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Lakefront home feels like a remote cottage but is actually located in a beautifully landscaped, secure, family-friendly, gated community within easy walk to the Gulf of Mexico adjoining Casey Key in Sarasota County. Our lake behind the house has great fishing for kids of all ages. There are 3 rods and reels in the garage so try your luck. The snook in the lake are suckers for lures, but the tilapia like dough balls (try a little peanut butter on them). The tilapia are like me...we like peanut butter on everything.
Kayak from our neighborhood launching point or pick your own favorite, there are several within 2 miles.
Walk to Nokomis Beach on Casey Key, 1 mile, and enjoy the surf, sunsets, and moonrise or catch some sun and read a good book.
Bicycle the Legacy Trail, 1 mile away. It wanders for 16 miles along scenic routes and waterways; and best of all, no cars.
Use our clubhouse...perhaps a swim in the heated, saltwater pool with outdoor heated shower; enjoy the relaxing hot-tub; play a round of tennis; work-up a sweat in the exercise room; horseshoes; shuffleboard.
Home is open-concept, great flow for entertaining or relaxing, and has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room area, reading/game area, screened lanai, laundry room and one-car garage.
Bedroom 1, master, has king sized memory foam bed, desk, two night stands, double closet, ceiling fan, and private bath.
Bedroom 2 has king sized memory foam bed with second bathroom that can be a private bath by shutting hallway entrance. Includes 46', flat-screen, wall-mounted, HDTV, VCR, DVD player desk, two nightstands, and ceiling fan. It also has a dressing room with oversize vanity and closet.
Bedroom 3 has two twin beds, desk, one nightstand, ceiling fan, and closet. Use the 24' HDTV as a computer monitor or connect it to cable on the wall to use as TV.
A blowup queen sized bed with integrated air pump is onsite if additional bed space is required or if you just want to sleep or relax on the lanai to enjoy a bit of outdoors.
Bath 1, master, vanity, closet, 5' jetted tub and a separate shower.
Bath 2 has a 5' tub/shower combination and single sink with storage, and a separate dressing area with double vanity.
Kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including French-door refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Other items to serve 8 are dishes, silverware, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, etcetera. You will find spices, condiments, canned goods, coffee, etc. since all guests are encouraged to leave them as long as they are not expired. You are also welcome to join this practice. It sure makes it easy for the first shopping trip.
Dining area has table and 8 chairs.
Lanai has a beautiful view of the lake, table and 4 more chairs; also two-seat glider, end table, and 2 rocker-swivel chairs. Next to the lanai is a sitting/game area with ceiling fan, rocker, reading lamp, two-seat chair, 42', wall-mounted, flat-screen HDTV, and electronic game Wii.
Living room has sectional, leather sofa with 2 recliners and also BlueRay disc player, 46' flat-screen, HDTV, 2 rocker recliners, coffee table and end tables.
Laundry room has washer, dryer, and cabinets and shelves. Everyone just leaves items such as detergent, bleach, fabric softener, soap, toilette paper, etcetera. Please use as you like and replace as needed.
The attached one-car garage is where you will find fun items to enjoy during your stay such as bicycles, kayaks, beach toys, portable chairs, etcetera.
Free amenities included for your stay: high speed wireless internet, wireless printer, HD cable TV and integrated DVR so you can continue to record your favorite shows and watch from any room , 2 kayaks (each carries 2 adults and 1 child), life jackets, 4 oars, 4 adult bicycles, 5 children's bicycles, 1 tricycle, bicycle helmets, central heat, central air, 5 ceiling fans, club house (heated saltwater pool, hot tub, tennis courts, exercise room, library, horseshoes, shuffleboard), wheels to transport kayaks to community launching point by house 182, trailer with 1-7/8' ball to carry kayaks to launching points all around Nokomis, beach toys, 6 collapsible chairs and 2 folding chairs for the beach, fanny packs for hiking/cycling, electric air pumps to inflate tires, hand tools to adjust bicycle seats, 3 rods and reels, and many more.
They will have a wonderful time. I know our grandkids do!...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking is fine outdoors and feel free to move seating to you favorite spot by the lake or on the front porch....moreless
Pets Not Allowed
I am not qualified to give a definitive answer, but I am happy to give specific information, for example, all floors are even except there is a 4 inch step-up into the house and a 4 inch step-down to the lanai. The entry doors are 36 inches and all other doors are 30 inches....moreless
Garage is included but there is no room to park your car because this is where we stash your free kayaks, bicycles, trailer, tackle, and other equipment to enhance your stay and make it more enjoyable...moreless
Free wireless high speed internet and wireless printer....moreless
Iron & Board
Living room has sectional, leather sofa with 2 recliners and also BlueRay disc player, 46' flat-screen, HDTV, 2 rocker recliners, coffee table and end tables....moreless
Free parking at house with additional free parking at our clubhouse. Let us know if you are pulling a boat or camper so we can arrange onsite free parking....moreless
Three telephones and free long distance within continental US....moreless
House has washer, dryer, and cabinets and shelves. Everyone just leaves items such as detergent, bleach, fabric softener, soap, toilette paper, etcetera. Please use as you like and replace as needed....moreless
Stainless steel combination, conventional and convection, with warming drawer....moreless
Spices, condiments, canned goods, coffee, etc. All guests are encouraged to leave them as long as they are not expired...It sure makes it easy for the first shopping trip....moreless
Stainless steel French-door refrigerator with ice maker....moreless
Stainless steel combination, conventional and convection, with warming drawer....moreless
Free for use: 4 adult bicycles, 5 children's bicycles, 1 tricycle including bicycle helmets. Our gated community has 4 miles of streets. Legacy Trail is 1 mile away, no cars, scenic with water views....moreless
Marinas are 1 mile away with all size boats and jet skis available for rental....moreless
Free unlimited use of 2 kayaks (each carries 2 adults and 1 child), lifejackets, 4 oars. Kayak from our neighborhood launching point or pick you own favorite, there are several within 1.5 miles. ...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
Lanai has a beautiful view of the lake with table and 4 chairs, also two-seat glider, end table, and 2 rocker-swivel chairs. ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Lakefront home feels like a remote cottage but is actually located in a beautifully landscaped gated community. ...moreless
May-Nov $2100, and Dec-Apr $2800. If reservation request exceeds monthly rate, it will be adjusted accordingly prior to confirmation.
May-Oct: $150 non-refundable at reservation confirmation. Balance paid non-refundable 1 week prior to check-in.
Nov-Apr: $500 non-refundable due at reservation confirmation. Balance due non-refundable 90 days prior to check-in.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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About the owner: Randy and Bev Harkness were college sweethearts, have been married over 45 years, and reside in Louisville KY where they have lived for over 35 years. Both graduated from the University of Louisville.
Bev is retired as manager of the University of Louisville student credit union. Randy is a consultant and computer geek who keeps says he is retiring but never actually stops.
They have 2 sons, 1 fantastic daughter-in-law, and 6 grandchildren.
One of Randy's brothers and his wife also own a home in The Inlets. So does her sister and brother-in-law.
Why the Owner Chose Nokomis: Bev and Randy purchased this property because we have always vacationed in this area of Florida even before we had children. We love the sights, sounds, smells, and activities it offers. Once you visit you can easily tell the activities we enjoy because the home is equipped with toys, sporting equipment, and gadgets for you to enjoy without spending extra money to rent them. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay. If you think of anything we can do to make your stay better, please let us know, and we will do our very best to help.