We wanted to escape the winter weather in England, so looked for a home to rent in Sarasota, where we had visited in previous years. Three months is a long time; not a holiday and not emigration, so we were not sure how it would work out. I am very glad to say that we had a wonderful time. The house we rented was as described in the details and the owner was most helpful in every respect, from helping with the wifi connection to providing bigger spoons for eating soup. As other reviewers had commented, the owner always responded promptly and positively to any questions and requests. It was like being at home, but in the warmth of the sun.
The house was located in an established, family neighbourhood, with wonderful oaks and attractive shrubs. It was pleasantly quiet, punctuated with the occasional sounds of Life going on: refuse collection, school run, church bells, grass cutting. We spent a lot of time at the house itself, reading on the terrace, swimming in the pool and sunning on the loungers.
Inside, the kitchen is very well equipped, so cooking at home was a pleasure. Bathroom and laundry facilities were very good indeed
From the property it was only a short drive to several amenities and sightseeing and cultural locations, so we found it very convenient. Siesta Key beach, with its white, quartz sand is very popular, but recent provision for parking makes it a stress-free to visit the beach and the beach itself is so big, there is plenty of space for everyone. Turtle Beach, at the other end of the Key has more dull looking sand and is less popular, but is worth checking out; you may find you prefer the quieter and more low key atmosphere. We didn't see any turtles, though, as it wasn't the season for them to be active on the beach.
Geschreven door: Bernadette52
(Worcestershire, United Kingdom), Bezoek Date: 2015-01, : TripAdvisor
This property was superb from facilities to location. The heated pool was very private being surrounded by tropical shrubbery and we felt very at ease whilst we lounged about. Everything was supplied at the house and there was an abundance of clean towels as well as deck chairs and towels for the beach which is only 10 minutes away. Monika made sure that we had everything we needed to make a wonderful stay.
The property is located in a residential estate and is very quiet and secure. Shops and restaurants are close by
Although we have been to florida many times, this is our first time at a holiday rental property and we were not disappointed
Geschreven door: Peterjohn_10
(Knaresborough, United Kingdom), Bezoek Date: 2014-10, : TripAdvisor
We rented in July with friends that stayed in another property owned by Monika. House is beautiful, spacious and VERY clean. Convenient to the beach or stay home and enjoy the pool and awesome lanai. I would recommend to stay here anytime.
Geschreven door: Kathleen C
(Lexington, Kentucky, United States), Bezoek Date: 2014-07, : TripAdvisor
We were two couples sharing this house the first 2 weeks in april. The set up was ideal for our needs. When booking I found Monika extremely easy to deal with and she was kind enough to have refreshments ready for our arrival. This location was close to shopping, grocery stores and many resturants yet on a very quiet street. The house was large and equiped with every kitchen gadget we could think of. The best part of the house was the very large and comfortable lanai which we made use of on a daily basis. The pool was big and warm and a real treat on a daily basis.
Seista Key beach is only a couple of miles but parking is difficult, you need to be there early.
Some cosmetics of the house could use a touch up but they were few and minor.
Great time, great house, superb location
Geschreven door: Jim T
(Nova Scotis), Bezoek Date: 2014-04, : FlipKey
This is the second rental for us from this owner. We had stayed at another of her properties in Gulf Gate last season, and were very satisfied.. She is local, accessible, and quick to respond to the smallest issue. We loved the location so much we purchased our own villa in Oct. We needed a place quickly so we could come down and get our new home livable! What luck to get this home. Clean and comfortable, and pet friendly! Great amenities for a rental. Newer appliances, flat screen TV's in every room (with premium channels), very comfortable mattresses, 2 car garage. Huge lanai, with larger than normal pool, new grill, lots of space. Neighborhood is secure and quiet. Everything is close. You won't be disappointed.
