Whats to do?
Ellenton Mall for factory outlets, University Town Centre Mall for JC Penny, Burdines Sears etc. St Armands Circle for unusual and expensive presents. Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue for local shops and restaurants.
Excellent choice of inexpensive establishments ranging from fast food to Al A Carte. Particularly good beach restaurants for steak and seafood.
Numerous 18 hole public courses close to the villa.
Include the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. The Myakka River State Park - has an air boat ride and good nature trails.
Include Salvador Dali and the Ringling Museum of Art. The South Florida Museum - with Planetarium, Aquarium and live manatees to watch. The Moat Aquarium.