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Tranquil Retreat, Heated Private Pool, Easy Walk to Beach, Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2011
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 a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018


Longbeach Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Blue Bedroom en suite - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Palm Room - 1 king
    Blue - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2) King beds in the Master Bedroom and in the first guest 'Palm Room' bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in the second guest 'Blue Room' bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack 'n Play stowable cribette with adjustable bassinet height
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Panasonic wall mount AM/FM/CD stereo in dining area equipped with iPod/iPhone dock. Full size ping pong table. Outdoor enclosed beach shower. Beach chairs, umbrellas. Graco Contempo stowable high chair and Graco Pack 'n Play stowable cribette with adjustable bassinette height. Four beach bikes.


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Tranquil Retreat, Heated Private Pool, Easy Walk to Beach, Bay
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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House is Amazing

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Amazing returning trip!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Convenience of pool in the backyard, yet powdered beach within walking distance. Get place for a family or small group of friends. Very well organized, many thanks, Melissa!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful house!!

  • 5 of 5

We've lived for two weeks in Melissa's Longboat Key retreat and loved every minute of it. The tropical garden with the well-heated pool was our favourite, but the rest of the house with all its amenities (bicycles, great beach chairs, sunshades etc.etc.) has a great atmosphere as well. highly recommended holiday stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Whitney Beach, 100 Broadway Street Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access with Parking
Nearest Point of Interest
Harry's Restaurant, Convenience Store, Deli
Nearest Point of Interest
Euphemia Haye Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Launch and Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Armand's Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Columbia Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Salty Dog Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Pattigeorge's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Chart House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar, Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Maison Blanche Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou Tavern and Restaurant
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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