|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Please Note: The ONLY method of payment we accept is through the VRBO / HomeAway secure online payment system.
The property is located in Harbor Acres – well known as the best neighborhood in Sarasota. Situated on a large private lot on the water with boat slips and an outdoor pool, the property is a 5 minute walk to many top restaurants, sport bars and spas. It is a 15 minute walk to the downtown area and the spectacular bay-side marina and park with jetski and paddle boat rentals, tiki bar and children's playground, and a 15 minute walk to the arts district with its great restaurants, galleries and the historic Burns Court theater. Shelby Botanical Gardens with its famous orchid exhibitions and spectacular views of Sarasota Bay is within walking distance of the property and Siesta Beach, voted #1 beach in the USA, is a short 10 minute drive. Activities available to renters on the property include bicycling (6 adult bicycles and 2 kids bicycles are provided), kayaking (a 2 person kayak is provided), walking or roller-blading through the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods (“West of the Trail”), fishing off the dock (2 fishing poles and tackle are provided), and exploring the magnificent Florida Gulf Coast. St Armands Circle, with its European style restaurants, cafes, ice-cream parlors and world famous shopping is only a 10 minute drive. Morton's gourmet grocery store is 2 blocks from the property, and Whole Foods Market is less than a 5 minute drive. This is a fabulous property, in a first class neighborhood, and located in one of the absolute best towns in the United States.
The owner of the property is a successful technology entrepreneur and travels extensively for his business interests. Originally from Australia, he now has homes in Costa Rica and Europe and spends several months a year overseas. He purchased the property in 1998 and has extensively renovated every aspect of the interior and exterior over the past 14 years. The owner describes the property and the living experience in the local Sarasota area as “a tremendous high quality lifestyle”, especially with all the extensive amenities of the property, a great local climate, access to the waterfront and area beaches, and Sarasota’s rich cultural and arts heritage.
David Knaggs purchased this house in 1998
Luxury waterfront pool home close to EVERYTHING:
Close proximity to downtown and waterfront marina (15 minute walk)
Close proximity to over a dozen fine restaurants (5 minute walk)
Close proximity to Sarasota Memorial Hospital (3 minute drive)
Close proximity to Siesta Key and local area beaches (10 minute drive)
Bring your own boat option
Features of this beautiful home include the following:
· Large private lot, with 6 boat slips
· 3400 square foot of open living space
· 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
· 3 full bathrooms
· 2 ½ car garage
· 2 master suites
· 3 separate living areas
· Marble wood burning fireplace
· Wet bar
· Baby grand piano and variety of guitars
· In-ground pool and screened in lanai
· Outdoor barbecue and lanai dining area
· Waterfront dock and dining area
· Single floor, wheelchair accessible
· Outdoor rose garden sitting area
· 2 person kayak
· 4 bicycles
· Treadmill & exercise machine
· Basketball hoop
· In shower steam unit
· Jacuzzi tub in bathroom
· Pet friendly up to 25 lbs
· Internet radio
· Wireless internet
. Baby playpen, high-chair & rocker
· Large office area - printer, scanner, external monitor
· 9 speaker surround sound system
· Central heat - A/C
· Side by side fridge with ice-maker
· Water filtration system on fridge
· Extensive kitchen appliances
· Separate laundry room with sink, washer and dryer
We had a great stay at this comfortable home in Sarasota (family of five with grandmother too). We were walking distance to grocery and restaurants and enjoyed exploring the neighborhood. The beach is an easy drive away--although more traffic than we expected perhaps because of the holiday week. We especially enjoyed Libby's restaurant and Morton's grocery. Kids enjoyed the basketball hoop and outdoor area. The pool is solar heated, but was not very warm...kids managed to swim only a couple of times. It's great that the house includes a number of bikes and beach supplies in the garage. I'd recommend that the bikes have some tune-ups-we had pedals fall off of two bikes and handlebars roll around on another bike. We looked for a wrench to tighten the pedals but couldn't find one! All in all, this home is a good value and the experience was enjoyable. Thanks--we'll be back to Sarasota!
EVERYTHING WAS EXACTLY AS PER THE PHOTOS. OWNER MET US & SHOWED US AROUND.
LOCATION & RECOMMENDATIONS WERE 1ST CLASS.
We absolutely loved this house! It is beautiful and has everything you possibly ask for! It is in a great location... Very close to downtown Sarasota, shopping , restaurants, and the beach. The area itself is very quiet, peaceful, and private. We would love to come back!
Perfect location for all of your Sarasota and Siesta Key adventures. Short drive to the Beaches, Marina, Ringling Museum, or simply stay put at this wonderful waterfront property and enjoy the pool, boat dock, and other amenities. The owners are extremely welcoming, courteous, and downright delightful people. Kate and I really appreciated your thoughtful gestures, you really went above and beyond for us. You have a beautiful home and we sincerely Thank You for sharing it with us during our Wedding Week. We will definitely be back in the near future. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you couldn't already tell!!
My family, which includes our pet, had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home for a week the end of May--first of June. I can assure you the home is everything the pictures display and more!!! The owners were very welcoming. They had a friend go over over the nuances of the home and even surprised us with a housewarming gift. The area is upscale and quiet. My husband brought his boat and was pleased with the easy access to Sarasota Bay. Although the home is comfortable beyond words, I especially enjoyed the outside living area (lanai and pool) which was great for morning coffee, swimming and just what every vacation is all about.....relaxing. This home and it's owners are five star, and if I could give a higher rating I would. If we return to the Sarasota area for vacationing, we'll definitely plan our stay in the Knagg's home.
We spend our most amazing vacation in this magnificent house. We felt right at home as soon as we entered the property. It has everything you can dream of! Its spacious opened design allows you to enjoy every corner of the house. The swimming pool and patio area are fantastic. We spend lovely evenings doing BBQs, fishing from the back deck, swimming, relaxing & enjoying the sunsets. The view from the master bedroom into the gorgeous swimming pool and bay is picture perfect. Even a rainy day was welcomed as we had the chance to fully enjoy the house and discover the fantastic collection of music that the owner has. Our teenage kids went cayaking every day. Siesta Beach is just a short drive away, the sand is the whitest and finest we've ever seen. The location of the house can't be any better, walking distance from great restaurants, beauty salons & grocery stores. We enjoyed our daily walks in the up scale neighborhood and had a great time discovering the fantastic restaurants in the area. Our kids just loved the house and the whole family remembers this vacations with the most amazing memories. We just wish that Europe was not so far from Sarasota so we can visit more often. Definitely, a place to remember!
Rare find in Sarasota's multi-million dollar neighborhood on the water. Walking distance to a dozen or more restaurants, gourmet grocery store, downtown marina and park, Ringling Causeway bridge, Selby Gardens, Burns Court historic district, and much more. 10 minute drive to some of the best beaches in the United States.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cleaning fees $250 per stay.
Sarasota and Florida State sales taxes (12%) included in the price.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.