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Sweet Mango Manor, Sarasota's Finest Historic Vacation Home

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, Sleeps 5 comfortably

This lovely, well maintained historically designated 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths home is located in the Central Coconut National Historic District, one of the oldest and to date the largest Historic district in Sarasota County and in the pulse of the city , Central/Cocoanut is an eclectic mix of architectural styles , new comers and 3rd generation Sarasota residents .It is not a gated community. 2 blocks from the intercoastal waterway and a short stroll to Historic downtown Sarasota . This 1925 airplane bungalow retains all of its historical character without sacrificing modern everyday amenities. Maintaining its original heart pine floors, double hung '4 over 1' windows and stamped tin shingle roof, this single family home has been accommodating visitors, owners, and family for 90 years. This 2,200 square foot home will invite you to explore, relax and appreciate a bit of old Florida.
The Manor's 8,000 sq. ft. of gardens are an extraordinary and delightful mix of native and exotic flora and fauna with walkways to explore every corner.
We are proud to announce our membership into the GREEN BUSINESS BUREAU and are dedicated to making the Manor and gardens environmentally friendly.

Please take our Virtual Tour of the entire Manor at the bottom of the page.

Other Attractions: : Distance measured in miles one way from Sweet Mango Manor to the following locations: Sarasota Kennel Club Dog Racing (3.0), Sarasota Jungle Gardens (1.5), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (1.5),
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium (4.5), Circus Sarasota (4.5),
Sarasota Classic Car Museum (2.5), Myakka State Park (21.5), Hard Rock Casino - Tampa (69),
Busch Gardens - Tampa (68), Walt Disney World - Orlando (118), Universal Studios - Orlando (125). Airports - Sarasota/Bradenton Int'l Airport (3.0), Tampa Int'l Airport (55),
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Int'l Airport (47), Southwest Florida Int'l Airport - Ft. Myers (90), Orlando Int'l Airport
(132). Charter fishing, kayak and Segway rentals as well as numerous restaurant locations can be found by referencing the Sarasota Visitors Bureau web site for more details.

Don't forget to take the Virtual tour of Sweet Mango Manor!!and please visit our newest addition the Bird House Bungalow..located on the Manor property'll love it!!
Please visit our newest historic property #3735738 ,The Bird House Bungalow.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The Manor is not child proofed and has no youth furniture therefore we recommend children over 10 years of age....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    ask for our pet agreement!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedrooms: Queen, full and trundle day bed), Remote control color televisions, Ceiling fans in every room, Hardwood floors, Ample closet space.Because of the Manor's Green Business status , thermostats are set at the recommended FPL 78 degrees in summer and 68 in winter.IF YOU WISH TO CHANGE THIS , IT WILL BE ADJUSTED IN THE RATE. Please take our Virtual Tour through the Manor below!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Enjoying the great Florida weather is heightened with 8,000 square feet of garden area just outside the double French doors of the dining room. Kitchen: Stainless steel kitchen appliances (refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, oven), , All kitchenware and utensils. Living Areas: Remote control color televisions, Ceiling fans in every room for your comfort, Hardwood floors. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access - washer , dryer - cable TV - linens, towels and beach towels -complimentary paper products for minimum stay(4 nights). all Fully air conditioned /heat :note :because of our Green Business Bureau membership the thermostat is set at FPL guidelines of 68 winter and 77 summer .. Fans in every room are there for your comfort - Off street parking - Your home away from home with all modern amenities. :we accept children 10 and over.. DBL occupancy....over 4 guests will be a 10.00 PP per night charge Please take our Virtual Tour of the entire Manor below...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,395 $4,800
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,050 $3,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12%


Cleaning fee is charged only if you stay two weeks or more. No children under 10 please. The manor is set up for adult enjoyment and has NOT been 'child proofed'. We also welcome small intimate weddings and receptions with fees based on under 30 guests and under.Please contact us for details. our pet agreement can be viewed at Please contact Owner for additional information.DBL occupancy..more than 4 quests will be charged 10.00 per person per night.the central air and heat are preset to FPL's recommended temps. please use the fans located in every room for your comfort.BEGINNING 2018 RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

$200 Security Deposit is due at booking; remainder of balance due two weeks prior to check-in. Rates are in USD. Rental rates include all utilities, wireless Internet access (with your laptop), and local phone. Payment Method: Money order, travelers checks, cashiers check, cash, PayPal or PayPal credit card option. Cancellation Policy: Cancel 25 days or more of arrival date,Full Refund on deposit

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota/Bradenton Int'l Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Broadway Bar and Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bobby Jones Golf Complex, Rolling Green
6.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sarasota Main Street shops, cafes and restaurants
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lido Key

Car: Recommended

Local activities and attractions are abundant in Sarasota from boating and golf to art galleries and museums. Here are a few to wet your appetite for a vacation in Sarasota. Distance measured in miles one way from Sweet Mango Manor to the following locations: Art - Van Wezel Performing Arts Center (0.5), John and Mable Ringling Museum (2.5), Sarasota Ballet (2.5), West Coast Symphony (0.5), Sarasota Opera House (0.9), Florida Studio Theatre (0.9), Golden Apple Dinner Theatre (0.9), Players Theatre (0.5). Beaches - Siesta Key (8.5), Lido Key (3.5), Longboat Key (4.0), Casperson Beach, Venice (21.0). Shopping - St. Armands Circle shops, cafes and restaurants (3.0), Westfield Shopping town Southgate (4.0), Sarasota Main Street shops, cafes and restaurants (1.0), Publix Super Market (0.3), Whole Foods Market (1.0), Westfield Sarasota Square Mall (9.5).

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking,jet ski ,wind surfing, bird watching

Golf: Distance measured in miles one way from Sweet Mango Manor to the following locations: Golf - University Park (7.5), Bobby Jones Golf Complex (4.0), Rolling Green (4.0), Sarasota Golf Club (8.0), Oak Ford Golf Club (15.0).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: A preservationist in all ways ,I spent 1 and a half years rehabbing the Manor , bringing it back to its original glory.The house then was listed on the Historic register in Sarasota County..Being an artist ,the Manor was a perfect canvas for my passion..I lived in the home for 8 years,and am now enjoying my guests in the Manor and gardens.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If your looking for a beach front condo with white tile and white walls , this home is not for you ! Appointed with antiques , vintage Florida items and art it is warm and comfortable. Unique in every way,with mural walls and exotic applications, you will want to stay 2 weeks to take it all in .(not to mention the garden) The Bamboo Room is an extension of the Manor newly completed for more family members and guests.And now there is The Bird House Bungalow next door., making a great 'mini' hamlet for family reunions and gatherings!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • livingroom


  • enclosed grand porch

    enclosed grand porch

  • master bedroom and bath

    master bedroom and bath

  • downstairs sitting room

    downstairs sitting room

  • upstairs full   bath

    upstairs full bath

  • kitchen


  • dining   living area   view from kitchen

    dining living area view from kitchen

  • lani garden view

    lani garden view

  • all the gardens of the Manor properties are pesticide free

    all the gardens of the Manor properties are pesticide free

  • Sarasota sunset-Dec.1st 2014

    Sarasota sunset-Dec.1st 2014

  • front view

    front view

  • view to dinning living

    view to dinning living

  • down stairs sitting room

    down stairs sitting room

  • kitchen dining french doors to garden

    kitchen dining french doors to garden

  • upstairs sitting

    upstairs sitting

  • Osprey Suite bath
upper level

    Osprey Suite bath upper level

  • open porch with garden view

    open porch with garden view

  • small wedding venue

    small wedding venue

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