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Charming Old Florida villa - 2.5 miles from Siesta Key Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Villa Close To Beach (Sleeps 4)

This is our newly redecorated, 1340 square -foot, 'Old Florida' villa, with all new kitchen appliances. Across the front of the villa is a cozy sun-room that overlooks a peaceful setting - a grassy area in the front yard with a large oak tree for shade. The sun-room has 2 comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing with your morning coffee. There is also a desk where you can keep your laptop set up. A covered patio area, with a small table, chairs and gas grill, is in a private enclosed garden area and backyard area for sunning. Beach chairs and towels are there for your use. There is a laundry room in the back of the carport. The villa is quaint and charming. It is only 2 miles to Siesta Key beach access and 5 miles to the public beach. Also Turtle Beach is at the South end of Siesta Key. Walk 5 houses down to a public (covered) bus stop and a few more yards to a brand new state-of-the-art county library. A public golf course is 1/2 mile and 1 mile to Publix's and pharmacy, and 2 miles to several restaurants, book store, Stein Mart, Marshall's, etc. and Sarasota Mall nearby. This is a quiet, residential neighborhood, and an excellent location to everything. A very nice, comfortable place to spend the winter. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Security deposit is required. Thank you.

The villa has a 42' flat screen TV, and small TV in twin bedroom, wireless Wi-Fi, DVD player, washer & dryer, microwave, coffee maker, 2 hair dryers, kitchen completely equipped. There are ceiling fans in every room. Furnished especially for you! With throws for cool evenings, colorful paintings of Florida to please you. Created for you to enjoy the 'old Florida' living. Most of the furnishings are new. The beaches are fantastic, many parks, with walking and nature trails, and a wonderful city park on the Bay with a cafe for lunch or a snack, music at times and a walking pathway along all the boats in the marina. We want to make this an enjoyable vacation for you.

More Details

Beth Dillon and Carole Lang - (828) 776 - 8131 or (828) 447 - 1045
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Beth Dillon and Carole Lang - (828) 776 - 8131 or (828) 447 - 1045

Carole Lang, Artist, who now lives in Lake Lure, NC, lived in Sarasota, FL for over 20 years, while raising three children and then enjoying retirement there, with her husband. She and her daughter, Beth, Special Education Teacher in Asheville, NC, own and rent this villa, and enjoy it themselves as much as possible. NOTE: Our calendar does not reflect all of our rentals. Availability is very likely, so feel free to contact us about this.

Beth Dillon and Carole Lang - (828) 776 - 8131 or (828) 447 - 1045 purchased this villa in 2013

Why Beth Dillon and Carole Lang - (828) 776 - 8131 or (828) 447 - 1045 chose Gulf Gate

Our villa sits on a quiet street, in a peaceful setting, within walking distance of Sarasota's beautiful new library. OUR HOMEOWNERS policy only lets us rent twice a year, that is why you do not see lots of action on the calendar. The people who have stayed the last few January through March have all told us how much they like our place. Some guest have come again the next year and our last guest liked it so much they decided to move to Sarasota! We offer two bicycles for you to use while you are there. The Legacy Trail, where you can ride bikes, walk, etc. is within a mile. This is a great trail through Florida's natural habitat, that goes all the way to the Venice Train Station. A mile in the other directions are many cute shops that will suit your needs for necessity (grocery, clothing, household), as well as pleasure (souveniers/beach supplies) and dining. World Famous, Siesta Key beach, is within biking distance for some - 2.5 miles (sidewalks all the way there).

What makes this villa unique

QUIET Neighborhood, peaceful settting, yet located close to SO MANY great places for you to enjoy: Siesta Key Beach 2.5 miles, Legacy Trail access, Lots of great shops, Sarasota Square Mall within two miles, Oscar Scherer State Park about 5 miles and so much more.


Gulf Gate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Charming Old Florida villa - 2.5 miles from Siesta Key Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful Home for our Escape from Winter

  • 5 of 5

Rented the "Old Florida Villa" for three months and couldn't have been happier.

House was in great shape, and contained everything that one would need for an extended stay. Just the right amount of space for two people, with that extra bedroom for guests who seem to want to visit you when you are in Florida. When we did have some questions, the owners were immediately responsive.

The location was excellent for us. Wonderful quieter neighborhood, just down the street from the Gulfgate library. Very easy access (including walking) to many stores and restaurants. Also Costco and the Sarasota Square Mall down the street, and close to the YMCA which we joined for the time we were there. We were close to the beaches of Siesta Key and and not far from Casey Key and Venice which also have nice beaches. The house is about 20 minutes from Downtown, a convenient drive to get to such things as the Florida Studio Theater and the Opera House.

We would certainly rent this home again and would recommend it to anyone who was looking for a place to spend some time in Sarasota. Actually I must add that my wife and I liked it so much that we have decided to move to Sarasota!! Indeed, we will be renting another house close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5

I met up with two of my college friends for a mini reunion weekend of fun! The cozy bungalow atmosphere was perfect for our stay. Everything was so clean and we had everything we needed. There is a grocery store right down the road and the beaches and shops are within biking distance or a quick drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our home away from home was clean and well-maintained, a great neighborhood to take walks and bicycle. You might even see a Sandhill Crane on your journey. The home is in close proximity to restaurants and the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa. You were livin' our dream while you were there! We also love to come as often as possible. Thank-you for taking such good care of it.
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  • 5 of 5

A+ for this appealing, alluring and attractive villa. What an awesome experience to simply totally relax and absorb the beauty of this delightful home. I am still so impressed with all of the magnificent original paintings. My very favorite is the girls at the beach which hangs inside the front door. The owner has supplied great books for reading and so many other touches to make you feel at home. As far as location, you could not ask for more as it is close to every convenience and best of all, the beach! The neighborhood is quiet and family oriented. The villa is unblemished,clean and comfortable. Looking back at the VRBO site, it is everything the owner said it would be. I will most definitely be back. P.S. I adore the llittle side enchanting garden.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this charming villa in December. Everything was immaculate and well maintained. Much of the furniture was new and the decor, with all of the original art, was delightful. We felt like we were in someone's well loved home. The sunroom was a perfect place to read and work on the computer. The king size bed in our bedroom was even more comfortable than ours at home. The kitchen was well outfitted and the outdoor space was very private and perfect for grilling and relaxing.The villa is close to everything; shopping, restaurants, and beaches. The owner couldn't have been nicer. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Siesta Key


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

If you find a better rate, but prefer our place, feel free to contact us and let us know about this before booking elsewhere.

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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