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Relax-- Screened Lanai & Heated Pool, Boat dock, Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

This relaxing Longboat Key 3 bedroom home has everything you could want for your vacation away from home! Villa Lyons is an open airy 3 bedroom /2 bath canal front home. Bring your boat and tie up right on your back yard dock. Walk down the street to the beautiful beach or jump on a boat and head straight out to the Intra-coastal the cut to the gulf is only minutes away.

Ask about discounted monthly rental rates.

Relax by the heated pool on the screened in lanai. Enjoy outdoor living at its best as you watch the peaceful water and birds out back on the serene canal while sipping a cool drink and grilling your steaks on the charcoal BBQ. You may even encounter a dolphin or manatee swimming by. Feel free to cast off the dock to see what you will catch or maybe you'd like to rent a boat nearby and check out the sites.

The house is easy one level living. There is a spacious living room with a flat screen tv and generous view of the lanai and pool. Plus the third bedroom is arranged to double as a second family room where kids can play games or adults can setup their computer workstation.

The dining room accommodates large family gatherings, seating up to 10. And for families with dueling computers it makes an excellent work area.

Take a short stroll up the peaceful streets of Sleepy Lagoon to the uncrowded white sandy beach. The sunsets at the beach are absolutely breathtaking! There is even an outdoor shower with hot and cold water, perfect for enjoying the balmy breeze on your skin after a day at the beach!

The master bedroom features a king-size bed, bedroom number two has a queen and in the third bedroom/den area there are two twin beds along with a desk for your computer.

This home has high speed wireless internet access so you will be able to work efficiently or just keep in touch with family while you are away. The computer setup in the den will keep all your paperwork out of site; or you can sit by the pool using the wireless internet access.

Signup for a nature tour and relax in the beauty of North Longboat's coastal flora and fauna.

The house is situated on a quiet dead-end street with minimal traffic. There are no homes across from you - just quiet mangroves along the bay. The grassy backyard is a terrific place for kids to play.

Go to our website to see more pictures of the house. The link can be found further down on the VRBO page, or email us and we will send you photos.

Longboat Key is on the West Coast of Florida, near Sarasota and one hour south of Tampa. Sought-after Longboat Key has some of the most unspoiled beaches in the area. Our access is only three blocks away from our home where you have the feeling that you have your own private beach. Longboat boasts some of the wealthiest residents, and finest restaurants in the Sarasota area.

Perhaps you would rather go for a round of golf or a game of tennis nearby. From this home, it is a matter of minutes to golf courses, tennis courts or shopping! Saint Armand's Circle, a shopping paradise is about 15 minutes away. Longboat Key is a ten-mile long barrier island attached at each end by a bridge to the mainland. If you would like to go to theme parks - we are one hour from Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay or two-and-one-half hours from Disney and Universal Studios. Galleries, museums, and live theater are within a 25-minute drive.

Keywords: House, vacation, pool, beach, boat

More Details

Blythe Jeffers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Blythe Jeffers

We hope you will enjoy Longboat Key as much as we do. This is a special place that we would love to share with you.

We do a lot of boating and beaching while we are here. The small islands and sandbars provide a great playground for little and big kids. And the dolphins make you smile.

We love to walk down to the beach with a glass of wine and watch the beautiful sunsets. It is the perfect end to another lovely day in paradise.

As an added bonus, we have relatives in the area and always enjoy getting together with family for special occasion or an afternoon of sailing.

Blythe Jeffers purchased this house in 2008

Why Blythe Jeffers chose Longboat Key

We love the short walk to the beach and direct access to the InterCoastal Waterway. We have friends on one of the islands in Sarasota Bay and love to boat over to visit them.

What makes this house unique

There are so many things to do here -- there is something for everyone.

Terrific golf and tennis. For the water lovers you can power boat, kayak, sail, and jet ski.

And then there is the beach -- nature's playground. The beaches are wide, the water is clear, and the surf is calm. If you prefer to play in your own backyard you can swim in our pool or hang out on the dock and watch the fish and birds at play.

And when that urge to shop hits, your car will find it's way to the fabulous St Armands Circle.

A short drive into Sarasota opens up the arts - you can enjoy theatre, gardens, museums and so much more.

The restaurants are great. From the seafood salad at Starfish to the chef's special at Euphemia Haye - you can't go wrong.

