TestimonialsAnd now a few words from our satisfied vacationers!
Our stay was excellent. My family including my grandchildren enjoyed the beach and the beautiful weather. It is a perfect place for relaxation, vacation. We hope to rent it again next year. The place was well kept and so convenient to everything. It was clean and well maintained. Joan, the owner, was very helpful. I definitely would recommend this to anybody. The place was as good as the pictures shown.
My husband and I really wanted to find an affordable beach house to stay at with our two small children (3, and 10 months at the time). This place was perfect! It has three bedrooms which was nice because the children can nap in separate rooms. The house was clean, we were provided with a lot of towels, and instructions to let us know where everything was. They even had a pack n play we didn't use but was great to have. My only thing is the floors get a little slippery when wet. It would be great to have a runner down the hallway. The biggest reason we choose this place was the beach is literally 5 steps down off the patio. You know how great that is!?! I loved not having to lug stuff around with the kids..such a life saver. Also we had he best view at sunset...and saw lots of marine life...every day around 1pm the pack of manatees came by. We found sand dollars, starfish, caught a blue crab even! This was the perfect vacation spot! Thanks again to Joan for answering our questions. We will be back someday!
We (my husband, two teenagers, and I) stayed in the villa last year and had the most relaxing, lovely time that we've had on Siesta Key. We've stayed in other locations and nothing compares to how close this was to the water, how quiet it was, and how comfortable the accommodations were. The unit is exactly as described and you can't ask for more. Remember anything you can't live without and you'll love being so close to the Village and the beach. Sunsets are so lovely!
The property did not disappoint. We were one of the few beachfront condos that was one-story, so there was nobody above or below us to contend with. The condo is perfectly situated on the quiet end of the beach away from the more developed side of the island. We spent almost every night sipping wine on the patio with our own private beachfront view. My husband and I went with another couple and we were glad to have the two separate king-sized bedrooms. It was a 5-minute drive to pick up groceries at Publix in Sarasota (we saved lots of $$ that way), and a two or three-block walk to the cute shops, bars and restaurants in Siesta Key Village. Definitely recommend Siesta Key and this condo in particular! Also try The Cottage restaurant and Siesta Key Oyster Bar -- great local nightlife! There was no need to leave the island really. The only suggestion I have is to get a larger flat-screen TV, the one they have is kind of small. But we spent very little time watching television.
We were down for a week long stay with family in Mid-March 2011. Always a little nervous booking someplace new, never know what to expect. In the past, we had stayed at properties north of here, at Treasure Island, and had been very pleased. Always concerned that someplace new might not "measure up". Well, this property certainly did!! First off, in real estate they always say it is about Location, Location, Location! And, this property has a really wonderful location, towards the north end of Siesta Key Beach, right on the beach. The beach is wonderful, with fantastic sand (ask my kids, they are sand-castle experts), and the beach stretches to the south for miles. Siesta Key Village, with shopping, restaurants, and bars, is about 3 blocks away, an easy walk over mostly quiet back streets. The street the property sits on is very quiet, yet provides easy access to the main streets on Siesta Key. In short, the location is about as close to ideal as you could expect to find. Oh , and parking is easy and roomy, as well. The property itself is clean and nicely furnished. The beds and bedding are clean and comfortable. The furniture is quite nice and very functional. The deck furniture was nicer than most, and there was seating on the deck for all 8 of us if we needed it, with chairs, a table, and several loungers. Floors were nice quality tile, as were the bathroom walls. All appliances were much nicer than what is typically found in rentals. Another reviewer commented on the washer and dryer not working right. We washed several loads with no problems. They are made by Bosch, so the controls are a little different than your typical American designed washer/dryer, perhaps that was the problem. I am sure if you called the property owner, he would be happy to help with the instructions, if necessary. On that note, we had a couple of communications with the owner over a couple of small things, and everything was handled quickly and courteously. Any cons? Well... we had my teenage daughter and 2 teenage nieces traveling with us, and it would be nice to have more mirrors. Teenage girls like to preen, and there were only mirrors in the bathrooms and the master bedroom. It would be nice to have mirrors in all bedrooms, not so much for me and the boys, but for the girls. Not a big deal, but something that would be easy to fix. Would I recommend this property? Yes! As a matter of fact, if we come down next spring, I hope to rent it again!
This was our second time staying here and if we could, we would buy this place. Amazing location directly on the beach. Sit out back on the huge deck and enjoy the peace and serenity. Only 3 blocks to the village. Very clean and recently renovated. This is the perfect location for a week on one the greatest beaches in the world. We brought our two dogs and they loved chilling out back looking out at the pure white sand and beautiful gulf waters. Looking forward to another visit soon.