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Flip Flop Cottages
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   8254 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Formerly Banana Bay Club Cottages at Heron Lagoon)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 hotels in Siesta Key
Douglasville, Georgia
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“We had fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have stayed here twice and would be willing to give it another shot. The first time was back in 2003 and we stayed in one of the a one bedroom cottages. It was wonderful, very clean and quiet. We just loved the pool and the grounds were well maintained. On our most recent visit we went with the whole family and rented the 3 bedroom.. It was well appointed and you cant beat the view. It looked like it could use some updating, nothing major though.. The only thing wrong was the pool. We stayed for a week and I didnt see anyone cleaned it or checked the water the until day three when the water was was murkey and had foam floating ontop. That was a little disappointing because my son loves to swim and there was no way I was going to let him get into that mess. My mother in-law contacted someone and It was resolved in a timely manner. The other thing we didnt like was the carpet looked clean but after awhile it turned our feet black. Like I said its a great place but needs some updating asap.. We will go back

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
We always enjoy hearing great things about our guests' stays and we sincerely appreciate feedback on what we could do better! Thank you! The Owners at Banana Bay Club Siesta Key :)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

My husband & I spent the week of our 30th anniversary at the Banana Bay Lagoon Resort. We upgraded our accomodations to the Sunset Cottage (upon our arrival) as a last minute cancellation made it available. The Sunset efficiency had everything we needed. The pool was lovely & Sunset Cottage has its own screened lanai & a small patch of sand for sun bathing. We enjoyed them both so very much. The kayaks were great fun in the lagoon.
The property location is perfect. Literally a stone's throw, just about 1 mile either way on the main road, places you on either Turtle or Crescent Beach & in the midst of terrific dining & night life. The Resort Owners & the management staff were available & accomodating. We met some lovely people who were also enjoying their vacations. We cant say enough & look forward to going back soon.............Leslie & John K. New Jersey

Room Tip: Lagoon side was quite for sleeping & Bedding at Sunset Cottage was terrific.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
As you can tell, our signature lagoon-front cottage, "The Sunset Suite" is our most popular unit for a reason! If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, secluded vacation with pool, free canoes, kayaks and all the comforts of home, then give us a try!
Thank you!
The Owners at Banana Bay Club Waterside Cottages at Heron Lagoon on Siesta Key
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Hubby & I have been staying at Banana Bay Cottages for 9 years now, twice a year in both May and October. We stayed in Bay Breeze for many of those visits with the whole family, but now for the past few visits we have been in Sunset Suite which is just perfect for the two of us. The atmosphere is peaceful & quiet with beautiful views of the lagoon, bird watching & fish jumping while relaxing in the lanai. We are always treated like family and would never consider staying at any other place. We have already reserved our two weeks stay for this May. Looking forward to being at our home away from home!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, February 18, 2012
There you have it...our 3BR/2BA "Bay Breeze House" and studio that sleeps 4, "Sunset Suite Cottage" (both waterfront units) have pleased another of our regular guests, again and again!!!!!!! We specialize in "regulars" as we know the importance and value of return guests, plus we love having them back all the time!

Thank you as always!

The Owners and Management at Banana Bay Club Resorts on Siesta Key!
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Crown Point, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Banana Bay Club. We stayed in the Sunset cottage. It was very quiet and private. The room is very spacious. We loved the free use of the kayaks and canoe. The staff was very friendly and helpful! The Banana Bay Club is in a great location, close to Turtle Beach and many great restaurants.

KC

Room Tip: Rooms on the water are peaceful and private.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
Our secluded, waterfront studio that sleeps 4: "Sunset Cottage" is the best little secret on Siesta Key and we invite all couples or small families to come visit and enjoy this little slice of paradise! We also have larger 2 and 3BR Cottages for those larger groups or families right at the same location on beautiful Heron Lagoon or less than 2 miles away at Crescent Beach!

Thank you!

The Owners at Banana Bay Club Waterside & Beachside Resorts!
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Ocala
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

I highly recommend BBC for a relaxing getaway that is very reasonably priced. The staff in the office was extremely pleasant and very accommodating. The property is in a great location just a short drive from several beaches/ restaurants/ malls, ect . Very nice pool, deck on the bay, and plenty of outdoor seating. Also, this place is pet friendly, we took out two little dogs who had a great time. BBC offers FREE canoes and kayaks to take out on the bay! We brought our fishing polls and had a blast. There is a nice bait shop just down the road. Next time we are in Siesta Key we will be staying at BBC!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sunset Suite. This studio is right on the Bay with a private beach area which was G...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
We love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay! Visit Banana Bay Club Resorts on Siesta Key for a tropical-setting, picture-perfect beach vacation!

Thank you!

The Owners at Banana Bay Club Resorts- Siesta Key, FL (#1 Beach in the U.S.!)
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Westland, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

My daughter and I stayed at BBC while looking for a place to mvoe into and in the future i will always want to return for weekend getaway or for a nice vacation , it has everthing you need and is very friendly staff and owner you truly feel welcome :) Thank you jimmy and David and toni too lol

Room Tip: We stayed in the a Villa 1 bedroom it was very accomadating and met all our needs very enjoyable.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
Whether you choose a Villa close to the beach, or a cottage on Heron Lagoon, Banana Bay Club Resorts on Siesta Key is a great alternative to all the local out-dated, cookie-cutter condos as we are a small family-run resort that specializes in making your vacation the best it can possibly be by giving you that unique, simple and relaxing feeling of a charming little resort!

Thank you!

The Owners at Banana Bay Club Resorts- Siesta Key, FL (#1 Beach in the U.S.!)
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

If/when I plan to visit Siesta Key again, I would definitely book at Banana Bay Club. We initially booked here because they are pet friendly, but since the beaches are not, we decided to keep our pet at home. We stayed at a villa near the gulf beachside and loved the location, just steps from an awesome beach of soft white sand and spectacular sunset views. The kitchens are adequately stocked with cookware that you can definitely eat in if you want to cook in the villa. We also visited the waterside cottages and used the canoes/kayaks they have available to guests. We saw some fish jumping while canoeing. Overall, it was a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
There's nothing more pleasing than to know we once again made a guest's stay a great one! Feel free to try out a studio, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR or even our 4BR/2BA, with full kitchens, king beds AND queen sleeper sofas, t.v., a/c, fully stocked kitchens, decks, TWO POOLS and much more!
The only thing you need to do is show up and relax away!

Thanks!

The Owners at Banana Bay Club Resorts- Siesta Key, FL (#1 Beach in the U.S.!)
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Address: 8254 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 (Formerly Banana Bay Club Cottages at Heron Lagoon)
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Location: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Siesta Key
#10 Romantic Hotel in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Flip Flop Cottages 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flip Flop Cottages(formerly Banana Club Waterside) offers a great location on Siesta Key. A lagoon setting with private fishing dock and free use of paddleboards, canoes , kayaks and a paddle boat! All units have full kitchens, non smoking. Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages available. We are also pet-friendly and offer free Wi-Fi service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Banana Bay Club Cottages At Heron Lagoon Hotel Siesta Key
Banana Bay Hotel
Banana Bay Resort
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