We rented the C114 unit, which is on the ground floor and near the pool. This is a 2 bedrood 2 bathroom (2 showers) unit. One bedroom has a King bed, and the other has 2 twin beds. There are 2 couches as well for additional sleeping. I think one folds out as well though we didn't use it. The space was great for our 4 adults and 2 small children.
We got a parking pass for the reserved spot for this unit under an open covered parking area, about a 30 second walk to the door. The unit was very clean and up-to-date. There were 3 HDTV's with Comcast cable, and the main TV had a DVD blue-ray player that could connect to Netflix, hulu, and many other services. The complex has wifi, but when we arrived it was not working, so I plugged my laptop into the cable modem in our condo and enabled it is a wifi router and never checked back if the wifi had been fixed. The few times we were home late at night or up early the kids loved the Netflix. I had also downloaded a couple movies for at night and put them on a USB drive, which the Samsung player could also play. There was also a phone in the unit which could receive incoming calls which might be handy for some, we didn't really use it. The unit has a dish washer, coffee maker, microwave, up-to-date electric oven, tons of pots, pans, dishes, cups, utensils, beach toys. When we arrived there was a welcome basket with fruit, nuts, coffee, and other goodies. The previous renters had left us some cheese and coffee as well. When we left I left some liquor and food for the next renters also. Though I threw out the easily perishable items. The refrigerator had a good sized ice maker and filtered cold water. Checking in and out was very easy. The unit is directly across the street from Siesta Key Beach, about a 3-5 minute walk to the waters edge (because the beach is quite large). The pool is very clean and refreshing. There are child-proof gates to keep the little ones from roaming in on their own. I think the pool is adult-only after dark, though we mostly swam during the day and hit the beach at night when we were doing other things. There were plenty of kids for my 1 and 3 year old to play with, they had the greatest time there. The entire place is well-kept and grade-a. Maintenance is available for any issues. My wife tried to use the dishwasher and the last renters did something to it, not sure what, but it would not start. She let the front office know and maintenance came and had it running in no time. I met a lot of people who were returning to La Siesta after many years, so it has a great reputation. It is about 1 mile into town which you can easily drive if you have a car, or take one of the hundreds of beach taxis all around. The town was dead on a Thursday night in August, but very lively on Friday and Saturday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Siesta Condos Located on Siesta Key Beach Tel # 941-349-6454 The Perfect Place to Stay When You Need to Get Away! Fully Furnished. Gulf Beach Views, Screened Balconies, Cable TV, A/C/H, Heated Pool, Free Internet & Local Calls ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Siesta Condominiums Hotel Sarasota