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Huge Living Room - westerly exposure
The Old Man and the Sea
#1 Beach in the US
Your Hammocks at The Old Man and the Sea
Huge Living Room - westerly exposure
Huge Living Room - westerly exposure
Queen BR - westerly exposure
Queen BR - westerly exposure
Huge Living Room - westerly exposure
Huge Kitchen
Point of Rocks - snorkeling, shelling and exploring
The Old Man and the Sea Inn
The Old Man and the Sea
Bunk Room - sure to be a favorite with shaded balcony
Bunk Room - sure to be a favorite with shaded balcony
Full Bath - with tub
Westerly Deck
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
Outdoor Indoor Lounging and Dining - communal
Outdoor Indoor Lounging and Dining - communal
Outdoor Indoor Lounging and Dining - communal
Outdoor Indoor Lounging and Dining - communal
Outdoor Indoor Lounging and Dining - communal
#1 Beach in the US
Outdoor Indoor Lounging and Dining - communal
Waterfront Dining - formal 2.4 miles
Point of Rocks - on everyones top ten list
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
Waterfront Dining - casual 1 mile
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
Oyster and Fresh Catch - 0.3 miles
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
#1 Beach in the US
Waterfront Dining - casual 2.4 miles
#1 Beach in the US
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
Siesta Key
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
#1 Beach in the US - just a few steps away
#1 Beach in the US
Siesta Key
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Siesta Key, Florida

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plopez766...
Waco, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just Average Accomodations”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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My family and I just stayed at the Old Man and The Sea, We rented the Two and One bedroom unit for four nights. Old it is, The units need a lot of work in my opinion. It is nothing personal against the owners. They are very nice and I believe will eventually fix the place up to meet expectations. I for one will not be back. The beds are very uncomfortable, Queen size is the biggest and the sleeper couches were not new. The patch up job to separate the units from being one apartment was done very cheaply. If you are not renting out both units good luck with not hearing every single thing that's going on in the unit next to you. The walls are like paper thin. The kitchen appliances are from decades ago, even the coffee maker is falling apart. The unit needs new silverware, ones that don't bend will cutting your pancakes and there's very little selection of pots. NO sharp knives at all, only butter knives. You will need to bring all your soap, shampoo, bath gels and conditioner. They do supply plenty of towels, beach chairs (not loungers) and there is a grill. The washer and dryer is the nicest thing about the units as they were just put in. Jon who is the person to respond to all complaints is very nice and is very quick to fix any concerns. The location is great. The beach scene is nice, not sure why it was rated as one of the top beaches. It is nice for small kids because it's very shallow. I guess if you've not been to the Caribbean beaches this is good enough. The A/C also works very well. While they do not charge a security deposit, I would rather dish out the money if I knew the unit will have quality furniture/appliances and such. With all the other options in Sarasota I'm positive there's a lot of other places that offer better accommodations than the Old Man and The Sea!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The place
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
15 Aug 2013
I and most all locals and visitors disagree with this guest review of Siesta Key. Siesta Key vacations are a made in USA product that matches the top foreign beach destinations for beauty and tops them for value, ease and relaxation. Regarding the mattresses, we stay in this unit often and have never found issue with them but, we take guest comments very seriously and will be replacing them next week (after labor day 2013). This guest's comment about the couch is accurate. We honestly brought to this guest in their unit a new pottery barn sleeper sofa from the owners property as soon as they complained (the morning after they checked in). The couch that was removed was the only piece of furniture in this unit more than 6 months old and is being used in my house now.
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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beachgirl...
Keller, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Needs attention”
Reviewed 22 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Pros: Great location. Though not on the beach, just a few steps away from the path that leads to the best part of the beach. Point of Rocks is great because it is less crowded than the public beach at Siesta Key. The area is shallow for quite a way out which is great if traveling with small children.
The Check in process was easy. You are just given a code and can let yourself in which was nice.
Furniture looked new but some rust spots in bathroom.
Cons: The washer and dryer are located under the carport and are rusty. I would not wash anything in them. Would recommend owners enclose them to make them useable for guests otherwise, do not state that they are on property.
There were no hammocks that we could see which are also shown on the picture.
The kitchen could have used a few more items: sharp kitchen knives and grill utensils. A crockpot would be nice as well.
We have stayed at other places like this one and they had more sand toys: beach umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys to dig with and so those would be nice additions as well. Other places like Siesta Key Inn also have a laundry service to wash towels 2 times a week. You just put them out on the porch in a basket and they pick them up and drop them back off which would have been nice here.
There were some spindles on the porch that were broken and a hazzard if you had younger children.
This apartment does not have a pool but the manager did note they were looking at adding one in the future though I am not sure where they would put it as the property is pretty small.
Stay was fine but probably would not stay here again as there are so many other options with better amenities in the area.

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Liked least: Lack of amenities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
22 Jun 2013
Regarding the hammocks. At the time of this stay they were provided to each guest and located in the individual unit linen closet. To avoid confusion we now leave them hung outside. Had this guest asked about them or anything else we would have accommodated them immediately. Prior to this guest, we hadn't received any negative comments about the washer/dryer, not even from my brother who is as knit-picky as they come. However, in July of this year we did install a new top of the line Samsung electric front load dryer 7.3 cubic ft and a Samsung front load washer 3.6 cubic ft and put the washer/dryer in question to work in our linens group. Regarding weekly linen service and a wider assortment of beach toys, its something we've considered but need more guest feedback on. All these items are currently available to guests on the key from multiple providers so we're leaning toward not imposing the extra expense on families that don't choose it. Finally, regarding missing spindles on, I don't know what this refers to? We've had professional property inspectors review and certify each home during the past 12 months. This house was certified in February.
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Celina T
Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing!”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed our stay at Old Man & the Sea Inn. It was clean, nicely appointed, the pillows were soft, and everything was in working order. The bottle of red wine left in the kitchen to welcome us was also greatly appreciated! The location was convenient to the beach, restaurants and businesses. The location was fantastic as it was not in the thick of things, we ended up leaving the area only one night to have dinner but the rest of the time we stayed at the apartment and enjoyed the beach! Daniel was also great - thank you!

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Liked least: Master bedroom mattress...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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