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Siesta Key Beach Cottage Across The Street From #1 Beach In USA

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom and One Full Bathroom. Sleeps Two With Comfort

The Siesta Key Beach Cottage is located right on Beach Rd directly across the street from the #1 Beach in the USA. Walk out the front door and walk across the street to beach access #7 and you are on the white powder Beach of Siesta Key. You can look out the front window and see the Beach Access #7 sign.

If your looking for some lunch after a day at the beach walk out the front door of The Siesta Key Beach Cottage and head right up to the Village. There you will find any type of food you can imagine. If the sun has made you thirsty there are plenty of options to grab your favorite cocktail while listening to live music while sitting outside.

Take the beach cruiser bikes provided at the Beach Cottage and bike down to the north end of the beach. There you will reach an old concrete pier you can walk out on and watch sunset. Beach Cruisers are the best way to get around. Park the car and throw away the keys. Walk or bike around the Key........leave the car at the Beach Cottage!!!!

Our guest have the opportunity to work out for free at the Siesta Key Fitness Center. It's the only gym on the Key and within walking distance. Our membership at the gym also allows our guests to use the Fitness Center at no charge while staying at our place.

Cottage Remodeled in 2011-Brand New Inside: The Siesta Key Beach Cottage has been completely remodeled in 2011. Everything inside in brand new.....everything. The outside has been repainted. The back wood deck is enclosed by a wood fence and has been refurbished and repainted. Inside has been white washed painted. New hardwood floors in main room and bedroom. New windows throughout. All kitchen appliances are new. Granite counter top is new. Bathroom has new tile floor, new enclosed glass shower with new tile wall and floor, and new sink. The walls and ceiling are cypress through out the whole cottage. Create and Barrel bed and mattress are new. Flat screen TV is new. This Beach Cottage is basically brand new but the nautical decor and design has conserved that beachy laid back feeling to it.

This is not a is a Beach Cottage!!!!!

More Details

Dave Kessel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Dave Kessel

Dave and Tricia Kessel.

We are the owners of the Siesta Key beach cottage. We live down in Bonita Springs full time. Dave is from Michigan and Tricia from St Louis.

Dave Kessel purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Dave Kessel chose Siesta Key

Dave has been coming to Siesta Key his whole life. He lived on the Key right out of college from 94 to 97. When Dave met Tricia they would drive up to Siesta Key for long weekend vacations. Then in 2010 the beach cottage went up for sale and the Kessel's made it theirs.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the main benefits of the beach cottage is location. You can walk every where. The beach is across the street The Village is around the corner. Another benefit is the unit itself. It is continually updated inside. From towels to dishes to furniture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beach cottage deserves 5 stars! The cottage and location are exactly as described...sweet, comfortable and safe. The cottage was very clean, welcoming and well-maintained. Easy access to Siesta Beach and Siesta Village. Beach cruisers were fun! The deck was private and roomy with a nice shower hose to wash the sand off. The rain shower head was wonderful and the bed was comfortable. The owner, Dave, was very helpful, responsive, provided insider info and recommendations as well as excellent customer service. I highly recommend this cottage as a sweet retreat.
Aug 2012
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Siesta Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has been completely remodeled and updated. Sink, toilet, and shower are all new. Shower is enclosed in seamless glass. Inside the shower are tiled walls and floor. Above the sink is a mirror surrounded in nautical rope.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has hardwood floors. White washed cypress walls and ceiling. Plenty of closet and drawer space for clothes. New Create and Barrel queen bed with a night stand on both sides of the bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is not an Oven. Just a microwave and a two ring flat glass cook top. Paper towels and toilet paper are supplied. Bath towels are supplied. Shampoo and soaps are not provided. There are 2 beach chairs and 2 beach cruiser bikes for use. The back deck has 2 chaise loungers with cushions. If you would like housekeeping service it can be arranged prior to arrival for an additional charge for the service.


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Siesta Key Beach Cottage Across The Street From #1 Beach In USA
average rating of 4.9484534 based on 98 reviews

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage style unit; great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!,

  • 5 of 5

This is was our second year staying at Siesta Shores and it was wonderful! We have already booked another three weeks for next year! The owner Dave Kessel is very professional and helpful. I would recommend this rental highly!


  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great place to stay in Siesta Key

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a two week stay at Siesta Key. It was our best vacation ever. The only problem I had was getting my wife to leave. From the minute we arrived until we left, my wife must have said "I love this cottage" about 100 times. She now wants me to remodel my "Man Cave" to look the same.The location is perfect. It is an easy walk to the beach and an easy walk to Siesta Village. Dave provided great recommendations for places to eat and we tried them all. On cool windy days, the private deck was great.

This trip was to celebrate my recent retirement. My wife retires next year and I am sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't control the cold weather during our stay, but The Crecent Moon was warm and comfortable. Location to beach, good food and St. Augustine were great.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage on Siesta Key

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations. Not a single detail was missing. Tastefully decorated, comfortable bed. The kitchen is very well supplied. Location is unbeatable, the beach is across the street and the village is only a 10 min walk.

Dave is a wonderful host, we had a plumbing issue and he resolved it immediately.

Amazing cottage, would not stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved staying here.

  • 5 of 5

The beach house is so close to everything-beach, restaurants, bars and shopping. The house was clean, well supplied, and came with bikes and beach chairs that we used everyday. One suggestion would be a BBQ.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.31 Miles
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Tamiami Trail and Clark Rd
Nearest Restaurant
0.29 Miles
Daiquiri Deck
Car: not necessary

Siesta Key is home to the #1 beach in the United States. The beach is approximately 6 miles long of powder white sand. Every day hundreds of walkers, joggers, bike riders pass by on the water's edge. Along the beach there are a variety of sea birds such as egret, sandpiper, herons and of course sea gulls. Many days dolphins can be seen feeding and playing just off the beach along with the occasional manatee. The Gulf of Mexico shallow depths make it a very popular beach as walking hundreds of feet offshore the depth barely reaches six feet. The water's colors look like your in the Caribbean.

Right around the corner is the Village. Take a walk down Beach Rd to Ocean Blvd and experience Seista Key Village. You will find restaurants, bars, coffee houses, ice cream, shopping, or just great people watching. The Village has a very laid back atmosphere. Shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops are the preferred attire.

Other Activities: parasailing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

$300 Deposit is required at time of reservation and is not applied toward rental rate.
Deposit is refundable if notice of callencation is received 30 days prior to first reserved day.
Upon arrival Deposit converts to Security/Damage
Deposit is returnable no later than 7 days after departure.

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am

You can inquire about altering check in/check out time.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.