Hipcamp host Steph O.,
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This neighborhood has old-Florida charm: lots of lush tropical greenery, on Whitaker’s Bayou. It’s quiet here, and only 2 miles (5min drive) from downtown Sarasota. It’s the best of both worlds: peaceful nature on the creek, and easy access to all the best restaurants, and charming Main St atmosphere. Biking to Main St takes 8-10minutes if you have bicycles!

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This neighborhood has old-Florida charm: lots of lush tropical greenery, on Whitaker’s Bayou. It’s quiet here, and only 2 miles (5min drive) from downtown Sarasota. It’s the best of both worlds: peaceful nature on the creek, and easy access to all the best restaurants, and charming Main St atmosphere. Biking to Main St takes 8-10minutes if you have bicycles!

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!

Fifteen minute drive from St-Armands Circle & Lido Beach.20-25 minute drive from Siesta Key Beach.

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 & 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 electricity/plug in - plz bring your own adapter. 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.

**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 or 5 people in their party submit booking requests, which we must decline. 

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Steph a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike to restaurants downtown in 8-10min (if you have your own bike)

Paddling

Can launch a SUP, kayak, or canoe from the property. Paddle out to the Gulf in 30-40 min (go left! Mind the tides: mid to high ...Read more

Fishing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bayou Bliss in Florida.

River, stream, or...
Driveway

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Hipcamper Terry
Terry S.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 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.

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Hipcamper Steph
Response from Steph, the Host, on May 2nd, 2022

Thanks for adding your photos Terry! I'm so pleased you were able to unwind and relax here. Would love to host you anytime you are back in the area! Warmly, Steph & Ollie

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Hipcamper John
John B.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 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.

Hipcamper Steph
Response from Steph, the Host, on May 2nd, 2022

My easiest campers :) haha! Thanks for the review John! Come back anytime.

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Hipcamper Catherine

Bamboo paradise

Catherine H.
recommends this listing.
March 16th, 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.

Bayou Bliss
Hipcamper Steph
Response from Steph, the Host, on March 17th, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind words & for choosing to stay here! Loved having you & seeing your enthusiasm for the spot. Safe travels & stop back anytime!

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Hipcamper Austin
Austin M.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2022

Nice quiet spot by a cool estuary with many fish. Steph is very attentive without being overbearing.

Hipcamper Steph
Response from Steph, the Host, on February 28th, 2022

Thanks for staying here Austin! You were a dream guest :) Stop by again if you happen to pass through Sarasota.

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Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany R.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 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

Hipcamper Steph
Response from Steph, the Host, on February 17th, 2022

Thank you for taking a moment to share about your stay! Plz come back anytime :)

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Hipcamper Stefani
Stefani P.
recommends this listing.
February 5th, 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!

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Hipcamper Steph
Response from Steph, the Host, on February 6th, 2022

Thank you so much for the review Stef! Plz come back anytime.

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Property
Bayou Bliss
State
Florida
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site