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March 2018 Available

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Adorable Cottage West of the Trail!

Enjoy the Zen like atmosphere in this quaint and comfy Bungalow on the famous flower streets of Sarasota. The living area has a new 47 inch LCD TV with DVD player for your entertainment. The house is equipped with WIFI and cable television. The sofa in the living room opens to a Queen sleeper. The recently updated galley kitchen is equipped with brand new appliances, microwave, coffee maker, blender and every other thing you could need in this home away from home. Eating areas look out onto the deck where you will find a brand new Kenmore gas grill and more seating areas.

The dining room seats 4 and the kitchen breakfast bistro seats 2. The bathroom has been updated with a new cabinet, quartz top, and fixtures. One bedroom has a 32 inch TV and DVD player for your viewing pleasure. This room has comfy pillowtop Queen size bed that will welcome you after a long day on the beach. The front bedroom has a daybed that can open to two twin beds or a king size.

The back yard has dining for four on a deck surrounded by bamboo and ancient oaks. This is the vacation for someone who wants to be close to the # 1 Siesta Key beach and just as close to downtown. Come, relax and enjoy.

More Details

Christina Captain
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Christina Captain

I have lived in Sarasota since 1997 and I will be here until the end. I love SARASOTA! I am a Florida native, born and raised in Miami. I own a healthcare business here in Sarasota for the past 19 years. I lived at the magnolia house for 10 years and now I am offering it to travelers so they can experience the best Sarasota has to offer.

Christina Captain purchased this house in 1999

Why Christina Captain chose South Poinsettia

Clean, Quiet, Functional, Romantic, Close to EVERYTHING!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location.

I love my house! I enjoyed it from 1999 to 2010.

Then I rented it as an annual for 3 years and then decided that I wanted to offer it as a vacation rental. I am a business owner here and believe that Sarasota is quite possibly the most wonderful place in the world to live. I want you to enjoy Magnolia Street as much as I did and love Sarasota as much as I do!


South Poinsettia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , remodeled 2012
  • Upgraded recently renovated bathroom. Shower and tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the living room Queen sofa bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Is a trundle that can be one king or 2 twins.
  • King size bed (1) converts from the day bed, Queen size Bed (1) pillow top comfort, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twins converted from the day bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Opens to a Queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Very nice and clean. Felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

Had all the amenities like home. Close to everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Please come back next year!
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House was nice and clean and located in a quiet but convenient neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

Property was as advertised, and the owner was very good to work with. She also provided all of the minor odds and ends needed for our stay (paper products, cleaners, garbage bags, etc). Although biking to the beach would be a bit of a trip, the house is located within a 5-10 min drive to the nearest beach public parking lots. We had no issues finding parking by arriving at the beach around 11am. I'd stay here again without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home! super cute! near it all!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so lovely. Newly renovated. I stayed here in Feb and it was just perfect. Super clean and close to Siesta Key Beach which was just beautiful. The house is about a 3 min drive to the nearest grocery store and 10 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach. 10 min drive to St. Armands Circle, close to many restaurants too!. Very quiet neighborhood and nice backyard to just sit and read. Bed and couch was comfortable and did I mention CLEAN! I am picky about that and this house passed with flying colors. The owner was great with responses and was there to answer any questions I had. House has all the amenities you need, - dishes, silverware, towels, wifi, wine opener, pot n pans, washer and dryer, diswasher etc. Just a lovely place, I hope to come back to Sarasota and stay here again! - Jose

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Can walk for many daily needs.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6's a great home away from home. Close to multiple restaurants, coffee shops, publix and Trader joes. Nice neighborhood, met a few neighbors. If you want sun you can sit in the front yard, if you have sunburn from a day at the beach the fenced in backyard has many trees for shade. We already rented again for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! So happy to see you back in 2016!!
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Comfy, Quiet and Close

  • 4 of 5

My 87 year old mother and I stayed here for 4 days while visiting Sarasota this winter. The house was well equipped and we were thankful for a great heating/ac system as it was quite cold! The owner has thought of most everything and we were easily able to cook our meals there. We were a short drive to a great gourmet grocers and downtown was super easy to get to as well. I imagine the house is awesome in summer too as the backyard is very shady and private, but it was too cool for us this visit. Very clean and comfortable, for 2 separate adults, or for a small family. The neighborhood is sweet and fun to walk around in too.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review ad I am so glad you had a wonderful time.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a friend of mine and it was perfect. The location is awesome, within walking distance to shops and restaurants and Southgate mall. Only a short drive to world class beaches.

The bungalow was cozy and equipped with everything needed for a pleasant stay. The backyard is fully fenced and private and a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors.

Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and come back anytime!!
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Sarasota International Airport ID SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shakespeare's English Pub
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Location, location, location! Enjoy the 'flower streets' of this quaint west of the trail neighborhood. Within walking distance is the Westfield mall, Cinebistro, Fleming's, Publix and many wonderful restaurants and bars. Minutes from downtown and famous Selby Gardens. Only 2 miles from the #1 beach in the US, Siesta Key Beach.

Bring your sunscreen and wine opener this is a vacation to remember.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 2.7 mi, Ringling John & Mable Museum 6.8mi, Oakford Golf Course - reasonable prices 13.1mi, Myakka River State Park - alligator viewing 13.3, Marina Jacks - boat & sailboat charters 3.3, YMCA - workout 2.4mi, Sarasota Opera House 3.5mi, Van Wezel Performing Arts 4.0mi, Walt Disney World Orlando 145mi, Bush Gardens Tampa 60mi, all distances are actual driving miles recorded by GPS'




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner'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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