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Luxury Home with Pool/Spa on a Secluded Tropical, Two Acre Site.

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A custom three bedroom home on two wooded acres. Peace & quiet.

A custom three bedroom home on two wooded acres. Peace & quiet. Big secluded screened pool with tropical landscaping Living room with fireplace. Plenty of books on flora & fauna of the area Dining room seats six to eight Eat in kitchen with sliding doors to patio and pool. Master Bedroom with King bed & treadmill.  Opens to the pool. Patio beside the pool opens to the living room. Room to entertain. Pool table or Ping-pong on pool patio, master bedroom beyond. Natural landscaping surrounds the house Very private hot tub/spa beside the pool. You are set back 200 ft from the road. This is the view from the front door Orchids blooming beside the pool.

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Last updated: 03/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Englewood house description

Enjoy the tranquil setting of this preferred North Englewood location. Natural vegetation surrounds the lush landscaping and mature trees on two acres. This custom built 3 BR/3 Bath home has numerous upgrades, including a luxury kitchen with glass cooktop, convection oven and microwave, dishwasher, breakfast bar, and a large eat-in area overlooking the pool. Three sets of pocket sliders open up the whole house to the screened pool area with large heated pool and spa/hot-tub surrounded by tropical plantings and red terracotta tiled patios with lots of extra space for sunning and entertaining. The master suite has a walk-in closet, a full bathroom with walk-in shower and an extra vanity. The Florida room and the kitchen have soaring vaulted ceilings with high celestory windows, and you will find a double sided gas fireplace that divides the living room from the Florida room. The dining room will seat eight . Two other bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two single beds.


Secluded Luxury. Set in 2 acres of woods.: This is the most peaceful place, and yet you are a few minutes drive to shops in Venice or in Englewood, and fine beaches, restaurants and golf are all close by. Catch up on your favorite movies, there are TV's with DVD & VCR's in the Florida room, Master bedroom and one other bedroom. Try the Karaoke Machine, perfect your pool or billiards skills. You can do it all or nothing at all in this tropical paradise. It is just like staying in your very own resort. We have equipped the house as our own. Pool and landscape service are all included.
To see pictures of the closest beach - Manasota Beach - log on to Http://picasaweb.google.com/bcrspixSarasota.

Golf:: Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Florida is a golfer's dream and draws more golfers than any other state. The Charlotte County area alone offers 21 golf courses and many more within an hour's drive.

The courses range from public to semi-private to exclusive private country clubs. Golfers have ample courses where they can experience typical Florida play. Naturally, the most common elements on Florida courses are water and sand. Challenging elements include the island green and prevailing coastal winds. But take heart, deep rough is uncommon

Why here?: Our guests love this house for its seclusion. They find all up to date conveniences in a woodland setting. You cannot see the house from the road. Your approach on a 'hidden driveway'. Others like it because the beds are so comfortable. Others because of the caged and heated pool surrounded by tropical plantings. Guests mention our art. Mostly by local artists. Our favorites are by Margaret and Gary Albritain who have a gallery in Placida, a short drive away.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Sofa bed in L/R: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Living room...moreless

          • Each bedroom has a bathroom, one of which doubles as the pool bathroom. The Master bedroom has a walk-in shower, and a seperate extra vanity, walk-in closet and a TV with DVD & VCR. Slidng glass door open onto the pool. The bedroom area has its own air conditioning zone, and can be closed off from the living area. A second bedroom with twin beds also has a TV....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            extra vanity area...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            also door to pool...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The Master bathroom was a walk-in shower, vanity and toilet, plus an extra vanity/makeup area....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Garage, pool table, ping pong , car-top sail boat if requested, cable-internet, 2 bikes, hammock, treadmill & gym set, 2 acres of lush landscaping, pool and landscape service. Reasonable Pool heating will be included. Please not that I have a car in the garage.....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Television
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Piano
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books For Adults
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Spa
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Town:

