About this rental
Mermaid Cove is an oasis in the heart of Old Englewood Village!!
This vintage-style 1940's renovated bungalow is just one block from Dearborn Street"s artistic district where you will enjoy Art Festivals, monthly Antique Car Shows, Farmers Market on Thursdays, our quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. Only 2 blocks to Lemon Bay! And just a 10 minute drive to Englewood Beach!!
This recently renovated property is a small, private complex located in a quiet residential area, on a large treed lot with ample free parking. Wake up in the morning to the birds singing and go to sleep at night under the beautiful moon and stars.
My guests enjoy the Gazebo which is a great spot to meet and greet your neighbors and friends for morning coffee of evening cookouts. Gas Grill furnished (or charcoal grill on request).
This unit comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, but who needs to cook with all of the great restaurants within walking distance!
You'll enjoy relaxing or entertaining on the private screened front porch.
The 1 Bedroom / 1 bath apartment is comfortably furnished with a Queen size bed. Living Room has a sleeper sofa which will accommodate up to 2 guests.
Come and enjoy Old Florida with us. Book now! Don't miss out!
Old Englewood is a quaint village with an Old Florida vibe.
It's a great walking and bicycling community. Take a nice stroll over to the local coffee house on Dearborn St. for your morning wake-up call.
Bicycle over to Indian Mound Park, the Green St. Piers or Lemon Bay Park for a little afternoon fishing and bring home your fresh catch to grill for dinner.
Enjoy the many, lovely beaches Englewood has to offer out on Manasota Key. (Stump Pass Beach State Park, Englewood Beach, Blind Pass Beach, and Manasota Beach).
Watch the beautiful sunsets on Lemon Bay, just two blocks from the property! Lemon Bay Park is just one of many water front parks in the area. Hike the nature trails or just laze under the Florida pines with your favorite book.
GOLF to your heart's desire - at the 20+ golf courses in Englewood alone!! The possibilities are endless!
Or of course, SHOP til you drop at Dearborn Sts. great shops.
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Jan 01 - Jan 31 2024
Feb 01 - Feb 28 2024
Mar 01 - Mar 31 2024
Tax Rate: 13%
A 13% Combined Tax is charged by Sarasota County and the State of Florida (Tourist, Sales and Business Tax)
A $200.00 Non-refundable deposit to hold reservation is required.
A of 50% of total balance is due by Sept. 1.
The remaining balance is due one month prior to arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICY - REFUNDS GIVEN ONLY IF MANAGEMENT IS ABLE TO RE-BOOK THE UNIT FOR YOUR RESERVED PERIOD OF TIME. IF ABLE TO RE-RENT, A $150.00 CANCELLATION FEE WOULD BE RETAINED.
Last updated on October 07, 2021
Hosted by Julie Dickerson
Member since 2017
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I grew up in Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana. I grew to love Florida as a child while visiting my grandparents on summer breaks. In 1980, I discovered the beautiful Englewood area when my mother moved to the area. After many years of vacationing in the area, I decided to buy an early retirement home in 2003.
After living in the subdivision Rotonda West since 2003, I decided that Old Englewood Village would suit my lifestyle better.
In 2010, I bought the property, renovated it and started my seasonal rental business. I loved it so much that in 2015, I bought a third property to add to my business.
I love meeting people from all over the world. I enjoy sharing my paradise and helping others discover this beautiful area, which I feel is truly a hidden gem.
Why this property? One of the many great features of this property is the large, shaded lot that truly feels like an oasis in the heart of Old Englewood Village. The birds will sing you a welcoming tune every time you arrive.
You'll enjoy being within an easy walk or bike ride to the Farmer's Market, the great art festivals and art studios, the restaurants, Lemon Bay Playhouse Theater and the wonderful food and music at Englewood's on Dearborn, Mango Grill, Moose Lodge, Snooks, just to name a few.
But the very best feature is the cozy, comfy feeling of each bungalow. The units have a real home away from home atmosphere.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a washer and dryer available for guest use?
Yes, a coin operated washer and dryer are available for guest use in the laundry building. Guests are assigned their own laundry day to have sole use of the laundry facilities on their day.
Is their a gas grill?
Yes, there is a gas grill for guest use in the gazebo in the common area in front yard of property.
What is your pet policy?
Pets are considered on a case by case basis.
DOGS- Only 1 small, non-shedding, non-barking, well behaved dog whose owners are very responsible in cleaning up after their pet - inside and out are considered. I will not tolerate my guests or neighbors being disturbed.
CATS- Cats with claws are not accepted. Declawed cats considered only if litter trained.
Pet Deposit of $300.00 would be charged iand retained if damage is done to the unit.
Additional Cleaning Fee would be retained from the deposit if unit is not left in condition the unit was found on check-in.
Wonderful stay at Mermaid Cove
Mermaid Cove was a great location for me. Near downtown action-restaurants.Culture Coffee. Market on Thurs.music couts.ETC. Host Julie and Mike pleasant and accommodating. Even gave units each a box of chocolates for Valentines Day.Unit older but clean and comfy. I sure enjoyedd the stay. Hope to return to Mermaid Cove. Thank to good hosts
Stayed: February 2023 Submitted: March 10, 2023
Thanks so much Marge for the nice review. So happy you’ll be returning next year! Til then, happy trails!
A Hidden Gem to Dive Into
Satisfaction begins with Julie’s responsiveness and continues with her personal care to details. The bungalows are exactly as portrayed on the website but the old Florida charm has to be experienced. This is not your swimming pool, on the beach, resort style accommodations. It is much more. It is moss covered trees, and enclosed lanies, and pleasant walks in a quiet neighborhood, and quick trips to Old Dearborn Street with its weekly market and coffee shops and music and special events. Many don’t review how special the Cove is because they don’t want others to discover it...we’re booked for next year but check it out anyhow. You’ll be glad you did.
Stayed: January 2020 Submitted: February 04, 2020
Thanks so much Doug and Jeanne! It was my pleasure to have you and "Snickers" as guests this year and look forward to your visit next year!! I'm so happy when my guests enjoy Mermaid Cove!! You two were a great fit! I'd like to clone you!! Ha! Ha! And thanks for helping our team win at Trivia!!Julie
Secret Gem !
I would love to keep Mermaids Cove a secret but that would be selfish. I spent a month here and absolutely loved the old Englewood charm of it all. The accommodations were spotless and the vibe was all Jimmy Buffet. I’m am booked for next year already and can’t wait! Julie and Michael are fabulous hosts!
Stayed: March 2019 Submitted: March 15, 2019
Thanks Bill! You are a GREAT tenant and my kind of peep!I’m so glad you’ll be joining us next year!!Julie
Hosted by Julie Dickerson