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VILLA MOJITO: Look no further. You've just found your perfect beach cottage in prime island location. Quick walk to numerous island activity options or kick back & chill out with a chilled mint mojito on our breathtaking beach. Our ultra-talented interior designer created our very popular Villa Mojito beach cottage on gorgeous Manasota Key (the island just south of Sarasota & Venice, near all Venice attractions but with its own unique island charm). We are only 1 minute walk to our spectacular beach & only 1 minute walk the opposite way to picturesque Lemon Bay at the end of our short quaint street - perfect for kayaking/fishing. Free use our kayaks & canoe!!! Just 5 minute walk to # 1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park (a natural wonderland-so bring your camera!) Only 8 minute walk to 3 very popular beach restaurants with fun island nightlife & live tropical music.
* Walk 8 minutes down to free beach yoga classes which our guests absolutely love.
Saturday is always our arrival/departure day, full week reservations- like most places in area. (still good value even if you can't stay entire time).
Two bedroom, open-concept beach cottage with one full bathroom with shower plus an outdoor shower with hot & cold water on the side of Villa Mojito makes after beach clean up a breeze.
* Sleeps up to 6 most comfortably in beds (including twin-size trundle) or up to 8 max using new sofa sleeper, or enjoy a romantic, spacious retreat for 1 couple to enjoy. We have similar beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows. Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates. We fill up very quickly. No pets. No smoking. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents.
** We are family friendly & we are also very popular with active seniors. Absolutely no student groups. Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community. You will sleep well!
*** Just updated by our interior designer, Villa Mojito beach cottage features a dine-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new range, dishwasher, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, toaster & blender to make pina coladas & tropical smoothies.
** Two cottage bedrooms with new designer bed linens, 1 full bathroom with shower and new vanity, plus an outdoor shower on the side of Villa Mojito with hot & cold water. Small private lanai to enjoy your morning coffee with the warm Florida breezes. New sofa sleeper in inviting family room with new Samsung, high-definition, LED flat screen TV. Relax after beach time with all premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc.!
* Chill out in our new patio conversation seating area and enjoy frosty strawberry daiquiris at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in common courtyard. New kitchen dining table seats 6 plus bistro set on lanai seats 2 more. One bedroom features a king-size bed, the second bedroom showcases our new deluxe bunk set - twin over a full bed, then a twin trundle slides out under the full to sleep up to 4 in bunks. Efficient AC window units. No need to over pack - all linens & beach gear provided. Full size washer and dryer on premises in common laundry room. Three basic outdoor showers in common area for easy after beach clean up. One of the outdoor showers with hot & cold water is on the side of Villa Mojito.
* FREE AMENITIES GALORE! 2 Kayaks and a canoe just added for our guests to use free! Current guests report the canoe & kayaks have been an amazing, memorable way to explore breath-taking Lemon Bay! Just pop them in Bay at end of our short cute street - lots of dolphins have been around lately so this is a fantastic experience (I tried out the kayaks with my family. I was stunned when a dolphin came up so close we could touch it & then the dolphin dove right under our kayak thrilling our kids- it was quite the experience!:); New outdoor ping pong has also been very popular with our guests of all ages!
* Get the most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide & new online Hospitality Suite - loaded with great ideas for local activities, golf/tennis, our favorite restaurants/grocery stores, day spas, fitness, water adventures, fishing, day trips, nature activities, shopping, museums/cultural activities. Free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptops. 2 free parking space for each cottage (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a responsible local babysitter, beach toys & a large playground is walkable. 4 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler' pocket on sides for your favorite beverage, beach umbrella, boogie boards, skim board, light-weight beach towels; popular board games (plus a great playground, basketball court are walkable). Very popular free beach yoga classes only 8 minute walk down our beach!
** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance. Enjoy!
This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) available for weekly, Saturday to Saturday vacation stays in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything! Located on a quaint, short residential street, guests walk only 1 minute to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach. Unlike other area beaches with erosion problems, our beach is plentiful and sand does not disappear in high tide! Walk the same 1 minute distance the other direction to picturesque Lemon Bay where you can fish for dinner, or take a serene kayak excursion. Only 5 minute walk to the breathtaking Stump Pass nature preserve with acres of secluded shoreline, kayak launches, and hiking trails. Take a longer 8 minute walk to Manasota Keys most popular restaurants & bars including Flounders, White Elephant, Lock n Key with live tropical music; boat/kayak/watersports rental stores; plus a convenience store and large fantastic public beach across the street with Pavilions, great playground, basketball court, and very popular free beach yoga classes. Golf & tennis options in our guest guide. Guests love this prime island location!
** OPTIONAL AWARD-WINNING HEALTH-CLUB & JR. OLYMPIC OUTDOOR HEATED POOL & SPA OFF-SITE-only 5 minute drive from us available for very reasonable weekly rate paid directly to club (only about $60 for week family membership access with 1 free trial day & free Red-Cross certified childcare white you work out.