                    Located in Englewood Gardens, North Englewood and close to Venice....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    a 6 minute drive from Manasota Beach with lots of free parking and launch facilities into Lemon Bay...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Local Maps
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Split-System Heating
                              • Split-System Air Conditioning
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Parking
                              • Heating
                              • Parking Off Street:

                                Plenty of parking...moreless

                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Linens Provided

                              Kitchen

                              • Ice Maker
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator:

                                Large modern fridge/freezer...moreless

                              • Oven:

                                Wall over...moreless

                              • Mini Refrigerator
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Blender
                              • Stove
                              • Coffee Grinder

                              Outside

                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Patio
                              • Barbecue
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Large gas grill and smaller patio grill...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Large patios surround the pool...moreless

                              • Golf:

                                Several course withing a half hour drive. Ask for details...moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                2 Kayaks. You will need a roof rack on your vehicle...moreless

                              • Bicycles:

                                two bikes...moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                2 acres of woods and lawns...moreless

                              • Courtyard
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Golf Clubs
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Large Cooler

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool:

                                Large screened and very private pool...moreless

                              • Heated Pool
                              • In Ground Pool
                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Hot Tub
                              • Jacuzzi
                              • Outdoor Pool
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Guestbook Comment

                                Guestbook Comment

                                • Guest Andrew Stephens (London, Uk)
                                • Date of stay 10/01/07
                                • Review Submitted 10/08/07
                                Amazing. Great place, great food Great people. The trip was made very easy & the welcome very warm. Not only was the house luxurious alot of effort had be made to assure we had a great holiday & that we new what to do & where to eat I would recomend this to anyone & hope to return as soon as possible.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • RELAX & ENJOY

                                RELAX & ENJOY

                                • Guest Netty (Monroe Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 10/11/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/20/13
                                My husband and I wanted to take my elderly parents to Englewood to visit my brother. My Dad uses a walker and I could not find a home that could accommodate his needs in the shower. Alec not only assured me that Dad's walker would be able to get around, he also installed grab bars and a spray shower wand so I could take care of my Dad. This beautiful home was everything as described and more. It has an open concept (the pictures don't really show that) and would be great for elderly as well as small children. There are no steps going in and a small step down going out to the pool area. The furniture and beds were comfortable, plenty of towels, full service kitchen, lots of dishes, washer and dryer, bikes (just had to pump up the tires), beach towels, beach chairs, cooler, on and on... This home is located in a very clean, safe neighborhood that is secluded yet close to anything you need. Thank you to Alex and his family for sharing their beautiful home with our family. God Bless! Annett & Family Monroe Michigan

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thanks Annett. It was a pleasure to have you at our house. I found that the grab bars will be usefull for me also. Alec

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                              • Simply Wonderful!

                                Simply Wonderful!

                                • Guest Ralph (Warrington, PA, USA)
                                • Date of stay 07/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                                This home is beautiful. Secluded with a wonderful pool and hot tub, just as pictured. The nice thing, it is REALLY someone's home, not just a sterile rental. The art and personal touches are special. And all the amenities available at the home are great. Really found everything needed for a perfect stay. Area beaches are very nice and even found a nice pier to do some fishing. Owner responds instantly and caretakers couldn't be nicer or more helpful (pool heater breaker faulty and replaced immediately). Really, this is a home a could return to again and again and highly recommend it. Ralph Batman

                                Owner response: One day this will become our full time home, in the mean time we hope that renters will enjoy what we enjoy. Beautiful quiet wooded surroundings and large spanish tile patios around a sparkiling pool. Alec

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Great House!!

                                Great House!!

                                • Guest Shawn M.
                                • Date of stay 06/23/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/09/13
                                We were ready to call the owner and make an offer and never leave! Upon arriving my sister and her family found water coming out of the garage and the water heater. They contacted the owner and by the time we all arrived later in the afternoon from our wedding brunch the hot water heater had been replaced! The immediate response was impressive. We had a slight issue with following the instructions for the pool/hot tub and that was the only downside. The house is great, the beds are extremely comfortable. The location is very secluded and lush. The kitchen is large with everything you could need, right down to the beer koozies. We left one from our wedding to add to the collection. Would definitely recommend this property!

