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Secluded Cottage on 6.2-Acres in Town 10-15 Min to Beach/Downtown

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Enjoy an afternoon siesta in the hammock on the screened-in porch.

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charming 1948 newly remodeled cottage on small homestead. 2 BR, 1 Bath, Futon

Welcome to the Cosentino homestead! Settle into this serene, natural paradise in the middle of a bustling city. Nowhere else will you find 6.2-acres of tranquility hidden away in suburban Sarasota, just minutes from the city's beaches, attractions, restaurants and stores. The property is 10 minutes from Siesta Key beach and downtown, and just a few blocks from the nearest stores.

The newly remodeled guesthouse was built on Siesta Key in 1948 and moved by my father to its present location in the early 70s. Its permanent resting place is this beautiful homestead, nestled among age-old oaks, pine trees and lush Florida vegetation. This ecologically sound, nature-lover's paradise is also host to an organic garden and orchard, 12 hens (farm-fresh eggs, anyone?), a lake and a small creek. The property, which is mostly wooded, is fenced in and gated for maximum privacy and security. Guests are given a gate remote on arrival. The main house is the only other house on the property. Guests are free to roam, meditate and enjoy this unofficial natural reserve!


The most substantial part of the guesthouse remodel (completed May 2014), entailed gutting the kitchen. Everything - from the floor to the cabinets to the appliances - is brand new.

The house is cozy yet spacious and is a wonderful mix of antiques and all the modern conveniences. There is a sunroom, a fireplace and a huge screened-in porch with hammock. The bedroom and living room floors are the original hardwood. Behind the house, there is a deck with an outdoor grill and a pond with a waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation. Guests fall in love with this warm, charming cottage and its magical setting and are pleased with the well stocked, modern kitchen and other amenities.

There is a queen-size bed in one bedroom (mattress bought April 2015), a full in the other and a futon in the living room. The bathroom is comfortable, adequate and newly updated, but not large. Washer and dryer are full size. TV has built-in DVD. There is a carport (one car). There are two bicycles available upon request (one beach cruiser and one hybrid), two beach chairs and five beach towels.

I own a private personal training studio about 5 minutes from the homestead. If I have room in my schedule, training sessions are possible. Other nearby gyms (3-10 minutes) include Crunch, You Fit, Bath & Racquet (also has a pool, tennis and racquetball) and the YMCA (also has a pool and racquetball). The nearest grocery store (Publix) is about a mile away, and various shopping centers, restaurants and stores are right around the corner.

IMPORTANT SALES TAX INFORMATION: You are required to pay the Hotel and Resort Tax, which is 12% (7% for Florida and 5% for Sarasota County). Florida law states that this must be clearly stated and not included in the rental price. P

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: Preferred method of payment is by personal check or eCheck. Guests paying by credit card must reimburse me for credit card fees on the full amount (EXCEPT the $500 damage deposit) in cash at check-in time. Fees are as follows:
• 2.9% for Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards issued in the United States.
• 4.9% for Visa, MasterCard, Discover issued outside of the United States.
• eChecks (electronic checks) with free processing are available for domestic U.S.
banks only. Chargeback fee is $25 USD per chargeback. Guests cannot pay via
eChecks within 10 days of their arrival date.

Guests are free to roam the property, but please respect the privacy of the main house. The property is fenced in, but the lake, creek and pond are NOT enclosed, and there is an electric wire around the hen house.

Unless I'm with clients at my studio, I am usually available for questions. You will often find me tending to my gardens and property and are welcome to come chat!
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are three steps up to the front door....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some books left by guests. Good collection of tourist information....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Cottage is located on 6.2 acres of private, mostly wooded, fenced-in and gated property. Guests have access code and gate remote. Property is IN TOWN, with nearest stores less than one mile away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a dining table in the kitchen and another in the sun room. Fold-out tables and chairs available on request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Availability permitting, I offer personal training sessions at my private studio (less than 10 minutes away)....moreless

  • Garage:

    Carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and Italian stovetop espresso maker (with espresso cups and spoons)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances (May 2014)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Guests leave condiments, spices, coffee and other staple items. Paper goods, dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc. are provided/left by guests in limited quantities....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Water/ice dispenser. There are also 5-gallon jugs with filtered water and a dispenser....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    One beach cruiser, one hybrid...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large screened-in porch...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Woods, organic garden and orchard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016 Oct 17-Dec 15
Oct 17 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$130
$840 $3,100
Holiday season 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$900
Jan-Feb 2017
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$1,000 $3,500
March-April 2017
Mar 1 - Apr 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300 $4,200
April 2017
Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $3,700
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$760 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

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Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota/Bradenton
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75
5.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Siesta Key

Car: Recommended

Award winning beaches with the whitest sands you'll ever see

Ringling Museum

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Mote Marine

Myakka River State Park

St. Armands Circle

A huge variety of fantastic restaurants

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1968

About the owner: I am passionate about nature, gardening, fitness, nutrition, traveling, languages, food, living off my land, mountains, hiking, writing, music...to name just a few of my “hobbies!” My family has been in Sarasota since the 40s. I was born in Sarasota but lived over a decade of my adult life in Italy (Siena and the Alps). I own a private fitness studio where I offer one-on-one training sessions and nutritional coaching. I am certified in personal training, corrective exercise (including pain management), sports nutrition and peri- and post-menopausal fitness. I moved from Italy to Sarasota a few years ago to take care of my parents. This magical property has been in my family since the 60s, when this area was mostly undeveloped. It is my oasis, my connection to my roots. I have an organic garden and orchard and 12 hens. I am an acknowledged “plant geek” and somewhat of an environmental, food and nutrition activist. I thrive on helping people make positive changes in their lives. I realize how lucky I am to live on this slice of paradise and am very excited about sharing it with others who appreciate it.

Why the Owner Chose Sarasota, FL, USA:
My father brought this property in 1968. My earliest memory is being on the guesthouse porch when I was a kid and my grandmother lived there. I have many memories here, from childhood to more recent. It is my connection to my roots and my passion!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My property is my oasis. I am in the middle of nature, in the middle of the city. Could it get any better? :)


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Enjoy an afternoon siesta in the hammock on the screened-in porch.

    Enjoy an afternoon siesta in the hammock on the screened-in porch.

  • Welcome! Guestbook and plenty of visitors' information, coupons, etc.

    Welcome! Guestbook and plenty of visitors' information, coupons, etc.

  • Bedroom with full-size bed

    Bedroom with full-size bed

  • Spacious screened-in porch fully immersed in nature

    Spacious screened-in porch fully immersed in nature

  • Newly remodeled kitchen (finished May 2014) with all brand new appliances.

    Newly remodeled kitchen (finished May 2014) with all brand new appliances.

  • Kitchen table with a view of the jungle!

    Kitchen table with a view of the jungle!

  • Fireplace and sun room in the background

    Fireplace and sun room in the background

  • Full-size washer & dryer

    Full-size washer & dryer

  • Pergola/fire pit/picnic area next to orchard/ garden. Must reserve before using.

    Pergola/fire pit/picnic area next to orchard/ garden. Must reserve before using.

  • Peaches from my orchard

    Peaches from my orchard

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

  • Home, sweet home!

    Home, sweet home!

  • Second bedroom with queen-size bed

    Second bedroom with queen-size bed

  • View from screened-in porch

    View from screened-in porch

  • Updated bathroom

    Updated bathroom

  • Newly remodeled kitchen (finished May 2014) with all brand new appliances.

    Newly remodeled kitchen (finished May 2014) with all brand new appliances.

  • Fresh eggs available when quantities permit!

    Fresh eggs available when quantities permit!

  • Summer sunflower in my garden

    Summer sunflower in my garden

  • Back deck where you can see and listen to the waterfall in the nearby pond

    Back deck where you can see and listen to the waterfall in the nearby pond

  • Pond with waterfall in backyard.

    Pond with waterfall in backyard.

  • One of my friendly hens. Don't worry - no roosters, so no noise!

    One of my friendly hens. Don't worry - no roosters, so no noise!

  • Gifts from my garden

    Gifts from my garden

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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