About this listing
The Frog House is an adorable one bedroom house located walking distance to Main Street Sarasota. This little house was built in 1925, but recently remodeled and now features central air, wifi and two flat screen TVs with cable.
Completely remodeled 1925 bungalow for rent, walking distance to Main Street, Farmer's Market and Whole Foods. Cottage has its own private parking space and completely fenced tropical backyard with outdoor dining table and two adirondack chairs for privacy and getting a great sun tan. This is a perfect location - bring your bikes and explore all of the historic corners of Sarasota with its fabulous restaurants and outdoor cafes, shopping, art festivals, theatres, opera and ballet. You can easily ride your bikes over the bridge and out to the beach too! Sarasota features world famous beaches. The Ringling Museum (free on Mondays), Selby Gardens, Myakka State Park (alligators guaranteed) and Mote Aquarium are other attractions just a short distance away. You will fall in love with Sarasota and the Frog House!!
Guests will have access to a private deck, and the "outhouse" Laundromat, a funny little shack which we have salvaged and put coin operated machines into.
Interaction with Guests
Guests have instant access to the apartment via an electronic door lock set to the last four digits of their telephone number-no need to stress about arrival times. We live next door, and are available via cell phone. We will generally stop by to say hi, and introduce ourselves, but try to give our guests full privacy, unless we can help in any way. A large basket with maps and brochures is available in the apartment to help explore the area.
We love being able to walk into downtown Sarasota and walk along the bayfront to watch the sunset. The town is especially fun on Saturday mornings during the farmer's market.
You can walk to lots of restaurants, shops and grocery stores. There is a convenient bus system to get out to the beach as well. Plenty of parking is available on the street at no charge.
Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed in the Frog House.
From Dec 25, 2015 - Apr 16, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Andrea was a wonderful host. She introduced herself and then I enjoyed complete privacy while she was always just a text away. She responded very quickly the few times I texted her with the answers I needed. She is a very nice person and it was a joy to meet her. The Frog House was just as beautiful in person as it looked online. It was very clean. I loved the neighborhood ... fun nightlife just a mile or two away. The book Andrea left in the house has suggestions for everything you might need and we enjoyed eating at some of the places she recommended in this book. If something wasn't in the book (I needed a dry cleaner), Andrea had an immediate answer via text. I can't say enough good things about my experience and hope to stay at the Frog House when I return to Sarasota. In fact, I can't wait!
This was my first foray into Airbnb and the US and though I have travelled the world over, was a little nervous. I arrived at the Frog House in the evening and the directions already provided by Andrea made it easy to find. Importantly, I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable after a very very long trip. It was a very short ride from the airport, roughly 10 minutes/15 dollars by taxi. The house itself is very cute and charming, and very spacious. The images provided were accurate in all but giving an idea of the size. It is fairly large and very comfortable for two people. Everything was provided including a guide to nearby shops and restaurants. (Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Drunken Poet for probably the best authentic Thai food you've ever had). Everything is fairly close and easy to find, with Main street a 5 minute walk away. Although I didn't get to spend much time with Andrea or Mike because of my schedule, when I finally met them they were as charming, welcoming and colourful as their frog house. If I was visiting Sarasota again, this would be the first place I check for availability.
We had a wonderful stay at the Frog House. We had never been to Sarasota before and traveled from the Airport in Tampa. The directions to the house that Andrea sent with our reservation confirmation were perfect and made finding the house very easy. The Frog House is charming -- just as pictured. It was very clean and the bed was remarkably comfortable. The House's air conditioner worked perfectly -- very important for our July visit.
We arrived late at night and were very happy to be greeted with a nice bottle of wine which helped us relax after our travels. Likewise, there was some wonderful coffee left for us -- and creamers, that certainly eased are first morning wake up.
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely little cottage convenient to everything and easy in and out. Andrea had the place spic and span and stocked with all the essentials. We never even ran into anybody even though we were in the backyard. Very quiet!
Andrea was very welcoming, and available to answer questions. She provided lots of suggestions and recommendations for dining and activities. Frog House was as described and as shown in the pictures. It is an adorable little house with all the amenities that are needed. Frog House was very clean. It is surrounded by a tall, locked wooden fence--making the patio area a calm oasis. I had coffee on the patio every morning. Andrea and her husband provided lawn chairs for the beach. We could not have asked for better hosts. I highly recommend Frog House, and I can't wait for another visit to Sarasota so that I can stay at Frog House again!
Zur Begrüßung empfing uns gleich ein nettes Geschenk des Gastgebers (Flasche Rotwein) und wir waren sehr glücklich, dass Andrea auf unsere sehr kurzfristige Anfrage in der Nacht zuvor reagierte und uns die Unterkunft bereitstellte! Das kleine Häuschen liegt sehr ruhig in einem beschaulichen, netten Wohnbezirk mit ausschließlich kleinen Einfamlienhäusern. Die Downtown und z.B. Lido Key sind mit dem Auto in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Auch ist ein "Whole Foods" Supermarkt mit dem Auto nur wenige Meilen entfernt. Das Haus hatte alles zum wohlfühlen, einen kleinen privaten Garten (Boden mit Rindenmulch und komplett mit einem ca. 1,80 hohen undurchsichtigen Holzzaun eingezäunt), eine gut ausgestattete Wohnung und sehr nette Vermieter. Das Bad ist sehr klein, am Waschbecken hat nur eine Person genügend Platz und man kann sich zu zweit fast gar nicht gleichzeitig im Bad aufhalten. Ansonsten ist das Haus gut aufgeteilt mit einem kleinen Wohnzimmer (Hifi-Anlage, Fernseher, Couch) und einem Schlafzimmer mit Fernseher. Nur leider ist sie sehr dunkel, da sehr wenig Tageslicht einstrahlt. Wir haben uns aber in den 4 Tagen sehr wohl gefühlt und können es mit den genannten Einschränkungen empfehlen.
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About the Host, Andrea
I am a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. I have run my family's gold award winning Americas Best Value Inn in Bradenton Florida for 20 years. I am passionate about revitalizing Downtown Sarasota and the historic Gillespie Park Neighborhood where I have lived and worked for over 10 years. My husband and I live with our spoiled rotten Vizlsa named Lucy. We love to walk Lucy and ride our bikes into downtown and out to the beach.