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COTTAGE PREMIUM DOWNTOWN LOCATION! WALK TO IT ALL! 5 STAR REVIEWS!

Mikealan or Paul (Jeff) OKeefe

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Mikealan or Paul (Jeff) OKeefe

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Speaks: english
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COTTAGE PREMIUM DOWNTOWN LOCATION! WALK TO IT ALL! 5 STAR REVIEWS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Sarasota House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

See all 5 cottages and get more information on our website:

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This cottage is booked from now until April 4, 2015

BUT I MAY HAVE OTHER COTTAGES in the same location!

Cal for avail. (941) 342-1639

Voted Sarasota''s #1 Neighborhood! The Best Location! The ABSOLUTE best!

Downtown Sarasota. Walk a few blocks to Downtown restaurants, shopping, cafes, theaters, art galleries and chic boutiques! Walk to Marina Jack's at the Harbor for sunset happy hour or enjoy the Bay Waterfront Park. Rent bikes and go over the City Causeway to St. Armand Circle or Lido beach, even explore Longboat Key. Our famous Siesta Beach is a 10 minute car ride. You will be in the middle of everything, while enjoying the peace and quiet at your cozy Key West Style Cottage!

It's what we all move to Florida and fantasize about living in- a tropical Caribbean style bungalow with tons historic of charm!

Korneda Aitcheson from Stuart, Fl. said, 'It's storybook perfect'!

Recently renovated with many modern updates - yet leaving the original historic charm in tact- makes this the perfect romantic cottage for honeymooners or snowbirds alike! The main room has a 50' TV with 100's of channels provided by Verizon FIOS. The cottage is approximately 850 sq. ft. with a very efficient layout that feels much larger. It's spacious and comfortable for 4 people. For larger groups, you can expand by adding the rear rental unit that has 1 bedroom, 1 bath.

The cottage is adorable. Decorated by collecting whimsical pieces of art and furniture from local Artisans, you will surely get a kick out of the place!

Some guests have commented the best part of their stay was the location, while others said it was the fresh, luxurious linens and lavender scented towels that were the best. We hope to entice you to come back by adding special little luxurious touches. Let us welcome you with a bottle of wine, bottled water, coffee and tea. It's our goal to make you comfortable. That's what we like when we travel- that's what we want to give you!

Don't settle for worn-out tired rentals filled with gritty sand and moldy smelling sheets- let us pamper you with our special efforts. We can offer you a range of special services. Prior to your arrival, let us fill your grocery list so you're all set when you get here. We can even stock the bar with your favorite spirits and mixers! Imagine how nice that would be!!!!!

We can arrange tons of activities for all age groups. Let us help you plan tennis games, golf rounds and tee times, as well as lessons.

Get the hottest tickets to the Ballet, Opera, Spring Baseball Training, International Film Festival (in March), Comedy Club, or Concerts.

Want to keep the kids busy? How about the local Aquarium, Zoo, Big Cat Habitat, Mini Golf, Deep Sea Fishing? Tickets to theme parks, like Disney World (2 hours drive), Busch Gardens, Tampa (1 hour drive).. ...so much to do here is Sarasota and beyond.....-The Cultural Coast!

Your comfort and happiness is our success!

Keywords: Sarasota, bungalow, apartment, condo, flat, vacation, house, home, rental, hotel, motel, Beach, romantic, whimsical, retreat, florida, cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mikealan or Paul (Jeff) OKeefe (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About Mikealan or Paul (Jeff) OKeefe

My name is Mikealan, my husband if Jeff. We are a younger retired couple in our early fifties who retired from Virginia to Sarasota 3 years ago. We enjoy our vibrant city with all the culture activities and festivals here. We also enjoy the warm Caribbean turquoise Gulf Coast water with our boat and fishing rods. We stay actively involved in the community by volunteering at the Ringling Asolo Theater and High School Library. We are season ticket holders for the Symphony, Ballet and members of many local attractions. This year we are adding to our efforts to give back to the community by volunteering at the International Film Festival in March.

