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

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


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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, private 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:
March 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! Pets OK. No cleaning fee.
average rating of 4.964286 based on 56 reviews

Fabulous vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this beautiful home for a week. We had the upstairs unit. It was perfect for us. It was clean, the beds were super comfortable and it had a fantastic view. We had easy access to the laundry units and use of the free grill was a plus. Each morning we would have breakfast out on the screen porch. We were able to see dolphins swim by each morning. One morning we had a pod of 8 manatee swim up to the shore. My kids loved it! The distance from the house to the beach is mere steps and very beautiful during the sunsets. The beach is private in front of the house so you have it all to yourself. The water is warm and the beach has tons of sea shells and sharks teeth. We would absolutely recommend this house and location. We will be back to this house next summer for a 3rd year! Sal was wonderful to work with and answered any questions promptly.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation and many memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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As nice as it looks in the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic, The Gulf is literally on your doorstep. The unit itself is clean , up to date and very well kept. Would recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We rented the upstairs portion of the house with covered screened in porch.

  • 4 of 5

It was comfortable and clean. We had great views of the Gulf and with use if the backyard lawn chairs, picnic table and beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing between you and the beach

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here in Nov/Dec of 2017. Immediately after that our lives got really hectic and we weren’t able to post a review right away. Our wonderful stay at Manasota Key allowed us to breeze through the craziness because we were so relaxed and refreshed.

We stayed in the upstairs portion of the house. It was perfect for our family of three. It was spacious and beautifully decorated. The beds and furniture were comfortable, the view of the Gulf was spectacular, and the kitchen was nicely appointed with everything we needed to make meals. We enjoyed many family game nights around the kitchen table.

The covered porch was perfect for morning coffee while watching the seabirds and dolphins. It was also great for enjoying a beverage in the evening after the sun had gone down.

We enjoyed meeting the other tenets and getting to know them and the neighbors during our stay. Watching the sunset with others is a must, particularly when the neighbor blows the conch to announce the sunset.

We swam every day, sometimes with dolphins, even though the water was a little chilly for this Florida family (it was Nov and Dec). We found over 300 shark teeth in one week along the beach and in the water just outside the beach house and up at Stump Pass Park. We rented a sea kayak and traveled by it to Stump Pass so we could have our own secluded portion of beach to comb for shells and teeth. We also enjoyed the nature trail at the park (take bug spray). We rode our bicycles all over Manasota Key.

We found the local restaurants to be good but expensive. Our favorite was Farlows on the Water in Englewood. We enjoyed going to the grocery and buying food to make ourselves in the nicely stocked kitchen.

The on-site laundry room was convenient, but the machines took forever to do a load of wash. Also, the washer only takes HD detergent. But we were still blessed to have them. We also really appreciated the coded, keyless entry on the beach house door. No need to carry around a key that could easily be lost. The owners have thoughtfully considered so many things.

Overall, this beach house and Manasota Key in general were wonderful. The laid back atmosphere of the island and the comfort and location of the beach house made our vacation incredible. We will return to enjoy it all again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, MN

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beach house with our adult children and have a wonderful time. We loved being steps from the sand beach, enjoyed searching for shark teeth & walking to Stump Pass Park and exploring. We stayed in unit one on the upper level which had a full kitchen, a screened in porch with views of the ocean where we spent most of our time, a spacious living space and 2 nice sized bedrooms. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • 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

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.

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