SWEET MANGO MANOR, SARASOTA'S FINEST HISTORIC VACATION HOME

Katherine Kelly

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SWEET MANGO MANOR, SARASOTA'S FINEST HISTORIC VACATION HOME

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Sarasota House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, Sleeps 5 comfortably

This lovely, well maintained historically designated 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths home is located in the Central Coconut National Historic District, one of the oldest and to date the largest Historic district in Sarasota County .Central/Cocoanut is an eclectic mix of architectural styles , new comers and 3rd generation Sarasota residents .It is not a gated community. 2 blocks from the intercoastal waterway and a short stroll to Historic downtown Sarasota . This 1925 airplane bungalow retains all of its historical character without sacrificing modern everyday amenities. Maintaining its original heart pine floors, double hung '4 over 1' windows and stamped tin shingle roof, this single family home has been accommodating visitors, owners, and family for 90 years. This 2,200 square foot home will invite you to explore, relax and appreciate a bit of old Florida.

The Manor's 8,000 sq. ft. of gardens are an extraordinary and delightful mix of native and exotic flora and fauna with walkways to explore every corner.

We are proud to announce our membership into the GREEN BUSINESS BUREAU and are dedicated to making the Manor and gardens environmentally friendly.

Please take our Virtual Tour of the entire Manor at the bottom of the page.

Other Attractions: : Distance measured in miles one way from Sweet Mango Manor to the following locations: Sarasota Kennel Club Dog Racing (3.0), Sarasota Jungle Gardens (1.5), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (1.5),

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium (4.5), Circus Sarasota (4.5),

Sarasota Classic Car Museum (2.5), Myakka State Park (21.5), Hard Rock Casino - Tampa (69),

Busch Gardens - Tampa (68), Walt Disney World - Orlando (118), Universal Studios - Orlando (125). Airports - Sarasota/Bradenton Int'l Airport (3.0), Tampa Int'l Airport (55),

St. Petersburg/Clearwater Int'l Airport (47), Southwest Florida Int'l Airport - Ft. Myers (90), Orlando Int'l Airport

(132). Charter fishing, kayak and Segway rentals as well as numerous restaurant locations can be found by referencing the Sarasota Visitors Bureau web site for more details.

Don't forget to take the Virtual tour of Sweet Mango Manor!!and please visit our newest addition the Bird House Bungalow..located on the Manor property ...you'll love it!!

Please visit our newest historic property #3735738 ,The Bird House Bungalow.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katherine Kelly (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Katherine Kelly

A preservationist in all ways ,I spent 1 and a half years rehabbing the Manor , bringing it back to its original glory.The house then was listed on the Historic register in Sarasota County..Being an artist ,the Manor was a perfect canvas for my passion..I lived in the home for 8 years,and am now enjoying my guests in the Manor and gardens.

Katherine Kelly purchased this house in 1999

What makes this house unique

If your looking for a beach front condo with white tile and white walls , this home is not for you ! Appointed with antiques , vintage Florida items and art it is warm and comfortable. Unique in every way,with mural walls and exotic applications, you will want to stay 2 weeks to take it all in .(not to mention the garden) The Bamboo Room is an extension of the Manor newly completed for more family members and guests.And now there is The Bird House Bungalow next door., making a great 'mini' hamlet for family reunions and gatherings!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We feel so fortunate to have found your place.To be able to take our 4 legged son truly made the difference.The garden is beautiful and your home was absolutely comfortable.This get away was exactly what we needed;relaxation ,and having us feel at home at Sweet Mango Manor.We look forward to sharing your place with others and again , thank you.
Jun 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Sweet Mango Manor, Sarasota's Finest Historic Vacation Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Sweet Mango during the 4th July week. The property is conveniently located to eateries, shops and grocery stores and it only takes 10 to 15 min to reach the beautiful Longboat Key public beach. Property is very pet friendly with enclosed back yard, Pioneer Park across the street and sidewalks throughout the historic neighborhood. My wife and I discovered Sarasota’s Bird Key Park on the causeway and really enjoyed taking advantage of the park benches overlooking Sarasota Bay and walking the dog on its scenic pathway each morning. We look forward to returning. Thank you Katherine ……!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests with fur children will find Sarasota very pet friendly in many ways.From the Bird Key Park with doggie drinking fountains to the 17th st Paw Park with acres to run.
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Beautiful and charming!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures of this beautiful home do not lie! It was a wonderful haven for me, my friend and my dog. Katherine was there when we arrived to show me the house and gardens and answer all my questions. She recommended a wonderful fish market nearby and we cooked fresh fish almost every night. We also got a tour of her other rental house, The BIrd House, next door. If anything, it was even better! She has a great sense of style and you know the houses have been done with love.
We did have one bad experience in Sarasota. We made a dinner reservation at a local restaurant, Indigenous, and when we got there, were told they had no record of it. They were "unpleasant" about the situation as if we had fabricated our reservation. Being from one of the great food towns, Chicago, I believe that without great service, the food alone will not sustain a restaurant.
All in all, it was a fabulous stay in a fabulous house.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5
I would love to be selfish and tell you that our stay was awful. However, that would be a lie. From the moment we arrived at this lovely little piece of enchantment we were captivated and sheltered within its welcoming walls. Delayed flights were not an issue for Katherine--she was there being absolutely zen--for which we were grateful. She took us through the house to give us an introduction and then left us to sleep away the travel weariness. We awoke to something that was truly special. From the lovely secret garden that gave everyone a place to center themselves, to the gorgeous texture and layers of the decor that beckoned one to spend some time wandering from room to room, to the little nooks and crannies that gave us all a place to get away it was absolutely perfect. And Katherine had thought of every need and contingency from a nicely supplied kitchen to flip flops for the beach.

