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RVA brings a drop of Naples, Italy to Longboat Key. The Ragland-Lewis Estate is hidden behind protective gates covered in local foliage. This secluded estate is comprised of the picturesque Ragland-Lewis Main House, the cottage-styled Ragland-Lewis Beach House, a pool and a carriage house. Once you drive through the gates, you have left the troubles of the world behind and entered your own private paradise. Vines climb the walls of the large main house, where French windows open along the second story to allow the warm Gulf breezes to flow in. Rustic, antique decor mixed with a modern flair transforms this vacation home to resemble a French Chateau with all the elegance and dignity of an aristocrat! The main house includes a spacious, two-story floorplan comprised of three-bedrooms, four-bathrooms and a library/den. Although smaller in size to the main house, and a bit more casual, the detached guest house is very spacious and includes a private entrance. The guest house, often referred to as the beach house, is comprised of two-bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. Just steps from the sand, the beach house is decorated in shabby chic decor with an unmatched location! If the property aesthetics of The Ragland-Lewis Estate aren't enough to have you packing your bags, this vacation retreat is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with a private path leading straight to paradise. A property beachfront gazebo and pool top off this extravagant listing. <BR><BR>Limited Membership Privileges: Guests of the Ragland-Lewis Estate will have the option of temporary membership privileges, for a transfer fee, at Cedars Tennis Resort located at 645 Cedars Court on Longboat Key. The limited temporary membership allows the guest access to 10 fully-lit Har-Tru tennis courts (after 1 p.m. daily and subject to availability), community bicycles, fishing pier and Jr. Olympic heated swimming pool. The guest will also have access to the Cedars Café & Tiki Bar and fitness center. <BR><BR>Accommodations: 5-bedrooms, 5.5-bathrooms<BR><BR>Amenities: On the Beach, Pool, Private Patios and Balconies, Grill, Wireless Internet Access, Two Full-size Kitchens, Private Parking, Washer/Dryer, Gated Property, Spacious Property, Several Decorative Fireplaces, Library, Private Beach Access, Membership Access at Cedars Tennis Resort<BR><BR>Location: 5347 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key<BR><BR>Bedding: 4 King Beds, Bunk Beds, 2 Sleeper Sofas<BR><BR>View: Gulf Front View<BR><BR>Minimum Night Requirements: 7 Nights<BR><BR>Other: Additional electric and/or pool heat charges may apply. <BR><BR>Dining: Longboat Key’s restaurants boast cuisine and ambience befitting heads of state. However, visitors seeking flip-flop friendly eateries will take comfort in the key’s cafes, diners and ethnic restaurants. Longboat Key restaurants include Blue Dolphin Café (.07 miles), Euphemia Haye Restaurant (.3 miles), Harry’s Continental Kitchen (.4 miles), Pattigeorge’s Restaurant (1.8 miles), MarVista Backside Restaurant and Pub (2.9 miles) or The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill (6.5 miles). <BR><BR>Local attractions: Although Longboat Key is a locale that prizes its tranquil nights and lazy beach days, it also offers lively vacationers plenty of chances to stir things up with attractions and activities for all age groups. Some of our attractions include: Mote Aquarium (7.3 miles), St. Armand’s Circle (8.3 miles), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (11.5 miles), Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (11.6 miles) or John and Mable Ringling Museum Complex (14.2 miles).
Seasonal Rate May 1 - Dec 14, 2015 7 night min stay
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