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Walk to St Armands Circle! Spacious Home with Private Secluded Pool!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,225 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This cozy, fully furnished house is a tropical oasis. Located directly on St Armand's Key you are within walking distance to all of St Armand's Circle amenities and Lido beach with its powder white sand while enjoying the privacy and comfort of a private residence.

Featuring a spacious sun filled great room with 18ft ceiling overlooking the heated pool with tropical garden and gazebo for outdoor dining, this house provides the perfect vacation setting for both adults and families. Whether swimming, sun bathing or just relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, this space provides an ideal setting to create vacation memories.

Accommodations are comfortable, modern and well furnished. The large master bedroom with full bath is located on the first floor and has generous closet space (a small bonus room adjacent to the master bedroom can be set up as a nursery if required). Two additional bedrooms, with a shared full bath, are located upstairs overlooking the great room and provide a quite retreat for your family or guests.

Dining out is always a great option with so many fine restaurants nearby however the fully stocked kitchen and a outdoor professional gas grill permit either light cooking or thanksgiving dinner for 20. Luxury linens, blankets and towels are provided and the fully stocked laundry center is ready for your personal needs. And of course, HD TV, high speed WiFi and Domestic phone service is provided.

When you are ready to venture out, you will find our neighbors warm and welcoming and walking is safe with sidewalks on all surface streets. Or use one of the three bicycles and explore the entire island. A visit to North Lido beach is a must, accessible only by walking or bike, you will find yourself mostly alone on one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.

All of Sarasota's amenities are conveniently located nearby including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, para sailing, chartered fishing, golf, tennis and performing arts.

Sarasota Airport - 6.2 miles

Van Wezel performing arts center - 3.0 miles

Downtown Sarasota (Grocery, Dining and Theater) - 2.8 miles

Longboat Key Tennis – 4.8 miles

Bobby Jones golf club - 6.2 miles

Mote Marine – 1.0 miles

Reserve early, many of our guests return year after year and with a perfect VRBO rating from numerous guests, availability changes quickly.

Keywords: St Armands, St Armands Key, St Armands Circle, Beach, House, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 3 Bed/2 Bath, pool, private, walk, to circle, fully equipped, 5 star

More Details

Property Manager
Kristie Hinkson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Kristie Hinkson

Connecticut residents who love family, friends, dining, sports and culture. Home purchased in 2010 after spending many years vacationing in Sarasota.

Kristie Hinkson purchased this house in 2010

Why Kristie Hinkson chose Ringling Estates

We just love our house! Beautiful views, safe and surrounded by warm, friendly neighbors and visitors from around the world (and centrally located to all of our personal and household needs). It is so easy to enjoy the outdoors, with the beach, kayaking, biking and hiking just foot steps away we find ourselves outdoors for a large part of the day which is both relaxing and healthy. Our extended family and friends must also feel the same way, as they all find the time to visit us regularly which we treasure most of all.

We are fortunate to have Kristi helping us with the property and she will answer your questions and help you with your stay. I am also interesting in hearing your comments/feedback. We want all of our guests to have a pleasant experience and keep the Key a fun exciting place to be.


Ringling Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2225 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) (queen and single)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Walk to St Armands Circle! Spacious Home with Private Secluded Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fabulous Place in St. Armand's. A real gem!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this house in March and had a wonderful time. The rental process was easy, the local manager was friendly and attentive to the property. When we arrived the house was sparkling and the inside and outside both were very welcoming. The pool was the perfect size to cool off in and the outdoor area was great for our family of 3. We have vacationed in this area for over 10 years but this was out first experience in a house and we would be hard pressed to go back to a hotel or condo for our next visit. We felt very comfortable in the house and the location can't be beat. Our walks into the circle for dinner and shopping had a minimal travel time but enough to finish an ice cream cone on the way home. The house is stocked with all that you would want or need. It really is a fabulous alternative to the hotel experience and the privacy and ability to walk out your door and not fight for a lounge chair is priceless. This is a hidden gem that we will definitely go back to again. It is so good I almost hate to tell people about because I want to be able to go again in the future and not find it booked! We hope to come again before the end of the year it was that great of a vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Great Place in St. Armand's

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 2 week in this house and had a very positive experience. The rental process was made easy by the owner's local manager, who was very attentive and professional. Upon entering the house, we all noted how immaculate it was. The house was very well stocked, the rooms were comfortable, and there was plenty of space to entertain our friends over dinner. Perhaps the best thing about this house is its location. We walked into St. Armand's Circle for meals and walked to Lido Beach to watch sunsets. In addition, we biked into downtown Sarasota to go to the farmers market and explore the city. If you are interested in staying near St. Armand's, you really can't go wrong with this house. We would certainly consider staying in this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place for me and my visiting family to stay at. The home is very clean and centrally located to everywhere we wanted to go. We definitely felt like we were staying at home, it had everything that we could have possibly needed. You can tell the owners really take pride in maintaining their place. They were even kind enough to send us a bottle of champagne and flowers because they knew we were getting married that weekend. I would definitely recommend and return there.

The lady living in the cottage next door is not the most pleasant though. I woke up one morning and she was in our backyard because apparently one of her dogs was trying to dig under the fence oe something. Hopefully you don't come across her and her little yapping dogs... regardless, this is a great property. So glad we came across it!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great House , Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect rental for St Armands . The house is just right for 4 . There were 2 of us and it was perfect. It will accommodate 6 . All usual appliances are there and the washer and dryer are almost new . The garden and pool are perfect , secluded and quiet . The pool has sun all day but the gazebo provides welcome shade. The light in the house is lovely , the main seating area is so bright and airy . Aircon perfect but you will spend all day next to the pool or at the beach , which is an easy 12 minute walk away . St Armands with all its restaurants etc is 9 minutes if you walk slowly . Being at the top end , the beaches of Longboat and Anna Maria are also easily accessible by car . The beds are very comfortable. Linens are good quality and there are plentiful towels and beach towels . The well equipped kitchen has everything a large family would want for cooking and al fresco dining ( thoughtfully lots of strong plastic plates and beakers etc . There is a coolbox in the garage along with some old beach chairs . We did buy a better brolley as the one left in the garage is weak. There is a music system to play your ipod etc through which was great for ambience by the pool , which is lit at night . Decor through out the house is fresh and suitable for a beach area location , really lovely. Overall , we cant wait to come back, this place ticked everything for us - pool, close to beach, walk to restaurants and bars and quiet . Thank you Kristie and The Fitts.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

St. Armands Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this nice, clean home in early January which was very convenient to St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. The kitchen was well equipped and plenty of towels, etc in the bathrooms and the beds were very comfortable. Loved the big windows looking out toward the pool! We had a great time and Kristie provided all the needed info as this was our first time doing a VRBO rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

This house fit our family of five perfectly. It was clean, well decorated, the pool and gazebo were very nice, as well as the large living area with huge windows overlooking the pool. We didn't rent a car as we were only a 5 minute walk to the beach and to St. Armand's Circle with lots of shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting to relax by the pool and also remain close to the beach, shops, and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Armand's association and the Sarasota community hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. Visit for the official event calendar.

St Armand's circle has approximately 17 restaurants, many with outdoor seating. Enjoy the fine dining or drop in for an appetizer and glass of wine. Take out is always an option and enjoy a meal at home in the gazebo. Our family enjoys daily trips to Starbucks and to one of the 7 ice creams shops.

Two adult bicycles are provided. The island is bicycle friendly and its a great way to explore or make multiple trips to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Our minimum stay is one week, we do not rent nightly.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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