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Recent Sarasota reviews

  • Wonderful Home, Wonderful Setting

    "Our stay was February and March of 2014. This is our second season here. We were one of the first to rent and right from the 1st day we stepped into the home we fell in love with it. The pictures on the web site don't truly tell the entire picture. It is decorated so tastefully and comfortably. The homeowners have maintained the property impeccably and each year have improved and updated it. We so enjoy the enclosed pool and the early morning sun in the lani makes for a cheerful place to start the day with breakfast. We enjoy the beaches and culture of the Sarasota area and of course the golfing which is right across the street from the home. Just the perfect place to spend as we do, two months or just a week. We are so looking forward to our next stay and truly call this home "Our Home Away From Home". Thank you Jimmy and Ita for making our stay so enjoyable."
    Guest: Judy Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: April 18, 2014
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  • Beautiful Home and Perfect Location!

    "The house was perfect! It had everything we needed. Beautifully decorated, very clean and minutes away from Siesta Key and among many other things to do and see. We have 2 young children who we couldn't get to come out of the pool :-) We loved that everything was provide from towels to pots and pans! Highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to rent again :-) You won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: Erika Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • exploring Sarasota's restaurants, beaches, and neighborhoods

    "My wife and I had a great time at Maureen and Patrick's rental home for a week. The description of the location and the property were highly accurate as were the photos which illustrated the rental's appearance and amenities. Maureen was very kind and thoughtful in greeting us and showing us around the beautiful gardens and sitting areas in the backyard. She even pointed out an owl sitting quietly in a palm tree outside the master bedroom. The property was exceptionally clean and well maintained. We utilized the kitchen area for breakfast and lunch and had dinner at a number of excellent restaurants in Sarasota suggested by Maureen. Everything that we needed was present in the kitchen including a blender. We also utilized a number of appliances in the kitchen and the laundry area, and each of them worked flawlessly. When my wife had some difficulty getting a yoga CD to play on the TV, Patrick kindly came over a showed her what needed to be done. Both Maureen and Patrick are very friendly and approachable individuals who answered each of our questions thoroughly and guided us to the nearby Publix grocery store and other shopping areas as well as interesting places such as Burns Court and other quaint neighborhoods. The owners even provided maps that were excellent guides for us in navigating many areas of Sarasota. I would highly recommend this property to a friend or relative without reservation, and we hope to return soon."
    Guest: Robert D. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • 8 days in paradise - both this house and Siesta Key Beach

    "Returned today from an 8 day vacation in this wonderful home. From the moment we opened the door, we knew we had made a good decision. It was even prettier in person than the pictures. Linda, the owner, was very easy and prompt to communicate with. She provided everything we needed to know for our stay. The home was very clean and well taken care of, the beds were comfortable, and there were many thoughtful touches (such as little things you might have forgot to pack). The home is mid-century modern in design and decor which we loved. There were glass "walls" (many sliding glass doors) from 3 angles for viewing the pool which was so pretty and refreshing. It stayed immaculate with the vacuum system. Nice tin-roof covered table/chairs to the side for outdoor dining and several poolside lounge chairs beneath ceiling fans. Kitchen well stocked with kitchenware. Ceiling fans throughout the home, nice TVs in all bedrooms and living room, plenty of towels (beach and bath), washer/dryer, pool toys - Linda has thought of everything. The house was in a great location and easy to get to shopping, restaurants, Tamiami Trail, and Siesta Key Beach. We traveled with dogs and the house was very dog friendly - no carpet! Met the housekeeper as we were leaving and she was very friendly and nice. Just can't say enough good things about our stay. Definitely would stay at this home again - in fact we hope our 2015 vacation is the same place, same house, and same time next year. Some of the restaurants we tried and would recommend include Lobster Pot in Siesta Key Village, Crabby Bills in St. Pete (a short drive), J.R.'s Old Packing House, Walts (live outdoor entertainment), and Star Fish Co. on Anna Maria Island. Siesta Key Beach has beautiful sand and water. Hated to leave but certainly plan to return"
    Guest: Darlene U. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 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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