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Centrally-Located Pet-Friendly Mid-Century Gem.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 180 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Soothing Quiet Home. Beaches, Arts, And Restaurants Nearby.

Tastefully remodeled - the Conrad Hideaway is the ideal home-base as you explore all the natural beauty, art and culture that Sarasota has to offer.

Relax in the intimate living room (with fireplace and 40” flat screen TV) that opens onto the dining room and a music room that features a separate seating area and a pass through bar into the kitchen.

The private areas include two bedrooms and two baths. Each bedroom features a comfy queen size bed. Both bathrooms have been newly remodeled with European fixtures. The main bathroom is extra roomy with distinctive and functional custom tile-work and an oversized sparkling shower.

There are cool terrazzo floors throughout the centrally air-conditioned house and a nice mix of authentic mid-century and antique furniture.

The kitchen has also been recently updated and is bright and functional, with ample counter space, top-of-the-line cookware, etc.

There’s powerful free WIFI throughout the property, new quiet ceiling fans in the bedrooms, recently installed washer and dryer in the utility room, etc.

There is also unusually ample parking (two driveways) with the carport adjacent to the kitchen.

Outside there is a large fenced yard (small dogs will love the freedom to explore) with old growth oak tress for shade and tropical plants. In the outdoor seating area there is a gas barbecue grill and a table and chairs for outdoor dining for four. There are also 2 heavy teak loungers.

In short, inside and out, the owners have outfitted this very well-maintained house with your comfort in mind. You can feel safe, quiet and at home in this vacation rental.

The house sits behind hedges, well back from the (quiet) street on a corner lot in the distinctive and friendly Pinecraft section of Sarasota. Settled by Amish farmers who came to Sarasota almost 100 years ago, to this day Amish and Mennonite neighbors still ride bicycles in Pinecraft to the Amish markets (fresh fruits and vegetables as well as prepared foods) and restaurants which are just half a mile away across Phillipi Creek.

More Details

Randy Finch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Randy Finch

Randy Finch is an educator, a filmmaker and a theater producer.

Mr. Finch has been behind a number of award-winning plays, including work produced at Lincoln Center in NY and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Mr. Finch has also served as the Director of the MFA track in Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema at the University of Central Florida. He is currently working in China.

Randy Finch purchased this house in 2003

Why Randy Finch chose Bellevue Terrace

Randy Finch bought the Conrad Hideaway after searching for years for an escape, close to beautiful beaches and wondrous nature. The Conrad Hideaway is the perfect place to unwind with easy access to all the arts in stunning Sarasota.

What makes this house unique

The solid Amish construction of this house, it's cool terrazzo floors, the heavy shade of old growth oak trees, on a large fenced corner lot. Who doesn't want to vacation in a quiet but friendly and distinctive place, with natural beauty right outside the front door - close to all the events and places that make Sarasota special - but also removed from all the cares?


Bellevue Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Centrally-Located Pet-Friendly Mid-Century Gem.
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

The location is convenient, house has all necessities.

  • 4 of 5

The fenced yard was great for dog. Typical of location there was not much grass but neat. The house was clean upon arrival. Very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Quiet, safe neighborhood cabin

  • 4 of 5

I stayed 10 weeks and loved Sarasota. The cabin is clean, quiet, and very well provisioned. The bed was comfortable and the hall bath was very nice, bright. I mentioned to the owner a couple of changes I would make if possible. The yard man did a terrible job. He never removed any trash from the yard, just blew it over to the fences. Ugly! I think that is being taken care of. The other issue I had was privacy with next door neighbor. I suggested to the landord the need for shdes i9n the dining room or a taller fence because the neighbor's window is only a few yards away.

The neighborhood is filled with Amish people who are all very nice and polite and quiet. The fenced yard was great for my pups, but I'm not sure if pets will be welcomed again.

I would stay here again on another visit. It is convenient to downtown and very close to thr Hillview Rd. district for eating and playing.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Functional location

  • 4 of 5

The "Hideaway" was a functional house, neat, tidy & and located in a culturally interesting neighborhood. This alternative to being on beach front was great for our dog as fenced yard allowed him to freely roam & enjoy long walks with us. The location makes accessibility to all of Sarasota & surrounding towns quite easy. We enjoyed the patio, the layout of the house & nearby shopping. We are returning again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mt. Gretna

Roomy house with a large fenced in yard

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the comfort of the well furnished house with it's mid century theme. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to enjoy mealtimes. The Barbeque made outdoor cooking easy and Yoder's market was nearby providing fresh fruit & vegetables as well as take out meals. Our dog enjoyed the large fenced in lot. The neighborhood was conveniently located. It was a real treat to find the house clean and move in ready.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto ON Canada

Excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

House is in a very good location in Sarasota, reasonably close to grocery shopping and the two prime beaches Siesta Key and Lido key. House was as described, clean and very well fitted out. The owner's agent was very helpful. The fact book in the house was excellent and covered all the essentials plus some helpful guidelines for visiting sites etc. We particularly enjoyed St Armand's Key and Lido Key and old Sarasota. I would highly recommend the property. Interestingly it is within walking distance of a quaint Amish area of the City which has good food shopping. John Caldwell, Toronto Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, Massachusetts

We enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property for 4 weeks in Jan, 2015 - hoped to bring our small dog with us, but Rosie went to doggie heaven during the holiday season. The owner graciously refunded out pet fee/deposit and we kept our reservation intact.

We have fairly high standards and this property met our needs - keeping in mind that it is among the more reasonably priced homes of it's type. The entire home has terrazzo floors which are quite easy to keep clean. The baths are very functional and it's always grand having a laundry! The beds were firm, but comfortable.

As to the location, we really loved it! I could walk to the famous Yoders farm market and get most anything in terms of fruits, veggies and basics. Many of the Amish and Mennonites live in the area and keep their properties looking nice. If you have a bike, you can get downtown or the bayfront in 12-15 minutes - by car it's about 8 minutes. A nice park is one block away - and another, where the Amish tend to group, is about 5 blocks. Access to shopping and other places is very easy.

My wife and I prefer a neighborhood experience to being tourists cooped up in smaller rooms or condos. We had plenty of room to stretch out and an extra bedroom when some friends from up north stopped by for a night.

We would definitely consider renting this property again - but, frankly, we liked Sarasota so much that we just put a deposit on a small home there!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Bobby Jones Golf Club
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Yoder's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Siesta Beach
Car: recommended

Lido and (the world famous) Siesta Public beach are inviting destinations. You can choose to drive to these beaches or take public transportation. The buses from Bahia Vista and Tuttle run once an hour and are scheduled to get you to Siesta Beach in about 20 minutes.

In addition to its beaches, Sarasota is famous among golfers for its abundance of world-class courses . Bobby Jones Golf Club - a 45 hole municipal facility with 18 holes designed by in 1926 Donald Ross – is just a few minutes drive from your front door. Advance tee time reservations (up to 5 days in advance of desired play date) are available to the public on the American and British Courses at Bobby Jones are available online or by calling.

The house is in a safe, historic and quiet residential neighborhood on a heavily shaded street with old growth trees - and it is very centrally located. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is just 5 minutes away. Even closer are the YMCA (where short term memberships can be arranged) and the remarkable Sailor Circus (performances at the end of March and around Christmas should not be missed). Adjacent to the Sailor Circus is the historic Sarasota High School building, which is under renovation to become the Sarasota Museum of Art.

Visitors will love to explore Sarasota’s Main Street (a great place to eat and shop with a bustling Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning). Any location on Main Street or in downtown Sarasota can be reached in under 10 minutes by car. That means the Opera House, the Symphony, the Ballet, the Burns Court arthouse movie theater, the Hollywood 20 (20 screen) multiplex, the Marina and numerous music venues are all within a 5-10 minute drive. It takes slightly longer (about 15 minutes) to get to the Ringling Museum, the Historic Asolo Theater, the University of South Florida Sarasota/ Manatee, New College and the Ringling College of Art. The Sarasota Airport is 15 minutes away and it’s an hour’s drive to Tampa’s International Airport.

Fishing charters can be easily arranged – and kayak and powerboat rentals allow you to explore the bay and mangroves. Even if you don’t go out on the water, the breezes from the Gulf of Mexico make their way up Phillippi Creek to the charming Pinecraft neighborhood and the Conrad Hideaway.

In addition to easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, you will be less than a half hour drive from Myakka State Park – one of Florida’s oldest and largest – with 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies and woodlands. Myakka is popular for alligator and bird watching (take a ride on an airboat to see both eagles and gators), hiking, fishing, camping, and biking.

Also nearby (a 15 minute drive) is the elegant St Armand's Circle, where you can shop and dine at several excellent restaurants and stop for ice cream or fudge at Kilwins (we will give you a long list of places all over Sarasota when you arrive!).

We are confident that the great variety of nearby attractions will satisfy the most demanding of travelers.




Additional information about rental rates

per small dog $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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