Mikealan or Paul (Jeff) OKeefe purchased this house in 2009

Why Mikealan or Paul (Jeff) OKeefe chose Sarasota

Charming urban Laurel Park was voted #1 place to live in Sarasota by Sarasota Magazine! The location is convenient for walking to the most vibrant parts of the city. I love having breakfast at one of the outdoor cafes, while striking up a stimulating conversation with a few new friends! Just walking my dogs makes me feel like I'm are part of the the city! Most of our days are sunny and warm, which are perfect for biking to the park or Lido Beach or St. Armand Circle. The historic neighborhood is friendly with a sense of community and has a 'live and let live' attitude ...very quiet and very safe. The eclectic mix of high end homes & condos, mingle with historic bungalows, next to shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries,makes this cottage have a funky, urban, chic 'feel'.

What makes this house unique

Fenced in backyard.

If you need more rooms, there is an attached rear apt. with 1 bedroom (queen bed), 1 bathroom with shower and very large fenced in backyard for additional rent.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage would not disappoint the most discriminating guests. We could not believe how affordable and conveniently located this group of cottages are. There are five altogether which we hope to come back for a family reunion and rent them all .

We walked all over town and road bikes to the beach. I would highly recommend and can't wait to come back
Aug 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 reviews
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Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340243vb
+1 -757 663-2025
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Dahlonega, Ga
5

Old charm Sarasota

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from a wonderful week in Coral Cottage-Rear. This was our 2nd stay in one of the O'keefe's cottages and we enjoyed it as much as our first visit in Mangrove Cottage. Since I have been visiting Sarasota since my childhood in the 1940's, I found these cottages to be a home away from home as they are reminiscent of an earlier era. However, the charming decor is fresh and chic. We loved having our morning coffee or evening wine on the patio and large fenced-in yard. Being able to walk downtown and the marina made our visit stress-free. Since neither my husband or I are tech savvy, Jeff was very accommodating in coming over to instruct us in operating the TV remote. Also, for the first time in years, I did not wake up with an aching back...wonderful mattress!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us a glowing review!
Jeff, Paul & I were delighted to have you back and so happy you enjoyed yourselves.
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Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340243vb
+1 -757 663-2025
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We rented 3 cottages for a family reunion. Everyone has a blast. All clean cute and well managed cottages. Nice outdoor areas too. Location the best, downtown and harbor are 10- 15 walk. Beaches are a quick drive, lots of parking there with easy load and unload. We liked Lido Beach the best cuz it has the beachfront swimming pool.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340243vb
+1 -757 663-2025
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
3

Beautiful place and location, but some issues

  • 3 of 5
The Coral Cottage is a beautiful well-appointed place in a quaint neighborhood, with easy walking in historic Laurel Park and to main street restaurants, etc. However, we had some issues. Squirrels (or some other critters) in the rafters and walls awakened us most nights as they were running and gnawing on wood, We found cockroaches on 2 occasions in the morning, They provided beach chairs but these were dirty, in bad shape and in one case broken. However, these problems did not cause us to want an interruption of our privacy on our vacation. Except for these problems, the place was enjoyable. The owner said they would look into each one of these issues the day we told them (the day we left).
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very upsetting to Jeff and I you didn’t have a 5 star visit. WE strive and work very hard to assure all our guests needs are met and that we respond instantly to complaints. Earning your 5 star approval is our 1st priority.
However, as you mentioned in you review, you did not inform us of any of these complaints until the morning of your departure. All of your complaints could have been addressed instantly if we had known.
It’s Peak Season and all our cottages are fully booked. The guests before and after you did not experience any noise in the rafters nor see any bugs. I had the cottage completely checked by our exterminator and scheduled an extra spray as a precaution to be sure. I was perplexed that our other guests did not experience any noise in the rafters?
It all made sense, when a few weeks later, I received a call from a current guest, during a storm, that they heard “something”. I rushed over while the noise was occurring, hoping to find out what was causing it? I had to almost laugh when we all realized a low branch was hitting and rubbing (during high winds of the storm) the metal roof! It sounded just like a squirrel in the attic. We cut the branch off the next day and have not heard anything sense. I think it’s also prudent to mention the exterminator did not see any signs that anything had been in the attic.
Again, I’m just sorry we didn’t know about this during your stay.
As for the broken beach chair.
Beach equipment is checked and cleaned regularly. Sometimes our guests don’t tell us if something has broken for fear of losing their security deposit. We keep extra beach equipment in the rear shed. Again, if I had known, I could have brought you new ones….
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Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340243vb
+1 -757 663-2025
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Sarasota Cottage

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay. Close to downtown with all the great restaurants.
Property is clean and well-maintained and very nicely decorated.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340243vb
+1 -757 663-2025
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
USA
5

Owners Out Did Themselves! Charming, GREAT LOCATION TOO! Excellent VALUE!

