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10 Best Vacation Rentals In Sarasota, Florida - Updated 2020

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Well-known for its beautiful beaches, incredible cultural amenities, circus thrills, environmental amenities, and resorts, Sarasota is a fascinating city on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the southern end of Tampa in the USA. It’s world famous for The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art which is known to pay homage to America’s popular Ringling Brothers Circus. If you are an art lover, you should not miss visiting the biggest collection of Rubens canvasses and noteworthy works by old masters. Don’t miss touring the Ca’ d'Zan Mansion, a spectacular 56-room Venetian gothic palace. Besides these, shopaholics can find numerous shopping opportunities throughout Sarasota. So, booking one of the best vacation rentals in Sarasota can ensure your cozy stay as you explore this enchanting city. Scroll down to find some of the top 10 vacation rentals in Sarasota, Florida.

1. Delightful and well-furnished apartment near St. Armand's Circle (from USD 93)

If you long for a comfortable accommodation in Sarasota, go for this beautiful apartment which is just six-minutes walking distance from St. Armand’s Circle. It comes with all quintessential amenities, such as internet access, a cable TV, a queen size bed, a dryer and washer, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, and other modern facilities to help you have a comfortable stay. Besides these, you can find barbeque facilities and beach supplies here to make your stay more enjoyable. Tucked in a verdant tropical garden, the units of this apartment are just a few steps from the stunning white sandy Lido Beach. So, make sure you explore Lido Beach. Also, visit Florida’s cultural center which you can find across the Bay of Sarasota.

LIDO KEY: Walk to beach-St Armand-affordable
Sarasota, Florida, United States
300 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice sitting area outside with bbq grill table and chairs
user friendly tv and wifi
the decor of the room was nice
apt is super small but great if you just need a beach pad
apartment was small but okay for one night
Cleanliness:
very clean great communication
very clean and exactly what i expected
place was clean and we were comfortable
clean nice room for the money
great room clean nice decor
Host:
the day staff were so sweet and accommodating
the host was very accommodating and i highly recommend staying here
very accommodating host couldn’t have asked for a better experience
patricia was super responsive even pro-active sending us local info before we asked
and was very friendly
Location:
close to everything fun
great location for the $
great location and good price
outstanding location walk to the beach walk to st
easy walk to st
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2. Siesta Oasis – a big enchanting house near the island (from USD 199)

Are you planning to explore Sarasota with a big family or group of friends? Then, this enchanting house for 12 can be the perfect choice for a pleasant tropical stay in the vicinity of the island. It’s just 3 miles (4.8 km) away from Siesta Key island. This beautiful home comprises a verdant backyard and shimmering saltwater pool to help you unwind during your vacations. If you are traveling with kids, you get a stroller, kids’ dinnerware, highchair, baby monitor, etc. here for your convenience. Cook your choice of food in its fully equipped kitchen. Besides all modern amenities, you also get beach equipment, amazing outdoor furniture, pool and spa facilities, and a variety of games to make your stay here delightful. Plan a trip to the island paradise of Siesta Key.

Siesta Oasis - MARCH AVAILABLE Pool, pet friendly!
Sarasota, Florida, United States
14 reviews
Entire house 9 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
coffee maker pots and pans laundry detergent and softner we loved the location
amazing place the outside area is perfect with the pool and the jacuzzi and a big yard
the beds were very comfortable the sheets luxurious and there were plenty of fluffy pillows
there is a small shallow wading area at the pool steps that's perfect for little ones
Cleanliness:
we were also able to clean the sand out of car using the vacuum in the garage
house very comfortable for 2 or 8 clean and very well equipped
Host:
theresa was a great host
host was very helpful and responsive to all needs
this lovely spacious house exceeded our expectations theresa is a wonderful host and very quick to respond
Location:
the location is perfect
the location was great only minutes from the beach
the location is outstanding to get anywhere quickly and amenities are very close some within walking distance
quite and calm neighborhood fabulous house and pool
it’s quiet private and close to the beach and any shops and restaurants you are interested in
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3. An elegant hideaway (from USD 54)

Located 6 miles (9.65 km) from downtown Sarasota, this elegant pleasant hideaway is another amazing vacation rental in Sarasota that offers you a luxurious stay. Get everything here at your fingertips. This apartment is soundproof and ensures your peaceful stay. You get all modern amenities, such as internet access, a television, a dryer, central heating, and many other facilities. The kitchen here comes with an oven, a microwave, a coffee machine, a dishwasher, etc. Relax in the jacuzzi here. Go to the new University Town Center, which you can find 4 miles (6.43 km) from here.

