The Starfish Cottage

“ Excellent ”
1 Review
617 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, FL 34242



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Cottage
Per week: $1,300 - $3,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Sarasota vacation cottage rental
THE STARFISH COTTAGE: Siesta Key is a small magical Island lying just off the coast of the City of Sarasota that can boast having the Number One beach in the entire United States as well as placing in the top twenty beaches in the entire world. And is it so popular with vacationing families…! Just after you cross the North Bridge from the mainland onto fabulous Siesta Key and located in the coveted northern part of the Island among some of Siesta’s wealthiest homes lies a charming beach cottage called the “The Starfish Cottage."

INTERIOR AMENITIES: This newly remodeled and decorated cottage typifies the vintage beach cottages we always see in our mental image when considering a vacation at the beach. But this cottage is real…a beautiful yellow, single level four bedroom/three bath home. And as you would expect, The Starfish Cottage features a great pool surrounded by lush tropical Florida vegetation. A circular paver drive beckons you into the privacy of the lush tropical grounds of this lovely 2700SF cottage with a metal standing seam roof. As you enter the entry door, you immediately note the beautiful old timey 2” hardwood floors throughout, the classic cased baseboards, ceiling moldings and window trim, tray ceilings, and a completely refinished kitchen with stainless equipment and sparkling granite counter tops with two sinks. The bathrooms are all bright and spotless with completely new fixtures, seamless shower doors, granite tops and tile floors. Furnishings are tastefully done to capture the Florida cottage feel and are entirely colorful and completely new. The owners have done a spectacular job with décor and design insuring just the right sense of home here.

*Please note there is an additional attached apartment suite (with a lockout door separation between both house and apartment) that is rented annually. This part of the home is excluded from the rental.)

EXTERIOR AMENITIES: You will enjoy every moment you spend within the home as well as the convenience this location offers for accessing the beaches, village and the City of Sarasota. You’re virtually minutes away from everything both on and off the Island – the literal best of both worlds. To the west lies the North Village filled with restaurants, shops and pleasurable experiences. South west following Midnight Pass lies the main beaches of Siesta Key which offer an a main Pavilion area right on the beach with ample parking. Here you find a boardwalk, picnic tables, restroom and dining facilities, and lifeguard stands on the beach. Everything to make your beach experience so pleasurable not to mention the football field wide sparkling white beach abutting clear, azure waters. To the east back across the Siesta Drive Bridge to the mainland lies all of the shops, restaurants, food stores, art galleries, sidewalk cafes, live theaters, shopping centers and so much more offered by the City of Sarasota. And all accessible by bicycles [furnished with this cottage], free taxi’s that offer their convenient service at any time all over the Island of Siesta Key, or by car with plenty of beach parking or downtown parking availability. You’re sure to love this cottage and all it offers; it’s northern location on the key and certainly everything about Siesta Key and Sarasota. Welcome home to this stunning beach cottage.

BEACH, VILLAGE & LANDSCAPING: Although the first beach access closest to The Starfish Cottage is but 1/2 mile away and an easy 10 minute walk, the main access for Siesta Beach, one of the world’s finest [rated No. 1 by TripAdvisor in 2015] is about 2.9 miles west on Midnight Pass. Quite an easy drive to the most breaktaking beach this nation has to offer! You’ll love its crystal white quartz sand which remains cool in the summer and fine to the touch. It’s rare to find a such a large and luxurious vacation home so close to the beach. Excellent facilities are available at the main beach access and includes lifeguards, volleyball, morning exercise sessions, bathrooms, tennis, concession stand, bathrooms and plenty of parking. At The Starfish Cottage, we make it easy for you to enjoy a day at the beach by providing a beach caddy with plenty of beach chairs and towels. Siesta Key Village is approximately 1.7 miles west on to the island. Plenty of restaurants, shops and night spots. Florida is known for its beaches, climate and foliage so this home features on its grounds an amazing amount of lavish tropical foliage to include many flower species as well as many fruit tree varieties. If you like plants and nature, you’ll love the grounds [almost like a botanical garden].

**Please call us for availability! We manage our calendars using an internal reservation system.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Aug 16 2015 Nov 21 2015 - - $1,300 - 1 Week
Nov 22 2015 May 01 2016 - - $3,200 - 1 Week
May 02 2016 Aug 28 2016 - - $3,400 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: 90 day cancellation policy 25% deposit due at time of booking 75% due 60 days prior to check in Service Charge - 3% Cleaning Fee - $195 Insurance Policy - $45 Rates do vary depending on special holiday weeks, etc.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Lanai
  • Private Pool
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (6 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (6 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)

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“ Excellent ”
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Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Baltimore, MD

Siesta Key

March 24, 2015

This was our first visit to Siesta Key, and it was a great experience. Our guess at a nice rental was warded with good luck. The condo was i excellent condition, comfortable, quiet, and within easy walk of the restaurants, shopping and beach. And the beach is georgeous! White sand, soft waves, not at all crowded, inspire of peak season.

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Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review Doug! We enjoyed having you stay with us and we do hope you will return to us next year!

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