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The Grand Canal - Waterfront 5BR/4BA, Heated Pool, Spa, Beach, Sleeps 12-

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights

About the property

Waterfront 5BR/4BA, Heated Pool, Spa, Near Beach

The Grand Canal Cottage, perhaps one of Siesta Key’s favorite luxury vacation homes, is a highly landscaped canal-front private luxury home featuring a heated pool with sun shelf and a separate 8-person spa. It is situated on Siesta Key within two walking blocks of the world’s most beautiful white sand beach and only a short walk to the village.

This home features five tastefully decorated bedrooms that can accommodate up to twelve, four full baths, and a true gourmet kitchen featuring a six-burner gas Viking double range, a Miele dishwasher, an under counter wine cooler and stainless steel Traulsen refrigerator/cooler with glass doors. Seating for 10 at the dining table and 4 at the bar counter makes dining together easy.

This fabulous home is very convenient to the Village, two blocks to the beach and the city of Sarasota which offers world-class restaurants, side walk cafes, theater, art galleries, opera, museums, specialty shops, boutiques and nightlife. The Grand Canal Cottage features an abundance of fruit trees, palm trees, flowers, a huge brick paver waterside terrace [seats 24] with a heated pool and a separate heated 8-person spa, 2 kayaks, 4 bicycles, a fishing dock with an underwater fish light and great fishing, an enclosed garage, and an oversized parking paver driveway.

The Master Suite is very large with two comfortable swivel chairs, a leather Stressless chair, a writing desk, a triple slider offering a wonderful view of the waterfront, wall mounted flat panel TV, bamboo floors and a very comfortable King size bed [sleeps 2]. The bath is travertine and includes a very nice shower with glass enclosure, an oversize steeping bath and dual sinks.

The 2nd bedroom has 2 full size beds [sleeps 4], wall mounted flat panel TV, nice furnishings and linens. The third bedroom has 1 queen bed [sleeps 2] with nice furnishings and linens, a wall mounted flat panel TV and a leather reading chair.

The 4th bedroom and 5th bedrooms are located in a separate apartment suite with queen beds [sleeps 4] in each room. These rooms can be used as separate suites as the upstairs suite features a private outdoor elevated deck, full tile bath, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, wall mounted flat panel TV, simulated fireplace heating system, wood floors and a high ceiling with fan. The downstairs suite features its own full bathroom and a private terrace for outdoor seating space. An oversized new set washer/dryer are available in the attached laundry room as well as internet, wi-fi and Apple TV throughout the entire house.

Everyone will enjoy the new heated pool with sun-shelf, 2 Kayaks for the canals, the 60 jet 8-person heated spa, flat screens everywhere for sports, the bicycles [4], the short distance to the beach, the outdoor gas grill, the wine cooler near the kitchen, the huge outdoor terrace, the underwater snook light bringing hundreds of fish right to the dock every night, terrific fishing off the lower waterfront deck at night, the canal front location and the nearby village. You can tie off your own boat up to the dock or arrange a pontoon boat rental from "The Black Pearl" (exclusive to our guests only!) for a portion of the week. We’ll be happy to assist.

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Property Manager
The Cottages, Inc.
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

What makes this house unique

The Grand Canal Cottage, perhaps one of Siesta Key’s favorite luxury vacation homes, is a maturely landscaped canal-front private luxury home featuring a heated pool with sun shelf and a separate 8-person spa.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My Senior son and 2 buddies, with parents, stayed at this great home in Siesta Key. We loved it! The gourmet kitchen, fantastic patio with a hot tub, comfy beds and linens, bikes to ride, kayaks to paddle all offered us a trip to remember. The "boys" had their own space in the fully equipped apartment above the garage. They loved it. It was so convenient to have a washer and dryer, too! The house was surrounded by beautiful landscaping, and the house was situated on the point of the canal, with another canal intersecting it. It was quiet and private. The beach was an easy walk down the pretty street. Bike trails were close to. We walked to downtown Siesta Key to enjoy the shopping and restaurants. The Moms and sons went para-sailing, which was a short ride away and a very fun outing. There were many fun events close by, like drumming on the beach, Cirque de illuminations and shopping in St. Armand's Circle. We had great oysters on the half shell and fresh grouper out in area restaurants, and cooked great meals at our home away from home. It was fabulous!
Apr 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

The Grand Canal - Waterfront 5BR/4BA, Heated Pool, Spa, Beach, Sleeps 12-
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

This home is beautiful and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the boat, pool and hot tub immensely. The home was very well appointed. The customer service was stellar. The beach is wide and pink and lovely, restaurants excellent, and Sarasota just a few moments away, offering theater, music and fine dining.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 generation had an amazing vacation at this wonderful house. This is by far one of the most thoughtfully laid out and well equipped beach houses we have encountered in many years of renting vacation properties. The personalized cupcakes and the prestocked wine fridge was just what we needed upon arrival after a noisy plane ride with all the kids.

