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Hi, I'm Stephanie!

Thank you for visiting our website. We have owned and operated rental properties for more than a dozen years. I love the hospitality business because I get to meet a bunch of really nice and interesting people. Sometimes I get to play a small part in planning their dream vacation too! Hopefully, we can provide a place where you can make memories that will last a lifetime. If you are interested in any of our rental homes, or if I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to call or text my cell phone (941) 778-4100 or email (stephanie@fischervacationrentals.com). I'm available anytime and I look forward to hearing from you!


We have 10 different properties to choose from

Downtown Sarasota – Carriage House

1 BR / 1 BA - Sleeps 2

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Hidden Gem in Historic Gillespie Park

4 BR / 3 BA - Sleeps 8

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Gateway to Siesta Key – Coral Skies

2 BR / 2 BA - Sleeps 6

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Longboat Key – Aquamarine Dream

3 BR / 2 BA - Sleeps 6

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Longboat Key – Longboat Breeze

3 BR / 3 BA - Sleeps 6

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Longboat Key – Sleepy Lagoon Bungalow

3 BR / 3 BA - Sleeps 6

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Anna Maria – Seaside Sanctuary Ground Floor

3 BR / 2 BA - Sleeps 6

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Anna Maria – Seaside Sanctuary Upper Level

2 BR / 2 BA - Sleeps 4

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Siesta Key – The Pink Palm

3 BR / 3 BA - Sleeps 8

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Carraway’s Cottage in Historic Gillespie Park

2 BR / 2 BA - Sleeps 4

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Here are some of our favorites


Say the word Florida and most people imagine white sand beaches, clear blue sky and lots of sunshine. It's true that we are blessed with gorgeous weather most of the year. The summer can get warm, but thanks to coastal breezes coming off the Gulf, not uncomfortably so. In the winter, there is no place you'd rather be. More than 100 million annual "snowbirds" can attest to that. Not surprisingly, our number one recommendation is to set up an umbrella, plop down on a beach chair and watch the waves roll in. If being a beach bum is not your thing, you can stay busy by hunting for seashells, building a sandcastle or trying your hand at surf fishing. Either way, we provide all the equipment and recommendations to make your day at the beach relaxing and enjoyable.


All our rental properties are equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, but let's face it, when you are on vacation, sometimes the last thing you want to do is cook and do dishes. Lucky for you, there are a ton of fantastic restaurants in the area. We have tried them all and are happy to make a recommendation. Some of our favorites include the Sandbar on the North end of Anna Maria Island, The Columbia on St. Armand's Circle and Owen's Fish Camp in downtown Sarasota. There is something for every taste from casual beach fare to fine dining and everything in between. When it comes to restaurants, your biggest problem will be having too many choices. No matter where you go, be sure to try local delicacies such as the grouper sandwich, stone crab claws and mullet dip appetizers.


If you like to stay busy, there is a lot to do here throughout the year. It seems like there is an art festival or a craft fair almost every weekend. Downtown Sarasota has an amazing farmer's market on Saturday that runs all year long. Mote Marine on Longboat Key is a can't miss activity as is Marie Selby Botanical Garden which is close to downtown Sarasota. Riding a bike or paddling a kayak is a great way to see the area and get some exercise at the same time. St. Armand's Circle has many unique shops and special events throughout the year. Some of our guests like to rent a boat or go on an inshore fishing charter. How about a sunset cruise where you can see dolphins and manatees? Busch Gardens Theme Park is one hour North. Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World are 2.5 hours drive in Orlando. If you want something a bit more cultured, there are at least 5 live theatre troupes in the area. Sarasota has the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, an orchestra, an opera and a ballet. The Ringling Museum has an amazing collection and it is free admission on Mondays.


Are you the type of person who likes to take the road less traveled? If yes, then we have some recommendations of hidden gems you may want to discover for yourself. Myakka River State Park is 30 minutes East of downtown Sarasota. See what Florida looked like long before all of us arrived. You can hike through a palmetto hammock, climb the tower to the tree canopy and see large alligators in their natural environment. Big Cat Habitat is a sanctuary for lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Family owned and operated, you can get closer to the animals here than you would in any zoo. Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays is very reasonably priced and a lot of fun. They will teach you how to shoot clay pigeons out of the sky. Dolphin Aviation offers helicopter and airplane tours over downtown, Sarasota Bay and Bird Key. Fly over the beach, then see homes of the rich and famous from the sky. Another great idea is to experience the beach on horseback. The world famous beach horses of Anna Maria have been featured on the National Geographic Channel. This is an adventure you are sure to never forget.


Don't just take our word for it, see what past guests have to say

  • Leslie Avatar

    Great location. Great house. Really enjoyed our stay

    Leslie 1/06/2022
    Michael Avatar

    Fantastic place. Fantastic host. So helpful and attentive. There were even Lincoln logs for our little one to enjoy.

    Michael 1/04/2022
    Blair Avatar

    You can't beat the location of this house! It's so close to the beach and also walking distance to restaurants. We loved sitting on the balcony and having our coffee each morning. The house had everything we needed, and we especially enjoyed having so many beach items we could use. Stephanie was an excellent host!

    Blair 1/02/2022
  • Anne Avatar

    Excellent location, perfect for our short stay in Sarasota. Stephanie and Mike were great hosts and so responsive, we loved our time in the Carriage House!

    Anne 1/01/2022
    Jackie Avatar

    Great location! Quiet street and steps away from the beach. Within walking distance to The Sandbar, The Donut Experiment and Poppo's Taqueria, all of which we recommend but go early or there will be a wait. We did not even hear the tenants upstairs so no concerns with it being a duplex. Plenty of beach chairs and floats for both units to share. Stephanie was great and very responsive!

    Jackie 12/31/2021

    Christmas beach vacation Perfect location for a beach vacation.

    Louis L. 12/29/2021
  • Sudheer Avatar

    The location is just great. It’s steps to the beach and you may not have view of the beach from the house but you are very close to the beach. Stephanie is a great host. She was prompt with communications and very supportive of any requests. Had a nice goody bag for us when we came and well stocked with everything you need in the house. Also had beach chairs and umbrella etc which made it so easy. Just note that it is a slightly older home but maintained very well. Most of Anna Maria has mostly a bit older homes. Lot of passion of host shows through in the place.

    Sudheer 12/26/2021
    Jean Avatar

    Super location! We walked to everything, and we had a wonderful time in these lovely accommodations!

    Jean 12/21/2021
    Dominique Avatar

    Great space! Special touches throughout and even beverages and snacks waiting for me when I arrived! Perfect location for exploring downtown! Very clean!

    Dominique 12/17/2021
  • Symon Avatar

    Excellent stay. Perfect Studio setting. Accommodations and amenities were greatly appreciated. Thank you Stephanie!

    Symon 12/16/2021
    Jamie Avatar

    Great location. Clean & great communication with host

    Jamie 12/15/2021
    Cary Avatar

    Stephanie and Mike were great. I asked Stephanie for a small favor to have a bottle of wine waiting for us as a surprise for my girlfriends birthday. She was more than gracious to make it happen. She didn’t hesitate.
    Thanks again to our hosts!

    Cary 12/13/2021
  • Perfect location / quite home We had an amazing relaxing time. This property felt like home and is very zen. The location is very quite and a short walk to the beach. Stephanie was great to work with and very responsive. We will return.

    Kristi D. 12/13/2021
    Dewey Avatar

    The Carriage House is a sweet spot on the edge of downtown. Beautiful neighborhood and perfect distance for walking to downtown and the Bay area. Lovely patio area for sitting outside to enjoy morning coffee or the evening calm. Hosts were fantastic with lots of information about the area. Very enjoyable.

    Dewey 12/09/2021
    Rina Avatar

    Amazing house and location. Very happy with this rental!

    Rina 12/08/2021
  • Brian Avatar

    Stephanie is a great host with an awesome place. She was super friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Brian 12/05/2021
    Julie Avatar

    Everything about our stay was great!

    Julie 12/05/2021
    Benji Avatar

    Incredible location with an incredible host, just about everything you could possibly want or need was stocked including a trip idea book that shows how much the host truly cares

    Benji 12/04/2021
  • Heather Avatar

    Loved staying at the Carriage House. There was so much thought and detail in what a guest would need and want included. Loved the book about the area and suggested hot spots included in the manual. Just wish we had more time to spend visiting.

    Heather 11/14/2021
    Michelle Avatar

    Everything was perfect! It was great not having to worry about the little things that other airbnbs don't bother to consider. For example, there was plenty of toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap, dish soap and even a few snacks and drinks. Everything was very clean and comfortable. For us, it was the location that was key- walking distance to endless shops and restaurants. Plus, just a short drive to St. Armands circle, the beach and the Ringling Estate. We hope to be back soon!

    Michelle 11/13/2021
    Mark Weis Avatar

    Great host and property!

    Mark Weis 11/12/2021
  • Sarah Avatar

    Stepanie's place was perfect for our short weekend stay! The unit was fully stocked with everything we might need and more and the location was perfect for a quick walk downtown. We will be back!

    Sarah 11/07/2021
    Mark And Karen Avatar

    If I could give this property a 10-star rating, I would, as it ticks off every box a traveler needs. Stephanie and Mike are professionals.

    I am (humbly) a very discerning guest and here's my assessment.

    First and foremost, this place was (Website hidden by Airbnb) musty smell, no (Website hidden by Airbnb) nasty carpets...just clean wood floors. The bathroom and shower was spotless....

    The furnishings were high-quality...the bed was king-sized and beautifully comfortable with what seemed to be memory foam. A efficient washer/dryer combo. Oversized TV. Strong Wi-Fi. A wonderful massage chair!

    Bikes to ride...kayaks to borrow...beach "things" (umbrella/cooler, etc.).

    Aside from this unit, Sarasota is wonderful. Elegant and artsy, and urban, yet you are never far from nature and gorgeous ocean and bay views.

    The location is superb....a safe/upscale/quiet yet funky neighborhood....within comfortable walking to distance to Downtown shops, restaurants and other excellent destinations. World-class beaches are a short drive away.

    Communication with Stephanie was seamless...I needed nothing....but she was there if I did.

    I can't say enough about this place...everything is high-quality, including the hosts.

    Mark And Karen 11/05/2021
    Cathy Avatar

    Great place to stay for 2. Stephanie was very pleasant and helpful. We felt welcome.

    Cathy 11/02/2021
  • Julie Avatar

    Second stay at this awesome house! Perfect for our little family and you can’t beat the location. Huge thanks again to Stephanie for being a great host!

    Julie 11/01/2021

    Seaside Sanctuary was Awesome! Literally, seconds to the beach and the most beautiful Sunsets! Seaside Sanctuary was the best, was clean and just as described in listing, literally just a few steps from front door and your on the beach. If you want a worry free vacation just call Stephanie. She literally thought of everything. My only regret was we didn’t stay longer. Thanks Stephanie!! For all your help!!!

    Matthew S. 11/01/2021
    Steve Avatar

    Mike and Stephanie were both very nice and great hosts. The location is great for an easy walk to downtown or the waterfront, restaurants and bars. We had a wonderful time in Sarasota and would stay here again. Highly recommend.

    Steve 10/31/2021
  • Tracy Avatar

    My family had has a great time at Stephanie place. The place very clean, large enough for 4-6 adults. Definitely will be back.

    Tracy 10/26/2021
    Nick Avatar

    We loved our Stay in Sarasota. This guest house is a great place for 1-2 people. It is well stocked for anything you might need and we enjoyed the large kitchen. The location is perfect, within a short walk to downtown but separate from any noisy commotion. We also really enjoyed the kayaks with the boat ramp just around the block.

    Nick 10/25/2021
    Brian Avatar

    This is a great place with an amazing proximity to the beach…literally, steps away. The house has everything you need and a shed with complimentary beach chairs and items to make the experience. I really appreciate the that Stephanie provided and the small things to make you feel appreciated & welcomed.

    Brian 10/24/2021
  • Marybeth Avatar

    Stephanie was a terrific host, very responsive! The house was spotless, well equipped with anything you might need, and in the most perfect location....just steps to the beach and in a quiet neighborhood, but very close to restaurants and shops. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and taking in the sunsets on the beach. I would highly recommend this place to anyone coming to visit AMI!

    Marybeth 10/23/2021
    Sarah Avatar

    Stephanie has thought of every detail to make this the most enjoyable place we have ever stayed on AMI. Clean, well equipped, and perfect location. Excellent communication from Stephanie. We will be back!

    Sarah 10/23/2021
    Elizabeth Avatar

    Walking distance to everything!

    Elizabeth 10/19/2021
  • Abby Avatar

    Stephanie was a great host! House was spotless and perfect! The extras for the ocean were great, and house has everything you need. Sitting on the front porch in the morning and evening was so peaceful and quiet! Would recommend to anyone, we will surely be back!

    Abby 10/19/2021
    Mark Avatar

    Great great place that is super clean, good location, and Stephanie is wonderful host!

    Mark 10/15/2021
    Jarret Avatar

    Awesome place to stay. Owners are very accommodating and rapidly available to answer questions.

    Jarret 10/11/2021
  • Jennifer Avatar

    Stephanie's Carriage House is everything she says it is. Immaculately clean, comfortable and cozy and in the perfect location for exploring Sarasota by foot. Highly recommend it!

    Jennifer 9/30/2021

    Just Perfect!! Not even the bad weather on the day we arrived could take away from us feeling like we had booked the right place.

    We’ve been to AMI before but had not stayed here. This house had everything we needed. Stephanie was fantastic when we had a question.

    Thank you!!

    Anita L. 9/29/2021
    Ellen Avatar

    This is a great place to stay! It’s located on a quaint street with beautiful homes. It was very clean and had everything we needed and more. It really is located in a very cool neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

    We rode the bikes provided a little over a half mile to Main Street for brunch before riding over to the nearby Whole Foods to pick up some snacks. On our way back, we stopped at the gelato store which served “healthy” gelato and sorbet, which was made on-site with no preservatives. We also went to the beach where we made use of the provided beach chairs. We didn’t get a chance to use the kayaks - maybe next time. We would definitely stay here again!

    Ellen 9/28/2021
  • Craig Avatar

    Awesome place near downtown Sarasota. Perfect for one or a couple. Very clean garage apartment behind main residence with an amazing shower, modern amenities, and great landscaping around the outside. Walking/biking distance to any number of cool bars/restaurants as well as the Bayfront area. Stephanie kept in great contact in the day/hours leading up to my stay and was always available if I needed a response or info. I imagine I'll be back if she'll have me

    Craig 9/25/2021
    Laura Avatar

    This house was absolutely perfect for our family. We had a great experience thanks to everything Stephanie provided us in the house. All the kid toys (that kept them entertained lol) games, beach towels, floatings, cooler and soo much more. We loved how the house had the perfect beach house style and ALL the details in frame were amazing. The house is literally steps away from the beach. Everything was very clean and
    organized. Long story short, we LOVED this house!

    Laura 9/20/2021

    Amazing stay. Great charming beach house that provides everything you need while also having a great location that is both extremely close to a pristine beach, as well as Pine Ave with all its great boutique shops and unique eateries. Stephanie the property manger /owner was also great with communication and very accommodating.

    Gene B. 9/18/2021
  • Maria Mercedes Avatar

    Beautiful clean unit walking distance from the water. Great communication and detailed guide of places and restaurants near the area. Would definitely come back to stay here. Thank you Stephanie!

    Maria Mercedes 9/17/2021
    Bobbi Avatar

    We absolutely loved our time at Stephanie’s! The location was perfect and Stephanie was an incredible host!

    Bobbi 9/16/2021
    Carol Avatar

    Everything was wonderful. The unit was so nice and filled with anything we needed (except a kuerig.)
    My only issue is that it is a second floor and the steps may be difficult for older people. The day we checked out the steps were wet and i admit it was a little scary for me. We did luck out and there was a teenager below us who helped us carry our things down stairs. I will rent there again but will request the downstairs unit.

    Carol 9/16/2021
  • Amanda Avatar

    supereasy check in
    amazing location we walked to many of the places recommended in the welcome book!
    the room stayed cool, the fridge and mixer were great to have. the washerand dryer combo came in handy! definitely a great find and a perfect 3 day stay!

    Amanda 9/15/2021

    Comfy, clean and convenient! Lovely! Close walk to the beautiful beach! The rental rep is easy to communicate with and kind!

    Alice Avatar

    Unbeatable location - only footsteps away from a non-crowded area of a beach with super fine sand made of quartz, and water that was crystal clear, warm, and full of fishes swimming around you, while various types of birds circle around the area. The AirBnb is clean, fully thought out, stocked with all the kitchenware and beach equipment you'll ever need. The area is quiet, safe, and surprisingly has a lot of great food options (and we're foodies from NYC). Definitely would return, and recommend this place to anyone looking for a beach trip or just visiting Florida!

    Alice 9/11/2021
  • Melissa Avatar

    This place was absolutely perfect. It was clean and had absolutely everything you need and more. From a snack basket to sodas in the fridge. Perfect getaway and very hospitable host. Highly recommend!

    Melissa 9/10/2021
    Vanesa Avatar

    Amazing place! Steps to the beautiful beach! Thank you Stephanie.

    Near to excellent restaurants! ⭐️

    Vanesa 9/08/2021
    Michael Avatar

    Beautiful beach vacation home. Clean, comfortable home, The host was great with all communication. Not many more than 50 steps to the beach that rivals Siesta Key. We cannot wait for the opportunity for a return visit. We have rented many Airbnb properties. This had to be one of the best.

    Michael 9/05/2021
  • Michael Avatar

    This place was very clean and the hosts are terrific. We would rent this place again.

    Michael 9/01/2021
    Matthew Avatar

    Great area will definitely book in the future!

    Matthew 8/30/2021
    Kinga Avatar

    Stephanie’s Airbnb is just what we were looking for. It was extremely affordable, perfect location close to downtown and the beaches. The comfort was top notch. Will be coming back for sure!

