Lemon 14 - Key West Style Beach House With Pool
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Family Week @ Lemon Bay
Wow we really loved this place. For me it was all the little things. We got there at 8:30 pm on 07/13/19. Pulling up the vegetation was lush. It’s like you are camping at the beach. I think one thing that caught my eye at first is that the past quest left a 3/4 bag of charcoal which I noticed in the carport when we pulled up. I know this cannot be guaranteed but some of the previous quest left cooking oil, salt, wine, sunscreen, etc. The place had herbs and spices for cooking. Ninja blender was awesome as you can make individual drinks. Loved the wrap around porch. Going out on the porch in the morning you can hear the waves breaking. Baby play pen is in the master closet. Water hose located at the carport so you can was off feet and beach stuff. Recycling available. Pool was awesome! It was a colorful pebble rock finish that was bowled shaped. Plenty of cups, plates and cooking utensils. Small office area for you business saves. WiFi good, cable good. Tommy Bahama beach chairs that you can strap to your back and carry to beach (3). Tommy B. beach umbrellas (2). All of that really came in handy. Beach is .9 miles away which is walking distance but due to us having a 4 mnt old we didn’t do it. The previous year at another place same distance we did do the walk. This home is awesome. If you decide to walk to the beach you will totally be in a Floridian campground park with very nice properties surrounding. Weber grill was in good shape. Can’t list all of my memories but I hope your family has a fantastic vacation! Let’s pay it forward.. we left the sunscreen which we did use some and I replaced the charcoal with a 3/4 bag. The place already had dishwashing det., washing det., kids coloring crayons, four beach towels, three fans, air mattresses, sleeping bags, plus more that I cannot articulate right now. The whole family was sad to leave this place this past Saturday only to look forward the Lord willing to next year. Go find them shark teeth it was a blast!
Week in Paradise
Our family has been coming to this area for 20 years. Of all the places we've stayed (including right on the beach), this was one of our favorites! The house is surrounded by dense foliage and not visible from the road, which makes you feel like you're on a tropical island...We knew we were in for a treat even before entering the house!!
Inside, the house is very spacious and well-appointed... it had everything we needed for our week's stay. Our family of five had no problem spreading out, or getting together to play games/watch tv. The living room furniture/beds were very comfortable and a great place to relax after a tough day and the beach. Now on to the outside... the wrap-around, screened in porch is the most inviting part of this whole place. The pictures truly don't do it justice! We spent every morning out here enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to nature, then evenings relaxing in the hammock for on several of the couches. We even spent several late nights out here putting a puzzle together as a family. Finally there's the pool which is a huge bonus! Another great place to hang out in the early evening after a long day. I really can't say enough about this place. It has all the amenities you could want and the welcoming comfort feels like home away from home.
Lesley was great to work with and got back to us quickly with any questions we had. Thanks so much for a wonderful week... We will definitely be back!
A taste of paradise
We only spent a week but could have easily stayed a month and we would have been very comfortable here and had everything we needed. We felt right at home here as soon as we walked in and saw that the house was just as it looked online. It's very clean and spacious and has every amenity you can think of. We had beautiful weather and spent much of our time by the pool and out on the screened in porch. Very relaxing stay! Just 5 minutes from Manasota Beach and easy access to grocery stores and tons of great restaurants in Englewood & Venice. We hope to return again to see even more of what this area has to offer!
Private resort-like experience
Our family loved our stay at Lemon 14! Lesley & Doreen were extremely responsive to all our questions from the time of booking and right through the end of our stay. We appreciated their help & info immensely. The house was the perfect setting to escape the Midwest winter for several days. We especially enjoyed the completely screened in porch and the tropical garden feel of the property. The beach is less than a mile walk or a very quick bike ride (provided on-site) or car drive. We appreciated the beach chairs and umbrellas that were available for guest use. The pool was great to sit by although being unheated it was a bit too cool to swim in during our stay. The house was clean and had plenty of dishes, silverware, cookware, towels & extra blankets and having a washer & dryer for use was awesome. There were plenty of places to buy groceries nearby which was great since we did a far amount of cooking/eating at the rental. As mentioned by other reviewers, the stove is older and has only 2 working burners so hopefully it will be replaced at some point. Venice and Sarasota are short drives if you want to venture out and about or Manasota Beach is right there if you’d rather just relax and enjoy the sun, water and beautiful sunsets at the end of the day. We hope we can return to the area again in the future and would definitely stay here again if we do. Great experience all around!
Relaxing Stay in this Secluded Gem
We had a very relaxing 4-week stay at the well-equipped, comfortable & dog-friendly Lemon Avenue house.
The house is located on a quiet, secluded unpaved street - perfect for daily walks w/ our dog. We encountered friendly people, the occasional gopher tortoise & little vehicle traffic - nice!
Easy walk to the Manasota Beach park for shelling, swimming & sunsets. Plenty of parking & good facilities - highly recommend. Also yoga on the beach offered by Manasota Beach Yoga.(M-F 8 am & 9 am & Sat 9 am (30 mins, easy, good for beginners & kids - thanks Katia!) A foot path at the south end of Lemon Ave intersects Manasota Beach Rd for a shorter route & to avoid the slightly busier Alamander Ave.
The house is between Venice & Englewood with plenty of restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, etc.in either town. Our favorite destination for our daily outing was the Broward Paw Park Dog Beach in Venice. The lush, jungle-like landscape of the Lemon Ave house doesn't leave any lawn or open area for your dog to run & play - so the dog beach is a perfect alternative and so fun.
The house comes with really everything you might need - clean and plentiful towels and linens, pantry basics like oils, seasonings, sugar, flour, wraps, bags (and some brand new items like coffee, sodas, popcicles, etc that I assume the prior renters left behind). Also laundry soap, paper towels, TP, liquid soap, shampoo, etc. It has plates, cups bowls,glassware and flatware for about 16, plus lots more silverware and serving pieces if needed for bigger groups. Overall nicely equipped. I use a Cuisinart-type food processor every week or more, which the house did not provide - so I got a cheap one at Goodwill. It does have a Ninja blender though (and lots of other housewares, pots, pans, electric griddle, etc.) Also, be aware that only two of the four burners work on the stove as a previous renter mentioned in their review.
Loved the screened porch with plenty of seats for lounging and the hammock of course. The pool was lovely, but unheated so we only used it for a few post-workout dips. There is a charcoal BBQ - would have loved a gas grill, but no biggie.
A few other items of note: the living room couch is a futon which is nice if you have extra people, but a bit uncomfortable for sitting. Water pressure and volume in the master bath shower are AWESOME! The parking and turnaround area are tight but manageable.
Good communications with property company & quick responses