We stayed @ The Rowe Boat for 7 glorious days. The pictures are EXACTLY as shown on their internet sites. The location is fabulous & neighborhood is historic - which I love. The incredible & beautiful foliage around The Rowe Boat is like living in NEVERLAND! I didn’t want to leave. It’s very serene & peaceful. Privacy was respected & we were not disturbed at all. When I had a couple of questions, I emailed & Valerie was very quick to respond & always very pleasant & professional.
The welcome set layout was great & EVERYTHING needed for your stay was provided - from kitchen to bath to laundry needs, entertainment & even boogie boards for the beach. The towels were thick & fluffy, linens were nice & soft and the bed & pillows were comfortable (and I’m pretty particular about that). The furniture & decor were top notch & impressive. Everything, even down to the utensils, were quality. It was super nice bec I believe the smallest details make the biggest difference. Both balconies are screened in, so no bugs & you can enjoy listening to the rain while swinging in the hammock!
Biggest pleasure: the HAMMOCK stole my heart!!!
The “only” suggestion I have is the toilet paper could be upgraded; or, you could buy your own.
It was myself & my 28 y/o twin daughters and their best friend (my other daughter). This was a birthday vacation for my girls turning 28. EVERYONE agreed it was heavenly & NONE of us wanted to leave.
The beaches: we rented a car, so drove to all the beaches we wanted to visit - Siesta Key, Clearwater & St. Pete. Beach access is very close, so no worries there.
Sarasota is a great place to stay & The Rowe Boat is a dream! HIGHLY recommend.