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Siesta Key Condo, Modernized, New Appliances,Washer/Dryer, HD-TV, Comcast WIFI

Marshall Happer

Member since: 2008
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Marshall Happer

Member since: 2008
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Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015
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Siesta Key Condo, Modernized, New Appliances,Washer/Dryer, HD-TV, Comcast WIFI

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Siesta Key - Modernized Waterfront Condo

2012 modernized Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, No Smoking or Pets,

Our Condo is on beautiful Turtle Beach at the southern and most private end of Siesta Key directly on the Gulf of Mexico. When we say directly, we mean directly and not merely a Gulf “View” or a long car ride or a long walk to the Gulf. We call it “Paradise” and you could not choose a nicer location. Siesta Key is 7-8 miles long. Siesta Key used to terminate at Blind Pass just south Fisherman’s Cove as Blind Pass separated Casey Key from Siesta Key. However, at some time, someone filled in Blind Pass so you can actually walk (no road) across the Blind Pass area now from Siesta Key onto Casey Key. Our Condo is on the top floor (3rd floor, we are not a high rise), so no one can be above you and the views of the beach and the Gulf are terrific from our Lanai. We are in close proximity to the elevator/stairs which provides the entry from the parking lot (exclusive assigned parking space) and the entry to the beach and we are a short walk to the heated pool.

Our HOA and our insurance require minimum 7 day rentals. Our guest rentals commence at 4:00 PM on the beginning Saturday and conclude at 9:00 AM on the departing Saturday and we cannot rent for partial weeks. In order to maintain the highest standards for our Condo, we do not permit smoking or pets in our Condo.

We bought our Condo in April of 2012 because we believe it has the most unique setting anywhere with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Blind Pass Lagoon and the entrance to the Inland Waterway on the other side. Almost nobody has water on both sides. Turtle Beach is fairly narrow which makes the Fisherman’s Cove condos the closest to the Gulf and permits our guests to actually listen to the surf from open windows. The two buildings in the Fisherman’s Cove Condos were originally built in 1968-9.

Most condos have not:

1. Been completely modernized with new appliances;

2. Provide their own washer and dryer;

3. Offer HD-TV;

4. Provide beach towels for guests; and

5. Provide private and exclusive Comcast WIFI.

During 2012, we completed a major renovation of our Condo to a standard suitable for us to make it our ultimate retirement home. Our living room has new tile floors, dining for 4, a leather couch and easy chair, with a wall unit containing a 40” HDTV with a blu-ray player and stereo/mp3 players. Our living room leads to a beautiful tiled lanai with a modern panoramic window on the Gulf, which also has dining for 4. Our new kitchen has new wood cabinets and granite tops, new appliances (side by side refrigerator, icemaker, water filter, smooth top convection range with a warming drawer, dishwasher, disposal, spacemaker microwave) and a new tile floor. Our kitchen is fully stocked with equipment including a new drip coffee maker with a permanent filter, toaster oven and many other small appliances. We have a beautiful Master Bedroom with a king size bed and a large window directly on the Gulf with its own 33” HDTV and a DVD player adjoined by a newly renovated tiled private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Adjoining our Master Bedroom is our walk-in closet in which is located our own stacked new LG Washer and Dryer so our guests do not have to use the shared coin laundry.

Our Guest Bedroom has 2 single beds with a 27” television adjoined by its own updated private bath with a walk-in shower. New carpet was installed in our bedrooms last April, which completed the replacement of all of the original flooring in our Condo.

We furnish our own quality linens with bath towels and beach towels for our guests. Housecleaning is only before arrival and after departure, but we provide our cleaning equipment for use by our guests in the interim.

We also provide an iron, ironing board, hair dryer and lots of other items for your use, including beach chairs and umbrellas and beach toys. Our HOA also provides boat slips on Blind Pass Lagoon and there is a boat rental facility in close proximity on Midnight Pass Road.

Our guests have free use of our exclusive Comcast cable WIFI which provides cable speed Internet service privately in our Condo instead of having the use the regular public network, which sometimes is unreliable and has limited bandwidth. We have wireless telephones in our Condo connected to Comcast.

You might also enjoy to read the many reviews by our guests on VRBO (Listing168135), all of which rate our Condo as 5 of 5.

In addition to the photos and information on VRBO, please look at our exclusive personal website at www.siestakeydoublewaterfrontcondo.com for more details and more photos, including our progressive photos of the spectacular sunset which happens every day. The photos of the beach are for illustrative purposes only and weather, tides, and natural beach erosion cause topography changes from time to time. There is also plenty of information on our website about the fabulous restaurants nearby.

