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Siesta Key Home with Boat Dock on Grand Canal

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,710 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 60 - 90 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy the beauty and feel of old Florida. The house is on a wide section of the Grand Canal, which will give you great views across the water from inside the house as well as from outside. The lush tropical vegetation will add to your sense of peace.

Observe birds and boats from the lanai, or use it as a sleeping porch. Enjoy the outdoors in privacy on the patio, surrounded by fragrant natal plums overhung by a live oak with stag horn ferns and bromeliads. Watch the sunsets and perhaps even catch a glimpse of manatees from the dock. From your bed, listen to the calls of the resident gecko and the sounds of fish jumping in the night.

The dock will accommodate a boat up to 25 feet long. Bring your own boat, or rent one locally. You are only one bridge away from the Intercoastal Waterway. There you can go water skiing and boogey boarding or observe nesting sea birds with their young. From there, it is a short ride to the pass at the north end of Siesta Key and into the Gulf, with gorgeous views of Sarasota and the coastal islands all along the way. You can fish from along the seawall at the house or from your boat in the bay or Gulf.

This 1950s furnished home has an open feeling with lovely views of the outdoors in every direction. The one-story, ground-level floorplan, which gives comfortable access to everyone, is becoming hard to find. Newly tiled, it features a split design with bedrooms and bathrooms at each end of the house. The master bedroom with king-size bed looks out into the foliage of the patio at the west end. The second bedroom, with queen-size bed and an adjoining office area, is at the east end of the house, looking south to the canal. Also at the east end of the house but looking north, the third bedroom has two twin beds. The second bathroom is between the two bedrooms at the east end, giving increased privacy to each. In addition, young children or singles can sleep comfortably on sofa or futon -- or 'camp out' on the screen porch (lanai).

From the house, you are within a mile of Siesta Key Village with its trendy shops and restaurants.

*Recognized for its cool, white, powdery sand, Siesta Key Public Beach -- with its life guards, playground, tennis courts, volleyball, and picnic tables -- is less than a mile and a half away. Across the Intercoastal Waterway, Sarasota offers shopping and business centers, opera, ballet, concerts, and professional theater, Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Mote Marine Aquarium, Myakka River and Oscar Shearer State Parks, and much more.

*Siesta Key is Dr. Beach's #1 beach in the USA and it's also the only Florida beach listed by Travel Channel as “best beaches for romance” and one of two Florida beaches listed as “best beaches for families”! Check it out at the Travel Channel website.

Keywords: Siesta Key home, Grand Canal, water-front, pet-friendly

More Details

Anna Marie Davis
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Anna Marie Davis

We are a semi-retired couple. That is, Mike is retired after 30 years with IRS. AnnaMarie stayed home for many years with young children, then as a home-schooling mom. She is now working as a Vocational Counselor with Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Georgia. We hope to live on Siesta Key as soon as possible, but we have grandchildren in Georgia, so we haven't been able to pull ourselves away yet...

Anna Marie Davis purchased this house in 2000

Why Anna Marie Davis chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We chose this home because Siesta Key is our dream retirement spot. It is on the Grand Canal and in a charming community that encourages healthy outdoor living. Sarasota is the perfect mix of culture and relaxation.

What makes this house unique

There is never a time when the weather is not perfect. In the summer there is a constant sea breeze and the Gulf is warm and inviting; in the winter the 'cold' days are hardly chilly by most standards. The house is open and bright with lots of access to the outdoors. The lanai, patio, deck and dock give plenty of options for outdoor living. I personally love sleeping outdoors and the lanai is the perfect spot most times of the year.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Siesta Key in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futon (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Central Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Stereo, CD Player, Phone, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking and Serving Utensils provided, Linens provided, Covered Parking, Charcoal Grill (BBQ). No Smoking, Please! Extra charge for small pets. Alternatively, if you are looking for luxury in Gulf-front living on a long-term basis, please check out our condominium at #63181


4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Siesta Key Home with Boat Dock on Grand Canal
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Our favorite

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite place to stay on siesta key! We love the Shady yard and the canal is great for kayaking. It is so relaxing to sit out by the water. The house is comfortable and we'll furnished. The split floor plan is great for families vacationing together.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5






  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Linden, VA

This property exudes comfort and contact with nature

  • 5 of 5

The "old Florida" surroundings of oaks and jasmine, bromeliads and staghorn fern make you feel as if you are in an extension of Selby Gardens. There is a screened porch (lanai,) a patio, and a canalfront dock, offering a choice of sunshine or shade at any time of day - and the location allows you to watch the sun rise and set. Two of the bedrooms face the water, where you will hear fish jumping during the night, and you will see a variety of birds and certainly hear and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the resident gecko.

The house is a comfort, barefoot place, in a very quiet treed neighborhood (important on Siesta Key where some locations can be quite noisy,) well stocked with amenities and with an office overlooking the canal if you must work. But it encourages lots of reading, visiting with friends and family, or sneaking a nap on one of the chaises, and taking lunch out to the deck. Dinner inside or out gives you a waterfront seat, and the queen and the king bed are very comfortable! When you do go out, the beach and the village are a quick drive or an easy bike ride; the location is also especially convenient for leaving the island without congestion.

