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Luxurious Mediterranean Estate with Private Beach!

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Loft, Sleeps 14


Live in paradise! Experience the true serenity of Sarasota Bay with this beautiful home. This multi-million home offers spacious living space and breath taking views in the heart of beautiful Sarasota. Enjoy magnificent sunsets and private white sand beach in the comfort of your own magnificent Mediterranean home. For a real resort experience, we offer kayaks, a ping-pong table and more at your own accommodation.

We understand that you have many choices when it comes to choosing a house in Sarasota. However, in all honesty, you are not renting a regular vacation rental when you book this home. You are renting an experience and memories that will last forever. Having the water in your backyard and seeing the most amazing sunsets in the world while the kids are kayaking or fishing in front of you is a feeling that few are lucky enough to experience in a lifetime.... We promise you that the experience will be unbelievable as it has for so many other renters before you and we are so grateful we can offer this paradise to you and your family that no other homes in the area can offer…

It really does not get any better than this and we invite you with open arms to come live the dream. If your dates are not open on our calendar, we also rent the neighborhing home :) (Homeaway Listing #338161)



More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Ocean View
    Master 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Ocean View
    Guest 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest 3 - toilet , shower
    Living Room Bathroom GUEST - Toilet for guests to go into not connected to any bedrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master 1 - 1 king , Huge balcony/water view
    Master 2 - 1 king , Water View
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , High ceilings
    Guest 2 - 1 double , Partial water view/Balcony
    Guest 3 - 1 queen , Partial Water View/Balcony
    Loft - 1 queen , No windows studio/baby room
  • Loft has no windows. It is a loft/theater
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
28 Minimum age and absolutely no parties, receptions, weddings, cars parked in street, etc... to respect neighbors.


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(52 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious Mediterranean Estate with Private Beach!
average rating of 4.7884617 based on 52 reviews

Family memory

  • 5 of 5


We just left yesterday from a wonderful vacation at your home. The ages of our family ranged from 1 to 63. Everything was wonderful. The kayaks were so relaxing. The small sand filled area was a great way to introduce the 1 and 2 year olds to the beach. The 5 and 8 year old loved the pool and the adults loved the spaciousness of your house. The kitchen was well equipped and cooking Thanksgiving dinner was so enjoyable with the view of the bay. The bicycles were fun and the ping pong table was used for tournaments. The high chair, pack-n-play and the strollers were used and greatly appreciated. Thank you for a wonderful memory for our family. Rick and Nancy Meyer

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect house for the eleven of us

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting, comfortable house, well equipped kitchen. We are repeating the choice for the trird year .

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relax time for my family

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house. Was not familiar with the area- my fault not owner thought private beach meant you could actually swim right there. We had to drive to the beach to swim. We are from NY, was my first vacation to Florida. Kids loved the kayaking and they didn't mind driving to the beach. Although I could had done without the smell outside, we got used to it... wasn't as bad at night when we were in the pool and spa.

The master bed was very difficult to sleep in, I actually slept on the couch due to the bed being beyond firm. The other beds in the house were not as I was told.

Overall a great house, beautiful views.

Would come again with my foam mattress topper!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean and a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, spacious, close to amenities, great place to stay with family

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Home is very very tired! Needs a through cleaning and air conditioners adjusted. There was NO hot water in master bath even after mtc. came, you have to shower in another room. Only two extra blankets and two pillows for 6 bedrooms, had to use beach towels for blankets. When a mtc. issue was made owner sent e-mail to vacate the property and I could be refunded. Unfortunately I did not see within his timeframe, and how do you do that with a wedding near the premise and 11+ guests. 9 of the 11 guests were bitten by bugs, either from the bay or beds. Short of calling my own exterminator no proof of bed bugs but pictures to prove bites. Master bedroom on second floor there is a box springs with no mattress and only one bed in the entire 6 bedroom house is a normal bed. All other beds are inches from the floor not good for elderly but great for toddlers. Could not use the bay access....all tree roots and bug infested. Needs to be treated, cleaned and raked. Pool was nice but never saw anyone come to clean. Lots of room! Perfect for multiple families. Kitchen well equipped. Every other light bulb was out, I am sure for a utility cost savings but on the stove too......that's a little excessive. Also there are two extra refrigerators in garage entrance, which is very nice, but probably because the main fridge in the kitchen is plugged in with an extension cord. Totally ILLEGAL!!! Offered a discount to come back, not going to use it. Could not wait to get home to my own bath and bed.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Before answering this review, I would like to give our side of the story. It is important to note that absolutely everyone in this group was kind and satisfied with the home except the person writing the review. In fact, as the person who wrote this review was complaining to our maintenance manager at the property, arriving guests were all talking about how fantastic the property was! After a single trip to the house when we were called to help with issues, we immediately knew we could never meet this guests expectations. Therefore, we did offer to provide a full refund if the house was vacated as we felt bad forcing someone to stay in our property if they made it clear the house was not up to their expectations. Of course, this person decided to stay, “eat the food”, and then complaint about how bad it was. I will now address every problem one by one: Thorough cleaning: House is cleaned professionally. Air conditioners adjusted: House has thermostats with individual zones, not sure what the complaint is as the guest controls temperature. No hot water: 0 complaints from guests before and after this person, hot water is working fine and just takes a little bit to reach the faucets/shower. Blankets/Pillows: No phone call requesting pillows or blankets, we do not have a crystal ball unfortunately to guess more were needed. Bug bites/landscaping growth: It is Florida, absolutely nothing we can do about outside flies. Happy to share landscaping contracts to anyone requesting, weekly service like all neighbors. Bulbs out: Again, no phone call at all or they would have been replaced immediately. In short, we understand we are not perfect and try to take care of this home as much as we can but this person may have forgotten that about 700 people come through here every year. Obviously, the home is going to have suitcase scratches on the walls, loose things here and there, etc..etc.. We do our best to keep on top of things but guest comments/advice is the only real way we can find out about most issues and have them fixed. We do not mind taking blame, learning from our mistakes, and ensuring any issues are resolved for our guests. However, this was the first time in over 300 rentals and 3,000 guests we knew immediately from the attitude of this rude and offensive guest we could never match the expectations and decided we should just offer a full refund. It is a shame as the rest of the group was simply fantastic and we would love to have them back.
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Big!!! Never felt crowded even though we had 10-12 staying each night!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place for a vacation! I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Sarasota International Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lido Key Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, shelling, wildlife viewing, spa, racquetball, basketball, horseshoes, mini golf, shuffleboard


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Maintenance $499 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Online Booking $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Optional Amenities:

A) Pool heating at 80 Degrees for the entire stay: $350

B) Hot tub heating at 100 Degrees for the entire stay:$250

C) 4 bikes for entire stay: $200 (This covers the never ending repairs, flat tires, chains , etc...)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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