We hope you join us at one of these upcoming local events, most within 10 minutes of our properties, many within walking distance:

  • Oct 3 - 1.4 miles from A Taste of Sarasota 2018 - Fifteen terrific, local restaurants will be serving up great tastes Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Sarasota Event Center- Shriners Auditorium, 600 N Beneva Rd. Admission is $10 Early Bird or $15 at the Door
  • Oct 7 - 15 minutes from Yoga in the Park.  from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. FREE yoga class in the park at Nathan Benderson Park. There will also be a live DJ and yoga will be led by two Yoga Shack instructors.
  • Oct - 2.9 miles from the The Night Market at Siesta Key. Welcome Fall, check out The Night Market at Siesta Key. Every Friday in October 5:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. The Night Market offers a trendy, chic multi-vendor shopping experience in a unique night market setting at Westfield Siesta Key. More than just a place to shop, it’s a visual and eclectic experience offering local makers a platform to show off their rare designs & finds.

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Welcome Aboard!

The Boat House and neighboring Lighthouse have been landmarks in Sarasota since 1933 and have since received their historical designation from the City of Sarasota.  The structures were built for Arthur Rowe, captain of John Ringling's yacht (of Ringling Brothers Circus) and were designed and built by famous shipbuilder, Oliver Blackburn.  Also located on the property, is a charming white cottage once owned by Captain Rowe.  All three structures have recently undergone total renovations to include modern amenities, new appliances and WiFi.  

At any of our homes, you are within walking distance of our gorgeous bay, eclectic shops, dining and theater.  In a short 8-10 minute drive you can enjoy fun in the sun at Florida's most famous beaches, including Siesta Key, ranked #1 beach in the US and #5 beach in the world by the 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards.




"This is a unique piece of Sarasota's history - very cool that you can stay here! Even if you're not in the market for a rental, it's worth checking out. The legend goes...John Ringling's boat Skipper (Arthur Rowe) wanted to retire on a boat. His wife wanted to retire on land. So, Arthur had a master boat builder construct a ship on land. A one-of-a-kind landmark and part of local Sarasota lore."  

-Josh, Seattle WA


Our Historic Homes

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