|Minimum Stay||14 nights|
This charming escape features a private pool, a very open and inviting floor plan with 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Pullout couch and queen air mattress available also. Great care was taken in furnishing the home for comfort in Fall 2012. The kitchen offers everything you need including granite countertops, and other attractive finishes. Wireless internet. Linens included. Beach chairs and towels provided. Absolutely everything is nearby. 2 miles to the Siesta Key bridge where the award winning beach offers sugary white beaches and tropical crystal waters. If you have never experienced Siesta Key you are in for a breath taking treat. Winner of the 'World's finest, whitest sand, USA Today International Edition voted Siesta one of the best walking beaches in the US, and National Geographic called it one of the 'Best beaches of the world'. Downtown Sarasota shops and Famous shopping at St. Armand's circle are just a 10 minute drive. For the bargain hunters, the consignment shops and estate sales abound!
The home features wireless Internet, FIOS TV with over 250 channels, movies, and back episodes of some of your favorite shows. The fenced yard includes a private pool, Webber gas grill, and patio to enjoy the western exposure offering beautiful sunsets. A cozy backyard hammock hangs between 2 towering palms to relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. The Master bedroom features a private bath, walk in closet, and flat screen TV and an extra single bed. The guest room has 1 twin and 1 full size bed, a wall of closets and its own flat screen tv. The guest bath offers a tub shower combo. A third full bath is perfect after the beach/pool. The pull out couch in the living room with upgraded mattress can offer semi privacy with glass doors (still open on one side though). Neighborhood is very well maintained Garage with opener. We will consider well behaved pets. Absolutely no cats though as we are allergic
We live near the beach in Delaware and visited Sarasota for the first time in Spring 2012. Our friends had purchased a home here and we immediately fell in love with the beauty of the white sand beaches, the really fun places to visit, shop, and eat, and the people who are genuine and warm. We have 2 daughters, one just graduated from College and one a Freshman in college. My husband is a CPA and I am A Delaware Licensed Realtor. We are beach people and own a condo in Bethany Beach so we are not first time rental property owners but always wanted a home where we could enjoy the beach all year round. We purchased this not just to rent but to use ourselves and for our friends and family so we have furnished it so we would enjoy the getaway as much as our guests. We also care for it in that way and ask our guests to also! We want this to be a great place to relax and rejuvenate.
Ann Baker purchased this house in 2012
We chose this home because we loved the pool and privacy of the back yard, the Creek behind the house means the closest home we back up to is quite a distance away. We loved the kitchen, tons of living area, but mostly, the location of this home sold us. We are literally 1 mile from fabulous shopping, a few miles to the beach, 10 minutes to downtown with amazing restaurants and so much to see and do, and the airports both Sarasota (15 mins) and Tampa (just over an hour) are so easily accessible. The Creek, by the way, does not have a dock to it so although there are lots of boating opportunities nearby, you cannot boat from the back yard. But you can curl up in a hammock in the backyard with a great book or cocktail! UPDATE! We completely refurbished out pool and deck area in Fall 2015.
The sunsets in the back yard are gorgeous. You don't have to travel to the beach to enjoy them. We have tried to include most everything you'll need, we include linens, (including beach towels), beach chairs, and wireless internet. The kitchen has everything we could think of to make your stay enjoyable but feel free to let us know if you think we are missing something.
Hi Ann. Hope you folks had a great Thanksgiving! This is to let you know that we are leaving your cute house tomorrow morning. Heading west after a great visit to Sarasota. We enjoyed staying in your house. It has good vibes and is cheery and comfortable. Good luck in the future!!! Melissa
We had a great time! 5 week stay. The house is cute and clean. It is convenient to downtown and the trail. Loved it and would stay again.
This house wasn't the most attractive house on the outside and that's fine. But it had some character to it. It was much nicer on the inside then was out. I think a little paint and TLC would go a longways here. I believe it's best feature was the back yard and pool! We spent a lot of time there. There were lots of shops and restaurants around and not a bad commute. I would recommend bring some pans to cook with as there were only two medium size skillets and a few small ones It could use lots of updating. The kitchen sink has rust on the side and is deteriorating. The bathroom toilet in the master had trouble flushing and it has a double sink but the left side doesn't drain properly. Also, there was a note left on the thermostat "please don't set thermostat lower than 74"? That's a bit ridiculous!! It was extremely hot in Florida and when that sun starts to set, it heats that house up to the high 70's. There were lots of ceiling fans throughout but come on? The worst part was that the only trash can was completely full from the previous guest and we had to put our trash in the garage so no animals would get to it. By the end of the week we had several bags of trash stinking up the garage. I contacted the owner, she apologized for that and said that she would send someone over to pick it up (nobody came) but I can also can emphasize with her as the property owner and having to count on others to maintain her Florida property. Before we checked out, my husband took all the trash out to the curb for pick up (ours from out the garage and the previous guest) Overall I just didn't think it was at all worth what I paid and that's based clearly off the home it's self not the experience or Inconviences. Also, I noticed that I was charged pet fee?? We didn't even have a pet!? Just not worth the price considering it's just very old and needs lots of updates.
This house is in a great location and could be a rental gem. However after staying there for two months, it is lacking some necessary amenities for renting at the price I paid. The house was not available and cleaned at the stated time of arrival, the beautiful pool is not heated so it can't be used in Jan, Feb, March.The "master shower is going to be replaced",by the owner, but I could not use it.There was a pool shower I could use instead. The house was not well maintained as other guests have stated. The quality of the towels and linens was not acceptable. The house could use a power wash and windows cleaned on the exterior and interior. The owner does not live in the area, so remedies to some situations took some time. I could not recommend the house to friends or relatives at this time. However I know the owners have spent some money to upgrade the property and plan to do so in the future. I learned not to rent a house for two months without personally seeing the property before renting.
To those who wish to rent this property, please be advised that owner Ann Baker is a true professional. She provides all the information needed to make an informed decision, is willing to answer any question and works with you to make certain every detail is covered. We couldn't have asked for any more from her.
We had a lovely week stay in this house. It was really comfortable, well thought out and had everything we needed. Ann was lovely to deal with and very prompt to respond to queries both before and during our stay.
The house is close distance to shops and a short drive to the beaches on Siesta Key and local shops.
The pool area was a little tired looking but a lick of paint would sort that out. There were plenty of loungers and chairs available to sit out.
If returning to the area we would stay here again as we had a very relaxing holiday and were able to enjoy the benefits of a well thought out kitchen for cooking in the evenings and plenty of space.
Just 2 Miles to the bridge to award winning Siesta Key and its powdery white sands and crystal blue tropical water, 6.5 miles to famous St. Armand's Circle with amazing shopping and fine restaurants, 8 Miles to Sarasota Airport, 1 Hour to Tampa International, 116 Miles to Disney World.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.