About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
The Bikini Top Cottage is on an alley way that leads directly to the kayak and boat launch. Walk down to view the sunrise coffee in hand with the Sailboat moorings and end your day at The Mar Vista restaurant. Make sure you walk out on the dock and look in the water around the sunken lights.
Across from The Village is the white sandy beach. Meander down the boardwalk and the beach opens up for miles of tranquil shoreline. The tip of the island feels more like you've discovered your own private island. With old trees laying in the water and no structures in site you can float out on the turquoise sandbar. Good spot to catch fish. Watch manatees and dolphins swim and dream of what this place was like before condos.
The cottages have an old time charm. Built in the 30's as apart of The Whitney Estate. After a hurricane washed away the main home the cottages where relocated for safer ground. Sturdy little 440 sq. ft. Homes. Handmade stone veneer clad the outside of the structure. Inside you will find a comfortable living space. One full size bed in the bedroom and full size fold out coach in main living room. Internet cable of course. Nice porch and tropical landscaping.
Once you're here you don't need to go very far to fill the day with a genuine Florida adventure. All you really need to do is allow the nature to come to you.
If you're into kayaking or paddle boarding this is a perfect launch pad. With in seconds on the water you will be surrounded by an array of activity. This is the destination boats come. In the Sarasota flats there are a string of islands called the sister keys. Sandbars sea grass and secret Channels hold tons of life.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful cottage for a relaxing getaway!
We were so happy to find this great old cottage that had been newly renovated. It was just as bright and clean as it looked in the photos. The patio was perfect for eating outside and relaxing, listening to the birds. We cooked most of our meals at the cottage; the gas grill was great to have. There is a nice Publix a few miles down the island, and a Whole Foods in Sarasota. The neighborhood is fantastic with its alleys and beautifully landscaped homes. The local beach is really nice and low key, and there are a number of great beaches within a short drive. Definitely a quiet residential area, so if you are looking for a lot of bars, restaurants, and shops within walking distance, you will have to drive a bit to find things, but that's what makes this property perfect for relaxing. We would definitely stay here again! Josh was very responsive and helpful.
Very comfortable little cottage
Our family of three stayed over spring break and found Bikini Top to be just about perfect. Nicely situated between the beach and the bay, we were able to walk or ride the cottage's bike to either in a few moments. The cottage was clean and simple, but also had everything we needed to cook a few nice meals after a full day on the beach. Would definitely recommend this little piece of quiet paradise.
The property was everything we hoped for and more! Super clean and perfect for us
The outdoor space is magical. Proximity to the water is great. Quiet neighborhood. Josh was super responsive to our questions. Can’t wait to go back.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Bikini top cottage! The cottage was super clean when we arrived (always a plus!) The updated kitchen and bathroom (great shower!) were really nice. The only improvement we could suggest would be to up-size the bed to a queen size (the double was kind of a tight fit, due to my husband being 6"4'). The private back yard, with pergola and shade screen, was what really made our stay great. The cottage is dog friendly, which was a must for us. Josh was friendly and easy to deal with, always responding quickly to any inquiries and/or questions.
Awesome Cottage in Quiet Longboat Key Village
Recently remodeled small cottage with wonderful outdoor space in fenced yard. Walking distance to the inter coastal waterway, Mar Vista Restaurant and blocks from a beautiful beach. Has 1 bedroom, bath with shower, living room and full kitchen. Has a fold out couch that sleeps 2. Bikes, kayaks and beach chairs proved. Has WiFi, cable TV, and air conditioning. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would love to return.