Geschreven door: John T
(Lexington, Kentucky), Bezoek Date: 2013-12, : TripAdvisor
The house was exactly as pictured and very comfortable. Monika was very helpful before and during our trip helping with nearby stores, extra pool towels etc. My husband and I traveled with my sister who was visiting from the UK and we all had a wonderful time, the location was perfect and the screened in patio and pool was just what we needed after a day out sightseeing and boating, it is also very private with the lush vegetation behind the house. I would definitely recommend this property to all my friends and family.
Geschreven door: Anne B
(Galloway, New Jersey), Bezoek Date: 2015-06, : TripAdvisor
We rented this lovely home through Flipkey. This was a great rental for two couples and had everything you could possibly want at your fingertips. Just like home. Location was great and is located in a nice quiet neighborhood. Monica, the owner was even nice enough to leave golf clubs at the house for our husbands. Pool was lovely and area very spacious and private. Would definitely recommend!
Geschreven door: A FlipKey verified reviewer
, Bezoek Date: 2015-05, : FlipKey
The property was very nice and clean. Monica the owner is very nice and on top of things. Pool is large and clean. Close to the Gulf beaches. A lot to do in Sarasota Florida.
Geschreven door: Florida238
(Chester, Virginia), Bezoek Date: 2015-05, : TripAdvisor
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the comfort of the home. Siesta Key Beach is beautiful and so close to the home. I would definitely return. Thanks to Monika!!
Geschreven door: Claudia698
(Ormond Beach, Florida), Bezoek Date: 2015-05, : TripAdvisor
My Wife and I stayed at this home for 2 weeks in April, 2015. We loved everything about it. The Property description and pictures are very accurate as are the other positive reviews for this Property. We absolutely loved the Lanai and the large heated Pool that was cleaned weekly. The Pool Area is very Private. This house is located in a very quiet neighborhood and only minutes away from shopping and dining. The beautiful Siesta Beach is only a few minutes drive from this property. Monika was an absolute pleasure to deal with as others have said in their reviews. We wanted to come back and stay at this Property again in March 2016 but unfortunately it's already booked for that time. We had a great Vacation, thanks Monika.
Barry and Nancy Weir
Geschreven door: Bancy W
(St. John's, Canada), Bezoek Date: 2015-04, : TripAdvisor
The house has AC units in each room so it didn't get too hot in the house, wifi so everyone was able to stream their music, plenty of towels for beach/shower and the rooms were perfect for fitting a large group into one home. The best part of the house is the back patio, which has an outdoor pool, a table and chairs and lounge chairs - perfect for appetizers and drinks!
Finally, the owners were extremely responsive, so kind and super helpful.
Can't wait to come back again!
Geschreven door: Snezana67
(Chicago, Illinois), Bezoek Date: 2015-08, : TripAdvisor
We really loved this house and the area - we missed nothing - everything needed you will find in this home.
It´s just a few minutes drive to Siesta Key and Turtle Beach. Restaurants and superarkets are not far away.
The outdoor area with a large pool is really nice as well.
We enjoyed our holiday in Sarasota.
Also the landlord was very friendly and helpful.
We will come back again hopefully.
Geschreven door: Natalie233
(Frankfurt, Germany), Bezoek Date: 2015-10, : TripAdvisor
Beautiful home, very clean and well organized. My husband and kids loved it, and we enjoyed the pool as well. We will definitely stay again whenever we return to the Sarasota-Siesta Keys area!
Geschreven door: Abena007
(Fort Wayne, Indiana), Bezoek Date: 2016-04, : TripAdvisor
I am a very experienced traveler...75 years young, having visited 53 countries and having stayed in everything from back-packer digs to 5* oriental hotels. This rental experience ranks among the very best. Everything is supplied from the smallest kitchen item to three flat screens...the pool is large, heated and beautifully maintained. It is in a quiet area and outside
sitting/cooking area (and pool) absolutely private. I can't say enough kind things about Monika's customer service...excellent communication before and during. That's what would push this over the top from a 5* to a 6*. Hope I will be able to come back again.
