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The Frog House - a Downtown, Historic Cottage, Walk to Main Street!

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Last updated: 04/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes cottage description

The Frog House is an adorable, 500 square foot 1925 Historic Cottage which has been lovingly restored by the owners who live next door. Walking distance to Main Street, this cottage has everything you need for a great week in Downtown Sarasota!

A private fenced yard with locking gate provide an excellent space for sun bathing and eating meals outside. Modern conveniences include two large flat screen televisions, free wifi and a central air conditioning unit. A magnetic induction cooktop, fridge and microwave allow you to save money by doing some light cooking. A large Whole Foods Market with huge hot bar, salad bar and prepared foods counter are walking distance away.


The Saturday morning Farmer's Market, numerous art shows, parades and festivals are a few minutes walk from the Frog House. Dozens of restaurants, Opera, theatres, shops, and cafes are minutes away. Selby Gardens and O'Leary's Tiki Bar at the Bayfront are close by. Explore the magic of hidden Burns Court and Towles Court with their excellent restaurants, galleries, and foreign film theatre. You can easily park your car and not move it again until you pack up to go home!

Bring your bikes and explore this wonderful city! We are just three miles from St. Armand's Circle and the beautiful white sandy beaches at Lido Key.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Comfortable queen size bed and large flat screen tv to watch a movie before going to bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Deck/Patio: Gorgeous fenced tropical private back yard with outdoor table and 4 chairs, and 2 adirondack chairs for lounging. Private, fenced yard with locking gate....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Two flat screen TVs available, one 32' in the living room with DVD player, one 32' in the bedroom....moreless

              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Parasailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Heating
                                  • Internet
                                  • Parking
                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Activities Guide
                                  • Alarm Clock
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Local Activities Guide
                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Paper Towels
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Shampoo
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Air Conditioning
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Parking Off Street:

                                    A private parking space is available off the alley....moreless

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Cooking Utensils:

                                    One burner magnetic induction cooktop provided. Heats water faster than a gas stove! This cottage does NOT provide a regular stove and oven....moreless

                                  • Stove
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster

                                  Outside

                                  • Patio
                                  • Tennis Court
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Wood Deck
                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Gorgeous fenced tropical private back yard with outdoor table and 4 chairs, and 2 adirondack chairs for lounging....moreless

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Discover
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Fabulous!

                                    Fabulous!

                                    • Guest Al (Ridgefield, ct)
                                    • Date of stay 02/01/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/19/13
                                    Charming, immaculate cottage within walking distance of everything downtown Sarasota has to offer (which is a lot!). Cottage is nicely equipped, beautifully furnished. Great choice of restaurants, museums,concerts, plays, galleries. Bike to Armand circle & lido beach,just over 3 miles. Need car only to get to golf course, bridge club, state park. Mike and Andrea wonderful hosts. I'll be back again; likely again and again.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                                    Owner response: Hi Al! We are so glad you enjoy the Frog House and Sarasota during the winter, and we look forward to working with you again next year. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review! Andrea and Mike

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Perfect cottage...blocks from Main street!

                                    Perfect cottage...blocks from Main street!

                                    • Guest AS (Belleville, IL)
                                    • Date of stay 11/30/12
                                    • Review Submitted 12/06/12
                                    This little cottage was such a great place to call home for a long weekend! Listing description was exactly what you expect. Very clean, had kitchen amenities to cook breakfast/dinner with. TVs in both living room & bedroom & also had a stereo with a wide arrangement of CDs, which was a nice surprise. I will definitely rent here again...we arrived on a Friday, woke up the next morning, & walked a few blocks to the Saturday Farmer's Market on Main Street--best market I've ever seen! Owner took excellent care of us, she lives right behind on the main road & checks in on her guests upon arrival. SO much to do in this town...& only 40 minutes from Siesta Key.

                                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                                  • Charming, Fun and Close to Town!

                                    Charming, Fun and Close to Town!

