Modernized Direct Waterfront Condo 2BR,2B

A Spectacular Sunset from our Lanai every Night on the Gulf of Mexico!
A Spectacular Sunset from our Lanai every Night on the Gulf of Mexico!Living Room outside of Kitchen looking towards the Lanai and the Gulf.New 2012 Kitchen, New Appliances, Cabinets, Granite Tops, and new Tile Floor.King Size Bed in Master Bed Room looking at the Gulf.  Private Bath adjoins.2012 Stack Washer and Dryer, no more waiting for coin laundry.Dining area outside of Kitchen;  most eat on Lanai though.Twin Beds in Guest Bed Room, looking at Blind Pass Lagoon, adj. walk-in shower.Refurbished Beach March 19, 2016!  200' feet to the Gulf!

From $171 / night

8900 Blind Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242
Modernized Direct Waterfront Condo 2BR,2B
Condo
2 bedrooms
4 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per week: $1,200 - $1,900
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Sarasota vacation condo rental
Our Condo is on beautiful Turtle Beach at the southern and most private end of Siesta Key directly on the Gulf of Mexico. When we say directly, we mean directly and not merely a Gulf “View” or a long car ride or a long walk to the Gulf. We call it “Paradise” and you could not choose a nicer location. Siesta Key is 7-8 miles long. Siesta Key used to terminate at Blind Pass just south Fisherman’s Cove as Blind Pass separated Casey Key from Siesta Key. However, at some time, someone filled in Blind Pass so you can actually walk (no road) across the Blind Pass area now from Siesta Key onto Casey Key. Our Condo is on the top floor (3rd floor, we are not a high rise), so no one can be above you and the views of the beach and the Gulf are terrific from our Lanai. We are in close proximity to the elevator/stairs which provides the entry from the parking lot (exclusive assigned parking space) and the entry to the beach and we are a short walk to the heated pool.

Sarasota County on March 19, 2016 just completed a complete renourishing of our Turtle Beach and now we have over 200' of spectacular beach between our steps and the Gulf.

Our HOA and our insurance require minimum 7 day rentals. Our guest rentals commence at 4:00 PM on the beginning Saturday and conclude at 9:00 AM on the departing Saturday and we cannot rent for partial weeks. In order to maintain the highest standards for our Condo, we do not permit smoking or pets in our Condo.

We bought our Condo in April of 2012 because we believe it has the most unique setting anywhere with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Blind Pass Lagoon and the entrance to the Inland Waterway on the other side. Almost nobody has water on both sides. Turtle Beach is fairly narrow which makes the Fisherman’s Cove condos the closest to the Gulf and permits our guests to actually listen to the surf from open windows.

The two buildings in the Fisherman’s Cove Condos were originally built in 1968-9. Unlike our condo, most condos have not:

1. Been completely modernized with new carpet in bedrooms and new tile everywhere else with new appliances, custom granite tops and new kitchen cabinets;

2. Provide their own washer and dryer;

3. Offer HD-TV;

4. Provide Beach Towels;

5. Provide free long distance call in the USA and Canada; and

6. Provide private and exclusive WIFI.

During 2012, we completed a major renovation of our Condo to a standard suitable for us to make it our ultimate retirement home. Our living room has new tile floors, dining for 4, a leather couch and easy chair, with a wall unit containing a 40” HDTV with a blu-ray player and stereo/mp3 players. Our living room leads to a beautiful tiled lanai with a modern panoramic window on the Gulf, which also has dining for 4. Our new kitchen has new wood cabinets and granite tops, new appliances (side by side refrigerator, icemaker, water filter, smooth top convection range with a warming drawer, dishwasher, disposal, spacemaker microwave) and a new tile floor. Our kitchen is fully stocked with equipment including a new drip coffee maker with a permanent filter, toaster oven and many other small appliances. We have a beautiful Master Bedroom with a king size bed and a large window directly on the Gulf with its own 33” HDTV and a DVD player adjoined by a newly renovated tiled private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Adjoining our Master Bedroom is our walk-in closet in which is located our own stacked new LG Washer and Dryer so our guests do not have to use the shared coin laundry.

Our Guest Bedroom has 2 single beds with a 27” television adjoined by its own updated private bath with a walk-in shower. New carpet was installed in our bedrooms last April, which completed the replacement of all of the original flooring in our Condo.

