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The Urban Cottage Downtown Sarasota

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

It’s shabby chic meets high tech and it’s all in the details! Elegant, light and airy and just darn adorable best describes The Urban Cottage. Be the first guests to experience the luxury!

The Urban Cottage at The Bryant House is a newly restored 950 square foot Historic cottage just blocks away from the inter coastal waterway. It was built in 1939 for Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant. As owners of McKown's Market, the Bryants worked downtown and raised their family in this quaint cottage. Lovingly restored, the sensitive and sustainable renovation has maintained a cottage feel with all the modern conveniences in a fantastic downtown location.

The majestic hand carved Mahogany 4 Post king-sized bed along with high quality bedding and down comforters creates a romantic, elegant Master Bedroom that is spacious and inviting. The Living Room has views of 50 year old azalea bushes planted by Mrs. Bryant in the front garden. A leather sectional couch provides a comfortable resting area for guests. The open floor plan allows viewing of the 40” LED Smart TV from the Kitchen, Living and Dining Rooms. The sparkling new eat in gourmet Kitchen overlooks the private back yard and has all the amenities including brand new appliances with washer and dryer. A modern spa inspired Bath Room has tile, marble, inlaid pebble stone and a walk in shower with fresh fluffy towels provided. The bright and sunny Dining Room has windows on 3 walls, French doors and a dining table that seats 6 with a picturesque view that lets you enjoy Florida's natural beauty while you dine.

A lush tropical yard with mango, avocado and loquat trees, sweet smelling jasmine and frangipani surround a fire pit to warm up to or lounge about for sunbathing and enjoying the beautiful Florida climate. The patio is equiped for grilling, an herb garden and outdoor dining for four in the shade of an umbrella.

Downtown is the place to be in Sarasota. Located in the Central Cocoanut National Historic District The Urban Cottage is just blocks away from Whole Foods, Publix, Sarasota Farmers Market, Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota Opera, West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, The Jazz Club of Sarasota, Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsey, Upscale Restaurants, Shopping and Galleries. Hit Happy Hour at O’Leary’s Tiki Bar, dinner at Marina Jacks, charter fishing and boat rentals available, or catch the sunset on LeBarge Tropical Cruises, all located in the City's Waterfront Park. Take in a concert at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall or see local actors at The Players Theatre both a few blocks away. Cycle or walk over the Ringling Causeway Bridge for an incredible view of Sarasota Bay on your way to St Armand's Circle for Designer and local shopping and fine dining. Pedal back to the Urban Cottage after a dip at Lido Beach.

Head 2 1/2 miles north to SRQ Airport and visit the wealth of art, festivals and special exhibits available at The Ringling Museum, Circus Museum, Ca'dZan and Historic Asolo Theater. Next door, the Asolo Repertory Theatre offers dance, theatre and special events through out the year. Ringling Underground featuring local hip music attracts students from Ringling College of Art, New College and FSU along with those who appreciate new music.

A day trip to St. Petersburg offers a wealth of museums including the Chihuly Collection of Glass Art at The Morean Arts Center with fine dining at numerous restaurants or travel by boat and dock at The Vinoy Hotel for lunch in a beautiful historic building. The Salvador Dali Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts, also located in St.Pete are a must see. Tampa offers so many options for another day trip Tampa Museum of Art and Busch Gardens just to name a few.

Head south to the whitest sand you will ever see on Siesta Beach. Dine at Flavios Brick Oven for true and authentic Italian specialties along with great pizza. A day trip driving south will take you to The Edison Ford Museum in Fort Myers. Further south to Naples for a fun day of shopping and galleries.

Attention Boaters! The Urban Cottage is just a few blocks away from Centennial Park and boat ramp. 4th of July festivities for the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix makes Sarasota a perfect destination for fans and participants. Affordable space is available upon request for boat parking on site at The Urban Cottage.

As well as being a vacation destination, Sarasota is also a worldwide destination for our high quality medical facilities such as Datoli Cancer Center. The Urban Cottage provides a private and tranquil setting in a difficult time

SCAT, Sarasota Country Area Transit Bus stop is 2 doors away east and west.

And a Starbucks Coffee Shop coming to the end of our street!


Asolo Repertory Theatre, West Coast Black Theatre Troupe,

Florida Studio Theatre, Circus Sarasota

The Players Theatre, Sailor Circus

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Urbanite Theatre

Music & Dance

The Pops Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet of Florida,

Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, La Musica, Inc.

Local Music

The Starlite Room, The Gator Club

Mattison’s Grill, Blue Rooster

Museums, Art Galleries

The Ringling Museum of Art, Palm Ave Galleries

Marietta Museum Of Art & Whimsy, Art Center Sarasota

C’d’Zan, Towles Court Artist Studios,

Powell Crosley Estate, Hermitage Artist Retreat,

Events & Festivals

RIAF Ringling International Art Festival, A Taste of Downtown

Sarasota Florida Winefest & Auction, A Taste of St Armands

Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Harvey Milk Festival, Sarasota Season of Sculpture

Sarasota Folk Music Festival, Sarasota Fashion Week

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts, Florida Film Festival

Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix, Sarasota Music Half Marathon

Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition,

Florida State Theatre Improv Festival

Sarasota Film Festival Cine-World Festival


Le Barge Tropical Cruises, Marina Jack II Cruises

Historic Spainish Point, Sea Life Kayake Adventures

Myakka Wild Life Tours, Jungle Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Fishing Boat Charters

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Beach Horses

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training

Ed Smith Stadium

A Short Drive Away

Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg, Tampa Museum Of Art

Chihuly Collection, Hot Shop St Petersburg

Salvador Dali Museum, Morean Arts Center

Edison Ford Museum

More Details

Jonathan and Alene Pettus
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Jonathan and Alene Pettus

My wife Alene is an artist and I'm a General Contactor please view our website http://www.aprfl.com. When we renovated The Urban Cottage in the summer of 2015, our goal was to tear it apart and put it back together again creating a fresh, updated, romantic get away for our future guests. We've stayed at some of the finest hotels and wanted to create a luxury suite in sunny Sarasota, our home for 25 years. Sarasota has beaches voted the whitest sand (Siesta Beach) theatres, museums, fine dining, shopping and an abundance of Florida natural beauty. We love traveling around the country and Europe but theres no place like home and we hope we have created a home away from home for you.

