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Adorable Condo -- on Beach and Bay

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bdr, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, 1st floor, large Lanai, By Pool, Private Beach Access!

Our adorable unit – Casita Siesta - is located at Gulf & Bay Bayside on Siesta Key, on the bay just south of Sarasota and with private beach access to world-famous Siesta Key Beach. The complex is a gated resort community featuring unique “Old Key West style” condominiums only a 5-10 minute walk to the sugary white sands of the beach -- rated the top US beach again this year by Trip Advisor and one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. (Its powdery white sand of pure quartz crystal won’t burn your feet even on the hottest days!) It is great for walks or runs with 4 miles of expansive beach to explore. We have two large heated pools, and the unit is conveniently located right across from the larger pool. Two flat-screen TVs and free WIFI too!! The complex also has 2 excellent lighted tennis courts, a fitness room, sauna, barbecue grills, picnic tables and a clubhouse with tables, seating and kitchen facilities. WiFi is available throughout the complex and the main office has a PC and printer for boarding passes, etc. Additional highlights include a crushed shell walking paths surrounding the property with views of the Inter-coastal waterway and a private fishing pier! Free shuttles can take you into town, or it’s an easy 20-minute walk.

This spacious, first floor, two-bedroom unit is immaculately decorated in island style and can comfortably sleep 4. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table that easily seats 4-6. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, a walk-in closet, and generous bathroom suite that includes a tub and shower, 2 sinks with spacious vanity areas. The bathrooms were just remodeled -- granite counters, new lighting, new shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed and closet and is cozy, but can sleep 2. The comfortable living and dining areas are light and airy, and you can also eat or lounge out on the glass and screen-enclosed lanai. The unit has its own washer and dryer and there is an attached garage for beach gear, etc. We have beach chairs, a cart, beach toys and umbrella for you too! Tennis rackets and balls as well.

On the key and nearby, there are abundant opportunities for active fun, such as volleyball, para sailing, jet-skiing, boating, fishing or golf…and for the quieter pleasures of shopping, visiting art galleries and museums, or dining at an astounding assortment of local restaurants. You’ll be close enough to charming Siesta Village to enjoy restaurants and lively outdoor dining, shops, music and dancing. Or you can simply kick back at home for peace and quiet. You are also a short drive from downtown Sarasota, and some of its main attractions some of which include the Ringling Museum, world-class golf courses, St. Armand's Circle, Mote Marine Aquarium and Selbey Gardens. For kids, there are tons of activities and it is a great place for young families, teens and older couples alike!

We've stayed all over the key and this is the best value for your money to be sure! Enjoy this quiet, private island paradise! Accessible by car, and served by the airports in Sarasota/Bradenton, Fort Myers, Clearwater/St. Petersburg and Tampa International. More info on the area:

See the videos on this listing for great visual of our community, the beach and village.

Beach Rating #1 in U.S. from Trip Advisor --

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    closet, cabinet ...moreless

  • Master bedroom has king bed, dresser, large walk-in closet and direct access to full bath and vanity area. Guest room - Queen bed, closet -- bright room with easy access to bathroom. Sleeper sofa in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    connects through door to extra vanity/changing area & sink...moreless

  • divided into two rooms - full bath on one side and sink, large counter and changing area in other section. Access from both master bedroom and living area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • On Premises: Private Beach Access to the White Sands of Crescent Beach, Free local phone calls, Washer/Dryer in the unit, Two Heated Swimming Pools, Gas grills, Clubhouse with Sauna and Exercise/workout room, Walking paths, Fishing/sunning pier, Ponds, Two lighted tennis courts, Beach Towels, Beach Cart, Beach Umbrella, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Central Air Conditioning, Free Wireless Internet Access, Attached Garage, TV, DVD, Large Walk-In Closet in Master Bedroom Suite, Private Dressing Area With Sink, Vanity and Excellent Lighting, Cable TV, Quality Towels and Linens.


  • Books:

    many books -- bestsellers, Florida books, etc....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    common workout room, exercise equipment and sauna...moreless

  • Garage:

    Incl. Remote garage door opener. Beach chairs, cart, umbrella and beach toys galore!...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi throughout the complex...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining set on lanai...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Full screens or glass enclosed. Dining set w/ 4 chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Patio Dining set on indoor/outdoor lanai....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    two lighted courts...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Four nice beach chairs and umbrella. Wheeled cart for taking stuff to the beach....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    two pools in separate parts of complex -- large and small...moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 22 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

July 4 Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer/Fall 2017
Jul 8 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

pre holiday
Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Holiday 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 12%


Slightly higher rates apply to holiday periods.

Returning guests have first option on renting same period in the following year.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Bradenton Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key Beach


-Mote Marine Aquarium and Lab – a Must-See. Kids will love it. In Sarasota.

-Farmer’s Market every Sunday morning in village. Sat. AM in downtown Sarasota—lots of art and crafters too.

-Sarasota Jungle Gardens -- wonderful outdoor botanical garden/zoo to visit with young children

-Myakka State Park – wildlife tours, boats, hiking trails, gators!…

-Kayak/bike/canoe rentals – worth doing down off Turtle Beach on the bay side, they will deliver the kayaks to you – mangroves, beaches, etc.

-Power Boat rentals – CB Saltwater Outfitters…fishing charters there too. It’s right by the Stickney Point Bridge. Not too expensive.

-Big Cat Habitat and Sanctuary – live animals and animal shows/exhibits

-Ringling College/Museum of Art and Design

-Drum Circle every Sunday night as sun sets. At public beach which is just a short walk from our access. Crazy scene, people watching, dancing and great rhythms!

-St. Armand’s Circle – Lots of high end shops, boutiques, restaurants, Ben and Jerry’s! In Sarasota. The ladies would love it.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: Julie and Dave Reville -- We are Vermonters and both grew up in New England. We started coming to FL when our two girls were young to escape the cold Vermont winters. We've come ever since for a week here or there in the dead of winter. Siesta Key has always been the favorite for our family and our visitors alike. Once people experience the key, they seem to continue to come back regularly. We both work up north so can't be there as much as we'd like, but are thrilled to be part of the Gulf & Bay Bayside community. It really has a neighborhood feel -- not a high rise or hotel vibe. We want to share our new FL casita with you!

Why Siesta Key, FL, USA:
We know we will always want to spend winters in Siesta Key, so we finally took the plunge to buy! The feel of the island is truly unique and oriented to the beach, the surf, good food and active living. Just steps from the bay, this gated Key West-style community with resort amenities with beach and bay access is just perfect!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This unit is priced as a 1 bdr. but actually has a guest room with a queen bed. Great value! There's lots to love about Gulf and Bay Bayside. In our unit we love sitting out for breakfast on the lanai and taking in the tropical foliage, sunshine and gulf breezes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Unit exterior

    Unit exterior

  • pool


  • living room

    living room

  • Dining room/kitchen

    Dining room/kitchen

  • Bath 1

    Bath 1

  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • Lanai


  • smaller pool by tennis courts

    smaller pool by tennis courts

  • Arial view

    Arial view

  • Walking path

    Walking path

  • front view

    front view

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining room from kitchen

    Dining room from kitchen

  • Master Bedroom w/ King Bed

    Master Bedroom w/ King Bed

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • New bathroom suite

    New bathroom suite

  • Kitchen


  • lighted tennis courts

    lighted tennis courts

  • Intercoastal waterway and fishing pier

    Intercoastal waterway and fishing pier

  • Siesta Key Beach

    Siesta Key Beach

  • walkway around complex

    walkway around complex

  • Exterior view - we're on first floor.

    Exterior view - we're on first floor.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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