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March 26-31 available!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Adorable Cottage West of the Trail!

Enjoy the Zen like atmosphere in this quaint and comfy Bungalow on the famous flower streets of Sarasota. The living area has a new 47 inch LCD TV with DVD player for your entertainment. The house is equipped with WIFI and cable television. The sofa in the living room opens to a Queen sleeper. The recently updated galley kitchen is equipped with brand new appliances, microwave, coffee maker, blender and every other thing you could need in this home away from home. Eating areas look out onto the deck where you will find a brand new Kenmore gas grill and more seating areas.

The dining room seats 4 and the kitchen breakfast bistro seats 2. The bathroom has been updated with a new cabinet, quartz top, and fixtures. One bedroom has a 32 inch TV and DVD player for your viewing pleasure. This room has comfy pillowtop Queen size bed that will welcome you after a long day on the beach. The front bedroom has a daybed that can open to two twin beds or a king size.

The back yard has dining for four on a deck surrounded by bamboo and ancient oaks. This is the vacation for someone who wants to be close to the # 1 Siesta Key beach and just as close to downtown. Come, relax and enjoy.

More Details

Christina Captain
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Christina Captain

I have lived in Sarasota since 1997 and I will be here until the end. I love SARASOTA! I am a Florida native, born and raised in Miami. I own a healthcare business here in Sarasota for the past 16 years. I lived at the magnolia house for 10 years and now I am offering it to travelers so they can experience the best Sarasota has to offer.

Christina Captain purchased this house in 1999

Why Christina Captain chose Sarasota

Clean, Quiet, Functional, Romantic, Close to EVERYTHING!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location.

I love my house! I enjoyed it from 1999 to 2010.

Then I rented it as an annual for 3 years and then decided that I wanted to offer it as a vacation rental. I am a business owner here and believe that Sarasota is quite possibly the most wonderful place in the world to live. I want you to enjoy Magnolia Street as much as I did and love Sarasota as much as I do!


South Poinsettia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , remodeled 2012
  • Upgraded recently renovated bathroom. Shower and tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the living room Queen sofa bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Is a trundle that can be one king or 2 twins.
  • King size bed (1) converts from the day bed, Queen size Bed (1) pillow top comfort, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twins converted from the day bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Opens to a Queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

March 26-31 available!!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great home! super cute! near it all!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so lovely. Newly renovated. I stayed here in Feb and it was just perfect. Super clean and close to Siesta Key Beach which was just beautiful. The house is about a 3 min drive to the nearest grocery store and 10 minute drive to Siesta Key Beach. 10 min drive to St. Armands Circle, close to many restaurants too!. Very quiet neighborhood and nice backyard to just sit and read. Bed and couch was comfortable and did I mention CLEAN! I am picky about that and this house passed with flying colors. The owner was great with responses and was there to answer any questions I had. House has all the amenities you need, - dishes, silverware, towels, wifi, wine opener, pot n pans, washer and dryer, diswasher etc. Just a lovely place, I hope to come back to Sarasota and stay here again! - Jose

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Can walk for many daily needs.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6's a great home away from home. Close to multiple restaurants, coffee shops, publix and Trader joes. Nice neighborhood, met a few neighbors. If you want sun you can sit in the front yard, if you have sunburn from a day at the beach the fenced in backyard has many trees for shade. We already rented again for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! So happy to see you back in 2016!!
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Comfy, Quiet and Close

  • 4 of 5

My 87 year old mother and I stayed here for 4 days while visiting Sarasota this winter. The house was well equipped and we were thankful for a great heating/ac system as it was quite cold! The owner has thought of most everything and we were easily able to cook our meals there. We were a short drive to a great gourmet grocers and downtown was super easy to get to as well. I imagine the house is awesome in summer too as the backyard is very shady and private, but it was too cool for us this visit. Very clean and comfortable, for 2 separate adults, or for a small family. The neighborhood is sweet and fun to walk around in too.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review ad I am so glad you had a wonderful time.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a friend of mine and it was perfect. The location is awesome, within walking distance to shops and restaurants and Southgate mall. Only a short drive to world class beaches.

The bungalow was cozy and equipped with everything needed for a pleasant stay. The backyard is fully fenced and private and a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors.

Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and come back anytime!!
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Sarasota vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Great location for this perfect house. It had everything that we needed, and was very well maintained. I enjoyed spending time on the back enclosed porch enjoying the beautiful yard. We were able to walk just about 7 blocks to a nice area with shops and good restaurants. The mall is also less than a 5 minute walk. Downtown Sarasota is a 5 minute drive as well. Christina greeted us with a bottle of wine and some delicious candy. She arrived when we got there and showed us all around the house and gave us helpful vacation information.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay in the Magnolia Street home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Christina, for a nice January in your Magnolia Street home. We found that it was exactly as advertised; very clean, & equipped with everything we needed. We especially liked the fenced in back yard & the "garden of Eden" patio. We found that it is within walking distance of many things such as cafe's, grocery store &. postoffice. We would recommend it to others as a perfect place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you folks! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
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Rates & Availability

South Poinsettia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MARCH 2017
Mar 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
APRIL 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Sarasota International Airport ID SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shakespeare's English Pub
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Location, location, location! Enjoy the 'flower streets' of this quaint west of the trail neighborhood. Within walking distance is the Westfield mall, Cinebistro, Fleming's, Publix and many wonderful restaurants and bars. Minutes from downtown and famous Selby Gardens. Only 2 miles from the #1 beach in the US, Siesta Key Beach.

Bring your sunscreen and wine opener this is a vacation to remember.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 2.7 mi, Ringling John & Mable Museum 6.8mi, Oakford Golf Course - reasonable prices 13.1mi, Myakka River State Park - alligator viewing 13.3, Marina Jacks - boat & sailboat charters 3.3, YMCA - workout 2.4mi, Sarasota Opera House 3.5mi, Van Wezel Performing Arts 4.0mi, Walt Disney World Orlando 145mi, Bush Gardens Tampa 60mi, all distances are actual driving miles recorded by GPS'


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