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Beautiful tranquil pool home near America's No 1 Beach

Riverview Estates, Sarasota, FL, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 plus infants

*** Please also see my other Home on reference number 1071348***

Our stylish 2,200 sq.ft. home has been decorated in beach cottage style, an eclectic mix of shabby chic and vintage pieces. It sits high on a large lot in a private road of only 6 homes close to Phillippi Creek with all its wonderful birds and wildlife. Drive or cycle to Siesta Key, America's No 1 Beach for several years now, (10 minutes by car) or visit the fabulous new Mall at UTC,many designer names as well as all America's favourite brands. The many varied restaurants of Tamiami Trail are equally close by, many offering take out service. Or simply relax in your own tropical paradise, sparkling heated saltwater pool (less chemicals, kinder to eyes and skin), fully screened in with al fresco eating, large gas grill for the excellent local seafood, and a spacious screened lanai! (No bugs or other unwelcome visitors!)The pool is not overlooked and the whole yard is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.

Our fabulous beach: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/05/27/best.beaches

For several years Siesta Beach has been voted America's Best Beach and confirmed what we have known for years. The fine white quartz crystal sand has healing powers and is home to many nesting birds and sea turtles. The aquamarine ocean is warm by May/June and remains so until November. A regular morning walk on this stunning beach or a sunset shared with a friend or lover is a magical experience, never to be forgotten. The public beach has full facilities and is busy and popular, we prefer the north end of the key where the beach is tranquil and you can spend hours with a book and enjoy a more secluded experience. The village is only a short walk away with full facilities.

Bedrooms: All our bedrooms have fine linens and comfortable beds, the bathrooms are all white with tile floors and all new fittings. We have cupboards full of towels and sheets, duvets for the winter, sufficient extra bedding for 6 to sleep in comfort.

We have a cot and high chair.

Kitchen and dining: When we stay in the house we entertain our many local friends and family and can easily feed 8 on a regular basis, we have lots of pots and pans and crockery/cutlery! Unlike an average rental this is our family retreat and with 6 children it has to be on a large scale! You can park 5 or 6 cars on the drive and most guests agree there is little need or desire to go anywhere once you settle around the pool. Our only problem is we get too relaxed here and never make all the trips we intended! Our rates are quoted in UK £ and include taxes, electric pool heat, cable and WiFi. We accept US $ checks but all other international payments must be made by secure online banking, Paypal or Online Payments.

A minimum rental of 1 month may apply during Jan-April at owner's discretion. At Christmas we ask for a minimum 2 week rental.

There is a cleaning fee of $150 which can be paid in $ upon departure or deducted from the security/damage deposit, just ask the owner.

Owner

Susan Turner

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Cot available
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • The master bedroom has a king-size bed. This room opens directly onto the pool deck which is secure and screened so romantic moonlight dips can be enjoyed, while the children nap safely upstairs! The second double bedroom has a wonderful screened roof terrace, with a view of the pool. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. These two rooms share an adjoining bathroom with a new bathtub with shower. All the beds are super comfy and there is masses of pretty bedlinen, quilts and pillows, lots of bath towels, beach towels etc. There is a cot if needed. The third bathroom is downstairs meaning that there is no queue for those facilities!

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Large twin shower enclosure
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • The bathrooms have all been updated, with new toilets, all white fittings and new vanity units in each bathroom. The master bedroom has a double shower enclosure with 2 heads. There is also an outdoor shower by the pool, perfect for after beach or swimming.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Town

          Theme

            • Family
            • Romantic

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • VCR

                                  Outside

                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Umbrellas
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Screened roof terrace, new in 2017
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Our lovely screened and part covered lanai has masses of furniture and is enjoyed year round as the 'best room in the house'
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Yard

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Attractions

                                                • marina
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • The kitchen has white cabinets and black granite counters, laundry is in the garage. We have regular pool/ lawn service. The ground floor is wheelchair friendly with wide doorways. There are 2 separate living rooms, one is furnished in an elegant tropical style, with large comfy sofa, armchair, TV, working fireplace and vaulted ceiling into a galleried landing, also a lovely reading corner with chaise longue and plenty of books,games and jigsaws. The family room has TV, WIFI and a sofa, table and chairs for 6, and opens onto the screened lanai, partially covered for use even when raining, with sofa and chairs with comfy cushions and loungers overlooking the pool, which has a removable child safety fence making it a lovely safe play area. There are table and chairs for al fresco eating and a large gas grill.There are electric ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout, and white slatted blinds to the windows. The ground floor is tiled and upstairs carpeted for comfort.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  47 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful Home from Home

                                                                  DENNY J.

                                                                  We were fortunate enough to select this wonderful house for the first week of our visit to Florida. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children. To say we loved the house is an understatement. The photos don't do it justice.

                                                                  The swimming pool is private and the patio area is beautiful with fairy lights, and the pool light which makes it a magical setting for an evening sat outside.

                                                                  We corresponded with the owner before our visit and she always answered any questions quickly and honestly.

                                                                  The surrounding area is fantastic with some of the best beaches we have ever visited all within easy driving distance. Everything you could need for a day at the beach was in the garage - just take food and drink !!!

