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Wow! "Last Minute" In Season Sale! Historic Downtown! Walk To Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Historic District Downtown! Walking Distance To Everything!

Location, Location, Location!

The "Mangrove Right Cottage" is located in a very special residential community right downtown within easy walking distance to everything: restaurants, cafe's, shopping, theater's, the farmers market, the marina, etc.

7n/8 Day Minimum

Laurel Park was voted the #1 neighborhood in Sarasota by "The Best of Sarasota Magazine". Siesta Key is consistently ranked the #1 beach in the United States, including Hawaii. Come and see why!

Sarasota has recently been rated the "#1 retirement mecca destination in the United States" and now you can come and stay right in the middle of it all! Sarasota remains high on the list of savvy travelers who know what a rare gem Sarasota is! By staying at he Mangrove Cottage, Right you will be in the heart of the downtown area where you can leisurely stroll to outdoor cafe's, restaurants, 9 performing arts theaters, the historic Opera House, 2 cinemas with 25 movie screens and so much more! Walk to the harbor and rent a boat, stroll to the farmer's market and shop for groceries! It's all here right at your finger tips!

This adorable cottage has been meticulously renovated preserving it's historic charm. Delightfully decorated with the owners collection of whimsical art work from local artists. You will be pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail. We offer soft fresh linens, premium mattress's, full kitchens, free Wifi, HDTV cable with DVR, laundry, private patio and off-street parking.

Location, location, location! That's why our neighborhood was voted #1 in Sarasota. It's right in town within easy walking distance to everything!!!!! Laurel Park is a small, quiet, historic neighborhood filled with fun Key West style conch houses, pastel colored cottages and restored bungalows. Come and enjoy what a special place Sarasota is by staying right in the middle of it all!!!!!!

Jeff O'Keefe

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Jeff O'Keefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jeff O'Keefe

Small Family Owned and Operated Business. My husband Jeff is the Mr. Fix-it, My son Paul is the Worker-Bee and I am the office manager and all around BOSS.... (as it should be!! Hee-Hee). We live full time in Sarasota, just 6 houses away. We are close by and always available for our guests needs.

Jeff O'Keefe purchased this house in 2006

Why Jeff O'Keefe chose Downtown

Adorable renovated cottages- well appointed.

Located in most sought-after area in town! Real estate sells the same day it's listed. Rentals are by word of mouth, for good reason. Picture a beautiful, historic neighborhood with tropical tree-lined streets without the traffic or noise. Many restored 1920's Bungalows, Bermuda Cottages, and million $$$ ++ houses and condos. Quaint and quirky upscale neighbors (some famous artists, sculpturers & writers). Nestled in the heart of the city and adjacent to the harbor. Now picture walking to everything or even biking! Get plugged in and feel like a local!

What makes this house unique

No car needed. Walk to theater and art districts, restaurants, cafes, shopping, and more!


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bathroom with shower/tub combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , day bed with trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , premium extra thick mattress and upscale linens
  • Master Bedroom with queen bed and ensuite bathroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Wow! "Last Minute" In Season Sale! Historic Downtown! Walk To Everything!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Cute, Convenient, Comfortable & Clean

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this apartment just a few minutes walk to restaurants and theaters. A few more steps and we were at the waterfront.

The living couch and swivel chair are very comfortable.

The owner made was quite responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little place! Great walkable location and owner very responsive. Large grocery store is close by, as are many shops and restaurants. Ideal for a couple, or maybe a third person if they don’t mind walking thru the main bedroom to get to the bathroom. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a good time. Nice cozy place, close to every beach in area. Walk distance to down town .

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota downtown cottage

  • 3 of 5

Location, location! This one has it. We walked to the key restaurant area, to the botanical gardens, and around the nice old neighborhood, including a lovely little park around the corner. We even walked to Whole Foods and carried groceries back, though less energetic folks might find that a little challenging.

I would recommend this place for a couple, or a couple plus one person. I would not necessarily say that 4 people would be comfortable. If one had to open the trundle bed in the 2nd bedroom, it would take up most of the room, curtailing access to the closet, and requiring a furniture move.

Also, only the window A/C unit in the living room is really usable. The bedroom unit is literally next to one's head on the pillow. In our case, the weather was perfect, and we just opened windows.

Also, be advised that the one bathroom is within the bedroom.

No coffee was provided. Though we enjoyed going to the various local shops.

Parking was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A charming apartment in an excellent location in downtown Sarasota

  • 4 of 5

This little apartment in a multi-unit home in downtown Sarasota is in an excellent location - walking distance to many restaurants and retail locations. It is a short drive or longer walk to the waterfront. The apartment is very clean and well-equipped. My only criticism is that the "second" bedroom is a very small space with a trundle bed and is divided from the living space by only a curtain. This would not be a problem for a small family with younger children. The beds are quite comfortable. It has a lovely patio with table and chairs and chaise lounges out back. It is very reasonably priced. Though I required nothing from the caretaker, he did check in during my stay, so I am confident he would be responsive if anything was needed. I would definitely rent it again or recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect For Girls Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend found this place on VRBO and it was everything we could have hoped for. Our main goal was to be within walking distance to all the restaurants and shopping and this place was perfect. The marina is very close and we went running there every morning and found a couple of really nice cafe's we could stop at for coffee on the way home. Some really nice antique shops and spas nearby. Beach's were really close as well. Owners are very polite and stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. We rented bikes at a nearby bike shop, that we could walk to, and that let us explore even further. You could not find a better location or place to stay at.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sarasota International SRQ
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Stumbling Distance!!! Hee-Hee
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Private, Semi-Private, Public
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
100's within walking distance
Nearest Ski
3.7 Miles
Water Skiing
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

Premium Location! Laurel Park was voted #1 Neighborhood in Sarasota by "The Best of Sarasota Magazine! Stay among charming bungalows right downtown as you walk or bike to the most sought-after areas. Quiet and charming, yet so close to everything. No need to fight for parking, walk to Festivals, Farmer's Market, 10 live Theaters, 2 movie theaters, Opera House, Comedy Club, 100's of restaurants, cafes, shopping, Art Galleries, Museums, Selby Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the area Beaches and St. Armand Circle (3.7 miles) just over the beautiful Sarasota Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $100

See Short Term Rental Agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.