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Renovated 4 BR/3 BA (heated pool) home near Bay, museums, theaters, & beaches!

Indian Beach Sapphire Shores, Sarasota, FL, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Large, spacious, renovated home perfect for groups and large families


Stay in paradise; a nature and art lover's dream! This home delivers ample living space, the latest amenities, and quick and convenient access to our beautiful, serene Bay, sunsets, the world's best beaches, museums, theaters, downtown Sarasota, and so much more. Located in the Ringling Museum/Asolo Theater/fine arts area, our home is a pristine, newly renovated 4 BR, 3 BA home with heated pool, just a five-minute walk to gorgeous Sarasota Bay, Ringling Museum, Ca'D'Zan (John Ringling Home), and the Asolo Theater. Well-appointed kitchen with granite and wood cabinets and everything needed for cooking. Large living room with 15-ft. ceilings and huge flatscreen TV over fireplace. Hardwood floors. Excellent for kayakers and art aficionados. Book a few days, a week, or a month in paradise!


This 4 BR/3 BA home has been painstakingly & lovingly renovated in a “Coastal Contemporary” theme and features a wonderful pool and is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Bay, where you may see dolphins cavorting in the water—the perfect place to fish, kayak, or to watch the sunset, or just to let your kids play on the playground situated right on the water.

Enjoy the sprawling home, which has an open, inviting floor plan with 15-feet-high ceilings and ceiling fans to keep the bay breezes flowing. There is a large living room with 50” flatscreen smart TV, a dining room and a kitchen centered in the heart of it all. Open the French doors to the pool lanai to invite the outside in, and create the perfect Florida experience of warm weather, plentiful sunlight, and your own personal oasis with a pool, outdoor shower, and seating and dining arrangements inside and out!

The master bedroom features a king-sized bed with new pillowtop mattress (very comfortable!), a large wall-mounted flat screen TV, and a large, spacious, well-appointed master bath.

The guest bedrooms have comfy queen-sized beds. The home comfortably sleeps 8-10 altogether. You’ll also find a full-size washer and dryer should you need it for laundering those beach clothes!

In the screened in pool lanai, you will find a dining table and loungers for sunbathing and a grill for those evenings by the barbecue! There is also an outdoor shower, with both hot and cold water, by the pool, for washing off sand.

Two small kayaks are provided to you, along with life jackets, for exploring the Bay, with views of the historic Ca’D’Zan (John Ringling residence from the 1920s and setting for the movie Great Expectations with Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow)! Just launch from the sandy shore and away you go! Explore the waters of Sarasota at your leisure, and get to know the best of Florida living.

This home is a gorgeous home that has spectacular amenities! We look forward to hosting your stay in paradise!



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About Kim

Love living in Sarasota; we've been there off and on since 1999! We also own & operate The Reserve SRQ, a popular local coffee/tea shop, craft beer bar, wine bar/wine shop with live music on weekends just about 2 miles away from this home.

Kim purchased this House in 1999

Why Kim chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

This property is great for nature lovers and for lovers of art and fine arts, with its close proximity to so many Sarasota landmarks and destinations. Convenient to everything: Downtown, Beaches, airport, UTC (large new shopping mall), and much more.

What makes this House unique

Quiet, historic, and safe neighborhood, conveniently located.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Queen bedroom with flat-screen TV, dresser, cable/wifi
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Queen bedroom with flat-screen TV, dresser, cable/wifi
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Queen bedroom w/ flat-screen TV, dresser, cable/wifi, piano
      • Master
        1 king, Master bath connected to it; dressers; flat TV, cable/wifi


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Master
          toilet, shower, Large tiled walk-in shower; large dual sink vanity

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              5 minute walk to beautiful Sarasota Bay (Gulf of Mexico); roughly a 5-7 minute drive to Lido Key Beach and St. Armand's Circle; slightly longer drive to Siesta Key Beach (but still close)


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          Comcast High-speed Internet; Triple Play; SmartTV
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Working fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          15-feet high ceilings and an open floor plan will greet you and your guests; great for family time & entertaining!
                        • Parking
                          Parking: 2 spots in front of home; ample parking on extra wide street; street has very little traffic
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Stainless steel Cuisinart coffeemaker; ground coffee provided
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              Super-quiet new Bosch dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Large open kitchen adjoining living room
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Flat-top Jenn-air range with downdraft; please turn downdraft fan on while cooking
                            • Pantry Items
                              Everything needed for cooking
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stainless steel; icemaker; water
                            • Stove
                              Flat-top Jenn-air range with downdraft; please turn downdraft fan on while cooking
                            • Toaster
                              Stainless steel Cuisinart toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Seats 6-8; extra chairs available.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                      Games in front entry closet; board games, card games, and more
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Comcast/Xfinity (Triple Play). Everything can be streamed. The TVs are SmartTVs. We have Netflix!
                                    • Television
                                      50" flatscreen LCD SmartTV


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 small kayaks
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Variety of floats


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Heated pool; heat goes up to 90 degrees; adjustable.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Staff


                                                        • live theater
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • churches
                                                        • marina
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • synagogues
                                                        • water parks

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseshoes
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • shuffleboard
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • racquetball
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • roller blading
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • skiing
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      7 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      It was clean and had everything we needed. Awesome!!

