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Beautiful home with tropical new pool area within minutes to 3 beautiful beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 90 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Sleeper sofa 2 Baths sleeps 6 large relaxing sunroom

Seasonal rental in Whitfield Estates in Sarasota, Florida. This beautiful two bedroom, two bath home with an open floor plan is furnished to accommodate six guests comfortably. WiFi, cable and free local calls. You can enjoy your evenings in the large sun room or in the privacy of the fenced in backyard patio area enjoying the palm trees. The master bedroom has a king sized bed with a 42' flat screen TV with DVD player. The guest bedroom has a queen bed with a 32' flat screen. The sun room is in the back of the home off the living room area where a queen pullout sofa is available. The kitchen offers a dining area for four as well as the dinning room can seat six comfortably. This home is located one block from Sara Bay Golf Course and within a 10-15 minute drive from Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach and Brandenton Beaches. If shopping is what you are looking for St. Armand Square is a short drive or if dining and cruises are your interest Marina Jacks is just moments away. For you baseball fans Ed Smith Stadium is just a few minutes away. Come stay with us and enjoy Sarasota! New pavers and in-ground pool with tropical landscape with LED lighting. Very private backyard area with pool for all to enjoy. Our home is ONLY listed on VRBO or Homeaway. We are NOT listed for rental on Craigslist.

Steve & Cathy Cross
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Steve & Cathy Cross

This is my first time purchasing a home as a vacation rental. We hope that we make your vacation experience a wonderful one to where you will want to recommend us to your friends and family and come back and stay with us time and time again.

Steve & Cathy Cross purchased this house in 2012

Why Steve & Cathy Cross chose Sarasota

I live in Kentucky and Sarasota is where I have a lot of family that has relocated there. I vacationed as a child in this area and continued as an adult. I love this area and want to make it my home one day so buying this house was something I have always wanted to do. My wife and I were married there on Siesta Key beach and we both love the sunsets and relaxing in the backyard. We hope that you and your family enjoy it and want to return for many years to come.

What makes this house unique

This home has a wonderful sunroom that you can come in from your day at the beach and relax and be away from the hassle of the house while your family is getting ready. Or the private fenced in backyard has a patio area to sit and relax and watch the birds fly over and hear the palm trees sway in the wind. The pool and tropical landscape will entice you to just stay at the house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful home with tropical new pool area within minutes to 3 beautiful beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Another wonderful visit to Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast

  • 5 of 5

I cannot just how pleased we were to be back in this wonderful house and that once again we experienced just how helpful Cathy and Steve Cross can be there was no question however big or small that went unanswered, they got back to us very quickly with an answer.

We stayed for three weeks one bit worry the last week was Hurricane Matthew, we had been told that Sarasota hadn’t had a hurricane for 90 years but who was to say if this was the year.

Cathy sent an e-mail to us saying if we had problems with our flight (we flew out of Fort Lauderdale) that we were welcome to stay another day without cost, that is what I call a FANTASTIC hostess.

But as everyone in the USA knows by now that part of Florida wasn't damaged, it hit land further up around Melbourne/Daytona Beach

Another problem was that (this does't have anything to do with the house) we could go to the beach Sarasota and the rest of the Mexican Gulf coastline was were full of dead fish, they were in the water, on the shoreline and some even higher up on the beach its self, apparently it was something that happens every year (although I learnt this was worse than usual) its called "Red Tide"

We will definitely be back for a third visit and then hopefully we wont have to worry about Hurricanes

Once again thank yo Cathy and Steve

With all our best wished

Leif and Patricia Lewander

Stockholm Sweden

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. You have been such a pleasure to get to know. We always try to treat everyone the way we would want to be treated when you come and stay with us. Always hope that you are as comfortable in our home as your own. Have a wonderful holiday season. Looking forward to hearing from you for your next stay!!! Thanks again Steve & Cathy
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved it, everything we needed was there, the house and pool were great, there was nothing missing, the only thing I would like is to have a bannister into the pool, if we had any question Cathy or Steve got back to us straight away, we have already booked our next stay September/October 2016.

