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Elegant Sanctuary on N. LBK W/Garden, Walk or Bike to Beach & Bay! Bikes Incl.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Be captivated by the unique Florida charm of this lovingly cared-for, spacious single-level house tucked away in Historic Longbeach Village on North Longboat Key. Located within walking distance of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, guests can walk or ride bicycles to get everywhere. Enjoy the community’s boating and fishing dock, local restaurants, and Longboat Key Center for the Arts. In addition, a free trolley offering both air-conditioned and open-air seating runs the length of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Islands from Coquina Beach through St. Armands Circle to Downtown Sarasota, permitting easy access to shops, groceries, and attractions.

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!

Ask about our military discount.

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Property Manager
Longbeach Village Vacations
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2018

Why Longbeach Village Vacations chose Longbeach Village

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for another wonderful stay. We were here for one week last year, three weeks this year, and have already reserved for two months next year! We love the village and miss the peacocks, the friendly neighbors, and the "dog romps" every afternoon at 5:30. We had a special dinner at the Beach Bistro, and liked walking to Moore's or driving to the Beach House for lunch. Our morning walks on Coquina Beach were a must–lots of sunshine & good birding.

We look forward to next year!
Jan 2012
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Longbeach Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bathroom: Shower, walk-closet, and double sinks. Guest Bathroom: Shower/Tub Combo, single sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


Here is the

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 20, 2015

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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Elegant Sanctuary on N. LBK W/Garden, Walk or Bike to Beach & Bay! Bikes Incl.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful home and very gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained home in a "garden setting" --quiet upscale neighborhood --close to beaches on both the ocean as well as inland waterway--wonderful restaurant just down the street on the beach.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We work very hard to ensure the comfort of our guests and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you were able to relax in the garden in the new Adirondack chairs.
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Girl's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our girl's getaway was a huge hit at this lovely home! Our mornings started with plenty of coffee and conversation in the breakfast area and then we took the bikes out each day for a long ride around the village. And the peacocks were a fun surprise! Then back to the house or to St. Armand's circle for lunch and shopping. Afternoons were spent typically spent at Coquina beach- the house had everything we needed- chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed Mar Vista the first night with delicious seafood, drinks and perfect weather! And Michelle from the rental office was always available via phone or text and took care of anything that we couldn't handle. We had a fabulous time on Longboat Key and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Batavia IL USA


  • 4 of 5

The house was very well maintained and had every amenity needed for a wonderful vacation. The fruit trees were a welcomed treat. There were 4 bicycles provided and we had many places to choose from depending on what we wanted to see, e.g., Anna Maria Island, Joan Durante Park, etc. Would certainly return!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, FL

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed spending 4 nights over Thanksgiving at this cute rental home. Everything was ready for us, nice and clean and cozy. The location is perfect to enjoy the beaches and restaurants nearby. Highly recommend this home and these owners, they are true to their word and take care of their renters.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida. USA

Longboat Key Stay

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The property is spacious and included everything the family needed both to feel at home and on vacation. Its situated in a quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance to the beach or the bay. Also, its strategically located between Sarasota and Anna Marie Island. Came complete with bikes, beach chairs and even a couple of fishing poles. The back garden is very lush and provides a beautiful backdrop from within the house. Also, the owners were extremely prompt and professional. Would recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable & relaxing stay with terrific value for the investment.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando Florida USA

Breathtaking Longboat Key Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This home and the area were the perfect spot for a family vacation. We enjoyed the bicycle rides to the beach and the beautiful scenery. My kids loved all of the near by beaches and the local restaurants. There really was no need for a vehicle being that the bikes were provided and everything is so close to the house. On our bike rides into the town or to the beach we passed so many beautiful trees and flowers and even Peacocks. The house was very spacious and extremely well kept. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking to have a good time and get away from it all for a little while. I will definitley go back to this spot for another vacation with or without the kids. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.7 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Whitney Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Moores Stone Crab Restaurant & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitney Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bradenton Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Village Fishing & Boating Docks
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Ask about our Multi-Month discount. Returning Guest discount of 10% off rental rate available. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.