Best Ocean Experience!
|by: Jessica B, July 2022.|
|Best ocean experience!|
|Staying at fisherman’s cove, 309A was the best condo we’ve ever stayed in. The location was quiet, no traffic, and literally you could hear the waves inside the condo! Our view was amazing, so close! The condo was clean and had everything we needed including a cooler, kids beach toys beach chairs, umbrella and a wagon. When we needed something, Russ was accommodating and super helpful! Would stay again for sure!!!|
Literally the best place I’ve ever stayed!
|by: Robert M, June 2022.|
|Literally the best place I’ve ever stayed!|
|I’ve been to different parts of Florida and even in Hawaii and this is hands down the best place I’ve ever been to. The owners definitely supply everything you could ever need. The view was amazing, the rooms were great, and any issues we ran into (dishwasher needed to be worked on) they were in great communication. We will definitely be back in the future.|
Beautiful Beach, Amazing Condo!
|by: Brad and Kimberly , June 2022.|
|Beautiful Beach, Amazing condo!|
|This condo was perfect for our family to enjoy a week at the beach! The condo is very clean and updated beautifully, with a nice big washer and dryer, comfortable beds and stocked with everything you need for the beach (even kids items!). We have 3 small kids so we travel with a lot of items incase wherever we stay doesn’t have something we need. That was not the case here. Dina and Russ had it all, and it was all amazing quality, good stuff! There is an activity guide with everything you could possible want or need to know about Siesta Key. That was a major plus and so helpful! The location was perfect, being by the stairs/elevator and the walkway out to the beach. The ocean front view is gorgeous and listening to the waves at night through our open window was so relaxing. The beach wasn’t crowded and made it relaxing and easy to keep an eye on our kids while they played and we enjoyed chilling in the sun. We enjoyed shell hunting and found lots of pretty gems! The pool is also easy access and close. Our kids and all their cousins had a blast hanging out at the pool. It also never got to overly crowded which was nice. We will definitely come back and stay here again! You won’t be disappointed with this place! The owners are so nice, responsive, and helpful too! They left us a sweet welcome gift to use while there. My other family members who were also staying here in 3 other condos, wished their condo/owners were as amazing as ours! Thanks for a fabulous place and we look forward to coming back again!|
Amazing condo! We were delighted with our stay in 309A. The condo was updated, bright and clean. Absolutely everything one would need for a vacation was there – fully stocked kitchen, beach items galore and a nicely detailed book with suggestions for all things Siesta Key. The views are unbelievable from the very comfortable lanai and the sunsets can’t be beat.
Paula March 2022
Beautiful condo and view
We loved the condo and the view was great! The condo was clean and the sitting area that looks out to the beach was very nice, you could close it up, have the screens, or open for the ocean breeze! We had a great time!
Carol March 2022
Closest to the Ocean I’ve ever been!
Let me start with saying as we entered the condo it was late afternoon and the sun was setting directly in from of the condo and the view was so stunning I gasped out loud! How’s that for a first impression! This was by far the nicest rental I’ve had in years coming to the Gulf Coast. I have never been to Siesta Key specifically and we really lucked out with this gem! The views are nothing short of perfection, the unit is very clean, very spacious, very quiet, we did not hear any noise from anywhere other than the crashing of the waves day and night.
They had all the beach towels, beach chairs and other beach supplies that we needed as well. Honestly we thought we would be exploring most days during our week long stay but we were so comfortable we hardly left the property. The owners were terrific to book with and I look forward to spending time at Fisherman’s Cove again someday!
Chrissy March 2022
We went in December. OMG we cannot wait to return! The condo was exactly as pictured. All instructions for check in were perfect. Felt like our own private beach! The hosts were super attentive to a few questions. We listened to the ocean 24 hours a day! View spectacular. Did not rent a car. Ubered to Publix for $12. 7 minute walk to bay front restaurant and to the trolley. Trolley to go shopping, other restaurants and Siesta Key beach. 1 of the very best rentals and vacations we have ever had.
Debbi December 2021
Little Piece of Paradise
The location, tucked away at the end of Turtle Beach is perfect. The beach is at our doorstep, and the sunsets are amazing. Everything we needed and more is in our condo. Definitely will be coming again.
Kathleen January 2021
WOW! Great condo right on the beach with THE best view of the sunset! We loved opening the sliding door and the screen to take in the amazing sunsets directly out front. It was perfect as my 91 year old mother in a wheelchair could sit on the lanai and watch the sunset with no screen in the way, a pleasant breeze flowing thru the condo, and the relaxing sounds of the lapping waves.
The owners were very quick to reply and answer all questions. They updated the living room furniture including a crazy-comfortable swiveling recliner that you won’t want to get out of, and they put in a new 70″ round glass dining table that we were able to fit 7 people at for Christmas eve dinner (4 dining chairs, 1 wheelchair, & 2 of our camping chairs). Amazingly, there was plenty of room for all seven to eat a fancy meal and play cards.
We loved being right on the beach and the bay and found a 4 inch sand dollar during low tide along with several conch shells and a 4 inch whelk. The owners clearly pay attention to details and everything you could want is there including a full carousel of Keurig coffees and even a toothbrush holder and instructions on the light switches and shower controls.
The only minor thing is that the fridge does not have an ice maker, but to accommodate for that, the ice bin was full of ice when we arrived along with 5 trays of ice cubes – plenty of ice for us to make frozen cocktails the first night, so no ice maker was not a big deal. Who cares when you can watch sensational sunsets and sip margaritas?! And kudos to Fisherman’s Cove for putting up some pretty awesome Christmas lights all over! It was a Christmas we won’t forget!
