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IRMA didn't hurt us! Vacation on a beautiful Gulf Key! Private and Gulf Front

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6-8...40 foot sunroom...king size bed on the beach

Beach front home on the Gulf to the Bay! Back yard patio is private, Home is very private...beach is public will be almost the only person on the beach....Back yard is very comfortable and out door tub, hammocks, outdoor patio, beach chairs and lounges, king size bed on the beach, outdoor shower, and tub! The home is an older beach home built in the 1960's and very comfortable....but is original. If you are expecting the Mariott then this not the home for you. Secluded and minutes from Sarasota....and St. Armands Circle. Only 1.5 hrs from Tam or 1 hr to Naples....great fishing, snorkeling, shelling, or quiet walk on the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Manasota Key is well known for its casual & relaxed pace. Close by you can rent boats, canoes, wave runners, bikes or motor scooters -- you also with this property have a dock on the intracoastal waterway!

Gulf Front to BayHome With Outdoor Living: Gulf front to Bay home with fabulous view of the gulf.....205 feet on the ocean! Three bedroom home with 2 and half living...with a 40 foot sunroom facing the gulf. Outdoor living with hot tub, hammocks, outdoor patio with new teak patio furniture, outsoor shower in palm trees, outdoor bath tub, outdoor king size teak bed with curtains...all viewing the ocean! Beautiful sunsets, Private Beach -- no one on the beach except for you and your guests.....very private outdoor living!

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Jenny Hilburn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Jenny Hilburn

This is our 2nd home and it is our paradise! We also have a home in North Carolina with a mountain view at Lake Lure next to the Rambling Bald Resort. Call to inquire for renting Lakefront with a mountain view! You can reach us at 843-442-6386.

Jenny Hilburn purchased this house in 2009

Why Jenny Hilburn chose Englewood

Located in the PRIVATE residential area of the Key! No public beach access, only for residents. Our back yard is private and huge, we have a hot tub facing the sunset, king size teak bed facing sunset, outdoor showers in the palm trees and even a bath tub for your pet!

What makes this house unique

We have fantastic outdoor living area with outdoor shower, hot tub and bed on the beach. The gulf area for swimming is great with no rocks....walk right out into the water.


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , and bath tub
  • Two and half baths....this property has a shower in the middle of palm trees for an very private shower with hot and cold water and a fabulous view of the gulf. There is also a bath tub in the back yard, a hot tub and king size true outdoor living area! All with a fabulous view!!!!! AND PRIVATE
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Three bedroom home.....two of the bedroom are adjacent to the 40 foot sunroom...both with a view of the gulf with double french closable doors with curtains. A bath is between the two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have a closet and have double dressers The third bedroom is adjacent to the kitchen with a privacy door and an exit door to outside the home. This bedroom has its own bath with a shower. This bedroom also has a closet, ceiling fan, double dresser and a breath taking view of the gulf.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
We charge 175.00 cleaning fee. This is a cleaning service not a maid service. So please clean up as you go. The cleaning services clean inbetween guests. Trash is picked up on Fridays, must be put out Thursday evenings. Please replace condiments as you use them...and enjoy your piece of paradise!


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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Russell Springs


  • 5 of 5

This was our 5TH time staying at William & Jennys. As always, this was exactly what we needed! The house, yard & beach are absolutely amazing, it feels like home away from home. If you have never stayed at this home, I would highly recommend it, and have to many people. It will be a vacation that you will always remember and don't be surprised if it is just the beginning of many vacations here. The owners are wonderful to work with and we have never had a problem of any kind, Jenny has always been great to get right back with me on any inquires of when we can visit again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful that you feel like it is your home away from home and that is our goal, to have a select few families/couples that come year after year to enjoy our peace of heaven! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and we are more than gracious to share our home with you. Jenny and William
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Minneapolis, MN

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house in 2010 and again in 2015. It was an ideal vacation both times. The home is lovely and well-appointed. Very clean. We saw a manta ray from the backyard on our first day. We are convinced that this is one of the best backyards and one of the best views in all of Florida.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

House was great. the pictures don't do it justice! open and spacious. the location was fabulous. House had everything you would need. close to restaurants if you wanted to leave but you could stay and enjoy the beautiful scenery. was one of the best, relaxing vacations we have had in a long time. hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay. Would love to do it again!

  • 5 of 5

What we wanted was a comfortable home, right on the beach that would have lots of privacy. What we got was a beautiful, luxurious home, right on the beach with great privacy. We can’t say enough about how pleased we were with this home on Mansota Key. It was comfortable, luxurious with every amenity you could possibly want. The beach was right out front and we were usually the only people on it. We are great walkers and quickly found the Manasota Key house is central to a surprisingly large number of parks and nature preserves. Over two weeks we explored over 13 different reserves and parks most within a 10 mile radius of the house. The hot tub was particularly welcoming after several miles of walking.

This home is a perfect mix of accessibility, privacy, luxury and convenience. We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay and would love to do it again. Our dog Ginger loved it also.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had the most awesome family vacation at this beach paradise. We've stayed on Manasota Key for years and this home is the perfect beach experience. We have 4 children ages 6 through 15 and it fit us perfectly. Plenty of space for everyone to be alone and have privacy that is needed and yet perfect to be together and enjoy moments away from the real world. The home was extremely clean and well stocked with lots of towels, glasses, plates, pots, utensils etc. The outdoor shower and bathtub and various hoses were extremely handy in getting our toes clean as well as rinsing off all of our beach toys, shark teeth and shells. The hot tub and hammocks provided a relaxing bonus. Manasota Key is a rustic real old Florida experience with turtles roaming around, sand dunes, and natural vegetation. This home is situated perfectly to enjoy this environment. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We will definitely want to stay at this home again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

While the house itself is vintage, the property and location are perfect! It was truly paradise and we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay for a month! We scheduled you for February and March next year! You have been awesome guests!
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Car: necessary

Manasoat Key is located 15 minutes to Venice, 30 minutes to Sarasota, 45 minutes to St. Armond Circle and 1.5 hrs to Tampa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

This includes taxes and fees. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years $3,000 week

$1,000 due upon reserving dates. Balance is due 60 days prior to stay. Holiday week will be a surcharge of 250.00 for that week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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