Siesta Key Beachfront at its Best

Open the sliding doors and enjoy the gentle gulf breeze with your morning coffee
Open the sliding doors and enjoy the gentle gulf breeze with your morning coffeeWe are on a very narrow strip of sand, which provides direct Gulf and Bay viewsOur 3rd floor location & unique clear glass railing provide an unobstructed viewOur condo is in the upper right with the glass railing and unobstructed viewThe million dollar view from our lanaiWe provide umbrellas and beach chairs and we've saved a seat just for youThe best shelling on Siesta Key starts right in front of our condoView from Guest Bedroom and east BalconyWatch the manatees that frequently play in the Bay directly behind our condoSome days the Gulf is as still as a farm pond and nearly as clear as the poolMiles of open beach for your morning walk and collecting fresh seashellsBlue Herring are common on the beach and love to pose for picturesIf you want to hunt for fossilized shark teeth I can tell you where to lookDirect Gulf view from living room with HDTV, DVD, Stereo and queen sofa sleeperView from Living room, Dining room and Kitchen through lanaiDining room with 36 x 60 table.  Two folding chairs available to seat sixKitchen is open to living area and has direct views of the gulf and bayWell-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances and direct Gulf viewOpen floor plan provides wonderful Gulf views throughout the condoMaster Suite with king-size Jamison bed (a notch up from popular Marriott bed)Beachfront Master Suite with direct Gulf view through 4' x 6' sliding windowView from the Master Suite.  Imagine waking up with this view every morning.Sunset from 4' x 6' Sliding Master Suite window - the waves lull you to sleepMaster Suite with HDTV, DVR, ample dresser storage and very large walk-in closetMaster Suite Bath with large tile shower & granite counter vanityLarge Guest Bedroom with king-size Jamison bed and direct view of the Bay.Guest Bedroom with HDTV, DVD and access to private full bathGuest bathroom with tiled tub and shower.Guests have free use of our boat docks, kayak storage rack and kayak launchPrivate Heated Pool for our guestsShuffleboard by the beachCan you think of a better place to enjoy wine with the sunset?Our spacious lanai provides you with a front row seat for spectacular sunsets
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From $131 / night

8900 Blind Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242

$1113/week - Christmas Special

For stays between 12/17/16 and 12/24/16

Give your family a Christmas present they will never forget - a week in paradise, and then be back home in time for Christmas day. The price shown is valid for up to four guests and includes everything except tax - there are no extra charges for cleaning, linens, WiFi, etc. We can accommodate up to six guests.

Siesta Key Beachfront at its Best
Condo
2 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per week: $1,095 - $1,975
Per month: $3,942 - $7,505
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Siesta Key vacation condo rental
When we travel over 1,000 miles from our home in Kansas City to enjoy a beach vacation we're not interested in being steps from the beach, across from the beach, or having what is often euphemistically advertised as, “a view of the beach.”

In our opinion, it simply makes no sense to stop 1,000 or even 500 feet short of our destination. This is why, after over 40-years of traveling all around Florida, and an intense three-year search for what we consider to be the perfect location, we chose the one and only spot on Siesta Key where we can watch manatees cruise and dolphins jump in the crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico that are only a stone's throw from our lanai. This is beachfront at its best!

Fisherman's Cove is built on a very narrow strip of sand. The Gulf of Mexico is approximately 200 feet from our lanai, and the bay inlet is only about 100 feet from our front balcony. This gives us the best of both worlds - the beach and magnificent sunsets on one side, and boat docks framed by beautiful sunrises on the other side. We are so close to the water that some of our guests have said that sitting on the lanai is like being on the lido deck of a cruise ship, and that "the pictures simply don't do it justice."

After buying our dream beach retreat, our first priority was perfecting the 120 square foot lanai. At the risk of sounding gauche, we spared no expense when we decided to rip out the old and start fresh with 13 feet of floor to ceiling sliding glass panels across the western view of the gulf, and a large picture window facing south. To perfect the view we replaced the "picket fence" railing you'll see on other Fisherman's Cove condos with a custom tempered glass rail. The picket fence we replaced made us feel like a prisoner peering at the beach from behind bars.

With this design you get a totally unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico, and you can slide the glass panels open to enjoy the gentle gulf breeze with your morning coffee. The screens slide too, which allows you to take great sunset pictures without having to leave the comfort of your front row seat.

With the wide-open floor plan, you will also enjoy direct gulf views from the kitchen, dining room and living room.

The master suite has a direct beachfront view of the Gulf of Mexico too, and with its 4' by 6’ sliding window, you will be lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the waves; the perfect prescription for relieving stress!

To insure you fully enjoy this unique ambiance, we equipped the master suite with a king-size Jamison pillow-top bed. Jamison is well-known as the supplier for the highly rated beds used in Marriott hotels, and the bed we selected is two notches up from the one Marriott uses. Several of our guests have told me they were so spoiled by the bed, they bought one when they returned home.

