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Country Quiet/Horse Friendly - Week-End Get-Away Or More

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Need a quiet get-away? Rental for two, long weekends or more, near beautiful downtown Sarasota on Florida's Gulf coast. You can bring your horse, or not, to these 100 acres of pine-studded pasture and old oaks. 1000 sq. foot apartment with private entrance (attached to main house) offers 'country quiet' while just 25 minutes from charming downtown Sarasota and world renown beaches; under 40 minutes to Sarasota airport and just over 90 to Orlando theme parks like Sea World. East of town fun here at Myakka State Park with air boat rides, canoeing and kayaking, birding. Canoe the Peace River, Manatee River and fish their tributaries, or try antiquing in Arcadia and Sarasota. Zip-lining here at 'Tree-umph,' tour the famous Lippazan Stallions' winter home on adjoining property, or see nearby high tech dairy farm and bottling operation. In Sarasota visit Mote Marine Aquarium, Van Wezel Performing Arts celebrity shows, Ringling Art Museum, St. Armands Key for fantastic restaurants and shopping.

All amenities to make you feel right at home with full kitchen for any cooking plan, or gas grill and smoker under the pergola. You might prefer a full-cooked breakfast in the main house garden room, just let us know. (Small extra charge.) Sorry, no house pets or smoking.

Bring your horse to ride on our 100 acres of pasture (sorry no stalls currently available) or walk in early morning and dusk to see abundant wildlife.

Parking available for large horse trailer or RV (but no septic hook-up), electrical service available with prior request for trailer.

Three day weekends available in fall and spring; winter is a 2 week minimum.

More Details


Myakka City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Walk-in closet, love seat, tv
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

An oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying on the ranch in Myakka. We absolutely love it here - clean, quiet, comfortable and all in a beautiful setting - a ranch. We step outside into an "old Florida" environment. We can walk for miles enjoying the beauty around us. What is special for us (and the owners) is that we're also miles away from the maddening crowds. This is just simple enjoyment. The beaches are a 45 minute dry to the West. We prefer driving to the Englewood area. Golf is just 20 minutes away and the Myakka River State Park - fewer than that. Our advice - stay here. The hosts are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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warm,friendly atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

temps are wonderful, area has plenty to find to enjoy and the place is ready for your enjoyment. you can walk the 100 acres and watch such wildlife as turkey, bald eagles, bunnies and more. been there twice and will be back again

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We live in a rural area so this was perfect for us. My husband can't do the typical tourist area for more than a couple days. So to convince him to spend a month in Florida this fit the bill. Relaxing, private and interesting. Will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do have some birds making a racket at the feeders and there will be hawks and eagles who may observe your privacy!
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Relaxation on the Ranch

  • 5 of 5

My wife Ruth and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jeanne and Harry Lewis' ranch. It was neat and clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished.

We felt welcome from the very beginning, finding a gift basket and note from Jeanne on the kitchen counter upon our arrival. Harry stopped over for a nice chat the second morning, giving us a little history of his life and their home.

Jeanne, unfortunately, was ill during our visit, so we never got to meet her in person. But that didn't prevent her from staying in touch through email, both during the visit and after. She and Harry take obvious pride in their place, and enjoy sharing it with others. That makes for a very pleasant experience for renters.

Art Clayman

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And for our part, we've had such wonderful renters! Harry and Jeanne
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  • 5 of 5

We thought to ourselves can the past reviews be true? Was this ranch oasis all they claimed it to be? The answer is a resounding Yes!! Harry and Jeannie were wonderful hosts at this escape just a 20 minute ride from the beautiful city of Sarasota. We had a wonderful stay the month of Febuary enjoying the beach, arts, entertainment and great restaurants and how nice it was to open those gates and drive down a dirt road to our own quiet haven of rest at the ranch! We didn't miss CT. winter weather one bit.!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our ranch rental is surely a peaceful place yet close enough to the many downtown offerings, and beaches, that renters can enjoy both!
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At Home on the Range

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location for those who wish to experience the peace and quiet of 'Old Florida' yet be near enough to the beaches, shopping, restaurants, art and culture of present day Sarasota and environs. Ten miles East of Interstate 75, Old Myakka is a different world indeed.

A mile off the paved road, this beautiful ranch house and attached rental wing are surrounded by pasture, woods, and of course cattle. Upon arrival, we found the unit to be replete with every amenity we could wish for, including a thoughtful supply of basic foods, fruit, drink, and toiletries. The apartment lacked nothing, and included a dishwasher, laundry room, two televisions, wi-fi, and much more.

The owners, Jeanne and Harry answered any questions we had about the property and the area in general. They were extremely helpful and friendly without ever being intrusive.

We spent three relaxed and wonderful weeks there, look forward to returning, and would recommend it highly to anyone who wants to get away from the usual traffic, congestion, and crowds. Here one can unwind in a truly bucolic setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation policy: A cancellation of reservation at 90 days or more from date of arrival will cost a fee of $ 100.00; if renter cancels between 89 days to 31 days prior to arrival date $ 500.00 will not be refunded. At 30 days before arrival date a cancellation will cause forfeiture of all monies paid except the $ 350.00 reservation/damage deposit. The property owner reserves the right to cancel a reservation 60 days in advance of arrival date with a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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