Only 2 miles (5min drive) from downtown Sarasota. This neighborhood has old-Florida charm: lots of lush tropical greenery, on Whitaker’s Bayou. It’s the best of both worlds: peaceful nature on the creek, and easy access to all the best restaurants, beaches, and charming Main St atmosphere.
Biking to Main St takes 8-10minutes if you have bicycles!
Ten minute drive from St-Armands Circle and Lido Beach; 20-25 minute drive from Siesta Key Beach.
The Bayou goes all the way out to the Gulf, in about a 30+ minute paddle. The Bayou is tidal, and paddling at mid to high tide is recommended as some spots get shallow at low tide.
We see large schools of mullet here, occasionally turtles, hawks, and herons.
We have a 36” campfire pit you are welcome to use that sits near the creek. We are still working on getting seating for the campfire pit, but if you have camping chairs, it’s perfect!
We have an amazing location to share AND we also have neighbors to the left, and across the creek. We value and respect them. We wish to share our space with quiet and mindful campers.
Back your RV or camper into the property. Depending on the size of your van/rig, you could park to the right or left of the oak that centers the driveway area.
We can provide 15amp and 30amp electricity/plug in - plz bring your own adapter if you require one. We can fill your water tank (city water), but can’t leave you connected to the water. We *do not* have bathroom/shower facilities, which is why we are only accepting RVs/campers who have their own facilities on board.
The property is 0.5 acre. As you will be parking in part of the large driveway area, or under one of the oaks near the fence (depending on the size of your rig). We can be available to help/welcome you, and offer local guidance if you like.
We will send you a code for the gate the morning of your check in.
**A sweet but fearful rescue dog lives here and at this time we are not allowing any other animals to camp or stay on the property.** NO DOGS WHATSOEVER. You will be made to leave if you violate this condition. We work so hard to help him progress - thank you for respecting our needs, at our home.
***Our acceptance rate is lower because people with dogs, 5 people in their party, or no onboard facility of their own submit booking requests, which we must decline.
Sarasota, Florida, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Steph O.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
14 ratings · 12 reviews
February 1, 2023
Great location and host
Steph was a fabulous communicator with great instructions and information about what to do.
The house is a couple of miles from downtown Sarasota which is a great place to visit.
We took an Uber which was cheap and easy.
The location is very peaceful right by a small creek where we saw tortoises, an otter and a heron. Did yoga in the yard each morning next to it.
Only point could be to bring a reasonably long electric lead as the one in our rental campervan was only short.
January 24, 2023
A tropical sweet spot
Felt like we had our own tranquil corner in tropical paradise. The owner was very welcoming & gracious upon our arrival. She couldn't have been more helpful. If we had known how nice it was ahead of time we would have booked an extra night.
January 22, 2023
Amazing host! Great location and lovely private spot definitely a great place highly recommend. Also great walking distance from the Wicked Cantina restaurant which was delish!
Karl Ludwig S.recommends
January 9, 2023
Steph's garden was a beautiful place to stay with our RV. Very scenic, quiet, we felt save and very close to the city center of Sarasota. All thumbs up!
Kip M L.recommends
December 22, 2022
Relaxing & Calming retreat
Amazing Host . Beautiful, Calm, Quiet & Relaxing Area. Nice Dog… Ollie. Good Vibes all around.. Close & Convenient to Sarasota. Highly Recommended
September 4, 2022
Beautiful old Florida
Steph’s place is like a slice of old Florida. Beautiful old oaks with hanging moss, a bench by the water, and plenty of space. The winding road covered with old trees makes it hard to believe you’re so close to downtown. Steph is wonderful and her tips on places to eat were perfect. I plan on returning as soon as I can.
April 30, 2022
We had a peaceful and relaxing stay at Bayou Bliss when we were In the area for a retreat. Steph was extremely helpful and made the process quite easy. We enjoyed time sitting by the canal watching the fish and even relaxed in the hammock she has set up alongside the canal. Hope to go back next time we are in the area.
April 1, 2022
Stephanie’s place was great! Plenty of space, a really nice environment, and impressively secluded for being in the heart of Sarasota. She has great communication and we out stay was seamless.
March 16, 2022
We had such a great stay at Steph’s! She is super accommodating and helpful with things to do and see in Sarasota. Her property is private and absolutely beautiful. It’s fun to wake up to the bamboo and all of the surrounding nature. Highly recommend staying here is you are in the area.
February 26, 2022
Nice quiet spot by a cool estuary with many fish. Steph is very attentive without being overbearing.
February 16, 2022
Beautiful property right in the city. Steph was a wonderful helpful host. She gave us tips on how best to come in on the property and made sure we had everything we needed
February 5, 2022
What little gem tucked into Sarasota! Host has been doing a wonderful job clearing property along the creek with just enough shade. Peaceful. Host is very accommodating and just a delightful person! Thank you for sharing your home with us! We will be back!