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Dog Friendly Heated Pool Home Close to Beaches & Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxurious and relaxing 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6-7 comfortably.

We refer to this Florida Home as 'Goldy Lox's West Wing on Bermuda Brook.' This comfortable mid-century Florida home is located central to all things Sarasota. We chose this home for its location and ease of access to beaches, downtown, shopping and restaurants. The home is easily accessed between Interstate 75 and coastal route 41. SouthGate is a comfortable and sought after established family community in the center of a great Florida mid sized city.

This beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. Our kitchen and baths have been upgraded to anticipate your needs. The property has undergone landscape renovations recently with future plans to be unveiled in the coming year.

The home has 3 entertaining areas. The Living Room with down filled sofa, two seater chair, TV, DVD, stereo, all with wireless surround sound. The Bar Room features a hand crafted bar, beverage refrigerator and 40' LED flat screen TV.

The sitting pool is partially above ground creating additional sitting areas around its perimeter. It is totally screened in and furnished with table, chairs, infrared BBQ grill and a 32' LED flat screen outdoor TV.

Private Laundry room and visitor storage off the Kitchen included.

We do not permit "wild" parties. Reserving guest must be 25 years or older, stay with the group the entire time and be financially responsible for any lost or damaged items. Guests will be asked to complete a Guest Reservation Agreement and return it with a copy of their driver's license.

The owners maintain and reside in the attached in-law conversion apartment, referred to as the 'east wing', when in town. Due to the solid construction there is no noise transmission between the two units. The home is appointed as a reflection of the owners comfortable and relaxing attitudes.

More Details

Laura Cohen
Member since: 2009
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Laura Cohen

Laura and Lee will be your hosts as you plan your stay in Sarasota. They are also travelers and utilize VBRO and its affiliate sites as they explore and travel. As business partners, the proprietors have a relaxed approach at providing a comfortable living space with plenty of amenities to enjoy.

They enjoy scuba diving reefs, boating, fishing, golf, hiking the Colorado mountain landscapes in their newest rental in Florissant, Colorado (Cirq Du Chalet)

As professional landords, L & L share a passion for selecting and renovating investment properties for long or short term leasing. If they are traveling, there are professional property managers and cleaning personnel that look after the properties.

Laura Cohen purchased this house in 2010

Why Laura Cohen chose Southgate

This property took all of five minutes to buy when we first visited. Location, Location, Location. Central to all things Sarasota and all things Florida. As an affordable established neighborhood these savings can be passed on to our guests.

What makes this house unique

Laura and Lee believe it is as important who you lease from as what you lease.


Southgate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests will be emailed a Guest Reservation Agreement to complete and send back with a copy of their drivers license.
  • Guests are required to submit a refundable pet security deposit of $250 per dog. Maximum 2, No cats please.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Beautifully tiled floor and wainscoting.
    Mater Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private, attached to Master Bedroom. Walk in shower stall
  • 2 bathrooms. Plush bath towels, pool towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very comfortable King size bed. 32' LED flat screen TV.
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Small desk to keep in touch with the outside world.
    Additional Sleeping Accomodations - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 twin cot plus crib
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Large enough to fit a full sized crib.
  • The Master and Guest #1 bedrooms are carpeted. Guest Bedroom #2 is tiled with an area rug. All linens are of the highest quality.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Check in is after 3:00 pm and check out is before 10:00 am. We are a family friendly neighborhood and can not accept any "wild" parties. The reserving guest must be 25 or older, stay with the group the entire time and be financially responsible for any lost or damaged items. We do accept dogs with a $250 per dog refundable deposit. Unfortunately we can not take cats. To insure the cleanliness of the home for the next guest we ask you to follow our restrictions. Pets are not allowed on the furniture. If they are used to being on the furniture at home, PLEASE bring sheets or blankets to protect our furniture. Dogs must not be left unattended unless they are kenneled. Please bring bedding for the dog to use in the carpeted areas. NO smoking in the house.


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Dog Friendly Heated Pool Home Close to Beaches & Town
average rating of 4.87931 based on 58 reviews
St Petersburg, Florida USA

Comfy, cute and pet friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable place and close to everything we needed. The owner was very accommodating and being pet friendly is an added bonus.

