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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 12, 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:
March 12, 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.

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

5

Fantastic find - no reason why not to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic find! The location couldn't have been any better. We were just steps from the beautiful Crescent Beach. We stayed in Unit "C" which had everything we needed. This upper level unit satisfied our needs for our family of 3. We were only a short distance from many restaurants and shops. We utilized the grill that was available on the ground level as well as the large table for our dinners. This property is located on a quiet street and was surrounded by many other well-maintained homes. The interior was very clean and updated as was the exterior of the building. The kitchen was well equipped for our cooking needs. The linens were plentiful and of good quality. There were many beach toys for kids available. There were also beach towels and chairs provided. Having a washer and dryer (no cost, just provide your own soap) available on the ground level (shared by others staying on the property) was a nice option. The owner was very helpful and the reserving and checkout process was simple. In addition, the owner also supplied us with a detailed packet of information of not only the property, but the area - very helpful! We can't think of any reason why not to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at Old Man on the Sea Inn on 4 occasions, twice last year. We have come to call this our home away from home as that is truly where we feel we are when we have stay there. I have not personally met Daniel but I can say that I have communicated with him both by email and by phone and he is very personable and accommodating. I spoke with Daniel a few times before our first visit trip as I wanted to make certain that the unit I stayed in would have an oven to prepare our meals. Daniel contacted me (while he was on his honeymoon with his new wife!) trying to accommodate my request as the unit we were to stay in was the only unit that did not have an oven and it would require a special order to install one due to space limitations. As an alternative, he offered to have a counter top convection oven or a slow cooker delivered to the unit. I told him we would try to make due. Who needed one after all? The unit had a cook top and the grill outside was always available. We have stayed in both a one bedroom and a two bedroom unit at this location and have seen all of the units thanks to the generosity of our friendly neighbors. I prefer to I bedroom for just two people but I can tell you that all of the units are exactly as advertised and represented by the photos with all of them being clean and tastefully furnished and decorated. The grounds are well-maintained. The shared washer and dryer are newer models and were always available when we needed to use them. The coded check in and check out policy is very convenient as well. The owner continues to work on the property as we have noticed changes each time we have visited.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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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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
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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
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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
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
$155
From
$226
Fri,Sat
$3,955
 
 
Holidays
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$276
$4,833
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$161
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$4,174
 
 
Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$187
From
$276
Fri,Sat
$4,833
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$144
From
$213
Fri,Sat
$3,735
 
 
Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$239
$4,174
 
 
Best Season
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$163
Fri,Sat
$2,856
 
 
World Championship
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$178
From
$264
Fri,Sat
$4,614
 
 
Best Season
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
From
$167
Fri,Sat
$2,856
 
 
Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$161
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$4,174
 
 
Best Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$93
From
$138
Fri,Sat
$2,417
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$5,053
 
 
2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$119
From
$176
Fri,Sat
$3,076
 
 
Holidays
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$289
$5,053
 
 
Spring
Jan 16 2018 - Jan 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$144
From
$213
Fri,Sat
$3,735
 
 
Holidays
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$5,053
 
 
Spring
Feb 20 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$178
From
$264
Fri,Sat
$4,614
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$204
From
$301
Fri,Sat
$5,273
 
 
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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Mar 12, 2017
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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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