Old Florida Guest Cottage w/Pool- Vintage Property

View from quiet residential streetGuest Cottage CompoundGuest Cottage Heated Pool/CourtyardGuest Cottage BedroomCottage Living RoomFully Equipped KitchenMaster Bath/Double SinkRelaxing Pool/CourtyardOutdoor RelaxationLarge Screened PorchUtility/Laundry Room
“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews
343 Hernando Ave, Sarasota, FL 34243


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 3
Type: Guesthouse
Per week: $550 - $950
Per month: $1,500 - $2,500
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Sarasota vacation guesthouse rental
Newly remodeled 'Old Florida' Guest Cottage is a charming vacation rental destination located half a block from Sarasota Bay on a one block street, west of the Trail. A well equipped, fully applianced eat-in kitchen, two full bathrooms, a bedroom with a queen bed, and living room, is ideal for a couple, but suitable for 3 persons. All linens, towels, and needed amenities provided. Digital cable TV, broadband Internet, and WiFi(Wireless Internet) available. A screened lanai and landscaped courtyard allow for relaxing in the shade or in the sun around the heated pool. BBQ grill on site for outdoor meal preparation and enjoyment. Separate laundry area includes a washer/dryer. Plenty of parking in the circular drive or carport.
Area Information
Located about 1 mile north of the Ringling Museum and Asolo Theatre, the Old Florida Guest Cottage is conveniently located about half way between downtown Sarasota and Bradenton. Plenty of shopping, beaches, dining, live theater, Major League Baseball Spring Training facilities [Pittsburgh Pirates & Baltimore Orioles], galleries, museums, cinemas, golf courses, botanical gardens, performing arts, opera, symphony performances, antiquing, higher education opportunities, public libraries are all within easy reach from here. If desired, public transportation [MCAT] is within easy walking distance. Fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, parasailing, horseback riding, nature perserves, and the Myakka River and Oscar Sherer State parks are all within easy access. Tampa is about 1 hour north and Orlando is 2 hours drive from Sarasota.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Mar 31 2015 - - $950 $2,500 2 Weeks
Apr 01 2015 May 31 2015 - - $750 $1,700 1 Week
Jun 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 - - $550 $1,500 1 Week
Oct 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 - - $750 $1,700 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: At the time of the signed lease: Departure cleaning fee is included in rental rates. 25% of the rent + 11.5% tax. $300 to $500 security. Balance of amount due 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Additional NONREFUNDABLE Pet Security for small to medium size pets - To be determined!


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • Lanai
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (4 miles)
  • Ocean
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (6 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Beach
    (6 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (7 miles)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (4 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (16 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (20 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (3 miles)
  • Zoo
    (4 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Located near the USF Campus, New College, and Manatee Community College. Sarasota/Bradenton Airport [SRQ] is only 10 minutes away. Primo Italian Restaurant and Captain Brian's Seafood are excellent for dining and Carr's Corner Cafe provides unique and delicious lunches.

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Sarasota, Florida

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Mary P Hobbs

Mary P Hobbs

Toledo Ohio

Wonderful time

November 29, 2014

We totally enjoyed our month long stay in Sarasota fl and in our cottage on Hernando Ave. The pool was warm and inviting. Very clean. The location was convent to most everything . Our neighbors in the main house for one week were friendly too. We are glad we chose to visit Sarasota and to stay at the cottage. Thank you Tom and Bill too. Sincerely, Greg and Mary Hobbs.

Tom Lyon

Owner's reply:

Thank you Greg and Mary for your kind review. We hope that when you return to Sarasota, you will continue to enjoy not only our guest cottage, but all that Sarasota has to offer. We look forward to your next stay with us. Tom Lyon, Owner

Penney Gras

Penney Gras

Orchard Park, NY

Perfect in every way!!!

August 23, 2014

Don't ever want to leave here. What a beautiful street walking by the bay every day. The pool is amazing. Thank you, Tom, for renting this to us. We had the best time.

Tom Lyon

Owner's reply:

I am pleased that your month's stay in our Guest Cottage met your every expectation and you discovered thequiet and beauty of our neighborhood with its access to Sarasota Bay. Hopefully, you can visit and stay with us again!

Juliane Kanozsay

Juliane Kanozsay

Hyattsville, MD

Old Florida Guest Cottage

June 15, 2012

I felt really at home in the cottage. It was close to everything and the Sarasota bay was at the end of the street. The pool was fantastic. I took a six mile walk around the neighborhood and it was just beautiful.

Tom Lyon

Owner's reply:

Thank you Juliane. We strive to make "our" home "your" home with comfort, cleanliness, relaxation, convenience, and everyday amenities key considerations for guests. We look forward to your return to our "Old Florida Neighborhood". Tom and Jean Lyon

Diana Elsner

Diana Elsner


Just Like Paradise

May 16, 2012

We felt right at home in the guest cottage. There was plenty of room for the two of us. It was far better than staying in a hotel. The cottage is light and airy and very comfortable. We absolutely loved the pool area. It was wonderful to get up in the morning walk out the door just a few steps and have the pool right there. We swam every day, usually morning and evening. It was so relaxing to enjoy the warm water while looking at the beautiful tropical landscaping. Thank you for sharing you wonderful home. We will be back.

Tom Lyon

Owner's reply:

We truly appreciate your complimentary observations about your stay in our Sarasota Guest Cottage.We look forward to your return. Thank you. Tom and Jean Lyon

wayne scharnak

wayne scharnak

Chicago suburb

Enjoyable Place

March 2, 2012

Nice home for two people. Convenient for almost everything. Some airport noise and it needs a decent chair or new cushions in the living room. Disposal in sink would have been nice; haven't had to paw scraps in a while. But, the place is nice and the pool is right out he door. I would stay again.

Pamela J Wilson

Pamela J Wilson

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Felt Like Home From the Minute I Walked In!

May 25, 2011

I stayed at this wonderful cottage for three months and always felt at right at home in my little piece of paradise at the cottage by the Bay! The water views are right down the street displaying breathtaking sunsets; it is a peaceful, quiet, safe neighborhood with a spectacular mix of older and newer houses. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening walks, the landscaping, pool and patio areas.... everything I needed was there... and it is close to everything... including Downtown and the beaches. I needed to come back to Sarasota this month and was pleased to be able to stay at the cottage again... I immediately felt comfortable, relaxed and at home once more. Poolside is great for entertaining friends too! The cottage easily accommodates 2/3 comfortably. Anytime I am in town, I will come back again and again to the cottage. Highly recommended for wonderful, accommodating stay and delightful memories in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.

Steven Gross

Steven Gross


Small Cottage

April 6, 2010

Wonderful cottage- just right for two/three. Plenty of room, enclosed lanai, and heated pool. Just a block form bay. Close to lots of sights and great eating places. Will return again!!!

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