Affordable rental for Downtown Sarasota near all area Beaches, Marinas, Golf courses, YMCA and Sarasota Bayfront. This Charming Florida style home has been totally updated and stylishly furnished with WIFI, washer and dryer, wood floors, granite, and large TV. The living space is open and there is a screened in lanai facing the back garden. The master has a queen bed and small TV. The second bedroom has two twin beds. Updated bathroom has a tub/shower combo. The Tropically landscaped backyard has sitting areas, BBQ and a Tiki Hut. It's your own piece of paradise in the City. Walk to the YMCA,grocery shopping and a 40 acre park. Walk to Main Street Sarasota's restaurants, cafes, movie theatre and shops. Close to Siesta Key, St. Armands Circle, Lido Key and Longboat Key. Sarasota's Bayfront Park and Marina is minutes away. Home is equipped with beach chairs, coolers, toys and umbrella for your convenience. The Home offers all the comforts of home. Just bring your suitcase
About Sarasota, Arts & Culture
There's no need to stay on the beach to enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. After all, no matter where you stay the beaches are only minutes away. The mainland is home to many of the attractions and activities that add depth and character to Sarasota vacations.
Off the islands, Sarasota is defined by a rich and varied arts scene that belies the size of the city. There's the famous John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, featuring an enormous selection of paintings -- including one of the biggest collections of Rubens in the world. There's the vibrant gallery scene showcasing Sarasota's talented local artists, as well as visiting collections from artists around the world. And we haven't even started on live performances.
Opera in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota Orchestra. National touring shows in the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. And three different theater companies all within a mile of each other.
Enjoying the outdoors
Of course Beaches ! Siesta Key - #1 beach in the US, Lido Key. Longboat Key.
Sarasota's natural beauty has made it an international golf destination, with dozens of courses in the area designed by some of the biggest names in the sport.
Bike along the many trails in the area. Play Tennis. Take in a day, dinner or sunset boat cruise from Sarasota's bayfront.
Kayak around the mangroves. Look for Manatees, Dolphins, Pelicans and all of the bird life that call home here.
If you'd rather be a spectator than a participant, head to Ed Smith Stadium, the spring training headquarters of the Baltimore Orioles and home to a minor league franchise.
Sarasota has some of the most extensive public park lands in the state, including the incomparable Myakka State.
Festivals and Events
Sarasota Film Festival in April, Chalk festival in the fall. Thunder on the Bay, Art shows, Food and Wine events.Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix, Jazz and Blues festivals.Siesta Key Sandcastle Sculping Competition
Discover Sarasota and Her Islands. Home to some of the world's best beaches,award-winning theatres,world-class art museums,family-friendly festivals and unique events. Plus natural and historical attractions like Myakka Park and The Ringling Museum.
Sophisticated shopping, Zagat dining and nightlife on St Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota.
Beaches : Siesta Key Beach rated #1 beach in the US by Dr, Beach for it's white sugary sand and amenities.
Lido Key Beach is popular with locals with a beach side pavilion and public pool and the famous Tiki Hut bar.
Longboat Key is beautiful and the 30 minute drive to Anna Maria Island is worth the trip.
Festival and Events : Sarasota Film Festival, Chalk Festival, Thunder by the Bay, Chillounge, Wine Fest, Forks and Corks, Blues Fest, St. Armands Jazz Fest, Arts and Craft shows, First Friday Art walks and lots more.
Other Activities: Sea Shell hunting, boating
Keywords: Sarasota Downtown House, Walk to Downtown, Tropical Back yard, Close to Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key Beaches, St Armands Circle, Marina Jacks, Boating, Golf, Tennis,Orioles Spring training, Ringling Museum, Arts and Culture...Read more
Downtown Sarasota Wood St. Cottage Sarasota, Florida
Additional Location Information
Downtown Sarasota, FL. 2 minute drive and 10 minute walk to Main Street cafes, restaurants and shops.
10 minutes away from Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle,. 20 minutes from Siesta Key.
Publix grocery store is 3 blocks away. Payne Park with cafe is 2 blocks.
More About This Location
City vacations, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Sarasota Bradenton, 6 miles Car is not necessary
Last updated on May 23, 2015
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Left on 05/02/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 2, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Absolutely charming, fully redone/ upgraded bungalow close to everything Sarasota has to offer.
This was the third year running my wife & I have stayed at the wonderful home located minutes from Sarasota's best beaches, restaurants & shopping. We fully intend to return again next year!
The two bedroom home is in pristine condition. Beautifully decorated, lovely hardwood flooring throughout with a fully stocked (appliances, crockery, pots/pans, cutlery, etc...) kitchen & renovated bathroom. Everything you need is provided, just arrive & settle-in. A huge projection screen in the living room, should you want to have an at-home movie night (rental Dvd's a 5-minute walk away @ Publix). There's also a regular flat-screen TV in the living room, as well as a wall-mounted TV in the bedroom.
The backyard is, personally, my favourite part of the home. A screen-in lanai to eat in & a beautifully manicured backyard to relax in under the tiki hut or under the palm trees. There are a few seating areas throughout the backyard. Find the space you like the best, sit-back & relax with a cool cocktail- very civilized & very beautiful. You'll feel like you're in the Caribbean, not Florida in this backyard.
Maureen & Pat, your hosts who, very conveniently, live right next door have provided everything you need, including all the beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, etc...to take along with you to Sarasota's beautiful beaches. Maureen has also provided tons of literature about the area in the house- restaurant menus, local mags, maps- everything. Maureen & Pat are always happy to suggest restaurants, beaches, shopping, golf, etc. They know Sarasota well, are friendly & happy to help in any way they can to ensure you have a wonderful stay.
My wife & I can honestly say we love this property, have encountered no negatives about the place in three years of week-long stays & look-forward to our time there each year. We recommend this lovely home to everyone.
It is always great having you ! See you next year.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Home Sweet Home!"
Left on 11/13/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 13, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
Warning, this home is so comfortable and convenient to all that Sarasota offers, that you won't want to leave! Have your morning coffee in the lush tropical garden in back, or the whimsical "Florida cottage style" screened-in lanai. The quiet neighborhood is great for a morning stroll, and you can walk to the big, new Publix supermarket 3 blocks away. You're 4 blocks off of Tamiami Trail and minutes from Lido and Siesta Key. Also just minutes from downtown Sarasota and the artistic Towles Court and Burns Court. The owners have thought of everything! Loads of beach equipment, coolers, toys and binders of information on local attractions and restaurants. The kitchen is completely equipped and looks brand new. The garden has several seating areas, plus a Tiki bar, chiminea and Tiki torches. Pat and Maureen live next door and are very respectful of your privacy...tropical landscaping separates the two properties. But they are available to answer any questions. They are very involved in the Sarasota community, and seem to know everything that is happening...they're happy to offer insider tips, too! Bed and linens are first class, the rain shower head is a nice luxury. It's hard to believe that you are so close to town, yet the neighborhood is so tranquil. This is the perfect base for exploring Sarasota area and Pat and Maureen are the ultimate hosts!
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