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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.
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
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
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
Satellite / Cable:
Hundreds of high definition Verizon ViOS channels....moreless
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
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
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
$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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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.
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!