Welcome to our bright and cheerful Villa Espanola, our three bedroom, two bath cottage with a lovely heated pool, only minutes away from our world famous Siesta Key Beach! This joyful villa puts a smile on your face immediately as you drive up and view the front gardens exploding with an assortment of colors from azaleas, hibiscus, birds of paradise. The fragrance of Jasmine relaxes you as you walk through the front entry. But there's nothing more fantastic than opening the front door and discovering the allure of a huge, caribbean blue pool just beyond the great room! Our sliders pocket all the way back into the corner of the lanai allowing the outdoor pool area to become part of the living area...truly nice and inviting. There's always a cool breeze gently pushing from the south, so why not play a bit of music and make some daiquiris at the outdoor bar for everyone lingering poolside?
Step outside our screened in lanai to meet 'Spot' and 'Goldilocks,' our pet koi and their goldfish friends in a quaint little pond with an abundance of colorful flowers and mexican petunias bursting all around it. The fish love attention! Feel free to feed them fish food and you can find plenty of it just below the bar. The backyard is completely fenced in and features grapefruit trees with enough fruit to take some home with you [if you ever want to leave]! Don't hesitate to pick a bag full and take some home with you during the winter as grapefruit will stay ripe and perfect in your refrigerator for weeks on end!
We highly recommend a neighborhood walk every morning to get invigorated for the day, but on your way back in, stop in the front yard and pop a few kumquats off the tree to get your daily Vitamin C dose.. it's as powerful as a cup of coffee!
The cottage is configured for maximum comfort and enjoyment for large families and parties who will find it colorful and adorned with original oil paintings and art work. Transform the already expansive living area into an even larger space by opening our stacking sliders and inviting the outdoors in... Or settle in for comfy cozy TV time with the family and friends with plush ample seating, a 52' HDTV with hundreds of movie channels and OnDemand Video Entertainment at the tips of your fingers.
The nearby kitchen is a gourmet chef's delight filled with granite tops and stainless steel new appliances. Every conceivable cooking gadget is there allowing you to enjoy a quiet lunch together or prepare a gourmet feast for ten. And the kitchen is open to the family area so the chef is able to freely partake in everyone's company while making a heartfelt and memorable meal. You'll love the kitchen and all of its features. Top rated.
When its time to retire to the bedrooms, enjoy the privacy of a split plan, with the oversized master and full bath on one side and two bedrooms sharing a bathroom on the other. Everyone enjoys their personal space with plush bedding, exceptional pillows, HDTV in every room, and desk space for personal work/play stations. The bathrooms are decadently appointed with new faucets, granite counters, and upscale cabinetry, and they are spotless! Towels are luxuriously plush and we provide oversize beach towels as well. Very nice linens are provided for all beds as you might expect in this luxury home.
There are four bikes awaiting you in the garage. Since we are in the heart of Sarasota, why not take some time to explore our city in all of its greatness? Also, as our guests, you have access to private boat and kayak excursions, exclusive to your party only, and these fun activities await you on Siesta Key, just a few miles away but convenient from your front door! Everyone parks at the 800-car parking lot available at Siesta Key Public Beach Pavilion which makes access easy and so nice. Join us on a Boating Excursion on the water and we can show you a side of Sarasota that only locals know!
We welcome you to Villa Espanola and look forward to your visit!
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