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Longbeach Village Historic Cottage, Walk to Beach, Dog Ok, New Kitchen & Baths

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Sunshine Cottage, front of home


Last updated: 02/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This charming cottage is located on the north end of Longboat Key in historic Longbeach Village. You can watch sunrise from the community dock (steps away) and sunset from the nearby beach (a short walk).

Longboat Key has everything - great restaurants, shopping - check out St. Armands, and the beach is fabulous. The beach is beautiul white sand where you can easily laze away the day, walking, shelling, swimming and lying in the sun (or shade) or just gazing out at the water watching the dolphins.

The home has been remodeled - a 10 month job for my husband, myself and some great trades people. We've added all new electric, plumbing, and metal roof; tearing off and rebuilding the back of the house and installing two completely new baths, master and guest, and a new kitchen. The home has an open floor plan with a view from the living area to the kitchen and the back door. The back door opens onto a patio and lawn area. The living area is 1,250 square feet.
The spacious front room features a living and eating area, an office area with desk, wifi and printer (HP Deskjet 1000). There is a flat screen TV, electric fireplace and a lazyboy chair as well as a sofa, tables, etc. The kitchen features a handmade dockwood center table for gathering around or working on, as well as a bar area and granite tile countertops.

The master bath is adjoining the master bedroom and features dual sinks and an oversize shower. The guest bath has a shower/tub combination. The master bedroom features a king bed and flat screen TV. The guest bedroom has a convertible bed than can be either two twin beds or a king bed.

There is a free trolley during the season that runs south to Sarasota and north to the end of Anna Maria island.

A well trained dog is welcome. Please feel free to call us and ask questions. 303-807-8494 - Karen, 303-378-5543 - Brian.

Keywords: Beach cottage, single level, easy access to beach and bay
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1242 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No cats please, dogs only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bedroom attaches to bath, also has a flat screen TV....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twins can be converted to a king bed if desired....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). There is a king in the master bedroom and there are two twin beds in the guest room that can be converted to a king bed. Just let us know which you would prefer....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    double sinks at adult height in master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom has a deep soaker tub and one sink....moreless

  • Both bathrooms are completely new at the end of 2011.

Other Amenities

  • Electric fireplace, kayaks (2) and bicycles (3) avaiable, neighborhood fishing dock very near, restaurants across the street, short walk to beach. There is a piano and a stereo system that plays from an i-pod, I-phone or device with a input jack receptacle....moreless


  • Books:

    There is a variety of books on the bookshelf in office area. Please leave the Randy Wayne White books and those marked 'leave in cottage'. The others you are welcome to take....moreless

  • Games:

    We have cards, poker chips and a variety of board games available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    The Stereo works off an ipod or iphone. Or you can attach a device via plug or cable....moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The bay can be seen from the windows at the front of the house. We are about 100 steps to a small public dock at the end of our street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is one parking space in front of the house and room for two cars to park in the back of the home, off the alley....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Available - no password required....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a reusable filter....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have everything you might need. Dishes for six, pots and pans, baking pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bikes and a bike lock are provided. We have a ladies bike and two mens bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Many courses in the area. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, paddles and life jackets are provided. Please do not use the canoe....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber grill summer 2015....moreless

  • Tennis:

    The Longboat Key Tennis Center is a few miles south on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Clay courts and great people. There are old racquets in the cottage. You will need balls. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are a few beach chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards, sunshade, toys, etc....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
30 night min stay

Off Season Rate
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Nov. & Dec. 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Season 2018
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

Season 2019
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2019
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Maid Service is added to rental $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Includes cable TV, phone, internet and utilities. Renter pays maid service of $100 plus applicable taxes.

Renters are also required to purchase Security Deposit/Damage Protection Insurance - no pet $1,500 min., with pet $3,000 min. Can be easily purchased at

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Last updated: 02/13/2017
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    "Mar Vista is across the street, so you can't beat it for convenience. Typical Old Florida s..."

  • Cannon's Marina

    "Great place to rent a boat and very close by."

  • Bridge Tender Inn

    "They have a great view of the water and wonderful black bean soup. Its a big Green Bay fan ..."

  • St. Armands Circle

    "This is the place to shop. Many shops and restaurants, all price ranges."

  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

    "This is a great educational and fun spot for everyone. Lots of sea life to look at and lear..."

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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota-20 min., Tampa-45 min., Ft. Myers-2 hours
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many good courses nearby

Car: Recommended

There is a free trolley that picks up just a short walk away at the intersection of Broadway St. and Gulf of Mexico Drive.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: We have five rental properties including two rentals in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Brian works for Tom George Yacht Group and is a former Airport Manager, and Karen is a recently retired Municipal Finance Director. We moved to Florida from Colorado in May, 2012.

Why Longbeach Village, Longboat Key, FL, USA:
We chose a vacation home in Longboat Key because it's one of the most beautiful places on earth with the best beach in the world! We've been coming here for years and finally found our own little piece of paradise. The people in the Village are great and the snowbirds come for many years in a row, so there is a genuine feeling of community.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is one of the first built in Historic Longbeach Village. It is built with blocks made using local sand with conch shells and cement.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/13/2017

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  • Sunshine Cottage, front of home

    Sunshine Cottage, front of home

  • Part of the living area

    Part of the living area

  • Electric fireplace and flat screen TV.

    Electric fireplace and flat screen TV.

  • Work area, right of front door.

    Work area, right of front door.

  • Master bedroom, with original cedar panelling.

    Master bedroom, with original cedar panelling.

  • Guest bath.

    Guest bath.

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Moores restaurant across the street. Their dock.

    Moores restaurant across the street. Their dock.

  • Part of the living area. View to front door.

    Part of the living area. View to front door.

  • View to kitchen from front room

    View to kitchen from front room

  • Kitchen with custom dockwood table.

    Kitchen with custom dockwood table.

  • A portion of the backyard, near the Frangi Pani trees.

    A portion of the backyard, near the Frangi Pani trees.

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Guest bath.

    Guest bath.

  • Sunrise from one of the community docks

    Sunrise from one of the community docks

VRBO #386983

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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