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Villa Espanola - Lovely 3/2, Heated Pool, Koi Pond, Garden, Near Siesta Key

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath with Covered Lanai, Expansive Heated Pool, Gardens, Koi Pond

Centrally located in the heart of Sarasota, and only minutes away from our world famous Siesta Key Beach, Villa Espanola offers a bright and cheerful retreat with a heated swimming pool and a privately fenced backyard. Perfect for larger families that enjoy the peaceful serenity of their own private garden and pool area, who love the closeness to not only Siesta Key, but the nightlife of Southside Business District and Downtown Sarasota.

Villa Espanola is a three (3) bedroom, two (2) bath private home that features a huge screened-in lanai which opens out from the main living area. It 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 ample and comfortable seating, HDTV with hundreds of movie channels at the tips of your fingers.

The nearby kitchen is a gourmet’s delight filled with granite tops and stainless steel new appliances. Every conceivable cooking gadget is there allowing you to enjoy anything from a quiet lunch together to preparing a feast for eight! And the kitchen is open to the family areas so the chef can still enjoy socializing with the whole group while cooking! 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 on one side and two bedrooms on the other end. Everyone enjoys their personal space with plush clean bedding, exceptional pillows, HDTV in every room, and space for personal work/play stations. The bathrooms are decadently appointed with new faucets, granite counters, and upscale cabinetry, and they are spotless! Lavish towels are plentifully provided and there are lots of oversized beach towels available as well. We provide all linens as well, which as you might expect, are extremely nice.

Connected to the living room, is the oversized screened-in lanai and an expansive, deep heated swimming pool. Enjoy a 2nd outdoor “living room” area inside the lanai and “belly up” to our authentic German-inspired handmade pub-style bar! With an outdoor refrigerator and lots of available storage, there is room at the bar for hosting a fantastic and fun get together! Two outdoor seating areas can also be enjoyed off to the side of the lanai, providing a perfect deck for sunbathing, and a secondary shady paver area under the oak tree for those who like a cool breeze and a great view of the pool. The backyard is completely fenced providing an extremely private setting, with a beautiful garden area and a cute little pond bursting with goldfish and koi.

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 neighborhood is also friendly to bicyclers. Restaurants and bars are just two blocks away and it makes for a nice easy walk. Our posh Westfield Shopping mall is only a mile down the road, a leisure drive around our Tuttle Avenue roundabout and on to Siesta Drive. Enjoy the most perfect steaks ever prepared at Fleming’s Restaurant, just around the corner!

We welcome you to Villa Espanola and look forward to your visit!

Please note the bed configurations: 1 King Bed (sleeps 2), 2 Queen Beds (sleeps 2 in each guest room), 1 Sofa Bed (in living room), and room for two pack n' plays or twin size air mattresses (sleeps 2), should you decide to bring some for extra people and/or little ones in your party!

More Details

Property Manager
The Cottages, Inc.
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

What makes this house unique

Centrally located in the heart of Sarasota and only minutes away from our world famous Siesta Key Beach, Villa Espanola offers a bright and cheerful retreat with a heated swimming pool and a privately fenced backyard. Enjoy heated pool & koi pond.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Heather and Eric,

Thank you so much for the wonderful house for our vacation. You made us feel very welcome with the cupcakes! We had everything we needed and then some. The kids had a great time feeding the fish and swimming in the pool. We will be back and will hopefully be able to stay here again. BTW, I love the house decor and colors!
May 2014
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Southgate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Villa Espanola - Lovely 3/2, Heated Pool, Koi Pond, Garden, Near Siesta Key
average rating of 4.625 based on 19 reviews

Pool, furniture, and decor were lovely, and it was nice to have the main kitchen utensils.

  • 1 of 5

The air conditioning in the master bedroom did not work the entire time. We had to go buy fans. There wasnt much to do in the area. You had to drive at least 15-20 minutes to get anywhere. Not many choices for restaurants close by.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, We are so very upset to hear this! This is why we have Guest Services available 24/7 to any of our folks experiencing any kind of issues. We are always available to you in the event that you have even the slightest discomfort. And we certainly do not want for you to have buy fans so please provide receipts and we will reimburse you immediately!!! It is also a great idea to call Guest Services to find out more about the area and what there is to do. You should consider us your personal concierge service and never hesitate to call us with any questions! There are many GREAT restaurants just in walking distance (less than 2 blocks) that we could recommend such as Guerrero's Mexican Bakery, El Ceviche, Solorzano's Pizza, Sunrise Cafe, and Francesco's Italian Restaurant. One of the coolest bars in the area is also just a couple of blocks away- an authentic English Pub called Champions! Everyone loves it! Plus, the luxurious Westfield Shopping Center is just down Siesta Drive and only a 5 minute drive from Villa Espanola. Downtown Main Street and Siesta Key Beach are but only 10 minutes in either direction from the home. Next time you stay with us, don't hesitate to reach out and let us help you explore like a local! That's what we are here for. We are sincerely sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. So please try us again and let us see how we can make the next trip more memorable. Thanks John! Sincerely, The Cottages Crew
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Villa Espanola

  • 5 of 5

Villa Espanola was wonderful! The location is great and the area is very safe. The home was very clean, as was the outside area and pool. (And I am a stickler for clean!). The sofa is brand new and the rugs looked great. It is decked out with full beach decor. I loved the brilliant colors of all the rooms.

