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*New Heated Pool* Private 1/1, Large Outdoor Space, Close to everything, 5 Stars

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Coastal Inspired ,1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Bring your loved ones and enjoy an unforgettable escape to the Sunshine State and stay at this 1/1, 635 square foot vacation rental, which sleeps 4. Spend your days soaking up the sun at Siesta Key Beach and your nights dining poolside overlooking the lush, oversized, private backyard. A 14x28 heated pool for swimming or just lounging on one of the chaise loungers on the patio. The guest house is completely private from the main home, and you have a driveway with two parking spaces. We also have plenty of room for parking in our yard (7,000 sq foot yard) for your boat, or larger RV while you stay in the cottage.


Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

The coastal decor of this home creates a bright and airy ambiance that helps you and your travel companions relax as soon as you walk through the door. You are finally on vacation.

The bedroom has a dreamy queen bed, a 40” Smart TV equipped with cable, a luggage rack, a full size dresser and two closets for you to unpack and feel at home right away. In one of the closets you will find a packed beach bag with beach towels and a cooler for your use. There are also two beach chairs and an umbrella for you to take to the beach. We now have 2 adult bicycles for your use, as we are 3 blocks away from the bike trails of Arlington Park!

If you're looking to spend every moment soaking up the sun, start your morning by abandoning the indoor dining table and sip your coffee at the outdoor seating area, overlooking the pool. Don’t forget to grab some breakfast in the kitchen before heading out for the day. Kitchen is fully equipped with stove top, (no oven) microwave, toaster, tea kettle and coffee maker. The kitchen is always stocked with coffee, sugars and teas. There is also a coffee grinder for your use.

Located right out your back door (literally) is outdoor space is surrounded by tropical landscaping of palm trees and agave plants. The evening is perfect for grabbing a glass of wine and heading out to the backyard to star gaze at the thousands of stars, in one of the seating areas while talking about the adventurous day you had. There is even a fire pit for those rare winter nights where it drops below 70. If you fancy eating outside, there is a Weber grill and cooking utensils for you use. Grill up the perfect filet, or grill some of the fish you caught on the fishing charter you took that morning. Also never have your drinks get warm, by putting them on ice in the Tommy Bahama ice chest.

After tiring days of exploring, you’ll love spending your downtime in the inviting living room, where there is a calming blue ceiling with exposed beams and coastal mermaid decorations. Lounge on the comfortable sofa and watching your favorite shows on the flat-screen Smart TV equipped with cable.

Ideal for 2 people but can easily accommodate 4. There is a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living area. 635 sq feet.TV, wi-fi, A/C. Bedding, towels, pool towels, hair dryer, iron included. Beach cooler, towels and umbrella available for your use either at the backyard heated pool or one of the many beaches nearby. Also bicycles!

Two bicycles available as well. We are 3 blocks from Arlington park, which u can walk to, or ride bikes and/or also take your dogs for a walk.


Located in a prime location that allows you to discover everything Sarasota has to offer! Enjoy easy access to Siesta Key’s pristine beaches, St. Armand’s Circle and Lido Beach, Downtown Sarasota’s Farmers Market, fishing, museums, shopping malls, nature preserves, botanical gardens, golf courses,. SRQ Airport, Hospitals, Arlington Park, Southside Village (stores, restaurants and bars), Nathan Benderson Park. We are also close to the quaint Amish community of Pinecraft and close to grocery stores and many wonderful restaurants.

Wanting to get out of the city for a few hours, Explore the local wildlife by driving out to Myakka State Park, 30 minutes out east to where you will see all wildlife you could imagine. Make sure to take the boat tour, and climb the tower.

The sports fan of the group will love being only 10 minutes away from the baseball stadium, where the Orioles play their spring training games.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Christina

John and I have been married almost two years now.. Our passions are real estate and traveling.

My husband, John, who is originally from New York (been in Florida since 1994) has the brains in the family is an electrical engineer. I am originally from Michigan, am a local realtor here in Sarasota and been here since 1999.

Our hobbies include fishing, scuba diving, traveling, sky diving, taking our dogs on the boat and drinking wine. When we do travel it has typically been to the caribbean, but hoping to go over seas within the next year.

We hope that you enjoy the photos of our property, and book a stay with us. We are excited to meet you and learn about where you are from and what your passions are.

Feel free to reach out and ask any questions about the property, or about Sarasota as a whole. I know all of the hidden gem spots which thrive with local Floridians (yes, they do exist).

Christina purchased this guest house in 2017

Why Christina chose Alta Vista

When John and I viewed this home, we just knew it was the one. We had been looking for a pool home that we could live in but also share a portion of it with travelers from around the world. This unique home has a single family portion with an attached (but completely private) guest house.

It is in the most perfect location in central Sarasota and convenient to some great local areas.

What makes this guest house unique

We love the huge yard and the heated pool. It's a great combination and very hard to find here in the city of Sarasota.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Alta Vista in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for small family

  • 5 of 5

Chrissy & John were very accommodating. The pool was an amazing feature to have and the location is centralized so you can bounce between lido beach and siesta beach. Also very close to restaurants and stores. Overall, a great, clean and cute rental! We would definitely stay again. :)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved Chrissy's Cottage! We were there for fourteen days and spent most of our time in the backyard. They have a beautiful pool, which was just recently heated! John and Chrissy were fantastic hosts! We didn't want to leave! We highly recommend this rcottage for rental! We would go back in a minute!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, We were so excited that we got the pool heater while you two were here and that you were able to enjoy it! :) We look forward to hanging out with you in Dan soon, while you are still here in Florida.
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Perfect location, perfectly comfortable unit

  • 5 of 5

First we loved the location, minutes ride to many of our favorite places in Sarasota. The unit is furnished with comfortable furniture, bed and 2 great TV’s. The pool and patio a great spot to relax. The unit is a 10 and the owners are a delightful couple who have thought of everything to make a great vacation retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Lou, It's always nice when you can sit down and talk with, and enjoy your guests. I am so glad we got to meet you. I hope that you are still having a wonderful vacation in Florida!
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Great location! ! Great atmosphere! Great hosts! Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Great atmosphere! Great hosts! Great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica and George, It was a pleasure having you stay here and I hope that you will come back for another stay soon! Take Care
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Ultimate Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Chrissy was the best hostess! From monogrammed cup cozees..chocolate..morning coffee..u name it! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage!! We felt right at home!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom & Michele, It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope that you will come stay with us again soon! Chrissy
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You must stay here...best rental in Sarasota!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It had a wonderful open, relaxing feel and was spacious and clean. The location was great, bed was comfy, very private and quiet. Everything we needed was right at our fingertips, and we even got to bring our dog. Chrissy was super responsive from day 1 and everything was smooth and easy checking into the cottage with a key code. It was nice not to have to keep track of keys. The outdoor space is amazing, we had fires at night, and enjoyed sitting by the pool during the day. I will always book this property when I visit the area. Perfect 10+.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
6.8 Miles
Siesta Beach
Car: recommended

We are within 2 miles to downtown Sarasota restaurants, shops and farmers market. Less than a mile to Hillview Area (shops and Restaurants)

We are 5 miles from Lido Beach/St. Armands Circle and 6.8 miles to Siesta Key Beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £35.72 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £142.86
Pet Fee £89.29 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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