About this listing
Minutes from America's best beach (2011) on Siesta Key and happening downtown for top notch restaurants, music, theater, opera, dance, art. Enjoy our welcoming space of one bedroom and a sitting room that can accommodate more guests in your party.
*Please note, our price includes the mandatory 12% state and local taxes. We don't charge a cleaning fee.
Our private home is surrounded by beautiful gardens on a large lot. You are welcome to enjoy the outdoor spaces.
The indoor space is a completely separate wing which contains a bedroom and a sitting room/bedroom with a TV, that provides more space for relaxation and can convert to a second bedroom.
There are 2 full baths with fluffy cotton towels and any toiletry you might need. Beach towels and beach equipment are also available for your use.
We have an exercise swim spa for your enjoyment for a swim or just enjoy the massaging jets.
Extra guests in your party can stay in the sitting room on the deluxe full sized futon for an extra charge of $20 per person not to exceed 2 people.
We have 2 pack and play child beds and a small bed for children, toys, books, etc., if you bring little guests.
We welcome well behaved dogs.
We have WIFI.
We serve breakfast which you can enjoy indoors or outside.
Guests can enjoy the entire east wing of our house, which is separate from our living area, as well as the outdoor patios and swim spa and deck.
Parking is available in the driveway in the area to the west side of the garage.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to offer a light breakfast of coffee, tea and a variety of milk and juice options, natural or organic (when available) cereals, fresh fruit and baked goods which can be taken indoors or outside. Our guests often join us for breakfast where we are happy to be helpful with directions, restaurant reviews, activities and local destinations.
Generally, we are around and strive to be helpful in any way we can.
We have lived and loved Sarasota for 20 years.
Our single family neighborhood is quiet and welcoming, yet convenient to everything, especially the beach and downtown. We sit under beautiful trees and are surrounded by tropical vegetation and floral gardens.
There is a dog walking path next to a stream which is next to our house.
Our location is convenient to all of Sarasota. There is bus service nearby, but most drive.
Other Things to Note
We have a lovely little geriatric dog who will be around. She is deaf and nearly blind but gets around fine and will probably want to meet you. When not with us, she remains in the house. We are careful not to reposition the furniture, as she has memorized placement inside and out.
POSITIVELY NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE OR AROUND THE PROPERTY
Mutual respect for privacy as we live on the other side of the house.
Lock up when leaving
No wet bathing suits on the furniture
We love dogs but they must be trained
All I can say is that we had a great time with Ken and Andrea. They were more than friendly and helpful. After the first hour, we felt like we had a good handle on what to do in the area, as well as places to eat. Both were very knowledgeable of the area. My wife and I opted to eat with Ken and Andrea for breakfast and we had a great time each morning, spending almost an hour with them talking. I highly recommend Ken and Andrea - this was our first Airbnb stay and we loved it!!
This was my second stay at Andrea & Ken's lovely place. I was with my friend visiting from France and we stayed 6 nights.
She really enjoyed their quite place surrounded by plants, flowers and the comfort of their home. The nice spacious walk-in shower was appreciated after coming back from the beach.
Andrea and Ken are so friendly and warm people who make you feel at ease as soon as you meet them. We had long morning conversations during the wonderful breakfast that they served at their round table. They always proposed a wide variety of healthy breakfast items.
Special thank to Andrea for for giving us great suggestions for places to go and visit (e.g. Casey Cay, Boca Grande, Ringling Museum & Gardens) and also for making our harvested sand dollars look beautiful.
If you are looking for a memorable time in an unforgettable place you have found it.
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Andrea and Ken were great! The room was nice and the shower was a huge walk in and the bed was comfortable. We weren't at the house much but we enjoyed talking with them at breakfast. The house is also close to the beach, about a 10 min drive to Siesta Key and 5 min drive to downtown Sarasota.
Ken and Andrea provided an incredibly hospitable, warm and welcoming airbnb experience. It was my parents first time using it and they absolutely loved it. Their cozy home is close to all nearby attractions, from the beach to downtown and also quite close to all the wonderful restaurants. Andrea is quite involved in the local Sarasota arts scene, thus provided encyclopedic knowledge of the week's happenings and places to check out. Highly recommended for your stay!
we had 2 incredible days at Andrea and Ken. they have told us so much and breakfast was a poem. we often think of those days and recommend it absolutely to go there. thank you very much.
This was my first experience with Airbnb and it will remain a memorable wonderful one. The house and its owners blend together with natural charm. From the warm welcoming upon my arrival to their little paradise to the friendly hug in the jasmin smelly garden when I left, Ken and Andrea made my stay a very enjoyable and unique experience.
Both are great hosts, extremely friendly, very easy going, communicative and plenty sense of humor. I loved sharing their wonderful breakfast and having open conversation with them.
Their house is elegant and so comfortable, it is decorated with unique taste and has a lot of character. Very conveniently located, it is easy to drive to downtown for restaurants or the beaches on Siesta Key or Lido Key.
Their guest quarters are very private and offering everything you dream of having in your own home. There is plenty of space. You can relax in the library where you can watch TV and drink coffee or tea or simply enjoy a good quiet night of sleep in the comfortable bed. The bathroom and walk-in shower are master pieces.
Elegance and still simplicity is everywhere.
I really had a wonderful life experience and an exquisite enjoyable stay with Ken and Andrea who are making such a difference.
I came in the first day as a stranger to them and I left with the feeling I made new great friends I cannot wait to see again.
Take care Ken and Andrea.
Andrea and Ken were able to accomodate my last minute trip to Sarasota with no problems at all. They own a beautiful property that is centrally located to all that Sarasota and the surrounding beaches have to offer. I would recommend anyone to stay with them for a comfortable and relaxing experience.
About the Host, Andrea And Ken
Sharing life with husband Ken for 48 years, enjoying 3 married adult children and their families, including 5.5 grandchildren, I am fortunate to say that life is rich. Living in Sarasota, FL, affords the lush beauty of the flora, fauna and sea. We enjoy a vast array of arts experiences including local music and cultural enrichment with ballet, theater, etc. We escape summer heat by traveling and staying in our little cabin in upstate New York in a rustic setting. At all times, our surroundings offer subject matter for our hobby of photography.