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Fabulous, Newly Refurnished, 5 Minute Drive to USA's Best Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

Newly refurnished 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom 1400 square foot walk up apartment with screened lanai and only a short 5 minute drive to Florida's #1 Siesta Key Beach. Large living room has 55" Smart HDTV with cable and WiFi. Mini office area with reading nook. Sleeps 6 comfortably in real beds. Large master bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite. Two additional bedrooms with two twin beds in each. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher and microwave. Dining table for 6 and lanai dining area.

Located at the quiet northeast corner of Sarasota's trendy Gulf Gate district with a unique European/New York style eclectic collection of shops, services, delis, Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Pubs and much more within a 5 minute walk. Over 20 restaurants are located here in Sarasota's culinary hotbed. A French bakery is steps from your door to enjoy morning coffee and croissant.

More to do than just going to the beach. Enjoy a round of golf at Gulf Gate Executive Golf Course. Sarasota is loaded with outdoor activities including the 10 mile Legacy bike and walking trail, tennis, water sports and fishing, Visit dolphins at Mote Marine Labs, lions and tigers at Big Cat Habitat and see alligators in the wild at Myakka State Park. Tour the Ringling museum featuring European masterpieces and the turn-of-the-century Italian mansion home of circus impresario John Ringling. Sarasota has a vibrant performing arts scene with many special events during the year such as the Sarasota Film Festival. Several farmers' markets are within a 15 minute drive.

More Details

Anna and Brian Baker
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Gulf Gate Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master En-Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Fabulous, Newly Refurnished, 5 Minute Drive to USA's Best Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 24 reviews

Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property with five other women while we were in the area for some teacher training. Anna and Brian were amazing and very responsive for even the smallest question or request. The rental was immaculate and straight out of an IKEA store. The beds were very comfortable and the furniture, linens and kitchenware were all elegant and beautiful. The place was perfectly stocked for our 19 day stay and the location was ideal for our group with tons of shopping options within a minutes walk and lots of options for dining out, libations, salons and enjoying the beaches and local attractions less than 10 minutes away. The apartment is tucked away above a storefront strip, which for the most part is closed down by 5. With no direct neghbors it was very quiet at night and the screened patio was a nice amenity. This was an exceptional find and I would love the opportunity to come back and stay there again in the future! I will pass my full recommendation on to my training program with the hope that other teachers may take advantage of this hidden gem!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deserves 4 1/2 stars. Nothing is perfect but this is very close.

  • 4 of 5

We had six adults staying in the apartment. We were all very impressed with how nice the apartment was. Very clean and everything needed for cooking. All cleaning supplies are natural. The apartment is well laid out with the bedrooms far enough away from the living room so as not to disturb anyone sleeping. There is a nice screened in porch that we enjoyed. There are many restaurants and stores within walking distance. The outside is not impressive but the inside more than makes up for it. We always felt safe walking. The owners are very attentive to your needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outside is a little rough.

  • 4 of 5

The entrance is located at the rear of the building. But don’t let that scare you. The inside is well done. White tile flooring through out. The heavy towels and all your linen are provided. We left one of our beach chairs in the closet. We just did not have room for it in the car. The area is great for the many Resturants and stores all very close. Location is also very close to the beach. We stayed Feb & March 2018. Had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large comfortable Apartment near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week, over Christmas. The apartment was clean when we arrived and had everything you need for an extended stay. I was really impressed with the laundry hampers and night lights. The owners have thought of everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent.....many restaurants within a couple minutes walk. The unit was very large, yet comfortable and it was very clean and had everything you could need. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice enough. The setting was off-putting. Parking in the alley and had to move garbage cans

  • 3 of 5

The apartment was clean and spacious. The sofa needs to be cleaned or replaced. We took care of that by putting a blanket over the back of the sofa. It was neither wonderful or bad. When advertising, you need to be sure people know it is a second floor walk up. Had we realized that, we may have picked a different property, as we had a great deal of luggage with us. We managed, but were exhausted!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sofa is only 2 years old and is a dusty turquoise color. It is cleaned after every renter. It is stated clearly in the listing that it is a walk up apartment. I have no control over where the garbage collection service leaves the cans after emptying them. There is a pad for the garbage cans.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Mr. Beerys
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gulf Gate Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
20 restaurants within 5 minute walk
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Ringling Art Museum, Van Wesel Performance center, Asolo Theater


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check in only between 3PM and 6PM. No burning candles or incense. No air fresheners or wall plug-ins. Use only unscented laundry and cleaning products provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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