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2017 World Rowing Championships Here! Make it a vacation!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Two story Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A 1926 guest cottage....Old Florida!! Located in Hudson Bayou, a walking neighborhood of lovely restored old homes mixed with new, close to Selby Botanical Gardens, the Downtown Bayfront, restaurants, shopping, grocery. Six blocks to Southside Village, 1 mile to Main St., 3 miles to St. Armands Circle & Lido Beach, 8 minutes to Siesta Beach. I walk my kayak 4 blocks to a public put in on the bayou. About 6 blocks to another public access to sit and view the Bay at Sunset! There’s so much to do!…….my favorite is a sunset picnic on the beach!

The Cottage is surrounded by tropical gardens. The entrance is up stone steps to the side terrace . The first floor has a large kitchen, dining area, living area, the tile bathroom, and stairs to the 2nd floor.

Upstairs is a large bedroom with a queen bed and a side room for reading & relaxing on the antique child's four poster. The sides of this room have built in drawers that go under the eves. Two closets in the bedroom. With windows on all sides it's like an aerie!

A washer and dryer (and clothes line!) are out the back door. (I love the built in ironing board by the kitchen!)

Between the cottage and my home (a 1926 Sears Catalog House) is a paver courtyard for al fresco dining, sitting in the sun, or having a cocktail by the fountain. Join me on my front porch one evening for wine and cheese!

I share my home with Isabella Rose, my black Lab!

If you are interested please contact me for more info on Sarasota and answers to your questions. And check out this youtube video of Bungalow Hill https://youtu.be/-G_PHUGfif0

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2017

About Chris

Florida is a slice of paradise! Swimming with our local Masters Team, rowing my single, kayaking, gardening, being outside! I love it all!

And Florida is such a mix of people it makes for many groups of friends. I love to have dinner parties with music & good conversation! My cottage guests often join in!

Chris purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Chris chose Sarasota

Old homes offer so much charm and ask for care! This is my thing, working on the two houses and the gardens. The neighborhood is full of 1920's homes that have been restored making it a pleasure to walk Isabella mornings and evenings.

Plus it's an easy destination for my large family and my friends!


What makes this cottage unique

Being in this area of our special town!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hudson Bayou in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • I put this bathroom in when i bought the property in 2011! Walk in tiled shower, pedestal sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels plus a picnic basket to tote to the beach for a lovely evening watching the sun set!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

2017 World Rowing Championships Here! Make it a vacation!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Peaceful fountain home in a fine neighborhood -- great value

  • 5 of 5

Chris is a fine host and her guest house at the rear of her lot is a peaceful refuge with a pleasant water fountain gurgling by the patio. The neighborhood is highly desirable and centrally located. Shops and stores are nearby. One can cook in the rudimentary but adequate kitchen area. The place is pleasantly decorated in "old Florida" style with lots of books and TV available. It's a great value.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely 1920's cottage in Sarasota for 4 days at New Year's. On our first evening, we checked in easily, and our lovely hostess invited us into her home (also on the property) for a glass of wine and conversation. The cottage is perfect with a wonderful vintage feel and charm. The cottage has A/C and heat so guests are sure to be comfortable any time of year. The main house and the guest cottage are surrounded by a variety of tropical vegetation and large old trees. We enjoyed coming back to the cottage each evening and cooking dinner and playing our vintage games, watching movies. Location was great - it's just a few blocks from the harbor and the botanical gardens which are a must see! Take a tour from one of the knowledgeable tour guides. We were in Sarasota on Saturday and thus were able to go to the farmer's market in town. Recommend this place to anyone visiting Sarasota! Especially good for couples.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely charming cottage! Perfect for a couple and close enough to walk to many wonderful things.

  • 5 of 5

Chris is a great host and we could not have been happier. We would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone visiting the Sarasota area. It is located in a charming neighborhood, close to the beautiful Selby Botanic Gardens, and an easy walk to downtown and other attractions. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin & Ken were easy guests! The cottage was left so neat & clean! We had some nice chats; I regret the timing didn't allow for wine on my front porch! Another visit!!!
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South of Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy cottage and very convenient to getting around town.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t wait to return to this charming cottage! The cottage is surrounded by lush gardens and trees;

many mornings we awoke to the sound of song birds. The cottage is very comfortable and nicely decorated. We particularly enjoyed the light and airy bedroom and sitting room on the second floor.

The location is perfect for walking and exploring a truly beautiful part of the city. Our days typically started or ended with a walk to one of the many nearby attractions. When not out exploring, we spent time relaxing on the patio, enjoying a good book or a cool evening cocktail! Chris was the perfect host. We thoroughly enjoyed beach picnics with Chris and her friends! Looking forward to a longer stay this coming winter!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful new friends!! So nice to look forward to their return this coming winter!!
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Charming and comfortable garage apartment in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I selected this property at the last minute for a quick stay primarily because of price and location. We plan to return for longer stays based on it exceeding our expectations and giving us a different perspective of Florida living. Situated on a great patio totally surrounded by beautiful plants and trees, the apartment is quite comfortable. The kitchen is equipped nicely for basic cooking, and there's a separate dining area and living room (we really didn't use because we sat outside!). The bathroom was very clean and includes a nice shower. Upstairs is a nice bedroom and separate sitting room, both with lots of storage and natural light. The steps upstairs seem a bit steep and could be difficult for people with physical challenges.

Chris was great! Very accommodating and helpful in every way. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry & Lydotta were lovely guests! Their next stay will hopefully include one of my "beach picnic time" gatherings of friends!! Its always a treat to have good guests & then to have them return! These two left my cottage totally straightened up & clean!!!
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Car: recommended

Walk to the Bayfront & hop an evening charter to watch the sunset at Big Pass! Varied water rentals available there.

Literally everything is so close! So many wonderful restaurants! Hollywood 20 Theatre & Burns Court (independent films). Varied shopping downtown, at Southside Village, and Burns Court, all 6 blocks to 1 mile.

Museums, Mote Marine Labs (mammals), Selby Gardens, Spanish Point.

Ballet, theatre, music!

Walk the Ringling Bridge to see sunset or sunrise.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hudson Bayou, 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
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall Season
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 2018
31 Dec 2017 - 14 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.0%

If reservation is cancelled 30 days or more from beginning date there is a full refund less vrbo charges. Within the 30 days refund will be made for all days the cottage is rented (not much of a problem during season).

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