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About the Property
Villa Colleen is only 900 feet from a small boot mooring, a kayak ramp, and the bay. It is set in a quiet residential area in Tropical Shores, Vamo, only 4,4 miles from the number 1 beach in the USA, Siesta Key. The 2600sqf house has 4-5 bedrooms (3 with King-size beds), 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a spacious living room, and a comfortable dining room for 8-10 people. A screen covers the heated pool and large terrace. On the first floor, there are two other bedrooms with King-size beds; one has a private terrace. The house boasts a digital television package with 165 channels, wireless high-speed Internet, a brand-new 50-inch flat screen TV in the living room, and a second TV in the master bedroom. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and there are 2 bedrooms with large double beds on the upper floor. There are 2 twin beds in the fourth bedroom. The fifth bedroom offers a double bed. Although this is usually off-limits, we can make it available to you on request. The outdoor area boasts a large cooking range, 2 brand-new bicycles, a large, covered terrace, many chairs and sun loungers.
This is a villa with 4-5 bedrooms and capacity for 8 people (10) Bedroom 1 has a King-size bed and a door leading to the swimming pool Bedroom 2 has a King-size bed and a first floor terrace Bedroom 3 is on the first floor and has a King-size bed Bedroom 4 has 2 twin beds Bedroom 5 has a Queen-size bed although it is private it can be made available on request. We offer 1 cot and 1 extra bed for children
Why Kids Love It
The big blue heated pool, they like it.
The house is located in a quiet area on Colleen Street, in Sarasota's Tropical Shores Subdivision. It is just 0.2 miles away from the bay, two moorings, and a kayak ramp. In addition, you can reach the number 1 beach in the USA, Siesta Key Public Beach in only 10 minutes (4.5 miles away). The popular beaches of Casey Key and Venice Beach are 7-11 miles away. Sarasota Square shopping centre is only a mile away. You can reach the centre of Sarasota in 15 minutes. You will also find many cultural attractions and sites in Sarasota, such as the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Opera House, Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory, Ed Smith Stadium, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Ca d'Zan Mansion, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida Studio Theatre, Myakka River State Park, and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Further distances: 50 to 70 miles to Saint Petersburg to Tampa International Airport, 120 miles to the Disney Parks, Magic Kingdom, and SeaWorld Orlando. In addition, Sarasota is 70 f 80 miles from Cape Corral and Fort Myers, 220 miles from Miami, and 360 miles from Key West.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
The house is located in a quiet area on Colleen Street, in Sarasota's Tropical Shores Subdivision. It is just 0.2 miles away from the bay, two moorings, and a kayak ramp.
The bay, some restaurants, bars, Publix, Target, Wines and More, Farmer Market CVS, Walgreens and the big Sarasota Square Mall are within 1mile and Walking Distance.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
TV with 160 Station incl. most Sports
Free Local Calls to US, Canada
Beach Umbrellas and many Beach Chairs
Terrace - Veranda - Balcony
Garden - Outdoor Furniture - Barbecue
wheelchair accessible , but always ask with inquiry
Possible on Groundfloor. Only a very small step by maindoor and pool, but regular bathrooms.
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Henry or Erika Biendl
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Erika and Henry Biendl
in Sarasota since 1991
English-German-speaking property manager nearby
342vr Property Management Sarasota
Sabine and Werner Spycher in town for our clients
Why this property? The highlight is the blue glass cover for the pool area with solar panels, secured by mosquito nets. In the winter months, it is covered with solar film so you can enjoy a warm pool. There are 3 equally sized bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. One has a door leading to the swimming pool and the one next to it has its own balcony and living space. Even in winter, you can always find a sunny spot here! The fourth bedroom has 2 twin beds! It is very peaceful at night! Please do not have parties in the swimming pool.
Speaks: English, German
Calendar last updated: April 22, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We are settling in now. Wow your home is bigger and nicer than what the pictures show. We just had lunch by the pool, was very relaxing. All looks very clean and inviting, job well done Sabine. Thank you so much for the bottle of Chardonnay (one of my favourites) along with the salsa & chips, was a nice touch. Today is our 35th anniversary so I will take Tia to dinner, then come back & enjoy a glass of wine by the pool.
I don't see anything I'd change here, neighborhood seems nice. Your neighbors say high with a smile and wave, just like we are at home.
