About this rental
Quiet, private and pet friendly 2 bedroom, 2 bath, swimming pool home in Gulf Gate just 5 minutes to Siesta Key and her Beaches! Your Rental Fee includes the following (Rent, Cleaning Fee, Florida 12% taxes, Cable, Water & Utilities).
Pet Fee additional to rental fee.
Be Our Guest...very quiet, clean and comfortable NON-SMOKING HOME with private pool and lanai at the corner end of a very quiet street.
The House and Community were built in 1969 and has that "older Florida charm and feel". Please view all photos to ensure the house is suitable for your needs. The bathrooms are "quite unique" to the 60's era and we want to make sure you see the design.
Tropical décor for that "at home" but on vacation feel. Wood laminate flooring and tile are mostly throughout the home. Master BR has a Queen bed with a private bath and separate office. Guest bedroom offers a Queen bed and private bath. The living room, kitchen, office and both bedrooms have large ceiling fans. The living room, kitchen and master bedroom have sliding doors to the lanai. In the Winter, Spring and Fall months you can open the house and enjoy the cross-breeze from the Gulf of Mexico!
The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house which provides more privacy. Patio/Table and swing are under cover. Home offers linens, bath towels, pool towels, Cable TV, Wireless High Speed Internet, Unlimited telephone calling to anywhere in the USA. Fully equipped kitchen ( Keurig Coffee Machine, Standard MR Coffee, Hot griddle, Mixer/Blender ) washer and dryer. Lots of additional amenities not listed.
Private lanai enclosed pool with outdoor shower and weekly pool service. 2 car garage and circular driveway. Weekly lawn / landscaping service. Professional Cleaning Team.
The house is located in the Gulf Gate Community off Gulf Gate Drive and RT 41 (at the south entrance onto Siesta Key). Great sidewalks for bike riding or dog walking. Walk to Gulf Gate Golf Couse or brand new 27,000 square foot Gulf Gate Library. The Sarasota Mall with Movies, Legacy Bike Trail and Sarasota Y.M.C.A. with indoor basketball court, racquetball courts, indoor running track and outside waterpark (in the warmer months) are about a mile.
ADULTS ONLY (Age 25+) Occupancy and "quoted pricing" is for (2) Adults. Additional Guests (up to 2 only) will be an additional $500.00. The house sleeps 4 comfortably.
Our rental property is not suitable for children.
DOG okay with approval in advance and paid pet fee.
NO CATS, Owner allergic.
SLEEPS (4) with 2 Queen Beds, 2 private baths.
CLEANING AND SANITATION:
*** Our Property adheres to the Recommended Safety Measures pursuant to Executive Order 20-123 issued May 15, 2020. Safety protocols are in place and publicly displayed. Our professional cleaning team uses enhanced cleaning standards throughout the whole property; higher grade cleaning products that adhere to CDC guidelines.
PEST AND LAWN CONTROL:
House exterior and yard are treated professionally every 120 days.
We’re committed to protecting the privacy and security of our Guests. To that end, we’ve created a policy that strikes a balance by allowing reasonable monitoring of the outside of the property while still protecting privacy inside the home. Property uses (exterior only) surveillance via The Ring System to identify suspicious activity such as break-in’s, theft prevention, weather damage, power outages, aggressive Soliciting and any wrongful deliveries. Reference: 2020 Florida Statutes 810.145
Sarasota Square Mall - less than one mile
Sarasota AMC Movies - less than one mile (now open)
Sarasota YMCA - less than one mile
Gulf Gate Library - Less than 1/4 mile
Gulf Gate Animal Hospital - one mile
Beneva Animal Hospital - less than 1/4 mile
Gulf Gate Shops (200 stores & restaurants) - less than one mile
Legacy Bike Trail - 2 miles
LOCATION: ONE MILE...THE BEST SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS
TARGET, KOHL'S, Lowe's, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Michaels Craft Store, ROSS, TJ Maxx, PUBLIX Food Store, Beall's Outlet, PETSMART, HOBBY LOBBY, STAPLES, PANERA BREAD, FIVE GUYS BURGERS, LONGHORN Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Walgreen's, CARRABA'S, a brand new Planet Fitness and so much more!
24 HOUR EMERGENCEY VET - less than 2 miles
Location....everything you could possibly want is 5- 20 minutes from the house to all points Sarasota County.
Why Kids Love It
ADULTS ONLY - our property is not suited for small children.