    Kinga 8/29/2021
  • Maggie Avatar

    Stephanie is honestly my absolute favorite host on Airbnb that I’ve ever had. She has the best costumer service values and will work with you to make sure that you have the best stay possible. If you have any issue at all whatsoever, make sure to communicate with her; she WILL fix it or WILL make up for it or will work with you. She’s seriously amazing.

    The unit is immaculate; I’m amazed as a native Floridian how clean and sand-free they get it.

    I stayed here last year and honestly will continue to book with Stephanie as long as she has this home.

    Maggie 8/29/2021
    Michelle Avatar

    We loved this adorable spot. So close to the beach and comfortable living space. Stephanie is awesome and we felt right at home!!

    Michelle 8/25/2021
    Sylvie Avatar

    Stephanie’s “Carriage House” had everything we needed and more! Plus the location was ideal. Quiet area and close walking or driving distance to everything. We feel lucky that we found this gem 🙂

    Sylvie 8/24/2021
  • Sarah Avatar

    Home is very clean and cozy and loved how it was steps from the ocean. Will definitely stay again!

    Sarah 8/22/2021

    Great location and cozy vacation home The owner is fantastic for any communication that you need and the beach is only a short walk (15 seconds?) away. House comes with pretty much everything. This was our second stay at this vacation house and hope to comeback again!

    Keiko C. 8/10/2021
    Micah Avatar

    This place is awesome. If you are staying in SRQ and want the downtown experience, you can't stay anywhere this cool or nice for the price. If you wanted, you could walk to everything within 10 minutes! They respond super fast and are very accommodating!

    Micah 8/08/2021
  • Jeffrey Avatar

    Perfect place in a relaxing neighborhood. Close to many trendy establishments - all within safe walking distance. Don’t miss out on this one!

    Jeffrey 8/07/2021
    Tim Avatar

    5 stars! Great area and gracious host. Absolutely beautiful neighborhood. Safe, clean, and as described. Will be coming back next time I’m in the area!

    Tim 8/04/2021
    Elisabeth Avatar

    Our stay at Stephanie's was great and the location was perfect! Grabbing coffee from Project Coffee in the morning and walking around the pretty neighborhood. Also a quick walk to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner - Owen's Fish Camp. The space was super clean with lots of amenities. Stephanie was great with communication and helpful in making recommendations for brunch and other things in the area. We hope to stay at Stephanie's airbnb again!

    Elisabeth 8/01/2021
  • Ifuseekck Avatar

    What an excellent time we had on this property! Amenities were plentiful and the location was top notch for enjoying all that Sarasota has to offer. Spotlessly clean with personal touches, this was one of the best experiences for a weekend getaway that we’ve had to date. Highly recommend. We will be back!

    Ifuseekck 7/30/2021
    Starr Avatar

    Perfect location for checking out beautiful downtown Sarasota!

    Starr 7/29/2021
    Jennifer Schmucker Avatar

    We loved staying here. Everything was so clean and so well stocked. We especially loved the pool, fishing on the dock and the bicycles. Stephanie is an excellent host and extremely responsive. We had the best vacation!

    Jennifer Schmucker 7/27/2021
  • Michael Avatar

    Best host ever! Wonderful location and incredible space!

    Michael 7/25/2021
    Katie Avatar

    The canal location was perfect to throw kayaks in the water. We had manatee swimming under our boats! Our kids loved the pool and all the floats provided. The beds were comfy and the fire-pit for s’mores at night was a lot of fun. There were several restaurants nearby - our favorite for key lime pie was Whitney’s place and our favorite view was Shore. Thank you fir a great stay!

    Katie 7/24/2021
    Joel Avatar

    Small place which was great for what we needed. Stephanie was quick to respond and flexible with the check in and check out times.

    Joel 7/21/2021
  • Craig Avatar

    If you plan on visiting Sarasota, you can't beat this perfect little carriage house. It's in a quiet neighborhood but only a short walk to the hub of activity in downtown Sarasota. We explored other towns and beaches during the day and walked downtown every night. We loved our stay. The place is clean, comfortable, private, and has just about everything you would need. So much better than staying in a hotel! Not to mention, Stephanie was a very attentive and helpful host. You won't be disappointed if you decide to stay here.

    Craig 7/20/2021
    Jerad Avatar

    Excellent spot! We LOVED staying here. We will be back!

    Jerad 7/10/2021
    Summer Avatar

    Stephanie’s place was PERFECT! It was clean and provided all the amenities needed for a great vacation. We were visiting Sarasota mainly for Siesta Keys but fell in love with Lido Key based on the recommendations in the travel manual Stephanie put together-definitely check it out.

    The massage chair was great! The mattress was comfortable. We didn’t get a chance to use the outside patio but thought it was a nice option for a night in.

    Stephanie kept in touch with us and even allowed us to check in early and check out late. We will definitely be back and are even considering checking out one of her other places!

    Summer 7/08/2021
  • Maureen Avatar

    This house is perfect for 6 people who love a peaceful neighborhood just 2 blocks from the beach and your very own outdoor pool. Stephanie was a fabulous host.

    Maureen 7/03/2021

    Wonderful experience! Anna Maria is our favorite vacation spot! The experience was great! Stephanie left is a welcome goodie bag so sweet of her. Rooms, kitchen, bathrooms were clean, there was extra toilet paper, towels and all the essentials in the kitchen. Stephanie was great she answered her e-mails in a timely fashion very helpful! We will definitely be coming back.

    Cecilia M. 7/02/2021
    Sarah Avatar

    This is the perfect place to stay in AMI! It’s in a quiet area, just steps to the beach and very close to Pine ave! We visited during a busy time but the beach we walked to from the house was far from being crowded. Host was very accommodating. Wished we could’ve stayed longer!!

    Sarah 7/01/2021
  • Eve Avatar

    If you’re staying in Sarasota, you can’t do better than Stephanie’s carriage house. It’s got everything you’ll need, close to downtown, and super clean! Stephanie is a thoughtful host and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!

    Eve 6/29/2021
    Jean Avatar

    AMAZING LOCATION. Everything you could want is within walking distance or no more than 20 minute driving. Stephanie was very accommodating and great at checking in with anything needs. Clean, relaxing and super convenient.

    Jean 6/27/2021
    Becky Avatar

    The place was immaculate, close to everything, and just as described. Stephanie is an amazing host. She made us feel right at home. The snacks and cold beverages on arrival were much appreciated! We will stay again!

    Becky 6/26/2021
  • Danielle Avatar

    This was such a great stay for us. We did a best friend’s trip and staying at the apartment at Laurel Park was perfect for us. We were walking and biking distance from the wonderful downtown area. The beach was just a short drive as was St. Armand’s Circle for MORE food and shopping.

    The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean. The massage chair was a welcome surprise. We took advantage of the kayak and the bikes and had such a blast!

    We will definitely rent from Stephanie again!

    Danielle 6/24/2021
    Sarah Avatar

    Very cute, close to everything, and clean! Perfect space for 2 people to stay and enjoy their time in Sarasota. Stephanie was attentive and so kind if you needed anything.

    Sarah 6/17/2021
    Angelie & Michel Avatar

    Really appreciated the
    drinks and snacks left in the room for us. Everything went according to plan. Thank you so much...will be using it again

    Angelie & Michel 6/13/2021
  • Ana Avatar

    Great vacation house! Clean and comfortable. Great location. Stephanie is available for quick answers on our questions and needs.

    Ana 6/12/2021
    Domenic Avatar

    Stephanie - Thank you for your gracious hospitality. The attention to the little details of travelers needs and wants is refreshing and thoughtful. The accommodations were as advertised with no disappointments. All the best with gratitude...

    Domenic 6/11/2021
    Brian Avatar

    Everything was perfect and the accommodations are excellent

    Brian 6/08/2021
  • Gabriella Avatar

    Great place to stay, within walking distance to a bunch of places. Very clean and Stephanie was super helpful with letting us check in early!

    Gabriella 6/07/2021
    Billy Avatar

    Excellent location and has everything you need to enjoy the Beach by day and city by night

    Billy 6/03/2021
    Maha Avatar

    Professional and caring

    Maha 6/01/2021
  • Adrian Avatar

    Love the place! So convenient, just steps away from beautiful white sand beach. Communication with Stephanie was easy and thank you so much for letting us in early. Will definitely stay here again.

    Adrian 5/31/2021
    Keri Avatar

    Great host! She communicates very quickly. The place is very cute and is close to everything.

    Keri 5/31/2021
    Whitney Avatar

    We were pleasantly surprised by our accommodations here! The apartment was beautiful, comfortable and clean. Stephanie thought of EVERYTHING, so if we forgot something, she had it! The massage chair was awesome, the bed was really comfortable and the TV was big. We used the bikes to ride to the farmer’s market downtown, which was so close and so cool! We used the kayak to paddle to a beautiful park and see so many cool things along the way. I am a little picky about things, but we were pleasantly surprised by the thought and effort that went into making our stay truly memorable. Thanks, Stephanie!!

    Whitney 5/30/2021
  • Tamara Avatar

    Enjoyed our stay and loved the location!

    Tamara 5/28/2021
    Sarah Avatar

    Stephanie makes for an amazing host! Check-in was so easy and she was great with giving directions and instructions. The Carriage House was clean, cute, and well stocked! Stephanie had really thoughtful amenities from shampoo and conditioner, to beach chairs and sunburn gel - what more could beach goer want?! Check-out was simple and easy as well. Location is excellent, walking distance to tons of dining and shopping. Bed was super comfy and huge too - Ive slept on some rough beds at even the sweetest AirBnBs but this one was so comfy! Awesome find, would recommend and would def stay again!

    Sarah 5/28/2021
    Janet Avatar

    Stephanie’s home was beyond what I expected. I literally had tears leaving because the location was perfect and convenient, it was clean and roomy, it was inviting and had everything we needed. I will be returning in the future and will also recommend this rental to my friends and family!

    Janet 5/27/2021
  • Meag Avatar

    Perfectly located and very comfortable. We loved all the conveniences from laundry to beach gear and fully furnished kitchen.

    Meag 5/27/2021
    Tad Connelly Avatar

    The house is beautiful, great location, very nice and quiet neighborhood. So many needed items provided. Stephanie is a superior host, very accommodating. Highly recommend.

    Tad Connelly 5/27/2021
    Amanda Avatar

    Can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our week here! The house is in such a perfect location on the island, close to shops, dining & so so close to the beach! We had an amazing week!

    Amanda 5/22/2021
  • Joe Avatar

    Having stayed in dozens of homes in the past years, the care and preparation for this place is outstanding. I particularly enjoyed a bike and kayak trip during my stay. Very cool bennie. And don't get me started on the massage chair.... yeah.

    Joe 5/21/2021
    Mario J E. Avatar

    Anna Maria Trip Great clean place, very close to the beach and very quiet. Great property I would stay there again, I highly recommend it.

    Mario J E. 5/21/2021

    PERFECT! Perfect house! Perfect host! Perfect location!! Our family had the best time! We can't wait to come back!! Thank you, Stephanie!

  • Kria Avatar

    The space was great! Very clean, special little touches, like snacks and drinks for my stay!

    Kria 5/18/2021
    Lesley Avatar

    Best access to the beach. House was wonderfully stocked and clean. Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. We cannot wait to go back.

    Lesley 5/17/2021
    Chris Avatar

    this location is within walking distance to little shops, botanical garden, and to the water. It's a nice little room to stay in with some basic amenities, and the host is good at communicating through the app.

    Chris 5/15/2021
  • Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation We had a very restful vacation on the canal. The neighborhood was quiet and the house was comfortable and exactly as described. The beach was only a short walk away. Stephanie was attentive and easy to communicate with. We would love to stay again.

    Katherine E. 5/15/2021
    Sonia Avatar

    Thank you so much Stephanie, we had a wonderful time. It felt very homey to everyone! Communication was prompt. We really appreciate the welcoming feeling.
    We loved being just steps from the beach. The house is clean, it has all the utensils to cook and wine glasses (thank you for that) very clean. Comfortable beds. Definitely a place to come back.

    Sonia 5/15/2021
    Patrick Avatar

    Our stay was amazing! The property had everything we needed and more from the full kitchen, coolers, bikes, kayaks, and beach chairs, we didn't have to worry about packing a lot. The room was perfect, clean, and comfortable and what can I say, the massage chair was such a great extra. The location was awesome being downtown and 10-15 minutes from all of the beaches and hot spots. Our favorite was riding the bikes all over town. We used them every day. We felt very safe walking and riding at night downtown as well. So many great places to eat and explore being in the heart of town. If you love Italian food this is the place to be. Plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping. Stephanie was so helpful when we needed something and offered plenty of recommendations for things to do and offered helpful tips. I would highly recommend staying here and would not think twice about booking here again when back in the area.

    Patrick 5/14/2021
  • Sharon T. Avatar

    Perfect Vacation This vacation house was perfect. So close to the beach I could see the ocean from the front window. Would love to make this an annual vacation!

    Sharon T. 5/12/2021
    Andrew Avatar

    We had the upper unit, lots of space. Nice washer and dryer on the side (outside) of the house. Beach wagon, sand toys, chairs, and umbrella in shed in back. Living space and kitchen were great quality, clean, and accurate to the descriptions. Super easy to check in and check out. Literally a minute walk to the beautiful beach, great food within walking distance.

    Andrew 5/09/2021
    Patricia Avatar

    This property is just as advertised. Private and beautifully decorated. Very walkable neighborhood, close to fun restaurants. Make sure you are ok with stairs, this chubby old lady made the climb just fine! The place was spotless and Stephanie communicated effectively at every opportunity. We had no complaints at all.

    Patricia 5/08/2021
  • Amanda Avatar

    This place is perfect! Location to the beach can't be beat, it was homey, and all the beach items were a plus! We will definitely stay here again. Stephanie was amazing and timely with communication. If you are looking for a great house within steps of the beach this is your place!!

    Amanda 5/08/2021
    Stephanie V. Avatar

    Great hospitality! Stephanie was so responsive and was always available for any questions we had! You seriously only need to pack your clothes for the trip because everything else you could possibly need is already there! We will be back!

    Stephanie V. 5/08/2021
    Nancy Avatar

    Stephanie has thought of everything! From a clean and tidy place to great restaurant suggestions even down to staples we never imagined we would need, but we did! And she had it covered!

    We will definitely reserve her place again next time we are in Sarasota!

    Nancy 5/07/2021
  • Cory Avatar

    We have a great time, the place was clean, close to the beach and the owner was great to deal with!

    Cory 5/06/2021
    Joseph Avatar

    Space was extremely clean and up to date! Convenient location and very easy to navigate the area. Host was hospitable, respectful, and attentive! Thank you again!

    Joseph 5/05/2021
    Ellen N. Avatar

    relaxing time away So relaxing. here for family wedding and loved how close it was to venue. Loved being so close to the ocean for daily walks on the beach.

    Ellen N. 5/03/2021
  • Lori Avatar

    This place is just as described... and it is sooo cool. I read the reviews and they are all correct. You won’t regret staying here. The bed and pillows are comfy, and it’s location is great.

    Lori 5/03/2021
    Ginger Avatar

    Terrific spot in a very central location in downtown Sarasota. Our friends, who stayed in a nearby hotel, were so jealous! We walked to Owens Fish Camp Restaurant (always love it there!), and only wish we had had more time to explore. Having lived in Sarasota for two brief stints, we knew that we'd like the location but it was better than expected! You won't be disappointed!

    Ginger 5/02/2021
    Nikki Avatar

    This place is AMAZING! It is literally 100 feet from the beach. We were pleasantly surprised to see how close to the beach we were. Basic accommodations, everything we needed and very clean and the beds are comfortable. Stephanie was awesome and very accommodating and just lovely. We will definitely be back!

    Nikki 5/01/2021
  • Megan Avatar

    We LOVED our time here! The place was spotless and the location was unbeatable. Less than 1 minute walk to beach (which was perfect for our two small children), and also walkable to lots of shops and restaurants! The neighborhood is beautiful and so quiet. The house had everything we needed, including beach gear. We brought some baby-specific beach items, but there were plenty of toys/boogie boards/inflatable items for my 4yo to keep him entertained all day! The only thing we may do differently next time is rent a golf cart to make it easier to tote tired kiddos to/from shops and restaurants in the heat! But definitely not necessary.

    We can’t wait to come back!!

    Megan 4/30/2021
    Mike Avatar

    Great location. Nice, clean and everything you will need. Host provides tips and great communication.

    Mike 4/30/2021
    Lori Avatar

    Stephanie’s place is just perfect for a couples getaway. A lot of little details are taken care of; coffee, cream, snacks, toiletries and even sunscreen. The bed is super comfy and it is so quiet and peaceful. We had a great time riding bikes and exploring Sarasota. The location is awesome! Stephanie is a great host!

    Lori 4/29/2021
  • Sue R. Avatar

    Fantastic location!!! We added a bonus day to our first trip to AMI and really appreciated so much about this vacation property.

    Stephanie was extremely responsive and accommodating to our situation and worked hard to provide early access as we were in between stays. Check in was very detailed and thorough.

    The house had many special touches such as a welcome treat for our dogs and cold bottles water/soda! The location is fantastic, literally steps from the beach.

    After staying near Holmes Beach the previous week, we really loved the quieter end of the island and the house being at the end of the street, so no traffic. We enjoyed a nice carry-out dinner on the front porch with a lovely breeze! Yet the location is still close to Pine St shopping and area restaurants.

    Sue R. 4/28/2021
    Jennifer Avatar

    When I travel, I want a comfortable bed, peace and quiet, and a place that is cool and sparkling clean. Stephanie's place is all that and so much more. We had everything we needed right at our fingertips. My husband loved the massage chair and riding around town on one of the available bikes. We took the double kayak out and had a blast. The location is fantastic, too. Thank you, Stephanie, for top-notch hospitality! Book this place. You won't regret it.

    Jennifer 4/27/2021
    Elizabeth Garcia Avatar

    We have stayed at Fischer Vacation Rentals for numerous years and have never been disappointed! Attention is paid to every last detail. Comfortable, relaxed, clean, quiet and well appointed. I highly recommend.