The Secret in the Springs Hideaway
Sarasota, Florida, United States
303 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
visitors will find everything easily wifi was great
there is a lovely small glass skylight window above the bathroom that lets in beautiful natural light
this is a comfortable studio apt furnished with all modern appliances and cooking supplies
the apartment was sparkling clean with all the amenities and you can imagine and then some
the bathroom was remarkable in every aspect especially because the bathtub offers a "jacuzzi" feature
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
super clean and comfy
everything was exceptionally clean
exceptionally clean quiet and cozy
nice clean and private place
Host:
she was very responsive
karen was a great host
karen is a wonderful host
karen was a fantastic host
our host karen was just wonderful
Location:
convenient location in a safe area
great location convenient to beaches and downtown
so peaceful yet close to everything
great price and location
good location and an easy check in process
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4. Beachside studio with sweeping views (from USD 98)

Have an awe-inspiring experience by staying in a renovated studio apartment on Lido Key when in Sarasota. It’s just one-minute drive away from Lido Beach. If you are a solo adventurer, a couple, or a small family, this accommodation is the best for you to settle back while exploring this city. It provides you with all necessary amenities, such as internet access, a washer, a dryer, a laptop-friendly workspace, etc. ensuring your convenient stay. Don’t miss enjoying the thrill of kayaking, biking, windsurfing, and other beach activities, as the shore is just some steps away. Guests can just walk across the street from the rental and reach Ted Sperling Park for kayaking.

Lido Key/St. Armand's Studio
Sarasota, Florida, United States
205 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was heated and nice
the murphy bed and couch are both super comfortable my niece and i enjoyed our stay very much
has a small kitchen area so save yourself some money and make breakfast there
the bed was comfortable and the space was perfect for two of us
the murphy bed is super comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and very affordable
the unit is very small but imaculately clean and updated
very clean and simple had everything we needed
this little studio apartment was clean and comfortable
very clean and very cute
Host:
the hosts were great with immediate response
hosts were awesome and accommodative
the hosts are very responsive
hosts were very polite and helpful
very nice attention to detail and wonderful hosts
Location:
wonderful location for the beach and shopping
great location within walking distance to st
great location and beautiful
fantastic unit in amazing location
great location ideal for a quick weekend getaway
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5. Classy studio (from USD 85)

Opt to stay in a freshly renovated spacious studio apartment when you are holidaying in Sarasota. It is nestled amid the downtown area and the neighborhood of Burns Court. This spacious accommodation offers you a dryer/washer, high-speed web access, a 4K Roku television, and plenty of free street parking, thus making sure you have a great stay. If you are a collector to antique items, make sure you visit Sarasota Trading Company and Pineapple Bay Trading Company, which are outstanding antique stores in the vicinity, to shop for your choice of antique items. Siesta Key beach is at a driving distance of just under 20 minutes.

Downtown Studio 5 min to Beach - Free Room Service
Sarasota, Florida, United States
117 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was strong and all the tv apps worked well
there's a washer/dryer in the room lots of closet space and it was super clean
the cafe downstairs is great for breakfast or lunch and there is live music in the evenings
there is a perfect breakfast and coffee spot downstairs and parking was easy to find
great location beautiful room with all amenities and super comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and nicely decorated
stylish and exceptionally clean space
it was clean and cozy
the space is clean and stylish
their place was clean and exactly as pictured
Host:
clear directions and quick responses from the hosts
tia was a great host
tia was a great host
they were very responsive and accommodating
adorable room and excellent host
Location:
this cute apartment is centrally located close to restaurants five minute drive to st
location location location walking distance to delicious eateries
cute comfortable and in a nice location
the location is nice and close to many restaurants and places of interest
great location loved the studio
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6. Cozy villa with elegantly furnished lanai (from USD 85)