Now, there are trendier places to stay in the heart of it all. And you will pay a lot more for it. However, Sweet Mango Manor is convenient to everything you could want to do from enjoying the restaurants and shops of the historic downtown, to beach day at Lido and St. Armand's Circle, and even heading down to Siesta Key, if that is what you wish to do. Directly across the park outside your front door is the local grocery store. Less than 10 minutes away is the Whole Foods. You can walk to the city auditorium to catch a jewelry show or even a live performance at the local arts center. At the end of the day, you can come home to this quiet little slice of heaven, open a bottle of wine, and enjoy the peace and loveliness of a home that has been lent to you for the length of your vacation. And when you do, please lift a glass to the Sweet Mango Manor for me.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mission accomplished ! Our goal since opening the Manor for guests in 2009 is exactly this......
A wonderful retreat in the city that visitors find positively refreshing ,relaxing and within a short distance to almost everything .Come visit !
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Gorgeous, well-equipped home & garden

Gorgeous, well-equipped home & garden
  • 5 of 5
Photos tell the story but this home is truly beautifully and uniquely decorated by the owner, an artist. The kitchen, bathrooms & rooms are well-equipped for a long-term stay and the garden (totally fenced in, if you bring a pet) is lushly designed in character with the FL landscape. There are plenty of books (FL architecture, gardening, sights) in living room cabinets, all of the kitchen equipment you'll need, and the location is good (across the street from a park, about 9 blocks from downtown, and a short walk to a waterfront park).
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Boston, MA
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here while attending a rowing event at the new Nathan Benderson Park Aquatic Center. After a fun, but exhausting, day in the Florida heat this house was the perfect place to go home to. It is centrally located, closed to Centennial Park, the airport, and downtown areas. It is also walking distance to Publix. Katherine takes fantastic care of the property. It is exceptionally clean and the landscaping is far beyond what you would expect from a vacation home. Often it seems as though so much of Florida is filled with new McMansion style homes. This historic and well-restored home is a wonderful antidote to that. Highly recommended and a great value.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you girls! It was very exiting to have you in town for this activity. You and all the rowers are putting Sarasota on the map, hosting a world class event.We are so glad you enjoyed your stat at the Manor and will look forward to your return.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
This vacation home is a hidden gem, a uniquely beautiful and comfortable getaway. Could not stop marveling at the level of artistry in this home and garden. Each time we looked around, we noticed a new layer of artistic detail—pleasant colors and textures everywhere. All of it made for a wonderful backdrop (and frequent conversation starter,) to our family gathering. Though we were surrounded by craftsmanship, from the doorknobs down to the bathroom tiles, we didn’t feel the need to tiptoe around—the house has been designed to be lived in and enjoyed. Each room has been furnished with the comfort of guests in mind. The many group seating areas encourage socializing, but there are also plenty of private nooks for enjoying peace and quiet. And the house has all of the modern conveniences, should you want to use them—wireless internet, flat screen TVs throughout, and energy-efficient kitchen and laundry appliances. Additionally, the house is well-stocked with supplies, and we only had to step out for groceries (a block away.)


The garden surrounding Sweet Mango Manor is a plant lover’s paradise. During our stay, I got in the habit of waking up before sunrise so I could spend quiet mornings in the garden, which is incredibly inviting, and a work of art in itself. The lush garden is full of eye-popping color and movement, and is home to lizards, butterflies, cardinals, herons, songbirds, and blue jays. Winding pathways lead to hidden “rooms” and niches, and there are several comfortable group seating areas. By the end of our nearly two-week stay, I still had not counted all of the varieties of flowers, foliage, and fruit.


