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Bayou Bliss

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· Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida
1 acre hosted by Steph O.
1 RV site
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Only 2 miles (5min drive) from downtown Sarasota. This neighborhood has old-Florida charm: lots of lush tropical greenery, on Whitaker’s Bayou. It’s the best of both worlds: peaceful nature on the creek, and easy access to all the best restaurants, beaches, and charming Main St atmosphere. Biking to Main St takes 8-10minutes if you have bicycles! Ten minute drive from St-Armands Circle and Lido Beach; 20-25 minute drive from Siesta Key Beach. The Bayou goes all the way out to the Gulf, in about a 30+ minute paddle. The Bayou is tidal, and paddling at mid to high tide is recommended as some spots get shallow at low tide. We see large schools of mullet here, occasionally turtles, hawks, and herons. We have a 36” campfire pit you are welcome to use that sits near the creek. We are still working on getting seating for the campfire pit, but if you have camping chairs, it’s perfect! We have an amazing location to share AND we also have neighbors to the left, and across the creek. We value and respect them. We wish to share our space with quiet and mindful campers. Back your RV or camper into the property. Depending on the size of your van/rig, you could park to the right or left of the oak that centers the driveway area. We can provide 15amp and 30amp electricity/plug in - plz bring your own adapter if you require one. An extension cord is also needed to reach the plug. We can fill your water tank (city water), but can’t leave you connected to the water. We *do not* have bathroom/shower facilities, which is why we are only accepting RVs/campers who have their own facilities on board. The property is 0.5 acre. As you will be parking in part of the large driveway area, or under one of the oaks near the fence (depending on the size of your rig). We can be available to help/welcome you, and offer local guidance if you like. We will send you a code for the gate the morning of your check in. **A sweet but fearful rescue dog lives here and at this time we are not allowing any other animals to camp or stay on the property.** NO DOGS WHATSOEVER. You will be made to leave if you violate this condition. We work so hard to help him progress - thank you for respecting our needs, at our home. ***Our acceptance rate is lower because people with dogs, 5 people in their party, or no onboard facility of their own submit booking requests, which we must decline.This neighborhood has old-Florida charm: lots of lush tropical greenery, on Whitaker’s Bayou. It’s quiet here, and only 2 miles (5min drive) from downtown Sarasota. It’s the best of both worlds: peaceful nature on the creek, and easy access to all the best restaurants, and charming Main St atmosphere. Biking to Main St takes 8-10minutes if you have bicycles! Fifteen minute drive from St-Armands Circle and Lido Beach; 20-25 minute drive from Siesta Key Beach. The Bayou goes all the way out to the Gulf, in about a 30 minute paddle. The Bayou is tidal, and paddling at mid to high tide is recommended as some spots get shallow at low tide. We see large schools of mullet here, occasionally turtles, hawks, and herons. We have a 36” campfire pit you are welcome to use that sits near the creek. We are still working on getting seating for the campfire pit, but if you have camping chairs, it’s perfect! We have an amazing location to share AND we also have neighbors to the left, and across the creek. We value and respect them. We wish to share our space with quiet and mindful campers. Back your RV or camper into the property. Depending on the size of your van/rig, you could park to the right or left of the oak that centers the driveway area. We can provide 30amp or 15 amp electricity/plug in. We can fill your water tank (city water), but can’t leave you connected to the water. We do not have bathroom/shower facilities, which is why we are only accepting RVs/campers who have their own facilities on board. The property is 0.5 acre. As you will be parking in part of the large driveway area, or under one of the oaks near the fence (depending on the size of your rig). We can be available to help/welcome you, and offer local guidance if you like. **A sweet but fearful rescue dog lives here and at this time we are not allowing any other animals to camp or stay on the property.** NO DOGS WHATSOEVER. You will be made to leave if you violate this condition. We work so hard to help him progress - thank you for respecting our needs, at our home. ***Our acceptance rate is lower because people with dogs or 5 people in their party submit booking requests, which we must decline.
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Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Calusa, Seminole, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Steph O.Joined in March 2021
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Maritza S.recommends
February 26, 2024
Bayou Bliss
Steph was wonderful!. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space.
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Shannon C.recommends
February 23, 2024
Bayou Bliss
Close to everything but private
Close to everything but a private world away! Steph is a great host and her property is gated, secluded and beautiful. The river runs on one side and the camp spot is in the middle of bamboo and old growth trees. We needed 30 feet of electric cord to reach the outlet, so be prepared for that. Steph has plenty of hose to reach the camp spot to fill your tanks. Nearby are bike paths (right outside the gate), Sarasota Bay and nice parks for sunsets, laundry, grocery stores and plenty of restaurants. We dumped at Sarasota Lakes RV park that is a little over 4 miles away for a cost of $15.
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Laurens V.recommends
February 9, 2024
Bayou Bliss
When we drove through the nearby town Sarasota, we started to wonder how we could possible arrive at a camp spot like Bayou Bliss. But then we turned a corner into her street and opened a (very beautiful) gate to a little peace of heaven. It really is that beautiful. Steph is very welcoming and just a joy to talk with, and helped us park at a spot that was level, near electricity and a fresh water hose to fill up our tank. A very nice stop indeed. Very recommendable!
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Alan R.recommends
February 3, 2024
Bayou Bliss
A hidden gem…
A very unique location…. Like a hideaway within the city of Sarasota. Very peaceful and private with hammock and seating areas overlooking the river. Steph was a great hostess …. Overall, a fabulous stay.
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Timothy H.recommends
January 26, 2024
Bayou Bliss
Great stay in Sarasota.
We enjoyed our stay at Bayou Bliss. Steph's site for our stay was a great spot near the river within a short distance to parks and downtown Sarasota. We enjoyed her recommendations for adventure and dining. We hope to stop by again in the near future.
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Sue P.recommends
January 17, 2024
Bayou Bliss
This is a beautiful private level site. I spotted a blue heron from the deck on the water. The location provides easy access to Sarasota and the surrounding area. Steph is a great host and I enjoyed meeting her dog.
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