Siesta Key Online - Gulf and Bay Club Bayside Condo
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida
"The place was absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so very much!!!! I will suggest it to anyone! We had the best honeymoon! EVERYTHING WAS SO PERFECT!!!!
We couldn’t of asked for a nicer stay, we did all sorts of nice things we went kayaking, snorkeling, etc. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to go to Flemings, however, we did go to Marina Jack out on the dinner cruise which was very nice! However, next time we come back (perhaps for our anniversary we will surely try Flemings! It looks great!). Also everyone in the area was so friendly! So thanks again…and I will def recommend your condos to all my friends and family!!"
"We loved your condo on Siesta Key and as we wrote in your visitor’s book: a top of the range, classy condo in a perfect setting. We found the island enchanting and everyone we meet was chatty and interesting. We will always remember the evenings on the white sands watching the sunset. We would love to return to your condo, but we will have to look at returning in two years as it was quite and expensive 2 weeks for us...Anyway, I’ll send you a couple of photos soon of us enjoying the island and your condo...Thanks again Gary for a very memorable week and I hope we will stay in touch as you never know I might win the lottery!"
"Well that's my little Siesta Key vacation break over with and here I am back at work here in Africa. It all seems a long way gone now and just distant memories however I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed Siesta Key and the Gulf and Bay Club.
I have vacationed in Florida for the last 15 years or so, but this is only the second time I have managed to get any time on the west coast. I just love the soft white sand, it's so soft on your feet. It beats Spain any day. Anyway as I haven't seen many places on the west coast I can't really compare it with any where else, but for sure it'll take some beating that's for sure, and would I come back again, You bet I would.
As for your Condo I found it was comfortable, clean and well maintained, you had a good selection of cutlery and tableware and as such I never really wanted for anything (a couple of egg cups wouldn't go a miss though) and believe it or not even your choice of TV channels was perfect as I got to watch the Formula 1 race which is a rarity for me in the US. As you correctly mentioned in our pre booking discussion, the wireless internet work faultlessly through out my whole stay and as such I was able to keep in touch with work and home no problems.
I guess the memory of time for me was when one day I was resting against the wooden hand rail that runs alongside the club on the river enjoying the sun and watching the boats slowly drifting by, when I saw a Dolphin leisurely swimming past just feet from where I was standing. This really will be with me forever.
A big thank you must go to Audrey in the office who was a real gem to deal with, so overall Siesta Key, and the Gulf and Bay Club are big winners in my book.
Thanks for courtesy and help in the run up to renting your condo, you made me feel comfortably in what and where I was going to and that was a great relief."
"Your unit was lovely! We really enjoyed our stay inspite of the hurricane and the evacuation. We had a great time at the beach, and my youngest daughter lived in the pool. The walk to the beach was not too bad, and the beach itself was so empty we practically had it all to ourselves. Siesta Key is our favorite beach vacation, and we drive or fly down from Maryland every year, the beaches here don't even come close to that powder sugar sand. We left beach umbrellas, boogie boards and sand toys in your garage. I hope that was alright, but we couldn't fit them in our luggage. You are right, your rates were extremely reasonable and we will return!"
"My wife and I had a wonderful time and we hope to go back next year."
North Canton, OH
"This was our third trip to Florida and we agree that Siesta Key takes some beating. We had a very pleasant and relaxing holiday...We appreciated what a beautiful spot we were in and what a pleasant, comfortable place we had found. Everything we needed was to hand and we appreciated the newly laid tiles and comfortable furniture. Thank you. We hope we can return."
"Thanks again for all the help in renting the condo. It was a great place to stay and we really enjoyed it."
"We arrived home this evening from Siesta Key. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed staying in your condo. The floor, furniture, TV's were very, very nice. The apartment is very large and spacious and even our friends that stopped over thought it was beautiful. We left it in the same clean condition as when we arrived."
"We had a great time and your condo is lovely! We enjoyed Siesta Key and would love to return next year!"
"We certainly enjoyed our stay in your lovely condo. We found it bright, airy, spacious and tastefully decorated. We found everything we needed to make our stay effortless. The location was perfect. We enjoyed taking a long walk on the beach after dinner and then walking over to the bay and watching the fish jump. Our entertainment needs are very simple. We only wish our budget and work schedules would have allowed us to stay longer!! Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing your condo with us!"
