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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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.


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


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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

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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Christmas week stay in Sarasota

  • 3 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property Christmas week. Upon arrival the home was very dirty. My husband had to clean all of the vents in the air conditioners. The floors weren't vacuumed and both showers and the master bath toilet were covered in bugs. I ended up cleaning the first couple of hours which wasn't too fun. The owner did send his daughter over a few days after we checked in to vacuum and he did seem to feel bad about the situation. The master bed needs to be adjusted or replaced as there is a piece of wood holding the bed together. The neighborhood seems to be middle class and safe. As far as location, the home is 2.5 miles from the only beach with parking. Christmas week the traffic was horrible! It took about 30 minutes to drive the 10 minute drive and it was almost impossible to find parking. There are other beaches like Venice beach and another beach where we found shark teeth about 25-35 minutes away. Downtown Sarasota is 25 minutes without traffic and again Christmas week the traffic was awful getting there. The neighborhood where the home is located is very suburban with a mall, many restaurants, stores etc all very close by. If you are looking for a rental where you are in a suburban location but have to drive everywhere this could be the place for you. It would also have been nice if there was a patio in the backyard to sit or to eat outside. We didn't stay in the house much and ate all of our meals out. The kitchen was nice and well equipped if you are planning on cooking. Check out Longboat Key past Sarasota. It was gorgeous!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must respond to this review as it is both unfair & unfounded. Admittedly I should have done a "dust down" as the house had been sitting empty for several weeks. But I made every effort to correct the issues as quickly as possible. Upon hearing about the unkempt floors I sent my daughter over (as my cleaner was on vacation for the holidays) to vacuum and do anything else that was necessary to appease the complainant. There were a few dust balls in the shower but that was it! My daughter asked if there was any more she could do for them to which they replied no everything looks fine. (The repaired bed leg is a professional repair and is invisible to all who don't feel they need to look Under it!) This house is "As Advertised" a designer home filled with custom furniture and accessories; nicely appointed with recently updated and remodeled rooms: A large family room w/ beamed ceilings, a "Gourmet Kitchen" and a separate office, 3 BR's, 2 Baths, a beautiful Custom Built Living/ Dining area.....and a Back yard designed as a fenced in area for pets! .....making this a first rate, Pet friendly rental, which is hard to find! I cannot be responsible for the busy vacation week traffic, nor the fact that most amenities are not within walking distance....if a mile is too much of a walk. The house is centrally located to everything you can imagine: restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, boat yards and rentals, parasailing, Etc. And there is a beach access 1 mile from the house with adequate parking for 50 or more cars. I never had any trouble parking anywhere. And by the way, ALL this is visible on my VRBO web page, if one takes the time to look at it. If you are in question, please look at all the other reviews I have received & you will see that 97% of my guests gave it and their stay a 5 star review! (100%).......... You be the judge. Thanks for reading my response, Steve W. (Proprietor)
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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


Rates & Availability

Gulf Gate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Apr 29 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 4 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Apr 29 2018 - Nov 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

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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