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brian o'donnell

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Lovely, Updated And Convenient

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Whitfield Estates Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Remodeled traditional Florida home across the street from water access to Sarasota Bay. Kayaks available! Relax with three bedrooms and a living room ,plus two full baths including a claw foot tub. Stainless steel kitchen appliances, laundry room with washer and dryer. Fenced backyard. Easy access to all points North and South Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41), including Ringling School and Museum, Crosley Mansion, Sarasota/Bradenton airport, Van Wezel Performing Arts, St. Armand's Circle and several beaches.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
brian o'donnell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english


based on 9 traveler reviews

Lovely, Updated And Convenient
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Excellent Memorial Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

Over the Memorial Day weekend I stayed with my family at the property and the house was very comfortable and spacious. The owners had many essential things we needed to make our stay even more pleasant. It was clean and within walking distance to the water just across the street. Safe neighbor and a great place to simply relax. Hope to return again to one of the owners property either this one or others in the immediate surrounding area.


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maggie and her family were a delight to host. We're so happy they enjoyed the house and the area. As we say in Scotland ' haste ye back ' !
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Love, love, love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable beds. Classic architecture. Full kitchen. Two baths AND kayaks :-)

We would pick this place again but here are a few tips: you should bring your own games and books, salt and pepper and bars of soap (if you don't like liquid soap) Check the tides and kayak at high tide and take a break from TV. You won't get high def. (HD) here but there is too much to do in Sarasota to waste time on television.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie and her family were a pleasure to host. The house has been refurnished in the last six months and we're pleased at the result. It is very charming, in a great neighborhood and across from the bay.. Central to everything and we feel lucky to share this piece of traditional Florida.
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The best VRBO we've ever had

  • 5 of 5

This property is a lovely little house in a great neighborhood. It's only 2 miles north of the Ringling Museum and the Asolo Theater. It has 3 small bedrooms, which meant that we could have visits from our sons and families. Our property owners, Brian and Merilee, could not be nicer. They provided everything that we needed,including an electric teapot and a large frying pan. They were right there if anything needed attention. In short, we highly recommend this property and it's fantastic owners!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and Lo, were just perfect guests. We hope they're able to make it back next year. Our neighborhood was a constant source of interest to Susan and she enjoyed her morning walks.
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Bolivia, N.C.

Shirley Johnson

  • 5 of 5

Brian, we have a wonderful time. My family and I loved your Spanish style cottage and it was the prefect place. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you needed and more. I was very pleased with the cottage; in fact my brother wants to buy it. I sit outside every night and watch the sun set over the bay, beautiful sunsets. The fence in back yard was prefect for my babies, they enjoy it as much me. I soaked in the claw tub after my long days in Sarasota. There was so much to see and do; I had to stay an extra night. I still didn’t see everything I wanted to. My only regret is not having two weeks. It was the prefect location quiet neighborhood but not far to go see the sights. Brian was a very friendly and helpful host, Thank you Brian for everything. We will keep this home in mind when we visit again. THANKS YOU!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home base for baseball games

  • 4 of 5

Exceptionally quiet and friendly neighborhood. Were pleased to find double bed in lieu of twins in pics. Very comfortable and kitchen is adequately stocked. Dated bathrooms but everything worked. Only one shower in house which keeps me from 5 stars. Owner very very responsive and pleasant. I'd stay again or seek other properties from this owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very grateful for the positive review and will install a second shower in the coming weeks. We feel this is a lovely house and intend to carry out further improvements ongoing.
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St Paul, MN

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cozy older house. Bathrooms and kitchens are updated and everything was very clean. Nice fluffy towels and bathroom rugs. Centrally located. Don't worry about being too close to the airport -- new windows and thick walls mean you don't hear planes. We loved walking less than block to the bay (public access) and watching birds (ospreys, egrets, roseate spoonbills, and more) at sunrise and low tide. The sunsets are spectacular. Charming neighborhood for walking. The owner came quickly when we had a problem accessing the wifi. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay. It is a wonderful neighborhood and the cottage is perfectly placed to make the most of the bay and our Sarasota sunsets !!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Convenient to Ringling School of Art, Crosley Mansion, USF, Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. Easy access to Downtown Bradenton, Downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's Circle and beaches.


Rates & Availability

Whitfield Estates Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 17 2016 - Nov 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. In the event of cancellation, refunds will be subject to a five percent charge. This is the cost incurred of credit card transactions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Whitfield Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , clawfoot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking

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