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Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Pleasant, Quiet Neighborhood 1 Block From Royal Palm Marina Away from Busy Roads

These beautifully appointed Cottages, Mango Cottage and Guava Cottage, located in the artists' district of Olde Englewood, are 2 minutes' drive from the famous conservation area of Dearborn Street. The location of these cottages is unique in that, while being walking distance from Dearborn Street and Lemon Bay Park, it is beautifully quiet and peaceful, away from busy, noisy roads.

There are many things to do in the area for recreation and relaxation including boating, fishing, golf, shopping, live music and great restaurants. Sarasota is 45 minutes away, Orlando, 3 hours away and Fort Myers, 1 hour away.

In Olde Englewood, there are several excellent restaurants, many having live music: Mango Bistro, Zeke's Uptown Bar and Grill, Englewoods on Dearborn, Vino Loco, Compadres Mexican Restaurant, La Stanza Italian Restaurant, Bobarino's Pizzeria and the Ole Time Cafe, which is great for breakfast. In addition, there is Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill at Royal Palm Marina. All of these restaurants offer great food and atmosphere.

The Cottages have everything you will need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. There is a beautiful large, fenced yard with many plants and trees which is secluded for relaxing and barbecuing on your private decks. The decks are accessed directly from the Cottages so you can go outside to enjoy the incredible Florida mornings, sitting drinking a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper. And in the evenings, you can enjoy sitting by the fire pit which is located in an additional seating area in the center of the yard.

The kitchens are fully fitted with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, pots & pans and dishes, glasses, cups,silverware and cooking utensils and the dining areas each have a 42-inch round table with four chairs and comfy seat covers.

The spacious bedrooms each have a queen-sized bed, night stands, chest of drawers, built-in closet and en-suite bathrooms which are bright and cheery and have a nice strong shower.

The cozy living rooms with leather Lay-Z-Boy recliners, a Samsung 32-inch LED HD television with satellite and an iPod docking station completes your relaxing experience in beautiful Olde Englewood. WiFi is included.

If you want to bring your boat, you can either negotiate to moor it at Royal Palm Marina which is a block away, or you can park it at the Cottages and launch it, when you want to go out, into Lemon Bay from Indian Mound Park which is a 5-minute drive away.

Englewood Beach on Manasota Key is 10 minutes' drive away and here you will find several excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner, most of which also provide live music. Some of these are Lock and Key, Flounders, the White Elephant, The Gulfview Grill, and the Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro.

Other nearby restaurants that offer dining on the water are The Fishery, Farlow's, Sharkey's of Venice and Casey Key Fish House.

If you would prefer a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage, please see our listing on VRBO, property number 792339.

More Details

Ian & Linda Burbridge
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017


Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill at Royal Palm Marina
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mango Bistro
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Englewood Beach on Manasota Key
Car: recommended

The two Cottages are located in an attractive, quiet area, away from busy and noisy roads, that is typically 'Old Florida' on the lovely Gulf Coast. The main street in Olde Englewood, Dearborn Street, hosts a number of regular activities which attract people from the surrounding area, such as Saturday Night Live - shops are open late and lots of live music -, Wine Walks and Wine Tasting, Cruizin' Dearborn - classic car show along the street, live music, shops open late - and a Farmer's Market every Thursday morning. In addition, there is the Lemon Bay Playhouse which has a season of plays and musical entertainment.

Depending on the time of year you are visiting, you can have the opportunity to participate in a number of specific seasonal events, such as a Spring Arts Festival, Cinco de Mayo and Pioneer Days, to name a few.

There are several excellent restaurants on Dearborn Street and in the local area offering a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes. Most of the restaurants provide live music covering a range of style ensuring a fun, relaxing and enjoyable evening.

Down in Fort Myers, there are interesting attractions such as Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's Winter Estates, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands and an refurbished retro downtown area.

Boca Grande, famous for the Bush family vacations, is approx half an hour's drive from Englewood and is the home of the beautiful Gasparilla Inn.

North of Englewood, you have Venice Beach, where you you can often spot dolphins and beautiful Siesta Key, where the beach is listed as one of the top 10 beaches of the world. And then, north a little further, in Sarasota, you will find the Ringling Brothers' Museums.

