House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Most Dogs OK, sorry, we cannot take cats.
About Bill Archibald
I am a Sarasota (Siesta Key) native. My grandfather created Palm Island on Siesta Key, and in about 1947, I helped my father build the original Beach Club (in the village on Siesta Key). Although we live in the San Francisco area now, my family and I return as often as we are able, often for a month or more, with or without the two mini Doxies. To us this is the most relaxing place on earth. Because we fly from CA, the place has to be complete. We often host the whole family (7-10) for Thanksgiving dinner.
Bill Archibald purchased this House in 2005
Why Bill Archibald chose Sarasota
We designed the house and had it built in 2005, but this property has been in the family since 1959 when my parents retired. The location is ideal because it is just OFF the Key to avoid heavy summer/winter traffic, but within easy walking distance of Siesta Key beaches, boat and bike rentals, and several very good restaurants, especially for breakfast. If you don't know about Siesta Key you should Google it, because it is stupendous and way too much to describe here. However, I'll add that building sand 'drip castles' on this beach is something every one from 2 to 92 should do at least once in this life.
What makes this House unique
We rebuilt the house in 2004/5 to be our ideal Florida beach house. We live in California, and we made sure the house is fully outfitted so there is no need for us to bring anything with us on the plane. For us this is a place to go to 'decompress' and relax. We think the beaches are the best in the world, and that big back yard is so quiet and relaxing. There is always some part of the yard in shade and some in sun, so we each have our favorite spots. When we finally get a good dose of relaxing on the beach, on the lanai, in the yard, or on a boat, there are so many things to do nearby the biggest problem is which? The wireless high speed Internet even works in the back yard if you are an email junkie like me, or should actually have to do some work. If they wish, we stay in touch with our guests, by email/phone, during their stay to answer questions, recommend restaurants and things to do. The local manager has also lived there for a very long time, so there is no shortage of 'tourist' info. There is a 3-ring notebook that is actively maintained both by us and renters with places to go, menus from favorite restaurants, and house info. We also own/rent the house next door (VRBO 483975) and there is a secret removable section of fence between them.
No smoking - The lanai is available for smokers.The lanai is available for smokers.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
A Slice of Summer in January
All you need to bring to this house are your clothes and toothbrush. The house is stocked with everything you would need for a perfect vacation. There are great restaurants within walking distance from this house. Siesta Key Beach is less than a 10 minute drive from the front door, all beach items you could possibly need are all
at the house, all you need to do is load the chairs, buckets and shovels into your car and then off you go. The location of the house is close to shopping, wonderful restaurants and entertainment. We fell in love with the house on our first day and are already planning in returning next January.
These folks were so easy to work with and they left the place in perfect condition. It will be great to have them back next year. We keep it well outfitted because we use it ourselves and fly in, but it is nice to know that another renter agrees that we got that right.
Fabulous Sarasota rental
We rented this home for the month of March, 2019. It is by far the best home we have ever rented in the Sarasota/Siesta Key area. It is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the beaches of Siesta Key . The home itself is beautiful and very well kept. We thoroughly enjoyed the spacious screened porchwhich provided views of the huge backyard. The kitchen was well stocked with anything you would need to prepare a meal. The beds were comfortable and there were ample towels and extra bedding available.
This house is a gem and the pictures and the description are totally accurate. We had a wonderful time and hope to return.
These folks are welcome back anytime. They took great care of the house and were easy to work with. There is little that is more satisfying to us than satisfied guests.
I cannot help but repeat how special this piece of heaven is. We are usually in Sarasota in March. However, I would HIGHLY recommend you consider this for your family's summer vacation. It is ideally located for the surplus of activities to enrich the lives of your children; play at the beautiful white sand beach and relax in the comfort of this house. The yard with shade and sun is more than ample for your pets and little ones. All the reviews are true so I will not expound. You will regret not considering this comfortable, welcoming home.
We love this house, neighborhood, the bubbly and efficient property manager and responsive owner. We stayed for 2 weeks in April and the whole month of December in 2014. The house is very comfortable, completely equipped and much better looking in real life than in the photos. The yard is perfect for our dogs and the neighborhood a friendly place to trot them around. The neighborhood doubles as a bird sanctuary; beautiful beautiful birds sing and play. In December a Bald Eagle stopped by. This is a really great home, welcoming in every way, a definite must stay.
Quiet neighborhood, home away from home
This was the second summer we rented this beautiful home. The location and the house are perfect!! You don't need to bring anything but clothes-this house has everything you could ever need. We love the huge fenced-in backyard to play ball with our dogs and we especially enjoy riding our bikes to the Siesta Key beaches, the Siesta Key village and even to Publix. The neighborhood is quiet and very family friendly and close to the beach, downtown Sarasota, Venice and many restaurants. Highly recommended for a cozy, relaxing vacation.
Siesta Key Beaches...Easy walk, about 6 blocks. if you have never been there you MUST go see them., The whitest finest sand in the world and warm calm water., If you have been there 'nuf said.