As the seasons rush by in a flurry of work, family, play, and friends, it is time to explore the next holiday in the roundup, the last one before the summer months hit. Many of today’s travelers prefer to travel when others aren’t, enjoying the beauty of less crowded attractions, shorter wait times in restaurants, and less cars on the streets and because Easter 2023 in Sarasota isn’t a normal traveling holiday, it is the perfect time to visit the stunning city of Sarasota! Offering incredible weather, beautiful beaches, and a friendly hometown feel that will make you feel right at home, your Easter celebrations will be even more wonderful when you spend them in one of our RentTheKeys holiday hideaways! This guide to the fun you can have, the ways you can enjoy your familiar holiday traditions while making new ones, and the comforts found in our homey escapes will help give you a little something extra to look forward to in the upcoming days and weeks before your getaway.
Easter Egg Hunts
Families with young children know that the first thing their kiddos are going to wonder about, is the Easter Egg hunt that they start every holiday with, and fortunately, your options in Sarasota are plentiful, starting on April 1st and leading up to the big day itself, Sunday, April 9th! The Eggstravaganza Annual Egg Hunt, Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch, 7500 Island Cove Terrace in Sarasota, is first up on our list, requiring pre-registration and offering a hunt divided into age groups, a chance to meet the Big Bunny himself, face painting and food booths. For a different twist on the same event, the Aqua Egg Hunt is also held on April 1st, Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex, 2650 Waldemere St in Sarasota, and gives kiddos (divided into age groups as well) the chance to hunt for eggs in the waist-deep pool! And for those who like to wait for the big day, the Sarasota Polo Club, Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, offers an egg drop, an Easter brunch, contests regarding cookies and bourbon drinks, and the opportunity to watch a Polo game on Easter Sunday.
When it comes to a good meal we are all in and if the brunch at the Sarasota Polo Club is a little beyond your comfort zone, you may find the brunch offered at Element: Steak, Seafood, and Pasta, more your speed! Located in downtown Sarasota at 1413 Main Street, the menu hasn’t been released yet, but we can promise it will be delicious, especially as Mimosa Bottle Service is included! If you want to be even more casual in your Easter dining selections, however, may we suggest a picnic on the beach? Pack a cooler filled with ham sandwiches, your favorite beverages, and some chocolate Easter eggs as well and head to any of the beautiful beaches in the area for a day of sun, beauty, and family togetherness!
Easter with RentTheKeys
Of course, everything you can do in Sarasota to celebrate the Easter holiday can be enjoyed at home in your RentTheKeys holiday hideaway, and it may even bring you more fun and excitement! Boil your eggs and create your Easter feast in fully equipped kitchens offering high-end appliances, stone countertops, and enough space for more than one chef to share the culinary duties. Decorating your eggs at our large dining room tables, or even taking them outside to enjoy the sun that is shining on your Easter escape will encourage you to take lots of pictures, guaranteed to make your friends and family at home feel jealous. Even in April, the chance of a spring snowstorm is high, and chances are they are digging themselves out from under the effects of the latest storm! Let the honorary Easter Bunny hide the eggs you decorated in large yards, on spacious balconies, or all through the house, if your escape really doesn’t have much hiding space outdoors, letting your kids run mild on their hunt for Easter eggs.
This holiday, like most holidays, is about spending time with family, and as you and yours gather around family style dinner tables, devouring an Easter ham and all the fixings, you will realize that Easter in Sarasota might just become a new family tradition! After the meal is finished and the dishes are all cleared away, state-of-the-art televisions can be turned to your favorite Easter movie or television show; how long has it been since you watched It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown? Our smart televisions offer all the streaming apps, so just sign in to your favorite, and end your Easter day with laughter and memories! Contact us today!
After choosing a destination, the second most important detail of your trip is choosing the place that will shelter you between adventures. You want spaces that welcome and rooms that spoil, and when your upcoming vacation takes you to the beauty of Siesta Key, you want to be at the beach whenever possible! RentTheKeys understands exactly what you need, and our Bay Oaks E01 property will give you the vibe you seek and the comfort you need. Offering two serene bedrooms, two spacious baths, and the space for up to six travelers to live happily together, this charming condo is located just off the intercoastal, ensuring that the views you enjoy will be ones that will stun. Shining the spotlight on this special property will help give you something to look forward to in the days and weeks that lead up to your fabulous Florida vacation of a lifetime!
