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(Old Florida) Bayside Neighborhood - Vintage Pool Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5

Burnished hardwood floors, high ceilings and exquisite custom

millwork welcome you to this totally refurbished West of the Trail

vintage home/compound in an Old Florida Bayside Neighborhood on

nearly 1/2 acre lot. Enter into a gorgeous open and airy living room

with wood burning fireplace. Move up into the elegant elevated

dining room with an adjoining kitchen, 2 bedrooms each with queen

size beds, 2 full baths. French doors from the dining room and

master bedroom open onto a courtyard with a large in-ground heated swimming pool,

deck and screened lanai.

A charming guest cottage with a master bedroom and

2 full baths with complete kitchen offers your guests or extended

family the privacy of their own.

Contact owner for virtual photo gallery site!

This property will accommodate 7 people WHEN RENTING THE HOUSE and the GUEST COTTAGE!

More Details

Tom Lyon
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Why Tom Lyon chose Sarasota

Our refurbished 'Old Florida - Vintage Pool Home' in Ballantine Manor is located in a residential neighborhood half a block from Sarasota Bay. The home with guest cottage is a unique property that was considered by many in the late 1950's and early 1960's to be the suburbs of a flourishing downtown Sarasota. Our home and guest cottage has been totally restored to its original grandeur with all modern amenities one would expect in the 21st century.

What makes this house unique

A large 30' x 60' heated inground swimming pool provides a place to enjoy privacy and relax from the either the winter 'blahs' or a day of family exploration or adventure. The original plaster ceilings and hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms add grace and charm to this vintage home. The French doors from the dining room and master bedroom lead down steps to the pool/courtyard. A large screen porch has tables, benches and chairs for relaxing, reading, or shelter from the sun. The chaise lunge chairs provide comfort for sunning, snoozing, conversing or relaxing - all in a private setting. There is a fenced area behind the cottage for dogs brought by their owners and staying in the guest cottage.

A family gathering can be easily accommodated when renting both the house and guest cottage. When the house and guest cottage are rented together, there are a total of 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 3 bedrooms in addition to a single hide-a-bed in the cottage and a single rollaway.

Our property is located less than 1 mile from the Powel Crosley Estate and 1 mile from the Ringling Art Museum and Asolo Repretory Theater that offers a variety of live theater performances throughout their season.

There are numerous restaurants, convenience stores and shopping areas within 2 - 3 miles. The opening of the Mall at University Town Center will have a multitude of upscale retailers, sit down restaurants, along with major anchor stores. The Ellenton Premium Outlet is about a 30 minute drive and offers 130 well known retailers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"...landed yesterday in rainy London and since then been missing Hernando house!

I just wanted to say Thank you for everything. We have had a wonderful stay at your property!"

Take care

Aug 2015
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Ballentine Manor Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins master bedroom with double sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tile with glass block wall, spacious shower
  • Both bathrooms are tiled floors; plenty of cabinet and storage space with extra towels. Pool/beach towels provided. Light and airy atmosphere.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A single rollaway is available.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom tub/shower & double sink
  • Each bedrooom has cable TV; ceiling fan; a single rollaway is available. Plenty of closet space in both bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
-Located 1 mile from Ringling Museum -30' x 60' in-ground heated pool -Pool toys available -Beach chairs, umbrella and toys for use -Central heat and air -Ceiling fans -WiFi throughout -Telephone FREE to USA and Canada -ADT Security System -Fully equipped kitchen w/all new appliances -Screened lanai and furniture -Tabletop gas BBQ Grill -Washer/Dryer in air conditioned utility room -All linens and towels provided including beach towels -Flat screen TVs and DVD players -Quiet location allows for relaxation -Newly landscaped -Sarasota Bay is half a block walk and visible from front grounds -Circular drive and carport allows for adequate parking of vehicles Use ear buds or headphones when listening to music in pool/courtyard. Consideration of resident neighbors & other guests is important. Property is intended for guests on the rental agreement. The quiet residential neighborhood is to be respected. Notify property manager of additional guests.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

(Old Florida) Bayside Neighborhood - Vintage Pool Home
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 16 reviews

It was a great place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home , lots of privacy and the pool was awesome! The house was beautiful and very clean! Would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Sarasota home provides privacy with all the necessary and unique qualities for a relaxed Florida living experience - whether for a short stay or extended retreat. Our location is close to many activities and sporting events, shopping opportunities, and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Your positive comments reflect the pride we have and the attention given to our home, swimming pool and grounds that make your "Florida experience" memorable. Please join us again when you return to Sarasota.
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the last week of June. Property was exactly as described. Beautiful house, well kept. Even though only 2 BR, they are very spacious. The courtyard to the pool area is great. Very private. If you have pets, make sure the gate is closed every morning, as the landscaper is in and out. Margaret was extremely nice and very accommodating. Everything as neat as a pin and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We proud ourselves with having a home that makes a perfect get-a-way with cleanliness, attention to detail, and privacy a primary consideration. We are a pet friendly property. Our location in a residential area on a one block street, half the distance to Sarasota Bay is ideal for enjoying a restful time, walks to watch the incredible sunsets, yet close to restaurants, shopping, entertainment venues, museums, golf and boating and all that Sarasota has to offer. Your review only reinforces what we strive to do for each and every guest who enjoy our vintage 'Old Florida' property with a large in-ground pool.
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Relaxing in 'Old Florida' charm.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean home amidst tropical setting, provided a relaxing time.

