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



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have just relocated 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. .

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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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Apr 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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 and theatres. St Armands circle, Main street, free concerts in the park. The Opera is a must do as is the Ballet company. Saturday market in Main street. An amazing eclectic City - Your only limitation is time.! sarasotavillaroy.com

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ale House at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Bobby Jones at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-75 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ale House at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Siesta Key at 5 Miles 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1
1 Jan 2015 - 1 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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. If I have nobody coming in on your departure date I will schedule the clean for next day to allow you to depart at leisure.If guests are coming in you have to vacate by 1100.

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 £1750 GBP or $3000 USD per 4 week rental.

8 weeks before arrival BACS, UK cheque or paypal please ask owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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 excercise 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 favourite as you can park right by the beach and not have too far to carry your chairs etc. Siesta of course is world famous.

Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • waterfront


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 and has been remodelled 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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