Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, split floor plan, 2nd floor unit with cathedral ceilings. New kitchen with maple cabinetry and granite counter tops with over sized cut-out looking into living area. This unit is very bright, newly decorated with a 'Floridian flair'. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktails on the screened in lanai looking out at the pond surrounded by lush foliage. This unit is fully equipped with new linens and towels, while the kitchen offers every convenience imaginable. Very large master bedroom with en suite bath, has king size bed with walk-in closet and walk-out to lanai, while guest bedroom offers 2 twin beds. For your enjoyment, there are 3 flat screen TVs, wireless internet, DVD player and stereo. Laundry room offers new (2015) full size washer/dryer. You'll feel right at home! Sarasota and the surrounding area offer something for everyone...from spectacular beaches at Siesta Key and Lido Key to world class theater and arts. While away an afternoon taking in the shopping delights at St. Armands Circle followed up by dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants. There's always something to do, no matter what your tastes!
We live just outside of Toronto, Canada and are looking ahead to retirement in the coming years. We are very active and adhere to the 'work hard, play hard' philosophy. I work in the TV industry while my husband is self-employed, which offers him the flexibility to enjoy teaching skiing in the winter and tennis year-round.
Glenn and Annette Cunnngham purchased this condo in 2012
We had considered buying in Florida for a number of years and had looked at various areas. Good friends had been visiting Sarasota for many years and bought in The Meadows. Once we visited, we 'got it' and realized that this was the place to be! The area has so much to offer and we look forward to spending our 'twilight' years discovering it all!
There's something for everyone...from the arts, great restaurants, fabulous beaches, sporting activities...all within a 15-20 minute radius of where we are. ...and for those Snowbirds (like us), we love picking out one of our favorite bottles of wine at a fraction of what we pay in Canada!
We spent a lot of the winter in this beautiful condo, and could not have been happier. Kitchen, baths and appliances like new, wonderful furnishings in good size rooms, freshly painted, sparkling clean and stocked with everything you need, and responsive owners who are a pleasure. The pool and walking trails in the complex, friendly neighbors and proximity to entertainment, shopping and restaurants made the Meadows a great choice. We felt at home.
What a gem! We vacationed in this condo for many months and it was fabulous. The condo and the furnishings were sparkling clean with home-like ammenities, All the updated decorative touches made this condo perfect for relaxation and vacation with nothing left to chance. The kitchen has new appliances with new cookware and dishes for use by the "vacation chef". The owners Annette and Glenn were always available and responsive and also concerned about out comfort. It is the best condo we have rented in The Meadowsand we hope to return again and again!
The first thing that impressed us when we walked in was how clean the condo was. It is beautifully decorated and has ample towels and cookware for your use. We really enjoyed the location too. You are so close to shopping, restaurants, downtown and the beaches (there are beach chairs and a cooler at the condo). The owners didn't just forget about us while we were here. They checked when we got there to make sure everything was okay and contacted us a later to make sure all was still going well. We had a great time and are sad to have to leave.
We should have known that owners this nice, would have a condo as immaculately clean and neat as this one is.
Spending three months in the Meadows was easy due to the fact that this comfortable condo was beautifully decorated and completely furnished with everything that we needed for our first winter in Florida. All furnishings, including glassware and cooking utensils are top shelf. Not at all like some of the units that we have seen where owners supply mediocre grade towels, bedding, furniture and culinary supplies. The unit also has beach chairs and cooler for frequent trips to Sarasota's beautiful beaches. The lanai provided us with a comfortable place to have cocktails and entertain dinner guests. It felt like home from the moment we arrived.
Additionally, The Meadows and Sarasota provided us with so much more than we ever imagined. Walking the paths everyday, enjoying the heated pool, exploring the city, beaches, museums, restaurants and surrounding area, provided us with constant entertainment. We are sad to be leaving, but know that we will be back soon!
I spent a month at this beautiful condo and found it to be exactly as described. It was immaculately clean, well supplied, and very comfortable for a long visit. The Meadows is a beautiful, quiet development with excellent facilities, from golf and tennis to miles of walking and biking trails (I spent most mornings biking throughout The Meadows enjoying the lush landscape). It is conveniently located to some of Sarasota's best shopping and many restaurants. It is only minutes for the area's best beaches as well. The owners were extremely helpful, offering many suggestions for shopping, dining and entertainment. They responded immediately to any inquiry from me. I would definitely return for another visit.
My husband & I stayed in this lovely condo for 3 months beginning in Jan of this year. We couldn't have been happier with the condo. It was very clean throughout with all the amenities of home. The kitchen was very well equipped with all the utensils you would require. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai in the evening enjoying all the natural wonders of the pond life behind us and was quite private. The pool was great & even when it was cool you were able to get some warm sunshine in the secluded area. The walkways within the community were enjoyable & everyone you passed was very friendly. Great shopping within a very short disatance as well. We joined a gym while we were there which was a short distance away. There are lots of reasonable golf courses within close proximity & although we do not golf, people told us that they were perfect & reasonable. We found great restaurants in the area as well. (Stonehouse Grill & Trader Vics were fun!) You couldn't find better owners to deal with. They made everything so perfect for our extended stay. We highly recommend this place to stay either short term or long term.
The Meadows is conveniently located west of I 75 and within a 7 minute drive to major shopping centers , fine dining, and all amenities.
Siesta beach ( rated #1 beach in Florida ) is a short 15 minute drive.