We loved our experience at the Shells! My husband and I stayed for two weeks, and it was our first experience renting a home. The Shells was a great choice.
The location was perfect - it is super close to the beautiful beach.Siesta Key has amazing white sand beach. The sand is so fine it looks like white flour, and there are pretty shells to be found. The villa is also very walkable to Siesta Key Village shops and restaurants.
The villa was very well appointed. Everything we thought we would want (and a couple things we didn't think of) were provided. I cooked quite a bit, and had no problem. Cable, DVD, WiFi, all worked great. There's a small elevator to all the floors, which we didn't really use except as a dumb waiter to carry heavy luggage upstairs. It's pet friendly, which allowed us to bring our little dog along.
Finally, the owner/property manager was really friendly and supportive. All questions were answered promptly, and communication was very clear.
Our only concern was something I've seen on a couple other reviews. The incline on the driveway was such that we had a hard time keeping the car from scraping on the bottom.More