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Beautiful tranquil pool home near America's No 1 Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 plus infants

*** Please also see my other Home on reference number 1071348***

Our stylish 2,200 sq.ft. home has been decorated in beach cottage style, an eclectic mix of shabby chic and vintage pieces. It sits high on a large lot in a private road of only 6 homes close to Phillippi Creek with all its wonderful birds and wildlife. Drive or cycle to Siesta Key, America's No 1 Beach for several years now, (10 minutes by car) or visit the fabulous new Mall at UTC,many designer names as well as all America's favourite brands. The many varied restaurants of Tamiami Trail are equally close by, many offering take out service. Or simply relax in your own tropical paradise, sparkling heated saltwater pool (less chemicals, kinder to eyes and skin), fully screened in with al fresco eating, large gas grill for the excellent local seafood, and a spacious screened lanai! (No bugs or other unwelcome visitors!)The pool is not overlooked and the whole yard is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.

Our fabulous beach:

For several years Siesta Beach has been voted America's Best Beach and confirmed what we have known for years. The fine white quartz crystal sand has healing powers and is home to many nesting birds and sea turtles. The aquamarine ocean is warm by May/June and remains so until November. A regular morning walk on this stunning beach or a sunset shared with a friend or lover is a magical experience, never to be forgotten. The public beach has full facilities and is busy and popular, we prefer the north end of the key where the beach is tranquil and you can spend hours with a book and enjoy a more secluded experience. The village is only a short walk away with full facilities.

Bedrooms: All our bedrooms have fine linens and comfortable beds, the bathrooms are all white with tile floors and all new fittings. We have cupboards full of towels and sheets, duvets for the winter, sufficient extra bedding for 6 to sleep in comfort.

We have a cot and high chair.

Kitchen and dining: When we stay in the house we entertain our many local friends and family and can easily feed 8 on a regular basis, we have lots of pots and pans and crockery/cutlery! Unlike an average rental this is our family retreat and with 6 children it has to be on a large scale! You can park 5 or 6 cars on the drive and most guests agree there is little need or desire to go anywhere once you settle around the pool. Our only problem is we get too relaxed here and never make all the trips we intended! Our rates are quoted in UK £ and include taxes, electric pool heat, cable and WiFi. We accept US $ checks but all other international payments must be made by secure online banking, Paypal or Online Payments.

A minimum rental of 1 month may apply during Jan-April at owner's discretion. At Christmas we ask for a minimum 2 week rental.

There is a cleaning fee of $150 which can be paid in $ upon departure or deducted from the security/damage deposit, just ask the owner.

More Details

About Us

Susan Turner
2 The Lodge, St John's Lodge
GU21 7QX Woking
VAT Reg No

Susan Turner
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at this home during our vacation in Sarasota in late December. The house is really nice and we especially liked all the small details in decorations all around the house. The kitchen, bedrooms and living room were great, the pool wonderful and Susan, the property owner, assisted us in every way prior to our stay and Annalise, our contact, was busy delivering our online orders. We are very thankful for their help. The location of the house is excellent because we didn´t have to go far for the things we needed or wanted to do. So now we will start saving money for our next trip to Sarasota.
Dec 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Riverview Estates in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large twin shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms have all been updated, with new toilets, all white fittings and new vanity units in each bathroom. The master bedroom has a double shower enclosure with 2 heads. There is also an outdoor shower by the pool, perfect for after beach or swimming.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cot available
  • The master bedroom has a king-size bed. This room opens directly onto the pool deck which is secure and screened so romantic moonlight dips can be enjoyed, while the children nap safely upstairs! The second double bedroom has a wonderful screened roof terrace, with a view of the pool. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. These two rooms share an adjoining bathroom with a new bathtub with shower. All the beds are super comfy and there is masses of pretty bedlinen, quilts and pillows, lots of bath towels, beach towels etc. There is a cot if needed. The third bathroom is downstairs meaning that there is no queue for those facilities!
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has white cabinets and black granite counters, laundry is in the garage. We have regular pool/ lawn service. The ground floor is wheelchair friendly with wide doorways. There are 2 separate living rooms, one is furnished in an elegant tropical style, with large comfy sofa, armchair, TV, working fireplace and vaulted ceiling into a galleried landing, also a lovely reading corner with chaise longue and plenty of books,games and jigsaws. The family room has TV, WIFI and a sofa, table and chairs for 6, and opens onto the screened lanai, partially covered for use even when raining, with sofa and chairs with comfy cushions and loungers overlooking the pool, which has a removable child safety fence making it a lovely safe play area. There are table and chairs for al fresco eating and a large gas grill.There are electric ceiling fans and air conditioning throughout, and white slatted blinds to the windows. The ground floor is tiled and upstairs carpeted for comfort.


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Beautiful tranquil pool home near America's No 1 Beach
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 52 reviews

Lovely home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

My family (3 adult couples) stayed here for a week at the end of June. The home is on a quiet cul de sac with easy access to the beaches and everything that Sarasota has to offer. The three bedrooms were perfect for our needs, the house is well furnished, and the three full baths are a huge plus!

We especially liked having two separate living rooms. On rainy days we had puzzles and reading going on in one while others could watch TV in the other.

The pool and outdoor furniture are ample and comfortable and my only regret was that the evenings were too hot and humid for me to sit out there every night.

