5-star reviews by previous guests, 3 Bedrms, 2 Baths, Private pool, office
Unexpected last minute availability at a truly exceptional location. Enjoy the ultimate vacation in our luxury villa situated in the award winning, exclusive & secure University Park Country Club. Bright & airy home all tastefully furnished. Extremely well equipped - LCD TVs, wifi, mini office, juicers, bread maker, Nutribullet, etc. A perfect spot for relaxation yet lots to do - easily accessible to golf, beaches, dining, shopping, theatre, arts, sports, etc. Very restful tranquil location with superb outdoor space - private pool in beautiful lanai & lakeside position. Outdoor grill, dining and lounge seating for total relaxation. We have lots of extras to maximize our guests enjoyment & to help minimize stress e.g. guests will have use of 2 cycles, gents & ladies golf clubs, wi-fi printer for boarding passes, etc., beach chairs, towels, wheeled coolers, games, cards, etc., etc. Special TV packages can be arranged including HBO and Showtime. Also phone packages, including international calls.
You can make the most of the beautiful Florida climate by spending time outdoors. Covered lanai with beautiful private pool (which can be heated) overlooking the adjacent lake. Enjoy plenty of outdoor meals in the seating area with grill, dining table for 6 & easy chairs. Within the Country Club you can cycle or enjoy walks to appreciate the gorgeous landscaped grounds and elegant properties.
Please feel free to e-mail to inquire about rates, availability and any other queries you have. Lots of other photos available on request.
Excellent golf, close to beaches, arts, upscale shopping, restaurants and a huge variety of other attractions. Convenient access from airports and I75. You will never be bored, yet you will be in an ultra relaxed setting. The surrounding area is flourishing despite the economic downturn - new restaurants and shops continue to open including the wonderful University Town Center mall opened in October 2014.
The property has a fresh, light and open floor plan with new furniture throughout the entire home. It has a peaceful lakeside setting - you have your own pool (with heater) to relax by as well as access to a larger heated community pool (and hot tub), just a quick 2 minute bike ride away. You will have the use of 2 bicycles, so you can enjoy exploring the many wonderful tracks within the University Park Country Club. Guests are welcome to use the gents and ladies golf clubs to avoid transporting their own. To enhance your stay and save you time and money, we have lots of added extras not normally available in a rental property - use of golf clubs, bicycles, beach chairs, cooler, bread maker, juicer, muffin tins, etc.
You also have a covered outdoor area with grill, easy chairs and dining table to make the most of the Florida climate. With sunset views this is perfect for evening relaxation. For cooler winter evenings, the gas fireplace in the great room lends a very cosy feel.
The large Master Bedroom has beautiful views across the pool and lake, with direct access to the covered lanai. This bedroom has a large LCD TV and DVD/CD player.
University Park Country Club is one of the best rated golf courses in the area. Golf has just recently become available for daily fee play at very reasonable rates. Lots of other golf is available close by at a variety of rates and challenges.
Broadband. Printer/Scanner/Copier; desk. Office sundries.
Summary- The property is situated in beautiful, relaxing, maintenance-free and secure University Park Country Club. The 2089 sq. foot home has a fresh, light and open floor plan. Outside, it has a lovely sunny private pool & lake view. There is a large covered seating area, with 6 seater dining table & chairs, easy chairs & grill. The house has been tastefully furnished to a high standard throughout with many added extras that the majority of rental homes do not have. The large Master Bedroom features a King Bed, 37' LCD TV, direct access to private pool, views across lake and a huge walk-in closet. Those who have visited University Park Country Club before will know it is a very special place. It is most beautifully landscaped and maintained, has a restful and refined atmosphere, has an award winning golf course as well as 24 hour security. Superbly located - very easy access from I75, beaches short drive away, lots of restaurants and shopping on University Parkway and easy access to downtown Sarasota.
Detailed description of property:
Foyer opens into a large, bright and airy Great Room that has a Gas Fire with remote control. Large patio doors affording views across the private pool and lake beyond. 37' LCD TV, with DVD/CD player. Gas fireplace. Cable is included in price. Beautiful co-ordinating furniture in chocolate brown leather - 3 seater, loveseat, armchair and footstool, cocktail table, etc. Selection of games.
This is a lovely large room that has been furnished to a very high standard. Ultra comfortable King bed. Island style furniture. High quality pillow-top mattress. 37' LCD TV (with cable) and DVD/CD player. This room has direct access to the lanai and pool through a separate door. There is a very comfortable leather recliner, to allow relaxing views across the lanai, pool and lake beyond. Plenty of spare bed linen, additional blankets, etc. Easy set clock radio.
Nochmals vielen Dank, Joyce M
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
There is not much I can say about our stay in this amazing house that has not already been said. We were completely comfortable in this wonderfully equipped spacious house. We want to thank Joyce very much for her kind card, wine and phone calls making sure that everything was in order for us. There were pool toys, beach toys, beach chairs and plenty of ideas of what to do and where to go with our children. Our holiday was the best we have ever had in America and we loved every moment of being able to share you wonderful home. Thank you both very much.
