|Minimum Stay||14 - 30 nights|
MARCH 2017 NOW AVAILABLE! Experience the loveliest times of the year in Gulf Gate, southern Sarasota: Fall and or Spring. Available April through December, 2016, and from March, 2017. Your vacation home has a lanai (screened in) pool, which is heated and thus available year-round in the pleasant Florida climate. The house is newly furnished with contemporary furniture and art. Linens and all kitchen needs are provided. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the en-suite bathroom has two walk-in closets. The second bedroom has twin beds. The second bath is in the hallway between the bedrooms. The den is smallish, with a flex-sofa that converts to a full-size bed, with a door for privacy if needed for sleeping.
Just about everything is within walking or biking distance. The Gulf Gate community has been described as 'the gourmet center of south Sarasota' with many restaurants within two or three minutes walk (that's right: walk) from the house. Plus bakeries, hair salons, clothing shops, pubs, etc. Notable are Opa-Opa Greek restaurant, Hong Kong Chinese restaurant, The Veg fish and vegetarian restaurant, Panificio's Italian restaurant and bakery, and Thai Steak House. The community is mostly single-family homes and the people are very friendly.
We are two miles from Siesta Key, which has two outstanding public beaches with ample public parking, tennis courts, etc. Sarasota is also a center of entertainment and cultural events, with its own ballet, symphony orchestra, opera company, and world-class museum. Osalo Theater provides both continuing and repertory stage performances. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Center brings world-renown presentations to downtown Sarasota, just 15 minutes away. There are numerous festivals throughout the year: Sarasota International Movie Festival, June Music Festival, etc. There are such culturally interesting activities as International dancing, chalk-art competitions, art exhibition openings, wild animal parks, and auto museums.
Four minutes' walk from the house is Gulf Gate Shopping Center, with a Publix supermarket, major chain stores, and restaurants. Public golf courses are nearby, as are tennis courts, Mayakka State Park, boat rentals, tours, and hiking. It is near churches and synagogues, and the brand new Gulf Gate Library is nearby.
This Property is currently available Off-Season, and we have accordingly set modest rates. The minimum rental for March and April is one month. (Note: During May through December, the minimum rental is two weeks. Also, please consult the rental rate chart for rates the 'instant quote' table can be misleading.)
A cleaning fee upon leaving is partially paid by owners; excess charges are paid by tenants.
Keywords: pool home
We are both retired (a professor and public school teacher) and wanted to divide our time between Sarasota, with its pleasant life-style, and our children and grandchildren in Maryland & New York. We enjoy reading--mostly mysteries, nights out, folk dancing, dining, and our friends. We are quite active, and try to exercise daily.
David Silber & Eileen Rose purchased this house in 2008
The house with its rather large pool was quite inviting, and the community of mostly individual houses was appealing. We have found the neighbors very friendly, and we like that there are young families as well as retirees around us. Of course, having 20 miles of beach along the Gulf of Mexico helps, as does the proximity to shops, malls, and downtown Sarasota.
For us, the opportunity to cool off in the pool, and have a lot of open space in the house are all extra pluses.
We stayed with our two boys for three weeks in this lovely house. The furniture is in perfect condition and very stylish with comfortable beds. Everything is clean and well functioning. The house is spacious especially the large bath and master bedroom. The house is located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood but only a few minutes away from various bars and restaurants and only 10 minutes by car from the beach. The supermarket as well as many other stores are just around the corner.
The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. We received written information about the area and the house prior to our departure and the booking of the house was simple and easy managed by the owners.
The pool is quite large and of course the highlight for our boys. The size of the backyard and patio is ok and conveniently shielded from view from every side by fences.
We really enjoyed every minute of our stay and are looking forward to our next stay in this house. We can only recommend it. For family with kids it is absolutely perfect.
We rented this house for 3 weeks because of our daughter's wedding. We found the house delightful, well located, extremely tastefully decorated, very spacious and an excellent value. Favorite features include spacious master bed and bath, large living and dining areas, very functional kitchen, pool and very quiet neighborhood.
The owners made it easy to do the rental and once at the house, include unexpected amenities that ease the way. The house was clean on arrival (and we made sure to leave it that way), the supermarket is only a few blocks away, internet is up as well as tv. This made it very easy to settle in and begin to enjoy our stay.
The owners are very generous; eg, we had use of the gas grill with existing propane.
Because of family in Sarasota we will be returning and would want to stay again!
My husband, 3 teenagers and I had an amazing time in this vacation home. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. The home was spacious, clean, inviting and very conveniently located. We turned the smaller den into a 3rd bedroom - our daughter loved it. We enjoyed spending each day at Siesta Key Beaches and coming home to relax by the pool. Having access to bikes and beach chairs was wonderful. We tend to try a different area of Florida every time we vacation - but if we ever returned to Siesta Key, we would stay here for sure.
The owners were excellent to deal with. The house was fairly well equipped. It had everything I needed except a full size iron or iron board. I realize most people wouldn't need one but I tend to want to iron everything. There was a travel iron.
The pool area was nice and we were happy to have the bar-b-que. The house is very spacious and it is in a great location. Very close to Siesta Beach.
I rented this wonderful Gulf Gate home for a family reunion. Everyone was very happy with this home. We enjoyed the pool and the location, it is close to Siesta Key and shopping and restaurants. The home was very clean, very spacious and uncluttered, nicely furnished and set up very well. We spent a great deal of time in the, private, screen-enclosed pool and lanai area. And the screening was so welcome - both for keeping the pool clean and for keeping bugs away while dining outside. The house was very clean and has nice contemporary furnishings. They even have bikes to ride to the beach. The owners are very accommodating and look forward to returning to this home soon.
We stayed at this home the entire month of February of 2013. We were very happy with the location because it was very close to Siesta Key Beach as well as several restaurants and shopping choices. The owners were very attentive and kind people. The house itself was found to be just as listed. The pool was nice and we found the house to be very clean and well maintained. The pool service arrived each week and did not disturb us in any way. We were interested in renting again this year, however, it was unavailable for the time we wanted. I must add the owner provided newspaper delivery everyday which we felt a nice touch.
In addition to the beaches, shops, and restaurants quite nearby, it is a 15 ride to Myakka State Park with its scenic trails and air-boat tours of Lake Myakka. Spanish ruins are located about 15 minutes south, and the vibrant downtown area is about 15 minutes north.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Security deposit is required when lease is signed. Rent is required 30 days before tenancy. Security deposit refunded within 30 days of end of occupancy.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.