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. Pull up a chair and enjoy the show. Your front row fantasy.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,271 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath Sleep number bed for master bedroom, 2nd Br has queen & single

Pictures as of May 13, 2016. Taken by Rick Ambrose Sarasota Fl.

Vacation is all about an escape with the ones you love. Laughing, sharing magical moments that become part of wonderful memories that bonds bonds each of us to an experience with each other. It is our well deserved break in life that should be cherished. We hope we can provide the start of your wonderful experience here in Siesta Key. May your travels be full of adventure and joy.

Dave & Magda

New Cindy Crawford Key West Master Bedroom set with Tiffany style table lamps. Unit pictures will be updated in June.

New draperies. Blackout draperies in the two bedrooms and the living room so beautiful. All Hunter Douglas draperies and blinds. Pictures not updated yet for this feature but Wow!.

SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is equipped with a new king size 'SLEEP NUMBER BED' in the Master Bedroom, which allows you to adjust the firmness of the mattress on each side of the bed by a touch of the remote. Remarkable comfort with quality sheets and pillows. Great for anyone wanting a restful sleep and ideal for travelers who need to choose between firm or soft mattress comfort. Unique to this unit.


We contact our guests after their stay and ask for feedback. It is from their feedback that we consolidate all the recommendations to provide a quality stay. In this way we keep our home fresh and clean and up to date. Luxury, comfort and views, on one of the best beaches in the world. Pictures updated regularly as is the unit

1) Views with luxury. You will enjoy unobstructed views of the beach and Gulf and gorgeous sunsets with upscale comfort from small details to large. Very simply island comfort, convenience and luxury. The island consists of Mom and Pop restaurants, marinas, that have proven over the years to be successful in their service, entertainment and food.

2) Avoid long treks to the beach and pool. My unt 408 is directly on the beach and beachside pool. No reason to guess. We also provide two UV-Blocker umbrellas with sand screws to use while at the beach. Just another convenience and attention to things that matter.

3) Washer & dryer are in unit. Many complexes only supply community washer & dryer.

4) Floor Plan that provides views and access with sliding doors, to Large Lanai from both bedrooms and living room and Kitchen. Screened, the Lanai furnishings were carefully chosen for comfort, from captain chairs to lounge chairs and tables. Relax and melt into the moment, with beach and Gulf views and glowing sunsets. Morning to evening OMG.

5) Private parking and elevators that take you to the pool and beach in an easy trip.

6) Conveniently located near Siesta Village. Many restaurants, Tiki Bar, marina and every activity from golf to water sports.

7) HI speed Internet, wifi, dell computer, office jet printer, DVR and DVD in all rooms with large wall mounted flat screen TV's.

8) Pots, Pans, bedding, towels kept fresh and new.

9) long term guests will appreciate the high end Miele vacuum cleaner.

10) The Master Bedroom is equipped with a Sleep Number Bed and high end luxurious bedding and hypoallergenic pillows four. After a long day you will appreciate the sleep number comfort setting on each side of the bed at the touch of a remote. No worrying about whether or not your back will enjoy a rest. We've got you covered. The Sleep Number Bed is a unique addition to this unit designed to provide comfortable sleep with your choice of personal custom mattress settings on each side of the bed. From soft to firm and anywhere between. Each side of the bed provides independant comfort at the touch of a digital remote.


Thank you guests for your feedback. By providing feedback, you help us keep quality and comfort for your stay on one of the most beautiful beaches and Islands in the US. From small detais to large we listen.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE: Welcome, to the ambience of this tropical paradise that is Siesta Key. A tropical vacation just a bridge away from the mainland. Your senses will absorb the sounds of gentle waves as they roll on shore, smell the fresh ocean air, feel the evening breeze that transends your thoughts as you view the sunsets melting into the Gulf of Mexico and taste the quisine of living in paradise. Enjoy marvelous views and walks on


Siesta Key/Crescent beach was rated the Number 1 beach in the US. by the renowned Dr. Beach. While there are many vacation complexes on Siesta Key that provide vacation rentals on the beach side, Crystal Sands is one of only a few locations that is directly on the beach NO LONG TREK FROM BACKSET UNITS. Beautiful views. Only a few steps and your there. Crystal Sands also boasts a beach side pool overlooking the private beach. This is a family oriented complex which embraces a quiet charm and one of the best maintained properties on the island. We hope you will share your experience with us as our guests. Pictures and comments always welcome and enjoyed. We believe your experience will be memorable. David, Magda and family.


