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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Manasota Key House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms/1 bath-sleeps 6-8 people also available 1/1 guest cottage sleeps 4


A little about our family home, we have a lovely spacious house 3 bedroom 1 bath with a great room and a Billiard room. The guest cottage (1/1 for rent separately on this site) which was the original home on the property sits adjacent to the Beach House. It is our family home and we take great pride in both of them! The House and the Cottage sit independent on a large double lot and are in a excellent location being 150 feet from beach. It is very private and unique because of the location and all of the landscaping. We purchased the house several years ago from a local artist who had it for 32 years and have redone it while keeping it's Old Florida Beach House charm. It is a rare find on the key because of it's quite location in a residential neighborhood as well as its 2 lots give you lots of open area with botanical gardens making you feel like your in you own private beach compound. It is located 1/2 mile from the state park and 3/4 of a mile from the restaurants, bars with live entertainment and shops.

The BEST PART is you will find yourself a "stone's throw" (150 ft) from a wide private beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Since this is our family vacation home you will find it's like being in a friend’s home not a hotel. The home has also been completely redone is furnished like a home not like a rental. It has been renovated and decorated beyond any other home available for rent!! You will find everything you will need with the exception of a beach towel and your clothes. (ALL ROOMS HAVE CABLE TELEVISION AND WIRELESS INTERNET) Also this is the ONLY rental home that we know of with a BILLIARD ROOM, featuring a beautiful Brunswick drop pocket pool table.

You can see more pictures and see our awards and reviews on several other sites. Google "A must See Manasota Key!" or " Manasota Key Beach House! A Must See!"

Tripadvisor 5 Star Top Rated! 6 AWARDS

NEED LESS SPACE? Contact us on our 1/1 COTTAGE!(sleeps 4)


Early Season (Dec 17--Dec 31) $1675/wk

Early Season II (Jan 1-- Jan 20) $1550.00/wk

High Season Winter (Jan 21—March 31) $1750/wk

High Season Spring (April 1—April 29) $1650/wk

High Season Summer (April 29—August 18) $1150/wk

Low Season (August 19--Dec 11) $950/wk


1/1 Early Season (Dec 17--Dec 31) $1275/wk

Early Season II (Dec 31-- Jan 20) $1200.00/wk

High Season (Jan 21—March 31) $1450/wk

High Season Spring (April 1—April 28) $1250/wk

High Season Summer (April 29—August 18) $850/wk

Low Season (August 19--Dec 11) $750/wk



NEED LESS ROOM RENT OUR 1/1 COTTAGE! AVAILABLE: December thru January and March thru April! SLEEPS 4 ONLY $1200-$1450

Keywords: BEACH HOUSE, House, beach house, villa, vacation rental, holiday rental, Florida Beach Rental, 5 STAR, Top Rated, #1, AWARDS, Best, Excellent

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Scott

I have been here since 1995 and take pride in my families home to not only keep it in great shape and nice than other properties but I keep improving it every year to make it the BEST. Below is information on me but talk with me personally and lets visit. I like to get to know my guest and they like to come back that's why I have 36% repeat business this year.

I am from Colorado my fiancé Caroline is from Rhode Island. I moved to Florida back in 1995. Both of us work in the medical field. I am a USCG Master Captain and a NAUI dive instructor and we both spend a lot of time on our boat at our beach or on the motorcycle. If you stay at our home and want rent a boat, charter a fishing trip, go scuba diving or rent a Harley Davison and ride around I can help you out. Caroline is the tour guide and shopping guide person and can tell you where all the malls and outlet stores are in Sarasota which is 1to the 5 to 20 minutes away.

Scott purchased this house in 2005

Why Scott chose Florida South West

We take great pride in our home. This quaint beach house is within easy walking distance to a Tiki bar on the bay, fine dining and casual restaurants as well as a convenience store and other shopping and boardwalk. We have simply tried to think of everything you would want, or need, to make your vacation a very special experience. We are literally 150 feet from one of the most beautiful beaches that Florida has to offer, as well as being only 600 feet from Lemon Bay. Bring your boat, use one of the nearby ramps, rent a dock or moor on the bay. You will have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico within minutes. This is a renowned fished and boating area. You can surf cast off the beach from anywhere on the island, or charter boats for tarpon, flounder, grouper, mackerel or redfish.It doesn't get any better than this!

This home is the perfect getaway from the bustle and noise of everyday life, or to enjoy the glamour and excitement of Florida's Gulf Coast. The choice is yours:Spend a day at the beach, just doing...nothingExplore protected wildlife areas and bird sanctuariesVisit Stump Pass State Park or Dine at one of the local restaurants.

This home is only minutes (0.4 miles) from some of the finest dining and nightlife in Florida. The area also has plenty of opportunities for shopping, golf, boating, fishing and much more. We are within easy driving distance of many of Florida's most popular cities and attractions. Venice and Sarasota are a short drive, and provide many cultural attractions and unusual shopping opportunities. We are within a 2-3 hour drive of Tampa/St.Petersburg, Orlando (Disney World), Fort Myers and Naples.

What makes this house unique

Location! Location! Location! Beach is a stones throw away! 150 feet. No busy roads to cross and you don't have to walk blocks to find a place to access the beach like most other places and we are a family home not a rental! Restaurant's, Bars, State Park and Public Beach all within 1/2 to 3/4 mile. Also we are in a really nice residential street not condos!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Trip Advisor Reviews: The home was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We had our 2 grandchildren with us and the space worked very well. The closeness to the beach was great - just a short walk and a great section of beach. It was close to restaurants and shopping yet a quiet neighborhood..........We would certainly come back if we get the opportunity!
Apr 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.962963 based on 32 reviews
Newport, Michigan

I fell in LOVE!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying in your home!! Our children were so excited to see the beach from in front of the house, it actually took us a little while to get in the house. We sat on the lani as the kids maveled wondering around the beautiful yard.