Reflections of the Sea
The sugar white sands of the beaches of Siesta Key will never be far from your heart or mind when you step inside our Bay Oaks escape. Offering walls painted the color of the summer sky after a brief rain and decorations that remind you how wonderful life at the beach can be, every room provides a cheerful reminder that you have reached the destination of your dreams. In other states, vacation properties often offer wood floors, but in Florida we not only love the feel of cool tile against bare feet, we also appreciate how easy it can be to sweep away the fine granules of sand that may linger on your body, your clothes, or the bags you carried in from your beach day! Follow the paths these cool tiles create and make your first stop in the living room area that provides a comfortable place to relax when you aren’t outside playing!
The living area is a bright and open space anchored by a soft sofa and loveseat upholstered in dove gray fabric, both of which are precisely placed so as to enjoy clear views of a state-of-the-art television offering crystal-clear pictures that will make viewers feel as if they are a part of the action on the screen. The back wall of the living room is actually an oversized sliding glass door that leads out to a small screened-in patio, offering sweet views of the community and the intercoastal waterway. It’s a great place to relax and chat on a beautiful spring evening.
Heading back inside, the kitchen of E01 is a compact space offering updated appliances, stone countertops, and a breakfast bar that is fronted by two comfortable bar stools. Enjoy fresh brewed coffee every morning of your stay, keep your wine and beer chilled to proper temps, and if you fancy an evening spent relaxing and enjoying the amenities of your vacation home away from home, you can prepare a meal in this fully equipped kitchen. The dining room is in the center of the public spaces, just as the way you use it may be the center of all family activities. From dining to the playing of board games, puzzle building to coffee sipping, this bright and cheerful glass table surrounded by padded wicker chairs will bring you comfort and joy during your escape to Siesta Key.
The master suite of E01 gives off a farmhouse appeal, dominated by a wood-framed king bed painted white and kept light by the oversized window that peaks out onto a lush and verdant landscape. The master bath provides a single vanity and tub shower combo with a sea themed shower curtain, while the second bath is similar, only differing in its offering of a glass doored walk in shower. The second bedroom of this Bay Oaks escape is cheerful and fun, offering twin beds that mimic the farmhouse appeal of the king bed in the master suite.
Of Course, There Is More!
The Bay Oaks condo community is a beautiful one, offering paved walkways that follow the intercoastal, walkways that are often most busy at sunset as visitors want to get out and experience the beauty of water. “Secret” seating areas can be found throughout the grassy landscape of the community, and a large, crystal-clear pool provides a fun way to enjoy a warm Florida day. Community barbecues are meant to be used, and its location just off the white sands of Siesta Key beaches ensures that guests will be able to spend more time frolicking in the surf and less time driving from home to beach!
Vacation Life Is Better with RentTheKeys!
Reserve this beautiful sanctuary today and spend your vacation days enjoying all the comforts of home in between all the exciting Florida adventures you will be experiencing! Contact us today!
As we turn the corner into spring, we often find ourselves wanting to travel. Maybe it’s the Spring Breaks of our college days or maybe we just want to celebrate the upcoming warmer days, but for whatever reason, spring travel runs a close second behind summer vacations, and many travelers find themselves heading south for a Florida vacation. And because spring in Sarasota is one of the most beautiful times of the year, you too may be considering a getaway to our city on the Gulf and a stay in our Sarasota spring sanctuaries at RentTheKeys! This guide to some of our favorite 2023 upcoming spring events in Sarasota will give you a little something to look forward to in the cold and gloomy days leading up to your sunshine filled getaway in Sarasota!
Sarasota County Fair, March 17-26, 3000 Ringling Boulevard
There’s just something heartwarming about a county fair, inviting guests to forget they are grown as they eat carnival food, ride the rides that make them queasy, and try to win their sweethearts a stuffy from the midway games! There is no more beautiful feeling than walking around a fairgrounds on a sunny Sarasota day, checking out the prize hogs, examining the talented artwork, and devouring an elephant ear topped with all the powdered sugar or honey that you can handle and knowing that back home, your brother is shoveling acres of snow from his driveway and sidewalks, because Mother Nature in Ohio hasn’t got the memo that spring has arrived!
Suncoast Boat Show, April 20 Through April 22, Marina Jack
In Sarasota, our boats are more important than the cars we drive and when you get a taste of the boating life, you may find yourself as obsessed by it as we are! The Suncoast Boat Show will feed your obsession, offering a stunning display of new and pre-owned yachts for sale, and although you may not be in the market for a yacht, it still offers an exciting way to see all the possibilities and incite luxurious daydreams that may someday be realized! For those who may actively be in the market for a yacht, you can set up an appointment to talk with the show’s salespersons by clicking on this link here. Tickets can be purchased online as well.
Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival, April 22 and April 23, The Ringling Courtyard
Anytime you travel somewhere new you always want to enjoy a taste of the town and this incredibly delicious festival allows you to sample some of the best restaurants all at the same time! Located at 5401 Bayshore Road and offering Master Classes on April 23 while enabling your addiction to rich and delicious foods, we just can’t imagine a more enjoyable way to spend a spring day in our favorite town! And if you want a sneak peek at what you can expect to find, the online auction starts on April 17th, and we can guarantee you will want to get in on the fun!
Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival, May 7 & May 8
The joy of spending a carefree day exploring the wares offered at a craft show is increased exponentially when exploring the ones offered by your vacation destination, and Sarasota’s annual craft festival may just provide a premiere experience that will never be able to be topped! You’ll be thankful that you were able to pack light (our RentTheKeys Sarasota sanctuaries provide laundry rooms so you can wash clothes as many times as you need) as you wander the aisles, exploring beautiful art, jewelry, pottery, and a huge selection of hand-crafted items, finding many pieces you won’t be able to live without!
5th Annual Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival, May 20th, Nathan Benderson Park
Thousands of years ago in China, Dragon Boat Festivals were a time to gather, play, and show reverence to the River Dragon as well as the statesman and poet Qu Yuan. Today, it is an opportunity to enjoy the colorful boat races and devour an international selection of delicious foods and if your spring escape to Sarasota takes place over May 20th, we invite you to check out the excitement yourself! Food trucks and a beer garden will ensure that your every dining need is met and the scene on the water offers a type of poetry in motion that you will never forget!
However you choose to enjoy the beautiful spring days of your exciting getaway to Sarasota, coming home each night to the comfort, warmth, and welcoming found in our RentTheKeys Sarasota sanctuaries promises to bring you the most cherished memories of all. Reserve your favorite today and discover how the tranquility of the sea and the beauty of our homes will make this vacation one you will never want to end! Contact us today!
When you need an escape, the year-round sun and warmth of Florida are the perfect destination for you no matter what time of year. The decision to head to Florida may be simple but planning all the details – from where to go and the fun activities you’ll enjoy as well as where to say seem never-ending. Cross off one of those daunting tasks when you choose a relaxing island getaway to Siesta Key.
Beautiful Crystal Sands #2 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with room for up to six guests. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel an immediate lift of mood and release of all of your cares and worries as they’re replaced with island calm. You’re just steps from the waters and beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, so you’ll have an island vacation you’ll never forget.
- Master Bedroom King + ¾ Bath
- Close to Siesta Key Beach
- Beautiful Furnishings and Finishes
- Island Relaxation on Siesta Key
Guests looking for a fun and relaxing island getaway in Siesta Key will find everything they’ve dreamed of and more at Crystal Sands #2. You’ll have a home with a backyard featuring calm waters that lead to the crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Stylish furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, throughout living spaces and bedrooms. You’re also just moments away from all the fun activities and attractions of the island getaway you came to experience. Make sure to spend time at the nearby shops and entertainment venues, and countless other ways to keep you busy during your stay.
The light neutral colors of the single-family home blend into the island surroundings. Maturing vegetation including palm trees greets you as you drive up the short brick driveway surrounding the building to add color and warmth. Another short brick path leads to the semi-covered entry of the home surrounded by windows. There’s no need for a large yard, with Siesta Key Beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf just steps away. You can also take advantage of the community pool.
Step into the home and island calm. Tile floors host beach décor in the open living, kitchen, and dining spaces. Gather in the living space on the comfortable couch and chairs to enjoy time together or watch a movie or TV show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The unique glass-topped coffee table features a driftwood-style base for even more of a beach feel. A small, separate Florida room boasts more sitting space with a cozy couch and an enclosed planet-style chair with comfortable pillows where you can curl up and read. Make a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and ample counter space join a myriad of cupboards and drawers so you have everything you need to prepare and serve a meal from the cozy space. The nearby dining area boasts a large rectangular wood table that seats everyone to enjoy a meal together.
Choose a private bedroom and curl up for a good night’s sleep! The bedrooms carry on the beach décor as well. The master suite boasts a wood king bedroom set featuring two dressers on carpeted floors. A closet runs the full length of one wall, providing plenty of storage. A cozy chair in the corner is perfect for reading or watching something on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom boasts a frameless glass shower stall, bidet/toilet combo, and expansive single-sink vanity. The second bedroom features a queen bedroom set with a one-night table and dresser on the carpeted floor. There is a cozy chair for reading or daydreaming out the window. The final sleeping space is in the living room where you’ll find a full-size pull-out sofa. The second bathroom features a tub/shower combo with single-sink vanity. When you stay at Crystal Sands #2, there’s a place for everyone to enjoy a Siesta Key vacation!
