Need more information about booking Property 3580785 ?

1 / 16 Inviting New Kitchen w/ Elegance Simplicity & Li'l French Chic Flair ~ Great new Applicances!

From $110 / night help
Estimated Price for guests,

Description from owner

Description from owner

Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Cottage
Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 2  Type: Cottage

1 Full bath

TripAdvisor property ID 3580785

More Property Details

Book this 1 bathroom, studio style rental in Sarasota today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 49 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $770, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 16, 2018.

Read more Read less

About the owner

About the owner

Cynthia H.

Tourist License: 990010083513

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $200.00
Please contact the owner
Cancellation policy
View Policy



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Sarasota Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Tennis in town

Onsite Equipment

  • Boat available


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (49)

Excellent – based on 49 reviews Excellent
49 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic! Exceptionally clean cottage.... "We were treated like family."”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2015

Cynthia and Bruce are lovely people. We stayed in their cozy cottage for three weeks. Most every morning we had coffee out on the back deck surrounded with beautiful foliage and caught a few rays of sunshine before we ventured out for the day. The neighbour hood is quiet and a great place to walk your pet. A day on Siesta Key's fabulous beach, a cup of Captain Kirk's clam chowder, a cold brew and a cozy cottage to rest up for the next day's adventure is life at it's best!

Response from the owner Chuck and Lee; Such a pleasure to meet you both and know that we will keep doing what we are doing to make improvements that would appeal to any family member. Your words of encouragement show us we are on the right path and as it is God's will we hope to see you again. Blessings Always, Cynthia & Bruce Loved meeting Raven too and I think she even knows it too! :)

“Very Comfortable, Good Location”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2015

The rental is quite small but layout well planned. Everything needed for self-sufficiency is provided. Grocery stores, restaurants, etc within 1/2 mile. If you run or walk, the Siesta Key is 1/2 mile away with miles of side walk and few cross streets. I noted bus line runs within 1 block. I didn't use the bus service but if you don't have a car or want to cut down on driving, it would be worth checking bus system out. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

Response from the owner thank you Anita and Charles; Enjoyed meeting you both and you are quite the inspiration for those in our age bracket. I am so happy you enjoyed your time with us. I am happy that Charles enjoyed the outdoors spaces here to which he could relax. Take care and God bless you both.

“Romantic little garden spot, so taken care of.”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2014

This place was so sweet, out of the way..and wow! the hot tub and private deck, was just perfect! Everything has been thought of by Cynthia. Close enough to beaches etc.. And a healthfood market just 4 blocks away!

“Great stay”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2014

We had a great stay at this location. It had a great location about a 15 minute walk to the beach and was much more affordable. There was lots of outdoor space that could be used and the hot tub was an excellent feature to have. Tonnes of stuff to do around the area such as Mayakka State Park, kayaking at Lido Key, lots of great beaches, resturants, shopping and biking. If you want a queit location still close to everything with a great host stay here. One thing I would recommend anywhere in Florida is renting a car.

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your great review. Was such a pleasure meeting you and Melissa. Many blessings, always! Cynthia

“Sooo Relaxing!”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2014

This was the perfect place to recuperate from the north winter that would never end! Hosts made us feel like family visiting. Every possible need was met in the guest house: don't have to leave it unless you want to go to beach! Fabulous deck with hot tub, new side yard in which to relax or grill, sweet little front patio. All in quiet, quiet neighborhood. The huge king size bed is super comfy and was the perfect place to spend the day reading when we had a rainy day. We chose to drive to beach, but traffic was not much of a problem. Siesta Key Beach is the best beach! Definitely will return to Sunrise Holiday Retreat. It's a great value, and the hosts are friendly, but aware of your wish for privacy.

Response from the owner thank you so much for this wonderful review! Truly enjoyed you folks with your return visit to us. Glad it fit the bill and you enjoyed the improvements since your last visit! Blessings Always! Cynthia

“Great for pets!”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2014

Great location...within walking distance of beach and shopping. Fenced back yard makes it perfect for your dog.