"We really enjoyed our stay at your condo in Siesta Key. We are thinking of coming back next year in May. We would love to rent your condo again...We had a great time."
Vernon Hills, IL
"A little nervous about coming to a place we had never seen. Now hate to leave! We had a great time. The most relaxing peaceful vacation ever. Had the small pool to ourselves nearly all week. We were very pleased with your condo and furnishings. We will return!"
"We had an amazing time. The weather couldn't have been any more perfect and your condo was just wonderful. Everything so clean and neat and spacious. We cleaned up before we left so the cleaning people wouldn't have so much to do. Also, this was the first time I had ever used a front load washer and dryer. Pretty interesting. Thank you so much for the use of your condo."
"We had a really nice time in your place!...We loved the place and we loved Siesta Key."
Pompano Beach, FL
"Fortunately, we were able to enjoy our full week in Siesta Key without any hurricane interruption. You have a very nice place, bright and sunny and larger than we expected. Rate is very reasonable. We will most likely come again next year. Thank you."
"We were very happy with our stay at your condo and had only good experience with the rental office."
"Thanks for sharing your apartment with us. Everything was here that we needed even down to the sun loungers and umbrella. Had a wonderful time in your beautiful accommodations. Thanks again."
"Thanks we did enjoy our stay there. The condo was just fine (larger than most one bedrooms) and we thought the grounds of the complex were maintained really well. Everything was convenient for our daily ventures out...We liked Siesta Key - had been to Casey Key with family - but this was our first time in Siesta. We'll keep you in mind if we decide to travel that way next year."
"My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much at Siesta Key. It was our first time there and we thought the beach was the prettiest beach we have been to. Your condo was very nice and comfortable. We felt at home there. It is very well kept and has a wonderful location."
"Your condo was wonderful! My wife and I enjoyed staying there. Hope to rent from you again."
Fort Thomas, KY
"Nice place and a great location."
Newtown Square, PA
"Just got back yesterday and we had a great time. Siesta Key Beach is perhaps the finest I've been on. White powder sand and warm Gulf waters. We perched our beach chairs at the waters edge and never wanted to leave. I'll be checking your web site for future dates and if you get additional properties to rent on Siesta Key I'd like to hear about them. The Gulf & Bay Club Bayside was very nice. Very private and since we tend to go off season exactly what we liked."
"Just wanted to drop you an email to
thank you for all your help with our trip. The condo
was very nice, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there!
And dinner at Fleming's was incredible, the best we've
had in a long time. We appreciate your contacting the
restaurant to let them know we were coming. Thanks again for everything, we will definitely be
"We have had a lovely vacation and enjoyed our stay in your apartment. Will recommend to friends and family. Thank you."
We did have a great time and enjoyed our stay, your condo was great. We have been coming to Sarasota for over 25 years and truly enjoyed Bayside, it was our third stay there. We are planning a couple of trips next year and I think we might like to try your condo at the
Anchorage, since we will be bring our daughter and son-in-law."
"We had a great time at the condo. It was very lovely and the pool was very close and not crowded. The weather was perfect. Yes, there is no sand like the sand at Siesta Key. We even met a few nice neighbors there."
Fort Wayne, IN
"Great place - met all our needs - Thanks!"
"My husband and I had a very good time and enjoyed the condo very much. It was very comfortable and the location was excellent. The grounds of the complex are so pretty. We enjoyed walking around the grounds and admiring the trees, shrubs and plantings.
We had been to Siesta Key previously, but stayed in a hotel. The condo was much better."
"We did indeed enjoy our stay at your condo. It was as nice as you described...we liked it so much that we are considering renting it
again for two weeks next February if it is available."
Bloomfield Hills, MI
"Had a great time and really noticed all the improvements you have made. Everything was just fine and looking forward to next year also."
"Yes, I had a really good time there in Siesta. My fiance and I love your nice condo, so we would like to stay there next time, too.
Thank you very much!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Siesta Key! Your condo definitely exceeded my expectations; it is absolutely beautiful and it suited my every need! I look forward to renting again..."
