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Old Man and the Sea Inn #2 - 8 steps to the sand of Siestas best beach!

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 10, 2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 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 Egyptian 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 10, 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 Egyptian 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

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.

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

5

Cozy beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, GA
5

Cute place Great location

  • 5 of 5

The room and outdoor social area are incredibly cute. The public beach access is just steps away. Daniel is very responsive and helpful. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condition!

  • 5 of 5

Daniel accommodated all of my bridal party and family for our wedding weekend! We had a wonderful time and both houses were so close to the beach and everything we needed! Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Location and Service is SUPERB!! A repeat customer

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay with this owner and his properties. 2nd stay with this room.

We made some wonderful memories here and continue to do so with our family. This room is fully functional. You literally pack a bag for 3-4 days and thats all you need. It is fully furnished and you have a wonderful kitchenette. Everything is supplied and cleaned very well. Location of this rental is literally steps away from the sand. We are sold on this beach house and we will continue to stay here. Thanks Daniel for sharing this gem with my family.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clarkston, MI
5

Mr. Daniel Jones truly has a Great Place to share!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the 1 bedroom bungalow that was very nicely decorated. It was clean with nice amenities. The entire complex was very well taken care of and very well maintained. Mr. Jones communicated w/me via email very politely and timely. It really shows that Mr. Jones takes care of his guests and makes sure they are comfortable and happy. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by his lovely place and his level of service. We would 1000% come back to his GEM of a place. Thank you very much for sharing your place :)

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Good Decision

  • 4 of 5

This was my first visit to the Sarasota area. I came for baseball and the beach. I made several reservations and cancellations before came upon this place. A last minute cancellation by another party allowed my wife and I the opportunity to stay at Siesta Key near Crescent Beach. The apartment was just what we needed. Perfect for two. Easy to find, parking included and just a hop from the beautiful beach. Daniel worked with me and gave me a hot deal, and when the apt was not exactly ready when we arrived, it was not a problem and was handled by Daniel promptly. WE were very comfortable here. Well decorated. Quiet neighborhood. Walking distance to a few vendors such as restaurants and stores. Ate at The Turtles Restaurant and the Toasted Mango Café. Not many cons to mention, maybe size of TV, but heck who needs a TV at Siesta Key. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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 Egyptian 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 12.4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Captain Curts Tiki Bar at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Gulf Gate at 2.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Miguel 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
2 night minimum stay
$277
From
$409
Fri,Sat
$2,200
$7,480
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$314
From
$464
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$314
From
$464
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$8,500
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$201
From
$297
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Holidays
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$293
 
 
Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$182
From
$269
Fri,Sat
$1,450
 
 
Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$239
From
$353
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$182
From
$269
Fri,Sat
$1,450
 
 
Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$297
$1,600
 
 
Best Season
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
From
$167
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
World Championship
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$239
From
$353
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
Best Season
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
From
$167
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$201
From
$297
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Best Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$214
From
$316
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
2018
Jan 2 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$214
From
$364
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$113
From
$162
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $110 + 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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Avg/night
Updated: Feb 10, 2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Amenities

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen

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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