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The Grand Canal Cottage - 5/4 Waterfront, Heated Pool, Spa, Dock, Near Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 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 on the beach side of the canal system within two easy 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 and four full bathrooms that can accommodate up to twelve, along with a true gourmet kitchen featuring a six-burner gas Viking double range, a Miele dishwasher, an under counter wine cooler and a stainless steel Traulsen commercial refrigerator/cooler with glass doors. Cooking utensils, glassware, tableware and serving dishes/plates are all upscale and extensive. 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, the main Siesta Key beach and the city of Sarasota which offers world-class restaurants, side walk cafes, many theaters, art galleries, opera, museums, specialty shops, boutiques and nightlife. The Grand Canal Cottage resides in a canopy of Oak trees and features an abundance of fruit trees, palm trees, flowers, a huge brick paver waterside terrace, outside dining for eight, an outdoor grill, comfortable seating for everyone to include 4 oversized cushioned rockers, a heated pool along with a separate heated 8-person spa, 2 kayaks, 6 bicycles, a fishing dock with an underwater fish light and great fishing, a couple of outdoor showers garage, and an oversized parking paver driveway. You can even dock your pontoon rental boat right at you own dock if you so desire. Everything you could ask for when on an Island vacation.

The ground level Master Suite is very large with two comfortable swivel chairs, a writing desk with computer, overhead fan, a triple slider offering a wonderful view of the waterfront, a 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 features another king size bed [sleeps 2], wall mounted flat panel TV, leather recliner, overhead fan along with other nice furnishings and linens. The third bedroom has 1 queen bed [sleeps 2] with a Stressless leather recliner, wood floors, overhead fan, nice furnishings and linens, and a wall mounted flat panel TV.

The 4th bedroom and 5th bedrooms are located in a separate guest suite immediately adjacent to the main cottage. The lower Bedroom 4 features two full beds [sleeps 4] and a private full bathroom uniquely elevated along with a private outdoor terrace. It additionally offers a leather recliner, nice furnishings, a simulated wood fireplace, hardwood floors, beaded ceiling wainscot, and an overhead fan. It’s extremely nice. Also located in the guest suite building is a new oversized washer and dryer. Upstairs you’ll find Bedroom 5 which offers a queen bed [sleeps 2] and features a private outdoor elevated deck, full tile bath, overhead fan, hardwood floors, kitchenette with fridge, microwave amd bar sink, a wall mounted flat panel TV, simulated fireplace heating system, and a high ceiling with fan. The downstairs suite features its own full bathroom and a private terrace for outdoor seating space.

In short, this perfect vacation home offers so much more. But everyone always comments on the gourmet kitchen, the huge outdoor terrace with pool and spa, 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. Don’t forget to ask your reservationists to arrange a pontoon boat rental from "The Black Pearl" (exclusive to our guests only!) for a portion of the week. You’ll be amazed with the Grand Canal, everyone is and never a negative comment from any guest in over 7 years!


There is a 14 night minimum stay or 1 rental per 30 day period, per Sarasota, FL ordinance, contact us for more information.

More Details

Property Manager
The Cottages, Inc.
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

What makes this house unique

The Grand Canal Cottage, a canal-front Siesta Key luxury vacation home featuring a heated pool with shallow sunning area and separate 8-person spa. Just 2 blocks from the beach and short walk to Siesta Village. The 5 bed/4 bath home sleeps up to 12.

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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Siesta Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2 King, 2 Full, 2 Queen
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge


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The Grand Canal Cottage - 5/4 Waterfront, Heated Pool, Spa, Dock, Near Beach
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 14 reviews

Dirty. Advertised heated pool. Read full story.

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Mildewed bathrooms, roaches and ants inside our house. Dining table ready to fall on someone. Chair in master bedroom broken. Pillows on couch disgustingly dirty. No heated pool as advertised. It was broken before we arrived and never fixed. They returned hundred dollars for this expensive rental. It is not as advertised. The pictures look great but that isnt the real story.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Although we would have used the pool had the heat been turned on.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 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: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: January 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: January 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 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

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 2950-3600 per week