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Available weekly some part of the year, but VRBO's Instant Quote is inaccurate at times - click on the 'Rates' tab. The house is a bright, newly remodelled 3 bedroom home near the Siesta Beaches. This property is nestled in a quiet community a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the white sands of Siesta Key and 4 blocks from the shops, restaurants and boat rentals of Stickney Point Bridge area. There are plenty of good restaurants, cafes, pizza,ice cream and boat and bike rentals within walking distance.
This home is situated on a large (just under 0.4 acre) property with a big fenced-in, grass backyard. Kids and dogs love the safe environment in which to play as adults watch from the large (12' x 25') screened lanai, kitchen, or great room. Two bedrooms (1 with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds) and a full bath are on one side of the house. A large (13' X 23') and open great room is in the middle with a view of the backyard and the lanai through French doors. The master suite (13' x 26') with king bed, and large shower-bath is on the other side of the home. The kitchen and Lanai are on the back, off the great room. The home has all new ceramic tile floor, new furniture, a new, fully-functional kitchen with granite counters and center Island, broadband internet, WiFi, and even a printer.
We remodelled this place specifically as a bright and airy Siesta Key-style beach house in 2010. It is designed to accommodate our family and mini-doxies in carefree, tasteful and low maintenance living. We have tried to make this a turn-key place for visitors to enjoy, from coffee grinders to hairdryers to beach toys, we have outfitted it for our use and yours. There is also a guest book, that we and visitors update with menus and brochures from local sites and vendors, including such things as rentals for cribs, baby strollers and sports equipment. There are several places to setup an 'office' for those who can't get completely away from work.
There are so many different things to do in Sarasota, from the art scene to golf to the circus museum with it's million-piece miniature circus display, circus classes for kids in the summer, fishing, shelling, more excellent restaurants than you could visit in a month, good bookstores (both new and used), and of course, all the water sports and the best beach in the world. The neighborhood is a great bike riding and walking area.
See also our other two properties in the same neighborhood, VRBO # 193893 and # 485975.
This property is located across the Intercoastal Waterway from Siesta Key on Border Lane (off Beechwood Ave.), which means you can visit the beaches without having to put up with traffic on the only two bridges, it is a quieter location, and the price is right. An advantage of single family homes in this area is that you are not limited to a single car as with most beach condos, and we accept dogs.
There is a local management company 5 blocks away (on the way to the beach) that will take care of your needs and of course, you can always contact us anytime by phone or email with problems, suggestions or feedback.
Keywords: Bright, beach, Pets, dog, cottage, lanai, porch
We use this house ourselves. Since we live in California, we fly out which means the house has to be very well stocked for our own living and cooking. A MAJOR remodel was completed in Dec. 2010, so it is bright and clean and up to date. ...moreless
At least enough to have one set in the laundry, and another in use....moreless
Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
There is also a wireless Kodak inkjet printer provided. You'll probably need to load the driver (CD provided). No guarantees, so if you REALLY need one, better bring it along....moreless
We outfitted it so we can cook Thanksgiving dinner for our family, and we fly in from California, so it all has to be there. ...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
100% new from the dirt up. Bistro table in a sunny corner is perfect for coffee for two. Granite counters and center island. Seating at the center island and on the greatroom side of the pass-thru into the dining area of the greatroom....moreless
Fall Nov. & Dec. Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015 14 night min stay
Winter - Jan 2016 Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2016 31 night min stay
$3,700 flat fee
Winter - Feb 2016 Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2016 29 night min stay
$3,900 flat fee
Winter - March 2016 Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016 31 night min stay
$3,500 flat fee
Spring - Apr & May 2016 Apr 1 - May 31, 2016 14 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Daily rate is discounted after first 14 days
$500 refundable deposit at reservation time. 50% rent due 30 days before arrival, balance on arrival.
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There is SO much to do here, even beyond the world's best beach and glorious sunsets. Aside from the usual, see dolphin, manatees, feed flamingoes from your hand, pet sea life at the Mote Marine Labs, take in a small circus. Or take in one of the first-rate performances at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center (primarily in the winter). There are too many really good restuarants to visit even in a month. Venture a little farther and take an airboat ride on the Everglades or visit Disney World.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I was born and raised on Siesta Key. Two blocks away (VRBO listing #193893) is a new house on property in my family since to 50's. We live in California now, but visit Sarasota several times a year. We took a very active role in the remodel of this house so that it would suit our needs as well as yours.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: The location is ideal because it is just OFF the Key to avoid heavy summer/winter traffic, but within easy walking distance of Siesta Key beaches, boat and bike rentals, and several very good restaurants, especially for breakfast. The beaches are a 15 minute walk or 4 minute drive.
If you don't know about Siesta Key you should Google it, because it is stupendous and way too much to describe here. However, I'll add that building sand 'drip castles' on this beach is something every one from 2 to 92 should do at least once in this life.
We bought and remodelled this house in 2010 to be another ideal Florida beach house. We live in California, and we made sure the house is fully outfitted so there is no need for us to bring anything with us on the plane.
For us this is a place to go to 'decompress' and relax. We think the beaches are the best in the world, and that big back yard is so quiet and relaxing. There is always some part of the yard in shade and some in sun, so we each have our favorite spots. When we finally get a good dose of relaxing on the beach, on the lanai, in the yard, or on a boat, there are so many things to do nearby the biggest problem is which?
The Unique Benefits at this House: Beaches. Relaxation. Warm weather. Good books (great used book store on Siesta Key). Good restaurants. Magnificent beaches. The Purple People Eater (Van Wezel Peforming Arts Hall...which is purple). Sailor Circus. Boat rentals and coffee shops within walking distance. Really magnificant beaches.