November 30, 2012​

Leonard (November 10-24, 2012) said:​

“Beautiful November Vacation”​

“We rented this condo for two weeks during November 2012.  We found it to be a lovely place to spend our vacation.  The unit itself was wonderfully equipped right on the beach with lots of interesting things happening outside.  It seemed like fish were jumping all the time, birds were diving and the sunsets extraordinary.  All seen right from the enclosed front of the condo.  The condo had everything you might need for a beach vacation, was nicely maintained and quiet.  The location was perfect for us.  Not busy, but just a short drive to the village for cocktails, dinner or shopping.”​

​Owners’ Response:

“We are thankful to receive another 5 of 5 review rating from our latest tenants.  It is nice to have all of the reviews rate our Condo with a 5 of 5 rating.  Five of the reviews were prior to our massive renovations and 3 reviews were afterwards.  This is our first venture into the vacation rental business and we are delighted that our visitors have had such wonderful vacations in our Condo”.​


November 16, 2012​

Jill and Lee (November 3-10, 2012) said:​

“Picturesque, Remote but close to the Action in siesta Key”​

“Facility was lovely.  Your renos are top notch.  Suspect you have an issue with your toilet in the first bathroom near the twin bedroom.  The toilet seems to refill or make some water movement sound for ten - fifteen seconds every fifteen to twenty minutes.  NO leaking just noise.  Couch in living room could be more comfortable with a higher back for back support.  Lightening in living room could be better.  We had an awesome time and would come back in a heartbeat.  Liked the remoteness of the facility but its closeness to the Village.  Enjoyed Sarasota and a visit to Long Boat Key when we were there.  Our favorite restaurant was Ceviche in North Sarasota.  Would highly recommend.  Also would recommend Table at Philippi Creek.  Nice ambiance and good food.  Little pricey but enjoyed a lot.  We biked most days, rented a boat and explored Sarasota Bay from Venice up to Long Boat Key.  Loved the beach at Siesta Key and the Sand Sculpture Contest.  Enjoyed all of our in house meals on your lanai.  The views were beautiful.  Slept listening to the waves at night.  May be back in the next 6 months as our daughter who is a PT student is doing an affiliation in St Petersburg in May through August.  Wanted you to know that we are a tennis family as well as yourself.  Jill coaches high school girls’ tennis and both of our daughters have played or are playing college tennis as they did in high school.  Our oldest who is a PT student is a teaching pro through the PTR.  Good luck with your place and thank you so much for allowing us to rent from you!”

Owners’ Response:

“Jill and Lee told us they really needed a vacation break and we were delighted to have them as guests in our Condo on the more private southern end of Siesta Key.  We just purchased our Condo in April and have just completed extensive renovations so we are quite new to the rental business.  It is gratifying to have happy guests like this nice couple who obviously took advantage of lots of the available activities, while enjoying the improvements we have made to our Condo.  We made our improvements to a standard suitable for us to one day retire in our Condo so they are quite a few steps above normal rental renovations.  We hate to have anything that does not work correctly so as soon as we heard about a problem with the guest bathroom toilet, we investigated and found that the filler hose had just pulled out of its socket and it took only a minute to repair.  The guest bathroom was renovated in 2009 by the folks we purchased our Condo from and we just completely renovated our master bathroom along with our kitchen and living room, etc.  Jill and Lee were only our 3rd guests after the completion of our renovations, so we are pleased to have their very high rating and more importantly a desire to return soon.  We look forward to having them back.”


December 21, 2012​

Jessica (October 27 – November 3, 2012) said:​

“Perfect Vacation Spot”​

“We had an incredible time at this property.  The location is fantastic and the condo itself was perfect for us and our two year old.  Everything is well stocked and well laid out.  We were right on the beach, the view was amazing.  We ‘ll definitely stay here again.”

Owners’ Response:

“We are proud and delighted to receive another 5 of 5 rating from our guests.”


October 20, 2012​

Louise (October 6 – 13, 2012) said:​

“Fabulous Fall Retreat​"

“This was our first VRBO experience and it was wonderful.  The listing description and photos were perfectly accurate and the condo was so beautiful.  The updated baths were much like a spa and the kitchen was so terrifically equipped.  Owners were so thoughtful in making us feel welcome and comfortable.  We had a relaxing and restful break from our busy lives and would recommend this retreat to family and friends alike.”​

Owners’ Response:

“This review is from a very nice couple we met via VRBO from Tennessee who wanted a fabulous vacation.  We purchased our Condo in April and Louise and Bob were the very first renters after we just completed the complete renovation of our Condo to modern standards with a new kitchen, new appliances, new tile floors and new baths, etc.  The standard we used for our modernization efforts was for our planned ultimate use of our Condo as our retirement home in a few years.  Receiving a nice review like this makes all of our efforts worthwhile and sharing our Condo with nice folks like them was a wonderful experience.”


July 23, 2012

Thomas (July 14-21, 2012) said:

“The Perfect Unit for a Family”

“The search is over for the perfect vacation spot for your family.  You can’t get any closer to the beach and you simply can’t ask for anything more in a condo.  This unit has new owners, who are continually updating it.  The latest update is a clean and modern in-unit laundry room.  Having the ability to do laundry without leaving your condo allows you to pack less, and enjoy more.  The folding French doors to the lanai allow the unit to be wide open to bring the beauty of the gulf directly into your home away from home.  The unit is very well stocked with goodies:  games and toys for the kids, beach gear, including chairs, shell sifters, fishing gear, and movies, music, linens, towels, etc.  The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals in, allowing us to save a ton of money.  Of course, some of the best dining in Sarasota is also close by.  Located at the far south end of Siesta Key, a short drive will put you in the middle of all the action of Siesta Village, but then you can retire to your own private beach, away from the overcrowded and busy beaches up there.  Walk south a little along the beach and you’ll find yourself completely surrounded by the undeveloped, undisturbed natural beauty of south Florida, with wildlife all around.  The shelling and fishing was the best it’s ever been.  The pool is also clean and close by.  We tried to think of some negatives about this location and simply couldn’t come up with any at all.  If you’re looking for a perfect, worry-free unit immediately on the beach, your search is over, you need to book this unit right now!”

Owners’ Response:

“This review is from one of the very nice families that just enjoyed their vacation at our Condo.  Our Condo is the closest to the Gulf and they took advantage of all it has to offer on the Gulf and the adjoining Blind Pass Lagoon.  They even caught fish and found fossilized sharks teeth.  Our Condo is one of the few Condos with its own washer and dryer and full HDTV with Blu-Ray, along with a number of special features.  In early August our Condo will get a brand new kitchen with beautiful wood cabinets, granite tops and new appliances.  Every sunset is memorable as can be seen in the many photos on our VRBO listing.”

2012 Reviews