We furnish our own quality linens with bath towels and beach towels for our guests. Housecleaning is only before arrival and after departure, but we provide our cleaning equipment for use by our guests in the interim.

We also provide an iron, ironing board, hair dryer and lots of other items for your use, including beach chairs and umbrellas and beach toys. Our HOA also provides boat slips on Blind Pass Lagoon and there is a boat rental facility in close proximity on Midnight Pass Road.

Our guests have free use of our exclusive cable WIFI which provides cable speed Internet service privately in our Condo instead of having the use the regular public network, which sometimes is unreliable and has limited bandwidth. We have wireless telephones in our Condo.

We had a recent tenant who had a great time catching fish in the Gulf right in front of our Condo! We can provide some fishing equipment upon request.

As a result of our unique location and the important upgrades to our Condo, it is very popular, so advance booking is recommended. We are always receiving numerous inquiries for rentals, especially since we have published our new upgrades and photos internationally, and as a matter of fairness, our policy is to accept the first actual booking we receive for each weekly or monthly rental.

We live in Venice, only 30 minutes away so we personally manage our Condo rentals and we are personally available to assist all our guests. Your rental agreement will be directly with us as owners. To confirm a booking we need to have full contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email, ages of children, etc.) for all occupants.

We require a $300 reservation deposit at the time of each booking. 50% of the rental fee (less the $300 deposit) is due 90 days in advance and 50% of the rental fee is due 30 days in advance. All payments are non-refundable, except as follows:

(i) If the reservation is cancelled by written notice received more than 90 days in advance of the commencement of the rental, then the $300 deposit will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee and this Agreement will be terminated.

(ii) If there is a mandatory evacuation order by a governmental authority due to a hurricane or other natural disaster, then Tenant(s) will be entitled to a prorata refund of the rent paid.

We recommend that Tenant(s) purchase Trip Insurance, if coverage is desired.
Area Information
We are near the southern most private end of Siesta Key which is 7-8 miles long in Sarasota County, Florida. This is the shark's teeth capital of the world and one of the best beaches anywhere.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Nov 26 2016 Dec 16 2016 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Dec 30 2016 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Dec 31 2016 Jan 27 2017 - - $1,800 - 1 Week
Jan 28 2017 Apr 14 2017 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Apr 23 2017 Jun 24 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Jun 25 2017 Jul 08 2017 - - $1,500 - 1 Week
Jul 09 2017 Aug 12 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Aug 13 2017 Aug 26 2017 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2017 Sep 09 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2017 Nov 18 2017 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Nov 19 2017 Nov 25 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 9 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: $300 with reservation 50% less $300 90 days in advance 50% 30 days in advance
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $80 Cleaning $30 Linens $25 Adm

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (onsite)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
This area is the Shark's Teeth Capital of the World!
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Reviews

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Sarasota, Florida

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2015 Reviews



Jan 4, 2016
Alan L. (December 26, 2015 – January 2, 2016) said...

Paradise Hunting

Our check in was seamless, with amazing information provided. The condo was clean and provided a wonderful place for enjoying ocean views, sounds, and easy access to the beach. Although the beach was not the “white sand” or as wide as we expected, it was clean, soft and provided the beach comforts I was looking for in a getaway. I was surprised at the number of fishing poles that lined the beach each morning and afternoon - which was at times both annoying and yet interesting watching the "catches". There were days we had to find beach further down from the condo because of the fishing that was taking place. We found the marina across the street was awesome in providing rental boats and equipment - which was a tremendous outing for us. Overall, for what we needed, it provided rest, relaxation, and a peaceful environment as opposed to the northern part of the island - which was crowded and congested most of the time. The unit is well equipped with kitchen items, laundry room, and very comfortable furniture. They also provided every item for beach including towels, chairs, umbrella, and many other items handy for beach going. Thanks to Marshall and Karen for all the thoughtful preparation for their guests!

Oct 21, 2015
Julia O. (October 10-17, 2015) said...

Paradise!

