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Exceptional Home in Lush Tropical 'Old Florida' Near Gulf Beaches

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A quiet oasis nestled in a pine forest with lush tropical vegetation.

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Last updated: 01/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:21-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Englewood house description

This 2,112 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 bath single family home is great for a tropical escape. It has an open floor plan, with solar tubes that stream light to make it bright & airy. There's a big yard with lush tropical vegetation including native florida plants and many edibles. The pool is enclosed in a screen cage and provides the ultimate in privacy for those who enjoy swimming or even skinny dipping.
The house is in a small cul-de-sac community with area sidewalks leading to olde englewood, an 'old florida' style village with restaurants, bars, a library, a playhouse, and coffee and gift shops. A drug store, grocery store, and banks are a block away for your convenience.
It's a short drive to pristine, little used gulf of mexico beaches that abound in sharks teeth (a treasure hunt enjoyed by beachcombers). Two of the three public beach areas offer free parking. The area also abounds in hiking and biking trails, spectacular waterways for paddling, and fishing piers.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2112 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved cats and small dogs are welcome....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Day bed couch converts to king sized bed....moreless

          • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and new mattress, and bedding. The bed is flanked by bedside tables with lamps. This bedroom has a full walk-in closet. There are two dressers and a TV. The ceiling has a variable speed fan with light. Accordion shades can be easily lowered for privacy. The 2nd bedroom has two single beds with new bedding, and 2 dressers. The 3rd bedroom is a small room in the front of the house with a daybed that makes up into a king sized bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The master bedroom ensuite bathroom has dual sinks, a full wall length cabinet and mirror, a toilet, and a walk-in tiled shower with a glass shower door. The 2nd bedroom ensuite bathroom has dual sinks, a full wall length cabinet and mirror, a toilet, and a walk-in tiled shower with a glass shower door. The 3rd bathroom serves as a powder room and bath. It's located between the living room and the third bedroom. It has a small cabinet with sink and mirror above, a medicine cabinet and a tub/shower combination with a shower curtain. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining room has an oak table and 6 chairs for formal dining. The house is equipped for entertaining with a selection of tablecloths, cloth napkins and rings, and a variety of serving dishes....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Rival 4 slice toaster, plus crock pot, waffle iron, juicer, electric mixer, blender, pannini maker, bread maker, and hot air popcorn popper....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full compliment of Noritake stoneware dishes, china tea cups, Oneida Community stainless silverware....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Hamilton Beach Brew Station plus coffee bean grinder and two types of coffee presses....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Frigidaire side by side refrigerator/freezer with in-door water and ice dispenser....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Large kitchen with many cabinets and lots of counter space....moreless

          • Oven:

            Frigidaire stove/oven with optional convection cooking....moreless

          • Stove:

            Frigidaire glass top stove with 4 burners....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Built-in Frigidaire microwave....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Frigidaire Gallery series....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Vaulted ceilings with a ceiling fan, track lighting, a solar tube to stream in natural light. There's a couch, love seat & LazyBoy chair for reclining and watching the 46 inch flat screen Sony TV....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Built-in stone fireplace in living room burns fireplace logs such as Duraflame. (Please don't bring wood into the house. In Florida wood harbors critters such as cockroaches.)...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is in the driveway for 2 cars. Parking is also allowed along the road. It's a private road with little traffic....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full sized electric washer and dryer are available in the laundry room....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Full sized electric washer and dryer are available in the laundry room....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two air conditioners which offer dual zone temperature control....moreless

          • Heating:

            Thermostat controlled heat/cooling in two zones....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Living room - 46' flat screen Sony TV. Kitchen - 15' flat screen TV on a swivel. Master bedroom - 15' flat screen TV. 3rd bedroom - 14' TV....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Sony AM/FM amplifier with inside and outside speakers....moreless

          Communications

              • Internet:

                Comcast wireless internet access....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Private and secluded and surrounded by calming greenery. The pool is 30' long, 10' wide. it's 3' deep at the shallow end and 5' deep at the deep end. Steps at the shallow end. It is not heated....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    A large yard is filled with tropical gardens. Edibles available when in season include pineapples, oranges, star fruit, mangoes, bananas, papaya, moringa, peaches, blueberries, surinam cherries, etc....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The pool deck is screen enclosed and shaded by a retractable awning. It contains a table and 6 chairs (2 of which are rockers)....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    A man's and a woman's hybrid bicycles with baskets are available for use....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    There are 2 lawn chairs, 2 beach chairs, 2 kick boards available....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There are free public tennis courts and a tennis club nearby....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    There are many publicly accessible gulf courses nearby....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Two 17' sea kayaks are available for use....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Not exactly 'rural', but set in a lush tropical yard filled with native plants and edibles such as mangoes, papaya, pineapples, star fruit, oranges, blueberries and more....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Walking distance (via sidewalks) to Olde Englewood Village with its restaurants, bars, library, playhouse, and shops....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off-season
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  30 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  30 night min stay

                  $2,900
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 01/09/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

                  34 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Sarasota (SRQ)
                  84 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrack - Tampa
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-75
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Manasota Key Beach (free parking)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Englewoods on Dearborn (restaurant & bar)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bocca Royale Golf & Country Club
                  0.7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mango Bistro and La Stanza Ristorante and others

                  Car: Recommended

                  Located minutes away from pristine, uncrowded Gulf coast beaches (2 with free parking) where the favorite activity (aside from sunbathing and swimming) is combing the beach to find prehistoric shark's teeth.

                  This is old Florida, off the beaten track and away from throngs of people. We're nestled in a grove of Florida slash pine trees, within walking distance to the village of Old Englewood.

                  There are lots of nearby trails to hike, beautiful waterways to kayak or stand-up paddleboard, and plenty of places to fish even without a boat.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We're natives of Rochester New York where worked for Kodak, then founded Footprint press, Inc. to write and publish a series of outdoor recreation guidebooks. We also founded, then sold DisplayStands4You.com. We love the outdoors, especially long distance hiking and kayaking. Our lives have been filled with big adventures and we're off on another right now.

                  Why the Owner Chose Englewood:
                  This is an oasis of tropical splendor, in a quiet neighborhood of single family homes set in a pine woods. It's in a part of the Florida Gulf coast that is 'off the beaten track' so it's not crowded or overbuilt. It still has the 'old Florida' look and feel with a canopy roadway (over-arched with oaks and palms) the length of Manasota Key and on-the-waterways restaurants.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This house has a private pool surrounded by greenery (skinny dip anyone?). The 3 bedrooms are at each end of the house for quiet sleeping and each has its own bath. The living space is open, bright, and airy. There's a large, fully stocked kitchen with an eat-in counter. or dine in the dining room or at the table by the pool. The house comes with 2 bikes and 2 kayaks so you can explore the area via multiple modes.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • A quiet oasis nestled in a pine forest with lush tropical vegetation.

                    A quiet oasis nestled in a pine forest with lush tropical vegetation.

                  • A trellis above the garage holds flowering vines.

                    A trellis above the garage holds flowering vines.

                  • The sun-warmed pool is 30' long X 10' wide.

                    The sun-warmed pool is 30' long X 10' wide.

                  • A table and 4 chairs (2 are rockers) are shaded by a retractable awning.

                    A table and 4 chairs (2 are rockers) are shaded by a retractable awning.

                  • The front entrance way offers an inviting bench.

                    The front entrance way offers an inviting bench.

                  • Living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV and a stained glass side light.

                    Living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV and a stained glass side light.

                  • Looking from the living room, kitchen is on right & dining room straight ahead.

                    Looking from the living room, kitchen is on right & dining room straight ahead.

                  • The kitchen has lots of stocked cabinets and counter space.

                    The kitchen has lots of stocked cabinets and counter space.

                  • The dining room seats 6.

                    The dining room seats 6.

                  • A seating area on the other side of the lanai.

                    A seating area on the other side of the lanai.

                  • A ceiling fan with light & 2 lamps light the master bedroom.

                    A ceiling fan with light & 2 lamps light the master bedroom.

                  • The bathroom off bedroom 2 has a walk-in shower.

                    The bathroom off bedroom 2 has a walk-in shower.

                  • A large yard with tropical gardens.

                    A large yard with tropical gardens.

                  • The yard is filled with edible plants such as this pineapple.

                    The yard is filled with edible plants such as this pineapple.

                  • Two sliding doors lead into the pool cage.

                    Two sliding doors lead into the pool cage.

                  • Another 2 chairs and a foot stool are pool side.

                    Another 2 chairs and a foot stool are pool side.

                  • The living area has a couch, loveseat and Lazy-boy chair.

                    The living area has a couch, loveseat and Lazy-boy chair.

                  • A powder room with bathtub serves the front (3rd) bedroom.

                    A powder room with bathtub serves the front (3rd) bedroom.

                  • An eat-in counter with a TV on a swivel lets you watch TV while you cook or eat.

                    An eat-in counter with a TV on a swivel lets you watch TV while you cook or eat.

                  • Looking from dining room into kitchen with wine rack to the left.

                    Looking from dining room into kitchen with wine rack to the left.

                  • The lanai offers a coffee nook area.

                    The lanai offers a coffee nook area.

                  • Two sliding doors lead out to pool area.

                    Two sliding doors lead out to pool area.

                  • The bathroom off bedroom #1 has a walk-in shower.

                    The bathroom off bedroom #1 has a walk-in shower.

                  • 2nd bedroom with matching twin beds and an ensuite full bath.

                    2nd bedroom with matching twin beds and an ensuite full bath.

                  VRBO #493341

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

                  $1,800 - $2,900 per month (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 01/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 21-30 nights
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