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This is an exclusive pod-style home consisting of 4-5 BR pods and one main living room/kitchen pod all interconnected with covered walkways. Home is elevated 18 feet and nestled among the tropical flora and palms. Breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay from nearly every room in the home. Vacation includes use of a Hot Tub, 24 foot Bentley Tri-toon and 2 kayaks, snorkeling and fishing gear, as well as other beach toys. Private basketball court, fruit orchard, dock and community dock on premises. 50 foot nautical lookout tower with a 360 degree vista. 1/2 mile long walking, jogging, golf cart trail on island. Fully equipped kitchen and bar area in living room with screened in porch and wrap around deck.
Bedroom Descriptions: Amenities: Sleeps 2-20 persons. Second home available for larger groups up to 26 persons. Master bedroom pod with sitting room, large bathroom with walk-in community shower. Master bedroom nearly overhangs the water with expansive sliding doors. DSL Internet-home is wireless, DVD player, Large screen TV with Satellite TV. Gourmet Kitchen and Bar. Three separately controlled air conditioning/heating systems in house each with own private baths with showers. Third pod has two queen beds gin loft, mini kitchen and double sleeper sofa. Other two pods have queen beds. Two queen pop up portable beds available. Fifth pod houses two bedrooms and living room. Gourmet kitchen with all cooking appliances, stocked bar, dishes and extras. Dining room seats a party of 16.
Activities Descriptions: Satellite surround sound TV, High speed internet, DVD player, stereo player and portable radio, two gas barbeque grills one off kitchen that leads to 50 foot lookout tower with views of ICW, Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico- great for cocktails! Other grill on ground level by beach and tiki bar. Basketball court with light for night use, snorkeling gear, rafts, 3 kayaks and 24' pontoon included.
Many restaurants are accessible by boat and within a 2 minute boat ride. Equipment on premises for kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling, fishing and fishing tackle. Sun bathe on beach/dock or enjoy shelling on nearby beaches. Downtown Sarasota, Bradenton Beach only a 10 minute car ride to many cultural events and shopping. Disney World is a two hour car ride-easy day trip.
Activities: Swimming, boating, snorkeling, water skiing, scuba diving, kayaking, shelling, strolling on beach, bicycling, sunbathing, reading. Basketball court on premises. Area: See our private web site for information
Your Transportation to Island: Your vacation includes a 2006 24 foot Bentely Tri- toon Pontoon boat. Plenty of seating and great for tubing! Other water toys included are: three kayaks, snorkeling gear and fins, beach chairs, children's beach toys,. 14 beach towels, floating rafts, 4 fishing rods, crab traps, and net for bait fishing.
Summer Bliss 2014 Jun 6 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
$1,200 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 17 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
$2,800 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Pet Fee$125 + tax
Cleaning$450 + tax
Holiday Weekly rates: Add $1000.00 to advertised rate.
Rental deposit is NOT refundable -if you are not sure, please wait or buy trip insurance that will cover any cancellation. Your second and final payment is due 60 days prior to your check in. Reservation will cancel if 2nd payment not paid 60 days prior to check in. A Security Deposit of $500 required to cover damaged or missing items.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Golf: There are three public golf courses within a 5 mile radius of the home. Information on golfing is available in our beach house booklet. Inquire for more information about location and rates.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Traveled a good deal growing up and loved the carribbean- St. Barts is my favorite island but flying there is a pain. Thats why I fell in love with this home. Great vistas, blue, blue water and no need to leave the country to get there. I spent my college years in U of M and Philadelphia and 15 years in western Pennsylvania where sunshine was sparce. Give me the sun and water and I am a happy person!
My college training was in Nursing and I have had additional careers as a real estate appraiser, real estate broker, and graphic designer for my husband's sign business. We believe that customer service is number one and we do our best to deliver to you a vacation that is perfect. I hate being nickel and dimed on a vacation so our price is turn key. Because home is on an island, we try to provide you will all the fun toys so you dont have to waste time buying stuff - instead you can just play and have fun on your vacation!
Why the Owner Chose Longbeach: I love having my whole fam damily together but space is essential to our family as we are all control nuts. This home is spread out so no one is on top of each other and each person can retreat to their private pod for quiet time. Being together on this property is a choice because private space is abundant!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Something to do for every age from card games on the Happy Hour Deck , hotubbing, swimming, fishing, snorkeling kayaking, paddleboarding, basketball, pingpong and volleyball is all offered on the premises. Boat to many boater friendly restuarants for lunch or dinner or throw a steak on the grill- or order our catering service or grocery delivery service . This vacation is all about fun and function. High speed Wifi allows you to sit on the beach and do office work or just surf, watch your favorite movie or team sport by ordering via TEXT. Special needs? - no problem - just ask, after all it is ' YOUR' vacation.