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Premium Dopwntown Location. Walk to Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)





7 night minimum stay required because of City Ordinances.

Rate was $995 $795 week

Valid for weekly stays now until Sept. 16, 2017

Saturday to Saturday stays only.

12% taxes and $100 cleaning fee additional.

The Coral Cottage Front is 2/2, an adorable restored historic cottage located in the most desirable area of Downtown Sarasota. Close to all beaches. Walk to the heart of the restaurant and theater districts. Walk to the waterfront resturants, parks and marina/ fishing pier. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage while staying close to everything. Meticulously restored, the cottage is charming and whimsical. Superior decor, exceptional mattresses, fresh linens and beyond clean! Our reviews are excellent and we have a high number of repeat guests.

There is another cottage in the rear- The Coral Cottage, Rear 1/1 that can be added for larger parties. See VRBO listing 332880. We have a total of 6 cottages so ask about our other ones as well.

Mikealan and Jeff OKeefe

(757) 663-2025


www . SarasotaCottage . com

Voted Sarasota''s #1 Neighborhood! The Best Location! The ABSOLUTE best!

Downtown Sarasota. Walk a few blocks to downtown restaurants, shopping, cafes, theaters, art galleries and chic boutiques. Walk to Marina Jack at the Harbor for sunset happy hour or enjoy the Bay Waterfront Park. Rent bikes and go over the City Causeway to St. Armand Circle or Lido beach, even explore Longboat Key. Our famous Siesta Beach is a 10 minute car ride. You will be in the middle of everything, while enjoying the peace and quiet at your cozy Cottage!

It's what we all move to Florida and fantasize about living in- a tropical Caribbean style bungalow with tons historic of charm!

Recently renovated with many modern updates, yet leaving the original historic charm in tact makes this the perfect romantic cottage for honeymooners or snowbirds alike! The main room has a 50' TV with 100's of channels provided by Verizon FIOS. Larger groups, you can expand by adding the rear rental Cottage that has 1 bedroom, 1 bath.

The cottage is adorable. Decorated by collecting whimsical pieces of art and furniture from local Artisans, you will surely get a kick out of the place!

Some guests have commented the best part of their stay was the location, while others said it was the fresh, luxurious linens and lavender scented towels that were the best. We hope to entice you to come back by adding special little luxurious touches. Let us welcome you with a bottle of wine, bottled water, coffee and tea. It's our goal to make you comfortable. That's what we like when we travel- that's what we want to give you!

Don't settle for worn-out tired rentals filled with gritty sand and moldy smelling sheets- let us pamper you with our special efforts. We can offer you a range of special services. Prior to your arrival, let us fill your grocery list so you're all set when you get here. We can even stock the bar with your favorite spirits and mixers! Imagine how nice that would be!!!!!

We can arrange tons of activities for all age groups. Let us help you plan tennis games, golf rounds and tee times, as well as lessons.

Get the hottest tickets to the Ballet, Opera, Spring Baseball Training, International Film Festival (in April), Comedy Club, or Concerts. WALK TO IT ALL!

Want to keep the kids busy? How about the local Aquarium, Zoo, Big Cat Habitat, Mini Golf, Deep Sea Fishing? Tickets to theme parks, like Disney World (2 hours drive), Busch Gardens, Tampa (1 hour drive).. much to do here is Sarasota and beyond.....-The Cultural Coast!

Your comfort and happiness is our success!

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More Details

Mikealan OKeefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Mikealan OKeefe

My name is Mikelan. I own and manage all 6 cottages with my ex-husband, Jeff

(I know....Right?) We are a younger retired couple in our early fifties who retired from Virginia to Sarasota 5 years ago. We enjoy our vibrant city with all the culture activities and festivals here. We also enjoy the warm Caribbean turquoise Gulf Coast water with our boat and fishing rods. We stay actively involved in the community by volunteering at the Ringling Asolo Theater and High School Library. We are season ticket holders for the Symphony, Ballet and members of many local attractions. This year we are adding to our efforts to give back to the community by volunteering at the International Film Festival in March.