The owner of Sweet Mango Manor, Katherine Kelly, is a kind, approachable, and thoughtful person who truly loves Florida and generously shares her knowledge of it. She allows her guests total privacy but is always a phone call away to answer questions. As Katherine was showing us around the house on the first day of our visit, I told her I was interested in learning about plants native to Florida. Less than an hour later, I found a pile of books on the subject stacked on the porch. Katherine left them there for me. I’m so grateful she did, because studying them enriched my experience in the coming days. Katherine also left us fruits from the garden to sample. Gestures like these meant so much; they set Sweet Manor Apart from any hotel. We all fell in love with this place during our time here.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! These guests enjoyed every inch of the gardens and the Manor.They also took some amazing photos that we wish we could post for all to see! Thank you!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Broadway Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bobby Jones Golf Complex, Rolling Green
Nearest Motorway
6.7 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sarasota Main Street shops, cafes and restaurants
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Lido Key
Car: recommended

Local activities and attractions are abundant in Sarasota from boating and golf to art galleries and museums. Here are a few to wet your appetite for a vacation in Sarasota. Distance measured in miles one way from Sweet Mango Manor to the following locations: Art - Van Wezel Performing Arts Center (0.5), John and Mable Ringling Museum (2.5), Sarasota Ballet (2.5), West Coast Symphony (0.5), Sarasota Opera House (0.9), Florida Studio Theatre (0.9), Golden Apple Dinner Theatre (0.9), Players Theatre (0.5). Beaches - Siesta Key (8.5), Lido Key (3.5), Longboat Key (4.0), Casperson Beach, Venice (21.0). Shopping - St. Armands Circle shops, cafes and restaurants (3.0), Westfield Shopping town Southgate (4.0), Sarasota Main Street shops, cafes and restaurants (1.0), Publix Super Market (0.3), Whole Foods Market (1.0), Westfield Sarasota Square Mall (9.5).

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking,jet ski ,wind surfing, bird watching

Golf: Distance measured in miles one way from Sweet Mango Manor to the following locations: Golf - University Park (7.5), Bobby Jones Golf Complex (4.0), Rolling Green (4.0), Sarasota Golf Club (8.0), Oak Ford Golf Club (15.0).

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall shoulder
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$149
$975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
high
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,395
 
 
summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $7
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Cleaning fee is charged only if you stay two weeks or more. No children under 10 please. The manor is set up for adult enjoyment and has NOT been 'child proofed'. We also welcome small intimate weddings and receptions with fees based on under 30 guests and under.Please contact us for details. $100 pet deposit with a charge of $7 per night. Please contact Owner for additional information.
$200 Security Deposit is due at booking; remainder of balance due two weeks prior to check-in. Rates are in USD. Rental rates include all utilities, wireless Internet access (with your laptop), and local phone. Payment Method: Money order, travelers checks, cashiers check, cash, PayPal or PayPal credit card option. Cancellation Policy: Cancel 25 days or more of arrival date,Full Refund on deposit
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Amenities

Amenities

Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • bath 1(downstairs) has separate shower and tub , Bath 3 (upstairs) has shower only and half bath is downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms: Queen, full and trundle day bed), Remote control color televisions, Ceiling fans in every room, Hardwood floors, Ample closet space.Because of the Manor's Green Business status , thermostats are set at the recommended FPL 78 degrees in summer and 68 in winter.IF YOU WISH TO CHANGE THIS , IT WILL BE ADJUSTED IN THE RATE. Please take our Virtual Tour through the Manor below!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoying the great Florida weather is heightened with 8,000 square feet of garden area just outside the double French doors of the dining room. Kitchen: Stainless steel kitchen appliances (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, oven), Center island with Jen-Air cook top, All kitchenware and utensils. Living Areas: Remote control color televisions, Ceiling fans in every room for your comfort, Hardwood floors. enclosed front porch, outside covered lanai - . 'Florida Friendly Yard' - Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access - washer , dryer - cable TV - linens, towels and beach towels - Fully air conditioned /heat :note :because of our Green Business Bureau membership the thermostat is set at FPL guidelines of 68 winter and 78 summer . Fans in every room are there for your comfort - Off street parking - Your home away from home with all modern amenities. :we accept children 10 and over.The Manor is not child proofed. Please take our Virtual Tour of the entire Manor below

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