I have visited Siesta key about 6 or 7 times and I have stayed at several different locations along the beach and this was by far the best if you have a large crowd. It is located directly on the beach, In my opinion, this is the best part of the beach as it is directly between the point of rocks and the public beach. It is private and peaceful and calm. It is everything the description states that it is. The owners were friendly and accommodating. The property is clean and well maintained. You are close to everything - the village, shopping and lots of restaurants across the bridge, boating, parasailing, walking, tons of attractions of your choice. I would recommend the $20 barge tour out of marina jacks - well worth the money for the tour you get. You will see beautiful homes up to 20M, some who are owned by Jerry Springer, the president of Tropicana, the guitarist from AC DC, Stephen King, and soooo many more. There is a great statue of Michael Jordan along the way and watch for the living picture frame, and look for the bear, zebra and hippo.
If you parasail go with the phone # that ends in 1972. They are friendly and entertaining and safe and aim to please. It leaves out of CB's marina on stickney point road.
Breakfast at the village cafe or the Broken Egg are my recommendations. The pubs we liked the most are SKOB, Daquiri Deck, The Hub, The cottage and the Beach Club .. oh and Gilligans .... excellent live bands every night and Wednesday is ladies night! Rent a boat at CB's for 4 hours and head up toVenice and you will have Beggar, the dolphin, come and swim up directly beside your boat and then stop and grab a bite to eat at a few local spots on the way.
Friendly, generous, kind environment.
I love SK.
So did everyone I brought along with me - husband, kids, and friends.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children