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 6
- 1st Level | Master Suite – King + ¾ Bathroom
- 1st Level | 2nd Bedroom – Queen
- 1st Level | Living Room – Full Pull-Out Sofa
Things to Know:
- NO Smoking
- NO Pets
- In-Unit Laundry
- Self Check-In/Check-Out
- Beach Gear Included
Clean and Safe for Your Stay:
Rent Siesta Key is proud to provide guests with clean and safe accommodations for the duration of their stay. All bedroom and bathroom linens, as well as high-touch surfaces in each unit, are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between guest occupancies so you can be sure everything is clean, fresh, and safe for your stay.
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Siesta Key, Crystal Sands #2 will give you all the excitement, fun, relaxation, and island fun you’re hoping for, and much more.
Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will have you coming back for years to come!
The warmer climates of Florida and its many beaches are great places to get away any time of year. When fall cools temperatures in many other parts of the country, Florida’s welcoming warmer temperatures have tourists flocking to the area for a fall break. Add some sand and sun and you’ll be marking days off the calendar to your arrival. Make your fall getaway extra special this year by adding some spooky Sarasota Halloween fun to the agenda. There are plenty of family-friendly as well as scares for teens and adults only.
Fright Night on St. Armand’s
If you want to be at the main attraction on Anna Maria Island this Halloween, head to St. Armand’s Circle on October 31 at 6 p.m. The young and young at heart are invited to an evening of fun and fright during this 14th annual event. Storefronts will be decked out in their Halloween best, and you’ll want to watch out for spooky monsters and spirits on every corner. Bring the kids in their costumes for a fun evening of trick-or-treating throughout the Circle.
Trail of Treats
Anna Maria Island is the place to be this Halloween. Kids, aged 0-12 can show up in their costumes and trick-or-treat safely on the Trail of Treats. There is a costume contest at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and of course, trick-or-treating.
Bradenton Beach Ghost Tours
While not specifically a Halloween attraction, the Bradenton Beach Ghost Tours celebrate the island’s spooky past, including shipwrecks and ghost stories based on eyewitness accounts. The 90-minute tour starts at 8 p.m. on Bridge Street Tuesdays-Saturdays. Advanced tickets are required at a cost of $10-15.
Boo! At the Bay
The after-dark, “not-so-scary” evening boasts trick-or-treating, pumpkin picking, yard games, food trucks, prizes, and more! Wear your spooky – or not-so-spooky – costumes. The free event takes place at the Bay Park – Civic Green at 655 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota and is part of the “10 Days at the Bay” series running October 14-23. Boo! At the Bay takes place on October 21. Special activities include a sensory-friendly experience from 5-6 p.m., the “Spooky Moonlight in the Mangroves Tour” from 6:30-8 p.m., and Family Movie Night (“Hocus Pocus”) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All special events require advanced registration, available through their website, 10daysatthebay.org.
There are several haunted houses throughout Sarasota and the surrounding area. Many have special days and times that are family- and kid-friendly, while some are full of fright that is only appropriate for adults and older teens. Ask the staff about appropriate ages before entering.
Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival
This year’s 34th annual festival runs weekends throughout the month of October and ends on October 30. Where suitable costumes and come for food trucks, live music, the Kids Fun Zone, pony rides, or attend the craft show. You can hold a skunk, walk the Wildflower Maze, go to the petting zoo or have an Enchanted Unicorn Encounter. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the many other activities available. There’s a free children’s costume contest every Saturday at 2 p.m. See the Torres Family Circus and the Globe of Death with Extreme Riders for free on weekends at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The fun ends with a bang on October 30 with trick or treat at the festival vendor booths from 12-5 p.m. Most events are free, but some range from $1-10 for supplies. Parking is $5. The farm market and pumpkin patch are open during the week 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays for shopping fall décor, fresh produce – including the pumpkin for your Jack-O-Lantern – and fall photos at the pumpkin patch.
Big Cat Habitat
The annual festival is a family-friendly Halloween event! The Big Cat Habitat hosts Wild-O-Ween, a festival filled with pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, mummy wrapping, costume contests, pony rides, prizes, face painting, and more! There will also be trick-or-treating stations throughout the park so the kids can take home some sweet treats. The event runs October 29 & 30 from 12-4 p.m. Stop by the show arena for presentations like a live bird show or animal demonstration, the mummy wrapping, and a costume contest. Wild-O-Ween is part of regular admission prices.
Halloween in the Florida Keys for Sarasota Halloween fun
Make your next Florida getaway full of water, sand, sun, and fright when you visit this Halloween. While you’re scheduling all the fun activities and attractions you’ll visit, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with Rent the Keys. Choose a one-bedroom unit for your small family or a frightful sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a six-bedroom for a Halloween haunt for your larger family or group. Cook up a favorite Halloween treat or meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Gather together in the open living area and tell ghost stories or watch a scary movie. Enjoy private outdoor spaces like patios, decks, or balconies. Close your eyes and take a nap or get a good night’s sleep before more spooky fun in a private bedroom. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, wood floors, and more.
Contact us today to book your Sarasota getaway this Halloween!
The year-round sunny and warm weather of Florida makes it the perfect destination no matter what time of year you need to get away. The decision to head to the Sunshine State may be easy, but you’ll also need to plan where to go, the fun you’ll have – as well as where you’ll stay so you can do it all in comfort and style. The keys and surrounding area is a choice that will give you unforgettable memories, sun, and fun all throughout your stay.
Villa Pizzuto in Cape Coral is a single-level three-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape Coral vacation home with room for up to six guests. From the moment you step in, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into your home away from home while being close to all the fun and attractions you desire.
- Master Bedroom (King) + ¾ Bath
- Private Pool & Spa (Heated by Request)
- Beautiful Furnishings and Finishes
- Outdoor Living
Guests looking for a fun and exciting, yet restful and relaxing Florida vacation will find everything they’re looking for and more at Villa Pizzuto. Stylish furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, in both the bedrooms as well as living spaces. Villa Pizzuto is just moments away from everything you want to see and do, including exciting activities, shops, and other attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Arrive at the home and Cape Coral relaxation. Mature tropical vegetation greets you and lines the walk to the front door. The screened-in covered patio features a sitting area as well as a glass-panel front door. After you’ve made yourself at home, step out into your outdoor oasis. The whole area is screened-in, so you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort. Take a dip in the in-ground pool or relax tired muscles in the spillover spa. The covered patio features outdoor living and dining spaces that seat everyone. A screen door leads out into the grassy fenced-in yard.
Step into the home where rooms flow together seamlessly, with tile floors running throughout the living spaces. A low wall divides the entry foyer from a cozy breakfast nook that seats four in front of the window looking out at the neighborhood. Next, wander into a sitting area with a bar that is just steps from large sliding glass doors that leads to the outdoor dining space. Through a doorway, you’ll enter the cozy and fully equipped kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and expansive counters join a myriad of cupboards and drawers to provide everything you’ll need to prepare and serve a home-cooked meal. Enjoy the meal in the dining area featuring a large rectangular table that seats everyone. Past the kitchen and dining space, you can find a seat and relax in the living area. Take a seat on a cozy chair or the wraparound couch and watch a movie or TV show together on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV, or just spend time together. If there’s a task you need a little extra quiet to complete, there is an office with a desk, chair, and printer for your convenience. Pack light and enjoy the use of in-unit laundry featuring a full-size washer and dryer, folding table, and cupboard storage for all your needs.
At the end of the day, escape to a private bedroom. The same tile from the living spaces continues throughout the bedrooms. The master suite boasts a king bedroom set with night tables and a dresser with a mirror. A wall-mounted flat-screen TV keeps you entertained, or you can step out the sliding glass door of your private outdoor access for a swim. The en suite bathroom features a large shower stall and double-sink vanity. The walk-in closet is between the bedroom and bathroom and offers plenty of storage for all your things. The second bedroom boasts a queen bed, night tables, and a closet for storage. The final bedroom boasts a twin-day bed with a trundle and is perfect for kids to share. The rooms share a hall bath that boasts a large shower stall and single-sink vanity.
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 6
1st Level | Master Bedroom – King + ¾ Bath
1st Level | 2nd Bedroom – Queen
1st Level | 3rd Bedroom – Twin + Twin Trundle
Things to Know:
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
- One Month Minimum Stay (January 1-March 31); Minimum Stay One Week After March 31
- In-Unit Laundry
- Pool/Spa Heating $25/Day for Stays Of At Least One Week
No matter when or how long you plan to stay, Villa Pizzuto will give you all the fun, excitement, rest, and relaxation you’re looking for and more. Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will have you coming back for years to come!
You cannot wait to enjoy a fun-filled trip with your family but are busy wondering about the perfect spot for it. This is a common scenario in every household where the main questions include where to go, what to do, and where to stay. While hunting for the perfect spot for a family-friendly vacation, you would require something that has exciting and fun family activities in Sarasota, FL for all age groups. Though the focus usually lies on kids, it is also necessary to opt for a destination that appeals to adults too. If beach and sand are the words that excite you and your group, you can check out the beautiful Gulf Coast in Florida. From the gorgeous Key West to exciting Sarasota, the coast has many fun destinations for the entire group. Spend some relaxing moments on the coast while admiring the blue ocean or dive right into the ocean while enjoying fun water sports, the options are endless. There is so much to do and enjoy that you would not have to worry about killing any dead time. Sarasota is a family-friendly city with a vibrant ambiance to its credit. It is known for its pristine beaches with white sand and blue waters. But, it is also known for its culture with museums, tourist attractions, nature preserves, and much more. You can easily spend a fun day with your family while visiting some unique spots, sampling diverse cuisines, and participating in both indoor and outdoor adventures.
