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)


17 reviews
  • 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
  • Charming and Peaceful


    This is a wonderful find in Sarasota. Close to everything but in a quiet and lovely neighborhood and easily walkable to restaurants and shops, grocery, super close to airport. The hosts were very communicative and they have thought of everything. Lots of sweet little considerations, super equipped kitchen, easy to operate. The standout for me was the lovely front and back porches, fenced courtyard, all very comfy. Lots of places for a large group to spread out. Lastly, the energy and charm is really special in this older home, it all made for a memorable and relaxing stay!

    Published March 7, 2022
  • Absolutely delightful property!!


    The Driftwood House is an amazing property with fabulous hosts that have equipped it with everything a guest will need. The home is awesome and incredibly clean in a wonderful 'family style' neighborhood! I would definitely stay there again if it was available!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Allan M.
    Published January 5, 2022
  • Perfect for our family


    We stayed for a long weekend away, and this house was perfect. It was close to Lido Beach and other beaches in the area. Our boys loved the Harry Potter closet. The house was super clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. The beds were some of the most comfortable we have encountered while travelling. We would stay here again if we are in the area!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Akisha L.
    Published August 4, 2021
  • We were very pleased. So much better than a hotel.


    It was perfect.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Thomas W.
    Published June 1, 2021
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