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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 24 hour 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.

Roy's Travel Tip!........New airline deregulation will result in increased checked baggage rates. Consider sending your baggage by FedEx or UPS. You will save money and your luggage will be here when you arrive.

More Details

Roy Jacobson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 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
  • 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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(31 traveller reviews)

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Romantic.....1 Block To Sarasota Bay, 1 Mile To Downtown, 2 Miles To Lido Beach!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Carmel, Indiana

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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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Upon entering the house the photos were accurate and it was good in aspects.

Plenty of space and good decor.

Good location for Downtown Sarasota and Lido beach.

Hot tub and outdoor shower were a lovely treat but the pool was cold for this time of year but once you got in it was ok.

Only thing we didn’t like was the outdoor seating was a bit tired and especially in December it was dark and wasn’t inviting enough to use it much but overall happy

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. As a host that is my reward! Thank you for your kind words. It is a special place. The furnishings are intentionally an eclectic mix of tropical modern, original artwork and restored true Florida vintage pieces. I do thank you for your comments as it is my guests opinions that guide me to continually improve the property. Happy travels! -Roy in Sunny Sarasota
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Lawrenceburg, KY

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

After reading all of the five-star reviews below, we were not surprised at how wonderful this property was. We were delighted to discover that everything was exactly as pictured and described. The location is fantastic. It is a very short walk to the end of the street, for a beautiful sunset view. There are some great restaurants nearby (Yummy House might look a bit shady on the outside, but trust us - the inside is very nice and the food is AMAZING). The house is in close proximity to several beaches. Our favorite discovery was South Lido Park beach. Located at the very southern end of Lido Key, the sand is soft and white and the beach is much less crowded than nearby beaches. As for the house itself, the beds were super comfortable, the house was immaculately clean and Roy could not have been a more gracious host. We will be back for sure (if he'll have us)!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven in Sarasota !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to Sarasota many times over the years for a medical conference and have stayed in many different apartments but none like this one. The beautiful ( long ) pool and the hot tub made it special. There were other lovely little touches like the welcoming bottle of shampagne , and refilling the bowl of oranges next to a juicer. iI could go on and on but my suggestion is , try it even if it costs a little more than the average apartment, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was meticulously maintained and very private

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely come back if i ever find myself in Sarasota again. The bug free pool, lenai, hot tub area was very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA


  • 5 of 5

This is a GEM in Sarasota!!! We absolutely loved this house! We loved everything about it! Beds are comfy, kitchen has everything you need, decoration is stylish.We were speechless about outside! Everything is clean and well maintained. Communication with owner was fast and helpful. There is also a “guest book”- if you read thru-it has some tips on places to eat/shop. There were 4 of us, and it seemed like we had plenty of room. We were offered bikes and sure we used it to discover neighborhood and see the sunset.

We had great vacation, and I would highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
last minute special
10 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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 £72.19 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £72.19
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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