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Wow! "Last Minute" In Season Sale! Historic Downtown! Walk To Everything!

Bedrooms 2
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, 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. 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!

Jeff OKeefe

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Okeefe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • 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! "Last Minute" In Season Sale! Historic Downtown! Walk To Everything!
average rating of 4.633333 based on 38 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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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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Ringgold,GA, USA

Great locatiton! We have been here twice and love it!

  • 5 of 5

Can walk to good restaurants on Main, not too far to Lido beach ! Charming cottage and love the patio!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moorestown, New Jersey


  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage! And in the perfect location in lovely Laurel Park, walk able to Main St, Bayfront Park, Burns Court, etc. The house had everything we needed. And even though we were in town, this neighborhood is so quiet! Clean and beautifully decorated. And the outdoor space was private. The landlord was very pleasant and helpful with restaurants and sights to see (loved Selby Gardens).

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, the lights were on to present a welcoming atmosphere. It was refreshingly cool after being in 90 plus temps. It was very clean and nicely furnished. The kitchen was brand new as of that morning. It is tastefully decorated with all the conveniences any person would need while on vacation. Very close to the beach and downtown shops and restaurants. If we ever visit Sarasota again, We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring MD

A lovely place to stay in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and attractive vacation cottage in a nice neighborhood within walking distance of downtown and other neat areas of Sarasota. The cottage was well appointed if one wanted to prepare a few meals, do some laundry or relax on the patio.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you as our guests in the near future. We are making plans this summer to add some extra special things to the cottages so stay tuned for some nice surprises!
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St. Armands Circle
"St. Armand Circle is high on the list of things to do! A must for upscale and souvenir shop..."
Mote Marine Laboratory
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 4 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 ALL or NOTHING!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

See Short Term Rental Agreement

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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