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1/1 Artisans Cottage Near Beaches, Restaurants, Biking and More!

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath cozy and quiet cottage in a tropical setting.

1 bedroom/1 bathroom clean and cozy Artisans cottage is filled with color in every room. You will certainly experience sweet dreams on the new gel filled tempurpedic mattress. The kitchen comes equipped with everything for a quick get away week or an entire season along the Florida Gulf Coast. Relax and take in the flora and fauna from the screened lanai at the rear of the Moon Dreams Cottage or take one of the bikes provided and head to the beach and soak up some rays.

The cottage began as a detached garage in the 1950's, Shortly afterword is was turned into an artist studio and then a cottage. It is located adjacent to the property owners home. There is designated parking for guests at the pathway leading to the cottage at the rear of the property.

The clear aqua blue water of Nokomis Beach and Casey Key stretches out on a shelf into the Gulf of Mexico, inviting long, easy walks into the water before you stretch out for a swim. The extraordinary, bright white sand is almost completely quartz crystal. As such, it maintains a constant cool temperature and is the softest powder imaginable.

Nokomis has 14 miles of white sandy beach! The Nokomis Beach and Park is comprised of 22 acres with 1,700 feet running alongside the Gulf of Mexico, and 3,200 feet along the Intra-coastal Waterway. This area is known for its stunning white sand beaches that are ideal for shelling and beach combing. All types of other beach activities are available such as swimming, diving, fishing and boating. Nokomis Beach has lifeguards, free parking, concessions, restrooms and picnic tables. It is Sarasota County’s oldest public beach and is located on Casey Key just west of the Albee Road Bridge.

A short 3 - 5 minute drive from the Nokomis Historic District that Includes four antiques shops and four restaurants (Evergreen Cafe, Curry Creek Cafe, Captain Eddie’s Seafood, Bayside Grille.) We are just 3 short miles from historic downtown Venice, with all its 1920s charm and fun shopping and dining.

An Ecoturism Paradise

Just 1.5 miles to the clean white sands of Nokomis beach, so load the car up with our snorkels, beach chairs and cooler and make a day of it, walking the sands and sea oats of Casey Key, or stroll to the Venice Jetty to people-watch and check out the fishing. We have several other fabulous beaches nearby, as well.

Take a bike ride on the 15-mile long Legacy Bike Trail extending all the way to Venice Beach. Enjoy a picnic under the spreading oaks at Nokomis Community Center. Walk a block to Pocono Trail Preserve where you can bird watch and see Florida wildflowers, or take a guided nature tour. You're just four and half miles from Oscar Scherer State Park, great for bicycling, canoeing or kayaking, plus we're a short drive to the scenic Myakka River.

Personal Attention to Guests

We provide basic cleaning supplies, 2 rolls of toilet paper, 2 rolls of paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, 30 spf sunscreen to get you started. In addition spa robes and slippers are provided for your use during your stay. For more information, see www.kalypsobay.com

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Hillard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Beth Hillard

We started Kalypso Bay with guests in mind. Being a military wife, daughter and mom, I have done my fair share of traveling around the world. I have found that one of the first things that a Mom (for those of you that do not know her first name) looks for when they first arrive in a new place is the grocery store, restaurants and shopping. Time for ourselves is second place. I thought it would be great if we could help vacationing guest's get a little quality time (richly deserved) for themselves when on vacation. There was this one day...my youngest sister called me and said that she and her family were coming to Sarasota for a one week vacation in June. I suggested to her that it might be nice if her big sister (me) could place some groceries in her unit. About that time a light bulb went off and in came this idea of marketing vacation rental homes online, reserving them and having concierge service for them as well. So it began.... We are a family owned and operated business here is Sarasota. Being a military wife and running a military household, I feel that I have an attention to detail that some do not have. Our team will schedule tee times, day spa appointments, dinner reservations and even find a nanny to take care of the kids while Mom and Dad take a day off. If you would prefer a private dinner, we can arrange for a personal chef to come an cook for you (Mom, he will even do the dishes after he cooks). The list goes on and on. The main thing is....we are here to make sure that you get the vacation home and the vacation that you deserve, want and need in today's hectic world. After you reserve your vacation home with us, call me for the little details and I will handle them for you before you arrive. Here at Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals & Concierge our goal is to help you achieve the vacation of your dreams. After all, we all deserve to be pampered and taken care of once in a while.

