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Sandy Cove - La Dolce Vita-Immaculate Ground Floor Unit W/Beach/Pier Access

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 60 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + comfy couch. 1 Bath ensuite (max 2 people)



Newly available for this coming winter, you lucky ducks... ha ha!

Welcome to La Dolce Vita - a beautiful, fully-equipped, and furnished, ground-floor Condominium on Siesta Key, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida. See why we have renters who return year after year... View a photo slide or virtual tour of the unit and grounds by scrolling down.

Our clean, comfortable, centrally heated and air-conditioned condominium is best suited to 2 people (with a small child perhaps) as the washroom is ensuite. The unit features stunning Mexican tile floors, a lovely and functional galley kitchen which is fully equipped for your culinary delight too. The 3-piece bathroom has been beautifully renovated. All linens are included: high quality sheets, towels, beach towels and chairs, even fishing poles! There are two digital cable televisions; one VCR/DVD, a stereo with CD/Cassette player, wireless internet access. Community washer and dryer just outside your door. At your home away from home, you also have the use of a large patio, lanai and barbecue.

La Dolce Vita is located at Sandy Cove 3, a 16 unit condo situated on a stunning Gulf front property (shared with three other associations). Many residents live here year round so the pride of ownership is evident - this is no 'revolving door' hotel or motel. This is why short term rentals are not permitted.

Take a leisurely two minute walk down an idyllic tree and flower lined private roadway and enjoy birds singing along the way. When you get to the end you will see our lovely original Old Florida 'Homestead' - legend has it that it was originally owned by the 'Buster Brown' shoe family. It is now used as a Clubhouse for social get-togethers, potlucks and parties. This charming wood sided dwelling overlooks a huge lawn, the Gulf of Mexico, a private fishing pier, and the beach. It is breathtaking to say the least.

Back at home, simply walk out of your door and plunge into the pool (exclusive to Sandy 3) or lounge pool side (and most of the time you will have it all to yourself!). The sun concentrates between the 2 buildings and it is a lovely and warm place to read or snooze. Later on, you can go to the public beach for a long walk or bike ride and to enjoy the sunsets, the colours of which are beyond compare!

Siesta Key is a spectacular island with something for everyone. Cross one of two bridges to the island and vive la différence! Lazy days and relaxation are the norm here! For those looking for some peace and quiet, you've got it; for those who love to fish and swim in the Gulf, you've come to the right place. You can indulge in many cultural events (Sarasota is the cultural capital of Florida) or sporting activities such as bike riding, walking, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing... Native Drum Circle on Sundays at dusk. And but of course, let's not forget golf! Indeed, you can find everything here!

The island has whatever you need without being 'too commercial'. A five-minute walk to Siesta Key Village north and you will find shopping, banking, restaurants, cafés, massage therapy, aesthetics, souvenirs, and more. Bike riding is easy here - drivers aren't in a hurry to get anywhere because no one wants to leave! Siesta Key has a long fabulous stretch of white sand beach, number 1 in the USA. No word of a lie it has the whitest, finest beautiful. Even in the heat of the day, the 'icing sugar' composition of the sand never burns the bottom of your feet! How is that possible? No exaggeration here - there is natural beauty here no matter where you look. Have a peek at la Dolce Vita @ Sandy Cove from the comfort of your couch

Please note because Sandy Cove is a private residence a rental agreement with application must be completed and approved by a Board member. This is for the security of all in the community including you.

In season rentals (December-April), limited to 3 month stay minimum.

More Details

Wendy Forrest
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Wendy Forrest

Hey there - I'm Wendy. A real estate broker from Toronto, Canada. I have family and friends in Florida so come here often. This is my vacation home but I like to share it from time to time as it helps pay the bills!

