House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
About Kristie Hinkson
Connecticut residents who love family, friends, dining, sports and culture. Home purchased in 2010 after spending many years vacationing in Sarasota.
Kristie Hinkson purchased this House in 2010
Why Kristie Hinkson chose Saint Armands Key
We just love our house! Beautiful views, safe and surrounded by warm, friendly neighbors and visitors from around the world (and centrally located to all of our personal and household needs). It is so easy to enjoy the outdoors, with the beach, kayaking, biking and hiking just foot steps away we find ourselves outdoors for a large part of the day which is both relaxing and healthy. Our extended family and friends must also feel the same way, as they all find the time to visit us regularly which we treasure most of all. We are fortunate to have Kristi helping us with the property and she will answer your questions and help you with your stay. I am also interesting in hearing your comments/feedback. We want all of our guests to have a pleasant experience and keep the Key a fun exciting place to be.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house and location!
Perfect and comfortable little house for our family of 6. Five minute walk up to the circle. Beach was a 15 minute walk and great for morning or evening strolls. When you are going for an actual beach day, it is better to drive and park if you’re bringing chairs and coolers etc. Beach parking at Lido Beach was convenient. Downtown Sarasota is less than a 10 minute drive. We enjoyed Mote Aquarium, the Ringling museum, and a spa day at the Met (which we could walk to).
The house was well supplied, all we needed to buy was our food & beverages. I really appreciated the lovely tropical garden views from every single window in the house. 2 bikes came with the house and we brought 2 more. For those who like to bike: cycling up to and around the circle was not as convenient as I had anticipated. Traffic is heavy and bike lanes are very narrow. Sidewalks are crowded with pedestrians. We found it cumbersome and unsafe for the kids. Cycling the opposite direction, over the bridge and into downtown Sarasota was much more enjoyable as we found waterfront parks with nice bike trails.
We had a great week and would highly recommend this home for families of 4-6!
Perfect Beach Vacation
This house was PERFECT for our vacation. Thank you so much to the owners and property manager for making our stay so lovely. The location was within walking distance of St.Armand’s with restaurants and shops. We could bike to the beach. And there was plenty to do within driving distance including the aquarium and Ringling Museum. The property itself was lovely. We really appreciated all the little things like having toilet paper and dish soap there when we arrived. The gazebo was an inviting spot for cards in the evening - the back room looked out on a leafy green landscape when it rained and our bedrooms were quiet havens during siesta. Can’t wait to return.
Everything was as advertised. Great time. Kristie was easy to get in touch with. Beautiful home.
Great location walkable to beach and circle
Nice place, clean, well stocked, great location.
Our family loved this house.the 2 story window made quite an impression ...it was everything we hoped for and more. We enjoyed many meals under the gazebo by the pool... and it was a bonus being able to walk to town and the beach. Weather was perfect too!
We had a nice stay in this light-filled house. Good beds, nice linens. Kitchen small and a little undersupplied but conveniently well stocked with pantry items, laundry soap and paper products. The pool and small outdoor area were great. House was clean and well maintained. Very nice to have beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach cart etc available; as we went to the beach almost every day.
We hope to return, love St Armand's and Lido Key
St Armand's association and the Sarasota community hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. Visit http://www.sarasotafl.org/events/ for the official event calendar.
St Armand's circle has approximately 17 restaurants, many with outdoor seating. Enjoy the fine dining or drop in for an appetizer and glass of wine. Take out is always an option and enjoy a meal at home in the gazebo. Our family enjoys daily trips to Starbucks and to one of the 7 ice creams shops.
Two adult bicycles are provided. The island is bicycle friendly and its a great way to explore or make multiple trips to the beach.