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Adorable Condo -- On Beach and Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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 area. 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 --

Call us at 802-279-6748


More Details

Property Manager
Dave and Julie Reville
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Dave and Julie Reville

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!


Dave and Julie Reville purchased this condo in 2014

Why Dave and Julie Reville chose Siesta Key

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!

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This condo was terrific! It was everything we expected and more. The unit was beautifully decorated and had all the supplies we needed -- including stuff for the beach. It's right across from the pool too! We'll be back!
Jun 2017
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Siesta Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , connects through door to extra vanity/changing area & sink
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , closet, cabinet
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Adorable Condo -- On Beach and Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Found this on line, looking for a place that met our needs and didn't cost an exorbitant amount. Instead of a mercenary Christmas, it was meant to be about the gift of time. This exceeded all our expectations and then some. I contacted the owner first and am so grateful that he allowed us to proceed. The complex is beautiful and just a block to the beach. Will go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great townhouse

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse was fantastic it was close to the beach very nicely done inside the whole complex was beautiful we would definitely rent it again it was just enough room for the four of us it had all the equipment in the garage chairs cart place was great

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock

Great place and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation in Siesta Key. We loved the condo. It was very clean and comfortable and a walking distance to the Siesta Key beach - #1 beach in the US with beautiful sunsets and white powdered sand! We also enjoyed the pool at this gated community. The owner of the property was very caring and helpful. The condo itself was equipped with everything you could ever ask of a beach house, beach chairs , towels, an umbrella, even kids toys to play in a sand. We will definitely rent this place again and recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Siesta Key. The condo was very comfortable and the perfect location. Beach was a short walk across the street. We also enjoyed the pool at the condo complex and siesta key village with the shops and great restaurants. Hope to go back again. Would definitely rent this condo again

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and Good location for a summer vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The listing was described correctly, the location is very good and we enjoyed the nice Siesta Key beach. The condo was clean and very well maintained. We enjoyed the area. We are looking forward for the next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this condo . It was beautifully decorated and very cozy. I especially loved the lanai and artached garage. The pool, gym, and sauna was great too! Great location! I will be renting this place again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Slightly higher rates apply to holiday periods.
Returning guests have first option on renting same period in the following year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.