Hi, we're Elwin & Diana!

My wife Diana and I grew up in Suriname/South America, lived for many years in Amsterdam/The Netherlands. We've lived in many cities in different countries but have been calling Sarasota "home" for 21 years. We love the beautiful natural setting of Downtown on the bay and Sarasota's pristine beaches. We both love Nature and created our own nature sanctuary in our back yard right here in Downtown Sarasota.
We love our Gillespie Park neighborhood with lovely old cottages, a lot of them being restored now.
We are interested in different cultures and meeting people with diverse backgrounds.
Elwin loves to exercise, walk and to work in the yard and keeps up with everything changing and new in our neighborhood and the City of Sarasota.
Diana likes to keep up with the latest movies, enjoys reading and contributes to maintenance of the cottage.
When inspiration hits we also like to take decorating the interior of our home to a higher level.

Here is our property:

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Sarasota Home
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / Sleeps 21 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 2
Home / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 2
(19) Excellent 19 Reviews



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Per night:$100 - $136
Per week:$695 - $950
Pets allowed:No

Location, location, location! Ideally located charming cottage near downtown, with one bedroom, one bath and den. Built in 1928 and recently completely renovated to modern standards. Tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable with an enclosed front porch perfect for people...

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Home away from home!

“ Excellent ”
May 15, 2015
Communication was great from the beginning with Diana & Elwin! We were excited about our stay in their cottage as the pictures and description sounded like our ‘home away from home!” The listing description and pictures were great but, it was even better in person! The entire property is like an oasis inside and out. It was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and so peaceful throughout our time away. We enjoyed the location as we could walk to so many places we enjoy dining at. Great location being right in the city but also in a quiet neighborhood so we had the best of both worlds. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood & going to Gillespie Park which was a few blocks away. It was obvious that Elwin & Diana take pride in their properties!We loved the convenience and the comfort. There wasn't anything they didn't think of as far as furnishing the property, inside and/or out. The bed and pillows were incredibly comfortable. The closet space was to die for, the living space was roomy and cozy at the same time! We enjoyed reading on the sofa or out on the beautiful front porch and the deck was great for an early morning cup of coffee or an evening cocktail. Having a well-stocked kitchen was awesome as well as state-of-the-art appliances and everything a cook could possibly want or need including great knives and beautiful dinnerware! The bathroom was also gorgeous and well stocked too. Another bonus was the linen cabinet for sometimes needed beach towels or extra set of sheets. Having the washer & dryer made it really convenient too. We were even offered beach chairs which was quite timely as we were heading to the beach the very next day. We hope to be back again next year. This is a MUST rental for anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to stay.
Heather Lane, MA

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Elwin & Diana Lissone
Elwin & Diana Lissone
Member since October, 2012