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85' Personal Beachfront/Gulf of Mexico - Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Beautiful Manasota Key beach home recently updated inside offering modern conveniences; large screen 50' plasma TV, Dish TV in bedrooms with Hopper in living area with movie channels; high speed wireless internet; phone with national long distance; all with direct Gulf of Mexico frontage located on tropical Manasota Key Florida. Additional amenities include; Outside enclosed shower with hot/cold water added for your relaxation during balmy tropic nights; scenic rooftop deck that provides splendid views of aquatic wildlife native to the Gulf of Mexico including bottlenose dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. We endeavor to create the quintessential private beach atmosphere for our guest's enjoyment and relaxation to unwind from the world's distractions. Private intimacy is yours via a large beachside paver patio with retractable electric shade awning covering an outside dining area; beach lounges nestled in the sand; patio table with chairs; picnic table with Adirondacks; all within a few steps of the tropical Gulf of Mexico surf.

Manasota Key is a sea turtle nesting area from the month of May through August. You can discover new turtle nests during your morning beach stroll to remain undisturbed in every way.

Westward view over the Gulf of Mexico features spectacular sunsets and absence of interference of city lights provide spectacular star gazing on the top-side viewing deck. Grilling your fresh catch on the gulf-side patio gas grill while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico removes your body and soul far away from complexities of daily reality.

Manasota Key offers a relaxed, unspoiled environment located along Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast with minimal commercial development. If you seek a relaxing, hassle free beach vacation in tropical Florida, our Manasota Key beach home should be your first consideration.

Keywords: Beach Home - Gulf Frontage

More Details

David L. Evans
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About David L. Evans

David and Pat Evans

181 West Road

Wartrace, TN 37183


David L. Evans purchased this house in 2016

Why David L. Evans chose Florida South West

Beautiful Manasota Key is located in an unspoiled part of Florida situated directly on Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast. It provides a peaceful blend of nature with easy access to shopping, golf courses and restaurant choices.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor/indoor living featuring direct access to the beach with a western facing view of the Gulf of Mexico and awesome tropical sunsets. The outdoor enclosed shower under a mangrove canopy is exquisitely relaxing with room to share.

Our beach home is located on private property at the end of a residential street situated among private homes. Privacy is the key word and our home provides endless enjoyment without interference of close, loud neighbors that you would experience renting in a condo or room at a hotel facility.

Dish TV service is provided in all bedrooms with Hopper DVD movies (HBO/Starz/Cinemax/Blockbuster TV) accessible from the living area television.


Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional outside enclosed shower with hot and cold runnig water located conveniently on the beach side.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

85' Personal Beachfront/Gulf of Mexico - Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Merritt Island, FL

Perfect Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation home. I have been renting from vrbo for years now and this has been one the best properties we've stayed in. You cannot beat the location! Manasota Key is beautiful. The house has everything you need and felt very homey. The sunsets were the highlight of the day. When I rented this house, it was in the process of being sold to the new owners. I was a little worried but David was very welcoming and answered all my emails right away. We got a beautiful hand written thank you card with our deposit promptly after our stay. To our surprise, David also sent us a holiday card. This was so thoughtful and shows how he cares for the guests that stay at his beautiful home. Do not hesitate on renting this property. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falls Church, Virginia


  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay here and once again we weren't disappointed. The house is very comfortable and the location is perfect! It has all the amenities you would need at the beach and it's really close to everything. We just love this place and can't wait 'til next fall to return. There's nothing like waking up to the most awesome views ever!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The listing was very accurate

  • 5 of 5

The listing was very accurate Location excellent! Just as in the description. The house is large and spacious and very clean on arrival.

We were in a fairy tale. Thanks to this house, and David. He was very responsive and friendly throughout the rental process.

We felt ourselves very close to nature: different birds, dolphins, turtles, manatees and so on around us. it was very relaxing to see the view from the kitchen and sit on the patio and watch the boats go by.

We will definitely return here.

Fernandez family.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Almost Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from The Beach House at Manasota Key. We had an awesome week. The home is just as advertised with every possible amenity at your fingertips.

We loved hanging out under the awning, enjoying the breeze and watching the water. We saw plenty of dolphins, usually right before a thunderstorm. Don't worry about the weather. Storms last for about 30 minutes max. The master suite is luxuriously furnished and the bed is one of the softest I've ever slept in.

The biggest highlight for me was the totally enclosed outdoor shower. I never took a single shower in the house for the entire week! It was spectacular to shower outside with the privacy of the big mangrove tree and the dunes. We loved every minute of our vacation and would love to return as soon as possible. By the way, both owners go out of their way to make you feel so comfortable. Book your week right now!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano/TX, USA

What an INCREDIBLE experience we Had!

  • 5 of 5

I arrived with my 4 best girlfriends to celebrate my 60th - we had such an amazing time. I didn't want to leave the house. Although we did and managed to have some of the best seafood I've ever eaten. But truly, the house is an amazing GEM, that I would love to own and never leave. The views were breathtaking from almost every room of the house. The furniture/beds were very comfortable and bathrooms were great. The outdoor shower was amazing too! We had a couple of things that came up and Paul came out and fixed all of our items on the list - which were primarily just maintenance type things nothing major at all. One of the coolest experiences I've ever had was the last morning, there was a person checking a turtle nest, and he found 5 baby turtles. We were allowed to help with getting them to the ocean. Was truly awesome. I will come back, next time with my family. Can hardly wait to come back.

OH, I almost forgot to state that the house was so well equipped - even had spices and olive oil/sugar/flour, etc. I've never been to a house that was so well furnished.

Thanks Paul & Paul - loved the house. I'll be back !


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing from the very first minute

  • 5 of 5

After we entered the house the long drive was forgotten. Even the darkness could not minimize the amazing sound of the waves while we were sitting at the porch. We could not wait to see the beach the next morning. It was overwhelming. The children and myself we loved to search for beautiful shells every morning. The house is beautiful. You don´t miss anything. Even at the fifth day we found sth. which made us smile. Cooking and watching the children playing at the beach at the same time was a new experience too. On New Years Eve we watched the firework from the roof balcony. It was beautiful. We enjoyed the dolphins, pelicans and flying fishes. The grocery store is just 5 minutes away. The very first day we looked up the internet, if we could book the house for the spring brake but I think we have to wait for the fall break. Everyone who comes will not be disappointed at all. Have a wonderful and blessed vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sarasota, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
White Elephant
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lock and Key
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Directly in front of you
Car: recommended

Port Charlotte and Tampa Bay Rays spring baseball within 25 minute drive.

Charter fishing- marina with boat slip for rent located within 1.5 miles distance

Restaurants, entertanment, shops, convenience store within .4 mile walking distance

Grocery and general merchandise available 3 miles distance across causeway on mainland


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter and Easter 2018
Nov 18 2017 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter and Easter 2019
Sep 8 2018 - Apr 26 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Subject to an up charge in the amount of $150 for holiday weeks.

Personal check or money order received within 10 days of acceptance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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