Sarasota Vocation Condo for Rent
SARASOTA VACATION CONDO:
Sarasota vacation condo is located in Castel Del Mare Condominum Complex, on the intercoastal waterway between Sarasota and the beautiful island of Siesta Key near Sarasota, Florida. You can enjoy the best of both worlds - convenience and isolation. Sarasota vacation condo can offer you the privacy and seclusion of the island lifestyle while being only a short stroll to markets, banks, drug store, restaurants, and a fashionable array of boutiques. The Gulf Gate Shopping Center and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport are also nearby in Sarasota, FL. Tampa International Airport is just a little over an hour drive from Siesta Key / Sarasota Florida. Castel Del Mare Condos are luxurious Florida living at its best!
Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long island joined to Sarasota by two bridges. It is a popular resort that has retained its natural beauty. Siesta Key beaches are rated among the best in the world. The beautiful white sand is soft, floury and cool to touch even under the hottest sun. Nestled between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key is the perfect year-round island destination.
Sarasota vacation condo is a two bedroom / two bathroom privately owned condominium on the 1st floor. It is fully furnished with the household items necessary for normal living and fully equipped with an emphasis on vacation living. Sarasota vacation condo has one king-sized bed and one queen sized bed. It also comes equipped with free high-speed broadband cable internet access.
Castel Del Mare offers 2 heated pools, tennis court, bay club house, nature trail, bay fishing, beach access, and much, much more.
The condo is surrounded in a warm family setting and offers amenities including an in-unit washer / dryer, a spacious floor plan and updated appliances.
Sarasota vacation condo can offer privacy and amenities not found in other typical vacation lodging accommodations such as motels, hotels, villas, inns and other Sarasota condo rentals.
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida
Siesta Key is an eight-mile-long tropical island just offshore of Sarasota, Florida, joined to mainland by two bridges. It is a popular resort that has retained its natural beauty. Nestled between Intercostals Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Key is everything one could imagine paradise to be and is the perfect year-round island destination. Siesta Key beaches are rated among the best in the world. The beautiful white sand is soft, floury and cool to touch even under the hottest sun.
The Siesta Key / Sarasota area is a birder's paradise and is nationally recognized as one of the top birding areas in the nation. Along the beaches and bays you will see gulls, terns, plovers, pelicans, egrets, herons, ibis, spoonbills, storks and cranes.
There is an abundance of restaurants and nightlife on Siesta Key and nearby Sarasota. With Sarasota only minutes away, you will never by at a loss for things to do and see. For the sports minded the area offers numerous golf courses, tennis, fishing, boating, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, bicycling, scuba diving, horseback riding and professional baseball, hockey, football and golf.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is nearby, and airports in Tampa and Fort Myers are just a little over a hour drive from Siesta Key / Sarasota Florida.
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Sarasota is a beautiful beach-front city. Sarasota vacations are best known for their variety of experiences. You can walk magnificent white sand beaches, play golf on perfectly manicured golf courses and enjoy Sarasota fishing. Sarasota catches mainly include grouper, trout and snook. At night, you may want to attend a play, the ballet or opera. And don't forget to explore one of the world-class museums!
Sarasota attractions include the culture of the Ringling Museum of Art, the floral spectacular of Selby Gardens, the classic Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the educational Mote Marine. Sarasota history includes the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties and the treasures of European explorers. The city makes for a great destination -- for singles, couples and families alike.
As of late, Sarasota has become known as quite a wealthy area. The city's downtown has been renovated quite a bit. There is a plethora of ritzy shops and restaurants downtown, making for a nice evening stroll. The weather is quite temperate -- rain doesn't fall often, and even in the winter the temperature won't go below 65 degrees. A cold day is few and far between in this part of the country. Lastly, Sarasota makes for a great destination because it still retains a small town feel despite it's growing population. It may very well be the most underrated vacation spot in all of Florida.
Sophisticated Sarasota Bradenton close to the islands of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key.
From Tampa and St Petersburg take the great Tamiami Trail and the dramatic Sunshine Skyway to reach Bradenton and Sarasota. Explore the string of narrow islands that hug the wonderful stretch of coastline south of Tampa Bay. Explore the antique shops and bookstalls of 'main street Spring training home of Baseballs, Pitsburg Pirates and longtime home to both The David Leadbetter Golf Academy and The Bollettiere Tennis Academy.
