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Heated Pool House Close To USA's Best Beach! WiFi! Grill! Baby Supplies!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 , Close To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants

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.


Property Manager
Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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.

Amenities

Gulf Gate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Access from main hallway.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Access from bedroom 4
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Access from Bedroom 1
  • All bathroom are new with walk in showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bathroom with shower, dresser, HD TV with cable and HBO.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brass bed, large chest with two nightstands and small TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Nice size Bathroom with shower and door to the outside.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with two large drawers, a desk and a TV
  • All Bedrooms have new, excellent quality mattresses and closets. Three of the bedrooms have a TV with cable and HBO. We love the music stations on cable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Close to miles and miles of beaches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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Heated Pool House Close To USA's Best Beach! WiFi! Grill! Baby Supplies!
average rating of 4.742424 based on 66 reviews
5

A dream house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. The house was spotless on our arrival. The house was stocked with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The pool/lanai was in great shape and a wonderful addition to the property. The pool was well maintained and my grandchildren had a great time swimming and playing in it. There were plenty of linens and towels including beach/pool towels. The owners could not have been nicer and called to see if everything was to our liking. We have been renting in the Sarasota area for six years and this property was the best home we have ever stayed at! We would like be to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the author of this review! We are happy to have been able to create a good experience for your Sarasota visit. Our Sunshine home is well loved! Sarasota has a wonderful variety of fun things to do for a family and don't you appreciate the warm weather with an ocean breeze?
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, well-equipped house near Siesta Key

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location near beaches and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were amazing. My family and I enjoyed our time and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was so awesome. From check in to check out. The location was great and very quiet.

There were 10 of us. 5 adults and 5 children from 1-15. Everyone enjoyed the pool, cook outs and a crawfish boil. The home was very roomy and comfortable. It had everything you need and more.

It was our first family vacation with 2 grown sons and grandkids. We made so many awesome memories. My son proposed to his future wife in the back yard infront of a beautiful palm tree. I'm hoping we can all do it again and again. I just can't say enough good about the home and it's owners. I would recommend this rental hands down. You won't be disappointed. Again to the Ertels. Thank you so much❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
SARASOTA /BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
THIRSTY TURTLE ( and many more)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
PALMER RANCH, (dozens of others)
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
STICKNEY POINT ROUTE 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
SCHNITZEL KITCHEN, OOH LA LA BAKERY, (many more)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
SIESTA KEY
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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