Mikealan OKeefe purchased this house in 2009

Why Mikealan OKeefe chose Sarasota

Charming urban Laurel Park was voted #1 place to live in Sarasota by Sarasota Magazine! The location is convenient for walking to the most vibrant parts of the city. I love having breakfast at one of the outdoor cafes, while striking up a stimulating conversation with a few new friends! Just walking my dogs makes me feel like I'm are part of the the city! Most of our days are sunny and warm, which are perfect for biking to the park or Lido Beach or St. Armand Circle. The historic neighborhood is friendly with a sense of community and has a 'live and let live' attitude ...very quiet and very safe. The eclectic mix of high end homes & condos, mingle with historic bungalows, next to shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries,makes this cottage have a funky, urban, chic 'feel'.

What makes this house unique

If you need more rooms, there is an attached rear apt. with 1 bedroom (queen bed), 1 bathroom with shower and very large fenced in backyard for additional rent.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage would not disappoint the most discriminating guests. We could not believe how affordable and conveniently located this group of cottages are. There are five altogether which we hope to come back for a family reunion and rent them all .

We walked all over town and road bikes to the beach. I would highly recommend and can't wait to come back
Aug 2014
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top, premium mattresses. Additional Queen bed available in rear rental unit for addiltional costs., Twin or Single Beds (2) new 2011. Deluxe extra-long twin beds with pillow-top mattresses.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
in addition to this front cottage, you can rent the Coral Cottage, Rear for more space. 1 bed/1bath Attached, but totally separate rear apt. available for larger groups or additional guests.


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Premium Dopwntown Location. Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice house, nice landlord, nice neighbourhood!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring MD

A terrific place to stay in Sarasota

  • 5 of 5

A very attractively decorated and wonderfully situated cottage in quaint Laurel Park.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were blown away by how cute this cottage was! I recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

The owners really spent time with TLC when fixing up this cottage for rent. I coud judt tell how special it was from the linens to the art work. It was spotlessly clean and had all the comforts we needed. My husband worked from the small desk and remarked the wifi was very fast. I enjoyed movies on the 50" HDTV. I loved the gas cooking. The location was exactly as advertised. We walked to plays, movies, art galleries, botanical gardens, waterfront dining/parks. The street was quiet and no traffic. The patio table sits under a huge oak tree which we enjoyed every night.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My 2nd visit. Keeps getting better. 5 star location/clean

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at The Coral Cottage Front 2/2 and The Coarl Coral Cottage Rear 1/1. Both are excellent in terms of the location and value. The area is close to the waterfront, shopping, theaters, galleries eateries and more. the owner keeps the both rentals in top shape. This rental is clearly the top dog in the neighborhood and the rent is less! i highly recommend. I will rent for a 3rd time next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a copy of a review left in our guest book by a wonderful couple!
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Excellent high ratings and VRBO approved

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cozy and charming. Quiet neighborhood but only a few blocks to town and waterfront. I will recommend to friends and family. Stayed for business but enjoyed like a vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Yorl

Stay here- you wont be dissappointed.

  • 5 of 5

Best location in town. Quiet residential street with tall mature oak streets lining the street. White Christmas lights wrapped around lamp posts leads you to Main Street.- enchanting! Clean, bright, cheery and outfitted very well. The rear yard was private and quiet- perfect for star gazing after walking to dinner and a show. I wish I lived there...."I'll Be Back"!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Opera House, Ballet, Comedy Clubs, Night Clubs, Library, Downtown Harbor with Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats, Sunset Cruise Charters, gourmet cooking school and classes, Annual International Film Festival, Orioles Baseball Spring

Training, Ringling Museum, Van Wezel, Stained Glass making school, Art Classes, Craft Making Classes, Dog Park, Waterfront Park,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $79

All pets need prior approval. Please call 757 663-2025
Additional Pet Fee required. Cost is based on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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