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Flip Flop Cottages
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“repeat customer”
Reviewed 29 October 2011

If/when I plan to visit Siesta Key again, I would definitely book at Banana Bay Club. We initially booked here because they are pet friendly, but since the beaches are not, we decided to keep our pet at home. We stayed at a villa near the gulf beachside and loved the location, just steps from an awesome beach of soft white sand and spectacular sunset views. The kitchens are adequately stocked with cookware that you can definitely eat in if you want to cook in the villa. We also visited the waterside cottages and used the canoes/kayaks they have available to guests. We saw some fish jumping while canoeing. Overall, it was a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank Jody561
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
There's nothing more pleasing than to know we once again made a guest's stay a great one! Feel free to try out a studio, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR or even our 4BR/2BA, with full kitchens, king beds AND queen sleeper sofas, t.v., a/c, fully stocked kitchens, decks, TWO POOLS and much more!
The only thing you need to do is show up and relax away!

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Yona, Mariana Islands
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed in Villa #7. It is a nice studio villa that was recently renovated. The building itself is better than most beach locations we have stayed with dogs. It is about 1/2 lock from the beach. The Siesta Keys beach is not dog friendly but did find a water spot on bird key that was dog friendly. We no complaints about the property and enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the beach (especially the powdery sand and crystal clear water).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank tattskin
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
Another satisfied pet owner! We love pets and welcome them in select units! Please check us out if you are wanting to bring along your 4 legged friends, as we understand your pet is a family member and they deserve vacations too!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2011

we have stayed here 3 or 4 times and it is excellent, beautiful surrondings with great room and comfy beds. jimmy and david are extremly helpful with anything you might need. we brought friends from australia and they fell in love with it and want to come back. you will have everything you need in each for cooking and they have beach chairs for the beach as well. it is only a half a block from the beach. if you want a vaction in florida this is the place.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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7 Thank vicskangaroo
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
It's true, if you are looking for a great place by the beach, than look no further than Banana Bay Club Resorts on Siesta Key. We're happy to hear that our fully-furnished studio "Villa # 7" has become another guest's favorite as it is one of our more popular units because of the privacy, full kitchen, large 4-post king bed and nice front deck...ask for Villa 7, if not try the new "Villa # 5!"

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Banana Bay Club is the perfect getaway! My family and I Live in Sarasota, but we felt like we were in the islands.The beach is leisurely stroll away, without having to fight for a parking place. The resort has a home away from home feel to it, instead of the antiseptic feel of a hotel. The manager Jimmy was extremely helpful, and made our stay one we will treasure. Thank you for the memories Banana Bay Club. Tim Wong and family

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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6 Thank Outbacker87
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
We gladly welcome local residents to escape it all and try us out for a weekend and then tell your friends and family and bring them all back for a weekend, a week, 2 weeks even a month!
We have 7 Cottages on Heron Lagoon and 13 Villas near Crescent Beach, there's something for everyone...literally!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

Excellent location for a relaxing beach weekend. The rooms are quaint, cozy and comfortable. We stayed at the units on the lagoon and had a great view of the water and rolling tarpon. The patio was great for grilling out, relaxing outside in the evenings and fishing off the dock. Fully equipped kitchens and the outside bbq grilled help to save on food costs. Great selection of nearby restaurants if you opt to go out for dinner. The lagoon was perfect for a cruise in the free kayaks. The pool was a bit small, but was never overcrowded. The free wireless and friendly staff was a bonus. I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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6 Thank Chris R
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
Never a complaint from our "Sunset Cottage" as it has everything you need and it is a great hidden gem amongst all the units on Heron Lagoon! It's perfect for a couple's getaway, but there is also a queen sleeper sofa in there in addition to the king bed, so you can bring along the kiddies as well!

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

I stayed in the Sunset suite again and had a great time. I only stayed two nights this time. I live in Tampa so it's just the right drive to get away. This place is always clean and Quiet. We found a place called Turtle beach just south of the property. No parking and hardly no people. We took the kayaks out again on this trip and grilled every night. We cant wait to come back. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank knoll72
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
So far so good for the "Sunset Cottage!" You can't beat the location, the rates or the service!

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Palm Harbor, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

My son and I just returned home from a four night stay at the Beachside Villas and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We found our room to be clean, well maintained and all the necessary linens and kitchenware clean. The only downside to our entire stay, which was entirely outside the resort's responsibility, was that the beach chairs for rent, are only for rent if you stay at a resort on SaraSea Circle. Unfortunately, that greedy group takes up the majority of beach space as well.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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8 Thank SunyinFla
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
"Clean & well-maintained!" Couldn't have said it any better!

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Property: Flip Flop Cottages
Address: 8254 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2731 (Formerly Banana Bay Club Cottages at Heron Lagoon)
Region: United States > Florida > Siesta Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Flip Flop Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flip Flop Cottages(formerly Banana Club Waterside) offers a great location on Siesta Key. A lagoon setting with private fishing dock and free use of paddleboards, canoes , kayaks and a paddle boat! All units have full kitchens, non smoking. Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages available. We are also pet-friendly and offer free Wi-Fi service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Banana Bay Club Cottages At Heron Lagoon Hotel Siesta Key
Banana Bay Hotel
Banana Bay Resort
Flip Flop Cottages Siesta Key, Florida

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