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Luxury Home on Canal with Bay View - Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Longboat Key is known for it's pristine and private beaches. The island is approximately 11 miles long and less than a mile wide in places. A walk from the bay to the beach takes 5 minutes! Our house is on a canal near the bay.

Our home is perfect for a large family, family gathering or two families that want to travel together AND remain friends. Four of the bedrooms have full bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have enough sleeping space for 4 kids each! (Yes, let them bring their friends.) The guest bedroom is close to the kids, but affords enough privacy that you won't be bothered. There is a fourth bedroom on the main floor with a full bed. The master suite, is on the 3rd floor, tucked away all to itself. The 400 sq ft. master suite overlooks the bay. The bathroom has granite countertops, a separate marble shower and an over-sized tub.

The kitchen is completely stocked for the chef. Large pots, pans and cooking utensils galore. The countertops are granite and the refrigerator is stainless steel. There is a dining area right off the kitchen and on an outside veranda. We have a separate TV room that is extremely large. You can travel with friends, but still find space to spend time alone.

Longboat is an exclusive island off the coast of Florida near Sarasota. Sarasota is a small city with all the amenities you could ever want on vacation. Movies, theater, museums, antique stores and five star restaurants. Everything is near Longboat. Our beach is isolated and exclusive, but if you have teens, or want a busy beachfront, Bradenton Beach is just 5 minutes from our home. You just travel across the bridge to find the crowds; come back onto Longboat when you want an isolated beach. The best of both worlds are available to you!

We have bikes, tennis racquets, buckets and boogie boards for the beach and a closet FULL of board games and kids toys. Disney and the Central Florida theme parks are just 2 hours away. Busch Gardens and Tampa are 1 hour north.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (7), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a pinball machine that kids of all ages can enjoy! We just ask that you don't "take it out" on our machine when you lose! (We had a visitor do that.)


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Luxury Home on Canal with Bay View - Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
Greenwich, CT, USA

The perfect family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this home. We have previously rented 3 others on the north end of Longboat Key, and this is by far the nicest! The master suite in the tower is gorgeous. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the home was spotless when we arrived. The owners could not have been more solicitous of our comfort, even purchasing an ATT signal booster for our cell service. The kids loved the pinball machine and the adults the exercise machine. We also enjoyed the use of the kayaks and bicycles. This is a home we would be happy to return to every year.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this house in March and really enjoyed it. There were 11 of us and there was plenty of room and beds. Most bedrooms have their own bathroom. I have never stayed anywhere so fully stocked. There were kayaks, a peddle boat, bicycles, helmets, life jackets, beach chairs, towels, a pinball machine, yoga mats, and more. The kayaking was amazing, down the canal and over to Sister Keys which are uninhabited islands covered in mangroves and birds. We also saw dolphins. The weather was cool but the pool was heated so the kids still enjoyed it. Nice quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on a well maintained property

  • 4 of 5

The house has many amenities with access to public beaches, stores and restaurants.

With spacious rooms to accommodate guests and with beach accessories, bicycles, kayaks and, pedal boat you don't have to leave the premises. Kitchen is well stocked for dinning in or entertaining. Your stay will be memorable!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great house great location. Holiday with 3 families ages 19 to 80 + and loved by all. House layout suited multiple families, with great facilities. Pool and deck area are fantastic, many chilled breakfasts and family BBQ's. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you, hope to return one day

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely, spacious home during Easter 2015. The house exceeded our expectations. The owners have really made this home inviting for families and have thought of everything. It is a short walk or bike ride to the beach and the beach is beautiful. We had a small issue with the pool and it was taken care of IMMEDIATELY! We love to cook and the kitchen is fully stocked. Planning to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida

Lovely home!!

  • 5 of 5

We could have stayed at the house for a month and still not have done everything we planned. To the north, restaurants offer great seafood, fun little shops. The Beach House restaurant was perfect for a sunset dinner. We traveled south to St. Armands for lunch at the Columbia and of course fudge from Kilwins. Lots of shopping. So many stores, so little time. We plan to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lazy Lobster
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Car: recommended

Disney and the Orlando attractions are 2 hours away. Tampa's Busch Gardens are an hour north.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

$180 weekly cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.