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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!

Steve Thornhill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Speaks: english
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May 18, 2015
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Sarasota Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom, Lake-view, Sleeps 4

Looking for the perfect location? Welcome to Serenata, one of Sarasota’s most sought after resort communities in the center of all the amenities. Located just off University Parkway, Serenata is only a short drive from Siesta Key Beach and the endless coastline of pristine white sand beaches.

The University Parkway area has it all! Enjoy the wide variety of food establishments, play a nearby round of golf at some of Florida's finest golf courses, or stop by the newly opened and highly anticipated 'The Mall at University Town Center'. Feel like Outlet Mall shopping? Visit the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall just over 10 miles away!

Serenata reveals beautiful lake views and offers something for everyone in a secure gated community. Enjoy relaxing at the amazing pool area, an evening game of tennis at the lighted tennis court, or keep active at the onsite 24hr fitness center. Feel like socializing? Drop by the friendly resident lounge and media center featuring free WiFi, a large screen TV, pool and poker tables!

This stunning top floor 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom unit features airy 10ft ceilings and a quiet relaxing lakeside view. Wake up to an early morning coffee or wind down with an evening cocktail on the enclosed lanai area. Everything is brand new… you will be surrounded by brilliant cherry hardwood flooring, a granite counter top kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and comfortable modern furniture! The spacious bedrooms feature solid dark wood queen-size bedroom sets, walk-in closets, brand new 43' plasma HDTVs, and ensuite bathrooms. Relax and enjoy your stay with the main room 51' plasma multiroom DVR HDTV, Natuzzi leather furniture, high speed wireless internet, and free North America home phone.

This luxury lake-view condominium has recently undergone a complete renovation and is fully furnished with everything you will need and more to enjoy your stay!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Thornhill (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

About Steve Thornhill

We have vacationed in many destinations throughout Florida and found that the Sarasota area offers just about everything... first class beaches, a multitude of restaurants and evening entertainment, access to many great golf courses, and a unique friendly feel!

Steve Thornhill purchased this condo in 2011

Why Steve Thornhill chose Sarasota

We loved this safe, quiet gated community. The grounds are immaculate and it has a warm friendly atmosphere. It is in an ideal location within walking distance to almost every amenity you could ask for as well as quick access to Lido and Siesta Key beaches and the many local arts and theater attractions.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo offers a quiet top floor picture-perfect lakeside view, beautiful dark hardwood flooring, solid wood furniture, and a new modern kitchen that give the unit a 'home-away-from-home' feel. We enjoy the mornings with a fresh coffee on the lanai or relaxing at what we see as one of the best pool areas in all of Sarasota!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Steve's condo was absolutely lovely. I loved the musical decor, and the condo was so nice and neat when I arrived. I would highly recommend this condo for its comfort and warm feeling of a home away from home. The deck that overlooks the pond was such a nice place to have coffee in the morning and enjoy the birds that seem to love it there as much as I did!!"
Apr 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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based on 13 traveler reviews

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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 15 reviews
Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Excellent condo, a very spacious and comfortable place to stay in Sarasota.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for the month of February. As we walked in, we noticed that the place was well maintained and everything was shiny and clean. The condo was well equipped, TV in every rooms. Electric BBQ in the screened in lanai which overlooked the pond. The place felt like home, very comfortable and spacious. We had an issue with the phones which were on the premises when we arrived. I sent him an email to the owner to simply inform him that these were failing. Next thing I know, the phone is ringing and the owner was informing me that new phones were being purchased and sent to the condo by courier and that I should receive these in a few days. Unbelievable the service we got. We were also in walking distance from the Publix grocery store and three liquor stores, as well as fine restaurants. I highly recommend this place. You will love it too! Thanks Steve. :):)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brockville, Ont. Canada

First Florida experience in 35 years

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with owner, facilities and location. We'll appointed condo with superior facilities to most of the area. Very close walking for groceries and great Mexican restaurant. Owner looks after you very well.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Clean condo

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Serenata Condo. The owner Steve was wonderful to deal with. Any questions we had he responded too very quickly and always helped.

It's in a good location, close to many great restaurants and right across the street from Publix.

