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Swim and Sun in Your Own Holiday Home.

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

MARCH 2017 NOW AVAILABLE! Experience the loveliest times of the year in Gulf Gate, southern Sarasota: Fall and or Spring. Available April through December, 2016, and from March, 2017. Your vacation home has a lanai (screened in) pool, which is heated and thus available year-round in the pleasant Florida climate. The house is newly furnished with contemporary furniture and art. Linens and all kitchen needs are provided. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the en-suite bathroom has two walk-in closets. The second bedroom has twin beds. The second bath is in the hallway between the bedrooms. The den is smallish, with a flex-sofa that converts to a full-size bed, with a door for privacy if needed for sleeping.

Just about everything is within walking or biking distance. The Gulf Gate community has been described as 'the gourmet center of south Sarasota' with many restaurants within two or three minutes walk (that's right: walk) from the house. Plus bakeries, hair salons, clothing shops, pubs, etc. Notable are Opa-Opa Greek restaurant, Hong Kong Chinese restaurant, The Veg fish and vegetarian restaurant, Panificio's Italian restaurant and bakery, and Thai Steak House. The community is mostly single-family homes and the people are very friendly.

We are two miles from Siesta Key, which has two outstanding public beaches with ample public parking, tennis courts, etc. Sarasota is also a center of entertainment and cultural events, with its own ballet, symphony orchestra, opera company, and world-class museum. Osalo Theater provides both continuing and repertory stage performances. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Center brings world-renown presentations to downtown Sarasota, just 15 minutes away. There are numerous festivals throughout the year: Sarasota International Movie Festival, June Music Festival, etc. There are such culturally interesting activities as International dancing, chalk-art competitions, art exhibition openings, wild animal parks, and auto museums.

Four minutes' walk from the house is Gulf Gate Shopping Center, with a Publix supermarket, major chain stores, and restaurants. Public golf courses are nearby, as are tennis courts, Mayakka State Park, boat rentals, tours, and hiking. It is near churches and synagogues, and the brand new Gulf Gate Library is nearby.

This Property is currently available Off-Season, and we have accordingly set modest rates. The minimum rental for March and April is one month. (Note: During May through December, the minimum rental is two weeks. Also, please consult the rental rate chart for rates the 'instant quote' table can be misleading.)

A cleaning fee upon leaving is partially paid by owners; excess charges are paid by tenants.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    this is a non-smoking residence....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is one-step up into the house...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Local and long-distance (continental USA) telephone service is provided...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) 42 Inch flat screen in living room; 32 inch flat screen in bedroom...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Table and eight matched chairs for entertaining....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Continental USA is free....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Part of the HVAC unit, installed 2014...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.6
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Dec 31, 2017
14 night min stay

$825 $3,000
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
30 night min stay

Early summer
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%


Security deposit is required when lease is signed. Rent is required 30 days before tenancy. Security deposit refunded within 30 days of end of occupancy.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 41
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Opa-Opa Greek Restaurant
540 Miles
Nearest Ski
Asheville, North Carolina
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key Beach

Car: Recommended

In addition to the beaches, shops, and restaurants quite nearby, it is a 15 ride to Myakka State Park with its scenic trails and air-boat tours of Lake Myakka. Spanish ruins are located about 15 minutes south, and the vibrant downtown area is about 15 minutes north.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are both retired (a professor and public school teacher) and wanted to divide our time between Sarasota, with its pleasant life-style, and our children and grandchildren in Maryland & New York. We enjoy reading--mostly mysteries, nights out, folk dancing, dining, and our friends. We are quite active, and try to exercise daily.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Gate (Sarasota, FL, USA):
The house with its rather large pool was quite inviting, and the community of mostly individual houses was appealing. We have found the neighbors very friendly, and we like that there are young families as well as retirees around us. Of course, having 20 miles of beach along the Gulf of Mexico helps, as does the proximity to shops, malls, and downtown Sarasota.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For us, the opportunity to cool off in the pool, and have a lot of open space in the house are all extra pluses.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Hebrew
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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  • Pool Area

    Pool Area

  • View of the pool

    View of the pool

  • Kitchen


  • Dinette


  • Master Bedroom, before TV

    Master Bedroom, before TV

  • Second bathroom

    Second bathroom

  • Master bedroom with new TV.

    Master bedroom with new TV.

  • Pool area patio

    Pool area patio

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Den


  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Living room, alternate view

    Living room, alternate view

VRBO #316613

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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