Historic Charmer-Walk to Downtown Sarasota!

Sleeps 63 BR1.5 BA


Make the most of your beach getaway at ‘Driftwood House!’ Nestled in the Gillespie Park District, this 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental offers a prime location within walking distance of downtown Sarasota and just a short drive from Siesta Key’s best beaches. From shopping at St. Armand’s Circle and taking the kids on a dolphin tour at Lido Key, to grilling out with your furry friend in your private backyard or unwinding on the spacious front porch—you can do it all at this lovely home!


  • Kitchen
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Near Ocean
  • Pets Allowed


Location Details

BEACHES & BAYS: Sarasota Bay (0.9 miles), Lido Key (3.8 miles), Siesta Beach (7.7 miles), Crescent Beach (7.7 miles), Turtle Beach (9.7 miles)

PARKS: Gillespie Park (0.2 miles), Centennial Park & Boat Ramp (1.0 miles), Payne Park (1.2 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (1.2 miles), Sarasota Jungle Gardens (2.7 miles), Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (4.7 miles)

SHOPPING: Downtown Sarasota (0.7 miles), Siesta Key Village (6.6 miles), St. Armand’s Circle (3.3 miles)

ART: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (1.2 miles), The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (3.7 miles)

GOLF COURSES: Bobby Jones Golf Club (3.6 miles), The Palms Golf Club (4.1 miles), Rolling Green Golf Club (4.0 miles)

RESTAURANTS: Owens Fish Camp (0.9 miles), Marina Jack (1.1 miles), Crab & Fin (3.5 miles),

AIRPORT: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (3.8 miles)


21 reviews
  • Florida Getaway


    This was our second time staying at this property. The house has everything you need with a well stocked kitchen, beach supplies, and a great location. The beds are SO comfy. The owners are great about communicating and could not be nicer. We hope to stay again next summer!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Akisha L.
    Published August 4, 2022
  • Great spot


    We had a wonderful time at this beautiful house. The property owner checked in and was available for any questions we had. This is a great place to host a dinner or bbq. The front porch is fun to relax on. The beds were all very comfortable. They had plenty of beach chairs, towels and beach umbrellas- and beach recommendations! It was really lovely. I hope to come back and stay with my 3 kids on my next trip to the Gulf Coast.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kelsey C.
    Published June 24, 2022
  • Perfect location! Close to everything! Walk to downtown!


    We came down to move my college-age daughter down for a summer internship at Mote Aquarium. Everything was perfect for our stay while we got her settled. Jessica is a great host! Warm and welcoming, and reaching out to us to make sure we arrived okay and had everything we needed. We played pickleball at a nearby park, walked to restaurants and bars downtown, and were close enough for an easy drive to Lido Key, Mote Aquarium, and Siesta Key. The beds are comfortable, we had everything we needed, and my favorite thing was sipping my morning coffee on the big front porch, enjoying the warm breezes and listening to the birds. Thank you for everything Jessica! Your place is perfect! Marcy, John and Katerina

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Marcy H.
    Published June 8, 2022
  • Goede locatie en goed uitgerust huis


    Goed: locatie, airco, communicatie met de gastvrouw, sfeer, aanwezigheid van zaken zoals strandspullen, keukengerei, handdoeken, goed schoon, wifi, netflix, fijne bedden en meubels.Kan beter: geen communicatie mogelijk met agentschap voorafgaand aan verblijf in geval van vragen over het huis, het onderhoud van het huis zoals schilderwerk en afwerking buiten was verouderd, badkamer was zeer klein en niet erg comfortabel.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ralph B.
    Published June 1, 2022
  • Comfortable


    Great location and house. Bed was super comfortable and the house had everything you might reach for. Great and thoughtful host!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Maureen D.
    Published March 16, 2022
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$306 Avg. / night
Property ID: 430622
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