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A Dream Island Getaway

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Last updated: 08/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

Dream Island Getaway is located on a charming quiet cul-de-sac on the northern end of Longboat Key.

Its setting is lush and tropical and its recent landscaping is varied and beautiful.

Living/dining area, master and guest bedrooms all open onto the lanai/pool area and the house is situated on a canal. A 42' mounted HD flat screen is in the living area and the 2 bedrooms both have mounted flat screen TV's. Linens and towels are provided. A new gas grill is located outside the pool area and is hooked up to a gas line--so no propane tanks are needed. A canal-side patio with a chiminea is also a great place to relax ; frequently in the winter manatees can be seen swimming by. A solar pool cover is also available should you wish to heat the pool in the winter months.

If you love boating and fishing, rent a boat at Cannon's Marina (at the top of our street) and investigate the Gulf or Sarasota Bay. Access to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico is only a short walk away. Busch Gardens and Disney are also great day-trip adventures. CA d'Zan ( John and Mabel Ringling's mansion), Ringling Museum of Art, 2 circus museums and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are great to visit. The Asolo, Sarasota's Repertory Theatre, the Van Wezel Center for Performing Arts, the Opera House and Sarasota Orchestra all contribute to the area's unique cultural richness.

Rent bikes at BackYard Bike Shop (nearby) and take a 5 minute bike ride to the beach (Gulfside Dr beach access)

For all baseball fans -- enjoy spring training games all March for the following nearby teams:

Baltimore Orioles Sarasota
Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton
Boston Red Sox Ft.Meyers
Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater
NY Yankees Tampa
Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin

Featured in the recent update include new kitchen cabinets and appliances and new vanities in the master bedroom & guest bathroom.

Enjoy this secluded quiet spot and its wonderful flora & fauna. Minimum stay is one week and is available year round.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils


                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Garage

                  Other Amenities

                      • Studio is equipped with a daybed which rolls out to 1 king or 2 twins.


                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        (3) 42 ' flat screen HD TV is mounted on wall in living room. Guest bedroom and master bedroom both have mounted flat screen TV's....moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player


                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Free US long distance only....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Telephone

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Private Pool

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View


                              • Cinemas
                              • Jet Skiing
                              • Parasailing
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Swimming
                              • Wind-Surfing
                              • Golf
                              • Tennis
                              • Cycling
                              • Kayaking
                              • Snorkeling/Diving
                              • Fishing
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Shopping
                              • Shelling
                              • Boating
                              • Antiquing
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Live Theater
                              • Restaurants
                              • Museums
                              • Zoo
                              • Surfing
                              • Sailing


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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Nov 22 - Jan 15, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,920 $4,800
                              Jan 16 - Apr 30, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,400 $6,000
                              May 1 - Nov 21, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,240 $3,100
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $89
                              • Taxes Not included

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                              Last updated: 08/07/2014
                              Check availability
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                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
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                              Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Ringling Museum and home are a must see..


                              Manager info

                              About: We are both retired publishing professionals, have 3 great kids, 2 schnauzers (Sally & Miles) and love antique homes, gardening, the Red Sox and the Celtics.

                              Why Private Homes:
                              The house was built in 1970 by my husband's parents and we have been coming here ever since. The kids would be so excited when a trip was planned.. We have had wonderful memories & many good times here!

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                              Speaks: english


                              • View of house from street.

                                View of house from street.

                              • Living & dining room area

                                Living & dining room area

                              • 15 X 30 pool

                                15 X 30 pool

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Guest bathroom

                                Guest bathroom

                              • Additional vanity in master bedroom outside master bath

                                Additional vanity in master bedroom outside master bath

                              • Recently updated kitchen

                                Recently updated kitchen

                              • Living area

                                Living area

                              • Canal deck

                                Canal deck

                              • Guest bedroom

                                Guest bedroom

                              • The studio with daybed (makes up to either 2 twins or 1 king)

                                The studio with daybed (makes up to either 2 twins or 1 king)

                              VRBO #224514

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Friday, May 09, 2014

                              $1,240 - $2,400 per week (USD)

                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 08/07/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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