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Let the 'Palm House' Melt Your Cares Away!

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Palm House is a 4 Bedroom, 3 bath home that was created for those with discerning taste. When you drive through the gates you will know that you’ve reached your private retreat. This enclave of 7 residences is a rare find.

You will luxuriate in every amenity. Pool Lovers will swim in the beautiful free form pool or relax in the hot tub in view of the Palm House. Boat lovers will walk the shell path to your private boat slip with electricity and water. Only 200 paces to your treasure of white powdery sand, and you will enjoy magnificent Gulf sunsets.

The Palm House is our Home Away from Home! Everything we have done was for the intention of our family enjoying themselves. We have passed this onto our guests! If you are traveling alone or with family and friends you will each find your own paradise.

The unique location of Longboat Key is within minutes of downtown Sarasota, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, museums, fine dining and the infamous shops of St. Armand’s Circle. Over the bridge to the North are the quaint villages of Anna Maria Island. If you want to travel to Tampa you will find the Zoo, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Water Park. Only 2 hours away will bring you to the “Magic Kingdom” of Disney World, Epcot Center, Sea World and ALL that surrounds Orlando.

The Palm House was aptly named; for it is surrounded by every species of palm trees. The bristling of the tall palms will be heard throughout your stay and the view of the different palm fronds will remain with you long after you have left Longboat key.

We welcome you into our home and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Kristina and Jim Netter
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2016

About Kristina and Jim Netter

My husband and I own a Real Estate company in New York. Jim has been in the real estate business for 40 years.(he doesn't look that old but he is) LoL. He has 3 older children and we have 1 together! We are proud grandparents of 4 little girls. We love to come to our Longboat Key home to escape the hustle and bustle of our crazy New York life. We visit LBK, not enough, but when we do we enjoy it so much! Our family is very important to us and anytime they can they are here with us.

Kristina and Jim Netter purchased this house in 2007

Why Kristina and Jim Netter chose Florida South West

My husband and I fell in LOVE with the West coast of Florida 12 years ago when his mom and dad where moving to Bradenton. We found Longboat Key by driving up the west coast of Florida and stopping in each place along the coast. It was LOVE at first site! It feels like the Bahamas to us and remind us of Hawaii. Longboat Key is our paradise away from home. The beautiful water of the gulf and the powder beaches won our hearts! We live on an Island just like longboat key in New York and wouldn't have it any other way...we just couldn't. Longboat key is a special Island that takes your breathe away the moment you drive over the North or South bridge. Sarasota which is just South of LBK is a fabulous Sarasota with lots of cultural, great places to eat, shop, dock your boat or yacht, and just enjoy. St. Armands Circle located on Lido Key just off Longboat is a GREAT place to walk by day OR night and find great places to eat and shop. We LOVE it here and hope to live there more someday in the future!

What makes this house unique

The Palm House is a place that will melt your cares away! It is our home away from home and so we have made it as comfortable as possible for anyone! We live in a gated community of 7 single family homes. The pool is adjacent to our home making it so convenient. There is a hot tub to relax you from a busy day at the beach or on the boat. the beach is a 3 minute walk across the street and you can dock your boat in our boat slip. The home has every amenity that you could think of and it is painted so cheerfully that any room you walk into should bring a smile to your face!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Let the 'Palm House' Melt Your Cares Away!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Orlando, FL

Awesome Home Beautiful Beach

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week stay at the Palm House. This house is lovely with plenty of room and amenities. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms neat and clean, and toys, games and movies for the kids! We loved the pool and spa next door. And the beach was just amazing; it was clean, uncrowded, and awesome for shell hunting. The location is perfect with access to Anna Maria Island and Sarasota. A very lovely Publix just 5 miles down the road. We will definitely be back! Kristina is super to work with and very helpful. Our rental was easy and trouble-free.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best ever

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed Holmes Beach, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach each summer for the past 6 years. This was our first year on Longboat Key. Palm House was the best vacation home we have stayed in. There was plenty of room for 6 adults and everything worked. Mostly modern appliances and no problems finding things. Beach access was a great plus as we even enjoyed our last day under the tent in the rain. Thanks for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Cloud Florida


  • 5 of 5

Our family from St Cloud Florida and our friends from New Brighton, PA stayed 7 wonderful night. the house was spacious, comfortable and also had everything we needed. Having the community pool literally right next to house was a great asset. Not many rentals have a boat slip and this was wonderful that we didnt have to take the pontoon boat in and out of the water everyday. We were able to enjoyed Jew Fish Key and beer can beach. We also had family picture taken on Beer Can beach!! I would recommend this home away from home to large freinds and families!!! The Hogue's

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snow Bird Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I escaped the winter in Maine this year and enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Palm House in February and March.The house is spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners were extremely helpful and the location in a very private gated community of 7 homes, with a pool next to the house and the beach across the street was perfect. We enjoyed great restaurants on the island, shopping at the Circle and a spa near by. Definitely a five star home!

We are looking forward to our 3 months stay at the Palm House next winter!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Palm House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the "Palm House" very much. A wonderful location right

across the street from a fabulous beach. Our family enjoyed eating al fresco every

night out on the beautiful lanai. The house is really gorgeous and offers plenty of

room for a large family or group of friends. Highly recommend this home for your

next holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Boucherville, QC, Canada

Only one word, amazing

  • 5 of 5

We were expecting a nice house but in fact it was an incredible house. Perfect for our party of 8 people, we enjoyed of all the accommodation. Very luxurious, nothing was missing in the kitchen in order to prepare our diners. Very close to the beach, the area was quiet and not crowded what we really enjoyed. We have been renting house on beaches for the last 15 years and it was by far the best ever. Really a five stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

'Tampa Busch Gardens, Zoo, Adventure Island, Just 2 hours away you will find Disney World, and all that Orlando offers', 'Get out on the water by Beer Can Beach, Sarasota Bay and the Longboat passes and watch the dancing dolphins year round', 'Enjoy Fabulous fishing and spiritful sunsets'.


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates


  • $2500-$3000/wk - $7500-$8500/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Dec-Mar .. $3000/week .. $8500/month. Holiday weeks inquire within
  • Apr-Nov .. $2500/week .. $7500/month. Holiday weeks inquire within
  • 11.5% sales and resort tax(combined) additional.
  • $600 Security deposit to be returned within 60 days of departure.
  • $300.00 non-refundable Cleaning fee.
  • Cancellation: Must be received in writing within 60 days of check-in.
  • Prior to 60 days deposit refunded less $200 cancellation fee.
  • After 60 days deposit is forfeited. Balance due 30 days before check-in.
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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Palm House has it's own boat dock that accommodates up to a 12' beam. Just 200 paces to your deeded access to the nine mile beautiful Gulf of Mexico white powder beach. Upon your return use the hot/cold outdoor shower. There's a Two car Garage with 4 bicycles, and a wagon filled with beach toys. There are three separate lanais for resting, reading and hanging out on those rare rainy days.

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