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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property


NOTE: FALL SPECIAL until December 16. One week for ONLY $450.00, plus cleaning fee and taxes. (7 day minimum)

This is a top-of-the-line, newly renovated one bedroom, one bath apartment that is part of a 'duplex' (side-by-side QUIET apartments with separate private entrances and a shared backyard space and laundry facilities). Please see VRBO # 560385 listing for the rental property next door.

The location is ideal--situated between Siesta Key (a 5 mile drive) with it's world famous white sand beach (recently voted the best in the country!) and it's quaint 'Village' shopping area filled with casual dining places and pubs, and Lido Key, (a 6 mile drive) equally famous for St. Armand's Circle with it's many upscale shops and restaurants.

Your vacation home was built in the 1920's, but has been totally renovated inside in a contemporary style, while maintaining it's cottage charm on the outside. The new kitchen cabinets and appliances include a refrigerator with an ice-maker & filtered water, built-in microwave and a dishwasher. It is fully equipped with all sorts of utensils, dishes, glassware, pots and pans and small appliances--everything you need if you enjoy cooking! The bath is newly renovated with ample storage and new fixtures. The bedroom is large and features a queen-sized bed with storage drawers beneath, a four drawer dresser, and mirrored closet space with plenty of hangers. The open living/dining area is spacious and inviting with leather couch, wicker side chairs, large coffee table, and a dining table that accommodates four comfortably.

The space also contains a work station computer area with two seats and built-in WiFi. All floors are solid, eco-friendly bamboo wood--except for the bath which is tiled. There is a fenced-in private rear yard with a gas grill for outdoor barbecues, table and chairs for dining, and a washer/dryer in a separate building. The small private front porch with it's two chairs & table is a delightful spot to relax at the end of a busy day.

The street location is extremely quiet, despite it's close proximity to all types of interesting diversions. There is a wonderful public park just a 2 minute walk away from you. It is loaded with amenities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, indoor & outdoor basketball courts, a vibrant open pickle ball league ,fitness center, and waking/jogging trails.

You are one mile to the Southside Village which has many diverse restaurants, pubs and Morton's Market, a gourmet grocery store with fresh produce and ready-made items to take out, and also a very tempting bakery. Your other option for groceries is Publix, a fully stocked supermarket just 1 1/2 miles away.

Downtown Main Street, again with a wide selection of diverse restaurants, shops, and nightlife is 2 miles from your doorstep, and it is only three miles to the downtown waterfront with boat rentals, park, and two restaurants with waterfront dining (a casual outdoor one, and one a bit more 'fancy' called Marina Jack's which also has a dinner sunset cruise boat). Golfers will have the choice of a dozen well-maintained courses, all in a 10 to 30 minute drive. There are also two executive courses (18 hole, par 3 shorter courses)--one a 5 minute drive the other only 10.

All in all, the apartment offers peace and comfort while still being only minutes from all the action that Sarasota has to offer. Come join us and see for yourself.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About KIT

My wife and I are both former teachers, originally from New Jersey, and have been living in Sarasota for over 30 years where we are currently running a construction remodeling company. (My family was in that business and it was my summer job since I was old enough to help mix cement). We love to travel and always use VRBO to find great lodging.

KIT purchased this apartment in 2007

Why KIT chose Sarasota

We purchased our first Sarasota home in the 1980's in this area and found the neighborhood to be a most versitile location. It is a short drive to Siesta and Lido Keys with great beaches and restaurants; it's near downtown with all its entertainment options and shopping; and it it is a short distance to many golf courses.

What makes this apartment unique

Being in the remodeling business, we found this home to be ideal for upgrades. The contemporary look we added to the inside is surprising compared to the old Florida feeling of the design. The park across the street is City-run and has free tennis courts, basket ball courts, swimming , walking trails, and a free-weights gym if one gets the urge to pump iron.


Sarasota Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom with large vanity for toiletries; no tub, shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with a queen size bed, and a pull-out queen size convertable sofa bed in living area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(43 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is my....6th-7th time to stay here and I enjoyed it as always.

John and kit always prepare the house really nice and comfortable.

They take care of stuff immediately if I need anything.

Looking forward to going back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was there and more. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful cottage: clean, nicely furnished, great appliances and extras, and a very comfortable bed. I was warmly greeted by John, with a nice welcoming gift. The cottage had basics for cooking such as seasonings, condiments, cooking oil, coffee filters etc. The cottage is a short drive to the beaches, downtown or even to visit family further west of the town center. John was very accesssble. In summary; a great experience.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

5 stars. Perfect accommodation with everything we needed. Cheaper than a Hotel with all the comforts of home. What's not to like.

would thoroughly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A MUST stay if you are in the area!!

  • 5 of 5

It’s a husband and wife team that manage the property. The place is SUPER cute inside - plenty of room for 2 people who want a cozy place to stay. The kitchen is extremely well stocked dish wise, it also has some spices and oils for your convenience. They made us fresh baked goodies on our arrival. They are very easy to communicate with. The property is pretty central if you want to go to downtown Sarasota or even Siesta Key. They provided beach chairs, towels, and a cooler. Above all, they are SOOO personable and very friendly. I would stay here again no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this homey cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our stay. When the other reviews stated that they have pretty much everything stocked for you they weren't lying. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and we also had a chance to use the BBQ. They were so friendly and had some homemade treats waiting for us when we arrived. It's not if it's when we comeback we will 100% be staying with them again. Thank you so much for your wonderful wonderful hospitality. See you very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
null,Gecko's on Hillview St.
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Siesta Key
Car: recommended

We are located in a residential area across from a public park containing two swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball, walking trails, and a dog park area. We are one mile from a village area with several restaurants and and pubs, just two miles from a major shopping mall. Award winning Siesta Key beach is 5.5 miles.,We are located in a residential area across from a public park containing two swimming pools, 4 Lighted Tennis Courts, indoor and outdoor Basketball, Pickle Ball, Walking Trails, and a dog park area. We are one mile from a village area with several restaurants and and pubs, just two miles from a major shopping mall. Award winning Siesta Key beach is 5.5 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per week $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax

Cancellation Policy: 60 days prior to reservation date, full refund30 days prior to reservation date, 50% refunded
If cancelled less than 30 days or reserved date, deposit will be forfeited.
Pet and cleaning fees are per week and will be prorated for longer stays
A Damage Deposit will be required. The amount will be contingent on length of stay and other variables.
We have a maximum rental period of one month per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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