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Large Executive Water-Front Property Overlooking Sarasota Intercoastal Bay.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 Story, 5 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 12


Bayfront Contemporary with on Sarasota Bay!

This Contemporary Home on Sarasota Bay has Spectacular Views from all 3 stories. Enjoy bayfront living at it's finest with a 2-story great room, bayfront lanai, pool, boat dock and lift.

Master Bath is finished in marble; a guest suite, also with an amazing walk in closet & spacious bath, has access to the pool; the kitchen offers a center island, walk in pantry, and a breakfast area to enjoy the bay views; the second floor has a family room that accesses a 10 x 22 open deck overlooking the bay & the pool below; 2 of the 3 bedrooms on this level have walk in closets & private baths (one even has it's own private bayfront balcony!); the other makes a great guest room or office; the top floor has a bonus room with glass on 3 sides where you can see the South Bridge, the Gulf, & amazing sunsets; the oversize lot has 113 ft of seawall with a boat lift & dock; don't miss the opportunity to stay on the water in a great neighborhood close to Siesta Key & everything Sarasota has to offer!

A/C: Central, Zoned/Multiple

Floor Covering: Marble, Wood

Heat/Fuel: Central, Fuel - Electric, Fuel - Gas Natural, Zoned/Multiple Security System - Yes

Fireplace: Wood Burning Fireplace

Utilities Data: BB/HS

Internet Wifi

County Water, Gas, Public Municipal Water, Public Sewer, Public Utilities

Interior Layout: Breakfast Room Separate, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Open Floor Plan, Volume Ceilings

Interior Features: Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Ceiling Fan(S), Solid Stone Counters, Unfurnished, Walk In Closet

Master Bath: Bidet, Dual Sinks, Garden Bath, Tub with Separate Shower Stall

Appliances Included: Built In Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Appliances, Hot Water Electric, Microwave, Oven, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Wine Cooler.

Kitchen Features: Breakfast Bar, Closet Pantry, Islandhug, Walk In Pantry

Additional Rms: Bonus Room, Den/Library/Office, Inside Utility Room

Dim Level Floor Covering

Room Dim Level Floor Covering

2nd JJ h 13x12

3rd Bedroom 13x11

4th Bedroom 12x11

5th Bedroom 13x11

Bonus Room 14x16

Dinette 08x08

Dining Room 12x16

Family Room 16x19

Kitchen 16x18

Living Room 26x20

Master Bedroom 18x20

Study/Den 14x16

Balcony/Porch/Lanai 10x22

FEATURES: Barbecue, Cable, Internet, Ceiling Fan throughout, Deck, Dock, Fenced Yard, Fireplace, Hot tub/Spa, Intercom, Lawn Pool, Patio, Vaulted ceiling.

Parking: Garage - Attached, 3 spaces, 828 sqft (1 used as a spa)

View: Water, Waterfront

Jet Ski, Bicycles, Boat dock, Beach chairs/toys and Maid service available at a reasonable fee.

More Details

Zack A. Ghalayini
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Arabic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Zack A. Ghalayini

Owner is an IT executive who lives between his home in the Laurel Oaks Country Club in Sarasota, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and overseas.

Zack A. Ghalayini purchased this house in 2010

Why Zack A. Ghalayini chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

This unique property offers the contemporary Florida lifestyle.

It is spacious, luxurious and convenient.

What makes this house unique

1- Water front.

2- Great Location.

3- Private.

4- Water accessible.

5- Great modern Kitchen and bathrooms.

6- Extra Large Washer/Dryer laundry Room.

7- Daily Maid service available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Siesta Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3851 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Large Shower Stall and Dual sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Modern Style en suite BA#3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , BA#4 en suite modern bathroom with large shower stall
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , BA#5 is a double sink with large shower stall
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , BA#6 is a Guest half bathroom on ground floor
  • Master bathroom # 1 has Bidet, Dual Sinks, garden Bath, Tub with separate Shower Stall.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , M BR#1 with panoramic water view and large walkin closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , MB#2 with Water view and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR#4 on second level with water view with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR#3 with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , BR#5 with separate bathroom
    Bonus Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 18x20 Master bedroom # 1 with full panoramic Water view with Kingsize bed and Memory Mattress with huge walk-in closet.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Daily Housekeeper available at very reasonable fee. Handy man available.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Large Executive Water-Front Property Overlooking Sarasota Intercoastal Bay.
average rating of 4.225806 based on 31 reviews

Renter Beware!!!

  • 1 of 5

There is an obvious reason why this property is so cheap compared to others of similar location and size. Yes, the house is large and has a great view of the inter coastal waterway. That's where the beauty ends and the nightmare begins. Upon arrival, the microwave did not work, the oven did not work, the water heater for the pool did not work, a number of lights including the shadaleer in the dining room did not work, the washing machine did not work, and the bedroom adjacent to the kitchen smelled like urine. In addition, the linens looked like they were purchased at a garage sale. They were very old and absolutely worn out, and totally disgusting!

