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Wow! Historic Downtown! Walk To Everything! Season Almost Sold Out! AAA Rated

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom , 1 bath, Sleeps 4.

Location, Location, Location!

The "Mangrove Left Cottage" is located in a very special residential community right downtown within easy walking distance to everything: restaurants, cafe's, shopping, theater's, the marina, the farmers market, etc.

7n/8 Day Minimum

Laurel Park was voted the #1 neighborhood in Sarasota by "The Best of Sarasota Magazine". Siesta Key is consistently ranked the #1 beach in the United States, including Hawaii. Come and see why!

Sarasota has recently been rated the "#1 retirement mecca destination in the United States" and now you can come and stay right in the middle of it all! Sarasota remains high on the list of savvy travelers who know what a rare gem Sarasota is! By staying at the "Mangrove Left" cottage you will be in the heart of the downtown area where you can leisurely stroll to outdoor cafe's, restaurants, 9 performing arts theaters, the historic Opera House, 2 cinemas with 25 movie screens and so much more! Walk to the harbor and rent a boat, stroll to the farmer's market and shop for groceries! It's all here right at your finger tips!

This adorable cottage has been meticulously renovated preserving it's historic charm. Delightfully decorated with the owners collection of whimsical art work from local artists and locations from all over the world. You will be pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail. We offer soft fresh linens, premium mattress's, full kitchens, free Wifi, HDTV cable with DVR, laundry, private patio and off-street parking.

Location, location, location! That's why our neighborhood was voted #1 in Sarasota. It's right in town within easy walking distance to everything!!!!! Laurel Park is a small, quiet, historic neighborhood filled with fun Key West style conch houses, pastel colored cottages and restored bungalows. Come and enjoy what a special place Sarasota is by staying right in the middle of it all!!!!!!

This cottage has a brand new kitchen in it with granite counter tops, dishwasher, etc. Nice!

Please keep in mind that during "the season" here in Sarasota from mid December through April we asks our guests to check in and out on a Saturday.

Jeff OKeefe

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Okeefe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Jeff Okeefe

I live a block from all of my vacation cottages and am always available to help my guests with whatever needs they may have including suggestions on restaurants, theaters, beaches, shopping, etc.

Jeff Okeefe purchased this house in 2008

Why Jeff Okeefe chose Downtown

Because your staying right in the middle of everything!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage was very comfortable and I could tell the owners put a lot of thought in the little things that made us extra comfortable. The owners are very nice people and helped us with local knowlege. The location is exactly as they described it. We walked everywhere. I recommend it highly!!
Oct 2014
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 7 night minimum stay and during the "season", between mid December and the end of April, we ask guests to check in and out on a Saturday.
  • You can stay as many weeks as you like. Only 1 dog is allowed (without special permission from the owner) and no cats please.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • The Bathroom is off the Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Premium Mattress & Linens
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/Trundle
  • Books
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service available for added fee.


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Wow! Historic Downtown! Walk To Everything! Season Almost Sold Out! AAA Rated
average rating of 4.5588236 based on 42 reviews

Charming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This place was charming and in a lovely area of historic bungalows. It's an easy walk to Burns Court and to downtown Sarasota. We stayed in the "right" side of Mangrove Cottage. The place is inviting and warm.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time write such a kind review. Jeff and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us last December. Best Wishes, Mikealan OKeefe
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It was a very nice property. The neighborhood was funky, like Coconut Grove and a 5 minute walk to

  • 4 of 5

a 5 minute walk to numerous great restaurants and shops. We fully enjoyed our stay. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Place in Historic Downtown

  • 4 of 5

Fun Place close to Historic downtown and Bayfront Park.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach, New York

Nice Cottage in Downtown Area

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent the first week of February at the cottage. It suited our needs perfectly. The downtown location was quiet and a few block walk to main street in downtown Sarasota where there were numerous great restaurants. The cottage was very clean, well furnished, and comfortable. We stayed in the left side cottage of the subdivided ranch style home. Kitchen had everything we needed for our morning breakfast. Bath was old but well maintained. An outdoor screened seating area was a nice touch. The owner Jeff, was very nice. We mistakingly left my wife’s coat upon leaving. Jeff found it and quickly mailed it back to us when we arrived home. We were looking for a downtown location as a base to explore Sarasota both on foot and by auto. This was a very good choice.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was in a perfect location. We walked everywhere. It was also quiet, close to downtown but not noisy. Although our basic needs were met, a screen on the back door for ventilation and an updated patio space would been a nice update.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Clair Shores, MI

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Love historic downtown and being able to walk around the area and look at all the homes that have been restored. Able walk to dinner and the comedy theater. Main St. is great for shopping.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Sarasota International SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
100's of Bars within stumbling distance!!
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many Private & Semi-Private to Choose From
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
100's within a 5-10 minute walk!
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water Skiing
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

Location-Location-Location....It's Everything! Best Location in Sarasota. Laurel Park was voted the #1 Neighborhood by "THE BEST OF SARASOTA MAGAZINE". Stay within walking distance to all of downtown & the harbor. We have 5 charming historic cottages, all getting rave reviews by past guests. Laurel Park is a highly sought after residential neighborhood adjacent to the waterfront and the downtown area. Bring your dog, walk to the upscale theater & restaurant districts, the harbor, outdoor cafes, Towles Court Artist Community, Burns Court Historic Area, movies, banks, churches, library, Post Office, everything! The beach is 3.7 miles away, 5 minutes by car.

Sarasota, The Cultural Coast, provides world class entertainment, film festivals, performing art festivals & the best beaches in the world, all within walking distance from your historic cottage! There are unspoiled natural waterways, senic coastal drives and outer islands to explore. Sarasota offers numerous adult education opportunities, seminars, art classes, lectures and so many ways to explore and meet new friends!

Amazing Sarasota... where you can enjoy IT ALL!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax

See Short Term Rental Agreement

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.