Locust Grove, GA
"Fabulous weather and great condo - office people lovely. Will highly recommend! Thank you! "
[first stay] "We love your beautiful condo! What a great view! The only problem is leaving and going back to cold weather!"
[second stay] "Your place is beautiful. We enjoyed our stay as usual. We plan on coming to paradise again. Thanks again."
Fairview Park, OH
"This has been the best stay in Siesta Key thus far. The condo is very classy! We plan to be back! "
Avon Lake, OH
"Thanks for the use of your condo, we enjoyed our stay very much. "
Fort Wayne, IN
"We had a great time as usual - every year it's fun to see the new things you have added. Hope to see again some time down there. Hope everything is going well for you. We miss Fla. already - this winter has been something else, and I'm not sure it's even over. Take care and thanks for the use of the condo. We love it there."
"Fab stay in Siesta Key. Hope to be back soon. Loved the condo. "
"Two weeks just wasn't long enough! Big Thank You."
"We had a great time and your condo was certainly as advertised. We will certainly keep you in mind if we return to Siesta Key."
Lake View, NY
"The unit was very clean and in great shape. Great location, convenient to everything. Beautiful beach."
Eden Prairie, MN
"Have just arrived back home in the UK as we spent last week in Orlando. We had a fantastic week at Siesta Key the apartment was excellent and the weather too. We are returning in October but as a family 6 of us my son and his wife and my daughter and her husband so we need to rent a larger property but once again at the Gulf and Bay as we thought the development still as nice as when we stayed 15 years ago. We have many friends who travel to Florida and we will certainly tell them about your condo and when my husband and myself return on our own we will be in touch. I will also be checking out all your websites."
Newcastle Upon Tyme, UK
"We had a great stay. This was a wonderful getaway. The community there at Gulf and Bay is wonderful. Next time we vacation, I will definitely be in contact with you. Maybe we'll visit Casey Key!!"
"We enjoyed staying in your condo very much! It was very comfortable, and we had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. We loved the location, and getting to Crescent Beach was just a nice walk. I know that next time we come to Siesta Key we'll be getting in touch with you to stay there again."
Round Rock, TX
"We thoroughly enjoyed are stay in Sarasota and look forward to coming back to Florida for future vacations."
"Thank you Gary, we enjoyed our time away. We of course missed the snow!!! The unit is very nice and loved the privacy of the pool right below our unit!! Happy Thanksgiving!!"
"Indeed, we had a most enjoyable stay at your condo. It is a
great location, and very nicely appointed. Your rate is quite
reasonable and we will certainly consider renting from you
again when we revisit Sarasota. I appreciate your being able
to accommodate us on such short notice."
"Your condo is bright and clean and close to the beach. All of our needs were met! Thanks so much!"
"We had a fantastic time. Great condo. Great location. Hope to be back next year. Thanks!"
Fort Wayne, IN
"Great location for everything, very relaxing. Can't wait to come back."
"Great place and had a wonderful time."
Chestnut Ridge, NY
"Condo very well equipt. Beach sand...amazing!"
"We enjoyed staying in your condo at the Golf Bayside Resort. The location was nice in that we were close to the beach and could still visit the bay. Thank you for allowing us to rent it. We left things clean and well maintained. Good luck in the future."
Fort Wayne, IN
"Thank you for the note, Gary and for allowing us to rent your condo from 11/4-11/12. We enjoyed every aspect of your Gulf & Bay Club Bayside condo. We were just a 10 minute ride to my 91/92 year-old parents' assisted living facility off of Sarasota Square Avenue (The Heron Club). We try to visit them 3 times a year, and are always looking for affordable lodging in closed proximity to them. Thanks again for the nice accommodations."
"Gary, we had a great stay at your condo. in Siesta Key. Everyone (other residents, staff, other guests) were very friendly and the weather was excellent. It was our first visit to the area and we can understand why you fell in love with the location."
Stratford, ON, CA
"We loved your condo and the location!!...This was our 10th visit to SK and we actually looked at some places to purchase but the condo fees on everything we looked at were too much for what we can handle. We've stayed at the Anchorage twice which we also like the location of...Because I am a teacher, we always have the last week in March off for break, so perhaps we can work out something for next year also. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. You and your wife have done a superb job with your condo. I'm hoping to return."
