Elegant Sanctuary on LBK Island W/Garden, Walk to Beach & Bay!(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)
The home’s barrel-tiled roof and patterned brick walkway welcome you at the front entrance. Relax on the bench swing under a vine-draped wooden trellis that bursts into color during blooming seasons. Two driveways, a garage, and a portico (not to mention street parking) offer ample space for multiple vehicles.
Upon entering the home, your eyes are immediately drawn to the dining room with its gorgeous hardwood floors. Two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors let you enjoy a garden view along with your meals. Slide the doors open to access a screened enclosure and manicured backyard. This smooth-flowing split plan features three bedrooms and two baths. With two queen beds, two twin beds, and four convertible sofa beds, this home is suitable for families and couples and sleeps 10 comfortably.
Enjoy the 40” High Definition LCD TV with HD and premium movie channels. This property also includes a DVR with an extensive On Demand library. Children can play video games on the Nintendo Wii or the family can gather around one of the provided board games.
The backyard paradise includes a gas grill and garden with 15 varieties of fruit trees. During your stay, please help yourself to the lush fruits!
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Member since: 2010
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Master Bedroom with private access to screened enclosure, Master Bathroom with large walk-in closet, Guest Bedroom (Queen Bed) features TV, DVD, and VCR, located adjacent to second full-bath and has access to Twin Bedroom and private entrance/exit to portico and backyard, Two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the dining room slide open to a screened enclosure and lush garden view....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Ice Maker
VRBO Bear stayed here:
With our first impression of this house on Longboat Key, we knew our vacation was going to be great. The owners had thoughtfully turned the A/C on before we arrived, which was quite a welcome for our Bear family. Momma Bear, Baby Bear, and I were part of a mini gathering of the Bear Clan – nine in all.
We immediately noticed how clean this place was. The floor plan was set up to accommodate with three separate Bear caves (oh – you humans call these bedrooms, I believe) with a large kitchen & living room in the middle providing plenty of space to spread out when little bears needed to take naps in a quiet space.
As you know, bears are often hungry, so the kitchen is hugely important and the Longboat house rental had a great one. It had everything that a Foodie Bear could ever want. I particularly liked the generous size of the refrigerator – lots of room.
A big plus was this house was in a quiet neighborhood without the buzz of traffic. Great for sleepy Bear naps. We were happy the beaches were so close and that the homeowners were good enough to have a huge collection of beach toys, umbrellas, chairs, beach towels, etc. We quickly realized there would be plenty of shade, comfortable chairs and toys.
A personal favorite were the five bikes - nice, good quality bikes. They worked great for both trips to the beach and to town. And talk about responsive home owners - they called on our first day to check how things were going and we happened to mention that the bike tire air pump was broken and within an hour a new one was on the front step.
The Bear Clan’s visit to Longboat was a real success. Much of it was the result of a well maintained and super clean house with homeowners who obviously cared enough to equip their home with things like bikes & beach toys that make such a difference when you’re on vacation. Great job!
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Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Cleaning $120 + tax
- Tax Rate 11.5%
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Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Enjoy the natural beauty of nearby walking trails and pristine white sand beaches, Meander through Historic Longbeach keeping an eye out for the village peacocks, Go dolphin and manatee watching, Walk to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Savor neighborhood restaurants, Take a short stroll to the docks where you can fish, charter a boat, or launch your own, Board the trolley for a scenic ride around Longboat Key Island, Visit the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Browse the shops and award-winning restaurants of St. Armands Circle, Explore Downtown Sarasota, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Cà d'Zan Mansion, Sarasota Opera House, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, The Children's Garden & Art Center, Classic Car Museum, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, or the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Drive to Tampa for Busch Gardens and the Adventure Island Water Park, or to Orlando for Disney World Theme Parks, Universal Studios, and Sea World.
Year Purchased: 2010
Why Longboat Key, FL, USA:
Historic Longbeach Village is truly a unique island paradise. Described as funky by some, it abounds with old Florida charm. Close to Sarasota Bay, beaches, Anna Maria Island, restaurants, shops, and attractions; yet secluded and peaceful. We fell in love with the natural beauty and connection to the arts community. And were intrigued by the stunning and colorful native wild peacocks that roam around the village.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Short walk or bike ride to Sarasota Bay with public docks and benches, tasty neighborhood restaurants, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, and beaches. This property is spacious with some very special features, including plush carpeting and hard-wood floors, two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors in dining room providing lots of fresh air and natural lighting, ability to close off dining room from living room and kitchen/breakfast area with pocket doors, private access to guest and twin bedrooms from portico and garage, wrap around lush garden, screened enclosure with grill and seating. Plus modern conveniences such as 40' HD TV with premium movie channels, DVR, DVD/VCR, high-speed cable internet with WiFi, and free unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada making it easy to stay connected to family and friends.
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Walk or bike (5 Adult Bikes Incl.) to LBK Center for the Arts, Bay, and beaches
Enjoy the shade of the trellis on the front porch swing
Stroll around the lush garden of fruit trees & flowers
Spacious living room with 40' HD TV w/Movie Channels, DVR, Wii, Board Games
Breakfast area has lovely view of the garden and seating for six
Enjoy a good book or window-side chat in the conversation room
Master bath w/private shower & toilet area, large walk-in closet w/shelves
Guest bath w/shower/tub combo, lots of cabinets, extra counter space
Beautiful crystal clear water at the local beaches
Sunset at Whitney Beach, 100 Broadway
Beautiful view of the bay from MarVista, three blocks from the house
5 mins. to Anna Maria Island restaurants, shops, beaches, Bradenton Beach Pier
Portico, garage, and two driveways provide plenty of parking—room for a boat
Grill & relax within the screened enclosure, access from dining & master bedroom
Relax under the shade of the trees, lounge chairs and cushions provided
Dine indoors or relax on the comfy couches with fresh air and a garden view
Fully-equipped kitchen with vaulted ceiling and natural light.
Master bedroom w/queen bed, chair, & private entrance to screened enclosure
Guest bedroom w/queen bed, rocking chair, TV w/computer connection and DVD
Guest bedroom w/(2) twin beds (convertible to king), private access to portico
Path to the beach at 100 Broadway. The sand is so white and soft.
MarVista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, one of two great neighborhood dining spots
Sunrise on the Sarasota Bay, two block walk from house.
Newly remodeled Bradenton Beach City Pier, a great spot for fishing
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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