ON SIESTA KEY: ONLY WEEK AVAILABLE IS CHRISTMAS 2014

Leslie and David Housman

Speaks english, A little Spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ON SIESTA KEY: ONLY WEEK AVAILABLE IS CHRISTMAS 2014

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THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2015.

This Beach chic Siesta Key home is located just two blocks from Siesta Village and an easy walk to Siesta beach. In fact, the home is only a 3 minute bike ride--and we supply bikes! This is to the nicest part of the beach away from where all the condos and public parking are, so it is much quieter and truly beautiful. PLEASE NOTE: We do not rent the home for longer than a 2 week period during the winter season.

We just completed remodeling of the home with beach chic flair. Remodeling included new pool, new decking (2000 sq ft of it!), outdoor dining, outdoor kitchen, sliding glass doors, complete interior painting, new furniture, remodeled bathrooms--basically everything has been updated!

It is actually a 4 bedroom (one of the bedrooms is a deluxe queen sleeper sofa in the den with its own bathroom, and large screen TV), 3 bath home with full laundry and kitchen. Well, two kitchens, if we include the outside kitchen complete with grill, refrigerator and sink. Free wireless internet, DirecTV, security system, and plenty of parking. There's even a jet ski dock, a boat dock, and ability to launch a kayak--so feel free to bring your water toys. Fish off the deck, the mullet are always jumping!

The home is on a corner lot on the canal. Awake to the sights and sounds of tropical birds in the canal and fish jumping. Sit on the new deck with your cup of coffee, before you take your first meander to the beach. (Sunday is the Farmer's Market. We stop by there, buy a cup of coffee and a danish, and stroll to the beach.) Spend your day on the water either in the pool, at the beach or just looking over the canals. You can't go wrong!

If you want to stay inside, this home is a relaxed, comfortable, beach home. Designed for you to truly relax. It is meant to be a place for flip-flops and bathing suits. Our enclosed patio is simply a place of peace with overhead fans looking out onto the canal.

The house is complete with all your linens, towels, beach towels, beach chairs, and even bicycles. We haven't missed a detail. And if we have, please let us know, we will make sure it is supplied!

If this is your first visit to Siesta Key you are in for a treat! The Village has so much to offer--restaurants, bars, sports bars, ice-cream shops, boutiques and all the souvenir stores for late late wandering. There are plenty of massage therapists, a fitness center, post office, drugstore, You can enjoy it all just a couple blocks from our house! Truly, you don't need a car!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Here is an email we received from our most recent guest:



Thanks Leslie :)



Your home was perfect for our family and the peace and tranquility that I found in the early mornings with a cup of coffee in my hand, sitting in the round chair while journaling was priceless!



I hadn't ridden a bicycle since I was a kid and they are right when they say, "it's like riding a bicycle, once you learnt how... you'll never forget!" My husband and I rode to the beach for yoga a few mornings and it was AWESOME! Tell me you've done it!



I would love to stay in touch, as we would be thrilled to visit your place again in the future!
Oct 2013
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Leslie and David Housman

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Leslie and David live in Denver, Colorado. Leslie has lived there for 22 years, and cried every winter! We are both thrilled to finally own a home in such an incredibly beautiful and WARM place. We will spend as much time in the house as possible, and rent it when we can't be there. Eventually, this wonderful Siesta Key Beach house will be our home for retirement. Everything we are doing with the house is done with much love and care, for ourselves and for you.

Leslie and David Housman purchased this house in 2012

We fell in love with Siesta Key from the first time we went to the beach and experienced the white powdery sand. We knew immediately why it had been voted #1 Beach in America. Everything about this area fits our love of water, and an easy going life style. We also enjoy going into Sarasota and to St. Armand's circle for more 'city' life.

We chose this property because we absolutely loved the location--both the location near the Village and beach, but also as a corner lot on the canal. We also love the relaxed and warm feeling of the home. The fact that we could do some remodeling and make it truly our home, add an incredible deck and pool, made it perfect for us.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

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ON SIESTA KEY: ONLY WEEK AVAILABLE IS CHRISTMAS 2014
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Chicago, IL
5

Perfect acation Rental!

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect vacation home! Fantastic location - very short walk to village and beach but far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. The house is so much bigger in real life! The home was beautiful and the outdoor space was amazing. Have been visiting Siesta Key for 7 years and this was by far the nicest property we have stayed in. I would highly recommend this home to anyone and hope to make a return visit sooner rather than later!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Absolute heaven!

