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Cozy Ringling Cottage Near Indian Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Stay at our newly refurbished cozy cottage located just a couple of blocks away from Ringling College of Art. This cozy place is big on style with granite kitchen counters, a leisurely screened in porch curtained for privacy, and private backyard for you and your small dog.

This newly painted home has two bedrooms and can sleep four persons comfortably. One bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has a twin size futon, and the living room has a queen size pull-out sofa bed. The newly appointed kitchen is fully equipped, with new stainless steel ice making fridge, dishwasher, and four burner electric range. We also provide cable and wi-fi service.

Any time of day you can hang out in our screened in porch and draw the curtains if you prefer a private moment. Perfect for your morning coffee, evening drink or even an outside meal.

For your use and convenience, an outdoor grill is provided on the rear patio deck.

More Details

Don Vigil
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Don Vigil

Our family is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where my wife and I own small businesses. Our son is an illustrator who graduated from Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, and our daughter is in the jewelry business in Denver. She and her husband have a baby boy and a toddler girl.

Don Vigil purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Don Vigil chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

This cozy little place was purchased when our son was a student at The Ringling College of Art, since it was so close to school. We decided to hang on to it after he graduated giving us a new and interesting place for us to spend vacations, especially during the winter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Indian Beach Sapphire Shores in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in a bedroom; queen size pull-out sofa, Baby Cribs (1) You can use our Graco Pac n Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Stylish sofa in bedroom is great for reading, taking a nap or for use for nightly use.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
For longer stays, you can use our locked outdoor shed that is in our back yard.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy Ringling Cottage Near Indian Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

"Old" Florida for Today

  • 5 of 5

The Ringling cottage and the neighborhood it is in are fine examples of Old Florida. I'm guessing the cottage itself was built in the 30's or 40's, but has been well maintained and updated just enough to be the perfect comfortable beach town cottage. We loved it.

The neighborhood is the same way. Quite a few old houses and some not so old. Some are almost shacks and some are grand bayfront estates worth millions. Also, the neighborhood landscape is lush and tropical. You can easily sense the jungle Florida wants to naturally be. Don't be scared of it. Walk around at least 3 blocks in every direction to experience the real Florida.

The cottage itself is comfortable and has all the amenities needed for a short or extended stay. The location can't be beat. From downtown Sarasota to every beach between Venice and Holmes on Anna Maria Island, everything is easy and quick to get to.

I would stay there again anytime.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. You said exactly how we feel about this lovely neighborhood. Don
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Lovely Clean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Ringling Cottage is everything you want in a Home away from home, It’s Clean, Cosy and the beds are very comfy, it’s in a nice safe area, but expect a long walk to Main Street, at least 30 mind but the bus stops at the bottom of the street and the beaches are just a short drive over the bridge, We loved this cottage

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Small & cozy. Excellent location. We'll equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

We found the bungalow to be cozy and clean. It was well stocked with all the amenities that were needed for a short stay. The neighborhood was friendly and safe and close to everything we needed to get to in Sarasota. We would stay there again if ever in Sarasota and would not hesitate to recommend it for anyone looking for a clean no-frills place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Some of the blinds do not look like the picture any more. Missing a few slats. The full size mattress is in need of a replacement. Other then these small little details it was a great little cottage. We spent 5 nights and used just for sleeping. A lot to do in the area. We had typical south Florida weather for the month of July. Very quiet at night.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Shawn. We always strive for improvement and because of this, comments and reviews are important for a customers' stay at our little cottage.
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Great place to stay close to beach and downtown

  • 5 of 5

Great stay will book again close to beaches and downtown

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words!
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Nearest Airport
2.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended

This cozy cottage is close to the best that Sarasota has to offer. It is just 5 to 10 minutes to the fabulous Ringling Museum, Ringling Circus Museum and downtown Sarasota, not to mention Sarasota-Bradenton Airport. It is just two blocks to the Ringling College of Art and ten minutes to New College of Florida and the University of South Florida. In addition, the location is within fifteen minutes of fabulous shopping at St. Armand's Circle and the sugar white, nationally ranked Siesta Key Beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.77 + Tax
Cleaning fee £61.38
Property Damage Protection £42.6
Tax Rate 11.0%


*A minimum pet fee of $25.00 is charged for each pet brought to the cottage. The amount of the fee is determined the size of the pet and number of pets brought to the cottage. Cats are not permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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