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

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Last updated: 06/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 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.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 375 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Please, no smoking, no pets.


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Historic
              • Budget


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 2 people


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


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • 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

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Microwave


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

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover


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                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      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
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $350 $1,100
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


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

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                      Last updated: 06/22/2014
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                      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: german, english



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                      VRBO #408057

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

                      $75 - $85 per night (USD)

                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 06/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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