Luxurious Vacation Home, Salt Water & Heated Pool, Partial Ocean Views,4 bed,3ba
About Sammy Marken
I am Sammy Marken and have been in Real Estate for 15 + years. I am here to make your vacation here one to remember.
Sammy Marken purchased this House in 2013
Why Sammy Marken chose Siesta Key
Sought after Siesta Key Beach rental home. This gorgeous town home sits in the prime location on Siesta Key. One block from the beach and one block form the village with all the shops and dining. Sleeps 11.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our family has been coming down to Siesta Key for more than 18 years and we all agreed it was the best place we have rented. Sammy and John were great about any questions, the home is well stocked and makes you feel welcome. Plenty of beach towels and the kids loved the pool. We have a new favorite in Seista Key.
The house is wonderful and well appointed, comfortable and plenty big enough for a large group. If pressed to state improvements, the mattress in the master bedroom is terribly uncomfortable as well as it’s pillows. Also, the owners/management insist the thermostat remain at a temperature no less tha 73 degrees to prevent freezing up the unit or incur a 100$ fine. Had this been known prior to our arrival, it may have been a deal breaker as 2/3 rds of our group where in full blown menopause 😩�
Had a wonderful time!
Penny, thanks for comments, we will take a look at the mattress and pillows, have not heard anything about that before.
As for the AC, we have found that in the past that below 72 the unit has a tendency to freeze up and that creates other issues so we ask the guest keep at 73 to prevent that.
Again, thanks for your comments and the fact that it was a great trip.
We really enjoyed staying in this house. It was very clean, had everything we needed for a week long vacation - beach towels, beach chairs, well-equipped kitchen, etc. The pool was very nice and it was only a short walk to the beach. Also close to downtown shops and restaurants. Great place!!!
Fantastic location near town and beach!
We (3 adults and 2 children) just returned from a great one-week stay at this property. The house is located a short walk from Siesta Key Village as well as the Siesta Key beach. Close proximity to the beach means that you can consider leaving your car at the house if you choose to go to the main Public Beach, with its eating, playground and other facilities. Access to the beach (without facilities) is even closer.
The house is nicely appointed, with comfortable furniture and beds and all the amenities that one could need on vacation.
The balconies on the back of the house are a great place to hang out. We greatly enjoyed the pool area with our small children.
We have stayed at a number of VRBO properties; this was the cleanest and best maintained that we have visited. There are a number of personal touches that are added by the cleaning staff that let you know that extra care has been taken in prepping the house for your visit. Each of the 3 bathrooms are nicely done.
As noted above, walking to the Village is also a breeze.
We did Publix delivery through Instacart and recommend it highly.
Other local spots we enjoyed were Sun Garden Cafe for breakfast and lunch, Lelu for coffee, Local Bean for smoothies and breakfast sandwiches, Flavios for Italian and pizza, The Hub for drinks and local scene, Clayton's Siesta Grill, and the Organic Gelato shop. The Saturday Public market is also worth a visit.
Perfect place for a family vacation!
A wonderful location and beautiful property. The house had everything needed (pool toys, beach towels, well stocked kitchen, games, etc. ) for a great family vacation. The walk to the downtown was under 10 minutes and the walk to the beach was even less. The beach area is close enough to the public beach that you could walk, but far enough that there was no crowd. The kids had plenty of area to run around. The house was extremely clean when we arrived and we had no issues with the property the entire week we were there. We would definitely recommend this property!
Thank you so much for your glowing review. It gives us such gratification
to know that you enjoyed the property and that we were able to contribute to your memorable vacation. And we hope that you will keep us in mind for the
future, we would love to have you back.
Sunshine Managed Investments
The house was very pretty and well stocked. Couple of ants around and when I called, was told to go to Ace hardware- not happening on vacation. Pool also shuts off every night- no pool light, so takes a while to heat up again in the morning. Even though it’s walkable to the beach, rain from the week before flooded the path to make it impassable without going through the muck. Overall though we had a very nice time.
We thank you for your recent comments on Home Away/VRBO. Your comments help to improve our service levels for all guests. As to the specific issues, we have the exterior of the house sprayed quarterly to keep insects out. It is very effective but sometimes a few will still make it past the barrier. We do not treat the interior due to health allergies and concerns for young children staying at the property. We can place bait traps for ants or other insects when they are seen on the interior. We apologize for directing our guests to go to a local hardware to purchase these products. This is our responsibility! We only suggested this to expedite the process since it may take a day to get the extermination company to get there.
Regarding the path to the beach access, the county maintains these accesses. Unfortunately, heavy rains can make the sandy soil muddy. We would suggest to utilize the public beach access and parking lots which are only several blocks away from the house.
We do have a pool light and the switch is located on the back wall at the pool level. It does not come on automatically.
We spoke with the home owner about turning on the pool heater and filter system earlier in the morning. The system is on a timer so it will be set for an earlier time.
We are glad that overall you did enjoy your stay. We take pride in our property and always want our guests to have an ideal stay.
Sincerely, Sammy Marken, Property Manager
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