In contacting the owner, he was attentive to our requests and sent the repair person that came in the afternoon. That was a complete disaster. The repairman is obviously used to making calls to this property. He was not able to repair the washing machine nor the oven. So no laundry done and we had to cook our dinners out in the grill. Best of all, his repair for the microwave was to lean a piece of wood against the door to keep it closed!!! The pool repair person also confirmed the multiple calls for the same complaint. He also was not able to fix the pool heater so no swimming as well.

I contacted VRBO and opened a case to file a complaint (#21341480) and keep this property from being rented again. In speaking to the surrounding neighbors they confirmed a number of issues as well. This property was purchased as a foreclosure and has been patched up rather than being repaired properly. Our breaking point was when a rat chewed into our bread and cereal in the kitchen.

In speaking to the owner, he agreed to refund us a 1 night stay for all the issues and inconveniences. After a month and a half of excuses, he is not providing a refund. My goal is to keep others for having to go through the same terrible experience. This property should not be available for rental in VRBO, or any other site.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent pick for family and friends to stay

  • 5 of 5
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This house was great it is so big the pictures don't do it justice. The owner was very accommodating with many thing you needed. My party BBQ and watched the sun set over the bay it was relaxing and after staying there I will never get another hotel room again in my life. The master bedroom suite was giant and I would suggest you soak in the tub. The outside is just as nice as the inside and if you like soaking up the rays this is the spot to do it. The only thing that could have been better was some towels were old. But if you look in all the closets you will find plenty of ones. I would give my stay a 9 out of 10. This was the nicest house I've sleep in my entire life.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Spencer. I appreciate your comments and your constructive criticism. More New towels will be added. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised to read some negative reviews. We loved it here!! There was someone to greet us when we arrived she was very nice and helpful. The house was like a mansion very spacious! We had several families staying ranging in age 2-60s. We loved all the seating in the dining room, kitchen and lanai. Also a nice table with lots of seating outside. Beautiful views Felt like paradise! Definitely our favorite vacation spot now. Would recommend to anyone and hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your sincere input. I really appreciate it. I look forward to seeing you back. Happy New Year. Zack
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Great vacation rental for a large group

  • 4 of 5
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This home may need a little TLC, but overall it is a great rental with a very responsive owner. We had a couple issues when we arrived and Zach responded within an hour every time I sent him a note. I believe that all the issues that we contacted him on will be taken care of. We had a great week at the house and was all that we expected. Unfortuanaltey the dock had suffered some damage right before we arrived and was not able to be repaired before we got there, but the wood was there when we left to repair. Did not look like there were towels for the pool as there were only four and I assume they were left behind by other renters so you may want to bring them with you. The house was clean and the beds and linens were great. Yes there may have been some lights burnt out, but nothing to lose sleep over. I would definately recommend this property if you are looking for something with a great view, a great pool, and great location.

Thanks Zach!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location / Great Stay

  • 4 of 5
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Had a chance to stay at the property over the Labor Day Weekend. First, let me state unequivocally that the property is in a wonderful area, features a great set-up and was certainly a pleasurable stay for all 12 of us that stayed at the property. In fairness, some of the things that previous people have said are true - the home needs some tune ups, there are certainly active mice in and around the home, the dock is in very bad shape and one of the bottom floor rooms does have a marijuana smell to it at random times. That being said, we had a very laid back crew, we had a great time and we would certainly stay at the home again. I think the bottom line is that the home is a rental, is probably abused by some and can go periods of time without people being there (which can cause issues). However, one needs to understand that, take the home for what it is - a very large layout, well designed house that has a pool on the water - and have a good time. Thanks to Zack.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you BB Your remarks are well taken and will be addressed. Pleasure to have you and I hope to see you again.
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and my sisters' family came together at magnificent Casa Blanca this week 8/15. There were 10 of us, all adults, enjoying every feature and amenity this magnificent house has to offer! The property is every bit as beautiful as it looks in the photos and the description is very accurate. You will be amazed at the house's size. Every single bedroom is gorgeous, spacious and private with its own full modern bathroom. In particular, the first floor two master bedroom suites. they overlook Siesta key's intercoastal. The bedrooms will delight you with their view and super comfortable memory foam mattresses. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans & utensils - all the appliances are up to date. The breakfast den, the formal dining room and the casual outdoor dining by the pool overlooking the water seat a minimum of 12 people comfortably. The living room is spacious and is modernly furnished with beautiful leather furniture and a beautiful bar. Another family room is on the second floor that offers comfort and nice view. The pool and spa are absolutely amazing and we enjoyed every minute of our family reunion. I would highly recommend this property as the location is close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and water sports. My only wish ... I want to take this house everywhere I go. We loved staying here. Thank you Zack, Let me know if you want to sell it 😎

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
SRQ - Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Club, Dacquiri Deck, Libbey's, Marina Jack
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stoneybrook, Laurel oaks
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I - 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carraba, Outback Steak, Bonefish Grill, Ruth Chris
Nearest Ski
Water ski
Nearest Beach
1.1 Miles
Siesta Key beach

Great location close to beach, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, golf and the highway.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Siesta Key, Siesta Key

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2018 Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £161 + Tax
Pet Fee £80 + Tax
Gas Jacuzzi If Desired £161 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £80
Smoking Fee Deck/Balcony £80 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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