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Beautiful Island Resort on Siesta Key with a World Class Beach

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Siesta Key Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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If you are looking for a tropical paradise – look no further, you’ve found it here!! Our luxurious Gulf & Bay Club Bayside Condominium, ideally located on Sarasota’s Siesta Key, offers private access to world-famous powdery white sand Siesta Beach, beautiful waterfront views of the Sarasota Bay (Intracoastal waterway) and lush tropical landscaping throughout the complex. It is truly a hidden paradise right here in Florida!


SPACIOUS GROUND FLOOR UNIT, featuring two bedrooms plus den, two-bathrooms, kitchen, living room with a "Smart TV" and lanai/sunroom and "in unit laundry".


We subscribe to our “OWN PRIVATE WIFI” that streams at 25 mbps to provide you with a fast reliable connection so you can work or stream at no extra charge while on vacation. The Gulf and Bay Bayside Complex also provides a free Wi-Fi service throughout the entire complex. This signal however, may be weak or unreliable. If having access to the internet is important to you, consider a unit like ours with your own private connection.

MASTER BEDROOM is furnished with a king size bed, dresser, television, walk-in closet, large vanity/dressing area, and master bathroom.

GUEST BEDROOM features two full-size beds, dresser, television/DVD combo, walk-in closet, with the second full bath located adjacent to room.

BUNK BEDROOM perfect for additional sleeping room with a full-size Futon and lofted twin bunk, and is also equipped a cable T.V./DVD combo unit.

KITCHEN (newly remodeled) is fully equipped with new appliances and also boasts beautiful granite counter tops, and ceramic tile floor.

LANAI/SUNROOM is enclosed with sliding glass doors allowing for the use of this beautiful room in any kind of weather.

PRIVATE LAUNDRY (washer & dryer) located within condo unit.

Private garage stores one vehicle and chairs, umbrellas, buckets, etc. A beach cart, chairs & cooler are provided to make your beach excursions a breeze. During your stay, you may use our beach/street bikes (2) to further explore Siesta Key and it's surroundings!

Condominium complex offers two heated pools, tennis courts, exercise room, sauna, barbeque grills, picnic areas, fishing from the pier overlooking the intercostals waterway and a clubhouse for private parties.

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Sarasota airport or one hour from either Tampa International and Ft. Meyers airports. Disney a short 2-hour drive away.

Featured on the Siesta Key Chamber website, Siesta Beach is renowned for it’s gorgeous, crystal-white sand. The sand is 99% pure quarts, soft and cool on the feet. Among the many awards it has earned are: “the whitest and finest sand in the world” (Great International Beach Challenge, 1987) and “The Best Sand Beach in American” (The Travel Channel, 2004).


IS THE CONDO LOCATED ON THE BEACH? No. This unit is located across the street from the beach approximately 600 yards to the sand. However, the CONDO DOES HAVE WATER VIEW ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS.

ARE TAXES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE? No. A 12% Florida State Lodging Tax will be added to the rental rate.

IS THERE A DAILY RENTAL RATE? You can check in or out any day of the week but the minimum rental period is one week.

ARE THERE ANY CLEANING FEES? No. Cleaning fees are paid by condo owner.

IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT? Yes. $300 deposit is required at time of booking.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY RESERVATION? If you cancel your reservation 60 days prior to your arrival date you are entitled to a full refund including the $300 deposit. If you cancel less than 60 days and we are able to find another renter, you will a full refund. If you cancel less than 60 days and we are UNABLE to find another renter, you will not receive a refund.

HOW FAR IS IT TO SIESTA KEY'S VILLAGE? Approximately 1 mile.

AVAILABILITY? Please click on the calendar link to check for open dates. The calendar is updated on a regular basis.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Jeff or Donna Laitsch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Jeff or Donna Laitsch

Our family loves to go to Florida to enjoy the sun, beach, swimming and all the golfing nearby.

Jeff or Donna Laitsch purchased this condo in 2002

Why Jeff or Donna Laitsch chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Before we purchased our condo at 1364 Siesta Bayside Drive on Siesta Key we rented for many years at a variety of locations both on and off the beach. The Gulf and Bay Bayside just seemed more like home. It has a very quiet and safe neighborhood feeling. Our unit is located near the rear of the complex with a great view of the intracoastal waterway and very close to the large swimming pool. If you want to go to the beach and enjoy the sand, it's about a 600 yard walk from our front door. We have coolers and a beach cart available to make the walk easy.

