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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.Ellen 9/28/2021
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!
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 meCraig 9/25/2021
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 andLaura 9/20/2021
organized. Long story short, we LOVED this house!
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
Everything was wonderful. The unit was so nice and filled with anything we needed (except a kuerig.)Carol 9/16/2021
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.
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
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
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.Maggie 8/29/2021
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.
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
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
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
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
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.Summer 7/08/2021
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!
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
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.Danielle 6/24/2021
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!
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
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
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
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
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.Sonia 5/15/2021
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.Megan 4/30/2021
We can’t wait to come back!!
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
Fantastic location!!! We added a bonus day to our first trip to AMI and really appreciated so much about this vacation property.Sue R. 4/28/2021
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.Emmeline 1/17/2021
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 wellMelinda 11/16/2020
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Staying in Sarasota The carriage house is a great place to stay at if you're coming to Sarsota.Gyongyi M. 9/18/2020
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.
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
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
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
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.Maggie 8/16/2020
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.
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
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
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!Joe 7/19/2020
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.
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
Our weekend stay at this place was incredible! The location was perfect, with downtown being a few short minutes by foot or bike.Pablo 7/06/2020
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!
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
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.Anthony 6/06/2020
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.Melissa 1/18/2020
We would absolutely return for a reprieve from the cold north in the winter!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!De Yonne A. 6/08/2019
We have already booked for our next vacation. Such an amazing place to relax.
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
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
Lovely home, clean, and close to the beach!! 1/2 mile from downtown area and restaurants but easy walk!! Close to shops too!!Marsha 5/11/2019
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!!
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
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
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.4/14/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!Sarah 9/21/2018
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!
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.Roberta 9/14/2018
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.
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
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
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
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.Amy 5/30/2018
We enjoyed watching the waves crash and the sunset from the deck. This is a wonderful beach getaway!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We have spent the last week in Sarasota staying at Stephanie's airbnbFelicity 10/02/2017
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
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
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
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
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.Drew 7/21/2017
There are also bikes and a kayak available:) The location is great for walking to everything.
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
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
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
The perfect studio apartment with a host who goes above and beyond.Carrie 5/24/2017
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!
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
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
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
We were at end of long road trip and our previous stay had been very unsatisfying.Jeff 6/20/2016
Stephanie's carriage house was exactly what we needed: beautiful, comfortable and in the heart of a thriving historic waterfront community!
When we become Airbnb hosts, our goal is to be as warm, helpful and responsive as Stephanie. She was out of town but you'd never know it with her almost immediate text responses.
This was a home run!
(If you walk to Owen's Fish Camp, take some cash for the grilled oysters out back)
What's marvelous place! It fit our needs exactly. Great location, neat, clean, fresh and new.Mike 6/13/2016
The home is near downtown and walkable to so much in the city. We brought our bikes to make it even easier and Stephanie allowed us to lock them up on the patio. You can even kayak from the city launch just a block away.
The room was spotless. Ample room for two for an entire week. Everything was in working order with all the necessities plus (washer/dryer, small kitchen appliances, full size fridge, etc). We made breakfast everyday which was convenient.
Stephanie was a great host available when needed but also allowed us our privacy.
You can't go wrong with this one.
Stephanie's carriage house a great find, located in the historic district of Sarasota. We only stayed one night but it was the perfect location for what we were in town to accomplish. Stephanie was helpful with suggestions for dinner that evening. "Owen's Fish Camp" is a awesome local experience! Additionally our canine companion was welcome and we are very appreciative.Todd 5/22/2016
Thank you for you hospitality!