Enjoy world class shopping at St Armands Circle, championship golf courses and magnificent gulf beaches. Bradenton and Sarasota are located 21/2 hours from Orlando, and Disney theme parks, and 1 hour from Tampa and Busch Gardens.
Sarasota has a thriving theater & arts district and parallel to the coast are several islands with great beaches--among them are Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island off of Bradenton.
Circus-town heritage contrasts with cultural sophistication in a destination where beach and environmental consciousness add still more breadth to what Sarasota offers. Circus master John Ringling was among the first to discover these offerings in the early 1900s, and his impact on the town is many-ringed. Where his circus once wintered, Ringling erected an Italian palace named Cà d 'Zan, or House of John. Visitors can visit this elaborate Gilded Age mansion on the bay, part of the Ringling Estates which also includes an art museum specializing in the baroque, a circus Cá d'Zan at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of ArtSarasota CVB museum, gardens and a state-of-the-art theater. The lovely grounds are host to special events and festivals throughout the year.
Downtown Sarasota thrives in the afterglow of Ringling 's love for things artistic. The Theater and Arts District encompasses theaters from experimental to opera. Art galleries are rife, particularly along Main Street and Palm Avenue, and trendy restaurants give the town a reputation for fine and innovative dining. Historic and artistic pockets of antiquing, gallery-hopping and cafés crop up at Herald Square and Southside districts. Towles Court Artist Colony revitalized a bungalow neighborhood with sprightly paint jobs, galleries, studios, eateries and other artistic outlets. Circus Sarasota keeps alive the Big Top tradition and the high schools even teach circus skills and stage annual circus events.
Art takes to the street along downtown 's bayfront, home to a charter fleet, park, name luxury resorts, the striking Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and a nearby hands-on museum.
Famed shopping center, St. Armands Circle on Lido Key, remembers the circus with plaques naming its stars. Spinning off its roundabout park, some of Sarasota 's finest clothing, home decorating and book stores radiate, interspersed with ice cream and chocolate shops, delis and sidewalk restaurants.
The beach lies steps away, part of a broken chain of sand that spreads north and south. At the north end of Lido Key, Mote Aquarium conducts important research on sharks, manatees, sea turtles and their crucial habitat. Tour the facility, where you can watch sharks and manatees in huge aquariums, pet stingless sting rays, or take a nature encounter cruise.
Across the pass to the north, Longboat Key stretches past golf and tennis resorts, restaurants with a reputation, shops and lovely manicured vistas fronting affluent homes. Anna Maria Island is next in line and it contains three separate communities.
Find romance on the shores of Siesta Key
Bradenton Beach, a classic beach town, in recent years has taken steps to preserve its history and character. Holmes Beach is newer and mostly residential with small boutique resorts, a beachfront bed and breakfast, and rave-review dining. Historic Anna Maria clings tightly to its hidden beach persona, revealed in old beach cottages and easy-going seafood houses.
Anna Maria Island is close to Bradenton, the city across the Intercostals Waterway that starts off where Sarasota ends. Across the bridge from Bradenton Beach, time-frozen Cortez safeguards it fishing village way of life with a developing maritime museum and waterfront seafood houses. Fishing and eco-tourism excursions depart from the docks along with commercial boats.
Downtown Bradenton claims its Village of the Arts, where artists live, work and sell. Around Main Street, it resurrects a district once dependent on the Manatee River. Visit the sophisticated South Florida Museum and its manatee mascot of many years. Have lunch on the river and peruse the antique shops. Across the river, Palmetto, once strictly a tomato farming and fishing town, is becoming a tourist destination with marina activity, museums, parks and restaurants worth the trip.
South of Sarasota, two bridges deliver you to the world-famous soft, white sands of Siesta Key, where lodging is as colorful and individual as the local population. So stay a while to shop and dine as casually or fine as you wish. Exclusive Casey Key to the south leads to Nokomis Beach, known for its fishing, particularly at North Jetty Park.
The South Jetty lies across the pass in Venice, shark tooth capital of the world (so called for the fossilized, prehistoric sharks teeth that wash upon the shores of Venice and Caspersen Beaches). The fossils roll up on the salt-and-pepper sands around the fishing pier and the annual Sharks ' Tooth Seafood Festival in April celebrates this dental phenomenon and the town 's bounty of fish.