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Spacious, Private Vacation House On Peaceful Ranch

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,005 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms Plus a Loft , 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9

Located in Sarasota, Florida, a Beautiful Gulf Town Nestled Between Fort Myers and Tampa Along the West Coast of Florida. Within 15 Minutes Drive of the Beautiful White Sands of the Gulf of Mexico and Voted the Number 1 Beach in the Country This Year! We are Around 90 Minutes Away From Orlando, the Theme and Adventure Park Capital of the U.S.!

The Place You'll Love to Stay At for an Unforgettable Visit to Sarasota! Tranquility At It's Best, With 15 Private Acres Surrounded by Majestic Oaks and Pines. If You Enjoy Outdoor Living then You're Going to Love This Property!

This Beautiful 2 Story Home has Been Totally Refurbished, In a Country/Tropical Setting with a Modern Decor and All the Amenities. It is Available to Rent on a Monthly, Weekly, or Daily Basis.

There is Over 2300 Sq. Ft. of Air Conditioned and Heated Interior Living Space, as well as, a Screened-In Wrap Around Lanai, which has a Lounging and Dining Area, with Views of Our Gorgeous Property and Friendly Horses and Cute Little Pygmy Goats, as well as, a Newly Added Outdoor Front Porch!

This Property is Luxuriously Furnished with a Master Suite on the Main Floor, and 2 Bedrooms Plus a Loft Upstairs, Which Will Sleep Up to 9.

Fully Furnished and Equipped, this Home has Everything You've Ever Dreamed and the Property Provides an Environment in Which You Can Kick Back, Relax and Create Some of the Most Memorable Times of Your Life! You Are Also Welcome to Bring Along Your Beloved Horse Or Dog!

Brand New Beautiful Large Free Form In Ground Pool, with 4,000 Sq. Ft. Sun Deck, with Submerged Sitting Platform for Infants, is In Our Middle 5 Acres. It is Conveniently Located and Has Incredible Views of Our Gorgeous Pond and Horses Grazing in the Pastures!

In Addition, We Have Our 2 Bedroom 'Tree House' Unit which Sleeps 6 Property# 7104128!

In Addition, We Have Our Beautiful 1 Bedroom Cottage Rental Property #7077929 for More Space to Accommodate Up to 4.

We Have a Large List Of Testimonials to Share With You, Just Ask! The Testimonials Are From Families Who Have Stayed With Us All the Way From 2010 - to Present Day! We Have Had Large Amish Groups, Groups From Italy, Business Clients (Who Had Their Annual Meetings Onsite), Golfers, Baseball Spring Training Fans, Triathlon and Rowing Competitors, Couples, Family Reunions etc. Stay With Us! All of Which Were a Pleasure to Have and We Welcome Them Back With Open Arms! Perhaps This May Help in Assisting You With Your Consideration.

Our Full Board Horse Facility Offers: Full-Time Caretakers On Premises, Separate Barns for Visiting and Permanent Boarders, Schooling Ring with Jump Course, Round Pen, Cross Country and Open Trail Riding Areas and Paddocks for Turnouts, on a Peaceful and Secluded Property!

Please Give Us a Call and Let Us Assist You In Planning a Vacation Filled With Adventures That You'll Never Forget! We Hope to Establish a Rapport that Transcends the Traditional Customer-Business Relationship!!

More Details

Property Manager
Lauraine Newmark
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Date of Arrival: Feb. 17th 2018

Thank you for letting us stay here. I have had a wonderful time at Bits of Paradise Ranch! Since we got here, I've seen a lot of Anole Lizards, a Black Racer Snake, a couple of Tree Frogs, 15 Gators at Myakka State Park, caught 5 fish but let them go, found a Tree Frog in my Hammock, learned most of the horse's names, biked around the area, saw a lot of breathtaking sunsets and the list goes on, but I don't want to go to far off the page! I had a great time exploring Florida for the first time, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!

M. Coleman 11 Years Old

Thank you so much! Such a beautiful ranch! It was so neat to see horses right out the door! I love horses!

N. Coleman & C. Colemaninfo

We had a marvelous time here at the ranch! Thank you!

