2 Bedrooms w/beach view , 2 Baths, 1 King, 2 twins + Rollaway bed, (Sleeps 4
About Jane Wattis
Pennsylvania: Dick grew up in Philadelphia, Jane grew up in St. Marys We live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Easton, MD and have been renting the condo on VRBO since 2003. Jane loves decorating, redecorating and have furnished this condo to provide a home-away-from home feeling. It must work because the majority of our guests come back year after year.
Jane Wattis purchased this Condo in 1987
Why Jane Wattis chose Siesta Key
Dick grew up on the water, and we both love to golf, so what can be better!
What makes this Condo unique
One of the Best Views in the whole country. See for yourself.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Room was very Nice with amazing views
Highly recommend, sellers are great also!
This was our third visit to Dick and Jane's condo. The first two couldn't have been more enjoyable hence our third visit. Unfortunately midway through January the building was struck by a severe tornado which blew out the windows of the master bedroom and damaged the frames of all the other doors and windows. As a result of this the bedroom window was boarded up and the lanai was deemed unsafe. The owners with our help allowed various contractors and insurance assessors access to the condo. We went out of our way to help and to send video and photographic evidence of the damage. Unfortunately this was not enough for the owners who without our consent allowed everybody and anybody access to the condo without our permission and without prior warning. People came and went whenever they wanted using their own keys whether we were there or not and at one time just barging in without even knocking. When I complained to the owners that we were entitled to warning to have time to hide our valuables, money and passports their response was to put them in the trunk of our car. At no time did they ask after our welfare or consider a refund for our ruined vacation. We spent two weeks with boarded up windows, no lanai and freezing draughty conditions the contractors left a filthy mess and never tidied up . Finally they refused to return our security deposit and only on the threat of litigation did they return it. We will never return after being treated in such a callous way.
Heaven on Earth!
Spectacular sunsets every single night for 2 weeks straight, right from the Lanai. This condo has everything one would expect plus more. It is spacious, very clean with all the utensils, etc. that one needs. The beach is just steps away from the condo. Close to shops and eateries, most within walking distance. We especially enjoyed “Miguel’s” and the “Fish Market.” If you make it over to the shops on Lido Beach, be sure to stop in for a bite to eat at “Columbia”; the restaurant has been there for over 100 years and the food is fabulous. And don’t forget to visit the “Ringling Brothers Circus Museum; we spent an entire day there.
It was wonderful falling asleep each night to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. You will also enjoy the 60” HD Smart TV; we certainly did. We didn’t want to leave this idyllic place, but will be sure to return. Owners are a joy to work with.
Try it-you’ll love it!
An exceptional holiday experience!
We have stayed in this property several times - very happily, and we look forward to renting in 2016/17. We were too late making reservations in 2015/16 but we were on Siesta Key during the tornado referred to in another review. This is to assure renters that Jane & Dick are very conscientious owners, and always responsive to any problems in the condo. The tornado was so unexpected and devastating. The responders did the best they could under very stressful circumstances. They needed to assure that people were not hurt, to assure safety (large branches, screens, fences etc; were dangling and blowing around), they needed to restore power and water, there were gawkers, insurance assessors, police, news trucks, utility trucks, red cross trucks with food etc; the wind blew gale force through the next day. Yes, people suffered, and people's vacations were diminished. I talked with Jane in the morning (tornado blew through at 3AM), and they were already trying very hard to make things as right as they could from a distance. This is not a typical review, you can read the others for the great time you will have if you rent this condo. Just know that the five star reviews are the ones that tell the story most accurately.
Priceless! Great view, great beach, great condo!
We've come to the area for 20 years to visit my parents, and this was the first year we needed to find a place to stay. We feel like we hit the jackpot at a luxury hotel! The condo was gorgeous and the owners had everything you could think of from Wi-Fi, PC, printer, games, beach toys, puzzles, tools and even Christmas lights which we promptly put up as we spent the holiday there. The fireworks on New Years went on for hours up and down the beach and many exploded right at eye level from the lanai directly in front of the condo. It was a New Years the kids will never forget. I loved getting up early each morning to take long walks on the beach and came home with a treasure full of sea shells much more wonderful and varied than in all the years of my visiting Siesta Key and Venice Beaches. The kids got to see tons of live conchs, live starfish, live sand dollars, live sea urchins, and even a small ray. The water was a bit chilly, but we still swam and went hunting for sharks teeth at Manasota Beach which yielded us more teeth than Sharky's Beach, but Manasota lacks the facilities and ambience of Sharky's.
Although Siesta Key is our favorite beach with the finest talcum powder-like sand, it was the condo that made this vacation so wonderful. We were able to bring my mom, who has trouble walking, from her nearby retirement home to spend some real quality time with the family. We spent hours on the HUGE lanai playing cards, looking at sea shells, watching the sun set, and enjoying seafood and wine with an amazing view. She came down to the pool area and could sit on the patio at the edge of the beach and watch and talk as we played soccer and Frisbee on the beach. It was truly priceless.
The owners are wonderful, helpful, very accommodating and treat you like family. They have two journals in the condo that the guests write in. Be sure to read them as there are LOADS of suggestions and reviews of local places. Our favorites include Yoder's (incredible amish restaurant with long lines - even at 4:00, but the large portions of food and homemade pies are worth the wait), Captain Curt's, Miguel's, and Sharky's.
THE WOW FACTOR!
This is simply perfection. From the moment you step through the doors you know you have arrived in paradise
The owners have created a warm and inviting atmosphere that will only enhance your stay. The new large screen TV is an added attraction and the lanai is huge and very comfortable.We are always surprised every year with the new upgrades. This year the new fridge and front loading washer and dryer were perfect. Every detail from the linens to extra towels to the airy decor makes you think you are at a 5 star hotel. Jane and Richard are the perfect owners as they are both helpful and considerate. We have been staying here for 6 years and look forward everytime to our first class vacation. The beach is right below your feet and makes it so convenient. You can walk to fun restaurants and shopping is very close. We take advantage of all the nearby golf courses Everytime people enter they say WOW and we know why. We love this place.
Experience the powdery soft famous quartz sand of our beach. Ideal beach for children with gradual slope into the clear blue water. Golf (30 area courses), Opera, Ballet, Symphony, Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Aquarium, world-class shopping at St. Armand's Circle, downtown Sarasota and miles of mall shopping, gourmet and family restaurants abound on the Key and in the area, Charming Siesta Village is fun for family time and night life, oyster bar, shell shops, ice cream shops, spas, etc. One hour from Tampa Intl airport; 20 minutes from Sarasota/Bradenton Airport; 1 1/2 hour from Disney World. Golf during the office-season offers opportunities to play at reduced rate at many courses and country clubs which are closed to non-members from November to May.