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New Construction!~Wifi-Gourmet Kitchen-Granite~Englewood Fl

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Great Spring activities: We're located less than 15 miles from Charlotte County Sports Park which is baseball Spring Training home for the Tampa Bay Rays and year-round site for Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Newly constructed, professionally designed and decorated home located just steps from the sand.

WANT TO SEE MORE PHOTOS? Just email me using the link below and I'll be happy to send a link with a photo album with more photos.

TWO master suites with king beds, a bunk room with two sets of bunk beds, and another room with two twin antique poster beds. Bathed in warm, tropical earth tones, this home features beautiful hardwood floors throughout the living areas and high-end custom tile bathrooms. The 'upside down' floor plan features four bedrooms on the entrance floor and a breathtaking top floor with 15-foot cathedral ceilings with a brightly lit cupola. Stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops. Beautiful, brand new recreational pool (with diving board) nearby.

This is widely regarded as the best street on the island, with nightly sunset gatherings with our full-time resident neighbors. You'll never want to leave!

Manasota Key (or Englewood Beach) is located just down the road from Boca Grande. Take a 20 minute drive to the most exclusive coastal enclave in Florida and marvel at the historic and famous Gasparilla Inn. Great shopping and restaurants. Keep your eyes open for celebrities, and the Bush family, who regularly vacation here.


NOTE: This home is built up on pilings and will require ability to climb steps. Not handicap accessible.

Keywords: beach house, Wifi, Gulf, Sarasota, new, gourmet, granite, furnished, weekly, cottage, Southwest Florida, SW FL, Tampa, Fort Myers, 4 BR, 4 bedroom

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About The Owner

This home is owned by two brothers and their families. We love sand, saltwater, swimming and especially fishing. We chose Manasota Key because it is quiet, uncommercialized and still represents the unspoiled old Florida.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time. Having gone there for 8

years this was by far our nicest accommodations. You are very generous with what you leave for guest and we appreciated it. Every other place we stayed everything was cleaned out prior to the next tenant. It really felt like home.

Only thing I would have changed would have been taking 2 weeks instead of one....maybe next year :)
Mar 2009
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) This home features 2 King master suites - each with private bath. Twin or Single Beds (2). Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunk beds in 'bunk room.' Baby Cribs, Pack N' Play, high chairs, strollers and other baby necessities are available as weekly rentals at 'Cribs to Go' in nearby Englewood. ( The nearby Ace Hardware store also rents cribs, strollers and all other baby equipment.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hardwood Floors throughout home, Custom Tile in Bathroom, TWO MASTER SUITES! Professionally Designed and Decorated, Outdoor Shower, GREAT NEIGHBORS - Front Balconies (upper/lower), Coffee Deck with View of Eastern Sunrise, Tons of Windows, Great Breeze and Best View on the beach, Views of Gulf and Intercoastal! Easy stroll to amenities at public Beach and Amenities. Boat rentals, boat slips, sail boats, waverunners, etc. available for rent by nearby business. Shopping and several restaurants are located within easy walking distance.


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New Construction!~Wifi-Gourmet Kitchen-Granite~Englewood Fl
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

A hidden hidden treasure and "Castle in the Sky" - Get ready for a fantastic vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing home for a week to celebrate the life of my Uncle who recently passed away at 90 and who resided in Engelwood since the 1970's. We decided to bring some family together for a week in his hometown with my Aunt and his family. Luckily, this home was available and provided a wonderful solution and home for us during this time.

This house is loaded with design and luxury. It is decorated with both good taste and style. It has a unique layout with the first floor providing 4 nice size bedrooms, 3 baths and an informal recreation room. The upstairs level is for full entertainment with a wonderful kitchen that has everything one needs to entertain. The dinning room and living room are very comfortable with huge views of the Manasota Keys beach and the Gulf Ocean. There are outdoor space is available on both levels. The upstairs deck is to is breath taking with views of the Golf and the Bay. One feels like you are in a private treehouse with views abound.

The owner(s) has taken great detail to make this home a special get away in a private home with a resort / hotel feel including luxury towel, beach towels, nice bed lines and evening vanity shower gel, shampoo and conditioners in every bathroom. There are DVDs, games, books, hair dryers, all the cleaning supplies, laundry and dishwasher supplies one needs. The home has been well cared and demonstrates pride of ownership. I believe this to be one of Manasota Key / Engelwood's best vacation rentals and we feel fortunate to have stubbled upon it. "A hidden treasure - a castle in the sky".

