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Siesta Key, Florida, United States  (# 18900)
 2 bedroom 2 bath condo at the Beach!
  VacationsFRBO Siesta Key Vacation Rentals Property ID 18900 House of the Sun: Siesta Key: FL  

Major City: Sarasota
Distance: 0 mi

Type:   Condo
Area: Other

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Baths: 2
Size: 1300 Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: Yes
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

 
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5th floor deck overlooking Crescent Beach
   
 
 

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Name: Donna Grimmer

Phone: 216-246-7659

Languages: English

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2008-02-23

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     Description 


House of the Sun:

•House of the Sun is located at 6518 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key,
Florida 34242
•Our condo is located on the 2nd floor.
•Our reserved parking space is located under the building and you car
will be kept cool 24/7.
•Master Bedroom has a king size bed, double mirrored closets, a
mirrored vanity area, a TV and is very spacious.
•Second bedroom has two twin beds and a TV.
•High speed wireless internet, DVD player, 37" HDTV in the living
room.
•Fully equipped kitchen with a clothes washer and clothes dryer.
•Balcony with two lounge chairs, table w/4 chairs.
•Beach towels, beach chairs, and beach toys are all here. No need to
bring any.
•Heated Pool and our own private tennis courts overlook the gulf.
•House of the Sun supplies lounge chairs both at the pool and on our
section of the beach.

The following videos are of my condo and of the complex of House of
the Sun:





Views from the balcony face off to the southwest. Although this condo
does not offer a view of teh gulf, we still have a very nice view
facing off towards the southwest and we get a wonderful southern
exposure on our balcony all day long.

House of the Sun has fourth and fifth floor decks with tables, chairs
and lounge chairs and is a popular spot for sunset and the
breathtaking panoramic views of Siesta Key Beach. Guests of House of
the Sun enjoy bringing their evening cocktails and snacks to the
FIFTH FLOOR DECK where a horn is typically blown at sunset every
evening.

CHARCOAL GRILLS are availble with a beautiful picnic area that
overlooks the beauty of the Gulf. Our HEATED POOL, and PRIVATE TENNIS
COURTS overlook the gulf. If you want a stress-free drive-free
vacation, away from the public beach but still on the beautiful
quartz crystal sands of Siesta Key Beach, this is one to consider.

During winter season the location cannot be beat, being one block
from the Stickney Point Bridge (no long, slow lines on and off the
key), and restaurants, bars, grocery, bike rental, drug store, ice
cream, 7/Eleven, and much, much more, just across the street from
House of the Sun. If you are looking to be on a part of the beach
that is not as crowded as the public section, this is the place. It
is about a 20 minute walk down the beach to the public beach area.
Fireworks are spectacular from our panoramic fifth floor deck.
People gather up there every evening, and by the end of your
vacation, you will have met people from all over the country, if not
the world.



 

     Amenities 


Wireless Internet, 3 Cable TV's, DVD, VCR, In-Unit washer and dryer,
ice maker,
dishwasher, microwave, heated outdoor pool, tennis courts,
recreation room, private beach, beach chairs, pool chairs, elevator,
night security, gulf-side property.



 

     Attractions 


Two hours from Orlando makes this a great location for spending the
rest of your vacation after a long day at Disney World. Sarasota is
a mecca for the arts and galleries abound throughout the area. St.
Armands Circle has much to see and do. And, of course, Siesta Key
itself is wonderful, with its own quaint village, and of course, one
of the best beaches in the world! Just one visit to this beach with
it's powdery-soft quartz crystal sand that never gets hot, will
convince you that Siesta Key is a treasure, to be revisited over and
over again.

