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Siesta Villa Laughing Gull - Find Your Vacation

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 25 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1.5, Sleeps 5

Siesta Villa Laughing Gull

Find yourself in the relaxing comforts of Siesta Villa Laughing Gull. A single-story stand-alone villa, located in the beautiful private community of Polynesian Gardens, on the tropical barrier island of Siesta Key, Fl. The peaceful tranquility of Villa Laughing Gull is the perfect place to call home while relaxing & renewing on Siesta Key. Villa Laughing Gull features a newly renovated kitchen with an open floor plan leading into the dining and living room. The large windows are perfect for enjoying the Florida sun and the fresh Siesta Key breeze. The Master Bedroom features a half-bath en-suite and an attached screened in private lanai, perfect for reading or enjoying the afternoon rain showers. The guest bedroom features two twin beds, stylish décor, and a large closet, perfect for children or additional guests. Villa Laughing Gull is equipped with the modern convenience of home including a pull out sofa for additional guests, wireless High Speed Internet, HD TV’s and an outdoor smoker/gill.

The large heated pool for the Polynesian Garden residents and guests, is steps away, and provides the perfect setting for swimming and relaxing. The pool is surrounded by majestic oak trees which provides additional shade when needed and the tranquility of a peaceful setting. Take a short walk through the tropical and well-manicured community to a fishing dock which is for the private use of Polynesian Garden residents and guests. The dock extends into the Inter-coastal waterway and is the perfect location for fishing, bird watching, and enjoying the sea life. A launch area for kayaks is also provided.

Siesta Key

The Crescent Beach Access is one quarter of a mile south, and Siesta Beach is just under a mile north of Villa Laughing Gull. It is a short walk from the Villa to the beach, and all supplies needed for the perfect beach day are provided. The beautiful white sand shoreline connects the two beaches together and then extends to the Siesta Key Village. Many guests walk this scenic journey daily for fun and exercise.

The Siesta Key Village has many traditional Florida "Island Style" restaurants and bars, and some popular fine dining spots as well. Enjoy shopping, cocktails, and live music everywhere! Complimentary beach buggies provide transportation from the Villa to most anywhere on the key making it easy to get around. Siesta Key has the whitest sand beaches in the USA, and is rated one of the top ten beaches in the world. Siesta Key is a tropical paradise!

What Is Provided

Altez Vacations furnishes all of our guests with the amenities of home, from toiletries to kitchen ware, providing you with the best enhanced vacation experience. Have fun at the beach with chairs, coolers, umbrellas, toys and more, pre-stocked into the villa prior to your arrival. Altez Vacations offers each of its residence their own Property Liaison to ensure any problems or concerns will be resolved in an effective and timely manner. Local activities, events and concierge services may be discovered by contacting an Altez Vacations service member or the Activities and Concierge pages on altezvacations.com.

In addition to Siesta Villa Laughing Gull, Altez Vacations represents two other villa's only steps away. Each have 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, are stylishly decorated, and are the perfect home away from home. Rent all 3 for family gatherings, and enjoy the close proximity of family and friends and the private space of your own villa. A perfect vacation spot.

*Rates include all fees except 12% Sales & Lodging Tax

**Minimum Age 25: All Reservations must be booked by and accompanied by an adult who is 25 years of age or older. Valid photo I.D. may be required at time of booking.

**Your inquiry on our property will be responded directly to your personal email. Please keep a look out for our response so we may best service your request.

More Details

Property Manager
Altez Vacations
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Altez Vacations

Altez Vacations specializes in the promotion and operation of boutique vacation homes for vacation home owners, and the creation of a personalized vacation experience for the traveling population. Through our rigorous Altez Diamond Standards and Pillars of Service, the Altez Vacations team provides owners and guests with the expertise that accompanies thirty years of leadership experience in the Hotel & Hospitality industry. Altez Vacations applies luxury hotel operational principles and practices to the dynamic world of vacation home rentals. Why limit your stay to a one size fits all accommodation; chose a full service home instead.

