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Cottage Premium Downtown Location! Walk to it All! 5 Star Reviews!

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Walk Downtown! Charming & Historic. A unique experience in Vacation Rentals

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Last updated: 10/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Laurel Park house description

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Voted Sarasota''s #1 Neighborhood! The Best Location! The ABSOLUTE best!
Downtown Sarasota. Walk a few blocks to Downtown restaurants, shopping, cafes, theaters, art galleries and chic boutiques! Walk to Marina Jack's at the Harbor for sunset happy hour or enjoy the Bay Waterfront Park. Rent bikes and go over the City Causeway to St. Armand Circle or Lido beach, even explore Longboat Key. Our famous Siesta Beach is a 10 minute car ride. You will be in the middle of everything, while enjoying the peace and quiet at your cozy Key West Style Cottage!

It's what we all move to Florida and fantasize about living in- a tropical Caribbean style bungalow with tons historic of charm!
Korneda Aitcheson from Stuart, Fl. said, 'It's storybook perfect'!

Recently renovated with many modern updates - yet leaving the original historic charm in tact- makes this the perfect romantic cottage for honeymooners or snowbirds alike! The main room has a 50' TV with 100's of channels provided by Verizon FIOS. The cottage is approximately 850 sq. ft. with a very efficient layout that feels much larger. It's spacious and comfortable for 4 people. For larger groups, you can expand by adding the rear rental unit that has 1 bedroom, 1 bath.

The cottage is adorable. Decorated by collecting whimsical pieces of art and furniture from local Artisans, you will surely get a kick out of the place!

Some guests have commented the best part of their stay was the location, while others said it was the fresh, luxurious linens and lavender scented towels that were the best. We hope to entice you to come back by adding special little luxurious touches. Let us welcome you with a bottle of wine, bottled water, coffee and tea. It's our goal to make you comfortable. That's what we like when we travel- that's what we want to give you!

Don't settle for worn-out tired rentals filled with gritty sand and moldy smelling sheets- let us pamper you with our special efforts. We can offer you a range of special services. Prior to your arrival, let us fill your grocery list so you're all set when you get here. We can even stock the bar with your favorite spirits and mixers! Imagine how nice that would be!!!!!

We can arrange tons of activities for all age groups. Let us help you plan tennis games, golf rounds and tee times, as well as lessons.
Get the hottest tickets to the Ballet, Opera, Spring Baseball Training, International Film Festival (in March), Comedy Club, or Concerts.

Want to keep the kids busy? How about the local Aquarium, Zoo, Big Cat Habitat, Mini Golf, Deep Sea Fishing? Tickets to theme parks, like Disney World (2 hours drive), Busch Gardens, Tampa (1 hour drive).. ...so much to do here is Sarasota and beyond.....-The Cultural Coast!

Your comfort and happiness is our success!




Keywords: Sarasota, bungalow, apartment, condo, flat, vacation, house, home, rental, hotel, motel, Beach, romantic, whimsical, retreat, florida, cottage

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            minimum age is generally 25 unless prior arrangements are made....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            please no smoking- outside table and chairs available if you must!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            No pets during monthly stays. Pets upon approval. No large pets considered. No Lions or Tigers or Bears!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top, premium mattresses. Additional Queen bed available in rear rental unit for addiltional costs., Twin or Single Beds (2) new 2011. Deluxe extra-long twin beds with pillow-top mattresses. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Rent the Coral Cottage, rear for more space. 1 bed/1bath Attached, but totally separate rear apt. available for larger groups or additional guests....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                50' HDTV with DVR in Living room...moreless

              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central Air, you control the temperature....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Located outside, shared with rear unit...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    central...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Located outside, shared with rear unit....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    FREE! Just bring your laptop or computer and your set with the fasted speed available!...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    local catering companies available in the phone book....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    nice size kitchen, fully equipped with the necessities.... extra wine glasses!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    gas...moreless

                  Outside

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 11 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Sep 20 - Dec 12, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $795
                      Peak Season
                      Dec 13 - Apr 18, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,595
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $895

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning based #of weeks $100 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      All pets need prior approval. Please call 941 342-1639

                      Refundable Security Deposit Required. Cost is based on length of stay


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 10/14/2014
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                      Location

