Walk to beach & St Armand's Circle !!!

pool viewliving roomliving roomdining areafull kitchenbedroomGuest HouseSt. Armands CircleLido BeachSunset on Lido Beach
“ Excellent ”
22 Reviews
96 S Washington Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Guesthouse
Per week: $700 - $900
Per month: $2,400 - $3,200
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Sarasota vacation guesthouse rental
Be swept away to luxurious Spain in this beautiful one bedroom guesthouse overlooking a lovely pool. Relax and sip your morning coffee as you take in the peaceful surroundings and bay breezes, with a private entrance, spacious outdoor dining room in tropical paradise. Features include: mexican tile throughout, office area, short walk to beaches, DVD/VHS, 2 TVs, pool, high speed internet access, full size kitchen and elevator access by request. Located a short 1 minute walk to world famous St Armand's Circle. You can laze your days away shopping and soaking in the Florida sunshine before retreating to your own private guesthouse.
Area Information
Sarasota has been made famous for it's art community and culture since the circus magnate John Ringling settled in the area in the 1920's. The John Ringling Art Museum and mansion are a popular attraction. In the community there are many facilities for offshore and bay fishing, jet skiing, wind surfing, walking, equistrian sports, golfing, tennis, opera, ballet, symphony, theatre, motorsports and much more.

I-75 makes traveling to Tampa/St Petersburg, Venice, Ft Myers, Naples convenient. Sarasota is about 2 hours from Orlando's Disney/Universal Studios etc.

Sarasota's Lido Beach, famous for it's white sugar sand beaches, is a wonderful place to jog, walk or just kick back and enjoy the Florida sunshine.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Apr 30 2015 - - $900 $3,200 1 Week
May 01 2015 Sep 01 2015 - - $700 $2,400 1 Week
Oct 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 - - $800 $2,800 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: Security deposits: $150 for weekly and $250 for monthly, to confirm reservation and full rent due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Housekeeping fee:$85.00


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (4 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (4 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (20 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
within 1 block to the best shopping and resturants, and 4 blocks to the most gorgeous beach anywhere

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Sarasota, Florida

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Ed Smith

Ed Smith

Columbus, OH

St Armond's Circle

January 26, 2014

Clean lovely setting. Close to everything.

Julie Powell Hall

Julie Powell Hall

Phoenix AZ


January 13, 2014

My wife and I spent 7 lovely days walking from one end of Lido Beach to the other in the mornings, and then strolling over to St. Armands for delicious dinners in the evenings. The accommodations were comfortable, peaceful, and have everything you need! Looking forward to our next stay :-)

Joyce Hart

Owner's reply:

Thank-you so much for the great review! We really enjoyed meeting you and will look forward to having you back in Dec. Sincerely, Joyce & Jeff

genevieve poirier-richards

genevieve poirier-richards

Dallas, Texas

Excellent Stay on Lido Island

June 8, 2013

Excellent location - perfect for us and we enjoyed meeting our lovely hosts! We enjoyed an easy 5 minute walk to St. Armand's Circle to shop and dine out, we rented 21-speed bikes for our stay and rode to Longboat Key and into Sarasota for meals, to enjoy music, and to go to the Farmer's Market on Saturday. The water on Lido Beach is a short walk or bike ride and it was great for swimming. We also enjoyed the pool at the house, and found the apartment perfect for our needs. Mote Marine Lab and Acquarium is an easy bike ride and well worth the tour. Wifi access in the apartment worked very well, we made some meals at home and the Kitchen was fully equipped. The Master bedroom was comfortable and spacious. Great get away trip for us and we'd love to go back.

Joyce Hart

Owner's reply:

Thanks Genevieve, We are so happy you enjoyed everything!! We were pleased to learn about the bike rental and how easy that was!!! We hope you will return to unwind again in the future!!!!!

lynn zigler

lynn zigler



October 16, 2012

Our stay was absolutely wonderful, we enjoyed everything about the charming cottage, and the location. Close to the beach, shops, & restaurants.

