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Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 21 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Tom
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

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 Florida South West

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.

Amenities

Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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5

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 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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Somerset, PA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations! The host couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests as they were kind and gracious. They were great to work with and even helped water Sue's new flowers in the front yard. We hope they can return. Tom and Sue
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Michigan
5

Perfect location on LongBoat key!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying I have rented several vacation homes/condos over the last 10 years. This cottage would be my top pick of them all. I have never stayed in such a well cared for and well furnished rental. One word to describe our stay at the cottage is perfect. The lanai is a great addition to this cottage and we used it everyday. My two teenage daughters, husband and myself had a wonderful time on LongBoat Key. We would get up early each morning to go shelling, the beach is wonderful, never packed, and we were there during Spring Break. Do not miss going back to the beach for sunset, they are stunning. You could easily travel to Anna Maria Island to visit the shops and restaurants, but with that, was the hustle and bustle of the Spring Break crowd. It was always a welcome relief to return to this cottage after experiencing the surrounding areas. The owners most definitely have found a very special place. The owners were easy to deal with, and Marco was very attentive to make sure our vacation was going well. We will most definitely return to this cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guest and her family for staying with us and taking great care of our retirement home. We hope they can return. Tom and Sue
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5

Comfortable, cozy and quiet winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent two wonderful months in this cottage.The cottage and location was every bit as nice as described. Comfortable and well furnished dwelling. Very quiet and nice residential neighborhood away from the big condo complexes yet restaurants, shopping and beaches were conveniently near. Loved the Mar Vista waterfront restaurant.

The Owners' were terrific to deal with and went above and beyond what we expected. They provided excellent service and prompt communication. They even went as far as to provide a new HDTV and Soundbar and, when the cable box turned out to be non compatible with the new TV, they arranged for a new one that arrived the next day. The caretakers, Marco and Michelle, were also very personable, responsive and helpful.

We are looking forward to returning next January and February. Just hope the weather is warmer then than it was this year, but that's not the owners' fault.

Thanks Tom and Sue.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and I thank David and his family for being great guests and wish them a great summer up north. Tom and Sue
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Main Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Lagoon
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.

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Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard
Apr 30 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
$720
$2,600
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$945
 
 
Christmas Peak
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
January Peak
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
21 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,950
 
 
February & March
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,950
 
 
Post peak
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,085
 
 
Standard
Apr 29 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$125
$720
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$720
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

RATE IS PER TWO PERSON OCCUPANCY. ABOUT $10 PER NIGHT PER ADDITIONAL PERSON OVER 18. WE TRY TO BE FLEXIBLE HERE. RENT CAN BE MADE IN SEVERAL PAYMENTS IF NEEDED

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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