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

Bedrooms 3
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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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 Sarasota

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-


Within walking distance to the Ringling Museum, New College, Sarasota Bay and Jungle Gardens


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Retro 60's-Style Bungalow in Fabulous Bayside Neighborhood!!
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 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: Mar 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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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Well stocked with the necessities.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spent the month of March in this wonderful neighbourhood. The house exceeded our expectations. It seemed much larger then it appeared in the pictures. The screened lanai was wonderful and the fenced backyard was great for the dogs. The neighbourhood is awesome. Upscale and very safe. Will definitely book this home again. Thanks Diane!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location. Great value. Property owner was easy to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location. Great value. Property owner was easy to work with.

I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a rental in the Sarasota area.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anthony! We always strive to be the perfect balance between great location, easy to deal with and reasonable price.
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Horrible stay! Do not go!!! Old non working appliances

  • 1 of 5

I am a Veteran who has stayed at VRBO s for over the past 10 years and never left a bad review or had anyone complain about us. While doing Work in Sarasota we stayed three months at this Retro home. Retro means Goodwill! All old beds appliances old linens and towels! Dishes are mix match, old and cheap!

The last month of us staying there they never mowed the lawn and it was a foot high! The day before we were to move home cleaners came and tried to get us out of the house a day early because of a early new tenant the next day.The next morning the cleaners came early again and cursed us out for not being out by 9 am. Our contract read 11 am. They stated that they had a 2 pm check in and had to get us out and cursed and screamed.

We were out by 11 and wrote to the Landlord about her cleaners. Landlord lives out of state and never was by during our rental. She said the cleaners gave her a terrible report about us and she was going to file a big insurance claim because of their report and photos. I asked for the photos and never received them. House was left clean and neat. I got the insurance claim and it was trying to replace all their junked out retro appliances that never worked and old blankets for large prices! Also trying to get more for cleaning when house was left in good shape.We have stayed in dozens of Vrbos over the years and never had this type of trouble.Don't stay here! Save yourself the trouble! Stayed June,July and August of 2016. Sorry for it!

Update:Landlady sent 3 photos after a month of harassment after check out that showed a fridge needed to be wiped and a stovetop needed to be cleaned off! She is filing claims saying old retro appliances need to be replaced that never worked!!!!!! Warning. Don't Stay Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry your final review was so completely contrary to the numerous emails you sent me during your stay! You expressed how much you "loved our property and everything about it" and how "very thankful" you were that I was more than accommodating in taking several backdated checks from you. I have had many prior longterm tenants return year after year delighted with their stay at our home. I only wish I had the ability to post pictures here so future tenants could judge for themselves exactly what leaving a property in "good shape" means. I ended up paying an additional $400 in cleaning and purchased a new toaster oven to replace one which was only a year old. All the pillows in my home (less than a year old) also had to be replaced. As to "harassment" I am a licensed real estate agent and would never harass a tenant no matter how they treated me. I am sorry you chose to falsely malign my property because I dared to make a claim on your travelers insurance for expenses I incurred (and ended up having to pay) after you told the insurance company to deny it. I guess after 5 years of happy renters the odds were against me.....
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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