Destination guide

Siesta Key has sugar-white sand

Siesta Beach is regularly hailed on lists of the very best in the United States. It strings along Florida's Treasure Coast, fringing the edge of Siesta Key like a wisp of white cloud that's lapped by a sky-blue sea. But the sands aren't the only draw. This barrier isle is also a fun-loving family hotspot, laden with coffee shops and oyster bars, kayak rentals and turtle sanctuaries. Siesta Key vacation rentals cover all sorts, whether you're after a pad overlooking the waves of the Mexican Gulf or a modern apartment that takes the whole crew.

Things to do

Blinding beaches in Siesta Key

There's no doubt about it – the main attraction of Siesta Key is Siesta Beach. That long stretch of sand so white you might just be tempted to spoon it into your morning coffee is regularly hailed as one of the most beautiful in the whole United States. With its aquamarine waters and undulating dunes, it says, "Move over, California!" You could even bag yourself a Siesta Key vacation rental with views over the shoreline, just to make sure you're the first laying down the towel, come morning.

Activities

Splashing around Siesta Key

Wobbling on a paddle board or blowing bubbles from a snorkeling tube, whizzing on personal watercraft or carving wakes through the Gulf – all sorts of aqua fun is on the menu in Siesta Key. Home to boating outfitters, big fishing tourers, kitesurfing guides and turtle conservationists, this Floridian island is the place to be if you love making a splash. Dolphin cruises and whale spotting usually top the menu for families. A meeting with bottlenoses and beaked whales is all but guaranteed, between December and February.

Weather

Something tropical in Siesta Key

The palms and Caribbean-esque sands of Siesta Key should be a clue to the island's tropical nature. Enjoying year-round warmth and 100s of days of sunshine, there's never really a time when the board shorts and bikinis aren't needed. Loads of people will head down during the US winter. Temperatures average around 62–74 between December and March, and there's hardly any rain at all – you'll get a tan while the snows fall in the Midwest. Summer, from June to September, is the hottest time. It also brings more chance of rain and the occasional tropical storm.

Natural features

Reefs and resplendent sands along Siesta Key

The whole coast of Siesta Key is a patchwork of cotton-white powder and turquoise seas, and a playground for lovers of the beach. You can laze on the brilliant white sands or snorkel through crystal-clear Gulf waters. Talking of the Gulf, there are coral reefs and multicolored fish waiting just off the shore, not to mention pods of whales and dolphins. You can also encounter rare turtles on the appropriately-named Turtle Beach. Alternatively, book your Siesta Key vacation rentals inland, to kayak through Floridian mangroves and creeks.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Siesta Key

The nearest airport is in Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), located 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), which is 44.3 mi (71.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Siesta Key?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,344 vacation rentals near Siesta Key. From 1,214 Houses to 2,457 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Siesta Key for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Siesta Key?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Siesta Key:

  • Aloha Kai: 1,130 vacation rentals
  • Bay Isle: 47 vacation rentals
  • Lido Key: 1,804 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Gate: 305 vacation rentals
  • Palmer Ranch: 337 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Siesta Key?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Siesta Key. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Point of Rocks: 6,317 vacation rentals
  • Siesta Key Marina: 6,467 vacation rentals
  • Jim Neville Marine Preserve: 5,391 vacation rentals
  • St. Boniface Episcopal Church Labyrinth: 6,938 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 5,212 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Siesta Key listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Siesta Key?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,214 Houses in Siesta Key. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Siesta Key include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,457 rentals available
  • Villas: 299 rentals available
  • Cottages: 145 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Siesta Key?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,223 vacation rentals with pool available in Siesta Key. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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