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Beautiful Cottage Near Sarasota Bay - Modern, Private, Quiet - Lovingly Updated!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath w. Garden on Private Street. Near Ringling College & Museums.

Be among the very first to enjoy this unique and private cottage ("Pinkman") that was renewed in 2017! Major landscaping has been completed for a beautiful Florida native species garden. Immediately adjacent to VRBO/HA cottage #1038280.

The House:

Clean, comfortable and new - with a fantastic yard and all of the amenities you'd expect: kitchen with stainless steel appliances, whole house water filtration, Weber grill, off-street parking, WiFi Internet, local over-the-air TV - plus, with your home subscription - access your favorite services like Amazon TV, NetFlix and others...

The Neighborhood:

Indian Beach is a hidden gem, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Sarasota that features multi-million dollar estates adjacent to modest cottages. In this quiet area you are less than 200 yards from a beautiful bend in the road that has dramatic sunset views of Sarasota Bay. This is a walking/biking neighborhood where two streets over there’s a marked route for pedestrians and cyclists guiding you North to our own Jungle Gardens, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Ca’ d’Zan Estate, Original Circus Museum, Historic Asolo Theater, New College of Florida and USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Just a couple of blocks East is the Ringling College of Art & Design. Walk 5 - 20 minutes South to the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy (really!), Players Theatre, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Florida Studio Theatre.

Downtown Sarasota is a 5-minute drive or an easy 30-minute walk with restaurants, shopping, and entertainment all nearby. Lido Beach is a 15-minute drive and Siesta Beach (ranked “the World’s Best Beach”), is only 25 minutes away.

More Details

Herb & Darla
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Herb & Darla

We both chose Sarasota for the best of all worlds and together discovered the Indian Beach neighborhood - a very special place. Here we have both privacy and proximity to downtown Sarasota and everything it has to offer!

Herb & Darla purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Herb & Darla chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

We saw that the two cottages near our house had some real potential and were concerned that someone would just "scrape" and build something big and new -- something that could look out of place in this older neighborhood. We hoped to preserve the wonderful character of Indian Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Herb and Darla are perfect hosts!! The cottage is wonderful , comfortable and has all the things that you need to spend a lovely holiday!!! The location is very near siesta key beach!! 15 min. Drive! . The neighborhood is very quiet , is perfect to spend a relax vacation, We m ! Mauro & Anna
Aug 2017
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Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No high heels, spikes, cleats etc. to be worn in cottage.
  • If you care to take off your shoes when in the cottage it would be very much appreciated -- whatever works for you!
  • Quiet hours are 10PM to 6AM. In consideration of our great neighbors we request that music/television be kept at a reasonable volume at all times.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with tile floor and tiled shower. New (in 2017) vanity and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Bed with two night stands, wall mounted 40" Samsung HDTV and hanging closet w. sliding doors. Glass slider in bedroom looks into a private sitting area to the rear of the cottage.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Whole house charcoal water filtration system with softener.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage Near Sarasota Bay - Modern, Private, Quiet - Lovingly Updated!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

More than we expected!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six days in the smaller of the two cottages (“Pinky”). The cottage was very clean, well-organized and had everything we needed for the week; the new washer and dryer was a huge plus!!! There’s no doubt the owners, Herb and Darla, took the time to make sure they provided every possible convenience. Even though Pinky is a one bedroom, one bath cottage, we were pleasantly surprised at how much room there was. The kitchen had plenty of space, as well as all brand new appliances. The living room was bright, very comfortable and had at least a 50 inch television. The large bedroom, with another large TV, and bath were also much nicer than any other places we’ve stayed. We took several walks around the neighborhood and even took in a few gorgeous sunsets over Sarasota Bay. We loved the location and how close it is to so many places. We spent time at St. Armand’s where we did some shopping, the Ringling Museum, the Lido beach Tiki Bar, Siesta Key beach, the best beach in the US, and had two absolutely fantastic breakfasts at Yoder’s Amish Restaurant. I highly recommend eating there at least once, but go hungry because you get a lot of food. This was one of our best vacations and we will definitely be back. Thanks again Herb and Darla for allowing us to stay in such a beautiful place and your above average hospitality! Jim H

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim/Karen: Thank you so much for the kind review of our Sarasota cottage! We hope to see you again. With Very Best Regards, Herb and Darla.
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Herb & Darla were great host! Always attentive to our requests and interested in our comfort. Great location to all the attractions in Sarasota. Very clean and plenty of room to relax and unwind! The landscape garden surrounding the house is amazing! Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved my escape from SNOW to Orioles spring training is Sarasota.

This lovely little cottage has everything one needs - clean, pleasant, and a wonderful native garden to enjoy.

Hope to be back next March too.


  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Mirage, CA

Exceptionally comfortable rental in a very walkable neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Owners have done a wonderful job rescuing this corner restoring a well laid out house that is light, bright and clean - no detail for a great stay has been forgotten. The old growth Florida “jungle” was replaced with native landscaping that will continue to fill in and attract even more birds and butterflies. The surrounding neighborhood is very eclectic with varied architecture both old and new, big and small. Fun to take walks in all directions - north to the Ringling Museum property, the student-run cafe at the New College of Florida and across US 41 to stroll around the campus of the Ringling College of Art and Design. The owners are attentive and helpful making sure your stay is as pleasant as possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage with very gracious owners. Convenient to everything. We went to Lido Beach and Siesta Beach which are minutes away by car. The area is safe for walking, jogging, bike riding and about a mile walk to a small beach for watching the sunset. Lots to do in the area for art, dining out and shopping. 10 minutes from Sarasota airport but noise was not a factor in our peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie: Thank you for your review ...just one small note - the lovely sunset view of Sarasota Bay (by Bay Shore Road) is only 300 yards away --about a 6 minute walk! With Very Best Regards, Herb.
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Charming cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience with this rental, beginning with the booking. Herb replied quickly to my questions and followed up via email with a package of useful information about the cottage and Sarasota.

"Pinkman" is a charming cottage on a quiet residential street. While away from the hustle and bustle, it is also within easy driving distance of everything we wanted to see. We particularly enjoyed the Ringling Museum, sunsets on Indian Beach and, when dining in, tasty prepared food from The Fresh Market. The cottage's modern kitchen and washer and dryer were much appreciated.

Herb and Darla gave us a warm welcome on our arrival, and it was nice to know that they were available if we had any questions. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.4 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Growler's Pub - 3 min walk
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Rolling Green Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Painter's Palate - 3 min walk
Nearest Beach
4.8 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $250

Reservations are not final until first payment is made. First payment constitutes renter's acceptance of all terms and conditions of Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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