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.
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
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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.
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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.
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