What makes this condo unique

Just a perfect location. Close to the main pool with a great intracoastal view and a short walk to one of the worlds best beaches. We also have two tennis courts, grills and an excercise room and our "own private" high speed Wifi at no extra charge.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Beautiful Island Resort on Siesta Key with a World Class Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Patricia B

  • 4 of 5

We were there in June. The condo was nice and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped. The mattresses in the second bedroom need to be replaced. Also it was to hot in the lania to use for meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments on our condominium unit. When we stay at our condo we always open up the doors from the living room into the lanai and leave them open. That way the lanai stays nice and cool. If you leave the doors closed it will get warm. The mattresses in the second bedroom were replaced in June of 2015 so when you say they need to be replaced I'm not sure why. Maybe you could help me and be a little more specific. Any additional comments would be welcomed. Thanks for renting and we hope to see you again. - Jeff
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A wonderful Siesta get-away

  • 5 of 5

I am normally not one to write reviews although I rely on them heavily when booking rentals. However, this condo was absolutely wonderful and I would be remiss not to provide a positive endorsement. The condo was very spacious, clean, and well-equipped. Plus, it was positioned with a gorgeous overlook of the bay. My children loved the lania and we enjoyed several family meals around the table. With two small children (who are spoiled by Netflix), the SMART TV and private Wi-Fi access were an added bonus. Siesta Key beach was just around the corner and the drive to the Village was short. We have stayed in Siesta Key for three years in a row and this was by far my favorite rental. The condo was luxurious and had all one needed for a beach stay. I can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our condo and are looking forward to having you again someday. If you have any suggestions for further improvements we can do, be sure to let us know. Thank you- Jeff
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Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We just left this condo on beautiful Siesta Key Beach. We had a great experience-it was very comfortable, had all the amenities it stated in the description and had a great location. I would recommend this condo to anyone looking in this complex. It had everything we needed and more!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina, It's nice to hear that you had a great experience in Siesta Key, we love it too! Thanks for coming, we hope to have you stay again in the future. Thank - Jeff
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Week of luxury

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week on siesta key!! The condo was the perfect staging point for all the activities siesta key and Sarasota has to offer. The condo is well supplied, and the bunk room provides an extra plus none of the other condo's provide. Easy walk to the beach, Lania provides a beautiful quite spot for reading, watching boats on the intercostal, or a relaxing family gathering spot. We visit siesta key often and hope to use this condo again and again!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at our condo and thrilled to hear that you will return. We have spent a lot of time and energy making updates and improvements to the unit so that it's comfortable for all of our guests. We have just added our own private high speed WiFi, so you can stay connected with a reliable internet service while on vacation. Thanks for you positive review and have a great summer!!!
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Love SK!

  • 5 of 5

We go to SK every spring break and rent frequently at Bayside. It's a great location with beach access across the street. This condo fit our families perfectly with the 2 bedrooms for the adults (2 coupled) and the bunk room for the kids. The location is ideal being right across the street from one of the pools and a quick walk to the tennis courts. We love the tennis courts right next to the pools so the kids can swim while the adults play tennis. The view from the veranda of the bay was a plus. We had one issue with a bed but maintenance fixed it for us. Nice updated condo with a fully stocked kitchen. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheryl, Glad you enjoyed the condo and had a great vacation. Sorry about the bed. Our property manager was able to get a new support brace from Haverty's and make the repair. Hope you come stay with us again-I'll have a bottle of wine waiting for you:)
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate regarding the location. The photos accurately reflect the rentals appearance and amenities. This condo was very clean am well maintained. Very nice bedrooms with very nice bathrooms. Anytime the owner was very helpful. I would recommend this condo to friends. Short walk to the gorgeous beach. A plus were the two bikes. A beach cart, beach chairs, towels etc. were an added bonus. Fishing pier only 80 m from the condo. Great to catch fish.

The Captain Curt's Crab and Oyster bar on Siesta Key is funny.(Live musik or Karaoke). The outdoor grill near the swimming pool was not clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Siesta Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Summer/Fall
Jul 9 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Late Fall
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday 2016-2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter - Early Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring - Easter 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring-Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July Holiday 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer-Fall 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday- New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

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Siesta Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Full Size Lower - Twin Upper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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