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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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Indian Beach Sapphire Shores house description

Live in paradise! Experience the true serenity of Sarasota Bay with this beautiful home. This multi-million home offers spacious living space and breath taking views in the heart of beautiful Sarasota. Enjoy magnificent sunsets and private white sand beach in the comfort of your own magnificent Mediterranean home. For a real resort experience, we offer kayaks, fishing gear and more at your own accommodation. It does not get any better than this!! Come live the dream!!






Keywords: Mediterranean Estate with Private Beach.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Garage
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • Kayaks

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Video Games
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Video Game Console

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub
              • Private Pool
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Cycling
              • Racquetball
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Basketball Court
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fitness Center
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Surfing
              • Shopping
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Miniature Golf
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sledding
              • Horseshoes
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
               

              Reviews

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              • Incredible Place To Stay!

                Incredible Place To Stay!

                • Guest Amy S.
                • Date of stay 03/08/14
                • Review Submitted 03/16/14
                Our extended family took a once-in-a-lifetime trip and rented this beautiful home. We were all speechless upon arrival. Throughout our stay, we couldn't believe our fortune to have found such a place that appeals to all ages and interests. We had ages 18mos to 70years, and everyone found things to enjoy every single day. Many of us gave up sightseeing in order to relax and enjoy the house and the outdoor space. The bay was wonderful for kayaking and fishing, and discovering unique little (harmless) wildlife, such as horseshoe crabs. We saw dolphins jumping in the bay daily, and a manatee swimming in the park down the block. The kids had a perfect place for building sandcastles, too. Lots of options for recreation and relaxation. The kitchen was expansive and well-equipped, which was great for our large crew. We loved that the pool/hot tub area had fencing around it to keep the little ones out, which wasn't pictured in the photos. This allowed us to keep the doors open wide without worry. There are some pool toys/life jackets, 2 pack-n-plays, and 2 high chairs on-hand, too, which was excellent. Lots of great info and local attraction brochures were provided as well, which was incredibly helpful! The house is also close to shopping, beaches, and a great scenic drive to Longboat Key, which an excellent place to view the sunset over the gulf! On the first day, we were all talking about the NEXT time. Enjoy!!

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • VERY Beautiful Home!! We will rent this again!!

                VERY Beautiful Home!! We will rent this again!!

                • Guest Lisa . (Le Mars, Iowa)
                • Date of stay 01/04/14
                • Review Submitted 01/14/14
                I rent a lot of homes off VRBO and other sites and I have rented some that were awesome and some that were not so great in person...BUT this particular home was Absolutely Gorgeous!! Hands down this property looks just like it does in the photos, it was very well maintained and clean!! Clean is important to me and this one was very very well taken care of!! We traveled in a group of 12 all family...the youngest was 17 up to mid-60's. The older kids loved fishing out in the water, as you can walk out there a long ways as it is quite shallow...(they didn't catch anything but they had fun!!). They did pick up a huge hermit crab and a clam/mussel thing out in the bay, they also seen several horseshoe crabs. And the day before we left there were several dolphins out in the bay playing and they swam by several times all day long. As the sun started setting they actually came in quite close, as the tide was high that day, they came right in the area where the kids were fishing earlier in the day. It was awesome to watch them as I swam in the pool and sat in the hot tub:) We had the pool heated for an extra charge, because during the week of Jan. 4 - Jan. 11 it was only 80 degrees a couple of days but the rest of the week in the 60's and 70's, we were so glad we heated the pool because we used it a lot. The grocery stores are just a short drive away...we really liked the Sweetbay grocery store as it had a lot of variety and a liquor store attached. Marc, the owner is awesome to work with...he answered all my questions promptly and was very honest and helpful. We did talk with the neighbors who are very nice as well!! Several mornings we would walk the area, the homes are gorgeous and the people in the neighborhood are very friendly as well. As I told Marc I would rent his house again in a heartbeat...loved it...loved it!! During your stay in Sarasota drive over to St. Armand’s Circle, and down to Siesta Key and Casey Key there are some really great shops, bars, and site seeing to do (the homes in Casey Key were OMG dream homes!!) We took a boat tour on the La barge that was a blast...we did the afternoon cruse since it was too chilly for the night cruise, but on the night cruise they said they have live music:). Anyway enough rambling...you’re doing a great job Marc, we hope to rent from you again in the future, thank you for everything!! Lisa

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

              • Perfect

                Perfect

                • Guest Larry (Woodland Hills, CA)
                • Date of stay 11/13/13
                • Review Submitted 12/02/13
                Very exclusive property and perfect for our use.... a family reunion. No shortage of kitchen space, utensils, pantry, dishes, etc.. Plenty of seating for a large group (We had a dinner for 17). Loved sitting on the Bay shoreline watching the fish jumping. Definitely would book again for similar occasion.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

              • Even better than expected!

