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“MOONMIST” Siesta Key Luxurious villa with private hot tub in a 'jungle' setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,620 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 21 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Moomist Villa is an idyllic setting to relax and rewind. It is located within Polynesian Gardens across the street from beautiful Siesta Key beach (Number 1 on the list of Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the USA). Out the front door you have a “peek-a-boo” view of the bay with boats cruising by. Out the back sliding doors you look on an ancient oak covered with resurrection fern, orchids & bromeliads & a stone path to your own private hot tub in the middle of the jungle of tropical flora.

When you walk in the front door you will be captivated by the arched ceiling painted to look like the sky. The living room is charming & tropical, the sun porch/TV room is comfy and cozy and has a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is properly “beachy” with open shelves & bamboo countertops. The master bedroom with a queen bed & wicker chests is a sanctuary ala Tommy Bahama style. The second bedroom has twin beds and is bright & Floridian.

SORRY: NO Smoking & NO Pets


The unit is fully furnished & equipped. It has 3 TVs, VCR player, stereo system, etc. There is wi-fi access. The community fishing pier is at the end of the street & the heated pool is around the corner. Walk across the street to miles of white sugar-sand beach (1/3 mile -- or take the free trolley that will drop you off at the public beach). Walk (or drive) ½ mile to quaint beach pubs and convenience stores.

We can arrange to have “start-up” groceries on hand – inquire for details. SORRY, NO SMOKING and NO PETS

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Beaches, pool, shelling, fishing, water sports, boating.

Shopping, restaurants, cultural activities – something for everyone!

GOLF -- over 40 public courses in the local area.

It’s just a short walk or drive to Crescent Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Island style restaurants and pubs are also a few blocks away. A 15 minute drive will have you in downtown Sarasota and 20 minutes will put you on world famous St. Armand’s Circle for world class shopping and dining. Sarasota is renowned for it’s many cultural activities including the Ringling Museum (if you’ve never seen a Rubens up close – WOW!), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Asolo Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, Players Theatre, Selby Botanical Gardens (orchids, orchids, orchids!) Mote Marine (pet a sting ray). Also short term membership at Bath & Racquet Club is available for tennis & gym.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Fly into either Tampa or Ft. Myers – we’re just over an hour from either airport. We’re less than 30 minutes from the Sarasota airport. It’s only 2 hours to Orlando (Disney, MGM, Universal Studios and Sea World). It’s about an hour to Tampa (Busch Gardens, NFL and NHL). It’s about ½ hour to the Ellenton Prime Outlet Mall with over 130 outlet stores.

More Details

Jeannette Watling
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Jeannette Watling

I grew up on the beach in NC and now live on the beach in Sarasota -- always a beach girl. There's something about being near the sea that is good for the soul.

Jeannette Watling purchased this villa in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is beautiful and perfect for a summer getaway. You have privided for everything. Everything right down to the clouds painted on the ceiling are perfect. I will be back again next year!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Siesta Key, Florida

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , 'Sun room'
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Sleep Sofa in sunroom
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen is fully equipped. Short term membership at Bath & Racquet Club is available for tennis and exercise. Wi-fi connection is available.


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“MOONMIST” Siesta Key Luxurious villa with private hot tub in a 'jungle' setting
average rating of 4.642857 based on 38 reviews
North Liberty, IA / Midwest, USA

Great Vacation at Moonmist

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our daughter and her 2 children (9 and 5) thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at Moonmist Villa! The property was clean and well-maintained. The swimming pool in the complex was also very impressive (impeccably maintained), and a short walk. It was as if we had our own private pool! The public beach and Siesta Key Village and shops were a short drive away! We were there over the 4th of July and the condos with beach access across the street were having nothing to do with letting us "cut through"to the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are two convenient public beach accesses -- one is less than 1/3 mile south and the "main" public beach with lifeguards, bathrooms and a snack bar is about 1 mile north. Most of the time the condos across the street will let you cut through, but on holiday weeks they hire extra guards to keep non-residents from using their access.
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Potential to be better

  • 3 of 5

We recently stayed at this property and found it to be in a great location if you like the beach and being close to downtown Siesta Key. There is a lovely walkway to the canal and the grounds are very well kept. It is has a nice community pool which we enjoyed.

There is no deeded access to the beach so we drove our car to the main parking lot.

We would have given this a four star rating however this unit is a bit tired (I.e. paint peeling on the bathroom ceiling) and we found hair in the bathtub, dirt and grit on the carpet in the spare room and some of the dishes in the cupboard were dirty. It has the potential to be great.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry that you didn't feel things were as pristine as you would like. I try to do a walk through behind the cleaning crew, but I don''t think that I would have noticed a hair in the bathtub. Also if prior guests put dirty dishes back in the cupboard, we wouldn't catch it. I am aware that recently the paint started bubbling on the 2nd bathroom ceiling and have plans to have it re-painted as soon as I have a vacant week. All in all, most people find the villa clean and charming.
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The place was a delight

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the dock in particularly. It was wonderful to relax and we loved . And recommend lt.

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at siesta key! The house was perfect for our young family. The pool, the beach and accommodations made for a delightful family holiday. We would absolutely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estes Park, Co.

Don't miss this gem

  • 5 of 5

A charming villa in a very quiet, clean, unhurried neighborhood. Whatever your reason for visiting Sarasota and Siesta Key, this is a perfect getaway. The location puts you at arms length for any activity. Beach, restaurants, you name it, it's right there. Jeannette takes pride in her villa and is responsive to any questions or concerns. So go ahead, what are you waiting for?


  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place -- very spacious -- fully equipped with everything you could need. Very quite and peaceful location. We really enjoyed walking down to the little dock on the bay in the evenings -- even did a little fishing from there. The free trolly to take you into Siesta Village was a bonus. Between that and the golf carts that are tips only, it was so easy to get around.

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Curt's
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Hwy 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Siesta 'crescent beach'
Car: recommended

Beach, kayaking, art festivals, theatre, golf, botanical gardens, great restaurants, outlet malls, tennis


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in the Siesta Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder season
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Jan 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
21 night minimum stay
28 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$112.03 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$395.4

$300 security deposit/reservation deposit
There is a ONE WEEK minimum rental period!! No 'weekend' rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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