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Sarasota FL Modern Historic 2 bedroom 1 bath 10 min to Siesta Beach and Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Updated Hisotric old Florida, unique, safe, affordable, funky, big yard. Kids OK

Relax in style inside this fully updated and unique 2 br, 1 bath sanctuary.

Guest Access

The front of the house is a private apartment, front and side yard, front porch.

Interaction with Guests

Unlimited phone and email communication. The house manager would like to be there for check in and check out if possible to answer questions.

The Neighborhood

The location is very convenient and one of the most desirable areas. Easy access to everything.

Getting around

The bus stop one block away

Other Things to Note

Please Respect our rules! No smoking, no parties, no unregistered guests, wedding groups or unrelated people under the age of 25.

'If you smoke, please find another place."

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Garrett

I restore Historic homes professionally and this is a cool one. I like traveling and spending time with my son Gunnar. I have traveled to over 20 countries so far and love share our house when we are not home enjoying it. We have learned a lot about hospitality on the road and hope it shows with our attention to detail in the set up and details of this old house.

Garrett purchased this house in 2005

Why Garrett chose East Haven

It is a unique location and amazing old house if you are not from the area. It is very "Old Florida" With some original classic architecture. The renovation is ongoing on the exterior so you may see me out there. I will work with you if you plan to be home during the day.

What makes this house unique

Minutes to Beach and Downtown

On the bus line

Experienced Host with attention to detail and available for questions anytime.

Awesome yard, BBQ area, front porch, The kitchen is set up for families with everything you might needs for meals and entertaining. On site owner for help with anything at all.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Sarasota FL Modern Historic 2 bedroom 1 bath 10 min to Siesta Beach and Downtown
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Lovely Vintage Home

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely visit to New Haven in this home! The house is beautiful and the neighborhood was easy to access from the center of New Haven. The new house manager was terrific and both she and Garrett were extremely responsive. This would be a great place for a family to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully remodeled home with river views

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed for a friend's wedding on the beach with friends I've known almost my whole life.

The house itself is lovely and wonderfully remodeled. The upper two floors (2nd and 3rd) are yours during your stay. The house is spacious and quiet.

The area you drive through to park your car feels very sketchy, even compared with the rest of New Haven. Everyone in my group felt the same way. That being said, we had no issues.

Lack of central air conditioning makes hot summer days uncomfortable, but I don't think it's unique to this house.

The kitchen is adequately stocked, but missing some staples. Shopping is relatively close by.

Nice large dining room table with plenty of seating on the main level. The master bedroom is enormous. During the summer, the skylights let in a lot of light and heat.

Bathrooms upstairs are not really private, which could be an issue for some guests.

We had a dog, but dogs aren't allowed to pee in the yard.

This is the first rental I've ever encountered where the owner required submission of IDs for all guests, which I thought to be strange.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review, I'm glad you enjoyed the house. For future guests - We have since installed a new HVAC Central Air system. We have also left the original 3rd floor window unit in place just in case you want it super cold;) The sketchy vibe behind the house was due to the 2 houses the the city of New Haven purchased a while ago to expand the school lot and left them abandoned for far too long despite our efforts. The good news is, they have finally been torn down and a nice new parking lot. Since we have owned the home there have not been any issues with crime. We provide starter supplies like light snacks and coffee as well as pots, pans, dishes and cutlery for 10, serving trays, pitchers, baking pans, blender, juicer, microwave, food processor, coffee maker, french press, toaster, cooler, BBQ utensils for the grill, outdoor plates and cups, wine glasses and just about any other kitchen item needed. If you require something specific not listed, let us know and we will point you to it or get it for you. We will do our best to ensure your stay is a great one and will address any concerns promptly. We want you to love and enjoy our home as much as we do.
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Great Home for Families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in New Haven as an extension to a trip to NYC. This historic home was perfect for a family of five (2 adults, 2 teenagers, and a toddler). It's location offers a beautiful view of the river where we enjoyed watching the sunset each evening. The house is very clean and well stocked with essentials such as towels, toiletries, paper goods, etc. Garrett and his family did an amazing job of providing modern accommodations while preserving the historic significance of this beautiful home. I greatly appreciate the eye for detail on making us feel welcome and comfortable. It's great knowing that the house manager is located on the property if needed. Thank you, Garrett and your family, for sharing this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here w some coworkers, touring through New Haven with a Broadway tour. Garrett and his family could not have been more accommodating, and welcoming. The house is beautiful and the view is gorgeous. Located a quick 10 mins from downtown New Haven, the location is super convenient. The steam room, hot tub and grill in the nicely sized backyard are all amazing bonuses. The neighbor even called and was incredibly warm and welcoming as well. I recommend this house for anyone looking for a quiet getaway or coming to town for work. Thank you Garrett!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your group, I am so glad we were able to meet in person before I left town. Sara (our house manager) said you were perfect guests and very fun to have around. We hope the rest of your tour went well and look forward to seeing you next time.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Grand Vin - Wine, beer shop (2 blocks)
Nearest Ferry
23.6 Miles
Bridgeport to Long Island
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
AllingMemorial Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Union Station / amtrack, Metro NORTH TO NYC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
91 AND 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Ziggys Pizza
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Poweder Ridge
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended

With a car you can get almost anywhere in CT within an hour. But just a short distance from the house are many things as well. Walking, mountain biking in Fairmount Park is nice most of the year. Walking down Quinnipiac Ave Historic District, Historic Grand Ave give you the local flavor and great tacos, if you are up for an mini adventure. Also the D bus connects you to downtown and Yale.

7 minute taxi ride has you at Union Train Station and you can head to NYC every hour on the hour. Amtrak to Boston, Shoreline, Providence and Newport are all within a few hours driving or train.


Rates & Availability

Fair Haven Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

All adults must provide ID prior to checking in. Only registered guests may stay overnight.

Primary Renter acknowledges and understands that they are responsible for each and every guest or guardian during your rental dates and is solely responsible for any property damage, accident, injury or loss sustained to any person while in residence.  Owner(s) and our Agents accept no legal or financial responsibility. Guests and guardians assume all risk of injury or other loss resulting from a recreational activity and will hold Owner/Agent harmless hereto. Guest hereby agrees to indemnify and hold (owners, employees, and officers harmless from any claim, including those of third parties, arising out of or in any way a result of the guests use of the premises or items therein.
Owner/Agent cannot be held responsible for : The failing of any other company due to said company’s error or service interruption {i.e. electricity, water, gas, cable, wireless provider, etc.} and acts of neighbors such as: construction, road repair and maintenance or act of god (weather). However, Owners/Agent agree to do all that is humanly possible to remedy any issue as quickly as possible.
No refunds or fee adjustments will be made due to a defect in the Property’s condition unless Responsible Party  makes Owner(s) aware of the problem immediately upon discovery and the Owner/Agent, or their designated Representative(s)  are unable to remediate the matter within a reasonable amount of time (hours of business, etc.)  
Agent/Owners reserve the right to enter property at any time to investigate disturbances, check occupancy, check damages, make repairs, alterations and improvements.

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.
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Fair Haven Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink is in the bedroom, toilet is in the bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Near the hot tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vintage tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Steam shower in the Master suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Riverview Room - 1 double , This is a great sunset room. Panoramic view of New Haven.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large room with 4 skylights, full bath, steam shower, w/d
    Vintage Bedroom - 1 double , Great, cosy rm, w/1/2 bath, & low skylight river view.
    2nd floor office / bedroom - 1 queen , Just off the DR, large windows and close to kitchen and bath
    Basement - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Basement area 1br, LR, kitchen, full rustic bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking

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