The weather is absolutely perfect!
Unplug from the work setting to commune with nature and the beauty that surrounds you at the Casa del Mar resort at Longboat Key, Florida. Pamper yourself in a 'top-notch' condo (#16F) with vaulted living room (with new 55” Sony 4K Smart TV), adjacent lanai with views overlooking turquoise gulf waters, lush tropical courtyards & white sand beach, sparkling 25x60 heated (86F) pool, and one of the comfortable king size master bed.
Casa del Mar creates a comfortable and relaxed environment. Be active, relax, read, and commune with nature & ecology on a secluded white beach. (No stuff to tote... chaisse lounge chairs available & umbrellas set up for you where you specify.) Life is good on a beach where you can rejuvenate the spirit, find inspiration... pursue dreams.
Shelling on the beach is great or walk, jog, bike or roller-blade via a paved exercise path that runs the length of Longboat Key (rental bikes avail.) Wave runners available on beach & para-sailing available off site. Volley for serve on our championship tennis courts (rackets/balls provided on site). There are 36 golf courses and driving ranges listed in the Longboat Key Community resource Guide.
Owners, Ken and Sue, originally from New Jersey have now moved to Sarasota. Ken is a retired mechanical engineer, and Sue is a retired from the publishing field. Ken is also accomplished guitarist, former member of a praise band, and working on a new classic/tropical rock venue for Florida...(always a guitar handy in the Casa unit for his and your use.) Ken says 'People really miss out on the best times of the rental season in April/May and September. The weather is so mild, the water so perfect and the rates so low.
|Address: 4621 Gulf Dr., Unit 16F, Longboat Key, FL|
|Zip Code: 34228-2101|
|Nearest Airport||Sarasota Airport||13 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Zota Resort - off beach||800 feet|
|Nearest Beach||Condo Complex is on Beach||150 feet|
|Nearest Golf||Rolling Green Golf Course||1.1 miles|
|Nearest Grocery Store||Publix Supermarket||2.6 miles|
|Nearest Highway||Gulf of Mexico Drive||150 feet|
|Nearest Restaurant||Lazy Lobster||1.1 miles|
Casa del Mar is located on the turquoise shores of the Gulf of Mexico, in a secluded location at the heart of 14 miles of pristine white sand beach among exclusive resorts. Only steps from the beach (and no road to cross), Casa del Mar’s location is just minutes away from the best restaurants up and down the island & night spots at internationally renowned St. Armand’s Circle shopping district that features al-fresco dining, open jazz concerts and nightly entertainment.
Local Restaurants: Discover the Lazy Lobster (Center shops 3/4 mi north, excellent food, reasonably priced), or try Seafood Shack (for grouper, amberjack, cobia, or pompano) and Blue Dolphin gourmet omelets), Euphemia Haye - near Center Shops, known for it's vast dessert selection), Marina Jack's (Sarasota-formal, dock & dine, piano bar, or lunch/dinner cruises, BeacHhouse - indoor/outdoor on Bradenton beach, Daquiri Deck -St Armands Circle, O'Learys -Sarasota, Dry Dock Grill and many others.
Local to Cruises/Tours: LeBarge Tropical Cruise, Nature Safari 'hands-on' Tours Mote Museum, Sarasota Ghost Tour, Marina Jack's, Sarasota Boat Rentals, Enterprise Sailing Charters, Kathlee D catamaran, Ringling Museaum of Art, Paddleboarding Sarasota Jungle Gardens-petting zoo.
Local Dining Favorites:) Beachhouse, Bella Roma, Blue Dolfin, Bridge Tender Inn, Cafe Amici, Cafe on the Beach, Chart House, Ciao!, Dockside, Columbia, Crab & Fin, Harry's, Hemingway's, Hilton Beach Deck, Hillview Grille, Hop's, Lido Grille, Lazy Lobster, Libby's, Lynches Pub, Madfish Grille, Moore's, Mr. Bones, Nosh-a Rye, O'Learys, Rotten Ralphs, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sam Snead's, Sunhouse, Turtles, Waterside, Things To Do, Asolo Theater, Crowley Museum & Nature Ctr, Florida Studio Theater, Florida W, Coast Symphony, Golden Apple Dinner Theater, Historic Spanish Pt, Jazz Club of Sarasota, Ringling Museum of Art, La Musica, Museum of Asian Art, Players of Sarasota, Ringling School of Art& Design, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Season of Sculpture, Selby Gallery @ Ringling School of Art & Design, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$184 - $269||$1,280 - $1,860||$5,835 - $7,825||4 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$100||One time|
|State and Local Taxes||Required||12%||Daily|
“We had a wonderful time in this condo! It has everything you could ever need and more! Decor is beautiful. I love all the beach details! Beds were so comfortable and pillows were perfect. This resort is perfect for resting, love the fact that you don’t have to race to the pool or beach to get chairs! Everyone here is so helpful and so nice. We ate like kings! Our favorite was Dry Dock!
