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8254 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2731
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#12 of 13 hotels in Siesta Key
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Sofa
Iron
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
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Judith W wrote a review Jan 2020
Sarasota61 contributions45 helpful votes
We loved staying at Flip Flop Cottages. We have put lots of our family visitors there as well. It a small property right on the lagoon and offers paddles boards, kayaks, bicycles as part of your stay for no extra charge. All of the cottages big and small have been renovated and really clean. The pool is small but very cozy. Its in the quiet area of Siesta Key and the trolley goes by every 20 minutes so no need to drive anywhere. It goes from the north end of SK to the south end. Flip Flop is very family oriented and our grandkids loved it.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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David B wrote a review Mar 2019
Santa Rosa, California73 contributions20 helpful votes
There are a number of cottages. We rented the large 3 bedroom right on the water. It was perfect for a bunch of golfers. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. One of the bedrooms never gets dark because of the security lights never go off.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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n2deep0 wrote a review Jul 2017
Villa Rica, Georgia115 contributions30 helpful votes
we stayed in room #6 the honeymoon and our sister stayed in #2 the rooms are very neet and well decorated. we had a window unit which kept the room very cool. there is no room service but you can catch her on occasion and trade out towels and toiletries. there is a washer and dryer on site. we stayed 5 days and loved being minutes from siesta key beach, and turtle beach you are rite in the middle between them. the rooms look newly remodeled and up to date décor. its not a 5 star hotel but I give it 5 stars for what it is we will be going back next year to get the heron house. we also have taken 4k footage and drone 4k we will be adding to youtube
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: room #6 is below office and by itself the others are on a strip and a single house
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Tim K wrote a review Apr 2017
Lake Zurich, Illinois153 contributions71 helpful votes
The room was clean but even in early spring room was a bit stuffy. The ac is in main room so hard to get cool air in bed room. Wonder if in heat of summer bedroom would be sleepable. Not deluxe accommodations but not a dump.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chowhound321 wrote a review Sep 2016
Titusville, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Flip Flop Cottages in Siesta Key. My cottage was clean and nicely updated. The location was great being away from the congested north end of the island (but still just a short drive for beach going or restaurants. Richard was very friendly and welcoming when I checked in. He was busy renovating one of the cottages while I was there but always had the time to stop and chat. He offered several great suggestions for things to do and places to eat. Last but not least, your pet is not just accepted at the Flip Flop Cottages but truly welcome !
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Brandon E wrote a review Aug 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The good: Location. Reasonable distance from beach for price. (1 mile from Turtle beach, 3 miles from Siesta Key beach). Also, the cottages are located on intercostal and provide kayaks, canoes, paddle boards for free use. Gear is a little run down, but they are free! Room rates were below average. The bad: I stayed in Captiva room. The A/C is a single ceiling unit that only supplies cold air to the main living room. Expect the sleeping area to be a good 4-6 degrees above set temperature depending on the outside temperature. We had to sleep on the couch the last night it was so hot in the bedroom. Also that last night, our AC went out on us late in the evening while sleeping. We woke up at 2am due to the high heat. We called the emergency number given to us due to no one being in the office. The owner lived close by so he was able to come over. The owner says that the units are fairly new, but he also mentioned that this has happened before. He said that we can't put the AC lower than 72, or system will overheat and shut off. 72 would not be so bad, but as mentioned before it will not be 72 in bedroom. It was likely 76-77 in the bedroom when set at 72. We finally got AC back around 4am. The owner did not offer any refund/discount for major inconvenience, but did offer us a 2 hr. later check out. It was apparent that they would not offer any reasonable discount for current stay no matter the circumstances or issue. Some other minor stuff like bed considerably sinks in the middle, low water pressure in shower, out of date appliances but all was not surprising given the below average price to stay. Bottom line, flip flop cottages was not considerably bad, but do not expect a high level of customer service. I believe management will do what they can to correct an issue, but will not do anything at the expense of losing money. I have read reviews that were highly favorable, but also read some similar to mine. So it is possible to have a good experience, but hopefully your luck is better than mine.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sandysunnysalty wrote a review Aug 2016
Sarasota, Florida2 contributions6 helpful votes
It's taken me a while to write this review because I didn't want to write it out of anger, but I think it's only fair to share my experience so you know what to (possibly) expect. I had booked a room for myself and a friend for a her birthday weekend. We only live 12 minutes from the cottages so we are very familiar with the area. We were excited to have a night to be sans husbands and kids and enjoy a good dinner and some girl talk and some wine when we got back to the room. The cottages look so sweet from the outside and probably some of the rooms are a bit better, but we weren't super impressed upon arrival. Not very clean and just run down a bit. Nothing a little time and swapping out a few things couldn't help. Our real disappointment was when we found 3 dead roaches/palmetto bugs in our room. We cleaned the first one up ourselves and thought nothing of it. Then we found a second one on the bedroom floor that wasn't all the way dead and just couldn't bare to pick it up. We were feeling discouraged. We called management and said that we just didn't think we could stay and decided to leave. As we were washing our wine glasses we saw the third bug. We took out the trash and washed the glasses and returned the keys. We were in the room less than 60 min and left it as we found it, minus one dead bug. We were told that "this is Florida and there are bugs here and we spray for palmetto bugs, which is why they were dead." We didn't find that acceptable. We live here too and don't have bugs in our home and my husband and I have stayed at a near by resort (5 min away) and didn't see one bug in sight. We had hoped for a refund, but were denied. We were offered a 15% discount on our next stay and they were much apologetic. You should know I did try and dispute charges as well and it did not happen since we were welcome to stay in that room. We were so hoping for a great time here and ended up being very disappointed and out $211. I will say when we asked for a later check out, he said that was fine at no extra fee which we thought was gracious. Unfortunately, we were unable to take him up on it.