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

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores - Romantic Paradise By The Bay.

2 Bedroom, One Bath, Plus Outdoor Shower, Pool, Lanai, Old Florida Neighborhood

Romantic botique villa apartment with your own private pool and hot tub. Only property in urban Sarasota with totally private clothing optional pool. Freshly remodeled in 2015. 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 105 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. Nap in the hammock under the mango tree. 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, 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. 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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Roy Jacobson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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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 apartment in 2015

Why Roy Jacobson chose Sarasota

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 apartment unique

Most vacation rentals you find in Sarasota share amenities with other guests. With this unique property you will enjoy your own private pool, outdoor shower, 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.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic.....1 Block To Sarasota Bay, 1 Mile To Downtown, 2 Miles To Lido Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Awesome rental!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Sarasota for a nephew's wedding. We loved this place and plan to go back. We really appreciated how immaculate everything was and so thoughtfully equipped with everything you need. The pool and hot tub were a wonderful bonus plus having a bamboo lined outdoor shower was great. Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota Dream

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed calling this home for a few days. Lots of personality in this getaway, and everything we needed to relax and enjoy our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend grtaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice stay this weekend despite Tropical Storm Hemine.

Roy provided all the necessary amenities and services:

•soft, comfortable beds

•fresh oranges every morning

•salt water pool

•gas grill


•washer and dryer

•fresh flower

•privacy and so much more

Roy, thanks again for being so accomaating and providing the perfect atmosphere to make new memories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property, amazing atmosphere, all you could ever want.

  • 5 of 5

I'm not fond of reviewing properties but due to the quality and overall wonderful experience I decided to share one. The property is phenomenal...from the color changing completely water lighted pool, to the fresh oranges for squeezing in the provided large hand juicer on the patio, the gas grill for cooking out next to the pool, the privacy afforded by the fencing, lush tropical plants surrounding the pool, the sound of the waterfall, a hammock for relaxing, and large sliding glass doors with a view of your own patio paradise from the living room and bedroom, updated and quality kitchen appliances for cooking, the mounted large screen tv with Roku, Netflix, Ect...the entire experience relaxes you from moment one.

The host was superb...considerate, kind, welcoming and accommodating...the little touches...like some welcoming spirits in the fridge...a nice bottle of wine...fresh fruit for enjoying by the pool...flowers/chocolate on the bed...Roy stands a cut above any host I have encountered hands down.

As I write this, I am excited to share this rare jewel with the community...but I somewhat worry that like me people will become enamored with Roy's home and make reservations harder to come by for myself. I shall run the risk and share this find with you...just make sure you leave some nights for me to return ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning pool setting and cozy accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two weeks in June 2016. The two-bedroom apartment was exactly as pictured: well stocked, decorated, and comfortable for the two of us. We swam daily in the 40 ft long saltwater pool and enjoyed breakfast on the lanai. During the day we explored nearby Sarasota sights by car and on the bicycles supplied by Roy, our gracious host. At night, the pool lights came on and created an atmosphere of romance and privacy. We felt like we were on our own tropical island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, inside and out! We loved the pool, we enjoyed lying in the hammock! I let my kids use the old time juicer to make fresh squeezed orange juice. There is an outside shower, I highly recommend that you use it at least once!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 apartment in Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
cleaning fee £62 + Tax
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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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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