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Swim and Sun in Your Own Holiday Home.

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Gulf Gate house description

Experience the loveliest times of the year in Gulf Gate, southern Sarasota: Fall and or Spring. Available April through mid-December, 2014, and from March, 2015. Your vacation home has a lanai (screened in) pool, which is heated and thus available year-round in the pleasant Florida climate. The house is newly furnished with contemporary furniture and art. Linens and all kitchen needs are provided. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the en-suite bathroom has two walk-in closets. The second bedroom has twin beds and a roll-out trundle bed. The second bath is in the hallway between the bedrooms. The den is smallish, with a flex-sofa that converts to a full-size bed, with a door for privacy if needed for sleeping.

Just about everything is within walking or biking distance. The Gulf Gate community has been described as 'the gourmet center of south Sarasota' with many restaurants within two or three minutes walk (that's right: walk) from the house. Plus bakeries, hair salons, clothing shops, pubs, etc. Notable are Opa-Opa Greek restaurant, Mak's Chinese restaurant, The Veg fish and vegetarian restaurant, Panificio's Italian restaurant and bakery, Thai Steak House, and Randabi's Deli. The community is mostly single-family homes and the people are very friendly.

We are two miles from Siesta Key, which has two outstanding public beaches with ample public parking, tennis courts, etc. Sarasota is also a center of entertainment and cultural events, with its own ballet, symphony orchestra, opera company, and world-class museum. Osalo Theater provides both continuing and repertory stage performances. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Center brings world-renown presentations to downtown Sarasota, just 15 minutes away. There are numerous festivals throughout the year: Sarasota International Movie Festival, June Music Festival, etc. There are such culturally interesting activities as International dancing, chalk-art competitions, art exhibition openings, wild animal parks, and auto museums.

Four minutes' walk from the house is Gulf Gate Shopping Center, with a Publix supermarket, major chain stores, and restaurants. Public golf courses are nearby, as are tennis courts, Mayakka State Park, boat rentals, tours, and hiking. It is near churches and synagogues, and the Gulf Gate Library is nearby, in the Sarasota Square Mall.

This Property is currently available Off-Season, and we have accordingly set modest rates. (Note: During May through December, the minimum rental is two weeks. Also, please consult the rental rate chart for rates the 'instant quote' table can be misleading.)

A cleaning fee upon leaving is partially paid by owners; excess charges are paid by tenants.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                this is a non-smoking residence....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                There is one-step up into the house...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Local and long-distance (continental USA) telephone service is provided...moreless


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    (2) 42 Inch flat screen in living room; smaller one in bedroom...moreless


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing


                      • Dining Area


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Continental USA is free....moreless

                      • Garage
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


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


                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool


                          Write a review 4.4
                          from 7 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          28 night min stay

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Tax Rate 12%


                          Security deposit is required when lease is signed. Rent is required 30 days before tenancy. Security deposit refunded within 30 days of end of occupancy.

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                          Last updated: 12/07/2014
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                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Sarasota International Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          US 41
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Opa-Opa Greek Restaurant
                          540 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Asheville, North Carolina
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Siesta Key Beach

                          Car: Recommended

                          In addition to the beaches, shops, and restaurants quite nearby, it is a 15 ride to Myakka State Park with its scenic trails and air-boat tours of Lake Myakka. Spanish ruins are located about 15 minutes south, and the vibrant downtown area is about 15 minutes north.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: We are both retired (a professor and public school teacher) and wanted to divide our time between Sarasota, with its pleasant life-style, and our children and grandchildren in Maryland & New York. We enjoy reading--mostly mysteries, nights out, folk dancing, dining, and our friends. We are quite active, and try to exercise daily.

                          Why the Owner Chose Gulf Gate:
                          The house with its rather large pool was quite inviting, and the community of mostly individual houses was appealing. We have found the neighbors very friendly, and we like that there are young families as well as retirees around us. Of course, having 20 miles of beach along the Gulf of Mexico helps, as does the proximity to shops, malls, and downtown Sarasota.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          For us, the opportunity to cool off in the pool, and have a lot of open space in the house are all extra pluses.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, Hebrew



                          • Pool Area

                            Pool Area

                          • Kitchen


                          • Dinette


                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • View of the pool

                            View of the pool

                          • Living room, alternate view

                            Living room, alternate view

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Master Bath

                            Master Bath

                          • Den


                          • Second bedroom

                            Second bedroom

                          • Second bathroom

                            Second bathroom

                          VRBO #316613

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                          $3,600 per month (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
                          Minimum stay: 28 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english, Hebrew
                          • Response time: Within 24 hours
                          • Response rate: 80%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/07/2014
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                          (301) 221-6596 (Maryland, USA)

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