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Condo - on Golf Course, View of Lake! Near Beaches, Great Shopping, Restaurants

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, bonus room (den or third bedroom), clean, spacious

Recently redone 2/3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms second floor condo, open concept, modern kitchen fully equipped, granite counters, stainless steel appliances including built in large microwave and wine cooler.The abundant cupboards are loaded with all manner of cooking and dining implements. Tile floors, plus carpet in great room and bedrooms.Glassed in lanai with table that sits four overlooking the golf course and lake (watch the resident alligator, turtle and water birds!). Comfortable breakfast room off kitchen with round club style table and chairs,overlooking gardens. Convenient entrance porch leading to front door and entrance hallway. The master bedroom has a king size bed and tasteful decor, with a large window facing the golf course. It has a large en suite with granite counter and double vanity, a large walk-in closet and a separate oversize shower, toilet and linen closet. Second bedroom has queen size bed and dresser plus large closet,second bathroom has tub and granite counter. Den/third bedroom has queen sofa bed. A dining area, situated between the kitchen counter with bar stools and the living-room, has an elegant black glass table and chairs to sit six. The great room offers comfortable leather sofa and love seat, plus a reclining chair, and large flat screen TV, CD/DVD player. Built-in mirrored bar with sink and granite counter. The glass enclosed lanai facing the golf course follows from the great room and has a wicker glass top table and four matching chairs where you can sit and admire the sunset while sipping a cool drink. Cable, phone with free calls within U.S. and Canada, WiFi internet all included. Over-sized garage with room for a large car and a golf cart plus ample extra parking facing the garage door. All linens provided, including beach towels. Beach chairs and coolers. Mere steps to large swimming pool, hot tub, club house and BBQ. Very close to Palm Aire luxurious club house, with short-term memberships available for renters. Everything you need for a comfortable vacation. Owner uses condo, so very lovingly cared for, super clean. Near all amenities: great shopping on University Parkway (several shopping centers), good restaurants, minutes from Ringling complex, St. Armand's and Lido Beach, near Siesta Beach and Bradenton Beach. Only one hour from Tampa Airport, minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton airport, two hours from Disneyworld. Many attractions nearby, lovely park with trails and lake within walking distance.
Avista, situated off Whitefield Ave., is a small complex of condos and villas disposed in a circle around the garden and swimming pool. The residents are super friendly and the area is blissfully quiet.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1480 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, absolutely no smoking inside the condo or in the entrance stairs and porch....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Extra large shower, toilet, double vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Many attractions for all tastes, from a world renown circus to top notch national and international orchestras, soloists, ballet (local and visiting), repertory theatre, choirs, art galleries, jazz venues, top popular entertainers, volunteering opportunities, a gamut of restaurants and more!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable built in, wifi....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two large flat screens, one in Living room and one in master bedroom....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Dining:

    One dining alcove off kitchen, dining room suite sits six plus table and four chairs in the lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Several sheet sets, tablecloths....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Carpeted. Confortable leather sofa, love seat and recliner, convenient coffee table, large screen TV plus CD/DVD/radio. Two side tables with lamps....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for extra cars in front of the garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Long distance within U.S. and Canada included....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large number of towels, including beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12. Very well equipped.Extra dishes and glasses. Nothing to bring....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, lots of cupboards, open to eating spaces, living room....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel, large...moreless

  • Oven:

    Self cleaning...moreless


  • Golf:

    Available through Palm Aire or nearby clubs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May - September
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
30 night min stay

October - December
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay

January 2018
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am an adopted Canadian, originally from Argentina. With husband Ted we have been dividing our time, in recent years, between St. John's, Newfoundland and Newbury, Ontario. More recently we added Sarasota as our haven away from the Canadian winter.

Why the Owner Chose Sarasota, FL, USA:
When we decided to spend winters in Florida, we drove all over the state, from St. Augustine to the Panhandle, stopping in many coastal towns and cities to get a feel for that special one. After two days in Sarasota we were both completely sure that this is the place for us. The combination of climate, superb beaches, a strong arts program (we are classical music lovers) and a myriad of amenities in a friendly community pulled us in. We chose Avista after renting in several places. In fact, we first rented the condo we now own. The neighbours are very nice and friendly, very helpful, and the peace and quiet, with the great, soothing view at the back made this condo very attractive. The layout of the condo is very convenient, it is spacious and bright, has a cathedral ceiling which adds to the feeling of space and there are several areas for comfortable entertaining and for privacy, yet there is this open and airy feeling. We like the separate, large garage and the short steps to the pool, yet we can't hear any of the activities there as there are trees and vegetation in between.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
According to most Avista residents, we have a great location combining a short drive to excellent beaches with very close proximity to top notch shopping and restaurants, yet with easy access to downtown and St. Armand's Circle. Everybody likes the fact that Avista is a small community (less than 90 units) and the neighbours are friendly to temporary guests. You will not be a stranger for long! There are monthly potlucks where a visitor can meet the residents in an open, relaxed atmosphere.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Entrance to Avista

    Entrance to Avista

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen counter with bar stools.

    Kitchen counter with bar stools.

  • Built in wet bar.

    Built in wet bar.

  • Master bedroom, partial view.

    Master bedroom, partial view.

  • Double vanity in master ensuite.

    Double vanity in master ensuite.

  • Second bedroom.

    Second bedroom.

  • Second bathroom with tub.

    Second bathroom with tub.

  • Lanai


  • View from lanai and master bedroom.

    View from lanai and master bedroom.

  • Swimming pool and club house.

    Swimming pool and club house.

  • Condo exterior

    Condo exterior

  • Kitchen with dining alcove.

    Kitchen with dining alcove.

  • Kitchen overlooking living room and lanai.

    Kitchen overlooking living room and lanai.

  • Living room and lanai.

    Living room and lanai.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Separate shower and toilet in master ensuite.

    Separate shower and toilet in master ensuite.

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Den or third bedroom with queen sofa bed.

    Den or third bedroom with queen sofa bed.

  • View from lanai.

    View from lanai.

  • Path leading from condo to swimming pool and Avista club house.

    Path leading from condo to swimming pool and Avista club house.

  • Hot tub and side of club house.

    Hot tub and side of club house.

VRBO #607766

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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