This modern and well appointed villa is located in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and is in a very private position in a peaceful golfing community. It is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in a beautiful lakeside setting with preserved natural woodland at the rear.
The Sarasota/Bradenton area is renowned for its theaters and galleries, magnificent beaches, amazing choice of restaurants, and its great shopping.
Downtown Sarasota has picturesque shopping avenues, lined with palm trees, and offers theaters, clubs, up-market specialty shops, and a wealth of excellent places to eat. Nearby St Armands Circle is a unique shopping experience with stylish boutiques, upscale jewelery stores, gift shops, cafes and gourmet restaurants. Spend time in one of the nearby shopping malls, one of which is Prime Outlets at Ellenton, which has more than 130 stores with big-name designer clothes at bargain prices.
Of the many wonderful beaches to explore, Siesta Beach boasts the finest, whitest sand in the world. This along with the tennis courts, concession stand, picnic tables and playground for children, makes it the most popular beach of all.
Explore the unspoiled North Lido Beach, picnic under the tall pines, and watch the exotic birds – egrets, herons, osprey, ibis, pelicans and many more.
There are several state parks within easy reach, with nature trails, lakes and picnic areas. All around there is a fantastic variety of wildlife in beautiful natural surroundings.
The accommodation includes a formal dining area, a spacious open-plan living room, a well-equipped kitchen and a breakfast nook. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a large en-suite bathroom with a corner bath and walk-in shower. There are two other bedrooms – a twin and a double – and a second bathroom. Both the master bedroom and the double have direct access to the pool deck.
There is free access to high speed internet
Outside is a solar-heated pool (28’ x 15’) which can also be gas heated at extra cost. The large pool deck has a covered area, with poolside table and chairs, and sun loungers.
The villa is integrated in a golfing community. The golf course is 18 holes and is one of a few in the area that is open to the public.
The villa is conveniently located about 2 miles from Interstate 75 which is the main link to Tampa Bay, St Petersburg, Busch Gardens (45 minutes drive) and the Disney attractions (90 minutes away via I4). The beautiful Gulf beaches are just 20-30 minutes drive away.
Travel to the villa is very straightforward. Apart from convenient access by road, the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is just 20 minutes away; Tampa International 40 minutes, Orlando airports about 2 hours and Miami airport about 4 hours away.
We spent the month of December 2015 at this residence. I can confirm that it lived up to all the advance comments from previous renters. There was very little that one could want or need that is not available with-in 10-15 minute drive. My Grandchildren visited for Xmas week and the oldest developed an ear problem which was dealt with immediately and effectively at the Lakewood Ranch Hospital. My daughter lectures medicine at the University of Toronto and was very please with the swift diagnosis and treatment provided with follow-up. I am an avid golfer and I was impressed by the quality of the five courses avail with-in ten minutes drive -yes,ten minutes-none of them charged more than $60 with car and one is a PGA Qualifying course (Waterlefe). The neighbors are very friendly and helpful. Absolutely a wonderful month in sunny Florida.
Well it's becoming a bit like a second home to us with our sixth stay now. We have stayed here as a family and more recently just as a couple and have always had a great time. We just love staying here. The villa is always well cared for and well furnished and the views are as fantastic as ever. We spend many happy hours sitting by the pool enjoying the fantastic scenery as the wildlife literally comes to us. The pool is great and nice and private. The owner is great and very helpful. We usually don't have need of local help whilst at the villa but this time we needed it and Chris (the local rep.) could not have been more helpful nor more prompt. Thank you again for sharing your villa - we will be back!
This now was our fifth stay at this lovely villa. We extended our stay this time to three weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. This super villa, with all the amenities you could ask, for coupled with such a stunning location meant we just loved to soak up the sun, enjoy the views and slip in and out of the pool which was consistently hitting high eighties and over 90 on a few occasions. The owners are always professional, helpful and have put themselves to accommodate our diary needs - much appreciated and thank you for sharing your villa again with us. We will be back!
Three times in three summers !! This property in Old Grove Circle at Bradenton must have some appeal...and it does in bucket loads ! It suits our tastes right down to the ground - spotlessly clean, exceptionally comfortable and with all the amenities one could possibly ask for - oh , wait thats not quite true - there is NO Hot Tub ! ....or maybe thats not quite right....having been there in the summer months - who in their right mind needs a Hot Tub when the outside pool water termperature gets near 90 degrees ?! Luxuriate in the warmth , comfort and tranquility that this property provides....we'll be back !
We have now used this excellent villa four times - which tells a story in itself. The villa is always kept in excellent condition and has been steadily improved and cared for over the last few years that we have been coming to use it. Its a lovely spacious villa in a superb setting - to be able to sit by the pool and enjoy the view over the nearby lake and all the wildlife that it attracts is really great. Super owners and a really superb villa that suits both couples and families too (as we have used for both purposes).
This was our second winter at this lovely villa! The owners are wonderful; they are quick to answer emails and go out of their way to provide guests with all the conveniences of home. We have truly enjoyed making this our home away from home for the winter. The location is ideal; not nearly so much traffic as closer to the beach. The pool and lanai are spacious and add to the living area. We have loved observing the wildlife in and around the adjacent pond. We quickly made friends in the neighborhood where we enjoy walking and riding our bikes. There are so many fantastic restaurants in this area and lots to do even if you aren’t a beach enthusiast! Within an hour’s drive are Bush Gardens, Myakka National Park, Big Cat Habitat, Lipazzan Stallions Training Facility, and the Mote Aquarium. The Van Wezel Center for Performing Arts, located nearby on the waterfront in Sarasota, offers a variety of outstanding venues. This home and grounds are very well maintained; if there is anything that needs attention, the management company is quick to respond. Our experience here has been outstanding in every respect. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the owners!