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Immaculate Condominium With Two Lanais, Garage, Heated Fenced Pool and Wi-Fi



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Condominium in Sarasota, Florida Gulf of Mexico - Peaceful Area With Easy Access To Several Local Quality Golf Courses, Amenities, Beaches And I75

Fully equipped air-conditioned first floor condominium with wireless broadband. Single car garage with 2 bicycles for guests' use. The lightly used shared pool is heated and fenced. Situated within the boundaries of the renowned Meadows Country Club, the condo is within easy reach of several beautiful, sandy, gulf coast beaches, fishing and water sports, night spots and entertainment. A newly created Olympic size rowing lake, which will host the 2017 World Rowing Championships, is directly behind the condo offering great views, walks and cycling. Sarasota, as the cultural centre of Florida, offers the theatre, ballet and museums to patrons of the arts. The area also enjoys wonderfully inexpensive shopping with over 200 shops and stores and outlet malls only minutes away. Further afield - Disney, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Edison Ford museum at Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel, Marco Island, Key Largo, Key West, Cape Kennedy and the Everglades etc readily spring to mind.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The condo is family owned having been bought new in 1992 as our 'second home' as opposed to a rental investment. We love and treasure the property. The owners are: Brian Snowden a retired Senior Barclays Bank Manager and JP - and subsequently the Business Banking Consultant for a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants. Jackie Snowden (wife of Brian) a retired Yorkshire Bank official who having recently been Lady Captain of her Golf Club is now on the Executive Committee of Lancashire Ladies Golf Association, with special responsibility for junior girls -a passion which takes up much of her free time. Edward Snowden (Brian and Jackie's son) is a Director of a local Estate Agency - married with a son and daughter, who also, happily, takes up much of Grandma and Grandad's time.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo is excellent and has everything one could ask for. We are most grateful that you have made your condo available to us and it is unquestionably the best one of the five that we have stayed in on the Meadows.
Apr 2015
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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful & cosy Condo to make your stay, perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully clean, well equipped & cosy condo to make your stay in Sarasota, just perfect !! The location is excellent, just off the i75 & there is access to the Nathan Benderson Park, the new shopping mall at University Town Center and Publix Supermarkets. There are also numerous other shops & restaurants, nearby.

A 20 minute drive to Longboat Key, or further afield to Venice Beach or Bradenton Beach, makes this condo a great location to visit the Gulf Coast and at the end of the day, enjoy the private & well equipped swimming pool!

This is the second time I have stayed at this condo & I will definitely be back !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this excellent review. We do try hard to make our guests feel at home and very welcome by providing the sort of facilities we would require ourselves on vacation. The location has always appealed to us with the many local high quality golf courses but the newly created Benderson Park, Olympic size rowing lake and the new shopping mall and restaurants etc have proved an additional, unexpected bonus.
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Perfect Condo in a quiet but very central location

  • 5 of 5

This condo is like a home away from home and has everything you could possibly need. The location is perfect, its in a quiet but lovely area with views of the nearby park from one balcony and overlooking the pool from the other balcony. There are so many shops and eating places within a two min drive that you are spoilt for choice. There is so much to do and see in Sarasota and the neighbouring area and this is the perfect place to base yourself. The owners have been a pleasure to deal with since my first email to ask if the condo was available. The advice and information they provided us with was brilliant and we went to lots of the places they recommended both to see and to eat at and thoroughly enjoyed them. All in all it is a great place to stay and lovely owners to deal with and no query is too small for them to answer. I definitely recommend and would go back again at the first opportunity. Thank you Brian and Jackie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much -- what a very kind review. It really was a pleasure having you use our condo and we are very happy that you found the condo and setting to your entire satisfaction.
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The perfect place for a relaxing Florida break.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter (age 20) and I stayed in this lovely condo for a fab 2 weeks. Its a real home from home and has everything you could need. It is very clean and very well appointed. The pool and the grounds are very well maintained.

