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Flip Flop Cottages
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Reviewed 23 September 2004

Banana Bay has it all. Fantastic setting, romantic sunset, friendly staff, where nothing was to much to ask. The place is family friendly, there were 12 of us in total there for a birthday bash. We couldnt have asked for anything more, a trip we wont forget :)

4  Thank laura K
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Reviewed 22 September 2004

It was August 2004 and I was hitting 30 with the help of my wife Laura, son Thomas, mum, dad, brother, father-in-law, Auntie - amongst others!! After spending an exhausting week in Orlando where better to stay than the quiet and tranquil Banana Bay Club at Siesta Key in Sarasota. Beautifully situated on a lagoon and only a matter of minutes away from the beach itself, this place had everything to help us relax - and that's just what we did!!

The place comprises of around 6 or 7 chalets, a small pool and is decked out to a large lagoon to the rear, giving a nice personal feel to the place. The chalets are lovely and spacious and had everything we needed as there were 10 of us to please!

We could spend time around the enclosed pool area (safe if you have small children) or if you were my father-in-law you can sit and basque by the lagoon for hours upon end. Sarasota or Siesta Key village are less than 10 minutes drive away and have everything you need as far as eating, drinking are concerned and let's face it that's all you want to do when you on your holidays isn't it?
The owners are very friendly and compliment the laid back feel of the place.

If you can't relax and enjoy Banana Bay then you can't relax anywhere.

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5  Thank Graham74
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2012

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Reviewed 3 September 2004

I found the rooms extremely comfortable and were equipped with everything you could need.

The staff were very helpful, courteous and friendly.

My stay there was very relaxing, which is just what I needed.

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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2012

Always glad to make great vacations happen! :)

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Mountain Home, AR
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Reviewed 27 May 2004

Part of the family came down for a graduation. We rented the two units on the bay. It was wonderful. It was like we had the place to ourselves, with large decks, pool and boats. Bring you own fishing pole. Very private. The largest unit is huge and could probably sleep 8. Great for a family. Not new, but very clean. If you don't want to be right on the beach, this is the place to stay.

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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2012

Banana Bay Club Siesta Key Resorts on the quiet south end of beautiful Siesta Key!

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Banff, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2004

My wife and I stayed at the Banana Bay Club and we are semi retired. We visit the gulf coast every year for upto a month and we are quite active so the banana bay club was great for us. We usually stay in a few different places every few nights and travel around. By chance we drove by the banana bay club and we called in and were fortunate they had a cancellation and were able to accommodate us. Our original plan was to stay for 3 nights but six nights later we were still there. We would have stayed longer but unfortunately the room was already booked out. We really enjoyed our stay and found the new British innkeepers very pleasant and helpful. We have already booked for another week next year. The owners have just completed a total update on all new beds, furniture, decorations and were havin high speed internet input in each apartment. I believe it will be free to their guests. Already dreaming of those beautiful sunsets for next year.

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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2012

When visiting Siesta Key, drop by to check us out! :)

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London, England, UK
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Reviewed 24 October 2003

i stayed at the banana bay club for a week and was very pleased with its location, and the new owners who are running it like a family business and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. The customer service was excellent, and the rooms were immaculate and i will be returning again for the same week next year.

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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2012

Banana Bay Club Siesta Key Resorts offers many great accomodations!

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Reviewed 11 May 2008
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Price Range: £117 - £345 (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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