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HOSTChristmas on the island! $1200/week! Large lovely home, pool, beach/bay acc

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

Calm serene privacy, yet fun and excitement too. Everything included but YOU!

Tropical island vacation home on Manasota Key, with access to your own beach on the Gulf of Mexico and fishing (not boating) dock on Lemon Bay (less than a block from each). Newly remodeled pool; Newly remodeled home with tile floors throughout; Gas grill; Trellaced patio with hammock; Central air and ceiling fans in every room (or turn off the A/C, open the windows, and listen to the sea); all kitchen appliances and Washer/dryer; Beds include one king, one queen, two full, and the sun-room's pull-out couch makes a full size bed; Master Suite is connected to the main house, but has its own bath and exterior door to a separate garden; Games, Book-exchange, Cable, WIFI Internet; Fishing poles, beach bikes, beach chairs, toys, and more; fully furnished with kitchen ware and linens. As teachers, this home is very child friendly, including games, toys, a booster seat, and two pack-n-plays. Yoga on the beach every morning, just a bike-ride (supplied) away! Upper veranda on garage gives a lovely view of the gulf. . Please note our semi-private beach is an average of about 13 feet of sand, though sandy beach may come or go with the tides or storms: It is fun for most ages, but may not be suitable for small children if the waves break on the sea wall. Feel free to contact us with any questions. :)

We have another home 2 doors down that has boat access, 3 or 4 bedrooms, and 2 or 3 baths. If you have a large gathering, you could rent both places and share the fun!

More Details

Owner
Judy or Jim
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Un poco de espanol!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Judy or Jim

We are honest, credible educators and parents who want to share the beauty of our home and the community.

Judy or Jim purchased this house in 2011

Why Judy or Jim chose Englewood

We have been coming to Florida for 25 years and kept finding ourselves at Manasota Key, with the most beautiful beaches and the most friendly, fun-loving people! When we found this home for sale, we knew we had to have it. We are still working and cannot be there year-round, so we want to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

The front porch has prehistoric sharks teeth -- to welcome you to the beach house! The tropical flora and fauna will delight your sense of sight and smell!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time this week. The sea was refreshing and watching the sunset over the water was a highlight! We look forward to coming back someday!
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Outside quiet time is between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • Rental agreement must be filled out and emailed or sent via USPS.
  • $500 refundable damage deposit due upon booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 We have another home 2 doors down with 2 or 3 baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • This home easily sleeps 10: NW Master bedroom suite with exterior door to garden, King size Bed; SW bedroom, 2 Double Beds; SE bedroom, 1 Queen; Sun-room pull out couch; 2 Pac-n-play supplied (Baby Cribs). We could sleep an additional 9 -- We have another home 2 doors down that has boat access, 3 or 4 bedrooms that sleeps 6-8, and 2 or 3 baths. If you have a large gathering, you could rent both places and share the fun!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Four beach bikes and helmets; Pool and beach toys; Beach chairs; cooler; all of which are periodically maintained but should be checked for safety (we cannot know how guests leave everything); Four beaches nearby; Stump Pass State Park is 2.5 miles south.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
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Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Loved the close proximity of the gulf and bay. Relaxing and refreshing vacation. 😎

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying here. We enjoyed that the house was tucked away, and felt isolated - even with neighbors close by. Our family loved all the tropical vegetation - and cute lizards and frogs!

The beach was amazing. Usually, it was just us, and occasionally someone would walk by us down the beach.

We found tons of sharks teeth and amazing seashells. We took a sunset stroll on the beach almost every evening. Even if the house still had cloud cover from the afternoon thunderstorm, the beach front and sunset were still beautiful. I really enjoyed watching the water turn pink in the dimming sunlight.

My daughter also enjoyed swimming in the pool, and really liked that it was right at the back door. The frogs also liked the pool in the evening, and their croaking was a bit loud for the person in the bedroom beside the pool - the frogs only woke them up a couple of times during the week - so not a huge concern.

The only thing that would have made the trip better for me would have been to have a desk area some where in the house. That's probably just me, as I like to draw and spread out my markers and colored pencils in an area when one is available. I used a section of the dining room table. Since there were only four of us, there was still plenty of room for everyone to eat without me having to relocate my art supplies everyday, but it would have been cool to have a desk in the sunroom.

Also, the owners were amazingly helpful. I had several questions before the trip and they answered them accurately and quickly. They even emailed during the trip to check that things were going well!

Our family made lots of wonderful memories at this beach house, and if we ever visit that part of Florida again, I know exactly where we will be staying!

Thank you Judy and Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Everything I expected simple quiet house that had plenty of room for my family best part was the pool and how close we were to the beaches and bars

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refreshing and perfect paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious. Had everything a family could possibly need. Relaxing and private. It was an amazing get-away!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Whole Family was Happy!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Manasota Key from Pittsburgh for the past 6 years and this house suited our needs best. Three spacious bedrooms (we loved the master on one side of the house and the two other bedrooms on the other side), two full bath and a heated pool 10 steps outside the sliding glass door. Extremely private and tucked away off the road but literally 1 minute by car to all the wonderful restaurants. Beautiful, thick, lush landscaping everywhere with several outside patio areas. The beach was a 3 minute walk across the street and down a private lane and my husband enjoyed the dock behind the house for fishing. Everything was available - sheets, towels (even beach towels!), tons of beach items in the garage, everything you needed for meal prep could be found in the kitchen, etc. Perfect for our family of 5. This house will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and we hope to work with you again! Blessings, Jim and Judy
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Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

A home away from home! We had everything we would need for daily living. The home was spacious and comforting. We had 8 people in our family and plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable move about the house. The master bedroom is private with its own little sitting area, which was nice after a long day of playing with the kids. The pool was nice and the kids enjoyed playing in it. We enjoyed the dock on the gulf side and enjoyed coffee there almost every morning. The bigger kids rode the bikes to the beach. There were several bikes to choose from and air tank in the back, had a couple flat tires tho. Nice to have chairs to take the beach. Close enough, but not too close, to the beach and stores. Enjoyed the feel of privacy. Jim and Judy were easy to work with and had no problems with the contract. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend this property! Thanks again for your kindness Jim and Judy!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we look forward to having you back! :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sarasota (N) or Punta Gorda (S) both 45 min. away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lock n Key; Gulf View; White Elephant; Flounders
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lock n Key; Gulf View; White Elephant; Flounders
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Private 300 yds west; public beach is 1.2 miles,

Spacious, lovely home on private, lush property in quiet neighborhood. This island is home to much wildlife. Enjoy the birds, fish, dolphins, and tropical plants. Beach yoga every morning just a bike ride away! Myakka State Park (25 minutes) is a great alligator park with air-boat, canoe, kayak, or tour boat rides.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Our home includes everything you'll need in terms of kitchen appliances and utensils; linens and bedding; beach towels; etc. Four beach bikes and helmets are yours for the taking. Yoga on the beach every morning or Wednesdays for sunset. Come and enjoy, relax, and rejuvenate!

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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