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Diplomat Condos for Sale – Longboat Key, Florida 34228


Prospective investors move pretty quick on rarely available condos for sale at the Diplomat Beach Resort on Longboat Key for very sound reasons.

Firstly, it is located at 3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD), occupying an extensive parcel in one of the most favored sites in the island conveniently close not only to Longboat’s points of interest but also to those in St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota. The resort’s mid-key location is so strategic that the Florida Department of Transportation chose the Diplomat’s GMD block for the 2015 installation of one of the island’s four flashing crosswalks. This facility to help make the island roadway’s pedestrian crossings safer thus further fortified the condominium as a landmark in the 12-mile stretch of the key.

Enduring Key West Charm


Buying preference on Diplomat condos for sale is moreover burnished by the charm of their host resort complex that has endured for many decades. It has managed to stand out even as a number of mid-rise and high-rise condominiums were built amidst its beachfront neighborhood after its development in 1960.

It is indeed hard to miss the Diplomat which sits across the Buttonwood Harbour residential community which was also developed in the 1960s. The Diplomat resort complex draws attention with its two-story building built in a throwback Key West style extending opposite the block of Gulf of Mexico Drive from Monroe Street north and Buttonwood Drive towards south.

Island Resort Amenities


The Diplomat’s low-rise structure was built parallel to the Gulf of Mexico’s shoreline, thus enabling quick and convenient beach access. The resort’s second floor has west-facing terraces practically spanning the whole length of the building for a better appreciation of the gulf and beach views that are trademarks of prime Longboat Key condos for sale.

The condominium has all the facilities that are prerequisite to an island resort lifestyle. Its amenities include a beachfront swimming pool, tiki huts, an area for barbecue picnics, and facilities for shuffleboard and beach volleyball.

Popular and Rental-friendly

Also suitable as a second home for vacation getaways, Diplomat condos for sale are truly delight for rental property investors. Notably, condo owners now own the resort’s land which was erstwhile a land lease.

Also great for owners renting their units, short-term rentals of one day is allowed in this property. As advantageous, the condominium has a professional onsite management competently taking care of rentals and property maintenance. This resort is so well run and popular especially among budget-conscious tourists that it has earned the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor from 2013 to 2015 based on the 4.5-star rating of its guests.

The Diplomat has a total of 50 residences consisting of one-bedroom studios with floor plans of 416‒680 square feet and two bedroom units with floor areas of about 1,113 square feet. Their price points typically start from the mid-$200s and level up to the $500s. Prospective buyers of Diplomat condos for sale have to be quick on the draw, as available units in this resort come seldom and could be sold within just three to seven weeks of their listing in the market.

Diplomat Condos for Sale

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