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John Ringling House#




Sarasota, FL, US

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10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 bathrooms








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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE ALL RESERVATIONS MADE AFTER FEBRUARY 18TH 2021, WILL BE REFUNDED 85% OF THE TOTAL BOOKING COST IF CANCELED AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL. RESERVATIONS MUST BE UNDER 60 DAYS, LESS THE $20,000, AND PAID IN FULL 30 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL TO QUALIFY. CANCEL FOR ANY REASON NO QUESTIONS ASKED.*****THERE IS NOT HOT TUB AT THIS LOCATIONWe do our rentals from Saturday to Saturday, if you are looking for a stay that is not a 7-night rental or would like to begin your vacation on a day other than Saturday please send us an email to as we can sometimes accommodate alternate reservationsThis is a 1924 Historic John Ringling Estate! This home is on the National Historic Registry, it is a chance to stay in an Original John Ringling Estate home for your vacation. It provides the beautiful Spanish/Mediterranean feel from the early 1900's that helped shape the Sarasota Architecture - Perfectly Located close to shopping, dining, the beach, the bay, and downtown Sarasota. You can walk to the best that St. Armand's Circle and Lido Key have to offer and grab a quick taxi/Uber or bike ride to Downtown Sarasota. The entire estate is secured by a large privacy gate that guards the large courtyard and pool area. This property is in the exclusive neighborhood of John Ringling Estates. This property is truly one of a kind, you'll have all the space and privacy you need when you want it, while also having the location and proximity to the beach, Sarasota Bay, and lively atmosphere of St. Armand's Circle.The location can't be beaten. We also include beach chairs, 4 bikes, an umbrella, and a beach cart to make it easy for you and your family to head to the beach. We are here to help you vacation the right way and ensure you have everything you need, including any recommendations or advice to help improve your vacation!With this home you will be able to have a quaint family vacation or host the entire extended family for a pool party, this home has plenty of room to stretch out. It offers very open and uncrowded outdoor space, and the privacy wall surrounding the home and yard ensure you'll have privacy while you enjoy these spaces. Upon entering the home through the front door, the first thing you'll notice will be the beautiful original hardwood floors, the antique windows offer cascading natural light throughout the home, and the newly renovated kitchen area, that gracefully ties into the upscale feel of the estate. The living space itself, including the kitchen, living, and dining rooms are perfectly set up for a large group meal, to kick back and relax, or enjoy some quality family or friends bonding time. For an added feature, there is also a detached entertainment room, featuring a large HDTV, 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas, Laundry Room, and Full Bathroom. This area is perfect to host events, family gatherings and game night while also having the flexibility to sleep 4 people. Once outside, you'll find the grounds to be truly breathtaking. You won't believe the size of this estate. You'll find gorgeous antique brick pavers, perfectly manicured and lush natural landscaping, a private heated pool, and a courtyard large enough to host a small event.Please note, any events do need owner approval and will require additional fees. Please reach out to the Property Manager for more details.This home is like none other in the area due to its historic prominence. The house is full of characters ranging from the original hardwood floors, glass doorknobs, and antique crank windows. The living space of this home is spread out over two stories. Downstairs you will find the Kitchen, Dining Room, Living room, Sitting Area, and a half bathroom. When you head up the hardwood floor staircase you'll find all 3 bedrooms, which includes 1 master with en-suite bathroom, the other master bedroom and 1 Bunk bedroom total. The 2 Master Bedrooms come equipped with large King Beds while the bunk room is furnished with Full over Full and Twin over Twin bunks. The second floor also has a large full-sized bathroom located in the main hallway that also has a small washer and dryer unit.The 4th bedroom is the guest house which has 2 double couches.Location, Location, Location. Outside of the close proximity to Lido Key Beach - about a 10-minute walk or 4-minute bike ride away, it is also located just around the corner from St. Armand's Circle, about a 6 minute bike ride. This area is a very well-known and high end commercial retail area, dining, and fantastic atmosphere. It is filled with boutiques, restaurants, dessert shops, and nightlife. This is a renowned area and people come from all over to walk the circle, take in the sights and sounds, and enjoy the many offerings of this area. However, you'll be able to walk or bike there and not worry about driving or parking your car, so you can truly enjoy your vacation without concern for the details. If you want even more offerings, Downtown Sarasota is only 3.3 miles from this home, and you can find an even larger supply of retail, restaurants, nightlife, concert halls, comedy venues and more. You can catch a movie, a play or performance at the Sarasota Van Wezel, or just walk down Main Street and pop in and out of dozens and dozens of shops and stores. It is less than a $10 Uber to downtown - so again, no need to worry about transportation, everything is right there at your fingertips. The home is also near City Island where your family can enjoy a day at Mote Marine Laboratory - featuring large aquariums, education centers, and aquatic and petting zoos and for an up-close and personal nautical experience. There is also a bird sanctuary, a marina, a small park, and New Pass Bait shop. It is also closely located to Bird Key Park, which is a perfect spot to fish, launch a kayak, have a picnic, and much more.This is a very special home, with unmatched privacy, exclusivity, and location. You'll enjoy everything about it as you can truly tailor your vacation to your wants and needs. Call or email today for more information. You are a couple of clicks away from paradise.Guests are allowed up to 2 dogs provided they are housebroken and must be friendly with other dogs and people.Pet must be disclosed up front at the time of inquiring/booking. A one-time non-refundable fee of $150 will be due at the time of bookingto accommodate for extra cleaning/pet sanitation. Should we receive complaints from neighbors of barking/disruption we reserve the right to ask you to remove the pet immediately. In addition, a refundable damage deposit of $250 will be collected at the time of booking. If pet odors/waste or any other remediation occur as a result of their stay, we will withhold all or a portion of the damage deposit. Undeclared pets will be charged $500 and you will be required to vacate the property. By booking this property you are agreeing to the terms and fees associated with bringing an approved pet. We closely monitor all properties.


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5.0 (4 reviews)#














January 2020

Christine S. Location, location, location! Walk to beach, shopping and restaurants. Or simply walk! New kitchen fully stocked with all that we needed. We had a wonderful trip. Wish I was back there. Property manager, Kristen, is excellent. She responded promptly to all our inquiries. I highly recommend her.

5/5 STARS!

February 2020

Carol L. We loved our stay at the historic Ringling house with its glamorous old Hollywood architecture, heated pool and fountain. We took full advantage of the outdoor bar and convenient pool house with it's living room and TV, bath and laundry. The garage held everything we needed included bikes and beach cooler and wagon and extra fridge. Lots of pretty decorative touches in the house, double ovens and great gas stove in the kitchen. A quick walk to the shops and restaurants at St. Armand circle, a ten minute walk to the beautiful white sand beach. The kids loved the Mote Aquarium, a short drive to Longboat Key. The neighbourhood is really beautiful. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

5/5 STARS!

June 2020

Brandi C. Best vacation ever!


October 2020

Irina M. This property didn’t have many reviews, and one of the last ones made me nervous about this wonderful house. But it was absolutely spectacular! The location is amazing. The neighborhood is beautiful. Only several minutes of walking to the beach. The pool was clean and we loved spending hours by it. The pool house is great, like a separate place to hang out without bothering others. The house is not new, and so aren’t some appliances, but it’s a historical property and that goes without saying. The house was sparkling clean upon our arrival. Occasionally we would see bugs here or there, but any house located on land has those. They come in as you open the door. The hosts were also very responsive. The only recommendation I have is to leave a broom. As we were there for a week, I wanted to keep the house clean. I would most definitely come back for another couple of weeks!


Sarasota, FL, US

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