The Closest Condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key
Our condo sits directly on the beach and is direct oceanfront (Gulf-front). With its unique location and open floor plan, you will enjoy water views from every room and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves in the Master bedroom that has a 4 x 6 foot sliding window overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
When we travel over 1,000 miles to enjoy a beach vacation we’re not interested in being steps from the beach, across from the beach, or having what is often euphemistically advertised as, “a view of the beach.” We want to be smack dab right on the beach and have a direct unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.
In our opinion, it simply makes no sense to stop 1,000 or even 500 feet short of our destination. This is why, after an intense three-year search for what we consider to be the perfect location, we chose the closest condo to the Gulf of Mexico on Siesta Key. With the wide-open floor plan, you will enjoy direct Gulf views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. This is beachfront at its best!
As you can see from the aerial photograph above, Fisherman’s Cove is built on a very narrow strip of sand and sits directly on the beach. The Gulf of Mexico is approximately 125 feet from our lanai and master bedroom window, and the bay inlet is a similar distance from our east balcony and guest bedroom window.
This unique location gives us the best of both worlds – the beach and magnificent sunsets to the west, and sunrise across the bay to the east. We are so close to the Gulf of Mexico that some of our guests have said, “sitting on the lanai is like being on the lido deck of a cruise ship,” and virtually all our guests exclaim, “the pictures simply don’t do it justice.”
After buying the condo, our first priority was perfecting the 120 square foot lanai. At the risk of sounding gauche, we spared no expense when we decided to rip out the old and start fresh with 13 feet of floor to ceiling sliding glass panels across the western view of the gulf, and a large picture window facing the beach to the south.
To perfect the view we replaced the “picket fence” railing you’ll see on other condos with a custom tempered glass rail. The picket fence we replaced made us feel like a prisoner peering at the beach from behind bars. With the new design you enjoy the ambiance of a totally unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Another frustration with the old design, which is also common with most condos, was it had a fixed screen that made it impossible to take good sunset pictures. Our new design uses sliding screens, which enables you to take great sunset pictures from the comfort of the lanai. You can see one of these sunset pictures above and on our dedicated website, which is linked below, there is a gallery dedicated to sunset and moon-set pictures.
Both of the bedrooms are large and easily accommodate king-size beds with night stands and outlets for charging smartphones on both sides. Both bedrooms also have large dressers and chests as well as large closets for storage.
To insure you fully enjoy this unique ambiance, we equipped both bedrooms with king-size Jamison pillow-top beds. Jamison is well-known as the supplier for the highly rated beds used in Marriott hotels, and the bed we selected is two notches up from the one Marriott uses.
The master suite has a private on-suite bath with a large tiled shower and a direct beachfront view of the Gulf of Mexico. With its 4′ by 6’ sliding window, you will be lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the waves; the perfect prescription for relieving stress!
Your guests will enjoy a beautiful sunrise view with their large bay-front window. Your guests can also close off the guest wing of the condo so they have private access to their full bathroom that includes a tiled tub and shower combination.
For your convenience, your reserved parking space is straight across from the entrance where you will find an elevator and carts you can use to move things between your vehicle and your room.
For us, vacations have always been about creating memories, and taking time to unwind from the demands we face in the crazy world.
At the south end of Siesta Key you escape the traffic congestion and maddening crowds that are common on the northern end of the island. At the south end traffic moves smoothly along tree-lined streets and you won’t have to fight crowds to find a spot to sit on the beach. There are three good restaurants with indoor and alfresco seating within a short walk, and a dozen more within two miles, so you may decide there is no reason to venture beyond our little slice of paradise.
Also within a short walk is a full-service marina, a playground for kids, and secluded picnic area with a grill that is perfect for a sunset cookout. Our guests are also welcome to use the gas grills you’ll see by the bay and boat docks.
Kayak rental and tours are also within easy walking distance; as are boat rentals, Jet Ski rentals, fishing guides and other activities. If you rent a kayak for the week, you are welcome to use our kayak storage rack and custom designed kayak launch. If you decide to try kayaking, I’ll help you plan a route where you are likely to pull next to manatees, and see some of the wonderful birds that inhabit the mangrove islands close by.
If you bring your own boat, or rent one during your stay, you are welcome to use any of the boat docks at Fisherman’s Cove free of charge.
The fishing is great from both our beach and the bay, and I can help improve your luck by pointing out some of my favorite spots. Snook, Sheephead, Ladyfish, Flounder, Cobia and various members of the Jack family are common, and if you stay with us midyear, don’t be surprised if you hook into a large Tarpon.
To help you plan your vacation and navigate like a local, we provide all of our guests with a comprehensive “Siesta Key Vacation Guide.” This includes all the information you’ll need to prepare, a condo owner’s manual, our personal reviews of over 30 great restaurants and information about virtually all the activities available in the Siesta Key area. These include many great activities for families with children.
Our Guide also includes a listing of fun things to do that are not covered in the tourist brochures. For example, did you know there is a nearby beach where you can readily find fossilized shark teeth that are five to fifteen million years old? Well, there is, but it’s not the one you will read about in the travel books.
While we enjoy the sporting activities, sightseeing and night life, our favorite ritual is decidedly more laid back. For us, it’s all about the view, the sound of the waves and the wide-open expanse of beach that stretches for miles.
The beach in front of our condo was “re-nourished” with fresh sand from the gulf during the spring of 2016, and is perfect for walking. If collecting seashells is on your agenda, you’ll appreciate the fact that our beach offers the best shelling in Siesta Key!
To our north you can walk for approximately a mile and a half before you come to the famed Point of Rocks. When you walk the beach to the south you’ll pass by one small condo, about six private residences, and following that, you’ll enjoy more than a mile of totally undeveloped beachfront. This is one of the few undeveloped areas you’ll find on any of any of Florida’s Gulf barrier islands – it’s just you, the birds and fresh seashells that washed up during the night.
As you walk further south you’ll actually cross over to very exclusive Casey Key (connected to Siesta Key). The first house you’ll come to on Casey Key is owned by world-famous author Stephen King. If you are up to it, you can continue south longer than your legs will probably take you.
Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Fisherman’s Cove is a great destination. If you are our guest for even just one week, you’ll understand why they say, “If you’re lucky enough to live on Siesta Key, you’re lucky enough!”
Please contact us with any questions. It would be our pleasure to help you plan the ideal Siesta Key vacation.
Please note: There are NO hidden charges! We cover all charges for maid service, cleaning and fresh linens. We also provide free broadband Internet access, Free WiFi, free cable TV and a condo phone for local and toll-free calls. If there should ever be a problem, we have full-time office and maintenance workers onsite six days a week, and phone numbers you can call for 24/7 support! This is your time to relax, and we do everything we can to insure the only surprises are good surprises.