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Rent the Historic and Famous Longboat Key Beach House Weekly.

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Longboat Key Beach House is right on the Gulf of Mexico on a very private beach.

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The historic and famous Longboat Key Beach House provides the most spectacular beach enjoyment anywhere in Florida. The very private white-sand beach at the middle of Longboat Key is second-to-none. The sunsets from this oceanfront, beachfront property are the most colorful and vivid found anywhere.

This Cypress wood beach cottage, constructed in 1965, is one of the few remaining true Florida beach homes. The location is perfect as it is less than 10 minutes to St. Armands Circle and 15 minutes to downtown Sarasota. Driving over bridges around Sarasota and Longboat Key provides the simple pleasure of seeing water everywhere.

This home is clean, smoke-free, and animal-free which is a welcome relief for allergy sufferers.

Located right on the beach, you feel like you are on the beach even when you are in the home.

This home is right on the 10-mile bike path that runs the length of Longboat Key. Renting bikes allows anyone to bike to great restaurants and shops. The Sarasota area boasts of nearly 100 great golf courses and dozens of tennis courts.

Even though this home is historic, it is outfitted with the newest and most-up-to-date electronics including high speed wireless and cable television with Verizon FiOS. The home includes three brand new Samsung high definition Smart TVs and a Sony PS3 which doubles as a Blu-Ray DVD player.

In November of 2011, new linens and towels were purchased brand new from Pottery Barn. In addition, new Pottery Barn bar stools, furniture, beds, and televisions were purchased. A new double chaise lounge from Pottery Barn was also purchased for the screened-in porch right on the Gulf of Mexico.

An outdoor shower with hot and cold water is conveniently located right off the beach.

A Publix supermarket and CVS pharmacy are less than two miles away. Longboat Key and the Sarasota area are home to many fine restaurants with some very fine restaurants less than five miles away.

Keywords: This incredible Gulf of Mexico beachfront home is located mid-key on Longboat Key right on the beach.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have allergies so absolutely NO Pets! Longboat Key does NOT allow dogs on the beach! Sorry! I know you all love your pets!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have steps up the front and back of the home. Sorry!...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • King size beds (2). Two King beds with brand new firm Tempur-Pedic mattresses. One in the Master and one in the Guest Room. Queen size Bed (1). New firm Queen Tempur-Pedic mattress in the Guest Room. Sleeps 6 in beds. 2 small children could sleep on 2 sofa's in the Livingroom. Sheets, blankets and mattress pads in the ottoman in the Livingroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • Mater Bathroom has a tub and shower. Guest Bathroom has a shower and 2 doors into the bathroom from the Guest room. The guest room is a large room with a wood pulling dividing door that divides the King and Queen beds. It is not totally private, however, it does give some privacy. Cute room! ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Three brand new Samsung LED HD TVs, a Sony PS3 which doubles as a Blu-Ray DVD player, iPhone docking stations in each bedroom, brand new furniture, new King size Temperpedic bed in master bedroom, very comfortable king size bed and queen size bed in guest suite. The best beach and sunset views on Longboat Key. Right on the beach. Weekly rentals accepted....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hundreds of high definition Verizon ViOS channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console:

    Sony PS3 with two controllers which doubles as a Blu-Ray DVD player. No games are included, please bring your own....moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    6 Bar stools. The Dining Table has 2 benches so it can seat 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided:

    New luxurious Pottery Barn towels and linens are provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless from Verizon FiOS is included in this home. You can even surf the web or check email on the beach....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New Mr. Coffee and a new Keurig! Please buy some cups....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Brand new cooking utensils in November, 2011....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Stainless Steel...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Each bedroom has a spacious walk-out balcony with right on the beach with incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico and stunning evening sunsets....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Please use our 2 New Schwin Bikes, but put them in the laundry room every night. Thanks!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The screened-in porch might be the best part of the home. Since you are right on the Gulf of Mexico, it makes one feel like they are on a ship. Enjoy naps or a night of sleep listening to the waves on a brand new Pottery Barn double chaise lounge. Two floor lamps make this space usable all evening....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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$2,500 per week Sept. 1, 2013 to Nov. 23, 2013
$3,000 per week Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, 2013 Thanksgiving Week
$2,800 per week Nov. 30 to Dec. 21, 2013
$3,850 per week Dec. 21 to Jan 4, 2014 Christmas and New Years
$3,500 per week Jan. 4 to Jan. 25, 2014
$3,850 per week Jan. 25 to April 26, 2014 and $3,000 per week 4-26 to 11-22, 2014
Prices do not include 12% state and county taxes, $220 move-out cleaning,
$750 damage deposit, and reservation processing fee of $60.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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Location

Walk right across the street (Gulf of Mexico Drive) to Bayfront Park which includes two, free, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard, a basketball court, a soccer field,and a baseball field all which border Sarasota Bay. There is also great fishing from the park and its piers. Four high quality Wilson tennis racquets are in the home for your use.

