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Old Man and the Sea Inn #1 - 8 steps to the sand of Siestas best beach!

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 24, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

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.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Daniel Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, Korean
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Daniel Jones

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!

Daniel Jones purchased this house in 2013

Why Daniel Jones chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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.

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The location was priceless- you couldn't ask for more convenient beach access! We enjoyed the common downstairs space that allowed us to grill out and swing in the hammocks.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Old Man and the Sea. We stayed in unit B and we couldn't have been happier. The location is perfect. It's steps to the beach but yet far enough away from the village that it's peaceful and relaxing. Daniel made the check in and check out process easy and answered all questions before we arrived. The unit was clean and had everything that we could want. It's perfect for 2 (and a dog). I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Will definitely be back !

  • 5 of 5

The property was awesome. The house itself has a key west vibe to it which we all enjoyed. The inside of the suite was very clean, comfortable, and accommodating. We grilled out down stairs in the common area and made friends with another couple that was also staying there. Although there isn't a beach view, the property is extremely close to the beach. This wasn't my first time visiting siesta key, but it was my first time staying with Gertrude rentals and I would definitely stay with them again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding property! Becoming our second home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year back to one of Daniel's rentals and we will continue to go back every year! It was perfect as always. The best beaches and the beach access cant be beat. I love that you arrive and there is no complicated check in process, everything is neat and organized. They even have waters, wine and snacks waiting when you arrive! The listing looked exactly as pictured and the description was 100% on point. You cant beat the price for the location either. We took another couple with us this year and they feel in love! Already have friends asking us to book for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Island Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We come down to Siesta Key a couple times of year but have never stayed with this property group until now. It was a nice experience and my wife fell in love with the house. It's located just across from the beautiful white sand beaches. My wife and I are beach combers and loved that you can walk from Crescent Beach up to Siesta Beach with little effort. It makes for a nice sunrise or sunset walk and a great way to get some exercise and take it the beauty of the area. After sunset we liked walking down to Captain Curt's for seafood and then taking in some tropical drinks at the tiki bar. The rooms were as described and provided all the comfort we needed for our stay. We will be booking again for next year and look forward to another pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for beachgoers

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for something by the beach this is it. Sand is beautiful out front rental is comfortable as well

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sarasota at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Captain Curts Tiki Bar at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Gulf Gate at 2.8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Miguels French Cuisine at 0.25 Miles 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.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$365
From
$539
Fri,Sat
$2,900
$9,425
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$365
From
$539
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
From
$613
Fri,Sat
$3,300
$10,725
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$251
From
$371
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$427
$2,300
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$239
From
$353
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$415
From
$613
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Feb 24, 2017
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Available arrival
12
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Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

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 Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

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

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
  • Bunk Bedroom - 2 double, 2 twin/ single

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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.

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