About the Property
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The house is a bright, newer construction( in 2005) 3 bedroom home near the Siesta Beaches. This property is nestled in a quiet community a 10 minute walk from the white sands of Siesta Key's Crescent Beach and 3 blocks from the shops, restaurants and boat rentals of Stickney Point Bridge area. There are plenty of good restaurants, pizza, ice cream and boat and bike rentals within walking distance.
This home was built on property that has been in the family since the '50s, and is situated at the front of a large 0.4 acre property with over half of it a fenced-in, grass backyard. Kids and dogs love the safe environment in which to play as adults watch from the large screened lanai, kitchen, or great room.
The home has a lovely terrazzo-type floor, A/C, washer and dryer, gas BBQ, a fully-functional, fully outfitted kitchen, fast internet, and WiFi throughout the house and lanai. You can use your Netflix account on the smart TV. Our family travels in by plane from California and New Hampshire, so everything needed for things like Thanksgiving dinner is there.
The master BR has a queen bed. The other two BRs have a queen and a pair of twin beds. One of the photos shows the split layout floor plan with master on one side and guest BRs on the other. The large lanai is screened and glassed for 4 season enjoyment.
We built this place to our own design specifically as a bright and airy Siesta Key beach house. It is designed to accommodate our family and dogs for vacations in carefree, tasteful and low maintenance living. This house is designed to stand up to 150 mph hurricane winds, with low energy usage due to its special construction. We have tried to make this a turn-key place for visitors to enjoy, from Keurig and drip coffee makers, coffee grinders to hairdryers to beach toys, we have outfitted it for our use and yours. There is also a guest book, that we and visitors update with menus and brochures from local sites and vendors, including such things as rentals for cribs, baby strollers and sports equipment. Aside from the beach, within walking distance are coffee shops, restaurants, ice cream, pizza, boat and bike rentals, etc.
This property is located across the Intercoastal Waterway from Siesta Key on Beechwood Ave., which means you can visit the beaches without having to put up with traffic on the only two bridges, it is a quieter location, and the price is right. An advantage of single family homes is that you are not limited to a single car.
The local manager is a few blocks away. She will take care of your needs and of course, you can always contact us with problems, questions, suggestions or feedback. The property is under contract with various services, such as Cable, HVAC, pest control, lawn care, and like the manager, we can initiate service calls if needed.
This is a single family home with a large, fully fenced back yard with both sunny and shaded areas. The location was specifically chosen for the nearby coffee shops, eateries (none of which are national chains), watercraft rentals, local grocery store, etc. And all of that is just outside the neighborhood, so it is quiet at the house. The neighbors are all friendly, about half retired and half younger working folks.
Why Kids Love It
The nearby water and beach of course. But also the big yard with a good supply of kid and dog savvy squirrels and birds.
During the summer there are some very interesting camps, like swimming, rowing, tennis, marine biology, and circus skills.
If you are looking at this, you probably already know about Sarasota and Siesta Beach. I grew up here and my family has been here since the 1800's, so it is hard for me so say a 'little bit' about the place. Your favorite search engine is a good place to start. Also feel free to call me in California.
It is on the west central coast of Florida where the Gulf waters are quite calm, the water is warm and shallow a good distance from the beach. The beach sand is the color and consistency of very fine sugar.
There is truly a 'Here' here. Along with Ft. Myers, it was the winter quarters for the likes of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John Ringling, so a bit more depth than other places. There is one of the best art museums in the country, a fabulous circus museum and a well known performing arts center. You can enjoy and get lessons in all kinds of activities. There are many golf courses, tennis camps, as well as swimming, rowing, circus camps, glass sculpture, marine biology, etc. Within walking distance of the house, you can rent almost any kind of boat from kayaks to standup paddle boards to outboard motor boats and jet skis. Great fishing including deep sea fishing.
Favorite Places To Eat
Honestly, too many to list. There is a white 3-ring binder at the house with local menus and past renters notes. Many good ethnic restaurants from around the world in addition to American. Many excellent local (non-chain) restaurants.
The main specialty here is seafood of course, and the most popular place is typical in that it's tagline is "What is on your plate slept in the Gulf of Mexico last night"
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
May 01 2022 - Oct 31 2022
Nov 01 2022 - Dec 30 2022
Jan 01 2023 - Jan 31 2023
Feb 01 2023 - Feb 28 2023
Mar 01 2023 - Mar 31 2023
Pet fee: $0
Cleaning 20 days or less: $150
Tax Rate: 12%
High-season (Jan., Feb., Mar.) is rented by the calendar month for flat rates as shown in 'Rates'.
Otherwise, please contact me about lengths of stay different from the rates quoted. As you can see, a months rental is 25% off the daily rate. Depending on how high demand is, we also offer some discount for rentals over 2 weeks
Cleaning fees for longer stays are $0, assuming you leave the place essentially as you find it. OK to have first load of laundry running, and dishes running so you can have very little to do on departure day. We expect our cleaning service to finish the laundry, put away the dishes, and do a touch up clean, esp. for floors, bathrooms and kitchen.
If you bring a dog, please be aggressive about getting up dog hair.
Last updated on June 02, 2022
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a native of Siesta Key. Although we live in the San Francisco area now, we are in Sarasota several times a year, especially during the off-seasons both for the sheer enjoyment and to keep the place in tip-top condition.
Calendar last updated: June 02, 2022
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What a great house! One of the main reasons we rented this house was the fenced yard for the dog, and walking distance for the beach & restaurants. The house was clean, comfortable and quiet! Great neighborhood to walk your dog! The house has about everything you could possibly need. From cooking to beach chairs, it’s there. The beach & a number of restaurants are a 10-15 minute walk. Parking at Crescent beach is minimal, you can park in a lot by the Daiquiri Deck across the street, it was a flat fee of $33 for 12 hours. If you like farmers markets, the Sarasota one is fabulous! The location of the house is perfect, within a 20 minutes drive you can be shopping, golfing, fishing, eating, or laying on the beach. Would definitely stay again. :)
Stayed: April 2022Submitted: May 04, 2022
Dan and Diane are welcome back any time. They took great care of the place and were very personable and it was easy to communicate with them. They even found a new restaurant for us to try. Also, something very important from an owner's perspective, they took the time to call from the road on their way home to let us know about a last-minute problem with the dishwasher so we could get it fixed before the next renter.