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Sea Turtle Cottage Whitfield Estates

Whitfield Estates, Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

This 1925 Historical Cottage is located in Whitfield Estates adjacent to the Historic Austin Mansion. Enjoy the private patio & courtyard nestled in the tropical flowers & Banyon trees. You can relax by the pool-side shared with the main house (it's not heated.) Take a walk in the Estate neighborhood with peek a boo views of the bay.

We get sunset views from the patio, the bay is half a block away.

-1 Queen Bed/ 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa

-Full Kitchen, Shower


-TV, Cable, WI FI

-Semi private pool

-Outdoor sitting area

We will do what we can to make your experience here wonderful. Let us know ahead of time if you need anything specific, we'll do our best.

Location-Points of Interest:

- 2 Miles from downtown Sarasota/Main Street/Van Weazel/ Opera/Symphony/Burns Court

-5 Miles Lido Beach/St Armand's Circle (Swimming Beach, Galleries, Shopping, Fine Dining).

Ask Us About:


Outdoor Adventures

Day Trips


We welcome wedding guests, family, couples, business travelers, vacationers

House Rules:

No drugs, parties, or strangers (unregistered guests) on the property. We understand if a family member or friend stops by, let us know-

Property Manager

Property Manager

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.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
Why Property Manager chose Whitfield

Sea Turtle Cottage is nestled behind the Oslo Mansion (Sarasota's first theatre). It's surrounded by tropical lush mature landscaping with access to a semi private pool. The neighborhood is the old estate neighborhood that's maintained historical beauty and modern beauty. The bay is at the end of street, great for sunsets and walking. The cottage is historic built in 1925 with terra-cotta floors in an old Spanish style design. You have access to a private courtyard outside of the bedroom door and a patio area off the front door. It's comfortable, beautiful, and has everything you need for your stay.

What makes this Cottage unique

Pool access, beach chairs, beach towels, full kitchen, laundry, beauty, and comfort.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Modern sleeper sofa


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
                7 mile drive to the swimming beach. 1/2 block to the bay.
              • Water View
                The bay is 1/2 block from the front door. You'll see views of the bay along the Main Street.


                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                            Off street in front of the main house.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                                Fully equipped kitchen including 4 burner stove, oven, toaster, full size fridge and freezer, coffee pot, coffee, pot and pans, dishes, glasses.
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                Cooking oil, salt and pepper, a few spices, coffee, creamer, sugar, welcome snacks all included.
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Indoor area seats 3 Outdoor area seats 4
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 3 people


                                      • Books
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            Beach chairs and beach towels


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    Pool is shared with the main house and is open from 10am-6pm


                                                      • live theater
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    13 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Cozy Cottage and Private

                                                                    jmiOntario, Canada

                                                                    This is a lovely place to stay. It is small, so not for more than 2 people probably, unless maybe a small child. It is very private and comfortable and Richard has provided a wonderful 'starter' kit of munchies in case, like me, you arrive on a holiday Sunday in the evening where everything is closed! A beautiful yard and garden and a great pool. richard is friendly, not intrusive, but available to help if needed.

                                                                    Very quaint cottage.

                                                                    Paul K.

                                                                    We really enjoyed our stay. The pool was great and so was the cottage. There were a lot of amenities, coffee, snacks, some bottled water, beach towels, and more. Richard was also very accommodating and Sophie the dog paid us a couple of visits. Overall a relaxing place. Plenty of lizards to entertain you while enjoying your morning coffee outside.

                                                                    Immaculate cottage

                                                                    Ainsley F.

                                                                    We had a wonderful time at Sea Turtle Cottage. Richard was very hospitable and was able to give us great recommendations for restaurants and places to check out in the area. We had family staying in a resort on Longboat Key, and it was just about a 25 minute drive to get to that area. It’s only 15 minutes if you want to check out St. Armand’s (which I highly recommend you do).

                                                                    The pull out bed was very easy to set up and very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and there were lots of towels. I loved all the light in the bedroom in the morning.

                                                                    I had read that the cottage could get a bit humid, but they have a dehumidifier there and if you empty the bucket (about once a day) then it’s not too humid at all!

                                                                    I would definitely recommend staying at sea Turtle Cottage.

                                                                    Perfect hotel alternative

                                                                    Marc N.Connecticut

                                                                    I stayed at little gem of a cottage while doing a tennis program at IMG. The space was a perfect alternative to area hotels, where the selection is rather limited. The location is convenient to both Bradenton and Sarasota.

                                                                    The space was quiet, clean, comfortable and nicely furnished with Richard providing snacks and coffee. I would highly recommend for either a single person or a couple.

                                                                    Accommodations were just as presented; immaculate, well-appointed and comfortable.

                                                                    Jeffrey B.Medfield, Ma

                                                                    When we arrived our host was present and pointed out the features of the cottage and grounds including the pool., The cottage is located in a very nice residential area within a block and half of the bay.

                                                                    Historic charm surrounded by a tropical garden

                                                                    Jennifer O.

                                                                    We stayed at Sea Turtle Cottage for a lovely weekend and found the cottage to be elegantly decorated, charming and a fully equipped updated kitchen. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower wonderful! We were warmly greeted by Richard who offered us his each a cup of his gourmet coffee when we arrived as well as a tour of the backyard pool area. We were made to feel welcome and well cared for. It is in a historical neighborhood close to the Ringling Museum and a short walk to the water so we enjoyed the location and a quick drive to our favorite Sarasota landmarks and restaurants. I highly recommend this cottage and hope to revisit again soon!


                                                                    Whitfield Estates, Sarasota, FL, USA

                                                                    The cottage is within 5 miles to: Selby Botanical Gardens Ringling Art Museum Symphony and Arts Complex Downtown Main Street Ringling College of Art and Design Airport 7 miles to Lido Beach St. Armands Circle 15 miles to Bradenton 20 miles to Anna Maria Island

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