Important Note: Midnight Cove and Midnight Cove II are NOT the same complex. But it appears Trip Advisor treats them the same. Do your research so you know what you are getting from each. We rented a 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 2nd floor condo in Midnight Cove II for one week in January 2012 for $930, including all taxes & fees. We rented the unit directly from the owners via homeaway.com. This complex is NOT on the Gulf of Mexico. It faces a private lagoon that empties into an inter-coastal waterway. It is across the street from the gulf and has a “private” boardwalk entrance to Crescent/Siesta beach on the gulf. You need to bring your own chairs, etc. to the beach as MCII does not provide them (only MC does). The complex has an outdoor heated pool but we did not use it. The grounds though small & compact were clean and very well maintained.
Our condo was the Firethorn layout that worked great with plenty of room for 2 adults. It would be acceptable for a family of four but might be a bit too small for 4 adults; the 2nd bedroom is quite small. It was nicely furnished with everything we needed for our vacation, i.e., dishes, cookware, microwave, full stove & refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, plenty of towels, beach gear, coolers, etc. One unfortunate surprise was the lanai; we expected it to be fully exposed to the outdoors and our unit’s was not. It was more like an extension of the living room, fully enclosed within the unit though the “wall” was all sliding glass doors with screening to keep out bugs. But we noticed other units had an outdoor porch/patio/lanai; if this is important to you be sure to ask. The complex was quiet and we had no problems sleeping and never heard any noise from other units. Wi-fi is available in a screened porch by the office but luckily it reached our unit, with only 1 night giving me problems with connectivity. Our unit’s building did not have an elevator so if mobility is a problem, be sure to ask but for us carrying luggage and using stairs was not a problem. It also had one covered, convenient parking spot and a private washer & dryer in a closet just outside the unit; both much appreciated.
We thought the location on the key was perfect! It was very easy to get to whatever we needed/wanted on the “mainland”; grocery, bars, restaurants and other stores are within a couple blocks and definitely walking distance. It’s a short drive or 45 min walk to Siesta Key Village. The Crescent beach area near the condo was definitely less crowded than the Siesta beach area; see my reviews for details. All in all a wonderful, affordable (for Siesta Key) condo within a short walk of THE best beach I’ve ever experienced and other conveniences. Highly recommended and I would return!
- Also Known As:
- Midnight Cove Ii Vacation Condos Hotel Siesta Key
- Midnight Cove II Vacation Condos Siesta Key, Florida