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Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

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

Lovely completely new beach cottage that is in great shape after IRMA and is 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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Tom

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.

Tom purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom chose Longboat Key

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , second bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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


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Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Extremely beautiful home! Would recommend this home for anyone.... especially families!

  • 5 of 5

Walk to beach..very private! Absolutely beautiful home and was perfect for my family. Conveniently located for the best beach experience. Will definitely be going back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and I thank great guests for taking care of our retirement cottage and for watering Sue's new flowers and shrubs! We thank them for staying and do hope they can return. Tom
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Quiet little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Love the area the cottage is in. Just a short walk from the quiet beach to rest and relax. The cottage is clean and contained everything we would need to make our stay feel like home. Thanks Tom!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. The managers Kelly and Brad were very responsive.

  • 4 of 5

It is a lovely home very close to a small beach. Easy to walk down for beautiful sunsets. The owner gave good info on things to do in the area. I would recommend the bread pudding at the Columbia Restaurant.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful cottage. It is so nice and lovingly decorated, very comfortable, well maintained and very clean.

We enjoyed sitting on the lanai and used it almost every day.

The location is perfect in a quiet neighborhood and it is easy to walk to the wonderful beach, sunsets are awesome.

Best place for recovering and relaxing! The time was too short, so we would like to come back once again.

Thank you so much Tom and Sue!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

Real good vacation cottage with convenient location. 2min walk to get a beach. Beaches are nice and not overcrowded. Perfect place to forget about everything when staying there.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a fabulous time at Tom and Sue's charming cottage. Just steps from a private beach.

  • 5 of 5

Although it rained most of the week, we had so many places to explore. We loved shopping at Armand's Circle and great places to eat were close by and numerous. Walking, bike riding and swimming and shelling were just a few of our fun activities. Both Tom and his caretaker Marco were attentive and very helpful with any needs and suggestions. This is truly a little slice of heaven; perfect in every way. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and I thank our great guests for staying and for caring for our home. They even watered the lanai plants and Sue says thanks! Hope they can return next year and as always we will help plan activities and see the cottage is well equipped. Tom
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Tamp TPA
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
over 15 course within 10 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bayou Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Our beach 200 yards
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay side boating

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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