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Premium Location...Downtown! Quiet. Walk to Town & Harbor.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Historic Adorable Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)



Mikelan OKeefe

757 663-2025



7 night minimum stay required because of City Ordinances.

Rate was $795 $595 week

Valid for weekly stays now until Sept. 16, 2017

Saturday to Saturday stays only.

12% taxes and $100 cleaning fee additional.

All cottages are located within easy walking distance to the most sought-after areas of Downtown and The Harbor.

This one bedroom Coral Cottage, Rear has a charming fenced-in backyard, private patio so you can expand your living space to include indoor and outdoor living. Inside, you will find light, bright open living area, kitchen and separate bedroom with bathroom. PREMIUM LOCATION!!

A private, quiet location yet within walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, marina and more!

Adorable Cottage! Laurel Park was voted Sarasota's #1 Neighborhood by, The Best of Sarasota' Magazine!

Cozy, Romantic, Historic Cottage has Living Room, Eat-in Kitchen, 1 Bedroom (queen), 1 Bath. Fantastic private fenced-in yard & patio. Premium Queen Mattress, Luxury Linens, Private Outdoor Patio with Fenced-in Yard. Free Wi-Fi, Plasma HDTV w/DVR, Cable, (FiOS), Free Laundry and Parking. Tropical Landscaping Sunny & Shade.

WALK 5 minutes to 100's of things to do. Only 2 blocks from Main Street and the City's Bayfront Park & Harbor provide you with the best location in town. Walk to everything from upscale Restaurants, Shopping, Art Galleries, Museums, Cultural Arts. Enjoy walking to outdoor Cafes, Farmer's Markets, Festivals and Parades. Walk the City's Waterfront Park & Harbor to Marina Jack's Restaurant or O'Leary's Beach/ Tiki Bar. Rent a Bicycle and go over the Causeway to St. Armand Circle or Lido Beach- you don't even need a car!

Your Comfort is Our Success! Extra Attention to the Details Makes the Difference. High-End, Plush Pillow-Top Mattresses well appointed with Luxury Linens. Bathrooms with Scented Soaps and Thick, Thirsty Towels -details make the difference.

Save money by fixing meals in the nicely outfitted Kitchenette with Microwave, Fridge, Stove & Coffee Maker.

Enchanting private patio with fenced-in yard is a wonderful place to sunbathe or relax. Light the tiki torches and enjoy the tropical breeze under the stars!

Sarasota has many unique & wonderfully quirky things to- but the 3 that are extraordinary are Siesta Beach, Ringling Musuem and the amount of Cultural Events taking place throughout the town. Siesta Beach is worth researching. You will find it commonly ranks #1 in the COUNTRY (VOTED #1 in USA)! The water is Caribbean Turquoise and the sand is (honestly) baby powder soft and white. The cultural events are huge. International Film Festival has grown to be a locals favorite event and brings in A-list movie stars and Directors. Sarasota Orchestra, Theatre, Play Houses, Opera, Artist Studios, Galleries, Lectures and Museums. The most famous is the Ringling Museum with it's waterfront mansion, art museum, courtyard and world famous miniature circus exhibit is great for the whole family-that's a must to checkout. The Van Wezel is Downtown on the water and holds premier engagements.

If you want to search the coolest things to do in town and get a better appreciation for our unique area, search:

Siesta Beach

Armand Circle, on Longboat Key for upscale restaurants and shopping!

Ringling Museum

Van Wezel


Farmer's Market


Sarasota's Official Calendar of events

Close Drives:

Siesta Key Beach -10 minutes

Lido Key Beach -5 minutes

Longboat Key -7 minutes

St. Armand Circle -5 minutes

Anna Marie Island -20 minutes

Bradenton -5 to 15 minutes

Venice -20 minutes

Short Destinations-

Tampa Busch Gardens (1+ hour drive)

Orlando & Theme Parks (2 hour drive)

Senior and Pet Friendly

Keywords: cottage, house, apartment apt, flat, condo, downtown, urban, beach, villa, home, vacation rental, snowbird,

More Details

Mikealan OKeefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Mikealan OKeefe

I am a single 55+ woman who lives just around the corner, in the same neighborhood as the cottages. It's a safe and charming area. Since I reside in town, I am able to respond immediately to your needs, as well as offer you local advise. I can help you with anything from theater tickets to the best coffee shops! I have been to all the local hot spots and seen and done it all. We can advise you about area festivals.

Mikealan OKeefe purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Mikealan OKeefe chose Sarasota

Area real estate is among the most expensive in Sarasota. Among multi-million dollar condos. It's the best location in Sarasota to have an active, engaging lifestyle. Downtown and close to the waterfront Harbor is like a dream come true. I have found when you get out and walk a few blocks, you see so much more and feel connected to the area. I think it's ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the city, as well as beaches. I like the quietness of the streets and neighborhood. The charming Historic Cottages and Bungalows with towering oak trees and lush tropical neighborhood reminds me of Old FLorida 25 years ago....