You will enjoy this tranquil fourth floor unit and the fantastic views of prestine waters and white sand beach. The unit also overlooks the beach side pool. The floor plan provides full unobstructed views from from the living room as well as both bedrooms and the large Lanai and comes with all the conveniences of home. A full kitchen with all the essentials, an in unit washer and dryer, DVR, DVD players, three flatscreen TV's, Wifi, Dell computer with HP office jet, beach towels, chairs and umbrella are just among the many conveniences. The Lanai has recently been remodeled with new furnishings for your comfort and enjoyment. The appointments of this condo were carefully chosen to provide beauty and comfort during your stay. The master bedroom has a king (SLEEP NUMBER BED COMING in April 2013) large plasma TV and DVD, with sliding doors to the Lanai. The master bathroom has two basins a shower and tub combination, large walk in closet. The second bedroom includes a double and single bed, plasma tv, dvd and sliding doors to the Lanai. Also has a private bathroom with tub and shower and a walk in closet. Living room includes a plasma TV, DVD, DVR, computer and HP office jet, sofa bed and sliding doors to

Enjoy marvelous views and walks on the beach.


Just minutes away is the enchanting ambience of the Village. You will enjoy the sights and sounds of this charming beach town from local musicians that play enjoyable melodies on the patio, to dining, dancing and browsing the quaint shops. Morning walks on the powdery white quartz sand will convince you that the number 1 beach in the US is Siesta Key/Crescent beach. Our sand is cool to the touch regardless of the daytime temperature. There are many adventures to be had in Siesta Key. You are only a short walk to the marina where you can rent a boat and travel the intra-coastal waterway, view the dolphins, try your luck at fishing or stop at local coastal restaurants for lunch. Baltimore Orieles Spring Training camp nearby as is the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburg Pirates. Many golf courses within a 20 minute drive. Fine dining and casual restaurants are only a short walk or drive, where you can also enjoy musicians entertaining at the local Tiki Bar. Kayak rentals, jet skis, parasailing, bicycles, Mopeds and many other fun things are just a few minutes away. Dinner cruises or daytime tours as well as deep sea fishing.

For those who want to explore off the Island, Sarasota provides a cultural experience of a large city. Sarasota has many activities to explore. Ringling museum, St Armands Circle, fabulous shops, restaurants, and all varieties of entertainment from theatre to dance clubs. Busch Gardens about an hour drive, Myakka State park and many other local attractions. Minnesota Twins spring training.

WHO's WHO in Sarasota:

The famous Bolletieri Tennis Academy has delivered many elite tennis professionals. To name a few who live in the area we will include Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratolova. Minnesota Twins spring training, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburg pirates. Three great teams to provide spring training games and fun.

Others you may rub elbows with at the beach include famous writer producer and director Stephen King, Casey Key and Kate Majors. Past and maybe present include Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Tom Selleck, Jerry Springer Enough name dropping. Just look for the average Joe or Jane with dark sunglasses and a baseball hat. You never know.

Be our guest and relax to the charm and comforts as they merge to provide one of the most memorable vacations. Those who visit Siesta Key are almost certain to return again and again.

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Property Manager
David pokorny
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About David pokorny

We fell in love with Siesta Key almost 18 years ago. As a family we have visited many locations around the world but always came back to Siesta Key and specifically Crystal Sands. We dreamed of the day when we were ready to make a committment to this area. As residents of Los Angeles but originally from the Chicago suburbs, we enjoy our escape to the peace and beauty of Siesta Key. Our daughters are grown now but they never miss an opportunity to visit with us when we go to Siesta Key. My wife and I have been married for 28 years and have been partners in portfolio management in the financial service industy for almost as long. Vacationing in Siesta Key, revives our spirits and energy. We hope you will find our home in Siesta Key a comfortable and enjoyable memory for you and your family or friends and please consider us again on your next trip back. I am almost certain you will be back. Enjoy your stay and thankyou.

David pokorny purchased this condo in 2009

Why David pokorny chose Siesta Key

We chose Crystal Sands after having stayed in many other complexes when vacationing in Siesta Key. There were many advantages to this location. First beach proximity to the complex. This is only one of a few complexes that is directly on the beach. We also loved the floor plan that provided views from all the main rooms as well as a large Lanai. The complex is always maticulously maintained and a more family oriented complex. The private beach areas provide for plenty of space to sprawl out and enjoy the beach. The gradual sloap into the Gulf allows kids of all ages to enjoy the water. The beach town feel of quaint ambience is perfect. Enough to do but not out of control.