Also included is a portable Bose iPhone docking station for your listening pleasure.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: We are a family of five from Indiana and love coming to our beach house at Longboat Key. Being here is simply paradise. We hope that you can relax and enjoy the sun and surf as much as we do.

Why Private Homes:
We believe that we had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase an historic Florida beach cottage right on the Gulf of Mexico beach with 100+' of very private beach frontage directly on the Gulf of Mexico. This historic beachfront cottage was built in 1965 and is known as the famous Longboat Key Beach House. Even though Longboat Key is private, safe and exclusive, it is only 15 minutes to very cosmopolitan Sarasota with a vibrant arts and theatre community.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views, the beach, and the sunsets are second to none at this incredible beach house. We have 2 new Schwin Bikes for you to ride on the amazing bike path. We have biked over the Big Sarasota Bridge into Downtown Sarasota or Marina Jack's!


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  • Longboat Key Beach House is right on the Gulf of Mexico on a very private beach.

    Longboat Key Beach House is right on the Gulf of Mexico on a very private beach.

  • Play a game or dine on this new Pottery Barn Farm Table.

    Play a game or dine on this new Pottery Barn Farm Table.

  • Beautiful new kitchen! You can't beat cookin' with a view!

    Beautiful new kitchen! You can't beat cookin' with a view!

  • Private deck off master bedroom with two chaise lounge chairs and awesome views.

    Private deck off master bedroom with two chaise lounge chairs and awesome views.

  • Master Bathroom with beautiful sea foam green colors.

    Master Bathroom with beautiful sea foam green colors.

  • Brand new Samsung high definition Smart TV in guest bedroom.

    Brand new Samsung high definition Smart TV in guest bedroom.

  • Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

    Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

  • This new kitchen has the best view you will find anywhere! You'll enjoy cooking!

    This new kitchen has the best view you will find anywhere! You'll enjoy cooking!

  • Our favorite adirondack chairs on the beach! Have a drink and watch the sunset!

    Our favorite adirondack chairs on the beach! Have a drink and watch the sunset!

  • Welcome to the Famous Beach House on Longboat Key! Hear the waves?

    Welcome to the Famous Beach House on Longboat Key! Hear the waves?

  • Come to Longboat Key to see this beautiful sunset from every room in the house.

    Come to Longboat Key to see this beautiful sunset from every room in the house.

  • Enjoy our very private beach! Perfect for couples and Anniv. trips!

    Enjoy our very private beach! Perfect for couples and Anniv. trips!

  • Relax in our Great Room with this new furniture.

    Relax in our Great Room with this new furniture.

  • Enjoy a great book in our over-sized chair.

    Enjoy a great book in our over-sized chair.

  • Master bedroom with new King-size TempurPedic Bed.

    Master bedroom with new King-size TempurPedic Bed.

  • Brand new 46" Samsung LED high-definition Smart TV in master bedroom.

    Brand new 46" Samsung LED high-definition Smart TV in master bedroom.

  • This Big Guest Suite has a wooden pull wall. There are 2 doors into the bathroom

    This Big Guest Suite has a wooden pull wall. There are 2 doors into the bathroom

  • Newly remodeled guest bathroom with Shell mirror.

    Newly remodeled guest bathroom with Shell mirror.

  • Another view of the updated kitchen.

    Another view of the updated kitchen.

  • Enjoy the incredible view from this double chaise lounge! Shaded! The best room!

    Enjoy the incredible view from this double chaise lounge! Shaded! The best room!

  • Come and enjoy the beautiful beach and glistening Gulf of Mexico water.

    Come and enjoy the beautiful beach and glistening Gulf of Mexico water.

  • LBK is a perfect place to ride bicycles. Enjoy our bike, but put it back inside.

    LBK is a perfect place to ride bicycles. Enjoy our bike, but put it back inside.

  • Another incredible Longboat Key sunset.

    Another incredible Longboat Key sunset.

  • You really won't want to leave! Don't forget to sign the guest book!

    You really won't want to leave! Don't forget to sign the guest book!

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Date last modified - Monday, May 04, 2015

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    House
Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/28/2015
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