****ABOUT BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT...
Our charming Manasota Key resort, Blue Starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized villas created by our very talented interior designer. Blue Starfish's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your stay at Blue Starfish Resort will leave you with the sense that you've
rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacations, but with all the modern conveniences we don't like to live without. Whether you stay in a beautifully decorated two bedroom villa or our darling studio, Blue Starfish's horseshoe configuration provides plenty of privacy. Blue Starfish's neighboring beach cottage options include: One 3 bedroom/1 bathroom; three 2 bedroom/1 bathroom cottages; one 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage; & one 1 cute open-concept beach studio with 1 bathroom & kitchenette. Community amenities on site: outdoor conversation seating; self-serve Tiki Bar set; 2 charcoal grills; outdoor bistro sets; laundry room. Get your game on with new outdoor Ping-Pong area. Get ready for an exciting adventure on the water with 2 kayaks & 1 canoe now available for our guests to enjoy. (adult-size life jackets provided - please bring kid sizes as they need to fit well if they plan to use watercraft) We just added all new cookware, new bake set, new place settings, new stainless steel range, new stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Quiet, respectful low-key vacationers only as this is a nice upscale residential beach community. You will sleep well! Popular day trips include Venice Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sanibel, Naples, Orlando's Disney/Seaworld/Universal Studios; Legoland, Busch Gardens Tampa; Miami; Key West Express boat trips from Fort Myers down to Keys.
* ABOUT MANASOTA KEY
Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches.
From wandering the seclude shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park near us, to casual dining with fresh seafood at Flounders Beach Restaurant, you will love simply hanging out on the Key. We have many happy repeat guests and we want you to be one of them! Book today before your favorite dates get snapped up. We are popular and fill up very quickly year-round!
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Feb 1 - Apr 10, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Apr 11 - Nov 21, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
Saturday to Saturday stays (mainly weekly stay place-no monthly discounts. 1 week min. stay. Full payment needed to reserve dates. credit cards accepted. reservations are non-refundable like most houses. we suggest trip insurance from www.insuremytrip.com or www.travelguard.com at reasonable rates to fully cover your trip. 3 pm check in. 10 am check out. no pets/no smoking inside or out.
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Fantastic Location! Blue Starfish Resort is only a 5 minute walk to Stump Pass Beach State Park's amazing nature preserve & acres of secluded beach shoreline. Stump Pass is the #1 ranked local attraction on Trip Advisor and we are thrilled to be in the Park's neighborhood! ONLY 1 minute walk to gorgeous Manasota Key beach! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to serene Lemon Bay - perfect for kayaking or fishing. 2 kayaks & 1 canoe available for our guests to enjoy! Curious dolphins frequently come up very close to the kayaks in Lemon Bay - an absolutely amazing experience!) Only about 8 minute walk to the most popular restaurants/Tiki Bars on Manasota Key including White Elephant Pub, Flounders & Lock n Key - most have live music most days & tropical setting across from Englewood Beach with big playground, very popular Free yoga classes on the beach, Basketball courts, watersports rentals - SUPS, Kayaks, boats, jet ski, parasailing etc. The beach near us has plenty of sand that doesn't disappear in high tide like some local beaches on the Key! On-site amenities - Blue Starfish guests can use our kayaks & canoe for free! Dolphins are frequently seen in both the ocean and bay near us & quite friendly - you can almost touch them they get so close to the kayaks at times! Outdoor Ping-Pong & 3 outdoor showers in our common patio area. Get ready for some friendly competition.
Blue Starfish Beach Resort is a special place in a great location - visit us once and we think you'll be hooked:). Many of our guests return each year as a family tradition we are proud to say. You have numerous island activity options walkable so many of our guests never leave the key. But if you wish to explore other interesting parts of Florida - we have MANY exciting day-trip options: take the Key-West Express boat-ride from Fort Myers, drive to Sarasota's many cultural activites, shop til you drop in neighboring Venice, find stunning shells in Sanibel, check on Siesta Key's beach scene, go to Miami's south Beach for always entertaining people watching, or thrill the kids with Orlando's Disney, SeaWorld, etc or we are even closer to LEGOLAND, Cape Canaveral or Busch Garden's Tampa theme park.
About the owner: We simply love everything about Manasota Key - the friendly locals, breathtaking beaches, numerous dolphins, & tropical bars & restaurants with live tropical music! We added all of the comforts of home to Blue Starfish Beach Resort's six charming beach cottages only steps to the ocean so our guests can fully relax and enjoy themselves. We treat our guests like family and love that many return each year for their annual beach vacation! We highly encourage guest feedback then quickly act on all reasonable suggestions. Canoe & Kayaks on-site free for our guests to explore picturesque Lemon Bay!!
Why the Owner Chose Manasota Key:
Location, Location, LOCATION! We looked forever to find the perfect location on Manasota Key and the perfect beach villas. We are thrilled Blue Starfish Resort is just steps to both our fantastic Beach & tranquil Lemon Bay. Plus only a short walk to so much to do on the island! Or you can chill out and do absolutely nothing but laze on the beach or enjoy cocktails at our patio's self-serve Tiki Bar. Only 1 minute walk to the gorgeous Manasota Key Beach with deeded beach access! Our beach never gets crowded and sand is quite plentiful unlike other local beaches on the Key - our beach does not disappear in high tide! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to the serene waters of Lemon Bay - where we love to kayak and fish. We offer our canoe & 2 kayaks for our guests to use for free. Our recent guests have been having an amazing time with the kayaks - touring picturesque Lemon Bay with dolphins swimming up right next to the kayaks - something they won't soon forget! We also offer outdoor Ping-Pong - get your game on! Three basic outdoor showers in common area makes after beach clean up a breeze. Kitchens offer beautiful granite countertops, cottage white kitchen cabinets & new stainless steel appliances with dishwashers in every cottage. Only 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park - acres of secluded beaches & amazing nature preserve that is currently the #1 ranked attraction. We are so happy to be in the same neighborhood as the treasured Stump Pass Park!! Only about 8 minute walk to relax with pina coladas & live music at the most popular restaurants & bars of Manasota Key including Flounders, White Elephant Pub, and Lock n Key - with free yoga classes on the beach, watersports rentals near by (Parasailing, jetski, SUPs, boats, sunset tours, etc.) & a big playground, basketball courts, beach Pavilion across from restaurants.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
In addition to our fantastic location, our mega-talented interior designer just worked her magic with new furnishings including new stainless steel appliances & designer linens at each of Blue Starfish Beach Resort's six appealing Beach Cottage options. We also pride ourselves to make sure each cottage is very well stocked. We recently added new Samsung high definition LED TVs with ALL FREE PREMIUM movie channels including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ etc. so guests can enjoy popular movies after beach time with their family. Free Kayaks & Canoe Use in Lemon Bay!! Outdoor Ping-Pong patio area - get ready to challenge friends & family. Got little ones? We've got you covered with beach toys, pack n play that can be used as a crib, high-back booster seat with tray can be used as a high chair & responsible local Red Cross certified, reasonably priced babysitters. Got bigger kids? They'll love our new Lucky Bums brand 41' Body Boards to catch the waves in style plus super fun skim boards, & their parents can join in or watch them in our new comfortable Coleman beach chairs with soft cooler pockets on the side to hold their favorite beverage or beach reading. They can also hit the basketball courts, sand volleyball courts & numerous watersports rentals on the main beach across from Flounders. On-site we offer outdoor Ping-Pong; Canoe & Kayaks & 3 outdoor showers in our common patio area and plenty of classic board games and books for after beach time. We really listen to our guests' suggestions & act quickly on feedback. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests. Blue Starfish draws such nice, friendly, courteous people. Relax & Have fun!
Enjoy ALL premium channels free on new high-def flat-screen! & New sofa sleeper.
Only 1 minute walk to our gorgeous beach! Watch dolphins jump & look for shells
Granite countertops & new stainless steel appliances make cooking a breeze
Our talented interior designer created Villa Mojito with coastal charm!
Villa Mojito is our very popular light-filled end cottage across from a canal
Enjoy coffee or mimosa & nice Florida breezes in your charming private lanai
Our very popular 2 bedroom villas steps to beach attract many repeat guests!
All new furniture throughout Villa Mojito!
Walk to Flounders Restaurant for live music, beach games & fun atmosphere!
Nearby watersports rentals for SUPs, kayaks, boats, jet ski, parasailing, etc.!
Manasota Key is all about beach time & relaxation! Enjoy dazzling sunsets!
Free use of our kayaks & canoe to explore breathtaking Lemon Bay & Stump Pass!!
All new designer bed linens on king size bed. Plenty of drawers.
Nothing beats a day at our spectacular beach!
Deluxe bunks sleep 4 with twin over full bed &twin trundle slide out under full
Full bathroom with shower and new vanity. Plus outdoor shower on villa's side
Feeling competitive? Challenge family & friends to our outdoor Ping-Pong!
Sip margarita's at our patio's Tiki Bar. Grill fresh seafood & dine alfresco
Friendly owners treat our guest like family!
Priceless beach memories are waiting for you. Book your vacay dates today!
Flounder's Tiki Bar is very popular with vacationers & locals! Great bands!
Only about 8 minute walk to main beach playground, basketball, free beach yoga!!
Only 1 minute walk to serene Lemon Bay Perfect place to fish, SUP or kayak
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