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Private Home, Steps To The Ocean! 3 Bedrooms Each With Ensuite Bathroom

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Privately owned Old Florida style cottage just steps from Shell Beach.

Newly renovated Bungalow located on Siesta Key, only 100 metres from the secluded Shell Beach. 3 bedrooms each with their own private bathroom. Granite countertops in modern fully-equipped kitchen. Pet Friendly with a screened Lanai and BBQ. Cathedral Ceiling in open-concept Living and Dining room. Siesta Village and beach a short bike or drive (5 min). Sarasota Town Centre is only a 5 minute drive. Bring your boat, ample parking and access to a private boat ramp just around the corner.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Derek

Canadian Snowbirds, recently retired from the Canadian Federal Government in Ottawa.

Derek purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Derek chose Sarasota

We looked all around the Caribbean (eg Belize, Bahamas, Tobago), across SW USA (eg Santa Fe, NM, Sedona in Arizona) but we found nowhere to match the natural beauty, access to the Gulf, cultural sophistication and amenities of Siesta Key, it is a very special place, we love being there.

What makes this bungalow unique

The beach is 100 paces from our front door, dolphins often swim by and occasionally we see manatees. The beach is great for our grandchildren, I fish a lot off the beach or in my boat, I launch my kayak off the beach and paddle around the Key. The sunset out over the Gulf beyond Lido Key is a real treat I go most evenings, meet the neighbors and visitors. Our house is large, shaded in the palms and feels comfortable.


Bay Isle Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , sink vanity
  • 3 Ensuite Bathrooms 1 Powder Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • 3 Large Sized ensuite bedrooms, each with King Sized Bed, Closet and Dresser
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Home, Steps To The Ocean! 3 Bedrooms Each With Ensuite Bathroom
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Place to Stay and Relax

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Shell Beach House last month and we had a wonderful time. The owner was very accommodating and friendly. The house is huge with lots of room. We had 6 adults and three children and never felt crowded. There was only three houses between us and the small beach at the end of the road. The beach is public but because the public area is so small, it had very little traffic, night or day. We saw manatees, manta rays and tarpon in the shallows and there was always someone catching fish. We look forward to visiting again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week in paradise...

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a great week in Siesta. The house is within walking distance to a very quaint and semi-private beach which is perfect for picture taking, sunset admiring (and/or Dolphins and manatees which we did see), shell collecting or just hanging out. The main beaches and the town of Siesta are a short drive away... The location really couldn't have been much better. The house, while not outrageous in stature like some in Siesta, is very well appointed and offered our children plenty of room to spread out and zoom around on ride along toys the owner's family generously provided. Shell Road is a hidden gem... The owner was great to work with and we found everything to either meet or exceed our expectations at a reasonable price. We will definitely consider the shell cottage for future booking. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Book it!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young children and I just got home from a fantastic week at the Shell Beach Cottage. The house is even better than the pictures. Each room is huge and there's a ton of room to spread out in the kitchen and living areas. The screened in lanai was wonderful for the evenings. We could enjoy being "outside" without the bugs. A heads up, there is a busy road on one side of the house so if you have light sleepers, put them in the bedroom nearest the living room. What truly made this a fantastic experience for us, though, was the owner and property manager. Not only did they provide us with all of the baby necessities we needed, but they even brought our kids some toys to play with while we were there! I can not say enough good things about the Shell Beach Cottage. The location was perfect, Shell Beach is beautiful and as always - Siesta Key is paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Making Memories in Siesta Key!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous vacation at the Shell Beach Cottage. The property is situated in a garden setting, just a 2 minute walk from pristine Shell Beach. Our young adult children found plenty to do in the Village, 5 minutes away by car. We enjoyed The Daquiri Deck and The Beach Club. Olaf's Ice Cream is not to be missed. The July 4th fireworks on the "big beach" were phenomenal! The home is very comfortable and well-equipped. Our host provided superior customer service by ensuring all our needs were met. We highly recommend this lovely home to families seeking a memorable Florida stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Shell Beach Cottage. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Derek
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Siesta paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely incredible! Will definitely be coming back! With just a few steps to a semi-private beautiful beach from where you can see beautiful sunsets. The house is equipped with everything you may need to have a great time with your family; from towels to games, to beach toys and beach chairs. It is only a short 5 minute drive to siesta village. Also a short 5 minute drive to public siesta beach which is also beautiful! Overall amazing stay and would recommend to any family looking to have a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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North of North.

Two week over Christmas.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Steps from a nice little beach and 5 minutes from the center of Siesta Key's shops and dining. One level bungalow with every one of the three large bedrooms having an ensuite.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed your stay, the weather was great for you. Hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Siesta Village
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Siesta Village
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Shell Beach
Car: recommended

Siesta Key sits adjacent to the glittering Gulf of Mexico and its Siesta Public Beach has been named one of the nation’s best. This quaint yet quirky eight-mile-long island offers one-of-a-kind shopping, resorts, dining and nightlife. Known for its brilliant quartz sand, turquoise waters and many beachside amenities, Siesta Key is a must-visit island paradise. Siesta Key offers something for everyone. It's a romantic getaway for lovers, a family vacation destination and a playground for active sports enthusiasts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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