The Coleman Family
Mar 2018
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Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2005 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • LOFT - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are 3 Bedrooms and a Loft in the Country House. The Loft Area has a Queen Size Futon.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
* Fully Equipped Kitchen * * WIFI and Satellite TVs in All Rooms * * Fire Place, Large Screened In Porch and Outdoor Deck Area * * Close Proximity to Large Free-Form Pool With 4,000 Sq. Ft. Deck With Submerged Platform for Infants * * Bicycles and Covered Picnic Area With 2 Barbeques * * Close Proximity to Interstate 75, Siesta Key Beach, State Parks, & Serenoa Golf Course * * Easy Day Trips to Amusement Parks, Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Aquarium, Boating, Downtown, Shopping & More * * Well Equipped Home Which Provides Initial Cleaning Products, Bathroom/Kitchen Paper Goods, Dishwasher Products, Washer and Dryer and Refuse Bags, at No Extra Cost to the Renter.


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Spacious, Private Vacation House On Peaceful Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Delightful Family Vacation at the Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We started to feel at home immediately at the Country House of the Ranch. The kitchen was well supplied, the beds were super comfortable, the short walk to the pond and pool area was peaceful, the included washer/dryer area proved to be valueable, a closet full of kids toys was a surprise, all three large screen TV's were a treat, petting goats and ponies were a high point, and being with nine family members did not seem crowded in any way. The owners were very helpful to receive one of our packages and to send us somethings we forgot. We would highly recommend this location due to the proximity to many beaches and attractions off Rt 75.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Super relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed the property I've had an extremely hectic couple months and it being so quiet and calming there really helped my sanity.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nathan, Thank you very much for posting such a lovely testimonial and we wanted to say thank you for choosing to stay at our property "Bits Of Paradise Ranch" here in Sarasota FL.! We're so happy that you and your employees had such a peaceful and relaxing stay! We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future, especially if you are all working in the area once again. Its always great to receive a guest's praise and to know that we're doing a successful job. We aim every day to make our properties and ranch a relaxing and exciting place for all our guests, whether they're 1 year of age or have reached the Golden Years and where they can have the joy of making lifetime memories! We're so glad we were able to share our lovely ranch with you, for it is truly a rare find and experience! Warm Regards, Lauraine
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Relaxing week off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

Every summer, our large family of five adults and four children spend a week together. Our stay this time was especially memorable. We stayed at the country house and loved it! There is plenty of room and lots of space to spread out. The screened porch was perfect for relaxing at night. We turned off all the lights and listened to the sounds of nature with a nice glass of wine. It was perfection! The layout of the common room is convenient, too. Serving large meals was easy because there's so much counter space, good lighting, and a fully stocked kitchen. On each morning, our grand-children explored the grounds while we packed up for the day trip out to the beaches. They loved the horses and goats. The location is beautiful, clean, convenient, and safe. We hope to return in the future and try a week with our retired friends. Thanks for the opportunity to spend some time in this lovely place!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, Thank you very much for posting such a lovely testimonial and we wanted to say thank you for choosing to stay at our property "Bits Of Paradise Ranch" here in Sarasota FL.!  We're so happy that you had such a memorable vacation with your large family and that your grand children enjoyed exploring our 15 acres!. Its always great to receive a guest's praise and to know that we're doing a successful job. We aim every day to make our properties and ranch a relaxing and exciting place for all our guests, whether they're 1 year of age or have reached the Golden Years and where they can have the joy of making lifetime memories! We also truly understand that your pets are not only your companions but are part of your family. We're so happy that they too, can share in our little piece of paradise, for it was always in our thoughts, when creating our beautiful ranch. We're so glad we were able to share our lovely ranch with you, for it is truly a rare find and experience! Warm Regards, Lauraine
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Vestal, New York

Bits of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Dear Lauraine, We want to thank you for a fantastic week! Your ranch is "A Bit Of Paradise", it is true and such a relaxing place. The horses and goats were a delight! We have many photo's to help us remember and the house was so comfortable. We thank you for your hospitality and hope to come back again.

P. & V. & M. Jacobson

V. Rubin

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent, very accomodating, well appointed...

  • 5 of 5

Date of Arrival: Mar. 24th 2017

Lauraine, thank you so much for providing a comfortable place to stay. The Country House is very well appointed and we had everything we needed. We were in town for my father's funeral, so our adult children joined us. It was great that we could all be under the same roof. We didn't have time to use the pool but we explored the property and enjoyed the animals. We had a great stay, love the place and will be back! Thank you again.