The owner's communication is excellent and she executes on her word. I was nervous about renting and payment. Lynda was very professional and committed to making this a smooth transaction. Not one issue including seamless access through detailed instructions provided electronically for access and departure.

I would definitely recommend this vacation rental home and the owner's professional business transaction and communication. Deposit with returned without any issues. We will definitely stay there again!!!! We are grateful for this special home during a time of memorial and celebration with our family. My 85 year old mother said it best when we were flying home….."The vacation was a "10"!! Thank you Lynda for sharing your home. Wow!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a beautiful week on Manasota Key! The house is wonderful and the views are amazing! We watched dolphins play while making dinner from the gourmet kitchen. With enough space for our three (almost) teenage children, there was enough space for everyone to have some privacy. We enjoyed the access to the beach toys, chairs etc and the neighbors were very friendly and helpful! Kids are asking to go back for next spring break!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell, Ohio


  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been spending time on Manasota Key for many years and have rented many different VRBO properties. This house was by far the loveliest we have rented. It is laid out very well and has fantastic views of the beach & ocean, even though it is not directly on the beach. Just a few feet away from the beach access though. There are alot of steps but after a few days they were not an issue...hopefully we all built some leg muscle!! I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a beach vacation with all of the amenities. Toys, chairs, umbrella, outdoor shower all add to the value of this home! Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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February perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of February 2015 in this beautiful home and enjoyed every minute. The house is decorated in a lovely "Martha Steward" beachy way- not over the top, just perfect. It has every ammenity and it is clean and well cared for. The beds, sofas and chairs are all up to date and comfortable. The kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and outdoor shower are all nicely appointed and very functional. The views of the ocean and bay are spectacular. On the top floor you feel as if you are in a tree house with lovely breezes and beauty wherever you look.

The beach is very close and quite nice. It was never crowded and you can walk for miles and even attend yoga classes on the beach should you desire. Sundays at sunset there is a drumming circle on the beach - just a short walk from the house.

Restaurants and rentals for kyaks etc. are in walking distance.

Manasota Key is a pleasure to visit. There is not much traffic and there is plenty of boating, kyaking, fishing and shelling to keep everyone happy. All this is quiet, peaceful environment with no crowds and no high-rises.

We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We spend the week in this great house in a fantastic location. The view is great and the house is very peaceful. The beach is only 100-150 feet away and it was great for collecting shark teeth and shells. I would highly recommend this house if you want to find a peaceful place with a great view. Only caution - there are quite a few stairs to climb but the house is worth it. We are coming back every time we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Falls, VA

Christmas Week in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional in all regards.

Great kitchen - we even found a potato masher for making mashed potatoes for our Christmas dinner.

Comfortable beds and great pillows. Lots of beach towels.

Views were exceptional - especially sunsets. Porches are wonderful - the teens found the back porch perfect for watching videos while sunning - away from the wind and close to the kitchen (drinks and snacks). Grandmother sat on the front porch when the beach was too hot (yes! hot in December!) Everyone had a favorite spot.

Beach is just a few steps away.

Great room on top floor was fun for all. Extra living room on bedroom floor is great for kids, but ours stayed in their room - I don't know why. Lots of movies, books, games, puzzles available (we did a puzzle but didn't use anything else).

We were only 6, but there is a leaf for the dining room table when there are more. Everything is so well thought out. For example: the bedrooms each have a window over the door. We left a small lamp in the living room on all night and it was just enough light in the rooms for those who might need to get up during the night.

Lynda and Barry are wonderful to work with and very helpful, flexible, easy going.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manasota Key is one of the few beaches in the world where prehistoric, fossilized sharks teeth are abundant. Sand dollars are easily found in the shallow waters and the warm, calm Gulf waters make for ideal snorkeling year-round. This area is also world-renowned for its Tarpon fishing. Pack a picnic and take a quick walk to beautiful Stump Pass State Park. Stroll on groomed trails through 250 acres of Florida's native hammock. Several beach-side private picnic areas and secluded sandy beaches mark the trail. Bald eagle nests, beautiful herons and dolphins sightings are almost guaranteed. Launch a kayak and explore the best fishing on the Gulf coast. Looking for action? Walk to the public beach for public basketball courts, a covered boardwalk and a Pirate-themed playground. And there are Guided Segway Tours (ages 14 and older) around historic Olde Englewood and the bayfront areas. Discover what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called 'one of FL's best kept secrets.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.