About the property
- Villa1620 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 21 nights
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
The unit is fully furnished & equipped. It has 3 TVs, VCR 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 (1/3 mile -- or take the free trolley that will drop you off at the public 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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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Jeannette Watling
I grew up on the beach in NC and now live on the beach in Sarasota -- always a beach girl. There's something about being near the sea that is good for the soul.
Jeannette Watling purchased this Villa in 2005
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Vacation at Moonmist
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!
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.
Potential to be better
We recently stayed at this property and found it to be in a great location if you like the beach and being close to downtown Siesta Key. There is a lovely walkway to the canal and the grounds are very well kept. It is has a nice community pool which we enjoyed.
There is no deeded access to the beach so we drove our car to the main parking lot.
We would have given this a four star rating however this unit is a bit tired (I.e. paint peeling on the bathroom ceiling) and we found hair in the bathtub, dirt and grit on the carpet in the spare room and some of the dishes in the cupboard were dirty. It has the potential to be great.
So sorry that you didn't feel things were as pristine as you would like. I try to do a walk through behind the cleaning crew, but I don''t think that I would have noticed a hair in the bathtub. Also if prior guests put dirty dishes back in the cupboard, we wouldn't catch it. I am aware that recently the paint started bubbling on the 2nd bathroom ceiling and have plans to have it re-painted as soon as I have a vacant week. All in all, most people find the villa clean and charming.
The place was a delight
We really enjoyed our stay and the dock in particularly. It was wonderful to relax and we loved . And recommend lt.
We had a great time at siesta key! The house was perfect for our young family. The pool, the beach and accommodations made for a delightful family holiday. We would absolutely visit again!
Don't miss this gem
A charming villa in a very quiet, clean, unhurried neighborhood. Whatever your reason for visiting Sarasota and Siesta Key, this is a perfect getaway. The location puts you at arms length for any activity. Beach, restaurants, you name it, it's right there. Jeannette takes pride in her villa and is responsive to any questions or concerns. So go ahead, what are you waiting for?
Lovely place -- very spacious -- fully equipped with everything you could need. Very quite and peaceful location. We really enjoyed walking down to the little dock on the bay in the evenings -- even did a little fishing from there. The free trolly to take you into Siesta Village was a bonus. Between that and the golf carts that are tips only, it was so easy to get around.
Beach, kayaking, art festivals, theatre, golf, botanical gardens, great restaurants, outlet malls, tennis
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300 security deposit/reservation deposit There is a ONE WEEK minimum rental period!! No 'weekend' rentals.