“Quiet, private, peaceful, relaxing”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2013

My husband and I have just spent two wonderful weeks at the Sunrise Holiday Retreat. All the comforts of home are provided plus more. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk to Siesta Key Beach. All other necessities and attractions are only a short drive away. Our little retreat was so quiet and private and our hosts Cynthia and Bruce went beyond the call of duty to ensure our stay was perfect. We would recommend Sunrise Holiday Retreat in a heart beat.

Response from the owner Thank you so much; we so loved meeting you and doing our best to ensure your stay was enjoyable. Many blessings; Bruce & Cynthia

“A Hidden Gem”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2013

If anyone was walking by on the street, they would have no idea what rests behind the little white picket fence leading into this quaint yet lovely little cottage. It has all of the amenities one would expect and then some. The decor reminded me of colonial times with all the warmth and charm fit for any traveller. The backdoor not only leads to a hottub,but goes beyond the deck to a charming patio, surrounded by greenery. The owners keep not only the inside but the outside in prestine condition. I brought my little Yorkie with me and he had all the freedom he could hope for with the fenced in deck and yard. I hope to return on a yearly basis to enjoy the quiet and serenity this Hidden Gem has to offer.

Response from the owner We so enjoyed meeting both your and Yoda of which we look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you so much for your lovelyl review. We are so please you enjoyed your stay with us.

“Gorgeous Weather and Peaceful!”

Reviewed 28 Jan 2013

We stayed here just after New Year's and enjoyed wonderful weather. The cottage is in a great location near lots of shops and stores but is also very quiet and relaxing. The cottage is well equipment with all the necessities you need. There are lots of sights to see and things to do in Sarasota and Cynthia is wonderful at helping you with directions and in giving you coupons for local restaurants. If you are traveling with your dog there is a restaurant called the Boatyard that allows you to sit outside with them and has a wonderful view of the seaway and the drawbridge. You may just be lucky enough to see dolphins swimming. The best dog beach is about 20 minutes away in Venice where you can let your dogs off leash so they can swim. We visited there a number of times. Plus Sharky's Pier is in the same location where you can enjoy a lunch or dinner as well under a grass hut. The cottage itself is small and cozy and perfect for two people. Our dog Skyla is a black lab weighing 70lb and there was more than enough room for her pet bed at night time. Outside there is a deck with a hot tub which we enjoyed several times and the side yard has grass and a BBQ. Again lots of room for your dog. We enjoyed all the various Palm trees and plants, especially coming from the North during January. Some of the trees are lit at night which makes sitting outside enjoyable after the sun goes down. Harald went Ocean Fishing which was a huge highlight of our stay and was quite affordable. Another nice day's trip is to drive down to the Everglades to Everglade City and enjoy an airboat ride. A long day for sure but well worth it! We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage for couples. It is a wonderful place for anyone enjoying their anniversary, as we were on and even for couples on their honeymoon. What would be better than walking on the white sands of Siesta Keys Beach watching the sunset?

Response from the owner Thank you for your wonderful review. My goals are to be sure all my visitors enjoy there time here with us. Many blessings, Cynthia

“So peaceful!”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2012

I stayed here at the beginning of September, and I just loved it. My favorite part was the peace and quiet of the surrounding area. I would get up and drink my coffee on the front porch in the mornings in the garden and watch the lizards. The cottage had everything I needed and was comfortable. I loved the quiet. Did I mention that? It was also well situated to get to Siesta Key or to Sarasota. Very convenient.

Response from the owner Thank you so much Susan. Your review was greatly appreciated. Many blessings and we do hope to see you and perhaps your husband as well in the future. Sincerely; Cynthia

Review 1-10 of 49

Also consider


547 properties


195 properties

Coral Gables

46 properties


46 properties

Crescent Beach

35 properties

Boynton Beach

34 properties

Boca Raton

33 properties

Belleair Beach

26 properties


24 properties

Bal Harbour

24 properties

Citrus Ridge

21 properties

Buena Ventura Lakes

17 properties


13 properties

Apollo Beach

12 properties

Cedar Key

10 properties


8 properties


8 properties


7 properties


7 properties


6 properties

Start a new search