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1800 SF Historic Home In Downtown Sarasota

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath - Two Story Historic Home in Downtown Sarasota

Located in Downtown District of Sarasota at 1226 Fruitville Road near Sarasota Ritz Carlton. Walk to downtown Sarasota shops, cafes, night clubs, restaurants, coffee shops, banks, Whole Foods, Saturday Farmers Market, Van Wezel, Opera House, Arts & Theater and more. Located about 1/2 mile from Ringling Bridge for short drive to St Armands Circle shops and restaurants or Lido Beach. 4 Bedroom 2 Bath - Two Story Historic Home in Downtown Sarasota. 1800 SF Historic Home in Downtown Sarasota. Walk to everywhere in the Downtown Sarasota Area.

Tom Harris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2018

About Tom Harris

25 year Sarasota Florida Resident

Tom Harris purchased this house in 1996

Why Tom Harris chose Downtown

Beautiful Historic Home - 4 beds 2 baths, in Downtown Sarasota District, walking distance to all downtown arts & theater, Van Wezel, Ringling Bridge, downtown cafes and restaurants, shops, bars, night clubs, and very short 5 minute drive to Lido Beach and St Armands Circle (shopping and restaurants).

What makes this house unique

walk to everything downtown and just minutes over Ringling Bridge to St Armands Circle and Lido Beach.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two sinks - Hers and His
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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1800 SF Historic Home In Downtown Sarasota
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic Large Home Right Near Downtown Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic 4 bedroom home for large family or groups, just walking distance from downtown Sarasota. Tom (owner) was incredibly helpful and communicative. Would highly recommend this rental if looking in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

You can't beat the location of this house--right downtown with plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Beaches within an easy drive. Tom is a very helpful, knowledgeable host, and he made the whole process easy and enjoyable. The kitchen and bathrooms are upgraded and there's lots of space to convene--including an outdoor deck that we enjoyed.

The listing is honest about the construction right next door, but Tom can't help that. I'll give four stars out of five in case you're expecting a "beach house" vibe. The house is very close to water but also close to a lot of traffic. You might feel surprised when you pull up, because it's on two very busy streets. All in all it's in VERY close in proximity to all the things you'd hope to do in Florida.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ashley. My home is indeed on two busy streets because it's in the heart of and the gateway to downtown Sarasota"s revitalized and historic downtown. In fact t is a short stroll to everything our downtown has to offer including world class restaurants, theaters and arts district, Van Weazel Peforming Arts Hall, Bayfront/waterfront marina and park, Whole Foods, Starbucks, night clubs, and five minute drive to world class beaches. It's on busy streets but quiet inside. Not to mention that you can't find another beautiful 1800 square foot home sleeping eight within a short 5 minutes walk of everything great about this tourist magnet of a city. It's not meant to be a beach home. You can't walk to ALL things/places downtown if you stay on a remote island or beach. Tourists love "Downrown Sarasota" and there is no other vacation home like mine large, spacious, beautifully historic, centrally located and serving downtown tourists.
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Super location

  • 4 of 5

Four couples from my family stayed here for a family wedding downtown and we could walk to almost everything. The house is very comfortable. We walked to wonderful breakfast places and got our groceries at Whole Foods all in walking distance. Several of us took morning walks over the bridge and around the marina. You can't beat this house for location. Right now the construction noise is a bit much, but we still enjoyed the balcony as a gathering place. Being together as family out weighed the noise most of the time, but it is hard to sleep past 8:00am on the week days.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Linda for the kind review as far as my rental home itself and the location. As far as noise from construction, keep in mind that there is a tremendous amount of construction all over this great city in the HIGHLY DESIRED LOCATIONS because Sarasota, Florida is a tourist magnet. The hotel being built next door will be completed soon, and it would be unfair to judge my property based on temporary construction which is beyond my control as an owner and something very very temporary. Very few tourists here spend any significant time in their rental home given the incredible Florida weather and outdoor activities and attractions here. If you ever wish to return, Id love to have you back and Im positive the construction will be finished.
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Very spacious and close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully furnished, very spacious and comfortable apartment close to all the action in downtown Sarasota. Great landlord and easy to work with. Close to the marina and not far from the beaches and Armand's Circle. It was a lifesaver for us. You will thoroughly enjoy renting this apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall great experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in Sarasota. We live in Florida, only about 2 hours away but never spent any time here. Tom was great, very helpful and insightful about the surrounding area. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends/ family. The area was beautiful with lots to do. Overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lido Beach

Wonderful central location. Located in Downtown Sarasota, walk to shops, restaurants, night clubs, coffee shops, cafes, and Marina Jack's. Very short drive over Ringling Bridge to St Armand's Circle and Lido Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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