Beautiful Tranquil Pool Home Near America's No 1 Beach
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- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Riverview Estates house description
Our stylish 2,200 sq.ft. home has been exquisitely decorated in an elegant tropical style, an eclectic mix of shabby chic and vintage pieces. It sits high on a large lot in a private road of only 6 homes close to Phillippi Creek with all its wonderful birds and wildlife. Drive or cycle to Siesta Key beaches, just named America's No 1 Beach, (10 minutes by car) or visit Southgate Mall,many designer names as well as all America's favourite brands. The many varied restaurants of Tamiami Trail are equally close by, many offering take out service. Or simply relax in your own tropical paradise, sparkling heated saltwater pool (no chlorine, kinder to eyes and skin), fully screened in with al fresco eating, large gas grill for the excellent local seafood, and a spacious screened lanai! (No bugs or other unwelcome visitors!)The pool is not overlooked and the whole yard is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.
Our fabulous beach: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/05/27/best.beaches
In May Siesta Beach was named America's Best Beach and confirmed what we have known for years, that the fine white quartz crystal sand has healing powers and is home to many nesting birds and sea turtles. The aquamarine ocean is warm by May/June and remains so until November. A regular morning walk on this stunning beach or a sunset shared with a friend or lover is a magical experience, never to be forgotten. The public beach has full facilities and is busy and popular, we prefer the north end of the key where the beach is tranquil and you can spend hours with a book and hardly see a soul.
Bedrooms: All our bedrooms have fine linens and comfortable beds, the bathrooms are all white with tile floors and all new fittings in 2005. We have cupboards full of towels and sheets, duvets for the winter, sufficient extra bedding for 8 to sleep in comfort. The sofa bed in the family room is new (2011) and means we can now sleep 8 adults plus infants.
We have a cot and high chair.
Kitchen and dining: When we stay in the house we entertain our many local friends and family and can easily feed 12 on a regular basis, we have lots of pots and pans and crockery/cutlery! Unlike an average rental this is our family retreat and with 6 children it has to be on a large scale! You can park 5 or 6 cars on the drive and most guests agree there is little need or desire to go anywhere once you settle around the pool. Our only problem is we get too relaxed here and never make all the trips we intended!
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- The master bedroom has a king-size bed made up of 2 individual electric adjustable sections, divinely comfortable and indulgent! This room opens directly onto the pool deck which is secure and screened so romantic moonlight dips can be enjoyed, while the children nap safely upstairs! The second bedroom, with double bed, has its own large shaded deck overlooking the pool area and is decorated in a pretty Cape Cod style, as is bedroom 3 with twin beds. These two rooms share an adjoining bathroom with full tub and shower also in pretty white Cape Cod style. All the beds are new and there is masses of pretty bedlinen, quilts and pillows, lots of fluffy towels, beach towels etc. There is a cot if needed. The family room has a new sofabed (June 2011) so that we can now sleep 8 adults in comfort! The third bathroom is just off this room meaning that there is no queue for those facilities!...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- The kitchen has white cabinets and black granite counters, laundry is in the garage. We have regular pool/ lawn service. The ground floor is wheelchair friendly with wide doorways. There are 2 separate living rooms, one is furnished in an elegant tropical style, with large comfy sofa, armchair, TV, working fireplace and vaulted ceiling into a galleried landing, also a lovely reading corner with chaise longue and plenty of books,games and jigsaws. The family room has TV, WIFI and a large sofa bed, table and chairs for 6-8, and opens onto the screened lanai, partially covered for use even when raining, with sofa and chairs with comfy cushions and loungers overlooking the pool, which has a removable child safety fence making it a lovely safe play area. There are table and chairs for al fresco eating and a large gas grill.There are electric ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout, and plantation blinds to every window. The floors downstairs are tiled and upstairs carpeted for comfort....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Water Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Centre
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Water Cooler
- Sofa Bed
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Laundry Soap
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Ceiling Fans
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Broadband Access
- Iron & Board
- Filtered Water
- Alarm Clock
- Air Conditioning
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Spent 2 weeks in this house and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was exactly as listed and very well maintained and clean. The pool was excellent. it was located close enough to everything including several excellent golf courses, restaurants and Fiesta Key beach. The neighborhood was very peaceful. A few small glitches were seen to immediately and without fuss. I would recommend this property to friends and would not hesitate to return there.
- Guest Michael W.
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
Owner response: Thank you Michael, we value your review highly as you also welcome guests to your home in Ireland. You were great guests yourselves and we do hope you will come back one day. We'll certainly know where to stay should we visit Dublin.
