Siesta Key Beach & Village Real Estate

    While a few estate-type luxury homes in the Sarasota real estate community are found along the north beach exposure, dozens of private homes are tucked away on lush tropical avenues. Low-rise and stately condominium towers stand watch over the beach and small family-style villas and motels welcome repeat visitors year after year. Developments of neighborly cottages and duplexes line the bayfront, most with docks for year-round boating and fishing.

    Undeniably the liveliest of the keys, Siesta Key real estate sports a vibrant night life with many restaurants and favorite clubs. Its spectacular wide, sugar-soft quartz sand beach is the locale for many events, including an international sand sculpture exhibition and beach volley ball competitions. The biggest attraction is the 40 acre beach itself, with soft lapping surf and many breath-taking sunsets. Each Sunday evening a crowd gathers at sunset to salute the setting sun with rhythmic drumming, chanting and dancing. The good natured crowd sometimes numbers in the hundreds. Year-round population is approximately 24,000, with 350,000 visitors coming to Key annually.

    In 2011 “Dr. Beach” named Siesta Beach the Best Beach in America, something its residents had been fully aware of for decades. But back in the early 1900’s the island was not so hospitable. It was covered with dense vegetation, produced clouds of hungry mosquitoes, was inhabited by wildcats, wild boars and lots of snakes! It was called Clam Island, Little Sarasota Island or Sarasota Key.

    Its rise to tourism fame began modestly in 1906 when Captain Roberts and his wife converted their boarding house to a hotel. She was an excellent cook and word of her tasty fare, particularly her clam chowder, spread quickly. Over the years, the Robert’s Inn (later named Siesta Inn) brought vacationing Hollywood elite, such as Cecil B. Demille, Bette Davis and Dorothy Lamour to the little key with the beautiful beach.

    Roberts and two partners founded the Siesta Land Company and platted Siesta Village in 1907. A prominent member of the group was Harry Higel, then Mayor of Sarasota. He was instrumental in improving the infrastructure, dredging canals and marketing the Key. The Bay Hotel, the Key’s first real hotel was built in 1912. The first bridge was built in 1917 and the north bridge was built in 1927.

    Biking to the Beach is easy in Siesta Key, Florida
    Biking to the Beach is easy in Siesta Key, Florida
    Siesta Key Beach
    Siesta Key Beach
    Siesta Key Skim boarders
    Siesta Key Skim boarders
    Siesta Key Sunset, warm summer storms.
    Siesta Key Sunset, warm summer storms.
    Siesta Key Village, Sarasota
    Siesta Key Village, Sarasota
    The Lobster Pot in Siesta Key
    The Lobster Pot in Siesta Key
    Bikes are a great way to get around on Siesta Key!Bikes are a great way to get around on Siesta Key!
    Bikes are a great way to get around on Siesta Key!
    Siesta Key Village
    Siesta Key Village
    Siesta Key Beach
    Siesta Key Beach
    Low tide on Siesta Key Beach is amazing!
    Low tide on Siesta Key Beach is amazing!
    Siesta Key Beach in the Summer
    Siesta Key Beach in the Summer
    Sunset in Summer Siesta Key, Florida
    Sunset in Summer Siesta Key, Florida
    Siesta Key from the sky.
    Siesta Key from the sky.
    Aerial photo showing Sarasota's most popular beaches: Foreground, Siesta Public Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota. In the background is Lido Key, separated from Siesta Key by Big Pass. Longboat Key is visible in the upper left corner.
    Aerial photo showing Sarasota’s most popular beaches: Foreground, Siesta Public Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota. In the background is Lido Key, separated from Siesta Key by Big Pass. Longboat Key is visible in the upper left corner.
    Siesta Key Family Retreat Nestled among the mangroves on Roberts Bay, the Siesta Key Family Retreat harmonizes the elements of gulf lifestyle.
    Siesta Key Family Retreat
    Nestled among the mangroves on Roberts Bay, the Siesta Key Family Retreat harmonizes the elements of gulf lifestyle.
    Siesta Key Duplex Perched along a bustling road that leads to historic Siesta Key Village, the duplex at 505 Beach Road is a private retreat that captures expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico. Designed vertically, each unit has a private entry, garage, garden and shared swimming pool. The second level incorporates a kitchen, living room, dining room and laundry room; the third level houses the master bedroom, master bath, and additional bedroom/study; and the fourth level includes the family room and a second master bedroom/mother-in-law suite. The building is light, airy and carries its own load effortlessly.
    Siesta Key Duplex
    Perched along a bustling road that leads to historic Siesta Key Village, the duplex at 505 Beach Road is a private retreat that captures expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico. Designed vertically, each unit has a private entry, garage, garden and shared swimming pool. The second level incorporates a kitchen, living room, dining room and laundry room; the third level houses the master bedroom, master bath, and additional bedroom/study; and the fourth level includes the family room and a second master bedroom/mother-in-law suite. The building is light, airy and carries its own load effortlessly.
    Manatee Twins at Siesta Key Canal
    Manatee Twins at Siesta Key Canal
    The first snowy plover nests of the season have been spotted north of Siesta Key public beach.
    The first snowy plover nests of the season have been spotted north of Siesta Key public beach.
    Siesta Key Beach Sand
    Siesta Key Beach Sand

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