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**Restored 1925 Bungalow in Downtown Historic District *Walk to Downtown *

Bedrooms 2
Space 982 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

*** Newly remodeled historic property in the heart of Laurel Park, SARASOTA'S ONLY TRUE WALK-TO-DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ***

*** Now accepting reservations for 2016-2017 High Season! ***

Three Palms Bungalow (named for the three 75 foot Washingtonia palms in front) is an immaculately restored and updated 1925 wood bungalow in Laurel Park, one of Sarasota's oldest, most charming, and best located residential neighborhoods.

Step out the front door and you can WALK...not less than 10 minutes to ALL of the following: Downtown Main Street, Sarasota Bayfront Park and Marina Jacks (with available kayak, paddleboat, aqua cycle, sailboat, powerboat, and waverunner rentals), Burns Court Historic District (only 1 block away), dozens of restaurants, the Saturday downtown farmer's market, shopping, art galleries, spas and salons, the symphony, the opera, the downtown public library, the 12 court Payne Park tennis center, two movie theaters, Selby Botanical Gardens, Towles Court art district, Whole Foods Market, Starbucks, and much more. A little farther away, but still reachable by bike or a 10 minute drive are the shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle (3 miles) and the white quartz sands and clear blue waters of Lido Beach (3.5 miles) and Siesta Key Beach (7 miles). ***Note that Siesta Key was voted the #1 beach in the entire USA in 2011. It is only a 10-15 minute drive away and the parking is free!

The house retains all of its 1925 charm, but with many of today's modern amenities. It is a 982 square foot two bedroom/one bath wood bungalow, with 15 foot vaulted ceiling in the large living room. The kitchen has brand new Caesarstone countertops, all new appliances, a two seat countertop breakfast bar, and round four seat dining table surrounded by large sun filled windows. The all new spa inspired bathroom features subway tiled floors and walls and an all glass walk-in shower. Both bedrooms have queen size beds with new plush mattresses, nightstands, and reading chairs. The master bedroom includes french doors that open up to the private fenced in back yard with new 350 square foot brick paver patio. Other amenities include large screen HDTV with DVR and DVD player, wireless high speed internet, full size washer and dryer, and gas grill.

7 night/8 day minimum.

More Details

Lisa and J.D. Gordman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Lisa and J.D. Gordman

We are a couple who reside in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC.

Lisa and J.D. Gordman purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why Lisa and J.D. Gordman chose Sarasota

We chose our Sarasota,FL property for it's 'walkability' to everything: Within 5 -10 minutes you can walk to all of the Main Street shops and restaurants, the Farmer's Market, the Bay Front, Selby Gardens, the Theatre/Opera, and Historic Burns Square.

The famous Siesta Key Beach is just a short 10 minute drive! Rated #1 BEACH in the United States! The sand is PURE white and the water is CRYSTAL CLEAR!

What makes this bungalow unique

'Walkability' to everything!!!!!


TRULY the BEST BEACH we have ever seen in the United States!

The Culture:

Theatre, Arts and Opera! Too Many restaraunts to mention


Downtown Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 982 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spas, nail salons, Eateries and Shopping all walking distance from Bungalow.....


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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**Restored 1925 Bungalow in Downtown Historic District *Walk to Downtown *
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

Attractive, comfortable, and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Palm Cottage. The house was spotless and as attractive as the pictures portray it. The furniture is so comfortable we would like to have brought it home. The neighbourhood is quiet except for some construction noise during the daytime, from a few properties being redeveloped. It is also excellent for walking, with friendly neighbours and quiet streets. It's an easy walk to restaurants, to the cinema home of the Sarasota Film Society, and to downtown. We enjoyed the pleasant, well furnished yard. The owners were easy to reach and responsive when we had questions. The bedrooms are not large, but the house was perfect for the two of us.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twice Charmed

  • 5 of 5

What a warm and delightful, welcoming feeling we had when my wife and I opened the door for our second stay at Three Palms Bungalow this past winter; we had stayed the first time the year before. The place is very well maintained and thoughtfully stocked with starter supplies and so much more. Everything works as it should - appliances, lights, A/C, gas grill, ceiling fans. It is a pleasure to be inside, or outside in the back yard/ patio. The street is quiet; the Laurel Park neighborhood has a friendly feeling, not only from people we’ve met. One night when we arrived home late, a neighbor had thoughtfully rolled our trash and recycle containers to the pickup spot for us. The location is superb: less than five minutes’ walk to Burns Court with restaurants, art cinema, cafes with evening music, shops. Towles Court, an art and dining destination, is maybe ten minutes’ walk. Main Street with restaurants, megaplex movie theater, and shops is also walking distance. Selby Gardens is also walking distance; we joined and love to spend time looking out over the bay with a cup of coffee and a book. We walk our talk on all this; we have made arrangements to stay next year. I wrote this review without looking back to see what I wrote last year; I still agree with it completely. –Robert L

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Bungalow is a perfect vacation get-away

  • 5 of 5

We love this Bungalow. This is our second year here and we are looking forward to our third stay next year. This very comfortably decorated Bungalow is combined with all the amenities you need for a perfect stay. It is situated in the very interesting Laurel Park. Most of all, this area offers location, location, location. We have been exploring the various attractions for the last two years. We can't say enough about the owners Lisa and J.D.. who provide helpful written information needed for the various amenities in the Bungalow.

Rosemary and Ted

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very appealing

  • 5 of 5

Neat, clean and well stocked with all the ammenities.

Fantastic location with excellent parking.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week and reserved another week for 2017 before we had even gotten back home. The bungalow is beautifully decorated, spacious with an impeccably outfitted kitchen. The washer and dryer were a great plus. The location is either an easy walk or quick drive to everything: Owens' Fish Camp, Nancy's BBQ, Asopo Rep. Theater, Whole Foods, and all the beaches. I only wish we had the time to spend two weeks - maybe in 2018!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Every Surprise a Good Surprise

  • 5 of 5

“Magical” is the word that comes to mind as we sit down to write this review, but to avoid hyperbole we’ll go with “wonderful.” We stayed two weeks, delighted in the bungalow itself, its location, and thoughtfulness of the owners. Bungalow: recently and lovingly renovated inside and out, surprisingly large living room, each bedroom with queen bed, chair and good reading lamp (we used one BR as a dressing room and study), spacious private patio, great gas grill, well kept grounds. Kitchen and bath are up to date. Good and convenient washer and dryer. We found the cottage perfect for the two of us. Location: quiet street, 5 minutes pleasant, walk on shady streets to Burns Court Cinema and restaurants, about 12 minutes walk to (notable) Indigenous Restaurant, Main Street, Selby Botanical Gardens, and Payne Park Tennis Center. In short, this is a great location for walking. If you take an hour’s random walk, and read a poster or two, you will undoubtedly discover another concert, play, festival, shop, tiny park, or bistro – perhaps with Cuban music – as we did at Burns Court Café on Tuesday evenings (book well ahead). Thoughtfulness: bathroom cabinet filled to meet variety of unexpected needs, Bose Bluetooth speaker, supplies provided for dishwasher and laundry, quality knife set, plastic wrap and cooking staples, user-friendly keyless door lock, and much more. Sure, no one of these touches is individually remarkable, but together with the charm of the bungalow itself, they created a cumulative effect on us -- a sense of warm welcome, caring, and deep hospitality. In communicating with the owners, we found they match these qualities, and are also capable and friendly. We booked three weeks for next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burns Court Cinema
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marina Jack
Sarasota Farmers Market
Whole Foods Market
Owen's Fish Camp
Whole Foods Market
P. F. Chang's
Ed Smith Stadium
Marina jacks
Payne Park
St. Armands Circle
Matto Matto Italian Cafe And Wine Bar -- CLOSED
Burns Court Cafe
Word of Mouth
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill
Nancy's BBQ
Mattison's City Grille
Selva Grill
Regal Hollywood 20-Sarasota
Sarasota Opera
Nearest Airport
4.6 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the Laurel Park neighborhood, within a 5 minute walk of Main Street/Downtown, the Sarasota Bayfront, restaurants, shopping, museums, theaters, galleries, spas, and more.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017-2018
Nov 26 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

One week minimum stay. All rentals begin and end on Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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