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“A perfect base for visiting and enjoying Sarasota”
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Inviting New Kitchen w/ Elegance Simplicity & Li'l French Chic Flair ~ Great new Applicances!
Another Angle ~Hutch~ Dishwasher~ CookTop ~ Advantium~ Coffee Center~ All custom Updates.
Matching the New Look updated King Sized bed area w/ Great AC Quiet Unit.
Spa Shower w/ 8 body massage jets ~ Hand Held and Rain Shower Head/Temp. Gauge Human Car Wash  :)
Soak up & Enjoy with your own Private Hot Tub
Off Private Deck onto Side Garden Entry
Our new Outdoor screened in Dining area. Wonderful Lighting, Ceiling Fan with Gas Grill.
Front Gate from parking area. Lit every night to show the way.
Built in Ironing Center/ open & ready to go.
Another Beautiful Sunset on Siesta Key Beach
Pack Light since you have your own W/D
Year round lighting.
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Cottage -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sarasota, Florida

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redheaded...
Central Florida, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A perfect base for visiting and enjoying Sarasota”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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As recent retirees, my spouse and I are considering a move to Florida to avoid the winter weather in Virginia and are visiting different areas in Florida to get an idea of amenities and climate. Sarasota is one of those areas.
After reviewing several Sarasota properties, I found the Sunrise Holiday Retreat listed on Trip Advisor. The description and pictures posted by the owners are accurate and were a big factor in selecting this property in Sarasota. The retreat is located on Sunrise Lane off of Avenida D, and is a fifteen minute walk to the beach over the South Bridge. It is also a shorter walk to the Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill. A great place and a subject for another review.
The retreat is a studio, with a king bed, there is a generous sized kitchen area with eating bar. The kitchen is well stocked and had everything needed to make meals as needed. There are plenty of Publix grocery stores nearby along with a Trader Joes within five miles that provide a variety of food options. The bathroom has recently been upgraded and is wonderful. The owners have installed a new shower, which has a rain shower head, hand held shower and several other jets. An enjoyable experience. Another nice touch is the built in ironing center, it is a useful option if needed. There is a washer/dryer combo on the enclosed patio. It is in separate, built in enclosure, a clever use of space
I loved the hot tub, which is located on the enclosed deck right outside the back door. This is truly a private deck with enough space for a large hut tub and a patio table and chairs. There is also an enclosed yard to the side of the retreat. There is a large gas grill and another patio table that seats four. Since we had our dog with us I was worried about how secure the yard was, no problem at all. In addition, the owner’s home and the studio are located on a private lane. The only traffic are the residents (very few, saw only one car coming out when I was walking the dog one morning). I also did not have to worry about the dog barking at every person, cat, dog, car, delivery person that pass by on a busier street.
Cynthia was wonderful. She met us as we pulled in, gave us a great introduction to the studio, and provided us with suggestions for shopping (we went to Trader Joes for the first time), and for dog friendly beaches. During the week she would send us emails on specials in the area, such as meals or activities. While we did not meet Bruce during this visit, he is instrumental in many of the upgrade such as the shower and ironing center.
If I visit Sarasota again, I would stay here. I’ve recommend it to my thirty something child as a perfect option for a beach stay at a reasonable price. Considering wi-fi and laundry are included and the close proximity to Siesta Beach this an excellent value. I also forgot to add about the beach chairs and other beach stuff that is available, to include a picnic basket and several ice packs.

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Liked best: Privacy, location to the beaches, access to restaurants other tourist spots
Liked least: Bugs (need bug spray)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
15 Oct 2014
Dear Kim; I just saw your review and I must say it has to be the most detailed one I have ever seen. Thank you so much! The bugs may be an issue for some folks though not realizing that in the rainy season it is very difficult to control mosquitoes.In the winter/spring we do not have an issue. We have fogged the deck yard area / fogged the attic and spray inside as well as use diatomaceous earth another safe alternative. These are the kind of things you will have in Florida. Our family that live in VA also says they have mosquitoes issues too at different times of the year. We do our best even provide the citronella candles at the table tops not to mention a swatter provide. Bruce was happy to hear about the shower, since he worked so hard at it. Thanks again. Many blessings, Cynthia & Bruce
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HeatherHo...
1 review
“Great place for 2, and love that I could bring my puppies!”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The cottage was very nice, furnished well, and had a great outdoor space, and was close to Siesta Key beach!

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maria7280
2 reviews
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“Home Away From Home :)”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

This was the most pleasant experience I had while staying in Sarasota on vacation. It is literally a home away from home and I would recommend it to anyone. Its immaculately clean and has endless amenities, including being pet friendly. You will never need for anything! Bruce and Cynthia are the sweetest of people and treat you like family. It really is a special place and I cannot wait to come back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Aug 2014
Thank you so much with blessings us with your review. We are glad you were pleased with our place to have your vacation. Many blessings and hope to see you again in the future. Bruce & Cynthia
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Nicole H
Winter Park, Florida
1 review
“Everything you need for a beach getaway”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The small cottage is great for a couple wanting to get away to the beautiful Gulf Coast. We also loved that we could bring our dog along. The space is small but sufficient and you will have everything you need, even to cook a meal if you choose. There is plenty of private outdoor space, including a great deck with two person hot tub and side yard where you can grill and relax. The location was perfect for us, as we enjoy walking to the beach, bars and restaurants. Pretty much everything you can think of is within a 10/15 minute walk. The owners (Cynthia and Bruce) are very nice and will help you with whatever you need to make your stay as stress-free as possible.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
19 May 2014
Bruce and I were happy you, Shawn and Stella enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed meeting you and we will continue to strive to improve wherever possible. Getting the new materials needed to have a new Shower installed this summer. Working on design is fun. Many blessings!
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Glenn D
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Honeymooners and Couples...”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

Perfect for Honeymooners and Couples! This is a very romantic, private, secluded, and cozy retreat for two. Close to Siesta Key Beach and Downtown Sarasota, this offers the best of both areas, while providing the peace and quiet you'll want after visiting there. Lido Beach and St. Armand's Circle (shopping and restaurants) are just a short drive away. As is the Myakka River State Park (alligators) and The Ringling (museums). The retreat is composed of three areas: a two room bungalow, hot tub deck, and private yard for your use. Parking is provided. The bungalow has a very comfortable bedroom/kitchen room (it works, trust me), and a roomy bathroom/shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped, and we tested that when my girlfriend cooked an Irish Boiled Dinner there. There's room for four to dine at the table in the private yard. And the deck is a nice place to unwind after a busy day, sitting in the hot tub or at the table provided there. We actually ate breakfast at the table in the hot tub area, and were quite happy to discover that it gets the Morning Sun there. Cynthia and Bruce were gracious hosts, and Cynthia was very helpful with suggestions for dining and sightseeing. She also offered us any assistance we might need during the planning stage of our trip. We had a lovely stay, and would definitely return again for a second stay.

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Management Response
14 May 2014
My what a wonderful review. I am blessed. It was such a pleasure meeting you both and will look forward to your return visit. You will be so excited when you see the new major shower reno to happen this summer. 8 massage body jetted shower/ handheld/rain head shower head to boot. It will be great and will post pictures when it is done. Many blessing till we see you again, Cynthia & Bruce.
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