negative. The home is lovely and well-kept. It's close enough to the pool and beach to be convenient, even walking with little ones and gear, but far enough to feel that young, daring boys were safe. We can't wait to visit again.
September 3, 2008
My friends and I couldn't have asked for or expected nicer accomodations. Every detail was covered -- the kitchen is stocked with more gadgets than I have at home! Plenty of towels, reading material, and all the little creature comforts that were needed. What a beautiful, well-kept home. We can't wait to go back!
So much better than we ecpected
June 16, 2008
WOW! What a great place to stay. We loved the condo and the city. The beach is beautiful! We will be booking this again next year.
See you next year
March 7, 2008
It was nice to finally stay at a vacation rental where there was room to spread out and everyone could have their own bedroom. The tennis courts are awesome and we really enjoyed the beach. It is a fun place to bring the family and the kitchen is huge! We may come back in the Summer in the same unit.
great place,great resort,great beach
November 23, 2007
My best friend's and our family - eight of us stayed for two weeks. It was great.We used the inflatable bed for the kids in the den and the unit was large enough so we were not tripping over each other and it cost a lot less than if we rented two hotel rooms. The kids loved the beach nearby and the park next door.The area is upscale but Cedars has a relaxed feeling and it was safe for our kids 10 and 14 years old. I liked the nature trails and heated pool and my husband fished and I cooked it in the kitchen( when we didn't eat out!) We will reserve again this winter/spring break.
great-relaxing and spacious
November 10, 2007
My kids loved the place-it's safe, my husband loved the tennis on clay-like courts under lights and I liked the beach. Will be back again next year in this unit (it's bigger than most at Cedars)
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School:Haverford College, Georgetown University
About:My wife and kids enjoy a day at the beach, then a trip to the pool, and ending with a barbecue at the home and evening fishing at the resort's pier.
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