Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, split plan, 2nd floor unit with cathedral ceilings. New kitchen with maple cabinetry and granite counter tops with over sized cut-out looking into living area. This unit is very bright, newly decorated with a 'Floridian flair'. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktails on the screened in lanai looking out at the pond surrounded by lush foliage. This unit is fully equipped with new linens and towels, while the kitchen offers every convenience imaginable. Very large master bedroom with en suite bath, has king size bed with walk-in closet and walk-out to lanai, while guest bedroom offers 2 twin beds. For your enjoyment, there are 3 flat screen TVs, wireless internet, DVD player and stereo. Laundry room offers full size washer/dryer. You'll feel right at home! Sarasota and the surrounding area offer something for everyone...from spectacular beaches at Siesta Key and Lido Key to world class theater and arts. While away an afternoon taking in the shopping delights at St. Armand's Circle followed up by dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants. There's always something to do, no matter what your tastes!
We live just outside of Toronto, Canada and are looking ahead to retirement in the coming years. We are very active and adhere to the 'work hard, play hard' philosophy. I work in the TV industry while my husband is self-employed, which offers him the flexibility to enjoy teaching skiing in the winter and tennis year-round.
Glenn and Annette Cunnngham purchased this condo in 2012
We had considered buying in Florida for a number of years and had looked at various areas. Good friends had been visiting Sarasota for many years and bought in The Meadows. Once we visited, we 'got it' and realized that this was the place to be! The area has so much to offer and we look forward to spending our 'twilight' years discovering it all!
There's something for everyone...from the arts, great restaurants, fabulous beaches, sporting activities...all within a 15-20 minute radius of where we are. ...and for those Snowbirds (like us), we love picking out one of our favorite bottles of wine at a fraction of what we pay in Canada!
We should have known that owners this nice, would have a condo as immaculately clean and neat as this one is.
Spending three months in the Meadows was easy due to the fact that this comfortable condo was beautifully decorated and completely furnished with everything that we needed for our first winter in Florida. All furnishings, including glassware and cooking utensils are top shelf. Not at all like some of the units that we have seen where owners supply mediocre grade towels, bedding, furniture and culinary supplies. The unit also has beach chairs and cooler for frequent trips to Sarasota's beautiful beaches. The lanai provided us with a comfortable place to have cocktails and entertain dinner guests. It felt like home from the moment we arrived.
Additionally, The Meadows and Sarasota provided us with so much more than we ever imagined. Walking the paths everyday, enjoying the heated pool, exploring the city, beaches, museums, restaurants and surrounding area, provided us with constant entertainment. We are sad to be leaving, but know that we will be back soon!
I spent a month at this beautiful condo and found it to be exactly as described. It was immaculately clean, well supplied, and very comfortable for a long visit. The Meadows is a beautiful, quiet development with excellent facilities, from golf and tennis to miles of walking and biking trails (I spent most mornings biking throughout The Meadows enjoying the lush landscape). It is conveniently located to some of Sarasota's best shopping and many restaurants. It is only minutes for the area's best beaches as well. The owners were extremely helpful, offering many suggestions for shopping, dining and entertainment. They responded immediately to any inquiry from me. I would definitely return for another visit.
My husband & I stayed in this lovely condo for 3 months beginning in Jan of this year. We couldn't have been happier with the condo. It was very clean throughout with all the amenities of home. The kitchen was very well equipped with all the utensils you would require. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai in the evening enjoying all the natural wonders of the pond life behind us and was quite private. The pool was great & even when it was cool you were able to get some warm sunshine in the secluded area. The walkways within the community were enjoyable & everyone you passed was very friendly. Great shopping within a very short disatance as well. We joined a gym while we were there which was a short distance away. There are lots of reasonable golf courses within close proximity & although we do not golf, people told us that they were perfect & reasonable. We found great restaurants in the area as well. (Stonehouse Grill & Trader Vics were fun!) You couldn't find better owners to deal with. They made everything so perfect for our extended stay. We highly recommend this place to stay either short term or long term.