As you enter the Shells Villa for the first time you know you are not in a typical vacation home. From the Spanish tile to the beautiful rugs and antique furnishings, you truly feel like a special guest.
Leave your car behind, sheltered in your private two plus car garage. Walk out the door and down the private footpath. In seconds you are on one of the most beautiful white powder sand beaches in the world. No streets to cross, no driving, and no looking for a parking place.
Walk half a block to restaurants and shopping at the Village on Siesta Key. Enjoy over 2000 square feet of gracious living in Spanish Mediterranean Villa style.
The Property & Location
? Where is the home located and what is the exact address? The home is located on Siesta Key and the exact address is 312 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242.
? What kind of property is this? The Shells Villa is a three story townhouse that is part of a four unit development that was built in the mid 1990’s. This home has its own gated entrance from Beach Road.
? How big is the home? The Shells Villa has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One of the bathrooms is attached to the master bedroom. The total square footage of the home is just over three-thousand (3,000). There are three floors with each floor being 1,000 square feet.
? What rooms are on each floor? The ground floor has the private two car garage, secured storage area, and entry foyer. The main floor contains the kitchen, pantry, dining room, living room, half bath, and balcony/deck. The upstairs floor contains the master bedroom / bath, bedrooms 2 & 3, laundry area, linen closets, and common bathroom.
? Can I walk to the beach? Yes, the unit is located on the ocean side Beach Rd and there is one house between the Shells Villa and the beach. Just walk across the courtyard and through the designated path and you are on the beach. It's 230 feet to the beach.
? Does the home have views of the beach or ocean? Although the home is practically on the beach it does not have any direct views of the beach or ocean because it faces Beach Road. If you are standing on the main floor lanai you can see a limited and obstructed view of the beach and ocean.
? How many beds does the home have? There are two (2) queen size beds, two (2) full size bunk beds, two (2) twin size bunk beds, one (1) queen sofa bed, one (1) queen sleeper sofa, and two (2) inflatable Aero beds.
? How close to the Village area is the unit? The Shells Villa is just steps away from where Beach Rd turns into Ocean Blvd. This intersection is the beginning of the Siesta Key Village. The Siesta Key Village or as the locals call it 'The Village' is where many of the restaurants, boutiques, bars, and ice cream shops are located. It is considered the heart of Siesta Key.
? Does the home have a pool? No, we don't have a pool in the complex, but the Lido Beach Pool is available for your use. The Lido Beach Pool is heated, open to the public and is located at 400 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL. The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am - 4:45 pm. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids/seniors.
? Do you allow dogs? Yes, we do allow dogs. There is an additional dog fee of $150. The fee is used to clean the carpets and upholstery after each pet rental.
? Can we bring our dog to the beach? Siesta Key is very pet friendly, but dogs are not allowed on the beach. If you want your dog to experience the water we suggest Bird Key Park. It is located at 200 John Ringling Causeway, Bird Key, Sarasota 34236.
? Are there laundry facilities in the home? Yes, there is a washer and dryer in the unit.
? Does the home have an elevator? Yes, the unit has a private elevator that serves all three floors. The elevator is available for convenience purposes only and should not be considered for individuals or families that require 100% elevator uptime. As this is a single elevator in a private home (not a hotel), if the elevator needs to be serviced we do not have a backup option while the repairs are being made.
? How many TV’s are in the home? Three. There is one 47' flat screen television in the living room and two 32' flat screen TV's in the bedrooms. Each one has Verizon cable and twp jave a DVD player. The living room has a Blu Ray DVD player which also plays standard DVDs and CDs. The TV’s cannot be moved to different rooms because cable is only setup in these areas.
? Does the home have a fireplace? Yes, it has a wood burning fireplace in the living room. You will need to provide your own wood which can be purchased at the local grocery store in Siesta Village.
? Does the unit have a gas grill? Yes, there is a gas grill stored in the garage that is available for renter use.
? What else is available for renter use? There are sand toys, beach chairs, beach mats, coolers, and a beach umbrella stored in the garage. The unit also has bath & beach towels and bed linen.
? Does the home have a crib or high chair? There is a high chair in the home, but no crib. We routinely work with ABC Rentals at 866-342-2446 and they can coordinate delivery of cribs, toddler beds, or other beach rentals so that the items can be in the home before you arrive. They have reasonable prices and great customer service.
? Does the home have a telephone and Internet? Yes, there is a telephone in the unit that includes free local calls. The unit also has Verizon Fios high speed Internet access which can be connected to via a Cat5 line or via wireless WiFi access. You will need to provide your own computer/laptop.
Keywords: Townhome / Beach Villa
We started coming to Siesta Key in 2006 and we fell in love with the area. It's a family friendly area with something to do for everyone.
Owners: Julie & Orazio
We have young children and we like the convenience of staying right on the beach so that we don't have to cross any roads or worry about parking our car. In addition, we love having Siesta Village just down the street. We regularly frequent the restaurants, bars, and shops located in the village.
Walk to everywhere! Stay right on the beach. If you want more info our our home we've created a website with more pictures and information at ShellsVilla . com