Tracey Higham

Tracey Higham

United Kingdom

Great place to stay

October 6, 2012

This was our first time staying in a rental accomodation. The owner was so helpful and friendly and gave us all the information we needed. Would definitely recommend staying at this property. Close to all ammenities retaurants, bars, beach etc. Felt like home, property had everything we needed, and would definitely stay in this property again.



Nice, France

Tastefully decorated home away from home

September 18, 2012

Dear Joyce and Jeff, We enjoyed very much our stay at your wisely furnished apartment. We found everything we needed for our week long stay and do hope we'll return for a longer visit. Wishing you the very best until next time, Blanche and Edward



Michigan, but soon to move to SRQ!

You won't regret it!

August 30, 2012

Joyce and Jeff are possibly the best host and hostess in all of Sarasota. The accommodations are charming and located within walking distance of the beautiful Lido beach and St. Armands shopping. It was amazingly peaceful even being so close to such busy tourist attractions. It was restful and healing for me and perfect in all ways! I was included in ways I never expected and made to feel so welcome. Thank you so much!

Ellen Landau

Ellen Landau

Wynnewood, PA

Location, Amenities & Hosts

August 8, 2012

I do not think there could be a more perfectly located Hacienda nor more gracious hosts than Joyce and Jeff. This darling one bedroom apartment located in their Guest House is fully outfitted with everything one could possibly need and a plethora of things to simply enjoy. The kitchen had more gizmos and gadgets than I currently have in mine! There is room to hang all your clothes and drawers to fill with belongings in the large walk-in closet. A large, comfortable bedroom with a quaint, Mexican Pottery filled living and dining room. There were beautiful views from windows and balconies. Particularly stunning, was the Pool and adjacent gardens, filled with orchids, lemon and banana trees! St. Armand's Circle is a short walk away, as is the Beach! Our Hosts were available as we needed them, and at the same time, afforded us the privacy we desired. Bring your bathing suits and comfortable walking shoes....you won't need much else! Oh yes....don't forget to pack an extra carry-on bag for all the treasures you will undoubtedly find at St. Armand's Circle, nearby Siesta Key and downtown Sarasota. We had to buy two!

Donna Rahill

Donna Rahill



July 4, 2012

The Guest House Was So Nice As Were Joyce And Jeff (the Owners)the Area Couldn't Be Better We Walked To St. Armand's Circle Had Drinks, Shopped And Even Stopped For Ice Cream, It Was Almost Romantic! Can't Wait To Return .

Hieke Klapwyk

Hieke Klapwyk

Ontario, Canada

cozy with a touch of class!

January 12, 2012

We enjoyed the quiet coziness of this beautiful little guest house which met all of our travel needs. Beautiful neighbourhood just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants at St. Armands cirlce. We enjoyed the sun, the sand, and the sea birds during our walks along a long and beautiful stretch of beach. We enjoyed shaded picnics at South Lido Park, tromping through the "jungle" to the more desolate North end of the beach and long bike rides along the coast to Siesta Key. Sarasota is a lovely city with beautiful homes, inlets and boats at every turn Our hosts were friendly, hospitable and helpful in so many ways. A wonderful place to visit.

Rich Fagan

Rich Fagan

Chadds Ford, PA

Perfect Location

October 29, 2011

We loved our week at this property on St. Armand's Key. A cute apartment just a 2 block walk from the abundant shopping and dining options on St. Armand's Circle. Especially loved the well-stocked kitchen for cooking our daughter's favorite meals while we were visiting her for Parents Weekend at Ringling College. We sunbathed, fished and shelled just a short drive away on Lido Beach at a park with picnic tables, shade trees, restrooms, and beautiful white sand with crystal clear water. Centrally located to all Sarasota sights.

Nancy Rosati

Nancy Rosati

Long Island, NY

absolutly wonderful!!!

September 13, 2011

We were so thrilled to find this guesthouse. It's beautiful. It's spotlessly clean. It has everything you need, and it's convenient to anything you wish to see in the Sarasota area. Joyce and Jeff are marvelous hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay.

