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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,124 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bed / 2 Bath, Incredible Lake View!

Looking for the perfect get-away location? Welcome to Serenata, one of Sarasota’s most sought after resort communities in the center of all the amenities. Located just off University Parkway, Serenata is only a short drive for relaxation at the world renown Siesta Key Beach and the endless coastline of pristine white sand beaches or head to Nathan Benderson Park and its 400acre lake with walking/biking trails and world-class rowing facilities.

The University Parkway area has it all! Take in the wide variety of food establishments, play a nearby round of golf at some of Florida's finest golf courses, or stop by the newly opened 'The Mall at University Town Center' for world class fashion and dining. Feel like Outlet Mall shopping? Visit the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall just 10 miles away!

Serenata reveals beautiful lake views and offers something for everyone in a secure gated community. Enjoy relaxing at the amazing pool area (now with free Wifi access), an evening game of tennis at the lighted tennis court, or keep active at the onsite 24hr fitness center. Feel like socializing? Drop by the friendly resident lounge and media center featuring free WiFi, a large screen TV, pool and poker tables!

This stunning top floor 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom unit features airy 10ft ceilings and a quiet relaxing lakeside view. Wake up to an early morning coffee or wind down with an evening cocktail on the enclosed lanai area. Everything is brand new… you will be surrounded by brilliant cherry hardwood flooring, a granite counter top kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and comfortable modern furniture! The spacious bedrooms feature solid dark wood queen-size bedroom sets, walk-in closets, brand new 43' plasma HDTVs, and ensuite bathrooms. Relax and enjoy your stay with the main room 51' plasma multiroom DVR HDTV, Natuzzi leather furniture, high speed wireless internet, and free North America home phone.

This luxury lake-view condominium has recently undergone a complete renovation and is fully furnished with everything you will need and more to enjoy your stay!

More Details

Steve Thornhill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Steve Thornhill

We have vacationed in many destinations throughout Florida and found that the Sarasota area offers just about everything... first class beaches, a multitude of restaurants and evening entertainment, access to many great golf courses, and a unique friendly feel!

Steve Thornhill purchased this condo in 2011

Why Steve Thornhill chose Sarasota

We loved this safe, quiet gated community. The grounds are immaculate and it has a warm friendly atmosphere. It is in an ideal location within walking distance to almost every amenity you could ask for as well as quick access to a number of great beaches and the many local arts and theater attractions.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo offers a quiet top floor picture-perfect lakeside view, beautiful dark hardwood flooring, solid wood furniture, and a new modern kitchen that give the unit a 'home-away-from-home' feel. We enjoy the mornings with a fresh coffee on the lanai or relaxing at what we see as one of the best pool areas in all of Sarasota. This unit has it won't find another property with access to all the comforts of home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Steve's condo was absolutely lovely. I loved the musical decor, and the condo was so nice and neat when I arrived. I would highly recommend this condo for its comfort and warm feeling of a home away from home. The deck that overlooks the pond was such a nice place to have coffee in the morning and enjoy the birds that seem to love it there as much as I did!!"
Apr 2013
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Sarasota Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1124 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Serenata Resident Handbook Guests will be provided with a copy of the handbook for general community information.
  • Free Parking Free open parking directly at condo building, with exception of private owned car ports
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two clean spacious ensuite bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Other (Occasional Use) - 1 queen , Queen memory foam mattress
  • Beautiful solid wood queen size bedroom sets with plenty of dresser/armoir storage. A folding bed frame and thick comfortable queen size memory foam mattress are provided for occasional main room use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Onsite: Lighted tennis court, gym quality fitness center, walking trail inside gated resort, large pool with spacious sun deck, 24hr controlled access gates, car-care center in complex, beautiful landscaping. The Serenata common room area has a 'book swap' reading center available to all guests. Other Nearby Amenities: Grocery shopping, Dry cleaning, Pharmacy, Liquor stores, Banking / ATMs, Hospital / Medical clinics, Big-box store shopping, Churches, Playgrounds as well as Marinas, Library, Museums, Art Galleries, Performing Arts, Live Theatre, Cinema, Boutique Shopping, Sightseeing, Nightlife pubs/bars, and Live music.


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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 19 reviews

Great place to stay in Sarasota!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sorry for late review. This place was like home! Great gated community with pool and workout facility. Condo is set up very nicely great full size kitchen, grill, beach equipment and kids toys! Steve is a strait forward and a pleasant person to deal with! Bring your self and enjoy your stay! Thank you, Steve.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Summer in Sarasota!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a home away from home. Top floor, quiet, close to bars and restaurants!! Steve was always available for any questions. Amazing pool, well kept grounds, and plenty of parking!! Walk to Starbucks in the morning and publix right across the street!! Even a little coin operated car washing area with vacuum!! 2 comfy beds and a fully stocked kitchen. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apple Valley, Minnesota

Snowbird haven

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideally located. It is removed from the busiest areas which allows opportunities for relaxed morning walks, but conveniently located for easy access to shopping, restaurants, golfing and the beaches. I appreciate that it is a gated community and the area in general makes one feel safe at all times. The condo is well decorated and clean and the view from the lanai overlooks the pond and palm trees. Great place to vacation and relax.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I had to work out of town for several months. I found this condo on VRBO and was so glad I did! It had beautiful furnishings with everything you would need. I was staying alone so it was important I felt safe which I did. After a stressful day at work, I enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking the water. There was a beautiful second bedroom and bath so when a co-worker needed to stay it worked out great. It made staying out of town so much nicer! The owner is so nice and goes above and beyond to meet any need and communicate after you check in that all is ok. Close to shopping center, restaurant and drugstore.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Excellent condo, a very spacious and comfortable place to stay in Sarasota.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for the month of February. As we walked in, we noticed that the place was well maintained and everything was shiny and clean. The condo was well equipped, TV in every rooms. Electric BBQ in the screened in lanai which overlooked the pond. The place felt like home, very comfortable and spacious. We had an issue with the phones which were on the premises when we arrived. I sent him an email to the owner to simply inform him that these were failing. Next thing I know, the phone is ringing and the owner was informing me that new phones were being purchased and sent to the condo by courier and that I should receive these in a few days. Unbelievable the service we got. We were also in walking distance from the Publix grocery store and three liquor stores, as well as fine restaurants. I highly recommend this place. You will love it too! Thanks Steve. :):)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brockville, Ont. Canada

First Florida experience in 35 years

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with owner, facilities and location. We'll appointed condo with superior facilities to most of the area. Very close walking for groceries and great Mexican restaurant. Owner looks after you very well.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Duffy's Sports Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
University Park Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Route 301 and I-75 (3 miles away)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lido and Siesta Key Beaches
Car: recommended

Serenata is positioned alongside University Parkway's trendy dining and coffee shops with easy access to grocery stores, pharmacy, and a multitude of shopping. You are just a quick drive to the keys and the magnificent white sands of Siesta Key Beach, ranked #1 beach in North America! Take a walk around the prominent St. Armand’s Circle and enjoy the boutique shops and great dining. Check out the nearby Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall or take in the newly opened The Mall at University Town Center located right on University Parkway! The opportunities are endless with Sarasota’s renowned art galleries, performing arts and theatres, sailing and watersport adventures, and a host of some of the best golfing on Florida’s pristine Gulf Coast.




Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

We offer monthly rental rates. Our base daily rate is $100. Seasonal or longer term rentals are welcomed. Off-season rates (April through December) are also available. Please contact owner for latest rental rates and payment details. For advanced bookings, we may offer an initial 50% down payment with the remaining payment due 30 days before arrival.

Payment in full is requested when booking is within 2 months of expected arrival date.

Rates provided are subject to Florida state sales and excise tax 7% as well as Manatee County Resort Tax 5% = 12% total. Rates and fees are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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