About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
You'll be enchanted by our lovely Key West style home in historic, laid back Longboat Village at the north end of exclusive Longboat Key. Tastefully relaxed interiors are exquisitely complimented by a heated tropical pool area whose quiet, spa-like ambiance and sparkling waterfall will be yours to enjoy for hours of blissful, private relaxation. Beautifully designed front and rear decks, and side 'adventure path' that leads to our teak wood beach shower stall, are constructed of ipe wood, a high end, sustainable tropical hardwood.
A big draw for Longboat Key and the other Sarasota keys are the gorgeous, world class beaches. Dazzling white sands, juxtaposed against the fine aquamarine blue and green hues of the Gulf of Mexico's gentle waters, offer mesmerizing visuals that are only exceeded at day's end by exquisite sunsets. Sparsely used beach access is an easy walk away; ample parking is available there as well. Sarasota Bay waters are easily accessible in the other direction: just a block away to public boat ramp, pier, and two waterfront restaurants, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, and Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant. Located within walking distance of Historic Longbeach Village, Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, guests can walk or ride bicycles to get everywhere. A free public trolley with air-conditioning and open-air seating services Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and St. Armand's Circle, and goes in to downtown Sarasota.
And speaking of restaurants, there are plenty of others in easy driving distance on Longboat Key, nearby Anna Maria Island to the north, and at chic St. Armand's Circle on Lido Key just to the south. Our favorite? Euphemia Haye, just a couple miles south on Longboat. For good reason this is a 'pilgrimage' restaurant that many return visitors include as a must on their Sarasota vacation agendas.
There are many other superb vacation attractions in the greater Sarasota area - back bay and deep gulf fishing, to include the king of sport fish, the mighty tarpon; theaters; restaurants; the Sarasota Ballet; the Sarasota Opera; the Sarasota Orchestra (New Florida West Coast Symphony), Asolo Repertory Theater; the John and Mable Ringling Museum and Ca' d'Zan Mansion; Mote Marine Research Lab and Aquarium; the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens; the Sailor Youth Circus; the Sarasota Jungle Gardens; the annual sea turtle hatch; para sailing; boating; diving; major league baseball spring training; the annual 4th of July Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival; Tampa just 50 minutes to the north; and so much more.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely home and always well equipped with everything we need.
Owners are great to work with !!
Hated to leave
Little bit of paradise
In the area for a wedding and we were lucky enough to find this great property available for our dates! Very comfortably furnished and with such a variety of spaces in which to relax. It felt as if we were in a treehouse--loved the way the rooms overlooking the pool catch the breeze.
Appreciated Melissa's quick response when the area had a cable and internet break for a few hours--she got answers for us right away.
Fantastic kitchen, lovely bedrooms and even an unusually good assortment of books--just n all-around very thoughtfully appointed home.
The beach nearby is so wonderful. We had to it ourselves at times, and enjoyed the friendliness of the neighbors when we did happen to see each other strolling or biking.
Highly recommend this lovely home.
Thank you folks for this thoughtful and gratifying review. We're very glad that you had an enjoyable stay at our home, and hope to see you back again. Until then, best wishes for safe and happy travels.
House is Amazing
We enjoyed our stay in this home. The home had EVERYTHING you could imagine. This home is super comfortable, updated and clean. The homeowner is amazing and very responsive. I was disappointed; however, that the hammock (shown in main picture) is no longer on property. That was the tie breaker for us between this home and another home.
From our perspective, the only downside is the walk to the beach. It's not super far but Gulf is a main street you have to cross and it is 45mph and has 3 lanes of traffic plus a bike lane. The homeowner provides bikes but my kids weren't big enough to ride the bikes. Ultimately, for us, it was a drive to the beach. This is why I give this home 4 stars instead of 5.
We enjoyed having you as our guest, are glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your thoughtful review. We're sorry we did not have the hammock available for your stay. Unfortunately it became unreliable due to use and weathering and as a safety issue we decided to take it out of commission. (We love Florida, but things do tend to deteriorate rapidly in the tropical salt climate!) We had hoped to find a suitable, quality replacement that would fit its original metal frame and that could also be strung between the house posts but have not yet been able to do so. We hope to have it replaced in the near future.
And we regret and are surprised to hear that you found the distance to the beach to be a downside. This is the first such commentary that we have received to that effect in six years welcoming guests to our home. That said, we can certainly see how the walk--about three blocks distance--could be more of a task for families with children in tow. Fortunately, there is parking at our primary beach access.
And, finally, yes, the bikes are adult bikes and definitely sized for adults and larger children. Sorry to say, despite our best efforts and striving to do so, we cannot hit the mark perfectly for all guests when it comes to providing certain recreational items. For future reference, we'll point out there are bike rentals available on Longboat Key which one perhaps might consider as a supplement to those we offer.
Thanks again and best wishes for your future travels.
Amazing returning trip!
Our third time returning to this place with our family. Had an amazing trip! Amenities of this place are endless. Thoroughly enjoyed the private pool and beaches. Can't wait to return again next year!
Our second year here and once again loved it. We have 2 young kids and there was everything at the house that we could ask for. Pool is always amazing and the owner is very good at getting back to us with any concerns. Highly recommend!