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Villa with Private Pool and Enclosed Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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.

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this unique

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.

15 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

4

Clean, roomy home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and the proximity to Siesta Key Beach. Owners' instructions and information were clear and helpful. Only drawback was that the beds squeaked.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. We are the next people in the house so will investigate the squeaks and tighten the bolts on the bed frame.
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5

Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed staying in this house for the winter of 2017. We were delighted to find the house clean and functional. The pictures and narrative provided an accurate description of the house. The house was well supplied with beach chairs, pool toys, and essential house supplies. The neighbors were friendly. The pool area was very inviting and we spent many hours outside in the screened in area. Thank you Sue and Alan for sharing your house with us this winter. We greatly enjoyed our stay in Sarasota.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and has everything you need for a Florida vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this house. It was clean and spacious. The pool was a wonderful amenity, as was the fully stocked garage with everything you could need for the beach - chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, rafts, and even beverage coolers. The owners were very responsive, the key arrived in plenty of time with ample directions and instructions. Sarasota itself is a great place to stay, and the house is only a 10-15 minute drive to Siesta Key. Would easily recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We like to provide all items that we believe will make your vacation a comfortable and relaxing stay. We have had our cleaner for over 10 years and she does a very good job keeping the house clean and tidy for guests. We are really glad your enjoyed our house and Sarasota.
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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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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
 
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

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome

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.