The Old Man and the Sea Inn Unit B


Entire rental unit hosted by Daniel

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the flat to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host has committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
This is the Old Man and the Sea, a Gertrude Rentals property! This Key-West-style Victorian is just 8 steps to the sand path of Siesta Key’s best beach. We DON’T have thru traffic, commercial businesses, or public parking.  We DO have hammocks, dormers, westerly facing decks, gingerbread cutouts, brightly colored columns, tropical plants, al-fresco dining, the top snorkeling fishing and kayaking on the island, and a beach holding the title “Best Sand Winner” at the Great International Sand Challenge.  Perfect for travelers in search of that rare combination of uncomplicated-seclusion and the worlds best beach. 

The Location - Escape the institutional feel of hotel-condos and commerciality of Village shops, and sleep with Gertrude’s Old Man. No car required. Walk to the top beaches, eco-activities and dining including the highest rated seafood, ice-cream, daiquiris, and Siesta’s only waterfront dining. The closest beach is a cove with the calmest/clearest water on the island. Fifty yards south is a limestone reef with tide pools, colorful marine life, miniature conch, chameleons, “usually” dolphin, and “occasionally” turtle, that is perfect for exploring by foot, snorkeling, fishing, paddle-boarding or kayak.  If you prefer relaxation above activities you can sleep on the beach, sit in the ocean, sun on the west balcony, swing in the hammocks, or walk to town for drinks at the Daiquiri Deck, Sniki-Tiki, or Orange Octopus. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, there is a gas grill downstairs, and you can find fresh fish at Crescent Market or catch your own nearby.

History - The Old Man and the Sea Inn is a Key West Victorian dedicated to both my father Captain Allison Van-Lopik “Van” Jones and the Santiago character from the book with the same name. One believed in luck and one didn’t, only one had radar but neither had GPS, still both made a life on the ocean and with endurance strength and humility.

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 gath

Size: 60 m2.

Amenities: 2 x garden, Free Wireless Internet, Towels, 2 x BBQ grill, High speed Internet access, dining room, Queen size bed, Bed Linen, Pets are welcome, Washer dryer, Dryer, Restaurant, Beach, Ceiling Fan, Cribs Available, Fishing, 2 x Golf, Horseback Riding, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities, Sailing, Snorkeling, 2 x Tennis, Wedding Services, Wind Surfing, Smoke Detectors, Heating, Wireless Internet, Parking, Bed Linen & Towels, Washing Machine, Cable TV, TV, Balcony, Sports - swimming, Local groceries, Near ocean, Pets accepted under request, Patio, Entertainment recreation, Suitable for children, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, Disinfectants used for cleaning, Linen and towels washed in at least 60°C/140°F, High touch surfaces disinfected, satellite TV, internet connection, 2 x air conditioning, double sofa bed, 2 x shower;
Kitchen: Kitchen, 2 x microwave, 2 x toaster, 2 x coffee maker, Refrigerator, Cookware & Kitchen Utensils, stove;
Bathroom, Bedroom

Where you'll sleep

Common space
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Siesta Key, Florida, United States

Hosted by Daniel

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 660 Reviews
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Gertrude Vacation Rentals is dedicated to “Gertrude Van-Lopik Jones”, an early pioneer of both adventure and life experience travel, vigorous lover of life, and model for standing above the everyday. I love being an Airbnb Superhost because I get to share Gertrude Rental's 20 seriously sweet vacation rentals, both budget and luxury options, in all my favorite locations; Siesta Key, Spring Lake NJ (aka “The Irish Riviera”), NYC, and now the Green Mountain National Forest of VT. I never manage properties I don't own and each Gertrude Rentals property has been hand-selected, remodeled, and appointed with the comfort and enjoyment of my guests in mind. During the last 7 seasons, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting over 4,000 vacations for groups and individuals, and received thousands of 5-star reviews. I’ve hosted; engagements weddings and honeymoons, 100th birthday parties and 70th anniversary parties, bachelors and bachelorette trips, homecomings for students and for soldiers, vacations for in-recovery adolescent cancer patients and their families, post-op housing for an anonymous kidney donor and a lung transplant recipient, yoga and wellness retreats, single parents traveling alone with kids, family reunions, empty nester getaways, and many others. All of them had one thing in common, they were in search of a well deserved vacation from an owner who understands their vacation time is precious. –Daniel Jones & Gertrude Rentals Siesta Key, Vermont & the NJ Shore, Super Host and Premier Partner Awards recipient.
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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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