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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I wish this review could be better.
Let me first start off by saying that Jackie, the manager at Siesta Key Bungalows, is an absolute sweetheart. She is endearing, charismatic, and an extremely hard working person. We arrived early, on a Sunday, before normal check in time.  Jackie let us keep our car parked on the premises, so we could catch a ride on the free trolley that goes around Siesta Key and go to the Farmer's Market. Upon our return, our bungalow (The Tortuga) was ready. The bungalow was what I call "shabby chic." The structure itself is old, and worn, but the décor is light and inviting. The linen was pristine, as were the bathroom and kitchen. Everything in the bungalow was in working order. We left the bungalow again to hang out at the Siesta Key Drum Circle on the beach. Upon our return, around 8:30pm, we come to find out that most of the power was out in our bungalow, and the refrigerator was not working which had our 2 days' worth of food. We called 3 different phone #'s that we had for management, and did not receive a return phone call. Luckily, we always come prepared and had a Ziploc bag full of tea light candles, lighter, extra external battery to charge our phones, and an ice chest for our food. The light was working in the bathroom and only one TV in the living room worked. That's it. We managed easily since being a veteran of many a Florida hurricane, you learn to adapt to having minimal electricity. Come to find out the next morning, from Jackie, that the Tortuga bungalow has had wiring issues that are tied into the Pineapple bungalow's electrical fuses. Basically, they need the Tortuga bungalow rewired and have a new circuit breaker system installed instead of relying on old school electrical fuses. Jackie gave us a late check out to make up for the snafu, so we were not upset. It is imperative that a property manager be on call for emergency situations like electrical or plumbing issues. You cannot leave your guests hanging with no return phone calls. That is a lesson learned, on our part, to make sure next time we stay at a privately owned property versus the cookie cutter big corporate hotels, that we make sure who is responsible for handling issues after the front office closes for the night. It is impossible to burden just one person with handling emergencies, but as a guest, you expect some accountability from the proprietor. Not sure if I would stay at Siesta Key Bungalows again. This property has a lot of potential, they just need to do upgrades and have a solid, fail-safe after hour's emergency management system in place.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this quaint get away. Beautiful location. Clean. Excellent staff. Beautiful pool. Tranquil, peaceful. They provide, at no extra cost, bikes and kayaks, how thoughtful. Just fyi red tide did not bother us at all, media is sensationalizing way too much as usual, don't live in fear, enjoy traveling this place rocked!

Stayed: August 2018, travelled on business
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gluper, Owner at Siesta Key Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review of our quaint beach getaway.I am happy that you loved our bungalows as much as we love being here also.
We do hope to see you again.

Sunny Regards,
Jackie Mauch, Resort Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful bungalows with that old florida charm. Very simple and quiet. Good place if you want to be left alone. The staff were very accommodating to our neeeds. They have a beautiful lagoon in the back, a decent size pool and very close to the beaches. Only complaint, mostly from our teenager, was the weak signal from wifi. We didnt mind it as much though. It was definitely nice to semi-off the grid. We're ready to come back again! Thank you!

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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gluper, Owner at Siesta Key Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Good Morning!
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Siesta Key Bungalows.I am so sorry about the WiFi signal not being strong enough. I will check in to this matter. We hope to see you again.
Thank you,
Jackie Mauch, Resort Manager

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This place is quaint quiet and fabulous!! Free kayaks are great and excellent customer service. Very clean! Would recommend to anyone. Pool was great. We stayed in the Pineapple. Very clean and cozy. Love the shabby chic setting

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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gluper, Owner at Siesta Key Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Good Morning Teresa!
Thank you for the kind review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Siesta Key Bungalows. I look forward to your return to Siesta Key Bungalows for your next vacation.
Thank you,
Jackie Mauch, General Manager

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Screened in porch. Right on the bay. Kayaks and bikes available on site. Trolley to all points Siesta Key. Would like to have stayed longer. This is old school Florida. If you’re looking for a resort go closer to Siesta Key downtown.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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