LOVELY, UPDATED AND CONVENIENT

brian o'donnell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LOVELY, UPDATED AND CONVENIENT

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

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

3.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Lovely, Updated And Convenient
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p505940vb
+1 9419281445
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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: Feb 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.
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Lovely, Updated And Convenient
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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 ...
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
US41
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
beach
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
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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Availability & Rates

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Longboat Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Apr 5 2014 - Sep 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$950
$2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125.00
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:
  • Water View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • fishing
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