We had a recent tenant who had a great time catching fish in the Gulf right in front of our Condo! We can provide some fishing equipment upon request.

As a result of our unique location and the important upgrades to our Condo, it is very popular, so advance booking is recommended. We are always receiving numerous inquiries for rentals, especially since we have published our new upgrades and photos internationally, and as a matter of fairness, our policy is to accept the first actual booking we receive for each weekly or monthly rental.

We live in Venice, only 30 minutes away so we personally manage our Condo rentals and we are personally available to assist all our guests. Your rental agreement will be directly with us as owners. To confirm a booking we need to have full contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, email, ages of children, etc.) for all occupants.

We require a $300 reservation deposit at the time of each booking. 50% of the rental fee (less the $300 deposit) is due 90 days in advance and 50% of the rental fee is due 30 days in advance. All payments are non-refundable, except as follows:

(i) If the reservation is cancelled by written notice received more than 90 days in advance of the commencement of the rental, then the $300 deposit will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee and this Agreement will be terminated.

(ii) If there is a mandatory evacuation order by a governmental authority due to a hurricane or other natural disaster, then Tenant(s) will be entitled to a prorata refund of the rent paid.

We recommend that Tenant(s) purchase Trip Insurance, if coverage is desired.

Our direct Gulf front condo means spending your day on the beach, swimming, fishing, strolling the shoreline, collecting shells or watching the magnificent Siesta Key Dolphins (or local surf boarders!).

Enjoy the mesmerizing Gulf sunsets with a cocktail on our Lanai. In the morning watch the sun peek over the Intercoastal Waterway - right out your back door! A 5 minute walk to the marina for all of your 'beach' toy rentals - from boats and wave runners to kayaks and canoes! Fish from our docks - or arrange a fishing charter - it's all here! A quick stroll (no driving required!) and you can choose from either casual or fine dining!

Feel like some 'urban' flavor? Head to downtown Sarasota or historic Venice for a unique cultural experience including shopping, dining, live theater, the world-renowned Ringling Museum and Mote Aquarium. We have activities and events to meet everyone's vacation desires! Make this Siesta Key Gulf Front Condo yours - slow motion or fast moving - a perfect vacation spot.

Keywords: Condo, Waterfront, Gulf, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marshall Happer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

About Marshall Happer

I am a retired sports business lawyer and my wife is a sports marketing executive. We have lived in Venice since 2005 and my wife operates her international sports marketing business from our home.

Marshall Happer purchased this condo in 2012

Why Marshall Happer chose Siesta Key

We bought our Condo as an investment and maybe a future home, because it has the most unique waterfront location we have found on the Gulf. Last summer, I counted just 50 steps from our building to the Gulf!

What makes this condo unique

Everything. This is one of the most unique locations anywhere since we have the Gulf in close proximity on the West and Blind Pass Lagoon on the East.

Most rental condos have not been renovated to modern standards and do not have new kitchens and appliances, washer-dryer and full HDTV with Blu-Ray DVD. We do!

Fish in the Gulf or in Blind Pass Lagoon. Boat slips are available.

Since we live only 25 minutes away from our Condo, we are available to help ensure our guests have a wonderful vacation at our Condo.

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

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Siesta Key Condo, Modernized, New Appliances,Washer/Dryer, HD-TV, Comcast WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Philadelphia, PA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from one of the most relaxing vacations ever! My husband and I along with my husband's cousin and wife spent a serene vacation at this condo that was adorable and had everything necessary along with a well equipped kitchen we spent preparing meals in. They had chairs, beach towels, and a washer/dryer we used. We enjoyed every night on the lanai listening to the waves. No joke the water is right there....breathtaking. Hardly anyone was on the beach and we felt it was our own.

The owners made sure everything you need is there and a large file with pamphlets from restaurants and things to do. The electronic door was such a plus...no worrying about keys.

These owners really care about the time you have there with their attention to detail!

The only drawback was I wish I could have stayed longer!! Renting again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have these two very nice couples share our condo. We were pleased to learn that one of them was a 5 star chef and he found everything he needed in our kitchen to prepare 5 star meals which they ate on our Lanai after enjoying our daily spectacular sunsets. We look forward to having them return next year.
Port Washington, New York
5

