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Paradise Shores- Beautiful, Luxurious Bay Front Cottage With Pool And Spa

Anny Bredlau

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Anny Bredlau

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
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Paradise Shores- Beautiful, Luxurious Bay Front Cottage With Pool And Spa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Sarasota House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 6

Saraphina`s Cottage is located in Paradise Shores, right on Sarasota Bay, just south of Harbor Acres, in one of the most sought after and beautiful neighborhoods in Sarasota.

Saraphinas Cottage is a historic home, designed by architect William Magill Thompson in the 1950s, having been completely, lovingly renovated over the past few years. It is unlike any other, retaining the romantic cottage appeal, evoking the irresistible charm of Old Florida with it`s beautiful cedar plank ceilings, 1950 style beach blue fridge, gas stove and dish washer, wainscoting, gorgeous hardwood floors, built- in book shelves and entertainment center, new kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms and beautiful details throughout.

The house was taken down to the studs, expanded in some areas and completely remodeled between 2010 and 2013. A garage was added, the pool and spa were re-surfaced and a gas heater was installed; the yard was re-designed and beautifully landscaped and fenced in.

The furnishings are new, tasteful and complement the style of the cottage perfectly. You will have all the comforts of home and more.

Everyone who enters the cottage is in awe of its beauty and captured by its unique charm. Enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced yard, your own dock to watch the stunning sunsets, a heated pool and spa, screened patio, the breeze and the beautiful view.

Live the good life, relax, find peace and serenity, enjoy the therapeutic effects of just sitting and gazing over the water. See dolphins jump, watch the sea birds and the tide go in and out. Whether you stay for a week or stay all winter- you will never tire of this.

You`ll love being close to everything that this fabulous town has to offer- the world famous beaches ( Siesta Key was voted # 1 Beach in the USA), the top restaurants, spas, galleries and shops.

Many of the wonderful things Sarasota is known and loved for are within walking or biking distance! The neighborhood itself is terrific for walking and biking, with beautiful tree lined streets, friendly neighbors, and gorgeous homes to admire. Stroll to Southside Village for dinner at one of the many nice restaurants, shop the little boutiques or go to Morton`s Market for groceries, gourmet treats and bakery items. There is also the new E`lan Skin Spa, to pamper you.

If you love coffee, you will not want to miss Perq, the new coffee shop in Southside Village where the coffee is out- of -this -world!

Take a walk to beautiful Selby Botanical Gardens, famous for it`s Orchid display and the scenic bay front location. It is also a great place for kids to enjoy nature and the new rainforest gardens kids area.

Walk or drive to downtown with its many beautiful shops, galleries and restaurants. Catch a movie at Historic Burns Court Cinema or see the latest Hollywood Releases at the Hollywood 21 Movie Theater.

Enjoy the Saturday morning Farmers Market and stock up on local produce and crafts while watching local artists perform.

Visit St. Armands Circle and enjoy a great meal at one of the many wonderful restaurants. Stroll around the circle and shop the beautiful and unique boutiques and galleries. Then top off your evening with a home-made ice cream cone at Kilwins.

Once you stay, you will want to come back again and again.

For families traveling with an infant or toddler- I have baby gear available- just ask.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anny Bredlau (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015

About Anny Bredlau

My husband bought the house in 1989 and lived in it until we got engaged in 2006. We then decided it was time for some major renovations and moved out to undertake this project. It ended up taking a lot longer than anticipated, with multiple changes in plans and having to follow the strict building laws on the water. We also were blessed with our beautiful daughter in 2011 and decided to stay in our current home for now, where we have a little more play room for her. We have been enjoying the cottage with family and friends and decided to make it available for vacation rental starting 1/1/2014. We live in the same neighborhood and love it here! I am originally from Germany and came to Sarasota in 1995. My husband grew up in Schenectady, NY, and has lived here since 1985.

Anny Bredlau purchased this house in 1989

Why Anny Bredlau chose Sarasota

My husband fell in love with it the first time he saw the view and it has been his little paradise for many years.

What makes this house unique

Saraphina`s Cottage ( we named it after a beautiful Mermaid Sculpture we bought as decoration for the cottage and named her Saraphina) has a unique charm about it that captures the heart of everyone who walks through the door. We put a lot of love and hard work into this place and it shows!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Reviews

5
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Paradise Shores- Beautiful, Luxurious Bay Front Cottage With Pool And Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

paradise waiting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, great lanai, very central location. Easy walk to the botanical gardens. The house is fully equipped with linens, towels, soap, pots and pans, coffee machine etc. A spacious, nicely decorated and comfortable house. The owner is kind, very helpful and accessible and extremely well organized. She gave us the name of a terrific massage service. Everything is clearly labeled at the house; light switches, heating for the pool and jacuzzi, keys etc.

The boat dock is a great place to sit at night.

Will definitively return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic Property to Rent

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible house on the Bay in Sarasota. Perfectly decorated with every detailed taken care of. You will not be disappointed if you rent this house. Three beautiful bedrooms, two baths, swimming pool with whirlpool, living room, dining room, kitchen. Your hostess has thought of everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Beautiful home in a great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a vacation home and it was a great first experience. The home exceeded my expectations. The home was well appointed, comfortable, and had every thing we would need to make our stay enjoyable. The sunsets were spectacular although we had a few overcast days during our week. Anny went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we would need to have a great vacation. The home is in a great neighbourhood and is close to restaurants, Siesta Key Beach and St Armands Circle. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Buffalo, NY
5

Perfect location for our family with AMAZING views!