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!
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5 based on 8 traveler reviews
Wir haben unseren Sommerurlaub als Familie mit 2 Kindern im Alter von 13 und 16 in der Villa von Joyce & Trevor verbracht. Die Villa liegt in einem sehr schönen, perfekt gepflegten und ruhigen gated Golf & Country Club. Von hier aus ist es mit dem Auto nicht weit zu den Stränden am Golf von Mexico und zu den diversen Shopping Möglichkeiten, Restaurant usw. Die Villa selbst ist sehr schön, gepflegt und großzügig mit allen Annehmlichkeiten die man für einen erholsamen Urlaub braucht. Hübsch eingerichtete Schlafzimmer, ausgestattet mit guten Matratzen in den Betten. Gemütlicher Wohnbereich mit Kamin. Eine große Küche mit allem was benötigt wird, Kaffeemaschine, Mixer, Entsafter, Brotmaschine, ausreichend Pfannen und Töpfe, Geschirr, alles vorhanden. Master Bad mit Badewanne, großer Dusche und begehbarem Kleiderschrank sowie ein kleineres Bad für die Kids. Die Terrasse ist perfekt mit einem tollen Pool und diversen Sitz- und Liegegelegenheiten sowie einem Gasgrill. In der Garage findet man ebenfalls alles was das Herz begehrt, vom Tennisschläger über Golfschläger bis hin zu Spielzeug und Stühlen/Liegen für den Beach ist alles vorhanden. Joyce ist eine wunderbare und aufmerksame Vermieterin. Fragen wurden schnell beantwortet, zudem hat Sie uns während unseres Aufenthaltes immer wieder mit schönen und aktuellen Tips, aufkommenden Events oder sonstigen things to do per Mail versorgt. Auch im Vorfeld und Nachgang der Reise im Rahmen der Vermietung lief alles sehr nett und reibungslos. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und empfehlen die Villa uneingeschränkt weiter. Wir haben die Villa schweren Herzens verlassen und sollten wir nochmal einen Urlaub in Sarasota planen, kommen wir sehr gerne wieder.
A lovely villa , extremely well presented and maintained, set in the beautiful grounds of University Park which are immaculate.
The pool area is fabulous and just perfect for relaxing ...so peaceful!.
The villa is in a perfect location for exploring the Sarasota area with all the delights it has to offer and 20mins drive to amazing Gulf coast beaches. A few mins drive away shops and restaurants in abundance with something for everyone.
The owners provide exceptional customer service and Joyce is an absolute pleasure to deal with extremely efficient, also very knowledgable on the area and always happy to help........how refreshing!.
I would without hesitation recommend this villa to anyone wishing to visit the Sarasota area and we hope to return sometime in the future.
A very well maintained and immaculate property.
The property was far better than described.It had all the facilities within,nothing was missing from bicycles to golf clubs.
It was spacious,clean and lies within a very tranquil gated golf and country club community.An oasis.
The pool was heated as requested and maintained weekly.
Jovce Millar,the owner was exceptionally helpful with up to date information before and during our one moth stay.
The villa was within 15 minutes of downtown Sarasota,and minutes from many shops and malls.
I would have no problem recommending the villa to friends and hope to return myself one day.
Lovely home from home in a great location
We spent 2 weeks at the villa in May and liked it so much we returned for a further 2 weeks in November.
University Park Country Club is immaculate and beautifully kept, with many places to walk and cycle (using the cycles provided). Home from home describes the villa perfectly. It’s fully equipped and well presented with a lovely quiet lanai and pool area, perfect for relaxing and watching the wildlife.
Close by are all the amenities you need (bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a shopping mall), or you can be in Sarasota in about 20 minutes. There’s so much to see and do in the area, with the nearby beaches worth a special mention.
Joyce takes customer service to a level we have not experienced before. From booking to arrival, nothing is too much trouble. We had a couple of queries during our first visit (which Joyce could not have foreseen) but as soon as we contacted her she immediately got things sorted for us, with no fuss.
It’s become clear during both our stays how proud Joyce is of her villa and the surrounding area, and it’s not difficult to see why. In many years of taking holidays in Florida, it’s the only one we have returned to (and plan to return again soon).
FABULOUS VILLA IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION
We spent 4 weeks at this beautifully appointed villa situated in a lovely, safe gated community and golf course. It was exactly as described on the website and the owners, Joyce & Trevor, were extremely helpful and provided us with loads of information and advice regarding the rental and the Sarasota area. We particularly enjoyed having the use of the golf clubs and bicycles provided. There are lots of shops and restaurants close by and beautiful beaches within easy reach. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone wishing to visit the area - you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back! Neil & Muriel, SW Scotland.
Had an amazing time!
