Private, Canal, Dock, Pool Share
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes townhome description
'Very Welcoming & Peaceful' - several times quoted from our Guests Book. Best value on Longboat Key...
Longboat Key is one of the most beautiful and secure barrier islands off of the west coast of Florida. Our townhouse is within a short walk to a nature lovers paradise - a 27 acre park which is well maintained and beaming with birds and other wildlife of the area with enchanting boardwalks through the mangroves and ample resting areas overlooking breathtaking Sarasota Bay.
Our guests have caught several kinds of game fish in our canal which was dredged only last year. Our smoke-free home is a very special place reserved for only a few. Make your reservation early as some of our guests are already booked for next year...
Absolutely beautiful, completely renovated and updated with all of the amenities that you would only find in units costing much, much more.
NEW heated pool with swim jets set in a lush professionally landscaped tropical setting 100 feet from your door. Pool is shared with owner and one additional rental home.
Cable TV and high speed internet
New furniture throughout
Fresh new mattresses and box springs, linens, towels, etc.
Wrap yourself in 440 thread count luxury bed sheets and cozy down comforter
New dishes, pots and pans, etc., etc.
New dishwasher, flat-top range, refrigerator with ice-maker
New microwave, toaster oven
New TV's in Living Room and Master Bedroom.
New VCR and DVD player in Living Room and Master Bedroom
Cable for TV's and two phones.
New coffee maker, food mixer, appliances, etc.
New Washer and Dryer
NOT BIG ENOUGH? No problem, the unit next door may also be available. It does not come with pool privileges.
Owner lives across the street.
Enjoy a 5 minute walk to your sun-drenched beach and the warm waters
of the Gulf of Mexico through your private access or a 2 minute walk
to a breath taking view of Sarasota Bay.
5 minute walk to a Nature Lover's paradise - 27 acres with trails
through the mangroves on boardwalks with ample sitting benchs
overlooking Sarasota Bay.
A 10 minute walk to 5 restaurants featuring continental cuisine, local seafood and absolutely outrageous desert rooms.
Keywords: Townhouse, covered parking
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Twin or Single Beds (2) New
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Pantry Items:
- Linens Provided:
- Covered Parking:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Basketball Court
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Activities, Sun Bathing, Swimming - private Gulf access or in the pool. Biking (rent 2 blocks away), Beaching (miles of it for strolling), Tennis - short walk (1 mi.), or bike ride away), Snorkeling, Scuba (several local dive services available), Boating (rent a boat - one mile away), Fishing (right out your back door), Nearby Attractions, White 'sugar-sand' beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, World Famous St, Armands Circle, Over 30 golf courses within 25 miles, Major league baseball winter camps close by, 1 hour from Tampa International Airport, 45 minutes to St, Petersburg, 3 1/2 hour drive to Fort Lauderdale and the Atlantic Ocean, Disney, 2 hours, Bush Gardens, 1 hour...moreless
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My husband and I have been to Long Boat Key several times over the last few years. It's a beautiful place to visit. This past summer we took my parents and 2 children. It was a wonderful, relaxing time. The house was perfect for us (my son is an infant, so we rented a crib). My husband and father fished off the patio every day, we walked to the beach almost every day. The house was immaculate, neighborhood quiet. Great location on the island. We are looking forward to our next visit.
- Guest Teresa Macejka (West Milford, New Jersey, US)
- Date of stay 05/01/07
- Review Submitted 05/23/07
Wonderful stay. The place was exactly as the photos depicted and immaculate. Just a few minutes from beach and restaurants. Jim and Kay were very helpful and all their recommendations proved to be correct. They were just like neighbors and helped make our trip seem more like staying in a second home.
- Guest Moe and Kenny (Utah)
- Date of stay 03/01/11
- Review Submitted 04/15/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
We loved it!
We loved it!
My husband and I stayed at this lovely village home. The cleanliness and attention to detail was amazing. We loved it. We will certainly stay here again if we have the opportunity and recommend it to our friends. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Many thanks To Jim and Kay. Andy & Jean Butterfield - England
- Guest Jean (England)
- Date of stay 07/11/10
- Review Submitted 08/01/10
Recommended for: Age 55+.
The townhouse is really nice, very clean and inviting. I like the proximity to the beach a 5 minutes walk. The location is also very close to shopping and walking distance to restaurants. I will be back.
