We enjoyed almost perfect weather for Nov10-17. The accommodations were just as pictured, with plenty of space and a reasonably equipped kitchen. This unit has no oven and only one working burner on the stove top, but there is a microwave and toaster oven. I think this would be a problem if we were staying longer than a week and needed to cook more, but we had no problem going out to dinner sampling many of the restaurants in Siesta Key Village. The grills that are available require charcoal (not supplied) and are small, so we did not barbecue.
The unit was very clean and 3 changes of bath towels were supplied. There is also a coin operated laundry available off site (property just around the corner).
Be sure to read the description carefully as not all the units have access to a pool. This one does not and we were aware of this before booking. We are beach people and wouldn't use a pool, so it is nice to have options. There are beach chairs available, but there aren't many and they are not the greatest. Again, if staying longer than a week, it might be worth it to purchase your own. We did get to use the bikes, but it took us three days to get them. There were only 2 available and they were borrowed as soon as the office opened.
We were located about a 5 minute walk to Beach Access 7
The office staff was efficient and all our arrangements were made by email with very detailed instructions that answered all of our questions.
We will rent again from Banyan Tree. They have a varied selection of accommodations and if we stay longer the next time, we will look at one of the other units. But if we stay a week, the Island is a great choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siesta Key voted number #1 beach welcomes you! We have provided all the comforts to make your stay on Siesta Key truly a memorable vacation. Upon arriving, just park your car and start to enjoy the lush tropical surroundings, walk to Siesta Key Beach and visit the Siesta Key Village shops and restaurants. Enjoy the atmosphere of a small, relaxing beach community. Civic Beautification Award winner 2 years in a row!! Receivers of the Award winning white glove award from superior small lodging. We are proud Members of the BBB, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Florida & Florida USA. Clearly charming tropical surroundings make for a truly memorable vacation. Enjoy the endless gulf breezes as you lounge by your pool or on your own private screened porch, sunny patio or just strolling on the beach. The Siesta Key "Banyan Tree Beach Resort and Vacation Rentals" offers accommodations for every budget. We have efficiency, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units (some that can open up together for larger parties) some with Private Heated pool. We have 2 fishing piers on canal. We are located in the Village and just a short walk to the beach. If Sarasota or Siesta Key is your vacation destination, be sure to stay at The Siesta Key "Banyan Tree Beach Resort and Vacation Rentals". It's a beautiful day in our neighborhood; won't you come and play with us? --1 Block to "#1 award winning beach" --1 Block to "Village" shopping --Spacious accommodations constantly updated --Air conditioned and heated --Cable TV/DVD/Wi-Fi --Private Phone --Fully equipped Kitchens with microwaves --Coffee pots, toasters, blenders, dishes, pots and pans --Sheets and towels provided --Laundry facilities on premises --Mostly ground floor accommodations --BBQ Grills, Beach Chairs --Sparkling clean --Assigned Parking --Fishing Pier on Grand Canal -- --No smoking inside the accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banyan Tree Hotel Siesta Key
- Banyan Tree Resort Siesta Key, Florida