  • 5 of 5
The owners of this cottage have 4 other cottages in the same area. I have stayed at several of their places downtown and have enjoyed each one. They are all adorable, very nicely furnished, clean and cozy. They are a tremendous value for downtown and they offer free wi-fi, cable, parking, laundry and beach stuff!
I love the location which is very quiet even though I was in the the downtown area. I could walk a few short blocks in any direction for 100's of places to eat ranging from "cheap eats" to highend restaurants. I could walk to several theaters where I saw plays, concerts, symphonies, Opera House and 2 movie theaters. We loved the Burns Court Movie house- an historic movie house that serves wine and beer! It's was only 2 blocks away!!! WE love staying at any of the cottages.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage PREMIUM Downtown location! WALK to it all! 5 star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340243vb
+1 -757 663-2025
Sarasota Florida South Central Gulf Coast
New York City
5

Exceptional location, extremely comfy and clean. GREAT VALUE TOO!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was more than expected. I loved the location because we could walk to the downtown restaurants and Theaters District. I loved walking to the waterfront Bay Front Park and Marina. We walked to movies, Selby Gardens, outdoor cafes for breakfast ...which could last for hours reading the morning paper!
Extremely clean, wonderful mattresses thick pillow top, soft fresh sheets and towels. 50 inch plasma HDTV recorded shows while we were out! LOVED IT 5 star, we are coming back soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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St. Armands Circle Park
"St. Armand Circle is high on the list of things to do! A must for upscale and souvenir shop..."
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Lido Beach
"Lido Beach has a beachfront swimming pool, concession stand and bathrooms. bEach Equipment r..."
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
"Within Walking distance. Enjoy a stroll through this beautiful waterfront Botanical Gardens..."
Marina Jack
"Within walking distance! A favorite for Happy Hour, Dinner and Sunset. Dance to live music..."
Marina jacks
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Columbia Restaurant - Sarasota
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Walt's Fish Market Wholesale
Mattison's City Grille
Sarasota Opera
Whole Foods Market
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Ca d'Zan Mansion
Cha Cha Coconuts
Burns Court Cinema
Nearest Point of Interest
Towles Court Artist Community
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Regal Hollywood Movie Theaters 20
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Main St. Circle, Downtown Center Hub
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HARBOR, Fishing Charter Boats
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Selby Botanical Gardens
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Burns Court, Chic Area
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Historic Galleria Walk
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Payne Park
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Florida Studio Theaters
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
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Bay Front Park, OLeary's Tiki BAR
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St. Armand Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Lido Beach
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Entrance to Longboat Key
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Siesta Beach and Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Southside Village, Hospital
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Ringling Museum
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SRQ Sarasota Airport
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Longboat Key Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
Bradenton Beach

Opera House, Ballet, Comedy Clubs, Night Clubs, Library, Downtown Harbor with Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats, Sunset Cruise Charters, gourmet cooking school and classes, Annual International Film Festival, Orioles Baseball Spring

Training, Ringling Museum, Van Wezel, Stained Glass making school, Art Classes, Craft Making Classes, Dog Park, Waterfront Park,

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Rates & Availability

From $895 Per week

Sarasota House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 20 2014 - Apr 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning based #of weeks $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes All pets need prior approval. Please call 941 342-1639
Refundable Security Deposit Required. Cost is based on length of stay

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Amenities

Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top, premium mattresses. Additional Queen bed available in rear rental unit for addiltional costs., Twin or Single Beds (2) new 2011. Deluxe extra-long twin beds with pillow-top mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rent the Coral Cottage, rear for more space. 1 bed/1bath Attached, but totally separate rear apt. available for larger groups or additional guests.

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