- Guest Michelle (Delaware)
- Date of stay 02/01/10
- Review Submitted 06/18/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Some problems occurred in the house that you should be made aware of as we are not pleased with the experience - a neighbour complained almost daily of our conversations on the patio, at a normal level as confirmed by the Longboat Key police officers on a Friday night (the neighbour rang them); the neighbour had no problem with interrupting our online working/speaking with colleagues in Europe by requesting several times to restart the wireless router for them; no information about the wireless system (SSID & password) was available at the property nor that it was shared (this information IS contained in the rental agreement); the advertisment for the house claims luxury cotton sheets but only 1 set (queen-sized) was found in the closet. None are available for the single beds. All other sheets are polyester/cotton. Not a luxury, at any time; the advertisement for the house claims gas/electric grill. we were surprised at the tone of the owner when informed that the gas grill 'was mine'. After the telephone conversation we were embarassed to approach the house of the owner to use the post stamp-sized pool; we were not warmly greeted nor attended to. No one explained anything to us save the 'welcome' note about the rubbish collections; we were quite aware of and vigorously observed the smoking policy. The owner mentionied it again during a telephone call and it was off-putting; the rubbish bin was completely full upon our arrival. Summary - book elsewhere.
- Guest Max_H (Netherlands)
- Date of stay 05/28/10
- Review Submitted 06/08/10
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: This is the only negative you will find. The renter wanted me to refund his credit card charge and put it onto a different credit card. I told him I would do it for him but he would have to pay the credit card fee charge. He refused and said he would give us a bad review. So I did not pay and he wrote the above. We do provide an electric grill. The gas one he mentions is across the street behind my house on my back patio six feet from my kitchen door. We have two sets of linens at all times for both bedrooms, period. The pool is over 400 sq. feet. Rather large ("postage stamp".) Our place is great. These renters were not. Sorry for this. Kay and Jim Quinn, Owners, Longboat Key
A friend and I stayed for a week on Longboat Key and would highly recommend renting Jim and Kay's town home. We found their place to be exceptionally clean and well-appointed, with all the comforts of home. The location was perfect, in a quiet, neighbourhood with easy access to beaches, shopping etc. We enjoyed the beautiful pool and garden. Thanks for a great visit, we would definitely come back!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/01/08
- Review Submitted 05/20/08
Owner response: Thank you Wendy. You gals are welcomed back anytime. Thank you for taking such exceptional care of our place.
Wonderful place. This home has everything you need and want to make your vacation comfortable. The owners are very nice and I highly recommend this property for anyone planning a trip to the Longboat Key area. We will be returning! Thanks so much for making our stay a memorable one.
- Guest Diana Burgess (St. Louis, MO)
- Date of stay 05/01/07
- Review Submitted 05/07/07
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Kay & Jim, Thanks so much for a great visit with all the comforts of home. It is very welcoming & peaceful. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in this tropical paradise. Thanks for the welcome basket. Take care & stay well. Pat & Paul
- Guest Pat & Paul Schifferle
- Date of stay 03/31/07
- Review Submitted 03/31/07
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Kay and Jimmy, My first stay here in Sarasota plus having chosen 779 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key has bee 'just lovely'. This little home of your is a 'Dolls House'. I am pleased to be here, and more than this it is my sincere pleasure to know you both. Thanks for everything. See you soon. Adele
- Guest Adele Phillips
- Date of stay 05/31/06
- Review Submitted 05/31/06
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Kay & Jim, Thanks for making this holiday special. The time has gone so quickly but we have wonderful memories to take home. Longboat Key is a special place and you helped us to enjoy every minute of our time here. We're loonking forward to more of the same next year. Take care and we'll see you in 2007. Barb & Ralph
- Guest Barb & Ralph Simpson
- Date of stay 03/31/06
- Review Submitted 03/31/06
May 1 to Dec 15, 2013, $795.00 per week, $2195.00 per month Dec. 15 - 31 $1550.00 January 2014 through April $2995.00 per mo. May 1 to Dec 15, 2014, $825.00 per week, $2095.00 per month Dec. 15 - 31 $1650.00 11% tax required by state law. $100.00 cleaning fee. $300/damage deposit returned on departure day 50% Deposit to hold 90+ days in advance. Balance due 60 days before arrival.
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- Nearest Airport: Sarasota International at 18 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Gulf of Mexico at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Harry's Continental Kitchen at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Harry's Continental Kitchen at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I love the island and meeting interesting guest from around the world.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Across the street from my home
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Semi-private pool and maintenance engineer next door...Quiet, comfortable, secure, feels like home.
- Primary: +1 (941) 650-1266 (Florida, USA)
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Living room and dinette overlooking the water.
Dining over looking the canal to beautiful Sarasota Bay
Two twins in beautifully appointed 2nd bedroom.
New washer/dryer and frig with ice maker.
Semi PRIVATE Pool with Swim Jets and Therapy Jets 100 feet from your door.
Flowers poolside - butterflies everywhere....
View from Master Bedroom
A FREE Welcome Basket awaits your arrival.....
New TV, DVD and VCR for our comfort and intertainment.
Master bedroom with ajoining bath.
Fully equiped kitchen - just like home...If we're missing something just ask!
Gate to heated pool and tropical gardens
Quiet and peaceful = bring a good book....
View from the street - covered parking, new entrance doors.
Pull up a chair and relax
Our wind chime says it all...
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