    Elizabeth Garcia 4/27/2021
  • Venessa Bosma Avatar

    We had a wonderful 6week stay at Aquamarine Dream on Longboat Key. Fischer Vacation Rentals and Stephanie are truly the best property managers we have encountered. She responds quickly, ensures we have all we need and more. We are returning in late this year and cannot wait. Thank you!

    Venessa Bosma 4/27/2021
    Mike Thein Avatar

    Fischer Vacation Rentals does a fantastic job! Very professional and responsive! They take care of the little details for you so that you can enjoy your time at one of their properties. I definitely recommend them --- you won't be disappointed!

    Mike Thein 4/27/2021
    Charles Seaback Avatar

    The location of this property on the Northern Point of Anna Maria Island, literally steps to the pristine beach, is ideal. We park the car and when not on the beach we walk or take the trolley to dining etc. Stephanie and Mike are gracious hosts and respond immediately to any problems. Morning walks on the beach and afternoon happy hours on the deck with ocean views on a quiet street are very relaxing. We highly recommend this property.

    Charles Seaback 4/27/2021
  • Robert Schrage Avatar

    What a Gem. This home has it All the amenities. Whatever you like to do, this home/location has it All. Great pool for those warm days. On a canal where you can fish, boat and kayak right from the house.We saw Manatees, Dolphins and All kinds of wildlife while kayaking from the house.The Pristine Beach is just a few minutes walk.If your looking for a place to get away, relax and have an amazing fun filled vacation, I Highly recommend this home.

    Robert Schrage 4/27/2021
    Jill Clemmer Avatar

    Three Sister's trip to Anna Maria. We absolutely loved staying at the Seaside Sanctuary (upper level) so much so that we already booked our next stay before we even left the place.Stephanie's place is so neat and very clean. They were very responsive to our questions and very accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure that we had firewood for our fire.The beach is right there.I actually hate to write how much we enjoyed it as I want to be able to come back for many years. 🙂

    Jill Clemmer 4/27/2021
    Nicole Stapel Avatar

    Fantastic rental in Siesta Key/Sarasota. Spacious, light, updated comfortable and clean. The bedrooms and bathrooms are big. All the essentials and more were there. Great location- short drive to the huge white sand Siesta Key beach (free parking) and a short walk to a smaller beach nearby. We loved that we could get to Siesta Key beach so easily but also get to Sarasota quickly for shopping and dinner. Easy parking and safe neighborhood. You can find anything in the Sarasota shopping area which is just over the bridge and some of the restaurants we can recommend are Veronica Fish and Oyster, Caragiulos Italian, Lila for Vegan food and Boca. And there are many more nearby. Also loved Sunni Bunni yogurt which is across from Publix. Stephanie and Mike are great hosts and were always responsive to my queries. I appreciated their assistance while we were there for a longer stay. Highly Recommend this house!

    Nicole Stapel 4/27/2021
  • Kevin A. Avatar

    Pace was clean and well equipped. We plan to stay here again Great stay

    Kevin A. 4/25/2021
    Katherine Avatar

    This place was by far the best place we have ever stayed. Perfect location, well appointed apartment, quiet and private. We had kayaks to use, beach bikes and beach chairs and umbrella. Stephanie kept in communication with us and welcomed questions and communication. This place is in great location , we could walk to most restaurants and bars and was a close drive to local beaches. It was very private and quiet. I highly recommend this place and we will definitly be back. Thank you again Stephanie for your hospitality and suggestions!

    Katherine 4/24/2021
    Susan Avatar

    Excellent accommodations with everything you could need. Location is wonderful

    Susan 4/22/2021
  • Ashly Avatar

    Great Host! Beautiful house, and Right by the beach.

    Ashly 4/20/2021
    Steve Avatar

    Great little carriage house in fabulous location. Very clean and quiet, really private !

    Steve 4/19/2021
    Lisa Avatar

    VIP Air Bnb experience!!!! Beautiful space with such personal touches throughout the space. I look forward to returning very soon. Super Amazing Host!!! Thank you

    Lisa 4/18/2021
  • Joe Avatar

    Great place, comfy great accommodations and close to shopping and food and fun!

    Joe 4/17/2021
    Dee R. Avatar

    This house and the amenities was better then expected. The house was very clean and comfortable Clean Spacious comfortable! Great for long term stays!

    Dee R. 4/17/2021
    Bransen Avatar

    Amazing rental and even better service! Anything me and my wife needed they provided and then some. 10/10

    Bransen 4/16/2021
  • Sherri Avatar

    We had such an amazing and relaxing stay at Stephanie’s Airbnb. The location is unbeatable! The street is very quiet and the house is only about a thirty second walk to the beach. We also loved that beach supplies were provided. This made our beach days so much easier! Stephanie is also quick to respond and very helpful. We hope to come back and visit again soon!

    Sherri 4/16/2021
    Kurtis Avatar

    This is the best, most affordable place to stay. It has everything you could ask for. The hosts are so accommodating and the place is very clean. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.

    Kurtis 4/14/2021
    Suzanne Avatar

    This is the property that you want to stay at! All of the basics can't be rated high enough. Nothing seems to be missed at this beautiful place. Don't look any further, book it now!!!!

    Suzanne 4/11/2021
  • Shelly Avatar

    Location is the best!

    Shelly 4/11/2021
    Dana V. Avatar

    Picture perfect week! The Sleepy Lagoon Bungalow is a beautiful, quiet spot, close to plenty of attractions, but far enough from the crowds to provide relaxation and reprieve from life's busyness! We had perfect weather every day -- mid 70s and blue skies -- and kept busy enjoying the quiet beach, pool, fishing, kayaking, and exploring the area. The house comes with everything you may need and Mike and Stephanie are responsive, kind, and attentive. We wish we could have stayed for a month! We highly recommend it!

    Dana V. 4/10/2021
    Becky Avatar

    A clean, comfortable home in a great location! Stephanie is a wonderful host and the house was stocked with everything we needed to feel at-home! We’ll definitely be back!

    Becky 4/10/2021
  • Teresa Avatar

    Wonderful place to stay, quiet neighborhood close to lots of things to do. Not far from the beaches. Amenities are awesome, as is the Host

    Teresa 4/09/2021
    Jan Avatar

    Th Carriage House is a perfect spot for a couples get away. Great host, great location!

    Jan 4/02/2021
    Lisa Avatar

    Very lovely space, we enjoyed our stay. We got very comfortable as soon as we checked in and it’s in quiet neighborhood but close to awesome restaurants and other activities! Thank you so much!

    Lisa 3/31/2021
  • Aed Avatar

    Fanastic place, right next to the beach. Very comfortable and clean amenities. Privately situated in a quiet nook with only steps to the beach. The owners were very responsive. I would rent again and highly recommend.

    Aed 3/27/2021
    Kim Avatar

    Stephanie's place was immaculate. the location to the beach and the Northern part of Anna Maria island was perfect. She had towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, even a shower to wash off the sand outside before entering the house. So quite and relaxing. We can't wait to return. Thank you for everything!

    Kim 3/27/2021
    Dee R. Avatar

    This house and the amenities was better then expected. The house was very clean and comfortable Clean Spacious comfortable!

    Dee R. 3/23/2021
  • Selemi Lez Avatar

    My friend and I stayed at the Carriage House for one night. Our only regret with this rental was not staying longer! The place was immaculate and Stephanie was wonderfully responsive--addressing all our questions. If it's in your budget and rentals are available, I highly recommend renting from Stephanie.

    Selemi Lez 3/19/2021
    Eileen Joseph Avatar

    I really enjoyed my two week stay at the carriage. The host was extremely professional and responsive to anything we needed. I love the location of the property and all the great restaurants that are walking distance. So nice to have a bike available for doing errands. I plan on returning soon.

    Eileen Joseph 3/19/2021
    Hallie C. Avatar

    Beyond Our Expectations! The perfect place for 5 week family vacation! This property is ideally located in the north end of Longboat Key on a canal that’s great for fishing at your back door! The house is very clean, the beds and furniture very comfortable, and the kitchen well stocked. All the conveniences of home at the beach. The walk to the beach is easy and short, and the beach is beautiful and uncrowded. Beach chairs, beach cart, beach towels, umbrellas, and sand toys were much appreciated. We would not hesitate to book this home again, in fact we are already planning our next stay in this home.

    Hallie C. 3/19/2021
  • Nicole G. Avatar

    Amazing location The location of the home really made a week long beach trip with 2 kids run very smoothly! The house is accurately described. Having access to the beach toys, chairs, etc, etc was very helpful! Loved our stay and will be back!

    Nicole G. 3/16/2021
    Vinolin Avatar

    Wonderful place to stay! The location is perfect for walking around the downtown.

    Vinolin 3/14/2021
    Yvonne Avatar

    Two most important things for me when I AirBnB: a good mattress and a good location. Both are GREAT at Stephanie's place. Bonus: a good shower, good snacks, good decor and hello! a massage chair. Stephanie even supplied beach chairs and towels for a quick jaunt to Lido. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Yvonne 3/13/2021
  • k whitman Avatar

    Seaside Sanctuary - Anna Maria IslandIn January my husband and I spent two and a half weeks on Anna Maria Island at Stephanie‘s Seaside Sanctuary home. It was a delight. Both of our daughters joined us for a week for a late holiday get together. It was perfect for this purpose. The house was very clean and had the warmth of a home. That was especially nice for our family holiday. The kitchen was thoughtfully equipped and ready for anything, even a holiday meal put together by too many cooks. Board games were even provided.We give the house a “roominess factor” of 10. There was plenty of room for all of us even though we needed to have separate spaces for working remotely. The Wi-Fi could handle three Zoom calls simultaneously without any band width problem!And of course, there is the beach. Such a beautiful place. We were lucky to witness both calm days and an angry storm leaving huge waves. A bit of heaven in January.We will definitely be back to visit this fine home and its stellar hostess.

    k whitman 3/12/2021
    Cheryl Avatar

    Clean room. All you need. Bikes and kayak a great plus. Airport is close. We didn’t rent a car. Just used the bikes. Everything you need is nearby. Loved our stay.

    Cheryl 3/11/2021
    Eileen Avatar

    Great accommodations, great host, and great location. Can't wait to go back.

    Eileen 3/06/2021
  • Janet Dietert Avatar

    We highly recommend the Carriage House rental which we only enjoyed for a brief stay. Yet, it is clearly in a great location for walking to the Selby Gardens and eateries. Hope to return in the future. Stephanie was both flexible and responsive.

    Janet Dietert 2/26/2021
    Davey Mueller Avatar

    The Fischer's place on Anna Maria Island is a great getaway retreat. It's in a great location on a quiet street just seconds from the beautiful beach, it's whistle clean, and Stephanie is very responsive to any question or concern. We hope to return there soon!

    Davey Mueller 2/26/2021
    Scott Avatar

    Cute place very clean and spacious with a very short walk to the beautiful beach. Thanks Stephanie!

    Scott 2/25/2021
  • Andrea Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay here. The location is fantastic; just steps from the beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Stephanie couldn’t be more accommodating or responsive. She left a lovely welcome gift and sent Mike (who was a pleasure to chat with) immediately over to take care of a minor issue. We also really enjoyed the extensive TV viewing options and Bluetooth speaker. The place was well stocked with clean towels, beach chairs, kitchen supplies etc.. there is also a shed stocked with beach toys and chairs that had plenty of room to safely store our bicycles.

    Andrea 2/22/2021
    Jackie Avatar

    Walking distance of many cool shops and restaurants. Spotless clean and the bed is so very comfortable! Loved our stay!

    Jackie 2/18/2021
    Megan Avatar

    My husband and I needed a quick getaway. We were so impressed with this place! Perfect for a couple just looking for a peaceful escape. Great location and the neighborhood is full of new construction and awesome looking homes. We were impressed with how clean everything was and we felt very safe there. Thank you!

    Megan 2/14/2021
  • Nicole Avatar

    The location is perfect! Walking distance to great food and shops in Sarasota and a 10 minute drive to siesta key. Amenities are great- kitchen and bathroom. Will definitely stay again next time in Sarasota.

    Nicole 2/13/2021
    Julie Avatar

    Perfect getaway for the whole family, dog included. The location can’t be beat — steps from the beach. Great kitchen, living room and comfy beds. Stephanie was a wonderful host, very quick on communication. Can’t wait to return!

    Julie 2/09/2021
    Allison Avatar

    10/10 would recommend staying here. I’ve been to Sarasota several times and this location is perfect. We walked to most things downtown, we biked over to Lido Key. Stephanie is an excellent host. Quick to respond and had great suggestions. Can’t express how perfect this stay was ❤️

    Allison 2/09/2021
  • Kaylee Avatar

    Excellent space with an extremely comfortable bed. We travel to Sarasota often for short weekend get aways and I would definitely stay here again.

    Kaylee 2/06/2021
    Carrie Avatar

    The carriage house is a wonderful place to stay in Sarasota! The place was very clean and came with lots of amenities. It is within walking distance to several wonderful restaurants, Bayfront park, and the botanical gardens. Stephanie is an excellent host and was very helpful with any questions/accommodations we needed. We used the bikes and beach chairs. Really wanted to take a nighttime kayak adventure, but the weather did not allow for that! We hope to return in the future and will definitely be staying in the carriage house or another rental from Stephanie!!

    Carrie 2/05/2021
    Kate Avatar

    We had a great stay at Stephanie's Carriage House! She is a wonderful, responsive and helpful hostess answering all our questions and ensuring that our stay was great. Highly recommend!

    Kate 1/30/2021
  • Karen Itner Avatar

    I almost don’t want to do a review so that my family, friends, and I can keep this gem a secret.Stephanie responds quickly to any questions or concerns that you may have in a timely manner.Not only do we just LOVE this vacation rental but the the location too. The unit (s) have everything you need. Stayed in both units and and equally fantastic. It’s just a matter if you need two or three bedrooms.Definitely our favorite spot.

    Karen Itner 1/26/2021
    Travis Rupp Avatar

    This is the 3rd year in a row that we have stayed at the Seaside Sanctuary Upper level and love coming to this location. The house is on a quiet street and the path to the beach is literally outside the door. Everything you need in the kitchen is available. Additionally, a 5 minute walk on the beach and there you are at the Sandbar Restaurant, and tons of shops all along Pine Avenue. Stephanie is a great host, is easy to get a hold of and will help you with anything you may need during your stay.

    Travis Rupp 1/26/2021
    Emmeline Avatar

    lets just start this out with a bang, awesome little carriage house to stay at! Stephanie is a quick responder and delivers excellent hospitality. My partner and I took a quick trip to Sarasota to do some new sight seeing and get out of the colder states. the location of this airbnb is perfect for anyone that wants a quick walk to the beautiful shore line, or to visit the small shops locally, to a fast walk to the near by Whole Foods Market. we had a great time using the bikes that are provided as well as the little touches to this place like the off street private parking for the rental car to the Keurig cups ready to brew in the mornings.
    we loved our stay and to top the trip off the bed was so comfortable I wish we could take it with us. great place!

    Emmeline 1/17/2021
  • Rachael Avatar

    This is a great place for a couple to stay in Sarasota! Cute and cozy studio style set up with great amenities! Stephanie is very responsive, and has prepared a binder with an abundance of tips/suggestions for exploring the area. Would absolutely stay again!

    Rachael 1/11/2021
    Justin Avatar

    We loved our stay! Stephanie was a fabulous host. She was quick to respond to any questions we may have had. Check in and check out was easy. The house was perfect for our family of 6. It was very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed. The swim toys, sand toys, umbrellas and wagon were such a nice bonus and made the trips to the beach even more fun for our kids. It was just a short, convenient 2-minute walk to the beach! We look forward to coming back in the future! Thank you!

    Justin 1/08/2021
    carmen g. Avatar

    Great location to the beach and local food The house was spotless and in the perfect location for a relaxing beach vacation. It is well equipped in the kitchen and for the beach (toys, towels, umbrella, and more). Walking distance to a great coffee shop and taqueria. Stephanie was friendly, helpful, and very professional. We will go back this year. I stayed with my spouse and 2 children ages 4 and 7. Lovely place for a nice family vacation.

    carmen g. 1/03/2021
  • Mackenzie Avatar

    We loved staying at the Carriage House! The location is excellent (close to downtown but just far enough away that it’s quiet). Stephanie provided many extra amenities (kayaking was so fun!) and was very responsive & helpful! Would definitely recommend.

    Mackenzie 1/02/2021
    Tyler Avatar

    Location is very close to Marina Jack's, a five minute drive. Close to a publix store in case you forgot to bring anything for vacation. We enjoyed the special touches and it was a great escape for us!!

    Tyler 1/01/2021
    Travis Avatar

    My family had a wonderful time in our week long holiday stay. The value for the location is awesome. The kitchen was well stocked and allowed us to do lots of cooking during our stay. Stephanie was super responsive and helpful. Would absolutely recommend!

    Travis 12/30/2020
  • Jackson Avatar

    Excellent location. Close to downtown and the marina.

    Jackson 12/26/2020
    Debbie Henderson Avatar

    We loved everything about this vacation rental! The house was clean, beds were comfortable and the location on Anna Maria is outstanding! Stephanie is very responsive. This is our 2nd visit to this house and we hope to continue our Thanksgiving tradition with them on Anna Maria, FL.

    Debbie Henderson 12/26/2020
    Mason Howell Avatar

    This Air BnB exceeded our expectations and was in the absolute perfect location. The host is extremely gracious and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

    Mason Howell 12/26/2020
  • Amy Pelaia Avatar

    I’ve stayed at the seaside cottage in Anna Maria three times (in both the three bedroom lower unit and two bedroom upper unit) and absolutely love it there! The owners go above and beyond in making you feel welcome and at home. The location is perfect & private and the walk to the beach is a very short one. The units are cozy & warm, and the Bean Point area of island is quiet and tranquil. I highly recommend staying in either unit and I’ll be going back!

    Amy Pelaia 12/26/2020
    Danielle Avatar

    Our stay was absolutely superb. It was the perfect little getaway from our busy school/work lives. AMI is gorgeous! We are going to bookmark this little cottage, it has the perfect space for sleeping, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors on the upstairs deck. We will be back! Stephanie was so sweet!

