Waterfront Home/Private 3 Bdr/2 Bath/Heated Pool/22' Boat Option/Pets Welcome!(44 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Private 3 Bedroom Home/Sofa Bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) On 200' Of Open Water
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 waterfront 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 bait fish right on your beach, just feet away. 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 or kayak out 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 two refrigerators, granite counter tops and three sinks. The family room, kitchen and wet bar are all in one open room with expansive views of the water, wildlife 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 and flat screen TV's. 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 walk in closet. The second master also has a king bed, walk in closet and view of Hooker Bay and the lagoon pool. It shares a bath with a tub and shower with the third bedroom, which has over sized twin beds, large closet and a view of the lagoon pool. This entire end of the house can be closed off with a pocket door creating a private suite. This feature makes Casa Encantada the perfect home for 2 or 3 couples. There are no stairs - one story only.
Nearby Casa Encantada are numerous state parks, golf courses, beaches and fine dining.
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!
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Member since: 2008
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- 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
- 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 22 ft luxurious pontoon. The home is 1.5 hours from Disney World and 45 minutes from Bush Gardens. We also can provision the kitchen before your arrival with your personalized food/drink list....moreless
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
A small private sandy beach is steps outside the door for swimming, kayaking, wading, fishing, snorkeling. Paddle the kayaks with the dolphins and manatees. Fish from our new fishing kayak!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Gourmet kitchen with 3 sinks, 2 refrigerators, granite countertops, microwave/oven, top of the line cookware. Large bar surround the kitchen with 7 bar stools. Also beautiful outdoor kitchen....moreless
21' pontoon boat is an optional amenity for the exclusive use of our guests. Boat to bars, restaurants, state parks. We highly recommend this feature to enhance your visit. Ask Julie for pricing....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 5 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 22 - May 20, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- optional boat package $1,050
- housekeeping $300 + tax
- heated pool per week $100
- Pet Fee $100
- Tax Rate 12%
PRICING WILL VARY ON HOLIDAYS AND AT THE DISCRETION OF OWNERS. $100 per week charge for optional pool heating in winter. Boater's Package additional charge. Call Captain Julie for pricing and other services provided. House can be provisioned at guests' request. Cancellation policy: over 60 days, everything is returned except for a $300 processing fee; for less than 59 days, a refund is not available.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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..
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 option. boat. We are in a small, friendly town that is not on the tourist map. This home is unique. There are not many vacation spots you can visit that are on 200 feet of open water, facing west, and home to manatees, dolphin and every kind of seabird you can name. Unlike most rentals in the area, you have total privacy surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. No neighbors in your space, just solitude in a relaxing 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 house is spacious with many choices of where to spend your time and never feels crowded with your other guests. Sunsets are a must!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
22ft. San Pan pontoon boat optional. 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, 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! So be sure to bring your rod and reel! If you do leave Casa Encantada, visit all the area has to offer from beach side restaurants to parks and beach entertainment spots. Casa Encantada has everything you need to make this your most wonderful beach vacation ever!
- Primary: +404 277 4487 Available to take your call at any time.
- Secondary: +1 7703310370
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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)
Casa Encantada open living space looking from the den to the gourmet kitchen!
Cook's kitchen and bar. Casa Encantada features an open living area.
Your 200' of waterfront property is gated and fenced.
Twin bedroom with tv for games and lagoon view and TV
Swim up table at Casa is a favorite spot
Waterfront deck for manatee, bird and dolphin watching
Casa's cozy screened sleeping porch. Great for rainy afternoons & outdoor dining
Casa Encantada's pool table or convert to a ping pong table.
Private tropical lagoon with waterfall, beach entry, baja ledge and swim up bar
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.
Waterfront dinning for 12.
Master bedroom with tropical lagoon view and open water view.
Pink sunset over Casa Encantada
Tropical lagoon beach entry
Outdoor kitchen and living room
Casa's luxurious 22 ft. San Pan pontoon luxurious 22ft. San Pan pontoon
Always something to do at Casa Encantada, rain or shine!
Casa Encantada offers 3 kayaks plus a special fishing kayak!
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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