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Casa Encantada's private tropical lagoon and tiki hut.

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Last updated: 07/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Spend your vacation at a spacious, beautiful, pet friendly home on 200 ft. of tropically landscaped open waterfront. Choose the Boater's Package for exclusive, unlimited daytime use of Slow Dancer, Casa Encantada's 22 ft pontoon boat. Slow Dancer is great for trips to local waterfront bars and restaurants, nearby beaches, islands, fishing spots and uninhabited coves. In the town of Palmetto, a virtually undiscovered 'old Florida' historic town, the locals are warm and friendly. Casa Encantada is gated and fenced, with the exception of the waterfront, for your privacy. There is a totally fenced and tropically landscaped area near the herb garden just for your dogs, complete with a warm water shower...also with a waterfront view.The tropical lagoon pool has a beach entry, waterfall, baja ledge and swim up cocktail table with relaxing jets. You'll enjoy sunbathing on the spacious pool deck, relaxing in a hammock or sitting under the fan in the shade of your own private tiki hut. The tiki's bar is made from an old ships rudder.
Facing due West on secluded Hooker Bay, just 5 minutes by boat to Tampa Bay, the sunsets are unsurpassed and are a daily main event. The watersfront deck under the huge banyan tree is perfect for watching the sunset, dolphins and manatees. Every evening, thousands of birds fly by at the first hint of dusk, heading home to Emerson Point, a bird sanctuary just 2 miles north. Great blue herons, spoonbill rosettes, sea gulls, cormorants, night herons, skimmers, ospreys, egrets, pelicans often stop by for a snack of baitfish right on your beach, just feet away from you. Hookers Bay is known as the best fishing spot between the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, flounder mangrove snapper, even tarpon are plentiful. Your 'front yard' is a legally protected manatee feeding area. You can wade out in water as shallow as waist deep and watch from as close as a few feet away. Or you can see them from shore as they come up for air. And don't forget to keep the tradition of ringing the bell at the last glimpse of the setting sun.
The home is large with an amazing cook's kitchen with wo refrigerators, granite counter tops and two sinks. The family room, kitchen and wet bar are all in one open room with views of the water and sunsets. The dining room seats 12 overlooking Hooker Bay.. Open the doors for true waterfront dining. The adjacent living room has a working wood burning fireplace and water view.There are three large, comfortable bedrooms, all with water views. The first master is large with a king size bed and a view of Hooker Bay.. The bath has a walk in shower. All linens are top quality. It has a large dresser, dressing table and a flat screen tv. The second master also has a king bed and a view of Hooker Bay and the lagoon. It also has a flat screen tv. It shares a bath with a tub and shower with the third bedroom. It has over sized twin beds and a view of the lagoon. The twin room has a flat screen TV. The entire end of the house can be closed with a pocket door creating a suite. This feature makes Casa Encantada the perfect home for 2 or 3 couples. All bedrooms have walk in closets and TV's.
The sofa in the living room, also with a water view, opens into a queen size bed.
There are no stairs - one story only. This home is easy to reach with reasonably priced flights from just about anywhere to Sarasota or Tampa. As cliché as it sounds, this is truly paradise in your own private waterfront home! Discover the 'real' Florida!

Keywords: gulf coast, Florida ,pet friendly, pontoon, 21ft. boat,waterfront estate,beach, private boat,fishing,kayaking, heated pool
private home, single family rental
Disney World, Bush Gardens, Sea World, on the water, manatees, dolphins.private, fenced and gated, central gulf coast, Sarasota, Tampa international, Sarasota/ Bradenton Airport, Pittsburgh pirates,Mote aquarium, Bolleterri Academy,dogs

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Lots to do for the kids. From water sports to a natural sand box beside the pool!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Large gated pet park outside of the garage. Rest of the property is fenced except at waterline....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    No steps make this home easily accessible to wheel chairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master: 1 king

    Beautiful water view. Bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Water view. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Pool view....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pull out sofa....moreless

  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds are in the 3rd bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack n play that can be used for sleeping or for play pen., There is a queen sofa bed in the living room and an outdoor couch/futon on the screened in porch. All bedrooms have televisions. Two have water views and 1 has pool view....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private beach, wet bar, fenced, gated entry, huge dining room seats 12, large family area,dead end street means lots of privacy but near beaches, St. Pete, Sarasota, Tampa, Anna Maria and Bradenton. Boaters' package includes 22ft luxurious San Pan poonton. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large screen t.v. 50 inch with cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TVs in every bedroom.. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    A small private sandy beach is steps outside the door for swimming, kayaking, wading, fishing snorkeling...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    200 ft of waterfront property makes this vacation rental like no others. On Hooker Bay, a protected manatee feeding zone at the mouth of the Manatee River, 5 minute boat ride from Tampa Bay, Tera Ceia Bay, 25 minute boat ride from Anna Maria and the Gulf....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room seats 12 and has water view. Also outdoor dining on screened porch. Picnic table and grill beside pool....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    top of the line LG...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    beatiful stone fireplace in the living room with water view....moreless

  • Garage:

    Large 2 car garage with access to home. Also houses bikes,outdoor games, rafts, and ping pong table....moreless

