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Retro 60's-Style Bungalow in Fabulous Bayside Neighborhood!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This renovated classic is walking distance from all the attractions which make the museum district so wonderful! Spend a FREE Monday at the Ringling Museum, catch an opera at the Asolo, walk to Sun Circle Park on beautiful Sarasota Bay; it's all within easy reach. Or just kick back on the screened lanai-it's up to you! The vast selection of delish restaurants and unique shops in downtown sarasota are just 5 minutes away by car and the beautiful beaches of Lido key are just across the bridge.

Our home has three bedrooms (one with a queen, one with a full, and the last with two twin bed's) and two baths. There's a renovated kitchen with all appliances and a breakfast bar. Just off the kitchen is a dining area with additional seating for 6. The great room has a TV with DVD/VCR and a small pool table which converts to air hockey (perfect for the kids!!). There's an additional screened lanai for dining and lounging on those comfortable winter evenings

Keywords: house,bungalow,rambler,vacation cottage

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

We are a family of five who have enjoyed our winter holidays in beautiful sarasota Florida for many years!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

There's just so much to do! If you love breathtaking beaches, the arts, great restaurants and warm winter breezes there is no better place to be in the winter-


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Retro 60's-Style Bungalow in Fabulous Bayside Neighborhood!!
average rating of 4.352941 based on 17 reviews

Good location and lots of room!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in March, the house was clean and well stocked. The owner was very friendly and very easy to get ahold of, she answered all my questions promptly. Called the owner and talked to her to ease my mind since this was the first time booking thru VRBO, she was very helpful and put my mind at ease, gave me tips about the area! The house was in a great location on a nice quiet street, short driving distance to the beaches and shopping at St. Armands Circle with plenty of shops , restaurant's and ice cream places! Lots of other eating options in the Sarasota area. We had 4 adults and 3 children in our group and there was plenty of room for everyone. The listing and photos were accurate on the website. Everyone had a great time and the weather was absolutely amazing!! Thanks for an uncomplicated stay! I would stay here again and I would recommend this place to anyone staying in the SW Florida area.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy We're so glad you had a good time in Sarasota! It's our pleasure to share our home with guests. Hope to see you again in the future! Diane
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for our family of 5. Great location and kid friendly. Went to the beach and walked to the Ringling Museum. Home is inviting and clean! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home for our brief stay in Sarasota

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for the four of us. My mother & I each had our own bedroom and shared a bathroom. My sister & her husband had a room and a bathroom for themselves. The house was clean and included all amenities. Only one criticism: the bedroom with the bath in it (not considered the master bedroom) has a bed that is less desirable. It is only a double bed and dipped in the middle, not real comfortable for 2 people. My sister slept on the couch in the living room which she said was very comfortable! We did no cooking during our 6-day stay, but the kitchen seemed well stocked with cooking equipment. The water is not filtered, so we purchased bottled water for drinking. We walked down to the park by the water and observed some sea creatures, but our trip was concentrated on visiting relatives in Sarasota & Bradenton, so we didn't spend any time in the neighborhood, but it is a quiet neighborhood close to many attractions. I would recommend the house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a month when our new construction home completion was delayed. Property was retro as advertised. Dan, the property manager was very responsive to calls - cable was out so after hubbie's 45 minute call with Comcast, they identified the problem to be an old cable box. Dan stood in line the next morning and picked up a new one. Although that solved most of the problem, intermittent connection loss still occurred which was annoying in the middle of the program but we just put up with it. Wi-fi worked fine. House more spacious then it looks and beds comfortable. Although the towels and linens had been washed and the kitchen cleaned, all of the floors in the entire house clearly had not been swept or washed in a long time so I did have to go out for supplies to do the job - lots of dirt and dog hair. The light is dim and the tile is brown so easy to miss at first glance. Also, had to clean shower and bathtub mold. I did notify the owner after the fact and she said she would request a deep cleaning which will likely remedy the problem. We absolutely LOVED the location - close to downtown and to Ringling Museum which over the course of 3 visits, we managed to experience in it's entirety. Neighborhood is lovely and a short walk to the bay-front mini park where I enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets. Loved the views during my daily 5-mile walks!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roomy, well-equipped and very conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this was the perfect spot for us, walking distance from the Ringling Museum, where we attended the four-day Ringling International Arts Festival, and walking distance from a lovely waterfront park, where our Cairn terrier, Walter, got to meet several local dogs. (He also enjoyed the property's big back yard, which was securely fenced so we didn't worry when he went out to explore.) We discovered a tiny ant problem in the kitchen when we arrived, but the maintenance man came by very soon after we told Diane about it and after he did his magic, ants were no more. (Dan also helped us figure out how to turn on the TV.) The kitchen was well-equipped and roomy with a separate dining area, the screened-in back porch was a pleasant place for morning coffee, and the big living room, three bedrooms and two baths offered plenty of space for ourselves, another couple and another friend who stayed part of the weekend. Definitely the ideal spot for RIAF attendees, but also just a short drive from downtown and its restaurants and cultural attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property for a month as we waiting for our new home to be built. Perfect for our family of 5. Nice location and very clean! Owner responded quickly to any questions we had as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within walking distance to the Ringling Museum, New College, Sarasota Bay and Jungle Gardens


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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.

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