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Bright Key West Style Home on Longboat Key- Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a great vacation home on the north end of Longboat Key near Longboat Pass. This home is set on a lovely bayou and across from the best beach on the island. This wonderfully decorated three-story home features updated furniture and tropical decor throughout with two garages and a screened in pool on the first level.

Upstairs, on the main living level, you will enjoy an open floor plan with a bright kitchen and breakfast bar for six plus a dining area and living room. Both guest bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths are located on this floor as well.

Access the master bedroom suite (third level) via a spiral staircase or elevator and there you will find a spacious master bedroom with it's own bath including garden tub, walk in shower and two lavatories. Walk outside to a private sunning deck under a pergola.

Enjoy a short stroll to the white sandy beach or swim in your own private pool in the screened in lanai area. The colorful sunsets off of your balcony or at the beach are absolutely breathtaking! You will find an abundance of wildlife throughout the area including birds, dolphins and manatees.

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 a short walk away (5 minutes) from our home where you have the feeling that you have your own private beach.

Longboat Key boasts some of the wealthiest residents, and finest restaurants in the Sarasota area. From this home, it's a matter of minutes to St. Armand's Circle, a shopping paradise. 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 a half hours from Disney and Universal Studios. Galleries, museums, and live theater are within a 25 minute drive.

Keywords: Single Family Home

More Details

Property Manager
Ellen Shaw
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Ellen Shaw

My name is Kevin Huntington. I live in Avon, Connecticut and enjoy Longboat Key as a second home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was incredible- a 3 minute walk to the beach down North

Shore Drive with easy beach access. Our priority as a family was to have fun, relax and get ice cream everyday!

Great layout, the kitchen is well stocked with all the tools you need.

Beautiful! We can't thank you enough for allowing us to experience

Longboat "residential-style". We are already planning a trip back for next


PS- the boys loved the elevator!
Jul 2011
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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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) in third floor- Master Bedroom suite, Queen size Beds (1) on main living level in guest bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Bright Key West Style Home on Longboat Key- Walk to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Vacation. Owner had beach chairs, boogie boards, towels, everything you would need for a comfortable visit to the beach. House was great and accommodated our family beautifully. Perfect location on Long Boat Key! Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheridan, Wy

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Beach House. The home was well-appointed as well as comfortable. The kitchen had every appliance one could need. The pool was an added plus. With the beautiful large beach a comfortable couple blocks away, we spent many hours walking, collecting shells, and enjoying very few other people compared to other local beaches. Also the elevator was very handy with moving in the suitcases. We also enjoyed the many restaurants on Longboat Key as well as Anna Marie Island just over the bridge. Thanks Ellen and Kevin for sharing your home and allowing our dog to be part of our vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Haven, CT USA

Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

A truly fantastic vacation. House was clean, roomy and well stocked. (elevator was very cool).Great indoor pool with grill. Close to some great restaurants and shops. A short ride (or even walk) to numerous places to boat, parasail, jet ski, etc. We especially enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on the pristine beach. Saw a few dolphins too! Kevin you were very accommodating and made planning this a breeze. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Our best vacations ever. Beautiful house, well stocked kitchen, great pool and huge master bedroom. Secluded location with short access to the best beach in the area. We loved Longboat Key and the neighboring islands. We will definitely come back. Thank you Pam for being so accommodating with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing week here! Beautiful beach home, great kitchen and family room! The master is tremendous and private, with large bathroom and great balconies. Grill and swim while awaiting the magnificient sunset on nearby Whitney beach! Transportation was a walking block away and convenient for going up and down the key, ie. down to St Armands circle. Many great restuarants nearby, favorites include the Mar Vista patio for dinner, and Euphemia Haye for coffee/desert upstairs. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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oak brook il

simply fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

pulling up to the beach styled pink house was just the beginning of our fabulous vacation. this house was more wonderful than we had expected. the house is so warm and welcoming with all the beach like touches. extremely clean and updated, very spacious! we loved grilling, while swimming in this sparkly in ground pool, a vacation must! the beach was just a short and fun bike ride away, we were often greeted by wild peacocks and their peachicks, very cute! along w bikes, the owners had floats and umbrellas available for the beach. we also enjoyed the short walk to the bus and trolley, which took us to the mote aquarium and many times to shopping and restuarants, .75 cents to ride. the kitchen was huge and had everything that i needed for all meals. this house is by far our most favorite vacation rental, we will be returning in oct. for some more amazing sunsets and swimming with mamatee!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $135
Pool Heat $100

Manager'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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