Paradise! The owners of this condo didn't miss a thing! All the comforts of home. Our vacation week was absolutely perfect start to finish. Perfect location! It was one of the best vacations I have ever had. The condo is fully stocked with everything you might need, it's clean, organized and well kept. It was great having the laundry room right off of the bedroom, that alone made me so happy! We did experience a red tide, but we made the best of it. It's not the owner's fault, it's the way mother nature works. Fortunately, Siesta Key has so much to offer that we planned our day around the beach! The sunsets are amazing, loved seeing the dolphins jumping out of the water. Do not forget the intercoastal waterway in the back of the condo. We rented paddle boards and spent the day in the waterway. We saw stingrays, manatees, dolphins, jumping fish, all sorts of birds and even an alligator. (He doesn't belong there, due to the recent flooding he lost his way). The owners were a pleasure to deal with, they promptly answered any questions we had and provided us with detailed directions & instructions!! Please hesitate to rent this condo because I want to be selfish and keep this beauty of a place a secret.....Thank you for allowing my family to rent your beautiful place!

My Response

The only thing we can say about such a nice review is Thank You.

Dec 10, 2015
Becca H. (September 12-19, 2015) said...

Wonderful September Stay!

The condo was very clean and included everything we needed for a delightful stay. We really enjoyed falling asleep with the sound of waves crashing just outside the bedroom window. The view from the condo is amazing, and we enjoyed eating breakfast on the lanai every morning. It was only a short distance to some great restaurants and shops. We also had a lot of fun just floating in the ocean with the noodles provided at the condo. Overall, it was a very relaxing vacation, and just what we needed! Marshall and Karen were excellent communicators from our initial inquiry about the condo through the end our stay. We would definitely vacation here again, and we would also highly recommend this location to friends and family.

My Response

We were delighted to receive this our 48th great review. Objective reviews by satisfied guests are the best recommendations we can receive. Our goal is to have happy guests and we get a lot of repeat guests who need more of our little Paradise on the Gulf of Mexico.

Aug 23, 2015
Yass L (August 15-22, 2015) said...

Amazing View of the Ocean

This place is amazing! I highly recommend this place to families with children. My family of four had a great time at this condo. We had the most amazing view of the ocean as we saw Dolphins from their lanai. We had some minor issues but Marshall the owner was very accommodating. He went above and beyond our expectations of him. He was very responsive and quickly resolved our issues. The condo is fully equipped with all things needed. It also had a washer and dryer which was great. Thus far, the best condo I have rented in Sarasota. If you stay at this location you won't regret it. I can’t wait to go back next year; this is an awesome location quiet and family friendly. Thank you, Marshall and Karen.

Oct 21, 2015
Julia O. (October 10-17, 2015) said...

Paradise!

Paradise! The owners of this condo didn’t miss a thing! All the comforts of home. Our vacation week was absolutely perfect start to finish. Perfect location! It was one of the best vacations I have ever had. The condo is fully stocked with everything you might need, it’s clean, organized and well kept. It was great having the laundry room right off of the bedroom, that alone made me so happy! We did experience a red tide, but we made the best of it. It’s not the owner’s fault, it’s the way mother nature works. Fortunately, Siesta Key has so much to offer that we planned our day around the beach! The sunsets are amazing, loved seeing the dolphins jumping out of the water. Do not forget the intercoastal waterway in the back of the condo. We rented paddle boards and spent the day in the waterway. We saw stingrays, manatees, dolphins, jumping fish, all sorts of birds and even an alligator. (He doesn’t belong there, due to the recent flooding he lost his way). The owners were a pleasure to deal with, they promptly answered any questions we had and provided us with detailed directions & instructions!! Please hesitate to rent this condo because I want to be selfish and keep this beauty of a place a secret.....Thank you for allowing my family to rent your beautiful place!

My Response

The only thing we can say about such a nice review is Thank You.

Dec 10, 2015
Becca H. (September 12-19, 2015) said...

Wonderful September Stay!

The condo was very clean and included everything we needed for a delightful stay. We really enjoyed falling asleep with the sound of waves crashing just outside the bedroom window. The view from the condo is amazing, and we enjoyed eating breakfast on the lanai every morning. It was only a short distance to some great restaurants and shops. We also had a lot of fun just floating in the ocean with the noodles provided at the condo. Overall, it was a very relaxing vacation, and just what we needed! Marshall and Karen were excellent communicators from our initial inquiry about the condo through the end our stay. We would definitely vacation here again, and we would also highly recommend this location to friends and family.

