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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Brought to you by Gertrude Rentals! 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.

*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
Daniel Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, Korean
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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.

Amenities

Siesta Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • 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 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
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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

3

Okay but shabby

  • 3 of 5

Pros: very close to the beach and check in/out very easy, beach chairs and toys available

Cons: all furniture had stains, carpet was dirty, needed paint and cleaned, towels were threadbare, shower barely dribbled and very thin walls where you could hear neighbors conversations word for word. For the money spent you would expect something nicer and more up to date.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im sorry this guest didn't enjoy the unit as much as they enjoyed the property and location. We consider it our business to deliver amazing stays and this particular unit has dozens of 5 star reviews on this site alone (hundreds on other sites combined) so most travelers love it. Regarding marks on the walls, possible at any desirable destination because repainting requires a 4 day gap in the rental calendar, and this particular unit gets booked all Spring:) Regarding noise from the other units, unlikely but renting an entire house is a way to avoid neighbors. We would have gladly replaced the screen or shower head in the bath "immediately" but the guest didn't mention any issue. We hope you will read other reviews, we are very proud of them.
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5

Wonderful, quiet location. Beautiful beach access nearly right out of the front door.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our four children ages 22 -12 & two girlfriends, had a great experience. It's a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience! Everything we could have wanted and more! Great location to the beach, shopping and dining! Beautiful home in a beautiful location! Everything went perfect starting with booking our stay to the end of our trip. We appreciated being able to stay here for our trip and would highly recommend and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$348
Fri,Sat
$6,084
 
 
Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$288
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$7,436
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$248
From
$367
Fri,Sat
$6,422
 
 
Holidays
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$288
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$7,436
 
 
SUMMER
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$222
From
$328
Fri,Sat
$5,476
 
 
Holidays
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$248
From
$367
Fri,Sat
$6,422
 
 
Best Season
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$251
Fri,Sat
$4,394
 
 
Word Championships
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$406
Fri,Sat
$7,098
 
 
Best Season
Oct 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$251
Fri,Sat
$4,394
 
 
Holidays
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$248
From
$367
Fri,Sat
$6,422
 
 
Best Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$144
From
$212
Fri,Sat
$3,718
 
 
Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$301
From
$444
Fri,Sat
$7,774
 
 
Best Season
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$4,742
 
 
Holidays
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$301
From
$444
Fri,Sat
$7,774
 
 
Spring
Jan 16 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$222
From
$328
Fri,Sat
$5,746
 
 
Holidays
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$301
From
$444
Fri,Sat
$7,774
 
 
Spring
Feb 20 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$406
Fri,Sat
$7,098
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$314
From
$464
Fri,Sat
$8,112
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$183
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

*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.

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  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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