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Overlooking Beach on Siesta Key - Sand Dollar and Starfish Units

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Beautiful, beach front apartments on Siesta Key. One bedroom, one bathroom with jacuzzi tub, all linens, full size modern kitchen, living room with queen size sleeper couch, flat screen tvs in the living room and bedroom with Verizon Fios, and free wi-fi. French doors open onto your own private deck with patio furniture and umbrella overlooking our own private little stretch of crystal white sands on the Gulf of Mexico. We also offer our guests a separate siting area on the property overlooking the beach with fire pit, hammock and twinkling lights in the trees, to have your coffee in the morning and watch the dolphins and manatees swim by and then in the evenings, with a glass of wine, watch our gorgeous sunsets and gaze at the bright stars at night. Why pay full price for just a hotel room when you can have a full size apartment right on the beach!

We now offer on site beach side massages. Reserve now!

Gorgeous Event Location: This property is a beautiful location to have Beach Wedding, family reunions, anniversary parties and business retreats.

In addition to our one bedroom units we also have a three bedroom home that can be rented alone or in conjunction with the one bedroom units to accommodate large parties. We work together with your coordinator or can recommend our favorites to create a fantastic event. Please call to get all the details of our Event Packages.

More Details

Property Manager
Chelly Serrano
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I traveled to Siesta Key for the first time this May and it was as beautiful as we had hoped. If that wasn't enough, our apartment -- the Sand dollar -- was perfect! It was just the right size for two people, incredibly clean, well stocked, and right on the beach. We loved the outside patio and enjoyed our coffee there each morning, as it was private to our unit. Additionally, we had our own grill and used that as well. The bed was comfortable and we joked that the couch had some magic power to make us fall asleep. In retrospect it was probably that we were so relaxed from sitting on the beach all day. Speaking of that, there were plenty of beach chairs available as well as a beach umbrella and towels. The apartment is located very close to restaurants and shops and we walked into town every day. Sarasota is a short drive and we ventured over there a couple of times for groceries. We didn't meet Chelly, but it was easy to get in touch with someone whenever we had a question ... like where the switch to garbage disposal was. FYI, it was behind the fridge. What a great trip and such a beautiful place stay. We would definitely return.

Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Siesta Key in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (futon)
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Overlooking Beach on Siesta Key - Sand Dollar and Starfish Units
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 37 reviews
New Philadelphia, OH, USA

Best place we've ever stayed on Siesta Key!

  • 5 of 5

I'm almost afraid to rave too much about our stay here because I don't want it to be all booked up when I want it to be available for me again! But in all honesty the location is amazing - absolutely perfect. You can simply walk out the door and onto the beach - a nice quiet end of the beach too - you almost feel like its your very own private beach. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful too. And yet you are only blocks away from the village - we walked there easily and many times. As far as the accommodations, the apartment is very cute and especially clean, bright and sunny. One entire wall is windows which allows you to look out onto the beach and which also allows in such wonderful sunshine. The open concept kitchen/dining/living area makes for good visiting together. The appliances are modern and the kitchen very well-equipped. The whirlpool tub was quite nice, and there were plenty of towels and linens. Having the owner on property made arrival and departure very easy and also offered a sense of security and a sense of homeyness. The owner greeted us on arrival and made sure we were familiar with the area, offered maps and advice. We really didn't need anything during our stay, but I know that if we had he was only a knock on his door away. They were very friendly, but of course allowed us our privacy too. The biggest highlight to me was the beachfront location - being steps away was the best experience. We have stayed many places on the Key in the past few years and this was by far the best way to experience it. I felt the price was very affordable too, especially for this kind of location! If I had to come up with any negative... maybe a pool would have been the icing on the cake for this paradise. But honestly thats all that it was missing. And we really didn't miss it. I highly reccommend this property. I know we will return!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

First the bad:

Alright, now that that is over with, let's get to the good parts!

When you hear "Location, location, location", they are talking about this place! You walk out the front door, and you are on one of the nicest beaches in the country, and since it is near the end of the beach, it is not crowded at all. And they are a block away from the "downtown" area, so you can walk to all the shops and restaurants. Oh, and we watched dolphins swimming just off shore every day we were there! Doesn't get much better than that! The place was well maintained, and cutely decorated.

The owners were nothing but nice. We talked to all three owners (a brother and two sisters run it) throughout our stay and each of them were extremely nice and accommodating. They were there when we needed them, and we didn't see them otherwise.

