|Minimum Stay||8 nights|
Contemporary , stunning home with private beach access. Located in prestigious Lido Shores, only minutes from the fine dining and shopping of world famous St. Armand's Circle.
This is a tropical paradise, with floor to ceiling glass showcasing a beautiful pool and lush landscaping.
Beach access is resident only - and what a beach! Powder white sand and crystal water await you, away from the tourists and crowds. Bring lunch and picnic on the private beach gazebo.
New amenities include six person spa with 23 jets, all new tropical landscaping, completely enclosed privacy fence, new computer with internet access and Wi-Fi.
This home is private and beautiful, yet only minutes from all the dining, shopping and entertainment you could desire. Golf, tennis, fishing, boating, jet skis, parasailing are all available in Sarasota; you are also a short drive from downtown theaters, Bayfront, art galleries & botanical gardens; and a short walk from the Mote Marine Aquarium. This is the perfect vacation get away! We will accept reservations for 6 adults maximum.
Keywords: Single Family Home
My family and I continue to enjoy this property. The ammenities offered fulfill all our requirements for a fun and convenient family vacation.
Thank you for sharing your lovely Sarasota “modern" home on Westway Drive. It was two glorious months. The location was perfect to the beach, shopping, walking about, and restaurants. And, I might add I leased it sight unseen through the VRBO listing that I found. An added plus was Giovanni, the caretaker who could not have been more helpful and accommodating to us during our stay. There wasn't anything that that we asked for that he didn't take care of during our stay.
Since I am a landlord myself I find that I am more tuned into keeping up a home and require many questions answered. Giovanni was most helpful and always concerned about keeping your home in excellent condition. It was nice not to depend on a Management Company. Looking forward to returning next season.
Second time we had the pleasure to stay at this property and again no regrets. The Property is just superb and the help from cartaker Giovanni is just great. He is there to greet and hand over the property and whenever there is something you need, he will just make it happen. The property, as last time , was in excellent condition and i have to say the Owner is very generous when it comes to providing everything you need. We spent an amazing 2 weeks there and the only negative was, that it wasnt 2 months. We will be back next year again as there is no need to look any further than this property. Thanks to all to make our stay so memorable.
This review and my rating of 2 stars is based on our experience of staying at this property for 8 days in Early May of 2014. In my opinion as a renter and a landlord is that this property is best suited for a long term rental of greater than 1 month. This is a gorgeous home and was rented due to the proximity of the private beach and the amazing pool showcased in the photos. The beach lived up to and in fact exceeded all expectations - which I knew it would based on my knowledge of the area.
The pool however was under repair during the majority of our stay. The owners advised -- after the property was contracted -- that there might be a day or two where the pool was coming up to temperature but it would be ready for us. Unfortunately we had workers most days showing up in the private yard, putting in chemicals and attempting to get the pool to its optimum. Lots of mixed messages whether the pool was safe or not. Bottom line was that the pool was not clean and running at full capacity during one day of our entire stay. The owner is not local in the US and was getting information and updates from the contractor, pool company and the care taker. A note about the care taker, Giovanni is an awesome person and tries to be responsive, but he is not a professional care taker or firm. He is a neighbor and friend of the owner. He was empathetic about issues and advised he was doing his best - which we believe he was but in all honesty when you are renting a property of this caliber for these rates, expectations may be greater than his ability to service quickly the needs of a short term renter.
The ice maker was known to be not functioning, prior our arrival (multiple attempts to free the jam and clean ice up off the floor) Giovanni told me that it was a known issue and we had to bring in Ice -- he also informed us that it was being replaced. Also the furnishings around the pool are very old and tired and many of the chairs were either broken or in need of being replaced.
Renters should also be aware that this property may not be fully equipped with items like toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, or any laundry soap, etc. Again suited for someone staying a month or longer but when you only have a week, you really don't want to have to spend your precious time at the store shopping for home essentials.
I believe it is great for long term rental but if you are looking for a short term I would consider looking for other properties near by.
The house is very well maintained and the private beach access is fantastic. Giovanni, the house manager, is very friendly and available anytime. Beach chairs and umbrellas on site for your use, along with 4 bicycles that allow some great sight seeing opportunities. Wi-Fi and a computer with printer are available at no charge for your use. Sarasota is very bike friendly. This is our second time to vacation there and would highly recommend it for location alone. You must use at least 10-15 steps to enter the home, so it is not recommended for persons with limited mobility.
It's was a fantastic holiday experience. We are LBK regulars for 20+years so we know a thing or two about rental and the area. The property is just fantastic. Great conditions and I m thinking of asking the owner to put me on the waiting list to buy it, if he ever decides to sell it. We were expected from the person that looks after the property locally. Easy and very kind hand over and support in case you need something during your stay. Property is awesome, great location and I just could go on and on maybe I shouldn't write this review to keep it a secret but I m already sorting out my 2014 diary to be sure I have another chance to be there
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 16 2015 - Sep 14 2015
8 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2015 - Dec 14 2015
8 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Pool Heating Fee||$50|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.