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Lemon Cottage in Tranquil Olde Englewood!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Pleasant, Quiet Neighborhood 1 Block From Royal Palm Marina Away from Busy Roads

Lemon Cottage, is a beautifully appointed cottage, located in the artists' district of Olde Englewood, and is 2 minutes' drive from the famous conservation area of Dearborn Street. The location of this cottage is unique in that, while being walking distance from Dearborn Street and Lemon Bay Park, it is beautifully quiet and peaceful, away from busy, noisy roads.

There are many things to do in the area for recreation and relaxation including boating, fishing, golf, cycling, shopping, live music and great restaurants. Sarasota is 45 minutes away, Orlando, 3 hours away and Fort Myers, 1 hour away.

In Olde Englewood, there are several excellent restaurants, many having live music: Mango Bistro , Zeke's Uptown Bar and Grill , Englewoods on Dearborn , Vino Loco , Compadres Mexican Restaurant, La Stanza Italian Restaurant , Bobarino's Pizzeria and Joe Maxx Coffee , which has great coffee and danishes. In addition, there is Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill. All of these restaurants offer delicious food and a fun atmosphere.

Lemon Cottage has everything you will need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. There is a beautiful large, fenced yard with many plants and trees which is secluded for relaxing and barbecuing on your private decks. There are three patios which are accessed directly from the Cottage so you can go outside to enjoy the incredible Florida mornings, sitting drinking a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper. And in the evenings, you can enjoy sitting by the fire pit which is located in an additional seating area in the center of the yard.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, toaster, pots & pans and dishes, glasses, cups, silverware and cooking utensils and the dining area has a round table with four chairs and comfy seat covers.

The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed, night stands, chest of drawers, built-in closet and en-suite bathroom which is bright and cheery and has a nice strong in-bath shower.

The guest bedroom has two single beds, night stand and built-in closet. The guest bathroom has a skylight and a large shower with a nice strong water flow.

The cozy living room has two sofas, a three-seater and a two-seater, a Samsung 40-inch HD Smart television with the viewing service provided by Frontier via FiOS which adds to your relaxing experience in beautiful Olde Englewood. WiFi is included and provided by Frontier.


The 2018/19 season sees new bicycles available to ride. It's fun to ride just five minutes away to Joe Maxx Coffee Shop for a relaxing coffee and a bagel or muffin. The streets around the cottage are quiet and perfect for gentle strolls or easy bike rides. Lemon Bay Park is a 210-acre nature-based park located in Englewood with 1.7 miles of shoreline on the beautiful Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve and is only a 10-minute bike ride away. You can park your bike and then explore the grounds with tranquil walks along the water's edge wooden pathways.


In the garden shed, along with the bicycles, you will discover an array of fishing equipment. There are public fishing piers near Indian Mound Park and bait can be bought at the Corner Market which is on the corner of Dearborn Street and Old Englewood Road. Fishing licenses can be purchased from Sarasota County on

If you want to bring your boat, you can negotiate to moor or store it at Royal Palm Marina which is a block away. Also, you can launch it, when you want to go out, into Lemon Bay from Indian Mound Park which is a 5-minute drive away.

Englewood Beach on Manasota Key is 10 minutes' drive away and here you will find several excellent restaurants for lunch or dinner, most of which also provide live music. Some of these are Lock and Key , SandBar Tiki & Grille , the White Elephant, The Gulfview Grill , and the Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro.

Other nearby restaurants that offer dining on the water are Farlow's , Sharkey's of Venice, Fin's and Casey Key Fish House .

If you would prefer a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage, please see listings for Mango Cottage, property number 449838 or Guava Cottage, property number 1201841.

More Details

Ian & Linda Burbridge
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018


Englewood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 50
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dishes must be washing and put away (or dishwasher emptied) prior to checkout.
  • Bedding to be removed from beds and put in a laundry pile for cleaners.
  • One door key to be returned to the key lock box on the front patio fence post upon checkout.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master/En-suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Ensuite bathroom has a fully tiled bath/shower combo with a strong shower, toilet, sink, storage cupboards both over the toilet and under the sink and an over-the-sink mirrored medicine cabinet. Guest bathroom has a large strong shower, toilet, sink, storage cupboards both over the toilet and under the sink and an over-the-sink mirrored medicine cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed with en-suite bathroom, built-in closet, night stands and chest of drawers. There is a door from the bedroom to a private patio area. Guest bedroom has two twin beds, a built-in closet and night stand. There is a queen sofa bed in the living room so the cottage can sleep up to six people.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ample outdoor space with front patios on which to sit and watch the world go by. Sitting on the patios, you can enjoy watching the local woodpeckers and other birds and beautiful butterflies. Perfect for any time of the day - lots of shade trees provide protection on hot, sunny days and the patios, including the area with the fire pit are a perfect place to end the day and enjoy the peace and quiet of the neighbourhood away from busy and noisy roads. There is a vacuum cleaner located in the laundry room. In addition, you will find rakes and brooms for sweeping the outside areas, as needed.


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Lemon Cottage in Tranquil Olde Englewood!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Relaxing and quaint - just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weeks vacation at the Lemon Cottage. It suited all of our needs. Just a short (10 to 15 minutes) drive to 2 beaches. We preferred Blind Pass Beach (a little further scenic drive) - as we found 756 shark teeth in just 6 days!! We traveled with 2 adults and 3 younger children. We fit perfectly using the pull out couch. The house was clean and stocked with all the necessities. There is a corner store a few blocks away and a Publix about 5 minutes away for groceries. It was so quiet, we felt like we were the loudest ones in the area, as we played catch and Frisbee in the quiet

road. We did meet a cute lizard in our closest upon arrival - but we carefully removed him - and the kids enjoyed getting an up close view of him. We cooked out on the awesome porch and felt like a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday life. The community is laid back and relaxed. Englewood is not like Destin or Panama city. If you hate that touristy feel - this city is the TICKET! We drove out to Sharky's on the Pier one evening and took a day trip to Boca Grande. Every night we enjoyed amazing sunsets on the beach. The owners were quick to respond to our last minute booking and provided great communication for our visit. We couldn't get enough of the local ice cream shop "A BETTER SCOOP." We recommend the Orange Pineapple ice cream.

