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This is Gertrude’s Village House, a Gertrude Rentals property in the Top Location on the Island! Leave the car behind! Beautifully decorated and located in the center of Siestas best beaches shopping food and drinks. Out-door lounging and dining areas off the living-room master and mother-in-law suite, a private gate into the Siesta Key Village, and its just a few doors away from three of the islands top beaches. Sure to provide a combination of fun, ease and relaxation you can’t get in other properties.
The Location – You work hard and you deserve this. Three patios are 100% private and surrounded by tropical plants. They come with pagoda umbrellas for shade, chaise loungers and dining tables, and are perfect for enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, good book, cocktail(s), or an al-fresco meal. Its a few a steps off the patio to a private gate into the heart of the Village and the best fresh oysters, seafood, tropical drinks, ice cream, entertainment, and even gourmet donuts on the island. The beaches at this location are the widest and have panoramic views of the gulf to the North-West-and-South and are the top spot in North America for viewing sunsets. You can swim or “often” wade to Sand Dollar Island, a naturally occurring white sand cay popular with dolphin’s sand-dollars and “occasionally” giant-conch. The water is shallow clear and calm with white quartz-sand tide-pools perfect for sleeping drinking or playing. This is the only spot on Siesta where you can go from the water to lunch or dinner and back to the sand without putting on your shirt and shoes.
History – Named for my grandmother “Gertrude” who traveled the world until age 91, but always insisted this street on Siesta Key was the place she loved best. When I was young, she would take me to the beach and swim out so far I couldn’t see her yellow flowered bathing cap even while standing on a chair! Today, you can laze float and wade in the same white quartz sand and calm crystal clear gulf water she once did. “Life is a string of pearls where you never know how many you have left.”- GVLJ
Support Post Booking – I understand vacation time is precious and my job is to make sure you get the most out of it. My number is the only contact information you need. My units are already at the top attractions on the island. Cars are never required, but if you have one you get a private parking space. Check-in any day of the week at any time using your private door-code. No requirement ever at checkout. Free early/late check-in/check-out, whenever possible. Never hidden fees or solicitations of any kind. No paper contracts and easy booking. I’ll phone you to touch base after booking and the week vacation starts. Five days before arrival I’ll email instructions including your door-code address and guidebook. One day prior to arrival I’ll send you a “Reminder” email with all the same information.
Terms – *Events or gatherings involving outside vendors or a headcount in excess of the combined occupancy rate are allowed with prior owner approval. A Location Event Fee of $2000 applies to events. A Guest based Event Fee of $23 per guest in excess of the maximum occupancy applies. Events can only be scheduled by reserving every unit on the given location. A parent or guardian must accompany guests under the age of 21. *We do not allow cancellations and all reservation payments are non-refundable. *Pets are welcome with payment of $190 pet fee.