                                Owner response: What could have been a disaster turned out fine as my local handyman was able to replace the water heater right away. Yes the pool/spa controls are hard to understand. On future rentals I will have my pool person come by to demonstrate how to work the pool and spa controls. Alec

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Everything you need for a great vacation!

                                Everything you need for a great vacation!

                                • Guest Jacqueline C.
                                • Date of stay 06/04/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/14/13
                                Alec and his crew went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed, and boy did we! The spacious and comfortable house includes internet, cable, washer/dryer, great air conditioning, a pool table and a fantastic swimming pool. The location is also great because there are a variety of beaches within driving distance. From Englewood, where we found shark teeth and shells, up the coast to the Siesta Key beach which is like powdered sugar, there are a number of beaches all with their own character. There are big chain stores close by but even better there are the small historic downtowns like Venice to enjoy. Our family of four spread out and felt like royalty in this home, but there is plenty of room for a very large family as well. It was a fantastic experience and we hope to come again!

                                Owner response: We love our house and are happy when our guests love it too. It is quiet and secluded yet close to everything. Alec & Cheri

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Guestbook Comment

                                Guestbook Comment

                                • Guest Jonas S.
                                • Date of stay 03/22/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/24/13
                                Our stay 2013-03-20 to 2013-04-20 was amazing. The house has everything you need + a little more. Close to very nice beaches such as Manasota Beach and Englewood Beach (10 minutes) made ??our holiday perfect. We had lots of wonderful nights and days in the patio with grill, billiards and swimming in the pool. 10 points out of 10 possible:) \ \ Jonas & Hanna Skugghall with our children Ella & Agnes

                                Owner response: These folks came a long way (Sweden) to enjoy Englewood. I am so glad they loved the house, and hope they come back again. Alec McNish

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                              • Privacy and comfort

                                Privacy and comfort

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 02/01/12
                                • Review Submitted 03/12/12
                                We thoroughly enjoyed our month in this lovely house,in a private secluded oasis with its own pool and spa. The house was comfortably furnished to a superior standard and had all the amenities of home. Englewood offers its own charm and is away from any crowds, We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a home away from home. Everyone was very helpful with answering any questions that arose and responded promptly. We couldn't have asked for more

                                Owner response: Another happy customer! This is our FL home which we rent for most of the year as work keeps us up North except for mid-summer. Maybe in a couple of years we can stay year round. The house is secluded, at the center of two tropical wooded acres and in an area of upscale homes. Venice and downtown Englewood at just a few minutes away. Thanks for a nice review. Alec & Cheri McNish.

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                              • Guestbook Comment

                                Guestbook Comment

                                • Guest Bill & Mary Peters (Elizabethville, PA)
                                • Date of stay 05/01/06
                                • Review Submitted 05/15/06
                                We thoroughly enjoyed our stay during the month of March at this beautiful house on Bayshore Drive. It had all the comforts of home and was well stocked with everything you might need while on vacation. We especially enjoyed the privacy of the location. The caretakers, John and his wife were most helpful in answering any questions we had and the maintenance of the lovely pool. House was immaculate and the pool and surrounding yard were well tended. We look forward to being able to return again in the future. Bill & Mary Peters

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                              • Wonderful vacation

                                Wonderful vacation

                                • Guest Angelika H.
                                • Date of stay 08/20/11
                                • Review Submitted 09/15/11
                                The lovely house , pool and spa,the surrounding yards are a tropical paradis. Our son enjoyed playing Billard very much. Thank you for the information, the restaurants etc.(especially white elefant with live music and waterfront sitting) The location of the house was also excellent-we visited all the beautiful beaches around Englewood, the Venice Beach and of course Siesta Key(there we could play tennis in front of the beach) We visite Orlando, Tampa Aquarium and Myakka State Park, too. We will come back soon, if possible in your great house. Thank you, Angelika and Family

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                              • Tropical home for relaxing vacation