For us, vacations have always been about creating memories, and taking time to unwind from the demands we face in the crazy world.

At the south end of Siesta Key you escape the maddening crowds that are common on the northern end of the island. At the south end traffic moves smoothly along tree-lined streets. There are three good restaurants and two bars within a short walk, and a dozen more within two miles, so you may decide there is no reason to venture beyond our little slice of paradise.

Also within a short walk is a full-service marina, a playground for kids, and secluded picnic area with a grill that is perfect for a sunset cookout. Kayak rental and tours are also within easy walking distance; as are boat rentals, Jet Ski rentals, fishing guides and other activities.

The fishing is great from both our beach and the bay, and I can help improve your luck by pointing out some of my favorite spots. Snook, Sheephead, various members of the Jack family, Flounder and Cobia are common, and if you stay with us midyear, don’t be surprised if you hook into a large Tarpon.

If you bring your own boat, or rent one during your stay, you are welcome to use any of the boat docks at Fisherman's Cove free of charge. We also provide complimentary kayak storage, and have a dock that is specially designed for easy kayak launching. If you decide to try kayaking, I’ll help you plan a route where you are likely to pull next to manatees, and see some of the wonderful birds that inhabit the mangrove islands close by.

Beyond the short walk to these activities, you'll find several golf courses within five miles and a total of 92 courses in the Sarasota area. There are also numerous tennis courts available, sand volley ball courts and, of course, great shopping, dining and nightlife.

Be sure to allocate time and budget for some of the best restaurants in the country - you'll get a list and commentary covering all our favorite restaurants in our extensive get acquainted package.

Popular attractions that are within a short drive include The Ringling Brothers Museum, The Sailor Circus, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, The Sarasota Opera House, Marie Selby Botanical Garden and The Sarasota Classic Car Museum. In my opinion, the best GM muscle car museum in the country is only a 45 minute drive to the south.

While Sarasota doesn’t have any professional sports teams, during the winter and early spring, you can see the Baltimore Orioles during spring training at the renovated Ed Smith stadium that is close to downtown Sarasota. Tampa, which is a bit more than an hour’s drive to the north, offers professional football with the Buccaneers and baseball with the Rays.

Our get acquainted package also includes a listing of fun things to do that are not covered in the tourist brochures. For example, did you know there is a nearby beach where you can readily find fossilized shark teeth that are five to fifteen million years old? Well, there is, but it's not the one you will read about in the travel books.

While we enjoy the sporting activities, sightseeing and night life, our favorite ritual is decidedly more laid back. For us, it's all about the view, the sound of the waves and the open and un-crowded beaches that stretch for miles to both the north and south of the condo.

The beach in front of our condo was "re-nourished" with fresh sand from the gulf during the spring of 2016, and is perfect for walking. In total, they widened the beach by about 150 feet for over a two mile stretch.

To our north you can walk for approximately a mile and a half before you come to the famed Point of Rocks. While it’s impossible to predict exactly where the next treasure of a shell will wash up, unless you are a very early riser, the shelling on the northern leg is usually better as you near Point of Rocks.

When you walk the beach to the south you'll pass by one small condo, about six private residences, and following that, you'll enjoy more than a mile of totally undeveloped beachfront. This is one of the few undeveloped areas you'll find on any of any of Florida's Gulf barrier islands - it's just you, the birds and fresh seashells that washed up during the night. The shelling to the south is usually better than it is to the north, but again, it’s impossible to predict from day to day.

As you walk further south you'll come across the very exclusive North Casey's Key community. The first house you'll come to is owned by world-famous author Stephen King. If you are up to it, you can continue south for a total of 13 miles before reaching the southern tip of Casey's Key.

Back at the condo you'll love the third floor direct view of the gulf, and your front row seat for spectacular sunsets.

The condo floor plan is spacious with large bedrooms that easily accommodate the king-size beds you will find in the master suite and guest bedroom. Both bedrooms have plenty of closest space, and there are two freshly updated full bathrooms - one with a large tiled shower in the master suite, and the other with a tub and shower.

Your guests will enjoy a beautiful sunrise view with their large bay-front window, and high-end pillow-top mattress that will assure a comfortable night’s sleep. Your guests can also close off the guest wing of the condo so they have private access to their full bathroom.

For your convenience, your reserved parking space is straight across from the entrance where you will find an elevator and carts you can use to move things between your vehicle and your room.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Fisherman's Cove is a great destination. If you are our guest for even just one week, you'll understand why they say, "If you're lucky enough to live on Siesta Key, you're lucky enough!"

Please email or call us with any questions. It would be our pleasure to help you plan the ideal Siesta Key vacation.

