House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Most Dogs OK, sorry, we cannot take cats.
Ceiling fan in each bedroom, in addition to the A/C.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - The lanai is available for smokers.The lanai is available for smokers.
Max guests: 6
About Bill Archibald
I am a Sarasota (Siesta Key) native. My grandfather created Palm Island on Siesta Key, and in about 1947, I helped my father build the original Beach Club (in the village on Siesta Key). Although we live in the San Francisco area now, my family and I return as often as we are able, often for a month or more, with or without the two mini Doxies. To us this is the most relaxing place on earth. Because we fly from CA, the place has to be complete. We often host the whole family (7-10) for Thanksgiving dinner.
Bill Archibald purchased this house in 2005
Why Bill Archibald chose Sarasota
We designed the house and had it built in 2005, but this property has been in the family since 1959 when my parents retired. The location is ideal because it is just OFF the Key to avoid heavy summer/winter traffic, but within easy walking distance of Siesta Key beaches, boat and bike rentals, and several very good restaurants, especially for breakfast. If you don't know about Siesta Key you should Google it, because it is stupendous and way too much to describe here. However, I'll add that building sand 'drip castles' on this beach is something every one from 2 to 92 should do at least once in this life.
What makes this house unique
We rebuilt the house in 2004/5 to be our ideal Florida beach house. We live in California, and we made sure the house is fully outfitted so there is no need for us to bring anything with us on the plane. For us this is a place to go to 'decompress' and relax. We think the beaches are the best in the world, and that big back yard is so quiet and relaxing. There is always some part of the yard in shade and some in sun, so we each have our favorite spots. When we finally get a good dose of relaxing on the beach, on the lanai, in the yard, or on a boat, there are so many things to do nearby the biggest problem is which? The wireless high speed Internet even works in the back yard if you are an email junkie like me, or should actually have to do some work. If they wish, we stay in touch with our guests, by email/phone, during their stay to answer questions, recommend restaurants and things to do. The local manager has also lived there for a very long time, so there is no shortage of 'tourist' info. There is a 3-ring notebook that is actively maintained both by us and renters with places to go, menus from favorite restaurants, and house info. We also own/rent the house next door (VRBO 483975) and there is a secret removable section of fence between them.