We arrived with our 3 children (15 - 6 - 6) without luggage and one missing passport beacause of losing time during connecting flight in Newark. The first impression was great- an all the others too, so we soon forgot our problems - the luggage arrived one day later by the airline. Because of the missing passport we had to go to the German embassy in Miami - this was a beautiful trip, especially Ocean Drive was amazing. The house was wonderful ! Nice and lovely arranged rooms, they were all large enough. A lot of bathrooms, a pretty nice pool - our children didn't want to get out. The kitchen was fully equiped, nothing missed. The neigbourhood also was nice, especially there were no other tourists -so it was just like living there. Only a few minutes to the beaches and the malls - only half an hour to a very big outlet. Sarasota is the ideal place to visit Florida, because you can do daily travels to nearly every place - it is also not to far to Orlando, wich is mandatory if you have children. But the better and als nearer place is Bush Gardens. So the two weeks were our dream holidays and we hope to return some day
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Owner response: Thank you for your review Thomas and we certainly hope you will return one day, may those happy summer memories help you through a chilly German winter.
Wonderful house in quiet location. Pool and Garden secluded and private. We had a great time here and enjoyed every minute. few minor issues with cleaning when we arrived. More issues with deposit when leaving so watch for hidden charges that are not stated openly. Shame about this. owners very pleasant and friendly.
- Guest bill (england)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Bill, we are sorry you were surprised by the deduction for cleaning and damage. You asked us to "take the cleaning charge from the security deposit" in an email dated May 28 and, while the hole in the bedroom wall was an accident and you did apologise, that is what the refundable security deposit is for, so to describe these as hidden charges is rather misleading. Happily we were able to keep the repair under $100 by doing it ourselves. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and what is a holiday if not a time to relax and let others clear up after you?
Wonderful home in a wonderful location
Wonderful home in a wonderful location
What a beatiful nice and clean house. We had such a great Time in Sarasota. My wife my daughter an me loved the house and the pool. The neighborhood is so quiet and green. If we came back in the evening after a long day at the beach or after shopping in a mall it feels like "coming home". The whole house an the garage is supplied with what is needed. We didn't miss anything. I can only agree to all the positve reviews of the other guests. Many thanks to Susan and her very kindly daughter Annalise. I hope that we can come back sometime.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
Owner response: Thank you Thomas for your kind words, we are happy that your holiday was so enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you and your family again one day.
Linda & Jack
Linda & Jack
We spent 2 wonderful months this year at this home. The location was perfect. With no thru traffic on the street, it is very secluded. Yet, the grocery store was so close, we could have walked to it on nearby Tamiami Trail. There is a large choice of restaurants nearby. There is a lot to see in the area such as Myakka State Park, the Ringling Brothers Museum, etc. The house is a home that is so comfortable, it felt like we were in our own home. There was nothing we had to do except grocery shop, lay around the pool, lay in the pool and thoroughly enjoy the lanai. The owners could not have been more accommodating and were lovely people. Will definitely stay there again when the opportunity arises.
- Guest LinLee (No. Dighton, MA, USA)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Linda and Jack, you were terrific guests and we very much hope you will be back, circumstances permitting, to spend your spring enjoying the delights of Sarasota.
Excellent holiday home
Excellent holiday home
We stayed for 2 weeks, could not have asked for anything more. The rooms are all large and beautifully furnished, very comfortable and immaculately clean. Kitchen very well equipped, with regard to appliances and utensils. Pool area beautifully furnished, great place to relax. Location very good, centrally situated for access to everything in Sarasota. Susan the owner very friendly and professional during all aspects of rental, always answered e mails quickly. The icing on the cake was Annalise. She is so friendly and helpful, nothing is any bother to her, it is great having someone on hand to help with anything and to give info. We really enjoyed our chats with you, Annalise. All in all I highly recommend this house.
- Guest roamer (glasgow uk)
- Date of stay 01/31/13
- Review Submitted 03/28/13
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind words Carolyn, Annalise enjoyed meeting you guys as well! We really hope you will return one day.
Nothing but the Best
Nothing but the Best
This is the place Spent most of Jan in this special place. When we arrived Annalisa made a point to check in on us. Asked if everything was up to par and if we needed anything No renter I ever dealth with was that helpful. She even asked if the pool was warm enought. This villia is in a location that can't be beat minutes to everything, resturants, super makets, shopping malls and also all major roads to go anywhere. Minutes away for Siesta Key beach and downtown Sarasoda. The house has all that is needed for a great vacation. The Kitchen is fully equiped, more T.Vs than you can use, plus small helpfull items such as movies, puzzles music, books, etc. Each room is set up to be warm and supplied with what is needed and the whole place is clean. Just a great place to stay, can't say enought about the place and the great peole who handle it all.