Please note: There are NO hidden charges! We cover all charges for maid service, cleaning and fresh linens. We also provide free wireless Internet access (WiFi), free cable TV and a condo phone for local and toll-free calls. If there should ever be a problem, we have full-time office and maintenance workers onsite, and phone numbers you can call for 24/7 support! This is your time to relax, and we do everything we can to insure the only surprises are good surprises.
Area Information
Fisherman's Cove is literally the only condo on any of the Florida gulf-coast barrier islands that gives each guest direct beachfront to the west and direct bayfront to the east.

Bring your sunscreen - there are miles of beach to explore and search for seashells, or you might prefer to take a snooze in our complimentary beach chairs.

Bring your boat - there are ramps within walking distance and free boat docks for guests. If you don't have a boat, you can rent one just down the street.

Bring your kayak or canoe - there is a free rack for storage, and a custom made dock for easy launching. If you don't have a kayak or canoe, you can rent one right down the street.

Bring your fishing gear - the fishing is great in both the gulf and the bay. If you don't bring your own stuff, you can rent fishing gear close by.

Bring your bike, or you can rent one - at the quiet southern end of Siesta Key there are bike lanes on both sides of the shady street that winds through mostly upscale residential neighborhoods.

Whatever you do, be ready to relax and enjoy the spectacular sunsets from our third floor lanai - no one on the island has a better view!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Paul & Sherri McWilliams

Paul & Sherri McWilliams

Paul & Sherri McWilliams

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  • About:

    We have traveled the world in search of the perfect beach, including a trip to Ko Phi Phi Lee in Thailand, which was deemed to be the perfect beach in the movie “The Beach.” However, after 40- years of searching, we came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as the perfect beach.

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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Nov 26 2016 Dec 16 2016 - - $1,095 $3,942 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Dec 24 2016 - - $1,113 - 1 Week
Jan 01 2017 Jan 27 2017 - - $1,575 $5,985 1 Week
Jan 28 2017 Apr 21 2017 - - $1,975 $7,505 1 Week
Apr 22 2017 Jun 24 2017 - - $1,425 $5,130 1 Week
Jun 24 2017 Jul 07 2017 - - $1,515 - 1 Week
Jul 08 2017 Aug 25 2017 - - $1,425 $5,130 1 Week
Aug 26 2017 Nov 17 2017 - - $1,150 $4,140 1 Week
Nov 18 2017 Nov 24 2017 - - $1,425 - 1 Week
Nov 25 2017 Dec 15 2017 - - $1,150 $4,140 1 Week
Dec 16 2017 Jan 05 2018 - - $1,975 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 9 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: The rates shown above are for a maximum of four guests. We can accommodate up to six guests. The rate for extra guests is $10 per guest per day. / The monthly rate is valid for stays of four weeks. We offer an additional 5% discount from the weekly rate for stays of eight weeks or longer. / We rent a minimum of seven nights - Check-in on Saturday to checkout on Saturday. / Deposit: $450.00 / 60 days from arrival: Balance plus $300 refundable security deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: There are NO other fees! We cover the costs for maid service, cleaning, linens, WiFi Internet access, cable TV and a house phone for local calls and 911 support. Guests also have free access to our boat docks, kayak storage rack and kayak launch.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Oceanfront
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Appliances

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

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (onsite)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (4 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (12 miles)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (onsite)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Sherri and I have always felt that vacations should be special, and we'll do everything we can to help our guests plan and enjoy what we hope will be the perfect Siesta Key vacation. In addition to everything else you've read, we also provide all our guests with a comprehensive "get acquainted" manual. This includes information on the following:

- What’s next – reservation confirmation, etc.
- Trip Cancelation / Travel Insurance
- Things to consider bringing with you
- Driving directions to condo
- Upon arrival – checking in, getting keys from lock-box, parking and condo location
- Any problems – numbers to call 24/7
- Condo operations – WiFi, TVs, etc.
- Quick supply stop – Coffee for Sunday morning
- Shopping for groceries and adult beverages
- Restaurants, meat and fish markets – includes web addresses and commentary about our favorite dishes
- Things to do – includes many things you can do for free
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Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Siesta Key, Florida

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Excellent
5 reviews
Lisa Lauther

Fabulous Condo, View, Area - Best of the Best

Lisa Lauther

Delaware

Fabulous Condo, View, Area - Best of the Best

August 15, 2016

Our stay at Pau's condo was great from Day 1. Our condo was impeccable. I am very picky with where I stay and this was beyond my expectation of cleanliness. The condo had everything we could think of available to us. The beds were so comfortable and as well as the linens. They really put a lot of care into this home and it shows. After making the reservation, Paul sent an email with detailed information and tips for the area that were amazing! They really made our trip memorable as we traveled like a local. I would rent this place again tomorrow if I didn't have to work. I cannot say enough good things about it. The view is breathtaking from even the kitchen and unit was very quiet sound. we never heard a neighbor. Property is immaculate as well and the management company is very helpful. We found so many shells and sanddollars we needed to buy a tote to bring them home. This was by far the most relaxing and memorable vacation I have had in a long time. Thank you to Paul and the management company for making this feel like home away from home.