Escape from the New York deluge

  • 5 of 5

Our February in Siesta Key was once again delightful This is our 4th year and it just keeps getting better and better. Being enchanted by the breezes and the sunsets and the gentle waves... I keep looking at my fading tan and remembering. The apartment is perfect and the hosts made sure that I had a table for my quilting and another for our puzzles! (For my husband's sake, we also found many golf courses close enough to enjoy!) The location is perfect. In spite of the elevator, we take the stairs just so we can continue to eat the wonderful sea food available close by.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This delightful couple from Port Washington visits us every year for a month of sunshine away from the New York winter. We enjoy having such nice guests who enjoy our condo on beautiful Siesta Key and everything that is available in our area.
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best time on turtle beach! This condo is everything it claims to be and more. Highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have this nice family share our condo on beautiful Turtle Beach on Siesta Key. This is our 33rd review - all 5 of 5. We work hard to make sure our guests have the best vacation possible.
5

Escape from Maine winter

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a month at this lovely 3rd floor apartment right on the ocean and the beach. The apartment was ideal for two and had an extra room for up to two guests. It was extremely well stocked with equipment for the kitchen and for the beach. Also access to restaurants and stores close by. There was excellent kayaking literally 100 yards from the building. The beach itself is pleasant though tends to pick up a lot of wind. The Happers were extremely helpful when we had any problems with operating the TV and the DVD player. Beds and chairs were comfortable . A dark leather sofa darkened the room and we recommend that it either be replaced or recovered with something more appropriate. An individual parking slot was very conveniently located. Our neighbors were friendly but non-interfering; privacy was assured.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud to have 32 perfect 5 of 5 reviews for our condo which is our only investment property. We have renovated it to be like new for our guests and eventually for our retirement home so we work hard to make everything as good as it can be. This delightful senior couple wisely chose to spend February in our Paradise instead of very cold Maine. We were surprised that they did not love our very expensive brown leather couch in our bright yellow living room. Our Condo is the closest to the Gulf of Mexico and no one has water on both sides with the Gulf on the West and Blind Pass Lagoon, our docks and free boat slips on the East.
Cincinnati, OH
5

January escape

  • 5 of 5

My stay at this wonderful condo exceeded my high expectations. Falling to sleep hearing the gentle surf was just what I needed for a relaxing month long working vacation. The owners went out of their way to make sure it met my needs for my working hours. The views and beautiful sunsets are spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have this Investment professional as our guest for a working vacation at our condo. He took advantage of our exclusive Comcast WIFI and free long distance (US and Canada) Comcast telephone services. He also brought his golf clubs and enjoyed our beach and the wonderful restaurants nearby. We are delighted that he plans to return next January.
Camden Maine
5

Perfect in all ways

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely. Clean and attractive with everything we needed. Bathrooms are as beautiful as an upscale spa. The beach is steps away and quiet, perfect for morning strolls. It is easy driving to Siesta Village and Sarasota. I would highly recommend. We felt we had found the perfect condo and perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to share our condo with this lovely couple from Maine who opted for our sunny coast instead of a Maine Winter week. We insist that all our guests have a wonderful vacation.

Location

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Prices & Availability

From $1,367 Weekly

Prices for this holiday condo in Siesta Key, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
4/25/15 - 6/26/15
25 Apr 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,479
for 7 nights
$1,479
 
 
July 4 Holidays
27 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,591
for 7 nights
$1,591
 
 
7/11/15 - 8/28/15
11 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,479
for 7 nights
$1,479
 
 
Labor Day
29 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,591
for 7 nights
$1,591
 
 
9/12/15 - 11/21/15
13 Sep 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,367
for 7 nights
$1,367
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,703
for 7 nights
$1,703
 
 
11/28/15 - 12/19/15
28 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,367
for 7 nights
$1,367
 
 
12/19/15 - 1/2/16
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,151
for 7 nights
$2,151
 
 
January 2016
2 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,151
for 7 nights
$2,151
 
 
February 2016
30 Jan 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,263
for 7 nights
$2,263
 
 
March 2016
27 Feb 2016 - 25 Mar 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,263
for 7 nights
$2,263
 
 
3/26/16 - 4/9/16
26 Mar 2016 - 8 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,263
for 7 nights
$2,263
 
 
4/9/16 - 4/23/16
9 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,151
for 7 nights
$2,151
 

Additional pricing information

Linens $30.00
Cleaning $80.00
Admin. $25.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are for maximum of 4 Guests
$300 Deposit
50% (less $300) 90 days in advance
50% due 30 days in advance
All payments shall be non-refundable, except:
(i) If cancelled by written notice received more than 90 days in advance of the commencement of the rental, the $300 deposit will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee
(ii) Prorata refund for governmental hurricane evacuation

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Siesta Key in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 969 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both renovated with new tile floors and tiled showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ceiling Fan, Cable TV, Window facing Blind Pass Lagoon/Docks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ceiling Fan, HD-TV + DVD Player, Window on Gulf of Mexico
  • (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom, (2) Twin Beds in 2nd Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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