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Rent the Historic and Famous Longboat Key Beach House Weekly.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6 in Tempur-Pedic Beds

The historic and famous Longboat Key Beach House provides the most spectacular beach enjoyment anywhere in Florida.

The very private white-sand beach at the middle of Longboat Key is second-to-none. The sunsets from this oceanfront, beachfront property are the most colorful and vivid found anywhere.

This Cypress wood beach cottage, constructed in 1965, is one of the few remaining true Florida beach homes. The location is perfect as it is less than 10 minutes to St. Armands Circle and 15 minutes to downtown Sarasota.

This home is clean, smoke-free, and animal-free which is a welcome relief for allergy sufferers.

Located right on the beach, you feel like you are on the beach even when you are in the home.

The home is outfitted with the newest and most-up-to-date electronics including high speed wireless and digital cable. The home includes three brand new Samsung high definition Smart TVs.

A private outdoor shower is conveniently located right off the beach.

Publix and CVS are less than two miles away.

Do not miss reading 100 different comments from recent guest stays below the location map and manager info.

Thank you for checking on our property. We look forward to providing you with an incredible time right on the Gulf of Mexico.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of five from Indiana and love coming to our beach house at Longboat Key. Being here is simply paradise. We hope that you can relax and enjoy the sun and surf as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Longboat Key

We believe that we had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase an historic Florida beach cottage right on the Gulf of Mexico beach with 100+' of very private beach frontage directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

This historic beachfront cottage was built in 1965 and is known as the famous Longboat Key Beach House.

Even though Longboat Key is private, safe and exclusive, it is only 15 minutes to very cosmopolitan Sarasota with a vibrant arts and theatre community.

What makes this house unique

The views, the beach, and the sunsets are second to none at this incredible beach house. We have 2 new Schwin Bikes for you to ride on the amazing bike path. We have biked over the Big Sarasota Bridge into Downtown Sarasota or Marina Jack's!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The proximity to upscale St. Armand's Circle, blue color Bradenton Beach, multiple boat ramps and party town Siesta Key was ideal for our intentions. Our 7:40pm ritual every night was a sunset countdown on the porch so close to the Gulf. Overall, this was a dynamite vacation.
Mar 2017
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Walk right across the street (Gulf of Mexico Drive) to Bayfront Park which includes two, free, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard, a basketball court, a soccer field,and a baseball field all which border Sarasota Bay. There is also great fishing from the park and its piers. Four high quality Wilson tennis racquets are in the home for your use.

Also included is a portable Bose iPhone docking station for your listening pleasure.


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Mater Bathroom has a tub and shower. Guest Bathroom has a shower and 2 doors into the bathroom from the Guest room. The guest room is a large room with a wood pulling dividing door that divides the King and Queen beds. It is not totally private, however, it does give some privacy. Cute room!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2). Two King beds with brand new firm Tempur-Pedic mattresses. One in the Master and one in the Guest Room. Queen size Bed (1). New firm Queen Tempur-Pedic mattress in the Guest Room. Sleeps 6 in beds. 2 small children could sleep on 2 sofa's in the Livingroom. Sheets, blankets and mattress pads in the ottoman in the Livingroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Three brand new Samsung LED HD TVs, a Sony PS3 which doubles as a Blu-Ray DVD player, iPhone docking stations in each bedroom, brand new furniture, new King size Temperpedic bed in master bedroom, very comfortable king size bed and queen size bed in guest suite. The best beach and sunset views on Longboat Key. Right on the beach. ONLY Weekly rentals Saturday to Saturday accepted.


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Rent the Historic and Famous Longboat Key Beach House Weekly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 111 reviews

Memories Made at the Beach House Stay in Our Hearts Forever

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four recently enjoyed the incredible Longboat Key Beach House. This was our second trip and each time we cannot believe how relaxed we feel. When you sit on the enclosed back porch, you feel like you are on a cruise ship because you are so close to the Gulf of Mexico and you have an incredible view of the water, birds and dolphins. The big white beach is so beautiful and not crowded at all. There is no development to the south of the house for over one mile.

The house is furnished perfectly with incredible beds, really high-speed wireless and three great HD televisions. Even though the home is historic, the interior of the home is completely up-to-date and impeccably clean. We enjoyed grilling out and using the paddleboards and kayaks.

We cannot wait to come back to our favorite beach house and have the most relaxing getaway week.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to Enjoy Florida's Gulf!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family Reunion. We have a family of 5 and hosted the entire family for meals (group of 17) with ease. The kitchen/Dining room set up is perfect for entertaining. It is right on the beach on the Gulf side. Beautiful private beach that we had to ourselves every day, with an occasional friendly person walking down the beach. I could have spent DAYS just lounging in the screened in porch. They have the most amazing and comfy chase lounges. Close to Sarasota (great restaurants and shops), deep sea fishing. Thanks Naomi for a great stay. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and cousins met for our annual get together and wouldn't think of going anywhere else but our favorite beach house! We have all rented the house many times before and feel like this is our home away from home. We spent many hours on the screened in porch talking, reading and enjoying the amazing view. If we could have our own house on Longboat Key - this would be it! Thank you for always accommodating us and making our time in Sarasota so special!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Like you, we really enjoy the screened in porch and we believe that the views are second to none anywhere. As you know, Longboat Key is arguably one of the best beaches in the country and this home is right on the beach. Know that we would be glad to have you stay in our home again anytime you are in the Longboat Key area.
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Wonderful Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Beach House for the kids' spring break. It was great waking up and getting right on the beach first thing in the morning. The kids loved the ocean and the park right across the road. We had wonderful meals with the sunset view and I spent a very relaxing rainy day on the screened in porch with a good book. We highly recommend the Beach House. Well appointed, wonderfully decorated, and you just can't beat the view!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

processing fee is $70.00
Cleaning fee $225.00
damage wavier Protection Plan $45.00
Taxes are 12%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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