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Screened, heated pool - Sarasota home near Siesta Key Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,165 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 21 nights


About the property

Recently updated and a favorite in the area, this 2 bed/2 full bath Sarasota home with heated and caged pool is nestled in the highly sought out Gulf Gate community, a very friendly, safe, and quiet neighborhood. Just 4.5 miles away from Siesta Key Beach (voted #1 beach in the US), 1 mile away from Gulf Gate Shopping and Dining District, and just minutes away from downtown Sarasota makes this sweet beach house the perfect location for your Gulf Coast vacation.

Spend your days exploring all that Sarasota, Siesta Key, and surrounding areas have to offer and come home to relax on the lanai, overlooking the private, screened pool. The pool ranges from 3.5' deep in the shallow end to 6' at its deepest point. There is also a heater that can be utilized during the winter months. The lanai features a seated area for relaxing or friendly conversation and a glass-top table perfect for casual outdoor dining (free of bugs). The lanai is also equipped with a ceiling fan/light as well as patio lights for night-time entertaining. Just outside the cage you will find a propane gas grill with all necessary tools for the perfect bbq.

The newly renovated, over-sized kitchen comes completely stocked with all your culinary needs. Just a few of the amenities include; an electric range, microwave, double-door refrigerator with ice machine, 12 cup coffee pot, Ninja blender, toaster, and a complete set of cookware. One kitchen outlet contains a USB port to easily charge all your smart devices.

The main living area has a very open, neutral, and relaxing feeling. The dining room features beautiful hard wood floors and a table that seats 6 comfortably. Taking a look out the bay window, you will see gorgeous Florida landscaping that encompasses the front yard. Curl up on the cozy couch (includes a queen sleeper with memory foam topper) to watch a little TV, read a book, or simply enjoy the views out the double sliding doors overlooking the lanai and pool. The living room has a 48" LED 4K TV with basic cable and a Blu-ray/DVD player. We don't recommend mixing business with pleasure, but if you must connect, the breakfast bar provides the perfect space to plug in a lap-top, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi.

The master bedroom also shares the same beautiful view of the lanai and pool and has a king size bed as well as a very large walk-in closet. Definitely, enough room to unpack and stay a while. There is a 40" LED TV mounted on the wall across from the bed also containing basic cable and a digital alarm clock with USB port. The master closet has a large dresser and you will also find an iron/ironing board located here. The master bath has a large vanity with plenty of natural light and a walk-in shower.

The guest bed has two twin beds and another large walk-in closet. This room also has a 40" LED TV with basic cable and a digital alarm clock with USB port. The guest bath is separate and has a tub/shower combo. Both bathrooms have a hair dryer in the vanity drawers.

Single car, attached garage contains a washer and dryer as well as an extra refrigerator. You will also find everything you will need for a wonderful day at the beach...a beach wagon, beach chairs, and a large umbrella with sand post.

More Details

Margaret Bach
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Margaret Bach

We believe vacationers are looking for unique experiences and we offer the opportunity to live like a Florida Gulf local; encouraging travelers to discover and explore our family's favorite Sarasota hidden gems by providing a clean, safe home base with many fantastic amenities. We provide short-term housing to guests arriving worldwide.  Unlimited beach adventures await!

Margaret Bach purchased this house in 2016


Gulf Gate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1165 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper with memory foam topper
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Screened, heated pool - Sarasota home near Siesta Key Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Very nice home for family vacation in quiet neighborhood and minutes to Siesta Key Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been visiting the Sarasota, FL area for many years but always in the North Sarasota/Bradenton area. This was the first time we stayed outside of family property in the area and the first time staying in South Sarasota area, which I'm convinced now is by far the best area! I will say this trip won us over for sure with the Maggie and Justin's home in the Gulf Gate Estates. The area is a very nice area with neighborhood security and it was quiet, well maintained area just around the corner pretty much from Siesta Key area.

We had six with us this trip 3 adults and 3 children and everyone had an excellent time. We even had other family visit from the area during the day to enjoy the pool and just relax which was nice with ample parking in the circle driveway in front of the home. The home was nice with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a nice queen size pullout couch in the living room so everyone in our family of 6 that stayed was very comfortable with sleeping arrangements and they loved being able to walk right out to the pool anytime we wanted morning, afternoon or night! We also had high def TV's in three rooms with cable and wifi which met everyones needs/wants during the trip, even mine having to work a little while on vacation. We also had all the necessities for the beach there for us including chairs, sand toys, wagon, umbrella and a cooler, which is great depending on how you traveled! Also being able to park the minivan in the one car garage was nice to keep it cool during the day. This property is really a beautiful little home, pretty well updated all around and just a joy for our family to stay this year, which made it one of our best family vacations in a long time!

We are already looking out at the calendar for next year and hopefully returning to Maggie and Justin's home for another vacation. I would recommend this property to anyone with a family looking to vacation! I will admit we enjoyed it so much and the neighborhood we started to look at properties in the area ourselves, which is similar to what happen to Maggie and Justin after visiting the area to visit family. It is just that relaxing and being so close to the Siesta Key beach which is usually one of the top 3 beaches anywhere. Siesta Key is a deep powdery white sand beach, always cool and typically pretty clear water.

We can't say enough about our stay! Thank you so much Maggie, Justin and Kelly, your property was EXCELLENT for our family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We are so glad that families like yours can enjoy the house as much as we do! We hope you look us up again next year if your travel plans allow.
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Excellent property, immaculate, stylish and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location, great amenities. We loved the property and the owners are beyond helpful and responsive. Would highly recommend and hope to return as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for us and our 3 children, handsome and quiet place ,house &pool in perfect condition

  • 5 of 5

Located in a nice and quiet neigbourhood the house is very nice and peacefull to rest near the beautifull beaches of sarasota and the beautifull myakka park.We will keep wonderfull memories of our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, perfect house.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation in beautiful Floridian home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was as advertised and more! From comfortable beds to beach cart it had everything our family of four needed.

The home is located in a safe and quiet established area with great access to all Sarasota has to offer and only a short drive to beautiful Siesta Key beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, safe neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

The property is on a deed restricted community. The community is quiet, safe and patrolled. Wide sidewalks are used by the residents to walk their dogs, take leisurely strolls and are enjoyed by children playing outside. Large master bedroom featuring white modern furniture and flat screen TV plus bathroom facilities and large walk-in closet. A twin bedroom with flat screen TV and a large walk-in closet. Separate family bathroom. Comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV, basic cable, wi-fi. Formal dining area. Remodelled kitchen with all the appliances you require. Large shaded outside verandah with plenty of seating to escape the sunshine. Great pool. A very cosy home ideal for a couple or two couples. Ample space for a family of 4.

Beautiful Siesta Key beach is only a short drive away. Ellenton Shopping Outlet is a 30 minute drive away and offers excellent retail therapy. St. Armands Circle and Lido Key beach are approximately 30 minutes away. Visit Mote Marine if it's raining. The Ringling Museum is a great day out.

The villa was very clean on arrival. Ample supplies of linens. Supplies of household items, eg. plastic wrap/aluminium foil/kitchen & bathrom paper products/laundry aids, were all provided.

We had en enjoyable, relaxing time at this villa. The support given to us by the Owner and Property Manager was exemplory.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We truly enjoyed having your as guests and really appreciate all the wonderful suggestions for future guests ( a few of these we have yet to try ourselves, but are looking forward to). Best wishes!
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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