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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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Why The Owner chose Florida South West

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
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 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: Mar 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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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth! Looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Making memories the Florida way

  • 5 of 5

Flew into FtMyers with my girls ages 9-10, picked up the rental car, got our groceries on the way, and made a stop at Twin Lobsters seafood market, before arriving at the Highview. We never had to leave if we didn't want. Had everything we needed conveniently located at the property. All the outdoor stuff we could ask for, plenty of towels, a fully equiped kitchen (which we used a lot), and even board games. Shortly after we arrived a surprise Tropical Storm Emily showed up, but that didn't stop our fun, and she was out of the area within less than 24hrs. Shells and sharks teeth galore! Peter and the maintenance crew were on site that afternoon to clean up some of the tree damage. Really nice and helpful folks. We got in plenty of kayaking at Stump Pass State Park, lots of boogie boarding and sand sculpting, saw lots of wildlife, including pods of dolphins. We went out a couple of nights to try to witness the sea turtles hatching from their nests, but I guess our timing was slightly off on that. Oh, and did I mention the view. Absolutely incredible from the top deck! 360 degree view! The Highview is an incredible place away from the crowds and high rises, with a laid back village type feel. Genuine Florida. My only complaint was the bikes were all adult bikes, just slightly too big for the girls, but overall our experience at The Highview was incredible, and it will certainly be on the top of our list the next time we decide to visit Florida.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Ryan. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter
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  • 5 of 5

You can tell that the owner takes great pride in this property. We had everything we needed for the beach, bike riding and kayaking. Great location steps away from the beach and kayak launch and just a few minute ride to restaurants on the water. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brandon! Looking forward to having you back! Best, Peter
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  • 5 of 5

I LOVED staying here. We've stayed before, and will stay again. They set the bar for accommodations. They are great people, their property is beautiful and I can't wait to come back next year! This is my home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and wonderful review Taylor! Great having you both back again and glad we're you new home away from home! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Dayton OH

Everything You Are Hoping For!!!

  • 5 of 5

This unit has everything you need for a complete vacation. We especially enjoyed the kayaks on the intercoastal waterway. And our daughter used to stand up paddleboard. We enjoyed bicycling around the island. The owners have included Beach chairs umbrellas carts to carry everything down to the beach and even the beachtowels. The unit was spotless and well decorated. We were on the first floor across from the ocean and had nice views in between the houses. We could even hear the ocean at night. The viewing deck on the third floor was special. You will love Manasota key, this unit is just a three or four minute walk from a fabulous State Park. If you like dolphins you should see plenty, we probably saw 20 during the week. Thanks for the fabulous accommodations at a wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience with others! It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Hope to have you back again soon!
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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.


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
Off Peak - Standard Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017-US
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak - Standard Rate
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Peak - 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

***Holiday rates may apply***

Max. occupancy is 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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