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Custom Contemporary in Indian Beach/Museum District

Indian Beach Sapphire Shores, Sarasota, FL, USA
  • House2250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay14 - 31 nights

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths on large lot

Be among the first to rent our contemporary home in the Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores neighborhood. Nestled among the majestic live oaks that define Indian Beach and a 5 minute walk to the bay, this outstanding house features an open floor plan, separate master and guest wings, 2.5 baths, laundry room, garage and a delightful and private courtyard pool and spa central to all rooms. Completed in June 2017, the high quality interior finishes include hardwood floors, handmade cement tiles, and a GE Monogram kitchen complemented by contemporary furnishings and original artwork. 4kUHD TV in living room and Guest bedroom/den.

After looking at properties in many different Sarasota neighborhoods, we purchased one of the last remaining lots in Indian Beach and built our dream house. Our home is located a mile from downtown Sarasota with its world class restaurants, shopping, entertainment, theater, and bay front parks. St. Armands Circle and Lido Key’s gulf beaches are a scenic 10 minute drive away. Walk a few short blocks from the house to a neighborhood park to view the sunset over the bay. Indian Beach combines the historic and the modern in a thriving and friendly neighborhood.

Close to:

Ringling College of Art and Design, New College, Mable Ringling Museum, Asolo Theater and much more.


Emily Herman

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 31, 2018
About Emily Herman

I am a professor of children's literature and my husband is a retired Episcopal priest. We currently reside in Tennessee. We enjoy the many cultural and recreational opportunities in Sarasota.

Emily Herman purchased this House in 2017


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3/Den
        2 twin/ single
      • Master
        1 king
      • 3 bedrooms (natural latex/memory foam Dromma mattresses in Master/Guest bedroom 1; Tuft & Needle mattresses in Guest bedroom 2)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • Outdoor shower
      • 2.5 baths, plus outdoor shower

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Internet
                • Air Conditioning
                • Garage
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Organic 100 % cotton or linen
                • Living Room
                • Towels Provided
                  Bathroom and beach and kitchen towels
                • Washing Machine
                  High capacity


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Completely furnished
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              Living area and Guest bedroom 2/den


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Covered patio with dining area seating four and comfortable wicker love seat and chair
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Professional landscaping with regular maintenance
                                • Outdoor Grill

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Heated Pool
                                    • Private Pool
                                      Heated saltwater pool with spa, weekly pool service included


                                        • botanical garden
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • walking

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • cycling
                                                • kayaking
                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                • surf fishing

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                  2 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Modern, charming, and unique. Perfect getaway location for relaxing and visiting Sarasota area.

                                                  shaun r.

                                                  We've stayed in a lot of vacation rentals, but this one feels like home more than any. With its smart design, quality furnishings, and idyllic vibe, you'll want to stay as long as possible. The neighborhood is eclectic and charming. You can feel a sense of community here. It's a treat to walk around the corner for sunsets on the bay. You'll meet plenty of locals. The location is super convenient. We loved being so close to the Ringling museum, Selby Gardens, and Lido Beach. The owners were prompt, warm and did a great job of making this experience foolproof. The house is stocked with everything you'll need. I can't say enough about how wonderful this has been.

                                                  Absolutey Wonderful

                                                  Scott H.

                                                  The house is wonderful. It is brand new with top of the line appliances, finishes and a full inground heated pool and hot tub. The master bathroom and bed were wonderful and very comfortable. I had a washer and dryer close by to do laundry and a large oversized garage to park my SUV. There were beach chairs and an umbrella available which I used almost everyday to go to the beach. Beach towels, a large pantry and refrigerator and kitchen island made my stay that much more enjoyable. The location is 1 block from the water for wonderful walks to watch the sun sets and about 1/2 mile north of the downtown area for easy access to all events (art festivals, sat. morning farmers market, theater, restaurants, etc.). If you are in the Sarasota area and want to beautiful home to stay, then this is your best bet. Emily (the owner) was beyond nice and helpful in all ways, I can't say enough wonderful things about the house and owner. I highly suggest this house if you are staying in the area.

                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                  Thank you, Scott, for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed the house, pool, and wonderful bay sunsets. We agree the location of the house is just about perfect for all that Sarasota has to offer.


                                                  Indian Beach Sapphire Shores, Sarasota, FL, USA

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                                                  Property # 1144518