Heather December 2021
We’ll be back
The location was perfect, as was the view. Our condo was comfortable and clean. Each bedroom/bath afforded us privacy. We will return to Fisherman’s Cove.
Maureen December 2021
Beautiful Ocean Front vacation
What a great vacation spot! The condo was beautiful and had everything we wanted for a beach vacation. Dina and Russ were very responsive and helpful. We hope to come back next year!
S. C. November 2021
I can’t say enough about this place . So convenient to elevator, beach access. And a beautiful clean updated condo. Planning on going back. Loved everything.
Gail October 2021
The best of Siesta Key
After selling the condo to Russ and Dina in January 2020, we longed to return for a two week vacation. We searched for an alternative just to try something different, but simply couldn’t find anything along the Gulf coast that compares.
We’ve literally driven every road between Anna Maria and Marco Island that goes to the Gulf of Mexico and can attest that this is the closest condo to the Gulf. At the busy northern end of Siesta Key the condos sit so far back from the Gulf that you can’t even hear the waves. At this condo, the large direct Gulf front window in the master suite enables you to sleep with a nice breeze and the sound of the waves.
Personally, if we’re going to travel a thousand or so miles to the beach, we certainly don’t want to stop a block away or settle for anything less than direct oceanfront (Gulf front in this case). As a bonus, the price for this slice of paradise is less than the condos on the northern part of the island and you can enjoy the quiet of southern Siesta Key. Walk to the south only a third of a mile and you pass the last house on the island. As a bonus, the website – is amazing. Be sure to review the page, Exploring Beaches.
Paul and Sherri May 2021
Perfect place to stay at the perfect beach
My favorite place to stay ever! The condo is immaculate and the views are unbelievable. I took my boat down and everything is perfect to make it an fabulous vacation on the water. From the boat ramp just a couple hundred yards down the road, to the dock out front, to the unbelievable sunset views out back every day, this place will be your favorite spot too!!!
Mark April 2021
Spectacular beachfront home away from home
This condo was exactly what we needed. Immaculate cleaning, updated and efficient kitchen, and fabulous furnishings, made us feel very much at home. The living room furniture was bright, cheerful and comfortable. The screen porch was our favorite for meals, drinks and to admire the glorious sunsets. Bed was so very comfortable. Being able to walk down the stairs and be right on the beach was great! Very close to fabulous restaurants and shops, this condo will be a favorite of ours to return to every year.
Petrina April 2021
Fresh clean updated condo with beach amenities. Walking, biking, kayaking added up to a lovely week.
Mark and Kathy February 2021
Our stay here was lovely. We loved being able to just walk out onto the beach, and hear the waves at night. The views are amazing! The condo is very well equipped and we were very comfortable here. The owners have lots of extra’s that we were able to use, including a skimboard, fishing gear and beach chairs. This end of the key is less hectic and more relaxing. We would stay here again!
Karen November 2020
Amazing Memories We Will Always Cherish!
We sold Beachfront Siesta Key in 2020 to Russ and Dina Kruk. It was not an easy decision. When we bought the condo in 2012, we looked forward to working closely with our guests in hopes we could help them make their vacation on Siesta Key special – something they would always remember. Beyond providing a fabulous and unique destination, it’s the little things and personal touches that help our guests relax knowing all the amenities are at hand and information about the areas to help them navigate like locals that make vacations special.
We talked at length with Russ and Dina before agreeing to the sale to ensure they would do the same. Russ and Dina have not only done a great job of providing guests with a great vacation experience, given the fact they live in Sarasota (locally), we think they are doing a better job than we could living over a thousand miles away.
Paul and Sherri January 2020
Absolutely stunning, perfect vacation rental
First of all, I want to say that dealing with Paul, the owner, was the best experience I have ever had interacting with a vacation renter. He goes far above and beyond to answer questions, provide information and make the travel arrangements as smooth as possible. I cannot say enough about his commitment to excellence, you just have to book with him and experience his hospitality and expertise yourself!
As for the location.. I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend a vacation. The condo is beautifully decorated and very comfortable, not to mention right on the beach. The view from the lanai is breathtaking. The beach was not crowded, and those who were there were friendly. Most of the time we practically had the beach to ourselves. The water is warm and clear.
I highly recommend anyone books this rental to experience a truly perfect getaway.
Kody from SC September 2019
Best Vacation Ever
Paul, I want to thank you for sharing your condo with us. My kids are getting older and it gets harder every year to find time together. This trip allowed us to spend a wonderful week together in the most beautiful place. Thank you for all your hospitality. Thanks Sam & Gina
Sam and Gina from MO June 2019
Fabulous Vacation Spot!!
The condo is in a great location, the access to the beach is great and the view is excellent! The condo is greatly stocked and very welcoming and Paul is GREAT to work with and so very helpful with information on the local businesses. Our stay was a win all the way around!
Amy from IN July 2019
Can’t Wait to Return!
I can’t say enough about how much we liked this condo and the wonderful beach access and views. I am from Ohio and have been booking Spring trips to Florida with my two daughters for many years. Now I have just re-booked for another wonderful stay at this condo in April 2020. This time it will be my daughter and granddaughter as we start s new tradition of taking her to the beach every year like we did my daughters. I can’t wait to return.
Of all the many places we have stayed over the years I have never enjoyed a stay anywhere that beats this condo and the views. The owner could not be more helpful and also provides s great guide to help with planning your days.
