Sarasota House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Open floor plan. Fully outfitted
Available weekly some part of the year, but VRBO's Instant Quote is inaccurate at times - click on the 'Rates' tab.
The house is a bright, newly remodelled 3 bedroom home near the Siesta Beaches. This property is nestled in a quiet community a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the white sands of Siesta Key and 4 blocks from the shops, restaurants and boat rentals of Stickney Point Bridge area. There are plenty of good restaurants, cafes, pizza,ice cream and boat and bike rentals within walking distance.
This home is situated on a large (just under 0.4 acre) property with a big fenced-in, grass backyard. Kids and dogs love the safe environment in which to play as adults watch from the large (12' x 25') screened lanai, kitchen, or great room. Two bedrooms (1 with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds) and a full bath are on one side of the house. A large (13' X 23') and open great room is in the middle with a view of the backyard and the lanai through French doors. The master suite (13' x 26') with king bed, and large shower-bath is on the other side of the home. The kitchen and Lanai are on the back, off the great room. The home has all new ceramic tile floor, new furniture, a new, fully-functional kitchen with granite counters and center Island, broadband internet, WiFi, and even a printer.
We remodelled this place specifically as a bright and airy Siesta Key-style beach house in 2010. It is designed to accommodate our family and mini-doxies in carefree, tasteful and low maintenance living. We have tried to make this a turn-key place for visitors to enjoy, from coffee grinders to hairdryers to beach toys, we have outfitted it for our use and yours. There is also a guest book, that we and visitors update with menus and brochures from local sites and vendors, including such things as rentals for cribs, baby strollers and sports equipment. There are several places to setup an 'office' for those who can't get completely away from work.
There are so many different things to do in Sarasota, from the art scene to golf to the circus museum with it's million-piece miniature circus display, circus classes for kids in the summer, fishing, shelling, more excellent restaurants than you could visit in a month, good bookstores (both new and used), and of course, all the water sports and the best beach in the world. The neighborhood is a great bike riding and walking area.
See also our other two properties in the same neighborhood, VRBO # 193893 and # 485975.
This property is located across the Intercoastal Waterway from Siesta Key on Border Lane (off Beechwood Ave.), which means you can visit the beaches without having to put up with traffic on the only two bridges, it is a quieter location, and the price is right. An advantage of single family homes in this area is that you are not limited to a single car as with most beach condos, and we accept dogs.
There is a local management company 5 blocks away (on the way to the beach) that will take care of your needs and of course, you can always contact us anytime by phone or email with problems, suggestions or feedback.
Keywords: Bright, beach, Pets, dog, cottage, lanai, porch
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Bill Archibald
I was born and raised on Siesta Key. Two blocks away (VRBO listing #193893) is a new house on property in my family since to 50's. We live in California now, but visit Sarasota several times a year. We took a very active role in the remodel of this house so that it would suit our needs as well as yours.
Bill Archibald purchased this house in 2010
Why Bill Archibald chose Sarasota
The location is ideal because it is just OFF the Key to avoid heavy summer/winter traffic, but within easy walking distance of Siesta Key beaches, boat and bike rentals, and several very good restaurants, especially for breakfast. The beaches are a 15 minute walk or 4 minute drive.
If you don't know about Siesta Key you should Google it, because it is stupendous and way too much to describe here. However, I'll add that building sand 'drip castles' on this beach is something every one from 2 to 92 should do at least once in this life.
We bought and remodelled this house in 2010 to be another ideal Florida beach house. We live in California, and we made sure the house is fully outfitted so there is no need for us to bring anything with us on the plane.
For us this is a place to go to 'decompress' and relax. We think the beaches are the best in the world, and that big back yard is so quiet and relaxing. There is always some part of the yard in shade and some in sun, so we each have our favorite spots. When we finally get a good dose of relaxing on the beach, on the lanai, in the yard, or on a boat, there are so many things to do nearby the biggest problem is which?
What makes this house unique
Beaches. Relaxation. Warm weather. Good books (great used book store on Siesta Key). Good restaurants. Magnificent beaches. The Purple People Eater (Van Wezel Peforming Arts Hall...which is purple). Sailor Circus. Boat rentals and coffee shops within walking distance. Really magnificant beaches.