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brian o'donnell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

brian o'donnell

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Lovely, Updated And Convenient

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Longboat Key Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Remodeled traditional Florida home across the street from water access to Sarasota Bay. Kayaks available! Relax with two bedrooms and a living room with a convertible couch plus two full baths including a claw foot tub. Stainless steel kitchen appliances, laundry room with washer and dryer. Fenced backyard. Easy access to all points North and South Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41), including Ringling School and Museum, Crosley Mansion, Sarasota/Bradenton airport, Van Wezel Performing Arts, St. Armand's Circle and several beaches.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
brian o'donnell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.

Reviews

4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Lovely, Updated And Convenient
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
Maryland
4

Great home base for baseball games

  • 4 of 5

Exceptionally quiet and friendly neighborhood. Were pleased to find double bed in lieu of twins in pics. Very comfortable and kitchen is adequately stocked. Dated bathrooms but everything worked. Only one shower in house which keeps me from 5 stars. Owner very very responsive and pleasant. I'd stay again or seek other properties from this owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for the positive review and will install a second shower in the coming weeks. We feel this is a lovely house and intend to carry out further improvements ongoing.
St Paul, MN
5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cozy older house. Bathrooms and kitchens are updated and everything was very clean. Nice fluffy towels and bathroom rugs. Centrally located. Don't worry about being too close to the airport -- new windows and thick walls mean you don't hear planes. We loved walking less than block to the bay (public access) and watching birds (ospreys, egrets, roseate spoonbills, and more) at sunrise and low tide. The sunsets are spectacular. Charming neighborhood for walking. The owner came quickly when we had a problem accessing the wifi. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay. It is a wonderful neighborhood and the cottage is perfectly placed to make the most of the bay and our Sarasota sunsets !!
1

Not as represented

  • 1 of 5

House is cute but not ready for rental. There were lots of wires hanging from the walls, fans and lights did not work, one bedroom was unusable, and despite promises from the owner, there were no paddles and life preservers for both kayaks. The inability to use the kayaks was a disappointment. We partially based our decision to stay here on the only review, which as it turns out is not even for this house! We were charged additionally for a cleaning fee, which as stated on the description of the house, is already included in the weekly fee. The owner promised a refund for the overcharge, but several months have passed with no refund. This is my first review of anything I have ever written, but I feel this house is snot as represented here.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am a little surprised by this review. The house is indeed a fairly new rental, none the less it has been rented consistently and was indeed reviewed after this renter ... with five out of five. The kayak/paddle issue was not brought to my attention and as you might imagine .. people take the kayaks to the bay .. I do not personally check them back in ! Any favorable review posted here has been done .. completely unsolicited. The general feed back has been one of pleasant comment.
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is very charming, better than we had expected. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We had a great time staying in this lovely quiet neighborhood. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brevard, NC
5

Ideal Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

When our youngest was accepted at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, we realized that our family would be making numerous trips to the area for at least the next four years. We needed a "home away from home" physically and emotionally at this transitional time of our family's life. Moreover, we couldn't see leaving our rescued pup in a hotel room for hours on end as we dealt with dorm move-ins and outs, and exploring this extraordinarily beautiful place called Sarasota. The more we reviewed our choices and past experiences with hotels, it became clear that staying in a real home with a private, fenced-in yard for our little guy to exercise in safely was a must in addition to standard family needs. So the hunt was own.

Locating Brian and his lovely Spanish home in the midst of a number of competitive rental listings will always be one of those pivotal moments for our family. We had found our "home away from home" that was so real and nurturing that it was like picking up a conversation where you left off years before. Everything we needed- and more, was already waiting for us after a weary 14 hr. drive. Brian even had food and water bowls ready for Skipper, umbrellas for the sporadic rain storms and hats to ward off the sun. Everything was beautiful and super clean. The kitchen was fully equipped with many extras. Baths were lovely- and I adored the glass block privacy window wall back dropping the luxurious claw footed bathing tub.

Brian left no stone unturned to make us feel welcomed and our stay a time of renewal, refreshment, and making lifelong memories for our family. Now after multiple trips to "our" Spanish house, Brian has become more like a member of the family than a host for a rental home. He can be described in superlatives in any given category along with the home and the families/individuals he cares for who cross its threshold. And as a bonus, you will be charmed by Brian's Scot-Irish brogue, . . . and yes- he can perform a mean Riverdance at a moment's notice. You will find yourself saying, "I'm home" if you ever have the good fortune to get a reservation for this home with its front door view of the bay in the beautiful, walkable neighborhood along with the hypnotic rhythm of the waves and the seagulls lulling your aches, pains, and anxieties into non-existence. You'll probably make excuses to avoid returning to your mailing address. And the Spanish house definitely has the "Skipper" seal of approval as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and her family have been a pleasure to host. I'm always happy to hear of an impending visit and stay. Looking forward to many more !! The house is as described .. A great house, in a lovely neighborhood ...

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
US41
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Convenient to Ringling School of Art, Crosley Mansion, USF, Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. Easy access to Downtown Bradenton, Downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's Circle and beaches.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Longboat Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
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$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Longboat Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Queen bed can be substituted.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Library can be used as a third bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking

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