|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The cottage is accessed by a private driveway. It was used by the chauffeur to the family of Alfred Ringling ( of Ringling bros. circus ) and is adjacent to House of Ringling. The property is two stories and has been sympathetically upgraded to incorporate all the modern day amenities, while retaining the integrity/charm of the period ( house of Ringling was built in 1918 ).There are two bedrooms upstairs and a full bathroom with tub and shower. Downstairs a full kitchen, with washer and dryer, living room and dining area. There is full air conditioning throughout. The cottage is by Sarasota bay, the college, museum, arts and crosley mansion. There are 5 beaches within a twenty minute drive. Downtown area is 10 mins. by car. The street is tree lined and the bay is accessible walking. It's a very quiet neighborhood. We have a lanai area and deck/gazebo for your relaxation also. If you would like to see more pictures of this property please log onto Homeaway the ID# is 257225.
Keywords: chauffeur's cottage
We have stayed here before and enjoyed it.
The cottage is very "comfy" and we like the residential area, beautiful trees
and nice walks by the water.
This was the perfect place to stay - clean and quiet, with well appointed kitchen, living and dining spaces on the first floor, and two bedrooms and a bath upstairs. The cottage is in a beautiful neighborhood, very quiet with nice neighbors. We were only there for a few days, but this place would lend itself well to a much longer stay.
The owner of this property was very quick to respond to any of my emails & very nice. The home smelled great when we walked in, everything was nice & clean & the kitchen & bath were updated. It was a great place to stay & would like to stay again if in the area.
My family stayed at the property and were very satisfied.
The house was clean and comfortable with nice amenities. The property owner was very courteous and attentive during our stay, going out of his way to get us cookware needed for a small dinner party. The neighborhood was quiet and taking our little dog out for walks was pleasant. The patio provided relaxing morning and evening lounging. The location is convenient to get to and from. The only small complaint (and reason for not giving this property five stars) is that the mattress in the smaller room was extremely hard and made for a restless and uncomfortable night's sleep. A memory foam pad or some type of additional cushioning may help that though. Otherwise we could not have been more charmed with the place!
I spent 2 weeks at this wonderful cottage, and truly felt at home there. The pictures do not yet reflect the updated kitchen and bathroom, with granite counters and new stainless appliances. The home is located on a quiet, affluent street two blocks in from Rt 41 and I did not hear traffic. The airport is very close but I did not hear planes at night and only heard occasional planes during the day. I found the home to be meticulously clean with ample linens. Kitchen supplies were adequate with dishwasher availability. The screened lanai was a treat and ample private driveway with large oaks and spanish moss was wonderful. The one thing that was lacking was a guest guide with maps, brochures, and instructions on how to find your way around the home..such as thermostat location, trash and recycling pickup days and TV remote usage. It took me a while to figure out how to clean out the lint filter in the dryer, and would have appreciated a sign on the dryer. I look forward to staying here again.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|cleaning||£58.43 + Tax|