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Dog Friendly Heated Pool Home Close to Beaches & Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Luxurious and relaxing 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6-7 comfortably.

We refer to this Florida Home as 'Goldy Lox's West Wing on Bermuda Brook.' This comfortable mid-century Florida home is located central to all things Sarasota. We chose this home for its location and ease of access to beaches, downtown, shopping and restaurants. The home is easily accessed between Interstate 75 and coastal route 41. Southgate is a comfortable and sought after established community in the center of a great Florida mid sized city. The east wing is used by the owners. More on that later.

This beautifully decorated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. Our kitchen and baths have been upgraded to anticipate your needs. The property has undergone landscape renovations recently with future plans to be unveiled in the coming year.

The home has 3 entertaining areas. The Living Room with down filled sofa, two seater chair, TV, DVD, stereo, all with wireless surround sound. The Bar Room features a hand crafted bar, beverage refrigerator and 40' LED flat screen TV.

The new sitting pool is partially above ground creating additional sitting areas around its perimeter. It is totally screened in and furnished with table, chairs, infrared BBQ grill and a 32' LED flat screen outdoor TV.

Private Laundry room and visitor storage off the Kitchen included.

The owners maintain and reside in the attached in-law conversion apartment, referred to as the 'east wing', when in town. The home is appointed as a reflection of the owners comfortable and relaxing attitudes.

More Details

Laura Cohen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Laura Cohen

Laura and Lee will be your hosts as you plan your stay in Sarasota. They are also travelers and utilize VBRO and its affiliate sites as they explore and travel. As business partners, the proprietors have a relaxed approach at providing a comfortable living space with plenty of amenities to enjoy.

They enjoy scuba diving reefs, boating, fishing, golf, hiking the Colorado mountain landscapes in their newest rental in Divide Colorado (Cirq Du Challet) Available Spring 2013. VRBO #475106

As professional landords, L & L share a passion for selecting and renovating investment properties for long or short term leasing. If they are traveling, there are professional property managers and cleaning personnel that look after the properties.

L & L also are dabbling in product development and patenting on several projects. When someone says 'someone aught to' these two do!

Laura Cohen purchased this house in 2010

Why Laura Cohen chose Sarasota

This property took all of five minutes to buy when we first visited. Location, Location, Location. Central to all things Sarasota and all things Florida. As an affordable established neighborhood these savings can be passed on to our guests.

What makes this house unique

Laura and Lee believe it is as important who you lease from as what you lease.


Southgate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Mater Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private, convenient to the Master Bedroom. New granite top.
    Guest Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Beautifully tiled floor and wainscoting.
  • 2 bathrooms. Plush bath towels, pool towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very comfortable King size bed. 32' LED flat screen TV.
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Large enough to fit a full sized crib. 27' TV.
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Small desk to keep in touch with the outside world.
    Additional Sleeping Accomodations - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 twin cot plus crib
  • The Master and Guest #1 bedrooms are carpeted. Guest Bedroom #2 is tiled with an area rug. All linens are of the highest quality.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Dog Friendly Heated Pool Home Close to Beaches & Town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Centrally located to all attractions and restaurants. Peaceful and relaxing. Our 'Golden' child was welcomed by all in the neighborhood. Lee and Laura are very personable and add extra touches to make your stay wonderful. Have already booked for next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee and I really enjoyed having all three of you. Your painting talent was so inspiring. We want to thank you for helping Lee with his creative sign project. We know it will bring smiles to our guests faces for years to come. Please tell Duchess that we will definitely be going on walks again next year too.
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Couldn't be more pleased with our experience staying here. Already signed up for 2018!

  • 5 of 5

This is our sixth year of visiting Sarasota in January and our second year at this location. It is the best. Lee and Laura are so accommodating providing a safe, clean, comfortable and relaxing place to spend your vacation. Here is an example of their hospitality, we left a few items in the dryer and they were promptly boxed up and mailed to us before we even realized they were missing. We received them the day after we got back home to Iowa.

The property is in a quiet neighborhood and is centrally located with easy access to main roads. Visiting the many restaurants and sightseeing venues Sarasota has to offer couldn't be more convenient.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having you both. To be honest...I love your style and it was a temptation not to keep the clothes that were accidentally left in the dryer. LOL. (No, I would never do that.) We think of you as part of the family and look forward to your stay next January.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bermuda Brook for the weekend of July 8-10..we had a 50th anniversary party in Longboatkey to attend. The home was just perfect! Lots of space for 7 of us including 2 small children(the crib was especially great to have), and my 88 year old Mom. The home was well stocked with everything we could possibly need ..I even found scotch tape to wrap the gift we had bought! The slot machine was an added bonus as my mom and 3 1/2 yr old grandson thoroughly enjoyed playing! The pool was great too! We got to meet Laura and she was as gracious as could be! I was concerned about the distance to Longboatkey but it was a very short drive to the party! Everything was very convenient..close to stores and restaurants! If you need a place in Sarasota to stay, I would highly recommend the Bermuda will not be dissappointed! Diane and George Brisson

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed meeting your whole family. Everyone was so nice and the kids are adorable. I hope we did not turn Daniel into a pre-school gambler. It was so great to watch him and your mother play together. We hope you will visit with us again.
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Great Property Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family's(6 of us) recent stay at this property was very enjoyable. Laura & Lee were very friendly and available if any issues were to arise. The home was clean & very nicely decorated. The bar & pool area are great for hanging out. Downtown is a short drive & Siesta Key beach(beautiful) is close by as well. I would stay here again if I visit Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting all of you. It was a great compliment when you told us that you were sorry that your local family members had made all the social plans at there house, that you would have loved the opportunity to host them at ours. Please come back soon.
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house had everything that we need and more! Short drive to supermarket, restaurants and beach! Very clean! Every single channel on the TV works (Just in case you get a rainning day).

Thank you Laura!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee and I are so glad that you enjoyed the house. We thought it was a pretty special place when we first purchased it and developed it into a vacation rental. Please thank of us again.
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Property was very nice. Clean, roomy, perfect for our trip.

  • 4 of 5

We has a good time at the property. The pool area has everything you need: pool, TV w/cable, ping pong, lounge chairs, table & chairs, grill. The rooms were quiet, the beds comfortable. The place was clean and well laid out. The area is close enough to every place we wanted to go: beach, downtown, shops, etc.

Thank you to Laura & Lee for the nice place to stay.

We enjoyed our time at your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you all and the competitive game of ping pong. We look forward to having you back again anytime.
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Rates & Availability

Southgate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Exit Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pet deposit:$250 per dog is required. Maximum 2 dogs, no cats please. Dogs must be kenneled when not under the direct supervision of their guardians.
Sarasota Resort Tax of 12% on any rental under six months.
Rentals of over six months will not be charged the Sarasota Resort Tax.
Deposit of $500 is required to secure reservation and is applied towards outstanding balance, which is due 60 days prior to occupancy. The security deposit of $125.00 is refundable if there are no damaged or lost items.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Siesta Drive Shopping Area
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Village Green Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: necessary

Florida west coast sunsets, walking the white quartz beaches, boating the inter coastal waterway or a deep sea fishing day trip, golfing, water skiing, relaxing poolside, barbeque on the grill, sipping cocktails, festivals, fairs and outdoor concerts, hot air balloon ride, trip to Disney or Sea World, count alligators along the 'Alley', sky dive, swim, run and be filled with life. What's on your bucket list?


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