The loft is above the kitchen with 8 step ladder about 15 feet high. So, if your not good with heights, have lower extremity injury or toss and turn a lot in bed the loft might not work for you. Option B: A sofa bed in the living room but you lose privacy. Either way you have access to the living room (TV), kitchen, and bathroom. Located near Ringling Art & Design School and one of the hippest areas in Sarasota central to everything including the beaches.