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The Ringling Retreat

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

A contemporary renovated oasis located minutes from the vibrant heart of downtown. Impeccably renovated, "The Ringling Retreat," offers a perfect balance of modernity and unexpected charm inspired by the Ringling Circus. Located minutes from Downtown Restaurants and Shops, a 15-minute drive to the Beaches of Siesta and Lido Key, UTC Mall, and just a short walk to Gillespie Park. Complimentary yoga mats, beach gear, and toiletries. Book now for an unforgettable nostalgia-inspired stay!

LOCATION

Welcome to this charming downtown home with two designated parking spots on the property. Situated in a prime location, you'll find yourself surrounded by the vibrant atmosphere of Gillespie Park, a variety of enticing restaurants, and a convenient Hispanic supermarket, all within walking distance.

The Ringling Retreat is located in Park East, a vibrant neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida. Nestled in the heart of the city, this community offers a perfect blend of urban convenience and natural beauty. 

Park East is renowned for its proximity to the stunning Myakka River State Park, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of Florida's wilderness. Explore nature trails, go kayaking, or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings. For beach lovers, the sparkling shores of Siesta Key and Lido Key are just a short drive away, offering sun-soaked sands and crystal-clear waters.

FOR FOODIES

Food enthusiasts will delight in the neighborhood's culinary scene. Park East is in close proximity to a variety of restaurants, ranging from cozy cafes to upscale dining establishments. Indulge in delectable cuisine that caters to all tastes, from fresh seafood to international flavors.

MINUTES TO CULTURAL EVENTS

The neighborhood's convenient location provides easy access to Sarasota's cultural and entertainment offerings. Visit the renowned Ringling Museum of Art, showcasing impressive collections of art and history. Catch a live performance at the Sarasota Opera House or the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Downtown Sarasota is a short distance away, offering a lively atmosphere with art galleries, shops, and a thriving nightlife.

NEARBY SHOPPING

Park East also boasts excellent shopping opportunities. Visit the nearby UTC Mall, where you'll find a wide range of stores, from popular brands to unique boutiques. Explore the local Saturday farmers' markets, where you can purchase fresh produce and artisanal goods. With its prime location and welcoming community, Park East is the perfect neighborhood to experience the best of Sarasota. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy cultural delights, and embrace the laid-back Florida lifestyle. 

GETTING AROUND IS EASY

Exploring the area is a breeze, thanks to the nearby Bay Runner stop at 2006-2008 Main Street (about a 10-minute walk). Simply head south on Washington Blvd, reach the corner of Main Street, and make a left turn to access this complimentary trolley service. Operating from Lido Key Beach to Downtown, the Bay Runner offers numerous stops along the way, allowing you to conveniently explore the city's attractions. To enhance your experience, we recommend downloading the free Bay Runner App, which provides additional information and a trolley schedule.

FOR REMOTE WORKERS

If you're a remote worker, you will discover your own peaceful sanctuary at the Ringling Retreat, where you can enjoy all the comforts of home. You will delight in the assistance provided by Mary to receive regular local tips and itineraries to enjoy some playtime during your time in Sarasota.

FOR CONTENT CREATORS 

Our living room's lighting and decor provide a photogenic backdrop, perfect for making videos and capturing stunning photographs. Additionally, our property boasts numerous outdoor areas that offer exceptional filming and photography locations, all with their own unique charm. Please message Mary about special packages for hourly rates.

STEP INSIDE THE RINGLING RETREAT

Step right up to our charming retreat nestled among majestic oak trees and immerse yourself in the golden era of the Big Top in a neighborhood where the world-renowned Ringling Circus performers used to live and practice their death-defying feats. Step inside our newly renovated duplex that combines the nostalgia of the golden era of the Big Top with the sleek sophistication of mid-century modern design. 

OUTDOOR AMENITIES 

Relax in the shaded area in the front of the house after a busy day of working or sightseeing. Try your hand at corn hole or juggling in the seating area in front of the house. The duplex includes a shared side porch with a privately enclosed patio where you can have a barbecue. Located next to a vibrant and bustling area, our home offers the perfect blend of convenience and natural beauty. Whether you're a savvy traveler or a busy explorer, you'll appreciate the convenience of hopping on the main road and quickly reaching the exciting attractions, renowned restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

THE BEDROOMS

You'll find sweet dream accessories including ear plugs, your choice of soft or firm pillows, an aromatherapy diffuser with a selection of soothing essential oils, and an oscillating floor fan to help you get a good night's sleep. 

AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSERS: Select from your choice of essential oils to add a bit of natural fragrance to your surroundings while you sleep. 

OSCILLATING FLOOR FANS: We understand that some people NEED air while they sleep. The floor fans provide cooling and a dose of white noise.

THE KITCHEN

Enjoy our petite yet mighty kitchen where you'll find a variety of cooking and baking gadgets.  There's an overhead rack where you'll find an assortment of pans. The kitchen is always stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, spices for cooking, salt, pepper, and olive oil. The refrigerator is stocked with bottled water to keep you hydrated. 

THE DINING AREA

Settle yourself down at a table that can accommodate 4 people comfortably.

MAKESHIFT OFFICE DESK: 

The table also makes an excellent desk to sit at while you work on your laptop. Its location near a window makes for great lighting while you're on a Zoom call!

THE LIVING ROOM

Make yourself at home in the cozy living room. Mid-Century Modern furnishings with nostalgic circus poster prints adorn the walls. The sofa turns into an extra bed. Prop your feet up on one of the two leather poofs. There are lots of pillows handy to make yourself extra comfortable (all pillow covers and blankets are washed after each guest). Get the popcorn ready, pick out a favorite movie, and settle in for a spectacular movie night!

THE BATHROOM

We know how cumbersome it is to travel with so many hygiene products. We're happy to lighten your load by offering you natural, gluten-free, vegan shampoo and conditioner for all hair types, and your choice of body wash or soap. We also provide cotton balls, Q-tips, and toothpaste. PAMPER YOURSELF: You're invited to soak in an Epson Salt bath to release any traveler's fatigue. You'll notice Eucalyptus releasing its healing fragrance as you shower. 

COMPLIMENTARY LAUNDRY

You'll find private, complimentary use of a washer and dryer in a covered area decorated like a Big Top outside to the left of the duplex through the gate. There are laundry baskets with laundry detergent, stain remover, and softener sheets in each bedroom closet. There's also a drying rack for your use.

EXTERIOR VIDEO AND AUDIO SECURITY

There is an active Ring Security camera on the doorbell that records audio and video. There is also an active camera that records audio and video on the top of the roof near the firepit seating area.

OTHER DETAILS TO NOTE

YOGA: Attention, yoga enthusiasts! Retrieve your yoga bag, complete with a yoga mat and natural mat cleaner, from each bedroom closet (4 yoga mats and bags total) and join one of the various complimentary yoga classes available in Sarasota and the surrounding area.

SUNSET PICNIC BACKPACK: Witness the breathtaking sunsets with our Sunset Picnic Backpack which offers a complete dining service for four, along with a beach blanket and wine glasses, providing everything you need to savor a stunning sunset in style.

PORTABLE BEACH GEAR: We have everything you need for an unforgettable beach experience, including beach towels, comfortable beach chairs that are compact so you can easily carry them and a stylish beach umbrella!

CONTENT CREATORS & BUSINESS TRAVELERS: Our living room's lighting and decor provide a photogenic backdrop, perfect for making videos and capturing stunning photographs. Additionally, our property boasts numerous outdoor areas that offer exceptional filming and photography locations, all with their own unique charm.

ALL ORGANIC CLEANING PRODUCTS: We utilize solely natural cleaning products to maintain our space free from harmful chemicals. Additionally, we provide indoor slippers for your comfort during your stay, which you are welcome to keep.

ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS: In each bedroom, you'll find an essential oil diffuser with a variety of natural essential oils. 

WE HAVE POPCORN! Experience our circus-inspired theme to the fullest with the addition of complimentary freshly popped popcorn! 

WANT ALL THE BEST TRAVEL TIPS BEFORE AND DURING YOUR STAY?

Mary is available to offer insider secrets to help you customize your visit to Sarasota and the surrounding area. As a local for several years, she's excited to share all her best tips with you!

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU IN AN EMERGENCY: We strive to ensure a seamless experience at the Ringling Retreat, which includes recently installing a brand-new air conditioner, and hot water heater, and fully renovating the unit. Despite our best efforts, unexpected issues can arise, but you can rely on us to promptly resolve any concerns through a simple text message. Our priority is to make sure you can continue enjoying your stay without any interruptions.

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Bedroom 1 offers both soft and firm pillows, oscillating fan, organic bamboo bedding

Bedroom 2 offers a king sized bed, or two twin beds. We arrange the beds to your preference.

Bedroom 2 offers two different ways to sleep! Here is the option to create two twin beds.

Renovated floor to ceiling for a fresh modern look and feel.

Mid Century modern furnishings with a sofa bed to sleep an extra person

Comfortable, stylish seating with a nostalgic vibe.

Amenities

Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking lot, Parking-on-street, Parking included, Private Garden , Private Porch

Policies

Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Pets not allowed , Smoking not allowed

Entertainment

Deck chairs

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Location features

Downtown

Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Central heating , Heating available

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Security system , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Pets not allowed

  • Smoking not allowed

Check-in: 04:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

Location

Unit A 2022 9th Street , Sarasota, United States

From 1-75 take the West Fruitville Exit. Travel to Washington Blvd and take a right. Turn right onto 9th St. Look for the first white duplex on your right with teal shutters.

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About host

Mary Meckley

We're extreme circus aficionados on a mission to preserve the rich history of the Ringling circus performers. With a passion for the magic of the big top, we've dedicated ourselves to maintaining the essence of the location where these legendary performers once lived and practiced their awe-inspiring acts. We welcome you to the Ringling Retreat and let the show begin!

Contact us

  • Email: sarasotavacationproperties@gmail.com
  • Phone: +19412710042
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The Ringling Retreat
Sarasota, United States
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