Eight members of our family wanted to be in Florida for Christmas. This was the perfect house! The Pagazzi's literally make this a home away from home for you. There is plenty of closet and dresser space and we didn't find anything that we needed in the kitchen that wasn't there. VERY WELL set up for cooking complete meals for all 8 of us. The lanai was our favorite handout for sure! Very comfy with a large table and 8 chairs and plenty of other optional seating and areas to spread out for your own space. The pool was also perfect. for you non-swimmers beware....there is a deep end! LOL The walk to the beach is short, literally 1/2 block, across a street and through a parking lot onto the sand. We had to drive because of age, disabilities and such but I easily walked it when I went alone. You are also very close to St. Armand's Circle. It's a large round-about with tons of stores, restaurants and shops...great place to hangout, shop and eat. Say hi to Mike at the Daiquiri Deck! Great food at Cha Cha Coconuts! Also very close to Siesta Keys but not on top of all the action. The lady who meets you there is super nice and accommodating. We did have issues with being able to hook up to WIFI so make sure you get the correct info so that's not an issue. If I ever wanted to visit Sarasota again I would rent this house!