When we travel over 1,000 miles to enjoy a beachfront vacation we’re not interested in being steps from the beach, across from the beach, or having what is euphemistically advertised as, “a view of the beach.” We want to be on the beach, and as close to the water as possible.
In our opinion, it simply makes no sense to stop 1,000 or even 500 feet short of our destination. This is why, after an intense three-year search for what we consider to be the perfect location, we chose the closest oceanfront condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key. With the wide-open floor plan, you will enjoy direct Gulf views from the lanai, master bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. This is beachfront at its best!
The Best of Both Worlds
Our condo is on a very narrow strip of sand and is directly on the beach. The Gulf of Mexico is about 150 feet from our lanai and oceanfront master bedroom, and the bay inlet is only about 100 feet from our east balcony and guest bedroom window. We are direct oceanfront and so close to the Gulf of Mexico that guests often say; “sitting on the lanai is like being on the lido deck of a cruise ship.”
This unique setting provides us with the best of both worlds – the beach and magnificent sunsets to the west, and boat docks framing beautiful sunrises over the bay inlet to the east. Our guests have free use of the boat docks, kayak storage rack and kayak launch.
After buying our condo the first priority was perfecting the 120 square foot lanai. At the risk of sounding gauche, we spared no expense when we decided to rip out the old and start fresh with 13 feet of floor to ceiling sliding glass panels across the western view of the Gulf and a large vertical picture window on the southern wall that provides a clear view of the expansive beach to the south.
To insure there would be nothing to interfere with our direct view of the beach and Gulf, we replaced the “picket fence” railing you’ll see on other condos in the complex with a custom tempered glass rail. This eliminated the “living behind bars” feeling of the picket fence and provides a totally unobstructed view of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
The lanai screens slide too, which allows you to take amazing sunset pictures without having to leave the comfort of your front row seat. Most of the other units in our complex have a fixed lanai screen that cannot be moved for taking pictures.
We love sitting on the lanai in the morning enjoying our coffee with the gentle Gulf breeze as we make plans for the day, and then returning later to savor the sunset.
Open Design With Gulf Views Throughout
With our unique lanai design, and the wide-open floor plan of the condo, you will also enjoy direct oceanfront Gulf views from the lanai, master suite, living room dining room and kitchen.
The view from the Master Suite, which has a 4 x 6 foot sliding window directly facing the beach and Gulf, is equally amazing. The picture above was taken from laying on the Master Suite bed. Can you think of a better way to start your day than waking up to this view in morning after sleeping on a Jamison Pillow-top bed with the sound of the rolling waves washing away your stress during the night?
Large Bedrooms with King Size Jamison Beds
The condo floor plan is spacious with large bedrooms that easily accommodate the king-size Jamison pillow-top beds you will find in the oceanfront master suite and and bay-front east bedroom. These beds are two notches up from the beds Jamison sells to the Marriott. Both bedrooms also have plenty of closest space. There are two freshly updated full bathrooms – one with a large tiled shower in the master suite, and the other with a tub and shower.
Direct Bay View from the Guest Bedroom
If you have family or guests staying in the east bedroom they will not feel shortchanged in the least. The east bedroom and accompanying full bath can also be closed off from the rest of the condo, which converts it into a second master suite.
The large east bedroom also has a HDTV, DVD player and a sliding 3 x 6 foot window overlooking the bay inlet and boat docks. This is a favorite area for Manatees and their calves to gather in the afternoons. Our guests are welcome use the boat docks, Kayak storage, Kayak launch and the gas BBQ grills that line the seawall free of charge.
Easy Access and Convenience
For your convenience, your reserved parking space is straight across from the entrance where you will find an elevator and carts that you can use to move things between your vehicle and your room.
If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please feel welcome to Contact Us at your convenience.