The pictures really do not do the home justice, it is just beautiful, we felt at right at home. All the rooms are very spacious, airy, and clean. Huge plus with having TV's in every bedroom! The huge stocked kitchen made making meals easy, a huge Thank You! By the way, love the counters!

We were able to walk to just about everywhere we wanted, this was important to us as we love to walk as a family.

Oh my goodness!! The beach was the greatest! So close, so clean, not crowded as it is private. A very family friendly beach with a very beautiful sunset every evening. We really enjoyed the sunset gatherings!!

We will most definetly be returning again. After talking it over, we have decided this will be our regular vacation spot.

Thank you so very much Scott for sharing your family's home with us!!


Our furbaby loved it too!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton, CT

Fantastic Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I (including 3 children ages 1, 10 & 12) had an amazing family vacation here. It's perfectly located & had just enough privacy (our own piece of the beach!) & serenity we needed while being in walking distance to nearby restaurants & shops. It's beautifully maintained, super clean, & well decorated. Renting this beach house was the easiest vacation we've ever booked to date. We will DEFINITELY be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, Missouri

Beach heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived I was in awe and knew my husband had made the right choice. The house was tucked away in a beautifully landscaped jungle. We were so close to the beach we could hear the surf crashing on the sand.

The inside of the house was just as gratifying..everything you could possibly want or need was supplied. The kids each had their own room with a tv for their entertainment. While our room was just distant enough to not have their little voices interrupt our fun. By far one of the cleanest houses we've ever had the pleasure of renting.

Not to mention Scott was a pleasure to deal with from booking through check out. He was able to recommend some of the best restaurants in the area and a couple places for the kids.

Hands down best vacation we've had in years. The whole family cant wait to come back, we've already made reservations for next year!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I just can't say enough about how great or stay was. Very island feel with modern convenience. Scott, the owner, went out of his way to assure our stay was exceptional! 2 min walk to the private beach and many close island style restaurants/entertainment made for a truly tropical vacation.. cheaper than a hotel and unbeatable value.. Will book again!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cotton town, TN

Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this beautiful rental! Our favorite space was the outdoor living area where you could sit in the lanai or on the patio surrounded by the beautiful landscaping (the outdoor shower was a special luxury after returning from the beach). We'll furnished and tropical interior with property on the beach and short walk to all restaurants a big plus. It was nice to enjoy a solid week at this bungalow without having to get back in the car to find restaurants, beach parking, or stumps pass park access. Highly recommend rental!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to Manasota Key for years and after 12 years to get away from the west coast. This year we found Beachcomber Bungalo. The location is one of the best we have ever had and it is a quite neighbourhood, well decorated, clean and comfortable everything as stated in the description. You do feel like you are in a friends home! We already booked to come back in 2017.

. The owner Scott was great to deal with also. We will defiantly be back again

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
1. Punta Gorda Florida, 2. FT. Myers Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
4 great bars with bands in walking distance
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
4 great resturants with in walking distance
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
150 FEET! 150 FEET!
Nearest Point of Interest
Stump Pass State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Convience Store and Beach Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfview Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Lock and Key Resturant and Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
The White Elephant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Englewood/Dearborn St
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix-(Groceries) and Food is Love Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Wal Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping, Publix, Beall's, Beach Store
Car: not necessary

Manasota Key is located between Sarasota and Ft Myers, There are outlet malls, museums, several pro baseball and football teams, fishing and scuba diving . We centrally located in the middle of all of it. I have listed activities below and have contacts for many things I can give you. Spring Baseball- Tampa Rays- American League Champions- Charlotte Stone Crabs-New Statium Opening Spring 2009

Activities nearby: Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Fishing,

Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing,

Shelling, Sharks Tooth Hunting,

Biking, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Fitness Center, Gym,

Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Live

Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Aug 21 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Season
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Season II
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Winter
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $650
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

E-mail, text or call me and book directly with me instead of using on line booking and receive a discount plus save on pet fee, cleaning and damage deposit fees. I will take 30% deposit and final payment 60 days prior to check in. In the event there is a cancellation 60 days or prior I will refund your deposit if I can rebook my home. This is my 11th year renting and have many repeat guest who are friends. I like to meet and deal with my guest 1 on 1 and even if you do a book it now I still want to speak with you prior to oking any bookings. Thanks and look forward to having you as our guest

Holiday Season(Nov 16-- Jan 17) $1150/wk - $3650/mo
High Season Rates ( Jan 17--April 25) $1450.00/wk
Mid Season Rates (April 25--Nov 17) $1050/wk - $3200/mo

Holiday Season Rates (Nov 16 -- Jan 31) $950/wk - $2950/mo
High Season Rates (Jan 31--April 25) $1050.00/wk
Mid Season Rates (April 25-Nov 17) $850/wk - $2800/mo

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink/vanity
  • Beautiful NEW bathroom with custom tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle
  • House: 2 Queen size premium beds, 2 Twin or Single beds that can pop up into a king, 1 Queen nice leather sleep sofa Cottage: 1 Queen size bed, 1 Full sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Short 150ft walk to Beach Walk to restaurants and night life Full kitchen Grill Televisions/Cable Nice Yard with a view Botanical gardens Fishing area 150 ft away Central Air/Heat Outdoor Shower Quiet Deadend Street No roads to cross beach 150 ft *High Speed Internet*

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