Just Steps Away from the Gulf & Bay
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Private Homes house description
You are truly in the islands when you relax and wind down in this charming bungalow. Shady mango trees cover the generous lot, located on a private, quiet, shell paved street. This wonderful house is located two houses from the bay and two houses and Gulf Drive from the Gulf of Mexico on magnificent Longboat Key. You will find miles of wide, empty beaches abound.
This colorful, well decorated house has the perfect layout for a vacation where privacy is desired. The master bedroom contains a queen bed, bedroom two has a full bed, and bedroom three has three twins. The living area is set up for easy, breezy entertaining. The kitchen area opens to the living and dining areas. A beautiful screened porch, with sliding glass 'pocket' doors join the living and dining room together. Outside you will find two patios and an outdoor shower.
The house is a minute walk from Longboat Key's wonderful and generously proportioned sidewalk/ bike path, which runs the length of Longboat Key and onto adjoining islands. Fabulous restaurants, shops as well as world class boating and fishing are easily accessible from this private getaway. The house has WIFI, cable TV and phone
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Covered Parking
- Credit Cards are accepted
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
ReviewsWrite a review
My sister, two daughters (ages 7 and 4 at the time) stayed in this home 2-3 years ago and enjoyed our stay. Longboat Key is a great place to visit, even in the summer as we did. The house was tucked away on a small line with helpful neighbors. It looks like the furnishings have been updated since we stayed and they look great. If memory serves, the home was stocked with beach items and a quick shortcut through the woods took us to the beautiful beaches on the island. I actually prefer Longboat to Amelia Island and for those who want quiet and serene beauty, this area is hard to beat. There aren't too many private homes availabe for rent and finding an affordable one can be diffcult which is where this house excels. A good stay. We have visited the area three other times staying in different parts from Siesta to Brandenton Beach and always drive down the lane to check on this house. Will stay again one day.
- Guest Caroline H.
- Date of stay 01/04/13
- Review Submitted 01/04/14
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Our guest writes to the owner: Dear Gerri Here is your key, returned reluctantly only becasue we hate to admit the vacation is over! We had a wonderful week at your house. We found your accomodations to be very comfortable and loved the warm feel and privacy. The location was fantastic. After a quick drive on Siesta Key we knew that we were very lucky to have found your house on Longboat Key. What a great place to vacation. My kids kept referring to it as "Paradise!" The beach was nearly empty, as you predicted, and we loved the walk through the "enchanted forest" to get there. We took your advise and brought along bikes and rode every day. We thought that we would see more of the sights and do more shopping, but it turned out we were very content to spend the days on the beach, dinner at the house, then another visit to the beach to see the sun set every night. It was very relaxing for us all. Thanks so much for letting us all share in your wonderful excape. It was a treat we will all remember! Susan O'Connell P.S. We all also admired your paintings-they added a such a gret touch and made us all wish we had such a gift.
- Guest Susan O'Connor
- Date of stay 09/26/06
- Review Submitted 09/26/06
$1,050 to $1,600/week or $3,600 to $5,500/month. May 01 -Dec 22 is $1,050/week and $3,600/month Jan 01 - April 30 is $1,600/week and $5,500/month
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- Nearest Airport: Bradenton Sarasot Airport at 14 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I - 75 at 15 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Euphemia Haye at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Longboat Key Club at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many, many restarants to choose from at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We reside in Washington, DC. We hope to eventually make Paradise Cottage in Longboat Key our retirement home. Until then, we would like to share it with you. Our hole family loves it; whether it be with our children, our golf group, our extended family, we are all happy at Paradise Cottage. I wish I could stay forever.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Paradise Cottage is quiet and peaceful. It has been refurbished but still has it's old island charm; much like the architecture in Key West. You will never want to leave. You will have privacy, yet the neighbors are lovely. Set in one of the slimmest parts of Longboat Key, the beach and bay are at your finger tips. The management company is quick to address any needs and offers many services. You are all set at Paradise Cottage.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is nothing you will long for at Paradise Cottage that is not with 10 miles from you. World class medical care, the arts, ballet, opera, Ringling Musuem and world class shopping are just a few things. Two great airports are close. Many and varied grocery stores are close. The house comes complete with cable, phone and WIFI
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- Secondary: 202-309-0061 Pat O'Boyle
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House as seen from quiet street. Driveway on right provides covered parking.
Living room, opens to screened porch on left, kitchen & bedrooms to the right
This beautiful, empty beach is a 5 minute walk from our front door.
This cheerful bedroom opens to a delightful, tree shaded patio
New bath includes fabulous shower
On of three bedrooms. You'll sleep great on the fabulous mattresses!
View of part of the kitchen. Front entrance hall is blue room behind you.
Enjoy the peaceful view from the screened porch
Cocktails on the deck after a wonderful day at the beach
Comfy and colorful bedroom provides a great nights sleep on a fabulous mattress
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This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, February 07, 2014
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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