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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Sarasota reviews

  • Experienced Luxury in Immaculate Historical Home

    "Finally, our family had the opportunity to experience a very special, unique place to stay. We must travel frequently and tire of the cookie cutter hotel rooms. Spending several days as a guest in the Alfred Ringling home (as in "Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus) was a treat we jumped at . . . and were not disappointed. The home appears small and ordinary from the outside, but looks are deceiving. Upon walking through the front door, it was like watching Mary Poppins pull a feature magazine spread from Architectural Digest out of her carpet bag. Pure luxury and every amenity provided. Even though this historic home will be 100 years old in 2018, it is clear that the owners and caretakers have been careful to preserve the unique architectural detail of the interiors while updating the large kitchen and multiple baths. Work is still being done to preserve the exterior of the home and there was evidence of updated landscaping in progress along with new tropical trees and plants which will probably look gorgeous upon turning in the drive way a few years down the road. But the beautiful pool in the back of the Ringling home more than made up for the in-progress updates on the street side. The pool, surrounded by a variety of tropical plantings, anchors the backyard and every door and window on the privately enclosed backside of the home drinks in a view of that oasis from the heat. Hope we can get back this way again. It will be a pleasure to watch our children and grandchildren splash in the pool while I enjoy a lovely glass of wine sitting in the great room- and "great room" is an understatement. S. Lamm North Carolina Just have to figure an excuse to get back to Sarasota again."
    Guest: Sue Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
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  • January retreat

    "In our first time in Sarasota, we found this wonderful home in which to explore Sarasota. The home was well equipped with everything we needed; the rooms were large enough to make it a very comfortable stay. The location next to the Ringling Museum and the New College, where there were numerous evening lectures and programs were a real plus. Daily walking in the neighborhood and ease of driving to downtown, or to beaches on Lido and Siesta Key, shopping on St. Armands Key, trips to Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and many other destinations made this a very nice location. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a single family property in a great neighborhood."
    Guest: Michael g. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 13, 2015
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  • Great house

    "Rented the house for a month while waiting to close on a house I was purchasing. More than what I expected. The owner was wonderful and the neighbors were very friendly.its a great house, beautifully decorated and well appointed. If I ever have out of town guests I would use this home."
    Guest: Jamie H Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 2014
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  • Wonderful home, owner, experience

    "We just returned and can't recommend this home and owner enough. It's lovely, filled with art & light and warmth, has a library I'd love to explore for weeks and weeks (especially the art books), provides all amenities and is close to everything. No more than 5-15 min's to Siesta Key Beach, Downtown Sarasota (check out Morton's Gourmet Market), Ringling Art Museum, St Armand's Circle with international shops and fabulous restaurants, the Mote Aquarium, Captain Wayne and his Wolfmouth Fishing Charters in Bradenton Beach (3rd time and always a charm), Venice pier and Myakka Alligator park. Just not enough time to get to or mention everything. Ordered in supper one night and relaxed in the lanai (Valentino's pizza is amazing). Sooooooo many memories made to relish in coming winter back in WI. Enjoy. We definitely plan to again! Thank you John"
    Guest: Kathryn V. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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