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Free Wifi, Great Location, Lots of Amenities, walk to shops, restaurants, bars.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo on the Beach, Private Beach w Beach Chairs & Heated Pool

House of the Sun, Unit 201, Siesta Key, I have a few other properties listed on VRBO as well and they are all on Siesta Key. If this one is not available for you, I have another condo also at House of the Sun, and at one is listing 1201328. Additionally, please view the other properties that I have. In the search engine, you can view a one bedroom which is 108307 and you can view my large 3 bedroom which is 721757. Thanks for your interest in my condos.

The following is a description of my condo at House of the Sun:

•House of the Sun is located at 6518 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Florida 34242

• 2nd Floor Unit #201. I also have another condo at House of the Sun on the fifth floor.

•Reserved parking space is located under the building and you car will be kept cool 24/7.

Free Wifi.

•Master Bedroom has a king size bed, double mirrored closets, a mirrored vanity area, flat screen TV, private bath with walk in shower, updated, and is very spacious.

•Second bedroom has two twin beds and flat screen TV. The guest bathroom has a shower/tub combination, granite and sliding glass doors for the tub/shower.

•Living Room has High speed wireless internet, Surround Sound Home Theater with Ipod docking station, Blue Ray DVD player and 55'' flat screen smart TV.

•Fully equipped kitchen with a clothes washer and clothes dryer.

•Balcony with two lounge chairs, table w/4 chairs.

•Beach towels, beach lounge chairs provided on our beach by House of the Sun, and beach toys are all here. No need to bring any.

•Heated Pool and our own private tennis courts overlook the gulf.

•House of the Sun supplies lounge chairs both at the pool and on our section of the beach.

Views from the balcony face off to the southwest. Although this condo does not offer a view of the gulf, we still have a very nice view facing off towards the southwest and we get a wonderful southern exposure on our balcony all day long. House of the Sun has fourth and fifth floor decks with tables, chairs and lounge chairs and is a popular spot for sunset and the breathtaking panoramic views of Siesta Key Beach. Our HEATED POOL, and PRIVATE TENNIS COURTS overlook the gulf. During winter season the location cannot be beat, being one block from the Stickney Point Bridge (no long, slow lines on and off the key), and restaurants, bars, grocery, bike rental, drug store, ice cream, 7/Eleven, and much, much more, just across the street from House of the Sun.

Guests of House of the Sun enjoy bringing their evening cocktails and snacks to the FIFTH FLOOR DECK where the feeling is fun and friendly. Long lasting friendships that span the globe have been made from the fifth floor deck at sunset and guests come back year after year to enjoy this wonderful complex. CHARCOAL GRILLS are available with a beautiful picnic area that overlooks the beauty of the Gulf.

If you want a stress-free drive-free vacation, away from the public beach but still on the beautiful quartz crystal sands of Siesta Key Beach, this is one to consider.

If you would like to watch any of the video tours of the condos that I own and privately rent on Siesta Key, you can do so by logging into youtube. In the youtube search engine, input Donna Grimmer and all of my videos will appear.

Please take the time to read my RATES page. It has important information to help you when you book.

Keywords: 2 bedroom 2 bath condo on Siesta Key on the beach, Donna Grimmer, vacationsiesta

More Details

Donna Grimmer
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About Donna Grimmer

Hi. I'm Donna Grimmer and I have four condos that I would love to show to you. If you are familiar with youtube, you can search out my videos by typing donnagrimm into the search engine at youtube. You can also find them on VRBO. They are 101699, 314793, 108307 and 721757 Although I do not live in Florida, I'm on Siesta Key many times a year and constantly check to make sure that my condos are in excellent condition. If you have any questions about my condos, please feel free to contact me anytime through this VRBO website. Have a great day.

Donna Grimmer purchased this condo in 2005

Why Donna Grimmer chose Siesta Key

House of the Sun is an extremely well run and maintained property. And we have all of the conveniences of shopping right across the street. We do not have to deal with the slow moving traffic on the key as we are just off of the south bridge (Stickney Point). Having a condo on the 2nd floor is a wonderful convenience, even with the 2 elevators, we can just walk up one flight of stairs to our condo. We love our place at House of the Sun!

