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Bernette or Merrill Hoyt

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Walk to Your Private Beach and Bustling Siesta Village. Drive w/INCLUDED CAR!

2 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 60 nights

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Overview

Siesta Key Village Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath one level detached villa. We're in the village so you don't need a car but we have one for your use. Two generous queen size bedrooms and one twin bed with trundle makes sleeping for 6 possible. Have a baby? We have car seat, pac'n'play, booster seat and net guard for twin bed. Choose between two pools--one at the club house, one at the beach-- Best beach rated #1 is in this complex as well as along the 7 mile long public area. Walk to live music, restaurants, shopping, etc. Or drive to theatre, opera, movies, concerts, Ringling Museum in nearby Sarasota--the city that makes this the culture coast. There is also a public bus that goes to downtown Sarasota.

Two hi-rises, three low-rises, and about 50 villas are nicely spaced on this meticulously landscaped property of 22 acres at whispering sands.

Keywords: DETACHED 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH VILLA, 2 CAR GARAGE W/GOOD OLD PT CRUISER FOR YOUR USE. 2 MONTH MINIMUM & ONE LESSEE MUST BE AT LEAST 55...but we love visiting grandchildren.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bernette or Merrill Hoyt (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bernette or Merrill Hoyt

GROWING UP IN CHICAGO ON THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN HAS MADE US LOVERS OF WATER SO THE GULF WAS A NATURAL WINTER ESCAPE FOR US.

Why Bernette or Merrill Hoyt chose Siesta Key

SARASOTA IS A CITY OF CULTURE, WHILE WHISPERING SANDS OFFERS QUIET GULFSIDE BEAUTY. SIESTA KEY IS LIVELY AND FUN FOR A NIGHT OUT.

What makes this villa unique

MY TYPICAL DAY BEGINS WITH GROUP AEROBICS IN THE HEATED POOL FOLLOWED BY A WALK ON THE BEACH. A TRIP TO THE MARKET OR SUNDAY'S FARMER'S MARKET IS A SHORT WALK. DEPENDING ON MY MOOD, A GAME OF CARDS, BIKE RIDING THE VILLAGE OR KAYAKING THE MANGROVE TUNNELS COMPLETE MY AFTERNOON. BBQ-ING AT HOME WITH FRIENDS OR DINNER AND THEATRE IN SARASOTA ARE ALWAYS AN OPTION IN THE EVENING. ENJOYING WINE WHILE WITNESSING SPECTACULAR SUNSETS ON THE BEACH CAP OFF ANOTHER DAY IN WHISPERING SANDS.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Walk to Your Private Beach and Bustling Siesta Village. Drive w/INCLUDED CAR!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Columbus Ohio
5

The perfect location, community, and owner. Never equaled in my 20 years of renting in Sarasota.

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacation renting in various places in Sarasota for 20 years - sometimes for a week or two, sometimes up to 3 months. 207 Whispering Sands Drive is by far the most attractive, comfortable, trouble-free, friendly, and well-located place - by a very wide margin.

Not only does it come with a car, which frees my wife to do her own thing without worrying about me, it comes with a beautiful private beach (3 minute walk in the community), 2 heated pools (1 and 3 minute walks), monthly cocktail parties, a neighborhood bridge game, and, best of all, the friendliest people you will ever meet. Almost as important to us, it is also a 1-minute walk from Siesta Village, where there are always several bands playing at 6-8 bars, 6-8 restaurants, and a lot of other nightlife. In contrast, Whispering Sands is a quiet, safe community with all the attractions of the Village just outside its entrance.

The first among the friendly people of Whispering Sands is Merrill, your landlord, who is truly a nice guy, and a very accommodating one for any small problems. For example, the vacuum cleaner wasn't working well this year, so he simply asked me to go buy one and said he would reimburse for it - which he did. His check arrived 2 days later! Amazing service.

