Recently, my wife surprised me with a 50th Birthday family celbration/vacation in Siesta Key, Florida. She had researched pet-friendly properties and struck gold when she picked Gumbo Limbo. Gumbo Limbo is a privately-owned property that offers four exquisite condos, varying in size, but all beautifully decorated and very well stocked. The property's owner, Virginia and her staff will ensure that everything you need is taken care of during your visit. We stayed at the "Island Suite", a beautifully-proportioned condo with three bedrooms (one is converted, but tastefully done) and two full bathrooms. When you look around the place you will see many special touches adding a tropical, happy feel. Outside of the apartment Virginia has placed a "Mini-Beach", sand, palm trees & lounging chairs included. The pool is really unique, it is a black-bottomed granite pool with a waterfall feature. Around the pool are loungers, a BBQ (gas) and shaded areas for those needing to get out of the sun. Each unit has either a small deck with table/umbrella etc.. or balconies that also offer seating. Ricardo (Site manager) and his Wife will address any issues if they arise and are also extremely friendly. The most important things about an accomodation when travelling are security, hygiene, good beds, location/layout, friendliness & amenities. The condo is very well stocked, all you need to take are toiletries and beach towels! The beds are very comfortable and the Air Conditioning works very well! The WiFi has an excellent high-speed connection and is also free. Gumbo Limbo has it all! We were able to take a peak at the larger apartment (not that the Island Suite is small, it is very roomy) and are preparing to book it for next year. This was one of the most relaxing vacations ever. Once there, you can park your car and enjoy! The beach is 50 yards away, and what a beautiful beach it is, you do not even need shoes to get on the beach (once on the sand, your feet do not even burn, as the 99% quartz sand does not get hot!), and it is so close. There are items in the garage that you can use for free (Bicycles, Beach Chairs, Floats, Beach Umbrellas etc.). The Village is a short walk and has so many restaurants and bars and specialty shops. Gumbo Limbo is truly a paradise and you will not be sorry for staying there. The only bad thing about visiting GL, is that it might put an end to your desire to travel elsewhere. I love to travel and there are so many places on this planet to visit, but I really just want to go back to Siesta Key and Gumbo Limbo. Can't wait for the next visit!
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