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HISTORIC HOME - HOUSE OF RINGLING

Brian

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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HISTORIC HOME - HOUSE OF RINGLING

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Sarasota House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, and sleeps 12

Elegant historic home built in 1918 by Alfred Ringling of the Ringling Circus family as a winter retreat. 4600sq. ft.spacious, with 2 suites on the ground floor, a room referred to as ''the ballroom'', large screened sun room, library/TV room, dining room, and kitchen complete with washer and dryer. The ballroom has a balcony around it, and on the first floor level there are 3 further bedrooms, 1 of which is a large suite. The house has a pool and private garage. The location is excellent, being at the Sarasota Bay. The museum and colleges are close by as is Crosley Mansion. The beaches and downtown Sarasota are 15 minutes away. This house is ideal for friends and families . We do not unfortunately have facilities to host weddings or large functions. The house is in a residential neighborhood where noise and parking would be an issue.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Brian (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Historic Home - House of Ringling
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews
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Historic Home - House of Ringling
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186952
+1 -9419281445
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Sarasota
5

Great Place for a Wedding!

  • 5 of 5
We live in Sarasota, but rented this house to host our wedding. The wedding party stayed in the house in the days leading up to and just after the wedding. Everything was perfect, we had a great time & Brian (owner) is really accommodating and made things super easy. We had the wedding in the large grassy side yard (80 ppl) and the reception in the back patio area & inside. The house has a lot of character and it came stocked with all that we needed (utensils, towels, washer, etc.). If you're thinking about renting this house for an event or large group vacation, I'd definitely recommend it!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This was a lovely occasion. The house is suited to many types of receptions. The spaciousness allows for friends and family to ' spread out ' and make the most of a relaxing stay.
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Historic Home - House of Ringling
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186952
+1 -9419281445
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

No "Clowning" Around, A Grand Old Ringling House!

No "Clowning" Around, A Grand Old Ringling House!
  • 5 of 5
We looked all over Sarasota/Bradenton for a large house that could accommodate two generations of folks (ages 21 to 62) from out of town for a local wedding. Our choices ended up between a modern home on a golf course and the Ringling House. We decided for the unconventional choice - this historic home in a quiet neighborhood near the bay. By the end of our stay, not a single member of our party regretted our decision!

As many others have described, this house is truly unique. From the central "ballroom" sitting area to the variety of bedrooms there are a myriad of interesting pieces of furniture, pictures, knick-knacks and decorative elements that constantly amaze. Yes, it IS an old house with some rough edges (especially around the exterior), but the charm and sense of history are what we will remember most.

If you choose to stay at this home, you will love the flexible sleeping arrangements: the 2 suites downstairs are HUGE with plenty of room to spread out, while the 4/5 rooms upstairs allow for many different combinations of occupants. A few of the mattresses are a bit beyond "firm", although nobody in our group complained of a lack of sleep because of the beds. The bathrooms are clean and nicely maintained, with plenty of water pressure and hot water for showers. There are plenty of linens and towels to go around, and there was even a decent supply of TP and paper towels on hand.

The kitchen is upgraded with newer appliances and nice granite counter tops, certainly unexpected in a house this age. Pots and pans, small appliances, dishes, and flatware, while a somewhat unmatched, eclectic collection, were more than adequate for our needs. Unlike some vacation homes, there are not a whole lot of spices and cooking basics beyond salt and pepper, and the refrigerator lacks an ice-maker. A washer and dryer off the kitchen are also new.

Other pluses: the front sun room for reading and morning coffee; the pool/spa area (although we didn't use them, they look great!); good wifi; the "media" room with a large flat screen TV and DVD player with tons of movies; reasonable proximity to groceries, beer/wine/liquor stores, restaurants and loads of activities.

Minuses: as an older house, there are fewer outlets than you are used to, and overhead lighting often needs to be supplemented with lamps (plenty of fans though!); proximate to the airport and you CAN hear the planes, but not an issue for us.

Lastly, Brian was super helpful to work with!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic Home - House of Ringling
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186952
+1 -9419281445
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Beautiful place to host family for any event!

  • 5 of 5
This home has the charm of a gracious lady and the amenities to make the entire family happy. We gathered together for our son's Graduation from New College and were delighted with the house, the host, and the neighborhood! The first night my husband and I enjoyed the place to ourselves - stretching out in room after room while we sipped champagne and planned out the upcoming days of visitors. We were able to have small groups come over for informal afternoons as well as host a largish dinner party without ever feeling cramped or burdened by being guests in a large house. The kitchen has everything one could need for hosting and the house is laid out so as to allow a variety of groups form and re-form in a fluid manner while mingling and visiting in a lovely open setting. We used the pool and hot tub daily, enjoyed the many seating areas throughout the house and especially enjoyed the eclectic items of interest in the rooms (such as cigar box musical instruments!). We would rent this place again for a family gathering. The photos don't convey the sense of style and ease that the place fills you up with. The property is obviously well cared for; immaculate and well stocked. We brought along our 16# mini-schnauzer and were grateful that he was welcomed! The yard is fenced in and the neighborhood is great for strolling too. Great place to gather friends and family and feel like gracious hosts!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely group. Peggy and her husband were the advance party ! Celebrations commenced in the ensuing days. Sarasota was in graduation mode and it's always great to witness the fruition of ' hard labor ' ... I am so pleased all enjoyed and the House of Ringling looks forward to more joyous occasions ...
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Historic Home - House of Ringling
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186952
+1 -9419281445
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Home for large wedding family