Mike Carter

Best Ever

Mike Carter

Johnson City, Tennessee

Best Ever

May 1, 2016

Thank you so much Paul, for everything. With the information you gave us, you turned a great vacation into a exceptional one. My daughter found over 300 sharks teeth at Manasota Beach. We also spent two days at Casey Key Jetty, what a beautiful place. Your condo was really comfortable and so pretty, best place on the beach. Most of all your continued contact went above and beyond what we could have expected. Know that you and your wife are in our prayers both now and in the future. I know she is in good hands, yours, her physicians and the Lords. We will plan another visit and hopefully be able to stay at your place again. If I can ever be of service to you and yours, just let me know. Bless you, Mike

Frost

Perfect Relaxation

Frost

Connecticut

Perfect Relaxation

May 1, 2016

This is simply the perfect place to get away. Everything you could need for groceries, fun activities and any kind of shopping is just minutes away by car. Once you are at the condo though, you may never want to leave. Open the windows and sliders of your on-land, cruise ship like balcony and feel the gulf to bay breezes day and night. Watch the porpoises, full moon, fishermen and phenomenal sunsets from the lanai. The beach, though lacking the fine, powdery sand to the North, is practically private with excellent swimming, shelling and miles to walk in either direction. We much preferred the quiet, neighborhood feel of this area to the bustle and traffic towards Siesta Key Village. There are 3 restaurants within a very short walk of the condo. Paul is so helpful, he will provide detailed, written information about the area and the condo prior to your arrival. His call to make sure everything was in order after we arrived was a nice welcome. The condo is very comfortably furbished (master bed was bliss), clean and freshly painted. The kitchen is well equipped: small cooler, insulated coffee mugs, array of pans and tools, blender, plenty of dishes and glassware. The elevator and stairs are 1 unit away- close but not next to- was great. We loved our stay in this condo - it was perfect relaxation!

Garry Condon

Wonderful Vacation

Garry Condon

Ontario Canada

Wonderful Vacation

April 18, 2016

My wife Karen and I recently spent a week in this beautiful condo which was exactly as described. The views from the Linai at sunset were fantastic. It was our first visit to Sarasota and we had a great time. Lots of great restaurants in the area and the pub which is less than half a mile is very nice. We went there several times. Paul supplied us with a whole list of restaurants and we would have to stay for a month to visit them all. We did some traveling around the area up the coast and ate out mostly except for breakfast. Being from Canada and Toronto Blue jay fans we were lucky enough to catch a game of the season opening series against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately the Jays lost. Paul is very interested in his tenants and called us on the evening we arrived to make sure everything was OK and we got checked in and called again mid week to make sure we did not have any problems. Overall great experience and would definitely stay here in the future if we get back to Sarasota and highly recommend this condo. We did not see any other condos in the complex but I doubt any are a nice as this one. Garry C

Paul & Sherri McWilliams

Owner's reply:

Hi Garry,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review!

It was a pleasure to get to know you and Karen. We do our best to help our guests plan what we hope will be a perfect vacation, and it's great to know you enjoyed our condo and the Sarasota area. One of the things that attracted us to the area are the many great restaurants. We hope you will visit us again in the future.

Best Regards,

Paul & Sherri

Joie Morrell

Wonderful Vacation - Great Condo, Great Stay

Joie Morrell

Longwood, FL USA

Wonderful Vacation - Great Condo, Great Stay

April 3, 2016

In September 2015, we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation in Siesta Key. This was our second time staying at this condo and we were just as happy with this experience as we were the last. In fact, before leaving, we booked again! We love the Sarasota area, there's so much to do and the location of the condo is perfect...literally right on the beach. Phenomenal views, well-maintained, nothing to worry about...and Paul and Sherri are kind enough to provide lots of guidance regarding the area - things to do, and places to eat which is so very helpful for a traveler...eliminates lots of stress in an unfamiliar locale.

Paul & Sherri McWilliams

Owner's reply:

Hi Joie,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice and thoughtful review! Being our first review on this site makes it even more special.

It's been a pleasure to get to know you and Matt, and we are thrilled that you have enjoyed our little slice of paradise so much. The beach "re-nourishment" project has been completed, and the guests that have seen it say it looks fabulous. We can't wait for you to see it when you return this fall.

Best Regards,

Paul & Sherri

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    We have traveled the world in search of the perfect beach, including a trip to Ko Phi Phi Lee in Thailand, which was deemed to be the perfect beach in the movie “The Beach.” However, after 40- years of searching, we came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as the perfect beach.

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