My Response

We were delighted to receive this our 48th great review. Objective reviews by satisfied guests are the best recommendations we can receive. Our goal is to have happy guests and we get a lot of repeat guests who need more of our little Paradise on the Gulf of Mexico.

Aug 23, 2015
Yass L (August 15-22, 2015) said...

Amazing view of the ocean

This place is amazing! I highly recommend this place to families with children. My family of four had a great time at this condo. We had the most amazing view of the ocean as we saw Dolphins from their lanai. We had some minor issues but Marshall the owner was very accommodating. He went above and beyond our expectations of him. He was very responsive and quickly resolved our issues. The condo is fully equipped with all things needed. It also had a washer and dryer which was great. Thus far, the best condo I have rented in Sarasota. If you stay at this location you won’t regret it. I can’t wait to go back next year; this is an awesome location quiet and family friendly. Thank you, Marshall and Karen.

Aug 9, 2015
Sandee (July 25 – August 1, 2015) said...

A True Paradise

The condo was absolutely beautiful. The owners were great....available if there was any need. They were truly welcoming. The condo was stocked with all the essentials. I would recommend staying here. Definitely the most pleasant vacation rental my family and I have had. Thank you for the wonderful vacation.

My Response

We were delighted to have this Ohio couple with their 10 year old son enjoy our Condo. We continue to be very lucky to have very nice and thoughtful guests.

Oct 12, 2015
Amy C. (July 18-25,2015) said...

Amazing Condo!

We absolutely loved this condo ... it has all the conveniences of home ... and is located on a beautiful beach with gorgeous views! The condo was spotless and had all the best of everything. The pool is also very nice and we were always able to get pool chairs. We had a very relaxing week and there are delicious restaurants within walking distance. It was perfect for us because we were travelling with my 92 year old father and there is an elevator and this condo is steps from the elevator ... perfect week ... perfect weather too! Thanks so much for sharing your condo with us ... we hope to be back next year!

My Response

We work very hard to accommodate our guests so that their vacation at our condo on beautiful Siesta Key is the best that it can be. We are proud to receive another wonderful review.

Jul 14, 2015
Thieu L. (July 4-11, 2015) said...

Great Location / Beautiful Condo

We, a family of 4, had a great time at the condo. The beach is small but nice and not crowded which is what we wanted. We had some issue with the Wifi and the owner, Marshall, was very accommodating. Would highly recommend.

My Response

We were happy to have this couple and their 2 daughters, ages 15 and 11, share out condo for the week. At extra expense we provide our exclusive Cable WIFI for our guests so they will not have to use the low bandwidth HOA WIFI. Unfortunately during this week, Cable’s modem/router and software acted up and had to be reset several times. I hate to have anything that does not work properly so I have now made Cable provide us with a brand new modem/router which I set up and tested personally and it now works perfectly.

Jul 7, 2015
Gina Z (June 27 – July 4, 2015) said...

Aaaah, Wonderfully Relaxing!

Can’t say enough wonderful things about this condo. Each night we were able to fall asleep listening to the waves crashing on the beach just below us. Our children had their own bedroom and bathroom, and my husband and I had our own (yay for not sharing bathrooms). My husband is 6’7 and the king sized bed was perfect for him! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The washer and dryer were a wonderful addition for us and allowed us to always have clean beach towels daily. The beach was never crowded, and often times our children were the only ones in the pool.

My Response

We were happy to have this couple from Louisville with their 6 and 3 year old children for a special family vacation. We love to have nice guests like this family share our condo.

Jul 11, 2015
Damon B. (June 20-27, 2015) said...

Perfect Little Getaway

My wife and I were not too sure when we got to the condo as we were right next to the public beach, but after the first day, we realized there was nothing to worry about. It was quiet the entire week. There are plenty of places to fish, and is a shelling treasure trove. The condo is well placed with the canal on one side and the beach on the other. Sunset views are gorgeous. Every restaurant we ate at in the area up to Siesta Key were wonderful and the people are very friendly. There is a gluten free bakery with the best mixed berry pie, and Beckham’s restaurant that has a wonderful selection of gluten free options and comfort foods. The Happers’ are excellent hosts. We did have an issue with the master bed the first night, and they were very accommodating in getting it fixed. They were a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend renting from them. We could not have asked for better. Having a washer/dryer in the condo was a nice change for us. Less packing and the ability to wash whenever we want without having to wait on others. The kitchen is extremely well stocked. My only complaint is used food was not cleared out of the pantries prior to our arrival. The room is nicely decorated and comfortable. They have their own wi-fi rather than sharing with the complex which was nice. The “porch” area was a very nice change. It can be closed off to cool it down or opened up to beautiful views of the beach and the crashing sounds of the waves. As my wife is a photographer, it was a perfect elevation to capture sunsets, storms and wildlife. But the room added to the overall living space without sacrificing comfort. The condo was quiet without hearing the neighbors. We loved the area and the condo and we will be back.