Plenty of Family-Friendly Events for the Trip
Sarasota is a vibrant city so you can look forward to having a great time. It is also a budget-friendly city so you would not have to break the bank while looking for family-friendly attractions. One of the best spots that can easily entertain you for hours is the pristine Siesta Key Beach. This white sand beach has miles of shoreline where you can have a great time with your folks. It is exciting for water sports and activities like surfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, and much more. Kids can play in the sand while adults can admire the changing colors of the sky. It is also a perfect spot for a picnic where you can relish home-cooked meals while bonding with your folks. After spending a day on this beach, the next adventure awaits at the gorgeous Lido Key Beach. Here you can find picnic areas, white sand, restrooms, and a happening vibe. If you and your kids love to meet animals of different species, you must visit the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Find a variety of sea animals while learning about their habitat, food habits, activities, and much more. Here, you can see coral reefs, sea jellies, otters, and alligators.
Spend an exciting time at one of the picturesque parks in the area. The Oscar Scherer State Park is a nice destination where you can enjoy a picnic with your group. It has many play areas for kids. Spread over more than 1400 acres, the spot is blessed with lots of natural beauty. It is an excellent idea for a nature trip where you can enjoy hiking, camping, and picnicking. The park also has designated areas where children can do activities like snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and rollerblading. Nothing can match the joy of spending a day exploring different birds and learning about their sound, color, activities, and habitat. This is possible at the Sarasota Audubon Nature Center where you can go on guided tours to learn about the different birds. The Sarasota Jungle Gardens is the place to be if you would like to see more than 200 different species of animals and birds. It is a fun spot for kids where they can see a wide range of native and exotic animals. Spread over more than 37,000 acres, the Myakka River State Park is another famous family-friendly place where children can have a great time. Another nature trip awaits at this destination where you can see the different varieties of trees, animals, and birds. Some of the popular activities include bird watching, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and camping. If you and your group enjoy walking, you cannot miss the unique Legacy trail. This popular 18.5-mile long trail cuts through the city taking you through downtown districts, suburbs, and other spots. You can enjoy a relaxing walk while checking out the city on foot.
For an outdoor adventure, we can suggest the Celery Fields. This 400-acre site is a fun outdoor spot where you can see a variety of birds. The picturesque landscape has deep ponds, canals, marshlands, and trees. You can enjoy activities like birdwatching, fishing, wildlife viewing, and nature photography.
Choose a Perfect Accommodation
With so many family-friendly activities in Sarasota, you cannot afford to miss all the fun. Along with all the ideas for activities, you would require a safe, comfortable, and clean accommodation. Check out the different options with us at Rent the Keys where you can see the different vacation rentals. Our fully furnished vacation rentals can make you feel at home. While staying with a group, you can choose a big house with a large living area, dining area, a functional kitchen, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and outdoor amenities. Enjoy both private and common areas that make it easy while staying with a big group. Get in touch with us at the earliest to book an impressive vacation rental.
The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it the ideal destination any time of year you need a break. Pack your bags and gather your friends and family for a fun and exciting fall vacation full of sand, water, and sun, as well as some fun indoor activities for when there’s a little chill in the air. Set your sights on the Florida Keys and Sarasota and their many exciting offerings, and you’ll build one of the best Florida fall vacations to keep you happy and busy throughout your stay.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Take some time out of your busy schedule of fall activities to learn about one of the area’s barrier islands. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum on nearby Anna Maria Island is loaded with history and treasures from the locale’s past. Visit the old city jail, now an Anna Maria tourist spot but previously the actual city jail that was in use until the 1940s. Learn about the many Hollywood movies shot in the area, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm, and even early life on the island dating all the way back to 700 AD and evidence of Native American cultures.
A Sarasota-area vacation without a visit to its beaches, no matter the time of year, is virtually unheard of. Pack up your group and your beach gear and make the short trip to the sand. While taking a dip in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico may be a bit chilly, there are plenty of things to do on land, including taking a walk, sitting and soaking up the sun and read, or watching the kids build sandcastles. Whether you choose one of our rentals in Sarasota or surround yourself with water on one of the keys, the many area beaches are a top priority for any family getaway.