  • 5 of 5
My family and my parents celebrated the holidays in this beautiful home and were very sad to leave. From the moment we pulled in the driveway I knew we made the perfect choice. The home is quite spacious, beautifully decorated and landscaping was tropical and inviting! The outside living space was my absolute favorite with the outdoor kitchen, pool and patio! The location could not have been better! A short walk to shops, restaurants and the beach! Our local favorites were Sun Garden, Eat Here and Subzero. The owners were delightful and provided great details to ensure a pleasant stay. I would highly recommend this fabulous home!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to all our guests for their wonderful reviews. We hope to make every stay for each guest a special experience filled with many fabulous memories. Truly, Leslie and David Housman
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

An aboslutely wonderful house in a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We are pretty choosy when it comes to accomodation, why it took us some time to find a place that matched our requirements. When we finally did, and everything turned out exactly as nice as we'd hoped for, it was all worth the search! Beautiful and clean house perfectly situated next to the canals, with walking distance to restaurants and the beach. I would definately chose Siesta Key again, and would return to this house any day!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Hudson, OH
5

Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had such a great time in Siesta Key. The house was perfect for my three teenagers. We were able to run on the beach each day, walk to shopping and restaurants. The kids were able to go out for ice cream or to the beach because it was so close to the house. The house had everything we needed. The renovations were great! We loved lounging by the pool each day as a family. We had so much fun sitting in all the nice areas we never turned on the TV once!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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5

Just got home and miss thier home already

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of three adult couples looking for a relaxing week-long get away.

First, the owners: Leslie and David were charming and quick to respond to all emails and a couple of necessary phone calls. Leslie has been gracious and kind in all of her emails and was wonderful to work with as was David on the phone.

Second, the home: The photos do not do this home justice! The rooms are larger than they appear in the photos and the home is large enough that if six individuals want some alone time it can be found. Leslie has done a beautiful job of bringing the tranquil feel of the island into the home and creating a relaxing getaway where you can forget the world of work and routine. The beds are high-quality and comfortable (even the twin set!) and the linens provided (sheets, beach, and bathroom towels) are rich and luxuriant. There are fresh herbs and tomatoes in the landscaping out back and mangos next to the driveway in front. In the evenings we enjoyed sitting at the edge of the pool and listening to the fish jump in the canal.

This home is a short walk from the village where you can find just about any kind of entertainment you want along with several restaurants and a small grocery store (although I would recommend locating the grocery store across the bridge for better pricing).

We spent our days exploring the beaches, deep sea fishing, rented a boat to explore the bay and the canals, and spent another day just relaxing in the pool. I would highly recommend renting a boat as we were treated to some very up-close experiences and photos with the manatees! We used the bikes at the house in the mornings to get out and see the different neighborhoods and homes which was a treat as well.

If you are traveling with older teenagers or adults this home is ideal!! Please note that Leslie and David will not rent to individuals with children younger than 5. I would actually put the age at 7 - 8. The deck is open on all sides to the canal and the pool. While there are locks on the doors I just would not want to take the risk personally.

Overall this was probably one of our best vacations ever. I was a little nervous as we had never worked with VRBO and did not know what to expect. I can assure you that this home and these owners were well worth the money and made the experience enjoyable for all of us!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Absolutely Unbelievable!!!

  • 5 of 5
From the minute we pulled in the driveway until the time we left we were in awe. The location, the layout of the home, and the landscape are all so wonderful. Their home has so many different places to just hang out and relax. The most incredible part was how well the back yard is designed. The pool with adjacent outdoor kitchen was fabulous for evening dinning. It is only about three or four minutes to ride to beach (bikes and beach chairs provided by owners) and only a couple of short blocks to dinning and local shops. We are already planning our next vacation to Siesta Key and without question will rent this house again. Well worth the money.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Siesta Key
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Hub
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Village Cafe
Car: not necessary

Siesta Key is a destination for all who stay or live in the Sarasota area thanks to the wide variety of entertainment and dining options that stretch its length. On the north end, a short walk from one of Siesta's large expanses of public beach, lies Siesta Key Village. In the village's quaint few blocks you'll find dozens of shops that cater to the island lifestyle, including groceries, hardware, souvenirs, bathing suits and all kinds of outdoor toys. Siesta Key Village restaurants -- most with large, open-air dining -- range from pancake and egg joints to award-winning fine dining spots. No matter how fancy, though, dress codes are always casual: Sandals are not only allowed, they're expected.

At the south end of Siesta Key you'll find more restaurants, shops and public beaches, as well as marina and boat rental facilities. Within minutes, you can putter in a pontoon boat or slice through waves in a high-powered jet ski. Try parasailing for more high-flying adventure, where you'll experience a unique view of Siesta Key while suspended from a parachute over 100 feet in the air. Or exercise more than just your sense of wonder by renting a boat or a kayak to explore the island on your own.

Then, if that isn't enough, feel free to drive to wonderful Sarasota with all its shops, restaurants and entertainment!

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Dec 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
Winter
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes *Please contact owner for any questions specific to your stay. We make our own reservations and like to be flexible with our clients.
*Accepts Mastercard, Visa, and Echecks. We prefer our guests use Echecks: there is an additional 2.5% convenience fee for credit cards.
*This is a smoke-free home.
*No pets.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2063 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Free Local Calls
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Security System
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • playground
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf privileges optional
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
This is a fully furnished, well equipped home. It is a smoke-free environment. Pets are not allowed. We truly enjoy a clean, fresh, beautiful home, and we know you will too. FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGE 5 and YOUNGER PLEASE NOTE: Our home is surrounded by the canals and has a pool. And, although, we have met every safety requirement; for safety and liability reasons that we do not rent to families with children age 5 and younger.
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