We booked this home a full year before our Nov arrival and from the beginning Joyce was available extremely helpful and professional throughout. We were very happy when we arrived to find a beautiful very clean home in in the fantastic setting of University Park. The only surprise to us was the attention to detail Joyce and Trevor had taken to make sure their guests felt welcome. If you are looking for a vacation home with no surprises at a reasonable price then look no further. You won't regret your choice
Gord and Karen
From the Owner
“Very relaxing location close to many facilities, shops and restaurants.”
Activity and Interests
University Park Country Club is the perfect location from which to base your vacation. The area offers so much - Sarasota is the ultimate Florida location - stunning beaches, superb cuisine, huge variety of cultural activities, friendliness of its residents, excellent golf courses, etc. Plenty of information is available in our property on Sarasota activities. We also prepare event listings and offer advice to clients on best deals for golf, etc.
Beaches - Siesta (often ranked No. 1 in USA), Lido, Longboat, Casey Key, Fort de Soto (also Top 10 in USA ranking) - all easily accessible.
Golf - see listing below
Arts - John Ringling Museum, Asolo Theatre, Van Wezel theatre, (easily accessible to Salvador Dali and Fine Arts in St. Petersburg), 30 Sarasota art galleries, monthly Arts Walk in Sarasota, arts and crafts fairs held regularly.
Restaurants - Sarasota is famous for the high standard of its cuisine, plenty of restaurants along University Parkway and Lakewood Ranch, plus easy access to downtown Sarasota. Superb Sunday brunch in University Park Country Club.
Shopping - Sarasota Square Mall, Southgate, Ellenton Prime Outlets, Saturday morning Farmers' Market at Main Street, St. Armand's Circle, Lakewood Ranch. Also easy access to Tampa International Plaza. Varied food shopping including upscale Fresh Market (University Parkway) & Wholefoods (downtown Sarasota).
Mote Aquarium, Polo at Lakewood Ranch, Benderson Park Rowing, Cruises, water sports, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Jungle Gardens.
University Park Golf Club is considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in the state. Consistently rated four stars by Golf Digest. Designed by world renowned golf architect Ron Garl, it offers 27 thrilling holes winding their way through natural woodlands and wetlands, all surrounded by canopies of southern live oak and slash pines. The variety of tee positions means that it can be enjoyed by all categories of player. The course also earned the designation as most women friendly golf course by Golf for Women magazine.
There are some great deals available at present. Tee time
reservations are accepted three days in advance of play.
There are many other nearby golf courses offering a wide variety of challenge and price range - e.g.
Legacy at Latewood Ranch (Arnold Palmer, 4 stars) - 5 miles.
Rolling Greens, 5 miles
Bobby Jones, 6 miles
The Preserve at Tara - 8 miles
Rosedale (Ted McAnlis) - 8 miles
Tatum Ridge (Ted McAnlis) - 8 miles
River Club (Ron Garl, 4 stars) - 9 miles
Stoneybrook - 11 miles
River Strand - 12 miles - newly opened
Serenoa - 13 miles
Waterlefe - 16 miles
Oak Ford ((Ron Garl, 4 stars) - 18 miles
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Last Minute Nov 2016
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
60 night minimum stay
May- June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
|Exit Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
We are always happy to quote for specific dates and can sometimes offer discounts. Please note we prefer min. stay 14 days (although on occasions we may accept 7-13 days if it fits between other bookings).
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Available for guest use: 3 cycles, 2 sets golf clubs., inflatable 2 person kayak with life jackets, Beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, etc Wireless printer, etc.”
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Pool / Spa
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- Heated Pool
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- Outdoor Pool
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Golf Course View
- Lake View
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- live theater
- recreation center
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Large shower with multi-heads. Roman bath tub.
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Multi-head shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Island Style King Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Island Style Queen Bed
- Bedroom 3/Mini Office - 2 twin/ single, Twins can be set side by side as king-king cover, etc avail.
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- Deck / Patio
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- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lanai / Gazebo ...
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- Outdoor Grill ...
- Tennis ...
- 3 bicycles
- Guests provide their own meals
- The property is located in the prestigious University Park Country Club. From the moment you enter, it is clear that you are somewhere special. As you drive along the beautifully landscaped Park Boulevard, you will catch glimpses of the award winning golf course, grill room and lakes. UPCC has won many awards over the years including 'Best Community Design in America'. Residents refer to University Park as a little piece of paradise and it is easy to see why. Walking is a favourite pastime within this private gated community. There is so much to admire and plenty of wildlife. UPCC has a tranquil and sophisticated atmosphere, yet there are many nearby activities so that you can have the perfect vacation. The bikes provided will allow you to while away the hours exploring the beautiful flat landscapes in the Country Club. The house itself has a very light and airy feel. Large enough to be comfortable, yet easily managed. This is a maintenance free community. The property has a lovely kidney shaped pool. There is a large outdoor area beside the pool which is furnished to allow for relaxation and dining. There are views across a lake from the lanai area.