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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights


About the property

Contemporary1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 750 Sq. Ft. Great Location Near All Attractions

HURRIANE SPECIAL!! From now until December 16TH. One week (7 day minimum) for only $450.00,

plus cleaning fee and taxes.

This apartment is part of a 'duplex' (side-by-side, QUIET flats) built in the 1920's with separate, private entrances; one bedroom, one bath on each side. Please see VRBO # 455693 for the adjacent rental space.

The interior remodeling for this side was just completed with new kitchen cabinets and upscale appliances, which include a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker, a dishwasher, an electric flat surface cooktop stove with large oven, and a microwave oven. The kitchen also comes equipped with all small appliances and tools needed for the gourmet cook. All floors are solid eco-friendly bamboo, except for the bathroom which is slate tile. The bedroom is a good size and features a queen-sized bed with storage drawers beneath, a four drawer dresser, a mirrored closet space with plenty of hangers. The open living/dining area is spacious and features contemporary style furnishings. The space also contains a work station/computer area with two seats and built-in WiFi.

There is a pet friendly, fenced, rear garden that has a great patio space with separate gas barbecues, and two separate dining tables with seating for four at each. The yard also includes a separate building which contains a clothes washer and electric dryer AND beach chairs for you to use when the occasion arises.

A five minute walk takes you to Arlington Park to enjoy free use of a heated Olympic sized pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts. There is a great walking/jogging trail through the park that leads to a fenced dog park. They also have a great PICKLE BALL League that meets 3 times a week in the gym.

For groceries you can just head to Publix, a fully stocked supermarket, which is just 1 1/2 miles away, or continue on to downtown in order to find the famous Whole Foods store. There are many other options too, like Morton's Gourmet Market (right in Southside Village).

And although the street location is extremely quiet, 'civilization' is about one mile away at Southside Village on the corner of Hillview and Osprey Streets, with shops, restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes. For more excitement you can head to downtown Sarasota where Main Street is filled with many diverse shops and restaurants. At the lower end of Main Street you will find the bayfront marina where there is boat dockage, two waterfront restaurtants, and a great walking park along the waterfront. Nearby, a section of the old Ringling Bridge was saved and converted to a fishing pier with a bait shop, and pole rentals available.

A 5-6 mile drive takes you to either Sarasota's famous Crescent Beach on Siesta Key or Lido Beach on St. Armand's Key. Both areas are great for walking and have village-like areas for shopping and dining. If you are a golfer, there are a more than a dozen clubs to choose from (that suit all levels of play) that are within a 10 to 30 minute drive.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2017

About KIT

We have lived in Sarasota since 1979 and own a small custom remodeling company. Kit and I both grew up and got our college degrees in New Jersey where we met while we were teaching.

KIT purchased this cottage in 2007

Why KIT chose Sarasota

Waldemere Stereet is centrally located and provides easy access to downtown, the bay front, and the beaches if you head west, and going east there are many 'to do' things to partake of including golf courses, major and minor league baseball stadiums, serious shopping, nature parks with birds and aligators, a Big Cat Habitat for rescued circus and zoo animals. You can literally arrive at any of these places from Waldemere in less time than it will take to have lunch.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the look of the 1920's Old Florida cottage on this quiet street, and the fact that we totally updated and modernized the interior.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arlington Park in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity sink
  • Full tiled shower, large vanity for toiletries, real slate floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Comfortable queen sized bed. Plenty of closet and drawer space to unpack and settle in.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach chairs, towels and chair umbrellas provided.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Stuart, FL 34997

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is tastefully decorated and located on a very quite and safe street close to down town. Kitchen is fully stocked with many utensils. John went out of his way to make sure we were very comfortable and checked if we needed any thing else.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! Clean and comfortable. Central location. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. John and Kit are exceptional hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation.

The location is perfect. The house is in immaculate condition. We can't say enough good about our whole experience and look forward to visiting again.

You should too......just not the week that we want to go! :)

Scott and Diane

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to launch from for any excursion in Sarasota! Quiet neighborhood, one minute walk to Arlington Park (public access for pool, tennis, basketball, playground), easy access to beaches and only minutes from downtown and bayfront. Well appointed with attention to detail and every need anticipated. A full kitchen - even with food processor, backyard patio with grill, and special treats left by the host. Easy access for pets. Beautiful; highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester County, New York

Particularly special cottage with particularly special owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third return to this wonderful, pet friendly cottage and each time I stay just a little bit longer because it is such a relaxing place to be. You couldn't ask for a better location and you want for nothing in this immaculate cottage. An added bonus is having such a terrific couple as Kit and John ensuring your vacation is as pleasant as possible. Staying is such a lovely place only adds to all that beautiful Sarasota has to offer. As always, looking forward to my next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cologne, Germany

Little paradise

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely amazing. From the first moment we felt so comfortable and we fell in love instantly. The pictures can't even show, how beautiful this cottage truly is!

The cottage was very clean, beautifully furnished and filled with absolutely everything you could need for a vacation (even umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels etc.). There is not one thing Kat and John didn't think of.

The location was also perfect. Everything you need (beaches, supermarkets, restaurants etc.) is close by.

Furthermore John and Kat were so helpful with all informations around the condo and leisure activities. They even left us little presents. To make a long story short, they were wonderful hosts.

The only problem with our stay was, that it wasn`t long enough!

We have to say a BIG thank you to Kat and John for having us. We would love to come back in december but unfortunately everything is booked out. But we will definitely come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Even after reading the wonderful reviews, Kit and John's home and hospitality were beyond our expectations. They were there to greet us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of all the cottages amenities. We immediately felt right at home. The cottage was abundantly equipped with all the essentials and more. The beautiful contemporary decor was immaculate and there was ample storage throughout. John's biscotti was the best and a great addition to our morning coffee. The property is situated almost exactly between Lido and Siesta Key beaches and is dangerously close to Trader Joe's. We would definitely choose to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota International
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Gecko's Pub
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Bobby Jones Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Hillview Grill
Nearest Ski
651 Miles
Sapphire Valley, NC
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended

Very near Arlington Park with a heated Olympic size pool, tennis courts, basket ball courts, handball courts, and walking trails with a fenced, dog park area. It is about a 20 minute walk (one plus miles) to Southside Village with several pubs, restaurants and shops, including Morton's Gourment Market.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Arlington Park, 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
Low Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas Holidays
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
January 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.91
Cleaning per week stay £37.91 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A damage deposit will be required. The amount will vary, depending on circumstances and length of stay. The pet fee of $50.00 is the minimum and is per week of stay.
We have a policy of one month maximum rental period per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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