Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 Ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Exclusive private-island home - Boat access only - sleeps 12 in 4 suites
The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms view out over the azure waters of Longboat Pass, with 300 feet of beachfront, palm trees, shaded hammocks, and private dock.
House - The house opens on both the east and west side with 4 pocketing 12 foot sliding doors opening onto large screened decks for lounging and dining.
Sleeping - The main floor Master bedroom deck has an outdoor claw-foot tub with hot and cold water and private bath with large shower. One of the upstairs 2-room bedroom suites sleeps up to 5 each, and the other sleeps 3. Both have private baths. All bedrooms open onto decks. Bed totals = 4 queen custom made beds with one capable of being separated for two twins, plus 3 twin beds. All Linens and towels are provided.
Sunsets are spectacular. Great boating water and use of paddle boards, and kayaks.
Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Kitchen Aid Appliances, as well as a Kitchen Aid food processor and Vita-mix blender, coffee maker and Nespresso Machine and Foamer. Sound system with IPad/IPhone docking and High Speed Wifi. Surrounded by fine-dining, one of the prettiest beaches and amazing fishing, there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered.
Wildlife. During a typical stay you will see dolphins playing off the beach, manatees often, tarpon, sea turtles and a. Adt array of gulf coast fish. You will see osprey, great horned owls, pileated woodpeckers, great blue herons, egrets, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, screech owls, white and brown pelicans, frigates, cormorants, anhingas and many other sea birds. There are no poisonous snakes or other dangerous wildlife on island....
Fishing. Fly and cast fishing is epic as the waters surrounding the island are known by the locals as "The Kitchen".
Beach-coming is also wonderful on property and along the sandbar. Exploring our private island is fun for all. The kids will enjoy the 200' Zip line.
There is a massive number of family games, DVD's and High speed internet with Apple TV with access to Netflix and other movie options.
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 12
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Optional
- Private Chef
- Low Allergen Environment
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- All bedrooms have a private full baths - 3 in-suite. Master has private deck with an outdoor claw foot tub and hot and cold running water. There is a large outdoor shower on the ground level. Beds are all custom made from reclaimed hard wood cypress and historical beams, finished with non-toxic sealers. Mattresses are custom made eco-friendly memory foam with allergy materials and allergy free covers. Allergy free pillows for those with chemical sensitivity. Wonderful linens and covers. The home has wood heart of pine flooring throughout, with beautiful tongue and groove ceilings. The home opens up to the environment and on almost every day there are amazing cross breezes off of the gulf. All rooms open out to decks and view to the gulf and bay....moreless
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- The house has kayaks (2 double) 2 paddle boards, canoe, and we can arrange for a private boat, limo service, maid service. The home meets the highest green building standards rated as a platinum green home by Florida Green Building Coalition. The views, private beach, grounds are amazing and native. Hammocks swing under the coconut trees, and chairs can be brought into the water under a shaded black mangrove tree. There are plenty of areas for napping on hammocks scattered around the property, lots of kid games and family games. There are two 10 foot dining tables for large gatherings. Kitchen is Sub Zero, Wolf and Kitchen-aide. Boche large capacity washer and dryer....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
300 feet of Private Beach. The home is on the western side of the island looking over azure waters the Gulf of Mexico through Longboat Pass and your own private beach and deep water boat dock...moreless
- Ocean View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
There are two 10'+ dining tables - one teak table on the east side screened porch and one indoor made from reclaimed New England cedar. All chairs and lounge furniture in the home is high grade teak...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Security System
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Sub Zero Refrigerator, Wolf Cook Top; Kitchen-aide Wall Oven and Microwave; 2 Kitchen-aide Dish Drawers - White Marble counters, and large 10 foot x 4 foot center island matched up to a custom 10 foot dining table. Lots of Appliances - great for the 'foodies' among you!...moreless
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
Deck / Patio:
Two covered patios flank both the west and east side of the open living and kitchen area with 24 feet of glass that pockets away on both sides -- opening the room up to feel like a pavilion. ...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $200
- Cleaning $600 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Tax Rate 11.5%
4 Day Getaways are available for $6,000. There is a $200 per night charge for peak holiday weeks. Boat rental is available and a boat is required to stay on this private island.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this home has been widely published for its unique and beautiful private setting. Private beach and deep water boat dock at your front door and a forested private island preserve with a foot path down the middle length of the island. This home is all about the water and the wildlife that shares the property with you.
Things we all love to do:
Watching the amazing sunsets
Napping in hammocks under the Palms
Swimming and floating
Discovering the beaches and exploring the vast sandbar
Ordering in a private massage
Exploring the island
In the evening, the sunsets are amazing and there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered to the dock and watch a movie.
There are wonderful Zagat Rated local restaurants serving fresh local catch within 2-10 minutes by easy boat ride in protected waters - including several that have tables on the beach!
If you want to venture out further, a 5 minute boat ride and simple 10 mile drive south to St. Armonds Key, Downtown Sarasota, known world wide for fine arts and culture,beaches, museums, botanical gardens, and wonderful restaurants.
Sarasota has a terrific jazz festival, film festival, wine festival, polo season, golf tournaments, and many other special annual events.
But we warn our guests that they may not want to schedule too many things as our guests all agree that the Island is the most captivating place to be while visiting Sarasota, Longboat Key or Anna Maria Island...It just doesn't get any better than here :-)
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Your hosts built this dreamy private island getaway within an easy boat ride from their principle home. 'We designed and built our dream home to share with our friends and family and celebrate what is most important in life!' Mr.Ellis is an award-winning luxury home builder in Sarasota, Florida (MyGreenBuildings) and Mrs. Ellis is an RN, active Mom, focused on health and wellness, and a local leader in advocating for animal welfare issues.
Why the Owner Chose Longboat Key, FL, USA:
As an avid yachting family, the home was designed like no other to capture views, breezes, and the materials and furnishings used in the home reflect their best memories of yachting throughout New England and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the San Juan Islands in the Pacific North West, the Caribbean and Bahamas.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The view, amenities and the private location is beyond compare. The home is highly sought after and praised for its design, and has been published in 8 different local, regional and national glossy magazines, as well as news-papers and television. The anonymity of our guest list is paramount. Perhaps the most common unique benefit for our guests -- who have included famous actors, athletes and public figures -- has been the absolute privacy of the location, completely disconnected to the rest of the world -- yet still very close to everything with a boat.
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Living area viewing west - open to east/west 12 x 32 screened porches.
House lit up at night from the water
Private Beach and sandbar to explore in the distance
24 Hours of Island Sky viewed from the deck looking West
The Kitchen and Indoor Dining Table
Living viewing south-west over dock
3rd Guestroom Suite sleeps 5
Love is in the Details
private guest suites on second floor
Have your own kind of fun!
Midday view of water and beachfront
Beach and Dock - Winter
Sarasota Island House at Sunset
Living area viewing east over east dining porch with 10 foot teak table.
Evening with Friends
West Lounging Porch
4th Guestroom Suite Sleeps 3
Second Master - 2 room suite sleeps 5 with attached additional sleeping room
Furnished layout of the main living level of the home
Many places to chill outside of the house
Twilight fire at the beach
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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