About the property
- House1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 28 nights
Only 6 Mins from I-75! Beach ~2 blocks - Large 30x15 Pool/Lanai/Firepit/Duplex
The Dolphin Pool + Beach Home, (one unit in our Nokomis duplex) located a couple blocks from the coveted Nokomis Beach on Casey Key, includes a large 30x15 foot pool which gently slopes from 3 to 6.5 feet deep, along with a spacious covered lanai. You will find many comfortable seats poolside. An easy 6 minute drive from I-75, our Beach Home is an short walk from the popular white sands of Nokomis Beach (and Pelican Alley and Pops Waterside Grill), a few minutes from Venice Island, Venice Beach, Blackburn Point, Spanish Point, Oscar Scherer State Park, and the frequent shark teeth found at Casperson Beach! Enjoy walks on the beautiful white sand beaches of Casey Key while looking for shells and shark teeth. Boating, jet skis, kayaking and fishing are also available at the nearby marina. Golf, tennis, local restaurants, and shopping are only minutes away and just a short drive north is Sarasota, Florida where you can find music, theater, galleries, and more shopping.
The home includes an open layout with living room, newly renovated kitchen with quartz breakfast bar and countertops, a separate dining room, 2 large bedrooms with 5 beds and windows looking out to the covered pool and lanai. Outside you will find a net for a Pickleball or Badminton court as well as corn hole and a golf toss game. Many beach toys are available for your use along with a kayak, a paddleboard, many chairs, and kids’ toys (sand buckets, shovels, and life preservers).
Featuring a spacious floor plan, this beautiful coastal home near the Gulf of Mexico has been decorated to reflect the casual elegance of the area around the beach at Casey Key but without the high prices. Fishing, Sailing, Snorkeling, Shelling, Jet Skis - everything is at your fingertips. The cottage includes everything you need to make this your home at the beach.
Dine outdoors next to the pool on the lanai while the kids play in the large open area. Or enjoy the nice sunny dining room with western exposure to enjoy the sunset at dinner time. We also have a playpen and booster seat if needed.
Just bring your swim suit for the beach or pool and move right in for your short or long-term vacation enjoyment. Your vacation includes an outdoor grill, fire pot, bicycles, washer/dryer, parking. At the beach, you’ll find new pavilions, clean restrooms and showers, lifeguard monitored, great hunting for shells and shark's teeth, watch the dolphins play, breathtaking sunsets, surf fishing and enjoy our great drum circle every Wednesday and Sunday.
For those of you needing high speed internet, you will have access to our 90 MB per second download Internet speed.
Easy Day trips include: Tampa, Naples, Orlando, and Sanibel Island.
The Dolphin Beach Home has a mirror image duplex home that is called the Sea Turtle Pool & Beach Home (VRBO #1021417). You may be interested in this for multi-family gatherings. The Sea Turtle and Dolphin homes are both beautiful with similar functionality and layouts. Most of the beds, furniture, TVs, Internet and appliances and are exactly the same for both the Sea Turtle and Dolphin. The Sea Turtle Beach Home is on the north side of the property so in the winter it is a little more shaded while the Dolphin Beach Home is on the south side of the property that gets a little more sun and natural light coming in, especially during the fall and winter. However, the Sea Turtle contains a new LaZboy air mattress sleeper sofa that is easier to sleep on while the Dolphin sleeper sofa is an older coil-based mattress. Due to the position of the pool and lanai with the home and the driveway, the Sea Turtle has two bedrooms with direct views onto the lanai and pool while the Dolphin has one bedroom (master with king bed) with direct views onto the lanai and pool area while the other bedroom looks out to the driveway pickleball court and garden area. Otherwise, there are no substantial differences. The Pool, Pickleball Court / Badminton Court, and area to play Cornhole or Golf Ball Toss Game are the only shared areas. There are separate pool lanai seating areas and tables for each Beach Home, separate Grills, separate Fire pots, and everything else is separate.
