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Spacious, Private Vacation House On Peaceful Ranch

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 186 m²
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.

It Also Has A 1 Bedroom Suite, which Sleeps Up to 4, for More Space to Accommodate Up to 13.

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:
August 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came to escape the business of life on the Florida East Coast. The ranch was the perfect place for us! There is great beauty here, trees, horses, goats. butterflies etc.! We would love to come back in the Winter or Spring. We appreciate your kindness and concern regarding the experience of our stay here. We wish that we had a home like this one!

Thank you for everything,
Aug 2016
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Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 186 m²
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 -
  • If Adding the 1 Bedroom Suite, You Will Have an Extra Bathroom with a Shower Stall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • LOFT - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are 3 Bedrooms and a Loft in the Country House. The Loft Area has a Queen Size Futon. The 1 Bedroom Suite Has a Queen Bed and Queen Pullout Sofa, which can be Added to Give More Room.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • 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 and Kitchenette in 1 Bedroom Suite * * WIFI and Satellite TVs in All Rooms * * Fire Place, Large Screened In Porch and 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 25 reviews
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: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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1731 Palomino Lane Kingwood, Texas

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: Apr 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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Amazing property for the whole family!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family decided to meet in Sarasota, FL to celebrate my mother's birthday at the beach for the Memorial Day weekend. This was an excellent private property on so many acres. It accommodated our 7 adults and 2 children very well. The pictures do not do it justice, as it was so amazing in reality. There was so much space, toys for the toddler and things for my baby. The owner was so sweet and so resourceful with activities that we wanted to do outside of the property. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, and got to ride bicycles surrounding the property. The horses were beautiful and it was a pleasant sight to see them roam around (as close to the property as they wanted). We would highly recommend this property for a tranquil getaway for all types of families.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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atlanta, ga

Amazing Place to Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing and the perfect place for our extended family to stay. Being able to let the kids rome around the property was great, we didn't have to worry about cars/traffic or 'strangers' around. There were enough rooms and beds for us all to stay and sleep comfortably. The house is beautiful as well. But the property really makes the stay. The horses and goats that roam the property during the day really add to it as does the remote location. (Nice to be away from the commotion of Sarasota/Siesta Key but it is not too far away from the town or the beaches)

Also the owners are extrememly nice and helpful people. Made us all feel very welcome!

We cannot wait to return next year and plan on bringing even more family to stay with us since there are additional suites on the property.

Can't say enough great things about our stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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 $275

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

We Require a Security Deposit which is Separate from the Rental Amount. It Varies Depending Upon the Length of Stay and is Taken By Credit Card At the Time of Booking. We Accept all Major Credit Cards: Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express and Pay Pal. Taxes and Pet Fees are Additional. No Promotional Rate or Deal May Be Combined!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund