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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


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 family community in the center of a great Florida mid sized city.

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 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.

We do not permit "wild" parties. Reserving guest must be 25 years or older, stay with the group the entire time and be financially responsible for any lost or damaged items. Guests will be asked to complete a Guest Reservation Agreement and return it with a copy of their driver's license.

The owners maintain and reside in the attached in-law conversion apartment, referred to as the 'east wing', when in town. Due to the solid construction there is no noise transmission between the two units. 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:
September 21, 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 Florissant, Colorado (Cirq Du Chalet)

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.

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests will be emailed a Guest Reservation Agreement to complete and send back with a copy of their drivers license.
  • Guests are required to submit a refundable pet security deposit of $250 per dog. Maximum 2, No cats please.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Guest Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Beautifully tiled floor and wainscoting.
    Mater Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private, attached to Master Bedroom. Walk in shower stall
  • 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 #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
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Large enough to fit a full sized 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Check in is after 3:00 pm and check out is before 10:00 am. We are a family friendly neighborhood and can not accept any "wild" parties. The reserving guest must be 25 or older, stay with the group the entire time and be financially responsible for any lost or damaged items. We do accept dogs with a $250 per dog refundable deposit. Unfortunately we can not take cats. To insure the cleanliness of the home for the next guest we ask you to follow our restrictions. Pets are not allowed on the furniture. If they are used to being on the furniture at home, PLEASE bring sheets or blankets to protect our furniture. Dogs must not be left unattended unless they are kenneled. Please bring bedding for the dog to use in the carpeted areas. NO smoking in the house.


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Dog Friendly Heated Pool Home Close to Beaches & Town
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

5 star get away

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home right on a babbling brook. Pictures do not do it any justice. The peaceful serenity by the pool under a large oak tree and babbling brook ( Bermuda Brook) with cicadas making their wonderful music is a perfect get away. I grew up on Siesta Beach and miss being there but when you need a perfect day away from the crowds of people and want to be alone this place is the ideal vacation. Most of our relaxing times were by the pool!! TVs everywhere and completely stocked you will not want to get out me! Laura & Lee answered all our questions and were available if you should have a need. Definitely coming back!! J. Fitzpatrick

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review. We love to know that our guests enjoyed themselves and had a relaxing time. Siesta Key Beach is just a short distance away, so you can have the best of all worlds when staying at Bermuda Brook.
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Nice House for Family/Group in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 women doing a "girls weekend" in Sarasota. PROS: The house was well-appointed and in a good location that was near downtown and where we wanted to be. The house is nice and was fine for our stay: clean, nice living room and kitchen. The owner checked in with us to make sure everything was ok when we arrived. CONS: while the owner says that the house is dog-friendly, it really is not. After we signed up for the house and paid the monies including a deposit for the dog, we were given a list of instructions for the dog including using the crate in the house to put the dog in while we were not in the house and to put sheets on the furniture should the dog go on the furniture. We decided not to bring the dog because of these rules, especially the crate rule. I respect people's homes and wishes, but this should have been told to us when we were booking the house. We would have looked at other houses that were really dog-friendly. Additionally, the house was not well-stocked and did not have aluminum foil/plastic wrap, tissues -- just 2 that I can think of. This is minor and would not deter me from recommending this house. There were a lot of signs with rules including how much the plumber would cost should you clog the kitchen sink. There was no extra "niceties" that I've experienced like in other VRBO that I've rented. But that's just me.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you found the house well-appointed and clean. We strive on presenting a home that everyone with any level of cleanliness will be comfortable in. Hence the restrictions on dogs. I am sorry that you did not find the explanation on the website under: NOTES in Additional information about rental rates: 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. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture. If they don't believe you, we offer one sheet in the laundry room for this use. Please do not use our linens to cover the furniture. If you will need more, please bring sheets from home to cover any piece of furniture that they might claim as their own. We know there is a lot to read and absorb prior to and after making your reservation. Thank you for the 5 star rating!
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Perfect "home away from home"!

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered in Sarasota to celebrate mom's 90th birthday. Five of us, including mom, and our two little dogs, enjoyed this clean, comfortable, and well-supplied home. The owners thought of everything; detailed written instructions were provided to help us navigate anything and everything we needed. An ample supply of high-quality linens and towels were provided. There were even beach towels, chairs and floats available for us to take with us to the beach. Internet and the multiple TVs worked really well. We were very pleased with the location of this property. We could walk our dogs on sidewalks and grassy areas and we were close enough to the beach, shopping and restaurants. We highly recommend this property and look forward to our next opportunity to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was very clean and well located. The pool felt wonderful and refreshing. The only issue is that the twin bedroom does not have any vents in it so it is about 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. This did cause some discomfort for the guests in that room. That being said, I would probably stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great that you enjoyed yourselves at our house. We aim to please and try very hard to have it clean upon your arrival. I am sorry that you did not see the air register on the ceiling of the twin bed room. Another guest may have closed it so that you did not feel the cool air. That room has a ceiling register next to the closet and a ceiling fan that you can control too. We would love to have you back anytime. Laura & Lee
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Great stay in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

The owners thought of everything. Everywhere you turned and had a question, there were step by step instructions. Very nice and clean. We just stayed a couple of nights for a family wedding on Long Boat Key. We have 2 toddlers and the pool was perfect for our low key Saturday afternoon. Great stay for a great price! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that everything worked out for you and your family. The pool is the perfect place to relax. We hope you will visit us again.
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Very quite, clean and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very nice. Wish we could have stayed longer. Pool was small but very nice and relaxing. Would and hopefully will return! Highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great to be able to host this special trip for you and your family. We are glad that everything worked out well and that we were able to get you in early and out late for your ceremony.
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Siesta Key Beach
"Voted the best beach in the United States just minutes from our home."
Myakka River State Park
"Kayak with the alligators or for the less adventurous take a larger river boat ride. "
Mote Marine Laboratory
"An incredible place to learn about sea life. Taking the Mote boat is a must do."
Lido Beach Resort
"Great hiking in the woods or along the beach. "
Marina Jack
"Three restaurants to choose from with live music. Fun atmosphere! "
Mattison's City Grille
"Great food and live music."
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"Beautiful place to stroll with a friend."
Sarasota Farmers Market
"This is a weekly happening that you will not want to miss even if you do not need produce."
Circus Sarasota
"If you are luck enough to be in town during a performance DO NOT MISS IT!"
Ca d'Zan Mansion
"Great art museum and circus museum."
Owen's Fish Camp
"Food to salivate over. Expect a wait, it is very popular."
Cafe L'Europe
"For a finer dining experience."
Pacific Rim
"Wonderful Sushi."
Bonefish Grill Tamiami
"A standard with the locals."
O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill
"Decent food, but a great place to take the kids and the dogs. It has its own little beach an..."
Barnacle Bill's Seafood
"Great seafood."
eat here -- CLOSED
"Fun place at night with live music."
Walts Fish Market and Restaurant
"A must for everyone!"
Gator Club
"Great dance club."
Jo-To Japanese Restaurant
"If you are from Chicago and love the egg yolk sauce at Ron of Japan, this is the only place ..."
Old Packinghouse Cafe
"Good food and great Blues bands."
Blu Que Island Grill -- CLOSED
"Great food."
Cafe Epicure
"Nice Italian restaurant with outdoor seating."
Sarasota Opera
Le Barge Tropical Cruises
"Fun Booze Cruise adventure."
Parkway 8 Cinemas
"We call it the Dollar Theater, but I think it has gone up to $1.75."
Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary
"A must if it is open."
Polo Grill
"Good food, nice upscale atmosphere."
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre -- CLOSED
Florida West Coast Symphony -- CLOSED
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, barbecue 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?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

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. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture. If they don't believe you, we offer one sheet in the laundry room for this use. Please do not use our linens to cover the furniture. If you will need more, please bring sheets from home to cover any piece of furniture that they might claim as their own.
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 $250.00 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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