About the property
- House3300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
Spacious 3 bedroom ranch with 3 updated baths in serene Palm Aire community
Welcome to our spacious (3,300 square feet) ranch-style home – which means no stairs. The house was built in the mid-seventies, when they built homes with massive common areas. So expect to enjoy a lot of time with your family in the great room overlooking the seventh fairway of the Palm Aire Country Club Champions Course and when the kiddies go to bed you can belly up to the comfortable, full-size bar to party like you did back in the seventies.
There is no pool, but the Palm Aire Country Club offers short-term options for those wishing to enjoy the golf courses, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, or gym.
If you are seeking peace and quiet, you will enjoy the Lanai right next to the great room. Keep the binoculars handy to get a close look at all the wild life – from the birds to the turtles and fish. You may even get a peek at the local alligator. Or, perhaps more fun, check out the golf course as you may spot a PGA player or two.
There is a large living room great for relaxing. Grab a book and settle on one of the many couches for a peaceful hour of reading.
The kitchen still has that old-style Florida charm, complete with sunshine ceiling. It is a large walk-through galley style kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. The dishwasher and fridge are both new and work great. There is also a new second fridge – great for beverages – in the large laundry room.
There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. All of the bathrooms have been fully renovated and feature beautiful modern finishes.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed and huge walk in closet as well as an ensuite bathroom with dual vanities and, separated by a pocket door, the toilet and walk in master shower. The large guest bedroom is set up like a hotel room with two comfortable queen size beds, and this room also has a large walk-in closet. There is a bathroom that opens to this bedroom and to the hallway. To turn it into an ensuite, simply keep the door to the hallway locked. This bathroom features a simple tub-shower combo and also has dual vanities. The smallest bedroom offers great privacy as it is on the other side of the house, with one window opening onto the Lanai. This bedroom is right next to the third bathroom, which has a walk in shower and single vanity. The addition of grab bars and an elevated toilet make this a partially ADA compliant bathroom, suitable for someone who requires a walker.
If additional sleeping space is needed, the couches can be converted into beds and there is also a blow-up queen-size mattress that can be set up in the great room or the lanai.
There is plenty of room for your vehicles. You can get two cars in the garage using the large, double door. And if you have a golf cart, feel free to use the little golf cart door to keep your cart tucked safely away when you are not golfing. And there is also plenty of space on the driveway – there is a semi-circular drive in the front of the house and a parking area on the side that is large enough to park an RV.
This home is ideal for a family looking for a large, comfortable home to enjoy relaxing days and peaceful nights and it is centrally located – close to major shopping and the Sarasota airport. The Gulf beaches are nearby, with the famous Siesta Key beach just a 15-minute drive away. I-75 is readily accessible for each access to Tampa and Orlando – home to Universal Studios and Disney World.
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- Response time:
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
I was born in Canada and moved to the U.S. in 2000, where I met my now husband and business partner. We live and work mostly in the Chicago area and purchased this home in 2012 for my sister-in-law to enjoy. She has since moved to be with her son in St. Louis and while my husband and I are not yet ready to retire to Florida, we love this home and property so much that we are excited to share it.
Owner purchased this House in 2012
Why Owner chose Sarasota
We are hoping that folks looking for a relaxing, easy-living home for their vacation will consider this property. It is a large ranch style home, so offers easy accessibility for all ages. Pets are welcome - we used to bring our dogs to visit and they loved hanging out in the lanai watching the birds and the squirrels. The views are lovely - the well-maintained golf course is beautiful, of course, and the waterway is a major attraction for all types of birds. There is always something to see and we keep binoculars available for others interested in viewing the wildlife - and occasional PGA golfer!
What makes this House unique
This home was built on a double lot - so not only is it a large home, the neighbors are not right on top of you. It is on a quiet cul-de-sac so is a very safe place for children and the elderly. As you drive down the street remember to wave - it is a neighborhood thing. When we bought the home we were quite taken by the fact that many of the original design was still intact, including the large bar in the great room, complete with paneled wood walls and linoleum! This is a good place to hang out and be comfortable - hearkens back to "That Seventies Show!" We just finished remodeling all three bathrooms - they are modern and we designed them not only to look lovely and function well, but also to be easy to keep clean and sparkling. At some point we will remodel the kitchen, but for now it is quite workable with plenty of cabinets and counter space.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We spent a wonderful two weeks at this house!