Thank you for letting us rent your vacation home. Can't wait for my family to come down on the weekend, they will love the pool.
Oh yes, Henry, I did notice that a lamp shade is broken, the table lamp by the front window. See attached pictures. I fixed it with some tape, looks like new.
We absolutely loved our month at Villa Colleen. With the three king beds all with their own bathrooms it was perfect for my sisters and I. The home has everything anyone could need! From plenty of beachtowels to beach chairs ,umbrellas ,canopies , coolers,you name it it is there. We spent many days by the beautiful sparkling pool and with the solar heat the water was very warm ! They even left us a bucket with car wash soap and a sponge since we drove 1500 miles with three different cars ! The home is in a great neighborhood and close to many stores, restaurants shops etc. siesta keys beach is close by and is absolutely beautiful. The whitest sand you could ever see ! The owners go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. The water heater started to leak and the plumber was there to replace it that very day. They also have four new bikes that you can cruise the neighborhood or even take them to the legacy trail which runs 20+ miles. The backyard is lit beautifully at night and very private… Basically the backyard is screened in and you can leave all three patio doors open to enjoy the tropical Florida air ! So pack a small bag and your sunscreen because that’s basically all you will need .
When we arrive the house was very clean and orderly. We had called and asked if there was a crock pot in the house and were told there was not; however, when we arrived there was a brand new one sitting on the kitchen counter. The house is centrally located to everything you would want to do in Sarasota. A Publix grocery store, a Target, a CVS, a Kohls, and a Subway are less than a mile from the house.The house has a solar heated pool and the temperature of the water was very comfortable and we enjoy spending time around the pool. We ate all our meals outdoors in the screened in area surrounding the pool. There are very few houses in Sarasota that have three masters with king size beds like this house. The kitchen was well stocked. The beds were very comfortable. This was our fourth year in Sarasota and this was the best house we have had. He plan to return to Sarasota next February and have rented this house for our stay.
Me and my family had such a good time over there. This place is awesome . For sure we gonna come back there. Thank you Henry & Sabine
We loved this home. We had six adults and two 18th month old toddlers in our group. The home is in great condition inside and out with large rooms. The pool area is a perfect place to relax with plenty of chairs. You are close to the great beaches and all types of shopping as well. Prior to our arrival, the owner went out and purchased an additional high chair and pack N play which was great surprise to us and much appreciated.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far is it to Siesta Key Beach and other beaches?
5 miles 10 min drive to Siesta Key nr. 1 Beach and 7 miles 15 min south to Nokomis Beach,
did you have 3 King size bed including its own private bathroom and a twin bed with a seperate bathroom?
Yes thats correct, the small fith beedroom is private, but can be opened for a fee about 200.- USD weekley. Please ask.
is your pool heated
yes our pool is solar heated with big panels to south and west. also in winter most time you have around 80F . There is also a solar blanket. New pool pump in 2018.
How far to the next airports and Disney Orlando?
SRQ Sarasota 11mi 30min; RSW Ft. Myers 70 min; TPA Tampa 75 min Orlando Disney 120 min MIA Miami 200 min.
How quiet is it at night? Can we make pool parties?
After 10 pm the neighborhood is very quiet. No parties are possible!
Do you have a grill, toys and bicycle.
Yes we do, gas grill, pool toy's and four bicycles. (bicycles are sometimes not all working)
next shopping, restaurants and bars.
Wines and more, Publix, Wallmart and Restaurants, Bars are within 1-3 miles, 3-10 minutes drive. Sarasota Square mall only 1 mile.
Great home, great pool area and only 10 minutes to beches.
This was one of the best equipped and supplied rental home we have experienced - kitchen appliances and utensils; bath towels; beach towels; bikes; pool toys; welcome book with instructions, beach information and suggested attractions, etc.; brochures, games, cards; everything we needed for our 3 week stay. The pool and lanai area is fantastic. With the solar heated water we were even able to get in the pool a few times. And the geographic location of Villa Colleen is great - easy, short driving to Siesta Key, all the Sarasota attractions, St. Armands, Venice, Myakka River, and even Bradenton and Anna Maria! The bedroom arrangements are terrific and provide privacy and comfort for 3 couples and / or a large family with children.It is a top rental property in the Sarasota area that is hard to beat! Erikca
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: May 03, 2021