Sweet urban retreat in sunny Sarasota!
House • Sarasota FL United States
4 Car spaces
Exchange types accepted
Listed February 2020
Response rate 100%
Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, our main home offers three bedrooms, two full baths, two living areas, a dining room and kitchen. The 700-square-foot separate studio features an additional bedroom, living area, bathroom and kitchen. Our yard is completely fenced in, with a courtyard where you can enjoy outdoor grilling or your morning coffee.
We’re just across the street from Whitaker Park, which runs alongside the glistening waters of Sarasota Bay. It's a half-mile loop for a brisk morning walk or run. There's a fishing pier if you enjoy fishing—and plenty of sea birds and other critters, including dolphin, to watch. The Reserve, a cafe and restaurant, is conveniently across the street. While you are here, you may use our two memberships to the nearby YMCA.
We are 10 minutes or less by car from SRQ Airport. We're a five-minute drive to the John Ringling Bridge that takes you to swanky St. Armands Circle with its boutiques and cafes and the glorious sugary white sand beaches of Lido Key. From there you can drive to Longboat Key and discover even more stunning beaches and endless stretches of the pristine Gulf of Mexico.
The main house has three very comfortable beds with new mattresses (one queen; one double; one single futon) and a pullout couch that turns into a very comfortable double bed in the TV room, which closes with pocket doors for privacy. The studio has a new queen-sized bed, huge bathroom, and kitchen and living area.
There are four steps to reach the main house and no steps to reach the studio.
We will have the house professionally cleaned before your arrival with a fresh supply of linens and towels, including beach towels and mats and umbrellas. If you are traveling from afar, we can arrange to have foods you'll need for when you arrive and we always have a basket of bathroom supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, good soaps, shampoo, sunscreen, etc.) for your use. The kitchen will also be stocked and ready for your cooking needs. We have a handy guide to our favorite restaurants, galleries, shops, attractions, and nearby places to visit.
If you prefer to just stay in the studio (for one or two people), it's available most of the year, except December 25 through April 10. We would stay in the main house if we can't travel to your home at same time. If you prefer the main house, we can stay in the studio if we can't travel to your home at the same time.
The dawg: We will board our Westhighland terrier while you visit UNLESS we’re sharing dog caring at your home.
Cupboard / drawers
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Sport and leisure
Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
We live in a diverse, urban neighborhood just a five-minute drive from downtown Sarasota's dynamic mix of galleries, antique shops, restaurants and cafes, Whole Foods, Publix, and the lively Saturday Farmer's Market. Bayfront Park, with its bustling marina, meandering walking paths, idyllic picnic spots and waterside restaurants, is a hop, skip and jump away. Just across the street is The Reserve, a fantastic cafe/bookstore. There's a park two blocks away and another park, overlooking gorgeous Sarasota Bay, just across the street.
Our home is just a few minutes drive to a host of theaters and performing spaces, including Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and Ringling College of Art and Design. Just 10 minutes north is The Ringling Museum, Sarasota Ballet, Asolo Rep, New College of Florida and the University of South Florida. And beach lovers are a five-minute drive from the John Ringling Causeway, which leads to St. Armands Circle, Lido Beach and the scenic drive to Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.
You will need a car while you are here and we might be open to lending our two-person Miata. There is a bus stop at the end of our street, which gets you to most places.
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