About this rental
Our penthouse condo is located in Sarasota (Manatee County), Florida within the Palm Aire residential condominium community at Palm Aire at DeSoto Lakes, Inc., Golf Side. It is uniquely situated on the top floor of the only 4-story building erected within the Golf Side community. Directly across from the clubhouse of Palm Aire Country Club, its location offers spectacular expansive views of Palm Aire's Champions Golf Course.
Large windows of the East facing lanai and den-guest bedroom stream sunlight throughout the day. Afternoon sunlight shines through the West facing kitchen and master bedroom windows. Sunset views from our 4th-floor elevation are as far as the eye can see over and beyond the surrounding Palm Aire homes. Our sunrise morning view is truly majestic. Our moonlit evening view across to the lighted fountain at the clubhouse garden is serene. We enjoy spotting the variety of birds including osprey and bald eagles that frequent the treetops scattered throughout the golf courses. We refer to our view as overlooking a Serengeti plain.
Our building is comprised of 4 floors of 10 residential units per floor with one parking space assigned to each unit. It is within a residential community of year-round and seasonal residents. There is a welcoming landscaped entrance to a central lobby and elevator. On each level, the elevator opens onto an exterior center landing. Exterior walkways extend from the center landing to the entrance of each condo. On each floor, there is a central laundry room providing washing machines and dryers for the floor's residents' use. We provide our tenants with a laundry cart, detergent, and dryer sheets.
The condo association provides weekly trash and recycling pickup. A center shoot for disposal of trash is conveniently located on the center landing of each floor, near the elevator and laundry room. A recycle bin is located in the ground-level container room. The condo association provides professional lawn maintenance and pest control.
A community clubhouse and very large heated pool are located across the road, a few steps from our building. The facility has a fitness room, bathrooms, and a pool-side outdoor shower. The grounds surrounding the pool are beautifully landscaped to provide shaded areas and are equipped with tables and comfortable lounge chairs.
For any rental, our association requires approval of its rental application and requires its written approval for any rental less than one month in duration. A $100.00 non-refundable application fee, payable to the association, is required.
Due to owner allergies and association rules, we must restrict rentals to NON-SMOKERS WITHOUT PETS (of ANY TYPE, BREED, WEIGHT, or SIZE).
Our rental agreement restricts occupancy (persons residing staying overnight) to a MAXIMUM of three (3) persons.
Our rental agreement restricts any gathering of visitors (persons not staying overnight) to a MAXIMUM of six (6) persons.
The layout of our condo is ideal for a single person or for a couple.
The master bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed with a quality Kingsdown 16 in. deep innerspring mattress. There is an adjoining master full (combination tub and shower) bathroom. The Kohler cast iron tub has a safety tread surface.
The den-guest bedroom functions as a home office. it is furnished with executive office furniture and an ethernet internet connection to accommodate "work at home" activity. It is furnished with comfortable quality innerspring mattresses twin sleeper sofa to accommodate an occasional overnight quest.
The adjacent den-guest bathroom has a Kohler cast-iron walk-in shower with a safety tread surface. Each bathroom is equipped with an exhaust fan, heat lamp, custom comfort height vanity, medicine cabinet, Kohler comfort height toilet, sink, dual (fixed and handheld) showerheads, grab bars (18 in and 6 in), towel rods, and robe hook.
The condo’s interior was exquisitely decorated and furnished by Robb&Stucky. The walls are faux-painted. The entrance hall floor is tiled with a custom marble insert design. The kitchen floor is tiled with a custom bronze insert design. Flooring through the living room, dining room, master bedroom, and den-guest bedroom is plush nylon carpet. Flooring through the lanai, master bath, and den-guest bathroom is tile.
The living room opens directly onto the screened lanai. Sliding glass panels close to cover the lanai screens. Pleated shades lower to filter sunlight on the lanai. Large impact-rated Low-E Marvin windows in the den-guest bedroom provide clear Easterly views. Impact-rated Low-E Marvin windows in the master bedroom and kitchen provide clear Westerly views.
