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Walk to Bay Sunsets and Ringling Museum

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,872 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 29 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Comfort, Cozy and Convenience are all here! Walk 2 blocks to bay front sunsets and Ringling Museum campus and Asolo Center for Performing Arts. 3 miles from downtown, 4 miles to world-class Lido Beach and St. Armands circle.

Quiet, secure Indian Beach / Sapphire Shores neighborhood. Fully furnished, state of the art kitchen. Less than a mile to Sarasota / Bradenton Int'l Airport.

Keywords: house

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About The Owner

Hi - We're Pam and Steve, your hosts for your Florida vacation. We've enjoyed sharing our home with travelers from around the world who come to enjoy the culture and lifestyle of the Gulf Coast...not to mention the worlds greatest beaches!

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

We fell in love with the unique quality of life and location in our Museum district property several years ago. The locals call it "west of the trail" - indicating a unique and somewhat eclectic neighborhood between US Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail) and Sarasota Bay. We're actually 2 blocks from some of the best bay views in Sarasota. In the middle of a really cool residential neighborhood, you're actually a short walk - 1/4 mile! - from some of the greatest cultural gems on the Gulf Coast in the Ringling Museum and Asolo Theater to name a few. We've got a really neat coffeeshop down the street and a couple neat restaurants to walk to as well. You never have to leave the neighborhood, but we're sure you'll want to stick your toes in world-class Lido Beach about 7 miles away. Much less crowded than Siesta Beach and just as beautiful, but lets kind of keep that our little secret. St. Armands and downtown Sarasota are 10 minutes away offering casual, but also world class shopping and dining.

We travel frequently ourselves and love to entertain as well. We hope you enjoy your stay.


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • As a courtesy to our neighbors, no loud noises after 9 p.m. No parties allowed unless prior consent given by owner.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom (king size bed), Guest Bedroom (queen size bed), Guest Bedroom (2 twin beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Walk to Bay Sunsets and Ringling Museum
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

It's a wonderful place to stay that is a short drive to the beach and down the street from the bay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculately clean and very nice! Large bedrooms and all the beds were comfortable!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay and hope you'll come back again soon!!
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  • 5 of 5

The property is in a residential community just two blocks away from the bay, absolutely beautiful, clean and comfortable . It has everything you need from beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella to a private courtyard with a gas grill and seating area

A few minutes away from Downtown Sarasota shops and restaurants, St.Armonds, Lido Beach, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key, Smuggler's Cove miniature golf, museums, boats, kayaks, jet ski and. SPB rentals.

The owners are very attentive and available via phone or email to answer any questions you may have.

We highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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January retreat

  • 5 of 5

In our first time in Sarasota, we found this wonderful home in which to explore Sarasota. The home was well equipped with everything we needed; the rooms were large enough to make it a very comfortable stay. The location next to the Ringling Museum and the New College, where there were numerous evening lectures and programs were a real plus. Daily walking in the neighborhood and ease of driving to downtown, or to beaches on Lido and Siesta Key, shopping on St. Armands Key, trips to Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and many other destinations made this a very nice location. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a single family property in a great neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Fine spot!

  • 5 of 5

Simply a wonderful, welcoming home in which to spend time exploring Sarasota. We thoroughly enjoyed our extended stay there, and easily settled in. The home was well equipped and the owner was very responsive to any questions and needs we had. The location next to the Ringling campus served us well, whether visiting the art gallery and grounds, biking the neighborhood or to downtown, or driving to Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Whole Foods, restaurants or the many performing arts venues. We would highly recommend this "home away from home" to anyone looking for a single family property in a great neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and spaciousness in style!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have been more fortunate than to have found this property for my stay in Sarasota. The front (private) courtyard, the back deck, and the side patio made for great outdoor lounging places. The inside was luxuriously appointed and had all the comforts of home (especially the wonderful, modern kitchen). The living space is AMPLE for the 6 people the (3) bedrooms allow. The house is situated just down the street from the picturesque bay, and is convenient to the downtown area and St. Armands Key. I will definitely be making this my home-away-from-home in Sarasota!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delaware, US

the perfect guest house.

  • 5 of 5

Four of my brother in laws stayed at the house during our recent golf outing. I live in the same neighborhood so it was very convienient. The house is clean, bright and nicely decorated. They loved the washer and dryer to keep up with their laundry. the house was extremely comfortable and worked just perfect for our purposes.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.7 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Rico's Pizzeria
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Suncoast Golf Center
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Hwy 41 and University Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Barnacle Bills Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.