The Bird House is a jewel, carefully decorated and furnished with unique pieces and antiques. I had the place to myself but could have shared it with 6 or 7 others comfortably. This might be the quietest street in Sarasota but is walking distance to downtown. There are two porches, front and back, ideal for reading or snoozing. Can't wait to go back!
We were looking for a place convenient to downtown, to walks toward the water, and a relatively short ride to Lido beach. To find one with artistic features and nostalgic presentations of old Florida was the bonus in renting the Birdhouse. We'll be back for our third visit in a row next January. Katherine is easy to work with, flexible, and always available to answer questions. Her talents are everywhere in this environmentally sound dwelling. We're delighted to have found it.
The Birdhouse is one of two properties available, side by side. What a glorious riot of color, artistic flair, and all the amenities one could want on vacation.
The location is in the Historic District of Sarasota, which makes the neighborhood a combo of rehabbed and original small houses. We loved the space available so that people could find quiet nooks to read (two porches front and back and a lounge on the second floor) and everyone could gather in the commodious open kitchen, dining, hanging out area. Every time we turned a corner we'd notice some new artifact in the collection of retro ceramics, old prints, and restored hand painted furniture. A totally unique place to stay. Friends and family who dropped by during our stay were drawn in to all the special touches the artist/owner Katherine has created. I like creative surroundings, and this fits the bill completely. It's also a very easy drive to downtown restaurants, theater, and music. When traffic cooperates it's a short drive to St. Amand's Circle and Lido Beach. One for commerce and one for lounging on a clean spacious beach. We prefer to stay in the charming city instead of in a resort condo, so The Bird House was a terrific find for us.
The Bird House is a warm inviting fantastic choice for a Sarasota stay. It's got everything you need, filled with history and charm, and in an amazing location. 5 minutes to Lido beach, and just north of downtown. Also, about 5 minutes from the airport as well. I highly recommend staying here.
The Birdhouse was wonderful!! Highly recommend staying there, it was like stepping back in time!! very warm and cozy. Katherine makes you feel right at home. Miss it already!! We will be going back very soon!! If you get the opportunity to rent it please do so. It's worth every penny.
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