The condo's layout is special as it extends from front to rear of our building providing fresh air and sunlight from east or west. Our entrance door opens out onto the front walkway. When stopped open, westerly fresh air flows through the interior folding screen door that can also be locked. The screened kitchen casement, master bedroom awning, and den-guest bedroom casement windows can open for westerly airflow. The screened lanai's sliding glass panels and the screened den-guest bedroom casement windows can open for easterly airflow.
Ceiling fans are installed in the lanai, living room, master bedroom, and den-guest bedroom.
A large wall opening above the kitchen sink into the dining room creates a wide line of sight from the kitchen through the dining room and living room onto the lanai allowing the cook to be connected with activities in the main living areas. The kitchen is equipped with Bosch appliances (range with convection and probe), a microwave, a stainless steel interior, almost silent when running dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator (in-door water and ice dispenser, filtered water). It has granite countertops, ceramic and glass tiled backsplash, custom wood cabinets, desk, hutch, and pantry. The kitchen is equipped with small appliances including a coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, and electric can opener.
Our condo is wired for FIOS phone, cable, and (wired and wireless) High-Speed Broadband Internet service provided by Frontier Communications. There is a television in the living room and a television in the master bedroom. Each television is equipped with extended basic cable service. The router with an ethernet cable is located in the den-guest bedroom for access from the desk.
The condo is equipped with central 14 SEER AC and heat.
It is very well supplied with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, bed linens, blankets, bath and beach towels, pillows, a vacuum cleaner, cleaning supplies, etc. The condo association’s 4th-floor laundry room provides washing machines and dryers for 4th-floor residents’ use. Supplies we provide include a laundry cart, detergent, and dryer sheets.
An assigned 1-car parking space directly in front of the building is assigned to our unit. The walkways from the parking lot to the lobby entrance are ramped for handicap access.
As owners of a private residence, once a rental agreement is executed, our cancellation policy is strict. If a rental is canceled after a rental agreement is executed, we would immediately make every effort to rent our home to another party. If a replacement rental agreement is executed for the same term and rate, we would return to you the amount paid minus a re-booking fee of 10% of the total rental. If a replacement rental agreement is executed for a shorter term or lower rate, we would return to you the amount paid minus (difference between original total rent and replacement total rent) minus a re-booking fee of 10% of the original total rent.
We ensure that our home is well maintained and properly prepared to our standards prior to each rental. We promptly address and take action to rectify any issue reported during a rental.
This is not a typical rental with standard mid-grade appliances, furnishing, equipment, supplies, etc. The condo is our home. It has many quality upgrades with custom high-end products (windows, HVAC, plumbing fixtures, large and small appliances, furnishings, custom cabinets, granite or tile counters, tile or carpet flooring) that we chose and installed for our comfort, convenience, and safety. We believe that our tenants will also appreciate and enjoy our home's many features as we do.
Our condo is conveniently located to excellent golf courses, shopping, restaurants, services, airports, museums, cultural and sporting events, and beaches. The community pool is extra large and heated with shaded lounge areas. The view from our lanai is soothingly picturesque. Living there is relaxing and invigorating.
It is very well suited for a couple or a single person.
Several condominium communities surrounding the central Palm Aire Country Club with its two championship golf courses are located within the Palm Aire area of Sarasota. Our condo is located within the Palm Aire at DeSoto Lakes, Golf Side residential condominium.
Our association allows tenants (in lieu of owners) to use the pool and clubhouse.
Our association does not include any golf privileges. Our unit is adjacent to and overlooks the Palm AireCountry Club Champions Golf Course. A tenant would need to book tee time directly with one of the local golf clubs. Some offer to book a tee time for day play. Some offer temporary golf memberships.
The Palm Aire area is in close proximity to shopping facilities along University Pkwy, services, and a variety of nearby cultural and recreational areas.
Our location is unique as it provides a serene expansive view and is also provides convenient access to shopping, restaurants, parks, medical centers, museums, opera, sports, recreation, as well as Gulf of Mexico beaches.
We are conveniently accessible to the University Avenue, Mall at University Town Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conservatory Park, and Sarasota-Bradenton Airport.
