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West Of The Trail, Cottage.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage 2 Bed, 2 Bath, Bonus room.

Dreamy west of trail cottage. Close to shopping and beaches. Fully renovated vintage cottage. Wood floors, tile baths, granite counters, stainless steel appliance and outdoor shower. Have your Starbucks on the terrace over looking the garden. Enjoy the newly appointed rooms with your friends and family. West of the Trail cottage, 2 queens beds and 2 full bathrooms.

My place is close to art and culture, restaurants and dining, the beach, and family-friendly activities. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids). Its within walking distance to Starbucks. Its located between the two bridges to Siesta Beach.

Albert Joerger
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Albert Joerger

We love living in Sarasota and you will love staying at our wonderful house.

Albert Joerger purchased this house in 2016

Why Albert Joerger chose Sarasota

This property was finished renovated today! It is close to everything. It is magazine charming.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to all Sarasota has to offer.


Sarasota House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bonus room - 1 queen , This room is out side the main house.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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West Of The Trail, Cottage.
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
Miami, FL USA

Lovely, quiet and immaculate, and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Xmas week here and it was - truly - ideal. The neighborhood is leafy and quiet, but it's only a block west of 41 and just a bit south of downtown Sarasota, so it's convenient to everything. The house is spotlessly clean and quite comfortable, and the owner was easy to reach by text and helpful with any small inquiries we had. If the need arises, I'd very much hope this place is available again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fit the bill.... for the most part.

  • 4 of 5

It was my fault that i didn't read the fine print.... but when we arrived, I couldn't find the third bedroom.... until we looked outside and found the small building outside the carport. Luckily my 19 year old son took the space... as my two high school age daughters would have been too scared to sleep out there alone. Beds are not very comfortable and I had a hard time sleeping. Master bath was nice, but very small. Other bathroom was much larger. Supplying bath soap would have been a nice touch as well, as we had to run out to purchase some first thing in the morning. There was only one comfortable seat in the family area - a 3 seater sofa... otherwise, hard back chairs were the other option. Other than this, the home was well appointed and suited our needs just fine.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would recommed

  • 4 of 5

Stay with another couple. Recommendations would be:


Ice maker

TV in bedrooms (only one in the living room with a couch and 2 straight back chairs)

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the pages of Coastal Living.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house the bonus room was very convenient. We felt like we were in a pattery barn add. The kitchen was fully equipped with every thing that we need it. The garden was a great place to babeque. The neighborhood is quiet and conveniently located. We were able to walk to Starbucks, and the drive to the beach was easy.

The owners were a pleasure to deal with.

We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 2 bdrm house, w/ high end finishes - but the bunkhouse is not fit for habitation. Overpriced!

  • 2 of 5

Stayed in June '16 w/ 2 friends for attendance at a funeral. This was advertised with a private bunkhouse suite + 2brms. Humm...since bunkhouse isn't standard language I wasn't sure what to expect but with the word "suite" I expected a room with at least a 1/2 bath in it. What we got was something pretty unacceptable - the bunkhouse is off the carport in what I believe is a converted storage shed. In states with strict building codes it would not be classified as inhabitable, not sure of requirements in Florida.

This bunkhouse had just enough room for the double bed and two small nightstands. It thankfully included a window airconditioner but with the lack of insulation in the room and the lack of a seal for the airconditioner it took a long time to cool the room down. It was easy to see daylight around the air conditioner, so the mosquitos easily came in the bunkhouse. The entry door to the bunkhouse had windows on the top half of the door but lacked window coverings. Thankfully with ingenuity & an Ace Hardware across the street I was able to come up quickly with a temporary solution so that I wasn't flashing the neighbors when I changed. However, I probably did flash them when I got up in the middle of the night to use the facilities INSIDE the house. This home had no backyard fence, so in this bunkhouse I felt very vulnerable. (yes, really, at 2 am I had to go outside the bunkhouse, in my pj's because I don't normally travel with a bathrobe, unlock the front door and inside to go to the bathroom). After 5 nights in this bunkhouse, er.. converted storage shed, I found myself with a cold - though the strangest one ever as it went away promptly after I got a few nights in a regular hotel. I would hate to see a family rent this property expecting to put either kids or grandparents in the bunkhouse as I don't think I would want my family members in this kind of situation.

Aside from the false advertising giving folks the impression this has three bedrooms, the property is beautiful - clearly these owners gutted the entire house & have installed high end finishes. The owner did return our calls promptly but what could they do? They refused to solve the window issue. This is a nice neighborhood with easy walking access to stores & restaurants; I think it is overpriced given the distance from the beach. Several weeks after this trip I spent a week in another VBRO property on a wooded acre in Montecito, CA (in Oprah’s neighborhood) for less money

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did all the adjustments without satisfaction, I think this guests is more suited for Hotels then vrbo rentals.
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and well kept, and the recent renovations make it even more appealing. I enjoyed my stay at the house and its proximity to the places I needed to go. My only quip is the lack of curtains in the house, other than that, everything else was wonderful. I'll definitely be staying here again the next time I visit Sarasota.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We enjoyed hosting you! We have installed curtains since you stay. Best regards
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Car: recommended


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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