    Danielle 12/23/2020
    John Avatar

    This is a wonderful place to stay. Stephanie is a perfect host: very responsive and very kind. She went out of her way to make our stay memorable. The house is extremely comfortable and in a convenient, peaceful location. The access path to the secluded, beautiful beach is just around the corner: a six-minute walk. We loved it!

    John 12/21/2020
  • Hallie C. Avatar

    Beyond Our Expectations! This property is ideally located in the north end of Longboat Key on a canal that’s great for fishing at your back door! The house is very clean, the beds and furniture very comfortable, and the kitchen well stocked. All the conveniences of home at the beach. The walk to the beach is easy and short, and the beach is beautiful and uncrowded. Beach chairs, beach cart, beach towels, umbrellas, and sand toys were much appreciated. The washer and dryer are top notch and got a good workout from us this week. We would not hesitate to book this home again, in fact we are already planning our next stay in this home.

    Hallie C. 12/21/2020
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    Tina 12/20/2020
    Terryl Avatar

    Stephanie's carriage house studio is a perfect location for walking to many places in Sarasota, yet not directly downtown, but in an historic neighborhood. All the amenities one could wish for! Highly recommended!

    Terryl 12/14/2020
  • Kimberly Avatar

    This is a great location and Stephanie provides little surprises we weren't expecting. Great local restaurants within walking distance. A historic neighborhood with a mix of old and new. The Saturday market is fun to attend. Lots of things to do minutes from the carriage house. We had a wonderful time.

    Kimberly 12/13/2020
    Erin Avatar

    This is the first time we have done an AirBnB and we were pleasantly surprised! the space was extremely clean, tons of amenities and so close to so many things! We loved it!

    Erin 12/06/2020
    Joanne B. Avatar

    Great place and great location! Stayed here the whole week of Thanksgiving 2020. Location is perfect...very short walk to the beach, walkable to restaurants and shops. House has everything you need and more! Quieter end of the island so the beach is not too packed.

    Joanne B. 12/01/2020
  • Mason Avatar

    Perfect location, awesome host, and amazing cottage!

    Mason 11/27/2020
    Giovana Additon Avatar

    We loved our experience. The house was super clean and comfortable. Stephanie was very helpful and responsive. It was an overall great vacation for our family. We will be returning

    Giovana Additon 11/26/2020
    Rodger Hess Avatar

    We stayed at the Carriage House only 4 nights. Hopefully next time it will be longer! The place was so cozy, very clean, and neatly decorated. Perfect space for two, and very private. I especially enjoyed my morning cup of coffee out on the deck. Thank you, Stephanie and Mike!

    Rodger Hess 11/26/2020
  • Laura Duffy White Avatar

    We have stayed at Fischer Vacation Rentals each year for 12 years. The property is very well kept, the owners are super responsive and the cost is very reasonable. I have referred many family and friends to this business without hesitation.

    Laura Duffy White 11/26/2020
    Matt Avatar

    Stephanie's place is in a great location near a great white sandy beach. The canal access allowed us to utilize our canoe's and we rented a boat just down the street at the marina. There were a few hiccups that occured but there was great communication with Stephanie and everything was resolved expediently.

    Matt 11/22/2020
    Ally Avatar

    Had a very positive experience at Stephanie’s and the most clean air bnb I’ve stayed in!

    Ally 11/19/2020
  • Kim Avatar

    Stephanie's carriage house is all and then some. My husband probably would agree that his favorite thing was the massage chair! The carriage house is super clean and cozy and short distance to downtown Sarasota. Stephanie is very easy to communicate with and made our stay very comfortable. We are looking forward to our next visit and stay at Stephanie's carriage house! Stephanie is one of the best hosts we ever had!

    Kim 11/18/2020
    Melinda Avatar

    Anna Maria island is a lovely quiet beach and Stephanie’s place is just perfect. It is like a traditional beach house with lovely amenities. The place was crystal clean. Everything was well
    Set up for us.
    There was even a little
    Welcome gift. We had a magnificent time and would love to go
    back soon!

    Melinda 11/16/2020
    Karen A. Avatar

    Excellent host, excellent property! Stephanie was super responsive, flexible and easy to communicate with. House was well stocked and well kept. It is on a quiet street and just a short walk to an awesome part of the beach. Our group had no children so we enjoyed being a bit further away from public beach, restaurants, etc. For us, it was perfect. So perfect we have already booked our return trip! Thanks Stephanie!

    Karen A. 11/16/2020
  • Jeff Avatar

    Stephanie’s place was a great getaway! Just a short walk to the beach. She had beach chairs, a wagon and beach toys at the house. It was great not having to bring our own. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for the week!!

    Jeff 11/13/2020
    MaryBeth Avatar

    Stephanie snd her Sarasota carriage house were the BEST! Location....location!!!! Close to beautiful waterways, a short drive near many beaches and the availability of a safe walking downtown with a great variety of restaurants. Highly recommend this spotless and comfy Airbnb.

    MaryBeth 11/08/2020
    Toni Avatar

    Great rental. We will be back and utilizing the same location and rental.

    Toni 11/07/2020
  • Gilbert A. Avatar

    A very clean space with little touches to make you feel welcome. Great location.

    Gilbert A. 11/01/2020
    Giovana Avatar

    This place is a gem. Just a short walk from the beach and the hose and showers are easily accessible. We loved how nicely decorated and clean the house was. We loved our stay!

    Giovana 10/28/2020
    Pablo Avatar

    Absolutely loved the place, area, and everything about it! The PERFECT air bnb.
    Will definitely do it again, soon!

    Pablo 10/26/2020
  • Brad Rinella Avatar

    I stayed at the Carriage House, 1703 Devonshire, Oct 7-12. The entire experience was great. The Carriage house is a private secluded studio over a detached garage. Made for easy access and great privacy. Unit was very comfortable, clean, and had all necessities I needed. Note that this is for a single or a couple. Not large enough for more than 2, but perfect for 1 or 2. Stephanie was a great host. Very attentive, outlined all info clearly, and provided help when needed to get the kayak ready for fun on the water. Location was great. I walked to Main Street each night, biked to Lido in no time, and used their kayak to paddle out to the bay (and follow around a manatee). I highly recommend this place and will certainly use it again! Safe travels.

    Brad Rinella 10/26/2020
    Scott Mitchell Avatar

    Terrific all around. Pleasant, helpful, and responsive owner. The De Narvaez property is a clean, comfortable home with plenty of space and all necessary amenities. Quiet street with friendly neighbors. We plan to come back!

    Scott Mitchell 10/26/2020
    Sherry Blair Avatar

    The house at Longboat Key was beyond PERFECT! Plenty of room for us and the accommodations were spotless and close to the beach with a pool. You can't get any better than that. We could walk or bike to the beach or fish off the dock right out our back door. Stephanie is the absolute best. Any text I sent was answered within 2 minutes. Loved our vacation and already planning the next one. Thank you for a stress-free week during these crazy times.

    Sherry Blair 10/26/2020
  • Jonathan Kinsey Avatar

    I'll start by saying Fischer Vacation Rentals offers top-notch customer service. I have stayed at their Carriage House property as well as the Longboat Key property. With the onset of Covid-19, our plans changed on multiple occasions and Stephanie was more than accommodating. Then, during each stay she was always quick to respond with any questions that came up. She goes out of her way to make sure you are taken care of.With respect to the properties, they are very much as described. The pictures don't always do the property justice. The Longboat Key Property was perfect for our family of four. The three spacious bedrooms and large living room provided plenty of space for all to be comfortable. The screened-in pool on the property was clean and refreshing after a long day at the beach. As an example of the responsiveness, we contacted Stephanie about the absence of a putter for the golf green on the property. She stopped out the following day with a putter and golf balls. This is just a small example of the personal service i've come to expect from Fischer Vacation Rentals. A+ all the way around!

    Jonathan Kinsey 10/26/2020
    Mary Obermeier Avatar

    This condo is AWESOME! Just footsteps to the beautiful beach. The condo itself was spotless! The location of this condo is located in the best part of the Island with so many shops, all kinds of restaurants, pizza, seafood and even a donut shop! Stephanie is such an incredible person to work with, she really cares about making your vacation a great one. My husband and I will be returning to this place for sure!

    Mary Obermeier 10/26/2020
    Brad Avatar

    Great place in a quiet area of town. Space is a perfect area to relax and have everything you need for a getaway. Close to the downtime area to explore and enjoy.

    Brad 10/25/2020
  • Brad R. Avatar

    Great place Perfect spot for 2 or less to enjoy all that downtown Sarasota has to offer.

    Brad R. 10/14/2020
    Weston Avatar

    We had such an amazing time and can’t wait to return! The beach is very close and is a beautiful walk across natural Florida shoreline! We loved sitting on the second floor deck and listening to the waves and watching the waves crash. Within walking distance of cool restaurants and coffee shops. I started to feel like a local!

    Weston 10/10/2020
    Antoinetta Avatar

    Very happy experience! Place was clean, comfortable with a lot of extra touches! Few steps to the beach and several restaurants within walking distance. There were plenty of beach chairs, floats, toys and even a wagon to pull it all with!

    Antoinetta 10/07/2020
  • Jillian Avatar

    Wonderful place to stay! Very clean and close to all that Sarasota has to offer.

    Jillian 10/05/2020
    Amanda Avatar

    Stephanie’s place was great. She has thought of everything you might need for your stay. She is very easy to communicate with, and the location of the house is so convenient to town. We would definitely stay here again.

    Amanda 10/03/2020
    Kate Avatar

    My cousin was down from Ohio so my husband and I decided to have a little Staycation in Sarasota. We wanted to be within walking distance of Main St and Stephanie's place was perfect! The carriage house was immaculate throughout with excellent kitchenware and appliances. The bed was super comfy but the best amenity was the fantastic massage chair! We both thoroughly enjoyed it and were even more relaxed after our visit. Highly recommend!

    Kate 9/29/2020
  • Kelley Avatar

    Fantastic stay! Our family loved our time here!

    Kelley 9/28/2020
    Joshua Avatar

    The location is right in the middle of everything you could need and all the best places in town. I highly recommend this place and I personally plan to rebook in the future when in town.

    Joshua 9/27/2020
    Wendy Avatar

    Amazing spacious studio with great amenities.

    Wendy 9/26/2020
  • Meghan Avatar

    Great location! Steps from the beach and an easy to walk to restaurants and stores.

    Meghan 9/26/2020
    Emily Acosta Avatar

    The Fischer Rental was highly recommended to us and it lived up to its expectation. Especially since it was our first time in AMI. The apartment was clean, neat and had everything my family of 4 needed including laundry. We would definitely stay again as it felt like home for 8 days. The location was ideal, the block was quiet, the private entrance to the beach was perfect and the friendly neighbors were a plus. My kids are already planning their return trip. The only thing I would say was a bummer, my husband and I would have loved to sit on the front porch (when it rain/sprinkled) to mellow out and talk but unfortunate the top balcony didn't cover us - my personal preference.Stephanie, has exceptional costumer service and easily able to contact when having questions prior to trip, very professional and polite. I loved how she checked in with us to assure all was going well during our trip. RETURNING FOR SURE!!!!

    Emily Acosta 9/26/2020
    Gyongyi McQueston Avatar

    My daughter and I stayed at the carriage house in Sarasota. We stayed for 7 days. Stephanie made sure we had everything when we arrived and checked in with us to make sure we continued to have all we needed.The carriage house is very comfortable, perfect for two people.The place is also located near downtown Sarasota, and many attractions are walking distance.We loved our stay in Sarasota and the carriage house, truly a home away from home.

    Gyongyi McQueston 9/26/2020
  • Becky Hanson Avatar

    My husband and I stayed at the Seaside Sanctuary on Anna Maria island in September 2020. We stayed for a week with our dearest friends, Joel and Debbie Jacobs. This place is a gold nugget on the Gulf Coast. It is steps away from the beach and the beach is better than a Caribbean beach. The house comes with beach towels, a kitchen set up with everything, and a porch with Adirondack chairs that we spent many morning and evening moments enjoying! We stayed in the lower unit and didn’t hear a peep from the second story guests. This great beach house is cool, comfortable, and truly a sanctuary. We have been renting from Stephanie for 6 years and we just love working with her! She is responsive, prepared, and just great at what she does- providing some peace and beauty for her guests. We are satisfied customers and are already looking for dates to come again.

    Becky Hanson 9/26/2020
    Amy Bourne Avatar

    We have been using Fischer's for about 10 years for our summer vacation beach house and are never disappointed with our choice. The house is always very clean, spacious, and has everything we need and is very close to the beach. Stephanie and Mike are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying in one of their rentals.

    Amy Bourne 9/26/2020
    Laura Bray Avatar

    A jewel on AMI! My husband and I stayed for 6 nights at the Seaside Sanctuary - second floor in August 2020. Easy parking. The location was perfect, just steps to to the beach. No road to cross. The house was spotless and had everything we could have needed including laundry, ALL kitchen appliances cookware and dishes, and beach chairs, umbrella. Looking forward to the next time we will have the opportunity to stay here again. Stephanie was a pleasure to work and very responsive to our questions.

    Laura Bray 9/26/2020
  • Brenda Terry Avatar

    My family and I are local to Tampa, FL. We rented the beach house on Anna Maria Island for a few days for a staycation. It was just what we needed. The beach path is so close to the house you can see the water from the porch. The place was very clean and close to everything we needed during our stay!

    Brenda Terry 9/26/2020
    APRIL D. Avatar

    The location was great. The only let down was that there is now a 3-story building next door Great property, esp. for beach access

    APRIL D. 9/23/2020
    Brian Avatar

    Clean space and close proximity to restaurants and the beach. Worth it

    Brian 9/21/2020
  • Dallas Avatar

    This place is exactly as described, and Stephanie really went the extra mile in getting things ready for us on short notice. Never ceases to amaze me how kind and welcoming people can be. One of the best nights sleep my lady and I have had and we fell in love with the artistic, adventurous, quality, yet down to earth people of Sarasota.

    Dallas 9/19/2020
    Gyongyi M. Avatar

    Staying in Sarasota The carriage house is a great place to stay at if you're coming to Sarsota.
    It's perfect for 2 people, clean and very comfortable.
    The place is close to downtown Sarasota, you can walk to many of the attractions.
    Stephanie provides her guests with a kayak you can take out, bikes if you'd like to ride around the area.
    Stephanie checks in with you through text to make sure you have everything you need.
    My daughter and I loved staying here. It was a home away from home.

    Gyongyi M. 9/18/2020
    John D. Avatar

    Wonderful experience This is a lovely two apartment house right by the beach. Very clean and peaceful.

    John D. 9/14/2020
  • Celine Avatar

    We had a great time in this space, with the extended family. Stephanie is a great host! We will definitely be returning.

    Celine 9/12/2020
    Dawn Avatar

    The space and amenities were perfect for our stay. The location was prime and the place was comfortable for my daughter and me. Plus a perfect area to commute to Ringling college for my son as well as siesta key for my daughter and I to enjoy!

    Dawn 9/07/2020
    Brenda Avatar

    This house was perfect for our 3 night stay. It is so close to the beach path you can practically see the water from the house. You feel like you are directly on the beach! The neighborhood is quiet and people are friendly. The house is really clean and well stocked with cooking supplies, towels, extra blankets, pillows, and tons of beach stuff. It’s a short walk to a Main Street with lots of restaurants and shops too. I love that it’s a duplex too. We may rent the entire house down the road for a larger family reunion vaca. Great stay!

    Brenda 9/05/2020
  • J Avatar

    The Carriage House met all of my needs — it was clean, comfortable and lovely — it is extremely well located for exploring Sarasota — Stephanie was very friendly and helpful — I hope to stay at the Carriage House during future visits to Sarasota

    J 8/28/2020
    Celeste Grupman Avatar

    Stephanie’s Anna Maria location is perfect. Just off the beach you will find everything you need for a relaxing stay on a private world class beach.

    Celeste Grupman 8/26/2020
    Jennifer McDowell Avatar

    Stephanie and her husband were great! Very warm and welcoming! We even got to play with Rondo! ( the cute poodle). Our stay was perfect! The location is Awesome and we would definitely return. They provided everything we needed and then some! Look no further!

    Jennifer McDowell 8/26/2020
  • Shannon Reavis Avatar

    We needed a place to stay for the first part of our vacation and Stephanie accommodated us at the last minute. Our friends had recommended her Longboat Key house and we were thrilled to get to stay there also. The house was spotless, in a great location with easy access to a beautiful beach, and had everything we could possibly need. The pool and canal kept everyone relaxed and entertained when we were at the house. We can’t wait to stay again. Stephanie was responsive and welcoming. We would highly recommend her rentals!

    Shannon Reavis 8/26/2020
    Mary Willis Avatar

    My husband and I stayed at the property on Anna Maria. It was a very relaxing and comfortable stay. The place had everything we could have possibly needed and more. A lot of thought went into providing a comfortable stay for guests. Responsiveness was appreciated when we had a minor issue with the TV that was quickly resolved. We highly recommend and will definitely be back!

    Mary Willis 8/26/2020
    Lucia Avatar

    Stephanie’s place was wonderful. Clean, full of thoughtful touches and in a great location. We felt like we were right at home.
    Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay downtown Sarasota.

    Lucia 8/24/2020
  • Meghan Avatar

    Very clean. Amazing location.

    Meghan 8/23/2020
    Neil Avatar

    Stephanie is so attentive, and the carriage house is so comfortable! The place was clean, cozy, and well lit, with just the right amount of room. The a/c was on and the space was cool and comfortable when I arrived. Would love to stay here again!

    Neil 8/22/2020
    Melissa Avatar

    we enjoyed this beachside house!

    Melissa 8/21/2020
  • Xuedi Avatar

    I loved my days in Anna Maria Island. The house is super clean and very comfortable, the location is perfect, you only need a few steps to the beautiful beach. I am counting the days for the next visit.

    Xuedi 8/18/2020
    Maggie Avatar

    First and foremost, the most amazing aspect of this place are the hosts, Stephanie and Mike. They were both incredibly nice and extremely communicative— they want to ensure that their guests have the best experience possible; they welcome feedback and will be quick to resolve any issues that may arise.

