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Charming 'Old Florida' 'one bed apartment in Sarasota house, walk to Southside

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

A home away from home

Charming one bedroomed apartment which includes one large bedroom with queen size bed and walk in closet with large ensuite bathroom. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and a smart T.V with cable and Netflix, Kitchen seats 4 people. There is a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, crockpot, coffee maker, electric stove top and grill. Spacious lanai with hot tub, dining table for 6 people and bar with 4 stools. Secluded back yard with patio, table and chairs, sun lounger, BBQ's gas and charcoal, and outdoor wood burning pit.

Off street Parking, walk to Arlington park with outdoor heated Olympic sized pool that costs $4 ! free basketball and tennis courts.

More Details

Tracey Corporan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Very peaceful house, good karma, walking distance to a beautiful park and a heated outdoor Olympic size public pool. Restaurants and bars are a half a mile walk away. Can have a drink and don't need to drive!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Arlington Park in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One queen bed, walk in closet. a queen air mattress bed can be added
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Charming 'Old Florida' 'one bed apartment in Sarasota house, walk to Southside
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay while in Sarasota! House was clean, owners were very attentive and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and cozy with a good location!

  • 4 of 5

Very positive experience. Cozy and cute little place. Everything was there that we needed from little things like salt and pepper to towels. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful. The fenced in backyard was very nice along with the little area with the hot tub.Close to the beach as well!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville TN


  • 5 of 5

Tracey was extremely timely, very easy to communicate with and make arrival plans with. I unfortunately had to cancel our stay, and she was more than understanding and refunded the whole amount. I was embarrassed to have to cancel, but she handled it better than I could have hoped for. We cannot wait to visit this house in the future. It seems ideal for us and our small dog. Thank you, Tracey!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was nice and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Tracey was very welcoming and went out of her way for us. The place was clean and stocked with all necessities. Overall we had an awesome family vacation. I'd recommend anyone staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property has unfulfilled potential, but it is Not as described.

  • 1 of 5

VRBO advises that writing a review is the best way to help travelers, so we will offer this information--as objectively as possible--in the hope that our feedback/suggestions may benefit any prospective renters, as well as the owner/landlord of this property. This rental has a lot of potential, but to make it true to its description as “charming” and “peaceful” with “good karma,” these are a few of the issues the property owner should address—before unsuspecting travelers arrive:

- Conduct a thorough cleaning to remove mold from the shower and bathroom windows, and repair/replace the warped window above the toilet which lets in insects. Also make sure that no cat hair, dead geckos or insects remain under the couch, bed, or bathroom vanity, or other unseen corners.

- Clean embedded, long-term dirt from screens, and replace/repair those that are warped and let in bugs.

- Repair the lanai roof to close the gap between the roof and walls, which lets in rain and insects.

- Empty the water from the hot tub and clean and treat it so that it is safe to use.

- Invest in an ongoing pest-control program to preclude insect infestations in the apartment.

- Remove the debris, junk, and thorny weeds from the back yard, and treat the soil in the garden and flower pots to eradicate the giardia which makes both humans and pets severely ill.

- Fully stock the kitchen and bath with basic amenities like microwavable and serving bowls, pots and pans, cooking utensils, towels, etc.

In addition, before another traveler rents this apartment, the property owner needs to educate herself re landlord responsibilities, health-code requirements, and Florida law involved in renting property. She also needs to develop the people skills to remain civil and mutually respectful when issues are brought to her attention, and to appreciate renters’ efforts to find remedies, rather than to antagonize them with threats and insults.

A final point: As our experience with this rental was so surprising and so different from that of the other reviewer, it's possible that it's the review of the friend whose possessions remained in and around the property during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renters beware of these guests, they will pester you, intimidate you, insult you and threaten you with their generic lawsuit emails and blackmail you demanding money or they will post a bad review, hence this review. On arrival, they handed me the sugar, salt, coffee and various other items from the kitchen and bathroom that were in the rental for the guests as they told me that they didn't use these items. They handed me back the plates and pots and pans as they said were dangerous to their health. They even threw away the welcoming roses as they told me that they were allergic to them. Constantly knocking on my door with a piece of paper and pencil with a list of their needs. The apartment is fully stocked with towels, bed linens and kitchenware. It is fully furnished. The hot tub was not used by them at all, they told me when they arrived that they wouldn't be using it. I have pest control and the property is professionally cleaned after each rental. This rental has been rented out to many guests without any problems.
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9 4
Central Florida

My Trip

  • 4 of 5

I really liked the apartment. It was clean, walkable distance to stores etc. I felt very safe there, which is important to me because I was alone. The owner and her kids were the normal family...raised voices at times, but nothing to make a complaint about. Instructions for using the micro-wave, kitchen scissors,and instructions on using the tv would help others. Over all, if I go back to Sarasota, I will call this person first, for a reservation.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Michaels on East
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Siesta Key
Car: recommended

Arlington Park is best known for its convenient location with an eclectic mix of mid century to newly constructed houses, paved streets and plenty of beautiful old trees. The park, itself has a playground and gymnasium, locker rooms, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts, and swimming pools, the park offers a wide variety of classes and activities. The five access points encourage pedestrians from the neighborhood to take advantage of the half-mile walking loop.

There are people of all ages and all physical conditions walking, running, talking and socializing. It's a great neighborhood to walk in.

There are shopping areas and restaurants along Tamiami Trail and Hillview Street and Southside village. Westfield Southgate mall is just down the road. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is literally across U.S. 41. Downtown Sarasota and the Siesta and Lido Key beaches are within easy driving distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Arlington Park, 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
1 May 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
18 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.95
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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