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Never been to Gulf Coast. Siesta Key was recommended by co-worker and looks fantastic. Would like to stay on Crescent Beach(right on beach).Saw some really nice looking condos called Crescent Arms. Any feedback on condos and location. When is weather thr best.and beach not too crowded?? Thanks.

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There are some gorgeous condos in the Crescent Arms buildings. Just be sure to ask the owners for recent photos and accurate information about what they provide. As in any condo complex, the units may vary considerably. Crescent Arms is in a great location...about in the middle of the Crescent Beach area and I strongly suggest that you stay somewhere ON Crescent Beach.

If you would prefer something a bit different, the Siesta Dunes complex has lower rise buildings arranged in a "horseshoe" shape around central grounds that include the pool, some natural, grassy areas, a beachfront deck with grills and lounge chairs where folks often gather in the evenings to watch the sunset. Again, if you have interest in this type arrangement, clarify that you are getting a Gulffront unit as they also have garden view units. Nothing wrong with the garden view...we have stayed in those many times when with a large family group, but I think you are probably looking for something that would provide a view of the water??

Siesta Dunes is also centrally located on Crescent Beach.

If you want to take a look for comparison, go to:


Spring Break (March - Early April) is always quite busy as are the summer months. However, we have often been on the beach at Siesta Key at those times and did not feel overwhelmed by the crowds. Restaurants may be another matter, though.

Enjoy your vacation planning!

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Thanks so much for the quick response!! Also have considered condos at Crystal Sands. Any other info about Crescent Arms or Crystal Sands would be greatly appreciated. I am totally sold on Siesta Key and hope to visit before the end of summer 2007

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You can read all the favorable reviews for these condos on TA.

Just type in the names in the search box then Siesta Key.

They also have websites.

You can't go wrong with either place.


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4. Re: first time

Hi Philly,

I would say May andOctober are the best times to go. No crowds, great weather (although Oct. is hurricane season) and warm waters!

Have a great trip!


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