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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!

Owners, Essie & Mel Fechter

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights

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Owners, Essie & Mel Fechter

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Calendar last updated:
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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights

Overview

Siesta Key Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Master BR, 1 Den/BR combo; 2 Baths (Sleeps 4 Maximum!)

Come to paradise! Your eighth-floor apartment, Gulf front condo is just the right height and location to take in the breathtaking surroundings of Crescent Beach,was rated the top beach in the USA! Still is!!

Your 30-foot screened lanai can be accessed through glass doors in three rooms. The beautiful view of the Gulf stretches as far as the eye can see. This beachfront unit is ideal for a couple desiring great comfort and expansive living, but still comfortable for 3 to 4.

The floor plan is identical to that of a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit, except that a wall between the 2nd bedroom & living room has been replaced with a folding door to provide privacy when not not being used as a large, open living area. You have a den by day, or a second bedroom by night. This room has comfortable trundle beds. No matter the number in your party, you still have the advantage of an open living room/den combination. The trundle bed can be used as 2 twin beds or 1 King size bed.

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Sands: Having lived in Florida since 1957, we chose Siesta Key as the ideal location for a vacation home. We now live in Sarasota, but love the Crystal Sands condo so much that we've decided to keep it forever.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo: This direct gulf-front from your lanai; 2 full bath condo sleeps one to four people (King size bed in master bedroom and trundle beds, can convert to 1 King bed, in den/bedroom that sleeps two.) Condo may be used with large, open floor plan with master bedroom, or close the den's privacy wall and have two private bedrooms. Our unit is located on the eighth floor, faces southwest, and features 3 TVs, one 42'; free high speed wireless Internet, and a washer & dryer in the unit (more washers and dryers by the elevator). The living room, the master bedroom and the den/bedroom all have sliding glass doors to the screened balcony. The master bathroom has a combination tub/shower; the main bathroom has a large shower. The Kitchen is complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, double-oven stove, microwave, kitchen/cooking utensils, pots & pans, George Foreman Grill, Double waffle maker, toaster, blender, coffee maker, etc. If you need it and we don't have it, we will get it! Just tell us!

There are two heated swimming pools (one located next to the beach, the other adjacent to the complex's office) The unit is virtually free of traffic noise being about 800 feet from the street. carpets and recent painting . Fiber Optic cable TV, free unlimited, free long distance calling throughout US, Canada Guam, Virgin Islands.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owners, Essie & Mel Fechter (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Owners, Essie & Mel Fechter

We moved to Orlando, Florida from Columbia, S.C. in 1957 and spent many wonderful vacations with our four children on Siesta Key. We purchased our beautiful condo on the 8th floor in 1985 and have shared it with many guests from all over the world. We manage our apartment and meet all our guests upon arrival so that you will get the best possible experience while on vacation knowing that we are 10 minutes away for any emergencies should you need us.

Owners, Essie & Mel Fechter purchased this condo in 1985

Why Owners, Essie & Mel Fechter chose Siesta Key

We chose Crystal Sands for its beauty which stood out above the rest! Siesta Key is the ideal location for a vacation home. We love this property so much that we've decided to keep it forever.

What makes this condo unique

Besides the beauty of Crystal Sands, we have the best of all worlds--the powdery white beach, the calm expansive gulf, the breathtaking sunsets nightly, great weather, and beautiful Sarasota

just over the bridge. The expansive gulf is seen from every room in our apartment. You can choose to eat your meals inside or on the 30 foot screened lanai. Covered parking with covered walkway only steps to the high rise elevators. Steps to the heated pool. Unique architecture of the Crystal Sands high rise building.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"It was great to see Mel and Essie again when we arrived for our check-in. We have stayed here in prior years and really enjoy the condo and all the wonderful hospitality. We ate our breakfasts and lunch in mostly--had some fun dinners out including Hyde Park in Sarasota for a classy steak dinner. Valentino's is a local pizza casual eating place, good for families. We also enjoyed a dinner at Carrabaras. Our favorite thing here is to enjoy the shinning beauty of the beach. Our morning beach walk and later spending time on the beach was special. The fog and stormy weather this week was great to watch and didn't slow us down much. We look forward to coming back next year!

