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Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach

(30 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lovely completely new beach cottage beautifully decorated with lush landscaping and outdoor lanai for dining and relaxing. Quiet upscale residential neighborhood. Two minute walk to a quiet sandy beach. Excellent fishing off beach and nearby bay and wonderful underwater visibility for diving and snorkeling-- the water looks like the Caribbean. Five minute walk to Cocina Beach on Anna Maria Island. This is the only US beach to be rated in the top 20 beaches world wide.
This is our retirement home. We ave a large and extended family and use this calendar for them globally, but also a limited number of guests.

Just a drive to St. Armand's circle, the Mote Aquarium and Sarasota. We are located on the northwest corner of Longboat Key, very near the drawbridge connecting to Anna Maria Island. Excellent paved walking and biking paths everywhere, as well as miles of beach to walk on. Local property manager at your service. Large garage great for secure storage.

Our cottage is located in a very quiet neighborhood well off any major roads. Most homes and condos in LBK are either near a major road or are full of party goers. Our cottage is very quiet and private, yet minutes from good night life.

Keywords: Charming, quiet, new beach cottage with garage. 3 minute walk to white clean sandy ocean beach on the Island of Long Boat Key.
Seasonal rental preferred.


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cottage is NOT toddler proof so children must be aged 4 or over for safety...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We are very close to both the Gulf and Bay water, making any adventure water sport doable. Unlike condos and most homes along the Boulevard, we are quiet and safe from traffic. It is a great hideaway...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    We are located 150 yards across street from pristine ocean beach. We have no view of water but neighborhood and area a very restful. Beach is 90 second walk....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed Comcast ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    large driveway, and garage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, full house wireless, also reaches lanai...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Braun; makes great coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We do best to stock basic food wraps, condiments, spices, oils ect, and ask guests to 'pass it on' as we cannot oversee this weekly....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    double door with side freezer. ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top four burner range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio is large enough for grilling but we ask guests to never leave grill unattended and to cover grill immediately after grilling....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    large lanai with standing plantings; to anyone who wants to dine 'out' or just read a book or send e-mails, this is the best 'room' in the cottage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 - Dec 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$720 $2,600
Early Winter
Dec 2 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 23 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,200
Post peak
Apr 14 - Apr 28, 2018
7 night min stay

Apr 29 - Nov 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$720 $2,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$720 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 11%



Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Adjacent to a wildlife preserve, 5 minute walk to Anna Maria Island beaches and boat launch. Three minute walk to beautiful ocean beach. Fishing everywhere including ocean or inside bay.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Tom and Sue and have married for over 20 years and have two great children. We are fun loving people but also respect others. We are 'self made' people who work hard. Tom grew up on Cape Cod so he knows about traffic, beaches, and how to get peace and quiet in a tourist area. Tom is a motorcyclist, and remote control plane and helicopter pilot. Sue is a great gardener and Advanced Practice Nurse. You will appreciate her interior design and yard work at Long Boat Key.

Why the Owner Chose Longboat Key, FL, USA:
We have searched the east and west coast of FL. We found the east coast highly developed, and with generally cooler water. Naples was great, but the traffic and noise was intense, and the atmosphere was formal. Longboat Key has terrific beaches with gentle slopes in the water, great diving, and our location on the west side places us away from the traffic noise that impacts 80% of properties-even properties a block away from our home. Unlike most property on Long Boat Key or the west coast of Florida we have true peace and quiet. Yet an 8 minute drive puts us into good night life, and a 15 minute drive puts us at St Armand's circle with terrific shopping and food. World famous Mote aquarium and Selby gardens are 20 minutes away. Liquor and food are a 3 minute drive as are several great restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have great neighbors, enjoy a variety of walking and biking paths, and are very close to a local bird preserve. This location is perhaps the most "walkable" spot in the greater Sarasota and island area. We have tons of great birds and fish in the area, as well as dolphins and manatees. A five minute walk over a beautiful draw bridge puts us on Anna Maria where we can walk for a mile on another sandy beach of bike on hard or soft paths. When we complete our vacation, we are fully rested.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Front entry way

    Front entry way

  • Kitchen with granite counter tops, and new dishwasher

    Kitchen with granite counter tops, and new dishwasher

  • Peacock room

    Peacock room

  • Front entry with shells from our beach

    Front entry with shells from our beach

  • Living room with high speed internet

    Living room with high speed internet

  • Peacock room

    Peacock room

  • Guest bath

    Guest bath

  • Street View

    Street View

  • Kitchen looking to back yard lanai

    Kitchen looking to back yard lanai

  • Master Bedroom with long bureau and walk in closet

    Master Bedroom with long bureau and walk in closet

  • canary room

    canary room

  • Peakcock room

    Peakcock room

  • Canary room

    Canary room

  • Guest bath

    Guest bath

VRBO #312126

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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