  • 5 of 5
This house is even better and more spectacular than the pictures show. The great room is large with lots of seating space for group conversation, the front "sunroom" was used for dominoe games and morning reading space for early risers. The small room off the great room was great to close off for young ones to Skype or watch tv. The dining room had plenty of seating and overflow went to tables outside. The kitchen and double ovens made meal preparation easy and plenty of room for all the "chefs" to be in the kitchen. The kitchen was adequately equipped and we had everything we needed to cook and serve meals. The two master suites downstairs have so much room, in addition to the great beds in the room, you could sleep several on the floor if needed. The upstairs rooms were each unique but perfect and roomy enough for several in each room. All the beds were great and comfy (maybe too comfy for the teenagers who slept till noon.) It was great to have washer and dyer since we had so many in the house, washing towels was a daily event. The pool was used daily and a nice added feature. Several walked to the water more than once to fish and caught enough to add to the meals. We also rented the chauffeur's house which added rooms, beds and additional space. This house was exactly what we needed and then some. Renting the three houses was the perfect thing for the 29 family members who traveled to Sarasota for our son's wedding. Parking space was even ample for all the rented vehicles. Brian, it was such a pleasure working with you and I appreciate you answering my phone calls and texts in the weeks leading up to our visit as well as while we were there. I only wish you would have joined us Friday night for dinner. Thank you for helping make our wedding week PERFECT!!! I highly, highly recommend anyone to rent from you and if a lot of space is needed, this is the house they need.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol and her family, were the most delightful people. Must be that Texas water ! From the moment they arrived, there was a festive spirit. I too was disappointed not to sample A real Texas barbecue. I live in hope they return ! Thank you for bringing such joy to House of Ringling ..
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Historic Home - House of Ringling
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186952
+1 -9419281445
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Goshen, IN
4

Had a very nice time and connected with a little history.

  • 4 of 5
This is a charming old house with a lot of history behind it. The grandchildren loved the warm pool and hot tub even on cold mornings. The neighborhood is quiet and nice. The fenced in back yard is wonderful for privacy too. I left a very important piece of 'property' behind, my 'Angry Birds' tablet. :-) It was returned to me by the owner. Big relief! All those hours of Angry Bird levels gotten through weren't lost! (laughing) I felt like the neighborhood was safe too.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Historic Home - House of Ringling
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186952
+1 -9419281445
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Hull Ma
5

Family Wedding and Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5
We needed an affordable place to accomodate out of town family guests attending our son's wedding over the Thanksgiving weekend and this house more than met our needs. We then threw a pre wedding Thanksgiving celebration pot luck dinner into the mix for any out of town guests that were in Sarasota for the wedding. We ended up throwing a pot luck Thanksgiving for over 45 guests. Brian was not only available for the few kinks that arose; things to be expected and unexpected he rose to the occasion and even attended the Thanksgiving get together with his tenant from the house across the street who had loaned us his TV so we could allow our 45+ guests to watch football in more than one location. We cannot believe a year has passed and we have not taken the time to say how memorable the stay and the celebration was for us our family and guests! So we are taking the time now. This house is perfect and unique for a lifetime memorable occasion and Brian could not be a more hospitable host.You will not be disappointed staying in this house.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This was a very happy group. I was honoured to be invited. Ellen and her family, were a pleasure to host. It is truly what makes vacation rental, so much fun and the House of Ringling come alive, Brian

Map

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Nearest Beach
6 Miles

The physical address is 7715 Westmoreland Dr. Sarasota 34243. The street is on the bay. We are ideally located and have USF, Ringling museum, The Crosley mansion and Asolo theatre close by. Coming for a wedding or special family event ? We have three properties, next to each other. The beaches are twenty mins. away, downtown ten mins. We are well placed for Sarasota airport,also access to route 41 and I75.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes The price is the same throughout the year
$1950per week + tax + cleaning.
Christmas: $2,300 plus cleaning and taxes.
Groups needing further accommodation, may be interested to know, the house directly opposite is also available. See on homeaway id. no. 248706. This property sleeps 8. There is also the chauffeurs cottage adjacent, sleeps four.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The rooms are flexible and can be arranged to suit. Extra beds can also be provided i.e rollaways, cribs etc.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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