Quiet Oasis In Sarasota's Most Walkable Urban Community
About Stephanie Fischer
Originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. Married with two teenage boys. We moved to Florida about ten years ago for the blue skies, sunshine and the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Wouldn't live anyplace else.
Stephanie Fischer purchased this House in 2014
Why Stephanie Fischer chose Laurel Park
Laurel Park is the coolest neighborhood in downtown Sarasota. The Carriage House is a quiet oasis ideally situated in the middle of everything.
What makes this House unique
Walk to everything. Love strolling through the Main Street Farmer's Market every Saturday morning.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful visit. Managers, Stephanie and Mike live on site and were friendly and informative. Location was great. Walking distance to downtown restaurants, shops and waterfront. Accommodations were pleasant. Only negative is the long flight of stairs you have to climb to enter. My wife and I would definitely come back.
Loved the Carriage House
We had an amazing time staying at the Carriage House. The apartment was clean and cozy. The neighborhood was quite and close to a variety of restaurants and shopping venues. Stephanie was very accommodating and answered questions about immediately. We plan to come back next year.
We walked everywhere, all of the Restaurants and Bars were within walking distance and the neighborhood was quiet and relaxing.
Great find for single or couple who enjoy exploring on foot.
Wonderful stay at the Carriage House. Very clean and new. Great walking location convienent to Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens, dining and more.
Small, well appointed unit in a good location
My wife and I rented this unit for two weeks. I would rate it 4 out of five for a shorter stay 1-4 nights, and 3 out of five for a longer stay. I read all the positive comments and agree with most of them and for that reason would recommend this rental for a short stay: nice owners, the unit is very clean, new looking, well supplied with consumables, well appointed.The pictures are accurate.
For a longer stay, I would agree with the review, "nice studio to stay for a few days". The unit is small. I would add to that review: a need for a comfortable chair (we found the massage chair to be awkward and uncomfortable), the bathroom is well appointed but not "spacious", there is no stove/range that would allow for cooking for a longer stay, and the European washer dryer does a better job washing than drying. The unit does provide a drying rack. I would also add that the parking is not ideal. Your options are to park out front on a narrow lane across from where the construction is or next to the owners in front of the unit. I should add here that the construction was never an issue for us. It was very quiet back where we were. I would also say that the neighborhood is safe, contrary to what one review said. We did a lot of walking to and from the neighborhood and never felt unsafe. There you have it. I recommend you read all the reviews. Other than the review that tried to make the case that the neighborhood was unsafe, the reviews are spot on.
Great accommodations in fantastic location!
We loved Stephanie's rental. She thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable and was so helpful both before and during our stay. The location is great, walking distance to main street, the bay, the kayak launch and a variety of Sarasota landmarks. We only stayed for three short days but we will definitely be back. Thanks for everything.
Theme parks within driving distance. Busch Gardens Tampa is 1 hour 15 Minutes. Sea World, Universal and Disney less than 2 hours drive.