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Recent Sarasota property reviews

  • A great condo on a great golf and country club.

    "My wife and I have just returned from an excellent month's vacation in this unit. This was our 5th visit to Stoneybrook in 8 years (we have never vacationed anywhere else in the US or elsewhere in the world more than once) so you may assume we love the Stoneybrook complex and the surrounding area. We always rent at Stoneybrook for the month of October as - in addition to the excellent Arthur Hills course on site - the temporary membership arrangements provided by Stoneybrook allow us easy and low cost access to approximately 40 other quality golf courses around the area which participate in the local 'reciprocals' programme. This includes gems such as the Stadium course at TPC Prestancia, the Gary Player designed East and West Courses at Laurel Oaks, the Lakes and Champions Courses at Palm Aire to name but a few within 10 miles and within a 30 mile radius other famous courses such as Riverwood, Heron Creek and Bobcat Trail - all providing a range of tees which can accommodate the very different levels of skill (and ambition) of both men and women. During these 5 vacations we have rented 4 different condo units at Stoneybrook and this 'Veranda' unit was undoubtedly the best for a variety of reasons. With a lanai at the front as well as the rear this was the most spacious unit in terms of floor space and the vaulted ceilings contribute further to this feeling of space. Also, having the use of a large single garage for our rental car (out of the sun and somewhere secure and convenient to store our golf clubs when not being used) was an even greater benefit than we had imagined. The unit is well provided with comfortable furnishings and more than sufficient kitchenware to not only cook full meals for ourselves but, on several occasions, to host pre or post 'dinner' drinks with our regular social group of up 4 other couples from our home area who are also renting units on this complex. It must however be admitted that the very wide choice of reasonably priced good quality restaurants in the area meant that 'dining out' rather than 'cooking in' was the norm for most of us ! All interactions with the owner were very helpful and effective, with even small issues being dealt with promptly. All in all an excellent experience and one we look forward to repeating in the future"
    Guest: ErnstJL Date of Stay: October 2012 Review Submitted: November 1, 2012
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  • Winter Retreat

    "My wife and I have stayed at this rental for the last two years, March 2012, and two weeks in April 2013. It is everything as stated in VRBO and more. The pictures and description are 100% accurate. We felt very comfortable in this home. The neighborhood is quiet. The kitchen was fully equipped, the bed was good and firm, the internet was there as well as the wide screen television. Our two dogs especially enjoyed the large, secure, fenced in yard that has an abundance of song birds and squirrels. We had bicycles and that really made getting to the beach very easy. The car traffic to Siesta Key during peak Spring time is huge. Bikes make the access much easier. We recommend bringing bikes or renting them when you arrive. They really expand the ease of getting to local restaurants and shopping. There are numerous terrific restaurants and groceries within a mile. We found the owner, Bill, to be a helpful and generous person. He has personal history of his family in that area of Florida, and he is very proud of his rental. He has prepared a book with helpful information regarding the house and local attractions. During both of our stays at his rental, he gave us some leeway on arrival and departure dates and times to accommodate our needs at no additional charge! We were very impressed. The local management company that coordinates all of the rental activity has a great manager, Kate. She is terrific in answering any and all questions. When one looks at websites of potential rentals with great descriptions and beautiful pictures, there is always a doubt whether everything is accurate. If you are lucky enough to be able to rent this house, rest assured that it is everything it says it is. We heartily recommend this rental."
    Guest: John & Judy Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
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  • Highly recommended place to stay!!!

    "We stayed there about 2 weeks with my little baby, it was excellent place to stay!! Just 5mints from the market, close to the beautiful beach, clean room, and comfortable bed! The owner, Bea is very nice and helpful person. We would love to stay there again;)"
    Guest: Mina Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Stellar

    "Where do we begin!! If you are looking for a immaculate, charming, safe, beautiful vacation rental with every amenity you could possibly imagine then this is the place for you. They even provide you with beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and Beach toys!! Our favorite part of this bungalow was the enclosed porch. Great for sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine or morning cup of coffee without bugs to interrupt you. The decor is posh and well ... we didn't want to leave! We just spent the week of Spring break with our six-year-old daughter in Sarasota and had no idea what a lovely town it is and how much there is to do. You are 10 minutes from the beach, great restaurants, the harbor and great shopping. We are already looking at our calendar and cannot wait to go back!"
    Guest: Amelie12 Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 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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