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Storybook Cottage in a Dream Location - Private Pool, Near Siesta & More

Vamo, Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Cottage750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2, full kitchen, washer & dryer, private pool

Rent my one-bedroom, one-bath completely furnished guest cottage and feel instantly at home. Enjoy waking up to the sounds of tropical birds. Read the Sunday paper over a cup of coffee or tea in the sunny private courtyard. Take a morning walk down to the water and watch the fish jump.

The 750 square foot cottage is perfect for the single traveler or snowbird couple. There are no stairs to climb or elevators to take. Park your car(s) in the private guest drive.

This is a completely non-smoking property. Smoking inside or out is NOT allowed.

Lots of things available for use: beach chairs, beach umbrella, gas grill, charcoal grill, pool floats, lawn furniture, beach towels, coolers. If there's something special you need, just ask your neighbor (Me!) and I'll see what I can do.

I'm in the customer service / dream vacation business, so I've tried to think of all the little things that will make you want to come back to stay year after year after year.


Jane Reifert

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Super comfortable bed, Mexican tile floors and windows overlooking wooded back yard. Mattress and springs new in May 2016. ( Alarm clock radio.)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Second shower outside is great for rinsing off beach sand.
      • Bathroom is a bit cozy but cheery and super clean. There's a shower, but no bathtub. There's also a hot and cold shower by the pool, for rinsing off after a day at the beach or active day of kayaking. Large, walk-in closet off the bathroom provides lots of storage space for clothes and such. Additional storage is available in the separate guest laundry near the cottage's front door. Starter supply of shampoo, body wash, hand soap and toilet paper provided.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Rustic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Free and exclusively for guest use.
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Space heaters available.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Wall units in living room and bedroom.
                    • Living Room
                      Couch and loveseat recline, for extra comfort. Fully-stocked bookshelf. Cable TV with lots of movie and sports options.
                    • Local Maps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Room for at least two cars in guest drive.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Guest cottage has its own driveway.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Option to share house phone with owner.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Free and exclusively for guest use.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless internet code provided upon arrival.


                        • Oven
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked with dishes, utensils, toaster, microwave, teapot, etc. Starter supply of coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, plastic bags, etc. provided, along with basic cleaning supplies.
                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Pantry Items
                          Kitchen starts out stocked with just about everything...from dish soap to aluminum foil.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full-size refrigerator/freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Apartment-sized four-burner stove.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Can also dine outside by pool or in private courtyard.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                  Tall, well-stocked bookshelf.
                                • DVD Player
                                • DVR
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  More channels than you can count, including Showtime and Cinemax.
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  Need a movie? Ask to see the owner's collection of DVD's or rent from a nearby drugstore.


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill in guest house courtyard. Second gas grill poolside. Small charcoal grill also available.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Enclosed courtyard off of guest cottage. Caged pool area.
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Backyard for playing corn toss or soaking up sun.
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Yard


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Beautiful private pool, resurfaced May 2016. (unheated). Y with heated pool is just five minutes by car.


                                                • marina
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Absolutely no smoking of any kind allowed anywhere on property. Not even outside. Owner is an animal lover so certain pets may be welcome. Children discouraged due to swimming pool hazard. Free wireless internet and local and US long-distance calls.

                                                                  8 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  quiet, vintage hideaway

                                                                  Reva W.

                                                                  I had some business to attend to in Sarasota, and this quiet, modest retreat allowed me the peace of mind to do what i had to do . .. Jane was welcoming at my arrival, and immediately responsive when there were plumbing issues . .. .after some days of rain, i was happy to be close to Siesta Key . . . i can easily recommend this listing to anyone who values peace and privacy . .. . Reva W.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind words. My apologies for the weather! I'm glad you enjoyed experiencing a bit of "old Florida". If life should bring you back my way, I hope I'll have the honor of hosting you again.

                                                                  Truly a little piece of Paradise

                                                                  Minya D.

