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The best Florida vacations are the ones spent at or near the beach. Knowing you can peek out a window and see the blue waters or you can hear the waves crashing against the white sand beaches from your bed each night. Waking early to walk along shore’s edge at sunrise and repeating the colorful walk at sunset makes every day feel like the best day and when you choose to stay in our Rent the Keys Vista Hermosa Unit 206B, you also get to experience a beautiful blend of comforts and modern conveniences. Today we want to take our guests on a tour of this 2 bedroom, 2 bath Siesta Key condo located close to beach access and offering space enough for up to 6 guests to share the space in harmony and happiness. This guide will let you in on the secrets to enjoying an idyllic vacation on one of our favorite Florida Keys! 

Filled with Light 

Your first moments spent inside this second-story condo will be quiet and filled with anticipation, knowing that this tranquil sanctuary will be your home for the next week or so of your life! Tile floors lead the way into the open-concept floor plan, taking guests through rooms filled with warmth, welcoming, and the light that streams through large windows in the main living areas. The kitchen is the first space you will pass, located just inside the front door (ensuring that you don’t have to carry groceries that far!) and offering a cheerful ambiance within its stylish footprint.  

Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and lightly stained cabinets, including an upper set that offers a glass door work together to create a space travelers will enjoy working in. The peninsula on one end of the kitchen serves as a breakfast bar with two cushioned barstools bellied up to its counter, giving your little adventurers a great place to enjoy cereal in the mornings.  

The dining table, perched under a modern chandelier in front of a generous-sized window is where meals can be enjoyed, games can be played, and quiet moments spent sipping coffee and staring out at the tropical landscape of the Vista Hermosa community. Across from the table, two occasional chairs upholstered in a plant-patterned fabric makes a fantastic conversation spot for those who aren’t interested in playing games and may still offer views of the landscape beyond the windows.  

The living room, however, may be your favorite space in the entire condo. Offering a plush leather sofa that faces a late-model television, naps are guaranteed to be refreshing and evenings spent binge-watching movies or reading the paperback you brought along on your journey South! 

More Ways to Relax  

The balcony of Unit 206B offers a special surprise to occupants, open to the rest of the living space while providing screens and windows to protect you from the elements. Rattan chairs, cushioned for your comfort, offer more spots to sit and relax and a desk off to the side will be the ideal spot for conducting virtual meetings when you can’t stay out of the office! Community amenities include a gorgeous resort-style pool, located just under your balcony, which is heated for your comfort in the cooler months. The beaches of Siesta Key are just a short walk from your unit and the owners provide beach gear, including chairs, toys, and a cooler for your snacks and beverages! 

Sleep Well 

Each bedroom of this unique unit provides ensuite baths and spacious footprints, ensuring guests don’t feel cramped in these serene retreats. The primary bedroom, anchored by a king bed with a padded headboard that will provide a comfortable spot for reading and scrolling through your favorite social networking sites before drifting off into a deep and restful sleep. The second bedroom is especially large, offering two premium beds topped with the softest of linens, and both bedrooms offer tranquility and serenity that will ensure your dreams will be happy and your sleep will be deep! The bathrooms contain a tub/shower combo in one, a walk-in shower in the other, and updated fixtures and stone countertops, adding style to the spa-like rooms! 

Skip the Steps 

If you have ever had to walk up flights of stairs with luggage, beach gear, or groceries, you will appreciate the elevator that will quickly and easily bring you to your second-floor escape! The elevator makes this space ideal for travelers with mobility issues, as will the tile floors of the space and the open floorplan!  

Reserve this Rent the Keys Sanctuary Today 

Every day will be your favorite day when you choose this charming Hermosa Vista escape for your Florida sanctuary! Reserve it today and enjoy idyllic days on white sand beaches and comfortable nights that you wish never had to end! Contact us today! 

A family vacation needs a family home for comfort and space, and with three bedrooms, two baths, and room for up to six people to live as peacefully as a family can, our RentTheKeys Grove Retreat escape is everything you are looking for! Located in beautiful Sarasota, just minutes away from the white sand beaches of Siesta Key and the luxurious shopping experiences offered by St. Armand’s Circle, the home is a charming example of mid-century modern craftsmanship, with emphasis on the modern. Low slung white painted block with contrasting charcoal trim and garage door, the exterior is softened by a pair of palm trees, a colorful garden bed, and a large grassy yard that every family home should offer. Also pet friendly for up two pets, Grove Retreat truly embraces the concept of family and promises to offer a welcoming ambience that will be enjoyed by all who cross its doorstep! 

Simply Stunning 

Although Grove Retreat was constructed in the last millennium, when you step inside for the first time, you will instantly see that it is 100% modern! Tile floors lead the way into rooms that are open and filled with light and even as most walls are painted a crisp white, the occasional pop of color will add drama. Starting with the living room that stays bright all day long thanks to the wall of windows in front of which rests a comfortable leather sofa. Occasional chairs in a soft blue are perfect for reading and relaxing, but the drama and the color is the wall opposite the sofa. Painted a rich black, the modern 65-inch Smart television mounted to it contrasts beautifully with the rustic wood table that rests underneath. This large space is destined to be one of your many favorites in the home, and we hope you spend as much time as you can in the space, but now it’s time to move to the next space, the kitchen, the heart of the home! Tucked away in a space all its own, the kitchen is fully equipped, offering all the large and small appliances you need to create a meal, while the stone counters and white painted cabinets complement the stainless steel large appliances. A window over the sink peeks out into the expansive backyard, where a thrilling surprise awaits, and plenty of counter space gives occupants all the room needed for their various kitchen activities. The dining area, located just off the kitchen, is anchored by a large wood table and serves as a passageway to a second seating area. This second living area can be utilized as a conversation spot or even a fun place to read in the hammock style rattan chair that swings gently with a push of your foot.  

Now the Fun Begins 

The tour of public spaces has ended with your visit to the second living area, but there is still so much to uncover, starting with the large screened-in lanai, anchored with a crystal-clear swimming pool! Offering a safety fence that can help ensure the safety of your tiny travelers, the screens around the pool area help keep the pool clean of debris and also limit any creepy crawlies that may be trying to enjoy a refreshing dip. A large and comfortable outdoor sofa can be found on the patio, providing a great place to rest and relax, and the grassy area outside the pool area is ideal for letting the pups frolic. 

Night Life at Grove Retreat 

When the sun sets over the horizon and the stars begin to twinkle in the dark skies, the night life you seek will be more of the relaxing kind. In other words, travelers seeking a good night’s sleep will find exactly what they are hunting for in the bedrooms of Grove Retreat! The primary suite provides a comfy king bed, topped by soft as silk linens, and its own en suite bath with updated fixtures. The second bedroom offers a queen bed with a padded headboard and shares access to the second bath with the third bedroom, in which lies two twin beds that can be pushed together to make another king bed, for those who seek more space. A laundry area with full-sized washer and dryer is the last area we will explore today, offering a way to cut back on the packing and saving more room for the treasures you may find at St. Armand’s Circle. 

Every Day Will Be the Best Day 

Choosing RentTheKeys and our wonderful Grove Retreat home will ensure that every day of your Florida vacation will be the best day! Reserve this special sanctuary today and start planning for the most comfortable and fun trip you have ever enjoyed. Contact us today!

Summer days feel like they should last forever, bringing carefree vibes and sunny days to our lives without end, but of course, they don’t. The days begin to shorten, the nights begin to cool, and before long, fall has arrived with its own set of fun and excitement, but still putting an end to our summer shenanigans. As we grow closer to this year’s end of summer, many Americans are starting to plan a Labor Day vacation that will send off the season in the best of ways! And because Florida is the land of eternal summer—we even have a license plate commemorating that very concept—a large portion of travelers make their way to our doorstep, soaking in the last bits of summer sun and fun! If your Labor Day journey is bringing you to Sarasota this year, your first bit of business should be finding a home; our Sarasota escapes at RentTheKeys will provide everything you need to be comfortable, relaxed, and to feel spoiled. Additionally, this guide to holiday adventures will help you fill every minute of your stay with excitement, joy, and all the summer shenanigans you can handle. 

Sarasota Farmers Market, Saturdays from 7 AM- 1 PM, N Lemon Avenue 

A summer farmers market exemplifies the season more than just about anything else, offering fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and a variety of arts, crafts, and gifts you never knew you needed until you were holding them in your hand! Our Sarasota Farmers Market offers all of the above, and with over 80 vendors setting up “shop,” it may take you every minute of the six hours they are open to examine all they provide. Cooler in these morning hours, guests can relax and enjoy, stocking up for the week ahead in their Rent the Keys holiday hideaway and picking up gifts for all the helpers back home that are picking up your mail, watering your plants, or taking care of your fur babies! 

The Beach Awaits 

There are lots of things you will be doing during your fabulous Florida vacation in Sarasota, but perhaps the one thing that will stand out the most is the time you spend at the beach. Our white sand beaches are amongst the most beautiful in the world, and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide a serenity that will become your obsession. Stake your claim on a section of the beach, marking your territory with colorful beach towels, umbrellas, and chairs, pack a cooler with your favorite snacks and beverages, and slather on the sun screen; your Labor Day celebration is about to wow! 

The Mystery of the Mangroves 

Although there is really no mystery to the beauty of the mangroves, tropical trees that survive and thrive in saltwater, as you kayak through forests of these unique trees and bushes, you may feel as if you stepped back in time, back to when the dinosaurs roamed freely and humans were not yet in existence. Arriving in America many millions of years ago, these trees are important to the environment, storing large amounts of carbon and attracting fish and other sea creatures to their roots. Some of our RentTheKeys holiday hideaways will offer kayaks for the use of guests, but if yours does not, you can rent one for this adventure or take a Mangrove Kayak Tour through Kayaking SRQ Tours and Rentals, learning even more about the importance of this tropical foliage! 

