High quality furnished apartment with a wonderful view of the adjoining lake and the golf course behind it. On 520 sqft living space a big living-, eating and sleeping area with kitchenette awaits you. The bathroom has a sink, a bath tub shower and a toilet.
The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, a fridge, 2 stove burners and a coffeemaker. Dishes, glasses and cutlery are provided for 4 people. The TV provides entertainment for everyone, the air-conditioning (or heating) is installed with the highest standards.
The king size bed together with the queen size inflatable sleeping mattress are offering space for 4 people. The WLAN for our guests is for free.
On the same floor we provide a washer and dryer for our guests. The first floor is accessible with an elevator.
|Address: 51 Macewen Dr, Osprey, FL 34229, USA|
|Zip Code: 34229|
|Nearest Airport||Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport||15 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Mad Moes||1 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Siesta Key Beach||7 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Palmer Ranch Golf Club||2 miles|
|Nearest Highway||Interstate I75||7 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Roessler||1 miles|
Osprey is located on Florida's west coast at the Gulf of Mexico, south of Sarasota and north of Venice. Only minutes away is Siesta Key (voted #1 Beach in the US 2011) and exclusive Casey Key and its beaches.
Osprey is home to Historic Spanish Point, a 30-acre museum and environmental complex.
Osprey is also the mailing address for Oscar Scherer State Park and its Blackburn Point Bridge (leading to Casey Key) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Endless activities outside of Osprey are accessible within a few minutes by car: The museums and theatres of Sarasota, the old town and shops of Venice, the big malls and outlet centers, world class dining, golf courses, tennis courts, bike trails, boating and so much more.
To Tampa/St. Petersburg it takes you 1 hour by car. There you will find Bush Gardens and the Adventure Island water park. Or do you want to visit the Dali Museum or explore The Pier or are you more interested in the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)?
To Orlando you will drive 2 hours. All the theme parks are a highlight, but just to stroll through downtown is worth going there as well.
You will reach the Everglades to the south within a 2 hour-ride, passing e.g. Fort Myers with the opportunity to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
Contact us for more attractions, detailed information and personal insights around the area - we are happy to help.
1 hour 15 minutes: Tampa International Airport / TPA– (please note: Air Edelweiss has direct flights from Zürich to Tampa 3x a week and Lufthansa has daily direct flights from Frankfurt to Tampa daily)
1 hour 15 minutes: Fort Myers International Airport / RSW – (please note: German Wings direct flights from Düsseldorf)
2 hours 30 minutes: Orlando International Airport
3 hours 30 minutes: Miami International Airport
Just some of the additional “things to do”:
- Legacy trail of Sarasota County: Take the bike just 2 streets north into Preymore Street, follow till the end and you will have access to that 10 miles long biking and hiking trail (starts at South Sarasota ends at the old train station in Venice).
- South Shetty on Casey Key: 10 minutes by car to the south. Take your time and observe dolphins, manatees, ospreys, pelicans, sandpipers, egrets, blue herons and much more.
- You love to visit theatres, musicals, concerts, the ballet, the opera or a museum? This is just a short list of what the area has to offer: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota, Asolo Theatre Sarasota, Venice Little Theatre, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota, Asian Museum Sarasota, Salvador Dali Museum St. Petersburg, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, The Players Sarasota, Friday Evening Walk through the opened artist studios in Sarasota, Florida Studio Theatre Sarasota and of course all the open air concerts with all different styles of music.
- Golf: There are around 30 golf courses in the Sarasota area. The closest semi-private one is the Calusa Lakes Golf Club in Nokomis – 15 minutes by car.
- Tennis: The closest public tennis courts (with light) are at Pine View School (after school hours and on weekends) – 5 minutes by car.
- Grocery shopping at Publix or Walmart: 5 minutes by car
Our apartment #15 is on the first floor of the impressive Windsor Lodge. With only 20 units, the Lodge was built on the grounds of the exclusive The Oaks Club.
We manage 4 single units (#3+10+14+15) and 1 double unit (#17/18)at the Windsor Lodge. Just contact us for more information.
The amenities for our guests include a beautiful swimming pool with a large pool deck, deck chairs and bathrooms, as well as a lobby on the ground floor of the Lodge.
The Oaks Club amenities such as golf course, tennis courts, club house, etc. are only available to The Oaks Club members and their guests. However, if you are interested, the owner would be happy to arrange for a tour of the club…
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$100 - $115||$700 - $800||-||1 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee including taxes||Required||$67.20||One time|
|Sales- and Tourist Tax||Required||12%||One time|
There is no robe hook. There. I found something. I needed one complaint so that you would know this is a real review. There’s no robe hook, and that’s where I always hang my toiletry bag. That is the single only fault I could find with this rental.
I stayed here when we visited my Mom in the Oaks and she didn’t have enough room for all of us. As odd-man-out, I think I won the room lottery.
It is spacious, and clean, and so well-appointed that I practically expected a robe and little soaps. The owner is clearly very experienced and very good at this.
There is a mini-fridge (which had a welcoming bottle of wine in it), a hot plate and toaster oven and microwave and coffee maker (coffee is in the cupboards below the sink). There was a bowl with chips and salsa on the counter with the Welcome packet, which was sorely needed after a day of travel and facing a late dinner reservation.
There are PUH-LENTY of drawers and shelves and nooks to unpack into to make you feel at home. There is also a spacious closet in which to hide your suitcases, with enough hangers for everyone (and a luggage rack if you don’t like unpacking – it’s a little thing, but when places don’t have those, suitcases on the floor just detract). There is a vanity area next to the closet which was great for getting ready (including a lighted makeup mirror with a magnification side), and is already full of my curling iron and hair products and why did I bring so much makeup?
The sitting area in front of the TV and front windows consists of a large sofa and an armchair with an ottoman that could sit another, and the TV is really easy to use. There are even two plush beach towels if you want to wander down to the pool. Oh, and the wifi is simple and works well.
But let’s talk bathroom. Yes, plenty of counter space (especially when the vanity area and the two large medicine cabinets are added). Yes, big beautiful tub with shower (a little high if you have mobility problems, but there is also a built-in handrail). Most importantly, water pressure is a go. I have thick hair, so water pressure is important: usually I worry about getting the conditioner out, here I worried about erosion. Good stuff. I’m alone so I can’t tell you how long the hot water lasts, but it lasted for all of mine. There is a spacious area at the back of the tub for towels and toiletries, so you’re not tripping over your shampoo bottle while you bathe. (If you’re never done one of these by-owner rentals, you need to bring your own soap as well – just a tip.) And my toiletry kit clipped nicely on the towel rack, so you can even ignore my one and only complaint.
Kitchenette area has its own sink and seems well-appointed – lots of glasses and mugs and dishes and cutlery. The kitchen shears helped me get some pesky tags off my new vacation clothes — it’s a little thing, but when you’re travelling and you need scissors, it’s not a little thing anymore.
I stayed here alone, but there is plenty of room for two (the king bed, BTW, also quite comfortable) — the vanity area has its own sink so getting ready together wouldn’t be a problem. There is Kleenex where you would want it to be, lights where you’d want them to be, and nightlights where you’d want them to be. Now I feel like I’m singing Jimmy Buffet’s “This Hotel Room,” but there’s a lot of stuff. Even a flashlight ;-)
Stayed March, 2018