The Prestifilippos

Kingwood, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thank you so much for your kind testimonial! We are so glad that we were able to provide you with a peaceful place to stay during such a stressful time in your lives! Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family and we hope for a healing that only time can provide! Warmly, Lauraine
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I had a great family stay! Incredible experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a vacation of a lifetime! We had a large group with serveral friends, and actually rented out several of the properties at "the ranch". This was truly a bit of paradise. Personally we stayed in the main house. It was clean, neat, organized, and the amenities were excellent. The outside made me feel like an old country style but the inside was absolutely gorgeous and modern. Would have loved to be able to stay in the winter and use the beautiful marble fireplace. The kitchen was fully stocked so we were able to have a few home cooked meals, even though most of the local restaurants were really tasty. There is a beautiful pool and deck to hang out during the day, with a small lake. Got to see a baby gator- it was really awesome. This truly is a ranch. There were beautiful horses with beautiful boarding facilities. It was tranquil and refreshing to be so close to the nature. The grounds were extremely well kept. The kids loved playing with the miniature goats. From the very beginning to the end of our stay the experience was exceptional. Lauraine helped us with every and anything regarding sarasotas finest attractions. We were pleasantly surpised the houses were fully stocked. We didn't except the houses to be like hotels, but they were. Luckily we didn't have to run to the store and get soap and toilet paper lol. Can't wait to come back, hopefully this time for a winter getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Justin, Thank you for such an incredible testimonial and we are so glad that your family and friends enjoyed themselves so much! This is what our ranch is all about and it brings us such joy to know, that our hard work is appreciated by our guests! Hope to see you again in the future. Kindly, Lauraine
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Opera , Ballet, Van Wiesel Performing Arts, Apple Dinner Theate.

* Worlds Best Beaches !!! Siesta Key, Lido, Venice and Many More.

* Many Golf Courses and Driving Ranges.

* 2 Malls Shopping and Prime Outlets – Ellenton Outlet Mall.

* Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Art Museum.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Stroll The Marina , Collect Shark Teeth at Sharkees Beach.

* Bike/Walk Through the Canopy of Oak Trees & Over Myakka Bridge.

* Window Shop at Saint Armand's With Free Concerts in the Circle.

* Watch the Numurous Horse Events Western & English Around Town.

* Gasperila Parade, Bucks Fan Fest, See the Rays.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Bush Gardens Amusement Park.

* Myakka River State Park.

* Baltimore Orioles,Tampa Bay Rays,Yankees Spring Training.

* Mote Aqurium or Rent a Boat to Dolphin Watch Up Close.

* Big Cat Habitat Rescue or The Sailor Circus.

Sarasota Offers Unlimited Activities and is Convenient to Many Exciting Attractions!

Take in Upscale Saint Armand's Circle for Shopping, Dining or Just Stroll Along the Streets Enjoying Home Made Ice Cream at Famous 'Kelwins', Next to Lido Beach.

Take a Short Ride Downtown for Some Fine Dining on the Waterfront or on Main Street.

Also Available for Entertainment is Our Famous Sarasota Opera House, Van Wiesel Performing Arts Center, Apple Dinner Theater and The Ballet. Walking Through the Famous “Ringling Art Museum” is Truly a Treasure!

Take in a Movie at Several New Multi-Plex Theaters, Including Hollywood 20 Downtown, the AMC Theater in the Westfield Mall or the New CineBistro Theater in the Southgate Mall, Where You Can Dine While Watching a Movie in a Comfortable Lazy Boy Chair.

Florida's Largest State Park, “Myakka River State Park” with Tours, Trails, Fishing and Hiking are Within Minutes of Our Property to Explore and Enjoy!

We are Also Close to Many Beaches, with 'Siesta Key', Always Being Mentioned as One of the Top Ten Beaches in the US , Available Year-Round to Go Swimming, Jogging or Just to Relax and Catch Some Rays!

Enjoy Playing Golf? Challenging Serenoa Golf Course is Just a Short Walk Down the Road, Owned by GE. Many Other Courses Available to Choose From, if You Are Looking for a Golf Holiday!

Only a Couple of Hours Away is Orlando, Florida, the Adventure and Theme Park Capital of the U.S.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $159
Pet Fee $10

Nightly Rate: $199.00 - $329.00

Weekly Rate: $1095.00 - $1995.00

Monthly Rate: $2495.00 - $5995.00

Dog Fee $10.00 Per/Night Per/Pet

Call Us For Last Minute Specials and Discounts! We Always Look To Suit Your Needs!
Additional Days Subject to Availability and Rates are Subject to Change Without Notice Prior to Booking.
We Can Accommodate Larger Groups or Multiple Families In Our Other Properties On-Sight.
Full Horse Boarding is Also Available

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund