About the Property
GULF FRONT - ON THE SAND
SPECTACULAR GULF VIEWS AND SUNSET VISTAS
Upgraded in 2019 with all new furniture, 55'' smart 4-K TV, 24" smart TV in the bedroom both with Netflix enabled,kitchen dinnerware, lights and so on.
All new 2 Queen beds in the bedroom and Full sleeper sofa bed in the living room.
Watch dolphins and gorgeous sunsets from your private covered balcony of this spacious condo on beautiful Longboat Key FL. Miles of unobstructed 180 degree views from all rooms. Fourth floor (of 5) corner unit. Elevator.
Whether you want a relaxing visit enjoying the relaxation of all of the comforts of home with stunning views of the beach or are looking for fun in the sun by day and delicious food and exciting nightlife in the evening, you can find no better place.
The best 1 bed/1 bath in Longboat Key for a great price.
The views from the balcony are breathtaking.
Our onsite office with friendly staff is here to help you with all your needs.
Please consider to buy Travel Insurance. It will protect you for any unexpected illness or accident, flight cancellation and it will reimburse you money you spend. In case you need to cancel your reservation less than 30 days before check-in insurance is the best way to get your money back.
Welcome to Longboat Key, Sarasota Florida, the most enjoyable vacation spot ever. If you are ready to relax, our rental home is waiting for you. We offer beautiful 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath apartment in the Turtle Crawl Inn Condo. Up to 6 people private accommodation in our 1 Bedroom/1 Bath apartment. Condo located right on the beach, and provides complimentary WiFi, beach chairs and parking. Turtle Crawl Inn Condo has heated pool, elevator,and laundry room. Turtle Crawl Inn Condo is a well-maintained, five-story vacation condo building located right on the beach mid-Longboat Key. Our friendly on-site managers will help ensure your vacation here is stress-free, and we take great pride in our high percentage of returning guests.
Beach location on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our condo located in Longboat Key Florida which is both a town and an island. It is located right next to Sarasota Florida and Bradenton Florida. St. Petersburg and Tampa are located just a little further north of Longboat Key (about 60 miles). Fort Myers and Cape Coral are about 90 miles south of Longboat Key.
Favorite Places To Eat
The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill ($$$)
The Lazy Lobster ($$)
Chart House ($$$)
Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant is a must for seafood lovers.
The only small inconvenience is cash only, but you will love it after the very first bite.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jan 24 2020 - Apr 20 2020
Apr 19 2020 - Dec 18 2020
Dec 08 2020 - Dec 23 2020
Dec 19 2020 - Jan 03 2021
Jan 04 2021 - Jan 18 2021
Cleaning Fee: $80
Additional guest: $12
Tax Rate: 12%
Reserve your stay from this website or contact the owner and pay No Booking Fee.
Condo required a deposit 25%. Full payment is due 30 days before the check-in day
If canceled before 60 days your deposit will be refunded.
No refunds if 30 days or less.
If canceled between 30 to 60 days before arrival half of your deposit will be refunded.
Last updated on February 23, 2020
Year Purchased: 2019
Speaks: English, Russian
Calendar last updated: February 23, 2020
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
Longboat Key is ideal location and destination for R&R destination. Walked the beach daily, walking distance to daily Mass, and easily accessible to arts and culture at either Sarasota or St. Pete's museums, shows and performances.
We absolutely loved our stay at this condo at Turtle Crawl! The view from our terrace was breathtaking with gorgeous views of the sunset every evening! The condo was cozy, clean and beachy! The beach itself was beautiful with clear clean water. Not too many people. Small and cozy! We loved every day of our stay and will certainly return! Turtle Crawl Inn is truly a paradise on earth!
Husband and I had to switch our vacation plans last minute. This condo online looked appealing. It did not disappoint at all once we got there. It was spacious, the bed was comfortable, kitchen had everything that we needed. Beach was as clean as it could be with the red tide issue. Pool was beautiful and shaded. Nice to have laundry facilities right on site! Krista was amazing and kept in contact with us and was easy to reach. We would come back without any hesitation.
Condo was a nice size, needs a little updating and cleaning. Plenty of extras in unit. View is great, however we had terrible red tide conditions which of course is not anyone’s fault. There is NOT a washer and dryer in unit, it is coin operated on ground floor. Plenty of restaurants, pool toys, activities around the area. I’m sure the ocean and beach are gorgeous when red tide is not around. Owner did call to check in and was very nice to work with.
This condo was perfect! Fully equipped kitchen. Very comfortable beds. And the view was amazing. Krista was very easy to work with and always quick to answer any questions we had. We will definitely stay here again!
We loved the condo and the beach!!!
The unit was very clean, but could use a little updating. The location was great. Right on the beach, with access to beach chairs. An umbrella and beach towels were available to us. Very convenient.
Lovely place to stay! Easy check in/out, all the amenities you could want. Beautiful view, private beach. Wonderful time.
This condo is amazing. The view was incredible from the 4th floor. The condo was clean, spacious for a one bedroom, and had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. The beach was beautiful, powdery white sand with crystal clear warm gulf waters. We were among maybe 5 other families or couples total on the beach at one time so it felt very private. Pool was small but clean and heated. We grilled out one night under a shaded cabana which was great option versus bringing young kids out to dinner. Everything we needed was provided including beach towels, small cooler and beach umbrella. There is also a brand new public playground within walking distance across from the complex which was perfect for our 3 year old. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again. Most importantly, Krista (owner), was easy to reach to answer any questions almost immediately!
My husband and I have stayed at Turtle Crawl before, but this was the first time staying at the Wieland's (owners) condo. We can definitely attest -like other reviewers have- that the updates, location and view are top notch. We especially appreciated being on the south side of building where we could appreciate the morning sun. The unobstructed view to the west provided the perfect backdrop for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening watching the sunset. Also appreciated the extra beach towels and umbrella. Weather was great for late November and we enjoyed a lot of time on the sand. will look forward to coming back again. - Helene & Bill
The first thing we noticed upon entering this condo was the stunning ocean view via three huge windows that had a patio door leading to the deck. The owners clearly have taken well care of this unit and have decorated it throughout with nice furnishings, as well as keeping it very clean. Because it was a corner unit there were two additional large windows offering an ocean-side view from the kitchen and the bedroom. We enjoyed having two TV's in the unit (one in the living area and one in the bedroom). This complex was meticulously maintained by groundskeepers every morning. In addition, they had a wonderful swimming pool/patio area that was actually "heated" and extremely clean as well. We used the pool quite a bit, even one day when it was only 60 degrees. Adjacent to the pool was a barbeque area with an overhead area with tables and chairs and on the other end of the complex an additional overhead area if you wanted shelter from the sun. The front desk women were very friendly and helpful whether it was general info on the area, restaurant recommendations/reservations, or printing our boarding passes. We also went to several restaurants in Sarasota and our favorite by far was Heinrich's German Grille, as the food was some of the best German we have ever tasted. We also enjoyed hiking along the sidewalks that ran parallel to the island every day. We certainly would not hesitate to come back to this awesome unit when visiting the Sarasota area.
Possibly our favorite beach to include East Coast beaches from Outerbanks to Hollywood Fl and the west coast from Dauphin Island AL to Anna Marie. The unique aspect we enjoyed was the quietness. The beach was quiet. Shopping is just 20 minutes north or south along with good restaurants. The Unit has a fabulous view, is clean and met our needs. We saw the passing manatee everyday and one day encountered a sea turtle. Overall ranked very high with us.
My husband and I have stayed at this condo for several consecutive years and are planning to return again in 2018. We love the exceptional privacy and quiet atmosphere there. The beach, which is just steps from the condo, is never crowded and the condo"s balcony overlooking the lawn and beach is private and perfect for sunset viewing each evening. There is a lovely pool and outdoor cooking area for those who like to grill their dinner. The owners are easy to work with and available for anything at all with just a quick call. For those not familiar with the area they offer excellent advice. We like the sophistication of Longboat vacationing while still being very close to St. Armand's and Sarasota for shopping and entertainment opportunities. This condo is graciously furnished and maintained, definately a giant step above the usual.
Great location and lovely condo with view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful sunsets and close to St. Armand's Circle. Dave was always a phone call away.
My wife and I (with a few days from an adult son) had a wonderful time in this condo. It is clean, comfortable, quiet, and had a gorgeous 180degree view of the beach and the Gulf. We could sit on the 4th floor balcony listening to the waves and when the sun was too hot, we could move inside and with the sliding doors open have the same view. The beach was never crowded and afforded miles of walking. There are chairs and a covered area making time on the beach comfortable and easy. And my son and I held fierce shuffleboard competitions. The location is excellent. A large, excellent supermarket a couple of miles away. Restaurants within minutes drive. Finally, Wielands (condo owners) were a pleasure to work with. They were friendly, responsive and helpful from start to finish. If you are looking for a lovely, relaxing getaway on the beautiful Gulf Coast, you can not do better than this.
