1049 sq ft
- english, spanish
About Todd Atkins
We're passionate about creating lifetime memories! We've been married for 30 years and we LOVE travelling and being foodies!
Todd Atkins purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Todd Atkins chose Southgate
We purchased the Cool Blue Cottage in 2016 as an extension of our primary home (also located in Sarasota) for our friends, family while offering a nice perk for our NC based company employees.
What makes this Cottage unique
We loved spending the last 6 weeks picking out every little detail that has been furnished inside our Cool Blue Cottage...all the way from picking out the high thread count linens to travelling to Habitat for Humanity every Saturday morning for some fun, vintage furniture and treasure discoveries to placing the order for for the spa quality soaps and shampoos from our favorite soap company based in NC!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great experience, great property
Just completed our 3rd visit to the CBC in Sarasota. It remains our favorite Florida property with it's comfortable, charming and calm atmosphere. With it's big back yard with privacy fence and swimming pool that receives all the natural light and sunshine we could ask for throughout the day, it's our favorite place to soak up the sun. It's location in a very quiet residential area (yet just 3 blocks from the Tamiami Trail commercial/restaurant cornucopia) is a welcome contrast to the commotion in the more touristy areas of Sarasota. The neighbors are friendly and welcoming as well. If/when we want the beach scene of Siesta Key we can easily and quickly ride the bikes provided by the CBC to the village.
Todd and Karen are very accessible and responsive when we reach out to them. They do a great job of making us feel welcome when we arrive and appreciated after our departure.
We will be staying at the CBC for all of our future trips to Sarasota!
Thank you for your kind words and it’s our pleasure hosting you and Connie each year, we really appreciate you guys! Have a great rest of 2019 and we’ll see y’all again next April.
Todd & Karen
Cool Blue Cottage & The Happy Habitat
The perfect getaway
Very clean, and very cozy. Perfect size for our family of five. Close to everything we wanted to do. Would highly recommend this home to others! Communication with Todd was easy throughout the entire process, from time of booking the trip to the final checkout.
Five out of five stars!!!
Thank you Lara, you’re so welcome and we hope you guys will return to CBC soon! Thank you for leaving it spotless upon checkout, too! :)
Safe travels always,
Cool Blue Cottage & The Happy Habitat-Sarasota, FL
Our stay at the the Blue Cottage was amazing!!
The property was spotless inside and out. We found it a good location to get to both the airport and downtown core. We also branched out to the beach in Venice and the downtown area there. We loved the Blue Cottage and would recommend.
Todd was more than accommodating and pleasure to deal with.
Hi Mario, I appreciate your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you and your wife and I hope to have the pleasure of hosting you guys again on your next visit to Sarasota!
Safe travels always and thank you!
Cool Blue Cottage & The Happy Habitat-South Gate, Sarasota, FL
Fabulous time at Cool Blue Cottage
Cool blue cottage is sunny and bright and cheerful. For our purposes, it is PERFECTLY located — walking distance to great dining, shopping, even the beach. The beautiful neighborhood also offers countless lovely aimless walking routes. The cottage itself is well and generously supplied, and the owners are friendly and responsive. We have rented through VRBO for six years now in Sarasota, and CBC is far and away our favorite place. We can’t wait to return next year!
We really appreciate your kind words, Nancy! You guys always have a home at the Cool Blue Cottage. See you again next year!!
I absolutely loved this house! I wouldn’t change the layout at all! It was extremely clean. It is 15 minutes from the beach! Todd had quick respsonses and checked in every few days. Such an awesome person to rent off of! I would give it a 100 stars if I could! I will be renting off him again in the future!
I truly appreciate your kind words, thank you! You have my personal cell so if there's anything I can ever do for you, please do NOT hesitate to reach out. Also, a courtesy reminder to book your vacation dates for next year by the end of this month so you can take advantage of the discount/offer. Already looking forward to hosting you again next summer!
Safe travels, always!
--Cool Blue Cottage
GREAT place in Sarasota
Just completed our 2nd visit at this property. This year we spent 2 weeks enjoying the CBC and the Sarasota area. Todd and Karen are always very responsive, and they make us feel like “family” when we arrive ( nice note, stuffed pelican and a bottle of wine!). Property is very cozy and comfortable with all the amenities we look for (pool, private backyard, grill, bicycles, beach towels, washer and dryer, etc.). It feels like we are at home and not in a typical “ rental property”. Todd and Karen also gave us very helpful insight into local restaurants ( and even a hair salon) that we very much appreciated. We are already looking forward to staying here again next year!
You and Connie have a LIFETIME invitation to book our cottage. I don’t know if we’ve ever had such polite, respectful and considerate guests and it’ll be our pleasure to host you again in 2019, your 3rd season with us!
Thank you and safe travels, always!
Cool Blue Cottage