                                                                      Nicole M.

                                                                      Thanks for a wonderful stay. The AC could have been a little cooler but overall it was a great location and a delight.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hello, it was a pleasure to have your family/group stay with us! The house was in immaculate shape when we returned home. Thank you so much for your kind care of our home! Secondly, July in Sarasota is hot and we've had record temps this summer. We have a recommended thermostat temp of 74 degrees posted by the thermostat, but for you and/or future renters: If needed, you can turn it down a little cooler for sleeping and such. Again, we appreciate you and hope you'll think of us when you next return to Sarasota! We have this home and then a number of properties at The Reserve/The Reserve SRQ (like a B&B)...there are coffees, teas, light bites, craft beers, wines and live music, so maybe something to check out if/when you return. Thank you so much, again!

                                                                      Great Rowing Home Base

                                                                      Scott B.

                                                                      Stayed at the house for USRowing Youth Nationals at Benderson Park. Very convenient to get to the race at 6am, and great for the adults to kill the rest of the day at the beach, fishing, etc. in the afternoon once the girls were done and came home to rest. Worked out great for two families to share. Parents plus a rower and parents plus a rower.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Scott, thank you so much for the great review. Appreciate having you all as guests! Hope to hear from you again next year!

                                                                      Best regards,


                                                                      Great Family get together

                                                                      mark r.

                                                                      The house was in a wonderful family neighborhood and a short walk to a harbor to see a beautiful sunset. 5 Minute drive to downtown Sarasota. The house had plenty of space for our family vacation with my brother and my families to get together. Pool was heated and refreshing. Kim the owner was very approachable and easy to reach to answer any questions we had during the week. Would 100% rent this house again.

                                                                      Wonderful home, great location!

                                                                      Laura C.

                                                                      We hosted a family reunion at this North Shore Dr home and were very pleased with our accommodations and the wonderful owner. Kim is a fantastic communicator, responding to emails and texts very quickly. She was proactive about any issues and more than accommodating with our requests. The pool was perfect and heated. There were plenty of towels for bathrooms, the pool and the beach, along with laundry soap to do laundry. We walked to the bay daily and kids played on the playground overlooking gorgeous homes and the bay. Overall, we would return if the need arises again!


                                                                      Frances B.

                                                                      Lovely home in a quiet beautiful neighborhood just a quick drive to downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's circle and Lido beach. The home has a very nice and private suite which was used by a grand parent. The open kitchen living area was very nice for cooking and the dining area /living room were spaciously comfortable.

                                                                      There is a nearby park with swings and slide at the water edge and a good walking destination.

                                                                      Having a very private yard as well as pool was relaxing and a nice setting for chatting.

                                                                      I found this home ideal for our multi generational family to come together for a holiday visit.

                                                                      Exceptional stay at a great house; loved the beaches!!!!!

                                                                      MurphAtlanta, GA

                                                                      July 12 – July 18 (stay)

                                                                      My friends and I stayed here for a girls weekend and we had the best time exploring Sarasota and spending time on Sarasota’s amazing beaches. We spent several days at Lido Key and a couple of days at Siesta Key and we had the best time. The beaches of Sarasota really can’t be beat.

                                                                      The house itself is awesome and has a very comfortable and open floor plan with a great kitchen that was perfect for the couple of nights when we cooked at home. The kitchen and dining room had ample space for us to all hang out, congregate, cook, and have a few cocktails. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of them. We enjoyed hanging by the pool in the evenings when we were completely exhausted from the day’s activities!

                                                                      The owners were awesome and very nice and accommodating. It was great to have a whole house and pool to ourselves without the crowds and expense of a hotel. The house’s yard is very private on the back with lots of tropical plants which was great. We were close to everything that we wanted to do, and see. It was a great value for the money and we will definitely be returning in the future for our next get-together.


                                                                      Indian Beach Sapphire Shores, Sarasota, FL, USA

                                                                      Conveniently located near Nathan Benderson Park and University, in walking distance to Ringling Museum (one of the world's best collections of Baroque & Renaissance art), Ca'D'Zan (John Ringling residence), Asolo Theater, Muse Restaurant, the Bay, 10 minutes from downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's Circle, and beaches! Very short walk to Bay where you can fish, watch for dolphins & manatees, and kayak. You can enter Bay at end by the large fish statue for fishing or kayaking, but water shoes recommended.

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                                                                      IMPORTANT NOTE: Payment is no longer accepted via the VRBO system and should instead be issued by check or money order directly to home owner. Please call 813-727-2334 with any questions. Thank you for your understanding. The rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed.

                                                                      7 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.6/5
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