This is an ideal home for a family to enjoy all that is within easy access. Strolling to Sarasota Bay for extraordinary sunset views half a block away or exercising a pet is easy. Large swimming pool is only steps away to have a refreshing dip or to lounge and soak up the sun.

Most enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house for a week in June. We loved every part of it. We love the renovated hardwood floors and the style the home has. The pool is a huge plus for a family with 3 kids. The entire home feels private. We didn't have access to the cottage at the home but the screen in porch separates it from the main house and we both said we would love to bring other family members with us next time so that we could have a larger gathering than we did this year. The cottage is entirely separate and private. Both have great access to the pool. The outside pool area is surrounded on all sides and cannot be seen into by neighbors or any passers by. Very private. My family and I did not spend tons of time at the beach during our visit, but we did go a few times. It is a straight shot to numerous beaches (not just Siesta Key) in the area. We could get to them all in 20 mins or less. All of them have very easy and accommodating access. This was our first visit to Sarasota but we plan to make it an annual trip and will always try to choose this rental when we come.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your week's stay in our Old Florida Vintage property. We take pride in the restoration of our home and the privacy of our property located in a quiet residential Bayside neighborhood. Our location does provide easy access to the many beaches of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, but relaxing by our large in-ground pool surrounded by tropical landscaping affords a respite one needs when vacationing. Hopefully, you will be able to return to us on your next visit to Sarasota.
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Lovely house and pool home.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay here in April. Not only did the Sunshine State live up to it's name, but the home lived up to it's billing as well. Very well kept but for some pet hairs on living room furniture. I have been coming to Sarasota area for over 40 years and own rental properties in town, and come down 2 to 3 times a year to inspect my properties. This is first time staying this far north of town and was a little hesitant as it is close to airport. Airplane noise is not too bad and it seems like a very nice neighborhood, and sunsets on Sarasota Bay are very nice and just a minute walk down to the end of street. Plenty of towels, linens etc. and most everything you need to head to beach. We had to scrounge around in garage for some saute pans for cooking but everything else was sufficient. Pool was a plus but a little cool so put solar cover on to warm it up. We would stay here again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments about our Sarasota home. Always ask should you not be able to locate what you need, more than likely we have it, or can obtain what is needed. You are correct about the beautiful sunsets on Sarasota Bay, and only a short walk from our home.
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Great Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious and clean. It had all the amenities we needed to make our weeks stay very pleasant. The pool was a great added feature even after coming home from the beach. The locaion of the house was perfect. Easy access to many resturants, shops and beaches. Siesta Key was a hit with us.

The neighborhood was very nice and quiet. Great area for walking and beautiful sunsets. Can't wait to go back.

The owner and the people I dealt with at the Rosebay were very helpful, responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to make the stay of our guests as comfortable and pleasant as possible. You experiences with our location, our large pool, the convenience of restaurants and shops, the quiet neighborhood, and the beautiful sunsets make a perfect Sarasota vacation experience. We look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Primo Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sara Bay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Tamiami Trail - FL Route 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Primo Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Ringling Museum & Ca' d' Zan.

* Marie Selby Botatanical Garden.

* Fishing in the Gulf.

* Parasailing.

* Golf.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Myakka River State Park.

* Searching for shark's teeth.

* Enjoy the white sands of the Gulf beaches.

* Kayak/Paddle board.

* Shelling.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Mote Aquarium.

* Myakka River State Park.

* Siesta Key Beach.

* Search for shark teeth.

* Jungle Gardens.

-Golf -Tennis -Fishing -Snorkeling -Sailing

-Surfing -Boating -Jet Skiing -Diving -Zoo/Wildlife

-Museums -Movies -Shopping -Antiquing -Live Theater

-Biking -Restaurants -Shuffleboard -Miniature golf

-Kayaking -Water Skiing -Near colleges for adult ed.

-Shelling -Sightseeing -Beaches are a short drive away

-Major League Baseball Winter Camps in close proximity


-State Parks: Myakka River and Oscar Scher


Rates & Availability

Ballentine Manor Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Weeks
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Vintage Home:
January - March - $3,800/mth*
April - May - $ 975/wk ...$2,500/mth*
June - September- $ 850/wk ...$2,200/mth*
October - December - $ 975/wk ...$2,500/mth*
*Includes departure cleaning fee!

The Guest Cottage:
January - March - $2,600/mth*
April - May - $ 750/wk ...$1,700/mth*
June - September- $ 550/wk ...$1,500/mth*
Oct. - Dec.- $750/wk...$1700/mth*
Pets OK w/nonrefund security.

Full payment 30 days prior to arrival. Schedule of payments to be determined. Accepted payments: credit card (fee), bank check (USD) [no fee], money orders (USD). Security deposit for the house - $500. Security deposit for the guest cottage - $350. A NONREFUNDABLE PET SECURITY is a separate payment and subject to FL taxes of 12% and based on weight, size, and number - generally $100/pet!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.