Gulf Beach Front & View 2 Pools Spa 8 Tennis Crts

Steps to our private beach & warm azure watersGulf Beach Front End Unit Top Floor Pictured Far RightOur Private Beach sun umbrellas & lounges set up by staffDune walkway to showers & ocean-side tennis courtsGulf side Family pool. Beach toy storage behind fence.Adult pool, spa, locker rooms, sauna, clubhouseGulf front & breezy lighted Har-Tru courtsOcean front tennis, lawns, seating, clubhouse.Entrance & our bldg. Top floor end unit sheltered by treesOur top floor end unitGulf view from 2 balconies, lanai, LR, MBRLeather Sofa & love seat, chair-&-1/2, LCD TV, Bose sound, entertainment unitCouch for 2 converts to twin bedAccordion partition closes study to guest BR. Computer desk in study closetConvertible sofa queen. Custom computer desk hides in closetCustom built work space hides away in private study closet50mps wifi, Free VOIP phone to Cont US & Canada 1free hr to most world landlinesHard wire or 3 wifi networks, cordless phone, voice mail, UPS back up power.Screened eat-in lanai - table & patio couch seat 7Separate dining seats 6Glass top stove, micro, D.W. refrigerator w/ice-maker. All appliances & serviceBakers rack with wine storage and service peicesSeperate entry. Closet and beach & towel credenzaFront corridor seperates living and bedroom areasKing master w/ recliner. Listen to the wavesMaster & balcony have Gulf View New 42" LED HDTV & streaming video not picturedMaster closets, dressing corridor, bathElectronic safe for valuables, passports, fits most laptopsMaster bath2nd Bedroom twins/king coversion2nd Bath tubOur bldg covered parking by last palmBeach closet by parkingBeach Closet has coolers BBQ chairs gamesPavered walkways cross lush grounds with seating areasGullfside Clubhouse holds cocktail hour in seasonClubhouse fitness gym. Resistance and cardio equipmentPath to our beach side shaded picnic tablesCourts 5-8 adjacet to gazeboTrolley stop @ our buldg. To Sarasota/Anna MariaBascule bridges to Anna Maria Is, St. Armand's & SarasotaSt. Armand's CircleOver the causeway bridge to SarasotaDowntown Sarasota. Longboat Key is top right.Visit Tampa/St. Pete by  Sunshire Skyway BridgeIn Manatee CountyJust over the dune bridgeTread softly past our turtle nestsYour beach place awaits
5055 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

$3000/month - $2250 OFF MAY 1- JUNE 15 $4500/45 Nights.

For stays between 5/1/15 and 5/31/15

WORK & PLAY- $2250 OFF - $4500/45 nights: Book 5/1- 6/14 OR 6/15- 7/31. $2900 OFF 5/1-6/31 Plus tax & fees from listing. WORK in Private Study with secure 50mbs wifi internet & more. PLAY on private beach, 8 tennis courts, 2 heated pools, spa, sauna, gym. Summer at your own island beach place!


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per month: $3,500 - $6,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Longboat Key vacation condo rental
Take the wooden walkway to swim in warm gentle azure gulf waters
Walk softly past sea turtle nests & shell on your own private gulf beach
Watch dolphins, shore birds from sun umbrellas+loungers set up & waiting for you
Picnic at tables shaded by Australian pines
Work in private study at custom computer desk - Run your company, IT team. Finish your book
Play tennis on 8 breezy gulf side har-tru courts + onsite pro
Rejuvenate in the jacuzzi, two heated pools, sauna, heated outdoor shower
Enjoy our oceanfront clubhouse with library, gym, locker rooms, showers
Make new friends at clubhouse cocktail hour - twice weekly in season
Party & movie nights, + great social environment.
Entertain friends on 2 gulfview balconies seating 10 & screened eat-in view lanai
Open the sliding glass door - moonlight shines onto your bed.
Sleep to the sound of the surf in your gulf view master - secure on 3rd floor
Wake to a songbird on your balcony
Breakfast on the lanai

More intelligently sited, sized & designed than the rows of high rise boxes
Floor to ceiling windows & sliding glass doors invite the outdoors inside
Light, airy, & handsomely appointed in beach colors with gulf accents
Unique split plan design, "U" shaped layout separates living spaces from bedrooms
Our private beach is uncrowded on low density & low rise Mid-Key.
Conde Nast Readers' Award Winning Island + 5-star reviews
Award winning producer's subtropical beach oasis
Availabile by arrangement - Sorry no smoking or pets.
Minimum bookings: High Season 3 months, other times one month

