2BR/2BA Cottage Steps to Bay, 1mi to Nokomis Beach/Casey Key
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
NEW for 2010! Now with CLEAR, CLEAN county water! This quaint cottage home is the PERFECT place to relax, and to also enjoy the tropical landscaping while sitting on our private wood deck. It is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood on a lot with numerous flowering plants and palms. We are less than a mile (and much closer 'as the crow flies') from one of the most BEAUTIFUL beaches in the world - Nokomis beach and Casey Key.
You can easily ride a bike or walk to the beach! The road leading to the beach was just repaved and now includes a bike path. On the way to the beach, stop in at Pelican Alley (for the BEST crabcakes), or Pop's (fish and chips anyone?) and have a bite to eat...they are great casual restaurants right on the intracoastal waterway. There is also a general store, homemade ice cream, a surf shop, and water sports rentals all within walking distance of our home.
Our home features a private screened in patio made of terracotta tile with a teak wooden table and chairs for outdoor dining. The screened lanai area opens up to an open-air, private wooden deck which is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. This area is perfect for star watching at night, tanning in private, or for letting your children go outside to play in an enclosed and safe place! There's even a hammock for that favorite book (or maybe a nap?). It is a very spacious deck. It's the most amazing open-air, peaceful feeling...
The inside of the home is like new... freshly painted and newly decorated. There is a beautiful small dining room area... perfect for a nice dinner. There are many comfortable places to sit and relax throughout the home, which is very comfortable and cheery. We offer big closets in the bedrooms and dressers for all of your storage needs. There is a breakfast nook and also a beautiful, small dining area. From there, you may even have a VIEW OF THE BAY.
The other feature about this house that we must mention is that no matter which window or door you are looking out of, the view is gorgeous. Our lot is a corner lot, so the views feel very open as is the 'tropical nature' around our home. Here, you will find locals walking, running, or biking in our pedestrian friendly neighborhood.
There are even 3 neighborhood parks - all within a few blocks of our home. 2 are directly on the waters of Lyons Bay for your fishing pleasure. THE CLOSEST BEING ONLY STEPS FROM OUR FRONT DOOR!
The historical downtown Venice is only two miles south and provides quaint antique shops. Siesta Key and the Village is only 25 minutes north, as is Sarasota's Main Street which features many restaurants and shops. Visit Saint Armands Circle, 35 minutes north for more great shopping and restaurants! Disney World and all of the other Orlando attractions are just 2 hours away!
One more reason why you will want to come to Nokomis is that EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT on the beach is 'drums by the sunset' which you have to experience in order to appreciate the beauty of it. Anyone who has a drum... any kind of drum... will bring it to the beach where a big group of local drummers drum their drums until the sun sets (starting an hour before sundown).
There you will find locals and tourists alike dining in the sand, playing in the sand and dancing in the sand. I'll never forget the first time we witnessed it. We were mesmerized! There were families with blankets all over the beach, kids playing, honeymooners enjoying the romantic mood, people with lightweight plastic tables and chairs made up to look ELEGANT with beautiful tablecloths and linen napkins, etc, champagne on ice, wine, fruit and cheese platters, and anything else you could IMAGINE to bring in a picnic basket or cooler.
All of that coupled with the great SUNSET and the beat of the drums is an amazing experience...
We look forward to serving you in any way we can and if you have ANY additional questions, just CALL Michelle or Steve right now!
Keywords: Single-Family Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
A BOSE WAVE CD/radio for room filling sound, Convection Toaster/Oven, Coffee Maker, Tea Kettle, Blender, Steamer, Toaster, Mixer, Waffle-Maker, Orange-Juicer in the kitchen. We also provide beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and beach towels; everything you need for your stays on our white sandy beaches....morecollapse
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Water Tubing
ReviewsWrite a review
Love, Love, Love the location.
Love, Love, Love the location.
Nice quiet neighborhood, nice walk to the beach, nice fun restaurants close by. The house was nice, clean, and well equipped with everything we needed. We are very pleased we had the opportunity to stay at your rental. Thanks Steve! The Kleva's from Galloway, New Jersey
- Guest Milly & Mike
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks a lot, guys. Please come back anytime!
Everything you need!
Everything you need!
We felt at home the minute we walked through the front door! Steve and Michelle provided everything needed for a day at the beach or just being comfortable at home. The cottage was neat and clean and we especially enjoyed the tropical landscaping, lanai, and large deck. The neighbors were welcoming and friendly and it was a good place to walk our dog. It was an easy walk to Nokomis Beach and we enjoyed the parks along Lyons Bay Road. We found many things to do within a short drive...Siesta Key #1 beach, downtown Venice, Oscar Scherer State Park, Van Wezel performance center in Sarasota and numerous restaurants. We are very much looking forward to our stay next year. Thanks Steve and Michelle!
- Guest Tom & Sheri
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 05/07/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Tom, for such a glowing review. The neighbors speak highly of you as well. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely wife, and we look forward to your next stay. Steve and Michelle
Upon arrival we met Steve and Michelle and they were very helpful and friendly. The house was immaculate and very well equipped and appointed. Great location and we enjoyed the privacy of the large deck.
- Guest Canucks
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 05/18/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks a lot! We know you had many homes to choose from in the Nokomis area---we certainly appreciate you staying with us. Thanks again, and it was a pleasure meeting you and your guest. Come back anytime! Steve and Michelle
We'll be back!
We'll be back!
Clean, cool, quiet, relaxing. This was a great home base to many beaches, fun shops, restaurants, places to see. Steve and Michelle were great to work with, wonderful people. We got what they promised. We left reenergized, a true vacation. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
- Guest Joe
- Date of stay 06/06/10
- Review Submitted 07/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks a lot, Joe and Pam. We appreciate those kind words and wish you the best. Steve and Michelle.
Our accommodations at Lyons Bay Cottage in Nokomis were outstanding! The cottage was very nicely decorated and furnished. It was comfortable, clean and well supplied with everything we needed for our stay during the month of February. Close to the beach and great restaurants, especially Pelicans Alley which has great food. We enjoyed our winter vacation and our stay here immensely, and hope to return in the future.
- Guest Ron & Sue Birgensmith
- Date of stay 03/24/10
- Review Submitted 03/24/10
Owner response: Thanks a lot, Ron and Sue, for staying with us. It was certainly nice talking to both of you. We hope you return also. Steve and Michelle
What a warm, delightful cottage. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying Florida at its best. Comfort is what you will get, lovely linens, and the kitchen was nicely equipped.
- Guest Bob and Maggie David
- Date of stay 02/15/10
- Review Submitted 02/15/10
Owner response: Thanks a lot, Maggie. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Bob.
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This house was just what we wanted for our Florida vacation. It was very clean, tastefully decorated, contained all of the necessary items of home, and was everything we could ask for. We especially liked the deck atmoshpere for our morning coffee and evening cocktails. The neighborhood was quiet, well kept, and friendly. The girls usually drove to the nearby beach, but the guys walked the mile. We found the restaurants close by to be very good. Our favorite was the Pop's Sunset Grille. I highly recommend this house and I look forward to visiting it again.
- Guest Mary Ann Meyers
- Date of stay 05/16/09
- Review Submitted 05/16/09
Lyons Bay Cottage is a sweet, little oasis tucked away in a lovely neighborhood. Once there, you feel the warmth of a home and find you settle right into "your cottage." The rooms are bright and comfortable. It is a home away from home, with easy access to the beach, stores, etc. And, the beach is wonderful....good sand and shelling and large enough to find private places if you wish. My stay was delightful and helped me to make the decision to purchase my own place in Florida.
- Guest Joan N. Volpe
- Date of stay 05/06/09
- Review Submitted 05/06/09
Owner response: Thank you, Joan. We sincerely appreciate the kind words. Steve and Michelle
My husband Tom and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nokomis at the Lyons Bay Cottage. It is a cute and nicely furnished home, with everything supplied for a vacation stay. Plenty of room for a family as well. We especially enjoyed the large deck! Alice and Tom Skokie, IL
- Guest Alice Baehler
- Date of stay 04/28/09
- Review Submitted 04/28/09
Owner response: Alice and Tom, thank you very much. You are welcome anytime. Steve and Michelle
My family had a great time, the place is nicely decorated, very clean, and everything that is needed for a good stay is provided. We greatly enjoyed the deck, with chairs and a hammock. The beach is close and beach equipment is provided. You cannot go wrong on this one, check it out! Gale Thompson, Professor of Psychology, Bethany College, WV
- Guest Dr. T. Gale Thompson
- Date of stay 01/09/09
- Review Submitted 01/09/09
Owner response: Thank you, Gale. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and it was a pleasure to have you as our guest. M&S
DECEMBER through APRIL -- $2,750/month, $1295/week MAY through NOVEMBER -- $1950/month, $ 795/week Applicable taxes will be added to all rentals. $500 security deposit $250 pet deposit NO CLEANING FEE!!!
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Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Nokomis:
Nokomis/Casey Key - with its building height restrictions - is an 'old Florida' oasis in a state abounding with high rise beach-front condominiums. Here you will find miles long pristine white sandy beaches that suits both the family atmosphere, and also more secluded spots for those seeking out the private, romantic getaway.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Walk or ride bikes on a peninsula with an eclectic mix of multi-million dollar homes, the more modest single family homes, dotted with 1920's era Spanish style homes. Or launch kayaks at the neighborhood park only 2 homes away.
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entrance to our home
partial view of our living room
Part of the main living room with breakfast area in background.
Dining room with sitting/reading room in the background.
Second bedroom. Not shown is a 27" TV, stocked bookcase and walk-in closet.
Partial view of our large and inviting open-air deck. Tropical drink, anyone?
view of the back of our home
walkway to our front door
Partial view of the screened lanai which opens to the deck in background.
living room fireplace view
kitchen with dining room and backyard patio in the background.
partial view of master bath
Side yard facing lush landscaping concealing our large deck and home.
our home shaded green. parks in red.
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