Settle back in this freshly renovated two-bedroom villa, which is adorned by a well-maintained lanai and properly fenced backyard. It’s just a few minutes’ away from the wonderful Siesta Beach. You get a fully stocked kitchenette, which includes a microwave, a coffee maker, a toaster, and other kitchenware, to prepare a warm and fresh meal. Also, you have access to all necessary amenities, such as the internet, a blow dryer, a cable TV, etc., to make your stay here hassle-free. Spend a leisure time under the beach umbrella and on the beach chairs with the pleasant ocean breeze outdoors.

Cozy 2 BR/1BA home, Minutes from Siesta Key Beach, Shopping & Restaurants
29 reviews
villa 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Bed was very comfortable in the master bed but not as great in the guest bedroom
everything was neatly organized and easy to find it also has a backyard with a table and chairs plus beach chairs and umbrella are provided for guests
If driving to the beach is not an issue for you
There are 2 rooms one with a queen size bed and the other one with a sofa bed Owner provided complimentary snacks and drinks
we slept in the main room
Cleanliness:
The place was very clean and nicely decorated
Place was nicely decorated and very clean
Your place is clean and cute
Great location and clean comfortable place
Very clean unit with 2 bedrooms and lots of room
Host:
The hostess Lisa is so very accomodating and responsive
she made our stay agreeable Complimentary snacks and drinks when we arrived were very much appreciated
carts bumper cars and paintball
Livingston's They had a huge arcade
Property was clean and close to the beach and all areas that we needed to visit Owner responded quickly to questions
Location:
11 min drive to Siesta Key Beach and 11 min
grocery shops are nearby and also a couple of Malls
and when we got there she had bottled water and snacks Very convienent that Publix is within walking distance to get our groceries
right in the middle of everything
No dishwasher or laundry machine but not a deal breaker for us
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7. Chic, dog-friendly bungalow in downtown Sarasota

Stay in downtown Sarasota in the vicinity of Gillespie Park, by booking this fully-equipped 800 sqft (74 sqm) bungalow. This two-bedroom bungalow is dog-friendly, so you can bring your beloved pet along with your while vacationing here. Begin your day with a cup of coffee in an extensive screened-in porch. Prepare your choice of cuisines in the fully-stocked kitchen here. Dine to your heart’s content as you settle back on the outdoor patio. A flat-screen TV, fluffy seats, internet access, and other modern amenities ensure your cozy stay. Bask in the sun and splash in the turquoise waters as you spend time at Siesta Key Beach in the vicinity. Enjoy snorkeling at Crescent Beach in the Siesta Key area here.

Walk to Everything Downtown, Bring Fido, Wifi, Huge Screened Lanai, Extensive Outdoor Patio & Grill
20 reviews
bungalow 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was SO much private space inside and outside
Also was great to have beach towels and chairs to use
The carport is a tight squeeze
I particularly found the master bed very comfortable
We walked to a different restaurant every night enjoying the music street fairs and home town feeling
Cleanliness:
Very clean Spacious courtyard
The back yard and lanai were perfectly appointed as well as the rest of the house
kitchen clean and well stocked with attractive dinner and glassware
Host:
We loved to have family breakfast in the beautiful backyard and Joy was so kind to lend us her beach umbrella
The property managers and housekeeper have been very attentive to our minor issues and helpful when we've contacted them
Everything has gone very smoothly Comfortable clean accommodations Communication with iTrip clear and helpful
Great location spotlessly clean and comfortable for a couple
The property managers and housekeeper have been extremely attentive and helpful
Location:
Beautiful place to stay and great beaches
just a few blocks away
I was able to take walks in the Gillespie Park neighborhood and my husband
The location to downtown Sarasota west desirable however the neighborhood was a little sketchy
I cant imagine a better vacation site
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8. La Casita - a charming cottage with a pool (from USD 150)

Longing to experience a relaxing stay in a cottage? Book your accommodation in this two-bedroom and two-bathroom freshly renovated cottage in Sarasota. You can find it at walking distance of five minutes’ from Sarasota Bay. The availability of a wood burning fireplace, a brand new kitchen, a saltwater pool, a spa, modern stainless-steel appliances, and an induction stove helps you enjoy a unique and comfortable cottage experience. Use the barbeque facilities here and eat grilled delicacies on the screened porch or on the outdoor eating area. Feel the fragrance of the jasmine flowers and the verdant vegetation in its natural setting here. Visit Sarasota downtown which you can find just 1 mile (1.6 km) from this cottage.