Study converts to 3rd BR with folding partition wall & comfy fold out sleeper queen
Large custom built computer desk hides away in study closet
FREE: High Speed 50mbs Internet + wi-fi; premium digital cable TV, VOIP phone free to US & Canada
Entertainment Unit: LED HDTV, Roku streaming video player, DVR, Bose Sound, i-pod jack, CD's FM
View living room has leather sofa & loveseat and Chair-&-1/2 with ottoman
Screened view lanai dining table seats 4 & read or nap on 3 person patio sofa too
Separate dining area seats 6
Large kitchen with glass top stove, microwave, refrigerator & ice maker, dishwasher, double sink & disposal, blender, food processor, mixer, toaster & all cooking appliances, glassware, platters, servers, & entertaining service + baker's rack.
Acrylic ware & wine goblets for the beach, picnic or Jacuzzi - of course!

Snowy egret, white ibis, great blue heron, osprey share our beaches & balconies
Elder & family friendly, private quiet & secure, serviced by elevators and stairs.
Master suite & large balcony has sun umbrella & loungers, gulf & court views. King bed, recliner chair, LED HDTV, Roku streaming video player, his & hers dressers, closet lined dressing corridor, "hotel" safe for computer passports valuables, valet stand, full en-suite bath
2nd BR has twin beds that "convert to king" LED HDTV DVR. 2nd full bath across the hall
The separate entry has credenza with beach towels, & closet with coolers, picnic basket, tennis and beach supplies
Washer & dryer in the service closet.
Private assigned covered parking has large beach closet with additional chairs, umbrella, bbq, sand toys, floats, Frisbee, etc.

ACTIVITY, ENTERTAINMENT, FUN - Available at additional charge:
On site pro tennis lessons
Clubhouse with bar and kitchen great to hold your own private party
Maid service.

Guests have run a 900 employee company, lead an IT design team, finished a published book.
From our large hide away custom built computer desk & work area in convertible private study.
FIOS 50mps high speed secure hardware & WiFi internet access.
VOIP phone with tons of features, US & Canada Long Distance Included Low rates world wide.
Receive & send faxes & packages at complex office.
Complete shipping/receiving & business services 0.3 miles away.
Large & small size firms - accounting, banking, brokerage, investing, financial, legal & management just across the bridge in Sarasota.

Afslag nemlig Danes; Afslattur fyrir Islendingur; Avslag for Norsk - Ja Svenskar också!

Come to swim in our warm gulf waters.. it is warm inviting safe and fun
We speak a language they do not understand.. but Americans love children & love to make them smile
Our customs & foods are different... but their parents buy them new & wonderful things at our stores
Soon they are at play on our safe beaches with the children of America and other countries too
They grow up & they remember the warm gulf & the Americans.. we came from them.
Area Information
Amenities enjoyed without charge include:
Tennis (court shoes and clothes required)
Court side gazebo for watching
Swim or shell from our private beach Lounges & umbrellas are set up on the beach
Picnic tables, outdoor showers;
Adult and family heated pools, jacuzzi spa and sauna;
Fitness room with cardio and resistance equip;
Men's & women's locker rooms with shower;
Lawn furniture groups Play court Pavered walkways
Mature lushly landscaped grounds.
Social & cocktail hour in the Clubhouse, where else? Held twice weekly, In season.
Assigned covered parking with equipped beach closet: chairs, coolers, grill, boogie boards, sand toys, life preservers, floats, boccie ball and, of course, Frisbee!
Available at additional charge:
Tennis lessons with our onsite pro. We can add custom features for your vacation -Golf, Sailing, Scuba, lessons?

