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A Dream Island Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Dream Island Getaway is located on a charming quiet cul-de-sac on the northern end of Longboat Key.

Its setting is lush and tropical and its recent landscaping is varied and beautiful.

Living/dining area, master and guest bedrooms all open onto the lanai/pool area and the house is situated on a canal. A 42' mounted HD flat screen is in the living area and the 2 bedrooms both have mounted flat screen TV's. Linens and towels are provided. A new gas grill is located outside the pool area and is hooked up to a gas line--so no propane tanks are needed. A canal-side patio with a chiminea is also a great place to relax ; frequently in the winter months, manatees and dolphins can be seen swimming by.

If you love boating and fishing, rent a boat at Cannon's Marina (at the top of our street) and investigate the Gulf or Sarasota Bay. Access to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico is only a short walk away. Busch Gardens and Disney are also great day-trip adventures. CA d'Zan ( John and Mabel Ringling's mansion), Ringling Museum of Art, 2 circus museums and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are great to visit. The Asolo, Sarasota's Repertory Theatre, the Van Wezel Center for Performing Arts, the Opera House and Sarasota Orchestra all contribute to the area's unique cultural richness.

Rent bikes at BackYard Bike Shop (nearby) and take a 5 minute bike ride to the beach (Gulfside Dr beach access)

For all baseball fans -- enjoy spring training games all March for the following nearby teams:

Baltimore Orioles Sarasota

Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton

Boston Red Sox Ft.Meyers

Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater

NY Yankees Tampa

Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin

Featured in the recent update include new kitchen cabinets and appliances and new vanities in the master bedroom & guest bathroom.

Enjoy this secluded quiet spot and its wonderful flora & fauna. Minimum stay is one week and is available year round.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About The Owner

We are both retired publishing professionals, have 3 great kids, awesome son-in-law & daughter -in-law, a schnauzer named Miles and love antique homes, gardening, the Red Sox and Celtics. (Steelers & Pirates too)

And, please don't forget to leave a VRBO review ~

Why The Owner chose Florida South West

The house was built in 1970 by my husband's parents and we have been coming here ever since ~ the kids would be so excited when a trip was planned.. We have had wonderful memories & many good times here. Now we have the joy of seeing our

grandchildren visit !


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 1/2 - 1 king , 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Studio is equipped with a daybed which rolls out to 1 king or 2 twins.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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A Dream Island Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Oakhurst, CA USA

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the pool, so comfortable and easy to get here. Thank you for sharing your house with our family and we would not think twice about returning to this house. The manatees swimming by was just the icing on this beautiful cake.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting and come back soon!
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Deland FL

Another Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank You Again! For sharing your Wonderful home with us, We spent a week in this bright updated wonderfully clean home,loved the pool area with views of the canal and dock,enjoyed mourning coffee by the pool, and grilled out in the evening's. Eat at Harry's for lunch & Dinner great service and wonderful food, also try the Dry dock for lunch or supper nice view of the bay.Kayak with Almost Heaven tour on Lido Key.

This home has every thing you will need for a wonderful vacation, Very comfortable beds plenty of spare towels. And don't forget your bicycles Island is a great place to ride.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed Dream Island. With best wishes, Carl/Susan
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Deland FL

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Sally & Miles: Thank you for sharing you wonderful home with us, what a great place to relax only a short walk to the beach, Shops in St Armands are a fun day, eat at The Salty Dog great view of the bay.

Your home is very clean and well equipped love the pool, kept our boat at your dock and fished every day.

Look forward to a return trip to your secluded home.

David & Mary

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this property! I...

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! It is extremely comfortable

for two couples as it is arranged so that there is a

bedroom and bath on each end of the house,

assuring privacy. There is a third bedroom also.

The master bathroom is deluxe. The kitchen is well

appointed and well laid out.There's also an outdoor

grill. The livingroom is very comfortable and has a

great tv. The dining area is also really nice. There is

a large garage and washing machine/dryer. The

grounds are lovely, and the house is privately

located in a very pretty old neighborhood on a

canal. The gorgeous and very quiet beach is a short

walk away. The best part of all is the pool in the

lanai with comfortable sitting and dining areas

behind it. My favorite "activity" was sitting on the

patio outside the lanai next to the canal, watching

the great variety of birds, fish, and even a manatee

passed by! The property is family owned, and we

found the owners to be delightful. We highly

recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review -- we are delighted that you had a great visit at our home. We love our street and feel that it is one of a kind --it has an "old Florida" feel with beautiful soft Australian pines lining the top of the road.
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Ringling Museum and home are a must see..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.