We stayed at the house for four weeks. The house had everything we needed and the location was perfect. You can walk all around the island. There is an abundance of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Lido beach is also very close and makes for a nice morning walk or a place to spend the day. The house provided a wagon to carry beach chairs to the beach. Watching dolphins and manatees swim past the dock was a sight to see. You can paddle board or kayak from the dock. The pool was very nice and there were plenty of deck chairs. The house was clean and modern with all appliances in great condition.
Bob B. from New York
"We had the privilege of staying at this wonderful home over the 4th of July week. The location is great! Its a short walk to the shops, restaurants and our favorite ice cream shop, Big Olafs. We also had contact with the owner, Charles, when arriving, who provided a nice added "surprise" for our family for renting his home.
In all of my 15 years of Sarasota renting, that has NEVER happened before. The fireworks were rained out this year but you could absolutely see Siesta Keys fireworks from the beach which is in walking distance. My family had a wonderful time and would most definitely rent this home again!
Submitted by: Susan from Ohio
Great location! Quick walk to restaurants and beach. Fabulous pool, screened in porch and view!
We had a great time with 8 people in this fantastic house. Our favorite part was the pool and the large screened-in porch. The view of the canal was spectacular and we enjoyed the manatees who would come right up to the dock. We also loved the quick walk to the great restaurants, stores, and ice cream shops. A walk to beach was quick too and you didn't have to worry about parking. The house is beautiful. Could use a little updating but by no means deterred from our stay. The setting was very peaceful and quiet, even though St. Armand's Circle hustle and bustle is literally steps away. Highly recommend this house.
Submitted by: Christine from Illinois
The property was fantastic!
The canal location, proximity to all the shops, and close beach access was fantastic. Daily visits from Manatees was great. The furnishing was well above average.
Submitted: JP from Texas
Sunset Heaven has it all!
We traveled with our adult children and their significant others so we had 8 guests in the house. We had plenty of room for everyone. All the bedrooms were beautiful and the beds were very comfortable. The upstairs master bedroom was absolutely amazing. A real paradise.
In the morning we would drink coffee and watch the manatees. They loved a little fresh water from the hose on the dock we had 4 visit us almost everyday. There was so much to do, we had a 24' open bow boat for the week for sightseeing and fishing. We caught enough snapper to make fish tacos for dinner and it was great. I really enjoyed grilling on the lanai... great view for the chef while grilling. The pool and whirlpool tub was used every day and great family memories were made. The location of Sunset Heaven is perfect. We have been to Clearwater, St Pete, Marco Island and Naples but this can't be beat. The soft white sand of Lido Beach is only a 2 block walk and it is beautiful. We watched the sunset almost every night from there. St. Armand's circle is 4 houses away, and had great shopping. We enjoyed the guitar player at Tommy Bahama, dinner on the sidewalk at Crab and Fin, the Piano Bar, and the Daiquiri Deck (avoid the rum runners they use 151 rum) not to mention the deli, wine shop, and even an Irish Pub! All this fun is only steps from your front door. Flying in to Sarasota airport is a breeze and only a 12 minute drive. As I type this review, we are checking our schedules to book again next year! By the way Charles, thanks for the recommendation! We enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at Mar Vista on Longboat Key... great dinner on the beach.
Submitted by: Jim from Michigan;
We rented a great house in St Armand's and FL Vacation Connection was very easy to work with.
Submitted by: Chris T