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Recent Sarasota property reviews

  • Hudson Oaks Rental Met All Expectations Plus!

    "We had an excellent rental experience at Hudson Oaks. The listing description accurately depicts this rental unit. The condo was clean and well maintained. Dan and Maureen were very helpful and went the extra mile to accommodate our needs during our two month stay. The bicycles, beach chairs and umbrella provided truly enhanced our experience. The condo location is is convenient to all downtown Sarasota has to offer, and is an easy ten minute drive to Siesta Key Beach. St Armand's Circle is less than two miles from the condo. I would highly recommend this unit to those who want to experience all Saratoga has to offer."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: April 3, 2013
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  • Best Vacation Ever!

    "Condo was much better than expected. Had everything a family could want for a great vacation. Impeccably clean and comfortable. Beautiful decor. Location couldn't get any better for all amenities. We will definitely make this our regular stay every time we come to Sarasota!"
    Guest: Rick1449 Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: July 13, 2012
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  • Excellent Location! Excellent Accommodations!

    "We stayed for 2 weeks in the Colonial Grand condo community off of Nature's Way in Lakewood Ranch. We had our 2 dogs with us and the owner Gabrielle welcomed them too! The condo was neat and very clean, fully equipt kitchen, and full size wacher and dryer. The location was wonderful, every eveing when I got home we took the dogs for at least a 3 mile walk around the many shops and restaraunts in the area. We ate outside with the dogs several nights enjoying great food and live music. The grocery store and several banks are all within a 5-10 minute walk! Gabrielle was great to work with! I highly recommend any of her properites especailly this one."
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: May 10, 2013
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  • Great condo, great complex, great area.

    "We stayed here for six weeks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The owner's description is fully accurate. We would like to add the following items. The wall to wall glass doors are fantastic. They let the outside in and provide a great view of the water and trees. The unit faces a residential area so it is very quiet and peaceful. The walk in closet provides lot's of storage. The kitchen is fully equipped. We wouldn't change one single thing about this unit. The view of the sunrise from the water front pool is amazing. There is a dining and barbecue area next to the water front pool for enjoying meals outside in the wonderful Florida weather. The complex is very well maintained and the staff are both professional and friendly. We met a number of the other residents and couldn't get over how friendly and sociable they are. Just across the bridge, you can catch a free shuttle to Siesta Village. This part of Florida is, in our opinion, one of the best. There is so much variety. You have access to both city and nature with literally everything in between. Sarasota is wonderful city with lot's of culture, restaurants, cafés and shopping. The smaller cities of Nokomis and Venice have their special offerings. The small roads along the keys are great for picturesque drives and biking along with quiet beaches. The state parks and historic sites provide an added dimension. Finally, the sunsets on the Gulf side are simply divine, especially when you can walk to them from your condo."
    Guest: Michel and Danielle Date of Stay: November 2012 Review Submitted: January 9, 2013
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Sarasota Travel Tips

Sarasota offers visitors an excellent array of cultural attractions, dining experiences and outdoor activities.

Of course, while visiting Sarasota you'll want to spend ample time on the sandy shores getting that perfect tan, catching up on reading, cooling off in the bright blue waters and building the world's greatest sand castle, and there's plenty of space on the beaches to do all that and more during your vacation.

When you're ready to head inland, a variety of local restaurants await you to fill you with delicious flavors - especially fresh seafood - and provide you with a delightful night out. You can also spend time learning about the history and culture of this Floridian city as you explore the architecture, museums and even the circus.

Things to Do in Sarasota

- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: If you've been a long-time fan of the circus, art and the Ringling Brothers, visiting the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Circus Museum are musts on the Sarasota to-do list. The Museum of Art boasts 21 galleries featuring paintings from Europe, contemporary art from Asia and America and Cypriot antiquities. There's currently more than 10,000 works in the collection in mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, drawings and decorative arts. Some of the most treasured masterpieces are from Peter Paul Ruben, Marcel Duchamp, Rosa Bonheur, Benedetto Pagni, Joseph Wright of Derby and more. And if you love the magic of stepping into the big tent, be sure to also swing by the Circus Museum, where you'll find performing props, wardrobes and equipment like parade wagons and a person-shooting cannon. You'll also see a variety of 19th and 20th century posters and learn all about the history of "the greatest show on earth."

- Sarasota Jungle Gardens: Nature and animals lovers will certainly appreciate the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, which is one of the oldest continuously run attractions in Florida. Here you'll find more than 150 animals, both native and exotic, including parrots, birds of prey, primates, snakes, alligators, small mammals and flamingos - a huge draw here - throughout the 10 acres of tropical landscaping. The recently installed Flamingo Cam offers 24-hour viewing access to the flock of pink birds.

- Ca' d'zan Mansion: This amazing house is A 56-room Venetian Gothic-inspired structure that was formerly the Ringling family's home. The mansion covers 36,000 square feet and stands five stories tall. Take a guided tour of the palace and you'll feel like a personal guest of the Ringling family as you hear stories and information about them as well as the home itself.

- Siesta Beach: For eight miles you'll experience the city's gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the laid-back, relaxed vibe, calm waters of the Gulf and the unbeatable sunshine.

Dining in Sarasota

- Captain Curt's Crab and Oyster Bar: Being so close to the ocean, fresh seafood is sure to be delicious in Sarasota, and you can find tasty options at Captain Curt's Crab and Oyster Bar. This family-friendly eatery with a relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices gives you a taste of "Old Florida" with conch fritters, crab, shrimp, gator bites, escargot and more. For the adults, there's also an outdoor Tiki Bar here that serves drinks until 2 a.m., so you can have a fun, but relaxed, night out in a tropical setting. There's also a foosball table and pinball machine inside if you're up for some friendly competition. If you're feeling adventurous, there's even karaoke and live entertainment most nights.

- Bijou Cafe: For a more upscale dining experience, head to the Bijou Cafe, which has been serving delicious Continental-American cuisine since 1986. The eatery features an award-winning wine list and exceptional service. The decor is lovely and emulates a modern European cafe with French windows and fresh-picked flowers glowing in candlelight. The Sarasota Herald Tribune has awarded the Bijou Cafe with reader's choice awards, and it has received accolades from other papers as well. Try the crab cakes, mussels, tuna tartar, roasted duck or mushroom ravioli.

- Marina Jack: For waterfront dining, Marina Jack is the place to go. The dining room on the second floor offers stunning views overlooking the intercoastal waterway while you enjoy a libation from the award-winning wine list paired with steak, seafood or pasta. The restaurants is open for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. There are also gluten-free and vegetarian options available at Marina Back.

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