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Affordable Studio on Historic 7th Street - Walk to Main St. and Farmer's Market!

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Last updated: 01/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gillespie Park apartment description

The Squirrel's Nest is an adorable, affordable studio apartment in the heart of Downtown Sarasota. Located in Historic Gillespie Park, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Sarasota with its 1925 era cottages painted green, purple, yellow and even bright tangerine orange, this studio will make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

Furnished in eclectic antiques and hand painted country pieces, you will love this little apartment. The kitchen features a small refrigerator and microwave for light cooking. You can walk to the Whole Foods Market and purchase anything your heart desires from the salad and hot bars, or the prepared food counters.

A deck looking out to a serene back yard, under a 100 year old giant oak tree, allows you to sun bathe in peace.

The squirrel's nest is just a few short blocks from excellent restaurants, theatres, opera, cafes, antique stores, the Sarasota Bay front and lots of other wonderful things.

Saturdays feature the local farmer's market and regular parades, festivals and art fairs entertain residents year round. Bring your bike and ride over the Ringling Bridge all the way out to St. Armand's Circle and the beautiful white sand beaches of Lido Key.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 375 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Please, no smoking, no pets.


              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television


              • Budget
              • Historic


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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    coin operated...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    coin operated...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    This studio offers a small kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, toaster and coffee maker. It does NOT have a stove or oven....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster


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

                  Building Type

                      • House


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Dec 1 - Apr 18, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $500 $1,800
                      Off Seager
                      Apr 19 - Nov 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $400 $1,200
                      High Season
                      Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                      5 night min stay
                      $550 $1,900
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


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

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                      Last updated: 01/31/2015
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Bobby Jones
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lido Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The Squirrel's Nest is walking distance to restaurants, movies, opera, symphony, live theatres, Whole Foods Market, and Saturday morning farmer's market. Bring your bicycles and explore this lovely city!! We are just three miles from gorgeous white sand Gulf of Mexico beaches. Attractions close by include the fabulous Myakka State Park where you are guaranteed to see alligators. Selby Gardens are world famous for their orchid display house and research programs. The Ringling Museum is free on Mondays and features gorgeous works of art, a great Circus Museum and beautiful grounds. Order a hot dog and a beer and place your bets at the Greyhound track. Rent a jet ski or boat to take out into the bay, or go out on a deep sea charter boat in the Gulf. There are 130 outlet shops in Ellenton, a short drive away, including Adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nike and many more. Have a drink and watch the sun go down at O'Leary's Tiki Bar, a great local hang out. The list of things to see and do is endless. You will fall in love with our little city!!


                      Owner info

                      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 Gillespie Park:
                      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!

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, german



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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, January 31, 2015

                      $85 - $95 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english, german
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                      • Calendar last updated: 01/31/2015
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