The Shells Villa - Next to Beach & Village
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||3000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Village|
Description from the owner
3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Beach Villa (Sleeps 10)
What makes us different than other homes you may be considering:
Â· The Beach - The home is located on the ocean side of Beach Rd., so you just walk out your door and through our private access path. Itâ€™s literally 230 feet to Siesta Key Beach. No busy roads to cross and no need to find parking.
Â· Seconds to Siesta Key Village â€“ The home is located right next to Siesta Key Village. You are a one block walk away from restaurants, bars, boutiques, and ice cream shops.
Â· Large Home â€“ The home has just over 2,000 square feet on the top two levels and includes 3 bedroom...Read more
The Shells Villa - Next to Beach & Village
Siesta Key, Florida
Additional Location Information
The Shells Villa is conveniently located next to Siesta Key Beach as well as a block away from Siesta Key Village. Although the home has a private 2.5 car garage, a car is not necessay because you are steps away from the beach, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, ice cream shops, boutiques, and entertainment.
Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport â€“ 10 Miles (10 minute drive)
St Petersburg-Clearwater Int. Airport â€“ 62 miles (1 hour drive)
Tampa International Airport â€“ 72 Miles (1 hour 15 minute drive)
Ft. Myers Southwest Florida Int. Airport â€“ 85 Miles (1 hour 30 minute drive)
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$200||$200||$1,275 - $1,985||$4,000 - $6,850||7 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
May - August 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
|Dec. 1 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|Jan. 1 2014 - Jan. 31 2014
|Feb. 1 2014 - Mar. 31 2014
Feb - March 2014
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|Apr. 1 2014 - Apr. 30 2014
|May. 1 2014 - Aug. 31 2014
May - August 2014
|Sep. 1 2014 - Nov. 1 2014
|Dec. 1 2014 - Dec. 31 2014
|Jan. 1 2015 - Jan. 31 2015
|Feb. 1 2015 - Mar. 31 2015
Feb - March 2015
|Apr. 1 2015 - Apr. 30 2015
|All Other Dates||$200||$200||$1,275||$4,000||7 nights|
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- Cleaning Fee - $125 / stay - Fee
- Taxes - 12% of rental - Tax
- Damage Insurance - $45 / stay - Fee
- Pet Fee - $150 / stay - Fee
Additional notes from owner
- Payment Schedule: $500 per week due at booking and remainder 60 days prior to check in.
- Check-ins (4 pm) and check-outs (10 am) are on Saturdays.
- We accept credit cards with a convenience fee.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 04, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
The most amazing vacation
This has been our families favorite beach trip by far!! We had never been to Siesta Key before this vacation and we will be back next year for sure. The home was beautiful, in a perfect location, and it had everything we needed in the home to have a perfect trip! The sunsets in Siesta Key are breathtaking! My kids loved to "lagoon" to the right of the property. In the Lagoon they saw a manatee, sting ray, large crabs, and lots of other sea life. They will remember this trip for ever!!
Fun Spring Break in Siesta Key
The Shells Villa was accurate regarding the location as well as the photo's reflected the appearance and amenities. The owners were very helpful in all the information they sent to us. Our family enjoyed having a "home" to stay in as we have stayed in condos for the last 15 years that we have visited Siesta Key. The management company was very accommodating and helpful. Our only complaint would be it was not as clean as we are used to. Dried pancake batter? on the wall in kitchen and lots of dust on ceilings and baseboards, but we understand this is a busy time and they try to get the unit ready for the next guest as quickly as possible. We would and do plan on staying here again. We wish it had a pool.
Shells Villa Review
Siesta Key is a great area. So much to do and so much to see! We loved the drum circle on Sunday night and spent a lot of time seeking out local highlights: Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the mote aquarium, and the Ringling Museum. However, we also loved to just stay nearby the villa watching the sunset and enjoying some home cooked meals from the kitchen. The outdoor eating area was a big hit with our family! We used the grill twice. This is the closest we've ever stayed to the beach. A pool would have been nice, but the kids had so much fun in the water that they never asked about a pool. We will definitely be coming back.
San Diego, CA
Beach Lover's Paradise
What a wonderful place. We absolutely loved the location...just steps from the white, sandy beach but also right around the corner from some great restaurants and ice cream for a late night snack! Not only was the location great, but also villa itself. It is just large enough for everyone to have their own space, but also it has a cozy feel. Once we put our three kids to bed upstairs, my husband and I could relax by reading and watching TV on the main floor. It felt just like home.
I will definatly come back to this Place
This was probably the nicest rental villa/condo I have done. My family and I ( 7 & 5 yr old) were impressed on every level. A very short walk to the beach for the kids (my guess 100 feet), which the beach was incredible. We were out there every night we could be for sunsets. Beach toys for the kids and what looked like new beach chairs for everyone. Town was absolutely great and was also short walk. A few shops and a lot of good restaurants... Must do's are the steak burrito at the Hub and Olafs for ice cream. The accommodations were terrific, extremely clean and great amenities, you can tell they are keeping it up with real nice flat screen/ surround sound; it looked like I was the first to use the Weber grill. All the towels and linen were just as nice or nicer then home. I did not find anything I was disappointed with at this location. I was the impressed with the quality of everything... furniture, beds, new appliances... everything.