If you want to have a family reunion vacation or have friends close by with more folks, both Beach Homes add up providing the many amenities listed below.
• Complete privacy for the Pool, Pickleball Court / Badminton Court, and area to play Cornhole or Golf Ball Toss Game
• Sleeps 18 People (if 2 kids can sleep in double bed)
• 10 Beds including 2 King + 2 Queen Beds + 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas + 2 Double + 2 Single
• 4 Separate Bedrooms
• 5 Car Parking Spaces
• 6 HD TVs
• 4 Bathrooms
• 3,000+ square feet
• 2 Large Kitchens
• 2 Washers & 2 Dryers
• 2 Dishwashers
• 2 Outdoor Grills
• 2 Fire Pits with lighted palm trees and comfortable chairs
• 3 Lanai Seating Areas
• 4 Bikes for riding around the neighborhood including kid bike
• 2 Kayaks
• 2 Paddleboards
• 2 Air conditioning units
• Beautiful Large Enclosed Pool with large deck
• Pickleball Court / Badminton Court
• Large area to play Cornhole or Golf Ball Toss Game
• And much more...
There are separate entrances to both the front and back of the house for privacy from any family staying in the opposite unit. There are also 3 entrances to the pool area from outside.
Please see the listings on the VRBO website (using a slash and the listing number below) to see reviews from our properties:
977187 - Beach View Retreat - Anna Maria Island
557191 - Gulf View Retreat - Anna Maria Island
614098 - Pool Side Retreat - Anna Maria Island
933895 - Palm Isle Retreat - Anna Maria Island
1021349 - Dolphin Pool & Beach Home - Casey Key
1021417 - Sea Turtle Pool & Beach Home - Casey Key
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Rex Geissler
Growing up in Florida, my wife enjoyed the best of the beaches. It was always a special time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with family and friends. Michele had heard about the beaches south of Tampa where she grew up but did not experience them until we went to Nokomis Beach and Casey Key. We fell in love with the area. And since my husband is from Colorado and we live on a mountain property named Quartz Mountain Ranch, the island beaches give us an incredible contrast to the mountains.
Rex Geissler purchased this House in 2017
Why Rex Geissler chose Laurel
When we first saw this property, and the amazing pool and lanai we fell instantly in love with it. There is a warmth in this home and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What makes this House unique
The couple blocks to Nokomis Beach and Casey Key, the unobstructed Gulf views from the Crows Nest deck, the large amazing swimming pool and lanai, the new Fire Pit with lighted palm trees, the paddle board, the kayak, and the closeness to the trolley stop made this the perfect property to enjoy all that the Gulf Coast has to offer!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It is an amazing beach house.
It was just overall amazing! And it was so close to the beach. I also enjoyed all the activities there was to do. Thank you so much for a great vacation.
Gorgeous. Just the right balance between sophisticated and brachytherapy.
We had a fabulous time. We loved the house, and it was stocked with everything we needed, including beach toys and chairs. The home and pool were sparkling clean.
We loved Casey Key with its beautiful uncrowded beach, clean rest rooms and abundant parking. We drove the length of the Key a few times to look at the beautiful mansions. All in all, one of the best places we have stayed.
Dear Genevieve, Thanks so much for your kind review. So glad you "had a fabulous time. We loved the house, and it was stocked with everything we needed, including beach toys and chairs. The home and pool were sparkling clean." Best Regards, Rex & Michele
Great location, wonderful pool
Enjoyed the spaciousness, pool and location. Had a great time.
Super owners, fantastic location, and an awesome pool!
