Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
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Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club

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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club delivers the best of all worlds: The newly renovated, privately owned vacation condominiums have full amenities and include resort-like accommodations. Our customer service & satisfaction tops the charts and differentiates us from the many other choices you have when deciding on a vacation rental. Conveniently located close to fine dining and shopping and within minutes of area attractions, this is a perfect year-round island destination for travelers, active seniors, couples, families, or honeymooners.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beach
Tennis court
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Amanda R wrote a review Jul 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina55 contributions60 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I had the pleasure of staying here from 7/18 - 7/25/2020. This location is great for getting back to the main land or going into the market. It's not within walking distance in my opinion. I liked the private beach area and the free lounge chairs they provide for you. The smaller pool was not very clear looking, but there were always tons of little kids and people in that one. The larger pool was much nicer. Our unit C303 could use a bit of an update. The beds were horrible - extremely hard and the sheets were terrible. I am not sure if that is Condo wide or specific for that unit. If it's condo wide I would suggest upgrading to a nice blend. If you are expecting people to pay 4 star hotel rates, they should get 4 star bedding at least. Also our unit could use one of those towel drying racks. It was difficult to find a place to hang 6 beach towels each day. I ended up just washing and drying them almost every day. All in all though the place was nice. You were required to wear masks in the office and walking around or in the elevators. Also there were only 2 people allowed in the office at a time. I brought my own sanitation wipes and spray to clean all touchable surfaces within our unit.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The C building close to the office, tennis courts, pool & beach. A top floor will cut down on...
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at SSRC. We are glad that you enjoyed our private beach, pools, complimentary lounge chairs and found it convenient to get to the market because of our properties location. We are sorry that the beds and sheets were uncomfortable and we will share this review with the owner. We hope to see you again in the future and encourage our guests to let us now of any issues in a unit when they arrive so that we can make their stay more enjoyable. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund Guest Services
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Adamson100 wrote a review Jan 2020
Omaha, Nebraska129 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sisters and I rented a 2 bedroom condo and we loved it! It was spacious, clean, and the staff were very accommodating. The condo was stocked with just the right amount of kitchen utensils, plates, cups, etc. The beds were comfortable and the view we had from Building Y was fabulous. My only complaint and it is a small one is that the parking was crowded so we had to park a ways from our building. But everyone was friendly, the beach is right there and the beach chairs are free to use on the beach for guests. I highly recommend this resort. I will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Loved Y408
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Response from Kerry W, Guest Services at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 27 Jan 2020
We are glad that you and your sisters enjoyed your recent stay at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club. It is nice to hear that our staff was very friendly. Thank you for recommending our property and we look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Service
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IngridToronto wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto22 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we rented a 2 bedroom condo and it exceeded my expectations: spacious, charming, beautiful view, comfortable and very clean. The beach is great, they rake the sand every morning - you will always get a chair and great view. The staff is accommodating and friendly. I have no complains at all. You would enjoy it as a couple or a family. I can definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Kerry W, Guest Services at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 21 Mar 2020
We are happy to hear that your stay at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club exceeded your expectations. We are glad that you enjoyed the beach and found our staff friendly and accommodating. Thank you for recommending our property. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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Hammond wrote a review Jun 2021
Mason, Ohio9 contributions
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time visiting siesta key and staying at surf and racquet. Checking in and out was easy and the outdoor property including pool was very clean and nice. My issue was with our room. We rented in the Y building room 106. The view was beautiful but the room was not clean and had issues. The shower in the second bathroom was nasty, the toilet leaked, several blinds were broken so we could not open them, and the air quality was so bad I struggled to breathe. There was black mold on all the vents! My husband check the air filters and they were horrible! After my husband put in clean filters and maintenance cleaned the black mold off 1 of the vents I could breathe easier but I would never stay at that unit again!
I included pictures of the HVAC system, vent, and the filters before and after my husband changed them.