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful stay at Turtle Crawl. We have already booked the condo for 2016 which will be our 4th stay. Dave is a private owner and has just received a "Certificate of Excellence" Award from Trip Advisor which places him in the top 10% of all businesses worldwide on Trip Advisor. This award is given for consistently earning high ratings and great reviews and is definitely deserved. The condo is immaculate upon arrival and has all the amenities you would need. There are beach chairs, towels and umbrellas in the spacious walk in closet in the master bedroom. The condo is on a lovely, white sandy beach and there is a small, heated, secluded pool and a fun putting course. The view from the lanai is spectacular and the sunsets are breathtaking. There are coin operated laundry facilities available. Dave always calls to make sure there are no question or concerns, which there never are. You are close to great restaurants, a grocery store and pharmacy and Armands Circle which is a shoppers delight.
We had a wonderful week staying at this condo. The view of the beach is very beautiful and the sunsets are spectacular. The beds were extremely comfortable and the condo was super clean. The one disadvantage is that there is no dishwasher. Also, the wireless internet connection was very spotty - sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. There are two beach umbrellas and chairs in the master bedroom closet which we used everyday. Another lovely thing was that there were always beach chairs available for use on the beach at no cost and the beach was always quiet and never crowded. It made for a very relaxing getaway.
This condo has a beautiful view and is in a small complex. It is quiet and the beach is not crowded. The unit has everything you will need. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, but there is not a dishwasher. It is a corner unit, so you have views of the ocean on the side also. There is a small pool surrounded by lush palm trees and landscaping. There is a putting green for the golfers or the children. The beds are comfortable and that helped us enjoy our stay. We would have liked it more if we hadn't had so much rain. However, the beach is right outside, so if it rains, you can be inside quickly. There are plenty of free beach loungers on the beach and the condo has two umbrellas and two more beach chairs in the spacious master closet. There are two televisions, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. Dave is always a phone call away. He is great to work with. The keys are in a key box, so no hassle with check in. That is a great perk! There is a Publix grocery store and a CVS pharmacy very close by. Both have all the groceries, beach supplies, and souvenirs you could want. You will not be disappointed with this condo!
Location is awesome at one of most sought after areas in exclusive Longboat Key. Close to everything you need for a long stay from restaurants, marina, Armands Circle, grocery and workout facility. Plus the most stunning view from the Condo overlooking the Gulf and private beach front with all the wonders of the Gulf. We awoke on our last trip with coffee on the balcony and a school of manatees mingling at our beach for hours, then came the dolphins. A spectacular scene that couldn't have been staged any better. We go frequently to Dave's place as its simply the most care free and easiest travel either with the kids or a romantic get away. Clean is an understatement for the Condo, it's immaculate and we'll cared for, and Dave makes sure your taken care of and is responsive with any of your concerns with personal call and attention.
We will be back again and again!
We enjoyed our stay at the Turtle Crawl Inn. The location was great. The view was exceptional. The pool was warm and soothing each day when we took a break from the beach. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony each evening and looking out over the water, listening to the waves crashing on shore. During the week we stayed there, we saw a manatee swimming by two different days and dolphins each day. It is just a short walk from the condo to the water's edge with a refreshing shower along the path to rinse off sand. The amenities inside the condo were also great! The kitchen was well stocked with equipment and utensils for families who like to prepare their own food while on vacation. The furniture, including the beds were very comfortable. The condo was clean and updated. It is just a short drive to Anna Maria Island where we ate at local restaurants that are right on the beach.
Thank you for your personalized service and the easy reservation process. Your phone call on the day of our arrival was also comforting, just in case we had any questions. We look forward to staying at Turtle Crawl Inn sometime in the future. It will be our number one choice.
Thank you Dave and Betty!
Keith and Debbie Hawkins
My wife and I have stayed at Dave and Betty's condo two years in a row and we plan to return next year as well. The condo is a corner unit that provides plenty of light and amazing views of the gulf from the private balcony. The condo is extremely clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The main living area is tastefully decorated and the beds are very comfortable. The location is ideal with many restaurants within a short drive as well as a Publix just down the road. Armand's Circle and downtown Sarasota are also an easy drive from the condo. Dave has always checked in with us to confirm that everything is fine and that all our needs are being met. We've stayed at other places on Longboat and Lido Key and this is easily our favorite. Our only regret is that we can't stay longer.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay and can't wait to return. The condo has everything you need including a spectacular view!
My husband and I enjoyed an all too short stay in Dave and Betty's lovely waterfront condo. The view from the balcony was stunning! The condo was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The beach and pool area at the Turtle Crawl was never crowded and felt very safe! Dave was such a pleasure to deal with and he has a genuine interest in making sure his guests have an enjoyable time!
