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Cottage Downtown ** Walk To It All ** 5 Star Reviews**SALE$**

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Quiet, Downtown Walk or bike- PREMIUM LOCATION!


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.

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.

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Keywords: Sarasota, bungalow, apartment, condo, flat, vacation, house, home, rental, hotel, motel, Beach, romantic, whimsical, retreat, florida, cottage

More Details

Mikealan OKeefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Downtown

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

Enchanting and great location. Stay here, you will love it!
Oct 2017
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See Rental Agreement for cancelation policy that supersedes VRBO listed agreement.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • 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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Cottage Downtown ** Walk To It All ** 5 Star Reviews**SALE$**
average rating of 4.806452 based on 35 reviews
Tuxedo Park

So Comfy and Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in this adorable cottage. The space was open and airy and outfitted with just about everything. The layout was perfect with the kitchen open to the living room. The two bedrooms were separated for privacy. If I needed anything, the owner was immediately responsive. The best part of all is that I was situated in the best little neighborhood in Sarasota, with quaint cottages interspersed with some newer ones, tropical plantings and some sculptures everywhere.

You are a walk away from downtown Farmers Market, Burns Court Cinema and Payne Park.

Try not to miss Ringling Underground, the Opera, local theater, and, of course, the galleries. It was a dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs up dating

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived dirty linens were piled in the middle of the floor and unit had not been cleaned. We called the owner and she came over and took linens to her home to be washed as she indicated that the washing machine was broken. Six days later the machine was still broken and owner never contacted us regarding when it might be repaired. She called her house cleaners and they showed up quickly.The sofa and sofa chair need to have cushions replaced. The sofa chair has fabric that is worn through to the foam rubber. The entire unit needs a good spring cleaning. Hot air vents are dirty and cold air return vents have visual dust accumulated. Would not recommend this unit to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our first bad review! It's so ufair to be at the mercy of bad guests who can write anything - things that are untrue. I strive very hard to maintain my 5 star reviews. It is my sincere goal provide an excellent rental and to be instantly available for any concerns. I was not notified once during this guests visit. But I did have problems that were noted after they checked out. I would not allow this guest to return. The guests arrived hours early- before check-in time so naturally the place was not not clean and ready for their arrival. The washing machine was broken due the the misuse of previous guest. I replaced promptly it. The cushion of the chair was damaged during THIS GUEST'S visit which was comfirmed by myself and the cleaning crew. The guest never took responsibilty for the damage (even though insurance will take care of it). Please diregard this review. Other reviews note how clean and cute the cottage is.
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We found the kitchen well equipped. We also found all areas well maintained and clean. We highly recommend this sweet bungalow. Our only suggestion would be for the owners to supply tissues for guests.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Tissues are something we do supply. We will be sure to double check to be sure we are well stocked. I hope to have you back again! Mikelan
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  • 5 of 5

Nice house, nice landlord, nice neighbourhood!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 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: March 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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Main St. Circle, Downtown Center Hub
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HARBOR, Fishing Charter Boats
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Burns Court, Chic Area
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Historic Galleria Walk
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Payne Park
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Florida Studio Theaters
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
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Bay Front Park, OLeary's Tiki BAR
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St. Armand Circle
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Lido Beach
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Entrance to Longboat Key
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Siesta Beach and Village
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Southside Village, Hospital
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Ringling Museum
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SRQ Sarasota Airport
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Longboat Key Beaches
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Bradenton Beach
Car: not necessary

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,




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Refer to Attached Rental Agreement for Cancelation Policy.
All pets need prior approval.
Additional Pet Fee required. Cost is based on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund