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Heated pool and spa home close to Siesta Key Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Gulf Gate beach-inspired home with large salt water pool & spa

Location: Sarasota, Gulf Gate, Florida, USA - near Siesta Key Beach, which is voted #1 in the USA

Accommodation: This pleasant, well-kept and freshly-landscaped home, in the beautiful Gulf Gate Estate neighborhood, will comfortably accommodate 4 people. This vacation rental has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool, spa, and all amenities.

Location and Amenities: Completely remodeled, our home is conveniently located on a lovely, quiet street, just 1 mile to Siesta Key Beach, restaurants and shopping. Sarasota downtown and Hwy I-75 are within 5 miles from the house. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is less than 20 minutes away. Within 5 minutes walk are Gulf Gate shopping mall, grocery store, local restaurants, cafes, pubs, and public transportation. In addition, Gulf Gate community has plenty of sidewalks throughout for walking or bike riding.

Nearby amenities include popular Sarasota Gulf Coast Keys and beaches, Siesta Key Village, boat excursions, prestige golf courses, art museums, galleries, and theatres. The upscale shopping is on hand at St. Armand’s Circle, together with fine dining, live entertainment and other cultural attractions. This is why Sarasota is named The Cultural Capital of Florida.

Home Features:

A new, solar-heated, salt-water pool with a built-in spa, new furniture, contemporary décor, new electronics, new kitchen cabinets, and new appliances throughout. The fenced-in, landscaped backyard, and the screened-in pool deck with outside grill, are perfect for your leisure and dining needs or relaxing coffee breaks, while the sound of the spa waterfall adds up to the surrounding tranquility.

A memory foam king-size bed in the master bedroom and two comfortable twin-size memory foam beds in the guest bedroom will provide a good night’s sleep. Additionally, there is a pull out queen-size sofa in the living room. This vacation home features a new, fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, remodelled bathrooms, free wireless internet, a 46” flat screen TV/DVD in the living room, two more 38” TVs/DVDs in each bedroom, and a telephone with unlimited calling to the USA and Canada.

This home is pleasantly ready to welcome you and your guests throughout the year.

More Details

Nada, the owner of the property
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Nada, the owner of the property

Being Snowbirds ourselves, we did comprehensive research on Southern destinations where we felt would be most comfortable and exciting for us to vacation away from the cold winter months in Canada. We had already vacationed in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, and finally found ourselves mesmerized with the beaches and amenities that Sarasota offers to vacationers.

Nada, the owner of the property purchased this house in 2012

Why Nada, the owner of the property chose Gulf Gate

We decided to craft a Beach House in Sarasota Gulf Gate because of it's charming tranquility, as well as it's close proximity to Siesta Key Beach. We wanted to have a vacation home that would be relaxing and enjoyable, and at the same time, give us that 'away from it all' feeling. It took us some time to remodel an exquisite property and to construct and include a beautiful and expansive Roman swimming pool on our large patio.

We are thrilled with our Gulf Gate Beach House as a family and we are excited to share our joys and passion for it with you too! See you there! And remember, ‘Life is Good’

What makes this house unique

We were attracted by a beautiful view from the living room on the spacious and tropical looking backyard. We immediately imagined a large swiming pool and spa right in the middle of it. Our dream came true the following year when we built a nice sundeck and our private, Roman-shaped swimming pool, where we spend our most enjoyable moments.


Gulf Gate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms: a three-piece master bathroom and a four piece guest bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • - In-suite master bedroom with walk-in closet and a bathroom. King size memory foam bed, 2 night tables with lamps, computer desk with printer and WI-FI network, TV and DVD, dresser, armchair, and a safe deposit box for keeping your valuables. Direct exit to swimming pool/ patio. - Guest bedroom with two twin-size memory foam beds, dresser, TV/DVD, armchair and a large closet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Heated pool and spa home close to Siesta Key Beach
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews
York, SC, USA

We loved this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, and very clean.

Maria was wonderful to us!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful clean house in great area

  • 5 of 5

As pre-retirees, this was our first visit to the Sarasota area. 1.2 miles from Siesta Key, best public beach. Also close to St Armands Circle great shops and restaurants.

Made much use of Big Lanai in private yard, it was fantastic. Even though weather cold to use pool, so peaceful to lounge by it. Hot tub was great, Maria very helpful with clear instructions how to operate and worked perfectly.

House was spotlessly clean upon arrival, much appreciated when booking blindly online. 2 BR, 2BA was perfect size for this couple. When not walking the beach, we felt completely safe walking the quiet neighborhood at dusk. Close proximity to Publix and just about anything else we needed was also a big plus. We would definitely consider renting again.

Thank you for helping to make our first stay in Sarasota a great one!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location close to Siesta Key and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Our second time renting this home. The pool and hot tub are great. Quiet and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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March 2017 Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (young seniors) spent the full month of March here. The Sarasota area is really nice, and this home was well situated within the area, making it an excellent base for day trips and sightseeing expeditions. It is also very well located for those days when lounging around the pool was preferred, with numerous shopping and eating establishments within a short walk. There is also a great library, a slightly further walk in the other direction from the shopping area. The neighborhood has plenty of amenities within walking distance, is very quiet (no barking dogs as had been reported by someone else) and the neighbors are friendly. The home itself is well equipped, modern and very clean. The March weather was very warm, and the poll did not require supplemental heating. Air conditioner was not required at night as the windows and ceiling fans provided adequate cooling. Maria was a great help with questions we had, and ensured everything was working to our satisfaction. She also ensured we had adequate fuel for the BBQ. We especially enjoyed the local weekly farmers markets and the art festivals in the nearby towns on weekends. It is a spot we are likely to book again in future, and would highly recommend it to couples or small families. Nada provides a couple of adult bicycles as well. We did not avail ourselves of the bikes due to our lack of familiarity with the area overall, but there are adequate bike lanes in most areas. Tickets for the major league baseball Baltimore Orioles were readily available and well priced for games in a fantastic baseball venue. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this property and felt at home right from the moment we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we met Maria at the property and until we left, we felt very at home. Maria was very helpful showing us around the property and giving instructions. The pool and spa were just what we need in the hot weather. The kitchen area had everything we needed, it is perfectly adequate for 2 adults and 2 children. We only used the main bedroom for 2 adults, but we did use both bathrooms. My husband found the shower cubicle in the en-suite big enough and I had plenty of room in the main bathroom. Having the door from the en-suite to the pool area was also a bonus. I agree with previous reviews that the air con is a bit noisy, but during the day this is not a problem, however at night it did keep us awake so we switched it off and used the ceiling fan instead which was more than adequate to keep us cool at night. The area is very quite and the neighbours are friendly. We walked to the local bars and restaurants, but the Publix supermarket is a bit too far in the hot weather. We can recommend the il Panificio Italian for pizza and sandwiches, Harry Sports Bar & Grill (which we walked to, but it is a good 20 mins) and Original Word of Mouth for Brunch.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time back and it was so amazing! Our family finds such peace and tranquillity when we go to this home. Everything that we need is available, we don't have to bring much with us. The convenience of having grocery stores, retail stores, book stores, restaurants, and beautiful siesta key beach in a short distance makes for such easy vacationing. We love this home, we love Maria who is so kind and welcoming and we definitely love Nada the owner who always make sure we have what we need! This property is a gem!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest bar
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Gulf Gate Executive Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 41 - Tamiami
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: not necessary

Nearby amenities include 'Gulf Gate Executive Golf' Course and a library (both walking distance); Siesta Key Village with live entertainment; In Sarasota downtown: 'Marina Jack' - Sarasota landmark, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, Sailor Circus, Sarasota Orchestra, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, Burns Court Cinema and other cultural attractions. This is why Sarasota is named The Cultural Capital of Florida.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

- 50% of total rental amount due at booking
- 50% of total rental balance due 60 days prior to occupancy
- Accepted methods of payment: online payment by credit card or e-check, personal US$ checks issued by US banks, money order and certified checks

- VRBO non-taxable service fee will be added by VRBO and will be included in your quote
- A $150 one time cleaning fee is charged per stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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