About the neighborhood
Suburban convenient neighborhood located at Stickney Point Rd and US41( south entrance to Siesta Key ) . Only 1.8 miles to the Siesta Key Beaches. Only 1 mile to Shopping and Restaurants , as well as the Mall and YMCA. Only a few minutes to downtown. 20 min to Sarasota /Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). Walk to the brand new 27,000 square foot Gulf Gate Library. Home is close to the Legacy Bike Trail as well. In the summer months the YMCA also has an outdoor water park!
How to get there
Airport: Sarasota - Bradenton International : 7.5 mi
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.6 mi.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Gulf Gate Public Library
Beneva Corner Store (and Gas)
Beneva Veterinary Clinic
Gulf Gate Village (a collection of Shops, Services, Deli's and Restaurants)
Favorite Places To Eat
Pop's Sunset Grill & Tiki Bar - take 41 South to Nokomis.
Rip Fire Pizza & BBQ - 5218 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key
Carrabba's Italian Grill - 1940 Stickney Point Road
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Apr 01 - Apr 30 2023
May 01 - May 31 2023
Jun 01 - Jun 30 2023
Jul 01 - Jul 31 2023
Aug 01 - Aug 31 2023
Pet Fee: $250
Overnight Guests (2): $500
A Security Deposit is held to secure your Reservation and used to pay for any damages or additional cleaning (if needed) to the rental property after your departure. Your deposit is returned back to you within 14-30 days.
We appreciate our Guests leaving the house in the same manner as when you checked in. There will be a fee of $50 per hour deducted from your Security Deposit for the extra time and staff it takes to clean up any of the following (but not limited to) dirty dishes, extra trash / boxes, dog hair, dog refuge in the yard, beach sand, dirty or stinky refrigerator/freezer, excessive laundry or carpet shampooing.
Cancellations made (90) days prior to check in date will incur no penalty of your Deposit. All other cancellations will forfeit full deposit. If desired, Lessee can purchase Travel Insurance separately to cover their vacation investment. You can request our Cancellation Policy which includes refunds for Mandatory evacuations.
Last updated on March 29, 2023
Hosted by Steven Hewett
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: To all of you who LOVE Florida ...... SO DO WE !! We're a small family who wanted to enjoy Sarasota when we could so we decided this was the best way . So we began this adventure with a really cute home right near restaurants and shopping and close to Siesta Key ! I first saw Siesta when I was 9 yrs old and loved it . No beach compares to me. So we hope everyone enjoys the home as much as we do and find it just as relaxing !
Why this property? Gulf Gate is a tranquil little community near the Beach ! It has everything you need. So this home has 2 bedrooms , 2 baths , a private pool and almost no traffic ! It's very quiet and comfortable. So it was perfect with multiple restaurants , grocery store , and shopping center , all at the edge of the neighborhood !!
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Hewett's Tropical Haven
Guestbook comments from the host:
I’ve been rent this płace four times and always come back with pleasure. It’s clean, very good equiped house located close to the beach and stores.
This was the perfect getaway with a pool right outside and an outdoor table to eat at, not to mention tasty restaurants and shopping nearby. With some private beach access points (as well as less private ones) not too far away, it was a perfect place for us to get away and relax. The neighbors were quiet and unobtrusive. Greenery and fences kept the pool and house private. We loved it so much we added a couple days on short notice, which the owners accommodated without any hassle. The cozy place was clean and had a nice kitchen. It worked perfectly for the two of us, but there was a whole other side of the house if we had kids or brought another couple to share it with. The owners were very easy to work with. We hope to return again!
We have stayed now 2 years in a row at this lovely home. It's comfortable and laid back with a quaint private pool ! We're from England and have stayed in Sarasota several times but these last 2 years were the best with our stay. Home is really we'll stocked and the owners are very friendly to deal with. The Gulf Gate community is quiet and so close to everything. And of course Siesta Key ! Can't wait until we can make it back.
The villa / condo is close to the best white sandy beach( Siesta Key) Publix Supermarket , Westfield shoping mall. Siesta village (The Daquiry Deck ) Friendly and helpful people to rent from. My family are returning for our third stay this year 2019..
