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Bedrooms Studio
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

STUDIO, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Imagine being nestled in a key west style unit which is fully furnished turn key just a few minutes walk to pristine Siesta key beach and the hopping Siesta key village. The Surf Shack has its own unique entrance through the driveway and privacy fence. The cottage has just been updated with a new kitchen, granite countertops, new microwave, vanity, painted inside and out, and new gas grill. The cottage has everything you need to enjoy yourself. Full kitchen, bath with fiberglass shower, outside hot and cold shower when you come back from the beach. Wall air conditioner, wall fan, stacked washer/dryer, FRONTIER Fios High definition TV and wireless internet. I also have Apple TV which you can stream your own NETFLIX and other venues. NEW TO SIESTA KEY ARE FREE TROLLYS THAT RUN FROM THE VILLAGE TO THE SOUTH END OF THE KEY.

Enjoy my private dock to fish, crab, or launch a kayak if you like. At sunset, stroll up to the beach to watch the amazing sunsets every night. Go enjoy a huge cone at Big Olafs or oysters and a beer at Siesta Key Oyster Bar. My favorite is the clam chowder at Captain Curts near the south bridge... it is awsome. There are lots of great restaurants and shops all over the village. They are all just a short walk or quick ride by bike.

There is outdoor patio furniture and a gas grill all under a huge oak tree. This is island living at its best. Note. To see a great video go to ( This is an older video) THIS COTTAGE IS RENTED AT LEAST ONE WEEK OR MORE. PLEASE NOTE : PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE ALL UTILTITIES AND CABLE. DISCOUNTED LONG TERM RENTALS DO NOT.

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More Details

Jim Bucci
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Jim Bucci

Retired Verizon/GTE/Bell . I have been in the rental business for 30+ years.

Jim Bucci purchased this studio in 1980

Why Jim Bucci chose Siesta Key

Originally lived out here but needed more space.... loved the location to the beach and near the heart of the village.

What makes this studio unique

Close to everything, private dock, very private location.. Outside h/c shower for returning from the beach. Solar outdoor led umbrella, patio set with grill and lounge chairs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the quaintness of the cottage. It was real convenient to Siesta village and beach ascess 4. I wanted for nothing for my stay. Weather could have been more cooperative. Liked Sarasota so much, came down a month later and bought a home in Gulf Gate.
Jan 2010
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Siesta Key Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a stall shower, vanity with makeup lights and a toilet. There is also an outside hot and cold shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you are thinking of kayaking I suggest renting from Siesta Kayaks.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this surf shack. Super cozy and great walking distance from downtown Siesta. We had so much fun.

The shack is small but super comfortable. Kitchen is brand new and it has a washer and dryer in there that came in very handy.

We had a wonderful time and would recomemend this to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful anniversary getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Although my husband and I did not get to stay at the Surf Shack, we had a wonderful stay. Mr. Bucci notified us prior to arrival that there was some work that needed to be done after the hurricane had come through. He offered to allow us to stay in the main house and we were thoroughly impressed. The location of the property was perfect. We were close enough to walk to all the shops, restaurants and the beach but yet far enough away from all of the hustle and bustle. Mr. Bucci was beyond accommodating and extremely friendly, we were impressed with his hospitality. The house was perfect, the location was perfect and the all the amenities were perfect. We will definitely be renting from him again. Thanks Jim for a wonderful anniversary vacation for my husband and I.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

The surf shack was just the right size for me & my husband, as a studio. It was located PERFECTLY; close to town -shopping, happy hour drinks & all the FUN stuff to do; and close to the beach. With all the conveniences so close, we had the option of staying in & cooking ourselves or going out; every single nite. There was privacy here that hotels don't offer, and a very friendly neighborhood - dogs included! Very laid back area with lots to do & see. We have rented with vrbo multiple times now & Jim Bucci @ Siesta Key is THE BEST! Very responsive, helpful info to get you wherever you want & he is right on top of any problems : )) The small washer/dryer combo came in REAL handy too! Siesta Key has trolleys if you don't have a car & golf carts that work on TIPS only to get you around.. no rental car needed! Multiple keys, multiple beach accesses & very friendly area. No need to worry about crime here! Very nice get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Siesta Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Surf Shack and loved it! Jim was very helpful and friendly. It's within walking distance to the beach and village, but has parking of its own if you take your car further into town so you never have to worry about finding a spot. The Shack is all you need for a nice, quiet place to rest between adventures on the Keys. We will certainly be back and will be renting from Jim in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Rapids,Iowa

I would definitely stay here again!!

  • 5 of 5

I definitely recommend the surf shack!! It literally had everything we needed and more. Jim the owner was an absolute joy to work with!! After first booking through then cancelling after we found the surf shack through homeaway we found out how our vacation planning should have felt. Easy!! I seriously can't say enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, you are welcome here anytime. Next time invite more family and stay in the Island Breeze and the Surf Shack together. Have a big family outing ... I'm glad you had a pleasant stay...JIM
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OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi

Super Location!

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Shack was cute and perfect for our trip! Clean, centrally located, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, comfy bed, fenced in yard. We walked to the Village, to the beach and across the street to fish off the pier. It was so fun! Jim is friendly and great to work with. The cabin is well shaded and stayed cool. Parking was convenient. The beach is stunning. Nice to have an outside grill. Every morning and evening we walked the dogs in the little neighborhood. Quiet and filled with cute mid-century homes. Just a wonderful trip. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie, I am glad that you both enjoyed my little cottage. You are welcomed back anytime. Next time maybe come with another couple and stay in the main house, the Island Breeze. Looking foward to seeing you again.. JIM
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Siesta key Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $250
General cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked. Discounted rates for 3 or more months. The $250 pet fee is fully refundable. If you are booking on-line check the box if you are bringing a pet. Long term rentals are welcomed. Check for availability. Holiday time periods can be higher. Check or call for those rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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