WALK: Down your beach for excellent shelling, green flash at sunset OR five minutes to the Hilton for wave runner & Hobie Cat rentals, sunset cocktails & entertainment. 5 great restaurants - Euphemia-Haye, Harry's, Lazy Lobster, Pattigeorge's within .5 mile.
BICYCLE: Rentals down the street. Paths run the island. Cycling throughout the county.
Trolley: Stops right in front of our building. Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island Trolley connecting to 2 County Bus systems. 5 minute ride to super markets, shopping, restaurants, and Anna Maria Island. 20 minutes to St. Armands Circle, or Bradenton. 30 to downtown Sarasota - connect to/from the airport 1 hr. total.
DRIVE: Longboat Key AND Anna Maria Island... Two minutes to The Center Shops, 5 excellent restaurants, or Cannon's Marina; Four minutes to Publix Supermarket, Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant or Anna Maria Island; Ten minutes to boat, sail, para sail, fish, scuba & snorkel on the gulf or bay. Twelve minutes to the Charthouse, Lido Key, and St. Armand's Circle; Fifteen minutes to golf courses where you are welcome to play.
EXPLORE: Sarasota... Twenty minutes to Downtown and nightlife. Don't miss Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The marina with beach bar, boat rides, sailboat rental, Marina Jacks. Jungle Gardens! The YMCA water park.
The Sunshine Coast... Mahaffey Theater for concerts in St Pete, Busch Gardens or Adventure Island Water Park in Tampa, Homosassa Springs to swim with the manatee, A trip to Fort Meyers and the Edison and Ford homes. Disney World/Universal Studios... Two hours drive to Orlando
Come to our tranquil, elegant, sub-tropical white sand barrier island - on Florida’s western Sun Coast, nestled between the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and serene Sarasota Bay. Connected by bascule bridges to near by downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's Key and Anna Maria Island, it's just 1/2 hour's drive from the Sarasota Airport. 2 hours to Orlando, Universal Studios/Disney World or springs to swim with manatees. 1 hour south of Tampa Bay & Busch Gardens & Water Park. 1 1/2 north of Fort Meyers. Fly into any-Low airfares to all! Three main shopping centers are located on the island. Drive five minutes to supermarkets or Anna Maria Island. Ten to island golf courses, boats, scuba. Twelve to St. Armand's Circle. Fifteen to downtown, museums & nightlife. Ride the Trolley - stops right in front of our building, runs to downtown Sarasota, & connects to Airport, Anna Maria Trolley, County Bus Systems. Our 85 unit community is on the low rise & density north-island. Come to the USA
EXCITEMENT: Hello Dali!!! The Salvador Dali museum in St. Pete? A professional sports game or a concert in Tampa? Ballet, opera, or symphony in Sarasota? Or customize your vacation... sailing, diving or dancing lessons? Snorkel with the manatee in a Florida spring? Downtown Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant? Mud Puppies at Monk's south of town? Shrimps and sunset at Spanish Pointe Pub & Marina? Karaoke at Ducks on Anna Maria? The Sarasota Film Society? So little time, so much to do!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 02 2014 Dec 30 2015 - - - $4,400 1 Month
Jan 01 2015 Mar 31 2015 - - - $6,500 3 Months
Apr 01 2015 Jun 30 2015 - - - $4,500 1 Month
Jul 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 - - - $3,500 1 Month
Nov 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 - - - $4,500 1 Month
Lodging tax: 11,5%
Deposits: Available By Arrangement & Monthly Minimum. BOOKED TILL 10/10 High season 3 calendar months min BOOKED THIS SEASON Low season disc for 6 weeks & longer. STANDARD TERMS: 33% w/contract - Balance 90 days before occupancy. Standard Occupancy 4 - Surcharge for additional . 6 max. Bank Draft, Check, ACH & Wire Transfer, Money Order accepted. Damage Deposit $500 with $69 Damage Ins Summer Electric Deposit: $100/month electric deposit - actual bill deducted
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: FREE: High Speed 50mbs internet + wi-fi , Expanded Cable TV, Local telephone, PLUS: Condo Assn Reg fee $100, Cleaning $150, Electric. 11.5% tax. 50% Premium reservation fee for Holiday period nights


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Oceanfront
  • Sauna
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (7 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (7 miles)
  • Children's Pool
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (9 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (12 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (14 miles)
  • Pool
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (6 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (15 miles)
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (6 miles)
  • Casino
    (15 miles)
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (6 miles)
  • Water Park
    (16 miles)
  • Tennis
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (6 miles)
  • Winery
    (22 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (6 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
8 Har-Tru tennis courts & onsite pro, Exercise gym with cardio & resistance equipment, men's & women's locker rooms with shower, Co-ed Sauna, Library, Club House, Gazebo, gulf front picnic tables, condo association office on site.
Cannon's Marina, Mote Marine Aquarium, Baywalk Sanctuary, Longboat Key Center of the Arts, St. Armand's Circle, Burns Court Cinema, Sarasota Opera, G.WIZ - Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone, Sarasota Orchestra, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Asolo Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Players Theatre, Jazz Club of Sarasota, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Ringling Circus Museum, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Crowley Museum Nature Center, Historic Spanish Point, Oscar Shearer and Myakka River State Parks, Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, South Florida Museum/Bishop Planetarium, Mixon's Fruit Farms Inc., Sarasota Outlet Mall‎, Prime Outlets At Ellenton‎, Whole Foods Market Centre - Sarasota
Disney World/Universal Studios... Two hours drive to Orlando

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Longboat Key, Florida

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katherine achille

Chicago, Illinois

"Almost Paradise"

You couldn't ask for anything more in a vacation retreat. Clean, modern, roomy accomodations. Steps to a white sand beach where the umbrellas and beach chairs are set up by the staff. A fully equipped exercise room. Two well maintained pools. Center island location that makes it easy to go to either Bradenton or Sarasota to enjoy their attractions. Fabulous restaurants on the key or just a short drive to St. Armand's Key. If you prefer eating in there is a FULLY equipped kitchen that I enjoyed using. The one disadvantage was that time flew to fast. Six weeks wasn't enough so I plan on returning next year.

