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Jeannette Watling

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

“MOONMIST” Siesta Key Luxurious villa with private hot tub in a 'jungle' setting

15 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 21 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Moomist Villa is an idyllic setting to relax and rewind. It is located within Polynesian Gardens across the street from beautiful Siesta Key beach (Number 1 on the list of Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the USA). Out the front door you have a “peek-a-boo” view of the bay with boats cruising by. Out the back sliding doors you look on an ancient oak covered with resurrection fern, orchids & bromeliads & a stone path to your own private hot tub in the middle of the jungle of tropical flora.

When you walk in the front door you will be captivated by the arched ceiling painted to look like the sky. The living room is charming & tropical, the sun porch/TV room is comfy and cozy and has a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is properly “beachy” with open shelves & bamboo countertops. The master bedroom with a queen bed & wicker chests is a sanctuary ala Tommy Bahama style. The second bedroom has twin beds and is bright & Floridian.

SORRY: NO Smoking & NO Pets

AMENITIES: When you walk in the front door of Moonmist Villa you will be captivated by the arched ceiling painted to look like the sky. The living room is charming & tropical, the sun porch/TV room is comfy & cozy & has a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is properly “beachy” with open shelves and bamboo countertops. The master bedroom with a queen bed & wicker chests is a sanctuary a la Tommy Bahama style. The second bedroom has twin beds & is bright & Floridian.

The unit is fully furnished & equipped. It has 3 TVs, VCR/DVD player, stereo system, etc. There is wi-fi access. The community fishing pier is at the end of the street & the heated pool is around the corner. Walk across the street to miles of white sugar-sand beach. Walk (or drive) ½ mile to quaint beach pubs and convenience stores.

We can arrange to have “start-up” groceries on hand – inquire for details. SORRY, NO SMOKING and NO PETS

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Beaches, pool, shelling, fishing, water sports, boating.

Shopping, restaurants, cultural activities – something for everyone!

GOLF -- over 40 public courses in the local area.

It’s just a short walk or drive to Crescent Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Island style restaurants and pubs are also a few blocks away. A 15 minute drive will have you in downtown Sarasota and 20 minutes will put you on world famous St. Armand’s Circle for world class shopping and dining. Sarasota is renowned for it’s many cultural activities including the Ringling Museum (if you’ve never seen a Rubens up close – WOW!), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, Players Theatre, Selby Botanical Gardens (orchids, orchids, orchids!) Mote Marine (pet a sting ray). Also short term membership at Bath & Racquet Club is available for tennis & gym.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Fly into either Tampa or Ft. Myers – we’re just over an hour from either airport. We’re less than 30 minutes from the Sarasota airport. It’s only 2 hours to Orlando (Disney, MGM, Universal Studios and Sea World). It’s about an hour to Tampa (Busch Gardens, NFL and NHL). It’s about ½ hour to the Ellenton Prime Outlet Mall with over 130 outlet stores.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jeannette Watling (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is beautiful and perfect for a summer getaway. You have privided for everything. Everything right down to the clouds painted on the ceiling are perfect. I will be back again next year!
Jul 2015
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4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

“MOONMIST” Siesta Key Luxurious villa with private hot tub in a 'jungle' setting
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews
North Liberty, IA / Midwest, USA
5

Great Vacation at Moonmist

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our daughter and her 2 children (9 and 5) thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at Moonmist Villa! The property was clean and well-maintained. The swimming pool in the complex was also very impressive (impeccably maintained), and a short walk. It was as if we had our own private pool! The public beach and Siesta Key Village and shops were a short drive away! We were there over the 4th of July and the condos with beach access across the street were having nothing to do with letting us "cut through"to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are two convenient public beach accesses -- one is less than 1/3 mile south and the "main" public beach with lifeguards, bathrooms and a snack bar is about 1 mile north. Most of the time the condos across the street will let you cut through, but on holiday weeks they hire extra guards to keep non-residents from using their access.
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Sundsvall
5

Relaxing vacation in Siesta Keys

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family vacation in Siesta Keys and we where staying 10 days in "Moonmist". Fantastic location and really nice area. Our kids (13 & 15 yrs) really loved the house and surroundings. Afternoons at the fishing dock and late night swims at the beach. Highly recommended place.

Only small struggle we had was the beach access, we tried all alternatives but best was public access, even if that was a bit of a walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prestwick Scotland
5

Comfortable peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Jeannette is a pleasure to deal with. She made the whole booking process very easy. The villa is clean and comfortable with everything available for a relaxing vacation. The hot tub is a bonus and I enjoyed sitting in the garden watching the wildlife. Polynesian gardens is the perfect location with a pier on the inland waterway where you can sit and watch the boats going by and do a little fishing.The beach is a short walk across the road. The communal pool is attractively landscaped and is never very busy.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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slice of paradise

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Moonmist and enjoyed our week there. The home is tucked away in a beautiful palm tree jungle-like garden setting, yet it is close to everything, the beach, restaurants, shops, etc. The home is well-tended, clean, and nice for a family of four. We took in a play at the Florida Studio Theater in Sarasota, the Ringling Museum, and the Mote Aquarium. The hot tub is a bonus, as is the community pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Florida. Our stay at Moonmist was very relaxing. The area is very peaceful and we enjoy the pool. We often went down to the dock in the evening and watched boats coming in and out of the harbor. Moonmist is a very nice place. It could be better with some updates. The couch in the family room is very close to the ground and gets uncomfortable at times. The televisions should all be replaced with some large flat screens. Moonmist is very well stocked with staples and items you might need such as razor, shaving cream, shampoo, etc. Overall it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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ALMOST PERFECT

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I have just returned home to the U.K. following a fantastic three weeks in Siesta Key, staying at Moonmist Villa in the Polynesian Gardens community. The villa itself was spotlessly clean and fully equipped to within an inch of its life! Everything and more provided including beach chairs/parasol/fishing rods etc. The community boat dock was a joy and we spent almost every evening watching the world go by on the Intercoastal Waterway. Even a dolphin leapt out of the water to say hello! Great community swimming pool, immaculately kept, water not too cold! and sufficient sun loungers in and out of the sun. Enjoyed our trips into The Village for Happy Hour! Did lots of 'tootling' around - St. Armand's Circle, Venice, Turtle Beach and gorgeous Siesta Beach itself. Loved the fact that you don't have to pay for parking your car, not like the U.K. We did have quite a lot of rain during our three weeks but there was not a lot we could do about that! Jeanette, the owner, has responded immediately to all of my e-mail enquiries and paying by installments was convenient and easy. A word of advice! Don't burn the toast or the smoke alarm will go off!! Already talking about visiting Siesta Key again next year. All in all, a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Siesta Beach
"NUMBER 1 beach in the USA -- wait until you experience the powdered sugar sand for yourself!!"
Siesta Key Bike and Kayak
"Great if you want to rent beach bikes or beach wagons or strollers."
Darwin's on 4th
"Wonderful Peruvian food plus microbrewery."
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Curt's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Miguel's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Siesta 'crescent beach'
Car: recommended

Beach, kayaking, art festivals, theatre, golf, botanical gardens, great restaurants, outlet malls, tennis

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Rates & Availability

Siesta Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$825
$2,700
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$895
$3,300
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
21 night minimum stay
$1,195
$4,150
 
 
Shoulder
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$895
$3,300
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$825
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$300 security deposit/reservation deposit
There is a ONE WEEK minimum rental period!! No 'weekend' rentals.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'Sun room'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Sleep Sofa in sunroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen is fully equipped. Short term membership at Bath & Racquet Club is available for tennis and exercise. Wi-fi connection is available.

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