“We had a wonderful time at Ruthann and Stan’s lovely open plan home. Their home is the perfect place to unwind and our kids loved having use of the pool. Sarasota was a great location for things to see and do. We Visited St Petersburg, Anna Maria Island and Tampa as well as many of the beautiful beaches close by. There was just so much to do and keep the kids entertained. We returned home to a beautiful plant and wine. Ruthann and Stan were the perfect guests. Thanks again. ”
Ruthann's reviewsAs a host (8)
“Ruthann's home is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you could possible wish for: beautifully spacious rooms, a huge kitchen and living area with lovely art work and a great outdoor area with a pool. We loved our stay in Sarasota and it was just wonderful to be able to come home to such a great house. Ruthann let us use her car (very generous for a points swap) which was great to explore the area that has so much to offer. Ruthann is a wonderful communicator, very generous, easy-going and reliable. Thank you for making this swap happen. We really hope to be able to welcome you in Austria some time in the future.”
“We had a wonderful time at this amazing house. I think the best advice I can give is that we did not want to go back home.... loved everything about the house and the trip. Thank you :-) ”
“I was reading as book in the Home Theater overlooking the beautiful pool and the lake and realized that the magic of Ruthann and Stan’s home was beginning to leave us as I started thinking of the trip back home the next morning. This has undoubtedly been the best home swap my family and I have experienced so far. The house is spacious and elegantly decorated with a plethora of art souvenirs from distant countries that draws one’s attention and curiosity every time you rest your eyes on a new “discovery”. We were just a short drive from the number one beach in the US - Siesta Key Beach. The white powder sands pampers your feet as the extended lazy sunset showers your soul with a sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. In the opposite direction of the beach is Myakka State Park with its wonderful track trails and lakes. It was an amazing experience for the whole family to watch the huge alligators from afar and to enjoy the unobstructed sights of an ocean of tree tops from the canopy walkway. I can only thank Ruthann and Stan for the trust and for sharing their beautiful home with our family. We strongly recommend this home for anyone with an eye for beauty and a traveler’s heart. Louis, Rita, Larissa and Priscilla ”
“Ruthann and Stan have a beautiful house - actually an ART GALLERY Inside- so we could travel in imagination around the world through their objects- we like very much the high ceiiing the entrance with italien style columns ,the big master room and bath room- the view onto the pond - we enjoyed the solar sytem heated pool everyday ! we had a wonderful time in their house- I would like to mention that the air condition is perfect - we hardly heard the noise-- thank you Ruthann and Stan our turn to welcome you in Paris next july Ruth ann was very dedicated and attentive to our needs - thank you”
“Ruthann was an amazing host who communicated with us and made us feel like we were home. Their home is beautiful, artistic, very open and warm. Even the neighbors were so friendly during our whole stay. Do yourself a favor and visit Sarasota while staying in Ruthann's home. Would love to stay again!”
“Ruthan is an angel who kept her wings and her care on us all the time we spent in her house. The house itself is a nest for rest, relaxing time and comfort. We are at less than 20 minutes drive from the best beaches in USA and we strongly recommend to stay there one day for sunset. Amazing! Beside the comfort the house was offering to us, beside the kindness of the neighbours who spontaneously came to us to offer help or piece of information, we discovered many other places around that were amazing too either for sport or for food (try the best Japanese ever) or for walk after dinner. The swimming pool is so agreeable and the small table for four right overlooking the lake is the best place to have breakfast. We spent a fantastic time there and I would strongly recommend this house for swap beyond all possible terms. Jihad and Inga”
“Lakeside home in tranquil surroundings”
3 things they loved about the trip
- Lots of space
- Screened pool
- Abundant birdlife
“Thanks so much, Ruthann and Stan, for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. It was a perfect base for us to spend time with our Sarasota family. We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney in December. Best, Kerrie and Alan ”
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