It was perfect for our family: setting was picturesque, very comfortable and spacious, clean and well-equipped, and the location was convenient to many of Sarasota's attractions. Our two children and their families joined us during that time. There was an overlap of three days when there were six adults and four children at the house. With three bedrooms, two spacious and one smaller, three full bathrooms, and the use of an air mattress, we had very little difficulty making sure everyone was comfortable. We all enjoyed the large family room; our grandchildren especially loved eating breakfast at the bar. The porch was so pleasant and was particularly enjoyed during the mornings and evenings. We are so happy that we found this house for our Sarasota trip!
Sandy & Bill
Eden Prairie, MN
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you were able to accommodate all of your family. We are also pleased that your grandchildren loved eating at the bar - we think it is a very fun feature of the house!
Joanne and Matt
Wonderful home !!
We stayed at the home for the better part of March 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the house and our stay in Sarasota. The house is very room with excellent updated bathrooms, excellent bedrooms, wonderful porch and big family room. The kitchen is a bit outdated but is large and works well. The neighborhood is very nice and most of all the setting facing the pond and golf course make it very private and interesting. My wife is a "birder" and recorded 14 different Florida birds!!! Also our small dog had an ongoing encounter with the sand hill cranes that frequented the back yard most days!! We are very familiar with the University Park area which has grown so much but has everything to offer and is relatively easy to get around. Downtown restaurants are easy to get to as is St Armands and beaches on Anna Maria. One place we loved was to walk our dog at Benderson Park around the rowing basin...home to world championships and all NCAA rowing championships this year... All in all a great vacation and we missed 4 Northeaster snow storms!!
Thank you so much for your kind review.
We are delighted you enjoyed your time at the property and agree with you that the views from the back make it private and interesting. I'm sure the sand hill cranes are already missing the adventures they had with your dog!
Joanne and Matt
Ideal for three couples
Start with three bedrooms, each with its own bath. Perfect dining room with large table for eight. Three different congregation points. Great screened-in porch. Everything included, with all kitchen necessities for cooking large or small. The view from the back of the home is gorgeous - meandering waterway (with small gator included) and golf course.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that the property worked out so well for your group.
This house is amazing. We were a group of 10 friends and family in Sarasota for our sons wedding. The house, while only 3 bedrooms, has plenty of space for a larger group with air mattresses and sofas. It is much larger than it looks in the photos on VRBO, with plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, the bathrooms all new, roomy and just lovely, the bar was great – we spent a lot of time socializing there. We enjoyed breakfast in the screened-in lanai, loved the lazy river behind the house (including Mr. Aligator, who we spotted on the first day). There is an extra refrigerator in the laundry room which came in handy for the wedding flowers and beer. The location at the end of a cul de sac was so quiet and tranquil. We enjoyed numerous varieties of birds visiting the property, including an egret who played hide and seek with the windows. Our entire group agreed that we should rent the house every year for a reunion. That is saying something! We have rented many homes through VRBO and airbnb, and this was by far the best home we have ever rented.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy you enjoyed the property and look forward to accommodating your group in the future.
Large, comfortable, quiet home in great location. Perfect for family.
We had a family reunion nearby. This home accommodated all ages being single level and large. Great bathrooms! Plenty of spaces for quiet conversation or relaxing discussions. Well equipped with all imaginable appliances. We enjoyed the den and bar area most. The home is only partially renovated but everything works, is clean and comfy. We wished the dining room had been converted to another bedroom to accommodate even more guests. Checking in was easy. Property mangers are great. Very nice. Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. You have an interesting idea regarding the dining room - the thought had never occurred to us! Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the den and bar area - it's a fun space to hang out with friends and family. Thanks also for your kind words regarding our property managers - we truly could not manage this VRBO property without their assistance.
Had a great stay
The property is exactly as described. Large and comfortable house in a peaceful setting. Very convenient location.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Close to University Town Center and Nathan Benderson Park.