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Romantic Quality Near Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Freshly remodeled, cute, comfortable, clean and safe!

This is a freshly remodeled 600 square foot one bedroom apartment in a historic home located in the coveted safe Northwest Sarasota neighborhood. Outside is your small but quaint front porch. Your front door leads directly into a funky well equipped ovenless galley kitchen. Beyond there you will enjoy tropical-chic decor, original artwork, quality furnishings, petite chandelier over comfy queen bed and clean vintage En-Suite bathroom.

The vibe in this apartment will either relax or entice you. Alternative lifestyle friendly allows you the freedom to totally be yourself away from your home town. Create some new memories. A short one block stroll will reward you with awesome sunsets at our modest waterfront park where local neighbors and college students gather at sunset. You will have 24 hour access to your villa apartment. You will also have access to an out building with old bicycles and beach chairs free to use. Northwest Sarasota is safe and friendly and truly Old Florida. The vegetation is old growth and awesome. Very tropical. Houses are an eclectic mix of modern to over 100 years old and modest to mansion. There are three colleges in the neighborhood, a word class museum, micro-brew pub, and a few modest local restaurants in walking distance. Downtown Main Street is 1.5 miles for excellent restaurants, shopping and night life without fighting traffic. Sarasota is mainly a car reliant city. However, the public bus stop is a two block walk. Taxis and Uber are readily available. SRQ airport is a ten minute drive.

The sugar white sands of Lido Beach (my favorite) is a short 10 minute drive. World famous Siesta beach is a 20 minute drive. This is a rare for Sarasota, bike friendly, jogging friendly, neighborhood with an excellent easy ride along the waterfront where you will enjoy 100 year old oak trees, Spanish moss, modest homes to mansions and the beautiful Ringling Museum.

More Details

roy jacobson
Member since: 2016
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About roy jacobson

As a host I most enjoy meeting so many wonderful visitors from around the world. I am considered a kind soul with a love of Sarasota who strives to provide you with the best environment to create your new memories. Whether you desire complete privacy or a meet and greet, I'll be happy to make it so.

roy jacobson purchased this apartment in 2015

Why roy jacobson chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

This is a gem of a property in Northwest Sarasota. Old Florida neighborhood with large oak trees dripping in Spanish moss, mature tropical landscaping and water access. So close to the restaurants, night life and theaters of downtown Sarasota yet feels like a tropical paradise. Very safe and friendly.

The unofficial slogan in this neighborhood is "wouldn't want to live anywhere else".


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Vintage 1945 restored and very clean.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Quality queen size bed and bedding.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Quality Near Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Just like home.....

  • 5 of 5

Awesome little retreat! So clean and comfy. Very spacious, super comfortable bed, sheets were amazing. Everything you would need in the kitchen. Close to beaches, downtown, the marina. Roy is so gracious and welcoming. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth is a wonderful guest and very kind soul. I've been a VRBO host for several years and Beth left the place cleaner than any past guest. I will certainly look forward to her return. -Roy in Sunny Sarasota
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this lovely property. The owner, Roy, couldn't be nicer! On arrival, one finds the place immaculate. Everything a guest needs is there. Also, it's located close to the beach and shopping. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nicely decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The owner Roy was very nice made us feel like we were at home. We enjoyed walking to the bay about 1 block away and watching many sunsets. Location is idea for going and doing things in Florida.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful and comfortable apartment, with a gracious and helpful host not far away. The location, the colors, the art on the walls -- all done with a tasteful understanding of what makes a good place into a fabulous one. Only wish that others hadn't also discovered how wonderful it is and booked our preferred time for next year! We'll find a way to return another time, for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unit works well. Good location. Nice host.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a great vacation, including beach chairs! It was conveniently located close to Siesta Key beaches, Armand Circle and the marina. We were about an hour from Tampa airport and Busch Gardens. Roy went above and beyond to make us feel welcome! High class all the way ~

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Growlers Pub
Nearest Beach
3 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

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.