West Hartford, CT
"WOW! The walls look beautiful - and it looks like it took a lot of work to get all that paper off. Nice new TV also. We love your place - always have a good time here!"
[first stay] "We had a wonderful time in Siesta Key and we loved the condo. We have a house in Maine and I have not found any part of Florida that I liked as much until this year. We really liked Siesta Key and are looking forward to staying a month next year. Again, the condo was great."
[second stay] "We had a great time very excited about coming back for a month. I am a big bruins fan and was very excited to watch three games on Comcast ."
"We just wanted to thank you for a great stay at Siesta Key we really enjoyed our break away."
"Yes, thank you a very enjoyable stay. The apartment was lovely, thank you very much...Many thanks I will recommend the unit to the friends.."
"Thank you for letting us stay in your condo for the duration of our wedding and honeymoon! We absolutely loved our time there."
"Thank you very much for sharing your house. We loved being here. 10 days was absolute fabulous. The house has everyhting that I wish and more."
"Thank you for your kind email. We had a wonderful stay in your condo. The unit was so clean and comfortable and we instantly felt at home there. Also the facilities such as the pool were so useful and well maintained.
The location is fantastic. We loved wandering along the bayside pathway and spotted dolphins in the inland waterway. And it was so convenient for the beach. We hope to come back and visit the area soon. If so we will be in contact."
[third stay] "Ray and I are leaving in the morning we had a great time the condo is great. We would like to reserve again next year 2015..."
"We loved staying in your condo this past week. The weather was great, beach was awesome and the condo was perfect. Thank you for renting it to us and we will definitely be back next year."
"We had a great time and look forward to coming back!."
Toronto, ON, CA
"Tom and I always notice the work you have done. We try to keep it as you would like it. Have enjoyed every minute we are there. Looking forward to next year."
"Gary we had a wonderful vacation...everything was better than my expectations and the office was quick to assist us when we found a few things needed...we will consider that area again and perhaps another condo that you own for a next vacation !! It was wonderful. "
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CA
"Thanks so much for letting us use your condo. It was great! We had a nice relaxing time."
"My wife and I had a good week and enjoyed the condo and the convenient location."
Stoney Creek, ON, CA
"Hi Gary, once again everything was excellent and very convenient for my training course. I'd like to rent from you again sometime.. I've fallen in love with Siesta Key."
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CA
"Thank you! Your condo was perfect for my son & I. Although we have been many places throughout Florida, Siesta Key is most definitely our favorite.
I had several days alone there and it was great to be able to walk to town for groceries, swing by the French Cafe for cappuccino & croissant, swim in the pool so convenient from your unit or take the 4 mile "walk to the mall". The location and amenities were superb.
"We will be sure to return & plan on checking out your other available units."
Stone Harbor, NJ
"We are enjoying our stay this week here at Bayside! The weather is perfect, the pool beautiful and the beach is as awesome as ever. So good to get back here
Our stay was wonderful and the accommodations worked out great for us. We cleaned everything up and only left one load of towels for washing. It was great having the washer and dryer right in the unit. We were able to keep up with towels, our clothes and even had time to wash the bed linens and have them waiting for the maid service to redress the bed. We will definitely recommend this unit to others! "
[second stay] "A wonderful vacation in our favorite location. The apartment was like a home from home. We will return."
[third stay] "Another wonderful vacation three years running. We will return!"
"Gary, Thank you for the rental opportunity! We thoroughly enjoyed your place and the Siesta Key/Sarasota experience. We put in our request to book for next year. Appreciate!"
"It was wonderful a beautiful clean and very reasonably priced. We left it clean and will stay there when we go back "
"Thanks you very much for allowing us to use your place. It is beautiful. Spent 3 weeks here and will be returning next year! "
"Great vacation. Wonder place. Thank you very much. "
"Thanks again for renting to me. You have a beautiful place. Hope to stay again soon. As I love coming to FL at least once a year. I will certainly E Mail you in the future when I'm ready. Thank you. "
St. Louis, MO
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Siesta Key Condos
1200 Siesta Bayside Drive - Unit 1200
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida 34242
Gary A. Matty
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