*** Please also see my other Home on reference number 1071348***
Our stylish 2,200 sq.ft. home has been decorated in beach cottage style, an eclectic mix of shabby chic and vintage pieces. It sits high on a large lot in a private road of only 6 homes close to Phillippi Creek with all its wonderful birds and wildlife. Drive or cycle to Siesta Key, America's No 1 Beach for several years now, (10 minutes by car) or visit the fabulous new Mall at UTC,many designer names as well as all America's favourite brands. The many varied restaurants of Tamiami Trail are equally close by, many offering take out service. Or simply relax in your own tropical paradise, sparkling heated saltwater pool (less chemicals, kinder to eyes and skin), fully screened in with al fresco eating, large gas grill for the excellent local seafood, and a spacious screened lanai! (No bugs or other unwelcome visitors!)The pool is not overlooked and the whole yard is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.
Our fabulous beach: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/05/27/best.beaches
For several years Siesta Beach has been voted America's Best Beach and confirmed what we have known for years. The fine white quartz crystal sand has healing powers and is home to many nesting birds and sea turtles. The aquamarine ocean is warm by May/June and remains so until November. A regular morning walk on this stunning beach or a sunset shared with a friend or lover is a magical experience, never to be forgotten. The public beach has full facilities and is busy and popular, we prefer the north end of the key where the beach is tranquil and you can spend hours with a book and enjoy a more secluded experience. The village is only a short walk away with full facilities.
Bedrooms: All our bedrooms have fine linens and comfortable beds, the bathrooms are all white with tile floors and all new fittings. We have cupboards full of towels and sheets, duvets for the winter, sufficient extra bedding for 6 to sleep in comfort.
We have a cot and high chair.
Kitchen and dining: When we stay in the house we entertain our many local friends and family and can easily feed 8 on a regular basis, we have lots of pots and pans and crockery/cutlery! Unlike an average rental this is our family retreat and with 6 children it has to be on a large scale! You can park 5 or 6 cars on the drive and most guests agree there is little need or desire to go anywhere once you settle around the pool. Our only problem is we get too relaxed here and never make all the trips we intended! Our rates are quoted in UK £ and include taxes, electric pool heat, cable and WiFi. We accept US $ checks but all other international payments must be made by secure online banking, Paypal or Online Payments.
A minimum rental of 1 month may apply during Jan-April at owner's discretion. At Christmas we ask for a minimum 2 week rental.
There is a cleaning fee of $150 which can be paid in $ upon departure or deducted from the security/damage deposit, just ask the owner.