                                                                  We would definitely book this villa again - our only complaint - it spoilt us for other accommodation !!!

                                                                  Thank you Susan for allowing us to stay in your little bit of paradise !!!

                                                                  The Joy Family

                                                                  Anniversry Trip

                                                                  D R.Cartersville,Georgia

                                                                  Great location, very clean,pool was a wonderful asset,

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Darrell, we are glad your anniversary visit was a happy one, like your long marriage. We hope you will choose us again one day, Susan and Annalise.

                                                                  Wonderful house

                                                                  Anjelina P.Potomac, Maryland, United States

                                                                  The house was perfect. High quality bedding, well equipped kitchen, close to shops and wonderful beaches. Pool was heated nicely and the kids spent hours playing in it in the evenings. Plentiful of beach towels and toys. Cooler and beach chairs were also at our disposal. We plan to come back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for this kind review Anjelina and we will be so happy to welcome you back with your family.

                                                                  Wonderful house.

                                                                  Anjelina P.Potomac, Maryland, United States

                                                                  The house was perfect. High quality bedding, well equipped kitchen, close to shops and wonderful beaches. Pool was heated nicely and the kids spent hours playing in it in the evenings. Plentiful of beach towels and toys. Cooler and beach chairs were also at our disposal. We plan to come back!

                                                                  Another Great Vacation

                                                                  R. Allen M.Endwell, NY

                                                                  Situated in a very quiet neighborhood (for vacationers who are looking for a break from the rat race), a short drive to Siesta Key’s world famous beach (for those looking for fun in the sun), and right next door to the owner’s immensely helpful daughter (in case any problems do arise) -- this home more than satisfies the real estate mantra of, “Location, location, location.”

                                                                  But this home has more than just a great location. It is fully stocked with cooking utensils and items for the beach. There is a large outdoor gas grill, a refreshing pool, and an ample outdoor area (but shaded and screened-in) with plenty of comfortable seats for relaxing by the pool.

                                                                  If the true satisfaction with an offering is shown by repeat customers, then we fit the bill. We stayed for nine weeks in 2016, eleven weeks in 2017, and we have already reserved twelve weeks in 2018.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for this kind review Al and Mary, the feelings are entirely mutual and we look forward to your return next year, Susan and Annalise.

                                                                  Fabulous villa, highly recommend

                                                                  Jayne R.

                                                                  So glad we chose this villa. Susan is very helpful and quick to respond. The villa was even better than the photos and the description. It was clean, tidy and well maintained. We had a fabulous stay over Christmas and new year. Our first ever Christmas away from home we were a little apprehensive about our arrival, but with twinkly lights and the Christmas tree already set up in readiness, it was beautiful. We are a family of 4 and the kids loved the 'Jack and Jill' bedrooms upstairs and with the stunning master en-suite bedroom downstairs opening out on the heated pool, it was just lovely. A home away from home. The villa had everything we could possibly need and more with a very practical layout. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac we felt part of the neighbourhood rather than tourists and if Susan's villa were for sale we'd be making a purchase tomorrow. Fantastic location for exploring Sarasota and all it's beauty, loads to do and look forward to returning. We loved Siesta Key Village, St Armand's Circle and all the beaches, especially Caspersen near Venice where we spent Christmas day, sifting for shark's teeth and eating steak off the bbq :). Check out Turtles restaurant on the water down near Turtle beach too, beautiful. And don't miss Coquina beach and the market on Sundays and Wednesdays.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Jayne for your lovely review and a glimpse into your Christmas in Sarasota. We are so warmed by the thought that you would choose our home should it be for sale and will always be happy to welcome you back, Susan and Annalise.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Riverview Estates, Sarasota, FL, USA

                                                                  Only 10 minutes from the fine white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and our award winning beach, http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/05/27/best.beaches. Moments from the many fabulous restaurants of the Tamiami Trail. A 20 minute drive will take you to the boutique shopping at St. Armands Key with its fine dining and Lido beach, drive across to Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island for a true Florida Keys experience. The famous Ringling Museum and Mansion, the art galleries of Palm Avenue, the Van Wezel concert hall, orchestra and ballet, the stylish new Selby public library and the many beautiful examples of Spanish architecture dating back to the 1920's all remind us that Sarasota truly is the cultural capital of Florida. However bargain hunters and fashionistas are not forgotten with excellent shopping malls within 10 minutes drive, the fabulous new UTC Mall 20 minutes away and a huge designer discount mall at Ellenton, 30 minutes away. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy Jungle Gardens, or a trip to the Myakka River to see the alligators

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  $281
                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  12%

                                                                  Our rates are quoted in UK £ and include taxes, electric pool heat, cable and WiFi. We accept US $ checks but all other international payments must be made by secure online banking, Paypal or Online Payments. A minimum rental of 1 month may apply during Jan-April at owner's discretion. At Christmas we ask for a minimum 2 week rental. Cancellations 90 days or more before rental begins will be refunded in full, after this time every attempt will be made to rent the home and the guest will be refunded any amounts received by the homeowner. Guests are advised to have travel insurance. There is a cleaning fee of $150 which can be paid in $ upon departure or deducted from the security/damage deposit, just ask the owner.

                                                                  $176avg/night
                                                                  47 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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