Luxury Home On Private Ranch In Tropical Setting!!

Our Spacious 2400 Sq Ft Country House Surrounded By Lovely Tropical Foliage!
8200 Ibis Ave, Sarasota, FL 34241

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 9
Type: Home
Per night: $199 - $329
Per week: $1,095 - $1,595
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Sarasota vacation home rental
1 of Our 6 Rental Properties, Located in Sarasota, Florida, a Beautiful Gulf Town Nestled Between Fort Myers and Tampa Along the West Coast of Florida. Within 15 Minutes Drive of the Beautiful White Sands of the Gulf of Mexico and Voted the Number 1 Beach in the Country This Year! We are Around 90 Minutes Away From Orlando, the Theme and Adventure Park Capital of the U.S.!

The Place You'll Love to Stay At for an Unforgettable Visit to Sarasota! Tranquility At It's Best, With 15 Private Acres Surrounded by Majestic Oaks and Pines. If You Enjoy Outdoor Living then You're Going to Love This Property!

This Beautiful 2 Story House has Been Totally Refurbished, In a Country/Tropical Setting with a Modern Decor and All the Amenities. It is Available to Rent on a Monthly, Weekly, or Daily Basis.

There is Over 2300 Ft. of Air Conditioned and Heated Interior Living Space, as well as, a Screened-In Wrap Around Lanai, which has a Lounging and Dining Area, with Views of Our Gorgeous Property, Friendly Horses and Adorable Little Pygmy Goats! There is Also an Outdoor Front Porch You Can Relax on to Your Hearts Content!

This Property is Luxuriously Furnished with a Master Suite on the Main Floor, and 2 Bedrooms Plus a Loft Area Upstairs, which Sleeps Up to 9. Attached to Our Country Home is a 1 Bedroom Suite, With a Private Entrance, which Sleeps up to 4. They Can be Combined for Extra Space and Will Accomodate Up to 13.

Fully Furnished and Equipped, this Home has Everything You've Ever Dreamed of and the Property Provides an Environment in Which You Can Kick Back, Relax and Create Some of the Most Memorable Times of Your Life! You Are Also Welcome to Bring Along Your Beloved Horse or Dog!

Right Next Door, is Our 1 Bedroom Cottage which Sleeps Up to 4. It has a Spacious Wrap Around Outdoor Porch Which has Incredible Views of Our Pond. There is a Large Wrap Around Dog Run Attached as well!

We Also Have Our Pond View Home, which Sleeps 10-12 Depending Upon the Children Staying. It Has 2 Screened-In Porches, and One Has Incredible Views of Our Beautiful Pond and Large Pasture Where Our Horses Graze Playfuly! It Has a Large Fenced-In Yard for Dogs to Roam In as well.

In Addition, We Have Our (2) 2 Bedroom "Tree House" Units, which Can Be Combined and Each Sleeps 6! They Have a Large Wrap Around Screened In Porch with Incredible Views of the Surrounding Oak and Palm Trees, as well as, Our Beautiful Pond and Newly Built Free Form Pool! They Are Up On A Second Level, Giving You the Feeling of Being Up in a "Tree House"!!

Brand New Beautiful Large Free Form In Ground Pool, with 4,000 Sq. Ft. Sun Deck, with Submerged Sitting Platform for Infants. It is Conveniently Located Onsite, Shared With All 6 Rental Properties and Has Incredible Views of Our Gorgeous Pond and Horses Grazing in the Pastures!

Our Full Board Horse Facility Offers: Full-Time Caretaker Lives On Premises, Separate Barns for Visiting and Permanent Boarders, Schooling Ring with Jump Course, Round Pen, Cross Country and Open Trail Riding Areas and Paddocks for Turnouts, on a Peaceful and Secluded Property!

We Have a Large List Of Testimonials to Share With You, Just Ask! The Testimonials Are From Families Who Have Stayed With Us All the Way From 2010 - 2015! We Have Had Large Amish Groups, Groups From Italy, Business Clients (Who Had Their Annual Meetings Onsite), Golfers, Baseball Spring Training Fans, Triathlon Competitors, Couples, Family Reunions, Wedding Guests etc. Stay With Us! All of Which Were a Pleasure to Have and We Welcome Them Back With Open Arms! Perhaps This May Help in Assisting You With Your Consideration.

Please Give Us a Call and Let Us Assist You In Planning a Vacation Filled With Adventures That You'll Never Forget! We Hope to Establish a Rapport that Transcends the Traditional Customer-Business Relationship!!
Area Information
Take in Upscale Saint Armand's Circle for Shopping, Dining or Just Stroll Along the Streets Enjoying Home Made Ice Cream at Famous "Kelwins", next to Lido Beach.

Take a Short Ride Downtown for Some Fine Dining on the Waterfront or on Main Street. Also Available is Our Famous Sarasota Opera House, Van Wiesel Performing Arts Center, Apple Dinner Theater and The Ballet. Walking Through the Famous Ringling Art Museum is Truly a Treasure!

Florida's Largest State Park "Myakka River State Park" with Tours, Trails, Fishing and Hiking are Within Minutes of Our Property to Explore and Enjoy!

We are Also Close to Many Beaches, with "Siesta Key", Always Being Mentioned as One of the Top Ten Beaches in the US , Available Year-Round for Swimming, Jogging or Just Relaxing and Catching Some Rays!

Enjoy Playing Golf? Challenging Serenoa Golf Course is Just a Short Walk Down the Road from Our Ranch, Owned by GE. Many Other Courses Available to Choose From, if You Are Looking for a Golf Holiday!

Only a Couple of Hours Away is Orlando Florida, the Adventure and Theme Park Capital of the U.S.

Please Give Us a Call and Let Us Assist You In Planning a Vacation Filled With Adventures That You'll Never Forget!

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Apr 21 2014 Oct 31 2014 $199 $199 $1,095 $2,495 3 Nights
Nov 01 2014 Dec 21 2014 $239 $239 $1,195 $3,495 3 Nights
Dec 22 2014 Apr 20 2015 $299 $299 $1,495 $3,995 3 Nights
Mar 01 2015 Mar 31 2015 $329 $329 $1,595 $4,995 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: Call Us For Last Minute Specials and Discounts! We Always Look To Suit Your Needs! Additional Days Subject to Availability and Rates Are Subject to Change Without Notice Prior to Booking. We Can Accommodate Larger Groups or Multiple Families. Full Horse Boarding is Also Available. We Accept all Major Credit Cards: Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express and Pay Pal Security Deposit May Be Required No Promotional Rate or Deal May Be Combined
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee is $139.00 Per/Stay, Per/Month Pet Fee is $50.00 Per/Pet or $100.00 Per/Pet Per/Month Limit 2 Per/Property All Other Charges are Included.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Bikes
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (6 miles)
  • Zoo
    (6 miles)
  • Lake
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (6 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (7 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
    (6 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (6 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (15 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (6 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (6 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Beach
    (6 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (6 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
    (6 miles)
  • Surfing
    (6 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (6 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (6 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
TOP THINGS TO DO IN SARASOTA:
Opera , Ballet, Van Wiesel Performing Arts, Apple Dinner Theater!
Worlds #1 Best Beach: "Siesta Key Beach" , Lido, Venice ("Sharkees Beach"), Manasota and Many More!
Top Golf Courses and Driving Ranges!
2 Shopping Malls and Prime Outlets – "Ellenton Outlet Mall", Window Shop at Upscale Saint Armand's Circle!
Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Art Museum!

TOP THINGS TO DO ON A BUDGET:
Stroll "Marina Jack" and Adjoining Park!
Collect Shark Teeth at "Sharkees Beach"!
Bike/Walk Through the Canopy of Oak Trees & Over Myakka Bridge!
Free Concerts in Saint Armands Circle!
Watch the Numurous Horse Events Western & English Around Town!
Tampa's Gasperila Parade!
Bucks Fan Festival!
Go see the Rays Play Baseball!

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH A FAMILY:
Bush Gardens Amusement Park!
Myakka River State Park!
Go to a Game and See the Baltimore Orioles,Tampa Bay Rays,Yankees Spring Training!
Mote Aquarium or Rent a Boat to Dolphin Watch Up Close!
Big Cat Habitat Rescue or The Sailor Circus!
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

Family Reunion, Jacksonville, FL., St, Johns FL., Arlington, TX., Crowley, TX., Homer Glen, IL., Virginia Beach , VA.
Date of Arrival: May 9th 2014
Thank You! This has been a wonderful place to stay for our family reunion weekend! Beautiful grounds! The 1 Bedroom Cottage wqas great for our 9 month old, while everyone else were in the (2) 2 Bedroom Tree House Units. Thanks again!
Heins, Schubert, Berry, Stephenson, and Prisifka Families

We had a fantastic time at your ranch and only wish we could have spent more time there.
It is a beautiful setting and the accommodations were even better than we expected.
Again, thank you, we had a great time and are already thinking about next year (and a longer stay!)
Regards,
S. Stephenson

Large Family Wedding Stay, Glennville, GA., Jasper, GA., Leesburg, FL., Estero, FL., Umatilla, FL. Bradenton, FL.
Date of Arrival: May 2nd 2014
What a great place for our large family (10 Adults and 12 Children) to stay for my sister's wedding! Beautiful homes and property and the kids loved the animals! The kids were able to run around and spread out even during the rain. Property was perfect for us. It may end up being a great place for our family reunions. Thank you for sharing your place.

Large Family Wedding Stay, Harwood, IL., Chicago, IL., Roselle, IL., Itaska, IL., Alexandria, LA.,
Date of Arrival: Apr. 21st 2014
Amazing property! Goats, Horses, Pool, everything was awesome and great fishing too! Can't wait to come back!
Reece and DiCristina Family

Mom And Me Vacation Time Together (Older Son) Charlotte, N.C., Winston Salem, N.C.
Date of Arrival: Mar. 14th 2014
Had a Great Time! As soon as we arrived, we were in love with the serenity of the ranch! My 90lb puppy (Great Pyranees/Siberian Husky Mix) was instant buddies with "Rocco" (your caretaker's dog) and the two of them played together all week! I look forward to my next visit to "Bits Of Paradise", aptly named! We also enjoyed picking fresh strawberries next door to your ranch at "Honeyside Farms"!
Mike

Had a great time, and I am looking forward to coming back to Bits Of Paradise! Thank you for giving us a wonderful vacation!
Martha


Trip to the U.S.A. With "Me Mum", from the U.K.
Date of Arrival: Feb. 22nd 2014
Enjoyed very much "The Ranch", especially the animals, with a big plus for the baby alligator in your pond!
Daphne, Catherine and Jane

Family Vacation Stay, Pennsylvania
Date of Arrival: Feb. 8th 2014
What a wonderful time we had in sunny Florida at your unique ranch. We enjoyed our relaxing walks and bike rides around Bits Of Paradise and the surrounding area. Petting the horses and goats and talking to the friendly horse owners, were special treats! Add to that, golfing and fishing at the Venice Pier (no fishing license needed), our two weeks went by much too quickly! As we head back to Pennsylvania, we have many fond memories of our stay!
The Gerald Oakley Family

Family Wedding and Getaway, Indiana
Date of Arrival: Jan. 17th 2014

Lauraine,

I want to thank you for the fabulous time at the ranch. In addition, I want to thank you for being so accommodating. Our family loved staying at your location and enjoyed the many amenities that the home had to offer. We enjoyed drinking our morning coffee on the screened in porch in the back as the sun came up. The fenced in yard was perfect for our dogs. The home was spacious and inviting. We had plenty of room to invite all our local family members out to have a huge cookout in the shelter. The kids loved watching the gator in the pond throughout our time their. I was also surprised that we did not run out of hot water for as many of us using the multiple bathrooms to get ready daily. Our family will definitely book with you on our next trip to Florida. Also, thank you for taking time out of your day to show us the tree houses. Very nice!

Thanks again for a relaxing home,
Harris Family

Family Reunion and Getaway, Miami, FL., Venezuela
Date of Arrival: Jan. 17th 2014
Dear Lauraine, We all want to thank you for this beautiful experience! This house is fantastic! We hope to come back soon and maybe rent it again for Christmas as well. Again, thank you for this house, the horses and the directions to downtown, it was beautiful! We will keep in contact, take care and we'll speak with you soon! P.S. hope you liked your "Hallacci"!!
Truly Yours, William, Mayola and Family

Family Hoilday Reunion, Loveland, CO. MO. OK. CT. and CA.
Date of Arrival: Dec. 29th 2013
What a wonderful place to gather our family members from all over the country! Peaceful and relaxing as well as entertaining for the kids (feeding the goats and horses)! We had a great stay, perfect for a family reunion! Thanks so much for everything!
The Prater and Lies Families and Others

Wedding Celebration, San Jose, CA., St Louis, MO., Seattle, WA. and Sarasota FL.
Date of Arrival: Aug. 20th 2013
Lauraine, Ron, Nanette and Mitch,
Thank you for letting us stay at your ranch for our wedding, it made an awesome memory for me and my whole family! The property is lovely!! The goats, "Houdini" and "Herman", were our favorite!! Everyone had a great time and are still talking about what a great time they had! It's a memory we will never forget.
Thank you,
The Huston Family

2 Family Vacation Stay, Atlanta, GA.
Date of Arrival: Jul, 22nd 2013
Hi Lauraine and Ron, Thank you for your hospility. We enjoyed our time on the property and the kids loved the goats and horses! We enjoyed Siesta Key Beach, the city of Sarasota and "Clayton's Restaurant" was really good! Thank you for helping us with our car and the AC. We will consider staying again and will recommend your property to other folks.
Best Regards,
The Family's of Jimenez and Polanco

Friends and Families Vacation Stay, Atlanta GA., Lawrenceville GA.
Date of Arrival: Jul. 1st 2013Sent from my iPhone
Hey Lauraine! We had a great time at your property! Sorry we didn't have time to say goodbye, came back from Orlando late at night on Saturday. We will be coming back in December for sure! We liked the property, and like I said, we all had a great time with our families! Thanks again!
The Cortes, Tapia and Mejia Families

"Bogiatto Educational Village" Group, Italy
Date of Arrival: Jun. 9th 2013
Hi Lauraine, We thank you very much for your sweet hospitality. The place is so full of good energy! We spent a very relaxed and educational time here! We hope to see you and your family in Lake Como, Italy!
Grazie e Arrivederci a Presto (thank you and see you soon)!
Stefania, Nea, Stefano and Filippo Cervi


Wedding Celebration, Columbus, OH., Wadsworth, OH.,
Date of Arrival: Mar. 30th 2013
Lauraine & Ron, Thank You! We had a wonderful time. All the kids loved the animals. The goats and horses were so fun to wake up to every morning! My sister's engagement pictures turned out beautiful and prepared her, for her wedding the next day. Maybe someday we will be back! God Bless!
The Allweins
(Sent From Brides Cell Phone) OMG! Thank you so much for letting us stay on your amazing land! It was beautiful!! The kids loved it!
A. Allwein


50th Birthday Celebration, Michigan City IN., Fishers, IN., New Buffalo, MI.
Date of Arrival: Apr. 27th 2013
Lauraine and Ron, Thank you! Bits of Paradise is truly what the name says! Your hospitality and your staff are exceptional and the Pond View Home and 2 Tree House Units are beautiful. My two little granddaughters loved the horses and goats as did we! We had a great vacation! Many thanks to you and hope to be back soon!
John and Nancy Holkan


Daughter's Wedding Celebration, Coral Springs, FL., Puerto Rico
Date of Arrival: Feb. 25th 2013
Lauraine and Ron, thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. Staying at your home for the week was truly a blessing to my family, with all the craziness and wedding preparations! Having all the room and space to park, made it more comfortable and easier to entertain my family and friends for my daughter's wedding! I appreciate all your help, and the time you took out of your busy day, to show us your other properties and horses. My neighbors and daughters enjoyed your horses and goats as well as feeding them carrots! We definitely would enjoy coming back and recommending this place to everyone! Truly is peaceful back here and beautiful! Good luck to you and Ron with all your projects!
Love, Carolyn & Angel Rivera


3 Family 80th Birthday Celebration, Chippewa Lake, OH., Nashville, TN., Myrtle Beach, SC.
Date of Arrival: Feb.21st 2013
Thank you so much for the beautiful and peaceful get away for our family! It was too short of a stay but will have great memories for all of us. I hope we all can come down again! Thank you for showing us around your beautiful ranch! The girls and their babies enjoyed visiting the horses!
Love the,
Waite Family
Doyle Family
Gilpin Family

Family From Venezuela/Miami FL.
Date of Arrival: Feb. 16th 2013
We enjoyed our stay very much! The quietness, the pony's (girls loved them), and the kindness (Lauraine especially)!
The Olivera Family

6 Family Reunion/Celebration Of Late Grandfather's Life, Sarasota, FL., Fairbanks, AK., Fort Collins, CO., Portland, OR., Kitlery, ME., Woodside, NY., Wolcott, NY.,
Date of Arrival: Jan. 1st 2013
Bits Of Paradise Ranch provided the perfect setting to remember our dearly departed grandfather. We found comfort in the beautiful setting and "neigh" bors, and our family was able to reunite in an intimate setting!
Thank You
The Murphy Family

5 Family Holiday and New Years Eve Celebration, Portland, OR., Baltimore, MD., Milton, MA., Tampa, FL., Darien, CT.
Date of Arrival: Dec. 26th 2012
We had a terrific family reunion at the ranch! Thank you so much, it was perfect for our group of 17 and 2 dogs!! Happy New Year!!
The Camerons Family
The Farrs Family
The Dunns Family
The Grunes Family

3 Family Christmas Reunion, Jacksonville FL., Salt Lake City, UT. and Sammamish, WA.
Date of Arrival: Dec. 21st 2012
We had a great reunion here! Awesome house! Loved the peacefulness, goats and horses! Had a good laugh when the kids went to feed the goats carrots, and they followed the kids back to the front door of the house. The goats wanted to come in and it was hilarious to see the kids reaction, who thought the goats were chasing them!

Loved the time we had here! Great property for large famlies/reunions! Lauraine and Ron have been wonderful in providing information on things to do and places to eat etc. They have also done a great job of providing games which we fully leveraged. Overall Awesome time!
The Vankamamidi Family
The Mohan Family


4 Family Thanksgiving Celebration, Surfside, FL., Bay Harbor Islands, FL., Golden Beach, FL.,
Date of Arrival: Nov. 21st 2012
We had a great Thanksgiving weekend at the ranch! Thank you so much for making us feel "at home" and for the Sangria! We loved the horses!! We were so peaceful at your ranch that we'll remember it forever!!
The Alves Family
The Donaire Family
The Bellomo Family
The Araujo Family


4 Family Vacation Stay, Pinecrest, FL., Los Angeles CA., and Durham NC.
Date Of Arrival: Nov. 8th 2012
We had a wonderful stay. Loved the ranch, the horses, goats and "McDremy"! Thanks
The Stieglitz Family


2 Family Vacation Stay, Orlando FL., Upper Marlboro, MD.
Date Of Arrival: Jul.14th 2012
We had a wonderful time on the property. The hospitality that was shown to us all, made our trip extremely special! "McDreamy" was a hit with the kids and we had a great time feeding the horses "carrots"... LOL! Thank you very much for a time well spent and we look forward to coming back!
The Chambers


3 Family Vacation Stay, Columbus, IN., York SC., Spring Lake NC.
Date Of Arrival: Jul. 1st 2012
Thank you for your hospitality! We had a wonderful stay at the ranch. My kids loved catching frogs and lizards on your beautiful property!
The Hodinas


Family Vacation Stay, Williamsburg, KY.
Date Of Arrival: Apr. 1st 2012
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at your ranch! Thanks so much for your kindness and hospitality. Our kids loved being able to roam and made new friends with the horses and goats! We will definitely be back!
Sharon, Ron, Hannah and Daniel


Family Vacation Stay, Milton, FL.
Date Of Arrival: Mar. 12th 2012
Much thanks for the peace and quiet! Everyday we looked forward to the exchanges with our new furry friends! Being away from the hustle and bustle is the only way to go! Until next time...
Jeff, Jennifer, Kristian


2 Family Vacation Stay, East Rochester NY., and Charleston, SC.
Date of Arrival: Jan. 2nd 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here on your beautiful ranch. Everything from our new buddies "Penny", "Sterling", "McDreamy" (Horses), "Houdini" and "Herman" (Pygmy Goats) to fabulous accommodations, made our stay pleasurable. My three year old daughter and I loved watching the animals every day wander the property. "McDreamy" and "Houdini" were a host at times very entertaining. The quiet and peacefulness here is very relaxing but so convenient to get to places of need or interest. We will certainly miss it here and hope to return again some day.
The Bulbulia Family