Happy Holidays!"
Nov 2014
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 99 reviews
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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331711
+1 -941 349-1959
Siesta Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
NB, Canada
5

A Holiday In Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We were here for 4 weeks in Dec. All the previous comments are too true. Essie & Mel are great Owners.One could not ask for more.
We were here in Mar. '13 for 4 weeks as well and will be back for Mar. '14 & Dec. '14. And, plan for 2 months every year and more if I could talk Judy into that idea.
Which, I guess, shows you how much we love the Condo, Beach, Lanai for Happy Hours, the restaurants nearby and in the "Village". Recommend Javier's, Miguel's, The Cottage, The Hub at Bahia & Bon Jour (great crepes). Free cab, just tips.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331711
+1 -941 349-1959
Siesta Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
Very clean condo, fully stocked. Mel and Essie are wonderful to work with. I have rented other condos in the past and have never had all of the supplies provided like this. The welcome basket went way above and beyond our expectations! Would definitely recommend this condo to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331711
+1 -941 349-1959
Siesta Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Best Beach, Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5
The condo was beautiful and very roomy. The view was amazing to wake up to every day. The pool was clean and warm. The ocean was perfect and the sand was cool. We had a great week. The owners were wonderful and thoughtful. I would recommend this rental to my family and friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331711
+1 -941 349-1959
Siesta Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Fantastic Views and Lovely People

  • 5 of 5
As a native Sarasotan I relish any chance to go home and spent time on some of the most beautiful beaches in the US. I especially love the south end of Siesta Key and jumped at a chance to rent a unit with Gulf views. Clean, comfortable and that lanai! The unit owners were equally charming providing us with an extremely thoughtful basked it of edible goodies for our arrival and were a charming couple. The unit was perfect for two people and we spent every morning on the lanai watching the pelicans and the waves of the Gulf. I can't wait to go back and rent this unit again. Thanks so much for a lovely vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Having you was our pleasure. We hope to have you back again.
Essie & Mel
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BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331711
+1 -941 349-1959
Siesta Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay with Melvin and Essie at the Crystal Sands, and it was even better than the first. The weather was excellent - High 80s / Low 90s in during the day, mid to low 70s at night. We had rain the first night, and saw just a trace after that.

The beach and Gulf are perfect at Crystal Sands - deep beach with powdery sand that doesn't get hot, and very gradual entry to the Gulf. Waves were generally small, with moderate (2 - 3ft) on windy days.

The pool and common grounds are well maintained (the nozzle on the clean-off hoze was broke one morning and fixed by noon later that day), and the building is well secured (security fob to access beach 24 hrs a day, in evening to access elevators).

Mel and Essie's condo is cleaner than any rental property or hotel I have ever been in, and is more than adequately stocked with towels, linens, and kitchen supplies. The new washer and dryer are excellent.

A couple of thoughts:
- While this unit does not directly face the Gulf (it faces slightly south), we believe it has better views than the directly facing units would because it allows you to see the beach in addition to the Gulf. We prefer the south facing view because it has less buildings in the sight line than does the north facing view.
- We used the table on the lanai for nearly every meal, even during the heat of the day because the breeze keeps it comfortable and the south facing angle puts it in the shade most of the day.
- The trundle bed worked very well for our 9 and 7 year olds, and we appreciated the extra feel of roominess by not having the second bedroom walled off.

Mel and Essie are a special couple, and they make you feel special when you rent from them. We are already signed up for next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments!
Mel and I enjoyed having you and your family stay with us.
We look forward to your returning next summer.
business
BEAUTIFUL GULF-FRONT ! COME TO PARADISE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331711
+1 -941 349-1959
Siesta Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great condo, Gulf front property on the beach.