  • 5 of 5

From my first contact with Anny during the booking phase I felt like we were in good hands. Anny went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable for our Thanksgiving stay with our 2 young children. I usually have to rent a crib, baby toys, highchair and pack a bunch of kiddie stuff. I did not have to do any of that! I was a little nervous about leaving so much in her hands but when we arrived Anny welcomed us with hugs and a tour and I was very pleasantly surprised to find a perfect home appointed with EVERYTHING we would need...and more! Perfectly organized and labeled!

It was truly the perfect spot for us as we could walk to great restaurants on Osprey with kids and were close to everything from Siesta Beach to St. Armands, to Selby Botanical Gardens.

The sunrise and sunset view was amazing and we all enjoyed the visit from the pelicans!

The cottage is beautifully renovated and perfect for anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful place to stay with gorgeous views and close to everything Sarasota has to offer!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
London, UK
5

The Best family home we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

It makes me sad to write this review as it means we are no longer staying at the Cottage! It is a stunning house full of character and charm that has been sensitively modernised by the owners. The setting is unbelievable, great pool, large water frontage and some of the best sunsets over the bay I have ever seen. It is such a relaxing place to be and the location is fantastic, quiet but still close to good shops etc and only a 5-10 minute drive to some incredible beaches. Anny also took such great care to make sure that every possible thing had been thought of and was spotlessly clean. It is rare to find in our experience a rental that you genuinely feel at home in straight away but that was definitely the case here. As a family we can't reccomend this house enough, we will definitely be back and can't wait!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Germany, Sylt
5

„Holidays in paradise“

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed awesome holidays at Saraphina´s Cottage! It were ten unforgettable days during which we enjoyed the beautiful house and its surroundings. Our three kids loved the swimming pool and their rooms. We saw dolphins jumping while we had breakfast in the patio and were welcomed every morning by three friendly pelicans.

With Saraphina´s Cottage we found a unique and peaceful place. We would like to thank Annie and her family and are already looking forward to our return in next autumn.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Gecko`s
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sam Sneads
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Saraphina`s Cottage is close to everything; minutes to downtown Sarasota with movie theater, restaurants, shops, galleries, Whole Foods Market, Saturday Morning Farmers Market and Selby Public Library.

Selby Botanical Gardens ,a tropical paradise also located on the bay is just a 20 minute walk or short drive away. Famous for it`s orchid displays and with the new Children`s Rainforest Garden, a cozy tea room and a small cafe it is sure to delight everyone.

Southside Village with Morton`s Market Gourmet Grocery store, Perq Coffee bar ( the place to get the best coffee ever!), cute shops and boutiques, hair salons, many great restaurants and several street festivals a year is also within walking distance.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital ( the best hospital in the area!)is a 3 minute drive away, 5 minute drive to Publix Grocery store, 7 minutes to Trader Joes, 5 Minutes to Post office and Westfield Southgate Mall.

It`s a 12 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach ( voted the #1 Beach in the USA) with its powdery white, soft sand that never gets too hot to walk on! Siesta Village with Bars, restaurants, ice cream shops, souvenir shops and boutiques for the Island lifestyle. Another 12 minute scenic drive past the Marina across the stunning Ringling Bridge brings you to St. Armands Circle and Lido Key Beach. St. Armands Circle is famous for it`s many restaurants ( The Columbia being a local favorite), upscale boutiques, shops and galleries, several ice cream parlors ( the most famous being Kilwin`s - where they make everything from scratch). Every year, several arts and crafts fairs are held on St. Armands Circle as well. From St. Armands Circle it`s just a short drive to Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

You can also take a scenic drive up Longboat Key, continuing on to enchanting Anna Maria Island and stop at one of the many beautiful beaches or great restaurants.

Tampa International Airport is about 1,5 hours away, so is Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, or famous Ybor City.

For Disney Fans- all the Orlando Theme Parks can be reached in about 2 hours!

The Ellenton Outlet Mall is a paradise for bargain shoppers- just a 25 minute drive. Right next to it is a large Ice Scating Rink.

Other local attractions include the beautiful and historic Ringling Mansion and Museum, the Rose Gardens and The Circus Museum, a car museum, the historic Asolo Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, The Golden Apple Dinner Theater, The Sarasota Opera, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Jungle Gardens, the Big Cat Habitat, Historic Spanish Point as well as mini golf courses, fabulous Golf courses, Myakka State Park, (watch alligators in the wild!) boat and jet ski rentals and lots of water related activities!

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Rates & Availability

From $2,300 Per week

Sarasota House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
$9,500
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$8,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$8,500
 
 
Holiday Season 2015
Nov 16 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
$9,500
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
14 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Spring 2016
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
$9,500
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$8,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$8,500
 
 
Holiday Season 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
$9,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
cleaning fee $250.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Utilities are included in the rental amount. Gas usage ( for heating the pool and Spa) included in the rental amount is limited to a weekly amount as stated in the rental contract. Additional usage will be charged to guest.
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Amenities

Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , large shower,claw foot tub,bay views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , TV/DVD,alarm clock with iPod/iPhone dock
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , garden views, recliner,alarm clock
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , desk and desk chair,bay views,TV/DVD,alarm clock
  • light and bright, bay and garden views, brand new furnishings, comfortable and romantic
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private Dock for enjoying the view and the breeze. Fishing off the dock okay with license.

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