The house has a comfortable layout for entertaining. Two master suites are on opposite ends of the house. A new gourmet kitchen is in the middle of the house. It is open with a pass through to see everything including the pool. In the Florida room a long table easily pulls out from the wall to seat 10 -12 guests for that special meal. The house contains all new contemporary furnishings for your vacation comfort. Gulf Gates and the Sarasota Pavilion is through a locked gate in the privacy fence, behind the home.
4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 , Close To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants
Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 2018
About Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel
We have been married since 1967 and have one special daughter who lights up our lives. We looked for a great beach to spend leasure time and know we had found in when we stepped out on the white, fine sand of Siesta Key. Wow! The Sunsets on that beach are unbelieveable. Sarasota clenched the deal with all the culture and amenities it has to offer. Ernie would like to live there and play music at the local beachside restaurants. We have always loved the beach and were property owners on Emerald Isle, North Carolina and loved going there with family and friends for vacations and having renters enjoy the beach and our home as we had. We love to imagine other happy families enjoying the long table in the Florida Room and the warm pool making wonderful vacation memories.
Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel purchased this House in 2012
Why Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel chose Gulf Gate
Sarasota weather is so wonderful most of the year with the cool summer ocean breeze. In the winter it is a ray of sunshine to rejuvenate in after so much dark, cold ice and snow. You can load up you car with everything you need for comfort at the beach and be at the #1 beach in the USA in less than 5-10 min.
What makes this House unique
This home is unique in that it is located on a quiet dead end street with lush flowers always in bloom. It is private but its proximity to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment mean a car is not necessary. Go out the back gate in the privacy fence and you come out in the Gulf Gate Shopping and Dining District. This is a neighborhood of one-story stores, wonderful international restaurants, and clubs and gift shops for all ages. At night this area becomes a hot spot and fills up with eaters, drinkers and live music lovers, a fun spot to be near for six nights a week. The Sarasota Pavilion shopping complex is also right there with a Bealls, Ross, Old Navy, Marshalls, Michael’s Crafts, Books-a-Million, Steinmart, a Publix supermarket and many more including Big Chain Restaurants all near the intersection of Stickney Point and Tamiami Trail. Cross this intersection and go down the causeway to get to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is less than two miles to Siesta Key. Two bicycles are provided free for your use.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Only downside would be the heat on the pool was turned off early, other than that great place and highly recommend it
Lovely heated pool, family friendly house, great location
This was our second visit in this house. We were here a year ago, and since we really liked it, we wanted to come back to the house this time too. We had a great stay, the kids loved the pool, perfect location next to shopping and dining area and just a short drive to Siesta Key beach.
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at a ray of sunshine. The house layout was great and had plenty of room for all of us. We loved the dining area. There was enough room to fit about 12 people and we all sat around the table and enjoyed a nice dinner together. The pool was really nice and a great hangout for Sunday afternoon. The kids loved splashing around in the water. The location was great we walked to some shops and restaurants. There were also some bars just right behind the house that were easy and convient to get too! The only suggestion I would have would be to dust a few areas of the house. Overall we really enjoyed the stay. Thank you for letting us into your home and we would love to return for our next family vacation! I do recommend the property! Thank you!
Clean, well-equipped house near Siesta Key
Our stay at Ray of Sunshine was excellent. The house was in a quiet neighborhood near a nice street with a number of mice restaurants and bars, and close to a shopping plaza. 15 minutes to Siesta Key and great beaches. For a relaxing trip to the gulf coast of Florida, this house was a great value for price point. I plan on taking my family here again next year.
Great location near beaches and restaurants
Property is well maintained with everything you will need. Proximity to Siesta and many restaurants makes this an ideal place for a large family looking to avoid the higher prices out on the Key. Having the pool is a very nice touch and our kids loved it! Only minor issues we had were that the pool cleaner came on Thursday (2 days later than usual) so the pool got a bit dirty during our stay and the second master off the kitchen gets quite a bit warmer than the rest of the house.
The house and property were amazing. My family and I enjoyed our time and can't wait to come back!
Miles and miles of beautiful beaches. The famous Siesta Key is one of the most beautiful in the world and voted #1 in USA. So many shops and wonderful restaurants, music and culture things to do and see. Sarasota has small town charm with big city attractions and Museums and entertainment.