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Condo - On Golf Course, View of Lake! Near Beaches, Great shopping, restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,480 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, bonus room (den or third bedroom), clean, spacious

Recently redone 2/3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms second floor condo, open concept, modern kitchen fully equipped, granite counters, stainless steel appliances including built in large microwave and wine cooler.The abundant cupboards are loaded with all manner of cooking and dining implements. Tile floors, plus carpet in great room and bedrooms.Glassed in lanai with table that sits four overlooking the golf course and lake (watch the resident alligator, turtle and water birds!). Comfortable breakfast room off kitchen with round club style table and chairs,overlooking gardens. Convenient entrance porch leading to front door and entrance hallway. The master bedroom has a king size bed and tasteful decor, with a large window facing the golf course. It has a large en suite with granite counter and double vanity, a large walk-in closet and a separate oversize shower, toilet and linen closet. Second bedroom has queen size bed and dresser plus large closet,second bathroom has tub and granite counter. Den/third bedroom has queen sofa bed. A dining area, situated between the kitchen counter with bar stools and the living-room, has an elegant black glass table and chairs to sit six. The great room offers comfortable leather sofa and love seat, plus a reclining chair, and large flat screen TV, CD/DVD player. Built-in mirrored bar with sink and granite counter. The glass enclosed lanai facing the golf course follows from the great room and has a wicker glass top table and four matching chairs where you can sit and admire the sunset while sipping a cool drink. Cable, phone with free calls within U.S. and Canada, WiFi internet all included. Over-sized garage with room for a large car and a golf cart plus ample extra parking facing the garage door. All linens provided, including beach towels. Beach chairs and coolers. Mere steps to large swimming pool, hot tub, club house and BBQ. Very close to Palm Aire luxurious club house, with short-term memberships available for renters. Everything you need for a comfortable vacation. Owner uses condo, so very lovingly cared for, super clean. Near all amenities: great shopping on University Parkway (several shopping centers), good restaurants, minutes from Ringling complex, St. Armand's and Lido Beach, near Siesta Beach and Bradenton Beach. Only one hour from Tampa Airport, minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton airport, two hours from Disneyworld. Many attractions nearby, lovely park with trails and lake within walking distance.

Avista, situated off Whitefield Ave., is a small complex of condos and villas disposed in a circle around the garden and swimming pool. The residents are super friendly and the area is blissfully quiet.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Elena

I am an adopted Canadian, originally from Argentina. With husband Ted we have been dividing our time, in recent years, between St. John's, Newfoundland and Newbury, Ontario. More recently we added Sarasota as our haven away from the Canadian winter.

Elena purchased this condo in 2013

Why Elena chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

When we decided to spend winters in Florida, we drove all over the state, from St. Augustine to the Panhandle, stopping in many coastal towns and cities to get a feel for that special one. After two days in Sarasota we were both completely sure that this is the place for us. The combination of climate, superb beaches, a strong arts program (we are classical music lovers) and a myriad of amenities in a friendly community pulled us in. We chose Avista after renting in several places. In fact, we first rented the condo we now own. The neighbours are very nice and friendly, very helpful, and the peace and quiet, with the great, soothing view at the back made this condo very attractive. The layout of the condo is very convenient, it is spacious and bright, has a cathedral ceiling which adds to the feeling of space and there are several areas for comfortable entertaining and for privacy, yet there is this open and airy feeling. We like the separate, large garage and the short steps to the pool, yet we can't hear any of the activities there as there are trees and vegetation in between.

What makes this condo unique

According to most Avista residents, we have a great location combining a short drive to excellent beaches with very close proximity to top notch shopping and restaurants, yet with easy access to downtown and St. Armand's Circle. Everybody likes the fact that Avista is a small community (less than 90 units) and the neighbours are friendly to temporary guests. You will not be a stranger for long! There are monthly potlucks where a visitor can meet the residents in an open, relaxed atmosphere.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Sarasota in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra large shower, toilet, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Many attractions for all tastes, from a world renown circus to top notch national and international orchestras, soloists, ballet (local and visiting), repertory theatre, choirs, art galleries, jazz venues, top popular entertainers, volunteering opportunities, a gamut of restaurants and more!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Condo - On Golf Course, View of Lake! Near Beaches, Great shopping, restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Perrysburg, Ohio