Altez Vacations is partnering with vacation home owners who share in our passion for vacation rental homes that embrace the characteristics of unique locations and the communities in which they are found. Together, we are committed to providing outstanding experiences that will last a lifetime. Altez Vacation rental homes have been vetted and curated in accordance to the Altez Diamond Standards. Our specialized team members and vendors ensure that every vacation rental experience creates wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Our Owners provide the home to make dreams come true! Let us curate you next trip.

Why Altez Vacations chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

The Siesta Laughing Gull Villa is newly renovated and decorated, all furnishings are high end and yet fun, , the location to the beach, pool, fishing pier, village is perfect! Everything a family may need has been provided including beach supplies.

What makes this villa unique

A stand alone villa, not a condominium, so one has their very own home with yard, driveway and all! Newly remodeled kitchen and open floor plan. Directly across from the beautiful and serene Polynesian Garden Pool, and the fishing pier is right down the walkway. The community itself is very charming and a is a great place to stroll. The Beaches are only a short walk away, and activity choices abound all around you. The active and fun for all ages, Siesta Village is just over a mile away, and one of the best beach bars on the key, The Snikki Tiki, (live music and great F&B) is just 1/4 away - so easy to walk to and from. Yes, this is Paradise!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Siesta Key in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom has furniture and bedding that has been personally selected to ensure maximum comfort. Features an ensuite half bathroom and private screened-in lanai.The Queen bed is newly purchased and very comfortable. There is a walk in closet, and a full half bath. The bedroom is light and airy during the day, and has appropriate lighting for night time reading. Bedroom two, has newly purchased beds, and carefully selected art deco pieces with give the room a fun and very comfortable feel.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
A more connecting and relaxing vacation is difficult to find. Come to paradise, you may never want to leave!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Siesta Villa Laughing Gull - Find Your Vacation
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

cute villa

  • 5 of 5

small-ish but had everything we needed for a wonderful visit. Pool is awesome.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

The villa, located in Polynesian Gardens, is such a nice, peaceful spot to stay. It's a lovely, cozy home that is nicely decorated and very clean! All the amenities and extras to enjoy your stay are provided - from beach accessories to kitchen and bath needs. The nearby pool is large and nice, with pretty flowers and trees surrounding it (as well as everywhere in the rest of the well-maintained neighbourhood). Siesta Key's gorgeous white sand Crescent Beach is a close 5 minute walk. Stores and restaurants are walkable distance, too. Owner was easy to reach, pleasant, and attentive. Would definitely like to stay there again. Lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to enjoy the wonderful sights and activities of Siesta Key. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again next time and show you even more of what the great city of Sarasota has to offer!
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Excellent condo and location

  • 5 of 5

We (myself and my husband) stayed for 5 nights and had an excellent time! The condo was so nice, very clean, well stocked and in a fabulous location. It was close to the beach and bike rentals. The resort was quiet and the pool was very nice - lots of shade and cleaned each day. Sean Altice was our contact and we found him very nice and prompt to deal with. We would definitely look to stay the next time we visit Siesta Key.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you for your very nice review, and the vote of confidence you show in in your review for Altez Vacations. Sean is the best service liaison on Siesta Key as he truly takes ownership of the guest experience and always quickly responds if our guests request his assistance in any way! Please come back and see us again soon.
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Spring Break 2016

  • 5 of 5

The Siesta Villa Laughing Gull located in the Polynesian Gardens was a wonderful place for our family to stay. The location is wonderful. Located just 2 miles to the Siesta Village to your north and 3 miles to Turtle Beach to the south. We were welcomed by The Management Company upon arrival and a beautiful fresh fruit basket. The place was very clean and had everything we ever needed to cook, bake, relax at the house and/or amenities for the beach or pool. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Winter Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

I rented Laughing Gull Villa for 6 1/2 weeks. This was my first time as a snow bird. I loved every minute of it, and in no small part due to where I was staying. The house was charming, fully equipped, clean and very comfortable for me and a variety of guests who came and went throughout the time. Renting a house is so much better than a condo. You feel the privacy and uniqueness of an individual property that no condo could ever provide. Polynesian Gardens is an awesome community. The people are friendly, the grounds beautiful, the pool area impeccable, and the dock on the intracoastal a wonderful place at the end of a beach day or outing to hang out with cocktails meeting neighbors. The beach is the best ever and an easy walk from the villa.

