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“VERY CLEAN but old”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Flip Flop Cottages

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Flip Flop Cottages
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Siesta Key
Florida
1 review
“VERY CLEAN but old”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2010

Waterside - VERY CLEAN and freshly painted but OLD. No telephones in apartment. No sprinkler system and no owners or management on property after 3:00 p.m. No much sound proofing between adjoining doors. Non-refundable if cancelled. Slept on sofa bed which was not very comfortable even for a sofa bed. Again, I must say it was very clean

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Current owners have 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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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2010

We just got back from Siesta Key and I wanted to write a review regarding the Banana Bay Club. We are a family of 7 (5 teenagers) and we stayed on the water side in the Bay Breeze House. I would say that for the price we really enjoyed our stay. The house was very large and clean and well equipped with towels, and kitchen supplies. We liked the deck outside of the house and the Lagoon was beautiful. We enjoyed the free kayaks and row boats. Although the house could use some sprucing, such as fresh paint and some rusting and wood rot....we really didn't care. I was just pleased to see that there was clean linen on the beds, the kitchen was very clean, the floors were clean and the furniture was clean. There is a musty smell to the place so bring some "Fabreze". We had plenty of hot water for showers. The price just can't be beat for this house. I did not have to deal with a cleaning deposit as when you rent a house or supplying linens and towels and TP. I will admit I was concerned when I saw that one review calling the place a "dump". Maybe our expectations weren't as high....but it was really nice and relaxing...a great place to just hang out and chill....and again the house was very clean.

Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
For GREAT vacation time, try Banana Bay Club's Resorts on Siesta Key! Thank you! :)
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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Banana Bay Club "Beachside" for our anniversary weekend. It was a last minute trip and the owners, Gina and David, were very accomodating. They even gave us some recommendations for our anniversary dinner! The room was great! We loved the fact that it had a kitchen and a patio to sit and relax outside. It was a little cool for swimming but the pool looked very nice. We also loved being so close to the beach...it was literally just a 2-3minute walk. We've stayed in the Village before but actually preferred being down by the Point-of-Rocks. It felt more like a beach get-away. You could hear the waves crashing from our unit. There were restaurants and shops withing walking distance and it was just a short drive to the Village. We would definitely recommend the Banana Bay Club to our friends and family and are looking forward to our next visit there.

Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Our specialty is relaxed, simple, enjoyable accomodations! Thank you, The Owners :)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2009

Located on the quieter South end of Siesta Key we chose the Banana Bay Club for that "tropical, beachy resort" feeling and boy we sure got that. We stayed in the Sand Dollar Cottage, although not free standing it is still like a cottage inside. The mexican tile floors were clean and the furniture was pretty new. There was a huge walk in shower, all tiled, and again very clean. The bedroom was separate, which was nice, so NOTHING like a HOTEL room. It had a king sized bed and huge fluffy pillows. We had a small private decked are on the front patio which offered our own seating area. Nice place for an glass of wine before we went out to dinner each night. We could have cooked - there was a full kitchen, BUT who cooks on vacation? Kitchen had all the utensils, even a pizza slicer and blender too!
There were plenty of coupons provided for the local amenities. They even have an onsite real estate office in case you wanted to buy a slice of paradise! We were more than happy with our stay and will tell all our friends about the wonderful experience there.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Come one, come all to see our 2 great locations on Siesta Key here at Banana Bay Club Resorts! Thank you, The Owners :)
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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2009

Nestled on a quiet residential street is this quaint little resort called Banana Bay. We checked in late and they provide self check-in. Everything was as shown in the picture (except the bedspread! good thing!) Coffee was provode for the first day, and we were able to get more the next day. The beach was very quiet and secluded, water a little too chilly to swim but HAD to at least put my feet in. Tons of shells and sea sponges to be collected. Jimmy was wonderful. We also had the chance to look at a couple other rooms while there and plan to return with a group of 8 for a scrapbookers weekend! Lots of room, beautiful granite counters in kitchen, large table an countertop to work on. The other room was a private studio right on Little Heron Bay with it's own screened porch and tiny private beach. Would recommend and will definitely be back to stay again. Thanks Jimmy for making our trip so easy!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
It's our pleasure to make sure you have a great stay here! Thank you! The Management/Owners
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2009

I chose this place somewhat randomly and at the very last minute. I was torn between this place and another close to Siesta Village. I was very pleased with my decision. We went to Siesta Village at night and it was really fun, but I wouldn't want to deal with all the noise. As advertised, we were only 100 yards from Crescent Beach but had no view of it from the room. Go to google maps and change it to satellite view and you'll get a better idea just how close it is to the beach. The guest-only, heated pool was towards the back, away from the street, and was cleaned every day. I stayed in Villa 2 that was advertised to sleep up to four. Four would be kind of a squeeze but it was perfect for me and my boyfriend. Our king bed was comfortable and the bathroom was, for the most part, clean. The shower curtain had a little mildew on it though. The kitchenette only lacked a stove, but had the other basics including a full-sized fridge. Since this is not a hotel, don't expect all the service that comes along with it. No toiletries were provided except for four mini bars of soap and three rolls of toilet paper. Four towels were provided but not replaced. Beach chairs were available for guests to use and that was a pleasant surprise; no need to rent one. The walls were very thin and we could hear outside noise very clearly. There wasn't that much noise anyway. Keep in mind that people outside can hear what goes on inside.

If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing beach vacation this place is absolutely perfect. If you're looking for nightlife and crowds, I recommend staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Banana Bay Club Resorts on Siesta Key (2 Wonderful locations!) Thank you, The Owners :)
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Venice, fl.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

I just got back from staying at the Banana Bay Club on Siesta Key. We had such a beautiful suite by the pool, I couldn't believe it! From the outside the place looks like old Key West Style Bungalows (which I love) but inside our place looked brand new with a big comfortable bed and one of a kind Tropical decor that made you want to stay there forever!
The grounds are lush, crystal clean pool, the beach is just a few houses away, and the boardwalks and foliage around the property are just lovely! This is my THIRD time staying there and I wouldn't stay anywhere else! For a comfortable, clean, romantic getaway THIS IS IT! And they let me bring my big dog! VERY AFFORDABLE TOO!!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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BBCSiestaKey, Owner at Flip Flop Cottages, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
Great place to spend your birthday or ANY DAY! Thank you, The Owners at Banana Bay Club :)
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Property: Flip Flop Cottages
Address: 8254 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 (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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Banana Bay Club Cottages At Heron Lagoon Hotel Siesta Key
Banana Bay Hotel
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