About the property
- Cottage1049 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1049 sq ft
You’ll absolutely love our smoke-free, cozy, mid-century, Cool Blue Cottage with our private, backyard (non-heated) pool. Everything in this immaculate, recently updated non-smoking home is almost brand new (with a little vintage mixed in) including all small kitchen appliances, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, living room and patio furniture, mattresses, pillows, designer linens, boutique soaps and so much more. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood of the Southgate area of Sarasota, centrally located in the heart of Sarasota and across the street from the recently updated Westgate Siesta Key Mall, yummy restaurants and minutes by car to Einstein’s, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Publix, Walgreen's and downtown Sarasota. Of course, you'll be less than 3 miles (8-9 minutes by car) to the #1 rated beach in the US, Siesta Key and its quaint village! Sarasota is an easy day trip to major theme parks and attractions in Tampa and Orlando, too.
The master bedroom offers a Simmons Beautyrest King-sized mattress, black out curtains and a wall mounted, 40” Samsung Smart TV and ceiling fan while the guest bedroom also has two Beautyrest double mattresses, ceiling fan and a wall mounted 40” Samsung Smart TV. Both bedrooms are separated by vintage tiled bathroom with a shower/tub combo, dual sink, spa quality soaps and plush, resort-like bath towels. The laundry room features a brand new LG washer & dryer along with full bath, tiled shower and vanity just off of the garage which coincidentally, also serves as a pool bathroom, as well. There is also an outdoor shower just off of the back patio and you’ll have full use of the single car garage.
Once inside, you’ll discover wood laminate flooring throughout with tiled bathrooms and complimentary, high speed wireless internet, a Sony Bluetooth home stereo, a new 55” Samsung Smart TV (You'll need a Netflix, Hulu, etc subscription) with Comcast basic cable channels and a blue-ray DVD player. Cook your favorite steak on our 1 year old BBQ gas grill (propane is supplied) and enjoy our park-like back yard or just chill by the swimming pool while sipping on your favorite beverage in the warm, Sarasota sun. There's a great bike/walking path just steps outside the front door, for those of you that are exercise minded! Yes, we do provide new Electra his/hers bikes, too! After you catch up on some work, store your laptop and other valuables in our furnished safe before heading out to the beach!
The front patio, back lanai and pool areas also have sitting areas for your use and enjoyment.
Beach towels, cooler, 2 Tommy Bahama beach chairs and miscellaneous other beach items, stroller, pack n play, and sand toys are also available for your use. As well-seasoned travelers ourselves, we tried to think of anything and everything you need to truly enjoy the best Sarasota has to offer as our Cool Blue Cottage guests without the worries and hassles of having to rent anything!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Todd Atkins
We're passionate about creating lifetime memories! We've been married for 29 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!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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
We loved the Cool Blue Cottage!
This is a delightful property, nicely furnished, fantastic location (we recommend the French bakery within walking distance) and the owners are immediately responsive should you need anything). We will definitely stay here again. Five stars!
Thank you Nancy, we welcome you guys back anytime!!! Thank you for being such great guests and for leaving our home immaculate, too!
Wonderful home in quiet neighborhood, and a great location in Sarasota
Absolutely enjoyed our stay for 3 weeks at Cool Blue Cottage. This is a very comfortable home in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. Very convenient to everything you need. Todd and Karen have done a wonderful job making their home comfortable and very well appointed with everything you need. We found one minor issue with the house when we arrived and after contacting Todd they provided a solution within an hour. Enjoy the comfortable sofas while watching TV, have your coffee on the Lanai each morning and take in the peace and quiet around the pool all day. If that's not for you than you are just minutes from some of the nicest beaches in the country. You cannot go wrong with a stay at Cool Blue Cottage.
We really appreciate your kind words and it was our pleasure!
Thank you and safe travels,
—Cool Blue Cottage
We had an awesome time staying at the cool blue cottage! It's clean and has everything you need! It's close to the beach, has a little mall within walking distance. We would definitely go back!
Thank you Cheryl, I really appreciate your kind words, I hope you guys come back for a visit again soon. Agreed, the mall with the new restaurants and Lucky's Market is AWESOME!
So many good things to say about the cool blue college. Great location, charming decour, comfortable bedding, clean and well stocked. The owners were very responsive and lovely.
Thank you Yasmin, I hope you'll consider making CBC your "home away from home" for all your future Sarasota visits...safe travels, always!
--Cool Blue Cottage
The home itself was perfect, as well as the location. It was very convenient!
We loved the Cool Blue Cottage, my husband, 2 young children and mother and father in law stayed for 10 nights. The house had all the things you would need for toiletries. There were a few things that were lacking in the kitchen as far as utensils and plastic containers. Also has to purchase ice everytime we were out due to no ice machine. We liked to cook at the house to save money and eat lunches at the house. We enjoyed the screened in porch and it provided a barrier from the house to the pool. The mosquitoes were definitely bothersome and unusual for us to deal with while there in July. There were citranella candles to light but not lighter. The mowing crew came two times while we were there. The first time after mowing while we were in the pool, it really stirred up the bugs so we had to go inside. The updates to the home and overall style were awesome! The city trash and recycle pick up once a week wasn't enough for us, we at one point had 10 bags of trash and they made for a horrid smell while sitting in the garage. A large outdoor trash container would be ideal. We also overflowed our recycling containers. Granted we stayed longer than a week, we accumulated a lot of trash which left anyone using the second bathroom dealing with the smell.
The home felt safe and clean, and the beach chairs and towels were a huge help. It took us a long time to discover the pool light, as we enjoy swimming at night. The owners were more than helpful, we needed extra time to check out due to a family member becoming ill the morning we were to leave. We felt right at home during the evenings and mornings making the days even more enjoyable with young children. The smart tvs were great! We liked having cleaning supplies to used during our stay as well. The washer and dryer were perfect! We would stay here again for our next trip to Sarasota!
Hi Cari, I really appreciate your heartfelt review of CBC. You've provided me with an opportunity to work on a few things to better enhance our future guest's stays so thank you! Next time, just give me a call, shoot me an email or text me and I'll come over and remove any excess trash or recyclables, no worries. You all were excellent guests and I hope you'll choose CBC again for your next Sarasota visit. Again, I appreciate your candor. :)
--Cool Blue Cottage