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Highlights in Sarasota
- Beautiful beaches
- Culture and art, Botanical Gardens
- Farmer’s market
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Soak up the sun on Sarasota’s gorgeous sandy beaches and treat yourself to exquisite restaurants, enriching cultural activities, shopping districts of all kinds and lush, tropical gardens. Beach lovers should choose from holiday rentals on one of the keys that just out into the ocean, such as Longboat Key. If you are keen to be close to the main sights and activities of Sarasota, stay on the mainland in the downtown area. For a quieter, more laid-back vacation, but within driving distance of the sights, there are some lovely lettings in the communities south of Sarasota, such as Nokomis or Venice.Fantastic Floridian holiday rentals
Space is the buzzword for lettings in Sarasota. Voluminous houses with large outdoor living spaces and impressive swimming pools are the order of the day. Many holiday rentals in the keys are wooden structures with a Caribbean-esque feel, perfectly suited both to larger families and smaller groups.
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The area and getting around
The laid-back keys to the west of the downtown area are home to the city's best beaches and its lovely waterways. They are the number one stop for many visitors to Sarasota, as well as being a great place to stay. The downtown area on the mainline is busy and vibrant and great for a night out, with mouth-watering restaurants and bars galore. Shopaholics will love the variety and mix of chain and independent shops.Explore Sarasota’s stunning keys
Longboat Key is the northernmost key, with 12 miles of beautiful coastline at your service. Lesser known Lido key stands out for its tranquillity and super laid-back attitude. Siesta Key to the south boasts Siesta Beach, which is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in the world. Finally, Manasota Key offers sand dunes and mangroves that appeal to nature lovers.
Travellers and activities
Known as Florida's Cultural Coast, Sarasota County has a wealth of museums, art galleries and performing art venues. The newest addition to the cultural landscape in the city is the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design, which boasts with transformative and pioneering exhibitions designed “to elevate and empower all by cultivating discerning visual thinkers and ethical citizens.” Don’t miss the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which offers an outstanding collection of Renaissance and Baroque art, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum, which offers one-of-a-kind classics, including John Lennon's 1965 Mercedes Benz, and the Asolo Repertory Theatre, which stages well-known classics to edgy contemporary works.Sarasota for families
For family activities, Sarasota has you covered. At Sarasota's Marine Research Institute, the family can get up close to marine life such as sharks, sea turtles and dolphins in a safe environment. At TreeUmph, your kids can get their adrenaline pumping as they climb, swing, and zipline through the treetops of this dazzling aerial adventure park. For younger children, the Children's Garden is a whimsical, garden playground with a fairy garden, pirate ship, dragon, a giant chessboard, maze, and a butterfly garden. Just three of many wonderful activities awaiting your family in this dynamic city!
Sarasota County is made up of over 42% waterways. So if you love being near the water, this is the ideal destination for you!
Top 5 travel tips in Sarasota
An urban oasis on Sarasota Bay. This large and absolutely gorgeous botanical garden boasts the most diverse collection of bromeliads in the world.2. Visit the region’s best beach
The island of Siesta Key in the resplendent Gulf of Mexico boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country. It is also home to Siesta Key Village, brimming with restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, and much more.3. A paradise for cat lovers
The Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a safe haven for big, exotic cats. Don’t miss the Ligers, a cross between a lion and a tiger!4. Stock up on delicious grub and make new friends!
Central Sarasota Farmers Market is the place to go for fruits and veg at great prices, locally made soaps, jams, breads, pasta, candles, clothing ... and so much more. It is a colourful place, great for people watching and chatting with the locals!5. Discover Myakka River State Park
A must-visit for nature lovers, these wetlands are home to large numbers of alligators and armadillos. A magnet for fans of canoeing, kayaking and fishing, it also draws hikers with its 40 miles of trails, including one walkway suspended 8 metres above the ground!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Sarasota
What was the average cost of holiday rentals in Sarasota last year?
Sarasota is one of the cheapest cities in the USA! The price of a holiday rental is around £233 per night.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
Travellers who want to save as much as possible should travel to Sarasota in April, August, and October which are the months that offer the most discounts, with average prices of £217, £220, and £221 per night, respectively, based on prices from the previous year.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Sarasota?
Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Sarasota was February, with an average price of £251 per night. This was followed by December, with an average of £248, and March, with £246.
Is Sarasota a good location for a last-minute getaway?
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Sarasota, it is necessary to be proactive, as 87% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
In the previous year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Sarasota were August, October, and September with average availabilities of 26%, 23% and 23%, respectively. However, even during the months when availability is the highest, the average is only 24%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to Sarasota in advance.
When are fewer lettings available?
The month with the highest average number of booked rentals is March (only 1% of properties were available on average in the previous year). Followed by February (2%), and June (2%). During these three months, availability is really low (2%). Due to this, it is better to reserve early.
How many rentals are available in Sarasota?
In Sarasota we work with 4 different partners to give you a choice of 670 properties, so you will have plenty of options!