Maintenance did come to our room but with the cost of that room we should not have checked in with a nasty shower, broken blinds, black mold, and very dirty filters.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 25 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at SSRC. We are sorry that the unit was not up to our usual SSRC standards. We appreciate your feedback and will use this as an opportunity to insure that all units meet our standards, so that our guests fully enjoy their experience. We hope that you were able to enjoy the beach , amenities and all that Siesta has to offer despite the issues with the unit. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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csb14 wrote a review Jan 2022
Saint Cloud, Minnesota337 contributions122 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming here for the past several years. We find Kerry and the office staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. Being right on the beach is awesome and having two pools is great. We really like having beach chairs that we can use. There is a fitness room with a couple of treadmills, exercise bikes and weights. The ability to have guests stay overnight and be able to park here is much appreciated.

However, this year we stayed in Unit T1106. This unit really was disappointing. It is very tired, paint chipped on the walls, tile in the bathroom stained by the stool, kitchen completely understocked, dishwasher doesn't clean dishes and is EXTREMELY loud! There is black mold in the shower. We couldn't get one of the windows in the second bedroom to close and had to call maintenance to fix it. The chandelier above the dining room table has tape wrapped around the wires by the ceiling. The kitchen cabinet doors don't stay closed. Some of the blinds didn't work. I could go on but you get the picture.

We were told that this unit has been sold. Hopefully the new owners will come in and do some major remodeling!!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 10 Feb 2022
We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club. We are happy that you enjoyed all of our amenities and found our friendly staff helpful. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the condition of your unit this year. This unit was recently purchased and renovations can only be done in our slow season. We will share your review with the owner of the unit. We look forward to seeing you next year. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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dianesmith1701 wrote a review Jul 2022
Richlands, Virginia11 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 10 days in T1201. We actually stayed in that same room in 2010 and believe it or not the bedding in the master has NEVER changed. The manager and the property staff were wonderful but the overall stay was pretty awful. The pictures of the condo is NOT how this condo actually looks. Couches were broken, headboards were not attached to the beds, just standing against the walls. The furniture in the master was terrible. Loud music on the beach everyday, it is no longer required to only use headphones so the competing types of music was really awful. It’s like private beach prices for a public beach atmosphere. I was really disappointed after having stayed at this property for the past 30+ years. If you do go you may want to ask for updated images, had we seen beforehand the true condition of this condo we would have NEVER reserved it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 6 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club. All of our units are individually owned and it is up to the owners to update their units. We will share your disappointment with the condition of unit T1201 to the owner and hope they will consider making improvements. The music at the beach is supposed to be at a minimal sound level. We appreciate that you have been enjoying our property for years and sorry that the inconsiderate behavior of other guest and the condition of the unit has changed that for you. Sincerely. Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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John W wrote a review Mar 2021
Brooklyn, New York16 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the first winter my wife and I attempted to be snowbirds. We decided to rent a condo at Sarasota Surf and Raquet. What a tremendous experience we had! We were met by an amazing staff in the management office. From our first day there all the ladies in the office knew our name and which condo we were staying in. The core four as I refer to them are Carlin, Kerry, Erin and Abbey. Any time we went in there to request something, it was taken care of immediately. Their courtesy, respect, and professionalism towards all of the guests was exceptional. The condo we rented was spotless. A two bedroom, two bathroom gave us all the space we needed for our selves and any family members who came to visit. We felt that Sarasota Surf and Raquet was the ideal place to stay in Siesta Key. It had two beautiful pools, as well as the best beach in the U.S. They supply everyone with lounge chairs on their private beach. The Beach Boys, Carter, Michael, and Chris were always there to help. They have tennis courts, pickle ball courts, yoga twice a week, barbecues available, music certain nights and even an ice cream truck that visits a few times during the week. The resort is Covid friendly taking all the necessary precautions. The sunsets are absolutely amazing. If you’re thinking of staying in Siesta Key, I urge you to check out Sarasota Surf and Raquet. My wife and I liked it so much we extended our stay to ten weeks. And we’ve already booked for next year! I can’t say enough about how well you’ll be treated by the staff!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 22 Mar 2021
We are glad that you enjoyed your unit, the amazing sunsets , the beautiful beach and all of the amenities the resort has to offer. Our staff strives for excellence in customer service, so it is nice to hear that we are doing our job well. We all look forward to seeing you and your family next year. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and recommending Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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evieroger wrote a review Jan 2020
Springfield, Missouri53 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rented a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit close to tennis and pickle ball courts. A very spacious lanai, full kitchen and tons of furniture. Close to the Siesta Key Beach, heated swimming pool free chairs and bikes. Good eperience, give it a shot.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Kerry W, Guest Services at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at SSRC. We are glad that you had a good experience and enjoyed all of our amenities. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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Emily H wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sarasota surf and racquet club is a great place very clean a little higher price but the beach is what you’re paying for here. We stayed in C104 beds in condo was comfortable. This was our second time
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: kids come from another condo close to swim in the pool
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 31 Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at SSRC. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at the beach and hope that we will see you again soon. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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Laura D wrote a review Jul 2021
Atlanta, Georgia12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming to SSRC for over 40 years and there is no better place on Siesta Key, or the surrounding area to stay. The staff is available to help when needed and our accommodations have always been fantastic!
