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Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
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Upatate NY
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“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed in the tower (T3907) With a partial gulf view... The location was wonderful just a short drive to the village and a step to the most beautiful beach in America. Our room was clean and perfect for our stay. It was not dated at all actually we could have pictured ourselves living there :) it was very cozy. We did check in after hours at 6pm and were greeted my maintenance and were able to sign all the necessary papers for our stay and receive our room key. Check out was at 10 am ( on a Sunday for us ) and we cleaned up and were out by 9am went to the office and it was locked... we had to leave the key in the box.... and never once saw someone from management or at the office, that was strange. There are 2 pools, one oceanfront and heated, we did not use them because of the private beach with crystal clear waters only steps away there was no need for a pool. We will make Siesta Key a yearly destination and of course will stay at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club...... The private beach alone was worth it and in my opinion better than the public beach....

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed in a tower suite (T1103) which had a partial view of the beach with easy access to the elevator. Our condo was clean, everything was in working order but the decor was dated and the bathrooms were in poor condition - peeling paint, loose cabinet doors, rust on the fixtures and cracks in the floor. The mattress in the master bedroom was lumpy and should be replaced. The amenities at Sarasota Surf and Racquet are great - 2 pools, one beach side, plenty of beach chairs, grills (we didn't use, but they were in use every night by other guests), covered parking right by our building, great central location on Siesta Key. The grounds are well manicured and after hours its a gated complex. We would definitely go back, but would not rent this particular condo again. Also, be advised that hair dryers and beach towels are not included and there is not a laundry room in the condo - its down the hall by the elevaors.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Windham, Maine
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Just returned yesterday - 2nd time we have visited. This year we took a condo near the Tennis Courts- 1st floor -E102 -. Just a little more of a walk to the beach but loved the fact that we did not have to climb stairs or take the elevator (last year we were on the 5th floor). This condo has a great set up - it is one of the few that not only has an enclosed lanai but you have an outside deck. Probably my only complaint for this resort - no outside decking from your rooms. Our only complaint for this condo is with the outside deck light- there is a light but we could not locate a switch - we pulled out the bulb to be sure it was not burnt - it was not, called maintenance but they could not find a switch either so we never did get that turned on. One of the girls in the office stated that when the owners are there the light is on but they have not idea how to turn it on. The owners def need to let renters know - it would have been great in the evening to sit with some light. Our condo was missing a few things but all in all was great - comfortable bedding - showers have no pressure whatsoever but that is probably more of a resort things than just this specific condo. Resort will allow a late departure if no one is coming into your condo so that's a bonus if you are not rushing. Plan to come back....can not wait for next year! Actually had a friend visit us one day and she has already booked her visit for October.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Sarasota surf and racquet club was amazing! The check-in was easy and friendly. You get a covered parking spot. The grounds are pretty. They have regular tennis courts as well as 2 clay tennis courts (which we did not use). The place is separated into a 12 story tower on the left and 2 or 3, 5 story buildings on the right. We were on the top floor of the tower and our view was spectacular. We were able to see the sunset every night. We also walked the beach at sunset and threw a football. There is plenty of beach space. The beach is beautiful. The sand is like powdered sugar. The water was warm and the waves were just enough to play in. We went to the beach everyday. We rented a covered cabana for $20/day, just one day and wished we had done it for a few more days. The sun can be quite brutal even at just 83 degrees. There are 2 pools which we did not visit. Our only complaint was there there were children everywhere, albeit well behaved. However, if you have kids then this may be a plus for you as they all played together. The hotel is about 1 mile from the Village where all the nightlife and restaurants are. Quick tips: the Daiquiri Deck is fun but the drinks are filling. Don't go on a full stomach. The Hub had amazing ribs and a great atmosphere. The Lobster Pot had great crab legs. SKOB is a fun for drinks, dinner and live music but gets busy quickly. The Broken Egg for breakfast is a must. Get the cheesy potato casserole or any of the skillets. Enjoy! We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Where do we start? Heated pools next the ocean (even on cold days). Clay tennis courts. Beautiful views from the rooms. Outdoor, shelted grills with picnic tables. Well-manicured grounds. Clean. Management is always helpful and every room we've stayed at in the past 10 years is always great. Most we've stayed at have granite counter tops, flat-screen TVs, well-stocked cabinets - everything from stone crab crackers to wine openers. It's perfectly located in the middle of Siesta Key Beach, walking distance from one end to the other.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Delafield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

I feel compelled to write about this unit because someone had previously reviewed it. After seeing that review, we were very skeptical! Imagine our surprise when we saw how great the place is.
Pros- beautiful beach, very comfortable furniture!, no stairs, it's quick to get outside, it's quick to get inside( bathroom! Lunch or drinks- no need for a cooler), fantastic view from sun porch, dishwasher, kitchen was stocked sufficiently, laundry facilities, grilling area
Cons- master bathroom shower doesn't have a door so the floor gets wet everytime you use the shower, loud (outside you hear all the action- inside you have the halls) because we were here for spring break- the chairs had to have towels on them by 8:30 ish or you were out of luck for a chair.
We rented a cabana for the week- I'd do that again. We all rotated in and out of the shade.
We will be back next year!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ontario CANADA
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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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Property: Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
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 22 Speciality Lodging in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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