Below you will find three Siesta Key Galleries:
- Our Condo
- Sunsets from Our Lanai
- Our Beach
There is a second Gallery page that includes pictures taken around Sarasota area and at the annual The Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival. Please click here to see those Galleries.
If you are into fishing, please click here see our page, Fishing Siesta Key and Sarasota. The page is loaded with helpful information and pictures of fish you might catch in the area.
If you click on any picture in a Gallery, it will open a viewer that automatically sizes pictures for PC, tablet and smartphone viewing. You can navigate forward or backwards through the Gallery by using the arrow keys. Click anywhere on the picture to remove the title, and click again to bring it back.
To see a video slideshow of our condo (A309) and the surrounding area please click here.
Our Condo – A309
The first two pictures in the Gallery are aerial views of our condo complex. It is hard to appreciate how close we are to the Gulf and bay without seeing it from the air. Our condos sits on a VERY narrow strip of sand. This unique location provides you with direct water views from every room.
Sunsets From our Lanai
With its sliding floor to ceiling glass panels and clear glass railing, our lanai is the perfect place to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Gulf. We also installed a sliding screen so you can capture your own breathtaking photos.
As you can see in the pictures below, some of the most amazing sunsets occur when the sky is almost filled with clouds, but the horizon is clear. On those evenings the sun will illuminate the clouds from beneath after it disappears below the horizon. This light show can go on for as long as 30 minutes after the sun sets.
Full moon-sets, which occur early in the morning, can be spectacular too. Click here to see the times for sunrise, sunset and moon-set during your stay.
The distance from our lanai and master bedroom window to the Gulf is only about 50 feet. Even during the peak of tourist season, you’ll find plenty of room to set up your umbrellas and chairs.
If you like long walks on the beach and collecting seashells, you will love our location. To the south you can walk often in near solitude for miles and enjoy the best shelling on Siesta Key. You will also enjoy over a mile of totally undeveloped beachfront.
To the south of us the island quickly narrows to less than 200 feet and is very private and remote. Decades ago there was a pass there that separated Siesta Key from Casey Key. You will see a small marker now where the pass once was. If you continue walking south, you’ll encounter a lone tree that marks the path to Stephen King’s house.
To the north the beach extends nearly two miles before ending at Point of Rocks, which is good spot for snorkeling.
Exploring Nearby Beaches
We love to explore nearby beaches. We have developed a new web page that provides information about some of our favorite area beaches; including where we have the best luck finding fossilized shark teeth and sand dollars. Please click here to see our page, Exploring Beaches.