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Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We stayed here for two weeks and had a great holiday. Our condo was W0404 and we were most pleased. It was large enough for ourselves, our daughter and son in law and their two children (two and four years old). The unit was very comfortably furnished, had new TVs, lots of clean bedding and a very well equipped kitchen. It faced the gulf and was very bright throughout the day. It was tastefully decorated but we took all the breakables down and put them away with our active grandchildren in the unit. The room was very quiet save for the sound of footsteps from the room above which was not carpeted. Our room was carpeted and that was a bonus. There are two salt water pools although the one closest to the beach was most definitely the favourite of everyone in the resort. The grounds are very well maintained and it is a short and pleasant walk each day to the beach. There are barbeques located by the pool and we used these to prepare a couple of dinners which we enjoyed on the bench seats by the water (you need to book ahead of time but that was never a problem). The beach on Siesta Key is outstanding!!!!!! There is a small exercise room for use by guests and on both Tuesday nights we were there the reort provided entertainment by the beach ... a nice touch. Everyone at the resort, from gardeners to the people at the front desk, were very pleasant and most helpful. The wireless available at the resort was extremely slow and on our departure we were told it was to be upgraded and I have every confidence it will be. Our thanks again to the great staff at the Surf and Racquet Club and we have booked again for next year and that could not be a better compliment.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Have stayed here a few times with mixed results. However, this was our first visit in two years. Our unit was recently renovated and very nice. The grounds have been enhanced with paver walkways. The complex is now managed by the owners and the change in management shows. Carrie and Jenn in the office were very helpful and pleasant. Only thing I'd like is an elliptical in the fitness center. The one that is there is older and there is no arm movement. But the beach continues to be outstanding. The deck with grills is great and sunsets are a daily event. More shade would be nice as you can only sit in the sun so long, but it's great to sit by the beach.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Beutifull place,close to water,white sand beech,BBQ, 2 pools,quate,good stuff,Tennis courts ,a lot of good restaurants,close to Lido key,Lonboat Key etc.Traveling with family stay here and enjoy.Stayed here in 2009,2011.Book in advanced if planing trip for holiday.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

After 3 weeks of debating--it's so hard to choose!--we ended up renting Y308 for a week. This unit's pros: clean, attractive furnishings, great A/V equipment, good internet, granite in kitchen, large comfortable kitchen table, fairly comfy king-size bed, master walk-in closet, location close to beach & we could easily take the stairs, fantastic sunset views. The cons: a little cold because it doesn't get sun until late afternoon, bedrooms are next to each other (unlike T-bldg, where they are separated), master bath shower had major flow restrictor, kitchen pantry door didn't work properly, and night lights on the walkway of the adjacent resort were too bright. We had two maintenance issues and they were resolved very quickly. We looked at 5 other units, for possible future visits, and they all had pros and cons, so if we return it will be another difficult choice. It's too bad there aren't washers/dryers in the unit and that pool towels aren't included, as well as dish soap, a sponge, paper towels and facial tissue. We did get plenty of white towels and toilet paper!

The grounds and beach were beautiful, other than dead fish from the red tide (not their fault). My husband enjoyed a tennis mixer (the clay courts were a big reason we chose this resort) and found a few of the better players to play another day. Unfortunately they don't hold the mixer on weekends. The weight room was sufficient, with bikes, treadmills, a universal gym and some free weights. The business center had good computers and printers. The resort is close to some excellent restaurants (loved the Veg and Cottage) and it's easy to get to Sarasota and Long Boat Key. I hope we can return next winter!

Room Tip: We enjoyed Y308 (on shady side, in winter) but there are many other nice units. Depends on what'...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

We spent 5 days at the SSRD. Having never been there before the staff was quite helpful in choosing a unit when I called to book our stay. The unit we rented was up to date, clean and as promised. However, the unit would be nicer with it's own washer and dryer and a few amenities that you typically expect from the owner. ( There were no games or books for instance, which is pretty standard fare for owner owned rentals) Additionally, management does not provide any necessities except soap. It would be nice if they added things like shampoo. And finally, the internet connection ( free wi-fi) was a major issue. It simply does not work. I mentioned it the front office on our second day there ans was told they had called for service. When I checked out 4 days later they seemed surprised that I was still having issues, Don;t count on it functioning.

Having said that, it really looked to me as though the complex is one of the nicer properties on the Key.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We just returned from our second year at SSRC. We love this spot. This year and last our units were exactly as promised and like the pictures. Very comfortable and clean and well maintained. Ours was nicely furnished and well equipped. SSRC has it all, pools, fitness, tennis, BBQ's, beach chairs and the most beautiful beach in Florida and maybe even the U.S. Grounds are very nice and well mainained. Customer service was very good and the reservations person, Gordon Hole was very helpful. Excellent value for a 2 bedroom condo and they often have specials.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

I last stayed at SSR a month ago, and I am still thinking about this place! Gordon the Guest Service manager was extremely helpful, he asked questions about our party that helped both him and I narrow the choices in order to make it easier to select the perfect unit for us, which he did with great expertise and professionalism. Siesta Key beach speaks for itself, but I must also comment on the care that is taken to keep these units clean and in great working order. My wife and I stayed a few nights after our wedding, and we could not have been happier with our choice, we will be back next year for sure! To Gordon, the entire Customer Service team and to the landscaping and maintenance crew, thank you very much for a perfect stay!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 5900 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242-8708
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sarasota
Price Range: £74 - £311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club delivers the best of all worlds: The newly renovated, privately owned vacation condominiums have full amenities and include resort-like accommodations. Our customer service & satisfaction tops the charts and differentiates us from the many other choices you have when deciding on a vacation rental. Conveniently located close to fine dining and shopping and within minutes of area attractions, this is a perfect year-round island destination for travelers, active seniors, couples, families, or honeymooners. ... more   less 
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