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Charming downtown bungalow in historic district; walk to all in Sarasota

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A classic "old Florida" bungalow, newly updated to provide you a comfortable refuge in downtown Sarasota.  Walk through the pretty Laurel Park neighborhood (recently named a National Historic District) to nearby urban amenities: Main Street shops, restaurants and movies, Towles Court artists' colony with galleries and studios, Payne Park, the beautiful Sarasota bayfront, the Saturday farmers market.

The new bathroom and updated kitchen are classically styled, squeaky-clean and fully equipped. Enjoy sunny days on the lanai (complete with Florida-style louvered windows) or the backyard stone patio furnished with table, chairs and umbrella; pick citrus fruit from your own trees. Tile floors throughout continue the cool but tropical feel.

Ten minutes in the car will take you to Lido or Siesta Key beaches with their famous white sands.

A recent guest wrote:

"My wife and I just want to say that we were completely happy with the house rental.  It was more spacious than any hotel room, perfectly clean, with a comfortable bed, extra rooms for work or reading, and a great flat screen TV with DVD player.   The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and entertaining with a fabulous outdoor grill and professional utensils (something the guy cares about).   The location just off downtown made it convenient to sightseeing at the harbor, attending shows, and having fun on rental bikes.  It was an ideal choice for our vacation.  Thanks."  -  Mark & Peggy

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house rental amenities

There is one roomy bedroom in this cozy little house, with queen-sized bed and cotton linens, large walk-in closet and an adjacent sitting room/study with a desk.  A sleeper-sofa in the living room accomodates two guests. The spacious kitchen adjoins the dining area and living room. Central air-conditioning and heat. TV and DVD player; CD player; wireless internet. Weber gas barbeque grill. Washer/dryer.

Off-street parking for one car, and it's easy to park on the quiet dead-end street.

activities and attractions in Sarasota Gulf Coast Central

Sarasota combines cultural pursuits (opera, museums, the Botanical
Gardens, film festival, art galleries, theatre) with the recreational
activities afforded by stunning white sand beaches and warm Gulf waters.
Lido beach is about 10 minutes' drive over the Ringling Bridge; Siesta, named #1 beach in the USA in 2011, is 15 minutes.

There is a huge outlet shopping mall half an hour away in Ellenton;
Disney World is 2 hours away. Tampa International airport is one
hour 15 minutes' drive.

vacation rental rates

January to March: $2800 per month - 1 month minimum; $850 per week if available. 
November, December, April, May: $2400 per month; $800 per week
June to October: $1700 per month; $700 per week
Discounts available for long-term (6+ months) stays - please inquire.
12% tax on short-term stays; $100 - $150 cleaning fee depending on length of stay; refundable security deposit. 

Please note: one month minimum in winter.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. 

No smoking in the house please.

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Top things to do in Sarasota
  • Visit the Ringling Museums
  • Play golf; over 40 courses in the area
  • Go to the opera, theatre or a concert
  • The beaches: Siesta, Lido, Longboat, Anna Maria
  • Dine in our many great restaurants
Top things to do on a budget
  • Watch dolphins in the gulf from the beach
  • Saturday Farmers Market on Lemon Avenue
  • Ringling Art Museum is free on Monday
  • Cook on your Weber gas grill out back
  • Go fishing
Top things to do with a family
  • Visit Mote Marine Aquarium -manatees, turtles
  • Siesta beach, #1 beach in the USA!
  • See the alligators at Myakka State Park
  • Baltimore Orioles spring training
  • Bicycling: hundreds of miles of trails
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Marianne Collins , owner

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Wonderful Rental Property

Review submitted: July 24, 2013   Date of arrival: June 16, 2013

We rented the house, not the cottage. I've rated various aspects below on a 0-10 scale:
Location: 10 (close to downtown and St. Armand's Circle, etc.)
Cleanliness: 10 (spick and span; looked newly painted)
How well stocked: 10 (better than any condo we have stayed at)
Responsiveness to Issues: 10 (had a small plumbing issue, which she took care of immediately)
Spaciousness: 10 (includes an office and den area)
Quietness: 8 (at a dead end and no homes across the street, but one neighbor did have drum music in the wee hours; mildly irritating)
Amenities: 10 (Great patio, including Weber propane grill)
Tips: Because the water heater is on-demand, not a tank, it takes a little while to get hot water, but not a big issue. If the wi-fi router isn't working well, unplug it, wait a minute, and plug it back in. That's a common issue with Comcast routers.

Recommended for: age 55+, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

Excellent, comfortable Sarasota "getaway" house

Review submitted: June 6, 2013   Date of arrival: May 20, 2013

We loved this clean, well-appointed, exceptionally well maintained house near Sarasota's downtown attractions and a short drive to its beautiful beaches. The grill made for a memorable family barbecue amidst the pleasant landscaping. The house was even equipped with a selection of beach books. The owner has thought of everything and we would happily rent this house again. We will certainly recommend it to friends.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Perfect Location

Review submitted: May 6, 2013   Date of arrival: March 1, 2013

We really enjoyed our 4 weeks holiday. The Laurel Park area is an upscale neighbourhood which provides easy walking access to the Sarasota downtown and bayfront. Siesta Key beach , Van Wezel Theatre, and St Armand Circle are a short 5 minute drive. The rental is on a quiet street with virtually no traffic.The owner and/or property manager are easily available to assist if needed. The photos on the listing represent the rental accurately. The property was clean and well-maintained. We will return !
Mike & Linda

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

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