Geschreven door: 264lillians
(Stroh, Indiana), Bezoek Date: 2016-05, : TripAdvisor
My husband and I plus 2 friends stayed 5 days. A very nice home, clean, comfortable, and Monika was helpful. We all loved the lanai. We spent most of our time there. There was different sitting groupings. You could lay out in the sun, or sit at the table, or kitchen window counter, or on the couch. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. Liked that both bedrooms had king size beds. The neighborhood was quiet.
Location was close to Siesta Key and Longboat Key. We went to the beach each morning to walk. Publix and other shopping was close by. Lots of restaurants close by as well.
What I liked best was being able to walk out the door to the lanai and having our breakfast and lunch outdoors with no bugs. Also the location was perfect. There was nothing I would complain about.
Geschreven door: G2266NGlisas
(Shelby Township, Michigan), Bezoek Date: 2016-05, : TripAdvisor
The house has everything anyone needs and is clean and comfortable. The covered lanai and pool with large covered deck was a life-saver since the Red Tide was ruining the beach. The owners are very wonderful to work with. Will definitely rent the house again in the future.
Geschreven door: Vacation590368
, Bezoek Date: 2016-09, : TripAdvisor
Hello Monika we had an awesome time at your place ,the house has everything a person can think of . Also,totally cleaned and very modernly decorated.beautiful house rooms and pool. Weather was perfect, and so close to beaches ,restaurants and shopping. Thanks so much we'd love to come back soon! Dave ,Laura lee and Kelly !
Geschreven door: Explorer445451
, Bezoek Date: 2016-10, : TripAdvisor
My wife and I spent a week at this property and were totally satisfied with the experience. It is a beautifully furnished ranch with two bedrooms and three full baths. It has a nice size pool at the rear of the property with both the pool and a substantial outdoor seating totally screened in. There is also a covered area with numerous seating options in case of inclement weather or if you wish to avoid direct sunlight. The entire outdoor area is surrounding by tall foliage so as to afford total privacy. There are even numerous floats for use and an outdoor dining area as well.
The house itself has a King bed in the master and Queen in the second bedroom. Both beds are quite comfortable and all of the furnishings are modern. The kitchen has everything one could ask for and more. The house was impeccably clean and for once we had the pleasure of having more clean towels, (including beach towels) that we actually could use.
The owner Monica was very accommodating, on top of things and a pleasure to deal with. There is an attached garage with a full size washer and dryer and the house is a corner unit. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.
Geschreven door: Sid2140
(Bradenton, Florida), Bezoek Date: 2016-11, : TripAdvisor
My parents and I enjoyed a wonderful week-long stay in this house. It was an infinitely better alternative to renting rooms at a hotel when comparing cost, space, and amenities. The house was immaculate and well provisioned. Towels, basic toiletries, cooking staples, and beach accessories were provided. The pool was exquisite with a grill and dinner table on the patio. The garage has ample space for parking as well as a stocked workbench. The beds were extremely comfortable as was the living room seating.
The house is located in a safe, quiet, and pleasant neighborhood. (One neighbor has about 15 white storks and a blue heron on her lawn every morning, which is quite a sight. Apparently, she has been feeding them for years.) Anything you could want is within a short driving distance. For us, this included the Ringling Museum, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Myakka River State Park, Mote Aquarium, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota National Cemetary, St. Armands Circle, and more. There is a Catholic church just down the street that we attended on Sunday. Sarasota has lots of great restaurants as well. For that, TripAdvisor did not let us down.
As great as our stay was, the property manager deserves credit. She responded within minutes whenever I contacted her and was always polite. In the rare cases that we requested minor changes, she was very flexible and quick to act. She was hands down the best individual with whom I have done business.
Geschreven door: 32exJxnernEzkAiq7ia2
(Atlanta, Georgia), Bezoek Date: 2016-12, : TripAdvisor
Excellent property in a nice location,very quiet. Amenities &restaurants a short drive away. Nice pool. Sarasota is a very nice place and we would come again. Monika the owner was available if needed. My holiday with my family went without a hitch.