We all said we could have easily spent a week or two at this cute house, but we only had a weekend. It’s definitely a place to return to.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay, family friendly, very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience, property just as described. Home is updated, nicely decorated and very well maintained and clean. Comfortable bed and seating. Having a full size crib available was great, we brought our own bedding for it. Located in well kept, convenient neighborhood. Nicely landscaped. Pool area had privacy and some shade, perfect size pool for swimming w/ our toddler, lots of beach toys available. Owners were friendly and communicated well. They were present during our stay in the attached unit but other than a brief introduction we wouldn't have known they were there at all. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place, amazing stay, amazing hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here on business and couldn’t have had a better experience. Laura and Lee are fabulous, friendly hosts and the place is immaculate, comfortable, and well equipped. While not on the beach, obviously, it is close enough to the beach and to downtown restaurants, shopping, and nightlife to be extremely convenient. I drove myself during the day and Ubered at night. No problems. I would absolutely recommend staying here with a family, which is what I plan to do on my next trip. (I didn’t get to use it but I’m a grill fanatic and the gas grill they provide is NO JOKE.)

How many stars can I give?

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great place for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Lee where great hosts,the house had everything you need for a long or short stay. They made us feel very comfortable and at home. The location was great, not too far from the beaches. Grocery shopping near by,Public ,Walmart are a five minute drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having the two of you for the month of March. It was also great to meet your son and his family during their spring break. We are so glad they had a fun time. Thank you for the handmade bag, I am using it for my weaving/knitting supplies.
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Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The place worked great for us and our dogs.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed the Benson's staying in our home while visiting their son during his internship in Sarasota. We have to say, they were exceptionally clean especially with 2 Dachshunds and a German Sheppard. Thanks!
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Enjoyed every min of our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. We stayed for 4 days for Thanksgiving and the house had everything we needed to do our Thanksgiving dinner. We had 3 small families and it was cozy. The kids loved the pool and slot machine. We can’t say enough about the owners they came over and had a drink with us and were great to talk to. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Siesta Key Beach
Voted the best beach in the United States just minutes from our home.
Myakka River State Park
Kayak with the alligators or for the less adventurous take a larger river boat ride.
Mote Marine Laboratory
An incredible place to learn about sea life. Taking the Mote boat is a must do.
Lido Beach Resort
Great hiking in the woods or along the beach.
Marina Jack
Three restaurants to choose from with live music. Fun atmosphere!
Mattison's City Grille
Great food and live music.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Beautiful place to stroll with a friend.
Sarasota Farmers Market
This is a weekly happening that you will not want to miss even if you do not need produce.
Circus Sarasota
If you are luck enough to be in town during a performance DO NOT MISS IT!
Ca d'Zan Mansion
Great art museum and circus museum.
Owen's Fish Camp
Food to salivate over. Expect a wait, it is very popular.
Cafe L'Europe
For a finer dining experience.
Pacific Rim
Wonderful Sushi.
Bonefish Grill Tamiami
A standard with the locals.
O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill
Decent food, but a great place to take the kids and the dogs. It has its own little beach an...
Barnacle Bill's Seafood
Great seafood.
eat here -- CLOSED
Fun place at night with live music.
Walts Fish Market and Restaurant
A must for everyone!
Gator Club
Great dance club.
Jo-To Japanese Restaurant
If you are from Chicago and love the egg yolk sauce at Ron of Japan, this is the only place ...
Old Packinghouse Cafe
Good food and great Blues bands.
Blu Que Island Grill -- CLOSED
Great food.
Cafe Epicure
Nice Italian restaurant with outdoor seating.
Sarasota Opera
Le Barge Tropical Cruises
Fun Booze Cruise adventure.
Parkway 8 Cinemas
We call it the Dollar Theater, but I think it has gone up to $1.75.
Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary
A must if it is open.
Polo Grill
Good food, nice upscale atmosphere.
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre -- CLOSED
Florida West Coast Symphony -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Siesta Drive Shopping Area
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Village Green Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: necessary

Florida west coast sunsets, walking the white quartz beaches, boating the inter-coastal waterway or a deep sea fishing day trip, golfing, water skiing, relaxing poolside, barbecue on the grill, sipping cocktails, festivals, fairs and outdoor concerts, hot air balloon ride, trip to Disney or Sea World, count alligators along the 'Alley', sky dive, swim, run and be filled with life. What's on your bucket list?




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Exit Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pet deposit:$250 per dog is required. Maximum 2 dogs, no cats please. Dogs must be kenneled when not under the direct supervision of their guardians. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture. If they don't believe you, we offer one sheet in the laundry room for this use. Please do not use our linens to cover the furniture. If you will need more, please bring sheets from home to cover any piece of furniture that they might claim as their own.
Sarasota Resort Tax of 12% on any rental under six months.
Rentals of over six months will not be charged the Sarasota Resort Tax.
Deposit of $500 is required to secure reservation and is applied towards outstanding balance, which is due 60 days prior to occupancy. The security deposit of $250.00 is refundable if there are no damaged or lost items.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.