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Gumbo Limbo Vacation Rentals Inc.
Reviewed 21 December 2011

I stayed here on Labor Day weekend with my husband and 3 other couples. We rented the Island and Key West Suites. I felt that the upstairs unit (Key West suite) was a little nicer. Both suites were fully furnished, including dishes and silverware. We brought some detergent so we could wash our beach towels and other laundry, as washer and dryer are provided in the suites. There are also beach chairs and bikes available for use.

We really enjoyed the lagoon style pool It is beautiful and relaxing on a sunny Florida day. There is a grill there, so we bought burgers at the nearest supermarket and had a BBQ for lunch one day. The beach is a couple minutes walk away. You can't get much closer.

As far as Siesta Key goes, I recommend having brunch at the broken egg. The food was good and not too pricey. I also recommend taking a trip into downtown Sarasota. We enjoyed a delicious dinner at a Greek restaurant on one night.

The suites overall were comfortable and clean. The rates are very reasonable. Our stay was enjoyable and I'd stay here again. I definitely recommend Gumbo Limbo.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

What a nice stay we had at siesta key! Our little condo (hideaway suite) washes than a block from the beach. It was nicely furnished, and Virginia, the proprietor, provided just about everything we needed. Though we were there while some renovations on the building were being done, we could see how lovely it will be when the work is done. Is less than a mile walk to the village, where you will find wonderful restaurants. Though our unit was small, just right for a couple, there a beautiful larger ones for families and friends. and the best part, it was a pet friendly unit, though not all are!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

This was a great family vacation! We stayed in condo 5012 and it was very comfortable homey and had everything we needed. Directly across the street from the beach. We were there with our grown children and it made for an ideal family vacation spot. Very close to the village to drive to for dinner. They provided bikes, beach chairs and the condos were were well equipped. I highly recommend this and would come back in a minute.

Room Tip: This was a two bedroom condo with one room having a queen size bed, the other room had a 2 twin beds...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

I just want to thank Virginia for all her wonderful touches she did for the “Smith Family Wedding Weekend“...she had Big White Bows on the doors of the rooms we rented for the family. Inside the suites she had bride and groom cut-outs with wine glasses decorated with wedding rings...We had such a great time as a family...the pictures on her web site are a great representation of the suites and grounds. I just can't say enough about how wonderful this place was...she thinks of everything...books... Games….toy chest for kids...every thing you would need to live and play...We had three units, 662, 5610 and the Honeymoon Suite....and to the guy who wrote on Aug13,2011 (JS Tampa FL) that it was shabby was NUTS...I hope our family can do this again...It is a must for family fun…"A HOME AWAY FROM HOME"

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite (1 Bedroom) and loved how spacious the unit was. Virginia and the staff were very helpful and available. Everything was clean and in working order. The website pictures are accurate and all was as expected. We took advantage of the beach chairs and umbrellas from the garage. We stayed for 9 days and couldn't have been happier. We recommend that you wear insect repellant when out in the evenings and near the vegetation at the beach as the no-see-ums are ruthless! :-)

The beach is a very short distance; just across the road. The village was a nice walk down the beach (just over half mile). If you want to walk to the village, we recommend you head to the beach, turn right at the shoreline and head for the tallest building on the point. There is a public access parking lot that will put you right at the end of Ocean Blvd and heading up to shops, dining, and bars.

Our favorite spots were LeLu's for Breakfast, Lunch almost anywhere, Dinner at The Cottage and The Lobster Pot, Music/Dancing at The Beach Club, and 'just one more' at Blaise Cafe and Martini Bar (it's on the way back to your beach walk to Gumbo Limbo; tucked back on the left).

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

We stayed in Gumbo Limbo and we loved it. First of all, it is a few steps to the fabulous beach! Great location, good & clean accommodations, very well supplied and cared for, an outstanding pool and a kind and helpful owner who just wants you to enjoy your trip at all costs.
Thank you, we had a great time and it was sad to leave!

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Gumbo Limbo provided my family and I the PERFECT ISLAND GETAWAY! As a mother, I wanted to make sure that my children and husband would experience the true feeling of a perfect beach vacation and Gumbo Limbo went above and beyond all my expectations. The decorations are gorgeous, bathrooms are fresh and newly updated, and magnificent views of the beach. Not to mention, freshly painted walls, kid friendly, beautiful kitchen, maintenance was always available, and everything and more that you would want from a family vacation. Gumbo Limbo always made sure my family was happy. To be completely honest, it was even better than staying at a 5 star hotel. I WOULD RECOMMEND GUMBO LIMBO TO ANY AND EVERYONE!

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 5610 Avenida Del Mare, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL 34242-1917
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sarasota
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a stone's throw away from world famous Siesta Key Public Beach. Daily, weekly, monthly and annual rentals. Two beautiful high quality duplexes with award winning tropical landscape design. A sensational heated black bottom pool with rocky mountain quartzite deck, and a rock waterfall. The property sits across the street from the world famous Siesta Key Public Beach within 1/2 mile of Siesta Key Village with its charming shops, restaurants, ice cream stores, grocery, drug stores and banking. ... more   less 
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