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3 BR/ 2 Bath Completely Restored-Decorator Home-1 mile from Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

ATTN:. Relocators! Great Home, Pet Frndly Available for long term Summer Rental

Beautifully and uniquely renovated home 1.25 miles from the # 1 Beach in the USA (Siesta Key Beach)......... SPECIAL DEALS NOW AVAILABLE for NOVEMBER & DECEMBER;


(Christmas & Thanksgiving Specials for parties of 4 or fewer)

ALSO, STILL HAVE SOME OPEN DATES THIS WINTER......... (The months of December & March are still available)

TAKING WINTER BOOKINGS, .......... Hurry, they will be gone soon!

2250 S.F. New Baths, New Kitchen, New Hardwood Floors & Tile. (3) Newly painted & decorated Bedrooms, New Contemporary Living Room & Library with Dining area. Separate Office, Large Beamed Ceiling Family Room.

Quiet Residential neighborhood near shopping, Movie Theaters and more Restaurants than I can name.

Public Golf Course about 1/4 Mile away in the Gulf Gate Subdivision.


Downtown Sarasota: 8 Miles

Busch Gardens: 1 Hr 15 min.

Disney World: Less than a 2 hour drive.

More Details

Steve Winchester
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Steve Winchester

Residential Building Contractor for 35 years. Designed and built/remodeled homes in Boston, Sarasota and San Francisco. Specialties are Architectural & Interior design.

Has 3 Great Kids,Holds a Masters Degree in Education and Divides his time between Sarasota FL. and Boston, MA.

Steve Winchester purchased this house in 1999

Why Steve Winchester chose Sarasota

Here is an oportunity to be right in the middle of everything. Within minutes or several miles one can enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. And you return to a very unique and stylish home that offers all the modern amenities, and boasts space enough to enjoy quiet privacy and the beauty of a sub tropical environment.

What makes this house unique

There is Cable TV w/ DVD player.

Free WIFI Hi speed internet access.

Laundry area w/ washer dryer.

'Split' Floor Plan with Separate Master Bedroom Suite

Queen size Beds Throughout.

Beach chairs and Towels for 6 people.

Beautiful siesta Key Beach

Visit the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center for a variety of big name performers.

Tickets availale for most performances. (Schedule Brochure in Family Room)

Also the Sarasota Ballet, Asolo Reparatory Theater, Ringling Museum of Art, Tours available for John Ringling's Mansion: Ca' d'Zan w/ new mutimillion dollar renovation. (All are highly recommended)

And don't miss Downtown Sarasota at night w outdoor cafe's, Nightlife and entertainment.

It is one of the most pleasing small cities in America.


Outback Steakhouse
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gulf Gate Public
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai Food Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: necessary

We are 1 Mile from the Top Beach in the USA, in a quiet,well kept neighborhood. Minutes from shopping, multiplexes, restaurants. Rent a bike at the Marina, walk the 2 1/2 mile long Crescent Beach, see Beautiful Downtown Sarasota at night, Beach bars galore on Siesta Key (try Big Olaph's Home made Ice Cream!) Opera and Top Name Entertainers at the Van Wezel Perfoming Arts Center and Much more!

Busch Gardens & Adventure Island: 1 hour Drive

Disney & Universal: 2.5 hour Drive


Gulf Gate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath: Separate Vanity area & walk in Closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Custom Tile and Concrete Vanity Countertop
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mater Bedroom located off Living/Dining area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Rear of house off living area.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Designer Type BR off Kitchen area hallway.
  • All the Bedrooms are unique in their own right. One is a Master BR with adjoining Master Bath and walk in Closet off living area. Rear BR w/ Queen bed has pollished concrete floor and 'smooth troweled colored stucco' walls. It also boasts what we call a 'Vortex Window'. Also has separate Suplimental A/C wall unit with it's own climate control. BR#3 has custom paint, Decorator Bedding and a separate desk and closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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3 BR/ 2 Bath Completely Restored-Decorator Home-1 mile from Beach
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great month long stay at this home in Sarasota.

The craftsmanship was simply amazing and the home was well equipped. It was spacious and allowed the tv to be on in one room while others read a book in another. The office was an added bonus which allowed for us to get some work done while vacationing too.

The owner did a great job of explaining the ins and outs of the home and was pleasant to work with. He even reached out to ensure our trip was comfortable.

The home itself is in a quiet community with no traffic. With a car, you can get to anywhere within Sarasota quite easily. If you're going to stay for any length of time or have kids, we recommend visiting the local library and getting a temporary library card. They have lots of events, a great selection of books and videos and on occasion have free passes to local attractions.

We visited in July/August so it is hot. The sun is strong so sunblock is a must. Fortunately this home is well equipped with air conditioning so it's a nice break from the heat.

All in all, this was a great trip and we look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for those kind words. I'm glad your stay was a pleasant one. Looking forward to seeing you & your family again next year. Cheers! Steve Winchester
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Beautiful home, great location. Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

House was beautifully decorated and immaculate. Wonderful kitchen. Location was excellent in a very nice neighborhood. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys. It's always a pleasure to host appreciative guests. The pleasure was all mine and hope to see you again soon!
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We will definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home that is conviently located . It is close to the beach and any other activities you would want to do in the siesta key area ! The house is in a lovely "old Florida" neighborhood where all the homes are well maintained and it also has a nice fenced yard for your pups. Everything you need is provided and the owner is very friendly and easy to get in touch with if you need to

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marc; very kind of you to write a review. It was a pleasure doing business with you. See you again soon!
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood for walking and running with easy access to getting to main routes to beach and keys. We would have enjoyed having a porch but made use of the back yard with that beautiful big tree. The Gulf Gate mall has many ethnic places to eat and in walking distance from the home.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house to stay in. The white sands of Siesta Key Beach are a 5-10 minute drive to the west, and the Venice dog beach is a 30-40 minute drive south. The kitchen is stocked with all the pans and utensils you might need, or there are so many great restaurants in the area or within a half hour drive. The house is set up nicely so that those who wish to read at night can be in the living room, away from the TV noise. We've stayed here three (or 4?) times now and have found it to be the perfect spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and good location

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and very nice and everything was top-quality. It is close to many different attractions and only 10 minutes away from the beach even with traffic.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

VRBO estimates and VRBO Payment Schedules do not always apply. (This owner breaks down payments into 1,2 or 3 payments regardless of what the VRBO "Book It" templates say). ASK OWNER FOR EXACT QUOTE & PAYMENT SCHEDULE!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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