House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)
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.
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Close to beach, clean, private home. Beautiful view of canal! Enjoyed our stay!
Great place to stay
Had a fabulous time. Great house. Great location. Extremely clean and maintained. Loved being able to dock the boat in the back on the canal. Definitely coming back to stay.
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!
Oh so comfortable!
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!
We are so happy you signed up to come back next year and that you enjoyed our home as much as we do!
enjoyed our visit
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.
A Great Place to Stay on Longboat Key
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.