Because of the "split" plan with the open living area with several options, the house worked really well for a girls' getaway and would also be ideal for two couples or a family with separate children's and parents' wings. Family vacation and adult escape combined!

We found the owners friendly, helpful, and anxious to accommodate.

We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murrells Inlet, SC

My experience with this owner was not positive

  • 1 of 5

I stayed at this propery for 6 weeks during medical treatment in Sarasota (May-July 2010). Property does not have a lock on the rear door making in impossible to secure the property and contents. No grounds maintenance was evident - leaves and weeds gave property an "abandoned" appearance. Owner did not offer me a written rental agreement. It is now almost eight weeks after I vacated and owner is yet to provide me any deposit refund or accounting of my security deposit despite 4 requests to do so. (Florida law requires deposit status notification within 30 days.) Owner informed me (4 weeks after I vacated) that she believes a weekly rental is 6 nights versus industry standard 7 nights and propoAsed charging me for a day I had already pre-paid at 4 times daily rental rate. Owner also proposed 3-fold rent increase for the 43rd and 44th day of my rental. Apparently, after a long-term rental, owner believes rates revert to short-term rate rather than extending long-term rate for two additional days needed to complete treatment. I've had to appeal to Florida Department of Consumer Affairs and VRBO for assistance obtaining a details of utilities charges and a refund of the balance of my security deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This would be laughable if it were not so malicious. This is a renter who was delighted with the property – as he often affirmed – until he needed extra days and was determined to argue that the exceptional "introductory rate" we offered him for a 6-week rental for purposes of his local medical treatment should be extended on a daily basis for additional days during a holiday week. Just to dispel any impression that he arrived and found our home disappointing, let me clarify that, in fact, he visited Sarasota a couple weeks ahead of his treatment and chose our property after a tour of the yard and house. Regarding the lock, it is on a system of interlocking sliding doors that make it very difficult to break in. In addition, there is an outer door beyond the sliders that can be locked. Besides that, the home is in a quiet and safe neighborhood, so that, even when we leave other doors unlocked, neither we nor renters seriously feel any sense of danger. His original inquiry had specifically listed a Monday as his start date and the Friday of the sixth week as his final date. Thus, if we had written a contract, it would have been for those 40 days. We have not found a written contract necessary because other renters have been honorable regarding dates and terms. In an effort to be honorable to the terms of our verbal agreement, we offered to let this renter stay thru the Sunday – the seventh day of the sixth week. We did, however, request that he pay a daily rate for the additional days beyond the end of the sixth week. And yes, that rate was three times the rate of the six-week rental. Apparently he does not understand that daily rates are higher than weekly and that weekly rates are higher than monthly. Based on the rate we quoted for the additional days, we calculated that he owed us substantially more than he contends that we owe him. (The amounts of the utilities are not actually in question, though they have become one more reason for complaint.) Since he stayed rather than finding other lodging for those additional days (which you might have expected based on his expression of discontent with the house, right?) we assumed he had accepted our nightly rental rate. This would have resulted in his owing us a balance in addition to his deposit. We chose not to pursue the difference we were owed, but he began harassing us about a refund. This complaint is part of that harassment.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota (or Tampa - one hour's drive)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several choices in Siesta Key Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75 or US 41 - major north-south routes thru town
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several choices in Siesta Key Village ... Sarasota
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Siesta Key Public Beach -- best in USA!
Nearest Point of Interest
832 Edgemere Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
Siesta Village
Nearest Point of Interest
The Public Beach
Car: recommended

View Wildlife from the Dock or Lanai (including Pelicans, Herons, Egrets, Sea Gulls, and perhaps an occasional Manatee). Fish off the deck, or just sit and read your newspaper or novel. On Siesta Key's nearby Crescent Beach, you can play Volleyball or Tennis, take your children to the Playground or join in the Sunday night Drumming. On and around Siesta Key, you can enjoy Swimming, Hiking, Biking, Boating, Sailing, Water Skiing, Fishing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, and Rafting. In and around Sarasota, enjoy Golf, Live Theater, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Gyms, Shopping, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, and much more! See Mote Marine Aquarium, Selby Botanical Gardens, the Ringling Museums, or performances at the Van Wezel. Go Hiking, Biking or Kayaking at Myakka River State Park or Oscar Scherer Park, both nearby on the mainland.

* Siesta Key is the only Florida beach listed by Travel Channel as “best for romance” & 1 of 2 listed as “best for families.' * More recently: Dr Beach's #1 beach in the USA!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
60 night minimum stay
for 60 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

If you will be staying four or more months, please check with owners about a discount for long-term rentals. Also, if you are interested in renting May through November, ask about our low-season rates.
Note: There are charges for utilities and basic cleaning, which are added only when low-season rates are in effect, whereas the cost of any damages or excess cleaning are assessed in all cases.

A $1000 deposit is needed to hold a reservation. When the rent & taxes are paid in full, this becomes a damage deposit. The rent & taxes must be paid three months before arrival date. When reservations are long-term, a 50% payment is due six months ahead; the other 50% is due three months before your arrival. For low-season rentals, a refundable deposit for utilities is to be paid in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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