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The Historic Bird House Bungalow Located In The Pulse Of The City!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

A 3 bedroom 3 bath with a wonderful Florida flavor. Close to everything!

PLEASE NOTE : contact owner for possible shorter stays...The Bird House Bungalow is a 1936 home with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. King and full downstairs with full and sitting area upstairs. Each bedroom has its own separate bath with shower. Fabulous open design with spacious areas for gathering or just relaxing. Moved to current location next to Sweet Mango Manor in 2006, it is historically designated and rehabbed, It retains its original hardwood floors, all its original 4 over 1 dbl hung windows, plaster walls, and its great old Florida charm.If your looking for tile floors ,white walls and granite counters this home is not for you.

Brimming with historic character it also has all the comforts of the modern day home: An updated kitchen, bathrooms and central air and heat. The front entry porch is roomy and comfortable. The back screened sitting porch and outside area give our guests wonderful opportunities and choices. Across the street are tennis courts, a basketball court and beautiful Pioneer park that is dog friendly. This property is not in a gated community.It sits in the Central-Cocoanut National Register Historic District ,the largest in the County.The neighborhood boasts an array of architectural styles that house newcomers and 3rd generation families. Come relax and enjoy a bit of old Sarasota and explore this wonderful small City! Please visit our other historic property #293941 Sweet Mango Manor !

More Details

Katherine Kelly
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Katherine Kelly

A Sarasota resident for 60 years ,raised on Siesta Key I consider myself a preservationist ,for Sarasota History and the environment. The first endeavor was Sweet Mango Manor next door. The Birdhouse was moved to its current location also on the Manor property in 2006. I have personally lived in both homes and am currently moving back into the Manor. I am available 24-7 for any needs the guests may have.

Katherine Kelly purchased this bungalow in 1999

What makes this bungalow unique

A step back in time with a taste of old Sarasota. ,The Bird House is nestled in a wonderfully eclectic Historic part of the city.A stones through to almost everything. Come enjoy and see for yourself !


Central Cocoanut Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • thermostats are set at Florida Power Light recommended temps.We encourage our guests to utilize the ceiling fans(in every room)for their comfort.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep couch is upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Bird House Bungalow is 8.5 miles from Nate Benderson Park. Internationally known for its rowing-sculling activities and next to the Benderson Park is our newest addition.The University Town Center Mall. World class retailers and restaurants under air in this state of the art shopping experience.Don't forget St. Armonds Circle ! Only minutes away and a stones through to the fabulous Lido Beach.


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The Historic Bird House Bungalow Located In The Pulse Of The City!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

The Most Comfortable Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Bird House and it didn't disappoint! My husband and I enjoy the flexibility of a fully-equipped kitchen and backyard grill. Having Publix a few blocks away makes meal planning so easy. And when we want to eat out, the choices are endless. We love all the city of Sarasota has to offer. Having the beautiful Bird House as home base makes it easy to get to the beaches, as well. We have already reserved for next year!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: YES ! Sarasota is a wonderful foodie town with extraordinary culinary choices ! But having the park grill and the fully equipped kitchen at the Birdhouse Bungalow make staying in for meals a pleasure . Come enjoy!
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Truly unique, spacious, quiet and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is perfect for solitude and reflection or entertaining! The owner has painted furniture and walls in a tropical motif and furnished the house throughout with antiques. The total effect is relaxed and authentic. A modern kitchen blends in with stained wood and there are both front and back porches perfect for reading or napping. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bird House Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and eclectic. Very clean, inspiring, creative, and comfortable. All three bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect. The location is centralized to beach, museums, shopping, downtown, and entertainment. The owner is very accommodating and available for questions if needed. The living room is cozy. The kitchen was perfect for cooking with all supplies necessary to cook at home. There were no problems or worries with the neighborhood or neighbors. Off-street parking, nice back patio area, minutes to the beach, a few blocks from the grocery store, and easy access to downtown. The artistic flair and dedication to the preservation of the house is fantastic. We will book again when visiting Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best place to stay in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

What a joy it was to stay at the Bird House Bungalow - very welcoming and comfortable! Everything was perfect - from the furnishings and decor to the outdoor spaces and location! We especially enjoyed hearing about the history of the bungalow. We will definitely stay there again the next time we visit Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

our second stay at this property was great again! lovely home, all the amenities needed, friendly and helpful owner. highly recommend for a family!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The perfect opportunity for a home away from home stay! Convenient to everything you could want . Join us for a few days , a week or as long as you like !
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Sisters in law yearly trip

  • 5 of 5

Katherine. We "girls" enjoyed our stay in your bungalow. The location was great. We enjoyed being able to be together in such a lovely setting. Hoping another year may bring us back your way. Once again thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Starlite Room Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bobby Jones
Nearest Motorway
6.8 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended

Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Circus Museum, Sarasota Opera House, The Players Theater, Florida Studio Theater, Kayak Rentals, Saturday Farmers Market, 2 Cinemas,

St. Armands Circle, many Golf courses, birding at the Celery Fields, Canopy walk at Mayakka State Park, and so much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning every 2 weeks $85
guests over 4 per night $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

100.00 for holiday fee. New Year , Christmas , July 4 , Easter and Thanks giving.
Small weddings and receptions ( 30 people max ) accepted with prior arrangements. Please contact us for pricing and details.
the central cool and heat is preset to FPL's recommended guide lines.please use the fans located in every room for your comfort.BEGINNING 2018 RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Please email us directly for payment info and schedule. 200.00 refundable damage deposit is required at booking to hold your dates and will be refunded after inspection of The Bird House. Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. the 200.00 is 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.