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Lovely Villa With South Facing Patio, All Day Sun And Caged Solar Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Sarasota, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA - Quiet Residential Area 15 Minutes To Siesta Key Beach, Shopping And Golf Courses

Tastefully furnished in Florida style. This home is equipped to a high standard with everything to make your holiday enjoyable. TV's in 2 of the bedrooms with the latest fibre optic service with 120 channels Wi-fi internet and free state to state and Canada calls. 2 Docking stations for ipod/mp3 players. Situated in a quiet residential area of Sarasota, very central and 15 minutes from beach, Chairs, Coolers for beach. Golf clubs, tennis racquets. 15 mins to malls including the new University Town Centre one opened October 2014. Also 10 minutes to about 9 golf courses.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Dorothy

I relocated back to the South of England from the remote West Highlands.where battling against the elements became a way of life. It was beautiful but remote,Loved it but the weather was just too much in the end. Now settled in Rustington on the South Coast. Delightful village close to good friends and an area I knew and loved.

We started going to Florida over 25 years ago and during a bad hurricane one year, we had an mandatory evacuation from the island we were on, a friend rang and offered us her home for the weekend. Having always stayed in a condo complex We loved the privacy of our own pool and the outlook over the small lake. 6 months later she rung us to say she was selling we had first refusal. My husband did not hesitate the rest as they say is history. Sarasota has become my second home. The beaches are beautiful. I never get tired of finding new things to do. Restaurants, art galleries.Theaters, St Armand's circle, Main Street. Free concerts in the park. The Opera and the Ballet. Saturday Market in Main Street. A truly amazing eclectic City. Your only limitation is time.

Dorothy purchased this villa in 2000

Why Dorothy chose Sarasota

Its a real home from home. Very well equipped central to everything to make your holiday go well.

What makes this villa unique

The house is in a very quiet safe residential area of Sarasota with wonderful neighbors. Yet it is central and convenient to the Malls, Beaches North or South, the Barrier Islands, Golf courses (10 within 10 minutes drive). The very large South facing patio area is perfect for dining Al Fresco or just snoozing after a day on the beach. There are many parks near by and one just a few minutes away The Urfer Family Park with swings etc for the children. The new link road thru Honore has lovely walking paths for you to get that little exercise you may want. Nearby Tennis courts are on a first come first served basis and are free.

The beaches are a 20 minute drive away with Lido being my favorite as you can park right by the beach and not have too far to carry your chairs etc. Siesta of course is world famous.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for the opportunity to rent your villa. We thoroughly enjoyed your home and all it has to offer. Golf courses were plentiful and good value. We all had a lovely time in Sarasota lazing on the beaches of Lido Key and Siesta key. Steve

We absolutely loved the villa. What a lovely lovely place. We felt instantly at home there and it was just heaven lazing around the pool after 2 weeks in the theme parks of Orlando. We were also lucky enough to see a couple of the gorgeous Sarasota sunsets at Siesta Key. What an amazing sight. We fell in love with that place! Just paradise. We were very sorry that we didn't have longer at your villa. Nikki

Just leaving Sarasota. We've had a fantastic time in your very beautiful villa many thanks Mark.