Festivals and Fairs
Each one of the Florida Keys, as well as mainland towns like Sarasota, celebrates fall in its own way. Check with the local chamber of commerce or event organizers to find out what special things may be going on. From Oktoberfest and fall harvest and local arts and crafts fairs to special island celebrations like Anna Maria Island Bayfest, there will be plenty of fall flair to enjoy on your Sarasota getaway.
For the golfers in the group that want to golf near the Gulf, you can set sail with your clubs to one of the two courses on Longboat Key or have the only water you encounter to be the water hazards on the courses around Sarasota. Make tee times at Sarasota courses like Stoneybrook, the Meadows, and TPC Prestancia. The island courses both call the Resort at Longboat Key Club home. Links on Longboat and the Harbourside course are both challenging courses that not only bring on-course water and sand hazards into play but potentially the waters of the Gulf, too!
Like on many islands, there barrier islands of the Sarasota area have several places that a motor vehicle can’t go. Instead, explore the many walking and bike trails that let you see the sights of the Florida Keys during fall. You will find a bike to fit the needs of each group member, like cruisers, tricycles for added balance and basket space, a romantic bicycle built for two, and even children’s bikes and adult bikes with baby seats. Many rental companies provide complimentary locks and baskets with your rental. Ask about safety gear like lights and helmets, and perks like delivery to your accommodations.
Fall Fun in Florida
When you book a getaway with Rent the Keys, you won’t be short on fun fall activities to fill your time. From spending the day on the sand to spending the day lounging in your vacation rental, you’ll be able to build a getaway that is uniquely yours. Relax and unwind after a fun-filled day. Enjoy a one-bedroom for your small family or fall sweetheart getaway, all the way up to six bedrooms for a group reunion. Make a home-cooked meal in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen, many with stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the meal in the large living/dining areas, or in a private outdoor space. Relax in a private bedroom, or gather the family, pop some popcorn, and watch your favorite movie. Choose a premium unit for perks like a fireplace, double ovens, flat-screen TVs, a private pool, and more. Include the whole family by inquiring about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.
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The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it the ideal destination any time of year. Pack your bags and gather your friends and family for a fun and exciting vacation full of fun, sand, and sun this Labor Day. Set your sights on Sarasota and the surrounding area and its many exciting offerings and you’ll build a Labor Day retreat to keep you happy and busy throughout your Sarasota Labor Day weekend stay and memories to last a lifetime.
A Florida beach vacation, no matter what time of year you need a break, without a visit to its beaches, is virtually unheard of. Pack up your group and your beach gear and make the short trip to the sand, sun, and fun you came to experience. While taking a dip in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico are cooling in anticipation of fall and winter weather, there are plenty of things to do on land – like take a walk, sit and soak up the sun, read, or watch the kids build sandcastles. Whether you choose one of our rentals on the mainland or surround yourself with water, the many area beaches are a top priority for any Florida getaway.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Take some time out of your busy schedule of Sarasota Labor Day activities to learn about the nearby islands. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum is loaded with history and treasures from the locale’s past. Visit the old city jail, now an Anna Maria tourist spot but previously the actual city jail that was in use until the 1940s. Learn about the many Hollywood movies shot in the area, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm, and even early life on the island dating all the way back to evidence of Native American cultures in 700 AD.
Art, history, circus memorabilia, gardens, a historic theater, and even more await you at the unique property. The grounds and its many nooks and crannies preserve the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. John is one of five brothers who formed the Ringling Brothers Circus. Wander around and visit places like the State Art Museum of Florida, two circus museums, an education center, the historic Ca’ d’Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, and the Historic Asolo Theater. The grounds and gardens are free to visit, and admission to the Museum of Art is free on Mondays.
Paradise Boat Tours
A great way to get to know the area you’ve decided to call home for the Labor Day holiday is to get out and explore. While exploring on land is easy, you’ll want to get familiar with the waters of the Gulf, too. Based in Bradenton Beach, Paradise Boat Tours offers fully narrated, 90-minute tours of the Intracoastal waterways. Keep your camera ready and your eyes peeled for sea life including dolphins, manatees, rays, and more! Plan a private tour and pack a picnic, including your favorite alcoholic beverages.
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Florida is one of the best places to find a variety of nature’s best. From inland lakes – including dune lakes – and the picturesque shores of the Gulf coast to wildlife that live on land or inhabit the sea, there’s a lot to see and learn about Florida’s unique ecosystem. For some indoor fun away from the heat and sun, head to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, formerly the South Florida Museum, in Bradenton. Prepare for fun and learning this Labor Day with a number of permanent and rotating exhibits, meaning no two visits will ever be alike! Don’t miss the manatee habitat where you’ll meet the manatees and learn about manatee rehabilitation or visit the planetarium for an awesome show.
