Two story townhouse in private resort community

Two story townhouse in private resort community


Feb 2012

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our Sarasota home is a clean, and spacious, private two story central air conditioned townhouse in a planned, well-maintained resort community near Sarasota Florida. Our townhome is two floors with vaulted ceiling in a large living room, large master bedroom with spacious walk-in closet and 'his and her washing basins, and balcony off master bedroom, separate dining room, den with hide-a-bed double bed couch, small efficient and completely equipped kitchen Full size washer and dryer are located in utility room on first floor. We have front and rear patios with a gas grill We live minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches in a wooded tropical garden surrounded by quiet and serene natural beauty. We have Cable TV in all bedrooms and a large flat screen TV 3D capable in the living room with a large DVD collection. It is also equipped with and Xbox One game player in the living room and an Xbox 360 game player upstairs. We have high speed internet service. We use cellphones in lieu of home telephone service. In addition, Pelican Cove has WiFi available everywhere.


More about us

  1. We are Gene and Chris Smenos. Gene, a former network manager for a telecommunications company and Chris, a retired educator. We are originally from Chicago Illinois and moved here permanently fifteen years ago. We have two grown children and two grandchildren. We enjoy sailing, swimming, biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, theatre, cooking and entertaining. We also enjoy our indoor cat Pandora and our cocker spaniel Domino. Although we would be pleased if you looked after them, if our pets impact your plans, other arrangments are possible.
    We like to travel but not as tourists. We enjoy relaxing, unhurried visits for friends and family.
    Home Exchange is a practical alternative to tourism.
    We are looking forward to visiting another country as a resident - and allow someone to experience our home in the same manner.
    We care for our home in guest-ready condition and would do the same for your home.
    We have exchanged before successfully and we are hoping to arrange an exchange some time in advance in order to get to know our fellow exchangers via Internet/Skype/FaceTime to see how best we can facilitate and maximize their stay.

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Where is it?


Nestled along Little Sarasota Bay, Pelican Cove is a uniquely beautiful wooded surprise. Flowers and wildlife are abundant. This is a bird sanctuary designed by a botanist with trees and flowers imported from around the world. Sightings of manatees playing in the harbor or peacocks strutting across the lawn are frequent. Dolphins, cranes, egrets,owls, pelicans,herons,bald eagles, ospreys,roseate spoonbills,birds of every feather are plentiful.
Pelican Cove has three recreational clubhouses, six heated swimming pools, a spa, a sauna, four lighted tennis courts, and meandering scenic private paths and walkways for hiking, strolling, jogging or biking. Weekly water arobics, tai chi,dancing classes, and workout room are available as are our bikes and kayaks. Also parasailing, wave runners, sailboats, fishing charters etc. are available for rent here in Sarasota. There are three golf courses in close proximity.
Every day is a vacation.
Although secluded, our prime location near Sarasota Square Mall affords us access to everything- retail shops, banks, restaurants, movie theaters, golf courses, health clubs and beaches. University Town Center shopping mall just opened recently near Ellenton Designer Outlet mall, both high end retail shopping centers. From St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota to the North or Venice to the South, shopping is considered a serious activity.
Sarasota is home to the Ringling Museum of Art, Ringling Circus Museum, the Sarasota Ballet of Florida, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, the Sarasota Opera House (,and the Asolo Theatre. There are many local theatre groups nearby.
Also, pologrounds, horseback riding, and world-class rowing club racing events nearby.
Disneyworld Orlando is a 2 hour drive to the Northeast.
Miami and the Florida Keys are an easy drive South through the Everglades.
nature parks 15 minutes away.

Buzzy restaurants
Any type of food you could desire everywhere
Cool bars
O’Leary’ Tiki Bar; Sharky’s; Marina Jacks; Siesta Village; Daiquiri Deck; etc
Cozy cafés
See description above
Retail therapy
See description above
Bit of culture
Spanish Point, Ringling museum and Ca d’zan , opera, Marina Jack’s, Asolo Theatre, etc.
Walks in the park
75 wooded acres on Pelican Cove to wander
Spot of exercise
4 Tennis courts, 6 swimming pools, Hottub and workout Room, shuffleboard, pickleball, basketball court
Day tripping
See description above

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