Charming Pool Cottage - beautiful gem in peaceful location
14 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home is very comfortable
All the amenities and very clean
We felt very secluded sitting either out back by the pool or in the screened-in front porch
The kitchen bathrooms fixtures appliances
Super cute house Much bigger than we thought it would be in the kitchen and living room About 20 minutes to Siesta Key
Cleanliness:
The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable
Host:
well-furnished and well maintained
all appear to have been recently renovated
The pool and spa were a great get away and relax The house is very nice with a big kitchen and awesome rain head
The house is more beautiful than the pictures and the pool area is private and romantic Wonderful Kitchen fully functional with modern appliances in good repair (
Location:
but is also just a couple minutes drive from downtown Sarasota
The Indian Beach neighborhood is picturesque and quiet
We loved this house and did not want to leave
quiet) Perfect location for visiting
Peaceful and beautiful very quiet neighborhood Close and convenient to beaches and shopping Loved all of the amenities
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9. A private fenced home

Planning vacations to Sarasota with your family? Stay in this wonderfully renovated family-friendly vacation rental which can accommodate eight individuals. It’s just 15-minutes away from Siesta Key Beach. Relax in its comfortable living room, and dine to your heart’s content in the dining area from where you can gaze at the fenced backyard. Guests would love to cook in its remodeled, clean and upscale kitchen. Pets are allowed here. Spend a leisurely time at the fire pit present in the backyard.

Renovated Private Fenced Home w/ Wifi Included, Fantastic Location Close to Everything.
15 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the spacious living room and dining rooms
To me a bonus was that there was beach chairs towels and other items to make trips to the beach more enjoyable
Wonderful home with plenty of space
The house was comfortable and complete with everything that we needed during our stay
It was nice to have the space of this comfortable home to enhance our time together
Cleanliness:
Best experience yet on Airbnb House is very clean spacious and relaxing We loved the privacy in the large backyard
Host:
Recently we planned a mini reunion of high school girlfriends and chose this wonderful home in Sarasota to make it all happen
we love the way how the house is decorated
You have a big backyard
new 60inch TV set
The management staff reached out by email to welcome us and ensure that any questions we had were answered The house and yard was clean and well maintained
Location:
The house was a great location
a pool will be a great idea
I really enjoyed my time at this home
The street is quiet and close to everything(it's true:)We spend really good time over there
Driving in Sarasota is easy
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10. A relaxing coastal retreat

Prefer to stay at this wonderful, remodeled vacation rental, which you can find just a short drive away from exquisite Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota. It can accommodate six individuals easily. Its huge living rooms are cozy, and vaulted ceilings make it a perfect setting for you to experience the tranquil coastal retreat. Prepare warm and fresh food in its fully equipped kitchen. Relish a scrumptious meal leisurely on the screened lanai at the rental. During your stay here visit the Big Cat Habitat or Mote Marine Lab, which is nearby, to watch the dolphins.

Upscale, Luxurious, Totally Renovated, Close to Siesta Key, Restaurants, Shop #
2051 Roselawn St
5 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Enjoy your leisure-filled Sarasota vacation

Sarasota is a captivating city with a lot of attractions for you to explore. Staying in one of these 10 best vacation rentals in Sarasota would ensure your comfort and help drive away the stress after a long tiring day. So, waste no time, book your choice of a vacation rental in Sarasota and pack your bags for fun-filled holidays.

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Manjiri Kochrekar is a travel blogger from India. She loves exploring and learning various destinations, their history, culture, and peculiarities. Writing is her passion, which means she enjoys...Read more

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