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Eight Steps to the #1 Beach in the Country! - Old Man and the Sea Inn 2BR (1)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

8 Steps to the Sand of Siestas Best Beach, House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8

A Gertrude Rentals Property! Rated "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand" at the Great International Sand Challenge. Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Residing in Siesta Keys most "private" non-private beach neighborhood and just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach, a beach that forms a cove and boasts the calmest/clearest water on the island. It also has a limestone reef to the south, popular with colorful marine life and is listed in most top things "to do" lists for Sarasota County. The upstairs and downstairs patios of our home were designed for tropical living and taking full advantage of sea breezes. After a day of snorkeling, fishing or just lazing in the warm gulf waters, you can rejuvenate on your westerly facing balconies, in the downstairs indoor/outdoor dining and lounging area, or just swing yourself to sleep in our hammocks.

The Old Man and the Sea Inn is generously decorated and our furnishings, towels and linens are less than 12 months old. Every bedroom has lush high thread-count 100% cotton sheets and abundant pillows. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a gas grill downstairs, and you can find fresh fish at the Village Market or catch your own at the beach nearby.

*Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval. A Location Event Fee of $2000 applies. A Guest based Event Fee of $23 per guest in excess of the maximum occupancy applies. Events can only be scheduled by reserving every unit on the given location. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under the age of 21. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is an "unstaffed inn" with no check in or check out process required.

More Details

Property Manager
Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, Korean
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC

Gertrude Vacation Rentals is dedicated to “Gertrude Van-Lopik Jones”, an early pioneer of both adventure and life experience travel, vigorous lover of life, and model for standing above the everyday.

Gertrude Rentals has 20 seriously sweet vacation rentals, both budget and luxury options, in all my favorite locations; Siesta Key, Spring Lake NJ (aka “The Irish Riviera”), NYC, and now the Green Mountain National Forest of VT. I never manage properties I don't own and each Gertrude Rentals property has been hand-selected, remodeled, and appointed with the comfort and enjoyment of my guests in mind.

During the last 7 seasons, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting over 4,000 vacations for groups and individuals, and received thousands of 5-star reviews. I’ve hosted; engagements weddings and honeymoons, 100th birthday parties and 70th anniversary parties, bachelors and bachelorette trips, homecomings for students and for soldiers, vacations for in-recovery adolescent cancer patients and their families, post-op housing for an anonymous kidney donor and a lung transplant recipient, yoga and wellness retreats, single parents traveling alone with kids, family reunions, empty nester getaways, and many others. All of them had one thing in common, they were in search of a well deserved vacation from an owner who understands their vacation time is precious.

–Daniel Jones, Super Host and Premier Partner Awards recipient.

Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC purchased this house in 2013

Why Gertrude Rentals - Siesta, VT, NJ Shore, and NYC chose Siesta Key

Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Residing in the most "private" non-private beach neighborhood in Siesta Key, The Old Man and the Sea Inn can accommodate up to 24 guests and is a four unit Key West-style home located just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach. Southern Crescent Beach forms a cove that boasts the calmest/clearest water on the island and was rated "The World's Finest, Whitest Sand" at the Great International Sand Challenge. It also has a limestone reef to the south which is popular with colorful marine life and is listed in most top things "to do" lists for Sarasota County. The upstairs and downstairs patios of our home were designed for tropical living and taking full advantage of sea breezes. After a day of snorkeling, fishing or just lazing in the warm gulf waters, you can rejuvenate on your westerly facing balconies, in the downstairs indoor/outdoor dining and lounging area, or just swing yourself to sleep in our hammocks. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is generously decorated and our furnishings, towels and linens are less than 12 months old. Every bedroom has lush high thread-count 100% cotton sheets and abundant pillows. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a gas grill downstairs, and you can find fresh fish at the Village Market or catch your own at the beach nearby. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is an "unstaffed inn" with no check in or check out process required.

