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Paradise Shores- Beautiful, Luxurious Bay Front Cottage with Pool and Spa

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paradise Shores house description

Saraphina`s Cottage is located in Paradise Shores, right on Sarasota Bay, just south of Harbor Acres, in one of the most sought after and beautiful neighborhoods in Sarasota.
Saraphinas Cottage is a historic home, designed by architect William Magill Thompson in the 1950s, having been completely, lovingly renovated over the past few years. It is unlike any other, retaining the romantic cottage appeal, evoking the irresistible charm of Old Florida with it`s beautiful cedar plank ceilings, 1950 style beach blue fridge, gas stove and dish washer, wainscoting, gorgeous hardwood floors, built- in book shelves and entertainment center, new kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms and beautiful details throughout.

The house was taken down to the studs, expanded in some areas and completely remodeled between 2010 and 2013. A garage was added, the pool and spa were re-surfaced and a gas heater was installed; the yard was re-designed and beautifully landscaped and fenced in.
The furnishings are new, tasteful and complement the style of the cottage perfectly. You will have all the comforts of home and more.
Everyone who enters the cottage is in awe of its beauty and captured by its unique charm. Enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced yard, your own dock to watch the stunning sunsets, a heated pool and spa, screened patio, the breeze and the beautiful view.

Live the good life, relax, find peace and serenity, enjoy the therapeutic effects of just sitting and gazing over the water. See dolphins jump, watch the sea birds and the tide go in and out. Whether you stay for a week or stay all winter- you will never tire of this.

You`ll love being close to everything that this fabulous town has to offer- the world famous beaches ( Siesta Key was voted # 1 Beach in the USA), the top restaurants, spas, galleries and shops.
Many of the wonderful things Sarasota is known and loved for are within walking or biking distance! The neighborhood itself is terrific for walking and biking, with beautiful tree lined streets, friendly neighbors, and gorgeous homes to admire. Stroll to Southside Village for dinner at one of the many nice restaurants, shop the little boutiques or go to Morton`s Market for groceries, gourmet treats and bakery items. There is also the new E`lan Skin Spa, to pamper you.
If you love coffee, you will not want to miss Perq, the new coffee shop in Southside Village where the coffee is out- of -this -world!

Take a walk to beautiful Selby Botanical Gardens, famous for it`s Orchid display and the scenic bay front location. It is also a great place for kids to enjoy nature and the new rainforest gardens kids area.

Walk or drive to downtown with its many beautiful shops, galleries and restaurants. Catch a movie at Historic Burns Court Cinema or see the latest Hollywood Releases at the Hollywood 21 Movie Theater.
Enjoy the Saturday morning Farmers Market and stock up on local produce and crafts while watching local artists perform.
Visit St. Armands Circle and enjoy a great meal at one of the many wonderful restaurants. Stroll around the circle and shop the beautiful and unique boutiques and galleries. Then top off your evening with a home-made ice cream cone at Kilwins.
Once you stay, you will want to come back again and again.
For families traveling with an infant or toddler- I have baby gear available- just ask.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            TV/DVD,alarm clock with iPod/iPhone dock...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            garden views, recliner,alarm clock...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            desk and desk chair,bay views,TV/DVD,alarm clock...moreless

          • light and bright, bay and garden views, brand new furnishings, comfortable and romantic...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

            large shower,claw foot tub,bay views...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Private Dock for enjoying the view and the breeze. Fishing off the dock okay with license....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                a variety of books on the bookshelves for your enjoyment...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Water View:

                gorgeous views over the Bay and the North Siesta Bridge, stunning sunset views...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                located on beautiful Sarasota Bay...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                large rectangular dining table with 8 matching chairs, pull out leaf and heavy duty table pad...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage:

                1 car can be parked inside the garage, any additional cars can be parked in driveway...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                Comcast high speed wireless internet ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                living room with sofa, 2 armchairs and chaise a lounge, built in entertainment center...moreless

              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                Telephone with answering machine and additional cordless station...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                towels and beach towels provided...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                laundry room with full size front load washer and dryer...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                drip style and Keurig coffee maker ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                plenty of dishes, pots, pans, serve ware and utensils ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                retro style beach blue dishwasher ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                spacious, open, fully equipped ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                basic pantry items provided ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                retro style beach blue fridge/freezer with ice maker from the Big Chill...moreless

              • Stove:

                retro style beach blue gas stove /oven from the Big Chill...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                screened in porch with lights and ceiling fan, overlooking the bay...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                beautiful fenced in yard with lawn, various shrubs and trees...moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday Season 2014
              Nov 16 - Dec 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,700 $9,000
              Winter 2015
              Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,900 $10,500
              Spring 2015
              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,800 $9,500
              Summer 2015
              Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,300 $8,000
              Fall 2015
              Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,400 $8,500
              Holiday Season 2015
              Nov 16 - Dec 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,700 $9,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning fee $250 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Notes:

              Utilities are included in the rental amount. Gas usage ( for heating the pool and Spa) included in the rental amount is limited to a weekly amount as stated in the rental contract. Additional usage will be charged to guest.


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              Last updated: 12/11/2014
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              Location

              5.5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Gecko`s
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Sam Sneads
              5.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Siesta Key Beach

              Car: Recommended

              Saraphina`s Cottage is close to everything; minutes to downtown Sarasota with movie theater, restaurants, shops, galleries, Whole Foods Market, Saturday Morning Farmers Market and Selby Public Library.

