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Fabulous BEACHFRONT! Walk to restaurants/state park! No cleaning fee.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,001 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

You will love it here!!

Charming, bright and sunny, rent this fabulous two bedroom house located RIGHT ON THE BEACH, just steps from the water. Enjoy the million dollar views and watch the dolphins play from your living room window! Outside, relax on your own beach. This unit is beautifully furnished; you'll feel right at home!

Be enchanted with this island where there are no high rises, no traffic lights and no crowds. A two lane road runs the length of the island with pristine beaches on the west side and Lemon Bay on the east side.

We are just steps from Stump Pass state park and wildlife sanctuary where you will discover a pristine, uninhabited shoreline. Shops, restaurants and boat rentals within walking distance. Grocery shopping, more restaurants and golf courses all just a short drive away.

More Details

Sally Bruggeman
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Sally Bruggeman

HI! We're your hosts, Jon and Sally Bruggeman. Our family loves our beach house and we know you will, too! Welcome!

Sally Bruggeman purchased this house in 2002

Why Sally Bruggeman chose Englewood

We bought this house in 2002 because we love the location on the beach. The state park is within walking distance and you can walk to restaurants, too. The whole area is relaxed and laid back. Best of all, you are surrounded by nature!

What makes this house unique

This house has 3 separate rental units. If you have more than one or two families, we can accommodate everyone! Just send me an email to find out more.


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Fabulous BEACHFRONT! Walk to restaurants/state park! No cleaning fee.
average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews
Logansport, Indiana

5 plus stars

  • 5 of 5

How can you not give this place 5 stars? The house was clean and updated, and had that perfect beach feel. Close to shops and restaurants, the location was awesome. Wake up every morning enjoy coffee on the screened in deck, and watch dolphins and pelicans in the water. One of the restaurants will even come get you in their golf cart and bring you home. We found dozens of sharks teeth just by sitting and letting the waves come in around us. The bed was very comfortable, shower was large, and the kitchen was bright and modern.

Just steps from the beach. Quiet location. I cant say enough how much my wife and I enjoyed our time there. We didn't want to leave...... and we want to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep! :-)
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Manhattan IL

relaxed and rested

  • 5 of 5

We are a married couple who run two businesses with a child in college and one in high school. Not easy to get all four of us together for any length of time. This was perfect.

The screened in porch faces the ocean for a way to get away from the sun yet still feel like you are on the beach.We took our morning coffee and breakfast there and spent many nights just talking and listening to the ocean. Plenty of great places for lunch and dinner within even walking distance. Great place for walks on the pleasant surrounding streets. Close to Sarasota for the Marie Selby Botanical Garden and the Mote Aquirium. Very clean condo with wonderful view and quaint kitchen. We are back in Chicago but feel rejuvinated by the warm air and rest. (Be ready to leave by the checkout time, cleaning staff is there promply at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place and private beach

  • 5 of 5

I was seriously looking forward to this fun couch and love seat. The owner changed it but it was just as tropical and gorgeous. We love Manasota Key for it's privacy and non touristy atmosphere. If you want to relax and enjoy God's creation, this is the place. We normally stay at a house just up the beach from here but it was rented. We loved what we saw on line when we found this place but were skeptical because there were other units attached. Let me tell you, even though we were disappointed that the other house was rented, when we arrived here that all disappeared. The view from the picture window in this house could not be any more gorgeous. Waking up to the bright beautiful window with that awesome palm tree was so indescribable. Seriously that palm tree just made the view. The other house had a fantastic view and beach but no landscape and we could not believe how much the landscaping added to the tropical feel. There was everything that we needed. All cooking and baking utensils, games and a dvd player. We thought we would use the dvd player after the sun went down to enjoy a movie or two but after the beautiful sunsets and spending time with each other and a very dear couple we met that was staying in another unit, we were so relaxed that we just spent time with each other until bedtime. We got up early to walk the beach just before dawn and it was awesome. We saw dolphins two days and some baby sea turtles headed toward the water. The red tide was there during our stay but was offshore when we saw the dolphins. Normally there are dolphins and manatees every morning. I felt so bad for the sea life affected by the red tide. I wish it had not been there for that reason. We were so scared it would ruin our vacation because the governor had declared a state of emergency, but aside from feeling bad for all of the sea life, it didn't affect our vacation. A couple of days there were times that it bothered our throats if we bent down to pick up shells or shark's teeth. Day by day it was different though because if there was an offshore breeze it was perfectly fine. So don't let that keep you from going. We had an awesome time and it was gorgeous. The owners have taken care to make sure it is beautiful and accommodating. If you would need her she is available. There are great restaurants in the area and if you don't feel like cooking or getting ready to go out there is always pizza delivery. Stump pass at the end of the island if beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right on the beach in a well cared for place with a fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

The place lived up to the photo presentation - the living room window view is stupendous - could look out while chopping vegetables at the kitchen table. The screened in porch was our favorite place, we ate all of our meals out there - so totally enjoyable.

Sally answered any questions we had before going, and very thoughtfully called us soon after our arrival to check out how we were doing.

Carol O'Neill, Maine, June 2018

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA

Comfortable , good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time again this year . Nice place , comfortable n great view .

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect holidays

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beach house. It was perfect and had everything you need. The screened in porch was wonderful to have meals and enjoy the views on the ocean. We saw several dolphins and even a manatee. On the beach, we discovered a lot of different shells, shark teeth, crabs, sand dollars and many sea birds. Our kids loved to swim and play in the water. It's a safe place for kids.

If you like nature, it's the perfect place to be. We enjoyed long walks through stump pass park and spot racoons, lizards, ospreys, squirrels and and marine animals in the bay. At the end of the key, we could see dolphins and manatees playing. The whole key is wonderful for walking.

Sally is very nice and answered all the questions we had.

We'd love to come back!

Christina and Marco with kids

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tampa or Fort Meyers
Nearest Beach
We are on the beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $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.