At Home with RentTheKeys 

It isn’t always necessary to go out exploring to have a fantastic time during your escape to Sarasota, as many of the best adventures can be had at home in your RentTheKeys holiday haven! Pick a Sarasota home with bay views and its own body of water in the backyard, a sparkling pool, and throw a family barbecue on that beautiful first Monday in September. (It’s September 4th this year, in case you were wondering!) Gas grills will make the fish you caught on your fishing expedition taste even sweeter, and outdoor furnishings give guests the perfect space to devour the holiday meal, perhaps as the sun is setting over the water. Choose a condo, in town or on the water and celebrate the holiday that pays homage to all your hard work by making use of community amenities that often include swimming pools, hot tubs, and barbecue grills. End the evening with a viewing of fun summer movies on state-of-the-art televisions or by playing board games with the entire family. 

There are no rules as to how you must celebrate Labor Day when you choose RentTheKeys, just many wonderful options that will help create the best memories. Reserve your favorite property with us and contact us today! 

When the beaches of Siesta Key call your name, it is important to your peace of mind that you answer the call, and a stay in Siesta Surf Cottage #3 will ensure that you enjoy comfort during your call to fun! Offering 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a location that is just a short walk to the famously white sands of Siesta Beach, this cozy space provides room for up to 6 guests. Spend your days exploring all that makes Siesta Key one of the most popular vacation destinations and your nights sleeping comfortably inside our brightly colored cottage. This guide to the simple beauty found within Siesta Surf Cottage will give you a little something extra to look forward to you until the magical day arrives where you can step inside for the very first time!

Time to Relax 

Real life can be hectic, stressful, and chaotic, but when you step inside Siesta Surf Cottage #3, all that tension will magically disappear. The covered front porch provides a place to sit and relax on quiet mornings, watching the world come awake as the sounds of the surf providing a serene music for your soul. Inside, the compact space is filled with light, with sandy hued walls giving each room a more expansive feel. The living room area reflects the golden days of Florida with an updated and modern twist, offering a plush navy sofa that opens into a queen bed where two more guests can sleep comfortably. A state-of-the-art television may not be put into use all that often, especially as most of your days will be filled with beachy adventures, but it does help provide an easy transition into slumber. 

It’s the wicker accents in #3 that will transport guests back to simpler times, a glass and wicker coffee table, a wicker stand perched below the television mounted to the wall, and glass dining table offering a wicker base and surrounded by comfortable chairs, also in wicker. The open concept floor plan of the cottage allows guests to stay connected as they play games, watch television, or create family meals in the fully equipped kitchen. A breakfast bar can be where your littles enjoy a bowl of cereal before heading out to the beach, and modern concrete countertops, custom cabinetry painted a crisp white, and updated appliances blend efficiency with welcoming family cheer. Small appliances are important too and the coffee maker in the kitchen can help ensure you and your family stay properly caffeinated throughout your stay! 

Siesta Surf Cottage Night Life 

No, we aren’t talking about the bars and clubs that line the streets of Siesta Key, but about the nights you will spend under the roof of this sweet cottage. Simply decorated, each of the two bedrooms are anchored with a queen beds and after a full day of play and exploration, the quiet moments spent inside these serene retreats will help our guests recharge and rest. Sleep deep, dream happy dreams, and awaken each morning feeling renewed and ready for more Florida adventures. The single bath is a spacious one, providing an intricately tiled walk in shower with multiple shower heads and a single vanity that offers enough room to keep your toiletries stored on counter of the sink.  

A Walk on the Beach 

Located just across the street from the most popular beach in the area, Siesta Beach is famous for its clear waters, white sands, and Sunday night drum circles that celebrate the sunsets you won’t ever forget! Start each day with a walk along water’s edge, watching the sky go through a kaleidoscope of colors as the sun rises, and end each evening with a few minutes spent walking along the same path, watching the show in reverse. Some of your best vacation memories will take place in these quiet moments, perhaps in the conversations you enjoy or the secrets you share with your favorite traveling partner. Siesta Key offers a vibrant night life, but the Gulf of Mexico and these white sand shores will offer you a serenity that only the sea can bring!  

Trust RentTheKeys 

We know what travelers need to feel welcomed and at home, and even in the compact spaces of this cottage off the beach, you will find the little extras that make travel easier. The kitchen is fully equipped with enough dishes, silverware, pots, and pans, and glassware for each person in your group, the linens on the bed are soft and silky, and the towels hanging in the bathroom will feel soft against skin that may be slightly sunburned after a day at the beach. Reserve Siesta Surf Cottage #3 today and discover how RentTheKeys will make you and your family their top priority!