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“MOONMIST” Siesta Key Luxurious villa with private hot tub in a 'jungle' setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,620 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 25 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Moomist Villa is an idyllic setting to relax and rewind. It is located within Polynesian Gardens across the street from beautiful Siesta Key beach (Number 1 on the list of Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the USA). Out the front door you have a “peek-a-boo” view of the bay with boats cruising by. Out the back sliding doors you look on an ancient oak covered with resurrection fern, orchids & bromeliads & a stone path to your own private hot tub in the middle of the jungle of tropical flora.

When you walk in the front door you will be captivated by the arched ceiling painted to look like the sky. The living room is charming & tropical, the sun porch/TV room is comfy and cozy and has a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is properly “beachy” with open shelves & bamboo countertops. The master bedroom with a queen bed & wicker chests is a sanctuary ala Tommy Bahama style. The second bedroom has twin beds and is bright & Floridian.

SORRY: NO Smoking & NO Pets


The unit is fully furnished & equipped. It has 3 TVs, VCR player, stereo system, etc. There is wi-fi access. The community fishing pier is at the end of the street & the heated pool is around the corner. Walk across the street to miles of white sugar-sand beach (1/3 mile -- or take the free trolley that will drop you off at the public beach). Walk (or drive) ½ mile to quaint beach pubs and convenience stores.

We can arrange to have “start-up” groceries on hand – inquire for details. SORRY, NO SMOKING and NO PETS

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Beaches, pool, shelling, fishing, water sports, boating.

Shopping, restaurants, cultural activities – something for everyone!

GOLF -- over 40 public courses in the local area.

It’s just a short walk or drive to Crescent Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Island style restaurants and pubs are also a few blocks away. A 15 minute drive will have you in downtown Sarasota and 20 minutes will put you on world famous St. Armand’s Circle for world class shopping and dining. Sarasota is renowned for it’s many cultural activities including the Ringling Museum (if you’ve never seen a Rubens up close – WOW!), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, Players Theatre, Selby Botanical Gardens (orchids, orchids, orchids!) Mote Marine (pet a sting ray). Also short term membership at Bath & Racquet Club is available for tennis & gym.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Fly into either Tampa or Ft. Myers – we’re just over an hour from either airport. We’re less than 30 minutes from the Sarasota airport. It’s only 2 hours to Orlando (Disney, MGM, Universal Studios and Sea World). It’s about an hour to Tampa (Busch Gardens, NFL and NHL). It’s about ½ hour to the Ellenton Prime Outlet Mall with over 130 outlet stores.

More Details

Jeannette Watling
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jeannette Watling

I grew up on the beach in NC and now live on the beach in Sarasota -- always a beach girl. There's something about being near the sea that is good for the soul.

Jeannette Watling purchased this villa in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is beautiful and perfect for a summer getaway. You have privided for everything. Everything right down to the clouds painted on the ceiling are perfect. I will be back again next year!
Jul 2015
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Siesta Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'Sun room'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Sleep Sofa in sunroom
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen is fully equipped. Short term membership at Bath & Racquet Club is available for tennis and exercise. Wi-fi connection is available.


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“MOONMIST” Siesta Key Luxurious villa with private hot tub in a 'jungle' setting
average rating of 4.703704 based on 37 reviews
North Liberty, IA / Midwest, USA

Great Vacation at Moonmist

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our daughter and her 2 children (9 and 5) thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at Moonmist Villa! The property was clean and well-maintained. The swimming pool in the complex was also very impressive (impeccably maintained), and a short walk. It was as if we had our own private pool! The public beach and Siesta Key Village and shops were a short drive away! We were there over the 4th of July and the condos with beach access across the street were having nothing to do with letting us "cut through"to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are two convenient public beach accesses -- one is less than 1/3 mile south and the "main" public beach with lifeguards, bathrooms and a snack bar is about 1 mile north. Most of the time the condos across the street will let you cut through, but on holiday weeks they hire extra guards to keep non-residents from using their access.
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The place was a delight

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the dock in particularly. It was wonderful to relax and we loved . And recommend lt.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at siesta key! The house was perfect for our young family. The pool, the beach and accommodations made for a delightful family holiday. We would absolutely visit again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estes Park, Co.

Don't miss this gem

  • 5 of 5

A charming villa in a very quiet, clean, unhurried neighborhood. Whatever your reason for visiting Sarasota and Siesta Key, this is a perfect getaway. The location puts you at arms length for any activity. Beach, restaurants, you name it, it's right there. Jeannette takes pride in her villa and is responsive to any questions or concerns. So go ahead, what are you waiting for?


  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place -- very spacious -- fully equipped with everything you could need. Very quite and peaceful location. We really enjoyed walking down to the little dock on the bay in the evenings -- even did a little fishing from there. The free trolly to take you into Siesta Village was a bonus. Between that and the golf carts that are tips only, it was so easy to get around.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Well maintained. Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the cute neighborhood. Kids swam in the pool so that was a nice option for non-beach days. Definitely check out siesta beach on Sunday at dusk for the drum circle. So much fun! Would stay here again on our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Curt's
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Siesta 'crescent beach'
Car: recommended

Beach, kayaking, art festivals, theatre, golf, botanical gardens, great restaurants, outlet malls, tennis


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

$300 security deposit/reservation deposit
There is a ONE WEEK minimum rental period!! No 'weekend' rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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