Given our changing times, we are thankful for the increased security, particularly at the front gate and beach-side. We have noticed over the years the increase in use of the property by "non-renters" and are happy with the wrist band requirement as a way of identifying who should be here enjoying the amenities.
Good job SSRC!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Kerry Wanglund, Other at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Responded 13 Jul 2021
We are grateful that you still consider Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club the best place to stay on Siesta. We have to agree times are changing and the Key is busier and more crowded than it has ever been. We felt it was necessary to hire extra security and implement our wristband requirement to ensure that the people enjoying our facility are the people who are paying to enjoy it. We thank you for taking the time to review your stay and appreciate your 40 years of patronage. Sincerely, Kerry Wanglund, Guest Services
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Answer from Carol S
20 contributions3 helpful votes
No. The water is quite shallow for a ways out. No one snorkels here.
smg1971 asked a question Jun 2021
Mendon, Massachusetts59 contributions13 helpful votes
Are there 2 pools? Can’t tell from the photos.
Answer from Kerry W
Sarasota, Florida1 helpful vote
We do have two heated pools on property.
Touringtheworld52 asked a question Jan 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania4 contributions3 helpful votes
Are there indoor racquetball courts?
Answer from Kerry W
Sarasota, Florida1 helpful vote
We do not have indoor racquetball courts. We have three outdoor tennis courts and two outdoor pickleball courts.
Answer from Kerry W
Sarasota, Florida1 helpful vote
The Siesta Breeze Trolley is a free service that runs South from Turtle Beach into The Siesta Key Village. You can jump on the Trolley at any of the bus stops on the Key. There are private shuttle companies that will pick you up at the property, take you to the village and they ask for gratuities only. We look forward to seeing you.
Answer from Kerry W
Sarasota, Florida1 helpful vote
We require two documents. A written statement from a health care provider confirming the tenant’s disability and the nexus of a companion animal and confirmation that its presence will ease the disability. An Up-to-date health and wellness documentation for the companion animal, such as immunization/vaccination records. You can contact us so that we can email the proper documents prior to your arrival.
Renee J wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"High schoolers’ party scene"
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Emily H wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"kids come from another condo close to swim in the pool"
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Stacey V wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you go down in the beach in morning to reserve you beach umbrella for the day. The wonderful staff will bring down the chairs !"
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Kurt A wrote a tip May 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's best to book way ahead of time, especially during peak periods. Might consider October and November because the weather is amazing and the crowds are few. "
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John W wrote a tip Mar 2023
Brooklyn, New York16 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"January and February are great months to visit!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club
Which popular attractions are close to Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Nearby attractions include Silver City Sarasota (1.6 km), Siesta Beach (0.9 km), and Lido Beach (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arcade Monsters Lido Beach, Made in Rome Organic Gelato, and Drift Kitchen & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Phillippi Estate Park (1.6 km) and Burns Court Neighborhood (7.9 km).
Is Sarasota Surf and Racquet Club accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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