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Sweet 2b/1b Garden Apartment On Bayou

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bedrooms with queen beds and twin bed on porch.

Please Note: We are not accepting reservations for 2017 until October 1, 2016.

Nicely-furnished 2B/1b on 1st floor in 4-plex. Old Florida at its best: outdoor deck, gardens, hammock & dock overlooking bayou. Located on Ringling College of Art & Design campus, 5 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to white-sand Lido Beach. On bus line; Uber transportation available. A quiet location, tucked away on art school campus, yet close to downtown, many cultural amenities, great restaurants and the beaches.

Guest have access to shared laundry, spacious outdoors, hammock, dock. Bicycles, kayaks, and hot tub available.

We welcome guests upon arrival, and can provide transportation from SRQ airport (5-minutes away). We know Sarasota very well, and are happy to share what we know!

We are confident you will love our place and our lovely city and the local beaches!

More Details

Richard Martin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Richard Martin

Richard is a retired executive and former Sarasota mayor. Elizabeth is a recently retired Speech-Language Pathologist. We have lived in Sarasota for over 30 years and can point you in the right direction whatever your interests.

Richard Martin purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Richard Martin chose Sarasota

Location, location, location: serene setting on art school campus with dock and gardens overlooking bayou yet 5 minutes to Main Street and 10 minutes to Lido Beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in North Trail in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , day bed on enclosed porch separated by living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Sweet 2b/1b Garden Apartment On Bayou
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Cincinnati Ohio

Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two weeks at the laughing mullet, my husband and myself. A cozy place with everything you need. We always felt (after a day of seeing the sights and enjoying the beach) like we were returning home. We cooked meals here and even grilled out, when not enjoying some of the local cuisine. Richard gave us suggestions for restaurants and activities. He is a great host- warm and welcoming. A wealth of information at your door step. We enjoyed sitting out back with morning coffee and of course the Florida sunshine. We liked the location and would definitely stay again. Thanks Richard for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was pleased as punch to welcome and host these perfect guests: caring, lovely, giving in so many ways. I sure hope they return. Carol & John make you feel as though everything will be all right in the world, despite these trying times.
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Very nice setting and apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Mullet was more than we expected. The house was easily accessible for my husband who uses a wheelchair. The patio was a great place to catch the breeze, watch the birds, and see/hear the mullet jumping. The location was convenient for exploring the Sarasota area and attractions. We look forward to returning in the future. Thanks for your hospitality Richard.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed breakfast on the patio by the canal. Very pleasant location. The owners were friendly and helpful. Parking was a bit of a squeeze for my full size pickup.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure of spending Christmas at apartment with my kids and could not have been happier with my choice. Will DEFINITELY be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting Charyn and her college-age son & daughter and their quiet, well-behaved dog! We're pleased they loved our place and left it clean and tidy - as if it were there own! We hope they visit again!
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Charming home, wonderful owners,definitely would stay again

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Mullet was a wonderful condo for our family of five (myself, husband, five year old, 11 year old, and mother). Richard warned me it might be small for us given the one bathroom, but we don't mind getting cozy! We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay again on a future trip.

We liked:

Right on the water

Slept 5 comfortably

Kayaks, swing, hammock, outdoor furniture

Lovely landscaping

Beach towels, bug spray, coffee, bottled water all available (and appreciated!!!!!!)

Richard and Music right upstairs

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to welcome Kim's family of five. We're pleased they enjoyed our apartment - that it was comfortable and met their needs. We love hosting families - all the more so over the holiday! Thanks for leaving our place all neat & tidy. It was great having you here, and we hope you consider staying with us again!
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Very well kept, well supplied, great air conditioning, very clean, and the owners are very attentive

  • 5 of 5

Very very pleased, I would come again.

Thank You Elizabeth and Martin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Trail, 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
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary


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