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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 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 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.

*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.

More Details

Property Manager
Daniel Jones
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, Korean
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 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 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 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.

Amenities

Siesta Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • 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
  • 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
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
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! 4.9/5 -
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Old Man and the Sea Inn #2 - 8 steps to the sand of Siestas best beach!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

BEAUTIFUL AND FUN!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Was fabulous. Blew a breaker and Daniel had staff quickly respond. Staff were very friendly. Had all you needed on site. We will stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Purcellville, VA
5

Lovely mini paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow-- we had a great time! This unit is perfect for two individuals. The unit provides everything you need from a equipped kitchen to towels. Beach access is a two minute walk. All of the main attractions are 10-15 minute drive. I can't wait to come back and I would 100% recommend this place to anyone!! Thank you, Dan!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: February 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: October 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: November 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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12.4 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Curts Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Gulf Gate
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Miguel 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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund