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Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this new home (completed in 2010) will provide an island vacation experience for you and your family like no other. The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms view out over the azure waters of Longboat Pass, with 300 feet of beachfront, palm trees, hammocks, and private dock. Sunsets are spectacular. Great boating water and use of paddle boards, and kayaks. The two upstairs 2-room bedroom suites sleep up to 5 each, and all bedrooms open onto decks. The Master deck has a claw-foot tub with hot and cold water. The house opens on both the east and west side with 4 pocketing 12 foot sliding doors opening onto large screened decks for lounging and dining. Fully equipped kitchen with Su-Zero, Wolf and Kitchen Aid Appliances. Sound system with IPad/IPhone docking and High Speed Wifi. Surrounded by fine-dining, one of the prettiest beaches and amazing fishing, there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered.
All bedrooms have a private full baths - 3 in-suite. Master has private deck with an outdoor claw foot tub and hot and cold running water. There is a large outdoor shower on the ground level. Beds are all custom made from reclaimed hard wood cypress and historical beams, finished with non-toxic sealers. Mattresses are custom made eco-friendly memory foam with allergy materials and allergy free covers. Allergy free pillows for those with chemical sensitivity. Wonderful linens and covers. The home has wood heart of pine flooring throughout, with beautiful tongue and groove ceilings. The home opens up to the environment and on almost every day there are amazing cross breezes off of the gulf. All rooms open out to decks and view to the gulf and bay....moreless
Baths are generous with white marble, tops, subway tile wet walls, white hexagon tile floors....moreless
The house has kayaks (2 double) 2 paddle boards, canoe, and we can arrange for a private boat, limo service, maid service. The home meets the highest green building standards rated as a platinum green home by Florida Green Building Coalition. The views, private beach, grounds are amazing and native. Hammocks swing under the coconut trees, and chairs can be brought into the water under a shaded black mangrove tree. There are plenty of areas for napping on hammocks scattered around the property, lots of kid games and family games. There are two 10 foot dining tables for large gatherings. Kitchen is Sub Zero, Wolf and Kitchen-aide. Boche large capacity washer and dryer....moreless
The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock....moreless
The home has a private dock, and private beach....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
There are two 10'+ dining tables - one teak table on the east side screened porch and one indoor made from reclaimed New England cedar. All chairs and lounge furniture in the home is high grade teak...moreless
Electric drip for ground coffee with Melita style filters and Warming Caraffe...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Sub Zero Refrigerator, Wolf Cook Top; Kitchen-aide Wall Oven and Microwave; 2 Kitchen-aide Dish Drawers - White Marble counters, and large 10 foot x 4 foot center island matched up to a custom 10 foot dining table. Lots of Appliances - great for the 'foodies' among you!...moreless
Large seating balconies off of every bedroom in the house with amazing views of the water and Gulf of Mexico...moreless
Boat With Paddles
Deck / Patio:
Two covered patios flank both the west and east side of the open living and kitchen area with 24 feet of glass that pockets away on both sides -- opening the room up to feel like a pavilion. ...moreless
Longboat Key Club and many other critically acclaimed courses throughout the local area....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
2 double kayaks
2 kids kayaks
2 stand up paddle boards
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$2,000
Cleaning$500 + tax
4 Day Getaways are available for $6,000. There is a $200 per night charge for peak holiday weeks.
50% at time of booking, balance 60 days prior to arrival.
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Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this new home (completed in 2010) has been widely published for its unique and beautiful private setting. Private beach and deep water boat dock at your front door and a heavily forested island with a foot path down the middle length of the island. This home is all about the water and the wildlife that shares the property with you.
Things we all love to do:
Napping in hammocks under the Palms
Discovering the beaches
Exploring the vast sandbar
Ordering in a private massage
Walking the island
In the evening, the sunsets are amazing and there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered to the dock and watch a movie.
There are wonderful local restaurants serving fresh local catch within 2-10 minutes by easy boat ride in protected waters - including several that have tables on the beach!
If you want to venture out further, a 5 minute boat ride and simple 10 mile drive south to St. Armonds Key, Downtown Sarasota, known world wide for fine arts and culture,beaches, museums, botanical gardens, and wonderful restaurants.
Sarasota has a terrific jazz festival, film festival, wine festival, polo season, and many other special annual events.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Your hosts built this dreamy private island getaway within an easy boat ride from their principle home. 'We designed and built our dream home to share with our friends and family and celebrate what is most important in life!' Mr.Ellis is an award-winning luxury home builder in Sarasota, Florida (MyGreenBuildings) and Mrs. Ellis is an RN, active Mom, focused on health and wellness, and a local leader in advocating for animal welfare issues.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: As an avid yachting family, the home was designed like no other to capture views, breezes, and the materials and furnishings used in the home reflect their best memories of yachting throughout New England and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the San Juan Islands in the Pacific North West, the Caribbean and Bahamas.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The view, amenities and the private location is beyond compare. The home is highly sought after and praised for its design, and has been published in 8 different local, regional and national glossy magazines, as well as news-papers and television. The anonymity of our guest list is paramount. Perhaps the most common unique benefit for our guests -- who have included famous actors, athletes and public figures -- has been the absolute privacy of the location, completely disconnected to the rest of the world -- yet still very close to everything with a boat.