I have to admit I wasn't expecting our stay to be anything special. We had been to Sarasota and Siesta Key before and stayed in a nice hotel. I wanted to do that again, but my better half found a listing for this place, Bay Oaks. It was more affordable, plus had the pool for the kids so I figured I'd give it a shot. Booking was super easy and quick. When we arrived I could tell right away I made the right choice! We were so close to the beach we could walk there and back without any hassles. The whole family loved the pool area and the kids made some friends right away, which really made it special for them. They called them "Our Summer Buddies". The stay in the condo was perfect too. Plenty of room for all 6 of us, very clean and the perfect balcony to relax on when the sun went down. We really enjoyed our stay there so much more than staying in the hotel. Being so close to Siesta Key beach was amazing and just being on the key really allowed us to soak in the relaxing vibes we needed. We saved a ton of money by cooking a few nights and ate right there overlooking the pool. Since we were in walking distance to the beach, it was really easy to head back to the condo for lunch or when the kids wanted a break in the pool. The whole family was incredibly sad for it to end. We should have stayed for 3 weeks, but now I know better and have locked up a 4 week stay in March/April for 2018. This is definitely the best and most affordable vacation we've ever had in Florida. I can't wait to go back! Highly recommended and thank you to Bay Oaks for giving our family a new tradition and memory that will last a lifetime.