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Beach Escape to Longboat Key, Waterfront Sunrises/Sunsets, Gulf Beach Access

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Front sitting area looking out to Sarasota Bay

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Outdoor recliner seating provides wonderful views of Sarasota Bay in front of the cottage, and out the back sliding door a canal leads to the Bay. It's a nonstop nature show with pelicans and osprey diving for fish, dolphins swim by from time to time and fish jump throughout the day.

To get to beautiful Longboat Beach on the Gulf of Mexico side we have a deeded beach access path that is 0.4 miles away (a 10 minute walk, or a quick bike or drive) See Gulf Beach pics 17,18,19). All beach gear provided: chairs, mats, towels, umbrellas, beach wagon/cart for rolling supplies down access path to beach.

The cottage is attached to another unit - so it could be described as a townhouse. It is part of a small 8 unit (cottage/townhouse) condo association. It's at the end of a private road, so there is no traffic.

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There are granite counters throughout (kitchen, bar, bathrooms), all the comforts of home, king-size master with en-suite bathroom - large bedroom windows open for ocean breeze. Second bedroom with very comfortable and new comfort top queen size bed... a queen size sofa bed in living room area is stylish as a couch and folds down flat for extra bed.

Nearby restaurants are excellent - just a short walk to restaurants at the end of St.Judes Drive (or a short drive/bike ride for waterfront view restaurants). Two kayaks (launch directly in-front of our cottage) and a pair of bikes (his and hers) provided.

Two free parking spots (one under carport).

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Home owners association does not allow dogs....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    one level....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    comfortable new cofort top queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    en-suite bathroom, big closets, HDTV in room....moreless

  • The master is a good sized renovated bedroom with very comfortable king size and back window opens on to canal for water sound at night if you wish. The 2nd room has a queen size bed and a large window with bay views. There's a queen size sofa bed in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    en-suite with shower/bath/heatlamp...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    outdoor heated shower attached to house...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    granite counter...moreless

  • granite counter tops - new and quiet fans, heatlamp in master bath - hot water in a separate outdoor shower - great after the beach or hot day in the sun....moreless

Other Amenities

  • it's a resort island so all island/beach activities are very close (boat tours, kayak tours, paddleboard tours/lessons, surfing, para sailing etc)... community recreation center is 3 miles (south) with free basketball, tennis and shuffleboard. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    two HDTV's, one in living area, one in master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    2 kayaks, boogie boards for beach, beach chairs, beach mats etc...moreless

  • Video Games:

    xbox with games...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    less than a half mile to private trail to beautiful white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Beautiful view of salt water, Sarasota Bay (sunrises/sunsets/pelicans/ospreys/dolphins) out of front windows and outside front lounging area and view of canal out of back windows and back seating...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful view of Sarasota Bay (spectacular sunrises/sunsets) out of front windows and outside front lounging area and view of canal out of back windows and back seating area...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beautiful view of Sarasota Bay (spectacular sunrises/sunsets) out of front windows and outside front lounging area and view of canal out of back windows and back seating area...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 seats around dining table - bar stool style seating at granite counter area between kitchen and living area - nice dining spot out back or out front for casual meals with a view....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    HDTV, board games, comfortable living space...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 spots (one under carport...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new large...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    granite counters, new stainless steel appliances, bar seating area around large granite section...moreless

  • Microwave:

    new stainless steel...moreless

  • Oven:

    new...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    rentals at end of street...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    front and back seating areas to enjoy water views - portable firepit (for front or back) with duraflame logs provided....moreless

  • Golf:

    nearby - expensive on Longboat, much cheaper off the island in bradenton and sarasota...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks behind house - carry (or roll on wheels) to beach in front of house for launch (100 yards)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    free at community rec center...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    kayaks, boogie boards, frisbees, beach chairs, beach mats/cushions, beach water shoes. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Jan-June
Nov 15 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,700 $4,000
Peak Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,700 $4,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000 $2,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Bradenton International
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harry's Restaurant
4.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Longboat Key Club Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Gulf of Mexico Drive
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harry's Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Longboat Key Beach

Car: Recommended

Beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Water out your back door (canal to Sarasota Bay) and front door (Sarasota Bay). Spectacular views of sunrises, sunsets, wildlife (birds, jumping fish and dolphins). A wonderful park is right next door with nature trails, boardwalks and water lookouts. The beach on the Gulf is at the end of our street - with a private access across Gulf of Mexico drive. Longboat is a peaceful place that you may never want to leave, but, it's just a 10 minute drive of the famous St. Armand's Circle if you are looking for nightlife and great shopping... and Sarasota is about 15 minutes away.

I recommend brewing a pot of coffee (ground coffee from Harry's on our street - which we will provide) and waking up to catch the most amazing sunrises one step out your front door. Longboat is wonderful for cycling and walking and great dining is available within walking distance or a 5 minute drive for waterfront dining options.

Carport parking and additional parking in front of cottage.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We love to get away from it all and that's why we love Longboat Key. We chose this location because we fell in love with the view. We have done a lot of traveling and now we're finding it tough to go anywhere else. We enjoy coming here to breathe in the fresh ocean air and experience the local cuisine. The nature preserve/park (with boardwalks along the water) next door is a bonus. We love walking to the beach, biking on the trails and enjoying ocean sunsets and bay sunrises. The people on Longboat Key are warm, friendly and fun.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
When you cross the bridge to Longboat Key you leave everything behind and enter a peaceful paradise. It's beautiful, quiet and peaceful here. Water out your back door (canal to Sarasota Bay) and front door (Sarasota Bay). Spectacular views of sunrises, sunsets, wildlife (birds, jumping fish and dolphins). A wonderful park is right next door with nature trails, boardwalks and water lookouts. The beach on the Gulf is at the end of our street - with a private access across Gulf of Mexico drive. I recommend brewing a pot of coffee (ground coffee from Harry's on our street - which we will provide) and waking up to catch the most amazing sunrises one step out your front door. Longboat is wonderful for cycling and walking and great dining is available within walking distance or a 5 minute drive for waterfront dining options.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are at the end of a private road that has virtually no traffic (just the 6 residents who live beyond us) Longboat is a peaceful place that you may never want to leave, but at the same, it's just a 10 minute drive from the popular St. Armand's Circle if you are looking for nightlife and great shopping... and Sarasota is about 15 minutes away. Historic Bridge Street with more great restaurants and waterfront views is 10 minutes north. So you have many options for relaxing and recharging your batteries and you have activities very close if you wish.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Front sitting area looking out to Sarasota Bay

    Front sitting area looking out to Sarasota Bay

  • Sunrise, with pelicans, in front of house

    Sunrise, with pelicans, in front of house

  • Osprey w/ fish he caught in Bay out front, on tree beside cottage

    Osprey w/ fish he caught in Bay out front, on tree beside cottage

  • View of Sarasota Bay from kitchen window

    View of Sarasota Bay from kitchen window

  • white couch is a nifty queen sofa bed that folds down for a third bed if needed

    white couch is a nifty queen sofa bed that folds down for a third bed if needed

  • master bath, en suite... 2nd bathroom also has granite counter sink.

    master bath, en suite... 2nd bathroom also has granite counter sink.

  • looking down canal, out back sliding door

    looking down canal, out back sliding door

  • Kayak on Sarasota Bay near cottage

    Kayak on Sarasota Bay near cottage

  • watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

    watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

  • view at our beach access trail - looking north

    view at our beach access trail - looking north

  • view from front - Sarasota can been seen in distance

    view from front - Sarasota can been seen in distance

  • watercolor, painted on our beach in front of cottage

    watercolor, painted on our beach in front of cottage

  • View from front of house out to Sarasota Bay

    View from front of house out to Sarasota Bay

  • looking at house from small beach

    looking at house from small beach

  • Kitchen, new appliances, granite counters

    Kitchen, new appliances, granite counters

  • living room - sliding doors to canal

    living room - sliding doors to canal

  • master - king size - canal out back window

    master - king size - canal out back window

  • Guest room, new comfort top queen size bed (very comfortable)

    Guest room, new comfort top queen size bed (very comfortable)

  • Kayaking in canal beside cottage, looking out to Sarasota Bay

    Kayaking in canal beside cottage, looking out to Sarasota Bay

  • Deeded Longboat Beach Access entrance - 5 min walk - across Gulf of Mexico Dr

    Deeded Longboat Beach Access entrance - 5 min walk - across Gulf of Mexico Dr

  • Birds enjoy the Gulf waters - at our beach access point, looking south

    Birds enjoy the Gulf waters - at our beach access point, looking south

  • sunrise from front with umbrella in foreground

    sunrise from front with umbrella in foreground

  • biking on boardwalk at Joan Durante Park, enter park from our street

    biking on boardwalk at Joan Durante Park, enter park from our street

  • on our small beach in front of cottage (low tide)

    on our small beach in front of cottage (low tide)

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
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