My Response

The sunset photos taken were professional and amazing and we were happy they shared them with us. This Tennessee family was delightful and we hope they return soon.

Jun 22, 2015
Varneslong (June 13-20, 2015) said...

What a Wonderful Week on Beautiful Siesta Key

My family (2 adults and 2 kids over 20) just came back from a week long stay at this beautiful, very clean 3rd floor condo on Turtle Beach. The location was great and very quiet. The Gulf is so close and we LOVED hearing the sound of the surf every day. There is a beach very close for sunning/swimming (bath water temperature), but the beach goers are not directly in front of the condo...which kept it so relaxing and you felt that you had the area to yourself! We visited Siesta Beach nearby and had a blast kayaking in the Mangroves with Almost Heaven Kayaking CO on Lido Key. There we saw birds, dolphins and had a family of Manatees swim under our kayaks. We also took an airboat ride at Myakka State Park (30 minutes away) to see the alligators in the river. The condo is very spacious with very comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, beach chairs/toys/towels/umbrella, 2 hair dryers. cooler. The owners were very detailed in their communication, which I believe is key when renting through MARKETING PARTNER. They also left very informative notes around the condo. The washer/dryer was also a plus. The condo was perfect for 4 adults and I am glad we chose this rental!

My Response

We continue to be amazed at the nice families that find our Condo on MARKETING PARTNER. This family of 4 took advantage of everything available and they were a delight to have as our guests. We especially liked the terrific photos of the sunset they took and shared with us.

May 24, 2015
Chad (May 16-23, 2015) said...

Turtle Beach Condo

Very nice condo with everything you need. The location and beach is great with beautiful sunsets. Lots to do and convenient to shopping and restaurants.

My Response

This nice couple came from Arizona to enjoy beautiful Siesta Key and their vacation at our condo directly on the Gulf of Mexico. We hope they come back soon to share our condo.

Jun 23, 2015
Kathy (May 9-16, 2015) said...

WOW WHAT A VIEW!

Just lovely! Condo very well equipped and very relaxing and quiet. We did have some trouble maneuvering the steps to and from the beach but we both have health problems and experience this everywhere. However, the view from the sunroom is awesome and you are so close to the water, you almost feel like you’re sitting on the beach - especially with the windows open. Good job Marshall! Loved the keyless entry also.

My Response

We enjoyed having this nice couple from Louisville share our Condo and we especially are thankful for this our 40th Review, all rating our Condo as 5 of 5! This is our only investment property which we have modernized as our possible retirement home. The sunset photos our guests are taking from our Lanai window in recent weeks are fantastic.

May 28, 2015
Mike & Sue (May 1-8, 2015) said...

Relaxing Quiet Vacation

We really enjoyed this 3rd floor condo on the beach. Very clean, comfortable and spacious. This is a quiet area with beautiful sunsets and relaxing ocean surf, especially at night. Very close to Siesta Key Village. Go to Captain Curt’s for their famous clam chowder!

My Response

This delightful couple came to us from Pennsylvania for a relaxing vacation in our condo directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Having happy and satisfied quests is our reward for working hard to make our condo the best in every way.

Apr 23, 2015
Tracy (April 11-18, 2015) said...

Perfect!

Just returned from one of the most relaxing vacations ever! My husband and I along with my husband’s cousin and wife spent a serene vacation at this condo that was adorable and had everything necessary along with a well equipped kitchen we spent preparing meals in. They had chairs, beach towels, and a washer/dryer we used. We enjoyed every night on the lanai listening to the waves. No joke the water is right there....breathtaking. Hardly anyone was on the beach and we felt it was our own. The owners made sure everything you need is there and a large file with pamphlets from restaurants and things to do. The electronic door was such a plus...no worrying about keys. These owners really care about the time you have there with their attention to detail! The only drawback was I wish I could have stayed longer!! Renting again.

