The nearly pure white sands of Siesta Key are a draw for beach goers across the state and the country. Whether you have a few days or a few weeks to spend in Siesta Key, you’ll always feel like you could spend a little more time relaxing on the area’s beautiful beaches and enjoying the shopping, dining, and drinking in Siesta Key Village. Be sure to add some of Siesta Key’s top sights and lavish accommodations to your stay, such as one of our Siesta Key short-term rentals.
Stay Awhile in Our Siesta Key Short-Term Rentals
From a long weekend to a hard-earned vacation period, any time you’re able to spend along the waterfront in Siesta Key will be a well-remembered trip. The beaches here are composed nearly entirely of fine quartz, which means the sand is soft and nearly pure white, creating that postcard perfect look often conjured up in beach vacation dreams. Curved up against the warm waters of the Gulf, visitors couldn’t ask for a better place to spend their days soaking up the sun.
Many of our short term rentals in Siesta Key are situated to take advantage of beach views, while others are just a short commute from the waterfront. These accommodations are set up to make daily living on your beach vacation easy. A full kitchen outfitted with full appliances and cookware take the stress off the budget for those not wanting to eat out for every meal, not to mention adding in an element of convenience when you simply want to grab something quickly. Keep snacks and drinks on hand for gathering in the spacious open concept living room in the evenings, playing games, or reminiscing about the day’s adventures. Some of our Siesta Key short-term rentals also boast spacious outdoor living areas, complete with comfortable furnishings, a BBQ grill, swimming pool, and hot tub, making the moments in feel extra special.
High on the priority list for many on a vacation is getting caught up on that much-needed rest. You’ll find most of our short-term rentals boast multiple bedrooms, leaving you free of the cramped atmosphere of a hotel room. With multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, each guest can enjoy privacy when desired and get that elusive good night’s rest in our short term rentals in Siesta Key.
Siesta Key Beach is an 8-mile stretch of velvety soft white sand. With four lifeguard towers along the beach that are well manned from approximately 10 a.m. – 4 or 5 p.m., visitors can confidently delve into the waters for some fun in the sun. Many folks are happy to grab a spot on the beach with a blanket, sun umbrella, and a cooler. Bring along a frisbee for some fun entertainment in addition to a bucket and sand toys (because let’s be honest: you’re never too old to build a sandcastle).
For visitors that are looking to delve a little deeper, there are lots of options for water sport recreation. Bring your own or rent the equipment you need to snorkel, catching glimpses of all sorts of marine botanicals and wildlife. Have you really even lived until you’ve caught sight of a giant sea turtle in its natural habitat? For those wishing to stay above water (mostly), you can rent jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boards for a self-guided tour through the deliciously warm waters of the gulf coast.
Located on the very south end of Siesta Key Beach is Point of Rocks Beach. It is a beautiful collection of smooth, flat limestone rocks and outcroppings, making it a perfect destination for the avid birdwatcher or curious tide pool observer. For those wishing to get an even better look, the coral reefs make this an ideal location for some of the best snorkeling in the entire U.S.A.
Guided Tour Options
For the adventurers, book yourself a parasailing excursion that is sure to get your heart rate pumping. Guests have reported seeing pods of bottlenose dolphins in addition to breathtaking views of the cityscapes, preserved mangroves, and rippling blue waters.
For a “both feet on a firm surface” adventure, there are plenty of companies offering boat tours of all varieties. Head out on a deep-sea fishing excursion to try your luck at catching marlin, snook, snapper, and grouper. Guests also rave about the luxury catamaran tours that will take you out at sunset. Dinner tours are available, or opt instead for a cocktail cruise where beer, wine, soda, and water are included in your ticket price.
Another option for the avid history buff is island hopping to all the historic museums and preservation societies. The unique demographics of this area offer a thrilling history of tropical landscapes, American history, and varying cultures finding their way.