city of Siesta Key
from/per night $214
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1300 sqft.
  • Accessible


Relax in our spacious, inviting slice of paradise on the Gulf of Mexico in Siesta Key with expansive direct ocean-front and beach views. Beautifully appointed furnishings, accessories and amenities will give you the comfort of a lovely home. Our beach was voted the #1 beach in the world. Powdery, cool, white sands await you and stretch for over a mile in both directions. Listen to the sound of the waves as they lap continuously at the shoreline. Sunbathe or doze off on the 30 foot lanai of our 8th floor condo. Watch the pelicans fly by. Lovely furnishings and accessories give you an immediate feeling of comfort. Free Wi-Fi, telephone including long-distance calls, hundreds of TV channels, fine linens and a beautiful Welcome Basket are all...

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  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • TV
  • Video Library
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens Provided
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Luxury
  • Snowbird & Monthly Stay Rental
  • Snowbird & Monthly Stay Rental
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Activities / Restaurants Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • CD Player
  • Child Highchair
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Freezer
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Gas Grill
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • VCR

Location Info

Crystal Sands Condominiums is located directly on the Gulf, only a short distance from the Village of Siesta Key where numerous restaurants, cafes, grocery, hardware, drug and retail stores, post office, bank and more are located. Free taxis (tip optional) and the free trolley take you to and fro. There are also retail shops, restaurants and cafes, a grocery and drug store, jet ski rentals and more a short walk just past Stickney Point.

Rates & Fees

Nightly rates range from $214.29 to $250.00

From To Minimum Stay Nightly Rate
2022-10-01 2022-10-31 14 nights $214.29
2022-11-01 2022-11-30 14 nights $214.29
2022-12-01 2022-12-31 14 nights $250.00


About Owner

Essie Fechter, Owner Mel and I were married in 1952 and moved to Orlando, Florida in 1957 where we raised our 4 children. Our family's favorite vacation spot was at the beach in Sarasota where we rented accommodations for our family of 6 until 1985 when we finally purchased our beautiful ocean front condominium. The Fechter family's place at the beach has been a favorite respite and happy place for all our children and grandchildren. Each family member has special memories of escaping to the beach whenever the stresses of daily life dictated some time away in a completely relaxing locale. Once the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren became scattered across the U.S., we began sharing our little slice of paradise with others, ...

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  • Events Allowed
  • Suitable for Children

General Policies

No smoking inside condo or on lanai. No pets. Must check in at front office upon arrival. No overnight guests without prior approval from owner. Follow rules and regulations of the owners and of Crystal Sands.

House Rules

Suitable for adults of all ages and children over 5 years old.

Terms & Conditions

$325 Damage deposit (fully refundable). Deposit of 25% of rental amount due upon signing of Rental Agreement. Balance of rental amount plus $100 cleaning fee, 12% Sales Tax and $325 security deposit due 60 days prior to occupancy. Acceptable forms of payment: Personal check or Paypal.


Terri and Bonnie

We simply cannot rave enough, compliment enough or brag enough about this condo! It is beyond any and all expectations. It has everything (and then some) one can possibly need during their visit. Thanks to the customary "welcome basket" that the owners, Essie and Mel, provide (upon arrival...we did not need to go to the store for 5 days! I mean...great cold cuts, che...

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Cancellation Policy

If we are able to re-rent the condominium for the same time period and at the same rental rate, you will receive a refund in the total amount paid. All reasonable efforts will be made to re-rent the condominium in the event of canceled reservations.

We strongly recommend rental insurance to avoid losses in the event you are required to cancel, and we are unable to re-rent the unit as described above.

Cancellations due to a personal or family emergency are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Since we are unable to control Mother Nature, refunds are not provided for unexpected weather conditions unless severe weather results in a mandatory evacuation ordered by state or local authorities. In the unlikely event of such an order...

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(Based on 123 reviews)
- 09/15/2020 -

3rd time is a charm!

"This was our 3rd time staying at this condo and love it more every time. This condo has everything you'd ever need for a home away from home. It is also immaculate. The owner, Essie, who is now a dear friend (we love her) greets her guests with an awesome "Welcome Basket" that "has it all". We didn't need to go to the store for over a week, except for wine of course. The lanai is so spacious and I actually slept on the chaise every night. Try it, pure bliss. Till we meet again Essie, take care of YOU!"

- 07/18/2020 -

Siesta Key at its finest

"The Crystal Sands is probably the best place that you can stay on Siesta Key. Their stretch of beach, coupled with the condition of the property, is miles above the competition. This unit does not disappoint. It has all of the amenities that you could ask for, and still retains some of its original charm. If you are looking for a true beach getaway, this is the place for you. The owners are kind, more than accommodating, and make you feel welcome from the minute that you inquire about the property. All that you need to do is bring your groceries, and your swim suit. They have the rest covered. The welcome basket was an unexpected, and welcome surprise. It saved us from having to rush out for our first evening's supplies. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the layout of the unit is unique to what we have experienced at the Crystal Sands. The den/bedroom is a wise use of space, and our 2 children (6 & 13) are still talking about how comfortable and fun the Murphy beds were. Siesta Key holds a special place in our hearts. You get to truly enjoy the beach, without all of the trappings & chaos of most beach communities. The two weeks that we spent at the Crystal Sands helped us solidify our families 5th generation, with fond memories of Siesta Key. We look forward to returning soon."

- 11/26/2019 -

Nicole & Peter Trapasso (CA)

"“The weather was: spectacular! Sunny & 70’s - not too humid and no rain whatsoever. Our favorite adventures: Morning beach walks, watching the sunsets from the private beach & the lanai! We saw dolphins, osprey, pelicans and lots of other birds at the beach. When we visited family in other parts of Sarasota, we saw alligators as well as sand cranes! Great restaurants we discovered: Bella Roma for a nice dinner in the village! Other thoughts to share: This is our second time at this condo - enjoy the hospitality, layout and location! We will definitely be back!”"

- 11/03/2019 -

Pauline & Peter (Essex, U.K.)

"“How fortunate we are to spend another wonderful vacation here in #802. Weather has been great with just one cloudy day. We like the Bone fish grill and Cafe Baci on the 41 and Flavios and Turtles restaurant on Siesta Key. Friends joined us for a few days and now they realize why we love it here so much. Great to see Essie and Mel again, and thanks again to Essie for her ‘fixins’, they always get us off for a good start. Now back to chilly U.K. but look forward to returning to our favourite vacation destination. Much love Pauline and Peter.”"

- 05/12/2019 -

Chris, Stewart, Jan & Carson (N.S.)

"“The weather was beautiful, 85+ many days. Our favorite adventures: Walking the beach with stroller, swimming in the pool and ocean, boat rides, shopping (esp in Ellenton), happy hour(s), golf, dinner parties with friends & family. Great restaurants we discovered: Sun Garden (excellent brunch), Bonefish. Other thoughts to share: Amazing hospitality from Mel & Essie (gift basket upon arrival and gifts for little Carson!) We were happy to find Siesta Key Baby Rentals for stroller crib, carseat & beach toys. Thank you Essie and Mel for all the extra things you do to make sure we have such a relaxing vacation in beautiful Crystal Sands. We appreciate your kindness and hospitality. Chris & Stewart (year 6 in condo)”"

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