My Response

We were delighted to have these two very nice couples share our condo. We were pleased to learn that one of them was a 5 star chef and he found everything he needed in our kitchen to prepare 5 star meals which they ate on our Lanai after enjoying our daily spectacular sunsets. We look forward to having them return next year.

Apr 12, 2015
Sarah M. (April 4-11, 2015) said...

Amazing!!

Our family had the best time on turtle beach! This condo is everything it claims to be and more. Highly recommended!!!

My Response

We were delighted to have this nice family share our condo on beautiful Turtle Beach on Siesta Key. This is our 33rd review - all 5 of 5. We work hard to make sure our guests have the best vacation possible.

Apr 13, 2015
Karen V. February 28 – March 28, 2015) said...

Escape from the New York Deluge

Our February in Siesta Key was once again delightful. This is our 4th year and it just keeps getting better and better. Being enchanted by the breezes and the sunsets and the gentle waves... I keep looking at my fading tan and remembering. The apartment is perfect and the hosts made sure that I had a table for my quilting and another for our puzzles! The location is perfect. In spite of the elevator, we take the stairs just so we can continue to eat the wonderful sea food available close by.

My Response

This delightful couple from Port Washington visits us every year for a month of sunshine away from the New York winter. We enjoy having such nice guests who enjoy our condo on beautiful Siesta Key and everything that is available in our area.

Mar 17, 2015
Douglas (January 31 – February 27, 2015) said...

Escape from Maine winter

We enjoyed a month at this lovely 3rd floor apartment right on the ocean and the beach. The apartment was ideal for two and had an extra room for up to two guests. It was extremely well stocked with equipment for the kitchen and for the beach. Also access to restaurants and stores close by. There was excellent kayaking literally 100 yards from the building. The beach itself is pleasant though tends to pick up a lot of wind. The Happers were extremely helpful when we had any problems with operating the TV and the DVD player. Beds and chairs were comfortable. A dark leather sofa darkened the room and we recommend that it either be replaced or recovered with something more appropriate. An individual parking slot was very conveniently located. Our neighbors were friendly but non-interfering; privacy was assured.

My Response

We are proud to have 32 perfect 5 of 5 reviews for our condo which is our only investment property. We have renovated it to be like new for our guests and eventually for our retirement home so we work hard to make everything as good as it can be. This delightful senior couple wisely chose to spend February in our Paradise instead of very cold Maine. We were surprised that they did not love our very expensive brown leather couch in our bright yellow living room. Our Condo is the closest to the Gulf of Mexico and no one has water on both sides with the Gulf on the West and Blind Pass Lagoon, our docks and free boat slips on the East.

Feb 2, 2015
Rex (January 3-31, 2015)said...

January Escape

My stay at this wonderful condo exceeded my high expectations. Falling to sleep hearing the gentle surf was just what I needed for a relaxing month long working vacation. The owners went out of their way to make sure it met my needs for my working hours. The views and beautiful sunsets are spectacular.

My Response

We were delighted to have this Investment professional as our guest for a working vacation at our condo. He took advantage of our exclusive Cable WIFI and free long distance (US and Canada) Cable telephone services. He also brought his golf clubs and enjoyed our beach and the wonderful restaurants nearby. We are delighted that he plans to return next January.

2016 Reviews


Apr 4, 2016
Krissy O. (March 26 – April 2, 2016) said...

Beautiful Condo! Great location!

Beautiful condo right on the beach. Marshall and Karen were great to work with! They were very informative and attentive. We had everything we needed and the condo was beautifully maintained. Beautiful views! The location was excellent. It was quiet and private yet not far from anything we wanted to do. We loved this property and hope to return again!

My Response

Another terrific family of 4 enjoyed our Condo and the Gulf of Mexico.

Mar 28, 2016
Ester Kusic K. (March 19-26, 2016) said...

Beautiful Views!

Being on the bigger beautiful beach was fantastic! Loved the view from the 3rd floor lanai and watching the sunsets. Quieter than the Siesta Key beaches which was more our style. We were 10 minutes away from Sarasota and about half an hour from Marie Selby Gardens, Mote Aquarium, and Jungle Garden attractions which we enjoyed. Homeowner was very accommodating without interfering.