What makes this condo unique

Dave and I have been coming to Siesta Key for over 15 years and we love it. We decided to purchase our condo at House of the Sun for so many reasons. First, we really like the location. The complex is on the gulf and one block away from the Stickney Point Bridge. During the busier times of the year, it is wonderful to be able to leave our building, cross the bridge and get to our destination without long, slow lines. We enjoy the large, heated pool the overlooks the gulf, and we love the decks on the fourth and fifth floors. Every evening, guests of House of the Sun love to come up to the 4th and 5th floor decks for sunset. A horn is typically blown from our 5th floor deck just as the sun is disappearing into the Gulf. The deck provides a panoramic view of Siesta Key Beach, and we are one of the very view complexes that have these wonderful decks right on the beach. We love the convenience of being able to walk across the street for groceries at the Crescent Market, cocktails at the Sniki Tiki and dinner at Claytons. Typically, my car stays under the building in my covered parking space for most of my time at House of the Sun. Everything that I need is right across the street, from rentals, to shops, to a variety of eateries, liquor stores, ice cream, pizza, pharmacy, rentals, and the list goes on and on...I simply cannot say enough about the location and amenities here at House of the Sun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had received the following email from a guest who was in just after Hurricane Irma. The building at House of the Sun had a repair that required water to be turned off at different areas of the building for 1-2 days. Guests needed to be moved to other condos where the building had water. My guest had to be moved to one of those units and here is the note that I received from my guest:

"Considering all that Siesta Key had been through with the hurricane, we felt fortunate that we were able to make this trip and stay there.

My son asked us over two years ago if we would be able to go to Sarasota for the World Rowing Championships, so the trip was important to us. We had a very good time and my son’s fiancee enjoyed her first trip to Florida. We spent much of Sunday at the rowing event and Monday on the beautiful beach and in the water. The beach chairs provided by House of the Sun, and your umbrellas and towels came in very handy. Unit *** had many decorations, (but no beach umbrellas and no beach towels), but your unit had more of the practical things people really want to use."

Thank you again.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower, granite and tile, fresh & bright.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Tub/shower has sliding glass doors, granite & tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious bedroom, double closets, vanity, flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Flat screen on wall, comfortable and fresh mattresses.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.78125 based on 55 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Siesta Key and it won’t be our last. Donna’s condo was everything we had hoped for and more. It was beautifully decorated, SPOTLESS and very well stocked and organized. Donna herself was very pleasant and very accessible if needed. I would highly recommend Siesta Key and staying at Donna’s condo.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place !

  • 5 of 5

Very clean , quiet, close to food and entertainment and short walk to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bruce, Thank you very much. You were an awesome guest and will always be welcome back to any of the four condos that I have on Siesta Key. You may want to follow my Siesta Key Facebook Page as I post great last minute deals throughout the year. Save Travels home. I hear it is pretty cold up there in Indiana right now. Donna G
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Wonderful beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (with 2 kids ages 5 & 2) stayed the week. Extremely pleased with everything. From the unit itself, which was super clean, the great location in town to the responsiveness of the owners - everything was great. And you can't beat that it's right on the beach! Appliances are getting a bit outdated, but worked for our needs. Right across the street are bars/restaurants, convenience store, ice cream shop and place to rent bikes for cheap. The condo building itself has tennis courts, ping pong, an arcade room (with free games & air hockey), 2 working gas grills and a perfectly heated pool. Walk right out onto the private beach and enjoy a stroll or relax in the sun. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will be returning! The condo is spotless and well-appointed. Owner communication is the top-notch. We weren't concerned with being within walking distance to The Village area, so this was the perfect location for us. Loved the beach access & nearby bars/restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy, Thank you for the wonderful review! Having purchased this one just last October, it was important to be able to get feedback and do whatever we can to make it as top notch as our other 3 places that we have here on Siesta Key. It was great to have been able to meet up with you while you were here and I look forward to having you back in the future. Hopefully we will meet again. Have a wonderful 2018!
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Loved the privacy of the beach! Location walking distance to a bunch of stuff