    The home itself was immaculate and is in the most perfect location, on a quiet street. It was the perfect place for a relaxing girls weekend. I would most certainly book this home again for future beach trips.

    Maggie 8/16/2020
    Mary Avatar

    Very accommodating host and lovely Airbnb very close to downtown and restaurants. There was a smart TV, washer dryer, and a very nice shower. The bed was very comfortable. Even though it’s in the picture, I guess I wasn’t aware that they were tall steps.

    Mary 8/16/2020
  • Ashley Avatar

    Stephanie's home is beautiful, clean and full of little touches to make your stay comfortable! She reapondes very fast and provides information about the city and places around you. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay!

    Ashley 8/12/2020
    Celeste Avatar

    This is the perfect place for a getaway on Anna Maria. The apartment has everything you need to cook a few meals and relax on the beach. The path to a private stretch at the North end of Anna Maria is right outside the door. You don't even need shoes for your stay.

    Celeste 8/09/2020
    Jennifer Avatar

    Absolutely loved our stay! Fantastic location! 5 stars and Stephanie and her husband are very nice people, very hospitable! We will definitely be back!

    Jennifer 8/09/2020
  • Mary Avatar

    We had a wonderful time! Beautiful place and we had everything we could possibly need!! The beach was beautiful and the water was so clear!

    Mary 8/04/2020
    Tyler Avatar

    Amazing location, very nice people, very clean house. Only complaint was with the A/c it never got cooler than 80 degrees inside the house. Other than that I would very highly recommend to anyone.

    Tyler 8/02/2020
    Matthew Avatar

    Stephanie's place was just perfect for my girlfriend and I to spend our anniversary at, everything was so clean, the location was great, we loved rolling the kayaks over to the launch area. The place was very private, but Stephanie was still very available and easily reached. Our only regret was not staying longer.

    Matthew 7/26/2020
  • Calli Avatar

    Stephanie's place was perfect for our mini beach getaway! It was clean, comfortable, and cozy!

    Calli 7/23/2020
    Lauren Avatar

    Stephanie’s place is great, exceeded our expectations for a 3 night getaway with family. The house is charming and the kitchen is renovated and equipped to make all your meals at home! We especially enjoyed the margarita machine. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are clean, and the walk to the beach is 3 minutes tops. We can’t wait to book our return!

    Lauren 7/21/2020
    Christina Avatar

    Great location! Had everything we needed and was very spacious! Stephanie was a very responsive and good host. We enjoyed our stay and will go back!

    Christina 7/19/2020
  • Joe Avatar

    I needn’t write an elaborate review as it simply isn’t needed. The cottage house’s five star review is not a mistake. In fact, the only mistake that could be made is not picking this as your next vacation head quarters. Actually, scratch that. Do not stay here because I want to be able to book it again!

    We stayed for a staycation in Sarasota knowing the area quite well. We were shocked at the location of this venue. Tucked away in a perfect nook with kayak access, bikes to get you anywhere downtown or st armands, and all the amenities you could want. 6/5 with the great host. Will return.

    Joe 7/19/2020
    Kelly Avatar

    What a wonderful stay! From the cute homey feel of the house, which was so well appointed, to the location, we found a true gem of a place in Anna Maria!

    Kelly 7/18/2020
    Melissa Avatar

    We recommend a stay with Stephanie her place is extremely clean very homey and she’s such a nice host! Any questions were answered within 10 minutes. So much fun things to do here all within 10 minutes. Our anniversary trip here was spectacular and we will definitely be returning!!!

    Melissa 7/17/2020
  • Ryan Avatar

    Stephanie was very communicative and helpful. Her place was the perfect location for going to the beach and relaxing.

    Ryan 7/11/2020
    Pablo Avatar

    Our weekend stay at this place was incredible! The location was perfect, with downtown being a few short minutes by foot or bike.

    The place itself was very private and safe. The inside was sparkling clean, spacious and had everything we needed for the weekend.

    Bikes and a kayak were provided and gave us plenty to do for the weekend.

    Stephanie was very kind and gave great instructions/suggestions during our stay for all the local amenities.

    We would love to stay here again!

    Pablo 7/06/2020
    Andrew Avatar

    Great location and space and great hosts, would definitely book again.

    Andrew 7/03/2020
  • Kristie Avatar

    Amazing location with accommodating hosts! Thank you, Stephanie for sharing your piece of paradise with our family. Planning to be back next summer!

    Kristie 7/01/2020
    Daniel Avatar

    Excellent place to stay if your looking for a fun weekend in Sarasota. Great location and the room was extremely clean. I highly recommend staying here.

    Daniel 6/28/2020
    Ilona Avatar

    We loved Stephanie’s house very much. It was perfect for a family of 4, spacious, bright, clean and very welcoming. Some of the best features is 2 bathrooms and a nice size kitchen. Kitchen has all the utensils needed for cooking. The location is perfect, about a minute walk to the beach. Stephanie was very quick to reply to my messages and I really appreciated that. If we get to come back to Anna Maria, we will definitely try to stay at Stephanie’s house again.

    Ilona 6/25/2020
  • Mackenzie Avatar

    Stephanie’s place was the perfect spot for a little weekend getaway! Everything listed was provided and she is quick to respond to questions. The place was very clean and cute! Would definitely recommend!

    Mackenzie 6/21/2020
    Corina Avatar

    Great location and great stay!!

    Corina 6/20/2020
    Leigh Avatar

    Beautiful studio style space with lovely furnishings. Would definitely stay again!

    Leigh 6/19/2020
  • Jacob Avatar

    Incredible hospitality

    Jacob 6/18/2020
    Robin Avatar

    Stephanie is super responsive and the location of this home in the heart of Anna Maria, is hard to beat. We enjoyed it very much!!

    Robin 6/15/2020
    Noah Avatar

    I booked this last minute, but Stephanie was very responsive and accommodating. Her place was clean and spacious, with all the comforts of home. Plus the location can't be beat!

    Noah 6/15/2020
  • Greg Avatar

    Great place and great value!
    Clean and comfortable with wonderful hosts, even Stephanie’s sons were friendly and helpful. You will not be disappointed.

    Greg 6/12/2020
    Anthony Avatar

    We were in serious need of some R&R and live in FL. We searched the state for a location that would be close enough and quiet enough (and legal, of course). Living on the Atlantic side we wanted to go to the Gulf side so that we wouldn't have to worry about rip currents or sharks with our 7yo and 5yo kids. Then they could play in the water if we just wanted to hang out on the beach.

    We stayed in the upstairs unit and it was perfect for our family of four. The beach theme of the house is very fitting and we were happy with the water quality and pressure. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the interior and exterior were cozy and comfortable. We didn't get to spend a whole lot of time outside on the property due to the weather later in the week, but it's very welcoming. We brought most all of the things we thought we would need for the beach (1/2 the back of our SUV), but they had pretty much all the same things we brought available in their shed.

    Our kids loved catching critters at the beach (Mr. Mike's suggestion). The beach is not totally private, but it was perfect for the current situation. There is a direct shot out to the beach which is accessible with a wagon and it is currently nice and quiet during the week. The water is nice and blue. It was a bit busy on Saturday, but everybody was at a very respectful distance. Now that we've visited, we may be repeat customers on a shorter stay. Thank you so much Stephanie and Mike!

    Anthony 6/06/2020
    Carol R. Avatar

    Just what we needed on our anniversary weekend This beach home is just beautiful. Everything you need to feel at home. Stephanie was great to work with and always a text away if needed. It was the perfect weather, bought fresh fish and cooked in the house all weekend and celebrated the two of us on our anniversary weekend. Just Loved It!

    Carol R. 6/02/2020
  • Dora Avatar

    Wonderful place! Clean and nice amenities

    Dora 6/01/2020
    Amanda Avatar

    Perfect location! Amazing amenities, everything you could need for a great vacation is supplied for you!

    Amanda 5/31/2020
    Kris Avatar

    My siblings and I stayed here for our first annual sibling trip and it was amazing! The place was sparkling clean and decorated so cute. They had a shed full of beach supplies for us to use: chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. There were plenty of beach towels and regular linens. All we needed to bring were our personal items and food. The beach was even closer than it looks in the pictures and beautiful! Stephanie was a great host and was very quick to respond when needed. I would to totally stay here again and would recommend it to everyone!

    Kris 5/30/2020
  • Lincoln Avatar

    Wonderful stay, will definitely book again.

    Lincoln 5/28/2020
    Caleb Avatar

    Great personal touch and cleanliness to the place! Love the central location to the beaches and fun things to do in the downtown area. Stephanie is a fantastic host!

    Caleb 5/25/2020
    Angel Avatar

    Wonderful place

    Angel 5/17/2020
  • Noah Avatar

    Stephanie is a great host. The place was clean and cozy. The location can't be in a better spot. Walking distance to food, entertainment, and Sarasota Bay.

    Noah 5/10/2020
    Kevin Avatar

    Clean. Great location. Quite area close to anything you need. She replies quickly to any message. Bed is comfortable and it’s very private. It’s a great find.

    Kevin 3/18/2020
    Janet B. Avatar

    Perfect location We loved staying in the carriage house! It was a perfect location from which to walk to great restaurants, bars, the harbor, or just to stroll around the neighborhood. The beautiful beaches were within a 20-30 minute drive. Beach chairs and beach towels were provided for us, another plus. Didn’t get to use the bikes, but we got our exercise walking everywhere, every day. The owner was great to communicate with. She made sure we had everything we needed. Really appreciated the welcome basket and the coffee and creamers. Having a washer and dryer right in the closet was a big plus. The apartment was perfect for a short stay. The bed was super comfortable, and the sheets were so luxurious. We fell in love with Sarasota, and will be back.

    Janet B. 3/16/2020
  • Trinita L. Avatar

    Fabulous. Everything just right! Charming owners, excellent communication, great location just what I wanted.

    Trinita L. 3/16/2020
    January Avatar

    Everything Stephanie said about her place came true! Highly recommend you will not be disappointed! January!

    January 3/15/2020
    Connie O. Avatar

    Lovely vacation spot in Sarasota Great location in Sarasota - one can walk everywhere in downtown Sarasota. The pictures are accurate. It is a spotless and well maintained remodeled top floor of a carriage house and has everything one or two people need - well stocked kitchen, comfortable bed, nice linens and an outdoor space with a table and chairs on a patio. Stephanie is delightful and communicated very well with any questions we had. We would stay here again when we are in Sarasota. Thank you, Stephanie for a wonderful week in Laurel Park!!

    Connie O. 3/15/2020
  • Pam H. Avatar

    Very nice area, close to the beach. Would highly recommend this property. We would stay here again. Very nice.

    Pam H. 3/09/2020
    Scott Avatar

    The apartment was just as great as it looked online. Super clean, REALLY great kitchen, and light and airy from the lovely big window. The neighborhood is very cool, be sure and walk around and check out all the interesting homes. Walking distance to tons of restaurants, coffee shops and cultural venues. We'll definitely go back again.

    Scott 3/07/2020
    Nicole Avatar

    Great space, very clean. Very quiet neighborhood.

    Nicole 2/14/2020
  • Carri Avatar

    Beautiful place and so close to everything. Stephanie is the perfect host and all of her thoughtful touches really make staying here the most relaxing experience. We will definitely be back!

    Carri 2/09/2020
    Terry Avatar

    Great location - we did a lot of walking and biking. Stephanie was a very responsive and helpful host. We would stay there again.

    Terry 2/08/2020
    Mary Avatar

    This place is great: great host, great amenities, great location.

    Mary 1/31/2020
  • John Avatar

    Exactly as described and in a great location.

    John 1/27/2020
    Molly Avatar

    This was a great trip. The location allowed us to bike/walk almost anywhere we wanted. We loved it.

    Molly 1/26/2020
    Valerie Avatar

    Great location to explore Sarasota . Cute, updated and clean unit in safe residential area w parking near door!

    Valerie 1/24/2020
  • Roy Avatar

    Of the hundreds of vacation rentals I have stayed in, Stephanie's place ranks in the top 5%. It was modern, comfortable, and well appointed. Downtown was a short walk and full of restaurants and pubs and the waterfront was close as well. Highly recommended.

    Roy 1/22/2020
    Patrick K. Avatar

    Reboot My wife and had built a house sold a house, changed jobs, and moving across the state in the process and needed a quiet place to just reboot. This fit the bill. It really is a one minute walk to an uncrowded beautiful white sand beach with lost of sea shells washing up to pick through. The place was clean, had what you need so with a few groceries we were good to go! Easy access to restaurants, walking or driving on the Island. Stephanie was a very good host, made sure we got there and all was good. We’ll be back!

    Patrick K. 1/21/2020
    James Avatar

    Exactly as described. Owner was quick to respond to any questions. Nice place, would suggest to anyone for an individual or couple.

    James 1/19/2020
  • Melissa Avatar

    The carriage house is a perfect retreat for a couple! We loved the space for many reasons- small touches (beach chairs, towels, washer/dryer), close proximity to bars and restaurants downtown, yet very quiet small neighborhood.
    We would absolutely return for a reprieve from the cold north in the winter!

    Melissa 1/18/2020
    Michele Avatar

    Great place to stay!

    Michele 1/15/2020
    Harvie Avatar

    Very nice place great location.

    Harvie 1/12/2020
  • Jozef Avatar

    Great place, all like described.

    Jozef 1/11/2020
    Daniel Avatar

    Sparklingly clean with every amenity provided, nestled in a wonderful location. 10 minute drive from great dining and cultural attractions, and white sand beaches (Siesta and Lido Keys). Ample space with modern decor. Responsive host if you have questions!

    Daniel 1/10/2020
    Adrienne Avatar

    Exactly as described - comfortable; very well equipped and a great location.
    Will definitely stay here again.

    Adrienne 1/08/2020
  • Kelly Avatar

    The place was sparkling clean! Everything (directions) was provided ahead of time, sparkling clean, private, and in a great location. So much better than staying in a hotel!

    Kelly 1/04/2020
    Kassie K. Avatar

    Clean, comfy and cozy! Excellent location to many restaurants and shops but nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Has to be the cleanest place in town! We used the bikes to ride to Lido Key Beach.

    Kassie K. 1/03/2020
    Chris Z. Avatar

    Great location for family vacation! This home was awesome! It is super clean, charming and welcoming. The neighborhood is quiet, friendly and only 2 blocks away from the best beach on Long boat Key. They don't miss a thing on amenities. Kitchen has everything you need, like being at home. Outside Grill & fireplace which we enjoyed as well as the pool. Bedrooms all have their own designated bathrooms, and are spotless. Stephanie is so accommodating, and is so responsive to any inquires. She is an excellent host who cares. Highly recommended.

    Chris Z. 1/03/2020
  • Ann Avatar

    Your beautiful house had everything we needed and we were very comfortable with the accommodations. Thank you so much for letting us stay there. We hope to come again to your beautiful island.

    Ann 12/28/2019
    Adam Avatar

    Great Beach location in a nice area of town. Well equipped with good space. We would stay here again for sure.

    Adam 12/26/2019
    Mary Avatar

    Great location. Steps to the beach.

    Mary 12/21/2019
  • Joseph Avatar

    Great place in a great location. Very convenient to everything in Sarasota, and a really nice, thoughtfully decorated space. We really enjoyed our stay and would come back without thinking twice.

    Joseph 12/16/2019
    Jocelyn Avatar

    Stephanie is an outstanding host and her home is beautiful! Her communication was great from the beginning, she also checked in during our trip which I thought was very sweet.

    Jocelyn 12/14/2019
    Ray Avatar

    Wonderful location and beautiful place to stay. Easy walking to many local shops/eats. Perfect little getaway for two and local to many great places of interest. Would not recommend driving an extra large vehicle, as parking is snug 🙂 . Would definitely like to visit again soon!

    Ray 12/08/2019
  • Grant Avatar

    Amazing location, close to everything and right next to a beautiful beach. Stephanie was an amazing host and we will be returning to stay at this location again.

    Grant 12/02/2019
    Donna Avatar

    Sparkling clean and convenient to everything. Nice cozy place

    Donna 12/01/2019
    Ashley Avatar

    We had an amazing week in AMI at Stephanie’s place. It was our first time to the island, and we absolutely loved the gorgeous beach that is steps away from the house. We spent most of our time at beach, but also rented a golf cart for the week so we could ride to restaurants and activities around the island. We didn’t use our car the whole week. The beach gear in storage unit was great to have on hand. The top floor unit was clean, cozy and a perfect space for our family of four (kids 11 and 13). All in all, a wonderful stay!

    Ashley 11/30/2019
  • Pamela Avatar

    Such a perfect AirBnb. The space is so cozy and pretty, perfect size for two people and has every amenity you could ask for. Perfectly clean and so well organized and set up. Stephanie left a sweet welcome card and some snacks and water and was very responsive and friendly in communicating. I actually wish we had more time here. Truly a perfect experience.

    Pamela 11/25/2019
    Dom and Jean M. Avatar

    Fantastic stay We really enjoyed staying here, it’s in a fantastic location and the place is updated, comfortable and immaculate. Stephanie was a pleasure to work with and very hospitable. We would definitely stay here again.

    Dom and Jean M. 11/25/2019
    Jen Avatar

    This unit was a great location on Anna Maria! The place has everything you need, including beach towels, chairs and toys for the beach. It was just a few minute walk from the unit to get to the ocean. The beach was calm and clean - was perfect for little ones to play in the water and sand. Restaurants and shopping was about 7-10 min walk or a short drive. The host was very accommodating and quickly responded to any questions.

    Jen 11/19/2019
  • Bob Avatar

    The unit was very clean, comfortable, and bright. Location is great. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends and family.

    Bob 11/17/2019
    Mary Avatar

    Great location, super clean & modern apartment, and Stephanie is a great hostess. It was nice having Stephanie right there on the premise. We are looking forward to staying there again in a couple of months.

