Key Facts & Info
Siesta Key is warm year-round. Shorts and t-shirts are de rigueur, and we recommend shoes that are easily removed — sandals and flip-flops are ideal. In winter, evenings can be cool — pack a few items of warm clothing.
In a nutshell, as little as possible. Casual clothes are typical attire, and a pair of shoes for those excursions to downtown Sarasota. Pack beach towels for your days at the beach — these are not provided for your use. Household towels and linen are fully stocked at the house — we ask that you do not use bath towels for the beach. Do bring some of your favorite books, magazines, hat, camera, sunscreen, toothpaste, Ipod, etc. Consider packing a small back pack for use at the beach.
Rest & Relaxation
Enjoy the back yard's tropical foliage, providing ample sun-shielded space for relaxation.
The expansive refrigerator-freezer provides ample space for all your perishable goods and chilled beverages. The built-in ice maker should meet all your ice needs. Large kitchen cabinets accommodate your dry goods and condiments. You are welcome to what is in the cupboards.
Whom to call?
The house phone allows unlimited domestic (US) calls. No international calls, please.
- Siesta Key Escape house: (941) 346-0200
- Caretaker (Mr. Gordon Hack): (941) 914-6401
- Siesta Key taxi service: (Russell Starr) (941) 822-5732
- Owners (Randa & Bob): (617) 398-6055
BE GREEN - PLEASE Conserve power
With the exception of the cooktop, the house is powered by electricity. In the interest of environmental conscientiousness, please do not leave unnecessary lights on, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Likewise for the ceiling fan in the Great Room — please turn it off when not needed. When leaving the house for the beach etc, we ask that you turn off the entertainment system, fans, and lights. If you experience plumbing or electrical problems, please contact the caretaker. Circuit breakers may trip if overloaded — before alerting the caretaker, check the circuit breakers located on the exterior wall outside the shared bathroom window.
Please contact the caretaker for assistance in an emergency situation.
This is a limited resource on the Island, on which exterior water usage is restricted. Please conserve water whenever possible. Tap water is perfectly safe and refreshing to drink.
We ask that all garbage is removed once weekly by guests. Siesta Key residents are conscientious recyclers — bins are provided for paper, cardboard, glass, and plastic. Other trash must be packed into plastic trash bags and deposited into the large barrels for garbage. All bins are located outside, beside the garage. Recycling and trash are collected every Wednesday.
Biodegradable food such as vegetable and fruit scraps should be disposed of using the garbage grinder in the kitchen sink. Small meat scraps and seafood may also be disposed of in the garbage grinder, but no bones, please.
If departing by airline, we recommend you allow ample time for the ride to the airport. The ride to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport may take 30 minutes or more, depending on traffic conditions.
Mobile phones and internet
Cellular phone service provided by all major providers (e.g., Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) work very well on the island. Internet access is provided to you as a courtesy in the house.