It was then off to the nearby amazing beach and doing some shopping on 41. Other members explored and enjoyed the beautiful and private landscaped grounds, my mom was especially delighted to see some unfamiliar tropical trees and plants. The kids loved fishing in the backyard, the snook light was great for seeing the fish. The week went by too quickly.

Overall a wonderful experience and we are very appreciative for the opportunity. Also appreciate Roger's detailed info guide on the house so we quickly felt at home. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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9 9
Chicago Burbs

Great Family Escape!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a great family vacation. Easy & enjoyable walk to the beach with a stroller. Other family members enjoyed the bikes and kayaks provided. Roger was very attentive to all details and even got life jackets for my young daughters since we rented his boat. My almost 3 year old caught a fish off the dock, which was very exciting. If you have young children, beware that the dock is not fenced off & adult supervision is needed. It wasn't a problem for us with 6 adults. The kids loved watching the fish swim in the snook lights at night. Comfy beds, too. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the "Grand Canal Cottage" was beyond exceptional from start to finish. From the first phone conversation with the owner Roger, to the follow up calls - no detail was too small, no request went unanswered...and we had a lot of questions! 10 family members stayed at the house, but one day during our stay was a family birthday celebration with 30 guests! Roger didn't blink an eye at the suggestion of a party but rather asked how he could be of help, offering parking options, the best place to buy key lime pies and what supplies were available for us to use. Many times rental homes have the bare minimum - linens, towels and dish soap. Grand Canal Cottage has everything! Serving dishes, utensils, spices, wine, a cooler, name it!

The 3 main bedrooms provided great "couple space," especially the Master with it's own sitting area. The bunk room, or should I say bunk "apartment," was a great option for the kids who loved the idea of having their own place with a mini fridge and a flat screen! The outdoor patio looking out onto the canal - complete with hot tub, kayaks, a gas grill and bar - was delightful. The lush landscaping topped off the inviting setting.

-The 2 block walk to the beach is not an easy walk for some seniors, but there are 4 great bikes to choose from to make the distance negligible.

- Pictures always make spaces look larger than they are but the space at the cottage was more than adequate. The photos available on the website tell the true story of a warm, well appointed, well thought out home for vacationers to enjoy!

Thank you Roger...and daughter in law Heather...for all you did to make our family celebration one that we will never forget! And, Siesta Key itself was a wonderful place to visit too!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends could not have been happier about the time we spent together in Roger's beautiful home and discovering Siesta Key. In the three weeks I was there, we ate out only once, because it was so much fun to prepare meals together in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen. I thought my guests would miss not having a swimming pool but we decided we were glad there was a hot tub instead. We loved sitting in it at night with a glass of wine and watching the fish attracted to the green glowing snook light in the canal. We made use of the provided bicycles to explore the key as well as the kayaks for exploring the canal. The house is less than a 10 minute walk to the public beach and I appreciated that beach chairs and a rolling cart were supplied. The house is clean, warm and welcoming. I particularly liked the master bedroom with its wall of sliding glass doors looking out onto the canal, the comfy bed with a pillowtop mattress and sateen sheets. The property is beautifully landscaped with fruit trees (which we were encouraged to pick and eat) and flowers. It felt very private. Roger and his daughter Heather were always available by phone and took care of any issue immediately (like sending a plumber when the WC was acting up). I'd recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family time

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is amazing, it felt like home as soon as I walked in. Came to a surprise in the fridge and the girls went nuts. Could not wait to dive right into them. We chose to stay in and cook rather than go to restaurants - what an amzing kitchen.Thank you so much for a long relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Multiple Locations
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Multiple Locations
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple Locations
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Siesta Key Beach has been rated among the world's best beaches for many years. It was recently rated the No. 1 beach in the United States for 2011/2012 by Dr. Beach. In 2015, it was rated the No. 1 beach from TripAdvisor!


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January Special
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
14 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 17 2017
14 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 21 2017
14 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Policy $45 + Tax
Cleaning $220 + Tax
Tax Rate 19.0%

Admin fees are included in the tax rate.

*Sarasota County ordinance limits rentals to 12 per year, so 2 week or longer rentals may be required in certain months. Minimum stay requirements are not listed here. One week rentals MAY be considered with an additional charge applied. Please inquire with a reservationist to discuss availability and rates. We maintain our calendars using an internal reservation system.

Longer stays are discounted! Contact us directly for better rates based on your length of stay!

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Siesta Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom en suite
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bath located in 2nd floor apartment suite
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bath located in 1st floor apartment suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master located in main house
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom located in main house
    Guest Bedroom - 2 double , Guest Bedroom located in main house
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom located in annex suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom located in annex suite
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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