If you want to live luxuriously, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better place to hang your chapeau than on Siesta Key. The 3.5 square mile island features the quartz crystal sands of the number-one beach in the country, plenty of incredible restaurants, and some of the loveliest vistas around. It's no wonder that the average listing price in the Siesta Key zip code is over $1.3 million.
When you're thinking about condominium living on Siesta Key, the question to ask yourself isn't so much where to find luxury -- it's how to choose which luxuries are most important to you.
Crystal Sands at 6300 Midnight Pass Road offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas and suites, two luxurious heated pools, and a perfect location on Crescent Beach. The covered parking is a hard-to-find amenity, and the 24-hour answering service offered by the staff provides great assistance. The 1971 architecture draws on the Sarasota School, adding a unique curvature to the building design that makes the drive up the palm-lined entry an experience in opulence.
At the Siesta Towers Condominiums at 4822 Ocean Boulevard, you have luxury in the views of the Gulf of Mexico, Big Pass, and downtown Sarasota, a panorama that not many Siesta Key residents have. Built in 1973, the 61 units share a 350-foot private beachfront just a few short minutes from Siesta Key Village.
One of the newer additions to Siesta Key are the 45 residences of Summer Cove. Located directly on the bay at 1660 Summerhouse Lane, Summer Cove features on site a historic Carl Abbott-designed community building. Surrounded by three-and-a-half gated acres of lush landscaping, the property offers a resort-style pool and spa, a kayak launch, a fishing pier, a fully-equipped fitness center, a billiard room, and social rooms for gatherings.
Getting back to Siesta Key Village, Beach Villas at 300 Calle Miramar was built in 2009. Nestled right in the village, the grand luxury offered here (in addition to the numerous pools, balconies, and privacy) is having great restaurants like the Blase Cafe right around the corner. Calle Miramar means “street with a view” and the Beach Villa offers precisely that.
If you're really looking for luxury, the Gulf & Bay Club at 5740 Midnight Pass Road is doing its best to offer the most. Condos here are prized not only for their astounding location on Crescent Beach, but also for their completely new atmosphere of exclusivity, elegance, and tranquility. The 32-acre resort community includes 850 feet of beautiful white quartz powder beach, 3 heated swimming pools, 7 tennis courts, indoor basketball and racquetball courts, and 2 freshwater lagoons with resident swans. Each one of the 392 condominiums has a gulf view, and the tropical gardens that surround the 1986 architecture make the Gulf & Bay Club feel like nothing short of paradise.
The more luxury condominiums that are built on Siesta Key, the higher they set the bar, and the 2006 addition of the Crescent Siesta Key definitely did that. The 26 units all feature views of the gulf and beautifully landscaped gardens. The under-building parking lifts all of the residents up for a better view, and the amenities offer everything you could ask for.
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist