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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Sarasota Apartment Rental Photos and Description


This is a top-of-the-line, newly renovated one bedroom, one bath apartment that is part of a 'duplex' (side-by-side QUIET apartments with separate private entrances and a shared backyard space and laundry facilities). Please see # 560385 listing for the rental property next door.

The location is ideal--situated between Siesta Key (a 5 mile drive) with it's world famous white sand beach (recently voted the best in the country!) and it's quaint 'Village' shopping area filled with casual dining places and pubs, and Lido Key, (a 6 mile drive) equally famous for St. Armand's Circle with it's many upscale shops and restaurants.

Your vacation home was built in the 1920's, but has been totally renovated inside in a contemporary style, while maintaining it's cottage charm on the outside. The new kitchen cabinets and appliances include a refrigerator with an ice-maker & filtered water, built-in microwave and a dishwasher. It is fully equipped with all sorts of utensils, dishes, glassware, pots and pans and small appliances--everything you need if you enjoy cooking! The bath is newly renovated with ample storage and new fixtures. The bedroom is large and features a queen-sized bed with storage drawers beneath, a four drawer dresser, and mirrored closet space with plenty of hangers. The open living/dining area is spacious and inviting with leather couch, wicker side chairs, large coffee table, and a dining table that accommodates four comfortably.

The space also contains a work station computer area with two seats and built-in WiFi. All floors are solid, eco-friendly bamboo wood--except for the bath which is tiled. There is a fenced-in private rear yard with a gas grill for outdoor barbecues, table and chairs for dining, and a washer/dryer in a separate building. The small private front porch with it's two chairs & table is a delightful spot to relax at the end of a busy day.

The street location is extremely quiet, despite it's close proximity to all types of interesting diversions. There is a wonderful public park just a 2 minute walk away from you. It is loaded with amenities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, indoor & outdoor basketball courts, a vibrant open pickle ball league ,fitness center, and waking/jogging trails.

You are one mile to the Southside Village which has many diverse restaurants, pubs and Morton's Market, a gourmet grocery store with fresh produce and ready-made items to take out, and also a very tempting bakery. Your other option for groceries is Publix, a fully stocked supermarket just 1 1/2 miles away.

Downtown Main Street, again with a wide selection of diverse restaurants, shops, and nightlife is 2 miles from your doorstep, and it is only three miles to the downtown waterfront with boat rentals, park, and two restaurants with waterfront dining (a casual outdoor one, and one a bit more 'fancy' called Marina Jack's which also has a dinner sunset cruise boat). Golfers will have the choice of a dozen well-maintained courses, all in a 10 to 30 minute drive. There are also two executive courses (18 hole, par 3 shorter courses)--one a 5 minute drive the other only 10.

All in all, the apartment offers peace and comfort while still being only minutes from all the action that Sarasota has to offer. Come join us and see for yourself.


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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
KIT (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About KIT

My wife and I are both former teachers, originally from New Jersey, and have been living in Sarasota for over 30 years where we are currently running a construction remodeling company. (My family was in that business and it was my summer job since I was old enough to help mix cement). We love to travel and always use VRBO to find great lodging.

KIT purchased this apartment in 2007

Why KIT chose Sarasota

We purchased our first Sarasota home in the 1980's in this area and found the neighborhood to be a most versitile location. It is a short drive to Siesta and Lido Keys with great beaches and restaurants; it's near downtown with all its entertainment options and shopping; and it it is a short distance to many golf courses.