    Mary 11/15/2019
    Matt Avatar

    Stephanie and her husband offer such a beautiful place to stay in a great location to just about everything in Sarasota. Everything was just as they described in their listing. We walked or rode (their bikes) everywhere including to St. Armand's and Lido Key! We weren't in a car our whole stay. Because of their location it's so easy to get around and not drive. Anything that you might need for a wonderful stay in Sarasota is easily accessed from their place like groceries, incredible restaurants, live music, coffee shops, museums, walking trails etc. They were incredibly accommodating hosts and very quick to respond to our questions and offered great suggestions on things to do or restaurants to visit. Some of our favorite activities: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (a must see), MURT trail to St. Armand's and Lido Key, Payne Park. Some of our favorite restaurants were Owen's Fish Camp (although because of the wait of 2 hours we ate off their limited menu out back which was not our favorite meal in Sarasota but the scene in the back is priceless), Selva, Libby's, Amore. For coffee shops we really enjoyed Kahwa and Pastry Art. It seemed like there were endless great food and drink choices. Stephanie's place is definitely someplace we will come back to!

    Matt 11/12/2019
  • Meredith Avatar

    We are locals who are expecting another baby and needed a day to sleep in before baby arrives! Stephanie was absolutely wonderful! She gave suggestions on local restaurants to visit, places to bike to, and even informed us about the art festival that was going on. We ended up eating at The Fountain and Owen's Fish Camp on Saturday, and went to OfKors bakery for breakfast on Sunday. Everything was delicious! The studio was immaculate and the massage chair was heavenly! We have already spread the word to friends and family because we had such an amazing time! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking with Stephanie!

    Meredith 11/10/2019
    Matt Avatar

    This was hands down one of our best experiences in places that we have stayed. Stephanie's place is so clean, comfortable, beautiful and in such a great location. We were able to walk or ride bikes everywhere. We never took advantage of the kayaks this trip but hope to the next time. The launch for the kayaks is truly right around the corner. There are so many great restaurants and activities to do around the city. And it's a nice bike ride over to St. Armand's and Lido beach. If you've never been to Sarasota it's definitely worth a visit. We loved it there! And a big reason for that was where we stayed and our hosts being so engaging and accommodating.

    Matt 11/09/2019
    Marsha J. Avatar

    A Slice of Paradise The Sleepy Lagoon Bungalow is perfection! It's location is easily accessible and in a quiet neighborhood. The house was very clean and furnished with everything you could possibly need. We will definitely return and next time we will bring our boat!

    Marsha J. 11/06/2019
  • Carlie Avatar

    Great place for a couple, nice area, walking or biking distance to everything you need

    Carlie 11/03/2019
    Maria Avatar

    Wonderful location & super cute beach house!

    Maria 10/31/2019
    Kelly Avatar

    The host and space are one in a million! Don’t wait! Book today!

    Kelly 10/30/2019
  • Ally Avatar

    A wonderful place to stay! Great location, very clean and Stephanie was an incredible host!

    Ally 10/27/2019
    Paulette Avatar

    Stephanie is a great host. Everything was in perfect order when we arrived. The place was spotless and beautifully decorated. This place has everything you need and I felt right at home. The house sits on a quiet little street and it's only a short walk to the beach. I will definitely be back for another visit.

    Paulette 10/20/2019
    Heidi Avatar

    We spent a week at the house and loved every minute of it. The pool was refreshing after a day at the beach. Stephanie was a gracious host and responded quickly to any questions we had. Many nights were spent relaxing on the dock.

    Heidi 10/13/2019
  • Sydnee Avatar

    We had a great time in a convenient location. The massage chair was great!

    Sydnee 10/13/2019
    Viktoriya Avatar

    Beautiful and perfect location of the cottage. Loved that. With kids who nap the location is very convenient so you don't really have to interrupt your beach day. However, I will never stay in this cottage again. This was by far the filthiest Airbnb house I have stayed at. The presentation when you first walk in was great, personal card and candy on the table for the guests, nicely folded little towels. But when you open the kitchen drawers... ALL kitchen drawers with silverware, kitchen supplies, etc. , were filthy, sticky and had dirt/crumbs in them. The rugs in the bathroom were probably never washed. I was disgusted to step on them after shower. The towels looked like they were not washed from the previous renter. I am a host of the beach condo myself and have to say I was disappointed with how poorly this place was cleaned. Otherwise, If you don't care for the dirty place you really cannot beat this location. Anna Maria Island is beautiful and probably the best beach in Florida! We had an amazing time.

    Viktoriya 10/07/2019
    Lauren Avatar

    Great place to stay, even better than the photos. Would recommend to anyone!!

    Lauren 10/06/2019
  • Isaac Avatar

    Great location right off the beach. The house is beautiful and just makes you feel at home with all of the personal decorative touches. There is also a shed out back stocked full of beach chairs, umbrellas, and water toys for the kids. Not only was it close to the beach, it was within walking distance of the Island Donut Shop, a nice little pizza place, and also the ice cream / general store. Our family made wonderful memories in this home.

    Isaac 9/28/2019
    Karen Avatar

    Great beach access. Not far from some shops/local restaurants. Stephanie is quick to respond and answer any questions for you.

    Karen 9/27/2019
    Laura Avatar

    The cottage house was a great place to stay! The location was perfect and it was all really clean and nicely decorated. We would love to visit this place again.

    Laura 9/24/2019
  • Rick L. Avatar

    First time to Sarasota We were looking to stay in close to all the activities Couldn’t be happier with our choice! We could walk to all the shops, restaurants and marina. Be sure to try Owen’s Fish Camp. Just a couple blocks away. Great food, great staff, great history and ambiance!!! The Carriage House was perfect for our stay!!!

    Rick L. 9/24/2019
    Anne Avatar

    Stephanie communicated prior to our stay and there were so many thoughtful touches: a light left on for a late arrival and a handwritten welcome note to name a few! The decor was beachy and fun and the location was amazing!! Practically on the beach, walking distance to shops and dining. A peaceful quiet neighborhood!

    Anne 9/22/2019
    Paul Avatar

    Outstanding Air B&B. Lots of nice little touches and great location.

    Paul 9/16/2019
  • Margaret W. Avatar

    Wonderful retreat! We enjoyed our weekend at the Carriage House. It was exactly as described. Spotlessly clean and and everything you need for a relaxing weekend or extended stay. Walking distance to a huge choice of bars and restaurants. Stephanie is very accommodating and great communicator, left nothing to chance, made sure we were taken care of . Would definitely return if visiting the area. Thank you so very much Stephanie for our wonderful stay!

    Margaret W. 9/13/2019
    Goele Avatar

    We hebben super genoten van dit zalige huis! De communicatie met Stephanie was vlot en hartelijk. Het huis is comfortabel, gezellig, en voorzien van alles wat je nodig hebt, inclusief strandmateriaal. Het witte strand leek soms wel een privéstrand, zo rustig is het. En het is echt maar enkele stappen verwijderd van het huis. Er zijn fijne restaurants in de buurt, een doughnutshop om de hoek, en voor de rest ligt het huis centraal genoeg voor uitstappen. Een dikke aanrader! Bij een volgend bezoek aan Florida kom ik zeker terug en boek ik zelfs langer...

    Goele 9/12/2019
    Leo Avatar

    The apt is in a good location and is very well furnished. We stayed at the apt on a typical Florida summer day and the A/C unit would not cool to a comfortable temperature.

    Leo 9/07/2019
  • Laura Avatar

    Though our trip was cut short due to the impending Hurricane Dorian (on the other side of the state, where I live), the few hours we did spend in Stephanie's home were wonderful. The proximity to the ocean made it feel like we had our own private beach. The home is cozy, beachy, and full of thoughtful touches. I look forward to rebooking for a future stay.

    Laura 9/01/2019
    Carmen M. Avatar

    Home away from home The location of this property is excellent. Just steps to the beach. The kitchen is super well equipped and Stephanie was ALWAYS available to answer any questions. Spotless clean and attention to details

    Carmen M. 8/27/2019
    Allyson Avatar

    Stephanie was an amazing host. She recommended some great local places for us to check out during our stay. Great location- so close to amazing restaurants and a quick Uber to St Armand’s circle. She provided bikes for us to ride and beach chairs/umbrellas for us to use at Siesta Key. Perfect place, we loved it!

    Allyson 8/26/2019
  • Kai Avatar

    The apartment was clean and located in a great area on a quite road, but just a walk into town. Stephanie was the most responsive host I’ve ever encountered and the check in was seamless. Really well organized and simple. Bikes were provided and the whole thing was very well done. I recommend it!

    Kai 8/23/2019
    Thomas (Tommy) Avatar

    We rented this property in August and even though it is the rainy season we had a wonderful time. We were able to hit the beach between rain showers. The path to the beach flooded but we still made it. The property was just as advertised. Clean, cute and affordable. We only had to take our food. Everything we needed was provided including laundry products. Stephanie is a great hostess and I think you would enjoy your stay here.

    Thomas (Tommy) 8/18/2019
    Maria Avatar

    Perfect house by the beach! Also a very clean house.

    Maria 8/15/2019
  • Scott Avatar

    Excellent location and great host!

    Scott 8/12/2019
    Kari Avatar

    Beautiful home and location. This house has everything you need and want truly your home away from home

    Kari 8/11/2019
    Meagan Avatar

    Cannot thank Stephanie enough for her hospitality during my family’s stay at Anna Maria Island! We had a late arrival due to flight delays and she left the light on for us upon arrival. The house and location were perfect, super clean and more than enough space for a family of five. You could walk to the beach in no time and had plenty of restaurants/ shops within walking distance also. The umbrella and chairs were a wonderful addition, along with the margarita maker! We had a wonderful time and will be staying again during our next visit!

    Meagan 8/10/2019
  • Suzanne Avatar

    The space was very clean. Bed comfy. Location was great, right in the middle of downtown and so close to all the keys! We rode bikes and kayaked through the marina. The host were very accommodating and helped us every step of the way. Stephanie basically responded as soon as I messaged her. I would definitely recommend staying here!

    Suzanne 8/08/2019
    Mark Avatar

    Amazing location on an amazing part of the beach.
    Charming space. Outstanding host. Don’t hesitate. We just got back from 8 days and loved every minute of it.

    Mark 8/06/2019

    Great House The house was great. Exactly as described. Our boys had fun fishing and paddle boarding right off the dock in the backyard. The beach is a very short walk.

  • Jim Avatar

    Fantastic place in awesome location! Clean, cool, and comfortable. Host was responsive and full of local information. Perfect for couples wanting to explore and enjoy downtown Sarasota. Beach chairs and umbrella came in handy. Kayaks and bicycles also available. So much within walking distance. 5 Stars all the way around!

    Jim 8/05/2019
    Nick Avatar

    Excellent location, great host. Highly recommend if staying in Downtown Sarasota.

    Nick 7/29/2019
    Racquel Avatar

    Very knowledgeable of the area. Place was very clean and check in was extremely easy. Great hospitality.

    Racquel 7/26/2019
  • Nicole S. Avatar

    Goes beyond expectation Our family had a wonderful stay. We love the water, and the access to the bay and beach as well as the pool is fabulous. House was clean and equipped with everything you could need. Stephanie goes above and beyond, making sure there are pool flotation toys for adults and kids as well as extra everything in the house. She was easy to get a hold of for any questions. We will definitely return!

    Nicole S. 7/19/2019
    Katrina S. Avatar

    Great Getaway My husband and I live full time in Naples, Fl and were looking for a weekend getaway. We attended a marriage seminar in Sarasota and did not want to stay in a traditional hotel setting. The Carriage House was intimate, well equipped, and comfortable. We appreciated the accommodations and we will come back!

    Katrina S. 7/19/2019
    Christina Avatar

    Spent the week here with the family and loved every minute of it! The place is literally steps to the beach on the quieter part of the island, which was exactly what we needed. Bean point is amazing for sunsets! The free trolley stop was a quick walk away, which our teenagers loved. All the beach gear you need is right there for you and plenty of other amenities as well. Great find! Hope to be back soon!!

    Christina 7/12/2019
  • Danielle Avatar

    I had a great stay while staying at Stephanie’s place. It was a large studio upstairs apartment that had everything I needed. It was also very clean. There were plenty of restaurants and bars located in walking distance. The beach was only a short drive away. Stephanie was a great host and responded back quickly to any questions I had. I would definitely recommend this place to both family and friends.

    Danielle 7/09/2019
    Kanlaya Avatar

    Wonderful location and excellent hospitality. We loved having a shed of available beach supplies and that location just can't be beat. Will definitely come again!

    Kanlaya 7/07/2019
    Elisabeth Avatar

    Nice space in a quiet location within walking distance to many attractions. We recommend taking the kayak out to the mouth of the bay which is about a 25-30 minute trip out and skirts Selby Botanical Gardens. Although we did not have an opportunity to use the bicycles, it was nice that they were available, as were a couple of beach chairs. The space has a large wall mounted TV WITH local channels which is something not always available in some AirBnB spaces. This was appreciated especially when we had a couple of rain showers/downpours that held us up temporarily. Stephanie was a very friendly and responsive host.

    Elisabeth 7/06/2019
  • Mary Avatar

    Everything about this place is great!!! The host, the location, the apartment itself. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood but within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Stephanie was an extremely responsive host - always getting right back in touch with me if I had any questions. The apartment itself was very comfortable. There's even a welcome basket of snacks and a couple of bottled waters in the fridge which is so nice to have when you have been traveling. There are two bikes provided which we used on the MURT Trail. Easy access and easy riding along the bay - all the way over to St. Armand Key. It was beautiful. I also ran the trail and it was awesome!!! We rented a car just because we were interested in checking out all the nearby keys. There is a lot to see and do. The apartment is really very centrally located for accessing all the keys, no destination we went to was over 30 minutes and the views when riding through the keys were amazing! We also rented a boat for a day at the nearby Marina Jack. Even though we don't have a whole lot of boating experience, it was easy to navigate the waterways and we spent a great day out on the water. The apartment is a great value - definitely the most for your money, in what can be a very "pricey" area. I would recommend staying here if you are in the area. I only wish we would have had time to take the kayak out. The launch was only a block away and it looked like it would be a lot of fun. May be next time!

    Mary 7/01/2019
    Sharon Avatar

    Stephanie's place was a perfect holiday retreat for our family of four. The quaint size was ideal for quality family time. This cheerful place on AMI was the perfect location for making memories that will last a life time.

    Sharon 6/29/2019
    Sara Avatar

    Stephanie is a great communicator during the entire process and is definitely a place I would recommend for a couple or one person. The neighborhood area is great and Stephanie made the upstairs comfortable and very clean !

    Sara 6/26/2019
  • Michael G. Avatar

    Very quiet and relaxing... The property was clean...the neighborhood was very quiet and relaxing...being able to dock our boat right out back was very convenient...Both Stephanie and Mike were very nice and helpful...We would definitely stay here again...

    Michael G. 6/23/2019
    Emily Avatar

    This home is beautiful!! The location the beach is so nice and has easy access with small children. It was nice to be able to walk to a few restaurants as well. The beach here is beautiful, we had a wonderful time!

    Emily 6/22/2019
    Leandro Avatar

    Asombroso lugar y atención, solo van a dejar el lugar y no se van a olvidar nunca más de el......

    Leandro 6/19/2019
  • Abby Avatar

    Stephanie was so great. We arrived to a basket of snacks and a personal note. She was quick to respond to any questions we had and even returned my phone to me when I didn't realize I dropped it outside. The space was well decorated and clean. Would definitely stay again!

    Abby 6/16/2019
    Donetta B. Avatar

    Great place! We had a wonderful time. The house was clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beach is very private. Stephanie, the owner is great!

    Donetta B. 6/14/2019
    De Yonne A. Avatar

    This property was more than I expected. We had an amazing 14 day stay The perfect place to stay for a getaway. They home away from home but with nothing to do but enjoy ourselves, walk the beach just a couple blocks away, lay by the screened in pool, and enjoy the lagoon just out our back porch. The owners have thought of everything!
    We have already booked for our next vacation. Such an amazing place to relax.

    De Yonne A. 6/08/2019
  • Mary Avatar

    This was our second time staying at Stephanie's place in Laurel Park. It was just as wonderful as our first visit. The location, amenities, and comfy room make it a great place to stay when in Sarasota!

    Mary 6/02/2019
    Melissa Avatar

    Great location, great place!

    Melissa 5/28/2019
    Travis Avatar

    Great house. Sparkling clean, excellent communication. Perfect location. Could not have had a better experience. We absolutely plan on staying in this house in the future!

    Travis 5/27/2019
  • Jay Avatar

    This place was everything you would hope for in an Airbnb! It was roomy, clean, nicely decorated and full of nice little touches that made this a very positive experience. We made good use of the bicycles (complete with burger bells) as well as her beach chairs and umbrella. It is easy to see that Stephanie takes pride in what she does. She was professional, responsive, and accommodating throughout our stay. There is no reason to hesitate when contemplating a stay at this property!

    Jay 5/25/2019
    Sylvie Avatar

    Comfortable home with easy access to one of the most beautiful beaches.

    Sylvie 5/24/2019
    Alison Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay at Stephanie’s place! It was exactly as described - very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. We loved the proximity to the beach - literally a 5 min walk - and the beach furniture provided was a nice touch! We also liked the short walk to restaurants, shops and the trolley. Thank you! We will definitely stay again!

    Alison 5/21/2019
  • John Avatar

    Stephanie is an exceptional host! She made my stay delightful. The accommodations were clean, well appointed, and first class. I'd be honored to stay at your place the next time i'm in Sarasota, which could be soon. Thank you again!!!

    John 5/20/2019
    Karen Avatar

    This house is great for beach access, beautiful location and all one needs to enjoy a great vacation.

    Karen 5/15/2019
    Linda Avatar

    Great a/c. Comfortable for two couples. Good location. A bit noisy in AM with construction next door

    Linda 5/14/2019
  • Marsha Avatar

    Lovely home, clean, and close to the beach!! 1/2 mile from downtown area and restaurants but easy walk!! Close to shops too!!
    Very comfortable stay with everything you’ll need even beach chairs and beach toys!! Stephanie is a great host, very reliable and quick on replying to answer your questions!! It was a great trip!!

