This highly landscaped canal-front private luxury home with heated spa is situated on Siesta Key within two blocks of the world's most beautiful, white sand beach and a short walk to the village. This home features four tastefully decorated bedrooms, three full baths, a true gourmet kitchen featuring a six-burner gas Viking double range and Traulsen refrigerator. Seating for 14 at bar & dining table. This house is very convenient to the Village, the beach [5-min walk] and the city of Sarasota which offers world-class restaurants, side walk cafes, theater, art galleries, opera, museums, specialty shops, boutiques and nightlife. Our home features an abundance of fruit trees, flowers, a huge brick paver waterside terrace [seats 24] with spa, two kayaks, 4 bicycles, a fishing dock with great fishing, enclosed garage, oversized parking paver driveway. Rental rate information is offered further down the website.
MASTER SUITE: The Master Suite is very large with two comfortable swivel chairs, a writing desk, a triple slider offering a wonderfull view of the waterfront, bamboo floors and a very comfortable King size bed [sleeps 2]. The bath is travertine and includes a very nice shower, an oversize steeping bath and dual sinks. The 2nd bedroom has 2 full size beds [sleeps 4], wall mounted flat panel TV, nice furnishings and linens. The third bedroom has 1 queen bed [sleeps 2] with nice furnishings and linens. Also a wall mounted flat panel TV. The 4th bedroom is a separate apartment with 2 twins and 1 full bed [sleeps 4], 2 leather recliners, private outdoor elevated deck, tile bath, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, wood floors, and a high ceiling with fan.. The Grand Canal comfortably sleeps up to 12.
Each bedroom and the living area feature wall mounted flat panel TVs.
BEACH, VILLAGE & LANDSCAPING: Siesta Beach, one of the world's finest is two blocks [approx 1/4 mile] directly up Avenida Del Mare. You'll love its crystal white sand which remains cool in the summer and fine to the touch. It's rare to find a canal home so close to the beach. Excellent facilities are available at the beach including lifeguards, volleyball, morning exercise sessions, bathrooms, tennis, snack bar and plenty of parking. It is within easy walking distance and a beach caddy with plenty of beach chairs and an umbrella is provided. There is also plenty of parking available at the Siesta Beach parking facility with space ofr 800 cars if you don't feel like walking.
Siesta Key Village, a bit like Key West, is approximately 1 mile north of Avenida Del Mare. Plenty of restaurants, shops and night spots.
Florida is known for its beaches, climate and foliage. This home features on its grounds lavish tropical foliage to include many flower species as well as many tree varieties. If you like plants and nature, you'll love the grounds.
FOR THE MAN OF THE HOUSE: The guys [and gals] will enjoy the 2 Kayaks in the canals, the 8-person hot tub, the flat screens for sports, the basketball goal, the bicycles , the short distance to the beach, the outdoor gas grill, the outdoor bar, the wine cooler, the huge terrace, the underwater snook light bringing 100's of fish right to the dock every night, fishing off the lower waterfront deck at night, the nearby village,etc.
WEDDINGS AND LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS: The Grand Canal Cottage is designed to entertain large groups. The exterior patio veranda [approx 1200SF] seats 24 and still has plenty of room for many more. We have had many wedding parties with guests ranging from 40 to 50 with ease. The kitchen is essentially a professional chef's kitchen with capability of preparing foods and hordourves for large groups as well.
2 WEEK MINIMUM RENTAL PERIODS - Due to the economic impacts imposed by local Sarasota County Ordinances for Rentals of Private Homes, the owner's require a two-week minimum rental for all rentals requested beyond thirty days of today's date.