Why Beth Hillard chose Nokomis

We love this cottage, it is among our favorites. Whether you are just visiting by yourself or with a friend, the Moon Dreams cottage is just what the doctor ordered for peace and relaxation. Light, bright Caribbean colors and a certain homeyness that makes this bungalow one of the cutest places we have ever seen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I recently stayed in the Moon Dreams Cottage and can not say enough good things about it. It's artsy, quiet and quaint. The amenities are perfect for two. Restaurants and grocery are very close or stay in and grill. The small touch extras were the prefect compliment. Highly recommend!
Jul 2015
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Don Pedro Island State Park
Publix Grocery
Pops Sunset Grill
Saltwater Cafe
Historic Spanish Point
Oscar Scherer State Park
Casey Key
Venice Beach
Venice Little Theatre
Daiquiri Deck Island of Venice
Siesta Key Beach
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Mote Marine Laboratory
Señor Siesta -- CLOSED
Ca d'Zan Mansion
Marina Jack
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Cafe Saltwater
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nokomis Beach
Car: recommended

Please see our other vacation properties at www.vrbo.com/514228, www.vrbo.com/622030, www.vrbo.com/504120, www.vrbo.com/504213, and #254876, and www.vrbo.com/623654. Stop by our website at www.kalypsobay.com.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Nokomis in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • large bathroom with shower and linen closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen tempurpedic gel mattress and large armoire with space for your hanging clothes. There are french doors leading to the lanai from the bedroom as well.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
7 Night Minimum 1.5 Miles to Nokomis Beach 20 Minutes From Siesta Key Beach Vaulted Ceilings in kitchen and bedroom Caribbean Colors Wi-Fi Available Cookware Provided Linens Provided Equipped Kitchen Microwave Refrigerator Ceiling Fans Air Conditioning NO SMOKING Cable/Satellite TV CD /DVD / VCR Museums Cinemas/Movie Restaurants Shopping Theme Parks (1-2 hours) Golf/Tennis/Biking Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Miniature Golf Health/Beauty Spa Mote Aquarium Live Theater Basketball/ Racquetball Beach Historic Spanish Point


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average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

Winter in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Moon Dreams Cottage was a first time ever winter away from home. It was cozy, clean and provided everything we needed and wanted for a home away. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Couldn't ask for more. We plan to return to this lovely tropical place next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location. Was very comfy and quiet. Would love to return. 🌴󝀼󞌸

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, Ontario. Canada

A great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I needed a little pied à terre for a month, and were just delighted with this little home. The owners were most welcoming, and the property manager very pleasant to deal with. The cottage is equipped with everything one needs for a short vacation. I'd say the only inconvenience was not having a laundry on site, but if one plans for this, the issue is a minor one. The cottage is well located close to grocery stores, restaurants and golf courses, and we loved it! We'll definitely consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, near the beach and downtown Venice. Owners are a lovely caring couple.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed from January through March at Moon Dreams Cottage. It is only a mile and half from Nokomis Beach in which we took full advantage. My husband also fished the Intra-coastal and caught several fish. Venice is just a short distance away and we visited their restaurants and attractions. The cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. All around the cottage are trees and foliage and I think something new bloomed each week. Beth at Kalypso Bay and the owners of Moon Dreams went out of their way to help us have an enjoyable time on our first time visit to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. & Mrs. A, It was our pleasure to have you stay at the Moon Dreams Cottage, we are overjoyed that you enjoyed it!. The Moon Dreams Cottage is one of our favorite places. We look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Beth Hillard Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Nokomis, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.66
Booking Fee £75.52
Cleaning Fee £113.28
Pet Fee £113.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.56
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Moon Dreams Cottage requires a 7 night minimum stay.
50% Down Payment Is Required At Time Of Booking To Secure Your Stay.Balance Is Due 8 Weeks Prior Arrival.
If Reserving Less Than 8 Weeks Prior To Arrival, Payment Is Due In Full. Pet fee is $150 per pet, per stay.
Note: Until Confirmed, Rates Are Subject To Change Without Notice.
Cancellation Policy is available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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