This is Casa Van Lopik, a Gertrude Rentals property! Leave the car behind! Large 3BR home perfectly located steps to the best beaches, shopping, dining, and entertainment on Siesta Key. Out-door dining and grilling (shared), open floor plan perfect for bigger groups, surrounded by palms with king beds in both master bedrooms. Sure to provide a combination of fun and relaxation you can’t get in other getaways.
The Location – This will be “easy” just like vacations are supposed to be. It’s just a one-block walk to all the best of the Siesta Village – fresh oysters, seafood, tropical drinks, ice cream, entertainment, and even gourmet donuts. The patio is shaded by mature palms with chaise loungers and dining tables. It’s just right for enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, good book, cocktail(s), or an al-fresco meal. The beaches here are the widest on the island, have panoramic views of the gulf to the North-West-and-South, and are the top spot in North America for viewing sunsets. The water is shallow clear and calm with white quartz-sand tide-pools perfect for sleeping drinking or playing. You can swim or “often” wade to Sand Dollar Island, a naturally occurring white sand cay popular with dolphin’s sand-dollars and “occasionally” giant-conch. This is the only spot on Siesta where you can go from the water to lunch or dinner and back to the sand without putting on your shirt and shoes.
History – This was our second Siesta Key property and there is a lot of love in it. Casa Van Lopik was named for my father Capt. Allison Van-Lopik Jones. Honest, easygoing, resilient, enduring, strong, and always understated. He sailed the oceans for 30 years and always insisted Siesta Keys beaches were the most beautiful.
Support Post Booking – I understand vacation time is precious and my job is to make sure you get the most out of it. My number is the only contact information you need. My units are already at the top attractions on the island. Cars are never required, but if you have one you get a private parking space. Check-in any day of the week at any time using your private door-code. No requirement ever at checkout. Free early/late check-in/check-out, whenever possible. Never hidden fees or solicitations of any kind. No paper contracts and easy booking. I’ll phone you to touch base after booking and the week vacation starts. Five days before arrival I’ll email instructions including your door-code address and guidebook. One day prior to arrival I’ll send you a “Reminder” email with all the same information.
When you book with me you get a fully accessible and knowledgeable owner/host and reliable advice from a Google approved local expert. I can recommend the best spot for fishing or fresh fish, Michigan or Ohio State games, romantic-dinners marriage-proposals or singles, Eco-tourism, family friendly activities, or safe ways to lose your kids when you need a break. For the less extroverted, every booking comes with an unabashed guidebook detailing the property, all my favorite things to do in the area, and never any advertisements or solicitations. This is the only rental offering of its kind on the key.
Cleaning – This is a 100% private unit, with a private kitchen, private laundry, private AC system, and private medical air purifier. The unit is deep cleaned with the anti-virals, has its AC filters changed for each stay, and has a dedicated Medify brand medical grade germicidal air purifier system capable of cleaning air in units nearly 4 times this size, and yes everyone wears masks and gloves while working. Further when you enter the unit you will see we have removed excess items like rugs, throws, curtains, and even knickknacks.
Terms – *We do not allow cancellations and all reservation payments are non-refundable, however travel insurance is available to address any issue you might have. *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 to events. 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 $190 pet fee.