We liked the house very much and would consider going back there. It was clean and tidy and the pool was great. The weather in October November was also very good
My family and I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home! Owners were wonderful to work with and helped make our stay stress free and easy to enjoy! The location is perfect - near beautiful beaches, shopping, restaurants, and parks. We did everything we could think of! The home was fully equipped with all the dishes and land cooking wares, plenty of towels and beach towels, soaps, iron, hair dryer - just all the basics you need from day to day that some vacation homes lack. The view was gorgeous from the pool and spa, the dogs had plenty of room to wander and be confortable, the neighborhood is quiet and fun to walk. We rented a boat with Cape Coral Boat Rentals and everyone we talked to there were great! Very helpful and welcoming! I recommend hooking up with them if you're staying the the area - beautiful islands nearby to boat to, lots of fishing and wildlife to see!
This house had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in Sarasota. Two bedrooms and two full baths fully furnished with all the amenities including a pool and PET FRIENDLY! Only minutes away from beautiful Siesta Key Beach. Reasonable rent and no hassle owners. They even had the place stocked with coffee!
Wonderful Vacation Home
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hewett's home on our May vacation to Sarasota. The home and pool were so relaxing with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable, The residents at the gulf gate community were also very friendly and we enjoyed talking with the other people who lived there, Karyn was a delightful lady and also extremely helpful with an questions we had while staying there. We can't wait to return here on our next visit to Sarasota. Thank you again Karyn and Steve.
Stayed: May 2022 Submitted: May 17, 2022
Thank you so much Jim for the five-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed our home and Sarasota. The neighbors have told us how much they enjoyed talking to you and Jan as well and were glad to hear you're coming back!We're looking forward to having you back as our guests and thank you for taking such great care of the house, we really appreciate it.Karyn
Absolutely Beautiful Home in Perfect Location
I cannot say enough about how wonderful my stay here was - from the relaxing lanai to the super soft bedding to the proximity to everything I could want and need, including Siesta Key - it was just perfect! The owners are incredibly kind and accommodating, too. If I am ever in the area again and this place is available, I am definitely booking here, without hesitation.
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: October 22, 2021
Jill....Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It was our pleasure to have you (and Bailey) as our Guests and would love for you to come back anytime. I really enjoyed chatting and texting with you and glad to know you loved the house and neighborhood! Thanks, Karyn
We enjoyed our 2 week peaceful retreat at this Gulf Gate home. Cute with some interesting architectural details. We talked to some folks, it’s believed this house was a model home when it was built in the 1960’s. The owners have updated the things that count the most … AC, appliances, flooring, lighting and ceiling fans. Plus probably things we didn’t see. The master bathroom is so unique. You’ll really enjoy this place. It’s so quiet in the neighborhood, we walked the whole area and it’s such a sweet place. The back yard and pool area is a tropical oasis. The owners have thought of everything you’d need to make your stay very enjoyable. We loved that our miniature poodle was able to stay with us too. My husband and I will definitely be returning next year and are planning to stay 3-4 weeks if it’s available. I almost forgot… you are close to everything within a few minutes. Unfortunately Red Tide was present during our stay on Siesta Key and Venice beach. But the silver lining was that we visited beaches up and down the coast we’d never been to before. Coquina Beach at the end of Longboat Key is a gem. Beautiful white sand, not as fine as Siesta’s but cool to walk on. We splurged and rented lounge chairs and an umbrella ($24) when we went (owners have them in the garage, which we never count on and always bring our own). That was a treat to have someone cone around every once in a while and if we’d like our umbrella position changed. I picked up food from Starfish Company on Cortez for a yummy beach picnic. There’s a great little cafe/grill run by the county and lifeguards as well. Caspersan Beach at the end of Venice Island was a favorite to shell hunt and find Shark’s teeth. We also tried out Englewood Beach, nice facilities and picnic area but you have to pay to park and the sand is very very hot to walk on. So if Red Tide should happen to be present during your stay don’t fret there’s plenty of other beaches and things to do and see.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 24, 2021
Thank you so much Leigh for the five star review! So very nice of you to take the time to share so much information about the house and the area. The main reason we purchased this house for our personal vacation time was the fantastic location and being able to get pretty much anywhere in Sarasota County so quickly. We're glad you (and your pup) enjoyed your time at the house and look forward to having you guys back anytime!Karyn
Great accommodations , location .
The Pictures don't do this beautiful home Justice as our stay was truly enjoyable and will definitely book again.
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 20, 2021
Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review! We're so glad you are enjoying the house and we would be happy to have you (and your pup) back anytime, we'll look forward to it!Karyn
Perfect pet friendly Beach House
Wonderful home in Gulf Gate section of Sarasota, close to beach, restaurants and shopping. Home is very well maintained and extremely clean and very comfortable. Screened in pool and lanai are very private with comfortable furniture. Equipped with all the amenities you would ever need. The neighborhood is very nice and great for walking fido. We enjoyed it so much we extended our stay. Owners Karyn and Steve are easy to reach and are eager to help in anyway. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a tropical getaway.