Closer to home, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass State Park are on Manasota Key which is 10 minutes' drive from the Cottages. Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center is a stone's throw away. Here you will find a nature trail, butterfly garden, eagle nest viewing areas, canoe/kayak launch, boardwalks, picnic pavilion, picnic shelters, grills, park benches and environmental center.

If golf is your sport of choice, there are private golf courses nearby, such as Boca Royal Golf & Country Club and Jacaranda West Country Club, and a number of public golf courses, such as Myakka Pines Golf Course, Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club and Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club, to name but three.


Englewood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms in both Mango Cottage and Guava Cottage have a fully tiled bath/shower combo with a strong shower, toilet, sink, storage cupboard and an over-the-sink mirrored medicine cabinet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms in both Mango Cottage and Guava Cottage have one queen bed with en-suite bathroom, built-in closet, night stands and chest of drawers.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Both Mango Cottage and Guava Cottage provide ample outdoor space with front patios on which to sit and watch the world go by. Sitting on the back decks, you can enjoy watching the local woodpeckers and other birds and beautiful butterflies. Perfect for any time of the day - lots of shade trees provide protection on hot, sunny days and the back decks are a perfect place to end the day and enjoy the peace and quiet of the neighbourhood away from busy and noisy roads. There is a vacuum cleaner located in the laundry room. In addition, you will find brooms for sweeping the outside areas, as needed.


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Mango Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to find that this Cottage was lacking nothing! Full kitchen , comfy LR recliners, queen size bed and the patio had plenty of seating, shade and privacy. The property has a park-like setting with many areas to relax and kick back. You can walk to a marina and have a good dinner, watch a beautiful sunset and enjoy live music on the weekends. Dearborn Street is an interesting mix of shops and restaurants. Short drive over to the beach on Manasota Key where shelling was great and the surf and water sparkled. Mango Cottage is tucked away but close to everything. We enjoyed the peacefulness. The owners made us feel welcome. We would definitely come back to this tranquil area for a future vacation. We will book the larger Lemon Cottage and bring family next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Batavia, Illinois

Yale St

  • 5 of 5

One of the greatest places to spend your time. Nice and quiet and out of the way, but close to everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Englewood Florida

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in our Mango cottage in Englewood. Very close to excellent restaurants and entertainment. Englewood downtown was a five minute drive away and a fun place to visit. On Thursdays they have a wonderful farmers market that offers a large variety of produce, fresh fish and great pastries. Our cottage was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Great back deck with lots of chairs and tables. Great place to sit and enjoy to the back yard. At the end of the street was a excellent view of the sun setting behind Manasota Key. Owner called a couple of times during our stay to make sure everything was fine.We will definitely try to stay there next time we go to Englewood. Loved the place.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total comfort and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Guava Cottage in Englewood. The furnishings were cozy and comfortable. Loved the closeness of restaurants, entertainment, water, parks and much more. We utilized the front and back decks and enjoyed a fire in the common area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely experience!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in Mango Cottage for a month! The front and back decks were pretty places to sit and read. The yard is landscaped beautifully. It's a short walk to Lemon Bay Park, and just two blocks to Snooks restaurant on Lemon Bay. The owners have decorated charmingly with quality items. I had a very good time and would highly recommend this lovely place to everyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frackville, Pennsylvania

Old Florida

  • 5 of 5

The house was a perfect size for a couple. The yard was like a secluded paradise. It was an easy stroll to shops and restaurants of Olde Englewood/Dearborn Street. The owners were helpful with information on the local scene. We have since purchased a vacation home in Englewood but when we head there we often take s drive by to revisit a great memory!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $500

Payment to be made by check sent to owner's bank, or by wire transfer. Will confirm details for this upon booking.

Refundable Damage Deposit of $500 and cleaning fee to be sent with final rental payment. The Damage Deposit will be refunded within 7 days of departure following inspection and clarification that all terms have been met.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50% of the rental, including the 12% tax, is due within seven days of reservation and final 50% plus the damage deposit and cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to reservation date. The Refundable Damage Deposit will be returned within 7 days of check out following inspection and clarification that the terms have been met.

If reservation is cancelled within 30 days of the reservation date, the full rental is forfeited. Cancellation must be made in writing (letter or email).

Contact owner should you have any special requests such as high chair, travel cot, etc. Low season rates for periods between one week and one month available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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