Stayed April, 2018
Front Desk, Ground, and Security Staff - All excellent; Tennis, Grounds, Beach Area, Cleanliness of Unit and Condition of Unit - all Excellent “We had a wonderful visit to Casa Del Mar.”
Stayed April, 2017
Front Desk, Ground, and Security Staff - excellent; Tennis, Grounds, Beach Area, Cleanliness of Unit - excellent. Condition of Unit - excellent “Absolutely enjoyed our stay at Casa Del Mar! Our unit was clean and we had all we needed to make ourselves at home. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful! Our environment was very family friendly and we plan on making this an annual trip..”
Stayed June, 2016
Front Desk, Ground, and Security Staff - excellent; Tennis -N/A; Grounds, Beach Area, Cleanliness and Condition of Unit - excellent. “This was our first visit and we will be back! We love this place. The staff is friendly. The condos are cute and the pool is large. Loved every minute, hate to leave.”
Stayed August, 2015
Front Desk, Ground, and Security Staff - excellent; Tennis -N/A; Grounds, Beach Area - excellent. Cleanliness of Unit and Condition of Unit - good. “Thanks for the new carpet and stove and refrigerator. We enjoy this condo, especially the new bathrooms! Suggestions - new vertical blinds (replaced 2019), smaller microwave (replaced 2017).
Stayed February, 2015
This has been my fifth year at Casa del Mar and like a fine wine, it just gets better with age. I could go on and on about the beach and the Gulf of Mexico, but I think I will let the attached picture do the talking for me. So that leaves me to describe the accommodations. This will be my third different condo, and each one is unique within itself. The layout of each condo is a bit different depending on whether you are on the ground floor, second floor, end or middle. My unit had a beautifully vaulted ceiling making the condo seem comfortably spacious. Each unit is uniquely decorated, so it makes for great adventure when you change units each year.
I have been going to Sarasota for the past thirty years and never run out of things to see or do. The entire area is incredible, and if you are adventurous Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg are only an hour away.
I always read the previously posted reviews for the year, curious as to what people might complain about since I never can find fault with Casa. It always seems as though the people complaining have something that is broken or in need of repair, but then wait until they check out to bring it to the staff's attention. Most often people don't say anything prior to leaving, which then creates the problem for the next guest. When I went to take my shower, the tub drained very slowly. I told the staff and within ten minutes their maintenance person was there and fixed the problem. While Casa del Mar is as close to perfection as it gets, there will always be minor exceptions, but the difference in Casa and other places I have stayed, is how these exceptions are handled. The resort is heaven on earth and the staff are the angels. Try it, you'll love it.
Stayed September, 2014
We love the property and have stayed in various condos at Casa del Mar over the past 20 years and continue to return. The condo was well maintained and nicely furnished. We were surprised that more simple things like seasonings etc. were not left in the condo, so it cost quite a bit to stock the kitchen with what we needed, simple things. But overall, not a better location on the island with a lovely beach and pool.
Stayed April, 2014
Enjoyed our stay at Casa del Mar. Grounds are meticulously landscaped. Pool area and beach were clean and had plenty of lounge chairs. Condo was very clean and the kitchen was well-stocked. The carpet needs shampooing though. Enjoyed my morning coffee in the sunroom looking at the gulf. Walked the beach for miles every morning. Not many restaurants or shops within walking distance. Public transportation is easily accessible and there is a free trolley from the public beach. Free wifi in the condo was appreciated. I would definitely return and highly recommend Casa del Mar.
Stayed March, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Del Mar. The condo was nicely furnished with everything we needed. The grounds were well maintained and the pool was inviting. The check in and out procedures were very smooth and went quickly. We enjoyed day trips to the Ringling circus and museum and the Mote Aquarium, both being within a short drive. We would definitely come back again and recommend Casa Del Mar to anyone looking for a nice relaxing vacation.
Stayed July, 2012
Our stay at Casa del Mar was outstanding. The condo is adorable, immaculate and has plenty of space for the whole family to relax (not to mention flatscreen TVs in every room). The beach is gorgeous and the water is crystal clear. This is a great place to come and unplug, but it's also minutes from great shopping and restaurants in St. Armands Circle if you're looking for a night out.
If you forget your own beach towels you can buy them in the main office.
A great value for the experience!
Stayed May, 2012