Thank you so much Dave and Betty for allowing us to stay for a few days in your beautiful place! We hope to return soon!
This condo is just as described - very clean and pretty, well equipped (including beach chairs and beach towels) - and has a beautiful view. It is in a convenient location and is a perfect jumping-off point to many attractions. During our week there, we went to (and highly recommend) the Ringling Museum, the historic Asolo Theater, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Anna Maria Island and beach. We also went to the Mote aquarium, which is somewhat small but would be good for kids. For dining, try Pattygeorges (almost directly across the street) and the Dry Dock.
Within the Turtle Crawl Inn, it looked to us like this unit was nicer than the others that are rented through the central office.
We have just finished up our heavenly week at Turtle Crawl Inn, Longboat Key, #401. The condo is perfectly equipped for eating all meals, the beds are comfortable and the place is so clean. The best part is that you are right on the beach and have a full view of the gulf up and down the beach from a private balcony. It is not new with a fancy façade but it is well cared for and has the comforts needed for a week away. Dave, the owner, has been right on top of communication and checking in with us before, during and after our week. We are thrilled we have a place to go every March. We will be returning for our third year!
My husband and I stayed at this condo from Nov. 30, 2013 to Dec. 7, 2013. The condo is located in a small, quiet resort located directly on a beautiful beach. The unit is a one bedroom corner unit with an outstanding view of the Gulf ... sunsets were magnificent! The condo was immaculate and extremely well furnished (including a fresh bag of ice in the freezer!!). We enjoyed the spacious bedroom and huge walk-in closet with ample beach towels, chairs, and sand "toys". Local calls are free as is the WiFi. The owner called us the day after our arrival to make sure everything was to our satisfaction (which it was) and indicated that he was on call if there was a problem. The resort has a heated pool, gas grills, a putting green and lots of beach chairs. There are excellent restaurants and shopping nearby ... great location! We will be returning for two weeks next year.
This condo was the perfect place for our vacation. Thank you to the owner, Dave, who was very personable and helpful. We have always been happy with our VRBO vacation spots, however, this condo was the best as far as the comfort, views, the beach, and ocean. We only had to bring what we needed to wear, our toiletries, and sun block. A few nights we grilled on the gas grills provided and didn't even have to leave the beach. The water looked like the Caribbean. We preferred this laid-back atmosphere on Longboat Key compared to some of the neighboring islands but loved exploring them. It was comforting to return "home" if we left the island. There are miles of beaches and public access areas where you can park your car or bike and explore. On our last day we saw a manatee at the far tip of the island which was our jewel for the day. We are looking forward to our next visit.
This condo, which is perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing Gulf vacation, is tastefully decorated wonderfully furnished and has everything needed to stay comfortably. The owner, who is professional and attentive, makes every effort to ensure his guests have all necessary information and he is available should there be questions during the stay. When he asked for any constructive criticism I had none. The view of the Gulf spans one entire wall of the spacious living area allowing for great mornings on the deck and perfect sunsets each evening. This is the best experience I have had on Longboat Key. I will return and could not recommend it with more enthusiasm.
What you see is what you get! This condo was perfect for us. Clean and well decorated. The beds were comfortable, the sheets and towels were a nice quality, but the view was the highlight! Dave was most helpful with all of our questions before our visit. The Blue Marlin and Moore's were our favorite restaurants. Most amazing sunsets. If this place is available, take it!
The virtual tour is lovely, but it doesn't come close to showing how beautiful the view is from this unit. We felt very welcome upon our arrival with beach towels folded on the bed and the thermostat turned down sufficiently to have cooled off the place nicely ahead of our arrival. Everything was immaculate upon our arrival. This unit has everything you need for a tropical vacation. The kitchen is well stocked in terms of cookware, glassware, utensils and small appliances. The beds are tremendously comforable and the view....did I mention the view? Thank you for the opportunity to stay here. We thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return again soon.
This condo has everything you need for a relaxing stay or having lots of fun with your family. The water is warm and inviting and Dave the owner is always available to answer your questions and handle your concerns.
My wife and I have stayed at this condo (unit 401) for 5 years in a row during Late Feb to early March. The condo has a comfortable feel and we consider it our second home. Dave, the owner, is personable and will make you feel welcome with your stay.
