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The Chauffeur's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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

More Details

brian o'donnell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Whitfield Estates in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Freshly remodeled!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen size Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

The Chauffeur's Cottage
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Our stay at the chauffeur's cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very thoughtful of Joanna to take time to write a review. She attended her Mother's funeral and I'm glad the house worked out. I hope she has an opportunity to return and we do appreciate her kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica, was a wonderful guest and we appreciate her kind words ... In the words of the Scots .. ' haste ye back ' ....
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  • 4 of 5

My family stayed at the property and were very satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam and his family were a pleasure to host. The house is comfortable and private. We look forward to a busy season in 2016.
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Lovely Property!!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the renters enjoyed their stay. The question of mattress firmness is something that's subjective, never the less we will check it out and we're always grateful for constructive comment. It is a delightful property and we constantly aim to improve.
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Did not want to leave

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitfield Estates, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Additional pricing information

cleaning £58.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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