Enjoy all the comforts of home in this beach-inspired 2 bed/1 bath just 1.7 miles from award-winning Siesta Key Beach. The soothing colors of sea, sky & sand create a cheery welcome in this bright vacation residence, with everything you need for a getaway to the beach. The open concept living space offers a fully equipped kitchen, dining area & shared laundry. Just outside the kitchen is a sparkling pool, comfortable lounge area & outdoor kitchen with gas grill, and fire pit.
Nothing says vacation like this beach themed 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment inspired by the azure color palate surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. Step through the private entrance into this well-appointed apartment featuring a bright, sunny kitchen outfitted with everything you need to enjoy a meal at home. Relax at the dining table’s cushioned window seat or comfortable pull-out sofa. One bedroom offers a large king-size bed facing a colorful mural of the beach and bamboo linens. The second bedroom features a queen bed, bamboo linens, and colorful artwork. The bathroom provides a walk-in shower and additional towels, linens, and sunscreen in the adjoining linen closet. Free Wifi is provided, along with a flat-screen television hosting streaming premium channels for your enjoyment. Just off the kitchen is a shared laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer for your use.
Outside you’ll find a large pool with a covered patio and island-inspired lounge. The outdoor kitchen with gas grill and dining area with seating for six makes the perfect setting for an evening of dining al fresco. When you're not at Siesta beach or exploring the wonders of Sarasota, you'll enjoy the large sparkling pool with multiple seating areas, ideal for bathing in the Florida sun or tucking under the shaded lounger with a good book or an afternoon siesta. Pool toys and towels are provided for your use, as well as coolers and beach chairs you're welcome to use at the beach. In the evening, you're invited to enjoy the fire pit located in the yard where you can reminisce about your day while gazing into the crackling fire, or enjoy making s'mores with the kids.
Your ground-level Siesta Beach Cottage apartment provides onsite parking and easy access via an electronic lockbox, making your vacation accommodations stress free from the moment you arrive! Siesta Beach Cottage has been staged for your comfort, with extra linens and beach towels provided. There is a shared laundry room just outside your apartment where you can leave wet or sandy towels. Check-in is 3 pm with your unique lockbox combination provided upon confirmed reservation.
We are proud of our over 500 five star reviews, but even more thrilled that you’ve chosen to spend your vacation with us. We are committed to making sure you enjoy your vacation. The house manual provides information about the shops, dining, and entertainment nearby, but if you're looking for specific advice on dining or age appropriate activities around the area, just ask. Sarasota is our home and we the property manager, Angelina. Her number is in the home book provided on site.
We want this vacation to be your best vacation and hope you'll enjoy the many advantages of renting a private home over a hotel.
When heading out for a day or night on the town, there's always somewhere great to explore just a short distance from Siesta Beach Cottage. On US41/Tamiami Trail, just north of the turnoff to the neighborhood is the Philippi Mansion grounds, where every Wednesday morning during the cooler months, there is a Farmer's Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, Amish Donuts, food trucks, local artesian crafts, and foodstuffs.
If you're looking to dine out, there are some highly acclaimed restaurants within walking distance of Siesta Beach Cottage. Sardinia Italian Restaurant and Isan Thai are both open for dinner and Simon's Coffee House is a popular place for breakfast and lunch. Just a short drive further north, on the east side of Tamiami Trail is the Phillippi Creek Restaurant and Oyster Bar, a local hot spot for fresh seafood enjoyed in the air conditioning dining room or outside at one of the picnic tables lining the waterfront of Phillippi Creek.
Also on Tamiami Trail, 1.5 miles north from Drifting Sands Retreat, is the Landings Shopping Center, with a large Publix Grocery Store, a Starbucks, and a number of locally-owned restaurants including DaRuma Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, OfKors Donuts and Bakery, Apollonia Greek Restaurant, Corkscrew Deli, and several others.