There are some amazing beaches just a short drive away and the new shopping mall is only about a mile. Really great restaurants and smaller shops close by. It is a very easy drive from Tampa airport.

Communication with Brian and Jackie, the owners, was very good and we were made to feel like friends using their home. They were friendly, thorough and provided lots of local information, maps etc.

Will definitely return and highly recommend this holiday accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. We do take pride in our condo and its presentstion for our guests and try to make them feel welcome from initial enquiry, helping with any queries which sping to mind after booking and are always available by e-mail and phine to sort any little problems which might arise during your holiday. It has beena pleasure havining you use our home. Best regards Brian & Jackie Snowden
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Excellent, as it has been over the last 20 years.

  • 5 of 5

Have always enjoyed the Meadows Club, with it's superb facilities, and the wider Sarasota area. We will be returning in October 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for this kind review which is greatly appreciated
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A great holiday to be had here

  • 5 of 5

As I write this review we are still in residence at the condo. Everything is immaculate and clean and everything works.

The condo is situated right next to a superb rowing lake offering walks and cycling and withing walking distance there is a brilliant, top end, mall complex. This area is thriving and yet the condo is situated in a very quiet, peaceful totally removed from the hustle and bustle.

With several fine golf courses within a few minutes drive and the beaches around 20 minutes away we are totally content.

We will be back.....

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review - we will be pleased to see you back again
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Everything was as we like it for our sixth year

  • 5 of 5

The condo has everything we need. Clean, we have made many friends that live there. Pool parties, dinner with them, golf. Close to shopping, restaurents close enough to the beach. The pool creats a great social venue. Couldn't be happier. The owners are completley cooperative If any problems they are taken care of. Just take care of it so we can enjoy it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for these kind comments Tom. It is gratifying to us that you clearly feel totally content with the amenities provided and the local scene and with the other residents and social activities at the Condo Association. We will be pleased to ensure that you are just as happy next year during your already booked.
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From the Owner

We bought the property because as keen golfers we immediately fell in love with the area and the setting. The condo is within The Meadows Golf and Country Club boundaries and is convenient for many other high quality local courses along with excellent restaurants, shopping and beaches. We were immediately impressed with the first class accommodation and excellent layout, in such a charming, quiet, peaceful location with the pool directly behind. The very useful integral garage which came with the property was an addition major bonus. Whilst being remote from crowded areas everything is easily accessible and the condo has provided us with regular annual holidays at our family's second home every year since purchase. This really is a true 'home' and is not regarded as just a rental property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sarasota, Tampa, - Orlando at 4 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Several at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 30 Courses within at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sarasota at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : I75 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lido and Siesta beaches at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Sarasota itself, as the cultural centre of Florida offers the ballet, arts, theatre, museums and the famed Selby Botanical Gardens. Downtown Sarasota with its array of museums, aquariums, shops and restaurants is only some 20 mins away whilst the famous Selby Tropical Gardens is a further 5 minutes away. The Sarasota Tourist Office is located in downtown Sarasota and readily supplies leaflets and brochures of the town's many attractions and points of interest. The famous Mote Marine Aquarium with its Manatees along with Pelican Man's Sanctuary are two other local attractions well worth a visit.


Gulf coast beaches are known around the world for their fine quality sand and shallow sloping safety.

Sarasota boasts Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Turtle Beach and Longboat Key approx 25 mins from condo. When approaching Lido Beach, St Armands Circle - famous for its quality shops and restaurants continues to attracts tourists with its quaint yet welcoming atmosphere.

Further afield Anna Marie Island's sleepy beach resort with its pier, good quality casual dining and wonderful beach is a must.


Car hire in Florida is essential.

Orlando tourist attractions such as Sea World, the Disney's and Universal Studios etc are some 2hrs up I 75 and I 4. Cape Kennedy is a further 1hr away.

Tampa's Busch Gardens, Adventure Island etc are 1hrs drive up I 75.

Naples, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island are 1.5 hrs drive down I 75.

The Everglades, Key Largo and Key West are other attractions all down I 75 (initially).

