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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Judy or Jim
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Un poco de espanol!
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second year and we really enjoyed it. Our mother was supposed to come with us but God called her home May 15th. As it was, we talked our younger sister into taking her place so it ended up being a sibling outing mostly. It was a way for us to bond and celebrate her home-going. Thanks you for your hospitality.
Aug 2018
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 We have another home 2 doors down with 2 or 3 baths.
  • 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!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Perfect vacation! Large lovely home, pool, beach/bay access, EVERYTHING but you!
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews

Great place to stay, central location.

  • 5 of 5

All amenities included, lots of extra pool and beach toys. Room for 10 comfortably.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jim and Judy Were so easy to work with. The house was absolutely beautiful and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Judy Was absolutely

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DeLand, Florida

Secluded Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We found the home to be quite spacious, well stocked with everything you would need and easily accommodating a large group with plenty of room for parking. But for us the real gem was the property. Pulling up you forget that you are in a residential neighborhood, because the lush landscaping makes it feel secluded. We spent much of our time in the very private and quiet backyard, enjoying the pool daily, cooking many of our meals using the gas grill and eating at the outdoor dining space. I also enjoyed the sitting area off the Master Bedroom, for quiet mornings with a good book (which are in abundance in the house). The dock access to the Gulf is nice for watching the sunsets, but there was little beach to speak of, so we loaded up each day and headed a short distance north to Blind Pass, a public beach with showers and restrooms. The location of the home is also a plus, because you have easy access to 3 public beaches, a state park and many restaurants. We have been coming to Manasota Key since the 60's, and even though more people have discovered it, we still consider it a hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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privacy and a great location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicky is an equally responsive and great guest. You will be happy with her in your rental. 😄
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Great location and relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax

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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