About the property
- Cottage425 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
Pleasant, Quiet Neighborhood 1 Block From Royal Palm Marina away from Busy Roads
This beautifully appointed cottage, located in the artists' district of Olde Englewood, is 2 minutes' drive from the famous conservation area of Dearborn Street. The location of this cottage is unique in that, while being walking distance from Dearborn Street and Lemon Bay Park, it is beautifully quiet and peaceful, away from busy, noisy roads.
New Mitsubishi Mini split air conditioner with heat has been installed in Mango Cottage. The unit is super quiet and keeps the cottage cool even in the hottest weather. And, the heat pump aspect is perfect for taking the chill off on those slightly fresher January and February evenings.
There are many things to do in the area for recreation and relaxation including boating, fishing, golf, shopping, live music and great restaurants. Sarasota is 45 minutes away, Orlando, 3 hours away and Fort Myers, 1 hour away.
In Olde Englewood, there are several excellent restaurants, many having live music: Mango Bistro, Zeke's Uptown Bar and Grill, Englewoods on Dearborn, Vino Loco, Compadres Mexican Restaurant, La Stanza Italian Restaurant, Bobarino's Pizzeria and Joe Maxx Coffee Shop, which has great coffee and pastries. In addition, there is Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill. All of these restaurants offer delicious food and a fun atmosphere.
The cottage has everything you will need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. There is a beautiful large, fenced yard with many plants and trees which is secluded for relaxing and barbecuing on your private deck. The deck is accessed directly from the cottage so you can go outside to enjoy the incredible Florida mornings, sitting drinking a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper. And in the evenings, you can enjoy sitting by the fire pit which is located in an additional seating area in the center of the yard.
The kitchen is fully fitted with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal, toaster, pots & pans and dishes, glasses, cups, silverware and cooking utensils and the dining area has a 42-inch round table with four chairs and comfy seat covers.
The spacious bedroom has a queen-sized bed, night stands, chest of drawers, built-in closet and en-suite bathroom which is bright and cheery with nice strong in-tub shower.
The cozy living room with leather Lay-Z-Boy recliners, a Samsung 32-inch HD television with the television service provided by Frontier via FiOS and an iPod docking station completes your relaxing experience in beautiful Olde Englewood. WiFi is included and provided by Frontier.
The 2018/19 season sees new bicycles available to ride. It's fun to ride just five minutes away to Joe Maxx Coffee Shop for a relaxing coffee and a bagel or muffin. The streets around the cottage are quiet and perfect for gentle strolls or easy bike rides. Lemon Bay Park is a 210-acre nature-based park located in Englewood with 1.7 miles of shoreline on the beautiful Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve and is only a 10-minute bike ride away. You can park your bike and then explore the grounds with tranquil walks along the water's edge wooden pathways.
In the garden shed, along with the bicycles, you will discover an array of fishing equipment. There are public fishing piers near Indian Mound Park and bait can be bought at the Corner Market which is on the corner of Dearborn Street and Old Englewood Road. Fishing licenses can be purchased from Sarasota County on www.sarasotataxcollector.com.
If you want to bring your boat, you can negotiate to moor or store it at Royal Palm Marina which is a block away.
Also, you can launch it, when you want to go out, into Lemon Bay from Indian Mound Park which is a 5-minute drive away.
Englewood Beach on Manasota Key is 10 minutes' drive away and here you will find several excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner, most of which also provide live music. Some of these are Lock and Key, SandBar Tiki and Grille, the White Elephant, The Gulfview Grill, and the Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro.
Other nearby restaurants that offer dining on the water are Farlow's, Sharkey's of Venice, Fin's and Casey Key Fish House.
If you would prefer a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage, please see our listing on VRBO for Lemon Cottage, property number 792339. If Mango Cottage is booked for the dates you require, check out listing for Guava Cottage, property number 1201841.
Ian & Linda Burbridge
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- Apr 19, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect hideway, tucked in between the palms and the pines, just a hop, skip and a bike ride away from the delightful town of Old Englewood.
Hosts Linda and Ian are readily available should any help be necessary to make your stay perfect.
Cozy front patio, private back deck and a beautiful wooded common area with table, chairs and a fire pit.
