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

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

NO ferrys or water taxi needed. Just drive over the bridge to our island and enjoy your freedom and spontaneity.

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 as well. With a unique location and unmatched value added amenities, this two bedroom one bath suite at has everything you need for a great vacation. Be sure to see our reviews.

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, kayaks, and every other beach toy you can imagine. It's all FREE of charge 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

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Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
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 39 reviews

Amazing stay at Highview!

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write reviews but I have to take the time to thank the Tamaro's for a wonderful stay at their property. Everything was perfect! We had a great time biking, kayaking and enjoying the beach and Lemon Bay while staying in an absolutely great apartment. It is super clean, comfortable and tastefully done. Everything that you could possibly want is included for your enjoyment, with the added benefit of that great rooftop deck for enjoying a sunset cocktail. Thank you again for a great week, we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others. Reviews like yours are so helpful to potential guest considering renting our home. Fun and cleanliness are our top priority and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Best equipped rental

  • 5 of 5

Having rented vacation homes for years we were impressed. The home is comfortable with lots of space. Bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear and other beach stuff are a real plus so you don't have to bring all this from home. Great beach towels and linens also included. Nice views from the roof deck. Easy walk to State Park. Free shuttles available to local restaurants and tiki bars or just walk it; less than a mile. Quiet neighborhood so no worries of the Spring Break crowds.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patricia! MaryJo and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Nicest rental we’ve had probably anywhere! Can’t think of a thing that wasn’t provided for our comfort or amusement. Everything you need for the perfect beach getaway is at the Highview. Hope we may pass this way again and stay with you!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! We would love for you to stay with us again! Best, Peter
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Loved the beach and house.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed. Sand toys, bikes, iron, hair dryer, plenty of beach towels. The weather was perfect and the beach was awesome! We would definitely considering staying again.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda Glad you loved It! was a pleasure having you all as our guests and looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Wonderful location - top notch property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 3 day weekend here the week before Thanksgiving. The property was very clean and we really loved having access to bikes and kayaks. We roamed all over the island (land and sea) and seldom got into the car after arrival. The deck on the top offers super views of the gulf and the bay. It was a great place for morning coffee @ sunrise. Pure serenity. The proximity to the beach and state park on south side was perfect. I would highly recommend this unit for a small family. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Jon! We;re so glad you had a great time and look forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter
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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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Protection Fee $59 + Tax
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.