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Don't miss out- great summer rates starting at 900.00+ per week!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1,200 sq/ft House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Dream Olde Florida Cottage...120 steps to the beach!!! Check the calendar for available dates. Beach cottage with deeded access across the quiet sandy street to the beach. One block south is Stump Pass State park for fishing, bird watching and a lucky dolphin sighting. Walk to the end of the Key collecting shells and shark teeth is never a bad way to start the day! Two bikes are available cruise the Key and kayaks or rent any equipment near by. Charter a boat for fishing and catch dinner or dine at our great restaurants or grab a fruity drink at the local Tiki Bar. The house is fully stocked and has undergone extensive updating to include new bathrooms and an outdoor shower, all new furniture. All new comfortable 'beach house' decor. Full kitchen with everything to create a memorable meal served outdoors. Or put your feet up while relaxing on the Lanai and read a book. Enjoy your stay at Shell's by the Beach.

Keywords: Beach House, beach cottage

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Shelly

We have had great fun renovating and redecorating the property. As an Interior Decorator I wanted the beach house to feel like a real vacation place. A place to put your feet up, relax and read a book after a day at the beach. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for a quick meal or a memorable gathering.

Shelly purchased this house in 2010

Why Shelly chose Florida South West

After vacationing on Shore View Drive for more than 10 years, we were offered the opportunity to own our own bit of paradise and jumped right in!! After a stay here you'll understand why we are now owners on Manasota Key! A true vacation awaits us every chance we get. Which with all of our bookings is never enough- Winters in Door County, Wisconsin are beautiful but they are winters none the less.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed for a week and loved the location. Great to have the beach across the quiet street -needed to be in the water to cool off and enjoy the sun. Everything we needed was there. Owners are making great changes and can't wait to see it all done! Love the new Florida Beach Bungalow colors and look.
Jul 2010
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Double Beds (1) There are TWO double beds in the guest room, Baby Cribs (1) There is a crib rental company in Englewood
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Don't miss out- great summer rates starting at 900.00+ per week!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful location and perfect cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Englewood! The beach was so close to the cottage and the weather was beautiful. There were many opportunities to enjoy wildlife whether it was while hiking at Stump Pass State Park, kayaking, or just swimming in the Gulf. We saw manatees and dolphins several times, along with osprey and many species of birds. There were many great places to eat within walking distance and we took an amazing boat ride on Lemon Bay! Shelly was so helpful with anything we needed and provides all the accommodations to make your stay relaxing!! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach property. Can't think of a thing that we needed that wasn't there.

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of April 2017at this beautiful cottage. Right from when you walk through the door the colours are just beautiful from the wall colours to furniture and artwork. Not to mention that the gulf is right across the street so at night with the bedroom windows opened you can hear the waves on the beach. All the bedding is first class and the king size bed in the master bedroom is incredibly comfortable.

It is close to all the restaurants on the Key so you can walk to them. Stump Pass is a must see and a kayak ride in Lemon Bay is also a wonderful experience.

Loved the outdoor shower and the bikes were a nice addition to the property. All in all we were very happy at Shells By The Beach.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the cottage on Manasota Key, that had everything and more you could need to feel at nicely decorated and the location was ideal. You won't be sorry if you stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in this area and we really weren't sure what to expect. We loved everything! The house, the location, the neighbourhood and even the weather turned out to be unseasonably warm and therefore perfect. Shelly has done a wonderful job of decorating, furnishing and equipping the house. Everything you need or want has been thought of already! We spent most days out and about exploring the area so we were really only home at night. We went to many many parks including Stump Pass State Park just steps away. We really loved the diversity of bird life and other wildlife that we saw. Got so many great pictures!!! We also rented kayaks locally and bicycled on the Venetian and Legacy Trails. We ate in most nights therefore don't have any advice about the restaurants but there are several within walking distance. It seems to be a very active community. Many people doing yoga on the beach or walking or cycling every morning. We hope to return for a longer stay next time and yes, Shelly's will be the first place we enquire about. The only negative I can think of is that we had to get up super early to get the linens washed and dried before leaving for the airport. Because we were just travelling with carry on luggage it really wasn't practical to pack our own linens.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage, had a dog and a cat with us and we were all very comfortable. Had a nice barbecue for our family, enjoyedthe beach, found sand dollars, stump pass park is great and we saw a bald eagle nest behind the cottage! Next time, ( I would like to come back) I would bring my own sheets and towels because it was hard to get out by 10 o'clock and complete all the laundry.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike, We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and Manasota Key. The changing seasons bring different wildlife experiences- manatees, dolphins, bald eagles, turtles, fish and shore birds... I just bought all new bedding and bath linens earlier this month. The new HE washer can power thru most loads on the quick or regular cycle saving much time as they are not deeply soiled. Our great property managers are there to finish up what may be left - I actually think it's a brilliant idea, if you have a short stay, and are driving, to bring your own linens and towels. That way, you can just load up after you clean your way out, and spend extra time at the beach, and grab a grouper sandwich, before you head home. Thank you for choosing Shells by the beach for your holiday stay. -Shelly
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Best cottage on the key!

  • 5 of 5

I believe this is the best cottage on the key. We loved it here so much we looked at properties and spoke to a realtor. Shells By The Beach is by far the nicest with a perfect location - and we got to stay there! The owner has EVERYTHING you might need. I cannot think of one suggestion, all I have is compliments. I'm home now wondering where I can install an outdoor shower and looking at paint swatches to add some pinks and blues to my décor. Our family of 4 included an 18 yr old male and 12 yr old female. The bikes were utilized constantly and we felt relaxed with the slow speed limit and relaxed setting. Both kids want to return and that says a lot. We beached in the state park and happily dropped in the $2/bike ($3/car) fee for the pristine beach and facilities. However, each evening we just walked across the street for a dip and the sunset. Thank you for a wonderful week. (An afternoon on rented jet skis was a fun splurge.)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
4 great restaurants!
Nearest Point of Interest
Manasota Public Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Englewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Low Season
Apr 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

+ Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
+ Sec.Deposit-refundable $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a $150.00 security deposit per week/ $300.00 per month. The deposit is refunded upon a clean inspection.

We email a rental agreement with dates and terms that must be signed and returned to secure your vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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