                                                                  The cottage is even better in person than the photos represent. You can tell Jane really thought of everything a guest would need to feel right at home here. As a couple we felt like there was plenty of space, the high ceilings in the living room make it feel spacious and comfortable. We found ourselves quickly referring to it as "home" without even realizing it, that's how nice a space it is. The fenced in patio is beautiful and the screened in pool which we had full access to is just, stunning. It's in a really nice and quiet neighborhood but it's not too far a drive from the beaches, shopping, restaurants and parks. Jane was very welcoming and gave us some really good suggestions for local dining. We will definitely be coming back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind words, but I can't take all the credit. The cottage is a very special place thanks to all my incredible guests.

                                                                  Over the last few years, I've been provided with excellent feedback and suggestions. I've just listened. When my next guests arrive, the cottage will be even nicer, thanks to your recommendations.

                                                                  I loved having you as guests and hope to see you again soon! I'll make sure there is a six-pack of your favorite beverage waiting in the fridge :)

                                                                  My home away from home

                                                                  denise d.Michigan

                                                                  This is my "go to" place. I've been going for a few years and always look forward to going back.

                                                                  A half mile from 41,which takes you everywhere. Stores, restaurants ,mall, pubs, resale shops, beaches, post office, gas stations.

                                                                  It's quiet and secluded with lots of trees and a pool.

                                                                  Jane is a great host and always very helpful with anything you might need.

                                                                  I totally recommend to anyone looking for a place to relax and explore.

                                                                  Mom, I don't want to leave!!

                                                                  Sandra E.

                                                                  My 8-yr-old son's comment says it all! We love this little cottage, tucked away in its cozy almost hidden spot. It immediately feels like home and has been a great base from which to "learn" Sarasota and its environs. And the owner is the most gracious of hosts, and the most respectful of her tenants privacy. Our stay inspired us to settle in this lovely land.

                                                                  Excellent service. Great location. Quiet.

                                                                  John K.

                                                                  Great location and landlord anticipated our needs. Very clean and close to shops, arts, and beaches. Our pooch London says lets go back.

                                                                  Nice guest cottage

                                                                  Sarah D.

                                                                  The house and yard were very nice, peaceful, and private.

                                                                  The neighborhood is also very nice, and there are a number of nice beaches, parks, and museums close by.

                                                                  Jane was willing to give suggestions about where to go, and promptly answered any questions I had. This cottage is a great place for an extended vacation.


                                                                  Vamo, Sarasota, FL, USA

                                                                  I love my neighborhood of 1920's Spanish homes and know you will too! Spend a month, more or less in my much-loved guest cottage in the trees and enjoy all the area has to offer. Bring your kayaks or jet ski and launch from the community boat ramp at the end of the canopy street. Bring bikes and travel the quiet streets surrounding your home away from home. Bring your tennis racquets and challenge me to a match at the nearby public tennis courts. Enjoy swimming in the private saltwater pool, grilling out and soaking in the Old Florida lifestyle. My fairytale guest cottage is just minutes from Sarasota Square Shopping Mall, Target, Walmart and several dining choices. Best of all, you'll be just 10 minutes from Siesta Key...15 from the public beach parking lot if you drive slowly...wonderfully.close to all the tourist hot spots, yet far enough away to avoid the tourist noise and traffic, The cottage is far enough from the main house to provide maximum privacy, yet close enough to provide you with a great neighbor willing to act as your on-site concierge, recommending places to go and things to see. If you love to garden, you can dig and plant in the large yard. Let this girl from small-town Iowa share her piece of Florida paradise with you. NOTE: THIS IS A COMPLETELY NON-SMOKING PROPERTY. NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUT, BY RENTERS OR THEIR GUESTS.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Property is completely non-smoking, inside and out. If you're interested, please contact me for a price quote. My rates are sometimes negotiable. Monthly stays preferred, shorter and longer stays considered. Friendly, well-behaved pets welcome with prior approval. Wireless internet and local and long-distance calls are free of charge. Feel free to call with your questions.

                                                                  8 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                  Property # 3022436ha