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Tim Nelson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Sunsets!! Luxury 3 Bedroom Pool Home Located On Sarasota Bay

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, With Heated Pool And Dock On Sarasota Bay

This outstanding 3-bedroom luxury home is located on the east shore of beautiful Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from your own private dock, heated swimming pool or by relaxing in comfort on the lanai. The open living space is exceptionally furnished and is ideal for family entertainment. High speed wireless Internet including Internet ready cable TV’s located in each bedroom and the living room. The fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar includes a pass through window to the pool area with unobstructed views of the bay. The en-suite master bedroom is spacious with sitting room overlooking the bay. King size bedroom set and walk in closets provide ample storage. Both of the other bedrooms have queen size bedroom sets and plenty of closet space. Major appliances include microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with automatic icemaker. Minor appliances include coffee maker, blender, and toaster. Utility room has full-size family washer and dryer, iron and Iron board. Typical rental period is from Saturday to Saturday. Additional days dependent on availability.

  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Tim Nelson

We are US expats from Minnesota currently living in Geneva Switzerland. My wife's job brought us overseas 3 years ago and we have decided to stay an additional 2 years so our children can both graduate from the school they are attending. We purchased this property to utilise as a winter home when we move back to the states. With that in mind we have furnished the house with quality furniture and furnishing that will still be in good condition when we are able to utilize it.

Tim Nelson purchased this house in 2012

Why Tim Nelson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We looked all over Florida for a place that had easy access to the Gulf. We found less expensive properties but chose this place as it is very peaceful and the sunsets are incredible. Did we mention we can get to the Gulf of Mexico in less then 15 minutes via boat?

What makes this house unique

First impression, when entering the house, is 'Wow'. All the finishes are of high quality and the decor is very elegant and comfortable. Did we mention sunsets? Sunsets are beautiful from all the main rooms in the house. The retreat area in the master is an unbelievable place to watch the sunsets. While in the kitchen you still are involved with people in all areas of the house as well as outside on the lanai and pool area due to the pass through bar.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Sunsets!! Luxury 3 Bedroom Pool Home Located On Sarasota Bay
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

The property is absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Tim's house was just what we were looking for. A nice place on the water where I could put in my kayak in every morning. The boys fished from the dock every day and we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and watching the birds and manatees go by. The location for us was great! Close to the beaches and not far from Tampa and Busch Gardens. We had a spectacular time, just not enough of it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful property with us. Becky

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful bay side property.

  • 4 of 5

We literally said wow when we arrived. The house is the nicest one we have rented in the last 7 years that we have been vacationing in the Sarasota area. Beautiful home with nice furniture and decorations. Anyone with toddlers would need to keep an eye on them. The house looks like a model home. The view from the master bedroom window is terrific. We were a little intimidated by the home being so nice but soon settled right in. Good communication with the owner and property manager. We had a rough start with arriving during tropical storm Colin. The wind blew the fan blades right off of the lanai fan and the pool filled with debris. Once everything was cleaned up we were able to enjoy our vacation as it was meant to be. Definitely a keeper on our list of homes to revisit when we get back to Florida.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with friends to the Sarasota area. My family rented this wonderful home and our friends stayed in Siesta. The home provided a perfect setting for us, since we were looking for a quiet retreat away from the tourists. From the beautiful bay views while having our morning coffee to the perfectly heated pool with disco lights, my kids (10, 15 and 17) thoroughly enjoyed. We had many visits from birds and dolphins each day. We frequented Anna Maria Island, which was our absolute favorite. Tim and Dana provided everything we could possibly need. Their Chateau was beautifully appointed and well equipped. You need to bring nothing other than groceries. It is a short ride to Anna Maria (15-20 mins the back way), Siesta (25-30 mins down 41). Publix is down the street and yes there is a Dunkin Donuts on the way to Siesta for you New Englanders. A visit to downtown Sarasota (Historic District off of Fruitville near Main and Lemon) is a must and St Armand's Circle too. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

This house is just as advertised. The neighborhood is quiet and in the perfect location for us to get to both Pittsburgh Pirate or Baltimore Oriole Spring Baseball games. It is also very close to great shopping at the Ellenton Outlet Mall and the new University Town Center Mall in Sarasota.