There is something for everyone on Longboat Key.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful time in this beautiful home. Although we usually spend a lot of time sightseeing and going to the beach while in this area, most of our time on this trip was spent lounging by the beautiful pool and dock. Using the thermal cover in the evenings and overnight really keeps the pool warm and cozy. The home is so spacious and beautiful. As always, we enjoyed dining at our favorite spots. Overall, an extremely enjoyable time. If you're a birdwatcher, keep your eyes out for a yellow-crowned night heron who hangs out here. Thanks for a great time
Nov 2012
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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Signed lease agreement required to secure rental.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower with Rain style shower head
    Large Central Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - onsuite - toilet , shower , Master Bath has easy access walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king , Large master with walk in closet and futon
    Queen guest room - 1 queen , Queen bedroom with dresser, tv and large closet
    Twin bedroom / office - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom doubles as office with work station and tv
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts into a double bed (no metal bars)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
High Speed internet access through Comcast. Full Kitchen Linens Provided Washer, Dryer and charcoal BBQ


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 19 reviews
Amherst, ma

Oh so comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay here. The house has a great layout with a large living room and open floor plan. Bedrooms are private and quiet. And everything is neat and very well organized. Loved the heated pool and screened lanai.

It's located on a very nice street, backing onto a canal with terrific birdlife - great blue heron, little blue heron, green heron and a resident anhinga who came by every evening to dry off in the canal mangrove. Plus, ospreys nesting right up the street. In the bay, you can see and hear the mullets jumping, and an island rookery filled with nesting birds of all sorts in the distance.

The beach is a short walk or even shorter bike ride away. With no crowds, you can watch the waves come in, look for shells, or enjoy the beautiful sunsets to your hearts content.

We look forward to coming back to this lovely oasis next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you signed up to come back next year and that you enjoyed our home as much as we do!
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this property. The pool was a wonderful addition to have; along with the access to the Bay. We rented a boat a couple of days and tide up to the dock. The home is clean and well stocked with towels, beach chairs and the essentials. The beach across the street is great!! Beautiful home & area!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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enjoyed our visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing week in this beautiful home! We enjoyed the pool and the long stretch of gorgeous beach. There are so many things to do in the area and the weather was perfect. The house is so comfortable and well equipped that we felt at home from the first day and are hoping to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place to Stay on Longboat Key

  • 5 of 5

The house is in excellent condition and quite clean. It is well situated on Longboat Key and is convenient to restaurants (recommend the Blue Dolphin for Breakfast-about a 3 minute drive), the beach and shopping (St Armand's Circle). The property is pet-friendly and our Westies did well during their stay. The dock is in very good condition and the channel is reasonably wide. If you do bring a boat in, I highly recommend studying a detailed chart, as their are many shallow spots in the area. You can not make a direct entrance into the channel from the ICW, as there is sandbar in the way. That said, if you go one channel south, it is a very easy entry. I would highly recommend getting out on the Bay and the Gulf if you get the chance. We had a great week and would return to the house again on a future vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family place

  • 4 of 5

Our whole family enjoyed our vacation time visiting Longboat Key. The house was very clean and well equipped. The pool was fantastic and walk to the beach was short and very pleasant. Our kids enjoyed their office/room separate from everybody else. We also enjoyed the fruit trees (mango and limes) in the backyard I don't give this house 5 stars because of the tiny gnats that were able to go thru the screen, there were so many during our time there, although this has nothing to do with the service of the owner we got bitten a lot. Overall I would rent this house again (I will just buy more mosquito repellent as soon as I get there if I chose the same season)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know the gnats (or no-see-ums as we call them) are annoying but luckily they only come out at dusk and dawn so we just stay in during those hours. One of the reasons we love Lyons Lane is for the privacy that the mangroves provide but water areas can also attract bugs. Luckily it is a safe haven for birds which in turn eat the bugs! :)
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Beautiful, quiet vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, spacious yet cozy and very comfortable with everything you need. The pool is fabulous - we loved it. The neighbourhood is quiet, friendly and safe. Thanks for sharing your home for our family vacation and we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Mar Vista / Bayou Tavern / Harrys Continental
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Gulfside Road walkover
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heat per week $100
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

We require our renters to purchase damage insurance of $1,500 at a cost of $59, as well as a refundable security deposit.
Pool heat is available at the rate of $100.00 per week and upon agreement will be added to the rental agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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