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Cute DOWNTOWN! Pet Owners- Fenced Yard! Walk Everywhere.

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Historic Adorable Cottage



All cottages are located within easy walking distance to the most sought-after areas of Downtown and The Harbor.

This one bedroom Coral Cottage, Rear has a charming fenced-in backyard, private patio so you can expand your living space to include indoor and outdoor living. Great for dogs. (sorry no cats)

Inside, you will find light, bright open living area, kitchen and separate bedroom with bathroom. PREMIUM LOCATION!!

A private, quiet location yet within walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, marina and more!

Adorable Cottage! Laurel Park was voted Sarasota's #1 Neighborhood by, The Best of Sarasota' Magazine!

Cozy, Romantic, Historic Cottage has Living Room, Eat-in Kitchen, 1 Bedroom (queen), 1 Bath. Fantastic private fenced-in yard & patio. Premium Queen Mattress, Luxury Linens, Private Outdoor Patio with Fenced-in Yard. Free Wi-Fi, Plasma HDTV w/DVR, Cable, (FiOS), Free Laundry and Parking. Tropical Landscaping Sunny & Shade.

WALK 5 minutes to 100's of things to do. Only 2 blocks from Main Street and the City's Bayfront Park & Harbor provide you with the best location in town. Walk to everything from upscale Restaurants, Shopping, Art Galleries, Museums, Cultural Arts. Enjoy walking to outdoor Cafes, Farmer's Markets, Festivals and Parades. Walk the City's Waterfront Park & Harbor to Marina Jack's Restaurant or O'Leary's Beach/ Tiki Bar. Rent a Bicycle and go over the Causeway to St. Armand Circle or Lido Beach- you don't even need a car!

Your Comfort is Our Success! Extra Attention to the Details Makes the Difference. High-End, Plush Pillow-Top Mattresses well appointed with Luxury Linens. Bathrooms with Scented Soaps and Thick, Thirsty Towels -details make the difference.

Enchanting private patio with fenced-in yard is a wonderful place to sunbathe or relax. Light the tiki torches and enjoy the tropical breeze under the stars!

Keywords: cottage, house, apartment apt, flat, condo, downtown, urban, beach, villa, home, vacation rental, snowbird,

More Details

Mikealan OKeefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Mikealan OKeefe

I am a single 55+ woman who lives just around the corner, in the same neighborhood as the cottages. It's a safe and charming area. Since I reside in town, I am able to respond immediately to your needs, as well as offer you local advise. I can help you with anything from theater tickets to the best coffee shops! I have been to all the local hot spots and seen and done it all. We can advise you about area festivals.

Mikealan OKeefe purchased this house in 2009

Why Mikealan OKeefe chose Downtown

Area real estate is among the most expensive in Sarasota. Among multi-million dollar condos. It's the best location in Sarasota to have an active, engaging lifestyle. Downtown and close to the waterfront Harbor is like a dream come true. I have found when you get out and walk a few blocks, you see so much more and feel connected to the area. I think it's ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the city, as well as beaches. I like the quietness of the streets and neighborhood. The charming Historic Cottages and Bungalows with towering oak trees and lush tropical neighborhood reminds me of Old FLorida 25 years ago....

What makes this house unique

LOCATION and Sarasota's Chic Key West Style Cottage!

Walk 10 minutes in any direction and you will 100's of things to do.


Waterfront Harbor with Chartered Fishing Boats, Boat rentals, O'Leary's Tiki Beach Bar, Marina Jack's Restuant (best place to watch sunset).

Walk to 5 minutes to Main Street with:

Movie theaters-20 screens

Outdoor cafes

Wine Bar

Grocery store



Art Galleries

Opera House



Towles Court Artist Colony

Burns Court Movie theater, serving wine

Too much to mention........

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm going to call my friend who's the Editor of a National Home & Garden (you know the one) and send her pictures of this fabulous cottage! It is outstanding! It's high on my list to come back.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to attached Rental Agreement for cancelation policy. The Rental Agreement supersedes VRBO's cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed Premium pillow-top mattress. Luxurious linens-FRESH!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to it all! Location and Comfort are 2 best things about this cottage 1 bedroom property! Amaziningly quiet yet only 2 blocks from all the Downtown fun! Luxury linens and plush towels make your stay very comfortable. VERY CLEAN and quaint!


