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2017 World Rowing Championships Here! Make it a vacation!!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 14 nights

About the property

Two story Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A 1926 guest cottage....Old Florida!! Located in Hudson Bayou, a walking neighborhood of lovely restored old homes mixed with new, close to Selby Botanical Gardens, the Downtown Bayfront, restaurants, shopping, grocery. Six blocks to Southside Village, 1 mile to Main St., 3 miles to St. Armands Circle & Lido Beach, 8 minutes to Siesta Beach. I walk my kayak 4 blocks to a public put in on the bayou. About 6 blocks to another public access to sit and view the Bay at Sunset! There’s so much to do!…….my favorite is a sunset picnic on the beach!

The Cottage is surrounded by tropical gardens. The entrance is up stone steps to the side terrace . The first floor has a large kitchen, dining area, living area, the tile bathroom, and stairs to the 2nd floor.

Upstairs is a large bedroom with a queen bed and a side room for reading & relaxing on the antique child's four poster. The sides of this room have built in drawers that go under the eves. Two closets in the bedroom. With windows on all sides it's like an aerie!

A washer and dryer (and clothes line!) are out the back door. (I love the built in ironing board by the kitchen!)

Between the cottage and my home (a 1926 Sears Catalog House) is a paver courtyard for al fresco dining, sitting in the sun, or having a cocktail by the fountain. Join me on my front porch one evening for wine and cheese!

I share my home with Isabella Rose, my black Lab!

If you are interested please contact me for more info on Sarasota and answers to your questions. And check out this youtube video of Bungalow Hill https://youtu.be/-G_PHUGfif0

More Details

Owner
Chris
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Chris

Florida is a slice of paradise! Swimming with our local Masters Team, rowing my single, kayaking, gardening, being outside! I love it all!

And Florida is such a mix of people it makes for many groups of friends. I love to have dinner parties with music & good conversation! My cottage guests often join in!

Chris purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Chris chose Sarasota

Old homes offer so much charm and ask for care! This is my thing, working on the two houses and the gardens. The neighborhood is full of 1920's homes that have been restored making it a pleasure to walk Isabella mornings and evenings.

Plus it's an easy destination for my large family and my friends!

Chris

What makes this cottage unique

Being in this area of our special town!!

Amenities

Hudson Bayou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • I put this bathroom in when i bought the property in 2011! Walk in tiled shower, pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach towels plus a picnic basket to tote to the beach for a lovely evening watching the sun set!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

2017 World Rowing Championships Here! Make it a vacation!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely 1920's cottage in Sarasota for 4 days at New Year's. On our first evening, we checked in easily, and our lovely hostess invited us into her home (also on the property) for a glass of wine and conversation. The cottage is perfect with a wonderful vintage feel and charm. The cottage has A/C and heat so guests are sure to be comfortable any time of year. The main house and the guest cottage are surrounded by a variety of tropical vegetation and large old trees. We enjoyed coming back to the cottage each evening and cooking dinner and playing our vintage games, watching movies. Location was great - it's just a few blocks from the harbor and the botanical gardens which are a must see! Take a tour from one of the knowledgeable tour guides. We were in Sarasota on Saturday and thus were able to go to the farmer's market in town. Recommend this place to anyone visiting Sarasota! Especially good for couples.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely charming cottage! Perfect for a couple and close enough to walk to many wonderful things.

  • 5 of 5

Chris is a great host and we could not have been happier. We would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone visiting the Sarasota area. It is located in a charming neighborhood, close to the beautiful Selby Botanic Gardens, and an easy walk to downtown and other attractions. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin & Ken were easy guests! The cottage was left so neat & clean! We had some nice chats; I regret the timing didn't allow for wine on my front porch! Another visit!!!
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5

South of Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy cottage and very convenient to getting around town.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t wait to return to this charming cottage! The cottage is surrounded by lush gardens and trees;

many mornings we awoke to the sound of song birds. The cottage is very comfortable and nicely decorated. We particularly enjoyed the light and airy bedroom and sitting room on the second floor.

The location is perfect for walking and exploring a truly beautiful part of the city. Our days typically started or ended with a walk to one of the many nearby attractions. When not out exploring, we spent time relaxing on the patio, enjoying a good book or a cool evening cocktail! Chris was the perfect host. We thoroughly enjoyed beach picnics with Chris and her friends! Looking forward to a longer stay this coming winter!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful new friends!! So nice to look forward to their return this coming winter!!
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5

Charming and comfortable garage apartment in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I selected this property at the last minute for a quick stay primarily because of price and location. We plan to return for longer stays based on it exceeding our expectations and giving us a different perspective of Florida living. Situated on a great patio totally surrounded by beautiful plants and trees, the apartment is quite comfortable. The kitchen is equipped nicely for basic cooking, and there's a separate dining area and living room (we really didn't use because we sat outside!). The bathroom was very clean and includes a nice shower. Upstairs is a nice bedroom and separate sitting room, both with lots of storage and natural light. The steps upstairs seem a bit steep and could be difficult for people with physical challenges.

Chris was great! Very accommodating and helpful in every way. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry & Lydotta were lovely guests! Their next stay will hopefully include one of my "beach picnic time" gatherings of friends!! Its always a treat to have good guests & then to have them return! These two left my cottage totally straightened up & clean!!!
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5

Old sarasota

  • 5 of 5

The location of Garden Cottage in the historic section of Sarasota was perfect for us.. We enjoyed being able to reach so many places of interest in just minutes. Theatres, movies, Selby Gardens, Saturday outdoor markets, beaches, restaurants, museums and shopping. We found accommodations were comfortable and clean. Best of all was the friendly, wonderful owner who responded immediately to all our questions and needs. My husband and I felt like we had made a great new friend during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful couple!! Ann even helped me with Christmas dinner for 24!!
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Map

Car: recommended

Walk to the Bayfront & hop an evening charter to watch the sunset at Big Pass! Varied water rentals available there.

Literally everything is so close! So many wonderful restaurants! Hollywood 20 Theatre & Burns Court (independent films). Varied shopping downtown, at Southside Village, and Burns Court, all 6 blocks to 1 mile.

Museums, Mote Marine Labs (mammals), Selby Gardens, Spanish Point.

Ballet, theatre, music!

Walk the Ringling Bridge to see sunset or sunrise.

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Rates & Availability

Hudson Bayou Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Full Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
14 night minimum stay
$750
$2,800
 
 
Summer
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$2,000
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$2,500
 
 
December 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,500
 
 
Season 2018
Dec 31 2017 - Apr 14 2018
14 night minimum stay
$750
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

If reservation is cancelled 30 days or more from beginning date there is a full refund less vrbo charges. Within the 30 days refund will be made for all days the cottage is rented (not much of a problem during season).

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