The villa has clearly been furnished and cared for lovingly. All the little things are just as you would do at home if you had the time and money. The two-car garage is spotless and has a finished floor - not just concrete. The floors and showers are not tile - they are travertine marble, a beautiful touch. The TV is a 60" beauty. The towels are thick, the sheets are smooth, everything is in good order and spotless.

This is not a place for rowdy spring-break vacationers, or anyone close to that. Whispering Sands is quiet and gentile, for 55 year-olds and up. There are no smoking and no pets. You must rent for at least two months and you will be required to have a background check by the Whispering Sands administration. Merrill will treat you like like one of the family, and will expect you to take care of his home with equal care. If you can do that, you will not find a better rental venue on Siesta Key, maybe anywhere!

The only reason that I am letting you in on this jewel of a secret is that my wife and I have decided, after all these years, to finally buy our own slice of heaven - a similar vill

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newbury, MA
5

Wonderful vacation experience.

  • 5 of 5

We are at the end of our second stay at this villa and definitely would return in the future had we not decided to buy a home in Sarasota. Everything is as described above in the listing description and the villa and complex are extremely clean, well-maintained, quiet, and 24 hour security is provided. The owners are terrific and do everything possible to ensure that your stay is enjoyable. We would enthusiastically recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both. We were lucky to have such great tenants.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Hub
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many choices
Car: not necessary

CARD GAMES INCLUDING BRIDGE, BOOK CLUB, LECTURES, HAPPY HOURS, MOVIES, EXERCISE ROOM, WATER AEROBICS.

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Rates & Availability

Siesta Key Village Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
60 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 1 2017 - May 31 2017
60 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
60 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
FALL
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
60 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
60 night minimum stay
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning upon vacating $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

CONDO REGULATIONS REQUIRE A 2 MO. MINIMUM RENTAL AND AN APPLICATION FEE OF $175 PAYABLE TO WHISPERING SANDS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION. NOTE THAT THE SERVICE FEE CHARGED BY VRBO AND HOMEAWAY IS NOT CHARGED BY THE OWNERS, THEREFORE, BOOKING DIRECT WITH THE OWNERS CAN AVOID THIS FEE. WE REQUIRE 12% TAX, $150.00 CLEAN-UP FEE AND $500. SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR THE 1ST PAYMENT AT BOOKING. THE PAYMENT FOR THE FIRST OF THE TWO MONTHS IS DUE 30 DAYS BEFORE OCCUPANCY. THE SECOND PAYMENT IS DUE ON THE 1ST DAY OF OCCUPANCY. REMEMBER--2 MONTH MINIMUM! THERE IS A DISCOUNT FOR MORE THAN A 2 MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL. CALL US FOR PAYMENT EXPLANATION.

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Amenities

Siesta Key Village Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 baths with shower--no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed in Guest Room; Master has Queen Bed, Tempurpedic mattress and ensuite bath; Twin with trundle in third bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
SOUGHT AFTER UPDATED ONE LEVEL VILLA IN THE BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED COMMUNITY OF WHISPERING SANDS; 2 CAR GARAGE INCLUDING A CAR, TWIN BED + TRUNDLE, 2 QUEEN BEDS. 2 POOLS--1 IS OCEANFRONT, PRIVATE WHITE SAND BEACH WITHIN COMPLEX OR WALK TO PUBLIC BEACH AND VILLAGE.. SORRY, NO PETS. 2 MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL; ONE RENTER MUST BE 55+ BUT WE LOVE GRANDCHILDREN AND HAVE KID EQUIPMENT. BRING YOUR CELL 'PHONE & LAPTOP FOR FREE WI-FI. WE HAVE THE PRINTER. UPGRADED CABLE FOR 60' FLAT-SCREEN TV AND BEDROOM TV. TWO BIKES FOR STREET RIDING. BEACH BIKES CAN BE RENTED NEARBY. DOTING STAFF AND COMPLEX PROVIDES BEACH CHAIRS AND CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES.

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