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Sweet 2b/1b Garden Apartment On Bayou """

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms with queen beds and twin bed on porch.

Nicely-furnished 2B/1b on 1st floor in 4-plex. Old Florida at its best: outdoor deck, gardens, hammock & dock overlooking bayou. Located on Ringling College of Art & Design campus, 5 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to white-sand Lido Beach. On bus line; Uber transportation available. A quiet location, tucked away on art school campus, yet close to downtown, many cultural amenities, great restaurants and the beaches.

Guest have access to shared laundry and spacious outdoors.

We welcome guests upon arrival, and can provide transportation from SRQ airport (5-minutes away). We know Sarasota very well, and are happy to share what we know!

We are confident you will love our place and our lovely city and the local beaches!

More Details

Richard Martin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Richard Martin

I am a retired executive and former Sarasota mayor. I've lived in Sarasota for over 30 years and can point you in the right direction whatever your interests.

Richard Martin purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Richard Martin chose North Trail

Location, location, location: serene setting on art school campus with dock and gardens overlooking bayou yet 5 minutes to Main Street and 10 minutes to Lido Beach.


North Trail Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , day bed on enclosed porch separated by living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Sweet 2b/1b Garden Apartment On Bayou
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Ipswich, MA

Doesn't get much better than this, 2nd stay

  • 5 of 5

The laughing Mullet was the perfect location and size for what I needed! Just the right size, very comfortable beds, and very quick responses to any questions I had. Friendly neighbors and close proximity to beaches, airport, and many attractions. Quiet despite being near major road. Hope to come back for another stay in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to get together with family

  • 5 of 5

Loved our our stay there great host and location hope to stau there again next year

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ipswich, MA

Convenient location, Beautiful Bayou

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and we hope to return. Very comfortable beds, clean, and everything we needed was there. Richard greeted us and was available if we needed anything (which we didn't). We enjoyed watching the pelicans, jumping fish, and crabs. Perfect location for our task at hand. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

A piece of heaven on the bayou...but in the city!!

  • 5 of 5

After leaving a late Canadian winter behind, my husband and I spent a wonderful March month at the Laughing Mullet. We are just thrilled that we found this 'home away from home'. It allowed us to 'live' in Sarasota, not merely visit. The ground floor apt in the fourplex is spacious and well furnished with an open concept living area, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and convenient shared laundryroom. The outside patio is shaded by a trellis and vines and provides a beautiful setting for morning coffee. But our favorite place of all was on the dock on the goegeous bayou - we spent a lot of our 'at home' time there - reading in the chaise under the magnificant trees, keeping in touch with friends (wifi reception is excellent), griling and eating dinner, being entertained by so many varieties of birds, and, of course, laughing at the jumping mullets. This lovely property is surprisingly quiet given that the street is just off a main highway. The advantage is that the property has an 'away from it all' look, feel, and sound, and yet you are in the city, just a 5 - 10 minute drive from everything - grocery stores, shopping, museums, art galleries, entertainment, downtown, and the beautiful Lido Beach with its 6-lane heated outdoor pool and concession stand. Heaven!! Of course, this review would not be complete without mentioning our host, Richard. Richard obviously loves his home and city, and wants you to enjoy it too. He is friendly, helpful, very knowledgable and a warm, but discreet, host. Thank you Richard for sharing your home and your city with these 'grateful to be away from the winter' Canadians. Your hospitality was appreciated. We'll definitely be back!! Cheers, Margaret-Anne and Garth.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of the above is true.. Margaret-Anne and hubby, Garth, fit like a glove here. Cheery, curious, lovely, the ideal guests in all ways. What a pleasure, these enriching - dare I say - perfect times.
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Cincinnati Ohio

Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two weeks at the laughing mullet, my husband and myself. A cozy place with everything you need. We always felt (after a day of seeing the sights and enjoying the beach) like we were returning home. We cooked meals here and even grilled out, when not enjoying some of the local cuisine. Richard gave us suggestions for restaurants and activities. He is a great host- warm and welcoming. A wealth of information at your door step. We enjoyed sitting out back with morning coffee and of course the Florida sunshine. We liked the location and would definitely stay again. Thanks Richard for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was pleased as punch to welcome and host these perfect guests: caring, lovely, giving in so many ways. I sure hope they return. Carol & John make you feel as though everything will be all right in the world, despite these trying times.
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Very nice setting and apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The Laughing Mullet was more than we expected. The house was easily accessible for my husband who uses a wheelchair. The patio was a great place to catch the breeze, watch the birds, and see/hear the mullet jumping. The location was convenient for exploring the Sarasota area and attractions. We look forward to returning in the future. Thanks for your hospitality Richard.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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