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Siesta Key Home with Boat Dock on Grand Canal

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This deck view captures the wild Florida feel you get in the heart of Siesta Key

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

Enjoy the beauty and feel of old Florida. The house is on a wide section of the Grand Canal, which will give you great views across the water from inside the house as well as from outside. The lush tropical vegetation will add to your sense of peace.

Observe birds and boats from the lanai, or use it as a sleeping porch. Enjoy the outdoors in privacy on the patio, surrounded by fragrant natal plums overhung by a live oak with stag horn ferns and bromeliads. Watch the sunsets and perhaps even catch a glimpse of manatees from the dock. From your bed, listen to the calls of the resident gecko and the sounds of fish jumping in the night.

The dock will accommodate a boat up to 25 feet long. Bring your own boat, or rent one locally. You are only one bridge away from the Intercoastal Waterway. There you can go water skiing and boogey boarding or observe nesting sea birds with their young. From there, it is a short ride to the pass at the north end of Siesta Key and into the Gulf, with gorgeous views of Sarasota and the coastal islands all along the way. You can fish from along the seawall at the house or from your boat in the bay or Gulf.

This 1950s furnished home has an open feeling with lovely views of the outdoors in every direction. The one-story, ground-level floorplan, which gives comfortable access to everyone, is becoming hard to find. Newly tiled, it features a split design with bedrooms and bathrooms at each end of the house. The master bedroom with king-size bed looks out into the foliage of the patio at the west end. The second bedroom, with queen-size bed and an adjoining office area, is at the east end of the house, looking south to the canal. Also at the east end of the house but looking north, the third bedroom has two twin beds. The second bathroom is between the two bedrooms at the east end, giving increased privacy to each. In addition, young children or singles can sleep comfortably on sofa or futon -- or 'camp out' on the screen porch (lanai).

From the house, you are within a mile of Siesta Key Village with its trendy shops and restaurants.

*Recognized for its cool, white, powdery sand, Siesta Key Public Beach -- with its life guards, playground, tennis courts, volleyball, and picnic tables -- is less than a mile and a half away. Across the Intercoastal Waterway, Sarasota offers shopping and business centers, opera, ballet, concerts, and professional theater, Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Aquarium, Myakka River and Oscar Shearer State Parks, and much more.

*Siesta Key is Dr. Beach's #1 beach in the USA and it's also the only Florida beach listed by Travel Channel as “best beaches for romance” and one of two Florida beaches listed as “best beaches for families”! Check it out at the Travel Channel website.

Keywords: Siesta Key home, Grand Canal, water-front, pet-friendly

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility:

                The house is all on one level, but I am not sure about the width of halls and doorways. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Central Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Stereo, CD Player, Phone, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking and Serving Utensils provided, Linens provided, Covered Parking, Charcoal Grill (BBQ). No Smoking, Please! Extra charge for small pets. Alternatively, if you are looking for luxury in Gulf-front living on a long-term basis, please check out our condominium at #63181...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Waterfront:

                        On the Grand Canal of Siesta Key...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      monthly rentals
                      Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      30 night min stay

                      $4,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      If you will be staying four or more months, please check with owners about a discount for long-term rentals. Also, if you are interested in renting May through November, ask about our low-season rates.

                      Note: There are charges for utilities and basic cleaning, which are added only when low-season rates are in effect, whereas the cost of any damages or excess cleaning are assessed in all cases.

                      A $1000 deposit is needed to hold a reservation. When the rent & taxes are paid in full, this becomes a damage deposit. The rent & taxes must be paid three months before arrival date. When reservations are long-term, a 50% payment is due six months ahead; the other 50% is due three months before your arrival. For low-season rentals, a refundable deposit for utilities is to be paid in advance.


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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Sarasota (or Tampa - one hour's drive)
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      several choices in Siesta Key Village
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      several choices in Siesta Key Village ... Sarasota
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Siesta Key Public Beach -- best in USA!

                      Car: Recommended

                      View Wildlife from the Dock or Lanai (including Pelicans, Herons, Egrets, Sea Gulls, and perhaps an occasional Manatee). Fish off the deck, or just sit and read your newspaper or novel. On Siesta Key's nearby Crescent Beach, you can play Volleyball or Tennis, take your children to the Playground or join in the Sunday night Drumming. On and around Siesta Key, you can enjoy Swimming, Hiking, Biking, Boating, Sailing, Water Skiing, Fishing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, and Rafting. In and around Sarasota, enjoy Golf, Live Theater, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Gyms, Shopping, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, and much more! See Mote Marine Aquarium, Selby Botanical Gardens, the Ringling Museums, or performances at the Van Wezel. Go Hiking, Biking or Kayaking at Myakka River State Park or Oscar Scherer Park, both nearby on the mainland.

