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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Contemporary1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 750 Sq. Ft. Great Location Near All Attractions

HURRY!! WEEKLY RENTALS AVAILABLEM IN SEASON. WE just had a recent cancellation. Available Dates won't last.


This apartment is part of a 'duplex' (side-by-side, QUIET flats) built in the 1920's with separate, private entrances; one bedroom, one bath on each side. Please see VRBO # 455693 for the adjacent rental space.

The interior remodeling for this side was just completed with new kitchen cabinets and upscale appliances, which include a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker, a dishwasher, an electric flat surface cooktop stove with large oven, and a microwave oven. The kitchen also comes equipped with all small appliances and tools needed for the gourmet cook. All floors are solid eco-friendly bamboo, except for the bathroom which is slate tile. The bedroom is a good size and features a queen-sized bed with storage drawers beneath, a four drawer dresser, a mirrored closet space with plenty of hangers. The open living/dining area is spacious and features contemporary style furnishings. The space also contains a work station/computer area with two seats and built-in FREE WiFi.

There is a pet friendly, fenced, rear garden that has a great patio space with separate gas barbecues, and two separate dining tables with seating for four at each. The yard also includes a separate building which contains a clothes washer and electric dryer AND beach chairs for you to use when the occasion arises.

A five minute walk takes you to Arlington Park to enjoy free use of a heated Olympic sized pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts. There is a great walking/jogging trail through the park that leads to a fenced dog park. They also have a great PICKLE BALL League that meets 3 times a week in the gym.

For groceries you can just head to Publix, a fully stocked supermarket, which is just 1 1/2 miles away, or continue on to downtown in order to find the famous Whole Foods store. There are many other options too, like Morton's Gourmet Market (right in Southside Village).

And although the street location is extremely quiet, 'civilization' is about one mile away at Southside Village on the corner of Hillview and Osprey Streets, with shops, restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes. For more excitement you can head to downtown Sarasota where Main Street is filled with many diverse shops and restaurants. At the lower end of Main Street you will find the bayfront marina where there is boat dockage, two waterfront restaurtants, and a great walking park along the waterfront. Nearby, a section of the old Ringling Bridge was saved and converted to a fishing pier with a bait shop, and pole rentals available.

A 5-6 mile drive takes you to either Sarasota's famous Crescent Beach on Siesta Key or Lido Beach on St. Armand's Key. Both areas are great for walking and have village-like areas for shopping and dining. If you are a golfer, there are a more than a dozen clubs to choose from (that suit all levels of play) that are within a 10 to 30 minute drive.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About John

We have lived in Sarasota since 1979 and own a small custom remodeling company. Kit and I both grew up and got our college degrees in New Jersey where we met while we were teaching.

John purchased this cottage in 2007

Why John chose Arlington Park

Waldemere Stereet is centrally located and provides easy access to downtown, the bay front, and the beaches if you head west, and going east there are many 'to do' things to partake of including golf courses, major and minor league baseball stadiums, serious shopping, nature parks with birds and aligators, a Big Cat Habitat for rescued circus and zoo animals. You can literally arrive at any of these places from Waldemere in less time than it will take to have lunch.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the look of the 1920's Old Florida cottage on this quiet street, and the fact that we totally updated and modernized the interior.


Arlington Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity sink
  • Full tiled shower, large vanity for toiletries, real slate floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable queen sized bed. Plenty of closet and drawer space to unpack and settle in.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach chairs, towels and chair umbrellas provided. FREE WiFi


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Nancy and Bob L

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was just perfect - the cottage was beautiful, had everything we needed, was immaculate and we feel like we have met new friends - John and Kit, the owners. The condo is exactly like the pictures and John and Kit were outstanding hosts. The location was great, a very private and relaxing setting. John and Kit met us when we arrived to make sure we knew all about the cottage and gave us excellent ideas for restaurants, which were great choices. Thanks John and Kit for making our stay so comfortable!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at Waldemere Cottage. It was an ideal location for access to downtown, beaches and state parks. Cottage was perfect, clean, bright and the best equipped kitchen we have seen. Kit and John were lovely and were there to meet us and were really helpful with suggestions on places to visit and eat. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stuart, FL 34997

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is tastefully decorated and located on a very quite and safe street close to down town. Kitchen is fully stocked with many utensils. John went out of his way to make sure we were very comfortable and checked if we needed any thing else.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! Clean and comfortable. Central location. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. John and Kit are exceptional hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation.

The location is perfect. The house is in immaculate condition. We can't say enough good about our whole experience and look forward to visiting again.

You should too......just not the week that we want to go! :)

Scott and Diane

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to launch from for any excursion in Sarasota! Quiet neighborhood, one minute walk to Arlington Park (public access for pool, tennis, basketball, playground), easy access to beaches and only minutes from downtown and bayfront. Well appointed with attention to detail and every need anticipated. A full kitchen - even with food processor, backyard patio with grill, and special treats left by the host. Easy access for pets. Beautiful; highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester County, New York

Particularly special cottage with particularly special owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third return to this wonderful, pet friendly cottage and each time I stay just a little bit longer because it is such a relaxing place to be. You couldn't ask for a better location and you want for nothing in this immaculate cottage. An added bonus is having such a terrific couple as Kit and John ensuring your vacation is as pleasant as possible. Staying is such a lovely place only adds to all that beautiful Sarasota has to offer. As always, looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Armands Circle
Mote Marine Laboratory
Lido Beach Resort
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Crescent Beach
Marina Jack
Owen's Fish Camp
Mattison's City Grille
Sarasota Opera
Whole Foods Market
Ca d'Zan Mansion
Circus Sarasota
Morton's Gourmet Market
Barnacle Bill's Seafood
Ed Smith Stadium
Mediterraneo Restaurant
Bobby Jones Golf Club
Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar
"Outdoor Rustic Restaurant with Picnic Table Seating, Seafood and a full stocked bar."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Sarasota International
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Gecko's Pub
Nearest Ferry
952 Miles
Staten Island
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Bobby Jones Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Pacific Rim
Nearest Ski
651 Miles
Sapphire Valley, NC
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Siesta Key Beach
Car: recommended

Very near Arlington Park with a heated Olympic size pool, tennis courts, basket ball courts, handball courts, and walking trails with a fenced, dog park area. It is about a 20 minute walk (one plus miles) to Southside Village with several pubs, restaurants and shops, including Morton's Gourment Market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning per week stay $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A damage deposit will be required. The amount will vary, depending on circumstances and length of stay. The pet fee of $50.00 is the minimum and is per week of stay.
We have a policy of one month maximum rental period per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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