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: January 14, 2021
We're so glad you had a great stay and were able to relax and enjoy time together. Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review and your recommendation. We will let Shauna our housekeeper know that guests continue to notice how well she does her job in keeping the house super clean!Karyn & Steve
Hi! Our stay here thus far has been wonderful & perfect! We even extended our stay for a couple more weeks. The owners are easy to contact if need be, considerate, extremely organized, kind & helpful. Their home is comfortable, extremely clean, relaxing & very nice. You have everything you need. The neighborhood is beautiful, quiet & everything is convenient & easily accessible (ie: restaurants, shopping, etc). We couldn't ask for better. We highly recommend it!
Stayed: September 2020 Submitted: September 11, 2020
Thank you so much Jennifer for the lovely Review of our property! It's wonderful to hear this feedback and we're thrilled you found the home to be clean and perfectly located! We enjoyed hosting you and hope we have the opportunity to do so again for you or your family again in the future. You're welcome anytime!
Convenient location in a quiet neighborhood.
This cozy home is in a quiet neighborhood located just a short drive to the beach. The pool in the backyard is lovely. Shopping and dining is nearby via a short drive or bike ride.
Stayed: August 2020 Submitted: August 27, 2020
Thank you Jeff for the Review, we're glad you and your family had a wonderful time in Sarasota. Thanks so much for choosing our property for your vacation!Karyn & Steve
This house is so amazing! It's spacious and light. The kitchen is so great. It opens up to the pool. You can see the pool from just about everywhere in the house. I can't say enough good things about this house and the owners . It's beautiful on the outside and the inside. It's so close to the beach and everything else . Siesta Key village, restaurants, it has it's own little world also. It is truly something to behold.
Stayed: April 2020 Submitted: June 28, 2020
Kim, wow! Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share the word about us. We look forward to your returning back for your next vacation!
A lovely pet friendly accessible home to beach, shopping and cycling trails!
This home situated in the well established Gulf Gate community was ideal! The home is warm, cozy and has all the amenities you would need. It has the feel of a well loved home with coastal decor and not "the early motel" feel. it is well cared for indeed. One of the selling features for us is that it is dog friendly, always a bonus for those of us who travel with pets. Also the owners provide detailed instructions to dog parks, vets and other things you may want to do if you after a first timer to the Sarasota area. Another selling feature for us is that the home is located in a community with lovely quiet streets, neighbours that say hello and is not just a rental community. The owners Steve and Karyn are easy to communicate with, friendly and accommodating. Their house manager Barbara is close by if you have any concerns and is also lovely to speak with if we had any concerns. Bike trails are an easy 3.5 kms. ride away where you can cycle to Venice and back. Shopping re grocery stores are within a few kms. or miles (Costco, Trader Joe's, Publix,Deweilers (best kept secret)) Also the Gulf Gate community is home to the Sarasota Brewing company and other small family owned businesses. You are able to cycle on a path right to these local establishments.. Siesta key is a 10 minute drive with lots of beach and adventure. Gulf Gate library is a 4 minus walk from the house. While the pool was not heated it was a welcome addition to challenge the spirit! Just sitting in the pool area on the comfy furniture relaxing was indeed lovely. We hope to return! Check it out, you won't be disappointed!
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: January 09, 2020
Cheryl, thank you so much for taking the time to write this excellent review. We really appreciate your choosing our property for your time in Sarasota and hope that you will come back and see us again!
Perfect pet friendly rental home in paradise.
Eautiful well maintained home. Eberything you could possibly need or want is avaliable. Besutiful tropical setting, circle drive usable large 2 car garage, 2 bikes for your use, perfect conditionlots of beach furniture. Even cooler packs in freezer to use. Well kept great lani furnature. Even a mat for your puppy bowls. Ps extremely comfortable beds just an all round great rental house.
Stayed: November 2018 Submitted: November 29, 2018
Thank you for the nice words and glad you enjoyed the home. That's exactly what we hope people get out of the home for their stay. Hope we get to have you back again !!
Loved our stay at this amazing home!! Pool was beautiful, neighborhood was awesome! Close to everything we needed!!! Can’t wait to return next year!!!
Stayed: July 2018 Submitted: August 16, 2018
Thanks so much for the kind words. We love that you enjoyed the home as much as we do !!
Hosted by Steven Hewett