Great rental, exceptional location, exceptional home!!!
We rented this house for 3 months, January to end of March. Fantastic experience all the way around! This home is set in one of the most unique neighbourhoods on the Gulf Coast. From the front door to the privately accessed beach is a 4 minute walk. Google Earth the location and beach, simply incredible!!! The home is clean and the owner is exceptional to deal with and accomodating. The owner has done a fantastic job with the furnishings, the photo's only tell half the story. The overall atmosphere and vibe of this home are so relaxing you will not want to leave. A 15 minute walk, either on the beach or side walk, puts you in the heart of St. Armand's Circle for shopping or dinner. A short car ride puts you in downtwon Sarasota with even more incredible dining opportunities. Groceries etc. are an 8 minute drive out Longboat Key, really convenient!! The beach is similar to the famous Siesta Key sand, it is so fine it squeeks when you walk on it and there is not nearly the crowd. You WILL see dolphins, eagle rays, pelicans, hawks,osprey's and bald eagles to name a few of the species seen regularly. If you are active, walking, running and riding are all right there at the front door. You can head out Longboat Key(great road biking) or into the city, you'll easily discover many fantastic routes. If you want to relax, the back yard is great, but the beach is perfection. Iit is very private and accessible by car or foot. Lido Shores is home to many architecturaly significant homes, this rental being one of them. Some of the homes are historically significant and walking the neighbourhood is an experience. We absolutely fell in love with this home and Lido Shores. We found the fun part of Sarasota and this home and location were that we could do all the touristy stuff when we wanted and then go and explore and become invovled in the city itself. Sarasota is a city, not a series of gated communities, so you get a real sense of "living" from the people you meet there. They are friendly, helpful and proud of where they live which makes the entire experience very pleasant. The house is kept immaculate, the grounds are maintained weekly and the neighbourhood is one of the neatest spots we've ever stayed. Again, Google Earth it to get a sense of the location. We found the value to accomodation / location equation to be very reasonable.
Tourists without a Car,
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