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Romantic.....1 Block To Sarasota Bay, 1 Mile To Downtown, 2 Miles To Lido Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

800 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom, One Bath, Plus Outdoor Shower, Large Pool, Lanai, Hot Tub

Romantic 800 sq. ft. boutique villa apartment with your own private pool and hot tub. Only property in urban Sarasota with totally private (all yours, not shared) clothing optional pool and hot tub. Freshly remodeled in 2016. Tropical Chic decor, quality furnishings, lush tropical landscaping. One block walk to beautiful sunsets over Sarasota Bay. All tropical serenity yet close to everything. Alternative lifestyle friendly allows you the freedom to totally be yourself many miles from your home town. Have fun creating new memories. One block walk to beautiful sunsets over Sarasota Bay. You will appreciate the quality, cleanliness and charm of this villa apartment. Your own private over sized unheated salt water pool is all natural without harsh chlorine. Too cold to swim? No worries. You can enjoy the 104 degree large hot tub. You can choose between cooking in the well equipped kitchen or grilling and dining al fresco in your pool side lanai. Shower under the stars in the special outdoor bamboo shower. The lush landscaping includes banana, pineapple, orange, grapefruit and mango trees. (fresh fruit when in season) A short one block stroll will reward you with wonderful sunsets at our humble bay front park where local neighbors gather to drink wine. You will have access to: Fully fenced back yard (very private), covered lanai, pool, outdoor kitchen, off street parking, laundry. There are two vintage bicycles provided for your pleasure. This is a rare for Sarasota, jogging, bike friendly neighborhood with an excellent easy ride along the waterfront where you will enjoy 100 year old oak trees, Spanish moss, modest houses to mansions and the beautiful Ringling Museum. Downtown Main St. Sarasota is a 5 minutes drive with numerous restaurants, night life and shopping. The sugar white sand of Lido Beach is a short 10 minute drive. Staying in the Indian Beach neighborhood is truly Old Florida. Safe, quiet and friendly. Houses are an eclectic mix of modern to over 100 years old. There are three colleges in this neighborhood, a word class museum, micro-brew pub, and a couple modest local restaurants in walking distance. The tiny yet beautiful bay front park is a one block walk. Sarasota is mainly a car reliant city. However, the public bus stop is a two block walk. SRQ airport is a ten minute drive. Taxis and Uber are readily available. Kayak rentals are readily available. Complimentary bicycles and beach chairs on property. PLEASE NOTE: OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO MAXIMUM FOUR GUESTS. CHILDREN MUST BE 12 OR OLDER.

More Details

Roy Jacobson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Roy Jacobson

As a host I most enjoy meeting so many wonderful visitors from around the world. I am considered a kind soul with a love of Sarasota who strives to provide you with the best environment to create special new memories. Whether you desire complete privacy, a quick meet and greet, or get together for a fun evening, I'll be happy to make it so.

Roy Jacobson purchased this villa in 2015

Why Roy Jacobson chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

This is a gem of a property in Northwest Sarasota. Old Florida neighborhood with large oak trees dripping in Spanish moss, mature tropical landscaping and water access. So close to the restaurants, night life and theaters of downtown Sarasota yet feels like a tropical paradise. Very safe and friendly.

The unofficial slogan in this neighborhood is "wouldn't want to live anywhere else".

What makes this villa unique

One of a kind! Most vacation rentals you find in Sarasota share amenities with other guests or the owner. With this unique property you will enjoy your own private pool, outdoor shower, hot tub, covered lanai and privacy fencing. Complete freedom to enjoy paradise as you please. Very friendly, safe, quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Sarasota and beaches.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Indian Beach Sapphire Shores in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children must be 12 or older.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Alternative lifestyle friendly.


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Romantic.....1 Block To Sarasota Bay, 1 Mile To Downtown, 2 Miles To Lido Beach!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

What an amazing place this is!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost a week at Roy's place in Sarasota and just loved it. The pool area is spacious and inviting and cozy. Later in the afternoon, twinkly lights come on and it becomes this very magical place. The weather was too cold to swim in the pool but it was sparkling clean and the plants around the pool are healthy and lush. We used the BBQ outside and the fresh OJ squeezer. The sounds of the water coming into the pool, kind of like a fountain, are soothing and peaceful. The kitchen is equipped with most things that you will need for basic cooking and the colors of the kitchen utensils are so cheerful and welcoming! The two bedrooms are spotless and the king bed, the only one we used, is comfy. We watched a little TV and it works well and also you can play music through it with Pandora and watch Netflix while curled up on the comfortable couch.