What makes this cottage unique

LOCATION and Sarasota's Chic Key West Style Cottage!

Walk 10 minutes in any direction and you will 100's of things to do.


Waterfront Harbor with Chartered Fishing Boats, Boat rentals, O'Leary's Tiki Beach Bar, Marina Jack's Restuant (best place to watch sunset).

Walk to 5 minutes to Main Street with:

Movie theaters-20 screens

Outdoor cafes

Wine Bar

Grocery store



Art Galleries

Opera House



Towles Court Artist Colony

Burns Court Movie theater, serving wine

Too much to mention........

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm going to call my friend who's the Editor of a National Home & Garden (you know the one) and send her pictures of this fabulous cottage! It is outstanding! It's high on my list to come back.
Sep 2015
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Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed Premium pillow-top mattress. Luxurious linens-FRESH!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to it all! Location and Comfort are 2 best things about this cottage 1 bedroom property! Amaziningly quiet yet only 2 blocks from all the Downtown fun! Luxury linens and plush towels make your stay very comfortable. VERY CLEAN and quaint!


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Premium Location...Downtown! Quiet. Walk to Town & Harbor.
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 46 reviews

Family gathering was outrageously fun!!! rented all 5 cottages

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time gathering our family of all ages. The location offered something for everyone from young to old. We all went our separate ways getting into the downtown area and beyond. The owners supplied us with beach stuff that proved to save us hundreds of dollars PER DAY! Renting beach stuff, 1 chair and 1 umbrella is $46 PER DAY and we have a large group…this alone compensated for the rental prices! It’s a no brainer, stay here and save money. Plus free parking, Wi-Fi, movies and laundry. Cooking meals too. WE saved so much money as a group. The cottages were all adorable. The owners we great. We will come back every year because this was really great!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and area of Laurel Park. Downtown a five minute walk a real plus. Home was small but neat, clean and tidy. Could use a little more beach stuff ( better umbrellas, chairs, etc), but that's just minor details. Great stay and would recommend it for couples who like to walk, bike and love the downtown location.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, cute cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Adorable, quiet cottage walking distance to restaurants and shops. Drive to beaches is only 10 min, but go early to get parking! We left by 9:30 whenever we went! Bathroom is tiny, but it worked.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small cottage, nice backyard

  • 3 of 5

Perfect for a week if you have a little luggage and do not intend to cook. Backyard is great for evening cocktail. Fenced in yard great for dog. Biking is difficult with traffic, few bike lanes and narrow roads. Bike to beach is unreasonable for same reasons. Restaurants are good with a lot of variety. Unfortunately there are a lot of panhandlers...

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your taking the time to leave a review. We strive for a 5 star rating- I see you left us a 3 star rating, which gives us reason for concern. After reading your comments, it sounds like your disappointments were not so much with the cottage, but with the area? (Bike lanes, traffic..etc). The ciy recently passed laws that prohibit panhandling which should help. With our close proximity to downtown and the harbor, it is not unusual for rentals to be small and expensive per square foot. Real estate in the area is at a premium and in high demand. Many of the surrounding houses and condos are in million dollar plus range. Our rates are well below nearby hotels. We enjoyed having you as our guest.
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We luv'd our stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in Sarasota, this is it! It is was so much fun to be able to ride our bikes or walk (my son skate-boarded) to anywhere in town or to the waterfront. The place couldn't be cleaner. I couldn't figure out how to work the remote or tv- the owner was there 5 mintutes and gladly helped us. Very friendly and welcoming owners and neighbors.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Great value. Rental was clean and well appointed. I would stay here during my next visit to Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
100's within walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
100's within walking distance
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Lido Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Siesta Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Front Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Towles Court Artist Colony
Nearest Point of Interest
Burns Court
Nearest Point of Interest
Selby Botanical & Marine Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Lido Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
St Armands Circle- A Must to Visit!
Nearest Point of Interest
Regal Hollywood Movie Theaters
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Upscale & Bargain Shopping!
Nearest Point of Interest
Another great section of Downtown with Cafes, Rest, Shp'g
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store, McDonalds, Taco Bell
Nearest Point of Interest
Regal Movie Theater 20 Plex
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Quiet location yet only 2 blocks from downtown and The Harbor (Marina Jack)!

Sarasota has many annual festivals like the International Film Festival, Art and Music. Comedy Clubs, Baseball Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles, Longboat Key and St. Armand's Circle for upscale shopping and restaurants. Craft shows, conventions, hotels, Mote aquarium, boat rentals, offshore charter fishing boats, Tampa cruise ship terminal 1.5 hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

All pets need prior approval. Please inform us at the time of your reservation if you have a seervice animal.
Please call 757 663-2025
Refundable Pet/Security Deposit Required. Cost is based on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.