About this listing
I just want you to feel like visiting your best friend
10 MIN TO SIESTA BEACH, LIDO BEACH OR TURTLE BEACH. 10 MIN TO DOWNTOWN NIGHT CLUBS, STREET ART SHOWS, CITY ORGANIZED FREE OUTDOOR ROCK AND JAZZ CONCERTS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT EVERY CORNER.
TENNIS (BOLLETTIERI SCHOOL IS HERE), GOLF COURSES IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD, SCUBA, KAYAKS, BOATING AND CHARTER FISHING; POOLS AND WATER SPORTS GALORE.
FRESH PRODUCE AND FISH OPEN MARKETS EVERY DAY.
5 STAR RESTAURANTS, OPERA, CONCERT HALLS, THEATERS AND GALLERIES IN A VERY CLASSY AND CULTURED TOWN. THE COTTAGE YOU'LL STAY IN IS LOCATED IN A MIDDLE CLASS, SAFE AND QUIET CLOSED STREET COVERED WITH OLD TREES. BACKYARD IS SANCTURY FOR MANY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS.
THE NICE NEUTRALLY DECORATED OLD FLORIDA COTTAGE DOES NOT HAVE ANY PERSONAL OR RELIGIOUS PICTURES OR SYMBOLS. IT IS CLEAN AND PERFECTLEY AIR CONDITIONED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM WITH SHOWER ONLY. THE LIVING ROOM IS OPEN WITH EATING BAR AND AN ENTERTAINMENT AREA. THERE ARE 2 QUEEN BEDS AND A FUTON FOR SLEEPING UP TO 6 PEOPLE.
THE CEILING IS ALL CHERRY WOOD AND THE FLOOR IS ALL BEIGE TILE.
THE KITCHEN IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH A BIG REFRIGERATOR, REGULAR STOVE, OVEN AND MICROWAVE. ALSO, INFRARED OVEN, CONDUCTION STOVE AND AN OUTDOOR CHARCOAL GRILL WITH EATING TABLES.
THE PRIVATE BEDROOM IS FOR $60 PER DAY FOR ONE PERSON AND $10 FOR THE SECOND PERSON, PER DAY. ENTIRE HOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR $100 PER DAY MAXIMUM 6 PEOPLE. GOURMET, CUSTOMIZED MEALS CAN BE PROVIDED FOR $45 PER PERSON/DAY, OR CHOOSE FROM SELECT COURSES ONLY OR NO MEALS AT ALL.
THERE IS A GREAT PRO-COOKING KITCHEN WITH AN OPEN EATING AREA, BEAUTIFUL MIKASA CHINA, RIDEL TUMBLERS AND YAMAZAKY SILVERWARE FOR YOUR USE.
WALK ACROSS THE STREET FOR TRADER'S JOE GROCERY STORE AND THE BONEFISH GRILL RESTAURANT FOR $5 APPETIZERS AND COCKTAILS BEFORE 7 PM.
THE COTTAGE IS SMALL BUT THE OPEN SPACE MAKES IT LOOK BIGGER AND CAN SLEEP COMFORTABLE 4 TO 6 IN 2 QUEEN MEMORY FOAM BEDS AND A FUTON WITH JERSEY SHEETS AND MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS.
THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA COST:
- USE OF MAC BOOK PRO WITH 27 INCH MONITOR, NEW IPAD, IPHONE 5 AND 4S.
- USE OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICAL PLUGS.
- USE OF OUR OWN HEALTH CLUB STUDIO. CHECK US OUT ON YOU-TUBE, (website hidden) OR AT SRQ HEALTH AND (website hidden).
- MOBIL HIGH SPEED INTERNET, EMERGENCY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CALLS AND (website hidden)ING.
- TWO COMPLIMENTARY GLASSES OF WINE WITH DINNER AND ONE FREE MOVIE RENTAL PER DAY.
BIKE, DRIVE EVERYWHERE IN MINUTES OR TAKE A BUS TO ALL ATTRACTIONS, AVAILABLE EVERY 30 MIN, FIVE HOUSES DOWN THE STREET.
IF YOU PREFER A PRIVATE DRIVER IN A NEW SEDAN FOR $75 PER DAY WITH FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE, YOU CAN HAVE IT.
IF YOU WANT MORE; THERE IS DISCOUNTED PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS, THAI MASSAGE OR STRETCHING FOR $30 FOR 30 MIN; PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH DAN WITTER Ph.D. FOR SUCCESSFUL LIFESTYLE CHANGES, FAT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, POST SURGICAL PHYSICAL REHABILITATION AND FITNESS FOR $75 PER HOUR.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTO PRINTS OF YOUR VACATION DONE THE SAME DAY FOR $1 FOR 2 6X4 PRINTS. AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP OFF FOR $25 EACH WAY AT SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL OR $100 TOTAL FOR TAMPA INTERNATIONAL.
