This charming cottage was used by the chauffeur to Alfred Ringling. It is a two story detached property. Fully airconditioned. There is a private driveway and parking. Inside the property, are two upstairs bedrooms, a full bathroom with bath and shower. Downstairs a full kitchen. including washer/dryer. The living area has a dining table. You may also dine outside on the screened lanai. The deck and gazebo provide excellent relaxation areas.. The house has full cable and high speed internet service. It is situated by Sarasota bay and close to all the arts and museum district. The Ringling museum, Crosley mansion, USF and New college are all but a stones throw away. The famous beaches of Sarasota are a mere 20 minutes drive and the downtown area 10 minutes away. We also have two other properties adjacent if further accom. is reqd.
We rented the Chauffeur's Cottage for 6 weeks. At the time the photos included were accurate. We were very pleasantly surprised to find, on arrival, that Brian had just completed a remodeling of the kitchen, living area and bathroom. The changes made the place perfect while not diminishing the fact that this is a very old building used to house the chauffeur to the Ringling family in the next door House of Ringling. The neighborhood is a 1926 subdivision which was the first golf course subdivision in Florida. Four homes within a 2 block area are on the Historic Register and Sarasota Bay is just around the corner. We found this to be a perfect location for exploring Sarasota, Cortez, and the beaches. It's very close to the airport which we found to be a plus when picking up visiting guests and my husband loved watching the planes. All in all a very nice place to escape the cold!
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Linda and Mel, were a delight to host. We were still adding the finishing touches as they arrived on New Years Eve. They were very patient ! I hope all was worthwhile. I saw pet walking taking place daily .. The neighborhood lends itself to walks by the bay and wonderful sunsets. The cottage has a nice set back and driveway, a lanai that you may sit and watch the world go by. When people discover the area, generally their response is wow ... I hope this lovely couple return !
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$550 per week$550 per week May-Dec. $650 per week 15TH Dec.- 1st. May + tax and cleaning.$550 per week Summer. 650 winter
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