Bay Oaks is one of the best bangs for the buck on Siesta Key, as stated it is not close to downtown Sarasota, but it close what many people call Siesta's South Village (Near Stickney Point Bridge) - which includes a small supermarket, sports rentals, ice cream shops, famous Capt. Curt's and the Sneaki Tiki Bar featuring live music most nights, a drug store, gift shops, CBs boat rentals & Para-sailing, etc., etc., etc.
The plus side of Bay Oaks - price, upkeep of property, pool, tennis, fishing pier on bay side, function room w/ pool table off pool deck, also couches and big flat screen to catch the game if the family is at the pool, nice lush tropical landscaping and paver brick walkways.
The down side of Bay Oaks - not on beach side of the street & no deeded beach access (no agreement with complex across the street to walk through their property to get to the beach), the pool is inside the courtyard of the 2 & 3 story buildings so the window of sunshine on the deck moves around as the sun peaks through the buildings.
It is always trade offs - pick what is important to you.
Hope this helps! :-D
Yes there are festivals and restaurants on Siesta Key located in the village. Siesta Key beach has sport events like volleyball, tennis courts, walking, Fun Runs, sand sculptures and picnics.
Bay Oaks is located mid key (in the 6000 block) which is just south of the public beach. You can walk, run or ride a bike from Bay Oaks to the public beach. The annual condo fees are approximately $5200 payable quarterly plus the annual cost of property taxes. The rental policy is 1 week (52 times per year). Thus, the complex is used by visitors as a long term residence or as a seasonal vacation spot for a month or week.
Siesta Key is a good location.
Brock Realty Inc.
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Re/Max alliance Group
This condo is part of the Bay Oaks condominium community and is in a very desirable area of Siesta Key. Bay Oaks was built in 1975 and is on the Bay side of Siesta Key. The community is very nice and offers a luxury, beach island feel. This unit is in a mid-rise building that offers views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the community provides a heated pool, fishing pier, tennis courts, recreation area, barbeque areas, mature landscaping, and is right across the street from Siesta Key Beach.
As for being near town and cultural events... The short answer is YES. This property is 2 miles from Siesta Key Village where you will find a local grocery, bars, restaurants, bakeries, ice cream, gift shops, boutiques, and more. Siesta Key has some good restaurants: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Daiquiri Deck, The Hub, Gilligans, The Broken Egg, the Lobster Pot, The Cottage, and Blue Que Island Grill. This condo is almost halfway between the Stickney Point bridge and Siesta Key Village, so you are also close to Captain Curts restaurant near the Stickney Point Bridge and more importantly would have easier access off the island to go to the mall, movie theater, or Publix grocery store.
You will also find that Siesta Key has its own "regular" cultural events. The Farmer's Market is held on Sundays from 8AM to 1PM where you can buy local produce and other items sold by local vendors. There is also the Siesta Key Beach Drum Circle where musicians play drums and people dance at sunset (also on Sundays) and is located just south of the main area of Siesta Key Beach.
Throughout the year, Siesta Key will host many different cultural events including Siesta Key Crafts Festival, the Annual Run for the Turtles marathon, the Siesta Fiesta (an outdoor street party and arts/crafts fair in Siesta Key Village), the Sand Sculpture contest, Fireworks over Siesta Key on July 4th, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting event in November, and Light up Siesta Village in November (beautiful display of Christmas lights)
The other great thing about the property you are asking about is that it isn't a far drive from downtown Sarasota where you will find something fun to do nearly every weekend.
Here are two good websites to see events in Siesta Key and Sarasota:
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Here is the complete info for the listing: http://www.searchsuncoast.com/Condos/Sarasota/A3953914.html
For fiscal year 2012, the condominium assessments for every unit are $1,313.10 quarterly for maintenance and reserves, due on the first day of January, April, July and October, payable to Bay Oaks Condominium Association.
Deed restrictions - Single family residential use only. Pets are prohibited. No skateboards or roller skates. Bicycles may be operated only on driveways. No business or trade permitted. No exterior alterations without the prior written approval of the Board of Directors. No loud noise, obnoxious odor or other source of annoyance. Parking and types of vehicles restricted. Signs restricted. No nuisance, immoral or illegal use, fire or safety hazard or use which increases property insurance. No hanging or drying of items on exterior. No accumulation of rubbish, refuse or garbage. Number of occupants restricted. No cooking on lanais or balconies. I can send you a copy of the rules and regulations if you would like.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty