|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
Enjoy the best that beautiful Bay Oaks has to offer. This 4th floor corner condo has been remodeled. With 1101 square feet, this 2BR/2BA condo has a living room, dining room, kitchen and screened lanai where you can enjoy morning coffee or evening refreshments overlooking huge oak trees. The spacious living/dining room has tile floors and two large leather sofas, perfect for viewing tv/DVD. The kitchen has granite countertops, all appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen pantry is a full-sized washer and dryer.
The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with tropical decor, 2 nightstands and a large dresser/mirror with TV. A large walk-in closet adjoins the dressing room, and the private tiled-bath with tub/shower. The second bedroom provides 2 twin beds, nightstand and tall chest. A large walk-through closet leads to the second bathroom (which also has an entry into the hall). This fully-tiled bathroom includes tub/shower sink console and toilet. All linens--towels, beach towels, and bed linens are provided. The condo's assigned parking space is covered--and right in front of the building for ease of access.
Finally, we give our guests access to the 'owners' closet,' for additional storage. The closet is adjacent to the screened-in lanai and provides the perfect storage for our guests' golf clubs, beach chairs, etc.
Bay Oaks is just across the street (Midnight Pass Road) from crystal sand Crescent Beach, and a short walk to Siesta Beach, named the #1 beach in Florida by Dr. Beach and the Travel Channel. Bay Oaks is a serene, family-friendly complex that sits on the IntraCoastal Waterway. On the waterway, you can sit on the dock and fish, watch the boats go by, and perhaps meet new friends. The Bay Oaks property is beautifully landscaped, with a heated pool, lounge chairs, a tennis court, and three charcoal grills. The clubhouse features a library, piano, WiFi, a pool table and a kitchen/meeting room for parties.Just a few blocks down Midnight Pass Road, you will find a market, restaurants, boat, jetski and bicycle rentals. Or, go a few more blocks to Siesta Key Village--a fun 'Margarita-style' resort village with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Siesta Key provides easy access to the mainland and the beautiful, historical Sarasota, and its museums, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Mike grew up in Kentucky and I (Toni) grew up in Ft. Lauderdale. We live in Sarasota now, and we love the beautiful beach, friendly people, and all of the enjoyable activities and entertainment Sarasota offers year-around!
Mike Collier purchased this condo in 2005
We lived on Siesta Key in the 1990's and just couldn't stay away. We love Bay Oaks. It is beautifully managed, clean and everyone is so friendly. It features every amenity we need to enjoy a relaxing, yet fun-filled stay.
We enjoy being above 'the crowd,' so this 4th floor, corner unit is perfect. When we have coffee and breakfast in the mornings, or enjoy a cocktail during the sunset... we sit on the balcony at the table and chairs and take in the beautiful, huge oak tree that provides our view.
I cannot say no if about this condo or the owner. The condo itself was immaculate and furnished with everything you would need and more. The furniture itself was comfy and made you feel at home. The beds were comfortable and pillows were amazing which is rare. Mike, the owner, was wonderful and extremely friendly. He actually met us at 8:30 to make sure we were able to get everything unloaded and into the unit. Then gave us great ideas and tips about where to go and what to do on the island. He was also easily accessible for any questions or suggestions you might need at any time. The location is amazing everything was accessible either by foot or the free taxis, which are souped up golf carts and a lot of fun. The beach is within walking distance, the bay with a beautiful dog is located on the grounds, in the main siesta key beach is less than a mile from the condo. For nighttime the village is a fun and lively atmosphere and just a 5 min golf cart ride away. (Just be sure and tip the driver). If you want to leave the island über is cheaper and easier then driving. I just can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our trip and that was largely in part of Mike and his condo. We felt at home while we were there. And Mike made you feel like you had known him for years instantly. Definitely worth the great price!!
Next time we take a girls trip, I will definitely be calling and renting from Mike again.
This condo checks all the boxes for a nice family vacation: walkable to two beaches, good swimming pool on site, clean, comfortable, will stocked with beach supplies and some condiments and most importantly, gracious hosts.
A lot of this is covered in the other reviews and I would encourage you to read their experiences because we had similar good experiences.
Our experience with the condo and owner (Mike C) were both 5-star.
Location is perfect - approx. a mile? from the nearest entrance to the beach. You could either drive or take a nice walk. For the price, this place really can't be beat. I can't say enough good things.
The condo itself is clean and in the perfect place. Our kids loved the pool and tennis court.
The owner gives guests access to the closet which had a beach stroller, umbrella, and toys. This was invaluable to us, as we can't pack these kinds of things for a flight.
Most of all, the owner is fantastic. He helped us every step of the way - good contract, great communication, recommendations, and even helped recover a stuffed elephant our son had left in his bed at the condo.
I should also note that I don't just gush praise on everything - this was the only "vendor" part of our trip that was exceptional. The airlines and rental car companies all had significant issues.
Very comfortable , very clean immaculate kitchen and unite , all your beach amenities , the owners are a pleasure to deal with, 2 minute drive to the beach , amazing for families our kids loved it , we will be definitely returning ..
This condo was clean, conveniently located, and well-stocked! We had everything that we needed for the beach in the closet on the lanai and we were just a few minutes drive from the Siesta Key Public beach. The owner's were very accomodating and willing to help with anything that was needed. We had a great time and would highly recommend this place! Thanks for a great vacation!
We stayed here on our family vacation and it was wonderful! The owners were great and very helpful. You can pack light because the owners supply all the beach necessities you need for the beach! Free Internet ,and the place was updated and very spacious! Pool was large and clean. Cant say enough about how happy we were with this unit and our stay. We will definitely stay here again!
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.