Big Private Home on Siesta Key
Overall, it was a great place for our family of 9! Everyone had their own bed (or rollaway). 4.5 bathrooms was awesome. The pictures were accurate -- in fact, they aren't as good as the real thing. We cooked in twice; used the grill; watched movies; used the internet. Everything worked as expected. The floor plan worked well for our family. Big, open areas so we could all be together. And, the owner (Mindy) was great to work with as well. She was easily accessible, answered questions, and followed through. We rented jet skis one day and it was just about a 10 minute drive -- so not bad. The beach is wonderful ... great sand, clean water, lots of people, but didn't seem crowded. The downsides: (1) Even though the beach is close, the public access not so much -- minimum 15-20 minute walk to public beach access. So, we had to drive to the beach each day. No big deal, but worth knowing. (2) Getting in and out of the garages was very tight. Just be careful.
Places to eat: In Siesta Key, "The Hub" was great. "Old Salty Dog" good, but super greasy. Just across the south bridge in a strip mall is El Toro Bravo. Don't let the outside fool you ... amazing food, great service, and the owner (Ruben) is awesome!
I'd recommend this place as long as you aren't wanting to walk to the beach. Thanks, Mindy!
Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Siesta Key has 9 access points to enter the beach. I now have put a map in the home so our guests are able to find the nearest entry without wandering too far. We have 8 small entry points to the beach between our home and the large parking area for the public beach that could be missed if you do not know what to look for. The distance from our home to the beach access #5 is .7 miles. Please review the siesta key chamber of commerce website to get all the beach information and many other useful tips. Thanks for your time, Mindy
Helpful votes: 7/7
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