We stayed for six wonderful weeks in the Dolphin, and want to express our gratitude to Rex & Michelle! We can say unequivocally that no nicer or more responsive owners exist! We would give them a rating of 10 on a scale of 5!! The location provides a very short walk to Nokomis Beach on Casey Key, is a skip and a hop from I-75, and the oversized, heated pool was enjoyed by all of us, including our grandchildren, who visited for a few days. The Geissler’s have provided SO many extras, like a booster seat and pack-n-play for the little ones, and plenty of bikes, beach toys, chairs, floating devices - literally everything needed for a family to truly enjoy themselves. The house, while nothing fancy, is clean and very accommodating. The outside landscaping is beautiful, and the super fast wi-fi allowed us to conduct business in a very efficient manner. The duplex arrangement, with the pool being shared, may not work for everyone, but it worked very well for us, even though we had some family visiting for 2 of the 6 weeks we were there. Thanks again, Rex & Michelle, for allowing us to create some wonderful memories, as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
This was the perfect set-up for a family vacation. We spent countless hours around the pool.
The location was perfect. We could load all the sea gear in the wagon and walk to the beach with 6 kids in tow. Our friends rented the other half of the property and this worked really well. The pool was certainly a hit. Everything worked and it was easy to get a hold of Rex if we had any questions. Would recommend this property and planning to get back there ourselves.
Dear Inga, Thanks so much for the review of the home. We are so glad that "the location was perfect" and that "the pool was certainly a hit." We hope that you come back soon! Best Regards, Rex
Beautiful pool, around corner to beach, 6 mins to I-75, and great renovations
We loved our time at the Dolphin Pool & Beach Home. It was easy to get to because I-75 is only 6-7 minutes away, which is really nice when you've driven so far as many other beach homes are 30-60 minutes off the interstate. The beach is a one block walk to Albee and then a one block walk across the intercoastal drawbridge with interesting views to Nokomis Beach on Casey Key. All the beach toys and chairs you need were provided. The front yard is real nice with a number of palm trees and colorful landscaping and plenty of parking. The door lock is easy to use but at night it does not have a light until you push the first key. The flooring and subflooring was just replaced with nice porcelain tile planking so it stayed cool during the warmer days. The home has a real nice open concept with a very large living room for gatherings of family and friends that extend directly into the kitchen and dining room with a bar and several stylish stools and new quartz countertops. The refrigerator worked fine but could probably use an update in the future. The bedrooms are large size with plenty of room for storage and a king bed and en suite in the master and a queen and bunk bed in the guest bedroom. The corridor between the bedrooms lead directly to the lanai and pool. Along with the open living room, the lanai and pool are the best areas of the home. The screened-in lanai has plenty of seating to relax and look at the pool and those in it while the screen keeps out insects and keeps leaves out of the pool. The heated pool is very large at 30 feet by 15 feet and goes down to about 6.5 feet depth. The kids loved playing in and around the pool. With all the seating and large pool , there was no problem with the nice guests next door. The kids also loved the pickleball court on the back concrete area next to the storage garages. There is very nice landscaping around the lanai and in the back area. We look forward to enjoying the Dolphin again.
Glad to share the Dolphin Pool & Beach Home. Come back again soon!
We love the following activities: Casey Key / Nokomis Beach & Drum Circle (Wednesday + Saturday evenings before 2 hours before sunset to sunset) Hunting shark teeth at Casperson Black Sand Beach Turtle Beach Siesta Key Beach & Drum Circle Venice Island Beach Venice Fishing Pier North Jetty Park South Jetty Park Nokomis Groves Venice Historic Train Depot Venetian Waterway Park Driving or riding bikes north on Casey Key through the multi-million dollar homes Driving around Venice Island looking at the homes and statues Eating and shopping on Venice Island Taking kayak tours Taking boat tours Taking fishing tours Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota History Center Museum Sarasota Art Center Sarasota Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary Sarasota Circus Arts Conservatory Sarasota Classic Car Museum Sarasota Crowley Museum & Nature Center Sarasota Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota Mote Marine Aquarium Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms Bradenton South Florida Museum Bradenton Beach Horses Myakka State Park. St. Armands Circle shopping & restaurants
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