5-STAR LUXURY CONDO - BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED OCT 2012!

Steve Thornhill

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Steve Thornhill

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5-STAR LUXURY CONDO - BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED OCT 2012!

Sarasota Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Location, location, location! Welcome to Serenata, one of Sarasota’s most sought after resort communities in the heart of all the ammenities. Located at the intersection of University Parkway and Tuttle Ave, Serenata is just 10 minutes away from Lido and Siesta Key beaches and down the street from the highly anticipated 'The Mall at University Town Center' opening October, 2014!

Serenata reveals beautiful lake views and offers something for everyone in a secure gated community. Enjoy relaxing at the amazing pool area, a game of tennis at the lighted tennis court, or keep active at the 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 top floor stunning 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom unit features airy 10ft ceilings and a lakeside view. Wake up to an early morning coffee or wind down with an evening cocktail on the enclosed lanai. Everything is brand new… you will be surrounded by brilliant cherry hardwood flooring, a granite countertop 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 HDTV’s, and large bathrooms. Relax and enjoy your stay with the main room 51' plasma multi-room DVR HDTV, Natuzzi leather furniture, high speed wireless internet, and free North America home phone.

This luxury lake-view condominium underwent a complete renovation in late 2012 and is fully furnished with everything you will need and more to enjoy your stay!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Steve Thornhill

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

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, access to many great golf courses, and incredible shopping.

Steve Thornhill purchased this condo in 2011

We love this safe 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 ammenity you could ask for. Quick access to Lido and Siesta Key beaches as well as the US301 and I-75 allow for a getaway to any neighboring attraction.

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 'feel-at-home' atmosphere. 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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p437586vb
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Sydney, Australia
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Huntsville, AL
5

SERENATA CONDO

  • 5 of 5
We came to sarasota to visit family and rented this condo unit because it was so close to our family's neighborhood. The entire condo community is very neat and clean. The unit was immaculate and furnished very nicely. The pool area is also very nice. We really enjoyed our stay and will be renting this same unit when we visit sarasota again!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

SERENATA-JUNE 2013

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable and nicely appointed 2-bedroom condominium with a wonderful view of lake and grounds
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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5-Star Luxury Condo - Beautifully Renovated Oct 2012!
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Fortune, NL
5

RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

  • 5 of 5
Really loved the view from the patio, especially the fountain and the ducks. The layout of the condo was most appealing, especially TV in all rooms. The electric BBQ was a hit and so convenient. Pool was an A plus. Would highly recommend this condo to anyone for relaxation and enjoyment. Shopping close by and walking a pleasure.

Phyllis Blagdon,
Fortune, NL
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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

You are positioned alongside the University Parkway trendy dining and coffee shops with easy access to grocery stores, pharmacy, and a multitude of shopping…all within a stone’s throw of Serenata. You are just a quick drive to the keys and the magnificent plush 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. Or take a 15min drive to the outstanding shopping at the Ellenton Premium Outlet Mall. 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.

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Availability & Rates

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Sarasota Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 31 2014
16 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
September 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
October 1-9th
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 9 2014
8 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
2015 Winter Season
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $175.00 + Tax
Refundable DamageDeposit $500.00
Payment in USD accepted in 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.
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Contact owner for payment details. Rates provided are subject to Florida state tax 6.5% as well as Manatee County Resort Tax 5% = 11.5% total. Rates and fees are subject to change until booking confirmed.
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Amenities

Sarasota Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1124 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - combination tub/shower , toilet
    Master Bathroom - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • Two clean spacious ensuite bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly 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
Notes:
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: Dry cleaning, Pharmacy, Liquor store, Grocery shopping, Banking / ATMs, Hospital / Medical clinics, Big-box store shopping, Churches, Playgrounds as well as Marinas, Water Park, Library, Museums, Art Galleries, Performing Arts, Live Theatre, Cinema, Boutique Shopping, Sightseeing, Nightlife pubs/bars, and Live music.
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