Mom's 90th Birthday Celebration, Several Families, Virginia Bch, VA., San Francisco, CA., Monroe ME.
Date of Arrival Feb. 4th 2011
Our stay was great, it's hard to find a place with that many beds at a good price. The location is excellent, private and quiet, the horses and goats were fun. I'm keeping your
wonderful property book marked in case we need to come down again!
Thanks for everything.
- Billy Block (aka William)


Family Vacation Stay, Beijing, China, North East Ada, MI.
Date Of Arrival: Dec. 20th 2011
From our initial welcome by "Sterling" and "Penni" (Horses), "Houdini" and "Herman" (Pygmy Goats), to our departure a week later, we were made to feel very welcome. What a great place to hide out after 2 days of activities!
The Hastings Family


Family Vacation Stay, Miramar, FL.
Date of Arrival: May 10th 2011
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable three nights here! Where else but here would you find such a well-mannered, 4 legged welcoming committee (pygmy goats & horses)! A great place to come home to after watching the sunsets! Our best to Lauraine and her family.
N. & O. Kontax & Family


2 Family Vacation Stay, Great Grand Children Meets 89 Yr Old Great Grandma for the 1st Time!! Marietta, GA., Atlanta, GA.
Date of Arrival: March 30th 2011
Our family had such an incredible time at your property! The property was amazing and the perfect place for our extended family to stay. Being able to let the kids roam around the property was great, we didn't have to worry about cars/traffic or 'strangers' around. Nice to be away from the commotion of Sarasota/Siesta Key but it is not too far away from the town or the beaches!

There were enough rooms and beds for us all to stay and sleep comfortably. It is such a nice house and on such beautiful property as well. But the property really makes the stay! The kids all loved having the animals around and we enjoyed the serene location! The horses and goats that roam the property during the day really add to it as does the remote location.

Also the owners are extremely nice and helpful people. Made us all feel very welcome! We cannot wait to return next year and plan on bringing even more family to stay with us since there are additional suites on the property. Thank you so much for your hospitality and the great vacation rental! Can't say enough great things about our stay here!
C. Davis THEY STAYED WITH US AGAIN THIS YEAR FROM Jun. 1st - 6th 2012!!


3 Family Vacation Stay, Bethesda, MD., North West DC.,
Date of Arrival: March 20th 2011
We had a wonderful stay. Our son enjoyed the horses and playing with the pygmy goats! The beds are extremely comfortable! Thank You
A. Weisman


2 Family Vacation Stay, Kirkwood, PA., North East,MD.
Date Of Arrival: Feb. 13th 2011
Thanks so much for a wonderful place to stay! It was perfect for the seven children we had running around here all week! The kids loved the long driveway, big yard and being able to see an Armadillo for the first time! You'll be the first people we call when we are ready for another Fl. vacation!
A. Sensenig

We had an awesome week here at the ranch! Wonderful place for our children to run, play and ride bikes! Thanks for the horse rides, our children loved riding!
C. Horst THEY WERE REPEATS OF OURS THIS YEAR FROM 2/12 2012!


Christmas/New Years Vacation Stay, Several Families, Madison, WI., Arlington Heights, IL., Union City, NJ.
Date of Arrival: Dec.22 2010
My family stayed at Bits Of Paradise Ranch over Christmas and New Year's 2010/2011 and LOVED it! Ron and Lauraine were great to work with as well....
Nadia Smith

Business Retreat
Date of Arrival: November 15 2010

We rented the vacation home for a business retreat week, for 6 of our top sales reps. We included the cottage in our rental as well.

We held sales and motivation meetings daily for the upcoming year and enjoyed the beautiful grounds and peaceful environment in the evenings. The week went well and our reps were astonished at the private but convenient location.

The accommodations were clean and really perfect. We utilized local catering for some of the meals and the innkeepers were very helpful with any of our needs. The on-sight caretaker was available for some special arranging as needed. It was great having him as an extra service.

There was never a question about any of our requests. We hope to reward our staff again, with this unique and incredible property.

DJ Desjardins

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Lauraine Newmark

Lauraine Newmark

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