              Selby Botanical Gardens ,a tropical paradise also located on the bay is just a 20 minute walk or short drive away. Famous for it`s orchid displays and with the new Children`s Rainforest Garden, a cozy tea room and a small cafe it is sure to delight everyone.

              Southside Village with Morton`s Market Gourmet Grocery store, Perq Coffee bar ( the place to get the best coffee ever!), cute shops and boutiques, hair salons, many great restaurants and several street festivals a year is also within walking distance.

              Sarasota Memorial Hospital ( the best hospital in the area!)is a 3 minute drive away, 5 minute drive to Publix Grocery store, 7 minutes to Trader Joes, 5 Minutes to Post office and Westfield Southgate Mall.

              It`s a 12 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach ( voted the #1 Beach in the USA) with its powdery white, soft sand that never gets too hot to walk on! Siesta Village with Bars, restaurants, ice cream shops, souvenir shops and boutiques for the Island lifestyle. Another 12 minute scenic drive past the Marina across the stunning Ringling Bridge brings you to St. Armands Circle and Lido Key Beach. St. Armands Circle is famous for it`s many restaurants ( The Columbia being a local favorite), upscale boutiques, shops and galleries, several ice cream parlors ( the most famous being Kilwin`s - where they make everything from scratch). Every year, several arts and crafts fairs are held on St. Armands Circle as well. From St. Armands Circle it`s just a short drive to Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

              You can also take a scenic drive up Longboat Key, continuing on to enchanting Anna Maria Island and stop at one of the many beautiful beaches or great restaurants.

              Tampa International Airport is about 1,5 hours away, so is Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, or famous Ybor City.

              For Disney Fans- all the Orlando Theme Parks can be reached in about 2 hours!

              The Ellenton Outlet Mall is a paradise for bargain shoppers- just a 25 minute drive. Right next to it is a large Ice Scating Rink.

              Other local attractions include the beautiful and historic Ringling Mansion and Museum, the Rose Gardens and The Circus Museum, a car museum, the historic Asolo Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, The Golden Apple Dinner Theater, The Sarasota Opera, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Jungle Gardens, the Big Cat Habitat, Historic Spanish Point as well as mini golf courses, fabulous Golf courses, Myakka State Park, (watch alligators in the wild!) boat and jet ski rentals and lots of water related activities!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1989

              About the owner: My husband bought the house in 1989 and lived in it until we got engaged in 2006. We then decided it was time for some major renovations and moved out to undertake this project. It ended up taking a lot longer than anticipated, with multiple changes in plans and having to follow the strict building laws on the water. We also were blessed with our beautiful daughter in 2011 and decided to stay in our current home for now, where we have a little more play room for her. We have been enjoying the cottage with family and friends and decided to make it available for vacation rental starting 1/1/2014. We live in the same neighborhood and love it here! I am originally from Germany and came to Sarasota in 1995. My husband grew up in Schenectady, NY, and has lived here since 1985.

              Why the Owner Chose Paradise Shores:
              My husband fell in love with it the first time he saw the view and it has been his little paradise for many years.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Saraphina`s Cottage ( we named it after a beautiful Mermaid Sculpture we bought as decoration for the cottage and named her Saraphina) has a unique charm about it that captures the heart of everyone who walks through the door. We put a lot of love and hard work into this place and it shows!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, german

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Front of the cottage with fenced yard.

                Front of the cottage with fenced yard.

              • Beautiful Sunset

                Beautiful Sunset

              • Screened Patio with Bay views

                Screened Patio with Bay views

              • Living room with built in entertainment center

                Living room with built in entertainment center

              • Large, open kitchen with breakfast counter

                Large, open kitchen with breakfast counter

              • retro style fridge, bay views through the picture window in living room

                retro style fridge, bay views through the picture window in living room

              • Master Bedroom with Bay views and 2 large built-in closets

                Master Bedroom with Bay views and 2 large built-in closets

              • Master Bathroom Vanity

                Master Bathroom Vanity

              • Master Bathroom Clawfoot Tub

                Master Bathroom Clawfoot Tub

              • 2nd Bedroom Queen size bed

                2nd Bedroom Queen size bed

              • 2nd bathroom Vanity

                2nd bathroom Vanity

              • 3rd Bedroom with Bay views,desk, TV/DVD combo

                3rd Bedroom with Bay views,desk, TV/DVD combo

              • Heated Pool and Spa and Garage in back

                Heated Pool and Spa and Garage in back

              • living room with dining room in the back

                living room with dining room in the back

              • Dining Room with views of pool and Bay

                Dining Room with views of pool and Bay

              • Gas stove, retro style beach blue appliances

                Gas stove, retro style beach blue appliances

              • Master Bedroom with King size Bed

                Master Bedroom with King size Bed

              • Master Bedroom with flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod/ iPhone dock alarm clock

                Master Bedroom with flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod/ iPhone dock alarm clock

              • Master Bathroom Shower

                Master Bathroom Shower

              • Master bathroom with Bay views

                Master bathroom with Bay views

              • 2nd Bedroom with Queen bed and recliner

                2nd Bedroom with Queen bed and recliner

              • 3rd Bedroom with Twin Size Daybed and Trundle. Memory foam mattresses.

                3rd Bedroom with Twin Size Daybed and Trundle. Memory foam mattresses.

              • Saraphina looking down from her ledge

                Saraphina looking down from her ledge

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              Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

              $2,300 - $2,900 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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