Great cottage in good location
This property was very well equipped with everything we needed. Located in a quite residential within easy walk to near by restaurants and bars. This property was in tip top condition and everything worked great. Great for a getaway from the harsh winter weather for a couple. We would definitely consider this cottage for another trip in the future.
Arrived to find that this Cottage was lacking nothing! Full kitchen , comfy LR recliners, queen size bed and the patio had plenty of seating, shade and privacy. The property has a park-like setting with many areas to relax and kick back. You can walk to a marina and have a good dinner, watch a beautiful sunset and enjoy live music on the weekends. Dearborn Street is an interesting mix of shops and restaurants. Short drive over to the beach on Manasota Key where shelling was great and the surf and water sparkled. Mango Cottage is tucked away but close to everything. We enjoyed the peacefulness. The owners made us feel welcome. We would definitely come back to this tranquil area for a future vacation. We will book the larger Lemon Cottage and bring family next time.
One of the greatest places to spend your time. Nice and quiet and out of the way, but close to everything.
Great place to stay in Englewood Florida
We had a great time staying in our Mango cottage in Englewood. Very close to excellent restaurants and entertainment. Englewood downtown was a five minute drive away and a fun place to visit. On Thursdays they have a wonderful farmers market that offers a large variety of produce, fresh fish and great pastries. Our cottage was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Great back deck with lots of chairs and tables. Great place to sit and enjoy to the back yard. At the end of the street was a excellent view of the sun setting behind Manasota Key. Owner called a couple of times during our stay to make sure everything was fine.We will definitely try to stay there next time we go to Englewood. Loved the place.
Total comfort and relaxation.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Guava Cottage in Englewood. The furnishings were cozy and comfortable. Loved the closeness of restaurants, entertainment, water, parks and much more. We utilized the front and back decks and enjoyed a fire in the common area. Highly recommend.
The cottage is located in an attractive, quiet area, away from any busy or noisy roads, that is typically 'Old Florida' on the lovely Gulf Coast. The main street in Olde Englewood, Dearborn Street, hosts a number of regular activities which attract people from the surrounding area, such as Saturday Night Live - shops are open late and lots of live music -, Wine Walks and Wine Tasting, Cruizin' Dearborn - classic car show along the street, live music, shops open late - and a Farmer's Market every Thursday morning. In addition, there is the Lemon Bay Playhouse which has a season of plays and musical entertainment. Depending on the time of year you are visiting, you can have the opportunity to participate in a number of specific seasonal events, such as a Spring Arts Festival, Cinco de Mayo and Pioneer Days, to name a few. There are several excellent restaurants on Dearborn Street and in the local area offering a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes. Most of the restaurants provide live music covering a range of styles ensuring a fun, relaxing and enjoyable evening. Down in Fort Myers, there are interesting attractions such as Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's Winter Estates, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands and a refurbished retro downtown area. Boca Grande, famous for the Bush family vacations, is approx half an hour's drive from Englewood and is the home of the beautiful Gasparilla Inn. North of Englewood, you have Venice Beach, where you you can often spot dolphins and beautiful Siesta Key, where the beach is listed as one of the top 10 beaches of the world. And then, north a little further, in Sarasota, you will find the Ringling Brothers' Museums. Closer to home, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass State Park are on Manasota Key which is 10 minutes' drive from the cottage. In addition to sunbathing on the beach, kayaks and paddle boards can be rented and there are some lovely places to explore using them. Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center is a stone's throw away. Here you will find a nature trail, butterfly garden, eagle nest viewing areas, canoe/kayak launch, boardwalks, picnic pavilion, picnic shelters, grills, park benches and environmental center. If golf is your sport of choice, there are private golf courses nearby, such as Boca Royal Golf & Country Club and Jacaranda West Country Club, and a number of public golf courses, such as Myakka Pines Golf Course, Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club and Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club, to name but three.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit of $500 to be sent with final rental payment. The Damage Deposit will be refunded within 14 days of departure following inspection and clarification that all terms have been met. Cancellation must be made in writing (by letter or email) and if made more than 60 days before the reservation start date, a refund of the deposit paid will be made. If the cancellation is made within 30 days of the reservation start date, the deposit will be forfeited. Contact owner should you have any special requests such as high chair, travel cot, etc. Low seasonal rates for periods between one week and one month available upon request.