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Mango Cottage in Tranquil Olde Englewood

Englewood, FL, USA
  • Cottage425 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 30 nights

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

This beautifully appointed cottage, located in the artists' district of Olde Englewood, is 2 minutes' drive from the famous conservation area of Dearborn Street. The location of this cottage 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.

New Mitsubishi Mini split air conditioner with heat has been installed in Mango Cottage. The unit is super quiet and keeps the cottage cool even in the hottest weather. And, the heat pump aspect is perfect for taking the chill off on those slightly fresher January and February evenings.

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 Joe Maxx Coffee Shop, which has great coffee and pastries. In addition, there is Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill. All of these restaurants offer delicious food and a fun atmosphere.

The cottage has 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 deck. The deck is accessed directly from the cottage 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 kitchen is fully fitted with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal, toaster, pots & pans and dishes, glasses, cups, silverware and cooking utensils and the dining area has a 42-inch round table with four chairs and comfy seat covers.

The spacious bedroom has a queen-sized bed, night stands, chest of drawers, built-in closet and en-suite bathroom which is bright and cheery with nice strong in-tub shower.

The cozy living room with leather Lay-Z-Boy recliners, a Samsung 32-inch HD television with the television service provided by Frontier via FiOS and an iPod docking station completes your relaxing experience in beautiful Olde Englewood. WiFi is included and provided by Frontier.


The 2018/19 season sees new bicycles available to ride. It's fun to ride just five minutes away to Joe Maxx Coffee Shop for a relaxing coffee and a bagel or muffin. The streets around the cottage are quiet and perfect for gentle strolls or easy bike rides. Lemon Bay Park is a 210-acre nature-based park located in Englewood with 1.7 miles of shoreline on the beautiful Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve and is only a 10-minute bike ride away. You can park your bike and then explore the grounds with tranquil walks along the water's edge wooden pathways.


In the garden shed, along with the bicycles, you will discover an array of fishing equipment. There are public fishing piers near Indian Mound Park and bait can be bought at the Corner Market which is on the corner of Dearborn Street and Old Englewood Road. Fishing licenses can be purchased from Sarasota County on www.sarasotataxcollector.com.

If you want to bring your boat, you can negotiate to moor or store it at Royal Palm Marina which is a block away.

Also, you can 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, SandBar Tiki and Grille, the White Elephant, The Gulfview Grill, and the Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro.

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

If you would prefer a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage, please see our listing on VRBO for Lemon Cottage, property number 792339. If Mango Cottage is booked for the dates you require, check out listing for Guava Cottage, property number 1201841.


Ian & Linda Burbridge

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom has one queen bed with en-suite bathroom, built-in closet, night stands and chest of drawers.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom has a fully tiled bath/shower combo with a strong shower, toilet, sink, storage cupboards, both over the toilet and under the sink and an over-the-sink mirrored medicine cabinet.


        • Away From It All
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                  Brand new Mitsubishi mini-split air conditioning unit with a heat function.
                • Fireplace
                  Fire pit in the communal sitting area of the backyard.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  WiFi provided by Frontier.
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Clothes dryer is on the premises. Mango Cottage shares the laundry room with Guava Cottage (next door) and Lemon Cottage (a 2-bed home on the property).
                • Linens Provided
                  All linens are provided.
                • Living Room
                  Living room has two leather Lay-Z-Boy recliners as well as a Samsung 32-in HD television, iPod docking station, tables, lamp and sideboard.
                • Parking
                  Off street, uncovered parking. Ask owner about parking for RV or boat.
                • Towels Provided
                  Bath, kitchen and beach towels are provided.
                • Washing Machine
                  Washing machine is on the premises. Mango Cottage shares the laundry room with Guava Cottage (next door) and Lemon Cottage (a 2-bed home on the property).


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Mr Coffee 12-cup coffeemaker.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      All supplied.
                    • Kitchen
                      Kitchen has stove, refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, garbage disposal and toaster and is stocked with pans, dishes, glasses, silverware and cooking utensils.
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full sized fridge with medium freezer.
                    • Stove
                      Stove has four electric burners and electric oven.
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Dining area has high quality dinner table with four chairs with comfy cushions.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Television service is provided by Frontier via FiOS.
                            • Stereo
                              iPod, iPad, iPhone docking station provided with clock/radio.
                            • Television
                              Samsung 32-in HD TV.


                                • Bicycles
                                  New for 2018/19 Season! Four new bicycles to be shared between guests in Lemon Cottage, Guava Cottage and Mango Cottage.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Back deck has a table with an umbrella and four chairs. Deck is approx 225 sq ft. There is also a front patio area with chairs which is approx 85 sq ft.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Beautiful half-acre backyard with many shade trees, fruit trees, a bird bath and many plants indigenous to Florida. There is also a sitting area with a fire pit for enjoyment on cool winter evenings.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Grill is located on the back deck.


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • botanical garden
                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • photography
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Mango Cottage provides ample outdoor space with front patio on which to sit and watch the world go by. Sitting on the back deck, 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 deck is 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 a broom for sweeping the outside areas as needed, mop, trash can and recycling boxes in the front shed. Also in the front shed, there are cushions for the outside chairs.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          29 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great cottage in good location

                                                          Peter H.

                                                          This property was very well equipped with everything we needed. Located in a quite residential within easy walk to near by restaurants and bars. This property was in tip top condition and everything worked great. Great for a getaway from the harsh winter weather for a couple. We would definitely consider this cottage for another trip in the future.

                                                          Mango Cottage

                                                          Elsa B.Sarasota

                                                          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.

                                                          Yale St

                                                          Rodney O.Batavia, Illinois

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

                                                          Great place to stay in Englewood Florida

                                                          Cecil F.

                                                          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.

                                                          Total comfort and relaxation.

                                                          clayton e.

                                                          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.

                                                          A lovely experience!

                                                          Ramona C.

                                                          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!


                                                          Englewood, FL, USA

                                                          The cottage is located in an attractive, quiet area, away from any busy or 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 styles 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 a 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 cottage. In addition to sunbathing on the beach, kayaks and paddle boards can be rented and there are some lovely places to explore using them. 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.

                                                          29 Reviews

                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5

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