|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
NOTE: Check our calendar for availability. There were recent cancellations and these dates will fill up when the weather changes.
This is a top-of-the-line, newly renovated one bedroom, one bath apartment that is part of a 'duplex' (side-by-side QUIET apartments with separate private entrances and a shared backyard space and laundry facilities). Please see VRBO # 560385 listing for the rental property next door.
The location is ideal--situated between Siesta Key (a 5 mile drive) with it's world famous white sand beach (recently voted the best in the country!) and it's quaint 'Village' shopping area filled with casual dining places and pubs, and Lido Key, (a 6 mile drive) equally famous for St. Armand's Circle with it's many upscale shops and restaurants.
Your vacation home was built in the 1920's, but has been totally renovated inside in a contemporary style, while maintaining it's cottage charm on the outside. The new kitchen cabinets and appliances include a refrigerator with an ice-maker & filtered water, built-in microwave and a dishwasher. It is fully equipped with all sorts of utensils, dishes, glassware, pots and pans and small appliances--everything you need if you enjoy cooking! The bath is newly renovated with ample storage and new fixtures. The bedroom is large and features a queen-sized bed with storage drawers beneath, a four drawer dresser, and mirrored closet space with plenty of hangers. The open living/dining area is spacious and inviting with leather couch, wicker side chairs, large coffee table, and a dining table that accommodates four comfortably.
The space also contains a work station computer area with two seats and built-in WiFi. All floors are solid, eco-friendly bamboo wood--except for the bath which is tiled. There is a fenced-in private rear yard with a gas grill for outdoor barbecues, table and chairs for dining, and a washer/dryer in a separate building. The small private front porch with it's two chairs & table is a delightful spot to relax at the end of a busy day.
The street location is extremely quiet, despite it's close proximity to all types of interesting diversions. There is a wonderful public park just a 2 minute walk away from you. It is loaded with amenities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, indoor & outdoor basketball courts, a vibrant open pickle ball league ,fitness center, and waking/jogging trails.
You are one mile to the Southside Village which has many diverse restaurants, pubs and Morton's Market, a gourmet grocery store with fresh produce and ready-made items to take out, and also a very tempting bakery. Your other option for groceries is Publix, a fully stocked supermarket just 1 1/2 miles away.
Downtown Main Street, again with a wide selection of diverse restaurants, shops, and nightlife is 2 miles from your doorstep, and it is only three miles to the downtown waterfront with boat rentals, park, and two restaurants with waterfront dining (a casual outdoor one, and one a bit more 'fancy' called Marina Jack's which also has a dinner sunset cruise boat). Golfers will have the choice of a dozen well-maintained courses, all in a 10 to 30 minute drive. There are also two executive courses (18 hole, par 3 shorter courses)--one a 5 minute drive the other only 10.
All in all, the apartment offers peace and comfort while still being only minutes from all the action that Sarasota has to offer. Come join us and see for yourself.
My wife and I are both former teachers, originally from New Jersey, and have been living in Sarasota for over 30 years where we are currently running a construction remodeling company. (My family was in that business and it was my summer job since I was old enough to help mix cement). We love to travel and always use VRBO to find great lodging.
KIT purchased this apartment in 2007
We purchased our first Sarasota home in the 1980's in this area and found the neighborhood to be a most versitile location. It is a short drive to Siesta and Lido Keys with great beaches and restaurants; it's near downtown with all its entertainment options and shopping; and it it is a short distance to many golf courses.
Being in the remodeling business, we found this home to be ideal for upgrades. The contemporary look we added to the inside is surprising compared to the old Florida feeling of the design. The park across the street is City-run and has free tennis courts, basket ball courts, swimming , walking trails, and a free-weights gym if one gets the urge to pump iron.
My wife and I had a great time for our week vacation/stay. Cottage very nice and just as advertised! Has everything you need, good location, comfortable bed, and owners were great to deal with. Even has beach chairs, umbrella, etc. for trips to the beach. Short drive to downtown Sarasota, plenty of restaurants, nightlife close by, and beaches short drive as well. Would stay here again and look forward to hopefully coming back next year!! Thanks for a great trip
My wife, teenage son and I enjoyed a wonderful 3-week stay over the holidays in December 2015/January 2016. We will return and can't wait to be back in John & Kit's cottage.
The owners so thoughtfully provided everything imaginable for our needs including some nice surprises! The kitchen, living room, dining areas (inside and out with a gas BBQ-grill), bedroom and bath had absolutely all imaginable for our comfortable use. Next to the outside dining area was a small unit with a washer, dryer, beach chairs, umbrellas and an outside shower.
A very convenient location. Highlights for us included Siesta Key beach, just a 10-15 minute drive. Rated the top beach in Florida (rivals the best on the East Coast including the Hamptons on Long Island), the sand was pure white with a composition that never gets hot. Amazing and such easy beach walking! The huge municipal Olympic swimming pool facility (20-plus lanes with equipment and lifeguards/instructors), just one-block from the house. Supermarkets, shopping malls and a wide variety of nice restaurants nearby. Kit and John provided lists for them all including addresses to plug into your car's GPS.
We travel a lot in the U.S. and abroad and give this experience a 5-star plus. We recommend it very highly.
We had a very nice time and I have to say the couple that rent this cottage, John and Kit, were a delight to work with. The cottage was filled with absolutely everything you could need for a vacation. The location was right in the middle of everything you could want to do. .
The beaches are all just a very short trip without being in the middle of all of the traffic and congestion.
In addition to the entire comfort of the cottage, Kit and John had left some delightful surprises. John, I have to say the biscotti was delicious. We only had four pieces left and at it on the way home. I can only say good things about our stay and recommend it highly.
This small property is very tastefully decorated, comfortable, and clean. The owners, who greeted us upon arrival to give us a tour and answer any of our questions, have taken great care to create a calm oasis and stock it with everything you'll need to make your stay enjoyable. The area where the property is located is very convenient to the Bayfront, Downtown, St. Armands Circle, Siesta Key and Longboat Key with easy access to grocery stores, shopping, dining, theater and other local attractions. The neighborhood itself is not upscale but rather in "transition" with a mish mash of older small homes that are occasionally next to newly constructed and much more expensive custom built homes and/or newly renovated homes. However, the property is near the hospital, fire station and the high school and the neighborhood was quiet and felt very safe to walk about. For the price, convenience and comfort it can't be beat. And to top it off, the owners were very responsive to our needs and genuinely interested in making sure we were well taken care of.
We recently moved from Sarasota to Missouri and we were coming back for a vacation so we wanted to stay close to where we lived as we love the area. The cottage was absolutely perfect! It's conveniently located close to everything, updated beautifully, no detail has been missed. We have two daughters and they slept on the pullout couch which according to them was "very comfy". John and Kit greeted us and immediately we felt welcomed and at home. We will recommend this cottage to all of our friends and family that will be visiting Sarasota and any time we come for a visit we will definitely stay there. Thank you John and Kit for making our trip wonderful! We already miss Sarasota and will be back soon. ~ Jeff, Sara, Lola and Saylor
We live in Sarasota and needed a place to stay as we were in-between homes. The Waldemere cottage was perfect. Fully appointed kitchen with outdoor grill, comfortably furnished, laundry facilities and fantastic location close to downtown Sarasota. Arlington Park is just a walk up the street as well. Although we loved the décor, location, and convenience, the best part of our experience was meeting John & Kit. They made us feel welcome and relaxed. We will recommend the cottage to family and friends. Thank you so much, John & Kit, for making a stressful time a lot less stressful for us.
We are located in a residential area across from a public park containing two swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball, walking trails, and a dog park area. We are one mile from a village area with several restaurants and and pubs, just two miles from a major shopping mall. Award winning Siesta Key beach is 5.5 miles.
|Cleaning per week||$50 + Tax|
Cancellation Policy: 60 days prior to reservation date, full refund30 days prior to reservation date, 50% refunded
If cancelled less than 30 days or reserved date, deposit will be forfeited.
Pet and cleaning fees are per week and will be prorated for longer stays
A Damage Deposit will be required. The amount will be contingent on length of stay and other variables.
We have a maximum rental period of one month per stay.