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Cute DOWNTOWN! Pet Owners- Fenced Yard! Walk Everywhere.
average rating of 4.5 based on 54 reviews
Adrian, MI

Location location location!

  • 5 of 5

Located in a beautiful neighborhood in old Sarasota. My wife and I are really into architecture and gardens so just walking around this area was a delight. The interior is very clean and well maintained. It is small but the great outdoor space more than makes up for it. Being refugees from a Michigan winter it was nice just to grill and chill under the palms in the backyard. Taking a stroll to Bayfront Park with our little dog and having drinks at O'Leary's Tiki bar was just one of the highlights.The only slight downside is the tiny bathroom and shower.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review.
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Local gem with unrealized potential

  • 3 of 5

Located in the charming Downtown Sarasota enclave of Laurel Park, this home has the potential to be a great vacation rental... This picture perfect vintage cottage is a legitimate coastal gem that will allow you to enjoy an authentic Floridian experience... Its location (on the National Register of Historic Places) puts you walking distance from lots of dining, entertainment and the arts, while its outdoor spaces (front & back yards) are ideal for enjoying nice weather.

Response time from the host can be improved and the check-in instructions can certainly be clearer... The humid/musty odor that permeates the place must be handled at once! Beautiful inside and out, it was a huge disappointment to experience the unpleasant scent upon re-entering every time... Having said all that, the rental could benefit from the following:

(1) better communication

(2) humid/musty/moldy smell must be handled

(3) toiletries were scarce and substandard

(4) toilet paper should never run out

The devil is in the details! Given the attention it deserves and treated with the seriousness that renting demands, this property can easily be a star in the Sarasota vacation rental scene.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute cottage and located in walking distance of lots of restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

Just a note... there were no sheets for the fold out sofa bed so had to purchase those. Also, circuit overload when 2 things plugged into a socket i.e. fan and hair dryer... had to go outside to breaker box several times to flip circuit back to on position. Minor issues that were easily resolved ourselves.. loved location and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy vintage cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great location that's close to everything downtown. Safe to walk, even at night. It was our first stay here, and the one bedroom ended up a little small for us. Our dog loved having the yard to chase lizards. A problem with the oven was addressed as soon as we noticed it. We'd definitely consider renting the larger unit next time.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Despite the weather while in Sarasota (chilly) we had a nice time.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is located in a cute neighborhood and walking to downtown was easy. We were in the back of the cottage (1 bedroom) small but cute and small bathroom. If you are over 6' 2" and 220+ lbs. showering could be challenging It's enough space for 2 people and place was clean. The mattress needs to be replaced along with the bed pillows and the pillow labels need to be removed. I turned the pillowcase so the tags weren't on the open end of the pillow case. We only had 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel and 2 face clothes. There is a washer and dryer in the shed for tenants usage - very nice. We had no beach towels - but when I texted Mikelean she had 2 brought over. The rusty broken beach chairs and umbrella in the shed need to be replaced and I would suggest that a cooler be left in each cottage for usage. The one in the shed was very dirty and inside was mole - we cleaned it out and put back in the shed. The weather was not beach worthy while there - but we did a lot of exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Laurel Park

  • 4 of 5

Great location and wonderful patio

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again?
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
100's within walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
100's within walking distance
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Lido Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Siesta Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Front Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Towles Court Artist Colony
Nearest Point of Interest
Burns Court
Nearest Point of Interest
Selby Botanical & Marine Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Lido Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
St Armands Circle- A Must to Visit!
Nearest Point of Interest
Regal Hollywood Movie Theaters
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Upscale & Bargain Shopping!
Nearest Point of Interest
Another great section of Downtown with Cafes, Rest, Shp'g
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store, McDonalds, Taco Bell
Nearest Point of Interest
Regal Movie Theater 20 Plex
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Quiet location yet only 2 blocks from downtown and The Harbor (Marina Jack)!

Sarasota has many annual festivals like the International Film Festival, Art and Music. Comedy Clubs, Baseball Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles, Longboat Key and St. Armand's Circle for upscale shopping and restaurants. Craft shows, conventions, hotels, Mote aquarium, boat rentals, offshore charter fishing boats, Tampa cruise ship terminal 1.5 hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downtown, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season 2018-19
15 Dec 2018 - 20 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £74.75
cleaning fee £37.75 + Tax

All pets need prior approval. Please inform us at the time of your reservation if you have a seervice animal.
Refundable Pet/Security Deposit Required. Cost is based on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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