The Ringling Museum was created by John Ringling who was also
instrumental in developing the Sarasota area in early 1900's. He and
his brothers owned the Ringling Brothers Circus and later purchased
the Barnum & Bailey Circus. They toured all over the United States
with their very large 3 ring circuses. John was interested in
European Art and purchased many types of art on his numerous trips to
Europe. Many items were not considered art at the time they he
obtained them. This would include items such as cartoons that were
painted large and in reverse so that tapestries could be woven in the
likeness of a small painting by artists of that time. All of his
purchases existed in closed warehouses until he could develop his
museum. He and his wife Mable built a residence on the bay in
Sarasota called Ca d'Zan and it was completely restored and now open
to the public. This incredible 32-room residence has some of the
feelings of the circus added to the architecture and furnishings. The
Ringling Museum is built on those same grounds along with a casual
restaurant and a unique circus museum, which details the history of
the circus in the states that actually has its roots in Europe. This
location is about 15 minutes from the condo and you will enjoy
touring the buildings and the grounds. Their residence does not
compare in size to the castles of England and Europe, but is truly
unique and on a beautiful piece of land. The entire property was
gifted to Florida when John died and is maintained by Florida State
University.
Jungle Gardens is a great for kids, parents and grandma and grandpa.
Many tropical birds, flowers and just fun things. Very popular with
everyone who visits.
The Van Wezel is a unique music performance hall that is about 10
minutes from your condo. You may find an event of interest online
that will be showing while you are here.
Gwiz is a wonderful children science and technology center that is
next door the Van Wezel.
Sarasota Children's Garden
1670 10th Way
Sarasota, FL
941-330-1711
10:00 AM to %:00 PM Tuesday thru Sunday
Whimsical garden with sculptures, mazes, pirate ship, hidden
treasures, dress-up room, acting stage, etc.
Mote Marine
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236.
(941) 388-4441
• Mote Marine is a marine laboratory where research is done.
This is on an island off of downtown Sarasota and about 20 minutes
from your condo. For some strange reason this is where Al Gore, the
presidential candidate who lost to George W. Bush, practiced for the
presidential debates. He probably could have better spent his time
attempting to show Florida voters how to fill out a ballot and deal
with "hanging chads".
Selby Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-5731
• Selby Gardens is a link to a beautiful garden location on
Sarasota Bay that is about 10 minutes from the condo. Selby is not
only a botanical garden, but also set in a beautiful setting on
Sarasota Bay. The orchids at Selby are incredible as are the numerous
bromeliads both inside and outside of the buildings. You can purchase
plants while at Selby and relax in the garden to enjoy the beautiful
surrounds. Plan at least two hours when visiting the Gardens, which
are very close to your condo on Siesta Key.
Weddings can also be arranged at Selby Gardens. For brides and
grooms, the most difficult decision is not whether to have their
wedding at Selby Gardens, but rather where in the Gardens to have the
wedding. Selby Gardens has many options for your wedding and can
provide a ceremony and reception for you to remember for the rest of
your lives. That is what a wedding ceremony is supposed to do for the
bride and groom. What a great start to a wonderful marriage. You will
find other great Siesta Key and Sarasota wedding locations by
visiting this link.
Myakka Park is a state park that is about 20 minutes from your condo
and will take you into an area filled with Florida wildlife including
lots of alligators enjoying their natural habitat. You can also take
boat rides through this area and see the wildlife up close. This is
Florida's nature at it's best. Tourists usually miss out on finding
locations like this because they are not advertised, as they are not
commercial.
Babcock Wilderness is a State of Florida run commercial enterprise
that will take you on a tour through Florida fauna & flora to see
what Florida looked like before development. Truly for those who like
hiking and exploring in the great outdoors. Hiking trails will take
you along anywhere from 2 to 4.7 miles of Florida back country,
depending on the trail you choose. You will encounter natural
wildlife as they go about their daily lives. Nothing is staged or
caged. You can go here many times in a year and see a completely
different scene in the same areas depending on rain fall and time of
year. This Eco-Tour on the "swamp buggy" (old painted school buses)
is worth the $20 per adult, $13 per child for the 90 minute tour. You
can arrange to eat lunch between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the Gator
Shack. This is about a 90 minute drive from the condo and you will
want to make reservations before departing for the ranch to take the
swamp buggy tours. You are going to see some birds, critters and lots
of alligators. This is an educational guided tour through a Florida
Cypress swamp that is also a working cattle ranch amongst other
things. Take your camera for some great shots.
Big Cat Habitat is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears and
other animals in need. Founded by Kay Rosaire who enjoys over 30
years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals. This
large animal sanctuary is a short drive from your condo and they hold
demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday. It is fitting that Kay has
established her Sanctuary in this area with it's close ties to the
circus.
Florida Railroad Museum
12210 83rd Street East
Parrish, Florida 34219
877-869-0800
This operating railroad allows you to visit and experience train
travel of the 1950's in the 21st century. Located in close by
Parrish, Florida you too can get "all Aboard" on the regular train
schedule of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM every Saturday & Sundays for there
90 minute round trip ride, rain or shine. The museum has regular
special events for various holiday seasons and is a great family
outing when weather is not great or you just need a break from the
beach. The museum is about 45 minutes from your condo on Siesta Key.
The railroad museum also arranges private charters, birthday parties,
reunions and allows you to charter a coach, lounge car, caboose or
the entire train. They will also arrange to let you run a locomotive.
South Florida Museum
201 10th Street West
Bradenton Florida 34205
941-746-4131

