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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:29 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Serenata condo description

Looking for location? Welcome to Serenata, one of Sarasota’s most sought after resort communities in the heart of all the amenities. Located at the intersection of University Parkway and Tuttle Ave, Serenata is just 10 minutes away from Lido and Siesta Key beaches and down the street from the highly anticipated 'The Mall at University Town Center'... open now!

Serenata reveals beautiful lake views and offers something for everyone in a secure gated community. Enjoy relaxing at the amazing pool area, a game of tennis at the lighted tennis court, or keep active at the 24hr fitness center. Feel like socializing? Drop by the friendly resident lounge and media center featuring free WiFi, a large screen TV, pool and poker tables!

This top floor stunning 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom unit features airy 10ft ceilings and a relaxing lakeside view. Wake up to an early morning coffee or wind down with an evening cocktail on the enclosed lanai area. Everything is brand new… you will be surrounded by brilliant cherry hardwood flooring, a granite counter top kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and comfortable modern furniture! The spacious bedrooms feature solid dark wood queen-size bedroom sets, walk-in closets, brand new 43' plasma HDTVs, and ensuite bathrooms. Relax and enjoy your stay with the main room 51' plasma multiroom DVR HDTV, Natuzzi leather furniture, high speed wireless internet, and free North America home phone.

This luxury lake-view condominium underwent a complete renovation in late 2012 and is fully furnished with everything you will need and more to enjoy your stay!


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1124 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Non-smoking unit including lanai area...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Other (Occasional Use): 1 queen

            Queen folding bed frame with memory foam mattress...moreless

          • Beautiful solid wood queen size bedroom sets with plenty of dresser/armoir storage. A thick comfortable queen size memory foam mattress is provided for occasional main room use....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Two clean spacious ensuite bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Onsite: Lighted tennis court, gym quality fitness center, walking trail inside gated resort, large pool with spacious sun deck, 24hr controlled access gates, car-care center in complex, beautiful landscaping. The Serenata common room area has a 'book swap' reading center available to all guests. Other Nearby Amenities: Grocery shopping, Dry cleaning, Pharmacy, Liquor stores, Banking / ATMs, Hospital / Medical clinics, Big-box store shopping, Churches, Playgrounds as well as Marinas, Library, Museums, Art Galleries, Performing Arts, Live Theatre, Cinema, Boutique Shopping, Sightseeing, Nightlife pubs/bars, and Live music....moreless


              • Books:

                Serenata offers a guest book swap area. Great for trading in your book and finding a new read!...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Game Room:

                Poker Table located in the community Common/Media Room...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                Pool Table in the community Common Area/Media Room...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                High definition fiberoptic through Verizon (Fios)...moreless

              • Stereo:

                iPod speaker docking station in main living area...moreless

              • Television:

                3 new flatscreen Samsung HDTVs, 51' main room TV plus one 43' HDTV per bedroom...moreless


              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Lake view with water fountain features....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    New 7-piece solid wood dining room set...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Brand new quiet high-efficiency A/C unit installed September 2012...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Quiet, fast clothes dryer, located inside the condo...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    24hr Fitness Center access with Yoga room + free WiFi access...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance North America plan in place...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Verizon FIOS High speed Wireless Internet provided...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    4-piece Natuzzi leather sectional and chair set, 51' Samsung slim-plasma HDTV with multi-room Verizon DVR HDTV box....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Ample guest parking located immediately in front of the condo building, near the unit access stairs...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Verizon home phone with 4 cordless phones...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Located in the laundry area inside the condo...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi provided...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Love a good coffee, we have it! Keurig K-cup machine, Starbucks Verismo pod machine, conventional coffeemaker, and electric kettle provided...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All cookware and utensils provided...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishes, utensils are provided...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Quiet, stainless steel built-in dishwasher...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Granite countertops, double undermount sink, garbage disposal unit (garburator/insinkerator)...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Over-range large built-in microwave...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    The kitchen has a quick access pantry closet with plenty of shelved storage space...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Stainless steel range...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony:

                    Complete with 4-chair patio furniture set and Weber electric infrared grill...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Enclosed lanai with comfortable cushion seating...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber electric infrared grill located on the condo lanai area. Outside BBQ charcoals pit areas are located around the resort including adjacent to building 7...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    A tennis court is located in the resort area for guest use. Lighted for night use....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Large heated pool area located at the center of the resort. The pool was completely refinished/retiled Sep, 2013!...moreless

                  • Heated Pool


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 12 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  29 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Exit Cleaning Fee $200
                  • Refundable DamageDeposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%


                  Please note, rentals are for a minimum of one month period. Seasonal or longer term rentals are welcomed!

                  Please contact owner for monthly rate and payment details. Rates provided are subject to Florida state tax 6.5% as well as Manatee County Resort Tax 5% = 11.5% total. Rates and fees are subject to change until booking confirmed.

                  Payment in USD accepted in the following options: Bank issued Cashier's Check, Bank draft / Money Order, PayPal electronic payment (Paypal transfer fee responsibility of guest). 50% of rental rate due at the time of booking, remaining funds due 30 days before arrival.

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                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rev-el-ry Pub & Grill
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  University Park Country Club
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US Route 301 and I-75 (3 miles away)
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant
                  8.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lido and Siesta Key Beaches

                  Car: Recommended

                  You are positioned alongside University Parkway's trendy dining and coffee shops with easy access to grocery stores, pharmacy, and a multitude of shopping…all within a stone’s throw of Serenata. You are just a quick drive to the keys and the magnificent plush white sands of Siesta Key Beach, ranked #1 beach in North America! Take a walk around the prominent St. Armand’s Circle and enjoy the boutique shops and great dining. Or take a 15min drive to the outstanding shopping at the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall. Check out The Mall at University Town Center opening Oct 2014 right on University Parkway! The opportunities are endless with Sarasota’s renowned art galleries, performing arts and theatres, sailing and watersport adventures, and a host of some of the best golfing on Florida’s pristine Gulf Coast.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We have vacationed in many destinations throughout Florida and found that the Sarasota area offers just about everything... first class beaches, a multitude of restaurants, access to many great golf courses, and incredible shopping.

                  Why the Owner Chose Serenata:
                  We loved this safe, gated community. The grounds are immaculate and it has a warm friendly atmosphere. It is in an ideal location within walking distance to almost every amenity you could ask for. Quick access to Lido and Siesta Key beaches as well as the many local arts and theater attractions.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Our condo offers a quiet top floor picture-perfect lakeside view, beautiful dark hardwood flooring, solid wood furniture, and a new modern kitchen that give the unit a 'feel-at-home' atmosphere. We enjoy the mornings with a fresh coffee on the lanai or relaxing at what we see as one of the best pool areas in all of Sarasota!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Welcome to Serenata!

                    Welcome to Serenata!

                  • View of Pool area taken from condo unit lanai

                    View of Pool area taken from condo unit lanai

                  • Water View of Building 7

                    Water View of Building 7

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Guest Bedroom

                    Guest Bedroom

                  • Common Area and Media Room

                    Common Area and Media Room

                  • Fitness Center in Complex

                    Fitness Center in Complex

                  • Sunset Poolside

                    Sunset Poolside

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master bathroom

                    Master bathroom

                  • Common Area Pool and Poker Tables

                    Common Area Pool and Poker Tables

                  • Lighted Tennis Court inside gated community

                    Lighted Tennis Court inside gated community

                  VRBO #437586

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $2,900 per month (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 29 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 88%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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