There were 6 adults in our party and we had plenty of space. The beds were very comfortable and the towels and linens were all very nice. It was great having the beach chairs, coolers and umbrella for our beach days, and beach towels were supplied as well! We loved our time there and would definitely stay again! We were about 7 miles from the beautiful Siesta Key Beach. The home is in close proximity to everything we did. It has a fully stocked kitchen, and had a washer and dryer with supplied detergent. There is a book on the coffee table with recommendations in the area, which was very helpful. Don't hesitate staying at Villa Espanola....we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie, Thank you so much for your great review! We'd love for you and your party to return every year! There's nothing that makes us happier than ensuring our guests have the best time on their vacation to Sarasota! Until we meet again, #CottageOn! Love, The Cottages Crew!
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Buffalo, NY

the property is well located only 20 mins from Sista Key Beach

  • 3 of 5

Thank you for sharing your house with us!

The house is only 3 stars because it is outdated, and, though some things would require some bigger investment, there a are some things that I was very disappointed that the owner didn't take action sooner.


- location: only 20 mins away from the beach and 20 mins from downtown Sarasota, the theaters, botanical gardens, art museum etc;


- The house was great when it was new on the market. Right now, the showers and the pool show the age, the toilette water pressure was a bit of a challenge and the furniture in the leaving room was so filthy dirty that I couldn't touch it (we covered the couch with bed sheets in order to use it).

- Also, the outdoor area would have been more enjoyable if it would have been clean. We tried to wash the patio, but it was too dirty and the area around the pool was in pretty bad shape. All the area rugs, indoors and outdoors, were stained and dirty.

- We have been renting with HomeAway for some time now and we are used to make sure you clean before you leave. However, the requirements for doing the towels and the sheets and the warning that if it takes too long for them to do it an extra fee would be applied annoyed me.

Overall, the place is OK. I expected a 5 start house based on the description, but I got an outdated not so clean one.

I hope this review helps and it will improve the experience for the future guests.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Adina! We are sorry to hear your stay with us was less than stellar! That's what we strive to accomplish for every guest, and though your review was awesome in every way, we understand your concern with it being an older Florida home and the challenges you faced while staying there. That being said, we have taken much of your constructive criticism to heart! And while many of these items are already on order, we are waiting for a slower period of time to replace and refresh many of the interior items, to include the couch (so as not to disturb our current guests.) We hope that you will rebook with us in the future to see first hand the number of changes and upgrades that are already on the way! We love how you cared for our home, and we look forward to the opportunity to host your stay again! Thanks again, Adina, for your wonderful insight, and we look forward to your return visit and the chance to win your 5 star review!
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Great house and great owners

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything that it is advertised! The house is beautifully decorated and the location is great. It’s a short drive to the beach and within walking distance of many shopping and dining places. The house was fully stocked and the rooms were very comfortable. The best part is the living room and one of the bedrooms open up to the outdoor sitting and pool area. Eric and Heather are such great people. Their hospitality was outstanding. They provided cupcakes on our arrival and they also offered us a boat ride, which was so much fun. We really were able to see Sarasota from a different point of view and we were able to get to know Eric and Heather. My family and I will be staying there again for sure.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing home!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in with relaxing music playing, and a plate full of cupcakes we loved it from the start. Your house is perfectly located to Siesta Key and our new favortie place O'leary's Tiki Hut. We spent the majority of our time relaxing on the lanai and in the pool. The master bedroom was very comfortable and we slept very well. The book you left with all the area information was very helpful and we used it quite a bit to guide us. Meeting you and Eric made it even better. We loved the area so much we actually bought a house while we were there:) Hope to see you again soon. Linda & Chuck

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the warm welcome from Heather and Eric! The house has everything you need and is close to everything. We used the pool all the time if we weren't at the beach.

Eric and Heather are very nice and helpful and nothing is a problem. The house is in a calm neighbourhood, was clean and well maintained. We did not want to leave and hope to be back one day!!

We can recommend this property to everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Multiple Locations
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Multiple Locations
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Central to all of Sarasota, Villa Espanola is not more than 10 minutes away from every great restaurant, bar, theatre, and attractions that all of Sarasota has to offer.

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