Best places to enjoy Siesta Key condo rentals

Siesta Key’s powder white sand is so distinctive, it’s actually trademarked. A vacation on this gorgeous barrier island off the southwestern Florida coast is guaranteed to put the spring back in your step. With 3 beaches, laid-back funky cottages mixed in with Sarasota School of Architecture homes, and a lively shopping and entertainment district, you’ll find everything you need for a good time. Condos in Siesta Key are right over the bridge from the cosmopolitan city of Sarasota, which boasts an upscale gastronomic scene, a packed cultural season with its own opera, and unexpected delights, such as a circus museum.

Siesta Beach condo rentals

This expanse of white sand is the perfect place to shake out your beach towel and pull that summer bestseller out of your tote. The sand is pure and soft, and because it’s made out of 99 percent quartz, it actually makes your feet feel cool when you dig your toes inside. Party balloons and place settings are not an unusual sight as people set up birthday celebrations on picnic benches in the shade. Whether you’re looking for a penthouse with Gulf views or a ground-floor charmer with a crushed shell parking lot, you'll find that many condo buildings here offer beach access, allowing you to walk over from your front door to join a yoga group in the morning or enjoy the drum circles on a Sunday evening. Some of the upscale properties here include amenities like fire pits and pools as well.

Crescent Beach condos for rent

If you’ve come to Siesta Key to enjoy the feeling of a tucked-away, private beach, look for a condo close to Crescent Beach. With sand that has been rated as among the best in the world, this slice of paradise is accessible only by 1 access road. If you’re lucky, you may snag an upstairs condo unit with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico from the screened lanai. Or if you’d like a different view, you may opt for a condo facing the lagoon just beyond the beach, and enjoy water views on both sides. Beach-themed decor is de rigeur at many of these condos, and may help set the mood for a resort vibe. Amenities may include the use of paddleboats or kayaks to take out on the gentle waters of the Blind Pass lagoon.

Turtle Key Beach vacation rentals

If you’re in the mood to get a group together and start a rousing game of beach volleyball, or gather the teenage cousins at the horseshoe pit, then Turtle Key Beach may be more to your liking. You’ll find picnic areas, a playground, a volleyball court, and a horseshoe pit here. While lazing around the sand and floating around in the azure-blue waters is always on the cards, you can also push a kayak off from here or set off from the boat ramp for an afternoon of fishing on Blind Pass Lagoon. The beach here is different from Siesta and Crescent in that the sand isn’t the trademark white, but you’ll find plenty of shells and maybe even a shark’s tooth or 2 to collect while you’re beachcombing here.

Siesta Key Village condos for rent

Beach vacations are awesome, and the adventure doesn't need to stop when the sun goes down. During the evenings, it’s fun to get out and have a good time. If you stay in Siesta Key Village, you’ll be in the heart of a few square blocks of laid-back cafes, cool bistros, funky beach bars, and quirky ice cream shops. You can stroll over in your coverup and flipflops for a grouper sandwich at a cafe, or peruse works of art at a gallery, or take in a live band at a beach bar. Funky shops and hip boutiques offers hours of possibilities for browsing. Condos here are often within a short walk of the beach, and many have a tropical ambience, with wooden walls and lushly landscaped patios.