The interior of the condo is beautiful with nice linens and comfortable beds. There is nothing like drifting off to sleep here with the gentle sounds of the surf in the background. We never used the A/C when we stayed because of the great breezes. Truly nirvana!
Jo Anne from OH returning April 2020
Fabulous Condo, Fabulous View, Fabulous Location, Fabulous Info Book (We called it the Holy Grail), Fabulous Food, Fabulous Vacation……! We definitely want to come back. The beds were amazingly comfortable. What was the brand of the mattresses? Thank you “Paul from Kansas”
Teri from MI April 2019
Note from Paul: Thank you very much for your kind words and the nice note you left. The mattresses are by Jamison. They are Kingston pillow-top kings, which are two notches up from what Jamison sells to Marriott. Sherri says it’s like laying on a cloud while the sound of the waves lulls her to sleep.
Best Rental on the Gulf Near Sarasota
We have stayed at several rentals on the Gulf in the Sarasota area and this is by far the best. This includes visits to Venice Beach, Lido Beach and other Siesta Key properties. Fisherman’s Cove is located on the quiet, south end of Siesta Key, which has very little traffic even during peak-season.
The third-floor location of the property provides an incredible view of the Gulf, beautiful sunsets, and large beach where you can walk for miles. Water’s edge is only 150 feet from our building. We spent a lot of time people-watching from the lanai; swimmers, sun bathers, shell-gatherers, and fisherman.
I caught several fish in front of the property during our recent stay. You can walk to a kayak rental and paddle for miles on the inter-coastal behind our building. The heated pool is nice when it is windy on the beach. Owners Paul and Sherri recently redecorated their spacious two-bedroom condo, which has everything needed for your visit.
Before you arrive they will provide a detailed document that answers all your questions including the best restaurants and local attractions. Paul is very friendly and quick to respond. He and the full-time staff at Fisherman’s Cove are available if you have questions or need assistance. There are many restaurants nearby; two within short walking distance. A large mall with a Publix supermarket is only four miles away.
We have already made a reservation for next year, which will be our firth time renting this property. If you are looking for the best rental on the Gulf near Sarasota, this is it.
Dave from MI March 2019
Quiet and Relaxing
We found this condo while doing a search for somewhere quiet and relaxing; away from the hustle bustle of the commercialized areas. We were not disappointed. The unit was a mirror image of the photos shown in the listing and was in pristine condition when we arrived. Prior to our trip, Paul sent us a welcome package which included 42 wonderful pages of any and all information you would ever need pertaining to the unit, the area, shopping, dining, etc. We found it quite helpful and referred to it often during our stay. The condo was well equipped with the essentials, appliances and linens but also included many extras such as Tommy Bahama chair, umbrellas, beach toys, etc. That in itself is such a convenience! We will definitely choose this beachfront unit the next time we make Siesta Key our destination! Thanks to Paul for his attention to detail and follow ups, ensuring the best stay possible!
Rosalie from IN October 2018
This vacation rental was over and beyond!
This vacation rental was over and beyond! The location and views are amazing, and the comfortableness and relaxation vibe of this 2 bed / 2 bath condo made us feel so much like we were at home! Rental is FULLY EQUIPPED with any and everything you can think of. Plenty of activities and games provided for families to do, chairs and fishing poles available for the beach lovers, and a nice heated outdoor pool. The beds and pillows were so so so comfy. Chefs will love the fact that the kitchen is fully equipped with any and every utensil, pot and pan you could think of! Night time was so calming and soothing, we left the windows and outdoor porch open for the best breeze, no AC needed. We DID NOT want to leave! Thank you for having us as a guest and thank you for providing a LOVELY rental property to Siesta Key renters.
Ashley with Fireball Approves from FL October 2018
We had an awesome time, the condo was perfect and we loved the beach. I don’t think we could have asked for a better place to be for the week. Every night we went out to a different restaurant and tried different seafood. Can’t complain about anything we did. We’re glad we got to meet you and your wife we enjoyed the chat. When you called that morning you were correct the power did go out, I hadn’t noticed that the stove clock did reset I must have slept right through the storm LOL. I hope you guys have a good rest of Summer very nice meeting you.
Chris from MO June 2018
Spent last week at Fisherman’s Cove. It was amazing! The views, the condo, the food and the locals. Made many new friends. And the location is perfect. Just minutes to all the activities, shopping and dining. We also spent time on the beach each day. The water was clear and we got in several times with no concerns and no problems. And our host, Paul, is for sure the BEST! He knocks it out of the park with all his information and insights. Absolute will go back. Thanks for everything!
Leslie from MO October 2018
Fantastic Condo with Great Location & Beautiful view
WOW! The condo was perfect with everything you need and want at your finger tips. Mr. McWilliams and Fisherman’s Cove were fantastic. Mr. McWilliams should be a travel guide with all his recommendations and information given. The condo’s location was great and the accommodations were perfectly appointed. Beds were very comfortable. Siesta Key is a great vacation spot. The beach is steps away and not crowded at all. We already recommended the condo to others. You will not be disappointed!
Tim from PA June 2018
The Ultimate in Sunset and Beach Viewing
We just returned from a wonderful relaxing week’s stay at this condo in Fisherman’s Cove. We have been to many beach locations in Florida and around the country and this by far was our favorite condo for beach viewing, relaxing on the lanai, and seeing an amazing sunset every single night. Each sunset seemed more beautiful than the last.
The condo is beautiful, comfortable and has a very beachy decor with lovely original art work. We loved that it was on the third floor corner because of the great front and side views.
