|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED AND COMPLETELY RENOVATED, NOT JUST REDECORATED, our condo was done to be our beach home, not as a 'rental.' We have granite counters in the kitchen and bath, Italian tile, high end luxury furnishings and finish. The kitchen is equipped meticulously, with your every need in mind. The decor is soft and inviting, with leather furniture and attractive art. The bedroom has plenty of built in closets, a queen and a double bed. We are located directly on Crescent Beach, the lanai leading to a path to the sand. The clear aqua blue waters of the Gulf stretch out on a shelf, inviting long, easy walks into the water before you stretch out for a swim. The extraordinary, bright white sand is almost completely quartz crystal. As such, it maintains a constant cool temperature and is the softest powder imaginable. It has been ranked one of the ten best beaches in the world! The beach stretches for miles. Your private beach and chaises in front of the complex are solely for Casa Mar guests. Take an early morning walk on the beach and watch the birds, collect sea shells, laugh at the frolicking dolphins. Have breakfast on your lanai which faces the courtyard and beach path. Maybe take a dip in one of the heated pools, or go for a game of tennis or shuffleboard. Lounge on the grass near the sea, or socialize by the club house.
Casa Mar is a warm, friendly place where people return year after year. Make a friend, and stay in touch for next year! Go bicycling, play a round of golf, go fishing, kayaking, boating, sailing, or just staring at the sea. Anything you do is great in this special place on earth. The restaurants on the Key are gourmet or casual. The drive to Sarasota is a short half hour: to arts, culture, sophistication. The drive home after an evening at the Opera House, Asolo Theater, or Van Wezel Performing Arts Center is easy and welcome. You will not want to miss the spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico, so maybe you just cannot dine or play until after that last orange streak has disappeared.
Enjoy our special place for us while we cannot be there. Come to beauty, luxury, and seaside relaxation! You deserve it!
We live in Pittsburgh, far from the sea, and both still work full time. I'm a Clinical Psychologist and my husband is in finance. I miss the ocean terribly, having grown up in New England, and when we visited Siesta Key I could not resist its lure. We bought our condo and completely gutted it and renovated every inch. Interior design is a hobby of mine and I enjoy making places beautiful and maintaining them. I admit to being a perfectionist, which you will see when you are our guest. Extending our home to others is my pleasure and my nature.
ANDREA CLARKSON purchased this condo in 2004
We fell in love with Siesta Key, its relaxed style, beauty, fabulous beach, and ideal climate. Not being ready to retire and winter there, we chose to buy ourselves a 'little place on the beach,' as a spot to escape to, just for us.
We LOVE our place, every inch, and we hate that we can't be there all the time. We especially love the beach in the early morning and at sunset. We relish walking on the beach to the Village (about 45 min.), and going to the Lobster Pot for a Lobster Roll--a tradition for us to do every visit !
Thanks so much for sharing your condo. This vacation has been beautiful. This is our fifth Florida vacation and your Casa Mar condo is by far the best!
This place is wonderful and I would go back in a heart beat. The kitchen has everything you could need. The bathroom has a wonderful shower. The beds were comfortable and the room is huge. The condo has fans everywhere, the ac works well, and the kitchen is great for cooking. Even the dishes are pretty! We used the screened in porch a lot. If is very private because of the hedges in front of it.
The beach is a short walk through the complex. There are beach chairs provided on the beach and, if you don't care for sitting on plastic, there are two beach chairs on the porch that you can carry down. There is also a beach umbrella and a small cooler. The beach is beautiful although while we were there, there was seaweed all over that section of beach and we had to walk to a clear part to get in the water. I heard there was a storm in Tampa which may have caused that to happen. Anyway, because of it, there was lots of sea life washed ashore and we got to see all sorts of things in the seaweed. I threw plenty of mollusk and clams back into the ocean. The shells were fun to collect.
If I had to give a con about this complex I would say the pools. From what I could tell, they weren't cleaned daily. I noticed the bottoms were dirty which meant someone didn't vacuum on a regular basis. We didn't use them so it was no big deal for us. Also, it would be nice if one was considered an adult pool (no children under 18) and one a children's pool. Each time we thought we would use the pools, there were lots of yelling kids in them so we didn't bother. Not my idea of fun since I've been there, done that!!
If you go into the village of Siesta Key (which I recommend), go to the restaurant called The Hub. It has the best margaritas and good food. Also, on Monday and Tuesday night the funniest singer/performer. We would have been there every night if he was performing. He is so much fun! Stay away from the place called Gilligan's Island. Food and drinks not worth it.
Added bonus to this place...they have a resident Egret. He will come right up to you if he thinks you are going to feed him. One person gave him a can of tuna (yes they eat fish and bugs) and he was sitting right at the guys feet. At night, after watching the sunset, we came back to see another bird digging for food in the grass. It was beautiful too and different from the egret. Also there are little lizards running around and they are adorable.
I took my girlfriend up to Siesta Key in late July and we really enjoyed this rental property! The owners have done a great job keeping the unit up to date and we were impressed with the kitchen and bathroom. Although the condo didn't have a whole lot of square footage, it was the perfect size for the both of us! The location was perfect and was only 1-2 miles away from the causeway (to Sarasota) and the same distance to see the village. The beach access is very close and after visiting Siesta Key for the week, that is a huge BONUS. The property also has 2 pools and 2 shuffle board courts within a stone's throw away. I would highly recommend this condo for rental!
Beach, Beach volleyball, tennis on private casa mar court
Additional 10% fee for July 4 week and Spring Break, MARCH 12-APRIL 9, 2016
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.