Ed Ledding

Owner's reply:

Thanks! Glad you had a great time.

Magnhild Sandstad


We had a great time at Longboat Key!

We stayed here july 2013, and staying here was a pleasure ! The apartment was spacious , nicely decorated and well equipped with everything we – two pair and one little girl 3 years of age-needed to make life comfortable. This was absolutely perfect for us! . It was close to a very nice beach - where there were little people and a calm and good mood. We also think the area Longboat was very clean and well maintained. We almost had the feeling of living in a giant park. I think it has been pleasant to deal with the owners ;Ed and Nancy-and they have been very helpful all the time. We also thought it was very nice that Nancy had arranged with flowers, some food and a bottle of wine when we arrived late in the evening. Such things make you feel welcome!

Ed Ledding

Owner's reply:

Thank-you for your kind words. All our guests are very welcome & honored guests.

melissa gillies

Cheshire, England

Heaven on Earth

My family and i had the most amazing time,the beach was incredible, my 2 young boys enjoyed the pool and the beach, we were spoilt as it was off season so we basically had the whole place to ourselves, our beach chairs and umbrella were already put out everyday on the beach waiting for us.We were also lucky to meet some other children who were the boys age. The condo was very spacious bigger than we had anticipated, it was extremely clean aswell.We saw dolphins and swam with the Manatees which was amazing also. We wired our money to Ed as we found that this was the easiest way and Ed was a pleasure to deal with,The beaches were so clean and the water was amazing, Longboat Key was a nice change from the over crowded beaches in Europe, There were 5 people on our beach and the kids could run and play anywhere. I would highly recommend Eds condo to anyone who is looking for a summer they never want to forget!! We certainly had that summer..6 weeks wasn't long enough at all. Thanks Ed!!

Linda Filtsch

Austin, Tx USA

wondeful !!

This condo is very comfortable and the floor plan works so well for two or a large family..The owner is just great to work with and goes out of his way to make the stay pleasant. The condo is well supplied right down to the beach towels and chairs. We especially liked the two balconies plus a lanai. I like the northern end of Longboat key because it is not as busy --yet you are close to shopping and dining. June was not only not crowded but we practically had the whole condo complex to ourselves. Beaches were lovely with crystal clear water. A nice gulf breeze kept it pleasant for sun bathing and swimming. You will not be disappointed in this condo and the value it offers. Thanks to Ed for being such a gem of an owner to deal with.

D. Rubinger

Orlando, FL & Chatham, NJ USA

Outstanding Beach Paradise

This condo is wonderful! Spacious, beautifully decorated, light and airy. The amenities are great. Everything you need is there. This place accommodated everyone from my 78 year old mother to my 5 year old niece. The owners are delightful to deal with and the staff was very accommodating. Of course the beach is spectacular! Definietly would rent this unit again.

g. simon

Tampa, FL.

Club Longboat Beach & Tennis Condo

This is a great condo. It's on the Gulf of Mexico side (which is where you want to be on Longboat Key). It's spacious and nicely furnished. It has 2 nice bedrooms and a study, which could easily be used for a 3rd bedroom. It has 2 patios for sunning, plus a screened lanai for outdoor dining. Great tennis facilities, lovely pool, and of course The Beach. The owners are great, and very attentive, as are the staff who run the condo facility. We look forward to renting this condo again in the future.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Wonderful stay at a perfect situated place
Reviewed by: Brenner family from Buerstadt, Germany
Reviewed on: 09/13/2009 for their stay in 08/2009
Our family of 4 (2 adults / 2 teen aged girls) had a wonderful stay at Club Longboat Beach & Tennis #131. The home had everything we needed even sheets and beach towels. The kitchen was fully equipped w/pots pans & appliances. Televisions in every bedroom and internet access. The location, just steps to the beach, was perfect. Home is tastefully decorated with all the amenities needed. The pool area is a fun gathering place. There are several restaurants from which to choose. It was a pleasure to deal with the very helpful owner. We would definitely recommend Longboat Beach & Tennis as a place to rent when vacationing in Florida.

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    I'm a retired TV producer & Longboat Key is my retreat. The island has manicured lawns fronting 10 miles of beach. Club Longboat has private beach, 8 tennis courts & onsite pro, 2 heated pools, heated out door shower, jacuzzi, sauna, clubhouse with men's & women's locker rooms & showers. In season...
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