Rated The World’s Finest Whitest Sand at the Great International Sand Challenge. A Gertrude Rentals Property! Rated The World’s Finest, Whitest Sand at the Great International Sand Challenge. Perfect for travelers in search of uncomplicated seclusion. Residing in Siesta Keys most private non-private beach neighborhood and just one marlin’s length (5 steps) from yard to the sand path of southern Crescent Beach, a beach that forms a cove and boasts the calmest/clearest water on the island. It also has a limestone reef to the south, 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 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. *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. The Old Man and the Sea Inn is an unstaffed inn with no check in or check out process required. *We do not allow cancellations and all reservation payments are non-refundable.