Located in Siesta Key’s Vista Hermosa condo complex, this is a 2-bedroom standalone bungalow. That means you don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors next door or on the floor above. When you return to the home after frolicking on the beach and in the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll be able to relax amid quiet and comfort.
The large sunroom, spanning one side of the home, is sure to be a favorite spot for relaxing. A wall of windows looks out onto a common green dotted with palm trees. Furnished with a sofa, chaises, and a bistro table, the sunroom is ideal for savoring your early-morning coffee or a late-night margarita. Should the sun get too intense—this is Florida, after all!—you can draw the shades, and the ceiling fan will keep things cool and breezy even on a sultry midsummer afternoon.
Just as restful is Vista Hermosa’s living room. There’s space for the whole gang to gather on its 2 recliner couches. Watch a movie on the HDTV with DVD player, surf the web via the free WiFi, play Pictionary with the kids—or stretch out for a well-deserved nap. You’re on vacation, after all!
Because Vista Hermosa is near the Crescent Beach shopping area, you’ll be able to walk to numerous bars and restaurants. What a treat not to have to worry about parking and choosing a designated driver! Sometimes, though, it’s even more fun to enjoy a family dinner in. The home’s dining table seats 6, and the kitchen is equipped with appliances, gadgets, cookware, and tableware. There’s even a dishwasher, because when the beach is only a stroll away, nobody wants to waste time scrubbing dishes.
Vista Hermosa can sleep up to 6 people in its 2 bedrooms, each of which includes a flat-panel TV. The master bedroom features a king-size bed; the 2nd bedroom has a queen-size bed and a pair of twin beds. Along with 2 bedrooms, there are 2 full bathrooms, which will make mornings much less hectic.
The complex has its own outdoor swimming pool, which during winter is heated to a blissful 86 degrees—ahhh! After your swim you can luxuriate on a poolside chaise or challenge the others to a game of shuffleboard on the complex’s courts. What’s more, Vista Hermosa is just steps away from the common picnic area. After cooking your meal on the outdoor grill, you can dine alfresco. The rustling of the palm trees amid the salt-tinged breezes from the Gulf of Mexico is the perfect background music.
The beach and the gulf are only a few blocks from Vista Hermosa. With its 99% pure quartz sand, which stays cool underfoot no matter how hot the day, the barrier island’s beach is generally considered one of the country’s best. Head out early in the morning to search for shells or paddleboard, spend the afternoon stretched out under a sun umbrella when you’re not playing beach volleyball, return at dusk to admire the glorious sunset reflected in the sparkling gulf waters. What’s more, in just 10 minutes you can walk to one of Siesta Key’s most famous attractions, Point of Rocks. This beautiful spot is popular with novice snorkelers for its relatively shallow water—and with snorkelers in general for its coral formations and fish, crabs, even the occasional small octopus.
For a change of pace. drive over the bridge that connects Siesta Key to the mainland and explore Sarasota. The Ringling art and circus museums are must-visits, as is Ca’ d’Zan, the extravagant one-time winter home of John and Mabel Ringling. Or drive up to Mote Aquarium (it’s less than a half-hour minutes away) and view its manatees, sharks, sea turtles, and other marine animals.
Vista Hermosa has a 2-week minimum stay, but you’ll see that 2 weeks isn’t nearly enough time for everything there is to see and do. So book your stay today, and get ready to make your dream Florida vacation a reality.+ More