4.9 mi from condo to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
53.9 mi from condo to Tampa International Airport
14.4 mi from condo to Ellerton Premium Outlet
5.5 mi from condo to
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
8.1 mi from condo to
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus - Botanical garden
1534 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
6.5 mi from condo to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
8.4 mi to Sarasota Memorial Hospital
10.7 mi from condo St Armands Circle
60.2 mi to Bush Garden
110 mi to Epcot Center
106 mi to Walt Disney World
0.7 mi from condo to Palm Aire Country Club
4.5 mi from condo to University Park Country Club
11.1 mi from condo to Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club
4260 Ironwood Circle
16.0 mi from condo to
Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club
8801 Stoneybrook Blvd,
Sarasota, FL 34238
12.7 mi from condo to
River Strand Golf & Country Club
7155 Grand Estuary Trail
Bradenton, FL 3421
There are many opportunities to view major league baseball spring training:
Other teams included in the Grapefruit League are the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and the Washington Nationals. Baseball spring training games typically start at the end of February or the beginning of March.
Baltimore Orioles - Sarasota
5.7 mi from condo to Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Pittsburgh Pirates - Bradenton
9.7 mi from condo to Lecom Park Baseball Stadium
1611 Ninth Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Atlanta Braves - North Port
33.6 mi from condo CoolToday Park
18800 West Villages Parkway
Venice, FL 34287
Boston Red Sox - Fort Myers
89.4 mi from condo to Jet Blue Park
11500 Fenway South Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
17.2 mil from condo to
Bradenton Beach, FL
16.1 miles from condo to
14.0 mi from condo to
Siesta Key Beach
18.0 mi from condo to
19.4 mi from condo to
Anna Maria Island
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Community Clubhouse and Community Large Heated Pool are across the street, a few steps from our building.
1.6 mi to Manatee County Conservatory Park is 1.6 miles
Favorite Places To Eat
Lazy Lobster of Sarasota
7602 N Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34243
Honey Tree Café
8315 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Michelangelo's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant
2957 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34243
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 29 - Jun 30 2023
Jul 01 - Sep 29 2023
Sep 30 - Dec 01 2023
Dec 02 2023 - Apr 26 2024
Mar 30 - Apr 28 2024
Cleaning first month: $250
Cleaning next month: $50
Bed Linens & Towels: $150
Tax Rate: 12.0%
Posted Monthly Rate is for an average of 30.4375 days per month. Rent is prorated for the specific dates requested.
Discounts are applied for 3-month or longer-term rentals.
Refundable Damage Deposit:
$500.00 security deposit to cover any International telephone charges, damage (beyond normal wear and tear), or extraordinary cleaning charges.
We expect a tenant to remove their personal belongings, food, etc., and to leave our home in a presentable condition.
The security deposit is returned after the house is checked following check-out.
Lodging tax (for a rental 6 months or less):
Manatee County 5% Tourist Tax
State of Florida 7.0% combined (state and local) Sales Tax
Cleaning fee: $200.00. Additional for longer-term rentals.
Linen Fee: $150.00
Processing Fee: $150.00.
Association Application Fee: $100.00 (refunded with lease)
We accept US funds payment by check, by deposit or transfer to our US bank, or by credit card via PayPal with its 3% fee.
We request a deposit of 1/2 the total rent upon reserving time.
We request the balance of 1/2 the total rent, taxes, fees, and security deposit three months before the rental begins.
As owners of a private residence, once a lease is executed, our cancellation policy is strict. We would immediately strive to rent to another party.
If a replacement lease is executed for the same term and rate, we would return the full amount paid less a re-booking fee of 10% of the total rental.
If a replacement lease is executed for a shorter term or lower rate, we would return the amount paid less (original total rent less replacement total rent) less a re-booking fee of 10% of the original total rent.
approval of its rental application, no pets allowed, approval of less than one-month rental, parking allowed only for conventional passenger vehicles, and adherence to its rules & regulations.
non-smokers, no pets, max of 3 occupants
Last updated on March 17, 2023
Hosted by Kathleen Geezil
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: We are New Englanders, originally from Boston MA. We lived in New Hampshire and now reside in Rhode Island. Our family has enjoyed staying at the condo for many years. We love relaxing on the lanai and enjoying the fantastic view. We enjoy the community clubhouse and large heated pool a few steps from our building. We found it to be a great place to decompress from our busy lives. Whatever we needed (services, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, parks, beaches, museums, sports) was always found locally. On each return visit, we enjoyed reconnecting with our neighbors. We appreciate that our community is mainly comprised of permanent and seasonal residents.
