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Panoramic Water Views-Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's Unbeatable Island Value!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bed 1 bath with awesome panoramic Gulf of Mexico views from the roof top deck

There's only one HIGHVIEW on the Island and WE HAVE IT! See high above it all and enjoy panoramic water views of The Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay! The best sunsets, sunrises, full moons, weather patterns and rainbows are all right here on top of the Highview! One more bonus, there's also awesome star gazing in the evenings from our top deck.

Location,location,location! What a location The Highview has. Situated on the southern tip of the Island, you could almost throw a coconut from Gulf to the Bay here and just a 60 second walk to our deeded beach path. When views, quality and cleanliness are important , The Highview delivers all and more!

Enjoy our beach cruisers bikes, Stand Up Paddle Boards and kayaks, there FREE to use and included with your rental. Kick back in the orange lifeguard chairs and take in the awesome views. Our signature roof top deck is like the Islands only light house. Imagine yourself sitting high above it all with a cool drink in your hand. You are now overlooking the entire south end of Manasota Key. Nothing but blue water and blue sky everywhere. The Highview gets two thumbs up from the locals and is a great spot for any occasion.

Walk freely around the open floor plan and decks. There is high speed wireless internet, two bedrooms with high quality linens, and three flat screen TVs. Enjoy cooking your favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The comfortable open Living room has a large flat screen HDTV and peekaboo Gulf Views. If outdoors is your thing you'll feel right at home here. Two Weber grills and picnic tables nestled in shells. Wash your new found shells in the shell cleaning station, enjoy the enclosed outdoor shower with blue sky views or just sip a cool drink and be swept away by the lush tropical landscaping and soft night lighting that surrounds 'The Highview'

One of the best things about this home is it's location. It's right next door to Stump Pass State Park. There are 265 acres of sandy walking trails and pristine beaches. You can ALWAYS find a section of beach all to yourself. The wildlife here is amazing. You will see pelicans diving for fish, Osprey in tree tops, dolphins and manatee swimming the shoreline. Sea turtles lay eggs here every year and don't forget to look for prehistoric sharks teeth (not hard to find) and go shelling at the point.

If you've been here before you know it's allure, if it's your first time, get ready for a soul refreshing journey!

Note* The Highview is a duplex that can sleep 12 guests in total. Each floor is a two bedrooms/one bath, sleeps six, and rent separately. Prices shown are for the first floor suite only.

Keywords: Duplex, beach, bike, kayak, sun, swim

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Why The Owner chose Englewood

After exploring Florida's Gulf coast for the perfect slice of paradise we kept coming back to the little unknown island called Manasota Key. The perfect mix of peace and quite, nature, and some fun Key West style restaurants just up the road. Anything else you need or want is just off island .

Our home sits on the southern most tip of the Island and is next to Stump Pass State Park. This home has awesome panoramic water views of both Lemon bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Come smell the fresh salt air!

Guestbook comments from the owner

this was a great place to stay for a week to get away from he Wisconsin winter the house has everything you need to enjoy the Beach or Manasota Island with the Bikes that are included. The location is perfect for a laid back get away clean and Comfortable and the Highview deck on top the house is Amazing for watching the Sunset.

Thanks Pete very nice place you have, would stay here again.
Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sarasota-Braedenton International Airport

Launch our kayaks and Stand up Paddle Boards (included with your rental) at Stump Pass State Park next to The Highview. Explore the beautiful undeveloped islands and take in the nature from dolphins and matinee swimming right by you to the wide array of birds and other treasures.


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Panoramic Water Views-Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's Unbeatable Island Value!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Lansing, MI

The owners thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We are so impressed by The Highview and the details to ensure all guests have a good time. On the inside, our unit was immaculate, updates, and well stocked. The bed was comfortable, the sheets high quality, the towels plush. We had everything we needed to recharge after a busy day outdoors.

Outside was even more impressive. The private patios with the individual charcoal grills (with waterproof containers for charcoal and lighter fluid), the abundance of beach accessories (umbrellas, body boards, beach chairs, noodles, coolers, etc.), the comfortable cruiser bikes, the outdoor showers, the kayaks/paddle boards, the shell washing station, the immaculate grounds, and the fancy washing machine. The signs around the facility were informative, yet friendly. My daughter kept saying, "these people really wanted to make sure their guests have a good time."

We have stayed in Englewood for the last 35 years, and have rented many different places. The Highview is at the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! That may have been the most comprehensive review we have ever received. Thank you so much! We're always striving to provide a great guest experience and we are so encouraged by your kind words. Thanks so much! Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Great Place to Stay !

  • 5 of 5

There is no reason to stay anywhere else on Manasota Key. You won't find a cleaner place to stay on Manasota Key. Everything is just footsteps away. Rental agent and Owners could not be nicer.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much John! Best, Peter
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Great location, Owner thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

2 minutes from the beach. We VRBO a lot and this owner is awesome. Coolers, beach chairs umbrellas even a buggy to carry them in! Bikes, SUPs everything you’d rent or buy was already provided. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff! Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Absolutely PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is Beautiful!! Would stay again and again❤️ Everything you need is right there! Bikes, paddle boards and the view is incredible!! This is the perfect property for families or romantic get away. Thank you! Thank you so much for letting us stay at this Paradise❤️❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cynthia! Wer'e so glad you enjoyed all the toys and incredible view! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Peter
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

From the seamless check-in process, to the personal text from the hosts checking on us, to the well-stocked kitchen, to the perfect location, this stay could not have gone any better. The property is beautiful, the location ideal.

We particularly appreciated the outdoor shower (with 6 ladies, an extra shower is always appreciated) and really enjoyed the fresh coconut from the trees outside.

We'll definitely be coming back for our next girls trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie! Nothing like fresh coconuts right outside your door. We're so glad you and your friend enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you all back soon! Best, Peter
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I would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate, and the kitchen was fully stocked with the tools needed to make just about any meal a person could want. There were plenty of towels for our family of 5 (when staying in hotels we usually have to ask for more). I did not expect the laundry room to be downstairs and outside of our suite, but it really wasn't a big deal. The street the house is on is so quiet! Other nearby areas were very busy, so we appreciated our little quiet spot. It only took us about three minutes to walk to the beach, and there were barely any other people there. My kids had a blast, and my husband and I would definitely bring our family back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth! Looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

***Holiday rates may apply***

Max. occupancy is 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.