- Guest Joe M. (Queens New York)
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 03/02/13
Owner response: Thank you Joe for your kind words, we are so happy you and your sisters enjoyed your visit so much and Annalise hopes to see you all again one day. It's good to know all the games and puzzles were appreciated too, they have been family favourites for years. I hope New York is not too chilly and that you will be enjoying spring very soon.
This was everything I was expecting, and yet so much more. It was clean, very spacious, the most well equipt kitchen in any rental I have come accross in a rental, comfortable, and very easy to relax in. The sun trap in the garden was lovely. If you have kids, having a lounge and the family room was a bonus as there was no arguments over the TV channel. The pool was lovely and the outside furniture and barbeque was well used!! We were visiting over Xmas and the wind was a little chilly some days, but all I could feel was the glare of the floridian sun. Heaven on Earth. The location is great. A supermarket close by, a thai restaraunt, recommended by trip advisor, in walking distance, the sands of Siesta Key a short drive and more importantly 2 Westfield Malls within 15 mins drive. What more could you want!! The cherry on the cake was Annalise, Susan's daughter, who lives around the corner (soon to be next door). It was like having your own concierge! We have been to Sarasota about 6 times and finding this house is a real treasure. I recommend the Harbourfront Grill at Stickney Point Bridge and the Thai round the corner. I would highlky recommend this to anyone. In fact we loved it so much we are returning in the summer for 2 weeks. You can't give it much more praise than that!
- Guest Kirstie D.
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/03/13
Owner response: What tremendous feedback Kirstie, thank you. I know Annalise is very happy to know you will return as you were such great guests. Sarasota really is one of those places that once you have discovered it, it just ticks all the boxes and is such a haven for busy families. We have just booked our own flights for June and can't wait for our sanctuary in the sunshine. Glad you liked the Thai restaurant, we love it and how lovely to walk home in the evening air and not have to worry about designated drivers? I don't remember the Harbourfront Grill so we will add that to our list in June, love Stickney Point Bridge and the boardwalk shopping there!
Truly a Home from Home...
Truly a Home from Home...
Our son decided to get married on a beach in Florida so, never having been to America before, we found the whole experience quite a challenge - booking flights, finding somewhere to stay etc. We found Susan's house through "Home and Away" and were absolutely delighted when we actually arrived there. Everything described on the website was 100% accurate. The lead up (contacting Susan and making the arrangements) couldn't have been easier - she was immensely helpful. The house itself was terrific - extremely well appointed, spotlessly clean and in a perfect location. Susan's daughter, Analise, lives nearby and offered great support to us if we had any queries or needed advice. Everything about this holiday was perfect...Sarasota and the surrounding areas is just fabulous, the beach, the restaurants. Holidays in future? - goodbye Europe, its America for us from now on. (Oh, the wedding was great as well! An event to remember for the rest of our lives.)
- Guest Brian A.
- Date of stay 09/27/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback Brian. You were such great guests and I particularly enjoyed arriving at the house after you left and finding the wonderful wedding flowers which you had left! What a treat and they lasted for another week with the air conditioning, I timed my own visit well! We hope you will all feel drawn back to Sarasota now you have created such memories, you will always be welcome to stay again.
Thank you !!!!
Thank you !!!!
Dear Susan ! Thank you very much for staying in your house in octobre/novembre in sarasota. We loved it, everything has been better than the photos we´ve seen before. Our suns didn´t want to leave the pool, they allways enjoyed the water, swimming, diving, jumping into it.... The contact to annalise was very good. When we had a problem, she helped us very quickly..... We hope to come back !!! Be and Andi from Germany
- Guest Andreas R.
- Date of stay 10/22/11
- Review Submitted 02/10/12
Owner response: Thank you Be and Andi, we are so happy to hear that your holiday was a success and look forward to welcoming you again one day. Susan and Annalise
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7 night min stay
Oct 17 - Sep 7
14 night min stay
Sep 8 - Oct 16
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum stay during Main Period is 14 nights!
Our rates are payable in £ in the UK and include electric pool heat, cable, WiFi. We accept sterling cheques between UK banks, US checks in US but all other international payments must be made by secure online banking or Online Payments.
The rates will increase when 8 guests are staying, subject to negotiation.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: £200
- Cleaning Charge: £100
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: Tampa at 60 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I 75 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Siesta Key at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Many at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Several at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many at 1 Miles
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Our heavenly hideaway
Pool and sunny tropical garden 2012
Dining area and kitchen
Shady porch for heron watching!
USA No 1 Beach 2011 - Siesta Key
View across the bay from Siesta Key
House in winter, looking west.
Lanai 2012 with 12ft palm screen at side
Lounge with fireplace
Lounge from the stairs to the gallery
Family room - leads to lanai
Kitchen with view of lounge
Second bedroom with roof terrace
The palms have grown! 2012
November sunset across Sarasota Bay
Elegant downtown Sarasota
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