What makes this apartment unique

Being in the remodeling business, we found this home to be ideal for upgrades. The contemporary look we added to the inside is surprising compared to the old Florida feeling of the design. The park across the street is City-run and has free tennis courts, basket ball courts, swimming , walking trails, and a free-weights gym if one gets the urge to pump iron.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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based on 24 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Gansevoort, NY

House hunting expedition

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year for just one week. As soon as we returned home, we made reservations to stay longer this year. We were here 3 1/2 weeks this year. Just like last year, John and Kit met us at the house and welcomed us "home". Everything was just as I remembered.........beautiful! John and Kit love their place and it shows in every detail. staying here last year helped us decide that Sarasota is where we wanted to live. No more upstate NY winters. The only down side of purchasing a house during this trip is we won't need to stay in the little cottage on Waldemere. Maybe we'll book an occasional weekend for mini get-aways! Thank you again John and Kit!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Das kleine Cottage ist sehr schön, super ausgestattet und gut gelegen - die wunderschönen Strände sind gut in wenigen Fahrminuten zu erreichen. Die Besitzer sind unglaublich herzlich und sehr hilfsbereit, wir haben uns sehr willkommen und wohl gefühlt. Das Häuschen ist eine Art Doppelhaushälfte, die andere Haushälfte wird ebenfalls von den Besitzern vermietet.

Wir haben den Urlaub in Sarasota sehr genossen und würden jederzeit wieder kommen!

Dear Kit and John, thanks again for a wonderful stay in your cottage! We had a great time in Sarasota and would love to come back soon. Thanks for your very walm welcome, we appreciated that a lot!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Sarasota Gem..Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

For a get-away vacation to remember, this is the place for you. Our 3 week stay was full of many highlights and great memories.

1. Very clean accommodations...with all the conveniences of home…able to cook or BBQ if you wish, although we took the tasty route of restaurants (Libby’s our favourite) and visits to the new, large Publix for delicious take-out.

2. Great Location…quiet, mature, residential neighbourhood with pleasant tree-lined park paths perfect for daily walks with our Westie. Well maintained City tennis courts (4) and heated pools (2) only a couple blocks away.

3. Beaches, Shopping…Wow !…Siesta Key Beach (#1 in US) was our favourite by far...also Lido Beach area, both only less that 15 minute drive and well worth it ! These are popular beaches so parking can be a challenge at times, but they just recently added 150 spots so should see an improvement. Upscale shopping experience to St. Amands Circle is one you do not want to miss.

In addition, the owners John and Kit have real passion to ensure all your needs are well looked after…including a

nice welcome wine package + goodies.

Great weather, great food, great accommodation and location = "Paradise"

Hope to experience again on our next Florida visit.

David & Judith

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing rental!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property in May of 2014, it was exactly as pictured and more (Sorry for the delay in review!). John and Kit were great, greeted us and even gave us some goodies upon arrival. The kitchen had everything needed, neighborhood was quiet in a very convenient location, and the rental itself was very clean! I'd highly recommend this rental (And already have to friends), you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
westport, ct

Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

I just spent 1 month in this wonderful cottage. It is light, cheerful, immaculate, lovely. Incredibly well-equipped. Kit and John are the best. Totally responsive and accommodating. The location is great! Close to beaches, downtown and a great park. I would love to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Honeymoon Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage exceeded all of our expectations! We spent a beautiful week there for our honeymoon. Kit and John thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable and convenient. The cottage itself was gorgeous, perfectly clean and beautifully decorated, and in a perfect location! All of the information we would possibly need was provided for us, and we found the restaurant recommendations particularly helpful. A vacation at this cottage has all the comforts of home with all of the luxuries of being at a hotel. We highly recommend this location and will be booking again for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Siesta Key
Car: recommended

We are located in a residential area across from a public park containing two swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball, walking trails, and a dog park area. We are one mile from a village area with several restaurants and and pubs, just two miles from a major shopping mall. Award winning Siesta Key beach is 5.5 miles.


Rates & Availability

From $80 Per night

Sarasota Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MAY 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas athrough January
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per week $50.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy: 60 days prior to reservation date, full refund30 days prior to reservation date, 50% refunded
If cancelled less than 30 days or reserved date, deposit will be forfeited.
Pet and cleaning fees are per week and will be prorated for longer stays
A Damage Deposit will be required. The amount will be contingent on length of stay and other variables.
We have a maximum rental period of one month per stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sarasota Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom with large vanity for toiletries; no tub, shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with a queen size bed, and a pull-out queen size convertable sofa bed in living area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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