Romantic 800 sq. ft. boutique villa apartment with your own private pool and hot tub. Only property in urban Sarasota with totally private (all yours, not shared) clothing optional pool and hot tub. Freshly remodeled in 2016. Tropical Chic decor, quality furnishings, lush tropical landscaping. One block walk to beautiful sunsets over Sarasota Bay. All tropical serenity yet close to everything. Alternative lifestyle friendly allows you the freedom to totally be yourself many miles from your home town. Have fun creating new memories. One block walk to beautiful sunsets over Sarasota Bay. You will appreciate the quality, cleanliness and charm of this villa apartment. Your own private over sized unheated salt water pool is all natural without harsh chlorine. Too cold to swim? No worries. You can enjoy the 104 degree large hot tub. You can choose between cooking in the well equipped kitchen or grilling and dining al fresco in your pool side lanai. Shower under the stars in the special outdoor bamboo shower. The lush landscaping includes banana, pineapple, orange, grapefruit and mango trees. (fresh fruit when in season) A short one block stroll will reward you with wonderful sunsets at our humble bay front park where local neighbors gather to drink wine. You will have access to: Fully fenced back yard (very private), covered lanai, pool, outdoor kitchen, off street parking, laundry. There are two vintage bicycles provided for your pleasure. This is a rare for Sarasota, jogging, bike friendly neighborhood with an excellent easy ride along the waterfront where you will enjoy 100 year old oak trees, Spanish moss, modest houses to mansions and the beautiful Ringling Museum. Downtown Main St. Sarasota is a 5 minutes drive with numerous restaurants, night life and shopping. The sugar white sand of Lido Beach is a short 10 minute drive. Staying in the Indian Beach neighborhood is truly Old Florida. Safe, quiet and friendly. Houses are an eclectic mix of modern to over 100 years old. There are three colleges in this neighborhood, a word class museum, micro-brew pub, and a couple modest local restaurants in walking distance. The tiny yet beautiful bay front park is a one block walk. Sarasota is mainly a car reliant city. However, the public bus stop is a two block walk. SRQ airport is a ten minute drive. Taxis and Uber are readily available. Kayak rentals are readily available. Complimentary bicycles and beach chairs on property. PLEASE NOTE: OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO MAXIMUM FOUR GUESTS. CHILDREN MUST BE 12 OR OLDER.
- Villa800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 nights
800 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom, One Bath, Plus Outdoor Shower, Large Pool, Lanai, Hot Tub
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 13, 2018
About Roy Jacobson
As a host I most enjoy meeting so many wonderful visitors from around the world. I am considered a kind soul with a love of Sarasota who strives to provide you with the best environment to create special new memories. Whether you desire complete privacy, a quick meet and greet, or get together for a fun evening, I'll be happy to make it so.
Roy Jacobson purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Roy Jacobson chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores
This is a gem of a property in Northwest Sarasota. Old Florida neighborhood with large oak trees dripping in Spanish moss, mature tropical landscaping and water access. So close to the restaurants, night life and theaters of downtown Sarasota yet feels like a tropical paradise. Very safe and friendly. The unofficial slogan in this neighborhood is "wouldn't want to live anywhere else".
What makes this Villa unique
One of a kind! Most vacation rentals you find in Sarasota share amenities with other guests or the owner. With this unique property you will enjoy your own private pool, outdoor shower, hot tub, covered lanai and privacy fencing. Complete freedom to enjoy paradise as you please. Very friendly, safe, quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Sarasota and beaches.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Don't hesitate even a bit! BOOK IT
We couldn't have enjoyed Roy's place more. His attention to detail is impeccable.
My husband and I have traveled for years for work. So, hotels on vacation are NOT our thing. We want a clean, private, relaxing space with the amenities of home without the work that awaits us there. Roy's was absolutely perfect. We loved the saltwater pool and the outdoor shower. There's a shower inside, but we never used it.
The eclectic mix of people who gather to appreciate the sunset at the end of the road gave us lots to discuss and giggle about the next day. So much fun to mingle!
This place isn't for those who want noise. This is the place for those that want to enjoy their significant other in a home away from home.
We cannot wait to go back!
It was a pleasure hosting such a nice couple. You enjoyed yourselves and that is my reward. Hoping you savor the new memories you created here!
What an amazing place to stay. Me and My Wife stayed here for 5 nights for our honeymoon. The outside amenities was worth it alone but the inside was incredible as well. I used the outside shower exclusively and the salt water pool was a favorite of mine. We will definitely be back to stay again!
Everything was just perfect
You could no find a better place for a week in Sarasota. It not being on the water was more than compensated for with the pool in the backyard. We spent so much time just relaxing outside by the screened in pool. House was clean well furnished, beds comfortable. Would go back if the place is available.
Great Sarasota Getaway
I came down to the area for the Sarasota Half Marathon. This home is very close to all of the attractions in Sarasota. This property is very well kept and has all of the amenities you need for a great stay. The area is quiet, the rooms are good sized and the beds are very comfortable. The pool was beautiful and access to a hot tub is always a plus. The outside seating was very nice and relaxing. You can walk just a few blocks and see the sunset every evening. The host includes several nice touches and all were appreciated.
We particularly enjoyed the Sarasota Opera House, the Marietta Art & Whimsy Museum and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Lido Beach was great and there are numerous parks in the area. In six days, we ate at The Breakfast House three times. It is that good. We also really enjoyed The Fresh Catch Fish Market and Grill.
If we return to the area, I would definitely stay again.
Charming,clean and quiet.Perfect for a getaway.
Owner has created a charming retreat and takes pride in the property.Everything is close, great beaches not far away by car .Loved our stay !
FIVE STAR REVIEW
This vacation home was our first rented home and we were quite pleased in so many ways,despite some rather unusual disruptions which I'll get to.
The house is a modest one, though quite comfortable, with a wonderful secluded pool, a hot tub,and a wonderful bamboo outdoor shower. We're older quiet people and the area around the pool afforded us relaxed seating for outdoor reading,writing eating, snoozing. Roy provided the oranges and i provided the wife freshly squeezed orange juice, something i hadn't done in years. The neighborhood was of mixed housing with quite modest homes combined with newer more modern homes and closer to the bay, a block, away, older substantial estate mansions.
The neighborhood and surrounding area was great for walking or biking, with the Ringling museum complex about a mile away. Tamiami Trail is the main north-south street in Sarasota and only little more then a block from the house so you can get anywhere in the center of town in minutes. I preferred to go downtown along some side streets in the older neighborhoods, but it was just as easy as Tamiami Trail. The house couldn't be more conveniently located to almost anything you'd want to do in Sarasota. And the Chinese restaurant within walking distance has some of best Chinese food we've had.
Unfortunately, we had to cut our intended month long stay short because my wife had a midnight pool accident where she fell unto the pool lounging ledge and broke her foot, necessitating emergency care which was excellent. Roy, the owner,who lives next door, was most accommodating to our special circumstances. In fact, his living next door, proved helped multiple times.
We intend to return to the house next year because, despite the accident, it suited us. as does Sarasota itself. The convience to major Sarasota attractions, the closeness to the bay and the Lido beach area is a very appealing feature of the house. I forgot to mention it was the former home of a famous circus gorilla in days gone by, a fact which simply delighted my wife to no end.