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Tropical Pool Home Just Off World Famous Siesta Key

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 29 nights

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Minimum Stay
14 - 29 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Gulf Gate - Gulf Gate Pool Home

Rooms Open To Screened Patio With Heated Pool, Hot Tub And Lounging Areas.

Three bedroom, two bath, private pool home located on a quiet culdesac in the highly sought after Gulf Gate Estates. About a mile from the beautiful white sand beaches of Siesta Key, this property offers easy access to all local attractions/beaches with the added luxury of a private heated pool, hot tub and outdoor relaxation. The split floor plan has a king bed in the master and a queen and a double in the other two bedrooms. Both bathrooms are shower/tub combo. Conveniences include washer, dryer and dishwasher.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Russell Zimmerman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016

About Russell Zimmerman

We moved to Sarasota from Atlanta in 2011 and found our dream home. We have been renovating and updating this beautiful Old Florida home for the last two years. It has been our primary residence during this time. We are now ready to share our lovely home with visitors to the area.

Russell Zimmerman purchased this house in 2011

Why Russell Zimmerman chose Sarasota

We married on Siesta Key in 2006. We knew then that this was where we wanted our getaway home to be. We found the perfect home in Gulf Gate Estates that provided convenience to all aspects of Sarasota and its Keys. It needed work when we purchased it, and it has been a labor of love over the last two years.

What makes this house unique

The horseshoe shape of the house is amazing and unique. The house itself surrounds the pool, which is partially covered and fully screened. The master and guest rooms have pocket sliding glass doors that open directly to the pool deck. The living area and kitchen also have pocket doors that open to the deck. This provides an amazing amount of natural light and the ability to completely open up the house for the breeze. The house is beautiful, beachy, and comfortable.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Tropical Pool Home Just Off World Famous Siesta Key
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Arriving to this home, it was spacious, beautiful, and better than the pictures showed. Well maintained. Spotlessly cleaned. The surrounding yard is well manicured. Love the pool area with covered patio opening up right into the living area.. Spent most of our time outside. It is in a quiet neighborhood, but convenient to shopping and restaurants.. Panaficio's Pizzeria is right down the street and is very casual with the best pizza in FL. Rusty and Cynthia were great to work with and very responsive. We will be back for another month next year! Hated to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This property met all our expectations. What were our expectations?

1. Privacy- having our own pool meant we didn't have to share with many other vacationers.

2. Peaceful- the neighborhood is very quiet.

3. A place that felt like it was our vacation home

4. A place we could bring our dog who is also part of our family.

5. Location location location- close to everything. We rode our bikes to the beach one day. Restaurants everywhere. Went to a Rays game in St. Pete. Only 50 mins away.

6. Private from the neighbors. Although we never saw the neighbors, the yard is completely surrounded by beautiful tropical plants making it very private.

7. Clean. I am a neat freak and the place met my standards.

8. Golf course in the neighborhood which was perfect for kids.

9. Well supplied: bikes, fishing poles, towels, sheets, beach chairs, beach cart, washer and dryer, WiFi, TV, Hot tub. and on and on

10. Screened in pool, which was very much needed. There has been a lot of rain in Sarasota and the bugs were out.

I really hope we can come back again next year. We built so many good memories in the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, New York

We love this rental home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing rental!!! Every space is exactly as is the pictures depicts.. We were there in January of 2015 and loved our month in the home.. The owner is very easy to communicate with as are the rental agents that met us at the house when we arrived.. There is a Public Market around the corner and a Trader Joe's just a short car ride away.. Siesta Key is only 10 minutes away and the beaches are beautiful!! If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a very quiet neighborhood this is it.. The diversity of restaurants is amazing, all within walking distance on a nice Florida evening.. Can't say enough about this rental but must say the bed in the master bedroom was a heavenly comfortable experience. Enjoy, we surely did...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portage, WI

