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50% Off Sale! Charming Bungalow! Historic Downtown Location! Walk To It All!

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Laurel Park House Rental Photos and Description

Voted #1 Location in Sarasota! Walk To Everything! Town, Marina, Shopping, etc.

Location, location, location!!!!!

We have 6 cottages, all located in a very special residential community right downtown within easy walking distance to everything: restaurants, cafe's, shopping, theatre's, marina, etc.

7n/8 Day Minimum

Laurel Park was voted the #1 neighborhood in Sarasota by "The Best of Sarasota Magazine". Our Siesta Beach is consistently ranked the #1 beach in the United States, including Hawaii.

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 in the "Hideaway 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 Cinema's 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 right here 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.

See all of our cottages on our website ww w. sarasota vacation cottage .com (type with no spaces). On our website you can see virtual tours, floor plans, reviews, pictures and everything you need to know!

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!!!!!!

Jeff OKeefe

(757) 604-9215

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Jeff OKeefe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Jeff OKeefe

My wife Mikeal'an and I moved to Sarasota 5 years ago. Our plan was to retire here after working and raising a family in the Washington DC/Northern VA area.

Jeff OKeefe purchased this house in 2015

Why Jeff OKeefe chose Sarasota

We loved Sarasota from the moment we saw it and knew this was the place we had been searching for. We opted to live in Laurel Park (where all 4 of our vacation cottage rentals are because we enjoy walking our dogs to restaurants, cafes and the waterfront Bay Park. We enjoy riding our bikes to the Opera! The style is quaint and charming. We are very proud to offer 4 charming vacation cottages in our neighborhood so our guests can experience the same lifestyle!

We believe we are doing a great job because many of our guests have decided to purchase homes in our area while they were here!

What makes this house unique

Our area is VERY unique. Our quests are looking for something more than just beach and golf. Although those things are just a few minutes away, our location gives you so much more! All 4 of our charming vacation cottages are located in Laurel Park (voted the #1 neighborhood in Sarasota). Our vacationers are within walking distance to all the action and the waterfront harbor, yet far enough away to sit our your patio and not here a thing!

We are just 2 blocks from everything downtown/harbor so your can walk to it all!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Copied from our guests book! I had to share the funny comments this guest wrote....

"The Hide-Away Cottage is charming. We enjoyed our vacation largely because of the cottage and it's location. Clean, tidy, bright and charming. The old Florida style reminded me of years gone by. Rented bikes and went with the wind, where it took us. Ate at as many cafes as we could, walked to dinner and a show every night. Slept late without guilt, stuffed the cell phones and computers in the closet during the whole stay. Ate and Ate and Ate..."
Jan 2015
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based on 14 traveler reviews

50% Off Sale! Charming Bungalow! Historic Downtown Location! Walk To It All!
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews

Cute cottage!!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Sarasota, so much to do and see. We checked out all the surrounding beaches and towns, loved the area. Our cottage was perfect, great downtown location. We could walk to shops, restaurants, Whole Foods and the marina.Jeff and Mikeal'an both called us back when we had a question, very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We enjoyed having you!
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Silver Spring, MD

Cozy and Cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was as advertised...cozy and in a great location in Laurel Park. We walked everywhere in downtown Sarasota, including the Selby Gardens and the marina. Whole Foods was close enough for walking as well. The cottage was well equipped with towels and kitchen stuff - we cooked in a couple of nights and had breakfast most mornings. Communication from the owner/manager could be better - I had to call prior to arrival to get the details about how to access the cottage. That said I would recommend staying here if you like basic accommodations and great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hide-a-way in this fabulous location +

  • 5 of 5

The hide-a-way in Laurel Park was a wonderful spot to stay in Sarasota. I loved the fact that I could walk or bike anywhere I wanted to go including Whole Foods, Burns Court Cinema and countless restaurants and coffee shops.

Jeff was nothing less then amazing in supporting my requests. If it was a need for a lounge chair, newer towels or super yummy sheets or any manner of supplies, he was quickly there to support me. The cottage was comfortable and clean and located in a wonderfully safe and fun neighborhood.

I would highly recommend any of their properties and am hoping to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to downtown yet very quiet and private!

  • 4 of 5

Property was exactly as stated in rental ad. It was clean, comfortable and private. Location is wonderful convenient to everything downtown yet surpringly quiet. Mikeal was extremely helpful in giving me directions and tips which came in handy as we arrived after dark. Jeff came by during the week to see if we needed anything. It was good to know the owners were local and available if needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Coral Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Walked to everything. Close to everything but quiet as we sat on the patio at night. Charming, fresh, light and bright, very clean. Mattresses are very high end- impressive!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review.
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New York City

This is a copy written out of our guestbook.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jeff and Mikeal'an for the lovely stay at the cottage. We will definitely leave with fond memories of our trip to Sarasota and the surrounding beaches. The location was just as described and we were able to walk downtown and to the movies and enjoy the cafés and restaurants. We will certainly be back and recommend your cottage to all our friends and family.

Your attention to detail and the decorations were greatly appreciated

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind remarks. We get the amazing guests! Thank you, Mikealan and Jeff OKeefe
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Sarasota International SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
walk to 100's of Bars.. yet quiet at the cottage
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many Private & Semi-Private to Choose From
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water Skiing
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

Why is our Siesta Key Beach often voted #1 in the USA by the prestigious Dr. Beach? Our Caribbean blue water and (litterly) baby powder soft, white sand found on our beaches is like no other in the continential USA! Dubbed the 'Cultural Coast', you can enjoy a vast mixture of live entertainment, from the refined Ballet, Opera and Symphony, to the more funky Comedy Clubs or Drag Queen Bingo! The Downtown area is the hub of the action and our cottages are located just a few, quiet blocks away from everything!


Rates & Availability

Laurel Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
SALE! Nat'l Rowing Event
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Laurel Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Sanitzed and Extra Clean. Premium Towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Premium Bedding
  • Pillow-Top Premium Mattress with luxury Linens.
  • Books
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Weekly and monthly rentals only. Change over day is Saturday. Small dogs considered for weekly rentals- no pets for monthly rentals. Minimum age of Primary renter is 22 years old. Utilities paid for by owner for normal usage-cap on utility usage-see Short Term Rental agreement. Pool, hot tub, spa amenities are off-site for fee. Bikes, bicycles are available for rent at local bike shop. Sometimes we can offer you beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers free of charge. Many times these items are broken or missing. We cannot guarantee they will be available- however, they are available for rent on some beaches.

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