January 11, 2003
The kitchen has a small eating bar with two stools and there is a round table with four chairs in the dining area. Washers and dryers are in a separate laundry room facility on the same floor.
The owners are extremely friendly and take great pride in their condo. It is very well maintained and thoroughly cleaned between occupancies.
The building is secure -- separate keys are provided for the building, condo, pool and laundry. One covered parking space is also provided. There are two 7-story highrises side by side on the beach. One story villas are also available on either side of the entry drive closer to the pool.
While not ocean front, the balcony has a nice view of the beach and Gulf and is screened to keep the bugs out (although I don''t recall seeing any).
The location can''t be beat -- walk out the door and you''re on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This part of Siesta Key is called Crescent Beach. Lounge chairs are provided for condo guests and there''s an outdoor shower for washing off that soft sand.
The swimming pool is heated quite comfortably and is surrounded by tables and chairs. There is both sun and shade at most times of the day. One end of the pool is shallow for the kids. Rest rooms and showers are adjacent to the pool. There''s no hot tub but one day the poolman set the temperature a little high and the entire pool was a hot tub! It was so nice we stayed in the pool late into the cool of the November night.
Most of the condos are rented by private owners generally on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. I only saw one chain brand hotel on Siesta Key (Best Western). Of the RCI listed resorts in Siesta Key, the Gold Crown Sandpiper Beach Club and Calini Beach Club are close to the Crescent Arms on Crescent Beach and look excellent as well.
From journal Siesta Key - Soft Sand and Sunsets