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Heated Pool House Close To USA's Best Beach! Great Rates!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 , Close To Beaches, Shops And Restaurants

The house has a comfortable layout for entertaining. Two master suites are on opposite ends of the house. A new gourmet kitchen is in the middle of the house. It is open with a pass through to see everything including the pool. In the Florida room a long table easily pulls out from the wall to seat 10 -12 guests for that special meal. The house contains all new contemporary furnishings for your vacation comfort. Gulf Gates and the Sarasota Pavilion is through a locked gate in the privacy fence, behind the home.


Property Manager
Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel

We have been married since 1967 and have one special daughter and son in law who light up our lives. We looked for a great beach to spend leasure time and know we had found in when we stepped out on the white, fine sand of Siesta Key. Wow! Sarasota clenched the deal with all the culture and amenities it has to offer. Ernie would like to live there and play music at the local beachside restaurants. We have always loved the beach and were property owners on Emerald Isle, North Carolina and loved going there with family and friends for vacations and having renters enjoy the beach and our home as we had. We love to imagine other happy families enjoying the long table in the Florida Room and the pool making wonderful vacation memories.

Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel purchased this house in 2012

Why Linda Ertel or Ernie Ertel chose Sarasota

Sarasota weather is so wonderful most of the year with the cool summer breeze. In the winter it is a ray of sunshine to rejuvenate in after so much dark, cold ice and snow.

What makes this house unique

This home is unique in that it is located on a quiet dead end street. It is private but its proximity to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment mean a car is not necessary. Go out the back gate in the privacy fence and you come out in the Gulf Gate Shopping and Dining District. This is a neighborhood of one-story stores, wonderful international restaurants, and clubs and gift shops for all ages. At night this area becomes a hot spot and fills up with eaters, drinkers and live music lovers, a fun spot to be near for six nights a week. The Sarasota Pavilion shopping complex is also right there with a Bealls, Ross, Old Navy, Marshalls, Michael’s Crafts, Books-a-Million, Steinmart, a Publix supermarket and many more including Big Chain Restaurants all near the intersection of Stickney Point and Tamiami Trail. Cross this intersection and go down the causeway to get to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is less than two miles to Siesta Key. Two bicycles are provided free for your use.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Gate in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from main hallway.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from bedroom 4
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from Bedroom 1
  • All bathroom are new with walk in showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom with shower, dresser, HD TV with cable and HBO.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Brass bed, large chest with two nightstands and small TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Nice size Bathroom with shower and door to the outside.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds with two large drawers, a desk and a TV
  • All Bedrooms have new, excellent quality mattresses and closets. Three of the bedrooms have a TV with cable and HBO. We love the music stations on cable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Close to miles and miles of beaches, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews
5

Great vacation home! Super clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house was very clean and comfortable with lots of space to gather our whole family for a meal or a relaxing conversation. The heated pool was so nice and warm it was easy to enjoy a swim even when the evenings were a little cool. We loved the sliders in the dining room that opened up to the pool area on two sides. The location was great too - close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review. Laurie keeps it sparkling clean. It is a pleasure to give other families a memorable vacation experience. One of our favorite things to do is make improvements to this little piece of paradise.
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5

we had an excellent time!

  • 5 of 5

It was great to stay 9 days in this home. Everything was perfect: good weather, good house, great vacations.

We had one problem when the A/C did not work one evening: I wrote an email and 3 hours later the A/C was fixed -> what a great effort.

We were really happy to stay here and can recommend this house.

Peter & family from Switzerland.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter! Glad you enjoyed! We do our best to create a comfortable and happy place for families! Danke Schoen!
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5

Relaxing summer home

  • 5 of 5

The inside of the house was very nice, homey, and spacious. We had a great time in the pool, and were very close to the beach and shopping. Quick response and great communication with the owner and property manager. Overall, a great choice for a relaxing summer vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our summer family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the ray of sunshine home .very comfortable and very clean spacious great pool and very close to everything great location .would recommend this home to any family.Thank you Ernie & Linda for letting us stay here. The Corrado Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Average

  • 3 of 5

The property was a good size. One of the bedrooms with ensuing was very noisy due to the electric box/air conditioning unit so we could not get goods nights sleep. Everything else in house was ok. Pretty standard but a little old. Clean and tidy though. Pool was dirty full of insects and net was broken to clean the pool. Felt a little let down but ok for few nights stay just pleased we did not book for longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, A whole new air conditioning system is being installed next week and we should have the best and most quiet possible. Our little piece of paradise has been very popular since it opened in 2014 and next week it is getting a refresh. We aim at providing an enjoyable experience to all who vacation at our Ray of Sunshine. Kind regards, Linda, Ernie and all our management team.
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Clean, open, and relaxing! We felt a sense of being "at home" even though we were on vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a relaxing week at this home. From the moment we walked in, the house seemed extremely clean, organized, and inviting. We loved all the little "extra" touches that made us feel welcome. Our kids enjoyed being able to jump in the pool as soon as they woke up in the morning or while they were waiting for dinner to be made. We were able to make all our meals with ease due to the great appliances and cooking utensils readily available. We definitely recommend this home to anyone seeking a stay at Siesta Key! The breath taking beaches are within a short driving distance, as well as the convenience of shopping vicinities. Our family of 7 had more than enough room to relax and enjoy our vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Siesta Beach
St. Armands Circle
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Siesta Beach
Marina jacks
Daiquiri Deck Siesta Key
Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
SARASOTA /BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
THIRSTY TURTLE ( and many more)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
PALMER RANCH, (dozens of others)
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
STICKNEY POINT ROUTE 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
SCHNITZEL KITCHEN, OOH LA LA BAKERY, (many more)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
SIESTA KEY
Car: not necessary

Miles and miles of beautiful beaches. The famous Siesta Key is one of the most beautiful in the world and voted #1 in USA. So many shops and wonderful restaurants, music and culture things to do and see. Sarasota has small town charm with big city attractions and Museums and entertainment.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Gate, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
From
£139
£900
£2,466
 
 
Winter/early spring
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£665
for 3 nights
From
£183
£1,161
£3,510
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£148
£987
£2,640
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52
Damage Deposit £271.88

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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