Jonathan and Alene Pettus purchased this cottage in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Central Cocoanut in Sarasota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Spa Inspired
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 4 Post King Size Bed Down Comforters 32" Plasma TV Alarm Clocks
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Driver Available on request Security System Ceiling Fans


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(21 traveller reviews)

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The Urban Cottage Downtown Sarasota
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

A lovely return visit

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this lovely urban cottage three times. That itself is a compliment, and our main complaint about this visit was that it was too short. We love the cottage, its location and its garden where we can sit or eat. Jon and Alene are the most gracious and helpful hosts we know. We look forward to seeing them again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Urban Cottage is delightful

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a couple to stay while exploring Sarasota. It is close to downtown Sarasota; in fact it is possible to walk to downtown restaurants, the farmers market and the Sarasota Orchestra's Hall. It is a short drive to the Ringling Museum, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Siesta Beach and Lido Park.

The cottage is nicely furnished: the large bedroom has a fabulous carved bed and lovely wooden dressers; the kitchen is well equipped for home cooking and there is a conveniently located outdoor gas grill. The back yard has a fire pit surrounded with comfortable lounge chairs. It also has a visiting rabbit and racoon. A gift basket of snacks and food awaited our arrival along with a bowl of fruit and a large bouquet of flowers. Internet service was fine; there are two television sets, one provides cable channels and the other plays DVDs and perhaps some subscription services (which we were not able to figure out). The bathroom has a large glass enclosed shower; there is plenty of hot water and a stacked washer/dryer. We enjoyed our stay and would gladly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judith for the lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in our cottage, we achieved our goal! Oh and by the way the bunny’s name is Harvey!
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Charming, comfortable and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in this adorable cottage which is close to everything. It was so charming and comfortable and the owners have provided everything you need for a totally enjoyable stay (even a gourmet goodie basket for our late arrival). From the beautiful decor, the well-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, the fire pit in the backyard, the grill for a bbq and even an assortment of subscription entertainment choices for just hanging out you will not be disappointed in the Urban Cottage, we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and well appointed home!

  • 5 of 5

Great property close to downtown. Beautifully renovated, great attention to detail and lives much larger than the square footage would suggest. Love the Urban Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and Sophisticated Cottage...

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a week at this lovely home in Sarasota. The decor is beachy in a very sophisticated sense and exactly as described, a "chic urban cottage". We loved the white and turquoise colors with artistic accents. Everything is spotlessly clean, updated and of high quality. The kitchen is very well equipped for all your needs. The bed is impressive in appearance and comfortable allowing for a good night sleep. Battery operated candles are on timers which automatically light in the evening creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The weather was cool in the evenings so we did not get to use the outside fire pit or charming garden but we did enjoy grilling out one night. Service is great. The owner, Jonathan, or the wonderful housekeeper readily answered our calls or texts with any questions or issues we encountered. Location of the house is less than a mile from Publix and maybe 1.5 miles from Whole Foods, convenient and very close (2 houses in) from a main artery road in Sarasota, an easy drive to the bridge which crosses over to Lido Key/ St. Armand's Circle/ beach and not far from Siesta and Long Boat Key. The neighborhood is not attractive but we felt safe and had no complaints of noise from traffic, people or pets. There is an alarm system and we were asked to keep the shades pulled down when we were not home. Our only problem was that there were no screens on the windows or doors and we prefer fresh air rather than AC. We chose this bright and beautifully appointed house not far from the beach as opposed to a condo on the beach and you should too.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

When I walked into the Urban Cottage I felt that maybe it was too perfect and that I might not be able to relax for fear of messing up the décor. However I soon found that everything was so well thought out and such good quality finishes and materials had been used that I had nothing to worry about. The bed is very comfortable, the linens are top notch, all of the plumbing and fixtures work so well and the appliances are top of the line.

The back garden is a great place to relax, bbq some supper, eat, drink and we did actually entertain a couple of friends who were most impressed!

The list would be very long if I mentioned everything that we loved. But just a couple of extra touches were the well stocked pantry and fridge, the abundance of super kitchen utensils and good knives, the welcome basket and a visit from Jonathan who stopped by to make sure we were doing ok.

My only regret is that I forgot to add my comments to the visitor book. Sorry!! But my comment would simply have been: "Can't wait to come back!"

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Central Cocoanut, 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
Holiday Season
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Holiday Season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Property Damage Protection £71.49
Housecleaning £90.26
Tax Rate 12.0%

Deposits: $500 will serve as a security deposit, to be returned within two weeks of your departure after property has been inspected.
Full rent due 60 days prior to your arrival.
Cancellation within 90 days of arrival will forfeit your deposit.
Housekeeping fee based on length of stay.
Check in 4pm
Check out 10am

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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