Closest Condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key - Direct Oceanfront

Large beachfront Lanai with floor to ceiling sliding glass panels & glass rail
Large beachfront Lanai with floor to ceiling sliding glass panels & glass rail
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We are on a VERY narrow strip of sand providing direct oceanfront and bay-front
We are on a VERY narrow strip of sand providing direct oceanfront and bay-front
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We offer the best shelling on Siesta Key
We offer the best shelling on Siesta Key
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Miles and miles of open beach for walking and shelling
Miles and miles of open beach for walking and shelling
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Fossilized shark teeth found on the beach when walking to the south
Fossilized shark teeth found on the beach when walking to the south
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We provide our guests with beach chairs and umbrellas
We provide our guests with beach chairs and umbrellas
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Some days the Gulf is as calm as a farm-pond and nearly as clear as the pool
Some days the Gulf is as calm as a farm-pond and nearly as clear as the pool
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Some days it's windy and you can watch kite-surfers jump 20 feet in the air
Some days it's windy and you can watch kite-surfers jump 20 feet in the air
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We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key
We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key
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You'll enjoy a wide variety of birds along the beach - Blue Herons are common
You'll enjoy a wide variety of birds along the beach - Blue Herons are common
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I evidently missed the memo about this meeting...
I evidently missed the memo about this meeting...
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Living room with queen-size sofa sleeper, HDTV, DVD, Stereo and direct Gulf view
Living room with queen-size sofa sleeper, HDTV, DVD, Stereo and direct Gulf view
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Dining room with direct Gulf view - we have folding chairs to accommodate six
Dining room with direct Gulf view - we have folding chairs to accommodate six
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Well-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances and direct Gulf view
Well-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances and direct Gulf view
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View from kitchen
View from kitchen
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Large master suite with 4 x 6 foot sliding window over beach and Gulf
Large master suite with 4 x 6 foot sliding window over beach and Gulf
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View from 4 x 6 foot window in master suite - listen to the waves as you sleep
View from 4 x 6 foot window in master suite - listen to the waves as you sleep
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Master suite with HDTV and DVD - on suite full bath & large walk-in closet
Master suite with HDTV and DVD - on suite full bath & large walk-in closet
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Master bath with large tiled shower
Master bath with large tiled shower
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Guest bedroom with 3 x 5 foot window overlooking the bay inlet
Guest bedroom with 3 x 5 foot window overlooking the bay inlet
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View from guest bedroom window and east balcony
View from guest bedroom window and east balcony
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Guest bedroom with HDTV & DVD, abundant dresser storage and large closet
Guest bedroom with HDTV & DVD, abundant dresser storage and large closet
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Sunrise over the bay from the guest bedroom window
Sunrise over the bay from the guest bedroom window
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Guest bath - guest wing can be closed off for private bath access
Guest bath - guest wing can be closed off for private bath access
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Heated pool and clubhouse by the bay
Heated pool and clubhouse by the bay
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View of bay and boat docks from guest bedroom window
View of bay and boat docks from guest bedroom window
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Manatees frequently play in the bay right in front of our condo
Manatees frequently play in the bay right in front of our condo
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If you are kayaking in the bay, don't be surprised if a manatee surfaces by you
If you are kayaking in the bay, don't be surprised if a manatee surfaces by you
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A playful manatee in the bay by our boat docks
A playful manatee in the bay by our boat docks
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Shuffleboard by the beach
Shuffleboard by the beach
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Beautifully landscaped grounds - the entrance to our condo
Beautifully landscaped grounds - the entrance to our condo
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You have a reserved front-row seat on our lanai for amazing sunsets
You have a reserved front-row seat on our lanai for amazing sunsets
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Large beachfront Lanai with floor to ceiling sliding glass panels & glass rail
We are on a VERY narrow strip of sand providing direct oceanfront and bay-front
We offer the best shelling on Siesta Key
Miles and miles of open beach for walking and shelling
Fossilized shark teeth found on the beach when walking to the south
We provide our guests with beach chairs and umbrellas
Some days the Gulf is as calm as a farm-pond and nearly as clear as the pool
Some days it's windy and you can watch kite-surfers jump 20 feet in the air
We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key
You'll enjoy a wide variety of birds along the beach - Blue Herons are common
I evidently missed the memo about this meeting...
Living room with queen-size sofa sleeper, HDTV, DVD, Stereo and direct Gulf view
Dining room with direct Gulf view - we have folding chairs to accommodate six
Well-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances and direct Gulf view
View from kitchen
Large master suite with 4 x 6 foot sliding window over beach and Gulf
View from 4 x 6 foot window in master suite - listen to the waves as you sleep
Master suite with HDTV and DVD - on suite full bath & large walk-in closet
Master bath with large tiled shower
Guest bedroom with 3 x 5 foot window overlooking the bay inlet
View from guest bedroom window and east balcony
Guest bedroom with HDTV & DVD, abundant dresser storage and large closet
Sunrise over the bay from the guest bedroom window
Guest bath - guest wing can be closed off for private bath access
Heated pool and clubhouse by the bay
View of bay and boat docks from guest bedroom window
Manatees frequently play in the bay right in front of our condo
If you are kayaking in the bay, don't be surprised if a manatee surfaces by you
A playful manatee in the bay by our boat docks
Shuffleboard by the beach
Beautifully landscaped grounds - the entrance to our condo
You have a reserved front-row seat on our lanai for amazing sunsets

