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Cozy Ringling Cottage Near Indian Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Stay at our newly refurbished cozy cottage located just a couple of blocks away from Ringling College of Art. This cozy place is big on style with granite kitchen counters, a leisurely screened in porch curtained for privacy, and private backyard for you and your small dog. IF YOU WANT TO RENT FOR TWO WEEKS OR MORE SEND ME AN INQUIRY FOR DISCOUNT INFORMATION. ALSO IF YOUR DESIRED LENGTH OF TIME IS NOT QUOTED HERE (FOR EXAMPLE LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS) PLEASE SEND ME AN INQUIRY.

This newly painted home has two bedrooms and can sleep four persons comfortably. One bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has a twin size futon, and the living room has a queen size pull-out sofa bed. The newly appointed kitchen is fully equipped, with new stainless steel ice making fridge, dishwasher, and four burner electric range. We also provide cable and wi-fi service.

Any time of day you can hang out in our screened in porch and draw the curtains if you prefer a private moment. Perfect for your morning coffee, evening drink or even an outside meal.

For your use and convenience, an outdoor grill is provided on the rear patio deck.

More Details

Don Vigil
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Don Vigil

Our family is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where my wife and I own small businesses. Our son is an illustrator who graduated from Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, and our daughter is in the jewelry business in Denver.

Don Vigil purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Don Vigil chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

This cozy little place was purchased when our son was a student at The Ringling College of Art, since it was so close to school. We decided to hang on to it after he graduated giving us a new and interesting place for us to spend vacations, especially during the winter.


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed in a bedroom; queen size pull-out sofa, Baby Cribs (1) You can use our Graco Pac n Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Stylish sofa in bedroom is great for reading, taking a nap or for use for nightly use.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
For longer stays, you can use our locked outdoor shed that is in our back yard.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Ringling Cottage Near Indian Beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

"Old" Florida for Today

  • 5 of 5

The Ringling cottage and the neighborhood it is in are fine examples of Old Florida. I'm guessing the cottage itself was built in the 30's or 40's, but has been well maintained and updated just enough to be the perfect comfortable beach town cottage. We loved it.

The neighborhood is the same way. Quite a few old houses and some not so old. Some are almost shacks and some are grand bayfront estates worth millions. Also, the neighborhood landscape is lush and tropical. You can easily sense the jungle Florida wants to naturally be. Don't be scared of it. Walk around at least 3 blocks in every direction to experience the real Florida.

The cottage itself is comfortable and has all the amenities needed for a short or extended stay. The location can't be beat. From downtown Sarasota to every beach between Venice and Holmes on Anna Maria Island, everything is easy and quick to get to.

I would stay there again anytime.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. You said exactly how we feel about this lovely neighborhood. Don
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a great stay at the small house. It had a larger bed in one room, a twin bed in another and a pull out sofa what was reasonably comfortable. the place was well kept and it really felt like home. One thing to note was the microwave would occasionally go out and we'd have to reset the breaker, but it really was a minor inconvenience. There were plenty of things to do and see in the area including some of the most amazing beaches in the gulf. Thanks Don for the amazing stay. I'd recommend it to a friend quite easily..

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Stay at the Ringling Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I adore this little cottage. It reminds me of my old Florida. I'm a native. There aren't many places to stay here now, that have the older style of living. It's comfortable, quiet, neighbors are great.

I hope to be able to stay here again. Thanks Don and Mary!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and had an excellent time here. The cottage is exactly as described and lived up to our expectations. It was clean, well maintained and comfortable. Loved sitting on the porch. The location is great for downtown Sarasota and beaches. We would recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in this cottage and we had a good time. The property is well-maintained, so convenient and perfect for 2-3 folks. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Clean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Ringling Cottage is everything you want in a Home away from home, It’s Clean, Cosy and the beds are very comfy, it’s in a nice safe area, but expect a long walk to Main Street, at least 30 mind but the bus stops at the bottom of the street and the beaches are just a short drive over the bridge, We loved this cottage

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: recommended

This cozy cottage is close to the best that Sarasota has to offer. It is just 5 to 10 minutes to the fabulous Ringling Museum, Ringling Circus Museum and downtown Sarasota, not to mention Sarasota-Bradenton Airport. It is just two blocks to the Ringling College of Art and ten minutes to New College of Florida and the University of South Florida. In addition, the location is within fifteen minutes of fabulous shopping at St. Armand's Circle and the sugar white, nationally ranked Siesta Key Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $80
Property Damage Insurance $59


*A minimum pet fee of $25.00 is charged for each pet brought to the cottage. The amount of the fee is determined the size of the pet and number of pets brought to the cottage. Cats are not permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.