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

  • May 5-Sept 1 - Steps away from 1st Friday on Palm Avenue.  Gallery openings, dining, live performances - a new theme each month.
  • July 27 - Sept 14 - 1.2 miles from the 17th annual Summer Music Fest "Friday Fest". Free outdoors summer concert series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall featuring food trucks, beverage vendors and more. 5-9pm on the Bayside Lawn.
  • August 5 - 0.4 miles from Very Merry Jerry Day. 10th annual celebration to remember The Grateful Dead with live music commemorating the band.  4-10pm.
  • August 5-6 - 1.3 miles from Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament. Anglers big and small, novice and professional come every year and not just for the fish - the view is never short of extraordinary.
  • August 22 - 1.7 miles from the Sarasota Craft Beer Fest. Dozens of craft beers, food, hand-rolled cigars, live music and more.

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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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