We really enjoyed the stay. Ken was so kind. He waited for us to arrive. We arrived late that night bacause our flight was to Miami and we had to rent a car first and drive to Sarasota. Not only he waited for us but also he stayed and explained to us what the appartment had. Awsome kitchet, really equiped and comfortable, all you need is there! A very big refrigerator, microwave, coffe machine and many other things that make the kitchen a place were you can feel home. The living room was very spacious with a big couch, everything really tidy and clean. The KING SIDE BED wow amazing! Ken had the beds already done for us. We went with our 2 year old daughter and she slept in the other room, there is no cradle, but our daughter could sleep well there so she didn´t have any problem. The condo is located 10 minutes by foot to Crescent beach. The way to the beach is beautiful and you can enjoy it. Ken recomended a restaurant next to this beach which we tried and loved, Captain Curt´s. Ken lend us two beach chairs which were incredible!!! Two tommy bahama chairs we loved, they are like backpacks. I would love to buy one of those LOL! You can buy them in BEDBATH AND BEYOND which is not so far from the condo. We wanted to buy them but we couldn´t have more thing in our bags in the plane back home. Ken also had to thermal vase (i think they are called like that) which were an important key for our beach day COLD AND FRESH water during our beach day.
Siesta beach is awsome too, but you have to go by car. The beach is BEAUTIFUL!!!! the sand is white as crescent beach but you have more beach and more people. What makes Siesta Key so special is the huge sand space, huge parking, huge playground for kids and space with tables and benches to sit in the shadows, great bathrooms, A VERY WELL PREPARED PUBLIC BEACH.
I loved Sarasota because it´s the perfect match for us the argentineans that we also want to buy some things that are cheaper for us in the states. Sarasota has the perfect quiet and beautiful beach and has outlets and nice shoppings to visit too. Then, theres downtown siesta key which is BEAUTIFUL TOO!!!! just to walk through the main street and drink a beer in one of those bars.
Ken very kindly gave us his phone number in case we needed anything. Unfortunately we missunderstood the checkout time the day we left the condo. So we suggest to talk with your host about this from the very begining and avoid any missunderstanding.
To sum up we really recomend to visit Siesta, amaizing place. And we recomend staying at Ken´s condo beacause the place is beautiful and he was very kind. Hope we are helpfull in our review!!!