What makes this house unique

Residing in the most "private" non-private beach neighborhood in Siesta Key, The Old Man and the Sea Inn can accommodate up to 24 guests and is a four unit Key West-style home located just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach.

Amenities

Siesta Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • *Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Remodeled in 2013, new furniture. WIFI, cable, new 36" flat screen TV, new down alternative pillows and new high thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Five steps to beach. Indoor and outdoor dining.

Reviews

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Eight Steps to the #1 Beach in the Country! - Old Man and the Sea Inn 2BR (1)
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Older property. In need of updates.

  • 3 of 5

This rental was close to the Beach although not the best part of siesta key. We actually drove to different beaches every day and only walked to crescent beach for the sunset. I would suggest updating furniture in living room, none of it was comfortable for lounging. The mattress was beyond old and so were the pillows. For the money I think I could have found a much nicer place with more amenities. Our family likes to spend time in our rental and this was just not a comfortable endeavor. We did appreciate all the local info and the great air conditioning!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In an effort to prevent future travelers from being miss guided I’ll correct this guests beach comments immediately:) This part of Siesta Key is Crescent Beach, which most consider the best beach on Siesta Key. It has the sand chosen and submitted by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce for the international sand competitions and, because its a bit of a cove, also usually boasts the calmest clearest water on the island. Although there is no public parking, people from other parts of Siesta do walk down to visit Crescent while I just couldn't imagine anyone ever leaving Crescent Beach to visit another beach unless they were attending a drum circle or other party at an outside location:). We will take a look at the pillows and mattress right away. There are hundreds of pillow and mattress options on the market because peoples tastes vary (a lot). If they are old or otherwise objectionable, the pillows will be replaced immediately and the mattress replaced in a few days. Without thinking twice:) Please take a moment to read our other reviews, we are very proud of them!  
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5

Great accommodations in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great condo in the best location of Siesta Key. Easy access to the beach is only a few steps away. The accommodations are spacious and clean.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property inside and out, and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our three children in November '17 and we felt so fortunate to have found this place. The interior was clean, nicely decorated, spacious, bright, and it was the perfect floor plan if you have kids. After we put the kids to bed, we went out on the balcony and had our own table and chairs and a lounge chair where we drank wine under the canopy of a huge palm tree. The short path to the beach was literally across the street. There were beach toys for our kids, chairs, inner tubes, and boogie boards for us to use at the beach. We also loved the outdoor space downstairs that is part of this property. We never saw another guest while we stayed there, though it is a commons area for other guests to use as well if they're staying there. On a rainy day, we took our kids downstairs to eat breakfast and play games in the neat covered outdoor seating area. We also used the outdoor shower downstairs each time we got back from the beach before we went up to our rental unit. There was off street parking right next to the building for two cars for each rental unit too. We highly recommend this place to anyone staying in this area.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and nice VRBO

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Old and the Sea for wedding weekend in Siesta Key. The location was perfect access to the beach. And we enjoyed the VRBO - it was clean and bright. Daniel did a wonderful job communicating with us before our stay and had a detailed "handbook" of options of things to do in the area. We enjoyed our time at Old Man and the Sea.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Coming from the land-locked Midwest, we were thrilled to stay here for our kids' first experience at the beach! Beautiful sand just 8 steps from the property, sand toys, beach chairs, beach towels, body boards, beach umbrella and more for us to use- and lots of shells to collect! We grilled and enjoyed the community outdoor space, laundry was on site, and an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand before heading in. Check-in and check-out was a breeze too! Definitely a trip to remember!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A nice stay for us

  • 5 of 5

It was relaxing. easy beach access , parking good, close to stores. Beach chairs and toys on sight to use. Grill area, just make sure grill is working and there's enough propane.

Very nice place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Curts Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Gulf Gate
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Miguels French Cuisine
Nearest Beach
Siesta's Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150

*Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval. A Location Event Fee of $2000 applies. A Guest based Event Fee of $23 per guest in excess of the maximum occupancy applies. Events can only be scheduled by reserving every unit on the given location. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under the age of 21.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund