About this 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.
Our living room has new tile floors, a leather sleeper sofa and easy love seat, with a wall unit containing a 65" HDTV with a blu-ray player . Our living room leads to a beautiful tiled lanai with a modern panoramic window on the Gulf. 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 40” HDTV and a DVD player adjoined by a newly renovated tiled private bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Adjoining our Primary 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 40" television adjoined by its own updated private bath with a walk-in shower.
In the living room there is a pullout queen sized sofa sleeper.
We furnish our own quality linens with bath towels and beach towels for our guests., plus beach chairs and umbrellas.
We also provide an iron, ironing board, hair dryer and lots of other items. 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 Comcast 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.
The photos of the beach are for illustrative purposes only and weather, tides, and natural beach erosion cause topography changes from time to time. There is also plenty of information on our website about the fabulous restaurants nearby.
We had a recent tenant who had a great time catching fish in the Gulf right in front of our Condo!
For your convenience there is a free trolley within walking distance that runs the length of Siesta Key !
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 deposit will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee and the short term rental 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.
Our direct Gulf front condo means spending your day on the beach, swimming, fishing, strolling the shoreline, collecting shells or watching the magnificent Siesta Key Dolphins.
Nobody has water on both sides, the Gulf of Mexico on the West and Blind Pass Lagoon on the East
Swimming and fishing in the Gulf; fishing in Blind Pass Lagoon, Kayaking in Blind Pass Lagoon, free boat slips with boat rental facility in walking distance.
Incredible sunsets; bring a camera
Why Kids Love It
This is the shark's tooth capital of the world. Shark teeth hunting and shell hunting is a wonderful experience as is the wildlife, sea turtles, birds, dolphins, etc.
Playing in the Gulf of Mexico could be all day.
Mote Marine Museum on Long Boat Key is an important educational experience for all kids.
There is a playground at the public beach
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.
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 or more than 4 occupants.
Favorite Places To Eat
Here are my recommendations for restaurants:
1. Michael’s on East, 1212 East Avenue South (go north on US #41, turn right on Bahia Vista for 1 block and then right on East Street), Sarasota, FL, ,
This is my favorite because it is a 5- star restaurant that is locally owned and is not a chain. It has a piano and provides you some space so you do not feel crowded.
2. Ophelias On the Bay, 9105 Midnight Pass Rd (1/2 mile south of Turtle Beach Road), Sarasota, FL 34242, /. This is a famous gourmet restaurant with a fabulous Sunday brunch.
3. The Table, 5365 S Tamiami Trail (about 1.5 miles north of Stickney Point on US #41 at Phillippi Creek, look down on the right), Sarasota, FL 34231, , Fabulous happy hour, fabulous food, but tables are close to each other.
4 Turtles on the Bay, just on the other side of Midnight Pass Road. , . Karen eats there every time she visits the condo.
5. Crows Nest on the south Venice Jetty in Venice. . . 1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285.
6. Sharkys, 1600 Harbor Drive on the Gulf next to the Venice Airport. and . (500+ seats). Sharkys has 2 restaurants: Fins for “fine dining” and Sharkys as a regular Florida seafood restaurant.
7. Cassariano, 313 West Venice Avenue in downtown Venice . This is Karen’s favorite Italian restaurant.
8. Clayton’s Siesta Grille, 1256 Old Stickney Point Road (the road just before the Stickney Point bridge road), Sarasota, FL 34242, ; this is a favorite breakfast grill.
9. Walts Fish Market, 4144 South Tamiami Trail (US #41 just south of Bee Ridge Road), Sarasota 34231, ; very fresh seafood market and seafood restaurant. /home.html
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Nov 25 - Dec 22 2023
Dec 17 2023 - Apr 21 2024
Dec 18 2023 - Apr 22 2024
Dec 23 2023 - Jan 05 2024
Apr 23 - Jun 09 2024
security deposit: $450
reservation fee: $48
Tax Rate: 13%
7 night minimum is required by HOA and by Insurance.
Maximum of 6 Guests to maintain the really nice condition of our Condo.
Last updated December 09, 2023
Hosted by Scott Weaver
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2020
About the owner: Scott and Liz we bought the condo in January of 2020. We have two sons and we live in Michigan . Come enjoy paradise
Why this property? We have never found a comparable property. With the Gulf of Mexico directly on the West and Blind Pass Lagoon directly on the East with free boat slips and access to the Inland Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, there is nothing like this property.
This is not a high rise, only 3 stories and we are on the 3rd story so no one can be above us.
There are only 84 condos all built in 1968-1969. Few have had the extensive renovation that we have undertaken and even fewer have a washer and dryer.
We completely modernized our condo to the standard of our eventual retirement home. So it is almost like a brand new condo, not a condo built in 1969.
Excellent Condo A306
We stayed at A306 the third week of April 2023. Our stay was well beyond expectation and this location & Unit is the best overall rental we’ve experienced in 25+ years of Florida vacationing. Everything was as represented in the descriptions. The location & Unit was easy to find, the gated lot & designated parking were great, the 3rd floor view over the Gulf was perfect. The Condo was extremely clean, everything except groceries was furnished as listed, the washer/dryer was a great addition, Beach chairs & umbrellas were available, the heated pool was super. The check in/out process was easy, the on-site staff was friendly, professional & helpful. A306 is a great Conda in a great location, I highly recommend! And I’ve already made reservations for our 2024 vacation.
Stayed: April 2023 Submitted: June 19, 2023
We were excited to spend a week in Florida. The condo made our vacation the ultimate paradise getaway!! This condo was very clean and beautifully decorated! Eating our meals in the lanai with that view was amazing! We loved having the bay in the back of the condo and the gorgeous gulf in the front. We wanted a condo that was close to the beach, and you can't get closer than this place to the water! Literally steps away and you are on the beach. The condo was well equipped with most everything you'd need. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were very nice. I'd highly recommend this condo for anyone looking to get away and relax. The owners were very nice and communicated right away if we had a question. The onsite management staff was very helpful too.
Stayed: August 2022 Submitted: September 11, 2022
Beautiful and tranquil getaway!
Me and my husband had a wonderful vacation and plan on returning next year. The condo looks just like the pictures and was very clean and well equipped. The beach was so peaceful. It was away from the crowds, but close to everything. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The ease of check in and check out was also a plus. We definitely recommend this condo!
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 21, 2021
A-306 Beautiful clean condo with tile bath's & floors. Wonderful view from the sunroom. You can be almost on the beach without the sand & sunburn. Loved the big screen TV ! Kitchen had anything you might need except a pizza pan & cutter. If you need a frying pan,take one from home. The ones in the condo need to be in the trash ! Beautiful beach, beautiful condo !!!
Stayed: November 2020 Submitted: November 09, 2020
A week in paradise
Beautiful condo and beach. As others have said, the view is like being on a cruise ship (only without the seasickness that my husband gets on a ship). The condo has all the amenities you could need. Beds were super comfortable. Loved having the chairs, umbrella and cooler for the beach. Never had to wait on the elevator. Scott was super responsive and a pleasure to deal with. We hope to return here in the future.
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: October 20, 2020
This condo is fully equipped and beautiful! Everything was so clean! The beach is not crowded and the condo is so close, you can go right up anytime! The lagoon is just as pretty as the beach. Our kids have had so much fun fishing right off the beach. The trolly will take you anywhere for free and you can walk to the nearest stop. This is an excellent family vacation! Thank you so much!
Stayed: September 2020 Submitted: September 28, 2020
We stayed for the last full week in July. It was wonderful. The apartment was the best supplied beach apartment I have ever stayed in. They thought of everything, had a few games, puzzles, dvd/Blu-ray player, drying rack, chairs and toys for the beach and beach towels for us to borrow if needed. The view was AMAZING and we oftentimes would just sit and watch the sunset once we came in from the beach. The pool in the complex is a bit small (only 11 people in the pool at a time) but who goes to the beach for the pool???? You can also rent kayaks or go on a kayak tour through the canal, see manatee up close and find a secret beach. We would definitely return. Scott was very nice and extremely helpful as well with any questions we had. Such amazing owners. I wish all rental owners were as considerate and thoughtful as they were on our stay.
Stayed: July 2020 Submitted: August 05, 2020
Hosted by Scott Weaver