    Marsha 5/11/2019
    Tyler Avatar

    Stephanie was a wonderful host and the property was everything we could have hoped for for our family. She was very helpful and responded quickly to all of our questions. We will recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for the perfect trip for their family/friends/couples. We cannot wait to go back!

    Tyler 5/06/2019
    Melissa Avatar

    The space was clean and comfortable. The host were very helpful. We were able to use the bikes and kayaks. We had an amazing time!

    Melissa 5/06/2019
  • Cambry Avatar

    Very clean place with exceptional service. Stephanie was very accommodating and you cannot beat the price for that area. We will be back

    Cambry 5/03/2019
    Christine E. Avatar

    Fabulous Location This was our third time renting this property. It is perfect for our three generations. Stephanie and Mike are great to deal with. The location is a very short walk to the beautiful beach.

    Christine E. 5/01/2019
    Daniel Avatar

    No better value in Sarasota. We were a short walk into town, but even shorter with the bikes provided. When we went to the beach we had beach towels and chairs and even an umbrella included. Access to the place was super easy and located in a quiet neighborhood. The kitchen has some excellent amenities like the microwave oven and hot plate. There was an ice machine which came in handy. Most of all we enjoyed using the washer/dryer to clean all our clothes before coming home. Stephanie had a little welcome letter, snacks and chocolates on the bed. Little touches go a long way. If we return I would stay here again no question.

    Daniel 4/29/2019
  • Emma Avatar

    Lovely apartment for the couple of nights we stayed there - nice neighbourhood, stylish place and good communication. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Emma 4/26/2019
    Jacques Avatar

    Great studio in Sarasota downtown, well equiped, safe, and very clean.
    To be warmly recommended.

    Jacques 4/24/2019
    Veena Avatar

    Stephanie's place was perfect.had everything you needed. Definitely worth coming back to.

    Veena 4/22/2019
  • Laurent Avatar

    Fantastic location. Great layout for vacations. Accès to the beach and all needed gears to do a lot if nothing 😉

    Laurent 4/20/2019
    Rich Avatar

    This was our second two night stay at Stephanie's place, one year apart. When we arrived the accommodations looked just as fresh and new as the year before, and we immediately felt at home. Not a lot of space, but the single room is well organized and comfortable. You can't beat the location for access to downtown Sarasota. We again enjoyed a 25 minute walk across town for breakfast at the Toasted Mango, and spent some time on a park bench overlooking the bay. Stephanie is a welcoming and attentive host. You do need to walk up a full flight of stairs for entry, something to consider if you're not in the best health. We had no problems.

    Rich 4/15/2019

    Awesome !!!! Very happy with our recent stay. The house is exactly as described. Stephanie and Mike were both very nice and thought of many nice extra touches to make our stay fantastic. Great location, enjoyed the pool and the dock. Rented a boat and had a great time fishing and soaking up the sun. Would highly recommend this house. Perfect for a relaxing vacation.

  • Missy Avatar

    Stephanie’s carriage house was a perfect landing place after days of long walks enjoying everything this great city has to offer. She offered a very personal touch (including tech support from her son if I needed it) which I appreciated. This was a great way to be in the heart of town without being in a crowded hotel room. Thank you, Stephanie!

    Missy 4/07/2019
    Mindy Avatar

    What a fantastic place to stay! The space is beautifully decorated, there are many thoughtful touches throughout, and the bathroom was nice and big. We loved having our coffee in the patio area in the morning.

    Mindy 4/01/2019
    Janet Avatar

    Stephanie was a great host, she was so friendly upon our arrival and made sure during our stay that we could contact her with questions whenever we wanted. The location was perfect for us to walk to many of the local restaurants along with being tucked away in a quaint beautiful neighborhood. The rental was absolutely spotless which was important to us but the location was the top priority. We were able to get easily to Venice, Siesta and Lido key for the beaches but was also a good home base to get to some of the bigger cities. From this location we also were able to travel to St. Petersburg, Tampa and Naples. I would definitely stay here again and plan to! Thank you Stephanie!!

    Janet 3/16/2019
  • Ellen S. Avatar

    Cute property close to the beach. Quiet, walkable to shops and restaurants. Seaside Sanctuary is well equipped for a beach vacation. There are plenty of beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, and outdoor foot shower. A gas grill is available also. The upper level where we stayed has a great deck to enjoy afternoon cocktails and morning coffee. Inside the two bedrooms have comfortable beds, the living area and kitchen have everything you need. The entire space is decorated in a “beachy” decor which is very appealing. The apartment is bright and clean , a perfect spot !!!

    Ellen S. 3/11/2019
    Pamela Avatar

    Awesome place to stay!

    Pamela 3/02/2019
    Alice Avatar

    Great space & amenities. Perfect location.

    Alice 3/01/2019
  • Gail Avatar

    Great place, close to the downtown to walk to and would come back!

    Gail 2/25/2019
    Gabby Avatar

    Stephanie's place was perfect! Very clean, easy directions to find the place, and extra little touches like chocolates on the pillows and a couple of beers in the fridge were delightful!

    Gabby 2/23/2019
    Theodora Avatar

    A lovely space with numerous amenities. Great dining near by and Stephanie and Mike were easy to interface with. 5 stars all the way!

    Theodora 2/22/2019
  • Jim C. Avatar

    Everything that was promised Stayed a full week and was everything that we dreamed of.

    Jim C. 2/19/2019
    Kevin Avatar

    Even though we read many glowing reviews for Stephanie's Carriage House, our stay still exceeded expectations. Communication was excellent. Stephanie was attentive and accommodating. The space was very clean with quality furnishings. The bed was very comfortable. Location is great. The neighborhood is very quiet, yet close to everything. We are thankful to Stephanie for sharing this with us,

    Kevin 2/16/2019
    Sue Avatar

    A lovely place full of everything you need!Very well situated— you can walk all over.
    Very pleasant owner.

    Sue 2/11/2019
  • Mark M. Avatar

    Great stay Enjoyed the house and the location. Stephanie and Mike were great hosts. The property was very nice. Like having the pool.Enjoy being on the channel for kayaking.

    Mark M. 2/04/2019
    Carrie A. Avatar

    Very impressed! I want to come back! This place was very clean and super cute. I would definitely rent this place again. Anna Maria Island is such a nice place. It’s now one of my favorites.

    Carrie A. 1/29/2019
    Diana Avatar

    This was one of the best AirBNBs I have ever stayed at! The property is immaculate and there are so many great amenities provided for your stay. The location is in a great part of town as well; It’s very close to the beaches, shopping, and fantastic restaurants. Stephanie was a phenomenal host and she put a lot of effort into providing the best stay possible for guests. I would definitely return if I’m ever in the area again!

    Diana 1/26/2019
  • Olivia Avatar

    One of my best Airbnb stays! Excellent communication, fabulous location and just enough checking in to make sure everything was good! Very clean, quiet (except for lovely birdsong when I walked outside) and the massage chair was a welcome treat! Thank you for a great stay in Sarasota while I taught at Marie Selby! Loved that I could walk to the Ringling Bridge each morning for sunrise and a short drive to Lido for sunset! Such lovely wonderful hosts! I highly recommend this little gem of a place!!!

    Olivia 1/24/2019
    Michael Avatar

    This house has a perfect location. It’s in a largely residential area, so it’s quiet, but access to the beach is literally outside the door, and it’s only a short walk down the beach to an amazing bar and restaurant from which you can watch the amazing sunset. The host, Stephanie, has put a lot of time and attention to all the small details—pretty much everything you would want was there! And Stephanie provided just the right amount of communication to make sure our visit was the best possible. Definitely 5 stars!

    Michael 1/13/2019
    Brian Avatar

    I highly recommend, Stephanie… She’s a great host.

    And the place is wonderful.

    Brian 1/11/2019
  • Maykel Avatar

    The guesthouse is wonderful. Very clean and spacious. Bayfront area main street and the Tiki Bar (our favourite ) were all in walking distance. Highly recommended. Thank you Stephanie!

    Maykel 1/09/2019
    Travis R. Avatar

    Great location The location of the property was excellent. We could walk to the beach in less than 1 minute. The property was well maintained, inside was clean and had everything we needed. The property owner (Stephanie) was awesome in regards to a small HVAC issue. Highly recommend this place, and we will be returning.

    Travis R. 1/09/2019
    Mary Avatar

    This cute, comfortable carriage house is in a great location. Laurel Park has fun shops, great restaurants, a movie theater, etc., but it’s also an easy walk to Main Street. We used the available kayak as well as the bicycles. The beach bag (with towels and sunscreen) as well as chairs and umbrella were great for our day on Lido Beach. We would love to come back and stay here again!!

    Mary 1/05/2019
  • Carolyn Avatar

    We loved staying at Stephanie’s place! The location could not be better - it is steps from the best beach on the island. Her place was cozy and very clean and and she was great at answering my questions before we arrived. We had a magical and memorable week!

    Carolyn 1/04/2019
    Robert Avatar

    Wonderful kitchen amenities!

    Robert 12/26/2018
    Joel And Jane Avatar

    Great place to stay for the two of us and Stephanie is a great host!

    Joel And Jane 12/17/2018
  • Daniel Avatar

    We had a fantastic time at Stephanie's place. It was spotless, spacious, and well-furnished. Stephanie was quick to communicate. The location was perfect -- a very easy walk to the charming Sarasota downtown and a short drive to the beaches. We'll be back!

    Daniel 12/09/2018
    Deri Avatar

    Stephanie goes the extra mile. Her simple, yet thoughtful touches such as snacks and water bottles in the fridge, extra soft linens, quality shampoos and toilet paper show that she cares. Super friendly people and an exceptionally clean place on a quiet street.

    Deri 12/05/2018
    Wendy Avatar

    Had a fun girls weekend at Anna Maria Island. The beach house suited all our needs, and close proximity to the beach was a big plus. The house is very comfortable with a large kitchen, laundry facilities on-site, beach accessories, and more. Some shops and restaurants are within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

    Wendy 12/04/2018
  • Dawn Avatar

    Stephanie's place is beautiful! The location can't be beat, and the Carriage House was perfect for our needs. It's clean, updated, and has everything you would need. We could've just brought our charging cords because they even have a charging hub! Stephanie was very good about responding to questions, and made sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend staying here the next time you are visiting Sarasota! You won't be disappointed!

    Dawn 11/30/2018
    Kristy Avatar

    Look no further than Stephanie's place. It has everything. EXCELLENT accommodations, PERFECT location, all at a GREAT price!! Loved it so much we've decided to move to Sarasota.

    Kristy 11/20/2018
    Brian Avatar

    Generous host, exceptionally clean space with everything we needed provided, and convenient location to downtown. We had an amazing weekend and look forward to visiting again soon!

    Brian 11/18/2018
  • Riley W. Avatar

    Great clean and cozy place. Great views! Central location.

    Riley W. 11/13/2018
    Linda Avatar

    Stephanie's guest cottage is immaculately clean, bright and comfortable. She's a very responsive host and has provided every amenity, including thoughtful touches such as guidebooks and a welcome basket with snacks. The washer/dryer was a plus. We loved the location, in a quiet neighborhood but within easy walking distance of the wonderful Marie Selby Botanical Garden, lots of good restaurants, the harbor, and downtown Sarasota. This was one of the best airbnb experiences we've had.

    Linda 11/09/2018
    Kyra Avatar

    Extremely clean and convenient!

    Kyra 11/04/2018
  • Josha Avatar

    Great location and very affordable. Stephanie communicates with you very well.

    Josha 10/27/2018
    Carol Avatar

    Wonderful house. Close to beach, convenient location. Walk to Sandbar and Rod and Reel if you are up for it. We will be back.

    Carol 10/24/2018
    Ryan Avatar

    Beat location you could get. Perfect for our family. Quiet neighborhood and steps from the beach. Barely had to leave a 4 block radius for the whole trip. Can’t wait to come back!

    Ryan 10/16/2018
  • Jimmy Avatar

    Excellent setup in a great location. Quiet street and easy walk or short drive to lots of things to do.

    Jimmy 10/15/2018
    Soraya Avatar

    The carriage house was great. The location can’t be beat - and the amenities were great. Everything was exactly as described/photographed and I would recommend this place to anyone.

    Soraya 10/13/2018
    Sara Avatar

    I was just looking for a fun and easy “girls weekend” with my 5 year old daughter. This ended up being exactly what I was looking for. The location couldn’t be better. Very walkable to great food and events. We biked to a sweet park for a picnic and playground time. The carriage house was well appointed with a fantastic layout making it very comfortable. Stephanie was so kind and thoughtful. We loved our time there.

    Sara 10/07/2018
  • Alan Avatar

    You'll feel really taken care of staying at this place. The carriage house was immaculate, private, and beautiful. Stephanie is a great communicator and was thoughtful about the little touches to make your stay really homey and comfortable. There was a basket of snacks, a coffee machine, a beach bag with beach towels and suntan lotion, and the place even had a massage chair. There was a washer/dryer and a laundry basket and ironing board. The location was great - walking distance to downtown Sarasota and Bay front park. There was a bit of construction in the immediate area but still felt extremely safe. If you're looking to stay in downtown this is a wonderful spot.

    Alan 10/05/2018
    Sarah Avatar

    Stephanie’s apartment exceeded our expectations. It was sparkling clean and perfectly laid out. There were so many personal touches and she has thought of everything!
    The location is great for touring around on the bikes and walking around downtown. We were able to park our car and bike around for our entire stay.
    Stephanie responded very quickly whenever we had any questions and had lots of local tips.
    Can’t say enough great things about our stay and Stephanie’s carriage house!

    Sarah 9/21/2018
    Stacy Avatar

    Everything was perfect! Location, cleanliness, communication. Will definitely stay again! Thank you!

    Stacy 9/16/2018
  • Lynda Avatar

    Fabulous location. I got up at sunrise to watch the morning awakenings in the mangrove. Great connection with nature. Lots of crabs scurrying about and a beautiful Herron strutting his stuff. The gatehouse was perfect.

    Lynda 9/15/2018
    Roberta Avatar

    We stayed at a bunch of different AirBnBs during a week of exploring Tampa/St Pete/Sarasota. Stephanie’s place was our favorite by far. She was a proactive host reaching out to us before our trip to see if we had any special needs. We got to meet her in person upon arrival which was a nice touch. The apartment was exactly as presented online. In addition it had the quietest A/C of any of the places we stayed. It wasn’t one that keeps cycling on/off just as your falling asleep - for which we were grateful. Also it was very clean and fresh. No air fresheners or others perfumes masking a musty smell. Cold water in fridge was welcome as we arrived on a super-hot afternoon. The fold out couch was comfortable, not a bar-in-the-back situation. We didn’t take advantage of the outdoor patio or bicycles but they were inviting. The massage chair was a fun extra as well.

    We (2 women)walked to the downtown area for afternoon cocktails and dinner. It felt completely safe and it was nice to ditch the car for an evening.

    I would whole-heartedly recommend this place and would stay here again in the future.

    Roberta 9/14/2018
    Shelley Avatar

    Stephanie’s house was everything we hoped it would be. I only wish we could have stayed longer! The location is great too.

    Shelley 9/03/2018
  • Uzi Avatar

    Very comfortable and amazing location!

    Uzi 9/03/2018

    Great weekend Lovely clean home. Wonderful location with lots of peace and quiet.

    Michelle C. Avatar

    Location and space can’t be beat! This unit is just steps away from the beach. Clean and comfy home perfect for your beach get-away.

    Michelle C. 8/25/2018
  • Shirley Avatar

    We greatly enjoyed our stay here. Spotless home with plenty of amenities. Location is very convenient and close to everything. Stephanie was very helpful in answering all our questions. We would highly recommend staying here!

    Shirley 8/19/2018
    Ryan D. Avatar

    Great beach house We had a great time on Anna Maria. We have been visiting Anna Maria for many years on the more southern end of the island. Our first stay at this home was last year and we loved it so much we had to come back again. The house is stocked with just about anything that you will need and you can not beat the location on the north end of the island. It is steps from the beach and a short walk to local shops. We will definitely be visiting this home again soon.

    Ryan D. 8/18/2018
    Ashley Avatar

    Very clean, comfortable and great location. Would highly recommend.

    Ashley 8/16/2018
  • Ellen Avatar

    Stephanie was a fabulous host. The carriage house is spotless and beautifully appointed with all the right touches and more. Every restaurant recommendation was on point and the place is very centrally located.

    Ellen 8/05/2018
    Meghan M. Avatar

    Very thoughtful owners This house is great- super clean as other reviewers note. Beach is beautiful and quiet, not crowded. Pool is great. The house is stocked well- beach gear, kitchen gadgets, etc. Nice quiet neighborhood. What I found unique is the thoughtful details- this place has detergent, trash bags, plenty of TP, hand soap, etc- the kind of stuff you usually get one of at a rental and have to bring or buy the rest. Longboat Key is gorgeous. Easy to drop in a kayak from this dock and tour the bay. Highly recommend!

    Meghan M. 7/26/2018
    Kelly Avatar

    Great studio suite, just like the pictures showed. Very clean and had more than we needed. Easy walk to restaurants. Would recommend to a friend.

    Kelly 7/23/2018
  • Ann Avatar

    Private, yet close to whatever your needs are. Beautiful beach view and only steps to the ocean. Apartment is very coastal and comfortable. The perfect beach place!

    Ann 7/21/2018
    Arturo Avatar

    Great experience, the place is beautiful. Good location and neighborhood, near everything. Thank you Stephanie.

    Arturo 7/12/2018
    Paul Avatar

    Stephanie’s carriage house is the perfect little getaway, located near downtown, but just far enough away to provide peace and quiet. The place is stylish and impeccably clean. She is a wonderful host and my wife and I would return again.

    Paul 7/10/2018
  • Jessa Avatar

    Thanks for the wonderful stay! Thoughtful touches, quick responses and access to the bicycles were really appreciated.

    Jessa 7/05/2018
    Genine Avatar

    Stephanie and her family were amazing! Their cottage was beautiful and they they go above and beyond for a perfect stay. We would def come back!

    Genine 7/04/2018
    David Avatar

    Immacuately clean, pleasant surroundings, great location and plenty of "little extras" make this a true value in the heart of Sarasota's cultural life.

    David 6/17/2018
  • Angie Avatar

    This is a great location and the host is easy to deal with. Perfect for a small family. This house is on a quiet street even has a bike rack! We stayed upstairs and it had everything we needed for our stay including beach chairs, umbrellas and sand buckets. I would recommend this place for folks looking for a relaxing, close-to-the-beach place to stay.

    Angie 6/09/2018
    Matthew Avatar

    This place and city are amazing! The Cottage House was beautiful, clean, and exactly as described. The bicycles, kayaks, and beach chairs were a bonus as well as the great cafe's and proximity to the bayfront and the beach. We loved our time here and Stephanie was a great host!

    Matthew 6/07/2018
    Lori Avatar

    Great location and a really nice space.

    Lori 6/03/2018
  • Amy Avatar

    Stephanie was an exceptional host! She gave concise check in instructions and responded quickly to any questions we had. She reached out to us regularly to see if we needed anything while we were there. Her home is spotless and just steps from the beach. It is also a short walk to shops and restaurants on Pine Ave. The location is prime. Our family of 4 was very comfortable in her home and the kids had lots of fun playing games and cards that were in the house. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware when we chose to cook at home.
    We enjoyed watching the waves crash and the sunset from the deck. This is a wonderful beach getaway!

    Amy 5/30/2018
    Jessica Avatar

    Loved the location close to down town and Burns court. Clean and comfortable definitely stay there again.

    Jessica 5/20/2018
    Kevin Avatar

    Great place - great location!

    Kevin 5/14/2018
  • Gail Avatar

    Very close to several walkable spots to visit. Comfortable quarters.

    Gail 5/05/2018
    Dana Avatar

    Inside and out the carriage house is perfectly maintained. Stephanie responds instantly to any questions you may have. Downtown Sarasota is a very short walk away. Perfect location for exploring the downtown. I will look to stay here again in future visits.

    Dana 4/20/2018
    Victoria Avatar

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Stephanie's place. This was our first Airbnb experience and we were not disappointed. Everything was as described; spotless and very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

    Victoria 4/17/2018
  • Rich Avatar

    We really enjoyed our two night stay at Stephanie's carriage house in downtown Sarasota. Stephanie was there when we arrived and gave us a friendly welcome. The room was very clean, new and comfortable. It was a 5 minute walk to Owen's Fish Camp where we joined friends for a fun, unique dinner. The next morning we walked to the Toasted Mango for breakfast, a 25 minute stroll across downtown shopping district and past the Opera House. Complimentary coffee provided by Stephanie tasted especially good. As the posting says, you need to be able to climb a full set of stairs to get to the room. No problem for us. We would definitely return and recommend to others.

    Rich 4/16/2018
    George Avatar

    Very clean and close to the event we attended. Thank you!

    George 4/14/2018
    John Avatar

    Stephanie’s carriage house was the perfect spot for our week stay in Sarasota. The apartment was spotlessly clean and thoughtfully appointed with all the kitchen appliances and gadgets we needed to make a few meals in. The location can’t be beat- the area is charming and accesssible to wonderful restaurants, Sarasota Bay front and entertainment. We enjoyed using the comfortable bicycles all over town and over the scenic bridge to St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. Stephanie and Mike were very gracious, friendly and helpful.

    John 4/08/2018
  • Michael Avatar

    My wife and I loved staying a week at Stephanie’s. She was a great host and provided us with excellent recommendations of things to see and do. The location is very convenient and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants and attractions, such as a botanical garden. The included use of bikes, a kayak and beach equipment was a definite bonus that saved us additional expense. The place was super clean and included everything advertised. We would definitely rent this place again for a future trip to Sarasota.

    Michael 3/31/2018
    David Avatar

    Stephanie’s place was fantastic! Very clean, great location and easy to find. Amenities were great also. Perfect for a weekend getaway or for an extended stay. Stephanie was very prompt at responding and was always available for any questions. I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to stay in Sarasota!

    David 3/17/2018
    Diana Avatar

    We can’t say enough about this B&B!! Everything you need close by, restaurants, waterfront & lots of friendly people!

    Diana 3/14/2018
  • Jen Avatar

    Stephanies place was so great! My hubby and I were visiting family that recently moved to Sarasota, and the location was perfect for where we needed to be. Check in was BEYOND easy - wish all airbnb's were as easy as this 🙂 We'll definitely look back into this spot next time we're in town. Thanks again!

    Jen 3/11/2018
    Mary Avatar

    Everything you would want in a beach house, especially so close to the beach! We loved the terrazzo floors that were cool and easy to keep clean. The entire space was spotless, the kitchen well equipped and the and the cozy nicely decorated bedrooms were very comfortable. So many nice, personal touches throughout the house. On a very safe street for kids and bikes. We look forward to coming back!

    Mary 3/03/2018
    Jim Avatar

    This is an exceptionally clean, comfortable, well appointed apartment, with many important touches, and a great host who really goes out of her way to ensure that everything goes smoothly. From this location you can easily walk to the downtown area for breakfast, dinner, or entertainment, or safely walk home from that area at night. Bus transportation to Siesta Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key, St. Armands Circle, or even Venice is easy and inexpensive.

    Jim 1/27/2018
  • Mike Avatar

    Third (Website hidden by Airbnb) always a great experience.

    Mike 1/20/2018
    Mike Avatar

    Amazing place to stay. Highly recommend if you are trying to be close to the beach and downtown Sarasota. Everything is walking distance.

    Mike 1/16/2018
    Patricia Avatar

    the Carriage House is very nice, super clean. The location is great. We walked and rode bikes downtown and all around Sarasota Bay. We loved everything.

    Patricia 1/09/2018
  • Jennifer Avatar

    Stephanie's home truly exceeded my expectations! The space was beautiful, clean and in the absolute best location in Sarasota. The extra added touch was the massage chair. So relaxing after a day of walking! Stephanie provided everything I could need and then some. Communication was excellent and I will recommend The Carriage House to anyone I know who is looking for an airbnb in Sarasota!!

    Jennifer 1/07/2018
    Brad Avatar

    Stephanie was a great host giving us tips on local restaurants and things to do. The place was very clean and comfortable. Would use again.

    Brad 12/06/2017
    Louis Avatar

    Perfectly located on a quiet street but only a couple of blocks away from some great restaurants. Stephanie is a great host — couldn’t ask for more.

    Louis 12/02/2017
  • Melissa Avatar

    Everything was perfect, exactly what we were looking for! Can't wait to go back!

    Melissa 11/27/2017
    Nancy Avatar

    It's difficult to top perfect, and Stephanie's place was more than perfect! Clean, great appliances, central location, quiet, safe, and good communication.
    I can't wait for my next visit!

    Nancy 11/22/2017
    Iva Avatar

    This was our first time staying at an Airbnb and we couldn’t have asked for better hospitality. The room looked exactly like the photos, everything was so clean, and Stephanie and her husband were extremely helpful and friendly. We highly recommend this location! Thanks for everything.

    Iva 11/19/2017
  • Michael Avatar

    Stephanie was a great host, and her guest house was immaculate, stylish, and very comfortable. Check out Owen’s Fish Camp for food and Marie Shelby Gardens for showy orchids. Both are within easy walking distance.

    Michael 11/17/2017
    Yvonne Avatar

    Exceeded my expectations. Had everything we needed and more. Location was perfect. Massage chair was an extra treat!

    Yvonne 11/12/2017
    Alex Avatar

    Great location, very clean and very nice host. Massage chair was also cool.

    Alex 11/11/2017
  • Paul Avatar

    This was such a great space. Stephanie was such a great host with suggestions on where to eat and things to do locally and not just the tourist sites, but the great local spots. We love that. The space was so cozy and loved the way it was decorated, like a home not just a "hotel" type space. The location was so great to walk to downtown Sarasota! We LOVED our stay! Highly recommend to all.

    Paul 10/29/2017
    Mark Avatar

    Wonderful place to stay just outside a charming little town. This place had everything you might need and organized in a logical way. Having access to bikes was a great way to get around.

    Mark 10/15/2017
    Travis Avatar

    Outstanding!!!! That is the word I will use to summarize our stay. The room had everything we needed and more. It truly felt like a home away from home. Stephanie and mike were very nice and just great hosts. Thank you again for the hospitality. This place is a must stay if you are in the Sarasota area.

    Travis 10/10/2017
  • Felicity Avatar

    We have spent the last week in Sarasota staying at Stephanie's airbnb
    It is in a wonderful location, so close to great restaurants and downtown Sarasota.
    Our accomodation was first class, very clean and wonderful amenities.
    Our host Stephanie was very kind and helpful with anything we needed.
    Thoroughly recommend this airbnb

    Felicity 10/02/2017
    Joshua Avatar

    This was an amazing spot to explore Sarasota. The location was great but Stephanie and her husband helped inform us on the options we had in the area. The supplied bikes, a kayak, beach chairs, and umbrella. We missed out on a few of the items due to weather but we will have a second chance when we come back. Sarasota and Siesta keys are amazing vacations destinations and this place is great option to get your visit started.

    Joshua 9/24/2017
    Kate Avatar

    We live just outside of Sarasota, but this place was such a nice get-a-way. There is such a nice art area in SRQ and fun restaurants to walk to from Stephanie's place which made this a treat. Thank you so much!!! Also, the massage chair is the best!!

    Kate 9/15/2017
  • Marsha Avatar

    Great place to stay for the location, the comfort and the host. A very inviting atmosphere with a comfortable bed and awesome massage chair for those easy walks into downtown.

    Marsha 9/08/2017
    Dean Avatar

    this has what we call the 3 C's ... clean,comfortable and cozy.. if your looking for a close to town (with-in walking) distance with nice restaurants just a couple of minutes from your doorstep this is an excellent place. Stephanie and Mike are great host and very friendly ...

    Dean 9/01/2017
    Ryan Avatar

    Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. Truly a pleasant experience that I would recommend to anyone. A short walk to downtown and a very comfy apartment for two. Thanks, Stephanie!!

    Ryan 8/27/2017
  • Andrew Avatar

    The place was great! It's in a perfect spot. All eataries, beaches, and shopping places are close to the room! Room was very clean. It was a great vacation, can't wait to go back!

    Andrew 8/24/2017
    Robert Avatar

    Do not hesitate to book. The space is not large but many benefits outweigh the size of the room. Mike and Stephanie give excellent tips on the area and are super nice people. Their sons will even help you get the sea kayak in the mangrove if they are around. The place has all high end fixtures and furnishings and the locations is amazing; downtown yet only 10-15 minutes from siesta beach or lido beach. Also their is a marina that you can bike to in less than 5 minutes, as well as take a short leisure bike ride at sunset over the Ringling Bridge. We had a great time! Thanks again!

    Robert 8/20/2017
    Jose Avatar

    It was great!

    Jose 8/07/2017
  • Justin Avatar

    Although we weren't there long, Stephanie's studio was perfect for my girlfriend and I. It's centrally located with easy access to the beaches and downtown. We will definitely be coming back! Thanks Stephanie!

    Justin 7/29/2017
    Ben Avatar

    Fantastic accomodations in a very unique Sarasota neighborhood. Host family was welcoming, helpful and responsive. Would absolutely stay again!

    Ben 7/28/2017
    Jane Avatar

    The photos do not do justice to this beautiful carriage house apartment! It is state-of-the-art comfort, cozy and roomy, with an amazing massage chair. Stephanie is a wonderful host, and the place is stocked with everything you would need. I wish I had been able to stay longer than a weekend. It is walking distance to the most awesome, fun area of downtown Sarasota, yet secluded and quiet. Perfect for a couple who want a fun, romantic get-away, or for someone with business in the area. I will definitely visit again!

    Jane 7/23/2017
  • Drew Avatar

    The unit is hotel-room size but clean, neat & has everything you need: comfortable bed and ensuite bathroom, sitting area with massage chair:) small kitchen and table for 2. The host has everything well-stocked. It's very inviting.
    There are also bikes and a kayak available:) The location is great for walking to everything.

    Drew 7/21/2017
    Ann Avatar

    The view was amazing! Cozy, clean and totally beach comfortable. Complete with all amenities. Open floorplan with updated kitchen and living area. Balcony a plus!
    Hosts were also awesome.
    Beach week at Stephanie's place was great!

    Ann 7/15/2017
    Deborah Avatar

    Incredible location just minutes from everything!! Amazing restaurants located a quick drive away and the beach is very close by!
    Apartment was absolutely immaculate and everything has been thought of! Highly recommend.

    Deborah 7/02/2017
  • Eric Avatar

    Great little studio carriage house in walking distance to everything you want to see and do in downtown Sarasota! Would book again for sure!

    Eric 6/24/2017
    Kelli Avatar

    Wonderful week stay at Stephanie's! Everything was ready and prepared for us- all needed items that we planned to buy when we got there were already provided (beach bag with towels, chairs, beach umbrella -just to name a few)! We went to beaches daily so those were greatly needed! She was always quick to respond with any help or question we had. Beautiful, historic town to walk around. Loved our stay- will be back for sure!

    Kelli 6/22/2017
    Annette And Shane Avatar

    I highly recommend this rental! Stephanie is responsive and easy to work with, and check in couldn't be simpler. Yes, this rental is spotlessly clean, and every detail has been considered to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Super comfy bed and fine linens, well-thought-out kitchenette and bath, and even a laundry machine (an inverter) and a fabulous massage chair! Laurel Park is the place to stay if you plan to explore all the wonderful downtown restaurants and activities. We'll be back!

    Annette And Shane 6/13/2017
  • Le Avatar

    Absolutely excellent place. Accurate and spotless. Perfect location and a superb romantic getaway spot. Stephanie was very attentive and helpful! Definitely worth another stay!!

    Le 6/09/2017
    Yaw Avatar

    Had a good time staying at Stephanie's. The place looks just like in the pictures. It is close to the the key downtown restaurants (about 5-10 mins walk). Stephanie was very responsive leading up to and through our stay.

    Yaw 6/04/2017
    Keith Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay in Stephanie's carriage house. It was super clean, has a great kitchenette and is walkble to all the shops and restaurants downtown. The bikes and kayak were awesome bonus and we were able to make good use of both. Do not hesitate to rent this place if it's available.

    Keith 5/30/2017
  • Carrie Avatar

    The perfect studio apartment with a host who goes above and beyond.

    Every single picture Stephanie has in regards to the property is spot on. It was cleaner than any hotel you'd stay at in the price range she offers with way more amenities. We stayed at the Carriage House for a week and it was absolutely perfect. There's an indie movie theater and great restaurants and shops within walking distance for nights we wanted to go out (Stephanie's suggestion of Owen's Fish Camp is a MUST - so good!). Nights we wanted to eat in we had all the appliances needed to cook which helped make our week long trip even more affordable.

    She really thinks of every detail including leaving guidebooks about the area with things to do and see and even provides a beach bag with towels and beach chairs and roll-aways. This was perfect for us when we hit up Siesta Key.

    One of my favorite amenities Stephanie provides is the massage chair. We took a day trip to Disney World and that chair was incredibly helpful after being on our feet all day.

    Right now there is some construction going on in the area near the property which can make getting off the road a little tricky, but it's manageable and we didn't experience any excessive noise or anything like that. The neighborhood is actually quite peaceful. Stephanie really goes out of her way to make sure you feel welcome (she even left us a welcome note and cold water upon arrival) and lets you know that she's accessible if you ever need anything (but she has already thought of everything so it wasn't an issue). While she and her family were living right next door to us we never saw each other much so it really feels like you have your own place. For us this was the perfect Airbnb for our trip. We can't recommend it enough!

    Carrie 5/24/2017
    Mike Avatar

    Had a very good stay. Great location close to downtown Sarasota. Stephanie is great and very helpful.

    Mike 5/14/2017
    Jennifer Avatar

    The apartment was exactly as the photos. Very quiet and perfectly located. I would definitely stay here again!

    Jennifer 5/06/2017
  • Nia Avatar

    Stephanie was very friendly and attentive. The room (more like a studio apt) was immaculate which is very important to me. More than location. Very quiet and safe neighborhood. I'll be back!

    Nia 4/29/2017
    Amanda Avatar

    Stephanie was clear and proactive about check- in directions and instructions. The apt was spotless and in a great location to walk to several great restaurants and the botanical gardens. Easy beach access. Would definitely stay again!

    Amanda 4/24/2017
    Erin Avatar

    We had a wonderful stay. We were looking for a rental that did NOT have a pool because we were traveling with young children and I find a pool in close proximity too stressful. The place is larger than it appears in the pictures, so we were delighted when we arrived to find space for everyone to enjoy. The master bed is very comfy. The kitchen is well stocked. A grill and plenty of beach toys/chairs/umbrellas for the beach. A wonderful deck with seating to watch the susnset. However, the absolute best attribute of this property is its location. It is steps off the beach, which is Important when you have kids or are hauling beach gear. It is also a short walk to all the shops and restaurants. I highly recommend it!

    Erin 4/22/2017
  • Kathleen Avatar

    We had a very nice stay at Stephanie's Carriage House. The unit is exactly as advertised and very comfortable. It is walkable to the nice Sarasota downtown and the bayfront. It is located on the edge of an old residential neighborhood and there is a lot of interesting new housing being built on her street and nearby. The unit is quiet and immaculate. Stephanie was very easy to communicate with (altho' we did not meet her in person) and check-in/out were a breeze.

    Kathleen 4/04/2017
    Victoria Avatar

    My husband and I took a spontaneous trip to Sarasota and were able to book Stephanie's place at the last minute. It was wonderful! Everything we could have needed, private parking, centrally located. Also, we really underestimated the massage chair, it was excellent and a great bonus! Stephanie was very easy to communicate with and took care of everything. Everything we needed for the beach, including towels and beach bag was very nice. Would certainly stay here again.

    Victoria 1/16/2017
    Gene Avatar

    The carriage house was better then expected. Stephanie could not have been a better host. Would definitely come back here to stay when we are in town. Thank you

    Gene 11/26/2016