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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Private Homes reviews

  • Perfect little get-a-way

    "The cottage was very clean, very comfortable , had everything you could need, close to the beach, & a fantastic hot tub. It's perfect for couples !! Would stay there again."
    Guest: Dona C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 30, 2014
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  • A Perfect Family Getaway

    "We stayed at the house for a week during March 2014. We had my wife three children (adults) and my daughter in-law and two grandchildren. The house was perfect. Of course it always helps to have nice weather which we did. The house is well maintained on one of the finger streets on the north end of the island on the bay side. The kitchen is well laid out and reasonably equipped. We did a lot of cooking. There were even extras like spices and cooking oils available if needed. There is a master bedroom, and bath suite on the top floor. It is a lovely room with a comfortable bed and a nice view of the canal and the pool. The pool is heated and easy to control. The other bedrooms were also well laid out with clean modern baths. The neighbors are all friendly and have known the owners for years and seem very comfortable with guests staying in the house. The maintenance person is available and very helpful. The beach is about a ten minute walk. There are not many beach access points on Longboat Key but this is by one of them. You can park by the church and there always appeared to be spaces available but we ended up always walking. The beach is beautiful and fairly private. If you want the crowds go north ten minutes just over the bridge to Coquina Beach in Bradenton. It is a beautiful beach and you can get ice-cream and even a beer. Further north is more of what you would expect of a beach town, little shops, restaurants, pizza. Going south you are headed towards Sarasota and St. Armand’s Circle. It has more upscale shops and restaurants. Also think about DryDock on Longboat Key. Make reservations at least a week in advance. Go out for a kayak trip. You will see dolphins, egrets and Great Blue Herons. We had our own personal Great Blue Heron that hung out at the pool and an egret that hung around also. You can rent a boat fairly close by but in the end we did not have enough time. It is about an hour to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Try not to leave the island after 3:00 PM. The traffic is very heavy. So stay near the house if you can and enjoy. The owner is terrific to deal with and very prompt in answering all our questions. In sum it is a terrific place to stay."
    Guest: Neil R. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 25, 2014
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  • summer vacation home

    "Phenomenal. Cant say anything more. With everything one would need either on the property or within short drive, I hated to leave. Will return next June."
    Guest: Michael W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • absolutely wonderful

    "our recent stay was a vacation I will not be forgot.the home was more than we were hoping for and the layout of the house was perfect for a family vacation. the beach even though a public beach seemed like a private beach there was never more than a couple people out there. the house was absolutely beautiful and the amenities were top notch. It was very nice to have a washer and dryer on site the outdoor showers were perfect for coming off the beach. the view from the back deck was phenomenal. The Sun sets were perfect every night.we are planning on booking this home again."
    Guest: Tim t Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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