About the property
- Cottage440 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1 Bedroom/1 Bath, 10 Minutes To Lido Key Beach And St. Armands Circle
It's true what they say... 'good things do come in small packages!' This adorable 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is located one block east of Tamiami Trail. It is a fully furnished stand-alone home, equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, queen bed, private fenced yard with patio just perfect for small pookies (dogs). This unit comes with FiOS (Internet, T.V., Phone) water, electric, trash and lawn maintenance). The Neighborhood Walmart Grocery Store located just down the street.
There is a small beach that is opposite Bird Key that is definitely dog-friendly. It's used as a launch area for sailboarders and kayakers, some fishermen, and by locals who want a place for their dogs to swim. It's definitely a place for fido to splash around. It's certainly legal; there are doggy poop bags plus signs to clean up after your pet. If you're trying to locate it, Bird Key beach is just as you cross Ringling Bridge from downtown and before you get to Lido Key/St. Armands.
If you're just looking for a place to walk your pet, Joan Durante Park on Longboat is a good place.
Just minutes to 1000's of things to do! Only 2 blocks from Ringling College of the Arts and 2 blocks to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens provide you with the best location in town. A short 5 to 10 minute car ride to everything from Shopping, Art Galleries, Museums and Cultural Arts. Enjoy walking to outdoor Cafes, Farmer's Markets, Festivals and Parades. Walk the City's Waterfront Park & Harbor to Marina Jack's Restaurant. Sarasota, Sometimes Referred To As 'The Gem Of The Florida Gulf Coast' Is Rich With Culture -- A Theater And Arts District, The Bay Front Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Art Galleries Along Main Street And Palm Beautiful And Sought-After Barrier Islands. Intriguing Museums, Breathtaking Sunrises And Sunsets, Ballets, Operas, And Plenty Of Outdoor Activities Add To The Immense Beauty Of This Locale. Whether It Is Watching Birds Or Exploring The Exotic Species Of Tropical Plants Or Simply Collecting Shells Along The Beach, Fun And Entertainment Will Always Follow You.
The Security Deposit will be refunded within 7- 14 days after departure.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
About Beth Hillard
Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals is a a family owned and operated business here is Sarasota. Being a military wife and running a military household, I feel that I have an attention to detail that some do not have. Our team will schedule tee times, day spa appointments, dinner reservations and even find a nanny to take care of the kids while Mom and Dad take a day off. If you would prefer a private dinner, we can arrange for a personal chef to come an cook for you (Mom, he will even do the dishes after he cooks). The list goes on and on. The main thing is....we are here to make sure that you get the vacation home and the vacation that you deserve, want and need in today's hectic world. After you reserve your vacation home with us, call me for the little details and I will handle them for you before you arrive. Here at Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals our goal is to help you achieve the vacation of your dreams. After all, we all deserve to be pampered once in a while.
Beth Hillard purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Beth Hillard chose North Trail
There is a new 6 ft. privacy fence around the cottage for our guests and their pets. The patio with screened canopy is just the place to enjoy a meal outdoors or just relax and feel the breeze coming off of the Gulf of Mexico. Updated mosaic tile back splash, ceiling fans, in unit washer and dryer make this the perfect little getaway for everyone. We place spa robes, slippers, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen and body wash in each of our units so there is not need to take up valuable space in your suitcase, save the extra room for all of those souvenirs you will take back home.
What makes this Cottage unique
We adore this cottage! As soon as we saw it, we knew it would be perfect as a vacation rental property. It is so cute and cozy and is just minutes to Lido Key/St. Armand's Circle, downtown Sarasota and of course Ed Smith Stadium the home of the Baltimore Orioles for Spring Training! Carolina Cottage comes with most everything you could want in a little vacation getaway home.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Cute Cottage - Neighborhood Not So Much
We rented Carolina Cottage for two months - Feb. & March 2018. The inside was painted in charming, beach colors but the furniture left a lot to be desired. The loveseat was uncomfortable as were the two hard chairs that comprised the living room seating group. The kitchen had everything needed but the sinks were so small it was difficult to fit a pan in to wash it. Silverware and utensils were aplenty but on the chintzy side. Bed was a dream and there were plenty of lovely linens, towels and beach towels. The new washer and dryer unit was very handy. We had issues with toilet and shower backup and electrical problems which impeded use of washer-dryer unit, curling iron, computer and other electrical appliances. Beth and her team were on top of all issues right away, but when the privacy gate hinge fell off we felt that Beth was tired of hearing from us. We experienced constant noise in the evening nearly every night from the projects across the street or passing cars with loud amplifying systems where the whole cottage would shake! Understanding that nobody could remedy the situation we endured it but knowing the situation up front maybe would have altered our decision to stay at Carolina Cottage. Beth and Kalypso Bay Rentals provided personal ditty kits, luxury robes, slippers, household supplies and laundry products to save having to shop for basics right away and provided great instruction for WiFi hookup. Cable hookup was great with HBO. A channel line-up would have been helpful. The outside gazebo and grill were great. Found beach umbrella and sand screw very useful for trips to beach. Our little dog loved using new dog dishes and was also provided a Kong toy and poop bags - thoughtful additions. Overall it was a unique experience and the Sarasota area has a lot to offer with the Carolina Cottage’s location handy to everything.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. T.,
Thank you for the kind comments left in the guest book at the Carolina Cottage however, I am a bit confused with your review. According to the comments you left in the guest book located below in “Guest Comments”
Please allow me to address each of your concerns with the Carolina Cottage.
1. Carolina cottage is a small place and need smaller furniture and sometimes it can be a bit uncomfortable to stretch out as you would when you are in your own living room. The owner has had many sets of silverware go missing in the past, so they were replaced with less expensive sets of silverware.
