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Sweet 2b/1b Garden Apartment On Bayou

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in North Trail - The Laughing Mullet

2 bedrooms with queen beds and twin bed on porch.

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!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Richard Martin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Sweet 2b/1b Garden Apartment On Bayou
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
De Soto, Missouri

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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Charming accomodations in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay in Sarasota. The setting is beautiful, the apartment was more than satisfactory and the hosts were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston, Illinois

Charming Place

  • 5 of 5

We found the laughing mullet residence to be ideal for our needs. Richard and Elizabeth, the owners, were friendly and quite helpful. It was great getting to look out over the canal from both inside and outside. Its location was convenient for everything that we wanted to do. An extra benefit was getting to see two excellent art exhibits at the school across the street.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frenchs at Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

Richard & Elisabeth were both very courteous , the property is beautiful , quiet and calming . It's really a good choice , the neighborhood is relaxing and we are near the city center with the benefits.In conclusion it was a great decision.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family or romantic apartment we look forward to visoting agin

  • 5 of 5

My family held a two-week Christmas-New Year’s gathering in Sarasota and we had the very good fortune to select the Laughing Mullet. This apartment played a starring role in our best family reunion in memory. We knew when we arrived that we had found an exceptional place. If you like comfortable quarters in a stunning bayou and garden setting minutes from Lido Beach (one left, one right and one left - you're there) and other attractions, the Laughing Mullet deserves your closest consideration.

The charming apartment overlooks a calm bayou that attracts pelicans, ospreys, herons and numerous other stunning birds, as well as the leaping mullet. While places close to the beach teem with traffic, nightlife and noise the Laughing Mullet stays quiet enough to hear the fish jumping and the breeze in the Spanish moss on the surrounding trees.

The apartment is clean and well-maintained, without a hint of the mildew order so common in tropical climates.

There are two comfortable bedrooms with queen-sized beds, dressers and closets. The dining area has a single bed and a table for four. In the living room are one full and one smaller couch. The kitchen is well-equipped; we prepared our snacks and meals every day with no problems. This layout allowed 9 of us (from 3 to almost 70) prepare meals, visit, sleep (one or two people on mats on the floor), enjoy Sarasota and celebrate the holidays.

The porch just outside the front door is an excellent place for the morning coffee and, even better, there are chairs and chaise lounges on a deck right next to the bayou. Kayaking is available on-site, as is comfort able hammock surrounded by ferns beneath a huge, Spanish moss festooned Live Oak tree.

Richard and Elizabeth graciously accommodated our minor requests (more towels) and quickly repaired a toilet handle that broke. They even added to our New Year’s Eve by delivering towels with a bottle of champagne.

The building is environmentally sound, from solar power to beautiful trees and certified Florida-appropriate gardens. The washing machine and drier were more than up to the task of all the laundry and the wireless Internet easily handled a number of Wi-Fi devices.

This is a strongly positive but well-deserved review and we highly recommend this place without reservation. None of us knew the proprietors or the property before this visit. However, we all look forward to once again gathering at the Laughing Mullet on our next visit to Sarasota.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family of four!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! Richard and Elizabeth were both helpful and courteous of our visit with our children. They have a beautiful property conveniently located to everything the area has to offer. The home is very well stocked with everything needed to have a care free stay. The home is tucked away in a beautiful area that is quiet and calming. We would absolutely recommend visiting again with kids, they love playing outside in the wide open space below the awesome oak tree and watching the chickens mill about. Plus it sits right on the bayou which is a great spot to enjoy morning coffee and watch the pelicans dive for baitfish. Thank you Richard and Elizabeth for allowing us to stay in a cozy place for the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary


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
Christmas & New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in North Trail in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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