Gulf Gate

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this house. We were there for the month of February. The neighbors were vey friendly, it is about a half mile from groceries and other shopping, there are more restaurants in the area than you could possible eat at if you chose a differnt one every day. The heated pool and jacuzzi are very nice. Someone cleans the pool and checks it once a week. The lay out of the house is the best part. The house was build around the pool. We ate most of our meals outside by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Gate Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune to find this lovely home to stay for 5 weeks with our family. The house is situated at the end of a quiet street, only minutes from popular local eateries, pubs, a major shopping center and banks to which we walked to on a regular basis. Siesta Key is only a short drive away with many public beach access points where we parked and spent time. The beach equipment provided came in quite handy. The large retractable glass doors extend the interior of the home into a great pool and hot tub area which we found ourselves using on a daily basis. The enclosed lanai area also has comfy outdoor lounging and dining areas. The small barbeque was just right for evening meals. The kitchen is equipped with enough accessories that we found ourselves eating at home with the finds of fresh local grocers. We found this home to be just the fit for our family of four adults, loads of room for everyone to stretch out, relax and enjoy the sun and warmth of Sarasota. It is a real gem in a central located quiet neighborhood.

The property managers for Mr. Zimmerman were very helpful with any questions we had about the area and responded to any questions we had in person or by phone. The care for the pool and hot tub as well as the grounds was taken care of on a weekly basis.

Bring your luggage and relax in this home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i have been coming to Siesta Key for years and we have finally found our FAVORITE vacation home. The pictures do not do this place justice!! Our stay was perfect in every way. The beds were very comfortable, the linens and towels were great quality. We enjoyed relaxing poolside listening to the waterfall while sipping a glass of wine. The hot tub was a bonus also!! The beach is just a short drive away. Greg and Cynthia, propery managers, were here to greet us upon arrival and answered any questions we had during our stay. Awesome people to work with!! Clean and TOP OF THE LINE!!!! We will definately return as long as the owners will share (: Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very happy to hear that visitors are enjoying our home and appreciate it as much as we do. We certainly welcome you back anytime the opportunity arises. Take care.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Gulf Gate Entertainment District Food and Drink
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gulf Gate Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Entertainment District Food and Drink-Walking Dist
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Siesta Key / Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

Take a fifteen minute bike ride to the white sand beaches of world famous Siesta Key. While there, stop in for some award winning clam chowder and a beverage at Captain Curt's Sniki Tiki or bike on up the key to Siesta Key Village and enjoy a variety of shops and restaurants. The SKOB (Siesta Key Oyster Bar), Gilligans, Daiquiri Deck, Blase Cafe along with many others provide daily local live entertainment. Be sure to make your way to Sunset Point beach located behind the Village for breath taking views of sunset.

Also, once on the island, you can take advantage of the several 'Free Ride' services for transportation on and off the key. Siesta Key Free Rides, Jonny's Free Rides and Steve's Island Hopper are just a few of these transportation services that operate on tips only. A fun and inexpensive way to get around without the worries of parking or driving after a dinner and cocktails.

Back on the mainland, local attractions include the John and Mable Ringling Museum, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Big Cat Habitat, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and more. Downtown Sarasota is a short six mile ride from the property and features a pedestrian friendly entertainment district with shopping, bars, restuarants and theaters. Be sure to check out Mattisons City Grille and enjoy live entertainment, great food and drink in a beautiful outdoor setting. For some of the area's best seafood visit Barnacle Bill's, also located in downtown Sarasota on Main Street.

From downtown, travel over the Ringling Bridge to visit famous St. Armands Circle on beautiful Lido Key. St. Armand's offers more dining, shopping and live entertainment options. Be sure to stop in at the Columbia Restaurant for a glass of Sangria freshly prepared tableside and the area's best Cuban food.

Located just north of St. Armands Circle is the Mote Marine Research Center and Aquarium. A great way to spend a few hours learning about local marine life. While there say hi to Hugh and Buffett, Mote Marines resident Manatees.

As you can see, Sarasota and its keys have much to enjoy in addition to the crystal clear water, white sand beaches and great weather. Be sure to check out The Ticket published by the Herald Tribune either online ) or in print for a complete listing of weekly entertainment, dining, nightlife, arts, attractions and events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Gate, Siesta Key

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer and Fall Season
5 Jun 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 6 May 2017
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
Summer and Fall Season 2017
7 May 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season
30 Dec 2017 - 26 May 2018
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £123 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £81
Cleaning Fee £102 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Gate in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled floors. Extended shower curtain rods to offer more elbow room. Single vanities with under sink storage in both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet and attached bath. Second bedroom with queen bed and large closet. Sliding pocket doors open rooms directly to pool deck. Third room with double-bed. Room darkening shades on all doors and windows. All rooms are carpeted.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs provided. Lawn and pool care included.

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