Many significant improvements to the condo were made over the years which made our home comfortable and safe.
For safety, we installed 14 SEER AC, impact-resistant Marvin windows, upgraded electric panel, outlets to GFI, and added a home surge protector at the panel.
For comfort, we remodeled the kitchen with Bosch appliances and custom wood cabinets. remodeled the bathrooms with Kohler fixtures, custom vanities floor & wall tile.
For safety, we installed a Kohler safe tread shower base, a Kohler safe tread tub, and grab bars.
For comfort, we installed FIOS phone, TV, and broadband wired and wireless Internet service. We installed plush nylon carpeting and porcelain floor tiles with marble and bronze accent insert tiles.
As furnished and remodeled, our home is a very comfortable apartment.
We do not list our home on any rental website that blocks communication between owners and inquirers prior to collecting a booking/service fee from the renter processing a booking through their site. We personally manage our rentals and communicate with tenants directly, not through a property manager or agent. We enjoyed direct communication with tenants and believe that direct communication is essential for each party.
We did not offer our Palm Aire condo ( FloridaRentals id 12280) for rent until 2022. For several years, we have rented our home in Bonita Beach Florida ( FloridaRentals property id 4888) and have rented our home in Chatham MA (Weneedavacation property id 31022). There are many 5-star reviews posted for each property. With each home, our practice is to personally manage and communicate directly with tenants. Each property is our private home, equipped and cared for accordingly.
A tenant will not find any of our homes to be an investor-owned typical rental with mid-range standard equipment, appliances, furnishing, etc. As property owners, we personally equip and manage property maintenance to ensure quality.
Why this property? For our Palm Aire condo ( FloridaRentals id 12280): Our family was familiar with popular areas on Florida's East and West coasts. Sarasota was selected as a cultural center that provides access to quality medical care, recreational, and social activities. The family selected the Palm Aire community as an established residential area. Our condo was chosen for its unique penthouse view and its proximity to the community clubhouse and large heated pool, and for its convenience to University Parkway and to RT 75.
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a well equpped and comfortable condo
We enjoyed our stay in the Palm Aire Penthouse...It was very comfortable and well equipped and our owner responsive to any problems. The only issue we had was that the tv in the main living space was very small and watching a movie or tv impossible...were there a large screen tv the condo would be perfect...the second bedroom only sleeps one person but that was fine with us...the lanai was wonderful and had thermal shades....as I said, not having a real tv was a hardship for us as we are not bar hoppers at night and look to tv for entertainment... Altogether the condo was lovely but the lack of a useful tv a handicap.
Stayed: January 2023 Submitted: March 26, 2023
I’m pleased that you and your husband enjoyed my condo as comfortable and well-equipped. The lanai's new solar shades filter bright morning and mid-day sunshine while maintaining the view. I appreciate that a larger TV screen is critically important. My cabinet restricted the smart TV size to 27 in. I will consider moving it to accommodate a stand for a 32 in. smart TV. It was a pleasure to communicate with you and resolve the few issues we encountered. Thank you for your thoughtful review
exactly as advertised
Quiet condo. View over golf course is nice. Friendly people at the pool. Because no one had lived there for a while we had a few initial minor glitches--keys missing or not working, automatic phone wakeup calls, ice maker not working--but every time the owner responded promptly and the matter was fixed. None of these should recur. Condo is well equipped with bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, dishes and cookware. Neighbours are friendly.
Stayed: February 2022 Submitted: March 11, 2022
I so much appreciated your assistance in resolving the glitches as described. I'm glad that you found the condo to be "as advertised", well equipped, and enjoyed your time there. I also enjoy the view and residing in a quiet but friendly community. Your thoughtful description provides insight for others beyond my posted description and photos. Thank you for your 5-star review.
Hosted by Kathleen Geezil