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Last Minute January Sale! Historic Area Downtown Walk To Everything AAA Rated

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Premium Area. Walk to Town & Harbor. Near Beaches. Car not Needed

Location, Location, Location!

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We have 6 cottages, all located in a very special residential community right downtown within easy walking distance to everything: restaurants, cafe's, shopping, theater's, 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 OKeefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2017

About Jeff OKeefe

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 and readily available 24/7.

Jeff OKeefe purchased this house in 2006

Why Jeff OKeefe chose Sarasota

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!


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Last Minute January Sale! Historic Area Downtown Walk To Everything AAA Rated
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

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: Dec 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: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for my wife and our 16 year old daughter. The unit was very clean and comfortable with off street parking. The location was what made it so nice. Our daughter is a movie nut and there was a small independent movie house a few blocks away in one direction and a big 20 theatre movie house a few blocks the other way. Perfect for her and the area is so safe and quiet we felt very comfortable having her walk to the movies by herself, while my wife and I went shopping, had lunch, etc. Beaches are super close and the cottage has beach equipment, along with coolers, we could take. Main street Sarasota and the marina are really close as well with all it's restaurants and shopping so we enjoyed spending time over there as well. Sarasota is avery special place. The owners have really made an effort to make the place very comfortable and clean. Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this delightful apartment own a number of cottages within a block of each other and we rented 3 of them for our mini-family reunion. All of them were perfect! The owners have done a really nice job decorating them. They have added a lot of personal touches to the cottages which make them very special. The kitchens are nicely outfitted and the owners are very close and helpful. We needed an extra large cooking pot for a spaghetti dinner one night and after a quick phone call one materialized at the front door within 15 minutes. Nice private patios and a really quiet area, while at the same time being right downtown! We were all close enough to each other to get together for dinners and shopping while at the same time having our privacy. Really clean as well. Good job!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in this delightful cottage in October. Super clean, comfy and within easy walking distance to everything. I don't think we used our car once, everything was so close. We walked to the movies twice and almost every night downtown to a different restaurant. The owners are right around the corner and gave us some great tips on things to do. We have already booked it for February.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 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! "Among Million Dollar area real estate. Walk or Bike to the most sought-after area for folks looking to enjoy privacy, quiet and charming- yet walk to the most exciting parts of town. No need to fight for parking- walk to Festivals, Farmer's Market, 10 live Theaters, 2 movie theaters, Opera House, Comedy Club, 1000'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

Laurel Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last Minute January Sale
Dec 31 2016 - Feb 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
SALE! Nat'l Rowing Event
Sep 20 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Laurel Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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 beg and ensuite bathroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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