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Immaculate, Newly Remodeled Close to Siesta Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Spacious House On Large Lot. Very Private Master Suite.

Lovely single story home built in 1962, remodeled completely 2014. As the photos show, the bedrooms are spacious with the Master suite privately tucked on the kitchen side of the house. Master bath with huge shower. Original terrazzo floors in the living room and 2 guest bedrooms with beautiful porcelain tile throughout the rest. King bed in the Master and twins or king in the second bedroom and a queen size bed in the third.Guest bedrooms share a bathroom with a tub/ shower combination. New kitchen totally outfitted for your convenience. Super quiet dishwasher, large refrigerator/ freezer, pots and pans galore (if you want to cook) and ample storage for your vacation provisions. Florida style lanai dining area and seating at the kitchen bar/ counter. Large living room with a bay window. 50 inch Flat screen tv in living room, 42 in master, and 32 in the 2nd bedroom and 40 in third bedroom with Verizon FIOS internet via wifi. Washer and dryer for your convenience. Enough bedding and towels (even beach towels) so you won't wash much. Siesta Key beach is a short drive away, but , if you like, you can enjoy the outdoors out back on the patio. Gas grill ready to go with comfortable seating around a large table. Everything you will need for a barbeque.

Robert Mastrippolito and Tina Molnar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, hungarian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Robert Mastrippolito and Tina Molnar

Together we are a great team. Robert is a Community Association Resident Manager and Ernesztina has a Service Business taking care of other peoples properties, so rehabbing a home to rent was a natural. Without friends and family help and support the house would not be as glorious as it is.

Robert Mastrippolito and Tina Molnar purchased this house in 2014

Why Robert Mastrippolito and Tina Molnar chose Sarasota

We were looking for a home in Sarasota to retire to (quite a few years in the future) and when we saw this one we loved it. Not for how it looked but for the potential of how it could be. There will be more improvements, including a two car garage, in the future. It's located close to everything Sarasota has to offer, but still in a relaxing quiet area. The most 'noise' you hear are the bells from the local church on Sunday.

What makes this house unique

Perfect Location, Relaxing, Peaceful neighborhood.

We love this place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Robert & Ernesztina. We are really enjoying our stay in your house what a fantastic place, the photo's were good but now we are here its even better.

The house is immaculate, we have visited Florida about 23 times now over the years and this is one of the best accommodations we have stayed in everything is so very very clean and the kitchen is so well provided with all the utensils you could ever wish for. I am in the plumbing and bathroom refurb business myself and can see you have put a lot of thought time and effort into this project.

You mentioned about a 2nd property that has or will have a pool, do you have any details available and is it listed on VRBO yet, if so could you let me know the property ref no. We will be back In Sarasota about the same time again next year and it will more than likely be for a 2 week period.

Thank you for the fruit and bottle of wine you provided on arrival we have got 1 apple ,1 orange left for tomorrow i'm afraid afraid the wine didn't last beyond the first night

We will be leaving at 10am Wednesday morning for our last 2 nights in Clearwater, don't know if we will see you again before we leave but hope we meet again next year

Many Thanks David & Susan
May 2016
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Southgate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If more guests arrive than the reservation count, damage deposit will be forfeited
  • Do not wash any house linens or towels
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large spacious bathroom with separate vanity area
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to king
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Master suite 32' X 12' King bed large shower, large walk in closet with glass block window
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Immaculate, Newly Remodeled Close to Siesta Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 76 reviews

Clean,well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We thought that everything was very convenient and well thought out. Place was clean and in excellent shape.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Thomas. We'll be ready for your return visits!
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Exceptional Property

  • 5 of 5

The home is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key Beach. The home is nicely furnished with comfortable beds and nice linens. The kitchen is very well equipped with anything you could possibly need. The owner's were very gracious and provided coffee, half and half cream, a fruit plate and a bottle of wine for us to enjoy. The owner's greeted us upon our arrival to ensure we understood the key pad and provided us with a tour of the home and gave us specific instructions of various operational items. We highly recommend this property and will definitely inquire about renting again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike. We will be ready for your next visit to Sarasota!
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Fantastic property, didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a 3 night stay here and the property exceeded our expectations.

The house is immaculately clean, furnished to a high standard and has a fully equipped kitchen should you wish to cook. There is also a fabulous grill (BBQ) which we used one evening. The grill (and all other appliances for that matter) were exceptionally clean, to the point where they looked like they'd never been used ! A large nearby supermarket is conveniently located for picking up anything you need.

There were plenty of towels, beach towels and bed linen at our disposal, as well as use of beach chairs which we used at the nearby Siesta beach, which is definitely worth a visit.

The hosts, Robert and Tina, greeted us on arrival, showed us round and made us feel welcome. It was a nice personal touch that you often don't find with other rentals. The wine and fruit were also a nice touch .

The garden has a seating area and outside dining table for making the most of the sunshine.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we wished we'd booked for longer. Would have no hesitation in recommending this rental property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike , Amanda and family, Thank you very much for your kind words. It will be ready when you can return!
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights as a stopover before flying back to the UK. Robert and Tina met us at the house and spent a few minutes welcoming us and showing us round. The house was spotless! Absolutely immaculate. I don't think I've ever been to a cleaner house! And there was everything you could possibly need for a holiday - from a a welcome package of wine, milk, fruit and coffee to toilet rolls, laundry detergent and bundles of beach towels and bath towels. The kitchen had every cooking implement you would need. Tina made a point of insisting we DIDN'T do any cleaning before we left (and this was hard for me! but made our departure much less stressful) and even allowed us the courtesy of a later check out as we had a late flight. We only wish we were staying longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jo and family, Thank you. When you are ready for a return trip to Florida, we hope you stop again in Sarasota!
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The home was perfect!! We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for us. We had 4 people, so the 3 bedroom, 2 bath split arrangement of the rooms was ideal. It gave us lots of privacy. The home was in perfect condition. Much nicer than many of the bed and breakfast places that we have stayed in. It came with everything we needed, including all the little things that you have at your own home. We needed nothing. Great kitchen for family cooking events. It is in a very comfortable neighborhood.

It was only a short drive to the beaches. That was never a problem. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George and family, hope to see you back in the future!
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Beyond compare!!!

  • 5 of 5

Robert and Tina's house is indeed immaculate and they both are great with all the rental details and communication!! Their house is hands down the best place to stay when visiting USA's best beach!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerry, we will be here for your next adventure to Sarasota!
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St. Armands Circle
"Rodeo Drive of Sarasota"
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
"Awesome sea life. From Manatees to Starfish and everything in between"
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"Great place to stop and smell the roses!"
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Marina jacks
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Crab & Fin
Whole Foods Market
Sarasota Farmers Market
Columbia Restaurant
Morton's Gourmet Market
Ca d'Zan Mansion
"1/2 mile away!"
Save Our Seabirds Inc.
Sarasota Kennel Club
Bobby Jones Golf Club
O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill
Main St
Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: necessary

Quiet street just .6 mile from Starbucks and just another block to Publix grocery and Subway sandwiches ! 6 miles to beautiful Siesta Key white sand beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $350

Check in time is 4:00 pm - Check out time is 10:00 am
Refundable Damage Protection available - $350 instead of the $59 non refundable insurance policy Deposit will not be refunded if more people stay in the house than the reservation states. Infants and toddlers are counted as guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.