Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Ritchard Lewis
Debbie and I live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Both of our families are from Cleveland, and most of our families are still here. We have a pretty quiet life, and enjoy spending time with our two boys. Winter is too long in Cleveland, and we always look forward to our next chance to be on Siesta Key!
Ritchard Lewis purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Ritchard Lewis chose Siesta Key
My family has been going to Siesta Key since 1960. It sure is a different place now, but you still find the casual beach lifestyle that made it popular. My parents bought a condo in Crystal Sands when it was being built, and it was natural for us to be in the same complex when we were buying. We never get tired of being there, our kids love going, and we are always looking forward to our next visit whenever we leave.
What makes this Condo unique
Number one is, of course, Crescent Beach. Its a wide, flat beach where the sand does not get hot, and it goes on for miles. Within Crystal Sands, you will find a more residential feeling development than many on the Key. The villas are on small streets that run off the main drive; there isn't a stream of traffic running past your door. It is quiet and safe. The grounds are beautiful, and well maintained. The pools are beautiful and heated. Siesta Key is a beach community, and we've tried to provide that comfortable beach experience in our condo. We hope you will agree!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Great time at villa #7
My family enjoyed stay at Siesta Key .We have great time and weather and all we need in beautiful villa #7. . Definitely wr come back♡
My husband, four children and I enjoyed a lovely 10 day stay in beautiful Villa #7 in the Crystal Sands complex. The villa has everything a family would need for a perfect beach vacation! From the fully stocked kitchen, to beach toys, beach chairs (should you wish to explore other beaches - although Siesta Key beach really is the most beautiful!), linens and even a beach cooler. We stayed in a condo in the tower in the past, but found the villa so much more convenient - especially with young children. Having the garage to store our beach items and of course to do our laundry (washer and dryer are conveniently located in the garage!) was so handy and kept the villa clutter and sand free. Siesta Key has so many amenities and restaurants close by - with Captain Curt’s, a grocery store and our favourite ice cream shop (Orange Octopus) a short walk away. We enjoyed trips to Siesta Key Village (Ciao Gelato is amazing!), Mote Marine Aquarium, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and Bayfront Park. We love Siesta Key and look forward to staying in Villa #7 again next year! Thanks Ritch for providing a perfect home for us!!
Thanks so much for the great review! We are very happy you had a great vacation and enjoyed the condo. You were a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to having you back!
We enjoyed our stay. Plastic on lanai windows made it unusable though - no air flow -so too hot
We love Crystal Sands. The construction noise by the pool was a lot though - relentless until 4:30 M-F. The restrooms near the main pool ( beachside ) need some work - they often did not smell good. Our unit could use a few more larger beach towels but otherwise was delightful.
Very happy you enjoyed your stay in the villa
The "plastic" on the lanai windows are actually four -section vinyl panels. The panels easily slide up on their tracks, and end up stacked at the top so that 75% of the opening is uncovered. All of the openings are screened. There are six panels, on two sides of the lanai, so there is good air circulation and the lanai is quite usable all year long. There is also a ceiling fan on the lanai, because as you point out, it's hot in the summer. Thanks wish you had contacted me and I would have been able to explain this to you. I'm sorry it was a problem and impacted your enjoyment of the villa
We have eight beach towels in two sizes. The larger ones are quite large, but the others are beach, not bath, size. Again, I'm sorry you were disappointed, and if you had contacted me, I would happily had you purchase others and reimbursed you I will be in Sarasota in a coup,e of weeks and take a look at this
I will certainly agree with you about the construction. It is a necessary procedure which I informed you of before your vacation. Fortunately, it is only at the hirise building, so the noise doesn't affect the quality of life in the villas. It can be a bit noisy, however. By Thanksgiving, the work should be done, and by next year, additional improvements to the property will make things much improved
In this case, our family was in the co do the week before you, and I was there for a couple of days immediately after. Your family took great care of the condo, which we certainly appreciate and thank you for.
Overall, it sounds like you had an enjoyable time, and we'd love to have you back. Given the chance, we are looking to address any problems and improve our guests experience.
Wonderful Villa and Best Beach in USA
This was our 4th consecutive year staying at Villa 7 and we have already signed-up to return next year. This place is like our home away from home during January and February. The owner is so accommodating and always easily accessible. Every year the villa has something updated and he always wants to know what he can do to improve the villa. Having an attached garage is a big plus and it is full of beach toys and chairs. Of course the best part is the beach. Siesta Key is one of the best beaches you will ever find and we have been to many. You can't go wrong renting this property.
BEST VACATION EVER!!!!..... We were so pleasently surprised and pleased with everything. The villa is decorated beautifully and the beds were all so comfortable we hated leaving them.... We had All of the comforts of home on the besutiful beach of Siesta Key. Everything was cleaned and lovely. The kitchen had every appliance that we were used to. Loved the attached garage and the full size washer and dryer!!! We couldn't have been happier and we will definstly return to this Villa. We stayed for 31/2 weeks and loved it ,
Thanks, Sandi, for the great review! I'm very happy you had a good vacation, and enjoyed the villa. You guys were a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to having you back!
Beautiful beaches, warm Gulf of Mexico waters, heated pools and tropical breezes. What more could you ask from a tropical vacation paradise! Options for dining, from casual to gourmet, are all nearby. And Sarasota is a haven for the arts, with galleries, theater and music; all close at hand.