If you head south, just a mile down Tamiami Trail is the Stickney Point Bridge, which takes you to Siesta Key. On the other side of the bridge, you’ll find Daiquiri Deck, Spearfish Grill, Coconuts and award-winning Capt Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar. If you’d like a tropical drink fresh off the beach, stop by Capt. Curt's outdoor bar - Sniki Tiki. Further south is the Toasted Mango Café (great for breakfast) or if you'd like to cook at the apartment, pick up some fresh fish at Big Water Fish Market. For date night, you can’t go wrong driving towards the southern tip of Siesta Key for romantic bayside dining at Ophelia's on the Bay. If you like French food, stop by Miguel's but save room for one of their tableside desserts!
If you want to stay on the mainland, less than a mile from Siesta Beach Cottage, on the west side of Tamiami Trail is a great new steakhouse called Grillsmith, a scratch restaurant with a varied menu and a full bar. On the east side of Tamiami Trail, you'll find Pietro's Italian Restaurant, where you're sure to be spoiled, Pho 101 Noodle House and a Dunkin Donuts.
There are also a number of restaurants in the shopping plaza on the southwest corner of Stickney Point. There you'll find restaurants including Plaza Mexico, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Abel’s Ice Cream. If you stay on Tamiami Trail past Stickney Point Road you'll find Gecko’s Grill & Pub (an indoor/outdoor sports bar where you can take in the big game) and Ruth Chris Steak House. So there is a little bit of everything within a mile or so from Siesta Beach Cottage.
Just enter the name of any of these restaurants into your mobile phone's search and you'll find easy directions to get there. Enjoy!
It's easy to get around Sarasota via Uber, Lyft and public buses. If you're on Siesta there is a free ride taxi service that zips from the beach to Siesta Village – just tip your driver! When parking on Siesta Key, take advantage of the free public parking lot. If parking on one of the side streets, keep an eye on the time limit posted on the parking signs.
Siesta Beach Cottage is 1.7 miles to Siesta Key where you can choose between three amazing beaches along the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Siesta Key Beach has been voted the Best Beach in America numerous times for its 99% white quartz sand; famous for its cool, silky texture and healing properties. While each one of Siesta's beaches; Turtle, Crescent and world-famous Siesta Key Public Beach offers a slightly different experience, they all share the same gorgeous waters, breathtaking sunsets, relaxing gulf breeze and a chance to see playful dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and even stingrays.
For those guests looking for a private, less crowded beach experience, Turtle Beach (4.7 miles south of Stickney Point Bridge on Midnight Pass Road) and Crescent Beach (just 1.7 miles over the bridge to Beach Access 12) will be ideal. However, if you're looking for a vibrant, busy beach with lifeguards, beach volleyball, concession stands, and public restrooms, Siesta Key Public Beach is the place to be. Providing free parking, Siesta's Public Beach offers free tennis and volleyball courts as well as a shaded playground, picnic areas and several concession areas where you can grab a snack and cool drink. Siesta public beach is easy to find. Just turn right off Stickney Point Bridge and follow Midnight Pass to the public parking lots. Whatever beach you visit, make sure you take a trash bag with you to pick up after all the fun!
If your vacation has you staying over during a Sunday night, you won't want to miss the Siesta Drum Circle, which takes place at sunset every Sunday at Siesta Key Public Beach, just south of the sand volleyball courts. You can join in with the crowds and wander off down the beach a bit and meditate to the sounds of beach drumming. What better way to mark the end of an awesome vacation weekend. Siesta Key is an experience you don’t want to miss!
If you're looking for paddleboard, kayak, or bike rentals, you can find great rentals at Siesta Key Bike & Kayak or Ride & Paddle by Siesta Sports Rentals. Jet skis can be rented at Siesta Key Watersports and Siesta Key Jet Ski, while fishing charters and boat rentals are available at Siesta Key Marina. All of these locations are just over Stickney Point Bridge and there is a map in the condo showing all the beach access points
Welcome to Paradise. Welcome to Siesta Beach Cottage!