If you're looking for a place close to the beach AND close to town and you want the basic comforts covered, Beachpoint is a great option. We rented unit 7 (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) for my husband and I, our teenager and our toddler. The closets were big enough to put a Pack n' Play in (for quiet sleeping atmosphere). The bedrooms were roomy. The bathrooms were adequate (the master bath had a tub but the spigot didn't work so it was pretty much a shower, but the water was hot and the bathrooms were clean). The towels were a little thin, but they worked.
The grounds are great - full of flowers, grills are provided for guest use, there's a small koi pond and funky lights at night. It's easy to see how a group could come have a GREAT time outside at the tables - we ate out in the courtyard area several times just to soak in the weather. There are lots of umbrellas and shady areas as well as a few sunny spots.
Get groceries off the island to save money but there is a grocery store easily walkable if you do need something. The kitchen in unit 7 was small but more than adequately supplied with a blender, toaster, microwave, stove, fridge, etc.
Beachpoint will provide beach towels (make sure to ask for some if there aren't any in your room). They have tons of beach toys and chairs to take to the beach and even beach umbrellas. The beach is so wonderfully wide that it does get heavy trying to lug it all the way to the water but it's well worth it.
Walk into town for some Mini Donuts - totally worth it. We also enjoyed Taste of Germany (great desserts) and Bonjour (fantastic crepes).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you vacation at Beachpoint on Siesta Key, you create memories. The eclectic cottages of Beachpoint are only 100 yards from the pure white, sugary sand of Siesta Key Beach. BeachPoint Resort Cottages is one of the very few vacation rental properties with direct access to a private area of the beach accessible primarily by foot or bike. Locals love this quiet and less crowded part of Siesta Beach. Our unique hotel offers eye candy everywhere: colorful cottages set in tropical gardens with vivid flowers, funky local art, large open sun decks and shaded courtyards. Gather with new friends in the courtyard, sunbathe on a deck with an ocean view, or hide away in a shady nook for a quiet read. You are just steps from the water and a short 2 minute stroll from Siesta Village, so you may never need to move your car! In the village you'll find a variety of restaurants and several bars featuring live music. You can shop with the locals for everything from groceries to clothes and shoes, books, souvenirs, and even hardware. And there's a US Post Office right in the local drugstore. All the conveniences are easily accessible, but Siesta Key maintains a feeling of old Florida. Locals treasure our pristine beaches which offer a protected habitat for native island birds, as well as the dolphins, manatees and other aquatic wildlife living just offshore. And each evening, locals and visitors walk or bike to our special part of the beach to see the best sunset views on the key. Once you visit the Beachpoint Cottages, you'll see why so many of our guests come back year after year to vacation with us on Siesta Key. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beachpoint Hotel Siesta Key
- Beachpoint Resort Cottages Siesta Key, Florida