The beach and pool were remarkably never crowded at this location. My four year old granddaughter loved the very nice heated pool as well as collecting shells on the beach. There were sand toys in the condo closet and she put them to very good use. It seems like a very family friendly place– there were a few playmates in the pool her age almost every day. There is a great shaded play ground a short walk away and Isabella also loved it there.
The owner, Paul, could not have been more helpful before , during or after our stay. The comprehensive (35 pages!) guide he sent for the area before our stay was immensely helpful. My daughter and son-in-law enjoyed so many of his recommendations that they discovered from his guide. I can not say enough wonderful things that this vacation rental and location had to offer. We definitely will be returning!
Jo Anne from OH April 2018
We had a fabulous time in your condo. We have been renting condos for over 5 years. I can see why they named you as best host of the month. I would say of all time not just the month. The weather cooperated with us too. Excellent host for our stay in the very roomy condo. The views were outstanding from the gulf side and the bay side. We had sunrises from the bay and sunsets from the gulf. We had everything we needed for our week long stay.
Paul had sent a very helpful list of restaurants (with reviews), places to check out and many things to do while we were there. We referred to it as “Paul’s Bible” since he was so detailed. He doesn’t want you to miss out on anything. If you have any issues he is quick to respond. We look forward to returning again.
Bill and Jill from MI April 2018
Florida Rental by Owners Host of the Month Award
We are extremely proud to announce that we were selected by Florida Rental by Owners (FlaRBO.com) as Host of the Month for April 2018. You can read the story and interview by clicking here. As is the case with all the websites listing our condo, there are NO booking fees or services fees added to your cost by FlaRBO.com.
We will be happy to help you plan your vacation to whatever extent you would like. We provide all of our guests with our exclusive and comprehensive Siesta Key Vacation Guide that provides reviews for over thirty great restaurants and is packed with ideas of things to do in the Siesta Key area with a focus on family orientated activities.
Paul & Sherri April 2018
Best Gulf Shore Accommodations in the Sarasota Area
We have stayed at several rentals on the Gulf in the Sarasota area and this is by far the best. This includes visits to Venice Beach, Lido Beach and other Siesta Key properties.
Fisherman’s Cove is located on the quiet, south end of Siesta Key, which has very little traffic even during peak-season. The third-floor location of the property provides an incredible view of the Gulf, beautiful sunsets, and large beach where you can walk for miles. Water’s edge is only 150 feet from our building.
We spent a lot of time people-watching from the lanai; swimmers, sun bathers, shell-gatherers, and fisherman. I caught 15 fish (6 species) in front of the property during our recent stay. You can walk to a kayak rental and paddle for miles on the inter-coastal behind our building. The heated pool is nice when it is windy on the beach.
Owners Paul and Sherri recently redecorated their spacious two-bedroom condo, which has everything needed for your visit. Before you arrive they will provide a detailed document that answers all your questions including the best restaurants and local attractions. Paul is very friendly and quick to respond. He and the full-time staff at Fisherman’s Cove are available if you have questions or need assistance.
There are many restaurants nearby; two within short walking distance. A large mall with a Publix supermarket is only four miles away. We have already made a reservation for next year, which will be our third time renting this property. If you are looking for the best rental on the Gulf near Sarasota, this is it.
Dave from MI March 2018
Heaven on Earth
I just want to say thank you so much for sharing your piece of Heaven on earth with my family. We had such a great Christmas and beautiful weather. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. I attached some of my favorite photos we captured. The fossilized Megalodon shark tooth was found by my husband right on the beach shore in about knee high water. Straight out from the condo. What a great find!
We absolutely loved the area of your condo. My husband loved being able to fish off the dock and in the gulf. See attached at a few things he caught. We loved how peaceful it is and not all the crowds as the north end was. We just couldn’t get enough of the views either. Felt like Heaven on earth. Perfect gem. We can’t wait to return.
I hope 2018 is even better than 2017. Have a GREAT Day!
Amanda from IN Christmas 2017
We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful stay. You really do have the best views and it was wonderful to sit on the lanai every morning for breakfast and just soak it all in. We do really love the turtle beach area it is so quiet and restful. We did spend a day at the Siesta Key beach which was lovely but I much preferred the tranquility of Turtle beach.
Thanks so much for all of the information! We put it to great use with the restaurants etc. My husband had a wonderful time fishing. He bought a bucket and live shrimp and the fish definitely loved it!
We really did have a fantastic time and we were grateful for the time away.
Thanks again for sharing your wonderful home with us!
Tami From PA December 2017
We are at airport on way home from a great vacation. We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. Your recommendations were spot on. We loved the grouper sandwich at the Big Water Fish Market, it was outstanding, I think the roll made the sandwich. The clam chowder at Captain Curt’s was as well. We also ate at SKOB and watched the eagles game. We also ate at turtle beach grill and had lunch at Turtle Cafe, right next to the grill, that was great with a bay view as well. Discovered a fantastic pizza place in the village 3.14 Pi Pizza & Craft Beer. If you have not eaten there yet, try the Margarita pizza. The trolley is fantastic!
Ginny from PA November 2017
Thank you for your hospitality!
Definitely hated to leave. We had a great time and really enjoyed exploring Sarasota, Crescent and Siesta Key beaches. We will definitely consider a boat next year but we did go kayaking which was a lot of fun. A lot of storms starting Wednesday pm from Hurricane Harvey. Had a lot of good food and thank you for the suggestions.
