Quiet and serene, but close to local attractions, you will love this large 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms family friendly home with 2 kitchens, new appliances, modern furnishings, and beach buggy with all the gear to play at the beach! Separate living areas can accommodate one large family or two smaller ones. Each living area has its own living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bath. Utilizing the sleeper sofas, the house can accommodate up to 13 people. ‘Serenity’ is a short walk to quiet, family friendly Shell Beach on the north end of Siesta Key! It has easy access to the shopping and dining of downtown Sarasota. Enjoy the amazing food and live music of Siesta Key Village and the world famous Siesta Key beach just a short drive, bike or walk away.
- House193 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay7 nights
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 2 kitchen with 4 livngs spaces, salt water pool & hot tub.
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Sep. 2018
About Samuel Hayes
When our Family first came to Siesta Key in 2013, we fell in Love with the White 99% Quartz sand beach, the music and food at Siesta Key Village. Literally every restaurant has live music and great food. While we are on the Key we can take UBER anywhere or take one of the local Free Rides (tips only).
Samuel Hayes purchased this House in 2014
Why Samuel Hayes chose Bay Isle
This property is called 'Serenity' because it is such a relaxing place to come to and enjoy the island life and attractions. You can relax on the patio, walk to the bridge for fishing or to Shell Beach to suntan, swim, and build sandcastles, or drive to the very popular, white sand Siesta Key Beach or Siesta Key Village with its international menus, beach bars, and a dance clubs. If you don't have a car, there are small shuttle taxis that service just the Key.
What makes this House unique
The home has recently been updated and renovated with new appliances, furniture TVs, and memory foam beds. There are two living areas so that you can separate the house into two different units that have two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen three bathrooms and a shower outside. This is perfect for larger families that would like to have their own separate spaces or two families that like to vacation together. The two driveways can accommodate up to six vehicles.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful lanai and pool/ spa, very good internet, TVs and many other features.
The owner was very helpful and shared good suggestions for places to go and do.
We were so excited about our first vacation to the Sarasota area and enjoying our Siesta Key VRBO rental.
CONS: Our disappointment was with the cleanliness and overall upkeep of the home. Based on the nightly cost of our 2 week stay we had expectations that were sadly not met. The bath towels are old and gray, the master bed fitted sheet was torn with no replacement and the comforter needs to be replaced. The cleaning crew did not empty the vacuum from the previous cleaning and it was full of hair and dust. When we attempted to use the vacuum the odor it expelled was very bad. There was a contact lens on the floor in the main bathroom, and at that point we felt very uncomfortable and unsure if the home was thoroughly cleaned prior to our arrival. We purchased food to grill by the pool, only to find out there wasn't any propane, nor was there a back-up tank. When we contacted Mr. Hayes, he told us where we could go to get the tank filled and he would reimburse us. Although that is a solution. . . it shouldn't be the responsibility of the renter. There are exterior security cameras mounted around the residence (front/rear door entry) which is understandable for an absentee owner. The only camera that was somewhat bothersome from from a privacy standpoint, is the camera pointing directly at the pool. The NEST thermostats are pre-programmed or remotely controlled by the homeowner and as soon as you leave the residence, they go into Eco mode, one being set at 76 degrees Eco and the other at 80 degrees Eco. During our stay, it was the warmest February in 100 years (85 to 90 degrees) and with this being an older home, when the A/C would go into Eco mode, it took a short time for it to be uncomfortable. This was a concern when leaving our dog behind and as a result, we were forced to take short trips. Please understand, that our goal is not to cause an adverse affect on the rentability of the Hayes family's property, but when you're asked for opinion/review, we feel obligated to be honest.
PROS: The area in which this home is located is beautiful. Nice quaint little shops and restaurants in the village as well as shopping and additional restaurants in Sarasota Metro. Make sure you take the LaBarge sightseeing cruise and take a walk to the Siesta Key Bridge with your morning coffee.
Thanks to VRBO for making the rental process easy and your overall concern for your customers.
I wish you would of expressed some of your concerns to me while you were staying at our house, I would of taken care of your concerns.
The pool camera is for liability reasons. I can control the Nest remotely, but I don’t. I’ll see if I can override the eco settings. I did have two propane tanks, but one was taken.
I’ll talk to the cleaning people and make sure I get new towels and sheets.
Thank you for your feedback.
Large Home, Great Location, Friendly/Helpful Owner
This vacation home was in a perfect location for exploring Sarasota and the surrounding areas. We were under 10 minutes from Siesta Key Beach, which we loved, and just a few minute walk from watching the gorgeous sunset at Shell Beach. It was the first extended trip we took with our 11 month old that was not to visit family, so we really found the vacation home to be perfect for our needs. It is a large home with a great kitchen and washer/dryer. We were just a family of three but my inlaws came to stay one night, which was nice because the home can accommodate two families, each having their privacy. The owner, Sam, was very friendly and helpful and was available by phone when we had questions. He made sure we were all set upon arrival and checked in on us to see how everything was during our stay. Would recommend!
Cute house with great space and a great location
We really enjoyed our stay at Serenity on the Key. It was perfect space for our group with excellent amenities, including WiFi, smart TVs with Netflix, 2 kitchens, and a lovely outdoor space with hot tub and heated pool. We were very busy on our trip, so we didn’t get to enjoy everything as much as we would have liked! We would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for great space for a group and easy access to local activities and the beach.
This was very good value for money. Great pool and spacious accommodation. Thank you.
This is a large property with a generous sized pool. There are plenty of spaces to enjoy, especially if traveling with a group. We enjoyed it very much.
Clean with lots of room!
This was perfect for us! My daughter and her family (4 children) took one side and my son, his wife, and I took the other. The rule was if the door between sides was shut ------ don't open it. The pool was perfect for a small child as it had a built in baby pool/ launching pad for our 2 year old. Nobody wanted to leave, and we have great memories!
Owen's Fish camp is an authentic Sarasota experience.
Additional information about rental rates
Check in is at 3pm Check out is at 10am Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Spring and Summer season stays must begin and end on a Saturday. Optional Fee of $30/day if pool heating is desired.