Comparison: Casa del Mar vs. 'Down-the-Shore' Summers 

Longboat Key, Florida

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Capacity: 5

Oct-Nov........2012........$1,075/wk   Dec-Jan .......2012/13 . $1,315/wk   February.......2013....... $1,575/wk   March...........2013....... $1,575/wk   April.............2013....... $1,575/wk   May..............2013 .......$1,075/wk   June ............2013 .......$1,310/wk   July..............2013 .......$1,310/wk   Aug .............2013 .......$1,310/wk   Sept............ 2013........$1,075//wk  

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Bedrooms: 2. Bathrooms: 2

Rental Cost (1 week, On-Beach Location, June-July-August): Casa del Mar: $1460 (pro-ratable down to 4 nights vs.Down-the-Shore: $3500

Airfare/Gasoline/Car Rental: (Newark/Tampa Family of 4): Casa del Mar: $ 840 (air est, family), $250 (rental car) vs. NJ: $35 (gas,& 7 days beach admission $140.)

Probability of clear sunny (June-July-Aug) beach weather: Casa del Mar - 90% sunny, rains short and seldom; vs NJ: - 40% sunny (Mostly overcast, grey, rain may last days. "Hmmm-guess we picked the wrong week again, honey".)

Average (June-July-Aug) Weather Temperature (courtesy of the Weather Channel): Casa del Mar: 90-91°F; NJ: 78-81°F

Average (June-July-Aug) Water Temperature : Casa del Mar: 85-87°F vs. NJ: 69-73°F (Gee...a Casa day in winter beats a "best" down-the-shore day, hands down!)

Privacy on the beach: Casa: (nearly exclusive beach access, family atmosphere, kids fish, explore marine nature, marine petting zoo -parrots, gators, flamingoes); NJ - privacy almost non-existent, -"too many people, smokers, cell phones. boom boxes....gotta keep an eye on those kids, expensive rides, hefty beach admissions, and restrictions").

Evaluated Family Cost w/ Transportation: Casa $2550/wk vs. Down-the-Shore $3675/wk!

Discover paradise on Longboat Key, a resort that blends casual elegance with barefoot informality. Located on the turquoise shores of the Gulf of Mexico, in a secluded location at the heart of 14 miles of pristine beach and exclusive resorts. Relax in a 'top-notch' condo (#16F) with vaulted living room and adjacent lanai, views overlooking tropical courtyards & beach, sparkling 25x60 heated (86F) pool, and a very comfortable place to rest at night. Only steps from the beach and no road to cross.

From breakfast with all the comforts of home, or beach-combing for brunch at neighboring Hilton's outdoor beach-deck restaurant. Surf-fishing by morning, dolphin-watching by night, spectacular sunsets.


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Owner Contact Information

Ken & Sue LaPenta
104 Marc Blvd.
Boonton, NJ 07005
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Member Since: Oct. 19th, 2006
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Rental Rates

  • Oct-Nov........2012........$1,075/wk
  • Dec-Jan .......2012/13 . $1,315/wk
  • February.......2013....... $1,575/wk
  • March...........2013....... $1,575/wk
  • April.............2013....... $1,575/wk
  • May..............2013 .......$1,075/wk
  • June ............2013 .......$1,310/wk
  • July..............2013 .......$1,310/wk
  • Aug .............2013 .......$1,310/wk
  • Sept............ 2013........$1,075//wk


Barbeques , Beach Umb & Chaise , Dishware & Utensils , Dishwasher , Heated Pool , High Speed Internet , Kitchen Appliances , Lanai -Privacy opt , Linens Provided , Room Safe , Stereo & CDs , TVs (3)-Flat Screen , Washer/Dryer in Unit , VCR/DVD

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Capacity: 5

Beds: 1 Queen, 2 Twins, 1 Full Roll-Out Sofabed

Minimum Stay: 4 Nights

Further Information

Nearby Attractions: - Tennis Courts & Equipment; Neighboring Beach Deck Bar/Restaurant and Shuttle Service to St. Armands from Hilton Hotel (on beach-2 doors north); Publix Supermarket on Longboat 2 miles south; Shuttle to St Armands Circle from Hilton, Bicycle rentals 3/4 mile south. Several great restaurants on island-album of local restaurant menus in unit. Guitar in unit. Very responsive management team on site to your needs. Casa del Mar’s location is just minutes away from the best restau


Average Rank 3 Stars from 5 Renter Reviews

Vacation with Grand kids

Guest: Nanny(Winter Park, fl.) Date of Stay: 07/25/12 Review Submitted: 08/07/12 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.

July 17th, 2012

4-Day Family Getaway

I just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time at Casa del Mar. Your condo unit is wonderfully equipped with all the comforts of home. You really didnt miss a beat. The staff greeted us very graciously and a great time was had by all. Thank you for keeping it up as nicely as you do.

Rating 5 Stars
May 5th, 2012

Immaculate Beach Getaway

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!

Rating 5 Stars
March 24th, 2012


The condo is beautiful, has everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Spacious and perfectly decorated. You can see the water from the sunrooom windows. Quiet property, nice pool, uncrowded beach with powder soft sand and plenty of lounge chairs! The folks at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. We even got an escorted walk to our condo one night when it was raining and dark by the security guard. The grounds are landscaped beautifully with orchids and roses. Try the grouper sandwich at the place next door. Will definitely be back

Rating 5 Stars
August 9th, 2012

A 4-Night Family Getaway

The Weatherwas: Wonderful - Sunny Skies and partly cloudy some days. Some Wonderful things we did: Spent [lenty of time playing on the beach. Visited friends in Westly Chapel. Went to Clearwater Aquairium to see "Winter the Dolphin." A manatee swam near us while swimming off the beach. It was awesome! Many wonderful shells. Moments & Gilmpses: We found a giant shell and gave it to our six year old who discovered a "pinchy crab" inside - it was so funny and exciting. We watched him for some time. We really hope we will be able to come back soon! We loved the beach and enjoyed our time here very much!

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