svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets

Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 Ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched

(21 Reviews)

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Living area viewing west - open to east/west 12 x 32 screened porches.


Last updated: 12/06/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Exclusive private-island home - Boat access only - sleeps 12 in 4 suites

Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this home (completed in 2010) will provide an island vacation experience for you and your family like no other.

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.

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.

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.

There are no poisonous snakes or other dangerous wildlife on island.
Send email

+1 9419287991
Mobile Phone


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a Non-Smoking house. Smoking is permitted outside on covered patio lounges....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    can be split into twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Built in Bunk...moreless

  • Master 2: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single

    2 room suite with private bath...moreless

  • 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

  • Bedroom 4 bath: combination tub/shower


  • Master Bath: tub, shower


  • Master 2 Bath: shower

    Separate toilet closet ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 bath: combination tub/shower

    Separate toilet closet...moreless

  • Baths are generous with white marble, tops, subway tile wet walls, white hexagon tile floors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Apple TV and DIgital TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach floats, 2 double kayaks, 2 childrens kayaks, 2 stand up paddle boards, 1 canoe...moreless

  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Lots of videos in our library...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    This home overlooks your own private beach....moreless

  • Water View:

    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

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The home has a private dock, and private beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    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
  • Fireplace:

    Beach-front fire pit and seating...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Apple TV, Netflix, etc....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip for ground coffee with Melita style filters and Warming Caraffe...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully Stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully Stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchenaide 2 Dish Drawers...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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
  • Microwave:

    Kitchenaid Built in...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Kitchen Aide Built-in Wall Oven and Microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    42 Inch Sub Zero + Extra Large Cooler on Deck for overflow drinks...moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf Cook Top and Remote Hood fan....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Large seating balconies off of every bedroom in the house with amazing views of the water and Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • 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

  • Golf:

    Longboat Key Club and many other critically acclaimed courses throughout the local area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 double kayaks 2 kids kayaks 2 stand up paddle boards 1 canoe...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Close by...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Claw foot tub on master bedroom deck with hot and cold running water - the most amazing tub and setting you will ever experience!...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$8,400 $25,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 12/06/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


15 Miles
Nearest Airport
(SRQ) Sarasota - Bradenton International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mar Vista
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bring your boat or boat rentals or private ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Longboat Key Resort Club and IMG, and others
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marvista Restaurant and Moore's Stone Crab

Car: Recommended

Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this new home (completed in 2010) has been widely published for its unique and beautiful private setting. Private beach and deep water boat dock at your front door and a heavily forested island 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:


Napping in hammocks under the Palms


Discovering the beaches

Exploring the vast sandbar





Paddle boarding

Ordering in a private massage

Walking 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 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, and many other special annual events.


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Send email



  • Living area viewing west - open to east/west 12 x 32 screened porches.

    Living area viewing west - open to east/west 12 x 32 screened porches.

  • Wolf and Sub Zero appliances - great kitchen for family shar d meal preparation

    Wolf and Sub Zero appliances - great kitchen for family shar d meal preparation

  • Private dock and beach

    Private dock and beach

  • Furnished layout of the main living level of the home

    Furnished layout of the main living level of the home

  • Living area viewing east over east dining porch with 10 foot teak table.

    Living area viewing east over east dining porch with 10 foot teak table.

  • Boarding


  • Master


  • 4th Bedroom Suite - Sleeps 3 - Both upper level suites have amazing views!

    4th Bedroom Suite - Sleeps 3 - Both upper level suites have amazing views!

  • Enjoying the hammock and wifi

    Enjoying the hammock and wifi

  • From top guest deck

    From top guest deck

  • Beachfront fire

    Beachfront fire

  • Dinner with friends

    Dinner with friends

  • Sarasota Island House at Sunset

    Sarasota Island House at Sunset

  • Beach and Dock - Winter

    Beach and Dock - Winter

  • West porch

    West porch

  • private guest suites on second floor

    private guest suites on second floor

  • Double Duty for the outdoor claw foot soaking tub.

    Double Duty for the outdoor claw foot soaking tub.

  • Fun on the water

    Fun on the water

  • Second Master - 2 room suite sleeps 5 with attached additional sleeping room

    Second Master - 2 room suite sleeps 5 with attached additional sleeping room

  • Living viewing south-west over dock

    Living viewing south-west over dock

  • Paddle boarding at sunset

    Paddle boarding at sunset

  • Sunset


  • Laughter = Memories

    Laughter = Memories

  • House lit up at night from the water

    House lit up at night from the water

VRBO #431862

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more