Frequently Asked Questions

How close is the Olympic-size pool to the beach house? How close is the beach?

As you can see on Google Earth the pool is a short walk down the private road that runs the length of the Aloha Kai development. The beach is directly in front of the house, not more than 12 yards away.

What is the maximum occupancy?

Occupancy is strictly limited by the owners to 8 people, including children and infants. We regret that we cannot allow any exceptions to this limit.

What size of beds are in the house?

One room has a king-size bed. Another has a queen. There’s a set of twin beds in each of the other two rooms. Please note that one of the bedrooms with twin beds is accessed through the queen bedroom or through a side exit. Due to the shared access, it is highly functional for families with young children.

Are there any hidden costs or fees?

The rental fees are subject to local state and county taxes. They total 12%. There are no additional administrative or cleaning fees. A $250 security deposit is returned when guests leave the beach house and its furnishings intact and undamaged.

What amenities are on the island of Siesta Key?

There are commercial areas at either end of Crescent Beach that have a number of stores and restaurants. One is near the Stickney Point bridge and the other is called Siesta Village. It is close to the public beach. Each area has a small grocery store, a drugstore, restaurants, bars, clothing stores, souvenir shops, etc. One or both of them have places to rent bikes, book a kayak trip, or enjoy a massage.

What’s at the public beach?

The public beach has lifeguards, a playground, volleyball nets, tennis courts, a picnic area and morning yoga classes.

Are there any good grocery stores close by?

No matter what bridge you use to get off the key there is a Publix grocery store not too far away. People who don’t usually like grocery shopping often look forward to going to Publix.

Can we barbeque at the beach house?

Yes, our barbecue is on the front terrace, facing the beach. You will love it. Be sure to pick up some charcoal when you are at the store.

How much parking is available?

There is space for two vehicles in the carport as long as the vehicles are not higher than a minivan.

Is the house on more than one level?

The main part of the house is on one floor, up a flight of steps from the private road. The carport (and the washer and dryer inside it) are on the road level.

Which month is the most crowded on Siesta Key?

March is the month when you can expect more traffic than usual on the key and getting off and on it.

Are there any televisions in the bedrooms?

Yes. Every bedroom has its own TV and cable.

Do we need to bring beach towels to the beach house?

We provide beach towels for our guests.

Is there internet access?

Yes, there is wireless internet access.

Is it safe to swim in the gulf?

Absolutely. When the weather’s warm, you’ll see swimmers everywhere along the key. Surf warnings at the public beach are rare.  Dolphins are common and occasionally you’ll see a manatee.

Any words of advice?

  1. Use lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, visors and/or hats to protect everyone from the low-latitude sunshine.
  2. Stay away from the beach grasses when you are barefoot. They can be prickly.
  3. Bring your camera. You’ll want a picture of a gulf sunset.