                Even better than expected!

                • Guest Michael (Örebro, Sweden)
                • Date of stay 10/26/13
                • Review Submitted 11/09/13
                We (3 families from Sweden) had big expectations on the house and the surroundings before we arrived. Photos can sometime give a wrong picture of how it is and these did…it is even better than the photos. The area is calm and luxurious. To watch the sunset when the dolphins are swimming around and trouts are jumping just outside the shore is amazing. Fishing from the kayaks was a popular activity in the afternoons. The pool and the jacuzzi was a perfect place for both kids and adults. The only thing that were not according to the description was the number of beds. Two beds were on a loft with no access. The fishing equipment was not in perfect condition but we left a couple of rods and lures. We got a lot of fishes. However, the place was magnificent and we were very satisfied with our stay. I can strongly recommend others to rent this beautiful house.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

              • Le cadre idéal pour des vacances en famille !

                Le cadre idéal pour des vacances en famille !

                • Guest Hugo B.
                • Date of stay 09/01/13
                • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                Comme chaque année, nous partons en famille, à 12, en Floride pour nos vacances d'été et louons une maison à Sarasota. Habitués à louer sur les canaux, nous avons décidé cette année de louer cette villa sur la baie. Autant vous dire que ce choix était un excellent choix ! Qu'il est agréable de se lever le matin avec une vue sur la mer et de pouvoir aller bronzer sur sa plage privée, au bout du jardin ! Ou encore d'avoir la dure question de savoir si nous allons aller se baigner à la piscine ou à la mer, le tout sans bouger de chez soi ! La maison est une magnifique villa méditerranéenne, très moderne, et équipée toutes commodités : 2 salons, salles de bain privatives pour chaque chambre, cuisine toute équipée, grande piscine (idéale pour les volleyball), jacuzzi et même une salle de cinéma ! Pendant que les enfants passaient leurs journées à la piscine, nous avons pu profiter des canoës mis gratuitement à notre disposition pour une promenade dans la magnifique baie de Sarasota. Nous avons aussi fait du vélo dans le quartier qui est très calme et agréable. La villa se trouve à moins de 5 minutes de l'aéroport et à 15 minutes de la plage de Siesta Key, élue plus belle plage des États-Unis ! Avec vos enfants, ne manquez pas le Ringling Museum, un musée ludique sur le cirque de la famille Ringling, famille très impliquée dans l'histoire de la ville. En résumé, une superbe maison dans un cadre idyllique (les pieds dans l'eau, plage privée, palmiers, et une vue imprenable sur la baie de Sarasota) et des propriétaires parlant couramment français toujours à votre disposition pour vous donner des idées d'activités et de sortie. Le cadre idéal pour des vacances en famille !

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/9

              • Great beach house

                Great beach house

                • Guest Becky K.
                • Date of stay 06/29/13
                • Review Submitted 07/14/13
                Great place..however, there were some things that need addressing. In the pictures, it showed to be a beachfront property, small beach in pictures. No beach..The shower in the master bath did not function properly. The water did not come out of all the heads properly.., just barely sprayed. The. Toilet closet in the green shower roomed smelled of urine. I tried all kinds of things to clean it... May have a leak . It was a Great place for a vacation. I feel that those things I mentioned just need some maintenance. The picture of the beach needs to be taken off the site.

                Owner response: First of all, thank you for your review and for staying at our home. We really appreciate any advice we can get to make the rental experience better for the next renters. With only 7 hours to clean the entire home, wash linens/towels, pool/hot tub maintenance, etc... It is very difficult for us to improve the home without renters input. We have not had a single day of vacancy in the past months and everything needs to be done within those 7 hours per week when no renters are in the home. Re- Urine Smell: Perhaps the cleaning products the maintenance crew used were too strong.... sewer leak would not smell of solely urine and would have gotten worse over time... never had a complaint for this before or after this rental….. Re- Shower Pressure: The previous renters had turned down water pressure with the adjustable valve, issue is resolved. Thank you for bringing this up to our attention. Re- Beach Area: The photos from the website were all taken by a professional photographer in town. I have no problem giving any interested renter his contact information to confirm he did come to the house to take every single photo listed. We did not take a picture of someone else’s backyard... Anyone concerned, please just Google map the property. Of course, when the tide is high, you have less sand and more water..... and with the strong summer storms almost daily, it is hard to prevent erosion. However, we do not alter our backyard (removing seaweed birds feed on, adding purchased sand, etc…) Please keep in mind this is not an "artificial beach in Dubai" with 0 wildlife but rather a real habitat for birds, fish, mangroves, etc... If you want a huge white sandy beach with the tourists, perhaps renting on Siesta Key or Lido Key would be a better option. Thanks again for the heads up on the shower issue and all the best to you and your family!

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/15

              • Dream Come True

                Dream Come True

                • Guest Kim L.
                • Date of stay 12/06/12
                • Review Submitted 01/14/13
                What a beautiful place to get married! I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay with a family. We were comfortable with as many as 12 people staying together. It was clean and easy to keep that way. The two-year old and the octogenarian seemed equally pleased with our accommodations. We had the pool and hot tub heated and it was well worth it. The owner was great - available to answer any questions that weren't already covered in the helpful binder of information we found on the kitchen counter upon arrival. Thank you. Our stay was a dream come true!

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

              • Awesome House!!

                Awesome House!!

                • Guest Cindy D.
                • Date of stay 07/28/12
                • Review Submitted 08/14/12
                Our family was very excited to stay at this house because the pictures were beautiful. It certainly lived up to the pictures! The house was absolutely beautiful and Marc was awesome. We called him twice and he responded immediately to our questions. We had 6 adults and 4 kids in the home and had plenty of room. The kids loved the kayaks on the bay!! Our only recommendation would be some additional televisions and Marc said they are already on the way. Would highly recommend it and have already sent the link to several of my friends. Would stay there again in the future. Thanks Marc for such a lovely home!!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

              • Vacation renters

                Vacation renters

                • Guest Bren (Fairland, In )
                • Date of stay 05/27/12
                • Review Submitted 06/05/12
                Loved the location on the Bay. Found more shells than I ever have right in the back yard beach. The swimming pool to ourselves was great also. The master bedroom upstairs has a shower with 8 jets and two shower heads that sprayed on you which felt so good all over. Like getting a massage. The balcony upstairs has a great view. Downstairs kitchen was huge. Living room was nice to relax and watch movies. Brought some of our own. But can purchase movies from the Tv. The owner had answered questions we had thru email. And concerns we had were taken care of. So overall a great vavcation. Just disappointed the poles weren't in working condition.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                Owner response: Thank you for your stay in our property! You were all great renters and your advice will make this home more enjoyable for all future renters! Brand new fishing poles are on the way ;) Again, thank you very much for your advice and for being such great renters !

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 10/10

              • Great Vacation!

                Great Vacation!

                • Guest Donna (Dacono, Colorado)
                • Date of stay 03/02/12
                • Review Submitted 03/15/12
                What an experience! I felt like we were living in a dream world! There are so many great things to say, so I'll just start listing them: opening the glass doors and letting all the warmth and breeze in was so inviting; the kitchen was a dream...the stove top was a little tricky, but we got the hang of it; all the bathrooms were extremely helpful; while I didn't get into the pool or hot tub, the "young" people of our group spent a great deal of time enjoying the spa-like feel; I thoroughly enjoyed the landscaping...there were different types of palm trees on the lot and flowers in bloom...a tropical getaway for certain; our group enjoyed the kayaks and even fished from them; yes, fish were caught; clams were even dug up out of the sand in the bay and on our final night we had a fish and clam bake...YUM!; well-worth the money to stay in this luxurious home. It was a wonderful place to spend a week with all of my family.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 13/13

               
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              Year Purchased: 2005


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              • One part of the Shaded Patio

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              Date last modified - Friday, June 28, 2013

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