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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My family has been vacationing here since the 1970s - my kids are third generation to play in the pool and enjoy the condos. Most pristine, white powder beach I've seen anywhere in the world, and I've been to a lot of beaches (we've lived in HI and CA too). Not all condos are the same - so read the reviews. Some have great amenities and views, some are more run down. Most are decently equipped (washer-dryer, full kitchen, several tvs, etc.) One master BR with a King bed, plus smaller room with 2 twins, and many have a sleeper sofa in the LR. The facility is a bit dated and some units need renovation (not all condo owners are as invested as others), but the groundskeepers, cleaning staff and property managers do a good job of keeping everything clean and well-maintained. Great place for a family vacation or reunion. We've been in summer, winter, and everything in between. More centrally located than many other condos on Siesta Key - you can walk to general store/post office, Captain Curt's, the small grocery, etc., which is probably the main reason we keep coming back to this property instead of a newer one. Beautiful spot, it's very relaxing and pretty low key.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank hawaiiantwins
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I booked the room via internet and had great communication from Jeff in the office. Every time I had a question, I sent an email and got a quick response.

We arrived at House of Sun way after hours and retrieved our keys from a lock box. I had issues getting the box to open, but the man on the phone helped me until I was successful. Each unit has an assigned parking space. Ours required a parallel parking job along the outside of the parking garage. (Word to the wise: If you go there, do not enter the garage if your parking space is outside because making a sharp turn out of the garage to access the parking area there is very tight.)

House of Sun is a condo rental, so each unit is individually owned and decorated. We rented room 205, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath. This unit lacked a good view, but it was clean and comfortably furnished. Bath towel sets were provided, but if you want a beach towel, bring your own. The kitchen had many plates, silverware and pots and pans. The kitchen was so well outfitted that we were surprised not to find salt and pepper (the two things we forgot to purchase at the store). The dishwasher in our unit was very old and extremely loud, and as it turned out, didn't work. We used the dishwasher as a drying rack and did the dishes by hand. The master bathroom had a fairly recent remodel, but they should have changed the bathroom fan out--it was extremely loud and non-functional.

We loved the quiet location and the instant beach access! There is a post office within a store right across the street. Also, we found one of the best gift shops around right across the street--the Purple Turtle. The condo had a great little club room next to the pool with air hockey and a couple arcade games, as well as books and some movies and a TV. There are BBQs available to use along with tables for outdoor eating. The pool is very nice, though pretty small.

While we were there, the fire alarm went off in the wee hours of the morning. The fire department came and did their search and we eventually all went back in. We were never told what caused it or if the issue was resolved, though we assumed it was. I felt some communication to the guests was in order after such a scare (and inconvenience).

Overall, very nice place to stay--the location and the staff make up for any other shortcomings.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Rollin_along_Mom
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sunset views from units with beach facing balconies. 2 sun decks facing the beach on 4th and 5th floor. Tennis court, ping pong, rec room, 2 community grills, very small, clean pool, chairs provided at beach and pool, rinse-off station at beach entrance to condo, parking included. Excellent walkability limits need for car: easy to walk to grocery, restaurants, post office, shops, bike rental, and delicious Orange Octopus Ice Cream! Potential for second-hand smoke from balconies, pool area and sun decks depending on location and wind direction (smoking NOT allowed inside). Gorgeous sugary soft sand on Siesta Key beaches. Potential for traffic jams based on location near Rt. 72 and Midnight Pass Rd., in addition to draw bridge on Rt 72 entering Siesta Key. Our unit had extra beach chairs and well stocked kitchen. Be sure to bring your own beach towel.

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank finfun
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JKroner, Owner at House of the Sun Condo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you for this nice review. We think the House of the Sun is a special place and we always like to hear from happy vacationers.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I stayed in Unit 402. This is a beautiful, tastefully decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. There is a partial Gulf view from the lovely open-air terrace. Very comfortable and clean, felt like home right away. This is not just a turn-them-over, shopworn typical condo rental. Owners use the property at times and their pride of ownership & love of the building & area are evident. It goes without saying that Siesta Key/Crescent Beach is beyond compare. In addition, House of the Sun is ideally located, on the southern end of the “condo trail”, a little quieter but across the street from restaurants and shopping. You can’t go wrong here!

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank RaeEvK
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JKroner, Owner at House of the Sun Condo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you so much for this nice review. The House of the Sun is a special place and we are happy you felt at home there. Come again!

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If your planning to have a relaxing get away, I recommend House of sun in Siesta key Sarasota, Florida. We stayed in different places, but nothing compared to House of sun. The place is well maintained, clean and safety. The beach is beautiful. The property is located in great area. We always stay in apartment 403. I don't find a word to describe it. We are returning for 4th of July. Thanks to Dr. Santiago Jacinto.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank Lisetgarc
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JKroner, Owner at House of the Sun Condo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you for this great review. We're happy you like the House of the Sun and appreciate your kind words.

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