About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This one story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, private home boasts 2 bedrooms with king beds and a 3rd bedroom with 2 queen beds. Decorated and ready for your enjoyment! Relax or entertain on the over sized deck around the heated pool or under the covered patio. The bay and intra-coastal waterway is just two houses down the 65' wide, deep water canal. Bring your boat, large or small, and enjoy immediate access to shell hunting, fishing, bird watching, cruising, or watching the amazing gulf sunset.
The deeded beach access is just a short walk to the end of the street over Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Keywords: Canal House
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Stephenie Minor
My husband and I along with our 3 kids live in Texas but enjoy the water and deep sea fishing so Longboat Key was a easy choice for a second home.
Stephenie Minor purchased this House in 2009
Why Stephenie Minor chose Longboat Key
This house met all of our needs... canal front, big back yard, pool, easy beach access, single story, close to shopping, close to restaurants, and world class fishing! We believe there is no place like it in world! Longboat Key is truly a hidden treasure.
What makes this House unique
Amazing Location. Hang out by the pool, hit the water by boat or kayak, or walk down the street to enjoy the beach. One of our favorite things is to ride bikes to Durante Park and then get ice cream at Joe's! The Longboat Key club is an incredible golf course which is only a few miles south of our house.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect home for our family stay in a Great Location
We stayed the month of April 2018. We normally stay on Anna Maria but decided to try out Longboat Key. The home is located in a very private neighborhood. The Home is very Welcoming and appointed with all of our needs. The Saltwater Pool was a bonus and Loved by all of our family, especially our Grand Kids. The yard was fenced and was perfect for the dogs to enjoy without us having to leash them all the time. The canal was a Big hit and the two kayaks were used all the time to go out to the bay and watch Dolphins hunt and fish. We caught a fair amount of Sea Trout and had two great family meals using the outside grill. The home is very close to several beaches and all of them are terrific and well maintained. There is one just up the street that is not used much and is very private. Stephanie and her sister were GREAT to work with and very accommodating. We will be looking forward to our next stay at this great property.
This was our Second time staying at this property with extended family. Simply a beautiful tranquil place to relax with lots of things to do
Very comfortable house ,with heated pool
Very comfortable house , nicely decorated , great location . We enjoyed walking the beach and biking the area . Lot of good dining and entertainment in this area.
Longboat Key is best area in Florida, maybe the best in the world
Spent a wonderful month in Longboat Key
We spent a wonderful month of March 2017 at this property. The description is correct, it does give you the feel of old Florida. The house was more than adequate, was very comfortable and had a lived in feeling that promoted relaxation. We particularly liked that the guest quarters were separate from the master bedroom allowing for maximum privacy for our visitors. The house is conveniently located to the wonderful beaches, Armand Circle, downtown Sarasota, and Siesta Key. Stephanie was very accommodating and it was obvious that she had an interest in ensuring we have a comfortable stay. We saw no evidence of concerns identified in one the previous reviews of the house. It is apparent that the owners are making improvements to the house. The bathroom on the guest wing has recently been remodeled and the upgrade is lovely. Thanks Stephanie for a great place to come home to during our month in the area.
Not as expected
I rarely leave reviews but my experience at this house compels me to do so in this case. My communication with the owner leading up to my stay was great. She answered all of my questions and provided information in a timely manner. My husband arrived at the home about an hour after our allowed check in time. Upon his arrival the house was a mess, there were beer bottles covering the dining table, the beds hadn't been changed, the house hadn't been cleaned. The yard was strewn with garbage and fishing derbies. Worst of all, the washing machine was draining directly into the backyard. It created a muddy mess and that doesn't even begin to touch on the environmental damage it can do to the Gulf if Mexico. My husband actually cleaned the yard because I was arriving soon with our dogs. The cleaning people were in the process of starting to clean the house, the home was not ready until 2 hours after our initial check in time. The washer and dryer were left full of linens, which we also took care of. A cleaning lady came the next day to switch the laundry but we told her it had been taken care of. The sound on the TV intermittently went out, I contacted the owner who contacted Verizon to correct the issue. We rebooted the system so I'm not sure if that fixed it or if Verizon fixed it. On the second day the code we'd been given for the front door stopped working, it made it so that the only way into the home was thru the back gate and the muddy mess from the washing machine. We had to leave the back door unlocked so we could get back in. I contacted the owner and she was able to reset the code that day. There is a leak in the wall between the hall bath and bedroom, it's so bad that the paint is coming off the wall and the floor gets wet every time someone showers. We had stacked some pillows on the bedroom floor before we realized how bad the leak was and they got soaked. I decided to wash the sheets in the master bedroom mid way thru the week, when I took them off the bed I was floored with the state of the mattress pad. It looked as if it had never been washed, there was what appeared to be a urine stain on it and I made the mistake of smelling it. I pulled the mattress pad off and washed it as well. I gave this house 2 stars only because the living room is set up nicely with comfy couches and a nice TV, the dining area is nice as well. The outside area was the best part of the home, minus the washer draining into the yard.
Courtney, I am so sorry you're experience at our home wasn't 5 stars. Communicating with our guests as well as resolving issues that arise is something I take very seriously. We are looking into the issues stated in your review and are always looking to improve on our property.
Great Vacation Destination
This vacation was definitely a blessing for our family. The house was clean and provided for all our needs. The pool was very enjoyable and the distance to the beach was not a bad walk. A ten to fifteen minute drive can get you to many restaurants and grocery stores. My wife and three daughters and three grandkids will try to get back to this location soon.
Thanks Stephenie for the opportunity to enjoy your paradise.
Neighborhood beach access is at the end of the street.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
100% refund received if notification of cancelation 45 days in advance 50% refund received if notification of cancelation 31-44 days in advance 0% refund received if notification of cancelation is less than 30 days in advance of reservation *There is not a refund if a reservation is canceled for weather conditions