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KIT

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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1 BR, 1 BATH; NEAR SOUTHSIDE VILLAGE; EASY ACCESS TO DOWNTOWN OR SIESTA KEY.

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 VRBO.com # 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 refrigrator 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.

NOTE: The swimming pools at Arlington Park will be closed for renovations and will reopen in October 2014. A goo alternative is the public pool on Lido Beach; about a 15-20 minute drive by car.

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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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

KIT

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

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

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.

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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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5
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SUPER CONVENIENT LOCATION! AND PET FRIENDLY!
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

nice place

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at John & Kit's place for 4 nights and found it better than advertised. The apt is stocked with everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and modern. best of all it is centrally located with easy access to both the beaches and interstate. We would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Greeley, Colorado
5

Charming neighborhood, safe and walkable

  • 5 of 5
I spent most of March in this cute little duplex. Kit and John have gone to great lengths to bring this property up to date and very comfortably furnished. Both were very responsive to any issues that needed to be addressed. I particularly enjoyed the queen bed and pillows -- and I'm pretty picky about both. I roamed the whole area on foot nearly every day, including a 45-minute walk downtown several times. Closer amenities are only a 10-minute walk, including good restaurants, a high-end market and coffee shops. Siesta Key is an easy 15 minute drive. I had two guests at different times who used the pull-out bed. Didn't hear any complaints. A very quiet and safe neighborhood. I would definitely return if the opportunity arises.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Gansevoort, NY
5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived to be greeted by John and Kit with homemade biscotti among other treats. They welcomed us warmly and showed us around the house. The house looks exactly like the photos posted. I felt like I knew the place already. Everything was very clean and well appointed. The only thing you will need to bring is your clothes and whatever food you want. We choose to grocery shop for breakfast and lunch items, saving dining out for dinner. We brought our small dogs with us. Arlington Park is just across the street. The park has a 1/2 mile trail and dog park and is beautiful. We were able to walk to a lovely shopping area. Downtown Sarasota and Bayfront Park are a very short distance away by car. We loved our time spent in Sarasota and John and Kit are great. I can't think of anything I would change about the house, in fact, I will be making some changes to my own home based on our stay at John and Kit's. I highly recommend this vacation rental. We will be returning!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

Outstanding Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here twice - once in September and again in October . This home was perfect for us and our 2 dogs loved having their own fenced in yard! Kit and John are absolutely wonderful and extremely accomodating..they've done a fantastic job renovating this home and have stocked it with just about everything you might need: tabletop appliances, cookware / dishware / bakeware and cooking tools in the kitchen, thick / soft towels, a blow dryer and mirror in the bathroom, extra linens, beach towels, and blankets and beautiful decor throughout. The location is in a quiet neighborhood near downtown and within 2 miles of excellent grocery stores, shopping, dining, banking, and a hospital, Arlington Park is just steps away, and the beaches (Siesta Key, Longboat Key, etc) are just a short drive ..Staying here was very relaxing and SO much better than a hotel . It truly is one of the best places we've ever stayed while on vacation! Thanks Kit and John for your gracious hospitality and lovely home...we hope to visit again soon!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

Mel H.

  • 5 of 5
I could not have asked for a better place to stay!! I was in the Sarasota area for 2 weeks taking a certification course and I brought my collie with me to keep me company. John and Kit are wonderful people. They met me when I arrived and showed me around, gave me the keys and contact numbers, and told me to call if there was anything at all I needed. They are truly concerned that you are comfortable and have everything you need during your stay. I've rented vacation homes in the past that I thought were pretty well equipped, but I have to say that this apartment had absolutely everything I needed plus some!!! It's extremely clean and beautifully decorated. I own a Tempur-Pedic mattress and was concerned that I would have a sore back for 2 weeks. The Ikea sultan mattress was extremely comfortable and I slept well the entire time! When I went to do a load of laundry while I was there, I discovered the dryer wasn't heating. I called John and he came right out and fixed it!! The fenced in back yard was wonderful and my dog loved being able to walk out there without her leash. :-) Also, Arlington Park is very close by and the walking trails were wonderful and beautifully landscaped. They also have a large fenced in area so dogs can be off leash and get some energy out! Siesta Key is beautiful and Brohard beach in Venice was a great place to go with my dog since she's not allowed on Siesta Key. If you're looking for a VERY nice, well equipped place to stay that's convenient to everything and in a quiet safe neighborhood, look no more! This is THE PLACE to stay!! I would recommend the apartment to friends and relatives staying in the area and if I'm ever in the Sarasota area again I know exactly where I'll be staying!!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Cottage

  • 5 of 5
If your looking for a clean, neat place to stay this is YOUR place. This exceptional cottage is the perfect little place. It is furnished so nicely. You will feel right at home. The owners, Kit and John are so friendly. When arriving, they were there to greet us and show us around the home. We stayed 5 nights, and felt so comfortable. Like I said, the whole place is clean, neat and kid friendly! We have a 13 month old little boy, and this home was safe and kid friendly! Also, the owners have made sure you have EVERYTHING. You will have everything for a nice stay. There is a full kitchen, with everything your own home has. The dishwasher works great! They even have a blow dryer in the bathroom and plenty of soft towels! Also what I thought was neat is the washer and dryer. Its nice to be able to wash clothes if needed, or even bring all clean clothes home with you! No laundry when you arrive back home!! :-) The outside or the home is clean as well, and the neighborhood is safe. I took our little one for a walk in the evenings. This cottage is close to everything. " Shops, Publix and Yummy Restaurants. The beach isn't far either. Kit also has big beach towels in the bedroom closet for guest to use as well. Well I could babble on and on, but if your looking for a nice clean well to do cottage this is your place. I also appalled Kit and John for the way the home was designed and furnished. You will feel right at home. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay! Thank you so much. We will definitely recommend this place to friends and family who visit the area! :-)
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Sarasota (SRQ)
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Siesta Key
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sarasota Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Discounted Off-Season
Jun 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$80
 
 
Preseason
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
High Season
Jan 31 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 4 2015 - May 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$110
$110
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$875
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy:
If cancelled at least 60 days prior to reservation date, full refund
If cancelled 30 to 60 days prior to reservation date, 50% deposit will be refunded
If cancelled less than 30 days or reserved date, deposit will be forfeited.
A Damage Deposit will be required. The amount will be contingent on length of stay and other variables.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sarasota Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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