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Newly Remod w/private backyard oasis (studio apartment not incl.)

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled 2 bedroom, gorgeous granite kitchen, new shower/bathroom

2 bedroom fully furnished, back bedroom opens into private courtyard with waterfall and firepit. New everything in this gorgeous two bedroom house two miles from world famous Siesta Key Beach in beautiful Sarasota Florida. All you need is your toothbrush! Brand new appliances, pillow top king beds, queen size sleigh bed, on/ site washer and dryer, carport, cable TV, FIOS, HBO, internet. Close to quaint downtown Main Street, plays, opera, museums, aquarium, libraries, many of the finest golf courses in the state of Florida, bike trails,(paved or unpaved) three malls within 7 miles.

Your child/children are welcome, as long as they are able to swim (deep waterfall/pond in backyard), so as homeowners we are concerned about the well being of all of our guests. Small dogs or cats ok. No smoking.

More Details

Jeffrey Rudge
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, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jeffrey Rudge

My wife and I spent the past few months renovating this gorgeous house and hope you will enjoy its charm as much as we do. The yard and landscaping is beautiful and very relaxing. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and to unwind while you are away from the hustle and bustle.

I own an high-end concierge/caregiver company: The Royal Treatment, LLC and enjoy providing special services to people who deserve to be pampered.

My wife teaches marine science at Riverview High School (3 blocks away from the house) and started a very unique program called Stars to Starfish and was named Sarasota County Teacher of the Year in 2014!

Jeffrey Rudge purchased this house in 2007

Why Jeffrey Rudge chose Gulf Gate

We fell in love with this gem of a property, along with the beautiful landscaping and decided to buy it before we even got married! We have taken great care of this property and recently finished a complete remodel of the front of the house. We almost decided to move in, it turned out so awesome! We would like our guests to feel comfortable and at home! We live only a mile away, so call us if we missed something you need.

What makes this house unique

Sarasota is often considered the most beautiful city in all of Florida. It is host to the finest cultural attractions on the west coast of Florida, including The Van Wezel Performing Arts, The Sarasota Opera House, nationally famous Ringling Museum. Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine and much, much more. Your house will be 2.5 miles from Siesta Key Beach (home of the "white sand") which was recently voted America's #1 beach. It is within minutes of some of the finest restaurants in town. The sunsets are breath taking and the sun rises are awe-inspiring. You will be close to the city of Venice, Longboat Key, Casey Key and some of the finest homes and yachts you have ever seen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beth and her husband were wonderful guests! They left our home immaculate and we would love to have them back anytime...and their 2 dogs were perfect guests as well!
Dec 2016
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Gulf Gate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully remodeled. You will love it!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1st bedroom has a plush King Pillowtop with down comforter and flat screen tv; large mirrored closet. 2nd bedroom has a gorgeous queen wood sleigh bed with pillow top mattress, flat screen tv and french door opening to private courtyard complete with waterfall and firepit! Great to unwind after full day at beach!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Newly Remod w/private backyard oasis (studio apartment not incl.)
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

House was prefect for my business trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice home

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed the stay at this house, it was well kept,clean and had every thing there we needed. we were not there much but would go back. .owner also was nice..recommended,,,,

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to many VRBO rentals but this was by far our best experience! The home was beautiful and exactly as shown and described. We cannot say enough about how wonderful Jeff the owner was. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was just right and any questions we had at all, he answered immediately. Thanks again Jeff for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

After the loss on my Daddy in May we were looking for a Christmas getaway for a change of pace. Sarasota for a family vacation was just what we needed! Jeff was so accommodating and actively involved in making sure all our needs were met. He even put up a Christmas tree that really made our Christmas special! My two year old loved it! The beds were soft and comfy. My husband and I slept wonderfully! The kitchen was fully stocked. We were able to make Santa cookies and Christmas breakfast with no issues. The backyard was a quaint little spot where my Mom enjoyed the warm sunshine while listening to the outdoor waterfall. Relaxing and worry free is the vacation we needed. This location and Jeff provided just that!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda. It was such a pleasure to have you and your family at our vacation home this Christmas! We are so glad that you had a good time and PLEASE COME BACK SOON! Jeff and Katrin
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Comfy house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfy and had all the essentials and the extras.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good deal!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, updated, convenient location. Jeff was very nice and helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gulf Gate
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harry's Sports Bar
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Crescent Beach (2.5 miles); Siesta (3.5 miles)
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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