We really, really, REALLY, enjoyed our stay here. The house is fabulous. The pool area in the back of the house is where we spent more time than on the beach (which is only 3 blocks away). There is a patio, pool , hot tub area in the back that abuts a canal, with no homes on the other side of it, so it is incredibly private back there. The hot tub flows into the pool and the patio area is the greatest place to hang out in the sun, surrounded by palm trees.
The house is incredible, and actually was more house than we needed! It is well kept, clean and up to date. Each area has private baths. The pool Is well maintained as are the grounds. If you like the photos of the place - you will like the place even more, as good as the photos are, they are not a match to how wonderful the place actually is.
Convenience: a food market is just a few blocks away... the many restaurants of Siesta Village are also just a few blocks away as well. But you would never know the things are that close, as it is very quiet and private street. All the restaurants are great - but we seemed to go back to the lobster pot time and again... for desert... the mini donut place next door got a lot of our business.
If you have never been to Siesta Key, let me tell you it is fabulous! The beach is just a few blocks away from this beautiful home... a short walk. Doctor Beach, from the Travel Channel, named the beach the #1 beach in the country... 98% pure crushed quartz... white as can be, feels like baby powder on the feet, and the water quality is crystal clear!
If there is ever an issue (and we had none) the owners are great people and are simply a phone call away.
the place is perfect for a family vacation. it is also perfect for a few couples traveling together, as there is a large number of bedrooms, and private baths as well.
I am sure I could come up with other things to say - but bottom line is... We will be coming back to this property and the other properties these folks own, again and again and again!
Thanks Don - for offering such a great place for our family to vacation!