What makes this condo unique

The feeling of escape from hustle and bustle. To sit on the lanai and enjoy a fine red wine and casual conversations while looking out at the beauty of the environment around us. The beach, the ocean, the sky. Even the evening thunderstorms as lightning strikes over the Gulf of Mexico is magical. But vegging out while lying on the cool sands and swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf are priceless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Dave & Magda

Sorry I haven't emailed before - it's been manic since we got back!

We absolutely loved our holiday in unit 408 - it was everything we hoped for and more, especially the views. We arrived Monday night & after a long flight headed straight to bed. Unfortunately the next morning the weather was cold & rainy, but no problem as we headed off to millennium mall in Orlando for serious shopping at Abercrombie etc, so the girls weren't too disappointed ;-). On Wednesday my husband took the younger two to discovery cove to swim with dolphins, which was a huge hit. Sadly the weather on siesta key turned very windy & cold - Alice & I being Brits desperate for a suntan tried to sunbathe but the wind was very strong & started blowing sunbeds over so we retreated inside.

The rest of the holiday the weather was fabulous & was spent on the beach swimming, building sandcastles, watching dolphins, getting a suntan p- heaven.

We ate most nights at SKOB- my husband really enjoyed the oysters & we girls feasted on scallops & shrimp & everyone enjoyed the live music. The baja grill was good, but sadly we never made it to Ophelias. I have a schoolfriend who lives on longboat key so we ate there a few times - much more expensive but but not so good we felt.

Your condo is gorgeous and more than lived up to expectations in every way - very happy to leave feedback on the vrbo website. We would very much love to rent it again next year, either in July/august or in october. The girls said it was the best holiday ever, but please could we go for two weeks next time! I'm sure share prices in victoria's secret must have shot up whilst we were there too, next time the miller girls are coming, buy, buy, buy!

My only regret was that we ran out of time to rent a boat, but next time it is a definite!

Thank you again for all your help & advice & we all enjoyed every minute of our holiday in unit 408.

Best wishes

Oct 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Siesta Key, Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1271 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom has a 'Sleep Number' bed. Total back comfort.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • King size beds (1), queen (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa bed Queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
beach towels provided and two UV-BLOCKER umbrellas. crystal sands provides beach chairs, beachside large pool, dvr, 3 large flat screen plasma tv's, updated lanai and furnishings, updated unit, free long distance within US excludes Hawaii.


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Siesta Key Stay

  • 2 of 5

During our discussion prior to the rental of this unit, we were led by the owner to believe that this unit was in superb condition. Shortly after looking at the condition of the unit we concluded that we had been misled by the owner. Specifically, both bath tubs were significantly damaged. One of them was obviously chipping paint in many portions of the tub. There was a hint of smoke smell in the unit even though the owner states no smoking allowed. The odor in the condo confirmed that smoking had taken place in this unit. The floor of the unit was extremely dirty. Once we walked around the unit a few times we noticed that our feet were stained with a subtle gray tint.

When we sent an email to the owner about some of the issues there was no response. Our investigation revealed that we had paid more than the customary fee for a similar condo. Lastly, we were not informed by the owner that was a significant construction project taking place on the entire building during our stay. Hammers and drills were blaring 6 days a week while renters were on the beach. Dust was everywhere. Others renters at this Site were afforded a 25% refund for this inconvenience while we were left high and dry. All in all, we were disappointed with our stay in Siesta Key.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Paradise is waiting

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect! It is soacious, well appointed

And well stocked with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. You have ocean views from every room- the view from the lanai is breathtaking.

The beach is just steps away and lots of lounges and chairs provided. David and Magda provide everything

You'd need for the beach(coolers,umbrella, sand toys)

The beach is amazing: emerald green waters and Sand like flour, that never gets hot. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time here. The apartment was lovely and the view was unbelievable. The location was perfect for all my needs, wonderful restaurants and grocery store minutes away. Spent almost every evening watching the sunset over the bay from the balcony. David, our host was friendly and gave very clear instructions on the rules of the house. I definitely recommend this property. Look forward to staying there again

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guest. Thank you for taking time to let me I know you enjoyed your stay. We will love to haveyou return. Kind Regards David & Magda
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Crystal sands, siesta Key

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at crystal sands October 8th 2016 for a 2 week stay.

