5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Looking for the perfect get-away location? Welcome to Serenata Condominiums & Residences, 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 from the world renown Siesta Key Beach and the endless coastline of pristine white sand beaches.

The University Parkway area has it all! Enjoy 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 and highly anticipated 'The Mall at University Town Center'. Feel like Outlet Mall shopping? Visit the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall just over 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!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1124 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non-smoking unit including lanai area...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Other (Occasional Use): 1 queen

    Queen folding bed frame with memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Beautiful solid wood queen size bedroom sets with plenty of dresser/armoir storage. A thick comfortable queen size memory foam mattress is provided for occasional main room use....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Two clean spacious ensuite bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Serenata offers a guest book swap area. Great for trading in your book and finding a new read!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Poker Table located in the community Common/Media Room...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Pool Table in the community Common Area/Media Room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition fiberoptic through Verizon (Fios)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod speaker docking station in main living area...moreless

  • Television:

    3 new flatscreen Samsung HDTVs, 51' main room TV plus one 43' HDTV per bedroom...moreless


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Lake view with water fountain features....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    10-20 min drive to great beach areas (Lido Beach, Siesta Key Beach, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Casey Key)...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    New 7-piece solid wood dining room set...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new quiet high-efficiency A/C unit installed September 2012...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Quiet, fast clothes dryer, located inside the condo...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    24hr Fitness Center access with Yoga room + free WiFi access...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance North America plan in place...moreless

  • Internet:

    Verizon FIOS High speed Wireless Internet provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    4-piece Natuzzi leather sectional and chair set, 51' Samsung slim-plasma HDTV with multi-room Verizon DVR HDTV box....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample guest parking located immediately in front of the condo building, near the unit access stairs...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Verizon home phone with 4 cordless phones...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in the laundry area inside the condo...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Love a good coffee? We have it for you. Keurig K-cup machine, Starbucks Verismo pod machine, conventional coffeemaker, and electric kettle provided!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cookware and utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet, stainless steel built-in dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops, double undermount sink, garbage disposal unit (garburator/insinkerator)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over-range large built-in microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The kitchen has a quick access pantry closet with plenty of shelved storage space...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Complete 4-chair patio furniture set...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    The resort is bike-friendly with several locking racks provided for guest use. Guests will need their own bikes....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Enclosed lanai area with comfortable cushion seating...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outside BBQ charcoal pit areas are located around the complex including one adjacent to the condo building...moreless

  • Tennis:

    A tennis court is located in the resort area for guest use. Lighted for night use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large year round heated pool area located at the center of the resort. The pool was completely refinished in late 2013. There is also free Wifi access at the pool areas!...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
30 night min stay

December 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2016
31 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable DamageDeposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Please note, rentals are for a minimum of one month period. Seasonal or longer term rentals are welcomed. Off-season rates are also available (April through December). Please contact owner for rental quote and payment details.

Rates provided are subject to Florida state sales and excise tax 6.5% as well as Manatee County Resort Tax 5% = 11.5% total. Rates and fees are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Payment in USD accepted with the following options: Bank issued Cashier's Check, Bank Draft / Money Order, PayPal electronic payment (Paypal transfer fee responsibility of guest). 50% of rental rate due at the time of booking, remaining funds due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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2.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rev-el-ry Pub & Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
University Park Country Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Route 301 and I-75 (3 miles away)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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, pharmacies, 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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Sarasota, FL, USA:
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 Lido and Siesta Key beaches and the many local arts and theater attractions.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to Serenata!

    Welcome to Serenata!

  • View of Pool area taken from condo unit lanai

    View of Pool area taken from condo unit lanai

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Common Area Pool and Poker Tables

    Common Area Pool and Poker Tables

  • Lighted Tennis Court inside gated community

    Lighted Tennis Court inside gated community

  • Common Area and Media Room

    Common Area and Media Room

  • Fitness Center in Complex

    Fitness Center in Complex

  • Sunset Poolside

    Sunset Poolside

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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