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Peaceful Garden Oasis 2 Miles From #1 Beach In The USA

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beautifully Landscaped With Private Backyard, Wood Floors

Charming home with beautiful furnishings and artwork throughout. Large Master bedroom with king size bed, master bathroom suite includes walk-in closet and vanity. Second Bedroom with comfy queen size bed and full sized bathroom with tub/shower steps away. High speed interned, cable tv with 48" Smart TV in living room. Fine linens and towels. Fully equipped newly remodeled kitchen. You will feel relaxed in this peaceful home the moment you enter the front door. The home boasts close proximity to Siesta Key Beaches as well as many other local beaches such as Lido Beach, Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach and Manasota Key Beaches. It is also close to a public golf course, shopping, malls, movie theatres, and Costco. Three grocery stores and several options for international dining nearby. Downtown Sarasota is less than 7 miles away with all its cultural offerings including various theatres, the Sarasota Opera House, ballet, Mote Marine and John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art just to name a few.

Property Manager
Mara Bjornstad
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Mara Bjornstad

I have been a Sarasota resident off and on since the early 1970's. I keep coming back for the best winters. For instance, you can have Thanksgiving dinner outside.I have enjoyed being a world traveler and designer for over 40 years. It has been a joy for me to furnish and design this home using many eclectic influences.

Mara Bjornstad purchased this house in 2015

Why Mara Bjornstad chose Gulf Gate

This home has a charming layout with lots of natural light in a unique, old Florida neighborhood with fruit trees and tropical flowers including a large private, fenced back yard. Quaint, restful, and fully equipped for ease of use.

What makes this house unique

As a lover and philanthropist for the arts, this home includes paintings from famous New York artist, Busser Howell. The house also includes local nature photography by Mara Bjornstad. The sitting room is particularly peaceful and comfy. We have included a variety of books, cds, and magazines for tranquil moments after returning from a great day at Siesta Beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Gate in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sleeping Porch - 1 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with King Size Bed, en suite vanity, walk-in closet, and bathroom with shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Peaceful Garden Oasis 2 Miles From #1 Beach In The USA
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Williston, VT

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took the leap this year and decided to escape the cold Vermont winters for an entire month! Being a business owner, we knew that this would have to be a work/play getaway; and this property provided us with the perfect setting! We particularly enjoyed the beautiful view from large window in the kitchen into the gorgeous backyard; and we made sure that our computer was placed so that we could look outside! The house itself is beautifully decorated and comfortable (including the beds), and the location is perfect for exploring the area. We spent many of our days exploring and traveling up and down the coastline checking out the varied beaches. We are cyclists, and the proximity of the Legacy Trail was perfect for a day trip to Venice. The garage was a huge bonus for us to safely house our bikes and various exercise equipment that we tend to travel with. Although this property is not right on the beach, it is very close; and it allows you to escape the hubbub at the end of the day. We would definitely return to this well-cared for home.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of TLC evident at Peaceful Garden Oasis

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into Peaceful Garden Oasis we felt at home. We experienced a soothing ambiance created by all the things "done right" working together in this house. We felt no urge to leave the house early in the morning, and we looked forward to returning at the end of the day. We especially relished just "staying home" on the cool, wet, windy days when we read many of the interesting books provided. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean, but it has a relax-and-put-your-feet-up-live-in-me feel. It is easy to be "on vacation" in such a place. Even cooking and doing laundry were easy with the top quality appliances provided. Having a garage and yard were bonuses not found at hotels and condos where we have stayed before. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly with easy access to shopping, restaurants, golf, and, most importantly, the white sand of Siesta Key Beach. February flew by and we were not really ready to leave. We definitely recommend Peaceful Garden Oasis and plan to return there. Mara and Lucia truly care about creating peaceful, beautiful spaces in which people can relax and rejuvenate, and they personally manage the property with plenty of TLC.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boise, ID

Beautiful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this home with my three daughters. It was so nicely decorated, clean, and comfortable. We were thrilled it was so close to the most beautiful beaches. We were able to relax and feel at home. The yard is so beautiful with many trees, flowers, and plants. My girls enjoyed trying to catch the cute little lizards and frogs. This place had every amenity from beach towels, washer/dryer, magazines, books, sun screen, aloe vera, fully stocked kitchen with dishes, cups, pots and pans. It just made our trip so much more comfortable and easy.

I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to stay in Sarasota, FL. It's close to restaurants and shopping. And the BEACH!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.2 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
TPC Prestancia
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Thailand Sushi and Steakhouse


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Gate, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Season 2018
15 Dec 2017 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Turkey Weekend
23 Nov 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £186.42
Cleaning Fee £93.21 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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