Just for your reference, we researched Mexican restaurants and decided on El Toro Bravo – it was the best we have ever had. We also went back to Walt’s and food was awesome. We also got tenderloin fillets from Crescent Grocery – a little pricey but also the best we have ever had.
Your condo was so well equipped and had everything we needed. Can’t wait till next year! Thank you for your hospitality!
Debbie from SC August 2017
First, let me say that the photos posted on the website do not do the condo justice. In reality, we couldn’t have found a more beautiful and secluded beachfront condo along Siesta Key. There were several days that we could literally count on one hand the number of families on the beach, giving the sense that we had the entire ocean to ourselves.
We ventured to Siesta Key Beach, which was packed with tourists drinking heavily and blasting music. The sand was finer and white on Siesta Key Beach, but rest assured that the condo’s location boasts the same EXACT water clarity that can be found on Siesta Key Beach. In fact, the water clarity is very similar to what can be found in the Destin area.
The cleanliness of the condo was superb when we arrived, and the beds were very comfortable. The number of turtle nests on our beach were many, as well as to the more secluded area to our south, which we were actually lucky enough to see baby turtles emerge from their sand nest and venture off into the sea!
The condo is just a few minutes drive to Siesta Key Village, where many delicious restaurants await. Fisherman’s Cove also has (4) outdoor gas grills which were very clean and reliable. We have traveled to many condo and rental home locations for vacations in Destin, Pensacola, Daytona Beach, Key West, Savannah, Gulf Shores, Anna Marie Island, and Miami. Without any question, we have found the PERFECT condo for vacation after years of looking. Fantastic experience!!!!
Zach from Ohio August 2017
This place is absolutely perfect! We loved staying here! The pictures really don’t do it justice. The views are breathtaking! We watched the sun rise and set every day. The condo is on the beach and we were just steps away from the sand. The sand is well maintained and is perfect for collecting sea shells.
It is also very safe. Tents were left up during the day or articles left outside doors and nothing was stolen. It is very family oriented, as well as peaceful and relaxing…. The beach was never crowded. We saw turtles, stingrays, manatees and dolphins.
There is so much to do and see in this area. We went parasailing, jet skiing, took a sunset cruise and dolphin tour! The condo is beautifully decorated, well stocked and maintained. It was very clean as well.
Paul was so nice and helpful! He sent a guide to the area and emailed several times to make sure we had everything we needed! I really can’t express how happy we were when we opened the door and saw the condo and the view! The people in the office were very friendly and helpful as well. If you are looking for a little bit of paradise, I would definitely recommend this place!
Julie C from Ohio July 2017
Amazing View of the Ocean!!
Thanks so much for all your help with your place. It was beautiful and such an amazing view of the Ocean. We were able to find many Conch shells and had nearly perfect weather everyday!
Tony R from Virginia March 2017
We’re heading back, no doubt…
My family of 3 stumbled across Fish Cove while searching for a vacation destination in Florida. It really looked too good to be true, but I can assure you that it delivered and surpassed every expectation we had set!
I worked to plan our visit for at least a year before our trip. Mr. McWilliams was such a blessing in providing details regarding local cuisine, shopping, and activities. He was very welcoming when I reserved and I always felt comfortable emailing and asking any question/inquiry I had.
The beach at Fish Cove is superb (beautiful is an understatement). Everyday, we swam and walked the beach. Oftentimes, dolphins and manatees swam near us!!! We loved the private beach as it was quiet and secluded; it was never too crowded or noisy as public beaches can be. The sunsets are breathtaking! My family scheduled professional beach photos and the sunset in the background is always the first thing people comment on when they see the pictures.
Our favorite dining restaurants included Captain Curt’s and Walt’s Fish Market; although, our ultimate favorite place was Casey Key Fish House (the pan-seared tuna filet was better than steak). We took a day and drove down the coast visiting Venice Beach where we hunted for fossilized shark teeth (and even got to see a hammerhead shark that had washed up onto the beach after being fatally injured). We checked out the light houses at Boca Grande.
We will be returning soon, but for two weeks back to back. One week was simply just not enough time to rest and relax in such a peaceful paradise…
Rachel G from Missouri – July 2016
Thank you for everything – we returned home sun tanned, relaxed and shells in hand. What a perfect week. Best weather we’ve ever experienced in Siesta Key. Thanks for everything. We’re looking forward to a great year with family and new granddaughter. We wanted to let you know we probably won’t be coming down next year. It’s our 50th anniversary and we’ve decided to treat the family to a vacation in Hawaii together. When we can figure it out tho, we certainly want to come back the following year if not sooner. Happy holidays to you both and our sincere thanks again for sharing your wonderful home.
Suzanne K from Maryland – December 2016
Just a quick note to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed the condo – it is an awesome condo. When I get a chance will send you some pics of the sunsets and of the manatees in the inlet behind the condo, they played every day.
I met the girls in the office and they are all very courteous and friendly and helpful, it was a lovely stay for us.
We really enjoyed our stay at the condo – wanted you to know that and we would love to rent it again.
Betty from Georgia – November 2016
The Perfect Place for our Vacation
Your condo was a perfect place for our vacation. Great accommodations! Can see the attention to detail. It was so easy for my older parents to get around and they really enjoyed the patio. The views were spectacular! Dad loved having a choice of the cove or beach to fish.
Also, we really appreciated the document you created. It came in handy, especially when deciding on food. We tried some of the dining recommendations and agreed with your choices.
We hope to be back in the Spring and will look to contact you soon with another week.
Thank you so much for providing such a lovely place.