Thank you for a wonderful week at your condo. You were so helpful, Dave. We especially appreciated the phone call when we arrived to ask if everything was ok or if we needed anything. This gulf front condo lived up to all our expectations and then some! It was clean, well supplied, and we couldn't have had a more outstanding view of the Gulf of Mexico!!! The listing and photos are accurate and exactly what you will see. We loved the Longboat Key location-- many nice restaurants, shopping, and attractions within close driving distance. The weather was PERFECT! 85 degrees and sunny the entire week. Will we return? Without a doubt!
What a wonderful condo! The condo met all of our expectations, it was very clean and very well supplied. Dave was great and we appreciated the phone call upon our arrival to ask if everything was ok. The listing information was very accurate, We have already recommended the condo to our family and they have a week reserved for next year. We enjoyed the area and cannot wait to get back stay in this wonderful condo!!!
This was our second stay at the Turtle Crawl Inn but the first in unit 401. We like the location on Longboat Key, the view of the Gulf is fabulous and it is quiet. The owners have provided everything that is needed for a comfortable week or more on the beach. We would go back again.
My husband and I were finally able to get back to our favorite vacation spot in the Country...Longboat Key. We were so apprecitive that Dave allowed us to stay for 4 days instead if the entire week which we could not do. We were very impressed with the unit. The size is overly comfortable for two and comfortable for 4 people. The rooms were spacious and heavily amenitized. The balcony was large and the view was unmatched!! The A/C worked very well and all of the creature comforts of home were available. The complex has decent frontage along the Gulf Coast and is located on one of the best parts of the beach. There was never a parking issue...even on the Fourth of July weekend. I cannot wait to return!!
My husband and I spent three days and three nights in Dave's condo. Making the arrangements with Dave was a snap and we had a lot of confidence that when we arrived, everything would be as Dave had described it. The view from the balcony was gorgeous, and even on the hottest of summer days, walking along the shoreline or swimming in the ocean kept us cool. Although there is nothing but a 7-11 within walking distance, there are restaurants all along the beach and St. Armand's Circle is just a short drive, with free parking! Our photos did not do justice to the color of the water - it was a breathtaking turquoise-green and so clear that we could watch the various schools of fish darting to and fro. GREAT beds, with memory foam toppers. Thanks, Dave!
The condo was perfect in every way; to the location on Longboat Key to the wonderful private balcony facing the Gulf.
The condo is so convenient to local restaurants, Publix/CVS, to St. Armand’s Circle.
The kitchen is totally equipped, the beds so comfortable, the living room very spacious and adjacent to the balcony. Most importantly, the place is kept immaculate and up to date.
They have everything you could possible need for inside the condo and out. Umbrellas and towels for the beach and outside grills for cooking. The grounds are well kept, the beach perfection!
The private balcony was my favorite part of the condo as it was perfect for viewing the most amazing sunsets. You can actually hear the waves on the shore. I was ready to stay forever!
It was the most amazing vacation. I can not say enough about what a wonderful experience this was. The pictures don’t do the place justice.
The owners were so nice and very accommodating.
We will be back!
We truly enjoyed our visit to Turtle-Crawl - unit 401. We found the condo to be very comfortable and furnished to meet all of our needs. It was a relaxing week. We loved the convenience of the pool and the beach. Overall, we found the whole experience to be wonderful.
CLEAN and well-decorated, friendly front desk and owner, GREAT VIEWS. Everything was exactly as described.
I liked the overall property so much, I bought a unit there!
Frequently Asked Questions
How close are you to the beach?
We are located directly on the beach.
Do you have a pool?
We have an in-ground heated pool with lounge chairs.
Is there a place nearby to rent bicycles?
You can rent bicycles at Ace Hardware right across the street, 0.2 miles away.
How close is the nearest grocery store?
Publix supermarket about 2 miles away.
What do I need to bring or buy?
All condos are privately owned and equipped for basic vacation needs. Kitchen utensils and a starter supply of soap and paper products are made available for all rentals. You will need to bring or purchase additional supplies.
Great beachfront condo
Perfect venue with great sunset and ocean views from the balcony. Loved the close proximity of going from condo to beach.
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: October 06, 2019
Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you back in our condo.
Loved The Upgrades
Our stay in unit #401 was very comfortable. The unit is unobstructed and has a direct view of the ocean.There is not so much stuff in the unit that there is no room for our belongings.There is everything you actually need but not overdone.The best thing are the upgrades in the unit - the internet, having Netflix, and actually being able to understand how to turn on and off the TV without having to spend to much time trying to figure out how it works.I love this unit wirh the new furniture and beds. I have been coming to stay here for quite a long time and I won't go anywhere else. I know you will love it as much as I do.Gracie Weisenberger
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 22, 2019