We booked through Chelly, and she answered all of our questions before we got down there. Then when we checked in, we met with Sheila. We had gotten down there 4 hours early, so we just let her know that we were there, and to take their time getting our room ready since we were just going to go to lunch and then walk the beach. She got the place ready for us before we were even done with lunch! She had to leave though, so when we got back, we met Billy, who again was very nice and gave us a few recommendations on where to go while we were down there. Very nice people.

The pictures really don't do this place justice. I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent small beach cottage right in front of the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, especially the location. This is a small family owned resort, located literally right on the best part of Siesta Key Beach. Its quiet and peaceful, walk to restaurants and nightlife. Apartment is well equipped. My only critique would be they advertise queen bed on web site, but the bed was really an oversized full size bed. Other than that I give it five stars!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decent Place But Not For Us

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. The location, I have to say, is great. Only a block away from Siesta Key village for shopping and restaurants. The property is right on the beach, although the far end of the beach. In reading the description, I knew the apartment would not be very large so we were expecting much more. The building is old resulting in the floors not being even and the doors not closing properly. That was not the issue. The issue we did have was that there were more rental units than we had expected. This apartment is the upstairs unit of a small building toward the back of the property. There is a front building that appears to be separated into two units, one possibly being a 4 bedroom unit and I'm not sure how many bedrooms the front unit had although I think it may be 3 bedrooms. There is also a 4 bedroom house in the back of the property with a pool. This is a complex in and of itself. It is obvious that the owners cater to large groups and weddings. Just so happened that we were there when a wedding was going on. The front house, the back house and the apartment below us were all part of the wedding party. This meant people meandering all around the property after the beach ceremony. They played loud music at the back house and there were people milling around drinking late into the night. Although the common areas are available to utilize by all renters, it would be quite hard for us to sit down right in the middle of a large group of people who all know each other. I wish it would have been noted when we made our reservation that there would be a large group occupying most of the property. We may have taken a pass. Outside of that issue, the place was priced right for a stay on the beach close to town. On a side note, I read in the binder that no pets were allowed. The people occupying the apartment below us had a small dog staying with them.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do always strive to make sure every guest does have an enjoyable stay and sorry to hear that this guest was not fully satisfied. We do not advertise our property as an individual unit but as part of a very small resort and do provide potential guests with our website and face book link that does show all of our units. The weekend that this guest stayed with us, there was a family that did occupy two of our units, not all the others, and did have a 10 minute ceremony on the beach and there was no reception held on the property. With having a few units on the property, there is always more guests on there than there would be with only one unit, so it is to be expected that at any time there would be other guests gathering at the common area. We do have an acre of property, besides the beach in front that we own, so there has never been a complaint about not having plenty of space to enjoy. We do not accommodate pets but the guest staying in the other unit did have documentation that his pet was a therapy dog, and by law we did have to accommodate. We do have weddings on the property, because of its amazing location, but we do require the the full resort is booked by the wedding party if there is to be a reception or any kind of entertainment. We have many years of very satisfied guests, as you can see by our reviews here, as well as all of them on our face book page and we will continue to do our best to exceed all of our future guests expectations.
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South Bound Brook NJ

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at this adorable cottage... it was just perfect in every way. Bed was so comfortable..best sleep I've had away from home! The view from our deck was georgeous ... Sitting out on the deck looking over the water was just so relaxing. An absolutely perfect location. Just a 5 minute walk to Siesta Key Village. Perfect!

We are definitely planning on returning next year !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place on Siesta Key!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few lovely days in this quaint beach apartment on Siesta Key and we loved it. It is truly a beach front property. We walked to the Broken Egg for breakfast each morning and enjoyed walks along the beach. So relaxing and quiet. The owners were very kind and even invited us to a party they were having for a family member. The apartment is small and I would not recommend it for more than 2 adults and 1 child. But everything we needed was there. The Jacuzzi tub was relaxing, the kitchen was fully stocked and the bed was comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Siesta Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid peak
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
off peak
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £71.74
Cleaning £71.74
Tax Rate 12.0%

$125.00 - $225.00 per night
$225 / night Season
$175.00 -$125.00 night Off-season
Cancellation Policy:
30 day cancellation during off season to receive full refund.
60 day cancellation during season to receive full refund.
Cleaning fee $75.00 for all stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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