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Villa with Private Pool and Enclosed Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Villa in Sarasota, Gulf Coast, Florida, USA - Spacious and Tastefully Decorated Interior, Large Family Room and Relaxing Lounge

This is a beautiful air-conditioned home, ideal for couples and families. There is plenty of space for 6 people due to the 18 x 18 family room. The lounge is an ideal place to get away from the rest of your group and relax with a good book, there are plenty of books provided to choose you holiday read. There is a large and enclosed garden which is ideal for families with children. Included in the garden is a wooden sundeck which is perfect for the early morning and late afternoon sun. The pool is solar heated and very private and excellent for cooling off from the heat of the day or a taking a late afternoon swim.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sue and I live in the UK in Sussex, we have 2 grown up daughters who live very close to us and are frequent visitors, mainly to raid the fridge and borrow the car. Sue and I are both retired. We are kept busy with our 2 granddaughters and the garden.

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12 Reviews

4.6
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous welcoming home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a delight to stay in. We felt really at home in this very modern, well laid out and immaculately clean home.

Everything you could possible want was there and more, very well maintained to a high standard. The owners had thought of everything.

The pool was fabulous with blown up beds and the surrounding area had a great choice of seating, also private and secure.

Beds very comfortable and lots of plump towels for bath, pool and beach.

Fast efficient correspondence with the owners Sue and Alan, great customer service. Would recommend this property to all our friends and relatives and anyone.

Wish we could have stayed longer and will certainly book for our next visit,

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do consider our Florida house as a home and therefore try to create a comfortable and inviting place to stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and delighted that you found that it contained all the essential items you needed. We believe that supplying good quality towels and comfortable furnishings are important to our guests. Glad you had such a good stay and vacation in Sarasota. Thank you.
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4

Lovely house and very homely

  • 4 of 5

Locley location and very homely. All the things you need and felt like home very quickly.just could do with some TLC. Thank you for letting us stay and your neighbors made us very welcome

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves on maintaining our home to a high standard and make regular visits to ensure our guest have a comfortable and relaxing vacation. Last year we had both bathrooms remodelled to a high standard. Earlier this year the house was painted throughout. Unfortunately a recent storm caused a small leak in in the family room roof which resulted in dampness and some damage to the ceiling. This is being rectified this month, with the installation of a new roof, new solar panels and repair and redecoration on the ceiling in the family room. Unfortunately it is difficult to arrange repairs when guests are in the villa so we have to sadly accept that some guests will experience the occasional defect. We are sorry if the damage to the ceiling caused these guests inconvenieve and had a negative impact on their vacation.
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2

Bad experience

  • 2 of 5

Communication with the owners of badly 2*. House is not bad, but far away. Cleanest of the house 4*. Constant scrutiny from neighbors - almost no private. It is impossible to have any visitors, even if it does not violate the rules of stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We accept that not all renters are going to be happy with the terms and conditions of renting our villa. The signed booking form listed 3 persons, but evidences dictates there were many more people using our villa and its facilities for the duration of their rental period. We accept that guests may wish to invite friends to visit and use the pool, but the booking form states clearly, that without prior consent, renters cannot invite overnight guests and the maximum occupancy is 6 people. The communication with us which has been rated poor, is we assume, because we challenged the renters on the number of guest occupying our villa and addressed the concerns of our neighbouring residents. The neighbours were concerned about the number of people using the villa, as these guests were clearly violating the terms and conditions of their rental. Sadly these guests and their visitors abused the trust we place in our loyal renters. We clearly state where the villa is situated and the beaches are approximately a 20 minute drive away and our price reflects the fact the property is not on the beachfront. We are sorry that this reviewer felt it appropriate to leave such a review, however we accept that that not every guest will be happy with how we manage our villa and believe we are right to challenge a renter who we believe is breaking the rental agreement. Fortunately we have many guests who return year upon year and are happy with the villa and its location.
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5

First Vacation in Florida was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Villa is beautiful ,has everything you would need for a great vacation , close to beaches and stores, We enjoyed our stay there very much, Villa was clean well maintained ,layout of the home is perfect, pool was awesome !! Sue and Alan are super nice and helpful in every way, so easy to deal with ..If you are looking for a great place to stay I would recommend you give this Villa a try , I will be going back again !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you had a great vacation Florida and enjoyed staying at the villa. Thank you for your review.
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5

Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Dealing with Sue was very smooth and very efficient. Every question we had was answered. From the moment we walked in the house it felt like home. The home is roomy, bright and very comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped, anything we needed it was there for us to use. The bathrooms are up to date and beautifully decorated, the whole home is. The pool is amazing! The kids never wanted to come out. The location of the home was perfect for us. Bee Ridge offered everything we needed. 15-20mins from Siesta Key and St Armands, depending on traffic. The only small issue was the TV in the living room. We followed directions but still could not get all the offered channels. We had an amazing time! We will for sure be staying there again if not moving to Sarasota before that! :)

Thank you Sue & Alan!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We have tried very hard to ensure that our Florida home feels like your home for your vacation. We have tried to equip it with essentials and extras to make your vacation successful. We are sorry that there were problems with the TV, we are there in May and it will be changed.
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4

Comfortable, well equipped holiday home.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very well furnished and decorated in light, soft colours with attractive wall hangings and ornaments. Everything we needed was provided from linens and towels to crockery, glass, cutlery, cooking utensils, cooking and serving dishes and even a generous supply of washing liquid in the laundry room. The house was clean and welcoming when we arrived and everything worked well, except the TV in the living room where we were unable to get the cable service. We had no trouble receiving it in the main bedroom.

The pool was cleaned every week, but we only used it 3 times,. We had cooler temperatures than are normal for Jan/Feb and the pool was not warm enough for comfort most days. There were bicycles, golf clubs, pool toys and cool boxes for picnics available if we wanted them. The lanai received the afternoon sun and even on cool days was a pleasant place to sit.

The only downside for us was the location. It was a 15 minute drive into central Sarasota or the nearest beach at Siesta Key and the car had to be used to do everything. Easy access to the Interstate 75 made some of the journeys quicker and we did a lot of exploring from Disney World in the north to Naples in the south. We visited the Ringling Complex several times, the Dali Museum, the Theatre and Opera and several State Wildlife Parks.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your view. We are really pleased that you found the villa contained all the amenities you required. We have tried very hard to provide all the amenities for our guests including washing powder and dish washing liquid that are often not included in rental properties. There are some shops and restaurants nearby that are a short walk or bike ride away if you do not want to use a car. Our rental rate does reflect that the villa is a short distance from a beach such as Siesta Key although this maybe a concern for some to others it is seen as a plus as we are close to other attractions such as Myakka and other beaches such as Caspersen and Venice. The SMART TV in the family room is a recent purchase. We have found that some guests have found it not to their liking as it is possible to disconnect the cable channels by mistake. This will be rectified on our next visit.
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Location

From the Owner

As a family we spent most of our summer holidays in Florida and as a result of that decided to buy a house in Sarasota. We enjoy spending our time there as the weather is good, the beaches are fantastic and the lifestyle is relaxed and restful. The neighbourhood is safe and very friendly and our immediate neighbours have become good friends. Locally there are excellent supermarkets for all of the household needs, there are good family restaurants and bars very near. If you want more glamour, Downtown Sarasota is just a 10/15 minutes drive away, where you will find some very good restaurants and nightlife. The Saturday market is the place to be seen and the atmosphere is great and the plus is you can get good food and coffee.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Sarasota is proud to boast some of the best beaches in the world. Siesta Key beach has arguably the finest, whitest sand in the world. Caspersen beach is famous for shelling; find fossilised sharks teeth as you stroll along the shoreline along with some fascinating wildlife.

Travel:

Sarasota Airport 20 minutes. Tampa 45 minutes. Orlando 1 hour 45 minutes. Miami 4 hours.

Distances:

Downtown Sarasota 15 minutes drive.

Publix supermarket walking distance.

Beaches 20 minutes drive.

Golf courses all close by.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Longer stays
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
21 night minimum stay
£1,188
for 21 nights
£396
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day, but we are happy to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Price is for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts offered for rental periods over 3 week. Normal rental period Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible, please contact to discuss details. Discounts for long winter rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house has a large private garden and is just a short drive from fabulous beach with miles of fine white sand. The pool and garden are great for relaxing in and we provide towels for both the pool and beach. When going to the beach there are chairs and umbrellas so you can travel light and make the most of the great coastline. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can take advantage of the nearby golf courses and nature reservations. There are wonderful places to visit locally and you can experience the unspoilt Florida in places like Myakka State Park. We love Sarasota and believe you will also.

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, queen size bed, Cable TV. Bedroom 2 twin beds, Cable TV. Bedroom 3 twin beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This is a beautiful air-conditioned home, ideal for couples and families. There is plenty of space for 6 people due to the 18 x 18 Family room. The lounge is an ideal place to get away from the rest of your group and relax with a good book, there are plenty of books provided to choose you holiday read. Outside: There is a large and enclosed garden which is ideal for families with children. Included in the garden is a wooden sundeck which is perfect for the early morning and late afternoon sun. The pool is solar heated and very private and excellent for cooling off from the heat of the day or a taking a late afternoon swim. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, washing powder is supplied. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included in rental. Towels supplied for use on beach and pool. Villa cleaned before and after rental period, additional cleaning can be arrange direct with cleaning service. Other: Quiet lounge at front of villa, furnished with large sofa and bookcase, side tables and lamps. Formal dining area with seating for 6. Outside dining area with seating for 6 with gas BBQ.

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