Politics

State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill to Incorporate Siesta Key

A proposal to create a town on Siesta Key needed a majority vote to move on to the state Legislature.

01/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key

Reality TV Star Sam Logan Sold His Siesta Key Home and Is Headed to Miami

It’s the first time Bitcoin and NFTs were used in a Sarasota County residential real estate transaction.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

sold

Sale of This Triple Parcel on Siesta Key Sets a New Record

The Gulf-front estate fetched $14 million, making it the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key.

12/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Poinciana at Fishery Point

This beautiful poinciana tree, framed by a palm and other foliage, was spotted in full bloom while exiting Bayou Louise.

12/14/2021 By Staff

resident roar

Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County

Lourdes Ramirez is challenging the county's decision to vote in favor of a hotel project that lifts the cap on density limitations outlined in the comprehensive plan.

12/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Free & Freeish

Five Essential—and Cheap!—Sarasota Experiences Everyone Must Have

Selfies, art strolls, shopping and more.

12/01/2021

Drumroll, Please...

Here Are the Winners of the 2021 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Thomas Koet, Karen Fralich and Dan Belcher took home the big prizes this year.

11/17/2021 By Staff

Siesta Key

Siesta Key Star's Home Hits the Market

Sam Logan—former boyfriend of star Juliette Porter—is listing his Siesta Key home for just under $6.8 million...or 112 Bitcoin.

11/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key Hotels

Another Siesta Key Hotel Project Moves Forward

The seven-story, 120-room hotel on Old Stickney Point Road from 1-800-ASK-GARY founder Gary Kompothecras will also include a separate five-story parking garage.

11/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta key hotels

Eight-Story Siesta Key Hotel Moves Forward

Sarasota County commissioners voted in favor of increasing height and density limits to accommodate the 170-room hotel project. Plus, an update on the three other proposed hotel projects.

10/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

A Siesta Key Story

A New Book Celebrates the History of Siesta Key

Dr. Philip Farrell shares highlights from his book about our beloved beach.

10/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Red-Hot Neighborhoods

Home Sales Are Sizzling in These Sarasota-Manatee Neighborhoods

With listings scarce and prices going through the roof, the Sarasota-Manatee real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

10/11/2021 By Ilene Denton

Flood Factor

Flood Insurance Rates Set to Spike for Some Florida Residents

Starting Oct. 1, the new program will for the first time take into account the size and proximity of a home to a potential flood source.

09/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Trouble in Paradise

New Hotel Proposals Push Siesta Key Residents to Consider Forming Their Own Town

But is that really possible?

08/31/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

First Person

Siesta Key Doesn't Reflect Reality in Sarasota—But That's OK

The love-it-or-hate-it MTV show recently wrapped its fourth season.

08/12/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom-Designed Home Marries Old and New

This Siesta Key home combines Old World charm with modern lines. It's on the market for the first time for $5.8 million.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

House Gawker

Get a Glimpse of Architectural History at Siesta Key's Cocoon and Revere Houses

Tour two of Siesta Key’s architectural gems to learn why the Sarasota School of Architecture’s legacy endures and delights.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

You're in for a treat

What to Expect From Season Four of MTV's 'Siesta Key'

The reality show returns at 8 p.m. this Wednesday, May 12.

05/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom Designed Mediterranean Home

This highly customized Siesta Key home was listed for $9.8 million in 2017. It's back on the market for $7,995,000.

04/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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MTV's 'Siesta Key' Will Return Next Month

New episodes start on Wednesday, May 12.

04/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker