Finally they are allowing me to review again. I posted a message worried about a few negative reviews before my last "return trip" the first week of June and trip advisor wouldn't let me review again until after 60 days I think. Anyway, as promised here is our honest review.
My husband and I arrived after Josh ( property manager ) had left for the day and he had left the keys where we could get them. I called him before we arrived as we were caught in a storm and knew we would be getting in late. He was very helpful from our first conversation and throughout the trip. We arrived to a very clean unit, we always stay in 101, love it and it feels now like a second home. I have to tell you we were so worried when we got there after reading the few negative reviews that I inspected everything, from ceiling fan blades to vents and under the bed, I always check headboards and window sills to make sure their aren't any little critters or bedbugs lurking about before we even take the luggage out of the car.We checked everything even the tops of cabinets under the mattress lifted the couch cushions and I have to say everything was perfect, I wiped my finger across to show my husband not even a speck of dust! I am not sure if the unit that was reviewed as unclean possibly they had some not so clean guests who left a bigger mess and perhaps the cleaning crew didn't get in the room yet? I have said it in my review before but I think it should definitely be a priority to the management team that they personally inspect each unit before the guests arrive - this may be an incentive to them to be sure they are on top of things. I was thankful for our unit. The grounds were also very clean, pool was warm and clean. The grills were not as clean as they could have been but my guess is it the guests were actively using them during the week and that was why. I love this place, it's pet friendly, we took our little pup and she made friends with some of the other friendly guests. Everything was exactly what we had hoped for, we were even impressed with JOSH who I referred to as the new guy. If we ran out of paper products or needed anything he was right there to offer a hand. He was sweet and knowledgeable and always smiling.
The person who reviewed about the cockroach probably had a palmetto bug, these things are nasty and HUGE they sneak in with you if you don't open and close the doors fast. This is Florida people, they have lizards and snakes and gators, and unfortunately Palmetto BUGS! I had one enter our unit the first time we were there, I saw in lingering around the area outside out back door and tried to keep an eyes out for him and shut that door fast but sometimes you just can't help if it sneaks in. Thank GOD my husband doesn't get squeamish over stuff like that and he quickly got rid of it. The only thing that we had a problem with while in our unit was the sliding doors on our bedroom closet kept coming of the track, this wasn't a big deal and decided to tell Josh before we left about it rather than have some one come in each time it fell off the track. Also on Josh's day off there seemed to be unusually high activity and a messy pool area, it seems like the cleaning lady brought her kids and friends to hang by the pool and we had no place to sit nor did we want to try because towels were thrown every which way on chairs and grounds. It was back to normal when Josh was back.
The beach was just the right amount of waves and perfect temp. Some days it felt like we had the beach to ourselves. We went out almost every night into town or down the road to Crescent Beach side for some fun at Captain Curt's and the adjacent Tiki bar,.( just passed Stickney Point Rd) Everything is just a short drive away, the beach is a short walk across the street, its worth it rather than parking at the public beach and walking through parking lot - I am sure its the same distance. I would also recommend driving to Lido Beach and checking out St Armand's Circle for some shopping and nice restaurants. We actually had originally booked 7 nights but were not ready to say goodbye when it was time to leave so we booked in an additional night. I could never get enough of this place, Siesta Key is magical - the sand is healing, this island is relaxing the people are friendly.If you are looking for a laid back vacation this is it, if you need more excitement I would recommend Orlando and then just drive to SK for the weekend. But we love it, coming in from NYC we started 2 years ago and have now stopped our other vacations just to visit here twice a year. Our goal is to some day move to Sarasota or the area and spend weekends at the beach, until then we will continue to enjoy our time in Siesta Key at the Sea Spray. We are actually going to check out their site to see if they have any fall specials as we have the last week of September off and would love to come back again.. is it too soon?? Nahh I think not! Have fun people !! I know we will.
OOh I almost forgot, Josh knew we were planning on checking out in the early AM and would probably miss us so he left us a note on our door thanking us for out stay and wishing us a safe trip home. These little things really make The Sea Spray Resort worth while. Josh is great. He definitely makes Sea Spray even better - Bob did a great service to us by adding him to the team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the "Sea Spray Resort" ...Just steps to the beach on beautiful Siesta Key... Your source for clean, comfortable and affordable vacation rentals. If you want to enjoy a tropical vacation where you are steps to the beach, walk 3 blocks to the Village for drinks, shopping or dinner, or simply lounge by the pool and bbq, then "Sea Spray Resort" is the place to be! From our tropically landscaped grounds to our granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and turnkey tropical furnishings, you will find your full condo sized accommodations new, clean and relaxing...And we are "Pet Friendly"! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea Spray Resort On Siesta Key Hotel Siesta Key
- Sea Spray Resort On Siesta Key Florida