Roll into the lap of luxury and enjoy a unit that's still sparkling new. Siesta Key Gulf and Bay Club is known to be the finest long-stay resort in the area - and this newly renovated unit with a new air conditioning and heating system, Gulf and Bay Club 305C, trumps the competition. <br/><br/>Sleeping 6, the suite is warm and sunny all day long with gulf views from almost every room. Best enjoyed from the large lanai, you can spend long mornings perched above the Gulf and gorgeous surrounding vegetation. <br/><br/>The newly refurbished living room area includes not only large couch (cum queen-sized sleeper sofa) but choice of arm chairs, soft cream carpeting and a massive 46 inch LED TV but a corner office area as well. Enabling guests to make best use of the included high speed wireless Internet, any real-world commitments are tidily completed at this compact desk. <br/><br/>Each piece of furniture adds to the suite's charm and character, including the 'cottage chic' entertainment stand in a happy shade of sea foam. The room is finished with tasteful seaside art and carvings of local bird life - you'll be stealing these style tips for your own home. <br/><br/>A new dining set accommodates all 6 guests and white cushions on water hyacinth chairs look very smart. The table is spaced between the kitchen's breakfast bar and living area - a perfect layout for both formal and informal family dining. <br/><br/>New stools at the kitchen counter seat eager (perhaps greedy) guests, while a lucky chef has a brand new gourmet kitchen in which to play. Granite counter tops, a double sink and top-of-the-line appliances are only the beginning. No detail in the unit has been spared from the 5-star treatment. Towards the back of the kitchen is a breakfast nook as well. <br/><br/>Step into your master suite and you'll know you're at the beach. Sunlight dances across the light walls, white antiqued furniture and king sized bed with new mattress and new linens. White accents, framed mirrors and complementary artwork finish this lovely space. Better still are your new flat-screen 37" LCD TV, direct lanai access, walk-in closets and roomy en suite bath. Oh my! <br/><br/>Bedroom two has a set of twin beds in sunny striped linens. Cream walls and a large window make it a very bright and sunny room. It has its own wall mounted 26" flat-screen TV and wall closet, too. <br/><br/>Both the en suite master bath and guest bath are newly refitted with custom hardware and tiles. In-suite laundry is provided - if you can be bothered between delicious beach and poolside commitments.<br/><br/>"The Best Sand Beach in America" (The Travel Channel, 2004). Siesta Beach is renowned for its breath-taking sunsets, easy-going waves and gorgeous, crystal white sand. The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool on the feet.<br/><br/>Located on the 3rd floor(with an elevator) with views of the Gulf from almost every room, this beautifully new renovated and newly furnished 1445 square foot, ocean and gulf view Mediterranean style condominium is located at the Gulf & Bay Club Resort Condominiums in Siesta Key, Florida. Two small bridges connect to an inner island, where tiki umbrellas cool blissed-out vacationers. Within the lanai, a cozy wicker table set awaits happy hour and floor lamps allow the gathering to stretch into the night. <br/><br/>Swim a few refreshing morning laps in the designated lap pool and then enjoy the rest of the day beside one of two further heated pools. Six saunas ensure a private, relaxing and unhurried experience. Avid tennis players will love the organized play during the winter months (November to May), not that you'll really notice the winter. Active types have the choice of basketball - and racquetball or a game of shuffleboard.
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Eric H.
Gulf and Bay resort is an excellent resort, exceptionally manicured grounds and a very short stroll from Siesta Key Beach. Security at Gulf & Bay were very professional & friendly which make Gulf & Bay a very secure vacation resort. We enjoyed the location so much we have booked this unit for a full month in 2013. The only requests we have are: new fawcett in tub/shower, new toaster and more cutlery flatware. We would like to have a full reclining lounger for the lanai and a privacy curtain separating the bedroom from the lanai. Other than those few improvements we will be delighted to revisit again next year.
Gulf and Bay 305C
Left on 05/03/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Donald F.
Upon arrival we weren't given the code to enter the building and it was only luck that we met another tenant in the parking lot that gave us the code.There were no instructions given as to where we were to find the wifi code. The condo was in good condition except for the carpet which was stained and in need of a a good cleaning or replacement.The tap in the second bathroom was leaking to the point where it was almost running constantly. I would recommend that for the fee asked for the carpet should be replaced by tile. Also a four slice toaster would be helpful. Finally, we bought and left two beach chairs and an umbrella but they should be provided as many of the other units had these provided. I don't want to be negative because Gulf and Bay is a wonderful spot. It is very well maintained, the fitness centre is superb and the security staff is very friendly.We would consider using the property again if changes were made.
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Left on 01/02/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The condo was beautiful. I wish the condo were closer to the beach but the view was amazing. All the Christmas lights in the complex were wonderful, so Christmasy.
Nicole S.'s review of Gulf and Bay Club 305C GulfView 3 pools, f
Left on 06/14/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Nicole S.
We had the pleasure of staying at Gulf &Bay; Club Unit 305C in May 2011 and enjoyed it thoroughly. The condo had all and more than we expected. It is very nicely decorated and all is very well taken care of. The bedrooms are very roomy and to see the ocean from the bed is just luxurious. There are three high-end TVs in the condo. An abundant amount of towels could be found in the closets. The kitchen appliances were all new and the washer and dryer exceeded us standards. The condo is nicely situated at a pool and BBQ island and only a couple of hundred meters from the beach. We were also very impressed by the Gulf and Bay grounds and amenities as well as the friendliness of the staff and the high security the grounds offered. My family, that is, my husband, my little girl and I had a wonderful time and weâ??d love to return. Thank you!
Brice & Catherine B.
Gulf and Bay Club 2011
Left on 05/05/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Brice & Catherine B.
We have been coming to Siesta Key for many years as both renters and owners. This stay at Gulf and bay Club ranks among our best experiences. The Condo was very lovely , the grounds, pools etc exceptional and the staff a delight to interact with. The only complaint is the lack of attention to the love bug problem which seemed to catch everyone by surprise as they arrived a few weeks early.The pools, walkways etc were not as well tended as we would like.
We'll be back!
Left on 03/03/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Bob S.
Can we make a better recommendation than to say that we are already planning to return next year.
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