|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
take a look to our Villa + the Duplex
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With our concept we want to fill all the gaps that we experienced during our holidays as private holiday-makers, with and without children.
From directions that lead to nowhere, to inadequately equipped apartments, which do not have a contact person and that no one on site feels responsible for, from missing breakfast coffee after the first night to incalculable extra charges and supplements.
Together with your booking confirmation you will receive a sketch with the directions that will lead you safely and without detours. In your temporary home you will find an initial equipment containing soft drinks as well as a breakfast basket.
To plan your trips you won't have to do research, collect brochures and buy street maps because with us elaborate suggestions await you that are easily accomplished with an already programmed GPS. www.tropicalfruitgarden.com
compl. renovation in 2010. Open since 2011. Owner operatet.
Astrid + Andy purchased this apartment in 2010
we are here for our guests 24/7. And they love my cookouts
We stayed at the Banana apartment from Christmas to New Years. As a whole, we really enjoyed it. It was mostly clean and the AC worked well. Access to beach supplies and the pool was lovely, as was having our own washer and dryer. Astrid & Andy were wonderfully accommodating and have first class customer service! They worked with us and our extended family (who were renting another apartment) and couldn't have been kinder or more service oriented. The beds were very comfortable, and the apartment was well set up for a week stay with two adults and three little children. A few (little) things that I was a little disappointed in... The towels were very old. Many were becoming threadbare or hems were pulling out. It would go a long ways to replace the old bathroom towels with something a little newer. Astrid and Andy left us a small amount of food for breakfast since we arrived on Christmas day and couldn't go shopping which was SO sweet and we were very grateful. However, the advertised "spices kit" was nowhere to be found... Only salt, coffee, and tea were in the apartment for cooking. Not a big deal, but a little disappointing given the advertisement. There is no DVD player (which I thought had been advertised) but their TV has a multitude of channels. Astrid also provided us with diapers (!!), a pack n play, and a high chair for our little one which was SO nice for our family vacation. If you are looking for a small place at a very good rate, I highly recommend the Banana Apartment. That said, however, for a little extra money, I would recommend the Pineapple Apartment even more. Our extended family stayed in the Pineapple and it was SO much nicer. Cleaner, newer, and WAY larger. Two bathrooms instead of one...and the living and dining space was almost double. The kitchen was better stocked and much larger and easier to work with. All that to say, I highly recommend the Tropical Fruit Garden and Astrid & Andy to provide for your vacation to the Sarasota area. It is definitely worth the four stars given this review. A few things such as newer towels, a slightly bigger spice kit (or expectations changed by removing the advertisement of a spice kit), and a little bit more attention to cleanliness on the windowsills and on the high chair and I would have definitely rated this five stars. For the price though, you can't go wrong, and Astrid and Andy will make your stay very enjoyable! If we return to Sarasota, we will stay here again.
Dear Andy and Astrid, thanks for having us at your Tropical Friut Garden resort. We very much enjoyed the time while we where there. You were wonderful hosts and the Tropical Friut Garden is perfectly located to explore Sarasota beaches and city life as well. The lemon appartement was nicely and very clean. We definitely want to come back!
We were a UK family of 4 with two teenagers and could not ask for more. The hosts Astrid and Andi could not have been more helpful and were the warmest hosts we have ever met. We stayed in Apartment Lemon and it was very comfortable, spacious, practical and clean. Thought has gone into both design and making your stay easy to manage. I had no arguments from my children who enjoyed their stay and loved playing in the swimming pool an added bonus for starting the day, or end of day relaxation. Really appreciated the thought that has gone into our stay and was made easy, for example beach towels, umbrellas and beach chairs . The location is excellent and you are around the corner for convenience stores and a few miles away from the beach and Sarasota. There are numerous attractions nearby, beautiful beaches, and is a great location to explore the gulf coast.
Highly recommended and excellent value for money
My wife and I and a grandson stayed in apartment 5, while my son, wife and five kids stayed in the Villa. The accommodations were clean, well furnished, and had everything we needed during our four night stay. The location is in a safe, quite, and relaxing residential neighborhood that is close to stores, restaurants, and is only a 25 minute drive to the beach. The owners, Astrid and Andy, who are also the operators, are dedicated to providing the best stay possible to their guests. We recommend Tropical Fruit Garden to anyone traveling to the Sarasota area.
The apartment was basic but very nice. Everything you would need was there. The welcoming food to make a nice breakfast on arrival was great as we arrived at 9.30 a.m. after driving for 24 hours. The biggest thing for us the that it was very clean throughout. However we were disappointed in the grounds and the swimming pool. The introduction says it is landscaped but we believe it needs some work to be more inviting outside. The deck at the back was not level so we could not sit out there for coffee. A small table and chairs in front of each unit would be nice. We were able to sit in the sun around the pool but the water itself was never warm enough for swimming although they said it was heated. Out of 28 days there we nobly went in the water once. Another big thing for us was to have wi-fi and the wi-fi there was not good at all. It was very slow and at times it would freeze our computer.
It was a totally WOW! experience staying in the Villa for 4 nights. After a tiring 9 hour drive and arriving close to 11pm we were welcomed very friendly and the tastefully decorated and very clean villa certainly impressed us. It was furnished with everything we needed and we had a wonderful, peaceful stay.
Sarasota with its 52,000 inhabitants is a city full of culture and a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, and fun and arts are important here.
A dreamlike, gorgeous bay awaits you in which local dolphins romp about and where palm trees line the tranquil streets.
An ample cultural programme, first-class shopping as well as the white sandy beaches of the sunny island (the so-called Keys) will fulfil all your wishes.
No matter if shopping or snorkelling, Mickey Mouse or opera, dolphins or crocodiles, beach or pool, playing golf or going by Harley: With us you will find relaxation to your taste.
Enjoy the tranquillity in our garden and have yourself pampered with culinary specialties.
The Villa comprises a completely equipped kitchen, and of course bed linen and towels. It is furnished comfortably and has two Flatscreen TV, Washing machine, Dryer and wireless internet without charge.