Seven of my girl friends and I traveled to Siesta Key for our yearly girls trip we take each spring. We chose to rent from Jayne, and had a wonderful experience. She was prompt to reply to emails, helpful and willing to answer my never ending questions, and had the most lovely home. The house was everything that is described and much much more! It is absolutely beautiful and sits back in a charming neighborhood. Shell beach was two blocks down the road and we found ourselves spending more time there than the public beach, due to its seclusion. The public beach was a five minute drive but we would just call the islands free taco service (they work off of tips) to go wherever we needed to go until 230am. We loved having the pool, because when the wind picks up, the sand isn't so pleasant to have flying around you on the beach. The house easily slept all eight of us, and there was plenty of room to spread out. We put the grill to good use, which is right next to the pool, so the cook could continue to enjoy hanging out with the group and the weather was too nice to be caught inside. I have stayed many places on the key, and up and down the gulf coast and I will repeatedly return to siesta key and rent from Jayne. Hands down, no competition.