My Response

We were delighted to have these three sisters spend their vacation at our Condo and hope they will return soon.

NOTE: The southern 2 miles of Siesta Key was renourished by Sarasoto County in March and April of 2016 and the beach in front of our condo was extended 200’+ as of March 19, 2016. The new extended beach is spectacular!

Mar 19, 2016
Bill and Kathy (May 5-12, 2016) said...

Great Sunsets, Quite and Relaxing

We spent a full week at this condo and loved every minute of it. Being the condo is so close to the water the ocean waves drowned out all noise from the rest of the world. We enjoyed the sunsets every night from the patio. The condo is on the 3rd floor of a 42 Unit building. Every unit has a private access from the parking lot side of the building with an elevator in the middle if you wish to use it. The building is shared with another 42 Unit building to the south with a pool in between. The pool area was large enough that we were always able to get one of the many lounge chairs. The pool is solar heated and the water was nice and warm. Although the beach was being restored starting about 200 yards to the north of the condo when we arrived (it was kind of fun to watch the barges deliver the sand). We were so close to the water that when you sat in the patio it felt like you were in a house boat. The beach in front of the condo was restored the week we left (photos shared by the owner - week of March 14, 2106). The new sand covered the rocks and extended to the ocean at least 100’. The restored sand was screened so much that I am confident that the beach will be as soft as the popular Crescent/Siesta Beach to the north. Unfortunately the condo is booked next March during our spring break, otherwise we would have definitely booked a return trip next year. The owners manage the place themselves as they do not live too far away. It was very evident that they believe in great customer service. Marshall was very proactive in letting us know the timeline for the beach restoration and the potential noise that may occur. Upon arrival, the place was set up like a model home. Anything that you would need was available. The master bedroom is right on the ocean front. The king size bed had a thick pillow top and was very soft and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need. The condo was also stocked with movies, books and games to enjoy in your downtime. The parking lot is very nice as it is gated from public access and there is water on the opposite of the property. Both bathrooms have been completely redone with nice tile and sliding glass doors. The water pressure was good and there was enough hot water for 4 back to back showers. The electronic secure lock on the door saved us from carrying keys. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

March 14, 2016
Ses (January 30 – February 27, 2016) said...

Relaxing

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for the month of February even though the weather wasn’t the greatest and the first week we experienced affects of red tide elsewhere. But the view from the condo is fantastic and no matter what kind of weather, or a frustrating red tide affect, you feel very much a part of the beach with the awesome view and the changes and sounds of the waves right outside. One of my goals was to do some writing and the atmosphere was perfect for that. The whole month was relaxing and when family members came, everyone enjoyed the condo, beach, pool and activities close by especially the restaurants. Since I experience some back problems with some beds, the bed in the master bedroom, as Marshall assured me, was wonderful. The condo was clean and cozy and we had no problem feeling at home and I especially liked the washer and dryer being so handy. We didn’t expect the kitchen to be as stocked with some items but truthfully, I would have preferred that it wasn’t; however, for people flying in, it would be perfect. We definitely recommend this location which was less congested than the other end of Siesta Key - very peaceful.

Jan 4, 2016
Alan L. (December 26, 2015 – January 2, 2016) said...

Paradise Hunting

Our check in was seamless, with amazing information provided. The condo was clean and provided a wonderful place for enjoying ocean views, sounds, and easy access to the beach. Although the beach was not the “white sand” or as wide as we expected, it was clean, soft and provided the beach comforts I was looking for in a getaway. I was surprised at the number of fishing poles that lined the beach each morning and afternoon - which was at times both annoying and yet interesting watching the “catches”. There were days we had to find beach further down from the condo because of the fishing that was taking place. We found the marina across the street was awesome in providing rental boats and equipment - which was a tremendous outing for us. Overall, for what we needed, it provided rest, relaxation, and a peaceful environment as opposed to the northern part of the island - which was crowded and congested most of the time. The unit is well equipped with kitchen items, laundry room, and very comfortable furniture. They also provided every item for beach including towels, chairs, umbrella, and many other items handy for beach going. Thanks to Marshall and Karen for all the thoughtful preparation for their guests!

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