Recent transplants from Toronto, Canada. We have escaped the cold weather and fell in love with Sarasota FL! Our home is only 10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to Siesta Key, and within walking distance to grocery stores and pharmacies. We hope you love our house as much as we do!
Owner purchased this House in 2016
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The house was clean, spacious and perfect for our party of 5 adults.
It was well equipped and had everything we could possibly need with extra touches and plenty of space for all of us .
Both inside and outside spaces are amazing.
It was very clean.
The location was great.
Chris kept in touch before and during our stay to ensure that everything was ok, he was on hand to offer advice and help when we asked for it.The
Even if we try to be really picky, None of us can think of anything to find fault with any aspect of our stay.
Highly recommended. Thanks Chris
Not What We Initially Expected
The title reflects our initial impression of the property we rented in terms of location. When we sought a property in Sarasota, we were looking for a house close but not on the beach - either Lido or Siesta. A map showed many houses fitting that location, but in the process, we identified this unit that was further from beach than we had intended. However, once we were situated, we realized that accessibility to Siesta beach was not that difficult from this address.
The pictures of the house adequately depicted the house and associated pool. We had three grandchildren with us ranging in ages from 11 to 14, and they enjoyed the pool very much. The pool is enclosed by a screened canopy that attached directly to the house. One issue I noted that is a potential problem is that when the children come from the pool into the house through a screened patio is that they leave a trail of wet foot prints, leading up two steps into the house, and when you step out of the house down two steps onto the wet floor there is the danger that you might slip and fall -- I did. It would be helpful if the floor in that pathway was either covered with an outdoor type carpet or else a slip proof carpet pad be placed by the steps to absorb the moisture and to provide a slip-proof surface to step down onto.
The first night we were at the house, the AC shut down, probably due to the foot traffic out of and into the cooled living area because the sliding glass doors were inadvertently left ajar. I called the owner, and we were able to get the system running again, but he called his AC service rep and they came out the next morning and did some repairs on the system, and then it performed effectively after that with no other shut down issues. This is a 3 bedroom, two bath unit, and one bedroom is located at the opposite end of the house from the other two bedrooms - adjacent to the kitchen. That room was several degrees warmer than the other two bedrooms apparently due to the long run required to get cool air to that room. A small fan was provided to help cool that room and all bedrooms had ceiling fans for supplemental cooling. However, that room's temperature runs too warm for comfort during the hot summer months in Sarasota, so I would not rent this house a gain during that time of year.
We enjoyed our stay at this house, once we worked through the initial issues described above.
Thanks so much for staying at my home. It was a pleasure meeting your family. I take your feedback to heart, and I will ensure there are anti slip mats placed before the steps moving forward. The AC unit was certainly not your fault for leaving a door open (although it's important to ensure they are closed if the unit is running). It turns out there was a float switch that went bad. I'm glad we were able to repair it quickly. It's always such a worry when these things have the potential of impacting a guest's stay negatively. You've given me some actionable items and I'll ensure everything is set moving forward! Thanks again for staying, and I hope to get you back now that the AC issues have been taken care of!
What an awesome stay!!!
Chris was extremely accommodating and his home is as beautiful as the pictures describe. Everything you want or need at your fingertips. 10 minutes to Siesta Key beach with a Publix’s within walking distance. The pool was the best at the end of the day complete with very cool floaties. I have passed this rental onto friends and will definitely be back!!!!!
I appreciate the referrals, Valerie! Thanks so much for staying, and I'm happy you enjoyed yourselves!
Great location, clean and spacious property with everything you need for a Florida holiday!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay the property is in a quiet location but still close to shops and amenities. There is a large lanai and pool area to chill out and the interior is tastefully furnished. Highly recommended!
Communication was fantastic with this owner. The house was very clean and pleasantly decorated. The community was very calm and the locals were very friendly. I knew ahead that the pool was not heated...And in April the water is freezing!!! Siesta Key Beach is a 15-20 minute drive. Grocery store and restaurants are less than 5 minutes away. We love Publix! Security deposit was refunded very quickly! I highly recommend this property and would stay again myself! My family also really loved the property and the area.
Perfect place for family vacaction
5 best things about the house:
- good location (close to beaches, main attractions, etc)
- all needed equipment to enjoy your stay
- pet friendly (can bring your dog)
- quiet and private
- good price (compering other same type locations)