  • 5 of 5

Donna is very informative, the condo is extremely well stocked, and it's so nice to go on a vacation where the beds actually comfortable! Weather was perfect and the restaurants and stores walking distance were terrific

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, I'm pleased to hear that your pre-holiday get-away was a good one and that you enjoyed my condo at House of the Sun. I love the complex and the location and that is the reason why I purchased two units at this complex. I hope that you will keep me in mind for a return trip and that you will let your friends and family know that they can reach out to me through my Facebook Page, my email, or phone anytime. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2018! Donna G
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  • 1 of 5

Don't stay here! I had a very unpleasant experience in the end, ruining an expensive 3 day weekend. The owner uses a young, totally unprofessional cleaning person (who told me she was the owner's niece), and who yelled "get out - your time is up" when she arrived precisely at 10 am on the final day. So we did. Then I received a text message from the owner an hour later complaining I hadn't stripped the beds! And in the end, the owner retained some of my security deposit claiming I hadn't complied with her cleaning instructions. So consider yourself forewarned! There are many great places to stay in Siesta Beach and Sarasota. This is definitely not one of them.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have an agreed departure time of 10:00 in order to get the condo ready for the next guest due to arrive the same day. This is standard departure time for the entire complex of House of the Sun as well as most other properties on the Key. My cleaning lady, who is a mature adult owner operator of her own business for over 15 years, arrived at 10:45 and you had not started to get ready to leave the condo, had not performed any of the departure procedures that are clearly written in my rental agreement and posted on the refrigerator, and you told her that you would leave when you were ready which was well past 11:00 AM. My cleaning lady does not yell or confront guests, but she has a job to do and does it very well as many of my reviews will attest to. I have several condos on the Key and receive many compliments about my units and their very clean condition. Cleanliness is key to a happy stay and these cleaners have an excellent track record. I want to make one thing very clear. I NEVER deducted any part of the security deposit for failure to follow check out procedures OR for late departure. I could have as you left the place trashed with garbage, left all lights on, all fans running, left the door to my condo wide open, and left the security door to the complex of House of the Sun propped open for anyone to walk in. You treated my home and the people who maintain it with with disrespect and you were never docked for any of it when you received your security deposit. With that said, you are not a welcome guest at any of my properties again.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton SRQ
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Siesta Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 night SPECIAL
20 Apr 2018 - 23 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 27 to Aug. 10, 2018
27 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Aug. 11 to Nov. 16, 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving Week
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Pre-Holiday Get-Away
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Winter Rates
22 Dec 2018 - 18 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
19 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Departure Clean £72.21 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Tax Rate 12.0%



FEES FROM VRBO: VRBO adds on a SERVICE FEE, usually somewhere between 6 to 11%, depending on the amount of the rental. You can view a breakdown of all charges on line and before you book. Press GET AN INSTANT QUOTE, then click VIEW DETAILS on that quote. If you have questions with regard to the charges, send an email to the owner.

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEES: Credit cards have fees that range anywhere from 3-5% & will be the responsibility credit card holder. The credit card processing fees are separate from VRBO's 'service fee' and can easily be avoided by using E-check payment through VRBO. All credit card fees are deducted off of the security deposit before the deposit is refunded back to the credit card. You have options other than by using a credit card and if you are trying to save money, make payments with an alternate method other than by using a credit card. The choice is yours.


PERSONAL CHECKS: I can accept personal checks as long as payment in full is received at least 30 days in advance of the reservation.

REQUEST A RENTAL AGREEMENT BEFORE YOU BOOK: I can give you a personalized rental agreement with all of your payment dates and options.

I hope you will consider any of my condos on Siesta Key when you make your decision to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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