Airports: Sarasota 15 mins, Orlando approx 2 hrs, Tampa approx 45 miles.

Further Details:

Many local shops, petrol stations, restaurants and banks are accessible within 10 mins drive and the Meadows Community has its own shopping area with a bank, restaurants, hairdressers and travel agents within 5 mins of the condo.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 5
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Additional Booking Notes:

A negotiable refundable security deposit may be required with the final balance, to cover the cost of potential damage, breakages or loss of remote controls (garage doors etc) or excessive cleaning costs.

Changeover Day:
Changeover can be on any day but ideally 2 clear days are required between guests to facilitate cleaning etc.

Notes on prices:
The price quoted includes 12% Florida State Tax and Sarastoa Tourist Tax.

The ideal rental period is 28 days.
Shorter periods may be availabe by negotiation although for rentals of less than 3 weeks an additional cleaning charge of £60 will apply.
Mid week bookings and split weeks may be available by negotiation.

A supplement may be required for occupancy by more than 2 persons to cover additional cleaning and utility costs etc.

The condo is non-smoking.

Pets are not allowed

Booking Notes:
Please book directly with the owner. A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total cost is to be paid on confirmation of booking: with the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the vacation commences.

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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Benefits to us of our condo are: Very comfortable, well maintained spacious accommodation in a super, quiet location unaffected by traffic or crowds. Access to a shared private pool 20 yards from our condo which overlooks the pool - make it safe for young children. Excellent golf - several quality courses are within 15 minutes drive. The new Olympic size rowing lake behind offers good views, excellent walking, cycling and picnics. Ease of access to fine restaurants - within 5 to 10 minutes drive. Excellent shopping. Many fine, top quality beaches. Sarasota is the cultural centre of Florida with the ballet arts, theatre and museums. Virtually guaranteed sunshine whenever we visit. All this makes for a totally relaxing vacation - we can simply chill out!

Property Type

  • condo


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite double shower room with WC and hand basin to bedroom 1. Dressing area with hand basin to bedroom 1. House bathroom with WC and hand basin adjacent to bedroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with American king size bed and dressing area plus TV and VHS recorder . Bedroom 2 with twin beds and TV Ample drawers, wardrobes, storage, hangers, 2 x reading lamps and alarm clock radios in bedrooms. A telephone is provided in bedroom 1


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The condominium has everythinhg to make any vacation as relaxing as possible. Furnishings and equipment are regularly updated to ensure that our guests feel comfortable and welcome as soon as they walk in the door. Internet access is available throughout the condo. The number of testamonials contained in this advertisement provide comfirmation of our recent guests favourable impressions. A recently created Olympic size rowing lake, which offers superb views, walks and cycle rides is directly behind the condo and this is likely to become the USA rowing team's training base in due course - regattas currently being held there regularly - and the 2017 World Rowing Championships will also be contested there. The Condo is right in Sarasota - close to everything. Smoking is not allowed in the condominium and pets are not allowed. Outside: The two lanais are easily accessed from the kitchen, lounge or master bedroom capturing the morning sun for those wishing to breakfast on the rear lanai with views along the lake and enjoying the afternoon and evening sun on the front lanai overlooking of the pool. Both lanais have 'deck' furniture with tables and chairs - ideal for evenings with a glass of wine overlooking the pool which is shared with other condominium owners (but lightly used!). The fenced and lighted pool has an adjacent restroom and is well equipped with chairs, recliners and tables. The single garage houses 2 bicycles, for guests' use, with ample room for a car and golf clubs. The newly created Olympic size rowing lake is directly behind the condo offering superb views, walks and cycle rides. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, vacuum, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. The condo will be cleaned prior to your arrival and additional cleaning, if required during your stay, can be pre-arranged at additional cost paid in advance. Mobile laundry services are available if required. Other: Comcast high speed wireless Broadband connection is installed. Please see under 'Outside' below for details of the two lanais both accessed from inside the condominium and which are really an integral part of the condominium.

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