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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4833557

About the area

The cottage is ideally located in the historic downtown neighborhood of Gillespie park, a short distance to everything Sarasota has to offer. You can walk to Main Street with its diverse offerings of restaurants, shops, galleries, and theaters. You can also walk to the weekly farmers market, Whole Foods, and the galleries of Towles Court - a quaint artist colony. St Armand's Circle, The Ringling Museum of Art and the beaches are only minutes away by bike or car.

Owner profile

Elwin & Diana L.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (20)

Excellent – based on 20 reviews Excellent
20 reviews

“Immaculate and Beautiful Cottage in Sarasota”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

We stayed for two weeks at this lovely restored and well appointed cottage. It is in a location within walking distance to downtown Sarasota and in a quiet neighborhood.The restaurants and theater options are many and close by. Our hosts are charming and committed to providing welcoming comfort and friendliness. The kitchen is completely modern and beautifully equipped with dishes, pots and pans and utensils for those who like to cook. The bedroom is very comfortable and we enjoyed breakfast on the outside patio each morning. This cottage is perfect for two to four persons although it has one bath. We plan on returning.

Owner's reply: Dear Naomi, We,re very thankful for your great review. Once again, it was a pleasure to have had you and James as our guests and we,re looking forward to welcome you back. Until we meet again. Kindly, Diana and Elwin.

“Great Cottage near Downtown Sarasota”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

This charming and comfortable home is perfectly located to ensure a most pleasant stay in the Downtown Sarasota area. It is beautifully appointed, decorated, supplied and maintained for maximum pleasure and convenience. The (on-site) owners are truly lovely and took great pride and care to ensure our enjoyment and comfort. We HIGHLY recommend it and wouldn't hesitate to return.

“a perfect place for a couple”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2015

Great location near downtown, walk to everything, large kitchen, sit outside on a big deck set amongst an attractive yard.

“Jewel of a Home in a Great Location.”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2015

My husband and I spent a wonderful month at the Cottage. Can't say enough to recommend this property. For us it was love and at first sight and after a month, we wished we could stay on indefinitely. The cottage is beautifully renovated and all the traditional details like moldings and pocket library doors have been restored. So you get to experience an original vintage 1928 Florida cottage with shiny wood floors and up to date conveniences like the handsome and large kitchen with granite countertops, stainless new appliances and a new bath with large glass shower. Since we were there for a month, we lived as at home. There are plenty of separate spaces so we never felt crowded. We loved having morning coffee on the deck and a glass of wine there before dinner. AC worked great, so summer heat no problem. Truly the pictures to not capture the attractiveness and comfort of the cottage. Elwin and Diana take such good care of the home and property. House is spotless and they have thought of supplying everything one could need. Both of them are delightful. We left feeling we had new friends. As for location, it can't be beat. Easy 10 minute walk to Whole Foods, Starbucks, many restaurants...then within 30 minutes you can walk all over down town: the Bayfront, Marina Jacks, Selby Gardens, Burns Court area, to name a few. We like to walk on the beach in the morning and at this time of the year we were on Lido Beach in less than 10 minutes. We also loved to catch the breathtaking Sunsets with the 5 minute drive to the quiet waterfront park adjacent to the Van Wetzel Preforming Art Center. For us, staying in the cottage remains an outstanding and memorable experience!

“Home away from home!”

Reviewed 15 May 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.

“Beyond our expectations!”

Reviewed 11 May 2015

A very comfortable cottage, tastefully decorated throughout. New appliances and extra comfy mattress and pillows made cooking, housekeeping and sleeping an absolute breeze. The large deck was great for hosting friends and the porch does the same if it rains. We are thoroughly satisfied with this rental and will go back again if there are cancellations. The landlords are second to none. A friendly couple who encouraged us to enjoy the cottage and everything Sarasota has to offer; we made a good dent in that and will return!

“Excellent Rental Experience”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2015

This house was wonderful. It was immaculate, well-stocked, and in a great location convenient to all Sarasota has to offer. The only thing missing was a scale. However, in light of the outstanding food we enjoyed during our restaurant visits, not having a scale was a good thing!. We had a very enjoyable vacation, and Elwin and Diana were always available to answer any questions (many) or address any issues (none). We highly recommend this rental property to anyone considering a Sarasota vacation.

“Perfect holiday”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2014

Me and my girlfriend had a great time in the cottage. It was even better than on the pictures and the description. We directly felt in love with it upon arrival. We were there for one week and everything was so easy. The cottage was absolutely clean and lovely designed and it is located near to everything (beaches, downtown, shopping). Elwin and Diana are perfect hosts. Thank you so much!

“Lovely 12 day stay”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2014

Host was very welcoming, friendly and easy to contact. The cottage was exactly as described. It was also very comforting, relaxing and had all the amenities one could need. Very close to down Sarasota where there are many restaurants and bars. I would recommend for a short or long term stay.

“Wonderful charming cottage”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2014

What a wonderful cottage! The place was absolutely spotless, tastefully remodeled with every comfort you could think of that make you feel right at home! the yard is great for anytime relaxation. The owners, Elwin and Diana, really care about your experience and are available for any questions you may have or recommendation you may need. The neighborhood -Gillespie Park is central to everything - great location!. I look forward to saying here again.

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