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Flip Flop Cottages
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Reviewed 2 February 2009

We were a party of 4 and we stayed at the Banana Bay club - waterside for a week in the Bay Breeze house.
It was the most relaxing week spent by the poolside we've had in a really long time. Really great. From the moment we arrived the staff were incredibly friendly and made us feel really welcome.
The accomodation was really spacious and clean and right on the Heron Lagoon as well as just a stones throw from Siesta Key where we enjoyed a few too many of the bars [ loved the Daquiri Deck!]. As well as going out we also had some lazy nights on our almost private deck drinking sundowners, I also caught my first ever fish just as the sun was setting, apparently the fish come out to feed then!
Although we didn't go kayaking the kayaks were made available to us as well as all the rest of the facilities at the sister resort - Banana Bay 'Beachside' we were able to park the car there and walk to the beach, my friend told me it has been voted one of the best beaches in the world.
I would definately go back and would recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday destination with a relaxed beachy feel.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Our secluded, waterfront 3BR/2BA Bay Breeze House is our largest Cottage on Heron Lagoon and sleeps up to 8! Come see for yourself and we know you'll love it! Thank you, The Owners :)

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Reviewed 24 January 2009

Our vacation on Siesta Key was outstanding thanks to this bungalow style property. Five of us stayed in the largest unit on the property, which featured three bedrooms. One with a comfy king size mattress, another with two double beds, and the third featured a nice pullout couch. The unit was equipped with a full size fridge and a very nice size kitchen stocked with everything you have at home. The large family room opened up to a deck with a view of the lagoon and fishing dock. We spent many nights sitting out back in this peaceful atmosphere using the barbeque grills provided. This property featured many activities including a swimming pool and canoes to use on the tranquil, mangrove lined lagoon. The location is also just short ride to famous Siesta Key beach and the shopping located on the island. I would recommend this vacation rental to anyone visiting Sarasota.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2008

The Sunset Suite (unit 6) was great. We had a wonderful stay in a private and very quiet room right on the lagoon. Our room was clean, comfortable, and just what we wanted for our vacation. If you are looking for an affordable vacation to Siesta Key with a comfortable place to stay that won't break the bank then look no further.

Thanks for the great week Banana Bay Club!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Banana Bay Club Siesta Key offers 2 great, unique and separate locations! Thank you, The Owners :)

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Reviewed 27 October 2008

The Sunset Room was fabulous! We have an awesome view of the water. It was very quiet, as we were separate from the other guests. The kitchen was large and very well stocked. We loved the kayaks and enjoyed walks down to the beach and restaurants. The walks were great for us because we like to exercise. The restaurants are about 1 mile away. It was perfect to walk off a nice dinner at Clayton's. The manager was very helpful and checked in on us several times. He went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The owners were very friendly and approachable also. We loved it so much we are going back again for Thanksgiving. This time we will stay at the Beachside Apts. We toured them last time and are sure we'll enjoy that stay also.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Choose from studios, 1BR's, 2BR's, 3BR's or even a 4BR! Thank you, The Owners at Banana Bay Club Resort on Siesta Key :)

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Reviewed 25 October 2008

This was, by far, the best mini vacation I've had. I stayed at the Beachside resort in the Tropical. Though its not directly on the beach, its just a short walk. The resort is adorable, clean, fully stocked with everything you might need. The Tropical has a small balcony perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. The property is planted out with tropical foliage that really gives it an "escape" feel. Both the owner (?), Jimmy, and on-site manager, David, were great. I would highly recommend Banana Bay and look forward to my next visit!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled solo
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Any weekend spent here with us at Banana Bay Club Resorts is a Great Weekend! Thank you :)

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Reviewed 25 September 2008

We stayed at the Banana Bay Club for a family celebration in August and had the best time. The rooms are like mini homes and we had all the utensils to make our family's favorite dishes! The layout of the entire place was just so conducive for that "at home" feeling. We had so much fun, our next get together will be at the Banana Bay Club!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Our home is your home! Welcome to Banana Bay Club on Siesta Key! Thank you, The Owners!

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Reviewed 8 September 2007

We decided to stay here after a lot of searching on the internet. The pictures looked lovely and we decided to go for the biggest of the properties Bay Breeze House. Originally I wanted an Apartment/House that was beach side but after seeing the photos on the site we decided to go waterside and just drive to the beach each day. The house is in a beautiful area and your decking goes straight down onto the water. I would imagine its great for fishing as the size of the fish we saw leaping in the water were huge. We found the House no problem and apart from us there were 2 girls staying one night in another house and that was it. We didnt see the manager for the whole 4 nights we were there. Our keys were taped to an office door and there was a lady cleaning one of the apartments who said hello and asked us if we were ok but other than that we were left alone. Which is how we would prefer it. The house was quite a disappointment - it was badly in need of a coat of paint, a good spring clean and an airing. We opened every window and door to give it a good blow through. The towels smelt slightly musty but typical brits we didnt complain we laundered them ourselves. The location is perfect but the apartment was definitely in need of some upkeep and care. The barbeque still had the remains of the previous tenants dinner on it! The beach we visited each day was perfect and the restaurants we visited were fantastic.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with family
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Current owners had taken over since this and have made many improvements and upgrades as well as a new office manager shortly after this as well! We welcome all to view our most recent reviews which more fairly represent us and give the newer, better Banana Bay Club a try! Thank you! The Owners at Banana Bay Club Resorts on Siesta Key! Please be sure to also check-out the listing on Trip Advisor for our most recent reviews for our other location: Banana Bay Club Beachside Villas!

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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Price Range: £118 - £347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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