Our lakeside pool villa is a high-end property. We get very positive reviews from our many repeat guests - they have commented in particular on the beauty of the upscale country club where the villa is situated, the tranquility of the location, the good accessibility to local attractions, the high-level of equipment and quality of the house itself as well as the service we provide to guests to keep them informed of upcoming events, local attractions and relevant special offers.
About our property
Our lovely bright lakeside villa is situated within the award winning University Park Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. Our property is aimed at the discerning client who will value the exclusive, secure and tranquil surroundings of the University Park Country Club, the luxury of a beautiful private pool, combined with many additions such as LCD TVS, wifi, printer, etc.
The villa has a beautiful large master bedroom with luxury king bed and LCD TV. The spacious master bathroom has large shower, roman bath, twin vanities and oversized closet. The master bedroom has direct access to the pool/lanai and has also has beautiful views of the lake. The second bedroom has a luxury Queen Bed (& LCD TV) with an adjacent bathroom. The third room has twin beds and is also set up as a mini study with desk. Our property was all newly and tastefully furnished to a high standard when purchased and we regularly update it to ensure it remains bright and modern.
Outside we have our own private pool. This tranquil spot beside a lake is a perfect and private place to relax and admire the varied wildlife. It is equipped with easy chairs, dining table and chairs, outdoor grill, pool lighting etc. Great for relaxed dining. The rear area gets sun most of the day and as it is west facing we get great sunset views. Importantly especially for summer use, there are shaded areas that can be used for dining or a break from the sun.
We offer the complementary use of a gents and ladies bicycle plus 2 cruiser bikes (University Park Country Club is a great place to cycle as it is so beautiful and flat!). There are very many cycle trails throughout Sarasota such as the Legacy Trail which runs between Sarasota and Venice. We also offer complementary use of four sets of golf clubs (gents/ladies).
To ensure our guests get maximum enjoyment from their stay with us, we have lots of little extras that most rental properties do not have (aside from the bicycles & golf clubs we have 4 tennis rackets, an inflatable 2 person kayak plus life-vests (NB guest risk), beach chairs, beach towels, wheeled cooler, bread maker, juicer, baking equipment, lots of kitchen appliances, lots of board games, cards, lots of books, etc.). We also have a remote control gas fireplace and timer candles- great for cooler winter and romantic evenings.
The house as high speed fiber broadband, 3 LCD TVs and a TV package which includes HBO, Hallmark, Golf Channel, Soccer, etc. There is a TV recorder that can be used to record favorite programmes for later viewing and a voice activated remote. TV packages and phone packages can be tailored to guests'' needs for an additional cost giving access to on demand TV and international calling.
About the University Park Country Club
If you have ever been to the University Park Country Club you will know that it is a very special place - the most sought after community in Sarasota and surrounding area. Our house is in a beautiful tranquil location - very restful, yet easily accessible to lots of the many activities for which Sarasota is renowned - golf, tennis, culture, natural beauty, beaches, restaurants, shopping, etc.
The University Park Country Club website gives some quotes:
'Enter University Park and step into the area's most beautiful residential environment. Acknowledged "Best Community Design in America" by the National Association of Home Builders, and "Best Development in Region" by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, University Park is unique in it perspective. Quality is defined throughout University Park's many individual neighborhoods, each with its own distinguishable entrance, and award-winning homes constructed by the area's most sought after builders.'
'The setting at University Park Country Club is magnificent, gently nestled in a natural enclave, far removed from the urban pace. Here nature has been carefully preserved to provide a backdrop of rare beauty, the perfect location for the area’s award winning residential community and premier country club lifestyle.'
Sarasota is famed for the breadth of its activities. Scenically outstandingly beautiful, its beaches are amongst the highest ranked in America (Siesta Beach often holds No. 1 position).
Culturally there is a lot to offer - over 50 art galleries as well as theatres and museums, plus many special events throughout the year. Sarasota is renowned for the quality and range of its restaurants so all tastes are catered for. The Sarasota has the highest concentration of Zagat rated restaurants in Florida. The newly opened University Town Center mall has very nicely extended the range of restaurants that are convenient to our villa. .
Shoppers will be very happy with the variety of shops on offer – the upscale University Town Center mall is close by – plus the nearby areas around Cooper Creek continue to develop as many retailers relocate or open new branches close to the University Town Center. Ellenton Prime Outlets is a short drive from our property (20 minutes). Lakewood Ranch and St. Armand's Circle offer the opportunity to acquire more unusual pieces in very pleasant surroundings. If that still does not satisfy the true shopaholic, a beautiful drive over the Sunshine Skyway will take you to Tampa International Plaza with many designer shops, such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, etc.
Sports. The most highly ranked golf courses in the region are close to our property. In addition, there is lots of tennis, water sports, boating, etc. Also there are opportunities to watch some more unusual sports - Lakewood Ranch Polo club is very close by and the newly developed Benderson Rowing facility is just along University Parkway - so they are both very accessible. The major league Tampa Bay events can be easily reached via the I75.
Golf at the University Park Country Club used to be exclusively for members use. Now the golf course has become available for daily play. Tee times can be booked up to three days in advance by non-members. The 27 hole University Park Country Club has a well deserved Golf Digest 4 star rating and has earned lots of accolades over the years, including most women friendly in the area. We are also very close to the Legacy golf course - Golf Digest 4.5 stars. There are lots of different golf courses of all price ranges and standards close by. We are always very happy to offer our guests advice on courses, including tips on how to get good deals on golf rates.
We provide guests with comprehensive details of things to do and we update guests throughout their stay of upcoming special events in the area.
We aim to provide a very professional, guest-focused and responsive service, so please feel free to get in contact if there is any further clarification that you would like.