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Heated Pool House Close To USA's Best Beach! Great Rates!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 , Close To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants

The house has a comfortable layout for entertaining. Two master suites are on opposite ends of the house. A new gourmet kitchen is in the middle of the house. It is open with a pass through to see everything including the pool. In the Florida room a long table easily pulls out from the wall to seat 10 -12 guests for that special meal. The house contains all new contemporary furnishings for your vacation comfort. Gulf Gates and the Sarasota Pavilion is through a locked gate in the privacy fence, behind the home.


Property Manager
Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel

We have been married since 1967 and have one special daughter and son in law who light up our lives. We looked for a great beach to spend leasure time and know we had found in when we stepped out on the white, fine sand of Siesta Key. Wow! Sarasota clenched the deal with all the culture and amenities it has to offer. Ernie would like to live there and play music at the local beachside restaurants. We have always loved the beach and were property owners on Emerald Isle, North Carolina and loved going there with family and friends for vacations and having renters enjoy the beach and our home as we had. We love to imagine other happy families enjoying the long table in the Florida Room and the pool making wonderful vacation memories.

Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel purchased this house in 2012

Why Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel chose Sarasota

Sarasota weather is so wonderful most of the year with the cool summer breeze. In the winter it is a ray of sunshine to rejuvenate in after so much dark, cold ice and snow.

What makes this house unique

This home is unique in that it is located on a quiet dead end street. It is private but its proximity to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment mean a car is not necessary. Go out the back gate in the privacy fence and you come out in the Gulf Gate Shopping and Dining District. This is a neighborhood of one-story stores, wonderful international restaurants, and clubs and gift shops for all ages. At night this area becomes a hot spot and fills up with eaters, drinkers and live music lovers, a fun spot to be near for six nights a week. The Sarasota Pavilion shopping complex is also right there with a Bealls, Ross, Old Navy, Marshalls, Michael’s Crafts, Books-a-Million, Steinmart, a Publix supermarket and many more including Big Chain Restaurants all near the intersection of Stickney Point and Tamiami Trail. Cross this intersection and go down the causeway to get to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is less than two miles to Siesta Key. Two bicycles are provided free for your use.

Amenities

Gulf Gate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Access from main hallway.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Access from bedroom 4
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Access from Bedroom 1
  • All bathroom are new with walk in showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bathroom with shower, dresser, HD TV with cable and HBO.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brass bed, large chest with two nightstands and small TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Nice size Bathroom with shower and door to the outside.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with two large drawers, a desk and a TV
  • All Bedrooms have new, excellent quality mattresses and closets. Three of the bedrooms have a TV with cable and HBO. We love the music stations on cable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Close to miles and miles of beaches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Heated Pool House Close To USA's Best Beach! Great Rates!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews
5

Great vacation home! Super clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house was very clean and comfortable with lots of space to gather our whole family for a meal or a relaxing conversation. The heated pool was so nice and warm it was easy to enjoy a swim even when the evenings were a little cool. We loved the sliders in the dining room that opened up to the pool area on two sides. The location was great too - close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review. Laurie keeps it sparkling clean. It is a pleasure to give other families a memorable vacation experience. One of our favorite things to do is make improvements to this little piece of paradise.
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4

Great Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The owners are great to work with and the house was perfect for our family. The house was well stocked with plenty of towels, beach toys for kids, and the pool was great. The eating area shown in the pictures is great with a big table opening up to the pool. I was a little concerned before arriving because our 2 year old grandson was with us with the pool being so close to the house. They have a wonderful gate that you can easily take up & down that provided great piece of mind. The front yard landscaping is nicely down and enjoyed having flowers in February.

This is an older home that is very well maintained and has plenty of room with 4 bedrooms & 3 baths that worked perfect for us. I would rate the beds have average but can't say enough good things about the house and how wonderful the owners are to work with!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a big family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks at this lovely home! We are a family of 8 and my parents also stayed with us. We had just the right amount of space! We spent most of our days lounging around the house and swimming in the pool. The pool was amazing with it being the perfect size for everyone and the warmth of it was very inviting. We were all so thankful for the warm pool whether we swam in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

There is plenty of seating for meals, the laundry room was a great bonus, enjoyed having extra baby gear that was provided, and we loved how the dining area overlooked the pool area, so we could watch the children swim and sit and visit at the table.

You also don't want to miss going through the gate to check out the stores and restaurants behind the house. What a busy strip and wasn't ever too loud. We enjoyed walking to the Seascape Aquarium and Pet Center to look at all the salt water fish and creatures.

The location of this house was perfect for us as well. Siesta Key is a very short drive from the house and a lot of main stores and restaurants are just around the corner. We also love going to Venice Beach and Pier, so we also appreciated that we didn't have to drive terribly far to get to that destination as well.

Thank you for providing a wonderful home for other families to enjoy! Our family sure enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

~The Bovee Family

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our mini vacation. The house had everthing we needed including a pack and play, which was new!! The high chair was great too (very clean and maybe even brand new too). They were very sweet and provided coffee (keurig) as well. The pool was a perfect size and the fence around it was a nice addition so I didn't have to worry about my little one falling in. Grocery store was right around the corner and the beach was less than 10 minutes away. The house was located on a dead end street which was great, nice and quiet. Overall, great house and great location!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a good time! We try to accommodate children of all ages including teens to make it a whole family vacation. Thank you for writing a review.
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4

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

For those who wish to experience the perfect "neighbourhood" stay this villa is just what you need. Situated amongst the bustle of small restaurants, bars and shops plus a neighbourhood Mall of big outlet stores it offers a perfect location for easy living. Not far from the very best beaches and downtown Sarasota it is a perfect family holiday villa catering to everyone's demands for peace, quiet, a delightful pool and sun area after a busy day exploring the exciting places to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Our sentiments exactly! Certain times of the year the jasmine and bird of paradise are in bloom with the other flowering bushes and the effect is spectacular.
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5

Great family property and location

  • 5 of 5

My family of eight just returned from our stay in Sarasota and the listing A Ray of Sunshine. We had never been to the area before and really didn't know what to expect and if we had picked a good place to stay or not. I'm happy to report that the property was exactly as advertised, looked just like the pictures, and was clean and well kept. The property manager contacted us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction, and was very helpful in recommending local restaurants and things to do. We had a great time - the beach is only minutes away and we enjoyed the delicious bakery, which is lcoated literally just behind the property - an easy stroll for morning coffee, delicious quiche and pastry. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a big kitchen and dining room table, there was plenty of room for everyone. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet, clean place to stay while in Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our loved Sunshine home gets extra good care from our brother and sister in law! We are so happy to hear that families that visit have a great experience. The location offers quick and easy access to many fun things to do for all ages. Siesta Key beach has given some of the most spectacular sun sets we have ever seen.
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Map

Siesta Key Beach
St. Armands Circle Park
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Siesta Beach
Marina jacks
Daiquiri Deck Siesta Key
Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
SARASOTA /BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
THIRSTY TURTLE ( and many more)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
PALMER RANCH, (dozens of others)
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
STICKNEY POINT ROUTE 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
SCHNITZEL KITCHEN, OOH LA LA BAKERY, (many more)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
SIESTA KEY
Car: not necessary

Miles and miles of beautiful beaches. The famous Siesta Key is one of the most beautiful in the world and voted #1 in USA. So many shops and wonderful restaurants, music and culture things to do and see. Sarasota has small town charm with big city attractions and Museums and entertainment.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Gate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/early spring
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,900
 
 
Winter/early spring
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,200
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,000
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning after checkout $150
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

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