Just a quick note to say how much we have enjoyed our months holiday in sunny Sarasota, the villa has been far more than our expectations. Don and Denise ,
Oct 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Sarasota in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties, No noise after 10pm outside Florida law.
  • Sheets to be started day of departure. Beach towels to be washed and put away prior to departure.
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Lovely En-suite bathroom with large walk in shower to master bedroom. Plentiful supply of towels. Remodelled bathroom October 2014 with bath and shower over, to share for twins. Plentiful supply of towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master with queen size bed/en-suite and Flatscreen TV. Fitted wardrobe and large chest of drawers plus bedside cabinet. 2 twin rooms. One of the twins has a TV. Both twins have fitted wardrobes and chests/bedside cabinets. There is a docking station
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are loungers for the beach and cool boxes, Various board games i.e. Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Monopoly. 4 sets of golf clubs (one woman's) oldish but useful. Couple of fishing rods. 4Tennis Raquets - Tennis courts 10 minutes away first come first served. Outside: The pool is 28 x 16 with 2 mosiac dolphins on the bottom it is heated by solar with a blanket for winter use. It is for your sole use. The Patio area is large and has a covered in area with roof fan where you can shade from the sun, read a book or just doze. There is a Martha Stewart table and 6 chairs and a gas BBQ for dining al fresco whilst watching the wildlife in the small lake. The garden surrounding the Lanai is lawn with a few shrubs. Utility Room: Maytag front loading washing machine, maytag tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board. Washing line in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Generous amount of Linen and towels provided, including beach towels. Final clean included in price.


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Lovely Villa With South Facing Patio, All Day Sun And Caged Solar Heated Pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
Madison, Connecticut

A beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home! It was very clean and comfortable with everything needed to make it feel like home. We loved the enclosed pool! We swam each afternoon after a day at Siesta Beach, which was just a 15-20 minute drive away. The home is located near many restaurants and grocery stores, yet located in a quiet neighborhood. Dorothy was very helpful in answering any questions we had. She provided us with many recommendations for things to do in the area. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julie and Tom. You are so kind. I do try to make the house a home from home for my guests. Having rented myself for many years and finding the places lacking in basics I know what I expect. You will be welcome back at any time Dorothy
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Lot's of golf nearby

  • 5 of 5

Nice three bedroom home. We enjoyed the pool and being close to shopping and only 15 or 20 minutes away from Siesta Beach

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Midlands uk

Lovely villa and a joy to stay in

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, very homely and comfortable. Our daughter loved the pool and with the sun on it all day she did t want to leave. Fully stocked with all the home comforts and extras in the garage for the beach. Will definitely come back 👍

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. As it is my base for a number of months of the year it is a home. We rented for years and were dismayed when we had to buy glasses or mugs as there was nothing in the properties. Recognising that these holidays cost a lot of money. I want for my guests what I expect when I rent. A lot of towels, kitchen essentials etc and good things for the beach. Please do come back and join the many returners I have built up over the years. - Dorothy
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Sarasota Stay

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to find the property beautifully set out and very clean, all extras had been left to make the stay more comfortable, with lots of little extras left to help with washing, dishwasher, pool toys, beach chairs, cool boxes Etc. and more towels than you could ever need.

The house had some lovely books about the areas and a very comprehensive folder of all sorts of information and reviews which made getting around and finding lovely restaurants simple.

Everything was just as in the photos with a very comfortable lounge area with big TV (live Premiership football on channel 71 much to my husbands delight!), all bedrooms were very nice and cool with the AC, but the best bit was the pool area, fantastic big warm pool with lots of room around it then a huge BBQ in the corner so you could BBQ inside the pool area while the children swam it was the nicest pool area of all the of the properties we stayed at.

House was in a great location for the Freeway to get in and out of town with easy drives to the restaurants, beach and tourist areas, also very near the shops needed, I would recommend the Publix supermarket 3 minutes away.

The owners were very helpful and dealt with all payments and the retuning of deposit very quickly. We would rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sam Thank you so much for your generous review. I had not asked for them before but noticed that it gave the property a boost on Owners direct website. I am really appreciative. I hope I can welcome you back again one day Dorothy
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What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week in your lovely villa. We have stayed in many, many villas in Florida over the past 18 years and this was the first time that we hadn't had to stock up on basics, from washing up liquid to salad dressings and relishes. What a bonus.

The house is beautifully kept and clean, the pool area a delight, with plenty of sun loungers and enough shade to keep the hot Florida sun off us if we so desired. The pool was heated to perfection and the outlook over the lake was delightful. Another bonus for us was the efficiency of the wifi.

Many thanks for the information you sent us regarding location and local restaurants. Yoders for breakfast was just perfect.

Dream location, not too far from beach and you were a delightful, helpful owner. Perfect.

I could go on and on but am afraid that if I do, there won't be a spare week or so for us when we want to return!!! 😎

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Myakka River State Park
Air boat rides and you will see Alligators! also canopy walks high above the park.
Gasparilla Island State Park
My favourite place real Old Florida but there is a $6 dollar toll to go across the bridge on...
Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions
See the Lippizan horses go through their paces ready to go out on the road. This is their wi...
Rod & Reel Pier
The quaintest old pier on tip of the island. Excellent for fishing and the food is goof too....
The Dalí Museum
See the very modern art gallery housing some of Dali's works
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
This has to be the most amazing place to visit. See the miniature circus to realise how big ...
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ale House
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bobby Jones
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ale House
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Siesta Key
Car: necessary


Siesta Key beach is approximately 15 to 20 minutes away as is Lido Beach - Lido beach has a swimming pool and sun loungers about $3 a day. Whilst more remote beaches are situated on Longboat Key, Anna Maria to the North via the Barrier islands and to the South, Nokomis and Caspersen.


Sarasaota airport is 15 minutes away.

Tampa 1 hour.

Orlando 2 hours.

Sanford 2.50 hours.

Miami 3 hours.


St Armands circle with its wonderful range of restaurants and upmarket shops is approximately 15 min from the house passing the Marina where it is lovely to walk. Sit outside O'Leary's here on a Friday and listen to the music. Or enjoy the smarter Marina Jack's and watch the boats come and go. To the South about 30 minutes down the I-75 is Venice old town lovely shops and places to eat.

Saturday mornings visit the market on Main street - delightful

Further Details:

There is a Publix supermarket, bank and restaurants all within 10 minutes drive. A car is essential however to really enjoy this wonderful area.

Sarasota is without doubt a cultural Wonderland with art galleries, ballet, theatres for your enjoyment. Main street with its range of eclectic restaurants as well as Hollywood 20 cinema complex with free parking for patrons. All within 10 minutes drive from your holiday home.

Should you wish to experience Florida at its best you have on hand the Mote Marine Museum where there are touch tanks for the children to experience sealife at its best. Boat Trips out in the bay where Dolphins swim alongside and you may see a Manatee! But to really experience swimming with Manatees go to Crystal River in October where you can swim with these Magnificent creatures.

The house contains loads of info on what to do and see while here. Airboat rides in Myakka whilst watching alligators in their natural habitat.

From January to April you can visit the world famous Lippizan horses and watch them perform at their winter home on singletary road a breathtaking sight - its free but donations welcome.

There are golf clubs 2 mens 1 womens set, 2 Bicycles and a carrying rack (bikes used at own risk) plus helmets. 4 Tennis racquets and balls.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Sarasota, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100/$150 per week deposit required at time of booking and final payment 8 weeks before rental is commenced. A security deposit of £100/$150 is required. To be returned post rental after inspection. We accept US cheques. Please check the availability calendar before making an enquiry. Prefer online banking or Paypal.

Changeover Day:
I am flexible with bookings, knowing that flights can be expensive at weekends. 1100 is the set departure time please do not ask to stay later as the house has to be cleaned etc for next guests. PLEASE NOTE I AM LOOKING TO RENT OUT FOR 3 WEEKS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD DO NOT ASK FOR A ONE WEEK BOOKING.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and US Dollars. There is a £100 or $150 dollar security deposit required at time of booking on top of rental price. Refundable when it is confirmed there is no damage to house or pool. Long winter lets welcome £1850 GBP or $3000 USD per 4 week rental.* PLEASE NOTE THE FREE CANCELLATION NOTE IS NOT CLEARED BY ME AND WILL BE REMOVED AS SOON AS OWNERS DIRECT REPLY*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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