Enjoy peaceful waterfront relaxation in our new carriage-house. This studio is the entire second floor of the building and one large open, bright sun filled room. For those who want to sleep in, there are custom room darkening drapes to keep the light out. The solar heated chlorine free pool separates it from the main house. There are vaulted ceilings, travertine floors, and granite countertops throughout. It features a coastal cottage kitchen and dining area with window seat. Enjoy the expansive view while relaxing on the leather couch in front of the 42' flat screen HD TV. Just steps away from the Queen size Murphy bed is your large private balcony overlooking the pool and with breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay. Relax in the Adirondack chairs on the balcony while sipping your morning coffee and basking in the Florida sunshine.
We live on the property and constantly maintain our home. The Carriage House is detached and separated from the main house by the pool and courtyard. Though we usually greet you upon arrival and answer any questions, you can enjoy your privacy.
This non-smoking and no pets Key West style studio is a private paradise and yet centrally located. This is an adults only property.
Shopping, beaches, great restaurants and fresh seafood are minutes away. Visit historic Cortez fishing village, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island which are also just minutes away. St. Armand's Circle and Sarasota are also easily accessible.
Instant access to water activities such as fishing and kayaking are available to guests. Just sit by the water's edge and look for dolphins and manatees or read a book. Kayaks can be launched directly from the property! A gas grill is also available for guests to use.
Please be sure to read some of our traveler reviews from our previous guests.
Keywords: waterfront, pool, coastal cottage, close to beach, fine dining nearby, abundant wildlife, fresh seafood restaurants
Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your carriage house. What a beautiful environment you have created. We especially enjoyed sitting on your deck and looking out on lovely Sarasota Bay, watching the natural world go by, eating the bountiful fresh seafood from Cortez fishing village, walking on the beaches of Anna Maria Island, visiting the Ringling Museum in Sarasota and much more. Thank you Rhonda and Joe. It was a memorable time for us. Sincerely, Joan 3/16/11
I am an artist and native Floridian and I met my husband Joe (from New Jersey) while in college in Tampa. We found the local beaches to be a well kept secret 20 years ago. As founders of a worldwide ministry called Hearts Afire, we have chosen to share God's blessing of our location with others.
This vacation rental is a separate building on the other side of the swimming pool from the main house. We feel like we live in Paradise.
We personally manage this unique property to high standards.
The property looks out to a nature preserve island and a pristine Florida wildlife habitat. You have a view from your deck of Longboat Pass bridge and many islands. What we like most about this property is the wide variety of wildlife like roseate spoonbills to the white pelicans that migrate here for the winter. Early morning kayaking on the bay, relaxing with a cup of coffee on the deck with long range bay views, and soaking in the sun in the lounge chairs is true Florida living. Or just curling up with a good book on the window seat. When you are ready to venture out the beach is just 2 miles and many great places to eat.
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