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Beautifully Updated Villa Directly on Crescent Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Privacy and practicality. . .this villa has it all. . .right down to the beach toys! Totally updated in February 2013! Play on the quartz sandy beach, swim in the heated pool, grill dinner your private brick paved patio, watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico then kick back and relax in your private villa. Your home away from home! Florida doesn’t get any better than here at Siesta Key!

Keywords: Villa, Private House, Bungelow, Cottage

Dennis Raetzel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Dennis Raetzel

My family has owned several properties on Siesta Key over the years. I grew up taking family vacations and spending summers on Siesta key that hold many fond memories for me. The Villa is unique in that it is like owning your own private home on the beach. It is also the largest Villa on the Crescent Arms property with its own private patio with a brand new grill.

Dennis Raetzel purchased this villa in 1985

Why Dennis Raetzel chose Siesta Key

My family travelled the beaches of Florida their entire lives and never found a nicer, more relaxing location than Siesta Key.

What makes this villa unique

The proximity to the beach is the key to Crescent Arms, there is no place closer to the water and more quiet and relaxing.


Siesta Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sleeper Sofa
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Private Villla is just like having your own home at the beach with 3 Flat Screen Cable TV's, 2 DVD Players, IPOD Docking Station, Washer & Dryer in Villa, Private Garage with Opener, Steps from Heated Pool and Beach, Beach Toys in Villa, Down Filled Pillows, 400 Count Linens, King Size Bed in Master, Twin Beds in Guest Bedroom and Queen Sleeper Sofa. Rates based on 6 person occupancy.


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Beautifully Updated Villa Directly on Crescent Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I flew our two little ones (4 and 2 1/2) from New Jersey to Florida with hopes that the villa would be as good as it looked in the pictures, and we were pleasantly surprised that the pictures do not do the place justice. It was clean, spaceous, and gave us everything we needed to have the perfect week in paradise. You walk down the little private road and are almost instantly walking on the perfect private splendor of Crescent Beach. Beautiful white sand, ample beach chairs, and clear ocean water that almost felt like we were in a warm bath made this the perfect beach experience. The villa even had a beach umbrella and beach toys for the kids, so we didn't need to worry about packing them or buying our own for the week. We grilled outside and ate at the little patio, and the people were very nice at the gated complex. We never had to worry about losing keys, since we only ever had to remember the codes to get into the gate and our villa, which was a nice convenience. We also had about 8 turtle nests marked off on the beach right near us, so while we didn't see any of the baby turtles escaping to the ocean, the possibility was there. We also arrived on the 4th of July, so we got to see the professional fireworks of Siesta Beach to our right, while other municipalities and amateur beach enthusiasts competed with their own to set the sky aflame. It was a perfect start to a perfect week. And, when the kids didn't want to take the walk to the beach, our villa was about as close as you could be to the pool, which was well maintained and warm. Lastly, the owner was entirely professional, responsive, and helped make our stay as effortless as it could've been. We will definitely consider coming back in the coming years. You can't beat it for the cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric Thank you so much for taking time to share your positive thoughts and experience during your stay at our little slice of Paradise on Siesta Key! It is so nice to hear from our Guests that they had a wonderful stay at the beach and that they wish to return. Please come back again anytime as we would be pleased to have you and your family . Thanks Again very much! Dennis
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family vacation in Siesta Key! Our rental was perfectly located within walking distance of the beautiful Siesta beach. We had everything we needed in our villa. It was clean, well stocked and perfectly located. We plan to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, TN

Great Villa, Great Commumity, Great Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect villa in the best community, Crescent Arms, and all on the best beach in the USA! The villa is well maintained and well stocked with necessary dishware, appliances, and a washer/dryer in the garage. The small patio includes a table and chairs and a gas grill. The large open dining/living area gave us plenty of space for TV watching, reading, dining and entertaining guests. And as a stand alone unit it was easy to unload the car, no shopping cart or elevator required! It was just a short walk from the villa to shopping, restaurants, and the local grocery. The owner was great to work with and made sure everything was ready to go before our arrival. We have stayed in various units at Crescent Arms for over 10 years and this stay was the best. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA

Great time at the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at Siesta Key. This villa is perfectly situated and offers all of the amenities that we needed. The garage, the large dining/living room, full size washer/dryer and gas grill with patio were among the features of this property that we enjoyed the most. The accessibility to the pool was great too. We are a family of 6 and had no problem finding space in this property! The kids loved the fact that they could come and go as they pleased without needing a key. We have stayed at a number of places up and down Siesta Key and found this villa to be among the best that we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here spring break 2010 awesome place is very nice, the owner Dennis is great to work with! We are hoping to return again soon! I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay on the beach, it was nice having a private home and not a condo unit where you can hear other people!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Armands Circle
"Amazing eclectic shopping at St. Armands Circle Park"
Siesta Key Beach
Mote Marine Laboratory
Siesta Key Beach
Marina Jack
Columbia Restaurant
"My favorite place to eat!"
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

No matter what your are seeking for your vacation, Siesta Key has it all to offer. . .shopping, golf, boating, fishing, and so much more. Just a few miles from St. Armands Circle with trendy and eclectic shopping. You may never need to go shopping after experiencing the sugary, white sands of Crescent Beach. The quartz content in the beach makes it cool under your feet and the perfect place to soak in the rays.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

NO Charges For Cleaning
NO Administrative Fees
NO Security Deposit

Cancellation Policy: 30 days (100% refund; 14 days (50% refund)

Monthly Rates; Call Dennis to Discuss Discounts on Monthly Rates

Any Questions, Please Call , I Will Be Happy to Help You Plan Your Beach Vacation Getaway

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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