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Recent Sarasota reviews

  • A dream holiday

    "We first came to Sarasota fifteen years ago. Last year we felt like a change of accommodation and I came across this villa on the internet and booked it without seeing it. We turned up this year and as soon as we opened the front door we loved it. It was so spacious and tastefully decorated. The lounge we only used once when we had visitors. The main bedroom had a king size bed which I thought was great as I am very restless in bed. The closet was a good size and plenty of cupboard room. The shower was twice the size of ours at home and had infra red lights in there which we had never had before. The spare bedroom was a good size as well. The dining room was lovely with a quality dining table and chairs although we never used that either. The kitchen was a woman's dream,well fitted with everything you would. I especially liked the fridge freezer.The washing Machine and dryer were in the garage so you hardly heard them when they were on.the Florida room was my favourite as it was so light and airy and I spent quite a lot of time out there. We also eat all our meals out there and watched the wildlife at the same time. The den was my husbands favourite, it was a mans dream and so cosy with plenty of dvd's and books if it rains. There is a barbecue outside the front door which my husband was getting quite an expert at by the end of the holiday. The owners kept in touch by e-mail to see that everything was alright. What more could you want it was pure bliss. Can't wait for next year."
    Guest: Dixie Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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  • Wow! Our best rental ever.

    "We recommend this condo for many reasons: the light and airy rooms, the view from the lanai (particularly the birds), the location in The Meadows, the walking trails, the nearby heated pool and the hospitality of the owners. The unit is well equipped and furnished and very comfortable. Our visitors were so impressed that they are looking to rent in this area next year."
    Guest: Ron&Toby Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014
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  • Immaculate clean and accommodating home and quiet neighborhood

    "The house was immaculately clean and very accommodating. The neighborhood is very quiet and like the house well maintained. The location is close to all the amenities of beautiful Sarasota. Siesta Key is about 5 miles from the house and probably the finest beach in the United States.We love spring training baseball and you are close to several spring training facilities . The Orioles are in Sarasota and the Pirates are a short ride to Bradenton. Shopping is abundant from outlet malls to St Armand Circle and the more upscale shopping. And Venice , Fl is a short drive with additional beach and shopping available. But the most important thing is the attention and response from the property management that is superior to any that I've experienced vacationing in Florida. They respond quickly and resolved any issues that we had. We would recommend this property to our closest friends and family."
    Guest: John O Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 17, 2014
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  • Cutest cottage ever! Great street with lovely neighbors!

    "We are staying at the Magnolia House while home shopping. We were planning to look in a totally different neighborhood but cannot imagine living outside this little area now! The cottage is beautifully appointed, was spotless when we arrived and is much larger than we expected. For people who like to cook there is every utensil, plate, bowl, etc. imaginable. The kitchen is a very generous space to prepare meals in. Quiet and safe street, walking/biking distance to a park with a dog area, basketball and tennis courts and swimming pool. Covered parking and a cute beach cruiser were a pleasant surprise! Trader Joe's is just down the road, as is the mall. Downtown is super close and both Siesta and Lido Key beaches are within a ten minute drive. Our dogs love the fenced in back yard. Awesome vacation rental property for short or long terms!"
    Guest: victoria a. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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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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