                                Tropical home for relaxing vacation

                                • Guest Lenny+Margit (71726 Benningen, Deutschland)
                                • Date of stay 05/24/09
                                • Review Submitted 08/10/09
                                My husband and I spent our vacation at this house in end of may 2009. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property is beautiful, privat, secure, in a safe neighbourhood. The house was very clean, comfortable and fully stocked with eyerything we needed. I was happy to be able to play on the Roland Piano, which has a great sound. As beautiful as the home was, we spent most of our time outside, enjoying the amazingly large privat backyard, were swimming or playing pool billard. The area around the pool means you're never short of space. We can only recommend this home an we'll be back next year!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring
                              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2014
                              6 night min stay

                              $1,250 $3,600
                              Early Summer
                              May 1 - Jun 30, 2014
                              6 night min stay

                              $1,150 $3,400
                              Mid Summer
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              6 night min stay

                              $1,100 $3,300
                              Fall
                              Sep 1 - Dec 12, 2014
                              6 night min stay

                              $1,200 $3,400
                              Early Winter
                              Dec 13 - Jan 31, 2015
                              6 night min stay

                              $1,600 $4,400
                              Mid Winter
                              Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              28 night min stay

                              $1,600 $5,100
                              Spring
                              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              6 night min stay

                              $1,300 $3,800
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $130 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 12%

                              Notes:

                              $1100- $1600/week, $3030-$5100/month

                              Extra person over 6. $8.00 per person per night for adults. (aged 18 plus).

                              Sate Occupancy Tax: 12%

                              Cleaning charge per rental: $130 - $150.

                              Reservation Deposit/Security Deposit: $600

                              Short term rental over Holiday periods add: $125 to weekly rate.

                              Long term rental discount, two months or more 15% discount except Feb & Mar.

                              Winter, preference to long rentals

                              Deposit paid with signed lease which becomes the security deposit.

                              Final payment 6 weeks before arrival by personal check or by Credit card via PayPal with a 2% fee.


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                              Last updated: 03/29/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Sarasota, St Pete/Clearwater, Ft Myers at 40 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: 776 & 41 at 3 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: beach at 3 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              About the owner: Alec is a retired travel executive who was responsible for the contaacting and operation of charter flights to the Caribbean and Mexico.

                              Why the Owner Chose Englewood:
                              Peace and quiet. This is a property on one of thoise hidden driveways. You cannot see the house from the road. as it is set back about 250 feet from the road and the same distance from the lot behind the house.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Furnished as our 2nd home. It will be our full time home when my wife Cheri retires from her job as a school nurse in Glenview, on the N side of Chicago. You will find good furniture, nice local art work., a complete kitchen and more.


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                              Photos

                              • A custom three bedroom home on two wooded acres. Peace & quiet.

                                A custom three bedroom home on two wooded acres. Peace & quiet.

                              • Living room with fireplace. Plenty of books on flora & fauna of the area

                                Living room with fireplace. Plenty of books on flora & fauna of the area

                              • Eat in kitchen with sliding doors to patio and pool.

                                Eat in kitchen with sliding doors to patio and pool.

                              • Patio beside the pool opens to the living room. Room to entertain.

                                Patio beside the pool opens to the living room. Room to entertain.

                              • Natural landscaping surrounds the house

                                Natural landscaping surrounds the house

                              • You are set back 200 ft from the road. This is the view from the front door

                                You are set back 200 ft from the road. This is the view from the front door

                              • Big secluded screened pool with tropical landscaping

                                Big secluded screened pool with tropical landscaping

                              • Dining room seats six to eight

                                Dining room seats six to eight

                              • Master Bedroom with King bed & treadmill.  Opens to the pool.

                                Master Bedroom with King bed & treadmill. Opens to the pool.

                              • Pool table or Ping-pong on pool patio, master bedroom beyond.

                                Pool table or Ping-pong on pool patio, master bedroom beyond.

                              • Very private hot tub/spa beside the pool.

                                Very private hot tub/spa beside the pool.

                              • Orchids blooming beside the pool.

                                Orchids blooming beside the pool.

                              $157 - $229 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 03/29/14
                              Minimum stay: 6-28 nights
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