Geschreven door: Sandra F
(Bournemouth, United Kingdom), Bezoek Date: 2017-05, : TripAdvisor
we spent wonderful 2 weeks in this great appartment and enjoyed as well the environment as the equipment.
Our hosts Monika and Harry were wonderful and took care about everything what we requested.
thank you for all your kindness
Geschreven door: Bruemmer
, Bezoek Date: 2017-06, : TripAdvisor
Best place in Sarasota FL
Close to everything including Siesta key Beach
We love it here!!!
Monica very good person Thank you very much for your amazing assistance!!!! We will come back
Geschreven door: BorisK42
(Herriman, Utah), Bezoek Date: 2017-07, : TripAdvisor
This is a very well appointed house with everything you would need for a week or two week stay.
The pool was great and we made use of it daily and having internet access was great because we could look up places to visit while we were there.
Monica was attentive and available if needed although we are very self sufficient!
We had a relaxing stay and would definitely return if we get the opportunity.
The neighbourhood is very peaceful and it's amazing how much wildlife you get to see from the lanai!
Geschreven door: Lollyreddevil
(Burgess Hill, United Kingdom), Bezoek Date: 2017-06, : TripAdvisor
We have recently returned from a wonderful stay in this beautiful home which is equipped with everything you could need and looks exactly like it does in the photographs. It is in a fabulous location, private and peaceful with its own pool. Beaches, shops, attractions and restaurants are all close by. Monica and Harry are very helpful and extremely pleasant people. We will be back to see the new renovations.
Geschreven door: Mark B
, Bezoek Date: 2017-11, : TripAdvisor
We just came back from one of our top beach-vacation experiences, considering location and lodging. This is a beautiful home, with a very responsive and flexible owner, just a few minutes away from what has been rated as the #1 beach in continental US. The neighborhood is quiet and inviting for after dinner or early morning walks, with plazas, shops and supermarkets a few minutes away. The pictures are an accurate representation of what you can expect to enjoy at the house. But there's more, as the owners have made available all sorts of beach equipment and even golf clubs. The house has too many amenities to list here. There are all kind of kitchen utensils and dinnerware, etc, so even if you are a cook you won't miss your kitchen back home. We would dine by the pool after spending time on the beach, and we also visited a couple of restaurants nearby. This is a place that we will definitely come back in the near future.
Geschreven door: 79gustavov
(Midland, Michigan), Bezoek Date: 2018-05, : TripAdvisor
This property provides all the facilities and a kitchen very well outfitted. A quiet neighborhood close to everything you might want or need. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Geschreven door: 3hys
, Bezoek Date: 2018-12, : TripAdvisor
Well stocked, owner very responsive and nice heated pool. The location near US 41 and Siesta Key adds to this rental's great value.
Geschreven door: leafwatcher
(naples florida), Bezoek Date: 2018-12, : TripAdvisor
We loved Sarasota & this villa was just perfect. We plan to come back sometime & we won't even look into staying anywhere else, if this villa is available, we'll stay here.
What made it so special? The beds are the most comfy I have ever slept in and were massive. The pool area is really large and has plenty of options for sitting in the sun and then a lovely large shady area with a table & chairs & sofa's to lounge in. The pool itself is great & not overlooked. The area is so quiet and peaceful, yet you are 10 minutes from the beach, shops & some of the nicest restaurants we've ever been to in Florida.
Inside the villa is very nicely furnished and decorated and has a very luxurious feel to it.
I really can't think of anything negative to mention, I just hope that one day we'll get the chance to stay here again.
Geschreven door: Lorniesan
(London, United Kingdom), Bezoek Date: 2019-04, : TripAdvisor
Monika is a very caring owner. She stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. Home is well kept and suitably equipped. Pool is clean and large. Very close to Siesta Key, Armand Circle and Venice. Lovely, walkable neighborhood. A great time!
Geschreven door: Passport722810
, Bezoek Date: 2019-09, : TripAdvisor