On your doorstep...
Di Casa pizza
PaddyWaggon Irish pub
Sandbar, Anna Maria
Woodys River roo
Crab trap I and II
Temp: 89.4 F (31.9 C)
Pressure: 30.18 in.
Where we are
The Villa is located in a sleepy residential area of Bradenton / Sarasota and is
complete with it's own private swimming pool. There are excellent facilities including
a communal tennis court, play area and numerous golf courses in the vicinity.
Rolling white-sand beaches and sparkling azure waters combine with a sophistication
and charm to make Sarasota the gem of Florida's Gulf Coast. The endless array of
activities and the exhilarating mixture of attractions, restaurants, shopping, and
accommodations are a sure fit for any traveler.
Arts & Cultural Community:
Sarasota is recognized as Florida's Cultural Coast and is home to a professional
symphony, ballet and opera. In addition, more than 10 theaters and 30 art galleries
are located in Sarasota. The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is Florida's
State Museum, and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, known for its architecture
and great acoustics, seats 1,700 people and features a dazzling season of music,
shows and programs for all ages.
From antique cars to a year-round spring with 87-degree waters, Sarasota has a variety
of attractions appropriate for family enjoyment. Visitors to the area can visit
Mote Marine Laboratory, G-WIZ (Gulfcoast Wonder & Imagination Zone), Historic
Spanish Point, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Warm Mineral
Springs, Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, and more.
Myakka River State Park, with 28,875 acres of land, and Oscar Scherer State Park
are Sarasota's destinations for bird-watching, biking, walking, camping or just
communing with Florida's natural setting of swamps, palmetto brush and towering
pine trees. Myakka State Park offers guided boat and train tours that include informative
narration of the area's wildlife and history.
Known as Florida's "Cradle of Golf," Sarasota was home to the first course
in the state and one of America's first golf courses built in 1905 by Sir John Hamilton
Gillespie, a Scottish colonist. The nine-hole course was located in the heart of
today's downtown near today's Golf, Links and Gillespie Streets.
The community's early ties to golf can still be found today at Bobby Jones Golf
Complex. Designed by famed architect Donald Ross, the course opened on Sunday, February
13, 1927, and was personally dedicated by Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. In 1930, Bobby
Jones won the "Grand Slam of Golf" by sweeping the British Amateur, British
Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open; he is the only golfer ever to accomplish this
feat. Today, Sarasota offers more than 1,000 holes at public, semi-private and private
Piers, Marinas & Boat Ramps:
Fishing piers include the Englewood Public Fishing Pier, Ken Thompson Park Pier
& New Pass Pier, Osprey Fishing Pier, Tony Saprito Pier, Turtle Beach Pier and
Venice Fishing Pier. Choose from 15 area marinas and 12 public boat ramps.