2. While it is unfortunate that you had trouble with the toilet and shower backing up, you must remember that the Carolina Cottage was built in 1952. We did have a plumber inspect the pipes extensively with a camera within a matter of hours and to our surprise he found excessive paper products had clogged the pipe.
3. The washer and dryer are a new addition to the Carolina Cottage and are on a separate breaker. After having an electrician look at the system within hours of notification, he replaced a few old breakers and surmised that the system had been overloaded with electrical equipment.
4. We do try to inspect everything with our properties on a regular basis, unfortunately the hinges were missed.
5. Carolina Cottage is located one block off one of the main thoroughfares in Sarasota (Hwy 41/Tamiami Trail) and located in an urban and diverse area of Sarasota that is experiencing a re-gentrification of the area. Unfortunately, there is the occasional “Boom Box” car stereo that does travel down the street, this is common is most neighborhoods today. The “projects” as you refer to are subsidized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Venice and is temporary housing for incoming immigrants in to this great country and transitional single parent families.
6. With over 200 channels to select from it can be a daunting task to find good programming on t.v. We will endeavor to place a channel line up in the cottage.
We welcome all helpful comments and strive to improve the stay of all of guests at all our properties. Thank you once again for your kind comments and wish you the best in your travels whether they be to Sarasota or the world!
Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals
Such a cute little cottage!
We came in for the Thanksgiving holiday and had a great time. My 3 kids flew in for Thanksgiving as well so that made our stay even that more enjoyable. It was a true family reunion. We also rented the bungalow located next door for our adult children to enjoy and boy did they. Evenings were spent talking outside under the canopy about days past.
Having the cottage and the bungalow made Thanksgiving day was a pleasure, my daughter and I cooked a full meal for all 5 of us. The kitchen in the cottage while small has everything you need to cook a family dinner.
The grocery store is located just down the street. This made it very convenient for last minute food prep for Thanksgiving. The cottage does not have a washer and dryer but it worked out well because the laundromat was across the street.
The bungalow is nicely appointed and very comfortable. We brought our Dakota with us and she thoroughly enjoyed the fenced yard.
The staff of Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals were very pleasant and easy to deal with. We shall be back!
I wish we had known a little more on the area ahead of time. There is a low income housing across the street and you hear the bass a lot in the evenings. Also the shower does NOT drain well, we had to stand in our own soapy water and rinse our feet off in the sink afterwards. There was a weird smell coming out of the bedroom air conditioner. No vent for the stove so the smoke detector went off often, we had to open the door while using the oven. Just beware, know what you are getting into ahead of time and be OK with it.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. C,
Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconveniences you had while visiting the Carolina Cottage. Had we known of the issues you were having with the stove, shower and air conditioner we would have had them corrected immediately. We have had many guests stay at the cottage and this is the first time we have been notified these difficulties.
Bayou Oaks is a diverse urban area of Sarasota filled with people from all walks of life and is located approximately 1 mile from the Ringling college of Art and Design and the Ringling Museum. The housing you speak of is run by the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice and is designed to assist those families who are immigrating to the United States.
As for the bass, I am not sure of what you are describing. If by “bass” you are saying that there is loud music coming from the street or a vehicle, please remember that unfortunately on occasion you may hear loud music coming from vehicles. Unfortunately, this is a normal occurrence in any neighborhood setting, alas, we have no control over these normal day to day noise disturbances.
Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals, LLC
Cozy and Convenient
Carolina Cottage is just the right size for two people who want to avoid staying in a hotel for a week or a month. Its kitchen is well stocked with almost brand new pots, pans and every other utensil you might need. The bedroom has a small walk-in closet. There is a grill outside for barbecueing. A supermarket and laundry are just a short walk from the front door and through a 6 foot fence which surrounds the property and gives plenty of privacy and security. A very good Chinese restaurant is also within walking distance. It's also just a short drive to the bay. We really enjoyed our stay here. We would recommend this location to anyone.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. P.,
We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Carolina Cottage, it's one of our favorites. We look forward to your return visit to Sarasota and her barrier islands.
Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals
Cozy 'n' Cute Carolina Cottage
This environmentally sound, delightfully decorated cottage is perfect for a couple on a budget who also want the amenities of a cozy getaway. My husband and I spent the month of February and found everything we needed and more at this rental property: ten minute drive to Lido Beach, three minute drive to the Ringling Museum, around the corner from drugstores, grocery shopping and a full-service laundromat. Quiet and safe community of friendly neighbors.
Dear Mr. & Mrs. H,
Thank you so much for the kind words about the Carolina cottage, It is one of our favorite properties. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and are looking forward to your return.
Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals
Cute little place for a great price!
We really enjoyed our stay at Carolina Cottage! It was clean, fully furnished, and private....Perfect for three girls on a short getaway! In the backyard of Walmart Market which is very convenient. No washer and dryer which is slightly unhandy, however the laundromat is right across the road which helps a lot. Beth is excellent to work with and very helpful with any questions or problems you will have! All in all, definitely would go back!
Dear Mrs. T,
We really enjoyed having you stay at the Carolina Cottage and look forward to your return. Sorry about the laundry, we will work on it.
Kalypso Bay Vacation Rentals
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Carolina Cottage requires a 7 night minimum stay. 50% Down Payment Is Required At Time Of Booking To Secure Your Stay.Balance Is Due 8 Weeks Prior Arrival. If Reserving Less Than 8 Weeks Prior To Arrival, Payment Is Due In Full. Pet fee is $150 per pet, per stay. Note: Until Confirmed, Rates Are Subject To Change Without Notice. Cancellation Policy is available upon request.