Valentine’s Day takes place in what is generally the coldest month of the year, perhaps to encourage snuggling together to stay warm, which is something we wholeheartedly get behind. We do, however, understand that there can be too much of a good thing and when your sweetheart deserves a little warm up, a romantic Valentine’s Day vacation to Sarasota and an even more romantic stay in our RentTheKeys holiday love nests will be just what Cupid ordered. This guide to a Valentine’s Day neither one of you will forget will help you cement your reputation as the best gifter EVER. 

Breakfast of Love 

Food is often the international language of love. We know that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, we offer sweets to our sweetest, (more about that later) and breakfast served in bed has been the universal sign that the recipient is loved so very much! The fully equipped kitchens in our Sarasota sanctuaries make it easy and fun to scramble up some eggs and set your sweetheart up with bubbling mimosas, but if you lack trust in your cooking skills, donuts from Jacks Donuts of Florida, 3105 N Tamiami Trail, are always a welcome substitute—or in this new age of instant gratification, it is equally easy to order from Grub Hub, Door Dash, or your personal favorite food delivery service. 

The Sweetest Gift 

If you are hoping that your trip to Sarasota would suffice as a gift for Valentine’s Day, we are here to tell you that although it is definitely a unique and thoughtful gift, if you don’t show up on February 14th with a box of chocolates you may not want to deal with the consequences! Fortunately, there are many options for purchasing the sweetest of gifts, including Dulcefina Chocolate and Sweets (4221 S Tamiami Trail, River Street Sweets on St. Armands Key, and our favorite, Laderach- Chocolatier Suisse, located in the Mall at University Town Center. This last shop takes chocolate to whole new levels of perfection and may become your greatest obsession. 

A Little Sea-Renity Never Hurts 

Sea-Renity Beach Spa & Bou-Tiki, located on Anna Maria Island at 112 Bridge Street, offers a new twist to the age-old tradition of couple’s massage, providing a tiki hut on the beach that practically screams romance. Share the space with your favorite human, feeling the magic of a beach sunset add to the moments and when you walk out after, we can assure you that you will never want another couple’s massage that doesn’t take place in a tiki hut on white sand beaches. Sorry, not sorry, for spoiling you both. Reservations can be made by calling (941) 779-6836. 

Straight Out of a Hallmark Movie 

Every romantic beach movie has that one scene in which the couple is walking along sandy shores, holding hands, as the sun sets over the sea and clear blue waters tickle their feet and ankles and if you want to star in your own “movie of the week” the white sand beaches of Sarasota and the surrounding communities can make it so. A Florida sunset is a magical display of beauty and fire and the awe you feel in your heart at the sight will be magnified as you walk hand in hand with the Valentine that makes life so much brighter. 

The Perfect Valentine’s Day  

The perfect Valentine’s Day often revolves around food, as we mentioned earlier, and ending the day with a romantic meal at the Bijoy Garden Café, 1287 1st Street, will ensure that this holiday will go down in the record books for being the year that you did it right! Located near the opera house in downtown Sarasota, you two can enjoy a truly cultured night on the town for Valentine’s Day 2024. Offering a menu filled with international delights, be sure to save room for one of their magnificent desserts and if you ask for two spoons, all the better! Their Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Cherry Compote and Whipped Vanilla Ganache will change your life! 

Cozy and Content 

After a day filled with fun holiday activities, the last thing you may want to do is go out and fight the crowds, and because you chose our comfortable, cozy, and luxurious Valentine’s Day love nests, you won’t have to. Cook a delicious meal together, soak in a bubbling hot tub, or even take a swim in our heated pool, enjoying this taste of summer in the middle of winter. Romance blooms strong and beautiful in Sarasota and our homes were designed to help love grow. Reserve your favorite holiday hideaway today and fall in love all over again in comfort and style, feeling war, happy, and treasured. Contact us today!