First off, I am very thankful to David the owner for the easy communication and excellent detail he showed us.

Everything was exactly how he described and the key and fob pick up after a long journey was the easiest we have had in many years vacationing in Florida.

The building is secure with key fobs allowing enterance to the lifts from early evening and to the pool.

The apartment is roomy with 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms a large lounge/ dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.

Master bed has a division in it to adjust the firmness on each side, a nice touch.

Great TVs in all rooms with large selection of channels.

Leather sofas and arm chairs provide plenty of comfort.

Every conceivable thing was in the apartment for us to use. Many towels, much bed linen and complete kitchen.

The view from the verandah is wonderful looking out over the pool to the ocean.

We breakfasted every morning there, it's west facing, perfect for the amazing sunsets.

There are 2 pools although we only used one, and steps down to the beach with showers to clean off.

Beach is superb.

We had a wonderful stay and have already hinted at a return next year.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not properly prepared for our arrival!

  • 3 of 5

I do realize the owners of this condo do live out of state and it is difficult to make sure things are good for the each stay at the condo. The condo had many things that upset me during our stay. When we arrived the bedding was very dirty and I had to clean that right away! Our whole stay we only had use of the master bathroom. Which was not very fun with a teenage boy. The toilet was broken the whole time and the bathtub had paint chipping off in many places so we didn't even use it! I'm sorry but when you pay that much for a condo, things need to more together! The refrigerator did not work right the first 3 days so I had to replace all the food I had bought the day we got there! The owners did have someone come and fix things as soon as I let them know! But unfortunately some problems reoccurred! The owners are completely remodeling both bathrooms they said so hopefully the bathroom problem will be no more! The thing that upset me is I should have been reimbursed for the hectic problems that we went through or some kind of something should have been offered for all the inconveniences! There were many other little problems we had and I realize nothing can be perfect! The owner apologized up and down and promised to take care of everything but that isn't going to benefit me in any way at all! Hopefully our vaca will be better next year!

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an excellent unit. Never have complaints. Yes occasionally there are things that need to be fixed. I had the handy man there the next day to fix a running toilette. I have subsequently replaced both toilettes with new comfort height toilettes. Not necessary but I like to make improvements if there could be future issues. The guest also were concerned about the refrigerator. Complained it wasn't working. But handy man looked it over and said it was working fine. I replaced it with a new one anywayi and not a cheap refrigerator... As to paint chips in the bathtub. It's a minor issue and around the drain. This unit is kept up with many upgrades. So I'm not getting any other complaints prior to or after this guest. As to bedding the sheets and linens are new. The guest complained about a pillow that had a stain. Possibly but we use pillow protectors on our high end pillows and the sheets are high end sleep number sheets and cases. I addressed the issues with housekeeping. I see no reason to offer a discount. The minor issues were. As to being out of town, we are there three to four times year. Maintaining and enjoying this beautiful property. This guest is not representative and has been rated as such. No discount offered because nothing to hinder your stay. As to remodeling the bathrooms it isn't. Necessary. They were remodeled and are very nice. I replace fixtures to maintain the attractiveness of he bathrooms and they have been updated.. Even the draperies and window treatments are high end custom Hunter Douglass and furnishing kept comfortable and estically pleasing. All quality.
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice and well equipped. I didn't realize how beat up the property was from the tornado! We had a beautiful wedding on the beach in front of the Crystal Sands!

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: January 17 , a tornado passed between Crystal Sands and the Excelsior. My unit unlike many others in the upper floors was unaffected. But upper floors had some damage. Parking roofs lost shingles and some landscaping was lost but nothing to impead a beautiful stay. I had conversation with this guest regarding the property. My unit was unaffected and remains a high quality stay. Given the time of year and peak demand for beach rental the options for the guest were limited. Crystal sands has cleaned up and repaired beach side pool. Some of the upper floors are still awaiting repairs. This is one of the best locations on the beach if not the best. My unit is one of the best for views and location. Crystal Sands will be beautiful and better than before with nre landcapeing and improvements. I highly recommend you book early.
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Siesta Key Public Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key, Florida

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1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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31 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
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15 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
14 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2019
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14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$78.57
End of stay cleaning AU$66.59 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$266.34

Minimum stay 2 weeks.

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

Check in time 3:00 pm check out 10:00am

Base rate represents the lowest seasonal rate in summer. Rates vary depending on seasonality.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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