Not only is the house spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated in a simple but elegant style, but the location is great. We walked many blocks through the neighborhood and you are very close to the water there.

If you are looking for a smaller, charming, cozy, beautiful home with a delightful host living right next door in case you need him, this is your place! We would come back here in a heartbeat if in the area again. My husband and I highly recommend Roy's home - Indian Beach Sapphire Shores. Love it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind, gracious words. Your satisfaction is my reward. You were wonderful guests who are welcome anytime. namaste, -Roy in Sunny Sarasota
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Everything was just perfect

  • 5 of 5

You could no find a better place for a week in Sarasota. It not being on the water was more than compensated for with the pool in the backyard. We spent so much time just relaxing outside by the screened in pool. House was clean well furnished, beds comfortable. Would go back if the place is available.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Sarasota Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came down to the area for the Sarasota Half Marathon. This home is very close to all of the attractions in Sarasota. This property is very well kept and has all of the amenities you need for a great stay. The area is quiet, the rooms are good sized and the beds are very comfortable. The pool was beautiful and access to a hot tub is always a plus. The outside seating was very nice and relaxing. You can walk just a few blocks and see the sunset every evening. The host includes several nice touches and all were appreciated.

We particularly enjoyed the Sarasota Opera House, the Marietta Art & Whimsy Museum and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Lido Beach was great and there are numerous parks in the area. In six days, we ate at The Breakfast House three times. It is that good. We also really enjoyed The Fresh Catch Fish Market and Grill.

If we return to the area, I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming,clean and quiet.Perfect for a getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Owner has created a charming retreat and takes pride in the property.Everything is close, great beaches not far away by car .Loved our stay !

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was our first rented home and we were quite pleased in so many ways,despite some rather unusual disruptions which I'll get to.

The house is a modest one, though quite comfortable, with a wonderful secluded pool, a hot tub,and a wonderful bamboo outdoor shower. We're older quiet people and the area around the pool afforded us relaxed seating for outdoor reading,writing eating, snoozing. Roy provided the oranges and i provided the wife freshly squeezed orange juice, something i hadn't done in years. The neighborhood was of mixed housing with quite modest homes combined with newer more modern homes and closer to the bay, a block, away, older substantial estate mansions.

The neighborhood and surrounding area was great for walking or biking, with the Ringling museum complex about a mile away. Tamiami Trail is the main north-south street in Sarasota and only little more then a block from the house so you can get anywhere in the center of town in minutes. I preferred to go downtown along some side streets in the older neighborhoods, but it was just as easy as Tamiami Trail. The house couldn't be more conveniently located to almost anything you'd want to do in Sarasota. And the Chinese restaurant within walking distance has some of best Chinese food we've had.

Unfortunately, we had to cut our intended month long stay short because my wife had a midnight pool accident where she fell unto the pool lounging ledge and broke her foot, necessitating emergency care which was excellent. Roy, the owner,who lives next door, was most accommodating to our special circumstances. In fact, his living next door, proved helped multiple times.

We intend to return to the house next year because, despite the accident, it suited us. as does Sarasota itself. The convience to major Sarasota attractions, the closeness to the bay and the Lido beach area is a very appealing feature of the house. I forgot to mention it was the former home of a famous circus gorilla in days gone by, a fact which simply delighted my wife to no end.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint place, fantastic back yard

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here during an unusual cold week of weather, hot tub was used quite often. Would live to come back in warmer weather and get full use of the pool and back yard area. Neat area close to bay around one north of downtown. Easy access to great parts of Sarasota. Wish the bed mattress was firmer, but otherwise loved this place. Roy responds to any needs or questions quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and will certainly look forward to your return. The weather was unusually cold during your stay. You will love all the property has to offer in the warm weather! Since everyone has different tastes in mattress types, I have a pillow top plush mattress in one bedroom and a firm mattress in the other bedroom.
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Sarasota International Airport SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Microbrew Pub
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
french thai fusion
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Indian Beach Sapphire Shores, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer special
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £71.77 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £71.77
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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