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Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.

5610 Avenida Del Mare Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242-1917
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#4 of 15 condos in Sarasota
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Just a stone's throw away from world famous Siesta Key Public Beach. Daily, weekly, monthly and annual rentals. Two beautiful high quality refurbished duplexes (4 different apartments) with an award winning tropical landscape design. A sensational heated black bottom pool with rocky mountain quartzite deck, and a rock waterfall. The property sits across the street from the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach within 1/2 mile of Siesta Key Village with its charming shops, restaurants, ice cream stores, grocery, drug stores and banking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Tony R wrote a review Jul 2023
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Everything was great. Easy check in. Parking, location, steps to the beach, pool for a little relaxing after the beach. Absolutely no worries when staying here. We would definitely stay here again. Hibiscus Suites was the perfect size for couples.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 18, 2023
Thank you Tony for your wonderful review. We loved having you and thank you for spending your anniversary at our accommodation. We hope to welcome you back year after year.
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familygirls wrote a review Mar 2022
Nutley, New Jersey84 contributions59 helpful votes
We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite in February, 2022 and had a fantastic time. We loved everything about the two story unit. We enjoyed coffee on the balconies. One overlooking the lovely lagoon pool with the soothing sound of the waterfall. The other is off the bedroom and has a nice view of the gulf. The bedding sheets were top quality and so comfortable and the bath towels were so plush. Nicer than some of the 4 star Hotels I have stayed in. The place and grounds were immaculate. The kitchen well stocked. A great laundry room and two updated bathrooms. We loved the location across the street from Beach 11 and on the corner you could grab a free trolley to Captain Curts or the Village. We are avid walkers and we walked to Curts each day and the unit was a ten minute walk to the village via canal road. A lovely stay and I highly recommend. We plan to return.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Jul 18, 2023
Thank you for your fantastic and elaborate review. We loved having you and hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Fiona P wrote a review Jan 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the Honeymoon suite for two nights as part of our road trip from UK. The owner Virginia was available when we arrived and was very friendly and helpful. The suite is two storey and well equipped, there is a balcony on both floors, we were out most of the day but due to the location I don't think either balcony really get much sun but I may be wrong. It didn't matter really as the beach is literally across the road and the property provides beach chairs, it was perfect. Siesta Key beach is stunning, we took a bottle of wine and some snacks across and sat watching a beautiful sunset. The only thing I wasn't keen on was the pool and surrounding area, it is pretty shaded and as the pool has a black bottom it gives it a bit of a murky look. It didn't look particularly appealing, but this is a personal preference and in no way detracted from our stay as we did not feel the need to use the pool. There are free trolley buses into SIesta Key village, however, it is easily walkable which we did, took about twenty minutes along the beach. I would definitely recommend this property and Virginia.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Hickster wrote a review Mar 2021
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I have stayed in 2 different suites at Gumbo Limbo. Both experiences have been excellent! Virginia is very attentive and pays attention to every detail. She answered questions timely and had many helpful suggestions. The location can’t be beat! It is located across the street from access #11 for the beach. There aren’t any beach services right there, but you are 5 min from your condo. The beach is much quieter at this location as well. The condo is very clean, kitchen pretty well stocked with pans/utensils, as this time I cooked most nights. We did not take advantage of the natural pool or patio, but others did. The pool looks a bit murky because it’s painted a dark color on the bottom. There are chairs and umbrellas provided, but I’d suggest if you’re traveling by car, bring your own. The chairs are low, small and uncomfortable. It is a lovely 15 min walk into the village, and about 10-15 min drive to Sarasota. 30 min to Long Boat Key. I’ll be back! The area, the beach is so relaxing and beautiful and I love these suites!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 21, 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and also for being a loyal repeat guest. We very much loved hosting you and hope that you will come back soon. :) Virginia
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Patrick wrote a review Aug 2019
Kansas City, Missouri3 contributions1 helpful vote
The main issue was the AC arrangement in the hide-a-way suite. This is advertised as a 4 person room, which would be ok except for the fact that the AC is only in the living room. The single bedroom has nothing. This meant that when we checked in the bedroom as 80 (they turn AC down when you leave) and it took over an hour to cool down. Not fun after a long day of travel. Don't book if you need privacy. I had to keep a fan in the doorway to keep cool air coming in. The living room had to stay extra cold to keep the bedroom reasonable. Clean sheets weren't ready for the blow up mattress but the owner/agent was easily available to direct me where to find some. The unit is nice and the property is very nice as well. Quick walk to the beach. I wouldn't recommend this for a family but a couple could manage. If the AC arrangement was better I'd be recommending it. The other units may not have this problem.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from VirginiaHb, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Responded Aug 2, 2019
I apologize if the AC was not up to par, but it does cool sqft 1,200 even though the Hide-A-Way suite is only sqft 550. We have other apartments at the premises that offer central AC and we hope to welcome you back at another time for another apartment. Try the Honeymoon Suite above, that has central AC and is an amazing rental. Best, Virginia
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DMAH wrote a review Apr 2019
Chagrin Falls, Ohio5 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyed our stay = cute, efficient, clean and quiet room - small but had everything you would need and more..! Nice pool and amazing location to the public beach - short walk across street. Easily walkable to "village" and trolley at the corner if you don't want the steps. Ready to book our next getaway back to Siesta!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Javagirl7, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Responded Dec 19, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you an \d hope to welcome you back soon.