Very clean surrounding. Grounds were taken care of well, and neibours are great!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Looking forward to returning next year

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condo in Serenata, situated on the top floor on the lake side. Although there is no elevator, we found the steps up to the third floor to be easily navigated. The condo is nicely laid out and well equipped. Everything is relatively new, from the 3 high definition TVs to the major appliances. The electric BBQ on the screened lanai is excellent! The location of the complex is perfect - within walking distance of a very large Publix grocery store and close to shopping, restaurants (the Lazy Lobster is one of our favourites) and many Sarasota tourist attractions (not far from the Ringling Museum.) There is also a very large indoor mall under construction a few miles east on University Parkway (due to open in October 2014.) The swimming pool is beautiful, clean and always kept at about 86 degF. The fitness room is very well equipped. Most important, the owner, Steve, is always ready to help sort out any minor problems that may crop up. Having stayed at many VRBO properties over the past 10 years, we have to rate this one as one of the best. We have booked again for 2015.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely condo, beautifully furnished, and updated with all the amenities you could want. Very centrally located near shopping and dining. During the hectic times of Christmas shopping and family gatherings we would return to the condo to find peace and relaxation! Enjoying our coffee each morning on the balcony overlooking grounds, featuring a soothing pond with a large water fountain and palm trees flowing in the breeze, was a wonderful way to start our day! We always felt safe and comfortable here. The owner was very accommodating to our every need, easy to communicate with, and very friendly. This will be our go to place Everytime we visit our family in Sarasota!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sydney, Australia

Seranata. An excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Having rented countless apartments for both business and holidays in numerous countries over the past 10 years, it is rare that the description, service, communication and experience all match. In this case, everything that Steve writes about his apartment is true. You definitely get an apartment in new and well cared-for condition. It is clean, in a quiet place in the complex and close to all shops and services. Even if you don't have a car (which is almost essential in Sarasota) you could easily live in Seranta. The grounds, pool, gym and apartment block is very well maintained. In fact I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Steve can't be faulted as the owner. He responds to any issues immediately.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Rev-el-ry Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
University Park Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Route 301 and I-75 (3 miles away)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Lido and Siesta Key Beaches
Car: recommended

Serenata is positioned alongside University Parkway's trendy dining and coffee shops with easy access to grocery stores, pharmacies, and a multitude of shopping. You are just a quick drive to the keys and the magnificent white sands of Siesta Key Beach, ranked #1 beach in North America! Take a walk around the prominent St. Armand’s Circle and enjoy the boutique shops and great dining. Check out the nearby Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall or take in the newly opened The Mall at University Town Center located right on University Parkway! The opportunities are endless with Sarasota’s renowned art galleries, performing arts and theatres, sailing and watersport adventures, and a host of some of the best golfing on Florida’s pristine Gulf Coast.


Rates & Availability

From $2,300 Per month

Sarasota Condo Rental Rates

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May 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Refundable DamageDeposit $500.00
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Please note, rentals are for a minimum of one month period. Seasonal or longer term rentals are welcomed. Off-season rates are also available (April through December). Please contact owner for rental quote and payment details.

Rates provided are subject to Florida state sales and excise tax 6.5% as well as Manatee County Resort Tax 5% = 11.5% total. Rates and fees are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Payment in USD accepted with the following options: Bank issued Cashier's Check, Bank Draft / Money Order, PayPal electronic payment (Paypal transfer fee responsibility of guest). 50% of rental rate due at the time of booking, remaining funds due 30 days before arrival.
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Sarasota Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1124 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two clean spacious ensuite bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Other (Occasional Use) - 1 queen , Queen folding bed frame with memory foam mattress
  • Beautiful solid wood queen size bedroom sets with plenty of dresser/armoir storage. A thick comfortable queen size memory foam mattress is provided for occasional main room use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Onsite: Lighted tennis court, gym quality fitness center, walking trail inside gated resort, large pool with spacious sun deck, 24hr controlled access gates, car-care center in complex, beautiful landscaping. The Serenata common room area has a 'book swap' reading center available to all guests. Other Nearby Amenities: Grocery shopping, Dry cleaning, Pharmacy, Liquor stores, Banking / ATMs, Hospital / Medical clinics, Big-box store shopping, Churches, Playgrounds as well as Marinas, Library, Museums, Art Galleries, Performing Arts, Live Theatre, Cinema, Boutique Shopping, Sightseeing, Nightlife pubs/bars, and Live music.

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