The South Florida Museum has just completed a five million dollar
transformation and beside their extensive collections of
anthropological artifacts, paleontological specimens and objects of
cultural interest you will also find the Parker Manatee Aquarium with
their 60 year old resident manatee Snooty who celebrates his birthday
with many visitors and staff each year. This is also the location of
the Bishop Planetarium with its views into the heavens. The Bishop
Planetarium is a multipurpose, "state of the art" domed theater,
boasting one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in
the world. Incorporating unidirectional stadium style seating, high
definition DVD, TV, and PowerPoint projection, and a digital 25,000
watt Dolby 5.1 surround sound system, the Bishop is capable of
accommodating a wide range of programs. The museum is a short 30
minutes from your condo on Siesta Key and is another great
entertainment venue for the entire family. Check their website for
regulary scheduled special events. This facility is a short walk from
the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton.

Solomon's Castle
4533 Solomon Rd.
Ona, FL 33865
863-993-0755
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday Closed July, August &
September
This unusual and eclectic Florida attraction is not dissimilar from
our website--a work in progress! A recent rental guest visited
Solomon's Castle and found it pleasant and interesting with good food
in the new "Boat in the Moat" Restaurant. Ironically I had heard of
this location from a construction worker at our building a few years
ago. I was left with the impression that this studio and home was
located somewhere in the Everglades which is obviously not accurate.
Much of the construction uses printer plates. I will make it a point
to drive out here and gather more information on Solomons Castle,
which is not far from you’re the condo.



 

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DONNA'S EASY, ONE-STEP PRICING INCLUDES ALL TAXES AND ALL FEES & DEPARTURE CLEAN: The following pricing is good between 4/28 to 12/15: 7-nts is $980; 6-nts is $840; 5-nts is $700; 4-nts is $605; 3-nts is $504 3 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED - FOUR PERSON OCCUPANCY MAX - THERE IS NO SOFA BED. SECURITY DEPOSIT: $75 FOR 2 ADULTS or $100 FOR MORE THAN 2 occupants. OFF-SEASON RATE: $125/night Plus 12% Tax with a 7 night minimumPLEASE EMAIL ME FOR PRICING OTHER THAN FOR 7 NIGHTS. WINTER SEASON Rate: $1300/wk plus tax. MY email is My calendar is not updated or used because I have three properties on Siesta Key. If you are interested, just send me an e-mail and I'll answer any of your requests promptly. Thank you.



 

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I own three condos on Siesta Key. Although I do not have any
currently on the market to sell, I am always open to any offers.



 

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