OF COURSE YOU HAVE A FRIENDLY HOST ( DAN) FOR ALL YOUR QUESTIONS AND NEEDS INCLUDING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES AND FAST ACCESS TO BEST DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS IN TOWN. THERE IS A $ 10 FEE FOR CLEANING AND YOUR LAUNDRY CAN BE DONE FOR YOU FOR $20 PER LOAD. FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL, TEXT OR E-MAIL US FOR A FAST (SAME DAY RESPONSE).
Interaction with Guests
As much as is comfortable for both
Dead end street
Bus about five houses down
Other Things to Note
Any needs taking care of impediment
NO SMOKING INDOORS. NO DRAMA. NOTHING ILLEGAL. ONLY POLITE, DISCRETE, RESPECTFUL AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE MAY APPLY. IF YOU BRAKE ANYTHING, PLEASE REPLACE IT.
My husband and I stayed at Dan's place for two nights with our two teenaged kids when we visited a friend in Sarasota. We were very comfortable in the spacious, clean house with high ceilings on a quiet, easy-to-find street with almost no traffic, yet so convenient to the sights of the area. It's clear that Dan wants his guests to enjoy the feeling of being in a space primped just for them, yet with the casual ambiance of a real home. Getting in and out was a breeze. Our local favorites were The Breakfast House, the viewing tower in Myakka State Park, Lido Beach and the coastal habitat at Overlook Park on Longboat Key (walk under the bridge...)
We enjoyed our stay at Dan's place. The listing was pretty accurate! The bed/futon in the living room was very comfortable. We didn't get the chance to meet Dan, as he was not there. The listing was a little unclear as to whether he lives there or not (he doesn't), so I thought we were going to be sharing space with him. It was nice to be alone though, felt very peaceful. The place was clean and had everything we needed, like towels, plates, utensils. The awesome part was that he allows usage of his laptop and we were able to watch hulu and netflix on a bigger screen. Free WIFI too! We were about 10 minutes from Siesta Key village and that was awesome! All in all, it was a good stay and I would definitely stay there again!
Ditto what has been said by other reviewers. Good news for coffee drinkers: Dan has added a Mr. Coffee brewer. Dan has an extensive music collection and several dvd movies all of which are played through a Macbook Pro. If not familiar with this type of computer, ask Dan to show you how to operate it. Dan is very responsive to your requests. He is a great host!
Dan left us a key and the wifi pw and an off street parking place. we had the entire little home all to ourselves. Quiet, leafy convenient neighborhood. everything worked inside. Back yard, front yard, heat, (cooling not needed) newish fridge. only needed if you're coffee people is a coffee brewing thing.
I did not get to see the host but it was not a problem getting into the house. The house is very clean but very Spartan in the decor field it is perfect for young people not so much for mature one. The house is near major street with restaurants and shops
Dan gave us an immediate response to our request for a stay. He communicated clearly and effectively to get us in his place. His house is in a very convenient location and worked out well for us. Very clean and cozy.
Dan's house was fantastic. Exactly what we were looking for both in size and location (we were four adults and a toddler). It was very clean and cozy and inviting and pictures did not do it justice. We loved that is was so close to Trader Joe's, Starbucks and convenience stores and a very short drive to the amazing Siesta Key Beach and Downtown Sarasota and attractions like the Ringling Museum. Dan was very responsive and helpful by phone. We did not have the chance to meet him but felt that he would be available if we needed his help. Thanks Dan.
About the Host, Dan
I AM A FRIENDLY INDIVIDUAL STILL WORKING IN A FITNESS STUDIO THAT I OWN. I RENT THE ENTIRE COTTAGE FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE AT COST OF $ 100 PER DAY, OR JUST THE BEDROOM FOR $ 50 FOR 1 PERSON AND $ 60 FOR A COUPLE. I AM AN OPEN MINDED EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL RELOCATED IN SARASOTA ABOUT 9 YEARS AGO. THE COTTAGE IS VERY CLEAN, PERFECTLY LOCATED AND THERE ARE NO FAMILY, PERSONAL PICTURES OR RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS. I LIKE TO MEET PEOPLE AND TO TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY. I AM PERSONABLE AND I LIKE TO ENTERTAIN, EXCHANGE HOUSES OR VISIT YOUR COUNTRY/COUNTY.