John Strasser

John Strasser

Raleigh N.C.

house hunting week

May 27, 2011

Our week in St. Armands at Jeff and Joyce Hart's guesthouse was as close to perfect as it can get. Location, cleanliness, and hospitality were 10's in our book.

Patricia Kuthe

Patricia Kuthe


Pat & Tom - Wood Dale IL

April 6, 2011

Really enjoyed our stay in Sarasota. The accommodations were excellent, and our hosts were very helpful and friendly. The beaches are fantastic, and St Armonds Square which is a block away has a lot of wonderful restaurants and boutiques.

Nicholas Paley

Nicholas Paley

Vestal, New York

Extraordinary Accommodations!

February 24, 2011

This is an extraordinary property in so many ways. In the first place, its location is superb (just minutes from St. Armands Circle and the beaches at Lido Key). Second, its accommodations are extremely well-furnished and designed (property owners Joyce and Jeff Hart are intelligent, sophisticated, and knowledgeable interior designers). Third, its condition and amenities are immaculate -- perfect for sophisticated individuals and/or couples looking for a premium experience in the Sarasota area. Lastly, Joyce and Jeff are extraordinarily gracious hosts, truly welcoming and generous in spirit. We've been fortunate to visit Sarasota almost every winter since 1993, and this property is -- by far -- the very top of the line. This guest apartment's combination of location, accommodation, amenities, and welcoming ownership all add up to an extraordinary place to stay in Sarasota. Nick and Linda

diane engel

diane engel

New York City

A Warm Welcome

January 30, 2011

A warm welcome awaits at this charming guest house. Ideally situated for easy access to beach & restaurants, this private little gem offers sheer comfort. A special thanks to owner, Joyce Hart, for so generously helping us "settle in."

Linda Jennings

Linda Jennings

Tennessee, USA

Great place to relax!

March 3, 2010

Can't say enough about this wonderful guesthouse and its owners! Restful, low key decor is so soothing. EVERYTHING you could possibly need for long or short term rental. Location is fantastic! A perfect vacation!

sandie & bob

sandie & bob

Chicago, IL USA

Hush...keep this our secret!

June 20, 2009

A lucky turn of events landed us at Joyce & Jeff's utterly charming guesthouse. Very clean and inviting--more like home than a strange rental. They made us feel like old friends coming to visit. No need for a car as shops, restaurants and beach all a short walk. In fact, we stayed an extra day. We will be back soon. Shhhh...let's keep this our secret!

Brent Starkes

Brent Starkes

Conception Bay South, Newfoundland; Canada

Paradise Found!

May 20, 2009

This is a wonderful guest apartment... clean and bright. The property was well kept and we felt like we were at home. Privacy and solitude reined supreme. Our hosts Jeff and Joyce are kind and friendy. I can't believe were only 2 minutes walk to the famous St. Armand's Circle... and 5 minutes walk from Lido Beach! Thanks Jeff and Joyce.

Gail Roy

Gail Roy

Fredericton New Brunswick Canada

Lido Beach

May 3, 2009

The accomodations were fine. We generally stay in a condo but decided to try something new by renting a guest house. We found things very expensive and our Canadian dollar didn't go far. Absolutely best area so far in Florida, so much to see and enjoy. The Harts were very nice people.




Great place to stay!

January 18, 2009

Our accomodations were lovely! Updated, clean, comfortable and very close to the cirle and the beach. The renters were very nice and could not have been more accomodating. Nice pool at the home and a beautifully landscaped yard. We would highly recommend staying here!



Dublin - Ireland

A Floridian secret....

January 16, 2009

A wonderful property in a wonderful location with wonderful hosts! From the moment we arrived ( great banana bread-thanks Joyce!) to the moment we left it was home from home! Our private retreat was spotless, cosy, minutes from the beach and the boutiques and restaurants of St Armands Circle - my husband would argue too close to the boutiques!! The area is perfect for golf, watersports, cycling ,walking the magnificent beach at Lido Key as well as a spot of retail therapy! We can't wait to go back but lets keep this our little secret....shhhhh!

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