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Casa Van Lopik (j) - Steps from beach and town!

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 3, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Casa Van Lopik (Jardin), our garden-facing suite, is a large 3BR home perfectly located between the best beaches, shopping dining and entertainment on the Island. It was named for my father who was a ships captain and sailed the world for 30 years but always insisted Siesta Keys beaches were most beautiful. Tastefully decorated with vaulted ceilings, oak railings and Indo-Spanish charm. Perfectly appointed with high thread-count 100% cotton sheets and W-Hotel pillow top mattresses. Casa Van Lopik is the perfect blend of Island ease and comforting luxury. Leave the car behind. After the beach, you could wander to town for fresh oysters and seafood, drinks, live music or ice cream. This house is a great location for stunning sunsets. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an open floor plan from dining area to balcony, all with westerly exposure. The back garden has space for casual dining and is also westerly facing. You can get fresh fish at the Village Market one block away or catch your own right in front of the house.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Gertrude Rentals was named for the owner-operator’s (Daniel) grandmother. Gertrude Van-Lopik was an adventurous traveler well into her 90s who circumnavigating the globe more than two dozen times. Gertrude Rentals is a multi-generational, family business and includes a wife, a husband, a daughter, and a lifetime friend. With 48 beds we are also the largest owner operator of premier vacation rentals on Siesta Key and have more than 100 positive reviews “and growing” (we are very proud of them).

Daniel Jones is the head honcho of Siesta Key and the owner-operator of Gertrude Rentals, his third of four children. Dan was born in Sarasota and lived on Siesta Key for 25 years before leaving to work in New York City. In 2010 Dan came to his senses and abandoned a career in finance to spend more time with his friends and family and, ultimately, to pursue this labor of love. He is passionate about providing affordable beach-luxury during what he calls “sacred vacation time”. He loves surfing, interior design, and seafood. Dan's departure from Wall Street and return to the beaches of Siesta Key represents the hallmark spirit of Gertrude Rentals - no collars, no shoes, no problems!

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Speaks: english, french, Korean

9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Lovely comfortable house in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Great Location, 5 mins to the beach and the village. Quiet house, with lovely back garden, shady when the sun hot. The outdoor /indoor dining room was very useful for family evening barbecues to escape any mosquitos. Beds really comfortable, bathrooms a good size, and lots of beach chairs, parasoles and beach towels provided. Comfortable sitting room with vaulted ceiling so a great feeling of space. The balcony overlooking canal also well used by us! We would all definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location, amazing provisions, GREAT vacay

  • 4 of 5

It was so nice to deal with Daniel, who from the start even when inquiring was extremely warm and informative. The balcony overlooking the garden is wonderful, as is the 2 story rental. Have an upstairs for kids/sleeping and downstairs as a hangout makes it feel like home. Very cozy, everything we needed was available and then some. I even came with my infant and had pack n play, highchair and gates for stairways provided which was a HUGE convenience. Every room was spacious, the place was very clean and your walking distance to town, shops & restaurants as well as the beach. Had a blissful 5 day stay, can't wait to head back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

8 ladies stayed for 4 days and had a blast! Plenty of room for everyone. We never had to use the car! Close proximity to restaurants, shopping, beach and bars.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location, amazing customer service!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 11 other girls stayed at this property from Friday until Monday (in June) for my sister's bachelorette party. We arrived a bit earlier than our check in time and Daniel was very accommodating! He allowed us to go into the rental earlier and even helped with additional parking at another rental of his! There was a gift basket for us when we arrived with snacks and wine, which was so thoughtful. The home was in great condition and in perfect location to the beach and downtown shops, bars and restaurants. We walked everywhere we wanted to go, except to karaoke at Captain Curts (we took a few 6 person golf carts to get there which was super fun!!!) The rental has all of the beach towels, bath towels, linens, paper products, dishes and utensils needed which was super helpful since we flew in from out of state. Daniel even had enough beach chairs for all 12 of us girls and floating noodles that we could take to the beach! When I originally didnt see the chairs, I called Daniel and he offered to bring them over (although they were all right in the garage). The hospitality shown by him was so nice and thoughtful. He really was there to make our stay a great one. We had A BLAST and Siesta Key was beautiful. This place is a MUST STAY!! I recommend taking a sunset cruise through Siesta Key Water Sports. We had our own private boat and it comes with a full cooler of alcoholic drinks. The tour is about 2 hours long and was the peak of our trip!! Dinner at The Cottage was amazing and you must stop for a daiquiri at Daiquiri Deck! A few miles out is a restaurant called "A Taste of Germany". We stopped on our way out of town for breakfast. They make their own rum cakes which were to die for (you can even take them to go!). Breakfast sandwiches were also very good there. When checking out, Daniel sent me an email with instructions for check out, which was to do nothing but enjoy the last few hours in Siesta Key. This was so helpful, as normally rentals require at least some sort of clean up. I can't say enough good things about this property, the customer service from Daniel and Siesta Key. It was a GREAT Vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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LOVE this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this house, can't wait to come back! Convenient to Village and beach. We walked everywhere. Daniel was extremely accommodating, found another location nearby for the rest of our group.....then remembered to contact us when the other side of the house opened up so we could all be at the same house. Good memory! :)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ideal Location! Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The Jardin house was ideal for our group of 5 with ages ranging from 4 to 17! Easy walk to absolutely everywhere we wanted to go, including the beach with all our gear. The house came with everything we needed, including easy to carry beach chairs! We arrived to a very clean, equipped home with an awesome two story open family room and beautiful quiet outdoor spots to read and relax. Daniel even provided little goodies to get us in vacation mode right from the start. The best part of it might very well have been the ending. Daniel takes care of everything, so none of that spending your last few hours cleaning up before leaving. You can enjoy every last minute. We will definitely return. Siesta Key had everything for our group, from family friendly fun to fantastic live music at night. Friendly people everywhere and such a great island vibe!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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From the Owner

Casa Van Lopik (Jardin), our garden-facing suite, is a large 3BR home perfectly located between the best beaches, shopping dining and entertainment on the Island.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SRQ at 12 Miles Car: not necessary

Shopping, dining & nightlife (Siesta Key and St Armands Circle), Golf at 30 nearby golf courses, Salt water fishing, Scooter, bicycle, and surfboard rentals, Tennis (at public beach nearby), Snorkeling, scuba Sailing and other water sports.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Best Season
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Best Season
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservation confirmed by credit card or check, 100% of rental charge. Refunds are not refundable unless another is procured for an equal or greater amount and then they are subject to a $150 rebooking fee. Rates and tax are subject to change prior to booking. Check-in time is 2:00 PM and Check-out time is 10:00 AM. All persons under 26 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Casa Van Lopik (Jardin) is a large 3BR home perfectly located between the best beaches, shopping dining and entertainment on the Island.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Village


  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Large vanity with plenty of counter and cabinet space.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Large vanity with plenty of counter and cabinet space.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
  • Second - 1 king
  • Bunk-Bedroom - 2 double, 2 twin/ single


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Renovated in 2012, all new furniture and appliances. WIFI, cable, new appliances, new 42" flat screen TV, W Hotel mattresses bed with new down alternative pillows and new high thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Steps to beach, dining and entertainment. French and Korean translation available.

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