I would recommend this property 10 out of 10

The guests from Sweden

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys so much. We appreciate the kind words and hope we can make your next stay as wonderful as your last. Keep in touch in the meantime ok!!
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Cincinnati, OH

Lovely Florida Home

  • 5 of 5

just spent a week in this lovely home with my 2 sisters, it is without a doubt the best home we have stayed in using vrbo. Everything was so clean, furniture was very stylish and comfortable. The landscaping was perfect, pool area is excellent. Cathy was great, fast to get back with me with questions I had. The neighborhood was extremely quite. This home I'd close to everything, beaches, shopping and restaurants. The sunroom is wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnson City, TN

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying at this home for our vacation! The pictures do not do this house justice! The inside of the home is beautiful and equipped with anything you could possibly need, and the outside feels like you have your own little oasis in your backyard! We really appreciated the "homey" feel this place provides, it felt so much like home our little boy would beg to go "home" at the end of the night if we had been out somewhere! Steve and Cathy were also very friendly and pleasant to work with. My family definitely plans to vacation here again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We truly appreciate it! We do love it there and we want everyone that stays to love the house and Sarasota as much as we do. We look forward to you all returning!! Take care and thanks again!! Cathy & Steve Cross
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A perfect home from home in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and didn’t want to leave! The house is extremely comfortable with everything you need to make this a real home from home. The pictures in the advert do not do the house or poolside area justice!

The fabulous beach of Siesta Key is a longer drive than we were expecting but it was worth the journey (about 20 mins) as was the drive out to Anna Maria Island (Brandenton Beach was beautiful at Sunset). Would recommend Crescent Beach/Point of Rocks for those that enjoy snorkelling and kayaking at Turtle Marina is a must.

Cathy was extremely pleasant to deal with and was quick to respond to questions and made every effort to make our stay as easy and comfortable as possible.

Would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you all enjoyed the house and the beautiful beaches that Sarasota has!! So glad that the place was better than you expected. Thanks for staying with us and for the nice review.
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An Incredible home at a great price

  • 5 of 5

We visited Sarasota for the first time and decided to book for 10 days, we drove down from New Jersey and were a little nervous because it was our first time booking a home through this website but nonetheless we were satisfied beyond our needs with this home. The the pictures on the site do not do this home full justice. Steve and Cathy are very responsive and easy to talk to and have prepared this home with every single possible detail you can think of. Our Children loved the pool, and skipped beach days just to enjoy the home. The decor of home is absolutely beautiful, all of the beaches and attractions our less than 10 miles away, we fell in love with Sarasota and we will be returning again soon. Thanks for allowing us to share your home

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments. So glad you all enjoyed the Sarasota area. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks again.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sara Bay Golf Course
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: necessary

The home is close to most everything that Sarasota has to offer. Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach and Brandenton Beach are all within a 10-15 minute drive. Beautiful St. Armand Square for shopping. Marina Jacks is close by for an afternoon or evening dining or cruises. Ringling Museum and the theater. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a wonderful day trip for all ages. This home is centrally located for activities in Bradenton and Sarasota areas.


Rates & Availability

Whitfield Estates House Rental Rates

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2018 Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150

These rates do not include the $125.00 cleaning fee and a $250 refundable security deposit. Please call to discuss monthly rentals. We have a lease agreement that needs to be completed and returned with your necessary payment. Will be discussed prior to rental agreement is made. We have only listed our home for rental on Homeaway and VRBO. We have not put our home on Craisglist for rent.

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Whitfield Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath is a walk-in tile shower. Guest is a tiled bathtub shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bed is a king size bed with a large walk-in closet with built in shelving/shoe racks. Guest bedroom is a queen. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the main living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming

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