                                    • Guest RK (Minnesota)
                                    • Date of stay 10/19/12
                                    • Review Submitted 10/25/12
                                    My mother and I recently stayed at the Frog House for a wedding in Sarasota. This cottage is absolutely adorable and very comfortable! The space is tidy and peaceful. We enjoyed the nice stereo system, but didn't even turn on the big bedroom TV - we were having too much fun without it! We met Andrea, the owner, who was very kind and funny. She gave us great suggestions for food and fun in the area. We enjoyed the Sarasota Farmer's Market, the Art Fair, all of the local shops, and great dining at Savory Street, just a block away from the cottage. We did not have a vehicle and found it easy to walk downtown (6 blocks), to the market for groceries (5 blocks), and to the bus depot (4 blocks) which had bus service to Siesta Key Beach! If you plan to visit without a car know that you should be comfortable walking numerous blocks - maybe a consideration for older guests. If you visit with a car, you'll have absolutely no problems getting around at all! I highly recommend the Frog House and look forward to visiting again in the future!

                                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Fantastic little cottage, perfectly situated for exploring Sarasota.

                                    Fantastic little cottage, perfectly situated for exploring Sarasota.

                                    • Guest Miri & Nick (PR)
                                    • Date of stay 09/20/12
                                    • Review Submitted 10/16/12
                                    We recently enjoyed a week's vacation in the Frog House. The cottage is compact, but very clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and smartly equipped to optimally make use of the space. The extra (very large!) flat screen TV in the bedroom is a nice touch. The cottage is set behind the owner's house but is completely private, with a separate entrance and private little yard. Andrea (the owner) welcomed us upon our arrival but after our orientation to the house, we had the place to ourselves in complete privacy for the rest of our vacation. It was, however, nice to know that help was right next door, should we need it (which we didn't). The variety and abundance of restaurants in Downtown Sarasota is fantastic! You could easily walk to dinner every night. There is also plenty of great shopping in the immediate vicinity (walking distance), including specialty shops (Penzeys Spices being my favorite!) and Whole Foods for groceries. We also checked out (still walking) Towles Court (artist galleries) and the amazing Mary Shelby Botanical Gardens. The Island Park at the Sarasota Bayfront is a great spot to catch the sunset. Hop into the car and within 10-15 minutes, you'll be at any of the many other Sarasota attractions (such as Siesta Beach and the Ringling Museum). In a nutshell, for comfort, privacy, and walking proximity to Downtown Sarasota, the Frog House gets top marks from us.

                                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                                  • Highly recommended for a Sarasota visit.

                                    Highly recommended for a Sarasota visit.

                                    • Guest Lissanna (Stockholm, Sweden)
                                    • Date of stay 04/01/12
                                    • Review Submitted 04/11/12
                                    My husband and I spent 4 days in Sarasota and lived in the Frog House. We came to love the little cottage as well as Sarasota. The house is so much more than the photos in the presentation. The outside with it's fenced little yard give you privacy,it's lovely to sit there for breakfast or an evening glass of wine (in the shadow of the great oaks outside the fence).The cottage is well renovated and very functional. It's charming and attractively decorated and so well equipped, we had everything we needed for making breakfast and light dinner. The cottage was clean to the highest standards, fresh and new. The bed was comfortable, we could see a movie at bedtime as we have flat screen TV in the bedroom as well as in the livingroom. Free wifi of course! To walk in Gillespie park and in the historic downtown Sarasota was very appreciated and so easy, only five minutes walk and we were at the Main street with all historic houses, theatres, restaurants, art galleries and the opera house. Andrea, the host was gentle, discret and very helpful and we thank you specially for the guidebook you written yourself and so kindly gave us! We hope we can come back next year!

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                                    Owner response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Hope to see you again next year! Andrea

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                                   
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  High Season
                                  Dec 1 - Apr 18, 2015
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $110
                                  $700 $2,400
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $95
                                  $500 $1,500
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Cleaning Fee $75
                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                                  • Tax Rate 12%

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                                  Year Purchased: 2000

                                  About the owner: Michael and Andrea Seager moved to Gillespie Park in Downtown Sarasota in 2000. A graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Andrea manages her family's gold award winning Econo Lodge East in Bradenton, along with 2 vacation rentals in Downtown Sarasota. The Seagers also own and manage 20 annual rental homes and apartments in Gillespie Park. Strong believers in Historic Preservation, the Seagers have been active in Gillespie Park's revitalization.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                                  We live here in Gillespie Park and are passionate about this neighborhood. We love to walk our vizsla, Lucy through the park and into Downtown Sarasota. We often ride our bikes out to the beach with friends. We love sharing our beautiful neighborhood with visitors!


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                                  Speaks: english, german

                                   

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                                  $95 - $110 per night (USD)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 2

                                  View calendar: Updated 04/10/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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