Labor Day Fun in the Florida Keys
When you book a getaway with Rent the Keys, you won’t be short on fun, sand, sun, and unique Florida activities. From spending the day on the sand to spending the day lounging in your vacation rental, you’ll be able to build a getaway that is uniquely yours. Relax and unwind after a fun-filled day. Enjoy a one-bedroom for a cozy stay, all the way up to six bedrooms for a Labor Day reunion. Make a group meal in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen, many boasting stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the meal in the large living/dining areas in many rentals, or in a private outdoor space. At the end of the day, relax in a private bedroom, or gather together, pop some popcorn, and watch a favorite movie. Choose a premium unit for perks like a fireplace, double ovens, flat-screen TVs, and a private pool – some are even screened in for added protection from the hot Florida sun. Include the whole family by inquiring about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.
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The year-round sunny and warm weather of Florida makes it the perfect destination no matter what time of year you need to get away. The decision to head to Florida may be easy, but you’ll also need to plan where to go, the fun you’ll have, as well as where you’ll stay so you can do it all in comfort and style. Cape Coral is a choice that will give you unforgettable memories, sun, and fun throughout your stay.
Villa Miracle in Cape Coral is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape Coral vacation home with room for up to six guests. From the moment you step in the front door, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into your home away from home in paradise while being close to all the fun and attractions you desire.
- Central A/C
- Master Bedroom (King) + Full Bath
- Private Pool & Spa (Optional Heating)
- Beautiful furnishings and finishes
- Outdoor Living
Guests looking for a fun and exciting, yet restful and relaxing stay in Cape Coral will find all they desire and more at Villa Miracle. Stylish furnishings and finishes can be found at every turn, in the bedrooms and living spaces. Villa Miracle is just moments away from everything you want to see and do, including exciting activities, shops, and other attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Drive up to the home and paradise. The Mediterranean-style single-story home features neutral colors that fade into the background, yet make architectural details like the tall columns of the entry patio stand out. Green grass serves as the home for towering palm trees and other mature vegetation. The unique bricked driveway continues along a bricked walkway to the front patio. Once you’ve made yourself at home inside, step out into the backyard oasis. The area is protected by a screen room that holds the Florida sun at bay. A brick patio hosts chaise lounges and plenty of outdoor living. Relax on the covered patio, or grill up your favorites on the stainless steel BBQ in the outdoor kitchen. Enjoy the meal at the butcher block-style table for six. Cool off with some time in the pool or relax tired muscles in the spillover spa.
Open the glass-paneled French doors to your Florida paradise. Tile flooring runs throughout the open living, kitchen, and dining space. Relax and unwind in the spacious living area featuring a large wraparound couch and a flat-screen TV with an entertainment center. The massive sliding glass panel window system opens and brings the outdoor living inside. When it’s mealtime, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. The open space features massive counters including a peninsula bar with seating for two. Double-wall ovens and a four-burner cooktop join other stainless steel appliances to help create a delicious home-cooked meal. Enjoy it in the dining area that seats everyone, near the entry and separated by a low wall. There is also a breakfast area with a round table that seats four. Watch the morning news while you eat on a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Conveniently located off the kitchen is a laundry room with a full-size stacked washer and dryer, sink, and folding area. If there’s work to be done or you need a quiet space, there is an office with a desk and chair along with a computer monitor. Take a break from the work and enjoy a show on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV.
At the end of a long day of Cape Coral fun, relax in a private bedroom. All bedrooms have wood floors! The master suite boasts a king bedroom set, sitting area, and flat-screen TV. There is also private access to the outdoor space. The spacious master closet has plenty of space for everything you brought with you, as well as what you’ll take home. Enjoy your morning and evening routines in the decadent bathroom, featuring a stand-alone soaking tub surrounded by his and her vanities. A massive shower room has two entrances and multiple shower heads. The second and third bedrooms boast queen bedroom sets with a single night table. Each has a sitting area, as well as a flat-screen TV to keep guests entertained. The rooms share a hall bath that boasts a frameless glass shower and vanity with a vessel sink. There is space for everyone to enjoy a Cape Coral retreat!
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 6
1st Level | Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
1st Level | 2nd Bedroom – Queen
1st Level | 3rd Bedroom – Queen
- Two-car Garage and driveway
Things to Know:
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
- Pool/Spa Heating $25/Night for Less than 3 Weeks, $15/Night for 3 Weeks+ (Minimum 1 Week)
- In-unit laundry
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in the keys, Villa Miracle will give you all the fun, excitement, rest, and relaxation you’re looking for, and more. Contact us today to book a memorable stay that will have you coming back for years to come!