Tastefully furnished in Florida style. This home is equipped to a high standard with everything to make your holiday enjoyable. TV's in 2 of the bedrooms with the latest fibre optic service with 120 channels Wi-fi internet and free state to state and Canada calls. 2 Docking stations for ipod/mp3 players. Situated in a quiet residential area of Sarasota, very central and 15 minutes from beach, Chairs, Coolers for beach. Golf clubs, tennis racquets. 15 mins to malls including the new University Town Centre one opened October 2014. Also 10 minutes to about 9 golf courses.
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Villa in Sarasota, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, USA - Quiet Residential Area 15 Minutes To Siesta Key Beach, Shopping And Golf Courses
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- Jun 13, 2018
I relocated back to the South of England from the remote West Highlands.where battling against the elements became a way of life. It was beautiful but remote,Loved it but the weather was just too much in the end. Now settled in Rustington on the South Coast. Delightful village close to good friends and an area I knew and loved. We started going to Florida over 25 years ago and during a bad hurricane one year, we had an mandatory evacuation from the island we were on, a friend rang and offered us her home for the weekend. Having always stayed in a condo complex We loved the privacy of our own pool and the outlook over the small lake. 6 months later she rung us to say she was selling we had first refusal. My husband did not hesitate the rest as they say is history. Sarasota has become my second home. The beaches are beautiful. I never get tired of finding new things to do. Restaurants, art galleries.Theaters, St Armand's circle, Main Street. Free concerts in the park. The Opera and the Ballet. Saturday Market in Main Street. A truly amazing eclectic City. Your only limitation is time.
Dorothy purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Dorothy chose Fruitville
Its a real home from home. Very well equipped central to everything to make your holiday go well.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is in a very quiet safe residential area of Sarasota with wonderful neighbors. Yet it is central and convenient to the Malls, Beaches North or South, the Barrier Islands, Golf courses (10 within 10 minutes drive). The very large South facing patio area is perfect for dining Al Fresco or just snoozing after a day on the beach. There are many parks near by and one just a few minutes away The Urfer Family Park with swings etc for the children. The new link road thru Honore has lovely walking paths for you to get that little exercise you may want. Nearby Tennis courts are on a first come first served basis and are free. The beaches are a 20 minute drive away with Lido being my favorite as you can park right by the beach and not have too far to carry your chairs etc. Siesta of course is world famous.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A beautiful home!
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home! It was very clean and comfortable with everything needed to make it feel like home. We loved the enclosed pool! We swam each afternoon after a day at Siesta Beach, which was just a 15-20 minute drive away. The home is located near many restaurants and grocery stores, yet located in a quiet neighborhood. Dorothy was very helpful in answering any questions we had. She provided us with many recommendations for things to do in the area. We hope to return soon!
Thank you so much Julie and Tom. You are so kind. I do try to make the house a home from home for my guests. Having rented myself for many years and finding the places lacking in basics I know what I expect. You will be welcome back at any time Dorothy
Lot's of golf nearby
Nice three bedroom home. We enjoyed the pool and being close to shopping and only 15 or 20 minutes away from Siesta Beach
Lovely villa and a joy to stay in
Lovely property, very homely and comfortable. Our daughter loved the pool and with the sun on it all day she did t want to leave. Fully stocked with all the home comforts and extras in the garage for the beach. Will definitely come back 👍
Thank you for the positive review. As it is my base for a number of months of the year it is a home. We rented for years and were dismayed when we had to buy glasses or mugs as there was nothing in the properties. Recognising that these holidays cost a lot of money. I want for my guests what I expect when I rent. A lot of towels, kitchen essentials etc and good things for the beach. Please do come back and join the many returners I have built up over the years. - Dorothy
We arrived to find the property beautifully set out and very clean, all extras had been left to make the stay more comfortable, with lots of little extras left to help with washing, dishwasher, pool toys, beach chairs, cool boxes Etc. and more towels than you could ever need.
The house had some lovely books about the areas and a very comprehensive folder of all sorts of information and reviews which made getting around and finding lovely restaurants simple.
Everything was just as in the photos with a very comfortable lounge area with big TV (live Premiership football on channel 71 much to my husbands delight!), all bedrooms were very nice and cool with the AC, but the best bit was the pool area, fantastic big warm pool with lots of room around it then a huge BBQ in the corner so you could BBQ inside the pool area while the children swam it was the nicest pool area of all the of the properties we stayed at.
House was in a great location for the Freeway to get in and out of town with easy drives to the restaurants, beach and tourist areas, also very near the shops needed, I would recommend the Publix supermarket 3 minutes away.
The owners were very helpful and dealt with all payments and the retuning of deposit very quickly. We would rent this house again.
Thank you so much for your generous review. I had not asked for them before but noticed that it gave the property a boost on Owners direct website. I am really appreciative. I hope I can welcome you back again one day Dorothy
What a Gem!
We have just returned from a wonderful week in your lovely villa. We have stayed in many, many villas in Florida over the past 18 years and this was the first time that we hadn't had to stock up on basics, from washing up liquid to salad dressings and relishes. What a bonus.
The house is beautifully kept and clean, the pool area a delight, with plenty of sun loungers and enough shade to keep the hot Florida sun off us if we so desired. The pool was heated to perfection and the outlook over the lake was delightful. Another bonus for us was the efficiency of the wifi.
Many thanks for the information you sent us regarding location and local restaurants. Yoders for breakfast was just perfect.
Dream location, not too far from beach and you were a delightful, helpful owner. Perfect.
I could go on and on but am afraid that if I do, there won't be a spare week or so for us when we want to return!!! 😎
Siesta Key beach is approximately 15 to 20 minutes away as is Lido Beach - Lido beach has a swimming pool and sun loungers about $3 a day. Whilst more remote beaches are situated on Longboat Key, Anna Maria to the North via the Barrier islands and to the South, Nokomis and Caspersen.
Sarasaota airport is 15 minutes away.
Tampa 1 hour.
Orlando 2 hours.
Sanford 2.50 hours.
Miami 3 hours.
St Armands circle with its wonderful range of restaurants and upmarket shops is approximately 15 min from the house passing the Marina where it is lovely to walk. Sit outside O'Leary's here on a Friday and listen to the music. Or enjoy the smarter Marina Jack's and watch the boats come and go. To the South about 30 minutes down the I-75 is Venice old town lovely shops and places to eat.
Saturday mornings visit the market on Main street - delightful
There is a Publix supermarket, bank and restaurants all within 10 minutes drive. A car is essential however to really enjoy this wonderful area.
Sarasota is without doubt a cultural Wonderland with art galleries, ballet, theatres for your enjoyment. Main street with its range of eclectic restaurants as well as Hollywood 20 cinema complex with free parking for patrons. All within 10 minutes drive from your holiday home.
Should you wish to experience Florida at its best you have on hand the Mote Marine Museum where there are touch tanks for the children to experience sealife at its best. Boat Trips out in the bay where Dolphins swim alongside and you may see a Manatee! But to really experience swimming with Manatees go to Crystal River in October where you can swim with these Magnificent creatures.
The house contains loads of info on what to do and see while here. Airboat rides in Myakka whilst watching alligators in their natural habitat.
From January to April you can visit the world famous Lippizan horses and watch them perform at their winter home on singletary road a breathtaking sight - its free but donations welcome.
There are golf clubs 2 mens 1 womens set, 2 Bicycles and a carrying rack (bikes used at own risk) plus helmets. 4 Tennis racquets and balls.