I would highly recommend this property and will definitely go back, hopefully sooner than later.
Crystal Lake, IL
Incredible Family Beach Stay!
The short of it, this place is beautiful with an incredible location on what we learned is the #1 rated beach in USa. I took my wife and 3 kids (teen,preteen, child) for a 5 day stay here, and we literally did not leave the few block area around this very nice beach home. Owner asked me to review, and im more than happy to as this place just rocks... The Village of Siesta key is only one block walk and has many quaint shops and restaurants and a bit of night life, so much to offer on all levels. the villa is 3 stories, with an elevator of all things if needed. the first floor is two car garage with loads of beach stuff/chairs that u can use. parking out front for 2 cars too. stairs or elevator get u to tiled second main level that has TV surround, bathroom kitchen and nice quiet outdoor patio accessible via sliding doors. a decent library of book classics and wireless internet available on this level. Living room area large with couchs, place was immaculate (minus the sand we dragged in). Upstairs top floor has main bedroom with own shower/bath/tv, second bdrm with tv, and third bdroom with 2 bunk sets, plenty of sleeping spots. enough space to find a quiet spot if needed.
my kids loved it, we explored the beach which was just out behind the place , with only one row of monster beach homes between the place and beach (one minute walk tops?) and sealife (people fishin in the water everyday and sanddollars galore) and caught some amazing sunsets, weather was nice and warm 80s in october.
just stayed there, Was there to stay again on my own without my family for a fishing trip (great fishing nearby as its near Sarasota). close to airports, I strongly recommend this as a great paradise to escape to whether short or long term.
Great rental walking distance to white sand beaches and town
Our stay at The Shells Villa was everything we were looking for in a family vacation. The house was perfect for our family of 5. It was close to everything including the beach and town. The interior was very clean and well maintained. It had everything we needed for our stay. The kids had a blast at the white sand beach and we enjoyed the restaurants in town which we could walk to. I would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for a classic beach vacation.
Our Best Yet
My wife and I have 4 small children and have been able to get away every winter to various 'warmer' spots in the country. For a relaxing beach getaway that is safe, stress free and family friendly- This place was our hands down favorite. It was fantastic. First- the location; very easy to get to, situated literally a 45 sec private walkway to the beach, and about 2 minutes walk into town. The restaraunts in this town btw are fantastic. Did not miss with a single one. (And also btw- the Beach Club bar looked like quite a happening scene for 30-50 yr old singles.)
The house is perfect. Had every amenity...brand new stainless steel appliances and a brand new top of the line grill. All plates, utensils etc. you'd ever need. Spanish tile throughout- except carpeted bedrooms. Kitchen was perfect- seating for 6 at dining inside and a great balcony with a table for six outside.
Great kids bedroom- a queen on queen bunk and a twin bunk! Adult bedrooms great with a master bath in one. 3 bathrooms and being seconds from the beach very convenient w my 3 yr old!
And the beach- the best I've been at- The water there is crystal clear. Have been to Hilton head and liked that too- but was nervous with the kids- were jellyfish every where and the water was a bit murky. Not Here- water was clear as could be and not a jelly fish in site. Only critters I saw were ideal for kids- turtles and geckos.
Pictures of beach below show powdery white sand- think this was rated #1 us beach last year in Travel Mag...but not sure. Perfect place, and had a perfect time. Will definitely be trying to get in there again.
Can't Wait to Go Back!!!
This was our 2nd time staying at Shells Villa and we had another great time! The convenience to town, the most amazing beach you can find, St. Armands Sq, TPa, other Keys, etc make this spot just ideal. Plenty to do in Siesta Key when you just want to chill around town and at the beach, and plenty to do by car. Shells Villa once again - plenty of space, equipped with everything you could need, comfortable, and versatile (my husband I were able to work while here in evenings thanks to the wifi which is a must)! Swimming for sand dollars, seeing Manatees swim right by us, Big Olaf's, and Lobster Pot took MVP this year w the kids! Thank you for another wonderful family vacation!
Our family enjoyed our stay at Shells. Having older childen the place offered us plenty of space. Loved
being able to walk to the village and the beach. Place
was nice and clean. The kitchen had everything we need
for all the meals we prepared. Enjoyed being able to
grill out too. Brought home alot of great memories.
Dream Family Getaway
Our entire family had a wonderful time at the Shells Villa on Siesta Key. Granparents, older teens, aunt & uncle - comfortably slept 8. Short comfortable walk to the beach and the village made this a great escape. Having wonderful restaurants, cafes, and shops so close was a great plus. The home was nicely furnished and fully stocked with all the comforts of home. The elevator was nice to have for groceries and moving in/out. We are looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
Family Friendly Villa
We stayed at the Villa in March 2011. Great location. Quick walk to the the village and the beach. Everything you need is in the kitchen. Very comfortable layout of the living room and dining room and the lanai. Great layout for families. We had two teenagers with us, and they loved their bedroom and they had their own bathroom. The washer and dryer were a great convenience.