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Perfect vacation! Large lovely home, pool, beach/bay access, EVERYTHING but you!

Englewood, FL, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 8 nights

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

See VIDEO for walk-through views! Tropical island private home with pool 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; Remodeled home with tile floors throughout; Gas grill; Trellised 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 queen 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 pack-n-play. 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 to be alone. The garage holds many toys and extras, and may be used to house your bikes and/or small car. 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!


Judy or Jim

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within one day
english, Un poco de espanol!
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Judy or Jim

Jim and Judy fell in love with the old Florida charm of the island and the people! The friendly, serene atmosphere is inviting and calming. The hosts 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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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!


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2 We have another home 2 doors down with 2 or 3 baths.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              From the upstairs veranda.
            • Near The Ocean
              Across the road to our deeded access to the Gulf of Mexico; 1.2, 2, 2.5, and 6 miles to four beautiful public beaches; Beach toys, chairs, etc.
            • Ocean View
              From the upstairs veranda.
            • Water View
              From the upstairs veranda.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Leather reclining couch, love-seat, and chair.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          two air-conditioners, and every room has ceiling fans
                        • Garage
                          Filled with 4 bikes and helmets; beach, pool and yard toys; beach chairs; cooler; etc.
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Extra linens for each bed
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          In garage.
                        • Parking
                          Plenty of parking on 1/3 acre.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Ample parking with lots on our 1/3 acre
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Ample parking with lots on our 1/3 acre
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          In garage.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Comcast cable, secure wireless


                            • Microwave
                              Full size.
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Full size.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully furnished.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Full size.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Full electric refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, micro-wave, blender, mixer, crock-pot, European tea-kettle.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully equipped
                            • Oven
                              Full size electric.
                            • Pantry Items
                              cookware and bake-ware; crock-pot; blender; mixer
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Full size electric.
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Formal dining area with seating for 6-8; outdoor with seating from 2-8.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      Book exchange with more about 100 books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                      IPod station; cable TV offers great stations
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      cable with wireless internet
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      60-inch HD in front room; 32-inch HD in master bedroom.
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Bicycles
                                          Beach bikes for short or long jaunts!
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Gazebo
                                          Hammock included!
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Rentals nearby.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Near by at park.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              All one level, with exception of one bed/bath.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Pool has walk-in stairs and has a seasonal electric heater; it is 5.5 feet and not meant for diving.


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      15 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      privacy and a great location

                                                                      Vicki T.

                                                                      Spent two weeks in March at this lovely home. What a wonderful location - a block from a practically private beach and a block from a dock on the bay. We watched sunsets at the beach and a sunrise at the bay. It was also close to the public beach and the area restaurants. The house was bright, airy, and clean and we were very comfortable. I could hear the ocean at night from the front bedroom! Loved the large TV in the living room area, as well as the available games, books and puzzles. The best part was the lovely heated pool and patio in the back which beckoned us every afternoon! Judy was wonderful to meet and work with, and was very responsive when we had an internet problem - had it resolved quickly. This rental is definitely one to keep on the list!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Vicky is an equally responsive and great guest. You will be happy with her in your rental. πŸ˜„

                                                                      Great location and relaxing setting

                                                                      Roger J.

                                                                      This home is tucked back in a quiet location yet within walking distance to beach and bay area. There are shuttles that will take you to the restaurant area and back for tips only to avoid parking issues if you don't want to drive. Great pool area with grill and lawn chairs. Property has bikes, beach chairs and plenty of beach and pool toys for the kids. This property is great for families. The owners are very nice and always quick to respond.


                                                                      Gary P.

                                                                      We had a relaxful stay. Any problems we had the owners were quick to resolve. The weather was nice but it became warmer after we left. It was nice to be close to the beach where we could go everyday and if we forgot something, it was nothing to run back to the house to get it.

                                                                      Beach vacation

                                                                      Lynda P.

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

                                                                      Great place to get away!

                                                                      Vickery D.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Loved it

                                                                      James M.

                                                                      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


                                                                      Englewood, FL, USA

                                                                      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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                                                                      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!

                                                                      15 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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