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1100 sq. ft.

Our condo is directly on the beach and is direct oceanfront (Gulf-front). Unfortunately, there are properties on this site that falsely claim to be beachfront / oceanfront. We encourage travelers to ask property owners to verify those claims.

When we travel over 1,000 miles 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.” We want to be smack dab right on the beach and have a direct unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.

In our opinion, it simply makes no sense to stop 1,000 or even 500 feet short of our destination. This is why, after an intense three-year search for what we consider to be the perfect location, we chose the closest condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key. With the wide-open floor plan, you will enjoy direct Gulf views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. This is beachfront at its best!

As you can see from the aerial photograph above, Fisherman's Cove is built on a very narrow strip of sand and sits directly on the beach. The Gulf of Mexico is approximately 125 feet from our lanai and master bedroom window, and the bay inlet is a similar distance from our east balcony and guest bedroom window.

This unique location gives us the best of both worlds - the beach and magnificent sunsets to the west, and sunrise across the bay to the east. We are so close to the Gulf of Mexico that some of our guests have said, “sitting on the lanai is like being on the lido deck of a cruise ship,” and virtually all our guests exclaim, "the pictures simply don't do it justice."

After buying the condo, 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 the beach to the south.

To perfect the view we replaced the "picket fence" railing you'll see on other 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 the new design you enjoy the ambiance of a totally unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Another frustration with the old design, which is also common with most condos, was it had a fixed screen that made it impossible to take good sunset pictures. Our new design uses sliding screens, which enables you to take great sunset pictures from the comfort of the lanai. You can see one of these sunset pictures above and on our dedicated website, which is linked below, there is a gallery dedicated to sunset and moon-set pictures.

Both of the bedrooms are large and easily accommodate king-size beds with night stands and outlets for charging smartphones on both sides. Both bedrooms also have large dressers and chests as well as large closets for storage.

To insure you fully enjoy this unique ambiance, we equipped both bedrooms with king-size Jamison pillow-top beds. 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.

The master suite has a private on-suite bath with a large tiled shower and a direct beachfront view of the Gulf of Mexico. 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!

Your guests will enjoy a beautiful sunrise view with their large bay-front window. Your guests can also close off the guest wing of the condo so they have private access to their full bathroom that includes a tiled tub and shower combination.

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.

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 traffic congestion and maddening crowds that are common on the northern end of the island. At the south end traffic moves smoothly along tree-lined streets and you won’t have to fight crowds to find a spot to sit on the beach. There are three good restaurants with indoor and alfresco seating 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. Our guests are also welcome to use the gas grills you’ll see by the bay and boat docks.

Kayak rental and tours are also within easy walking distance; as are boat rentals, Jet Ski rentals, fishing guides and other activities. If you rent a kayak for the week, you are welcome to use our kayak storage rack and custom designed kayak launch. 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.

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.

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, Ladyfish, Flounder, Cobia and various members of the Jack family are common, and if you stay with us midyear, don’t be surprised if you hook into a large Tarpon.

To help you plan your vacation and navigate like a local, we provide all of our guests with a comprehensive “Siesta Key Vacation Guide.” This includes all the information you’ll need to prepare, a condo owner’s manual, our personal reviews of over 30 great restaurants and information about virtually all the activities available in the Siesta Key area. These include many great activities for families with children.

Our Guide 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 wide-open expanse of beach that stretches for miles.

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. If collecting seashells is on your agenda, you’ll appreciate the fact that our beach offers the best shelling in Siesta Key!

To our north you can walk for approximately a mile and a half before you come to the famed 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.

As you walk further south you’ll actually cross over to very exclusive Casey Key (connected to Siesta Key). The first house you'll come to on Casey Key is owned by world-famous author Stephen King. If you are up to it, you can continue south longer than your legs will probably take you.

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 contact 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 broadband Internet access, Free 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 six days a week, 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.

Unique Benefits

We are the closest condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key. Our condo sits directly on the beach and is direct oceanfront (Gulf-front). Unfortunately, there are a number of Siesta Key condos and villas that claim to be beachfront / oceanfront that are not. We encourage you to ask pointed questions to insure you get what you expect.

We are on a VERY narrow strip of sand - the Gulf of Mexico is only about 125 feet from our lanai and master bedroom window, and the bay inlet is a similar distance from our east balcony and guest bedroom window.

Manatees love to play in the bay to the east side of our condo. You'll frequently see dolphins jumping and Manatees swimming in the Gulf.

Our guests have free use of our boat docks and storage rack for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.

You can walk for literally miles on our beach where you'll find the best shelling on Siesta Key.

Why Kids Love It

In our the Siesta Key Vacation Guide that we provide all of our guests you'll find numerous activities for families with kids. We also provide beach toys for kids.

Area Information

We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key. If you walk the beach to the south, you'll pass by one small condo and about six private residences before finding over a mile of totally undeveloped beachfront. You can continue south for longer than your legs will probably take you and actually walk directly onto Casey Key where you'll find houses that sell for $20 million or more. However, none of them have a better view than our condo.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

We are walking distance from a playground, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, boat rental, fishing guide, public transportation and three restaurants.

Favorite Places To Eat

We provide all of our guests with our personal restaurant guide that includes information and reviews of over 30 great restaurants.

Inside Scoop

We provide all of our guests with an comprehensive Siesta Key Vacation Guide that provides all the information you'll need to navigate like a local and avoid tourist-traps.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach View
    • Beachfront
    • Communal Pool
    • Deck / Patio
    • Dock / Boat Slip
    • Elevator
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heated Pool
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Lanai
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • Managed by Property Manager
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non-Smoking
    • Ocean View
    • Oceanfront
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Porch
    • Screen Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Canoeing
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Hiking
      (onsite)
    • Kayaking
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Snorkeling
      (onsite)
    • Surfing
      (onsite)
    • Windsurfing
      (onsite)
    • Basketball Court
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Jet Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Park
      (< 1 mile)
    • Playground
      (< 1 mile)
    • Scuba Diving
      (< 1 mile)
    • Water Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (2 miles)
    • Live Entertainment
      (2 miles)
    • Parasailing
      (2 miles)
    • Sailing
      (2 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (2 miles)
    • Tennis
      (2 miles)
    • Golf
      (4 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (4 miles)
    • Volleyball Court
      (4 miles)
    • Miniature Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (5 miles)
    • Racquetball
      (7 miles)
    • Bowling
      (10 miles)
    • Zoo
      (12 miles)
    • Aquarium
      (15 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (15 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Our condo is on a VERY narrow strip of sand. We are directly on the beach and the Gulf of Mexico is only about 125 feet from the lanai and master bedroom window. Every room in the condo has a direct water view. There is a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico from every room except the guest bedroom, which has a direct view of the bay inlet. The bay inlet is only about 125 feet from our east balcony. We offer free use of our boat docks, kayak / canoe / paddleboard storage as well as free use of our custom designed launch dock for kayaks, etc.

We provide all of our guests with a comprehensive 40+ page Siesta Key Vacation Guide that includes the following information:

* What’s next – Reservation confirmation, payment schedule & your rental agreement
* Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance information
* Things to consider bringing with you
* Driving directions to condo
* Getting around Siesta Key and Sarasota
* Quick supply stop – Coffee for your first morning
* Shopping for groceries and adult beverages
* 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.
* Restaurants, meat and fish markets – Includes address, phone number, web addresses and commentary about our favorite dishes at over 30 great restaurants
* Things to do – Includes information about shopping, golf, tennis, fishing, where to rent boats, kayaks, etc., as well as many things you can do for free. Also covers numerous activities for families with kids

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 27 2019 - Jun 28 2019
$1,495 $5,681 7 nights
Jun 29 2019 - Aug 02 2019
$1,585 $6,023 7 nights
Aug 03 2019 - Aug 23 2019
$1,495 $5,681 7 nights
Aug 24 2019 - Nov 22 2019
$1,195 $4,541 7 nights
Nov 23 2019 - Nov 29 2019
$1,525 7 nights
Nov 30 2019 - Dec 20 2019
$1,195 $4,541 7 nights
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 03 2020
$2,075 7 nights
Jan 04 2020 - Jan 24 2020
$1,590 $6,042 7 nights
Jan 25 2020 - Feb 28 2020
$2,125 $8,075 7 nights
Feb 29 2020 - Apr 17 2020
$2,295 $8,721 7 nights
Mar 02 2020 - Apr 26 2020
$2,275 $8,645 7 nights
Apr 18 2020 - Jun 26 2020
$1,495 $5,681 7 nights
Jun 27 2020 - Aug 07 2020
$1,585 $6,023 7 nights

Fees:

Reservation Deposit: $450

Tax Rate: 13%

Notes:

The rates shown do not include tax. There are NO additional fees for cleaning, linens, WiFi or anything else (NO booking fees or service fees like those charged by HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, and other vacation websites). Guests are also welcome to use our boat docks and kayak rack free of charge.

The rates shown are for up to four guests. We can accommodate up to six guests (five adults maximum). The charge for more than four guests is $10 per night / per guest.

Our minimum rental age is 25 and all guests must be registered by name with the office.

Our minimum rental period is seven nights with check in on Saturday and checkout on Saturday. The calendar below shows availability for nights.

We provide one reserved parking place and offer additional spaces for families with more than one vehicle.

We accept all major credit cards and checks

We charge a $450.00 deposit to secure a reservation. The balance is due 60 days from arrival.

You will be provided a complete rental agreement and our comprehensive Siesta Key Vacation Guide upon making your reservation

Tax ID:

68-8016453605-8

Availability

Last updated on June 16, 2019

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota / Bradenton - 25 miles
Nearest Bar: Turtles - 0.3 miles
Nearest Beach: We are directly on the beach and direct oceanfront - 0.0 feet
Nearest Golf: We provide an extensive guide for golfers - 5 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Turtles - 0.3 miles

Owner Info

Paul McWilliams

Paul McWilliams

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We have been married since 1975 and share a passion for beachfront living. There are few things more relaxing than taking long walks at the water's edge. The sound of the waves and feel of sand between our toes washes away stress like nothing else.

We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key where shells and birds are abundant and you'll find over a mile of totally undeveloped beachfront a short walk to the south of our condo.

Why this property? When we decided to buy a beachfront condo on Florida's Gulf Coast we drove literally every road going to the Gulf of Mexico from Anna Maria Island to Marco Island over a three year stretch.

We wanted something special and had no intention of compromising. Our condo is unique in that it is on a VERY narrow strip of sand. It sits directly on the beach with the Gulf of Mexico only 125 feet to the west and the bay inlet with boat docks a similar distance to the east.

The open floor plan provides direct and unobstructed Gulf views from the Lanai, Master Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room and even from the Kitchen. The Guest Bedroom has a direct view of the bay inlet.

You will enjoy spectacular views and the sound of the rolling surf.

Speaks: English

Calendar last updated: June 16, 2019

Phone number: +1 (816) 536-9969

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Direct website that includes more information about the area and activities, nea
CLICK HERE - Video Slideshow of Condo and Beach

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Our condo has been listed on various websites since 2012, but we only started listing here in December 2017. You can read reviews from our guests on the Guest Review page of our website, which is listed above.


Dec 2017

We are at airport on way home from a great vacation. We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. Your recommendations were spot on. We loved the grouper sandwich at the Big Water Fish Market, it was outstanding, I think the roll made the sandwich. The clam chowder at Captain Curt’s was as well. We also ate at SKOB and watched the eagles game. We ate at turtle beach grill. We had lunch at turtle cafe, right next to the grill, that was great with a bay view as well. Discovered a fantastic pizza place in the village 3.14 Pi Pizza & Craft Beer. If you have not eaten there yet, try the Margarita pizza. The trolley is fantastic!


Nov 2017

Your condo was a perfect place for our vacation. Great accommodations! Can see the attention to detail. It was so easy for my older parents to get around and they really enjoyed the patio. The views were spectacular! Dad loved having a choice of the cove or beach to fish.

Also, we really appreciated the document you created. It came in handy, especially when deciding on food. We tried some of the dining recommendations and agreed with your choices.

We hope to be back in the Spring and will look to contact you soon with another week.

Thank you so much for providing such a lovely place.


Oct 2017

Definitely hated to leave. We had a great time and really enjoyed exploring Sarasota, Crescent and Siesta Key beaches. We will definitely consider a boat next year but we did go kayaking which was a lot of fun. A lot of storms starting Wednesday pm from Hurricane Harvey. Had a lot of good food and thank you for the suggestions. Just for your reference, we researched Mexican restaurants and decided on El Toro Bravo – it was the best we have ever had. We also went back to Walt’s and food was awesome. We also got tenderloin fillets from Crescent grocery – a little pricey but also the best we have ever had. Your condo was so well equipped and had everything we needed. Can’t wait till next year! Thank you for your hospitality!


Aug 2017

This place is absolutely perfect! We loved staying here! The pictures really don’t do it justice. The views are breathtaking! We watched the sun rise and set every day. The condo is on the beach and we were just steps away from the sand. The sand is well maintained and is perfect for collecting sea shells.

It is also very safe. Tents were left up during the day or articles left outside doors and nothing was stolen. It is very family oriented, as well as peaceful and relaxing…. The beach was never crowded. We saw turtles, stingrays, manatees and dolphins.

There is so much to do and see in this area. We went parasailing, jet skiing, took a sunset cruise and dolphin tour! The condo is beautifully decorated, well stocked and maintained. It was very clean as well.

Paul was so nice and helpful! He sent a guide to the area and emailed several times to make sure we had everything we needed! I really can’t express how happy we were when we opened the door and saw the condo and the view! The people in the office were very friendly and helpful as well. If you are looking for a little bit of paradise, I would definitely recommend this place!


Jul 2017

We had a wonderful time during out stay in Siesta Key. The condo location and condition were excellent. The only disappointment we had was the weather did not give us a good sunset on the ocean before we left. We will definitely consider a return trip. Thank you very much.


Jul 2017

Thanks so much for all your help with your place. It was beautiful and such an amazing view of the Ocean. We were able to find many Conch shells and had nearly perfect weather everyday!


Mar 2017

Thank you for everything – we returned home sun tanned, relaxed and shells in hand. What a perfect week. Best weather we’ve ever experienced in Siesta Key. Thanks for everything. We’re looking forward to a great year with family and new granddaughter. We wanted to let you know we probably won’t be coming down next year. It’s our 50th anniversary and we’ve decided to treat the family to a vacation in Hawaii together. When we can figure it out tho, we certainly want to come back the following year if not sooner. Happy holidays to you both and our sincere thanks again for sharing your wonderful home.


Dec 2016

Just a quick note to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed the condo – it is an awesome condo. When I get a chance will send you some pics of the sunsets and of the manatees in the inlet behind the condo, they played every day.

I met the girls in the office and they are all very courteous and friendly and helpful, it was a lovely stay for us.

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo – wanted you to know that and we would love to rent.


Nov 2016

Your condo was a perfect place for our vacation. Great accommodations! Can see the attention to detail. It was so easy for my older parents to get around and they really enjoyed the patio. The views were spectacular! Dad loved having a choice of the cove or beach to fish.

Also, we really appreciated the document you created. It came in handy, especially when deciding on food. We tried some of the dining recommendations and agreed with your choices.

We hope to be back in the Spring and will look to contact you soon with another week.

Thank you so much for providing such a lovely place.


Oct 2016

Our stay at Paul’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.


Aug 2016

My family of 3 stumbled across Fish Cove while searching for a vacation destination in Florida. It really looked too good to be true, but I can assure you that it delivered and surpassed every expectation we had set!

I worked to plan our visit for at least a year before our trip. Mr. McWilliams was such a blessing in providing details regarding local cuisine, shopping, and activities. He was very welcoming when I reserved and I always felt comfortable emailing and asking any question/inquiry I had.

The beach at Fish Cove is superb (beautiful is an understatement). Everyday, we swam and walked the beach. Oftentimes, dolphins and manatees swam near us!!! We loved the private beach as it was quiet and secluded; it was never too crowded or noisy as public beaches can be. The sunsets are breathtaking! My family scheduled professional beach photos and the sunset in the background is always the first thing people comment on when they see the pictures.

Our favorite dining restaurants included Captain Curt’s and Walt’s Fish Market; although, our ultimate favorite place was Casey Key’s (the pan-seared tuna filet was better than steak). We took a day and drove down the coast visiting Venice Beach where we hunted for fossilized shark teeth (and even got to see a hammerhead shark that had washed up onto the beach after being fatally injured). We checked out the light houses at Boca Grande.

We will be returning soon, but for two weeks back to back. One week was simply just not enough time to rest and relax in such a peaceful paradise…


Jul 2016

Rachel G

Photos

  • Large beachfront Lanai with floor to ceiling sliding glass panels & glass rail
    Large beachfront Lanai with floor to ceiling sliding glass panels & glass rail
  • We are on a VERY narrow strip of sand providing direct oceanfront and bay-front
    We are on a VERY narrow strip of sand providing direct oceanfront and bay-front
  • We offer the best shelling on Siesta Key
    We offer the best shelling on Siesta Key
  • Miles and miles of open beach for walking and shelling
    Miles and miles of open beach for walking and shelling
  • Fossilized shark teeth found on the beach when walking to the south
    Fossilized shark teeth found on the beach when walking to the south
  • We provide our guests with beach chairs and umbrellas
    We provide our guests with beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Some days the Gulf is as calm as a farm-pond and nearly as clear as the pool
    Some days the Gulf is as calm as a farm-pond and nearly as clear as the pool
  • Some days it's windy and you can watch kite-surfers jump 20 feet in the air
    Some days it's windy and you can watch kite-surfers jump 20 feet in the air
  • We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key
    We are at the quiet end of Siesta Key
  • You'll enjoy a wide variety of birds along the beach - Blue Herons are common
    You'll enjoy a wide variety of birds along the beach - Blue Herons are common
  • I evidently missed the memo about this meeting...
    I evidently missed the memo about this meeting...
  • Living room with queen-size sofa sleeper, HDTV, DVD, Stereo and direct Gulf view
    Living room with queen-size sofa sleeper, HDTV, DVD, Stereo and direct Gulf view
  • Dining room with direct Gulf view - we have folding chairs to accommodate six
    Dining room with direct Gulf view - we have folding chairs to accommodate six
  • Well-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances and direct Gulf view
    Well-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances and direct Gulf view
  • View from kitchen
    View from kitchen
  • Large master suite with 4 x 6 foot sliding window over beach and Gulf
    Large master suite with 4 x 6 foot sliding window over beach and Gulf
  • View from 4 x 6 foot window in master suite - listen to the waves as you sleep
    View from 4 x 6 foot window in master suite - listen to the waves as you sleep
  • Master suite with HDTV and DVD - on suite full bath & large walk-in closet
    Master suite with HDTV and DVD - on suite full bath & large walk-in closet
  • Master bath with large tiled shower
    Master bath with large tiled shower
  • Guest bedroom with 3 x 5 foot window overlooking the bay inlet
    Guest bedroom with 3 x 5 foot window overlooking the bay inlet
  • View from guest bedroom window and east balcony
    View from guest bedroom window and east balcony
  • Guest bedroom with HDTV & DVD, abundant dresser storage and large closet
    Guest bedroom with HDTV & DVD, abundant dresser storage and large closet
  • Sunrise over the bay from the guest bedroom window
    Sunrise over the bay from the guest bedroom window
  • Guest bath - guest wing can be closed off for private bath access
    Guest bath - guest wing can be closed off for private bath access
  • Heated pool and clubhouse by the bay
    Heated pool and clubhouse by the bay
  • View of bay and boat docks from guest bedroom window
    View of bay and boat docks from guest bedroom window
  • Manatees frequently play in the bay right in front of our condo
    Manatees frequently play in the bay right in front of our condo
  • If you are kayaking in the bay, don't be surprised if a manatee surfaces by you
    If you are kayaking in the bay, don't be surprised if a manatee surfaces by you
  • A playful manatee in the bay by our boat docks
    A playful manatee in the bay by our boat docks
  • Shuffleboard by the beach
    Shuffleboard by the beach
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds - the entrance to our condo
    Beautifully landscaped grounds - the entrance to our condo
  • You have a reserved front-row seat on our lanai for amazing sunsets
    You have a reserved front-row seat on our lanai for amazing sunsets

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review Jo Anne R.

Can’t Wait to Return!

I can’t say enough about how much we liked this condo and the wonderful beach access and views. I am from Ohio and have been booking Spring trips to Florida with my two daughters for many years. Now I have just rebooked for another wonderful stay at this condo in April 2020. This time it will be my daughter and granddaughter as we start s new tradition of taking her to the beach every year like we did my daughters Of all the many places we have stayed over the years I have never enjoyed a stay anywhere that beats this condo and the views. The owner could not be more helpful and also provides s great guide to help with planning your days. The interior of the condo is also beautiful with nice linens and comfortable beds. There is nothing like drifting off to sleep here with the gentle sounds of the surf in the background. We never used the A/C when we stayed because of the great breezes. Truly nirvana!

Stayed: April 2018Submitted: June 13, 2019

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review Teri H.

Best Vacation Condo in Siesta Key!

Dear Paul and Sheri,Fabulous Condo Fabulous View Fabulous Location Fabulous Info Book (We called it the Holy Grail) Fabulous Food Fabulous Vacation......! We definitely want to come back. The beds were amazingly comfortable. What was the brand of the mattresses? Thanks again "Paul from Kansas"Sincerely,Mark, Teri and Maverick Hoskin 2019

Stayed: April 2019Submitted: April 13, 2019

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review Dave S.

Best Rental on the Gulf Near Sarasota—Fisherman’s Cove

We have stayed at several rentals on the Gulf in the Sarasota area and this is by far the best. This includes visits to Venice Beach, Lido Beach and other Siesta Key properties. Fisherman's Cove is located on the quiet, south end of Siesta Key, which has very little traffic even during peak-season. The third-floor location of the property provides an incredible view of the Gulf, beautiful sunsets, and large beach where you can walk for miles. Water's edge is only 150 feet from our building. We spent a lot of time people-watching from the lanai; swimmers, sun bathers, shell-gatherers, and fisherman. I caught several fish in front of the property during our recent stay. You can walk to a kayak rental and paddle for miles on the inter-coastal behind our building. The heated pool is nice when it is windy on the beach. Owners Paul and Sherri recently redecorated their spacious two-bedroom condo, which has everything needed for your visit. Before you arrive they will provide a detailed document that answers all your questions including the best restaurants and local attractions. Paul is very friendly and quick to respond. He and the full-time staff at Fisherman's Cove are available if you have questions or need assistance. There are many restaurants nearby; two within short walking distance. A large mall with a Publix supermarket is only four miles away. We have already made a reservation for next year, which will be our firth time renting this property. If you are looking for the best rental on the Gulf near Sarasota, this is it.

Stayed: March 2019Submitted: March 25, 2019

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review Rosalie H.

A relaxing "Siesta"

We found this condo while doing a search for somewhere quiet and relaxing; away from the hustle bustle of the commercialized areas. We were not disappointed. The unit was a mirror image of the photos shown in the listing and was in pristine condition when we arrived. Prior to our trip, Paul sent us a welcome package which included 42 wonderful pages of any and all information you would ever need pertaining to the unit, the area, shopping, dining, etc. We found it quite helpful and referred to it often during our stay. The condo was well equipped with the essentials, appliances and linens but also included many extras such as Tommy Bahama chair, umbrellas, beach toys, etc. That in itself is such a convenience! We will definitely choose this beachfront unit the next time we make Siesta Key our destination! Thanks to Paul for his attention to detail and follow ups, ensuring the best stay possible!

Stayed: October 2018Submitted: October 31, 2018

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review Ashley

A Siesta Gem!

This vacation rental was over and beyond! The location and views are amazing, and the comfortableness and relaxation vibe of this 2bed/2bath condo made us feel so much like we were at home! Rental is FULLY EQUIPPED with any and everything you can think of. Plenty of activities and games provided for families to do, chairs and fishing poles available for the beach lovers, and a nice heated outdoor pool. The beds and pillows were so so so comfy. Chefs will love the fact that the kitchen is fully equipped with any and every utensil, pot and pan you could think of! Night time was so calming and soothing, we let the windows and outdoor porch open for the best breeze, no AC needed. We DID NOT want to leave! Thank you for having us as a guest and thank you for providing a LOVELY rental property to Siesta Key renters. - Fireball Approves

Stayed: October 2018Submitted: October 30, 2018

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review Chris R.

Rice family vacation

Hey Paul, We had an awesome time, the condo was perfect and we loved the beach. I don't think we could have asked for a better place to be for the week. Every night we went out to a different restaurant and tried different seafood. Can't complain about anything we did. We're glad we got to meet you and your wife we enjoyed the chat. When you called that morning you were correct the power did go out, I hadn't noticed that the stove clock did reset I must have slept right through the storm LOL. I hope you guys have a good rest of Summer very nice meeting you.Sincerely Chris

Stayed: May 2018Submitted: October 15, 2018

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review Leslie

Best Florida Vacation Ever

Spent last week at Fisherman's Cove. It was amazing! The views, the condo, the food and the locals. Made many new friends. And the location is perfect. Just minutes to all the activities, shopping and dining. We also spent time on the beach each day. The water was clear and we got in several times with no concerns and no problems. And our host, Paul, is for sure the BEST! He knocks it out of the park with all his information and insights. Absolute will go back. Thanks for everything!

Stayed: October 2018Submitted: October 09, 2018

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review Zach C.

Fantastic Experience!!!!

First, let me say that the photos posted on the website do not do the condo justice. In reality, we couldn’t have found a more beautiful and secluded beachfront condo along Siesta Key. There were several days that we could literally count on one hand the number of families on the beach, giving the sense that we had the entire ocean to ourselves.We ventured to Siesta Key Beach, which was packed with tourists drinking heavily and blasting music. The sand was finer and white on Siesta Key Beach, but rest assured that the condo’s location boasts the same EXACT water clarity that can be found on Siesta Key Beach. In fact, the water clarity is very similar to what can be found in the Destin area.The cleanliness of the condo was superb when we arrived, and the beds were very comfortable. The number of turtle nests on our beach were many, as well as to the more secluded area to our south, which we were actually lucky enough to see baby turtles emerge from their sand nest and venture off into the sea!The condo is just a few minutes drive to Siesta Key Village, where many delicious restaurants await. Fisherman’s Cove also has four outdoor gas grills which were very clean and reliable. We have traveled to many condo and rental home locations for vacations in Destin, Pensacola, Daytona Beach, Key West, Savannah, Gulf Shores, Anna Marie Island, and Miami. Without any question, we have found the PERFECT condo!!!

Stayed: August 2017Submitted: August 05, 2018

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review Matt

Incredible Condo on the Beach

My wife and our 2 children just got back from spending a week in Siesta Key. We were more than excited to be staying a week right in the condo right on the beach. We couldnt have asked for a better time as we were able to catch some waves, snorkel, collect shells (pretty sure my youngest son brought back enough to fill a small beach). The views from the condo are incredible. We spent many nights getting our dinner to go so we could enjoy on our private balcony and catching the sunset. The restaraunts close by are delicious and we cant stop raving about the breakfast at the 'Toasted Mango'. We are already planning to head back and will definitley be contacting Paul for another week (or 2) in his condo.

Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 31, 2018

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review Tim N.

Fantastic Condo with Great Location & Beautiful view

WOW! The condo was perfect with everything you need and want at your finger tips. Mr. McWilliams and Fishermans Cove were fantastic. Mr. McWilliams should be a travel guide with all his recommendations and information given. The condo's location was great and the accommodations were perfectly appointed. Beds were very comfortable. Siesta Key is a great vacation spot. The beach is steps away and not crowded at all. We already recommended the condo to others. You will not be disappointed!

Stayed: June 2018Submitted: July 13, 2018

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review Jo Anne R.

The Ultimate in Sunset and Beach Viewing

We just returned from a wonderful relaxing week's stay at this condo in Fisherman's Cove. We have been to many beach locations in Florida and around the country and this by far was our favorite condo for beach viewing, relaxing on the lanai, and seeing an amazing sunset every single night. Each sunset seemed more beautiful than the last. The condo is beautiful, comfortable and has a very beachy decor with lovely original art work. We loved that it was on the third floor corner because of the great front and side views. The beach and pool were remarkably never crowded at this location. My four year old granddaughter loved the very nice heated pool as well as collecting shells on the beach. There were sand toys in the condo closet and she put them to very good use. It seems like a very family friendly place-- there were a few playmates in the pool her age almost every day. There is a great shaded play ground a short walk away and Isabella also loved it there. The owner, Paul, could not have been more helpful before , during or after our stay. The comprehensive (35 pages!) guide he sent for the area before our stay was immensely helpful. My daughter and son-in-law enjoyed so many of his recommendations that they discovered from his guide. I can not say enough wonderful things that this vacation rental and location had to offer. We definitely will be returning!

Stayed: April 2018Submitted: May 02, 2018

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review Jill and B.

Relief from Michigan

Excellent host for our stay in the very roomy condo. The views were outstanding from the gulf side and the bay side. We had sunrises from the bay and sunsets from the gulf. We had everything we needed for our week long stay. Paul had sent a very helpful list of restaurants (with reviews), places to check out and many things to do while we were there. We referred to it as “Paul’s Bible” since he was so detailed. He doesn’t want you to miss out on anything. If you have any issues he is quick to respond. We look forward to returning again.

Stayed: April 2018Submitted: May 02, 2018

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review Dave S.

Best Gulf Shore Accommodations in the Sarasota Area

We have stayed at several rentals on the Gulf in the Sarasota area and this is by far the best. This includes visits to Venice Beach, Lido Beach and other Siesta Key properties. Fisherman's Cove is located on the quiet, south end of Siesta Key, which has very little traffic even during peak-season. The third-floor location of the property provides an incredible view of the Gulf, beautiful sunsets, and large beach where you can walk for miles. Water's edge is only 150 feet from our building. We spent a lot of time people-watching from the lanai; swimmers, sun bathers, shell-gatherers, and fisherman. I caught 15 fish (6 species) in front of the property during our recent stay. You can walk to a kayak rental and paddle for miles on the inter-coastal behind our building. The heated pool is nice when it is windy on the beach. Owners Paul and Sherri recently redecorated their spacious two-bedroom condo, which has everything needed for your visit. Before you arrive they will provide a detailed document that answers all your questions including the best restaurants and local attractions. Paul is very friendly and quick to respond. He and the full-time staff at Fisherman's Cove are available if you have questions or need assistance. There are many restaurants nearby; two within short walking distance. A large mall with a Publix supermarket is only four miles away. We have already made a reservation for next year, which will be our third time renting this property. If you are looking for the best rental on the Gulf near Sarasota, this is it.

Stayed: March 2018Submitted: March 22, 2018

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