                      * Siesta Key is the only Florida beach listed by Travel Channel as “best for romance” & 1 of 2 listed as “best for families.' * More recently: Dr Beach's #1 beach in the USA!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: We are a semi-retired couple. That is, Mike is retired after 30 years with IRS. AnnaMarie stayed home for many years with young children, then as a home-schooling mom. She is now working as a Vocational Counselor with Rehabilitation Services in Georgia. We hope to live on Siesta Key as soon as possible, but we have grandchildren in Georgia, so we haven't been able to pull ourselves away yet...

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      We chose this home because Siesta Key is our dream retirement spot. It is on the Grand Canal and in a charming community that encourages healthy outdoor living. Sarasota is the perfect mix of culture and relaxation.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      There is never a time when the weather is not perfect. In the summer there is a constant sea breeze and the Gulf is warm and inviting; in the winter the 'cold' days are hardly chilly by most standards. The house is open and bright with lots of access to the outdoors. The lanai, patio, deck and dock given plenty of options for outdoor living. I personally love sleeping outdoors and the lanai is the perfect spot most times of the year.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • This deck view captures the wild Florida feel you get in the heart of Siesta Key

                        This deck view captures the wild Florida feel you get in the heart of Siesta Key

                      • The lanai, with daytime views of the canal, can also serve as a sleeping porch.

                        The lanai, with daytime views of the canal, can also serve as a sleeping porch.

                      • Living room includes bright, new sofa and tub chair plus futon, recliner and TV.

                        Living room includes bright, new sofa and tub chair plus futon, recliner and TV.

                      • Spacious kitchen with lots of counter and storage space invites cooking in.

                        Spacious kitchen with lots of counter and storage space invites cooking in.

                      • The dining area, looking west to patio & sunsets, is lit up with the afternoon glow.

                        The dining area, looking west to patio & sunsets, is lit up with the afternoon glow.

                      • This sheltered entry on a circular drive only hints at the pleasures within.

                        This sheltered entry on a circular drive only hints at the pleasures within.

                      • Master bedroom's sliding doors allow easy access to the patio and deck areas, right outside.

                        Master bedroom's sliding doors allow easy access to the patio and deck areas, right outside.

                      • Office with internet & windows on east & south. Watch boats & birds as you work.

                        Office with internet & windows on east & south. Watch boats & birds as you work.

                      • From master bedroom, this private patio offers a view of the canal where you can see without being seen.

                        From master bedroom, this private patio offers a view of the canal where you can see without being seen.

                      • On the patio, look up at the live oak with bromeliads and ferns overhead.

                        On the patio, look up at the live oak with bromeliads and ferns overhead.

                      • The path from patio or living room or bedroom doors to the deck or boat dock is framed by local flora.

                        The path from patio or living room or bedroom doors to the deck or boat dock is framed by local flora.

                      • You can sit on the shady deck on a sunny day, watching the fish jumping and waving at the boaters as they go by.

                        You can sit on the shady deck on a sunny day, watching the fish jumping and waving at the boaters as they go by.

                      • Your view of the canal from the dining room. Picture yourself sitting on the lanai!

                        Your view of the canal from the dining room. Picture yourself sitting on the lanai!

                      • Lanai's seating group encourages good times; or relax in two chaise lounges.

                        Lanai's seating group encourages good times; or relax in two chaise lounges.

                      • Open living area is central to entry, kitchen, bedrooms, office, lanai & patio.

                        Open living area is central to entry, kitchen, bedrooms, office, lanai & patio.

                      • Informal dining area surrounded w/glass & views thru lanai to the Grand Canal.

                        Informal dining area surrounded w/glass & views thru lanai to the Grand Canal.

                      • This old live oak, in the center of the driveway, is hung with ferns and surrounded by natal plums.

                        This old live oak, in the center of the driveway, is hung with ferns and surrounded by natal plums.

                      • The bright and welcoming master bedroom has king-size bed and newly tiled floor.

                        The bright and welcoming master bedroom has king-size bed and newly tiled floor.

                      • Bedroom with queen-sized bed has best views of canal and access to office area.

                        Bedroom with queen-sized bed has best views of canal and access to office area.

                      • This third bedroom looks east & north to the front yard, driveway & entry gardens.

                        This third bedroom looks east & north to the front yard, driveway & entry gardens.

                      • From the deck overlooking the canal you have access to patio, bed & living rooms

                        From the deck overlooking the canal you have access to patio, bed & living rooms

                      • The deck gives places for morning coffee, evening meals & everything in between.

                        The deck gives places for morning coffee, evening meals & everything in between.

                      • View of the waterfront from the Grand Canal: dock, deck & patio are beyond the palm on left.

                        View of the waterfront from the Grand Canal: dock, deck & patio are beyond the palm on left.

                      • Siesta Key: Dr Beach's #1 beach in USA. You’re 1½ miles from the public beach.

                        Siesta Key: Dr Beach's #1 beach in USA. You’re 1½ miles from the public beach.

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                      $4,500 per month (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 08/22/2013
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