                      Opera House, Ballet, Comedy Clubs, Night Clubs, Library, Downtown Harbor with Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats, Sunset Cruise Charters, gourmet cooking school and classes, Annual International Film Festival, Orioles Baseball Spring

                      Training, Ringling Museum, Van Wezel, Stained Glass making school, Art Classes, Craft Making Classes, Dog Park, Waterfront Park,

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: My name is Mikealan, my husband if Jeff. We are a younger retired couple in our early fifties who retired from Virginia to Sarasota 3 years ago. We enjoy our vibrant city with all the culture activities and festivals here. We also enjoy the warm Caribbean turquoise Gulf Coast water with our boat and fishing rods. We stay actively involved in the community by volunteering at the Ringling Asolo Theater and High School Library. We are season ticket holders for the Symphony, Ballet and members of many local attractions. This year we are adding to our efforts to give back to the community by volunteering at the International Film Festival in March.

                      Why the Owner Chose Laurel Park:
                      Charming urban Laurel Park was voted #1 place to live in Sarasota by Sarasota Magazine! The location is convenient for walking to the most vibrant parts of the city. I love having breakfast at one of the outdoor cafes, while striking up a stimulating conversation with a few new friends! Just walking my dogs makes me feel like I'm are part of the the city! Most of our days are sunny and warm, which are perfect for biking to the park or Lido Beach or St. Armand Circle. The historic neighborhood is friendly with a sense of community and has a 'live and let live' attitude ...very quiet and very safe. The eclectic mix of high end homes & condos, mingle with historic bungalows, next to shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries,makes this cottage have a funky, urban, chic 'feel'.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Fenced in backyard. If you need more rooms, there is an attached rear apt. with 1 bedroom (queen bed), 1 bathroom with shower and very large fenced in backyard for additional rent.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      • Walk Downtown! Charming & Historic. A unique experience in Vacation Rentals

                        Walk Downtown! Charming & Historic. A unique experience in Vacation Rentals

                      • 50' HDTV with DVR (record shows).  Wood ceilings/floors Historic details abound.

                        50' HDTV with DVR (record shows). Wood ceilings/floors Historic details abound.

                      • Breakfast table expands to seat 4.

                        Breakfast table expands to seat 4.

                      • Pass thru window over sink.  View into TV room.

                        Pass thru window over sink. View into TV room.

                      • Master Bedrom. ensuite bathroom.  Wonderful high-end mattress, luxury linens

                        Master Bedrom. ensuite bathroom. Wonderful high-end mattress, luxury linens

                      • Thick Plush Towels!

                        Thick Plush Towels!

                      • Walk to Harbor. Fishing Charters, boat rentals, sunset Tiki Bar.  Marina Jacks

                        Walk to Harbor. Fishing Charters, boat rentals, sunset Tiki Bar. Marina Jacks

                      • Walk around the corner! Towels Court Artist Colony, outdoor cafes & rest. Shop'g

                        Walk around the corner! Towels Court Artist Colony, outdoor cafes & rest. Shop'g

                      • Opps, how’d  that get in there?  Walk your dog to cafes & Bay Front Park!

                        Opps, how’d that get in there? Walk your dog to cafes & Bay Front Park!

                      • Renovated & Romatic!  Enjoy a collection of whimsical tropical art & furnishings

                        Renovated & Romatic! Enjoy a collection of whimsical tropical art & furnishings

                      • Local Artist represented.  Hand painted furniture by local Artist.

                        Local Artist represented. Hand painted furniture by local Artist.

                      • Kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, gas stove-all cookware/dishes

                        Kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, gas stove-all cookware/dishes

                      • XL Twin premium pillow-top mattresses.  Luxury linens towels.

                        XL Twin premium pillow-top mattresses. Luxury linens towels.

                      • Walk to Main Street with Cafes, Shops, Farmers Market!  Eat, Drink & be Merry!

                        Walk to Main Street with Cafes, Shops, Farmers Market! Eat, Drink & be Merry!

                      • Famous St. Armand Circle! Over 200 shops, cafes, fine restaurants & Lido Beach!

                        Famous St. Armand Circle! Over 200 shops, cafes, fine restaurants & Lido Beach!

                      • Voted #1 in USA! Siesta Key Beach has sugary white sand, baby powder soft!

                        Voted #1 in USA! Siesta Key Beach has sugary white sand, baby powder soft!

                      VRBO #340243

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                      $795 - $1,595 per week (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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