The only thing I would recommend for the cottage is that the trees need a bit of trimming to the laundry room. We did appreciate all the foliage, but it just was a tad overgrown in some areas. :) We will definitely be back!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved Lemon Cottage. We appreciated having everything we needed available. Would definitely book a stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Lemon Cottage is a cozy, roomy, very private cottage in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our month stay in Lemon Cottage. The kitchen is well-appointed for those of us who actually like to prepare very nice cuisine. The use of an outdoor grill was a definite plus. We enjoyed dining outside on several occasions in one of the three patio areas. Linda and Ian gave us a warm welcome and were very responsive communicators. It was a distinct pleasure to book and to stay in Lemon Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Relaxing cottage 1 1/2 blocks from Lemon Bay

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely decorated with all the towels, sheets, etc that you will need. Just bring your toothbrush and groceries. We did find it as described online. Handyman will fix whatever breaks. It is a mile walk from the cottage to the last of 5-6 restaurants on the main street of Old Englewood plus numerous gift shops. Quite a selection of artwork from local artists. 0.8 miles in the other direction is Lemon Bay Park; walking trails where at least two people have told me they spotted a bobcat ( I saw nothing in 4 visits).

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Super cute and exceptionally clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this place! The kitchen and laundry room had everything we needed. The house was very clean. We loved sitting outside and admiring the garden from one of the patios (so many to pick from!). Close to many great beaches and places. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very enjoyable rental, excellent in every way.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Lemon Cottage for the month of February. The cottage is very clean, beautifully decorated, and well appointed. The layout of the cottage consists of two bedrooms which are located on either side of the cottage, with the living & dining areas in the middle. This layout allows for greater privacy for more than 2 guests in the cottage. The master bedroom has an ensuite bath and also a small, fenced in, private patio. There is also a covered patio at the front of the cottage and a small deck on the back of the cottage, where we enjoyed our morning coffee while listening to the birds and watching the squirrels. There is a circular brick courtyard/bar-b-que/firepit area located in garden in the rear of the property which is very nice. This, as well as the laundry room is shared by the 2 other cottages on the property. The cottage is located in a very quiet residential area; we loved the quiet location and rarely heard anything other than an occasional car. We have booked again for next year because we enjoyed Lemon Cottage so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mango Bistro
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Englewood Beach on Manasota Key
Car: recommended

The cottage is located in an attractive, quiet area, away from any busy or noisy roads, that is typically 'Old Florida' on the lovely Gulf Coast. The main street in Olde Englewood, Dearborn Street, hosts a number of regular activities which attract people from the surrounding area, such as Saturday Night Live - shops are open late and lots of live music -, Wine Walks and Wine Tasting, Cruizin' Dearborn - classic car show along the street, live music, shops open late - and a Farmer's Market every Thursday morning. In addition, there is the Lemon Bay Playhouse which has a season of plays and musical entertainment.

Depending on the time of year you are visiting, you can have the opportunity to participate in a number of specific seasonal events, such as a Spring Arts Festival, Cinco de Mayo and Pioneer Days, to name a few.

There are several excellent restaurants on Dearborn Street and in the local area offering a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes. Most of the restaurants provide live music covering a range of styles ensuring a fun, relaxing and enjoyable evening.

Down in Fort Myers, there are interesting attractions such as Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's Winter Estates, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands and a refurbished retro downtown area.

Boca Grande, famous for the Bush family vacations, is approx half an hour's drive from Englewood and is the home of the beautiful Gasparilla Inn.

North of Englewood, you have Venice Beach, where you you can often spot dolphins and beautiful Siesta Key, where the beach is listed as one of the top 10 beaches of the world. And then, north a little further, in Sarasota, you will find the Ringling Brothers' Museum.

Closer to home, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass State Park are on Manasota Key which is 10 minutes' drive from the Cottages. In addition to sunbathing on the beach, kayaks and paddle boards can be rented and there are some lovely places to explore using them. Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center is a stone's throw away. Here you will find a nature trail, butterfly garden, eagle nest viewing areas, canoe/kayak launch, boardwalks, picnic pavilion, picnic shelters, grills, park benches and environmental center.

If golf is your sport of choice, there are private golf courses nearby, such as Boca Royal Golf & Country Club and Jacaranda West Country Club, and a number of public golf courses, such as Myakka Pines Golf Course, Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club and Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club, to name but three.

If you would prefer a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage, please see our listings for Mango Cottage, property number 449838 or Guava Cottage, property number 1201841.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $500

Bookings during January, February and March are for a minimum of a calendar month only. Weekly or longer bookings are available for all other months.

Payment to be made by check sent to owner's bank, or by wire transfer, unless using the VRBO online booking system. Will confirm account details, if needed, upon booking.

Refundable Damage Deposit of $500 to be sent with final rental payment. The Damage Deposit will be refunded within 14 days of departure following inspection and clarification that all terms have been met.

Cancellation must be made in writing (by letter or email) and if made more than 60 days before the reservation start date, a refund of the deposit paid will be made. If the cancellation is made within 30 days of the reservation start date, the deposit will be forfeited.

Contact owner should you have any special requests such as high chair, travel cot, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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