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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casmith_93035 wrote a review Jul 2016
Fleming Island, Florida137 contributions61 helpful votes
We booked two cottages and the Heron House for a family vacation. The location of the cottages is lovely. At the south end of the key, it is less crowded, a couple of miles from Turtle Beach and surrounded by amazing homes. Check in was very easy. We followed the instructions in our email. There is plenty of parking and right in front of each cottage! We all went into our cottages/house and we're pleased with the size of each space. There is plenty of room to move around. Our cottage needed updating in the kitchen and bathroom, however, the cottage my sister stayed in, Cottage #1 had an updated kitchen. The AC unit in our cottage worked well but needed a little work in order to get it going. The AC in my sisters cottage did not work well at all. The floors in all three locations (my sisters cottage, my cottage, and Heron House) were filthy! My nephew who is crawling, looked like he crawled through the dirt. I took a washcloth and got down on the floor and cleaned the floor of my cottage (a ton of dog hair was on the washcloth). Our bathroom had this huge empty space behind the door that could be used a lot better than it is. Some drawer fronts are very worn or crooked. The last few nights, my sister found 2 cockroaches in her cottage (I think they were the Palmetto bugs which fly in with you) and they had a major problem with a raw sewage smell coming out of their bathroom. The pool is small but refreshing and the dock is nice although needs new furniture which isn't torn. All-in-all we had a nice stay, it served its purpose.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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krystin574 wrote a review Apr 2016
Orlando, Florida7 contributions5 helpful votes
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We had our wedding reception at this property 8 years ago and decided to visit for our anniversary weekend. The new owners have done a lot of work around the property and it looks beautiful!! We stayed in the sunset cottage which is a romantic studio with complete kitchen, king size bed, and private patio with beach (sand with loungers) We used the paddle boards and kayaks in the lagoon behind our cottage and rode the complimentary bikes to the secluded beach at the end of point of rocks road. We had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to come back!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cindi S wrote a review Nov 2015
Ocala, Florida117 contributions48 helpful votes
I can't say enough about this place. We went the week of Nov 13th so it was off season. We stayed in the cottage called Key Lime. It's a 2 bedroom cottage. One bedroom had a king bed w/master bath across the hall. The shower was a walk in, water pressure was great. The 2nd bedroom had 2 twin beds and the 2nd full bathroom was off the kitchen. This one had a tub/shower. Both bedrooms had very comfortable mattresses and plenty of pillow's. It's basically a turn-key, you don't have to worry about bedding, dishes, utensils etc. The kitchen had a small table and they had another larger table in the dining area for larger families. We had a very large patio that was screened in. We had our morning coffee out there watching the sun-wakeup. The family room was very large with a good size flat screen tv. This cottage is very roomy and comfortable. The pool is right outside the cottage and its shaped as a flip flop. Pool deck has tables and plenty of lounge chairs. There is also a sun-deck on the other side of the pool with more chairs and tables over looking a canal. Very picturesque. The caretaker of this property is a wealth of information about the area. You are a hop skip and a jump to all kinds of attractions. Including a great shopping area that reminded me of a mini Key West. Lots of little shops to stroll thru. If you don't want to cook one night go to Captain Curt's and Boat Yard Bar & Grill, you won't be disappointed. Both are within a couple of miles of your cottage. This place is great. I not only will return but I will be sharing my stay with all my friends. Best form of advertisement is word of mouth.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Key Lime and Blue Herron face the pool. The other cottages are steps away.
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PRICE RANGE
$258 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
banana bay club cottages at heron lagoon hotel siesta key, banana bay hotel, banana bay resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Banana Bay Club Cottages at Heron Lagoon
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSiesta Key
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flip Flop Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Flip Flop Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Silver City Sarasota (1.6 miles), Painting With a Twist (4.4 miles), and Siesta Beach (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Flip Flop Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Flip Flop Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Flip Flop Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flip Flop Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Made in Rome Organic Gelato, Abel's Ice Cream, and Floribbean Flo's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flip Flop Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Flip Flop Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Flip Flop Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Flip Flop Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Spanish Point Campus (2.7 miles) and Phillippi Estate Park (2.8 miles).
Is Flip Flop Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.