Luxurious Waterfront Pool Home in Sarasota
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
The property is located in the Harbor Acres – well known as the best neighborhood in Sarasota. Situated on a large private lot on the water with boat slips, the property is only a 5 minute walk to over a dozen top restaurants, sport bars and spas. It is only a 15 minute walk to the downtown area and spectacular bayside marina and park with jetski and paddle boat rentals, tiki bar and children's playground. Also a 15 minute walk to the arts district with restaurants, art galleries and the historic Burns Court theater. Shelby Botanical Gardens with its famous orchid exhibitions and spectacular views is just a few blocks walking distance from the property. Only a 10 minute drive to Siesta Beach (voted #1 beach in the USA). Activities available to renters include cycling (6 adult bicycles and 2 kids bicycles are provided), kayaking (a 2 person kayak is provided), walking or roller-blading through the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods (“West of the Trail”), and exploring the magnificent Florida Gulf Coast. St Armands circle with its European style restaurants, cafes and ice-cream parlors is only a 10 minute drive. Morton's gourmet grocery store is a short walking distance from the property (2 blocks), and Whole Foods Market is about a 5 minute drive. A perfect vacation spot, so come and have a great time!
- 1 story
- 3400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- Bay view, on-suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- Tropical garden view with on-suite bath
- Bedroom 3
- 1 queen
- Garden view, seperate bathroom
- Bedroom 4
- 2 twin/ single
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, tub, shower
- Steam cabin, his-her sink
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
- Bathroom 3
- toilet, shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Iron & Board
- Living Room seats 7
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lawn / Garden
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Water View
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Medical Services
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
Rare find in Sarasota's multi-million dollar neighborhood on the water. Walking distance to a dozen or more restaurants, gourmet grocery store, downtown marina and park, Ringling Causeway bridge, Selby Gardens, Burns Court historic district, and much more. 10 minute drive to some of the best beaches in the United States. ...morecollapse
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Pescado . Australia
Pescado . Australia
My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend our month long vacation at Hillview by the bay in November, 2012. The weather was perfect at that time of the year. After a very tiring trip across the ocean, we were delighted to arrive to this piece of tropical paradise. The house was charming and spacious, and beautifully decorated - it felt like home from the moment we walked in. Having the view of the bay from our bedroom and waking up to that scene every morning was amazing. We still miss that. A gourmet grocery store is just a short walk way which made life easy. We could get anything we needed there from the finest steaks, to Florida stone crabs, to gourmet cheeses and absolutely amazing desserts. The restaurant choices were also incredible - we could eat anything from Italian to Indian, all on the same street. We could have eaten at a different restaurant every night if we wanted to :) We discovered that Siesta beach is only a short drive – a truly magnificent beach, a must see - so every morning we took an hour walk on this beautiful white sandy beach. The sand was like talcum powder. As we both love the outdoors, we also took bike-rides almost every day. Our favorite spot was the downtown marina park around sunset. The sailboats around the bay are gorgeous and offer great photo taking opportunities. We took a sunset cruise one day from the marina and we even saw some dolphins along the way. It was a great trip. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home. We will be returning :)
- Guest Pes
- Date of stay 11/01/12
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Julianna Koteles, Budapest, Hungary My partner and I stayed at Hillview for 2 months last June and July. It was the vacation of a lifetime. The location was perfect. Coming from Europe, we thought that we would need a car to get around, but we were pleasantly surprised to find out that many restaurants were just a few minutes away. Our favorite was Sam Sneads Tavern - they have the best ribs in the world. We also enjoyed the kayak provided by the owners. We explored the coves of Sarasota which gave us a whole different perspective of the area. We used the pool almost every day as it was hot - the cool refreshing pool water was perfect in the heat. The house was fully equipped and we were very comfortable. As I enjoy cooking, I was happy to see that the kitchen had everything that we could possibly need. Having a full serviced office area also made it easy to conduct our business away from home. We loved the house and all of its amenities, but what we most enjoyed was the outside space. We spent many afternoons on the dock, having a glass of wine, watching the birds and fish swimming in the water. We had a great time and I would recommend this treasure to anyone who is looking for a great vacation spot close to everything, yet still very private and intimate.
- Guest Teri
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/22/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
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7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 1
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fees $250 per stay.
Sarasota and Florida State sales taxes (12%) included in the price.
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- Nearest Airport: Sarasota at 7 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 75 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Siesta Beach at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Gecko's sports bar at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sam Sneads Grill at 0.4 Miles
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: The owner of the property is a successful technology entrepreneur and travels extensively for his business interests. Originally from Australia, he now has homes in Costa Rica and Europe and spends several months a year overseas. He purchased the property in 1998 and has extensively renovated every aspect of the interior and exterior over the past 14 years. The owner describes the property and the living experience in the local Sarasota area as “a tremendous high quality lifestyle”, especially with all the extensive amenities of the property, a great local climate, access to the waterfront and area beaches, and Sarasota’s rich cultural and arts heritage.
Why the Owner Chose Harbor Acres:
Luxury waterfront pool home close to EVERYTHING: Close proximity to downtown and waterfront marina (15 minute walk) Close proximity to over a dozen fine restaurants (5 minute walk) Close proximity to Sarasota Memorial Hospital (3 minute drive) Close proximity to Siesta Key and local area beaches (10 minute drive) Bring your own boat option
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Features of this beautiful home include the following: · Large private lot, with 6 boat slips · 3400 square foot of open living space · 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) · 3 full bathrooms · 2 ½ car garage · 2 master suites · 3 separate living areas · Marble wood burning fireplace · Wet bar · Baby grand piano and variety of guitars · In-ground pool and screened in lanai · Outdoor barbecue and lanai dining area · Waterfront dock and dining area · Single floor, wheelchair accessible · Outdoor rose garden sitting area · 2 person kayak · 4 bicycles · Treadmill & exercise machine · Basketball hoop · In shower steam unit · Jacuzzi tub in bathroom · Pet friendly up to 25 lbs · Internet radio · Wireless internet . Baby playpen, high-chair & rocker · Large office area - printer, scanner, external monitor · 9 speaker surround sound system · Central heat - A/C · Garbage disposal · Side by side fridge with ice-maker · Water filtration system on fridge and kitchen sink · Extensive kitchen appliances including Soda Stream · Separate laundry room with sink, washer and dryer
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Front Entrance - based on Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.
Main Living Area - marble fireplace, baby grand piano and more.
In-Ground Pool - solar heating, screened lanai, BBQ, outdoor dining.
Master Suite Bathroom - skylights, large Jacuzzi bath, in-shower steam unit.
Second Master Suite Bedroom - contemporary style, spectacular garden view.
Dockside Dining Area - catch and eat your dinner or just dine waterside.
Main Living Bathroom - natural eco-theme, large shower.
Pool Area - heated pool, outdoor dining area, screened lanai, BBQ, pool light.
Dock Area - 6 boat slips, kayak, swim ladder, lock-up dock-box, dining area.
Sarasota's spectacular downtown marina and waterfront park - amazing.
Ringling home and museums from the famous 1920's Ringling Bros. Circus.
Unconditional Surrender Statue, part of Sarasota's rich cultural/arts heritage.
View from the dock - fishing, kayaking, dining ... all from your back yard.
Kitchen - granite, large fridge, ice maker, water filter, very well equipped.
Master Suite Bedroom - large, contemporary, overlooks the waterfront.
Outdoor Sitting Area - overlooking the rose gardens and basketball court.
Second Master Suite Bathroom - Florida style with Jacuzzi tub.
Third Guest Bedroom - Asian theme with flat screen TV.
Fourth bedroom - adolescent theme (also have high chair stroller & play-pen).
Large, well equipped office with Wi-Fi, wireless printing and flat screen TV.
Siesta Beach - voted #1 beach in the USA and in the top 10 beaches in the world.
Ringling Causeway bridge on beautiful Sarasota Bay (2 min by boat, 15 min walk).
Sunset on Sarasota beaches - absolutely world class and hard to beat.
Cosmopolitan and world famous shopping - St. Armands Circle (10 min drive).
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