Stephanie from Florida – October 2016
Fabulous Condo, View, Area – Best of the Best
Our stay at Paul’s condo was great from Day 1. Our condo was impeccable. I am very picky with where I stay and this was beyond my expectation of cleanliness. The condo had everything we could think of available to us. The beds were so comfortable and as well as the linens. They really put a lot of care into this home and it shows.
After making the reservation, Paul sent an email with detailed information and tips for the area that were amazing! They really made our trip memorable as we traveled like a local. I would rent this place again tomorrow if I didn’t have to work. I cannot say enough good things about it. The view is breathtaking from even the kitchen and unit was very quiet sound. we never heard a neighbor.
Property is immaculate as well and the management company is very helpful. We found so many shells and sand dollars we needed to buy a tote to bring them home. This was by far the most relaxing and memorable vacation I have had in a long time. Thank you to Paul and the management company for making this feel like home away from home.
Lisa L from Delaware – August 2016
There were four of us staying at your condo – it was marvelous – excellent accommodations. Each bedroom had it’s own bathroom, the beds were very comfortable. Sitting in the balcony was like sitting on the beach, without the heat. The tempered glass railing was a wonderful feature. When you are sitting at the table there aren’t any rails to block your view. I believe it’s the only condo that offers that amenity.
Paul suggested wonderful restaurants to eat at and all were right on the money. Our favorites were Ophelia’s, Turtles (not the one on the bay, didn’t eat there), Anna’sDeli for sandwiches, Clayton’s, and Toasted Mango for breakfast. Should we have the opportunity to return to Siesta Key we would definitely re-book the same condo.
Audrey from New Jersey – July 2016
Thank you so much Paul, for everything. With the information you gave us, you turned a great vacation into a exceptional one – the best ever! My daughter found over 300 fossilized shark teeth at Manasota Beach. We also spent two days at Casey Key Jetty, what a beautiful place.
Your condo was really comfortable and so pretty, best place on the beach. Most of all your continued contact went above and beyond what we could have expected. Know that you and your wife are in our prayers both now and in the future. I know she is in good hands, yours, her physicians and the Lords. We will plan another visit and hopefully be able to stay at your place again. If I can ever be of service to you and yours, just let me know. Bless you, Mike
Mike C from Tennessee – May 2016
Wonderful Vacation 2
My wife Karen and I recently spent a week in this beautiful condo which was exactly as described. The views from the Lanai at sunset were fantastic. It was our first visit to Sarasota and we had a great time. Lots of great restaurants in the area and the pub which is less than half a mile is very nice. We went there several times.
Paul supplied us with long list of restaurants. We would have to stay for a month to visit them all. We did some traveling around the area up the coast and ate out mostly except for breakfast. Being from Canada and Toronto Blue jay fans we were lucky enough to catch a game of the season opening series against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately the Jays lost.
Paul is very interested in his tenants and called us on the evening we arrived to make sure everything was OK and we got checked in and called again mid week to make sure we did not have any problems. Overall great experience and would definitely stay here in the future if we get back to Sarasota and highly recommend this condo. We did not see any other condos in the complex but I doubt any are a nice as this one.
Gary and Karen from Canada – April 2016
This is simply the perfect place to get away. Everything you could need for groceries, fun activities and any kind of shopping is just minutes away by car. Once you are at the condo though, you may never want to leave. Open the windows and sliders of your on-land, cruise ship like balcony and feel the gulf to bay breezes day and night. Watch the porpoises, full moon, fishermen and phenomenal sunsets from the lanai.
The beach, though lacking the powdery sand to the North, is practically private with excellent swimming, shelling and miles to walk in either direction. We much preferred the quiet, neighborhood feel of this area to the bustle and traffic towards Siesta Key Village.
There are 3 restaurants within a very short walk of the condo. Paul is so helpful, he will provide detailed, written information about the area and the condo prior to your arrival. His call to make sure everything was in order after we arrived was a nice welcome. .
The condo is very comfortably furnished (master bed was bliss), clean and freshly painted. The kitchen is well equipped: small cooler, insulated coffee mugs, array of pans and tools, blender, plenty of dishes and glassware. The elevator and stairs are 1 unit away – close but not next to – was great. We loved our stay in this condo – it was perfect relaxation!
Jane from Connecticut – April 2016
We recently had a relaxing and wonderful vacation in Siesta Key. This was our second year staying at this condo and we were just as happy this year as last. In fact, before leaving, we booked again for next year! We love the Sarasota area, there’s so much to do. The location of the condo is perfect…literally right on the beach. Phenomenal views, well-maintained, nothing to worry about. Paul and Sherri are kind enough to provide lots of guidance regarding the area, things to do, and places to eat which is so very helpful for a traveler…eliminates lots of stress in an unfamiliar locale.
Matt from Florida – September 2015
We just spent a week at this excellent condo and had a wonderful experience. The condo is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, clean and, the is kitchen equipped to the max! The view from the Lanai is gorgeous! Also, we tried a few of the restaurants the owner suggested being our favorite was Dolce Italia where the food is authentic Italian and truly delicious…I will definitively consider this property when vacationing in Sarasota
Ada C – August 2015
We loved this condo!
We loved this condo! The owners were very helpful giving us tons of information from where to eat to other beaches , where to find shark teeth and shells. It is a beautiful place and for my first visit to Florida it did not disappoint . Everything you need is there. We will definitely be renting from Paul and Sherri again. See ya soon.