  • Heating:

    central heat and air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    quality linens, towels and pool towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful living room adjacent to dining room with water views....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Casa Encantada is surrounded by a privacy wall with access gates....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    For bath and pool....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    top of the line top loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Sit by a roaring fire and watch the sun go down over the Manatee River....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We can provide a personal chef for romantic dinners. We can also provision your home prior to your arrival....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Calphalon cookware, several Hinkle knives, lots of serving utensils, serving dishes, beachy plates. Wine glasses, cocktail glasses. Casserole dishes, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen for top chef cooking....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with 3 sinks, 2 refrigerators, granite countertops, microwave/oven,top of the line calphalon cookware and private herb garden. Also beautiful outdoor kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave/oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side stainless steel refrigerator plus two drawer second refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    Large island cooktop and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Pontoon boat called Slow Dancer is available for exclusive use by our guests....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck under the banyon tree plus terrace for grilling and entertaining. Patio outside second bedroom, large pool deck....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Your own personal tiki bar at the pool....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single man kayaks and one two person. Also pedal boat....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The grounds are spectacular with lush, tropical landscaping. Also dog park for the dog children!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    outdoor kitchen steps from the kitchen with gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    heated, beautiful pool surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Watch the sun set as you sip a cocktail seated at the in pool table or inside the Indian made tiki bar. T.V. at tiki hut....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season/Fall
Sep 3 - Nov 18, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,600
Normal Rate
Nov 19 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pool heating fee winter $100
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota/Bradenton Tampa
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Riverhouse Reef and Grill
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 miles
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 275 Tamiami Trail I 75
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Riverside Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Anna Maria Island

Car: Necessary

Water sports from your own private beach, bike or kayak,restaurants. Marina nearby with boat launch, nearby fitness center offers short term options , Boater's Package includes unlimited use of our 22ft luxury San Pan pontoon boat with 90hpr 4stroke motor..

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I grew up on the panhandle of Florida where I learned to love salt water and the lifestyle if offers. After moving to Atlanta, where I lived for 30 years, we bought a house in Panama City where we spent a lot of time. In 2008 we moved to the central gulf coast to get back to the old Florida lifestyle. We found Palmetto and Bradenton like going back in time... Florida the way it was in the 60's.

Why the Owner Chose Palmetto, FL, USA:
We are pet friendly. We offer a 22ft. boat. We are in a small, friendly town that is not on the tourist map. This home is unique. There are not many places you can visit that are on 200 feet of open water and the home to manatees, dolphin and every kind of seabird you can name. Unlike most rentals in the area you have a lot of private space. No neighbors in your space, just solitude in a rich tropical environment. No sharing the pool or beach. If you want to be around others just jump in the car and arrive at Anna Maria in minutes.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
22ft. San Pan pontoon boat. Pet friendly. Private, secluded on 200 feet of open water. There are a lot of local water front restaurants. Your only problem when staying at Casa Encantada is dragging yourself outside of its gated grounds because there is so much to do and see within its gates. Captain Julie provides a kayak, bikes, fishing rods and reels, a hammock under the enormous banyan tree, and snorkel equipment. When staying at Casa Encantada, you share only with dolphins, manatee, herons, egrets, spoonbill rosettes, pelicans, sea gulls, and ospreys! Flounders, red fish, and snook also arrive via your fish hook! If you do leave Casa Encantada, visit all the area has to offer from beachside restaurants to parks and beach entertainment spots. Casa Encantada has everything you need to make this your most wonderful beach vacation ever!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Casa Encantada's private tropical lagoon and tiki hut.

    Casa Encantada's private tropical lagoon and tiki hut.

  • Under the shade and fan at the tiki bar
(Bar is made from a ship's rudder)

    Under the shade and fan at the tiki bar (Bar is made from a ship's rudder)

  • Cook's kitchen and bar. Casa Encantada features an open living area.

    Cook's kitchen and bar. Casa Encantada features an open living area.

  • Your 200' of waterfront property is gated and fenced.

    Your 200' of waterfront property is gated and fenced.

  • Twin bedroom with tv for games and lagoon view and TV

    Twin bedroom with tv for games and lagoon view and TV

  • Swim up table at Casa is a favorite spot

    Swim up table at Casa is a favorite spot

  • Tropical lagoon beach entry

    Tropical lagoon beach entry

  • Outdoor kitchen and living room

    Outdoor kitchen and living room

  • Casa's cozy screened sleeping porch. Great for rainy afternoons & outdoor dining

    Casa's cozy screened sleeping porch. Great for rainy afternoons & outdoor dining

  • Private tropical lagoon with waterfall, beach entry, baja ledge and swim up bar

    Private tropical lagoon with waterfall, beach entry, baja ledge and swim up bar

  • Enjoy the banyan swing made of  a companionway step and halyard

    Enjoy the banyan swing made of a companionway step and halyard

  • spacious den with 52" TV, wet bar and great views of Hooker Bay and sunsets.

    spacious den with 52" TV, wet bar and great views of Hooker Bay and sunsets.

  • Waterfront dinning for 12.

    Waterfront dinning for 12.

  • Master bedroom with tropical lagoon view and open water view.

    Master bedroom with tropical lagoon view and open water view.

  • Pink sunset over Casa Encantada

    Pink sunset over Casa Encantada

  • Pool side Tiki god

    Pool side Tiki god

  • Waterfront deck for manatee, bird and dolphin watching

    Waterfront deck for manatee, bird and dolphin watching

  • Casa's luxurious 22 ft. San Pan pontoon


 luxurious 22ft. San Pan pontoon

    Casa's luxurious 22 ft. San Pan pontoon luxurious 22ft. San Pan pontoon

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Speaks: english, spanish
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