Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, sleeps 2
This is a recently renovated cottage in the neighborhood of Laurel Park, designated a National Historic District. A short walk to all that downtown Sarasota offers: restaurants, wine bars, shops, galleries, movies, the bayfront park and marina, the opera, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. And ten to 15 minutes' drive takes you to Lido or Siesta beaches.Terra cotta tile floors throughout and cottage-style beadboard give a fresh and airy feel; the rattan ceiling fan and wood furnishings contribute a touch of old Key West. A screened-in porch with wicker armchairs adds to the relaxed atmosphere; pick your own tangerines in the yard.
A recent guest wrote: 'The cottage is such a comfortable, cozy place to spend a vacation! We were there for two months last winter. It is perfectly situated, walkably close to everything the beautiful city of Sarasota has to offer in the historic, peaceful, downtown neighborhood of Laurel Park. We enjoyed every minute of our stay there! ' Judy D, Massachusetts
Please note that rates shown do not include 12% Florida tax, cleaning fee and refundable security deposit (variable based on length of stay). Please call or email to confirm total cost.
One month minimum rental is preferred during high season, January to March.
Beautiful cottage, Quiet area downtown.
About the Owner
(6 traveler reviews)
Beautiful cottage, Quiet area downtown.
My lady and I spent 3 months in this space while on business in sarasota and it was perfect. Super great area right off the main roads and a short walk to the art areas and downtown. The way the cottage sits back off the street it gives a lot of privacy and there is a charming screened in porch and an area out front to grill and enjoy the wonderful garden. The area was very safe and quiet and parking was off street. The wifi was fast and all the amenities were very nice. The manager is very nice and helpful. All in all we could not have wished for more - it was really perfect. We would totally recommend this place. If you're looking to stay in the Sarasota area you could not wish for a better place with a better location!
perfect get away
My husband and myself enjoyed our 4 week stay at the cottage,it is situated on a quiet side street
We especially enjoyed our morning coffee at the screened in patio the trees which surrounded it gave it enough shade to sit there in comfort.
All around it was a delightful experience.
Happy renter Helga
My husband and I stayed at the cottage in January of 2011. We would highly recommend this property to others looking for a small rental in a nice area.
The cottage is just a few blocks away from great restaurants and shopping. The neighborhood is older, well-established and has a lot of character. The owner, Marianne was very helpful with all of our inquiries prior to the vacation. We did have one small problem (no hot water) and she was very responsive to our needs. She was fully prepared to send out a service man immediately, but she was able to help us troubleshoot and we discovered that the breaker had just tripped. There is a nice screened patio where we spent a lot of time reading and relaxing. The cottage has a lot of special touches and it was extremely clean upon our arrival. We would defintely stay at the cottage again - it is a great value for the price.
Quaint Cottage For Two
My wife and I recently spent a week here and had a wonderful time. The cottage is clean, and perferct for two. Just a short walk to downtown Sarasota and Sarasota Bay. There is a fabulous seafood restaurant called THE FISH CAMP nearby and I highly recommend it. If you like cats, you will see a 'regular' visitor drop by the cottage daily. The screened in sunroom is perfect for cocktails and we used it nightly. Great value for the price.
Wonderful wonderful wonderful
This cottage is just as great as the description if not better. My fiance and I just ended our two month stay and we just loved the place. It is right in the heart of downtown---just a short stroll away from Main Street, lined with shops and restaurants (including some great coffee shops! Make sure you check out Pastry Art). It is ideally situated among some of the best beaches in Sarasota. It's a ten minute drive to Lido Key, twenty minutes to the world-famous Siesta Key, and a little more than half an hour to Venice Beach. The cottage itself is very comfortable, perfect for two people plus the occasional guest. It was clean right from the start and came complete with linens, dishes and cookware. The owner was fantastic and kept in touch with us, responding to our needs (which were few!) in a very timely manner. She even had a cleaning service come to the cottage twice during our stay. If we come back to Sarasota, we will definitely stay in this cottage again, no question.
Wonderful wonderful wonderful
This cottage is just as great as it sounds if not better. It is right in the heart of downtown, just a short stroll from the movie theater, stores and restaurants. It is ideally located to visit all the local beaches with a 10 minute drive to Lido Beach and 20 minutes to Siesta Key. It is just the right amount of space for two people with the occasional guest. My fiance and I stayed here for two months during the summer and we absolutely loved it. The cottage was clean from the get-go, complete with linens, cookware and dishes. The owner was incredibly helpful and responded to our needs in a very timely manner and even had a cleaning service come twice during our stay. My only recommendation is that you come to Florida any time of the year other than summer if you can help it! I had to be here for a summer internship and the heat was stifling. The cottage, however, was always cool and comfortable.
Activity and Interests
Sarasota offers a great combination of cultural resources along with
fantastic Gulf beaches. Visit the Ringling Museum or Mote Aquarium,
attend performances at the Van Wezel concert hall or Opera House, catch the Film Festival if you come in April, eat authentic Italian at Mediterraneo or Japanese at Utamaro (both a five minute walk), shop at St. Armands Circle, stroll nearby Payne Park or the Bayfront, or just relax on the beautiful white sand at Siesta (named #1 beach in the US!), Lido or Longboat Key beaches.
A half hour drive will take you to fantastic outlet shopping at
Ellenton; two hours away is Orlando and DisneyWorld.
Additional information about rental rates
Please note: 8-night minimum per City of Sarasota Zoning Code
Weekly Rate: $650 - $850
Monthly Rate: $1600 - $2500
January to March: $2500 per month, 1 month minimum; $850/week only if available.
November, December, April, May: $2300 per month; $800 per week.
June to October: $1600 per month; $650 per wk
Discounts for long-term (6+ months) stays - please inquire.
12% tax; cleaning fee and refundable security deposit vary based on length of stay.
12% tax, cleaning and refundable security deposit are additional. 50% due at reservation; balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- botanical garden
- live theater
- theme parks
- bird watching
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances and cabinets, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster. Bathroom with shower and granite-topped sink, hair-dryer. Bedroom has full-sized bed with 100% cotton sheets. Living room has TV and DVD player; CD player. There is wireless internet. Air conditioning and heat. Washer and dryer. Weber gas barbeque grill. Beach chairs, towels and umbrella for your use. Off-street parking for one car, plus easy to park on the quiet, dead-end street.