The owner and her daughter (who lives next door) responded quickly to all of our questions and addressed our one concern regarding the disposal the same day.

This delightful house is very welcoming, well furnished and beautifully decorated. The festive beach decor reminded us that we were there to relax on our vacation. The furniture is amazing comfortable for a rental home.

The kitchen has everything you need for a family dinner party, which we had one night with our relatives and their families who live near by and the second fridge in the garage comes in handy to hold your drinks and water.

The salt water pool is a perfect size, well maintained and wonderfully refreshing after a day in the tropical warmth of Sarasota.

The second porch upstairs was a fun place for the kids to read and visit at night after my husband and I settled down for the evening.

We fully intend to stay here again on our next visit. Thank you again Susan for sharing your home away from home with us! It truly was a pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Charles and Linda for this lovely review. My feeling upon reading this was "job done" because you mentioned all the things that really matter to me when I stay there. Every summer I fall in love again with the home I have cherished since 2006 when I exchanged my quiet golf club bungalow for a real US family house, having my daughter as my neighbour is an added bonus for me and my guests. Looking forward to welcoming you next time, Susan and Annalise.
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing vacation! This house was perfect and in a great location. The kids played in the pool from morning to night. The house was equipped with everything we needed. The beach was a hop skip and jump away and it was beautiful. Kids played with the neighbors and everyone was so nice. We will definitely be booking this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Nancy, Annalise really enjoyed having you and your family next door. So glad your kids played out on our little dead end lane, I love seeing the kids on their bikes and playing basketball after school, there are not too many neighbourhoods for them to do this in safety these days. We look forward to your return. Susan and Annalise
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Second visit even better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

This property speaks for itself and gives you the feeling of being near the beach when you are away from the beach! It is maintained to a very high standard and is very clean and tidy. We have stayed in several properties in Sarasota in the past and this one is the best. The pool area feels very private and is not overlooked. Top customer service is also part of the deal. The property is also within a short drive of both Siesta Key and Longboat Key which have amazing beaches and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Claire, we are always so happy when guests return and find our homes even better than the previous visit. We hope to welcome you again in future, Susan and Annalise
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Endwell, NY

Another Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Repeat customers are the best advertising. This is the third year we have had multi-month stays at this property, and we already have reservations for next year. My wife and I enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood and the first floor master suite (no stairs for us). When my daughters and grandchildren came for a week's stay they had a ball in the pool. The new refrigerator, washing machine, and dryer were great additions, and the extra refrigerator in the garage came in handy. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the wonderful beach, the cultural offerings at Van Wezel and Asolo, and Solorzano's pizza, all just a short drive away. To top it all off, the owner's daughter (who lives next door) is always quick to address any problems which might arise.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Al, we are so happy that you and Mary choose our home year after year, also pleased that you have a chance to entertain family there as well. Next year the new outdoor shower will be ready for the children too. We're hoping the weather in Endwell warms up for you soon, Susan and Annalise
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Beautiful Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to select this wonderful house for the first week of our visit to Florida. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children. To say we loved the house is an understatement. The photos don't do it justice.

The swimming pool is private and the patio area is beautiful with fairy lights, and the pool light which makes it a magical setting for an evening sat outside.

We corresponded with the owner before our visit and she always answered any questions quickly and honestly.

The surrounding area is fantastic with some of the best beaches we have ever visited all within easy driving distance. Everything you could need for a day at the beach was in the garage - just take food and drink !!!

We would definitely book this villa again - our only complaint - it spoilt us for other accommodation !!!

Thank you Susan for allowing us to stay in your little bit of paradise !!!

The Joy Family

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anniversry Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean,pool was a wonderful asset,

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darrell, we are glad your anniversary visit was a happy one, like your long marriage. We hope you will choose us again one day, Susan and Annalise.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Siesta Key
Car: recommended

Only 10 minutes from the fine white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and our award winning beach, Moments from the many fabulous restaurants of the Tamiami Trail. A 20 minute drive will take you to the boutique shopping at St. Armands Key with its fine dining and Lido beach, drive across to Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island for a true Florida Keys experience. The famous Ringling Museum and Mansion, the art galleries of Palm Avenue, the Van Wezel concert hall, orchestra and ballet, the stylish new Selby public library and the many beautiful examples of Spanish architecture dating back to the 1920's all remind us that Sarasota truly is the cultural capital of Florida. However bargain hunters and fashionistas are not forgotten with excellent shopping malls within 10 minutes drive, the fabulous new UTC Mall 20 minutes away and a huge designer discount mall at Ellenton, 30 minutes away. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy Jungle Gardens, or a trip to the Myakka River to see the alligators


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Our rates are quoted in UK £ and include taxes, electric pool heat, cable and WiFi. We accept US $ checks but all other international payments must be made by secure online banking, Paypal or Online Payments.
A minimum rental of 1 month may apply during Jan-April at owner's discretion. At Christmas we ask for a minimum 2 week rental.
Cancellations 90 days or more before rental begins will be refunded in full, after this time every attempt will be made to rent the home and the guest will be refunded any amounts received by the homeowner. Guests are advised to have travel insurance.
There is a cleaning fee of $150 which can be paid in $ upon departure or deducted from the security/damage deposit, just ask the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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