Excellent apartment in a beautiful location. We swam with manatees right outside. Loved the fishing tackle and beach equipment
This was our 6th year staying at Fishermans Cove in Siesta Key, Unit 208, 8900 Blindmans Pass. We become very comfortable during our three weeks in this waterfront condo. The unit is up to date and well equipped. Being on the second floor of a three storey building, it is an easy climb if you want to do the stairs but with a handy elevator for grocery and lugguage days. After the refurbishment of the beach in the spring of 2016, the wide beach is back in place and it is possible to walk for miles in either direction. And if that isn't enough, the small pass behind the building, had active manatees in residence! This year we used the pool more often, with sun or shade to suit each of us. There are boat docks available. The exterior of the buildings have been recently repainted. The park at nearby Turtle Beach has been redesigned with an upgraded parking lot, pedestrian walkways, and the addition of a fabulous children's playground including a sunshade. Be sure to check online and in local newspapers for local events. The Van Wezel Theatre and the smaller theatres in Venice are well worth the drive for an evening out. Check for the local markets, one on Siesta Key and one nearby on Timiami Trail where we were able to time our visit for a tour of the historic home on the property as well as a best dressed pet contest for Halloween. We did a day trip to the Manatee Viewing site at Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center at Apollo Beach but it was the first open day of the season and there were no manatees in attendance although there were numerous exhibits and souvenirs. As noted in our previous reviews, a car is needed for this location. Yet the condo itself is well away from traffic noises at the south end of Siesta Key in a residential area. You may feel like simply curling up with a book or binoculars on the lanai or on the beach. If you want to be busy or go out at night, an easy 20 minute drive will get you to Sarasota or to Venice. Be sure to get out on the water at some point! For sailing, see Sail Venice. Other options are pontoon boat rentals or tours or even dinner on a party boat in Sarasota.
This condo was perfect for relaxing beachfront in a beautiful, secluded location. The view was amazing, with the gorgeous gulf beach out back and the bay out front!
And the location was just perfect. We were within walking distance of a couple restaurants (walked to Ophelia's every night for dinner, sat outside and enjoyed every single meal - highly recommend) and Publix, plus a multitude of other stores and restaurants was just a short drive away.
The condo itself was immaculately clean and had everything we needed, including beach chairs, floats and towels. Our parking spot was directly in front of the condo and the elevators were handy - especially upon arrival and departure time.
The beach was very well maintained and not over crowded. There is public beach parking next door to the condos, and because we were there for a holiday week - that parking lot was full to capacity. The beach area from that point and north, was extremely crowded. But the condominium complex is gated, and parking there is for residents & renters only. As a result, the beachfront area from the condos and south was very private, with only a handful of people. So nice!!!
We truly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return to this little piece of paradise!
Unbelievable!!!! Beautiful views both in front and back of condo!! We watched the sunset every night from our window and sometimes went downstairs on the beach to watch it cause it was right there! We were in a perfect location. Private, yet not far at all from siesta key village where it's hopping any night of the week! A must go! AND the absolute perfect condo for your stay! Enjoy people!!!!
We were able to make this as a last minute reservation and thanks to the owner's great communication and flexibility, we paid and checked in on the same day. We were very pleased with the property. It is clean, quiet, and comfortable with all the amenities of home. The condo is literally ON the beach!! We loved the proximity to the beach, quiet atmosphere, and family oriented location. It was close to great restaurants and shopping, and just a few minutes from Siesta Village. We will definitely stay here again, if it is available!
This condo was a great place for our family. The unit was clean and the owners we very easy to deal with when we were booking. The view was wonderful and we loved listing to the waves as we relaxed. Our boys enjoyed walking downstairs to go fishing. We have recommended to many of our friends and will continue to. We hope to vacation here again!!!!!!
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