  • 5 of 5
This was our first stay in Siesta Key and we all hope to return soon! I was a little hesitant using VRBO, but I'm glad we decided to work with Mel & Essie at this Crystal Sands unit.

We were met at the condo by Essie and Mel who gave us a great overview of the condo and the property. They were so thoughtful and brought a basket of goodies which allowed us to enjoy our first hours on the beach and not worry about running to the local grocery store for bread, lunch meat, snacks, etc...They were always responsive and very attentive to questions before and during our stay. They obviously go to great lengths to care for the condo and their guests.

The condo was on the 8th floor which was perfect for us. I always enjoy ocean/gulf front condos and I wasn't disappointed. We loved spending time on the lanai watching the sunset over the water. The beach wasn't crowded…However, there was a lot of seaweed along the beach. Tropical storm Isaac arrived the day after we did, so I'm not sure how much that contributed to the above factors.

The condo was immaculate and spacious for our family...The beds in the second bedroom could be converted to a king size bed. There are two full baths, dining area and a complete kitchen with everything we needed. There was also a utility room with washer/dryer that made washing convenient. The screened in lanai could be accessed through both bedrooms and the living area. There is also a covered parking space available to guests.

Overall, this ended up being the perfect place for us! Great condo, great views and easy access to stores and restaurants. We will definitely return!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kem, for this wonderful review! We are happy that you all enjoyed your stay so much and will return. We invite you to stay with us on your next visit! I'm happy the weather turned out OK after all.
It was our pleasure to have you and the family.

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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton
Car: recommended

Enjoy walking or playing on the powdery white sands of 3.4 mile long Crescent Beach – rated best beach in USA, and one of the top 10 beaches in the world – Relax to a dazzling sunset every night from your private balcony. Downstairs, step out of the elevator breezeway where a beachfront swimming pool awaits you, just a few yards away from the white sand beach where you’ll find year-round swimming in the Gulf, fishing, beach walking, and complimentary lounge chairs.

And your location on the key couldn’t be more convenient – just seconds away from Siesta Key’s south village, a few minutes from the larger north village, and ten minutes away from shopping centers and the Sarasota Square Mall on the mainland.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Shelling, Village shopping, Ice Cream at Big Olaf's in the Village, Visit Selby Gardens, See a live play, visit the art district, Saturday morning Downtown Farmer's Market, Sunday morning Siesta Key Farmer's Market, Music and dancing at the Public beach Sunday eves. More!

Golf: Many Golf courses available nearby.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,300 Per week

Siesta Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW SEASON
Aug 19 2014 - Dec 30 2014
14 night minimum stay
$1,300
$5,400
 
 
JANUARY
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
$1,700
$6,800
 
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
28 night minimum stay
$1,800
$7,200
 
 
MARCH
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$1,800
$7,200
 
 
APRIL
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 29 2015
28 night minimum stay
$1,700
$6,800
 
 
MAY - DEC
May 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
$1,300
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $325
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes ALL RENTALS ADD 12% SALES TAX
25% DEPOSIT UPON SIGNING RENTAL AGREEMENT; BAL DUE 15 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
$325.00.. SECURITY AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT (FULLY REFUNDABLE)
$100.00 CLEANING FEE (NON REFUNDABLE)
A 25% deposit is required with the signing of our RENTAL AGREEMENT
The balance is due 15 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Siesta Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , easy step in shower. shower seat available if needed
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful Charleston Rice Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This is a den or private bedroom with trundle beds
  • King Bed: Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress with Memory Foam Topper. Convertible Bed: Trundle Bed that Sleeps Two. Comfortable mattresses with Memory Foam Toppers. The unit is tastefully furnished.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FOR GUESTS STAYING A MONTH OR MORE, OUR HOUSEKEEPER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR LIGHT SERVICE. ASK OWNER FOR INFORMATION..NOT INCLUDED IN CONDO RENTAL FEES

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