Updated 2 Bed, 2 Bath with private patio, private beach, sleeps 6, 3 pools
I grew up in upstate New York near Rochester. My family and I moved to Sarasota in 2000 after living in various parts of Florida the past 20 years. One of the draws to Sarasota County was the Gulf of Mexico and the friendly locals. We have raised our two children here and enjoyed the beautiful environment that this area has provided for us. Our goal is to keep this condominium in our family and hand it down to our children. Future generations of our family will care for it and enjoy it long after we're gone.
Rene' purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Rene' chose Siesta Key
My husband and I have looked for a Siesta Key property for years. Being conservative investors, we wanted to buy something we could update and put our mark on. This unit gave us the perfect opportunity. The location of this development North of the Intracoastal Bridge and within walking distance of the public Siesta Key Beach was ideal. This development is very close to Siesta Key Village, as well. The atmosphere of the village is very welcoming and safe. It's a little town on this little island with quaint restaurants and shops. It offers a relaxing atmosphere for out of town guests and those of us who live here in Sarasota.
What makes this Condo unique
We chose this property because the development had many amenities that families enjoy: not just one pool but three pools; beautiful tropical landscaping; a private beach area that isn't crowded all the time... We were tired of trying to park at the Siesta Key Public Beach and then carrying all of our beach equipment with small children. Now, we have this property to enjoy for many years to come.
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Fantastic, charming beach house
Rene was an incredible host, willing to help with whatever we needed. Her communication was clear and helpful before and during our stay. The house was clean and perfect for our little family and she even accommodated our baby with a new pack-n-play. So grateful and hope to visit again soon!
Thank you for being such great guests and taking care of our condo. We hope you come back soon!
The location of the property is perfect! One mile from the south bridge and about the same distance to the heart of Siesta Key shops and restaurants! The beach is absolutely fantastic! Pics don't do it justice!. Also has 3 pools. The pool pictured the most is usually very crowded, so we did not use it hardly at all. But there are two other more "remote" pools (further from the beach) that were also very nice and often were empty or only had 2-3 people.
The beach house/condo is amazing! The decor of the place is absolutely perfect and feels like a beach house. Then, being able to use property items like the coolers, beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart, towels....just made for a very easy, stress free and pleasurable week.
Only a few things to mention if looking for critique:
- Condo 100 is a little bit of a walk to the beach...Probably 400 yards to the edge of the beach and then another 100+ yards to the edge of the surf. For us, that was no problem but for anyone that has trouble walking distances, that could be a problem.
- The thermostat is on a NEST and has a minimum lock temperature of 72 and it is programmed to bump back up to 73 during night and warmer when you are not there. I'm not sure why, but the AC struggled to keep/catch up and took several hours when we returned in the evening until the condo cooled down.
- Pools on the property close at dusk, so IF you were hoping to relax by the pool for an hour or two after the sun goes down, that is not possible.
-No cooking of seafood allowed in the condo. Most of the time you can walk a ways to a public grill, but this could be an issue for some. Also, the grill by the office is nice and by a table with an umbrella. The grill closest to the beach is literally in the corner of a parking lot with no shade, no work tables to put food or drinks, etc. They might as well add a sign that says "we don't want you to grill here!"
-EZ up canopy would be great!
Having said all of that - those are nitpicky things when you add up all of the positives. Condo is beautiful, very clean, great location....furniture and bedding was very comfortable, ceiling fans are very nice, kitchen, fridge, dishwasher, laundry all available IN the condo! Plates, glasses, utensils are all there. Some spices and things for cooking were also there no to mention pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc.
Also close enough to Sea World and Busch Gardens for a visit!
Thank you for the review and suggestions! It was my pleasure to host you.
I forwarded your suggestion to our Board of Directors to add a canopy and work table by the BBQ grill by the beach. I think it's a great idea!
The Nest is new in our condo. It does automatically adjust the temperature when it senses there is no one in it during the day. I adjusted it so the temperature doesn't increase as much in order to decrease the "cool down" time when people return. Our air conditioners here in FL work hard during the summer, I want to find a good balance to ensure it doesn't freeze up but that our guests are comfortable.
We had a great experience renting this condo. The location is ideal if you want to spend time at the beach which was our primary goal- the beach is no more than a 5 minute walk from the condo. The beach in Siesta Key is gorgeous and so relaxing. The owner made our trip really easy by providing all kinds of amenities for us to use- beach umbrella, chairs, toys for building sandcastles, towels, even frosty mugs which was a nice touch! The condo itself is very attractive and comfortable and the owner was extremely thoughtful. She contacted us periodically to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were enjoying our stay. We can’t wait to come back on another beach vacation next year!
Thank you so much for the kind words. I absolutely agree with you about Siesta Key and how relaxing it is. I am very fortunate to live in this area and appreciate this glorious beach. We hope you come back soon!
Great Stay at Siesta Key
This is the second time we rented from the owner, Rene. The place is always impeccable. Every amenity is thought of and available. We will definitely stay here any time we are traveling to Siesta Key.
Thank you for the nice comment! I hope you and your family come again soon to make more great memories.
Beautiful home away from home
If you are considering this property, do not hesitate to book it. It is by far the cleanest, best decorated, most up-to-date place my family has ever stayed. You have all of the modern conveniences. There are notes all around making everything easy to use and understand. Rene’ is a gracious host. She left us a basket of goodies upon arrival and checked in throughout the week to make sure things were ok.
Thank you so much for the kind words and telling us about your stay. We hope you come back to Siesta Key in the future and stay here again.
Amazing week at the beach!
Rene is hands down the best owner I have ever rented from. She communicated very well and made sure we were taken care of. The condo had everything you could possibly need during your stay. We felt like we were at home. The condo was very clean, updated and decorated very cute. I highly recommend staying at this unit. Rene will take great care of you and your family.
A big thanks to you and your family for taking good care of my condo! I hope we get to see you all again in the future.