Wendy Forrest purchased this condo in 1999

Why Wendy Forrest chose Siesta Key

Why any property? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Fell in love with Siesta Key the minute we crossed the bridge. The clincher was the grounds of Sandy Cove and in the unit itself. One look at the Mexican tiles and we were toast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a wonderful holiday. We found the setting breathtaking and the people so friendly. There was lots to do.
Mar 2009
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Siesta Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower with both stationary and hand shower. Vanity with granite top.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King-sized bed, ensuite bath, walk-in closet, desk/make-up table, sliding glass doors to lanai and pool.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sandy Cove is unlike any other development on the Key! Take a leisurely 3 minute walk down an idyllic tree and flower lined private roadway. When you get to the end you'll see our lovely original Old Florida 'Homestead', now used as the Clubhouse. It overlooks the Gulf and is used often for gatherings and parties. Everyone gets together daily down on the private Pier with a drink to toast the sunset! A most unique and special place - truly la Dolce Vita on Siesta Key!


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Sandy Cove - La Dolce Vita-Immaculate Ground Floor Unit W/Beach/Pier Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Inverness, IL

Would Recommend to Anyone

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Dolce Vita! The unit itself is spacious and beautiful! The bedroom opens right up to the pool so that was a great bonus! The unit came with everything we needed and our dog loved staying here as well! The complex is lovely and just a short walk to the fishing pier for dolphin sightings and beautiful sunsets. Dolce Vita's location is perfect and with just a short walk to Siesta Village and the ocean, you really don't even need a car to enjoy Siesta Key. We would definitely stay here again and Wendy was a great host!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed staying at Dolce Vita and Sandy Cove. Would love for you to return some day! All the best. Wendy
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Cozy unit for one or two and the owner allows dogs! Convenient short walk to the village and just a little further to Siesta Beach. Within condo's property there is lush foliage and a short walk takes you gulf front with a fishing pier and gorgeous sunsets! Dolphins are often seen! Easy access to Sarasota using the North bridge with less traffic congestion. Ideal vacation location in paradise!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara & Rick. So glad you enjoyed your stay! You are so right.. the property at Sandy Cove is so very special. I do believe there isn't anything like it on the Key. All the best ! Wendy
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July 2013

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation my wife and i have ever had. A whole month, 100 yds from the beach, 100 yds from Siesta Village. It truly was paradise for 30+ days. The accommodations had everything we needed. We would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Steven. So happy you enjoyed a little bit of la Dolce Vita on Siesta Key. Hope you have you return in future. All the best, Wendy
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Walhalla, SC

Another GREAT Stay at La Dolce Vita!

  • 5 of 5

May 2013 was our third stay at La Dolce Vita. We enjoy the condo and surrounding area so much that we plan to try to visit at least every other year, if not more often. Wendy takes such good care of her place. It is not like renting a "hotel type condo", it is staying in someone's personal home. The fishing was good, so Danny was happy. The pool was warm and inviting, so I was happy. We look forward to many more visits in the future. Thanks so much, Wendy, for making your beautiful, peaceful condo available!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna & Danny, So happy that you enjoyed your stay again. It is a pleasure to host you. You treat Dolce Vita as if it were your own home and always leave it so nice and clean. Thank you and all the best. Wendy
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Sarasota FL/USA

Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the condo. The proximity to the Siesta Key Village and the world famous Siesta Key Beach is very convenient. The private beach and pier are great for watching the beautiful sunsets or just hanging out. The amenities at the condo are great. Everything is there for you to enjoy your stay. One of the high points is walking out from the back door directly to the pool!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leslie and Mark - Glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure hosting you. All the best. Wendy
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Loved my stay!

  • 5 of 5

I spent three months at La Dolce Vita and loved every minute of it. The owner was approachable, very generous, leaving many items like spices and cleaning supplies etc. The condo is very attractive, nice neighbors, and having the pool so close by was a treat.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda. Hope you'll come back! All the best. Wendy
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Car: not necessary

Sandy Cove is located about a 5 minute walk north of all the north village shops, restaurants, groceries...everything! Walk to Siesta Key Public Beach as well!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rental application fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Extreme cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Normal cleaning at end $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

During your stay please be comfortable but please treat the unit with the same respect you'd give your own home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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