To us it was the perfect place to spend a vacation. We enjoyed the outdoor area and spent many hours watching the various wildlife; we were amazed at the ducks who would come up for a dip in the pool and the large osprey who would just come up by the outdoor table as if to say "hello".

The sunsets were amazing. The house itself had everything we could possibly need. The decor was lovely with the finishes and furniture all top of the line.

We would definitely choose this house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time on the bay in Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Christmas Eve and departed New Years Eve day. The home was even more beautiful than it showed on the website. It was the perfect location. We were within 30 minutes of everything. Sarasota, Long Boat Key, Fiesta Key, and Anna Marie Island. Every morning we would drink coffee on the patio and watch the pelicans float by and dive for fish. I would highly recommend this home for a vacation get away. It is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood located on the bay. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best holiday in years

  • 5 of 5

Please don't book this place next year....because we want it all summer! We have been to AMI, Bradenton, Long Boat Key 5 times in the past 10 years and this home was leagues above the others....none of them was bad by any means, but the location, standard of the home and friendliness of Tim in arranging our holiday was superb. Just don't tell anyone else....its our secret.

The 2 week family break from the UK to Bayshore Gardens with our daughter, son and his girlfriend before they went to university or moved abroad went perfectly. The home is laid fantastically, with great views, fixtures and fittings....superb view west over the pool towards LBK. Sunsets are to die for and even the July evening thunderstorms were great entertainment. Loved getting up for breakfast on the dock watching the morning wading birds feeding and on one occasion raccoons scavenging the shoreline; ospreys fishing right in front of you or resting on neighbours yacht masts; plus manatees and dolphins swimming right up the channel metres from your house. Don't get that at home in Hampshire everyday. The home is ideally placed for visiting AMI, Sarasota, Lido Beach, Armand Circle etc.... We went boating and a had loads of great times out on Jewfish key and Egmont key snorkelling.

A very sad family was reluctantly dragged home in July but we will be back ....try and stop us!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Sarasota Airport, Tampa Airport (50 miles),
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
IMG Academies Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Amtrak Station TPA, Tampa
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Da Giorgio Ristorante
Nearest Ski
11.2 Miles
Skiarees Water Ski Show
Nearest Beach
11.5 Miles
Longboat Key
Car: necessary

Bordering town of Sarasota is well known as the “Cultural Center of The Florida Gulf Coast”. Art Galleries, Theatre, Opera, museums and professional sports are all close at hand. Sporting venues such as golf, tennis, biking, hiking, and water sports are abundant in the area.

While in Florida water sports are a must. Local attractions include; beaches, deep sea fishing, diner cruses, sunset cruses, Jet skiing, wind surfing and kite boarding.

Or you may choose to make a day out of other activities such as shopping, visiting Myakka State Park or the Selby Botanical Gardens followed by enjoying a meal at one of the many local restaurants.

Boat rental from the local marina allows you pick your party up at the dock. A fifteen-minute cruse across Sarasota bay and you are on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the many beaches along Long Boat Key and Sarasota Key or try your hand at some deep-sea fishing.

You may also want to take a day trip to Disney World, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and all the large name attractions.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Typically arrival (4:00 p.m.) and departure (10:00 a.m.) is on Saturdays.

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2401 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath shower room contains a regular shower head, rainfall shower head and side jets. This room has double sinks, large tub, and private toilet. Second bathroom serves main house as well as has direct access to the pool area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Exceptional sitting area to watch sunsets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Direct pool access through sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Neet architectual feature in corner where TV is located.
  • Master suit has a king sized bedroom set including bed, dresser, chest of drawers, and 2 night stands. In addition there is a sitting area on the bay side which is surrounded by windows. Large walk in closet and full bathroom. The bathroom has 2 sinks, shower room with regular shower head, rain shower head, and wall jets, and oversized tub. Bedroom 2 has a queen sized set including bed, dresser and 2 night stands. Closet area has a sitting chair and accent piece. The room has direct access to the pool via sliding glass door. Bedroom 3 has a queen sized set including bed, dresser and 2 night stands. Large walk in closet. All bedrooms have internet ready TV's.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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