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Jb9217a wrote a review Nov 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I've stayed at many Airbnb's throughout the last several years and this is the first horrible experience I've had. The main issue is the host. I highly recommend to stay away, she proved herself to be a complete liar. The host ruined our first night of vacation. The location is very residential, not a close walk to any bars or restaurants, and at least a 15-20 minute drive to get to downtown Sarasota. The pool was dirty and cold (have pictures where you can clearly see a bunch of debris floating on top). The host also wouldn't let us stay in one suite because she had a family member staying there. He was really creepy. The suite itself was nice, but the patio was awful. It was cramped, and had no view or privacy. The space was small and not competitive with prices in the area. We were disappointed and very kindly asked to cancel our remaining reservation. The host became unresponsive and we got a notification from Airbnb that they were trying to change our reservation to keep the same dates and charge us an additional $151 for absolutely nothing. We tried to kindly reason with her but she tried blaming it on “the owners,” which was odd because they advertise themselves as the owners. We have messages from the host stating they aren't the owner, yet she responds to reviews stating she is the owner. It's honestly a little crazy. Eventually, the host stopped talking to us and Airbnb had to step in and cancel for us, Airbnb told us that the host was trying to charge us two nights plus fees for staying one night. Luckily, Airbnb felt the host was unfair and sided with us and canceled the remaining reservation for a small fee. The biggest issue with this place is the host and her lies. If you look through the attached photos you can find a few instances where she lies. She tries to say she isn't charging additional fees, when I have an email asking me to approve additional charges. She says she isn't the owner when she states that she is the owner in the response. She states that Airbnb sided with her and they charged me for two nights when my receipt shows airbnb cancelled after the one night and only charged for one night. I would not recommend this location to anyone, particularly young professionals looking for a vibrant place to stay. She deserves to go out of business due to her tendency to lie.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from VirginiaHb, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Responded Aug 2, 2019
Actually I don't have any words to this absolutely incorrect review. When you arrived you were dissatisfied and I offered you to leave immediately with a 100% refund because we do not wish to accommodate "unhappy" guests and to avoid UNFAIR reviews. You decided to stay anyhow with your family (5 of them in a small studio!!) and we both called Airbnb to find you another accommodation. Do you remember?? While we were on the phone the and rest of your family used our complementary beach chairs and went to the beach, and the girls used the pool. You disliked that we the studio had to offer: a king bed plus a queen air bed and we also brought you a twin roll-a-way bed even though it was not advertised. 5 people in a small studio is just too cramped. On your inquiry you mentioned "2" adults, not really the truth when you arrive with 5 adults. Gumbo Limbo is a mini resort, and if you google the address: 5610 Avenida Del Mare, then you will see that the beach is only 60 steps away. Our island downtown is called the Village and it is only 0.5 miles walking distance, however Siesta Key provides a FREE trolley and it drives you anywhere on our entire island all day long. We also have FREE gold cart services too. We have no family members staying at our rentals ever, we accommodate them at our personal home, so that is also incorrect. Our lagoon style pool may have had some leaves in it, but a professional pool company comes twice a week to clean and balance chemicals. Extra charged: No, we did not charge extra. If you would have left immediately when you found out that this space was to small, you would have received 100% refund, but staying a night you needed to pay for that including the cleaning and 12% tax. Sorry I could not let you stay for free even though you complained all day long and I had no way of pleasing you. I tried really hard, and your family could not hear that any more and left.... Not sure why you mentioned I was the manager and not the owner. I am proud to own both of these beautiful duplexes and I am managing them as well. I have done so for the last 23 years and I love meeting "happy" guests. I am sorry you were so unhappy, but it really was not our fault. Best regards, Virginia Heidersberger (owner)
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Andrew wrote a review Jul 2018
Winston Salem, North Carolina107 contributions43 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, with comfortable beds and spacious rooms. Virginia was very accommodating. The pool was heated well and was clean. I will say that there should be a designated smoking area, as our neighbors smoked and the fumes came into the house. Also, there were no cookie sheets nor casserole pans, so we had to buy them. Overall, it was a great experience and we would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Javagirl7, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Responded Dec 19, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do not encourage smoking, so my apologies for not having a designated smoking area. All buildings and patios are made out of wood mainly, so smoking is really a fire hazard. For missing items, please next time call our office and I would have brought them over, I am truly sorry. We are just a phone call away....we spoke a few times, but you did not mention any items missing. Please come for your next stay on Siesta.
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ohno2015 wrote a review Feb 2018
Rochester, New York4 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in the Hide Away apartment for a month and it was great! Compact, ground floor, near the pool and a quick walk to the beach. Everything we needed including washer/dryer. Virginia and her staff were very attentive and are on property regularly. We hope to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Room Tip: Quiet units from studio to three bedrooms. Three on the ground floor and three on the second floor.
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Response from Virginia H, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Responded Mar 1, 2018
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed meeting you and your wife. Nothing pleases us more than having happy costumers. We appreciate your business and hope very much that you will choose our rentals for your next stay again. Best regards, Virginia
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Richard C wrote a review Sep 2017
252 contributions91 helpful votes
Host was even better ! Always responsive and helpful ! Location right next to beach. Pool is awesome and cottage was decorated very nice ! High end remodel and furniture and bed was king size and slept like a dream !!! Love this place and I will be back again and again !!! They say you pay for what you get ! This was WELL WORTH the price !
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from VirginiaHb, Owner at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Responded Sep 24, 2017
Thank you for your fantastic review :) Love it!! We love guests like you. Please come back and see us again. All the best, Virginia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Which popular attractions are close to Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Nearby attractions include Siesta Beach (0.3 miles), Siesta Key Village (0.5 miles), and Siesta Key Drum Circle (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bonjour French Cafe, Flavio's, and The Siesta Key Oyster Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Phillippi Estate Park (1.5 miles) and Burns Court Neighborhood (4.6 miles).
Does Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc. have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.