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Charming beach house with pool/canal front/dock/private beach access/pet o.k.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,573 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Beach House on Canal with Pool and Boat Dock, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

A lovely pet and family friendly private home, located on a private deep water canal with direct access to Sarasota Bay and only a short 3 minutes walk (200 meters) away from the quiet white sand beach perfect for morning beach-combing and end of day amazing golden sunsets. Well maintained house with owner & locally based property management/maintenance team available to ensure your pleasant stay. Located in the prestigious yet laid back island of Longboat Key, you are near venues for golf, tennis, fishing, kayaking, boating, water skiing, and wind surfing. The world class shopping and restaurants in St. Armand Circle and laid back charms of Anna Maria Island are minutes away. A private pool is accessible from both the master and guest bedrooms. The deep salt water canal with a new dock can accommodate boats up to 27 ft is equipped with a fish cleaning table for the fish you'll catch right from our dock . Our boat dock is available for docking your private boat or kayaks, or just for fishing enjoyment. The attached garage helps keep your car out of the sun.

Our home comes completely equipped with everything you'll need for a beach holiday! During your stay here, you can enjoy our well kept garden or relax in our complete Tommy Bahamas furnished interior, which comes fully equipped with modern conveniences such as wireless internet (bring your own laptop), cable TV in living and master bedroom, phone line, a full library of DVD movies, Ihome for Iphone/Ipod/Ipad docks, board games, outdoor BBQ grill, and new cooling/heating system with HEPA filter and UV light purification system. The kitchen comes fully equipped for your culinary adventures or just simple grilling out on the new outdoor Weber gas grill. For your beach activities we have coolers, matching Tommy Bahamas' beach chairs and beach cart, 3 bicycles (1 adult and 2 kids), scooters, boogie boards, beach/pool toys/beach umbrellas, and 2 beach chairs left on beach for your enjoyment. The pool is well maintained and has a weekly service. The home is tiled throughout (including garage), and updated appliances including washer and dryer make this property the ideal home away from home.

We welcome you to read other guests' reviews which say it all about our home and may give you an objective view of the property and its location.

More Details

Owner
Alise
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Alise

I grew up in Sarasota and always loved the beach and island life as well as all the cultural venues Sarasota is known for. I left Florida for university and professional reasons, however, always knowing that I would return to the area at a different phase in my life. I'm now married with 3 children, and Longboat Key provides exactly what we seek which is the serenity and tranquility of a beach life yet conveniently located to all the outdoor activities which we seek for as well as being a hop away to all that Sarasota has to offer. We hope to provide a place that would embrace love, tranquility, contentment, and good will to those who visit our home.

Alise purchased this house in 2012

Why Alise chose Florida South West

I felt very fortunate to have found this lovely property in July 2012 as a vacation house to share with my husband, 3 children, and our family pet. We're looking to retire in the area, and the house was perfect for our needs. The private beach access is now rare in Longboat Key. The house is on a quiet street and away from the noise, and its close proximity to Anna Marie island and Sarasota is a main reason why we chose this particular home.

What makes this house unique

Private beach access to one of the most beautiful beach and magnificent sunsets; Quiet street yet within walking distance to stores/restaurants/shops; Close proximity to Sarasota and Anna Marie Island; Open floor plan; Dock for boats; Private pool; Regular pool/landscape/pest control services; Fully equip with modern conveniences for a home away from home; Everything is provided including all beach equipment/toys/cart/towels/chairs/umbrella/tent, board games, washer/dryer/vacumn cleaner, 3 bikes, 2 scooters, books, DVDs, and much much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us use your home for 2 weeks. We had a great time. The area restaurants are great & the shopping is fun. We found lots of shark teeth between here & Venice beach. My boys loved having the pool to come home to. We would love to be able to return for future vacations!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1573 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Area - outdoor shower
  • New towels and linens provided August 2012.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a private bathroom with a shower and 2 sinks and open up to the pool area. Bedroom 2 has two double beds suitable for 2 adults or up to 4 children and open up to the pool area. Bedroom 3 is on the other side of the house.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The free long-distance calls are within the United States only. Free international calls not included.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming beach house with pool/canal front/dock/private beach access/pet o.k.
average rating of 4.731707 based on 58 reviews
5

Always a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have just completed our fourth stay at this wonderful property. Since our last visit, the owners have upgraded the home with new appliances and new furniture in the living area, helping make our stay even more enjoyable. The location is quiet, and we especially enjoy taking morning walks at Joan Durante park just down the road. It is a great place to explore the trails and waterways and get a little closer to nature. Thanks again for a truly terrific time!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It truly warms our hearts to host you back for the fourth time Michael! Glad to hear you noticed the upgrades we've made in the house. Look forward to having you back in the future.
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5

Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for our first vacation with a 6 month old. The house itself is clean and well maintained. Our family enjoyed having the private pool available at all times. The proximity to the canal provided lovely views... and not to mention was very handy for my husband to cast a fishing line at any given time! The walk to the beach is easy. I have two complaints - 1. Hurricane Irma was lurking around the Atlantic during our stay... making it difficult for me to relax. (That was out of anyone's control). We left early. 2. The mosquitoes are serious!!! Those little buggers are on the attack from dusk on... however, I wasn't surprised by this... I mean - it is Florida, and it is located on a canal. Alise was wonderful to work with. She addressed all of my concerns and even helped me keep an eye on the hurricane situation. I would definitely recommend this home for a get away! We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to receive such a nice review of our home, even though you cut your vacation short because of the lurking hurricane. Your thoughtfulness means so much to us. Yes, we feel very blessed to have been spared the wrath of Hurricane Irma and grateful that our house was intact. As for mosquitoes, thank goodness they are also seasonal in Florida and come with the rain. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Wonderful!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. The house is very cute and very clean. It has a great pool outside and the deep water canal is only 20 ft from the back door. We loved having our boat docked behind the house all week. Pool in the side yard, boat in the backyard, and Beach right across the street..... What else could you ask for. We would absolutely recommend this to the next family who enjoys all of the above activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constructive feedback. Yes, we agree that thee three attractions of boat, pool and beach make our home a unique place for a holiday. So glad you had an enjoyable time and we look forward to hosting you back.
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Nice clean house close to beach

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, close to the gorgeous beach and owner is very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to vacation! Home is very nice and clean with everything you need. The beaches are gorgeous! The owner was great answering any questions I had! Hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Yes, our beach is one of the best kept secret in the Sarasota Gulf area. The prismatic sunsets have permanently impression in my mind. Take care and we certainly will welcome you back in the future.
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5

Great family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home and location, caught many fish in the lagoon, awesome having the pool to dip in at any time, and an absolutely beautiful, quiet, private beach. There's a sandbar that you can easily swim out too during low tide that is covered with sand dollars. Well be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that our home serves as another great family vacation to our guests. We welcome you back!
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"An execute and famous restaurant known for its atmosphere, fine dining menu, late night live..."
Cannon's Marina
"About a mile north of our property, a good place to rent boats!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Restaurants, bars, shops
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Private Longboat key Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Restaurants/bars within walking distance
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Private Deeded beach access
Car: recommended

Our home is nested on a quiet water canal street adjacent to Gulf of Mexico Drive with direct private deeded access to the world re-known white sand beach of Longboat Key, Florida where you can come over every night for the most amazing sunsets. We are conveniently located between Sarasota and Anna Marie Island, with a 10 miles stretch of beach as well as walk/bike/running path to connect you to both. Sarasota is known for its fine art galleries, cultural events, live theaters, and the world class restaurants & shops of St. Armand Circle which is only a few miles south of us. To the north of us, there is the laid back Anna Marie Island full of beach cafes, ice cream parlors, etc. In addition to the beach access just steps away, Durante Park is an easy three block walk and offers several lovely shaded trails that lead you through the Mangroves trees ending at an overlook of Sarasota Bay. For families there is a nice shaded playground and for the nature lovers the park has numerous tropical plants and opportunities to observe dozens of sea bird species (http://www.longboatkey.org/Parks/durante.htm). If you are looking for a more active holiday over 10 miles of biking/jogging/walking/rollerblading trails run along the Gulf of Mexico Drive just adjacent to our street. There are also world re-known tennis camps and the LBK Golf Club on the island, as well as free public tennis courts within 3 miles in the community center and plenty of reasonably priced public golf courses in nearby Bradenton. Minutes away are dozens of fishing locations, which helps give Florida the title of Fishing Capital of the World. After an active day our neighborhood have several walking distance options for refreshments. For your convenience Harry's (less than two blocks away) offers a Corners Store, Bakery and Fine Dinning Restaurant. Longboat Key is known as a beach-lover’s paradise on Florida’s west coast, but it is also home to one of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the country — Euphemia Haye - just four blocks away. Upstairs at the Haye Loft, you’ll find the best live music Sarasota and Anna Maria has to offer.If you don't have your own boat/kayaks/bikes there are local vendors who will be able to rent them to you daily or weekly (e.g. Backyard Bike Shop is two blocks way and offers bikes from $10 - 30/ day or kayaks $40-50/day and Cannons Marina is 1 mile north for boat rentals). In addition to the neighborhood locations the Sarasota area has numerous cultural attractions such as: Ringling Museum of Art, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Circus Sarasota, Sarasota Ballet, Opera, Orchestra, and several dinner theater companies. Tampa Bay is about 1 hour drive away and all the Disney theme parks in Orlando are just about 2 hours drive away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

* Holiday Weeks - Thanksgiving add 20%, Christmas & New Year add 30%
* Approximate Monthly rates base on a 4 weeks period of Saturday - Saturday,
* Change over day - Saturday - Saturday
* For available periods, contact owners for special pricing and/or flexible change over days/time
* Rental rate is for 6 people (adults), extra fee for extra persons with a maximum of 8 people

Additional fees added to above rental price: 12% tax, final cleaning charge for one week $180.
Pet Fee, non refundable: $100 per pet/weekly, $150/monthly
Property Damage Protection is optional and purchased through HomeAway
Refundable Damage Deposit: $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.