Sean and Kara Altice were terrific to work with, from start to finish. Whenever I had a question or a request, Sean responded immediately and with enthusiasm. I highly recommend renting from the Altice family, and hope I can do so again next season.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Rent!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, well maintained and convenient to the beach, music and restaurants. The unit is decorated tastefully in a beachy theme and is very well appointed. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook and serve anything. The owner is very kind and responsive. She has made the place very welcoming and it feels more like a home than a rental. She has thought of everything. It is well supplied with beach chairs and an umbrella. The lanai is great to sit out on. The Queen bed is extremely comfortable. The complex is very quiet. The cable service and internet connectivity was excellent. I would definitely recommend this property. This was the first time I used VRBO and was greatly impressed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilee, Thank you for your very nice review. We try very hard to ensure all is great for our guests as we recognize that we have the opportunity to set a wonderful scene on which our guests can create wonderfull memories! Hearing from guests like you that we were successful reinforces our efforts that much more! Thank you very much and please come back and see us again!
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Siesta Key is a slice of heaven! It is tropical, beautiful, peaceful and a place for renewal. It offers Culture & sophistication, many outdoor actives, and beaches that are the whitest sand beaches in the world, is always mentioned in the top 5 beached in the USA. Our Villa is located on Siesta Key in Polynesian Gardens. It is a stand alone home and we have carefully decorated it to provide a sense of design, comfort, and yet a beach cottage feel. Only steps away is a large and beautifully designed private community pool that is surrounded by large oak trees, and perfectly maintained landscaping. Polynesian Gardens offers a private fishing dock for its residence and guests. The dock extends out over the intracoastal waterway and is perfect for fishing, bird watching, launching your kayak, admiring the impressive boats as they float by. The Villa is are a one quarter mile walk or drive from from the Crescent Beach, which is along the southern stretch of Siesta Beach. Not only is it an excellent beach, it provides the best swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, skin & wake boarding, and just plain sun bathing on the entire expanse of the 3 mile shore line. Riding Beach Bikes along the packed sand by the water while teasing the waves as they roll into shore, not only provides fun and beautiful scenery, its great exercise too. Bikes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and all beach supplies may be rented at the Siesta Key Bike & Kayak or CB Saltwater rental stores, less the .25 mile from the Villa and right across from the beach. Speed boats, Pontoon Boasts, and Fishing Boats, as well as jet ski's, are available for rent at CB's Saltwater Outfitter too. The restaurants on Siesta Key and Sarasota in general range from casual fresh seafood joints, to world class and acclaimed restaurants. Watching the sunset while enjoying food, friends, and drink, is a favorite past time for most while staying on Siesta Key. For those who love to play golf or tennis, there are many outstanding choices all very near by. Downtown Sarasota is charming, and offers everything from shopping, to interesting site-seeing, a variety of wonderful dining venues, and many wonderful Art Gallery's. Live music from talented artist abound in many of the local night spots such as 'The Gator Bar', 'The 5 O'Clock Club', 'Marina Jacks', and the 'Beach Club'. Enjoy the weekly Farmers Market, or an open air concert. Sarasota is the home of the historic & beautiful Ringling Museum & Mansion, St Armand's Circle, The Oslo Performing Theater. Then there is Myakka State Park where one can see Florida in its wildest & purest form. Disney World is only 1.75 hours away, and Bush Gardens in Tampa is a quick 45 minute to 1 hour drive. Siesta Key and Sarasota simply have it all, my family and I are never bored when we visit, and yet we always leave feeling healthy, invigorated, and renewed!


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