Bobby and Karen from Kentucky – June 2015
We had a fantastic experience here. It was our first trip to Florida and did not disappoint. The beautiful views from the condo are breathtaking. What a treat to be able to watch the sunset every night, either from the apartment or right on the beach.
The beach is lovely, and is located far enough from the main downtown area, but close enough to walk to many restaurants. It’s also close to Sarasota, and other local attractions. The owner was so helpful and kind in making sure that we enjoyed ourselves and got the most out of our experience — it was greatly appreciated! We travelled with two young children, and they loved being able to swim in the heated pool in December. Coming from Iceland, it was a definite treat. I highly recommend this place.
Jessica R from Iceland – December 2014
100% – you can’t get closer to the Ocean than this!
For any British or European holidaymakers looking at this unit and wondering about what sort of experience you’re going to get, rest assured. It’s a fantastic place with $million$ views – you couldn’t get a better view of the Ocean. The condo is super, with a roomy balcony to sit out on and enjoy the sunsets with your “G&T’s” or Margaritas.
The location is ideal for exploring the Gulf Coast, especially around Sarasota. Tampa or St Petersburg – even down to Fort Myers if you fancy a drive. We’re regular visitors to Florida and you’d find this place hard to beat.
We enjoyed the Myakka River State Park (several times), kayaking around the local wildlife park, Ringling/Barnum & Bailey Circus in Tampa, plus even a very long day trip to Disney in Orlando, but really you don’t need to move very far at all for a perfect relaxing holiday.
A tip regarding flights from Europe – take a direct flight to Orlando and drive from there. It’s only a couple of hours and far easier than changing planes via a US hub airport. We flew Virgin from Manchester – it’s about as easy as a transatlantic flight can be. Thanks to the owners Paul & Sherri – wish we could be there all winter!
Greg and Eileen from the U.K. – December 2014
We really enjoyed this great condo. It was everything we needed and a great location! Loved how close the beach was and all the shells. Will definitely return. The owner was very helpful in giving us restaurants and attractions in the area since this was a first time for us in area.
From Ohio – September 2014
This is all you need!
This is all you need!! Love, Love, Love This amazing place! We stayed for a week in this lovely Condo and had so much fun! The ocean was warm and clean, views are gorgeous by day or night. We wanted a laid back vacay and this was perfect.
Spent a day in Siesta Key, the beach sand is very pretty, however, we could not wait to get back to our own slice of heaven! The home owner was gracious and informative giving us the inside scoop on restaurants and markets. We especially liked Demetrio’s Italian! The other couple we were with felt the same way…very hard to leave. I highly recommend Fisherman’s Cove and Turtle Beach, you will not be disappointed!!
Beach Lover from New York – July 2014
Great Condo! Great Location!
As stated in the title, the condo was in great condition….all that you could ask for! It was a fabulous place that we really enjoyed!!! While the pictures in the listing are good, the actual view is 10 times better!!!
Our only negative to the stay came at 8:45 on our last morning when the cleaning lady opened our door and walked right in while we were trying to get out, insisting that she was cleaning and that it was 9am. [this was addressed immediately, and it has not happened since] Somewhat rude, but sure she deals with a lot of vacationers! *Check out is 9am SHARP though! Highly recommend the condo, and have already recommended it to my friends!!!
Also recommend Cannon’s Marina (April) on Longboat Key!!! Rented a boat for 4 days and able to dock it right at the condo’s boat dock each night!!!! Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar was excellent with great seafood and service, as was the pizza from City Pizza that delivers!
We would not recommend Turtle Beach Pub Restaurant, terrible service and below average food. ~that’s a shame because it’s close enough to walk! Ophelia’s on the Bay is close too, and more upscale dining, it was good but very busy! Over all, we cannot wait to get back!!!
Drew F – June 2014
My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The condo was very clean and had all the amenities necessary to make us feel right at home. The location on Turtle Beach (just south of Siesta Beach) was great because of the much smaller crowd. I can’t imagine being any closer to the water either.
The building sits just a few yards away from the water, and when sitting on the third floor lanai (which is AMAZING) you can hardly see the beach beneath you [as shown in the current pictures, the beach is wider now since it was re-nourished in 2016]. It feels like you are sitting above the water. The views are fantastic, particularly for sunrise and sunset.
The canal running behind the condo is great too, as you can kayak and paddleboard out to the mangroves in search of manatees. The boat ramp where most of the rental companies deliver to is only steps away from the condo which was very convenient.
Per the owners’ suggestion, we ate at the Casey Key Fish House and Demetrio’s during our stay. The pizza at Demetrio’s was excellent, and the Fish House is not to be missed. The casual dockside dining environment was very nice, and I highly recommend the almond crusted snapper. My wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay here and would love to return in the future!
Daniel from Tennessee – June 2014
Great place to stay!
Loved the location!! A great place to stay that is close enough to amenities, yet far enough away for peace and quiet. Very accommodating condo and very clean. Loved the view and the closeness to the beach. It was the perfect place for our family – including our 3 year old and 9 month old. Owner gave some great information about places to eat and visit. Can’t wait to go back again!
Breezy from Tennessee – May 2014
Amazing! This was by far the nicest Condo we have ever rented. The owner was so helpful and friendly that it felt like home. Clean doesn’t describe it. The views were amazing as well as the overall feel! My son proposed on the beautiful beach to his GF and I will soon become a mother in law!
Mandy B from Ohio – May 2014
We’ve been renting condo’s in St. Pete Beach and Siesta Key for years. We have never encountered an owner as interested in our having a fun relaxing vacation than this one. He provided lots of information on the condo and suggestions for fun in the surrounding area prior to our arrival. We had a couple of questions during our stay and he responded to emails very quickly.