Another Wonderful Visit

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I hand another fun visit this year. Second time we have stayed in this wonderful condo. Elena is great to work with, everything we needed was in the condo and the location here is just perfect. In addition to the condo itself, the common area facilities around the pool are well maintained and freshly painted and the grounds well cared for. Much attention to detail. We will be back again. Beaches and downtown Sarasota are just a 10 to 15 minute drive away. New UTC Mall with retail and food 5 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Home, Sweet Home~

  • 5 of 5

I stayed this condo for 3weeks. It was very comfortable and perfect to my family.

There are 2 bed-rooms and den with queen-size sofa ded, so almost 3 bed rooms.

When my family arrived in condo, we absolutely felt free and comfortable after long-distance trip (took within a day journey).

The home was fully equipped for staying(kitchen, bedroom, even bathroom and living room).

And most important thing was I strongly felt home-owner, Elena, she took care of us.

The neighbors are also really kind and great! I can't forget Amy and her pet Molly. When I leave Sarasota, she gave me a handwirtten letter and small gift. Wow, she made our journey more special and unforgettable!! I appreciate for her kindness.

We had short-membership of Palm Aire Golf Club. It's very useful. The home is very close to club house, yep very nice location!

If I have a chance to be Sarasota again, I'll surely be back this home!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location Ideal for golf.

  • 5 of 5

We are visitors from England and spent the month of November at the condo playing golf and sightseeing in the area. Avista is in a lovely quiet location surrounded by the golf course. The condo overlooks the fairway and the lake where we would watch a variety of birds including Sandhill Cranes and Great Blue Herons feeding outside the lounge window. The booking was very straightforward and Elena was quick to respond and sorted out any queries very quickly. We enjoyed our month at the condo - it is a lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perrysburg, Ohio

Great Condo: Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to this Condo in the Avista sub division, this is just off University Parkway in Sarasota. We love this area and go down every year. 15 minutes to the Siesta Key Beaches, Sarasota downtown, wonderful dining and the new world class mall. Quiet neighborhood to walk or run for exercise.

Elena and Ted's condo was perfect. It is updated, has comfortable furnishings, wireless internet and great views overlooking the golf course at Palm Air Country Club. Just across the parking area a wonderful pool and hot tub. Pool area also includes a gas grill which we used. I highly recommend this rental. Elena and Ted were very helpful with the arrangements. Great visit and close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta ga

Sunshine State fan

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely Condo for 4 months.!!!! I would highly recommend renting it's very clean and modern up to date inside with appliances. Its convenient to the new mall in the area and also the interstate also outlet malls nearby as well. The decoration inside is very well done. The neighbors are great in the area and very helpful with information about the area. Short commute to beaches I would definitely return again if i'm ever in the Sarasota area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis, MO

St Louis Snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful months in Avista this year. The condo was great!!! Everything we needed was in the condo and ready for our use. The view from the lanai is very nice, the beautiful sunsets, the golfers going by, the birds and a good place (and distance) to watch the 'gator.

The owner is extremely anxious to make sure all is in good shape for renters. The condo was very clean, comfortable furniture and bedding, good assortment of dishes, glassware, cookware and linens. The rooms are decorated very nice. The neighbors are extremely friendly and pleasant whether at the pool or just passing by.

The condo, located in the Avista community of Palm Aire, is convienent to all shopping including groceries, clothing, sports, etc. A prime shopping center is opening this fall which will include many top national stores. The resturants in the area are very good with a large varity of menus to fit all tastes. The Sarasota airport is just a short drive, the Dog Racing Track is also very close. A bit further is downtown Sarasota with many places eat and enjoy. The beaches, especially Siesta Key, are short drives away and are wonderful places to visit. Siesta Key is the No. 1 beach in the country. A must see even if not a beach lover.

We were extremely pleased with this condo. Would recommend that it be put on the top of your list to check out. We know you would be as pleased as we were!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Sarasota, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May - September
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
October - December
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
January 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £77.3 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,159.54
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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