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 28 guests and is a five unit Key West-style home located just one marlin's length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach. Event fees may apply.
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 take 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 100% 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.
*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. Pets are welcome with payment of $150 pet fee.
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 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!