The unit was recently remodeled and was comfortable and well appointed. This is a great location, sandwiched nicely between the inner-coastal and the gulf. There was a lovely breeze most nights that flowed through the unit. With the windows open, we slept to the sound of the ocean waves. We recommend it highly!!!!
E, R & M from Michigan – April 2014
Our vacation in Siesta Key
Room with a view! We enjoyed our stay. Weather is always a factor when you come from the north and it turned cooler in mid week but we still enjoyed the pool and the beach. Clean and comfortable. We closed the window one night because the sound of the waves were keeping us awake. We would likely come back.
Peggy G – February 2014
The Closest Beachfront Condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key
The review title sums up an accurate description of the condo. This is definitely the closest condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key! In addition we enjoyed having two king sized bedrooms (a rare find). We spent many hours on the porch entertaining and watching sunsets and the Gulf of Mexico. The owners are very caring and truly desire for the guests to have a good experience.
Before the trip the owners mailed us a guide telling us about the condo, directions, favorite restaurants and local sights to visit. This was most helpful. Upon arrival there was a cart to help carry our belongings and groceries as well as a working elevator to the third floor.
The condo had just been remodeled and it was clean, well-maintained with all the necessary kitchen equipment for entertaining. The front desk was friendly and helpful. One of our pleasures was walking the beach. In many evenings and on Sunday we especially enjoyed being close to Turtles Restaurant and walking over for dinner and the Sunday brunch. The entire two weeks was a most positive experience and we plan to return.
Fran and John from Oregon – January 2014
Couldn’t get any closer to the beach!
We loved the fact that you are surrounded by water. Great beach combing, uncrowded beaches, incredibly soothing to fall asleep listening to the surf.
Ann S – January 2014
Everything we could have hoped for…and more! Can’t wait to return
One of the greatest vacations our family has enjoyed in years…all thanks to owner’s slice of heaven on earth. Everything was as described & and then some. Prior to arrival the owner sent several pages of basic info regarding the condo and great tips on places to go/things to do. But once you arrive- you never want to leave.
One would be hard pressed to find anything closer to the water. The mesmerizing sound of breaking waves 24/7 was something I’d always hoped to experience, but had never really found…until Fisherman’s Cove. It’s just far enough off the tourist byways to feel secluded. Yet you are close enough to Siesta Beach/Point of Rocks to be there in a few quick minutes (park in lot #12 across from Curt’s Restaurant).
Great restaurants, the Crescent Market, and a local seafood market by 7/11 are equally as close. The condo was immaculate, well appointed, and all in working order (they even had a back-up coffee maker). A good deal of thought has been put in to taking care of any visitor’s wants or needs.
Spectacular remodel. Our favorite room was the lanai with the unbroken view of the ocean and beach. When she preferred to be inside, my 89 year old mother-in-law was able to look down upon the family beach activities below. This really helped her feel like she was still a part of the fun while watching comfortably from her chair. She was able call down to us if she needed something so the proximity was great. Easy access via the elevator made it truly accessible. The bathroom had a step-in shower… great for limited mobility.
You really are as close to water as the lanai pictures depict; the sound of the surf/ocean views are RIGHT out in front of the condo. Watch rays and even dolphins skimming the waves. It’s very rare to be that close to the surf, how cool. There was still plenty of beach to set up chairs & the sand was perfect for building sand castles. Small groups of beach-goers had plenty of room between one another, no crowds here, nor loud partiers or obnoxious groups to disrupt the tranquility.
Other condo neighbors were friendly and helpful. It’s very low-key. The pool was a great place to soak after hitting the beach. Everything was truly so much more than we dreamed of; our vacation in your place will be remembered as one of the best ever. Our hope is to return soon and stay longer. Thank you for your hospitality; when we build our cabin on the Conejos River here in Colorado we hope to return the favor!
Lyndal S – December 2013
DEFINITELY the closest beachfront condo on the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key!
Our week in this condo was wonderful. The views from the balcony were outstanding. You felt as if you were standing right on the sand! The general atmosphere of the condo community was very quiet and relaxing, and you couldn’t beat the convenience of staying so close to the beach. Literally, you were just footsteps away from the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and will definitely consider returning soon!
Debbie S – July 2013
My “ya ya” girlfriends and I just returned home from fabulous our time at Turtle Beach. As soon as I opened the door to our home for the week I knew I was in an amazing place. We spent most of our time in the lanai when we weren’t at the beach, which is incredibly close.
The accommodations were just perfect for our needs. The beds were comfortable, there is plenty of utensils, etc in the kitchen …but I would try the plethora of wonderful restaurants in the area. We snorkeled, swam, ran and read the whole week.
Coming home to this condo was definitely relaxing. I also recommend checking out the Sunday drum circle on Siesta Beach. It starts at sunset and is a lot of fun. I highly recommend this condo!
Jules from Indiana – July 2013
Private and right on the Water
Had a lovely week. Was great to have two master suites. Well stocked kitchen for the those that love to cook. I was looking for unit on the beach and I can tell that you that you won’t get any closer than this unless you camp on the beach. To the south it is all secluded beach with some great shelling. Close enough if you want to eat out or shop, but who wants to leave paradise.
Not sure where else you can catch the sunrise through the front door (as well as a great breeze) and view spectacular sunsets on the balcony porch. The new glass panels on the porch allows for complete unobstructed beach, sunset and star gazing.
From Lakeland, FL – May 2013