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Affordable 2ba/1ba Waterfront Cottage in Sarasota close to downtown and beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Affordable direct waterfront 2ba/1ba house with private dock and kayak launch

Charming 2br/1ba cottage on Whitaker Bayou with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Close to beaches, restaurants, shopping, theaters and museums. All furniture, bedding, decorations, paint and landscaping are new January 2016.

5 min from SRQ airport and Ringling Museum, 10 minutes to white sand on Lido Beach and shopping and dining on St. Armand's circle, 5 min to Downtown Sarasota, 20 min to world renowned Siesta Key Beach and 10 min to I-75.

Relax in the hammock after a day at the beach, take a kayak ( 2 provided) out for a spin in Sarasota Bay, bring the boat, go for a bike ride ( 2 provided), fish and watch beautiful sunsets right from the private dock.

Master and guest bedroom have queen beds, pullout sofa in the living room, full bath, well-equipped kitchen, separate dining room, outdoor dining on a large deck, laundry facilities, outdoor shower and grill make this home perfect for a romantic getaway, friends get-together or an extended family vacation.

More Details

Greg Twarowski
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, russian, polish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Greg Twarowski

I've lived in Sarasota since 1990 and absolutely love it! This is an amazing place to live and visit!

Greg Twarowski purchased this house in 2004

Why Greg Twarowski chose Indian Beach Sapphire Shores

This is a very unique property, old Florida charm on deep water canal with direct access to the Gulf. It's been an annual rental for the last 11 years and now it's been transitioned into vacation rentals. Furnished with all new furniture and enhanced with kayak launch area hammock, swing, outdoor shower and grill, new landscaping.

What makes this house unique

Most affordable direct waterfront vacation rental in Sarasota with large private back yard, bring the boat of any size or use the kayak!


Indian Beach Sapphire Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check-in 4pm Check-out 11am


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Affordable 2ba/1ba Waterfront Cottage in Sarasota close to downtown and beaches
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
Breezy Point MN

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was a great getaway. It was close to many of the things we wanted to do and places we wanted to eat. Nice private backyard. Especially enjoyed the hammock & kayaks. Would definitely book this one again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockwall, TX

Great property in an awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our boat and property was s cones from Sarasota Bay and the vast grass flats for fishing and sandbars for hanging. Awesome place!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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all I expected

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little cottage close to it all. Perfect for couples looking for relaxation in a private setting but close to downtown, shopping and beaches.

Big thanks to the owners for being helpful with an item that I forgot in the house when I left.

Kind regards

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Greatly Enjoyed our Stay!

  • 4 of 5

This bungalow worked quite well for our family of 4. It was easy to find, close to everything we wanted (mainly the beaches, within a few miles of the place), and the owners were very kind and responsive to questions once we arrived. The backyard is nice with a large deck, on which we enjoyed breakfast each morning, and had a beautiful view of the sunrise/set along the bayou. Beds were comfortable, wifi & cable worked perfectly, and we appreciated the washer/dryer to get one step ahead before heading home. There were a few minor housekeeping issues noted (small ants in one of the cabinets from open sugar and other items most likely left by previous renters, floors and drawers needed a once over, hammock couldn't be fully enjoyed b/c trees/bushes were overgrown), but none of those things were enough to deter us from staying or potentially renting again.

Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay, the owners were very gracious to work with, and we greatly appreciated the courtesy extended to us during our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful get away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home for a few nights. The house felt like home, everything was clean and wonderfully furnished. The quiet neighborhood located on Indian Beach felt safe. The owner was very nice and responded quickly. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very cute home. Clean and comfortable for my family. Quiet neighborhood. Right on a bayou that leads to the bay. Husband and son enjoyed fishing off the dock. Easy to get to downtown Sarasota, St. Armand's Circle and Nathan Benderson Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, We are very happy you had a wonderful stay at the Bungalow! Greg and Tatiana
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bobby Jones
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Jack Dusty at Ritz Carlton
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lido Beach
Car: necessary

Property is located in close proximity to world famous Siesta Key Beach, Lido Beach and St. Armand's Circle, Marina Jack, Ringling Museum and Selby Gardens. Beautiful Downtown Sarasota with endless restaurant and shopping choices is also just several minutes away. This is the only affordable direct waterfront house with close proximity to downtown and beaches!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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