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Fine Living Relaxation and Enjoyment! Enjoy Beach and Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms. Across The Street From One Of The Best Kept Beaches

Come and enjoy 'Fine Living' at its best in this beautiful Mediterranean style property located across the street from longboat key beach, accessible to surrounding residents and their guests.

This property features ceramic tile and wood flooring throughout the house. Fully furnished master bedroom suite with a king size bed and in-suite bathroom. Two upstairs bedrooms fully furnished one with 2 queen size beds and the other with 2 full size beds and a jack & jill bathroom. Sleeps 10.

A large great room for you to relax and gather with family after a hard days work at the beach, plus a pull out sofa bed, for added sleeping. A flat screen TV (cable & internet provided) and DVD player. Family movies and games provided for you to enjoy. A real wood burning fire place for those chilly nights.

Dinning area, a modern fully stocked kitchen with up to date stainless steel appliances. A half bathroom on this floor.

Large reading and/or conversational sitting area for those of you who just prefer to snuggle up with a good book.

The Mediterranean style terrace features two chairs, love seat and day bed for those lazy afternoons or shooting star gazing at night.

Attached 2 car garage, rear deep water canal and boat access, front, sides and back yards for kids who have enough energy left after a day of fun in the sun to run free. Yard has mango & lemon trees. Side yard has an outdoor shower.

Fully furnished and stocked with all the amenities and conveniences you want and need to enjoy in your home away from home.

A 2 minute walk to beautiful sandy gulf beach that's going to feel like your own private paradise, since it's only accessible to residents and their guests, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever see.

Only 2 minutes walk to boat rental location to treat yourself to the great Inter Coastal and/or Gulf of Mexico waters.

Approx 7 miles to St Armands circle, its fabulous shops and fine dinning restaurants. Approx 10 miles to downtown Sarasota to the south. Approx 2 miles north to Anna Maria island and it's beaches, shops and restaurants.

Tampa international airport is approximately 51 miles to the north. Take a day trip to Disney World which is approximately 1:45 minutes ride by car. Stay on the keys and visit Motes Aquarium which is at the end of Longboat Key.

Don't miss out on beautiful Longboat Key, it's beaches, restaurants and island living. Close to the Sarasota arts and Ringling Brothers Museum. Enjoy some well deserved fine living, family time and relaxation at this great residence.

So pack your bathing suit, sunscreen, sun glasses and flip flops and start enjoying fine living in your home away from home today. And at the end of your stay; may you leave with a shell in your pocket and sand on your toes.......

** Note **

Guest are provided with minimum two day supply of start-up items;

paper towel, hand soap, toilet paper, garbage bags, etc.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Carlos

Growing up in the North Eastern part of the U.S., the winters were cold and long, so we decided to purchase a summer home in warm Florida. But not just anywhere in Florida; we fell in love with the Gulf Coast and especially Longboat Key 26 years prior while on vacation with our then, six month old daughter. Since then we made it a priority to some day buy a second home here. In 2006 and three kids later, our dream became a reality when we purchased this beautiful Mediterranean style home on the Gulf.

Carlos purchased this house in 2006

Why Carlos chose Longboat Key

We had been dreaming of buying a home in beautiful Longboat Key for years. We returned time and time again on vacation to this area. We enjoyed the beautiful clear, warm sandy beach, the friendly people and the slow pace Island living. In 2006 we immediately fell in love with this beautiful Mediterranean style home. It offered everything we were looking for, a wonderfully comfortable home with a great room with a fireplace to gather, relax and enjoy family time with our three kids. A dock for boating, a pool for evening swimming, hot tub for relaxation and a short walk accross the street to the most beautifully kept sandy beach on the Gulf. It also offered a short driving distance to beautiful St. Armands Circle where we enjoy going out to dinner and shopping. Since then, we have enjoyed bicycling, walking, swiming, jet skiing, boating and priceless moments spend with family.

What makes this house unique

You will feel home away from home here. Whether you are laying on the day bed outside on the terrace with your children looking at shooting stars in the evenings or just gathering as a family in the great room watching a movie or playing games, you will surely enjoy priceless family time and will create lasting memories for years to come as we have with our now grown three kids who still enjoy spending time here with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your comments and feedback, it is always appreciated. We truly apologize for the squeaky bed and toilet handle, I wish we would have been made aware during your stay so that it would have been corrected.

We supply all of our guest with about a day or two worth of start up supplies, garbage bags, soap, paper towels, sanitary items, etc. enough to help the guest get settle, but not enough to last your rental period.

Again, we apologize and welcome your feedback, our goal is 100% guest satisfaction as evident by our prior 20, 5 stars reviews.
Dec 2015
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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom connects to the two upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bathroom on first floor for your convenience
  • All bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers and very clean new towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • All bedrooms feature new furniture and comfortable new mattresses and very clean new bedding
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Fine Living Relaxation and Enjoyment! Enjoy Beach and Sunsets
average rating of 4.625 based on 49 reviews

It was amazing, all the comforts of home plus much more.

  • 5 of 5

The home was so much more than advertised. Very spacious and impeccably decorated but very comfortable and relaxing. It was only a short walk to the private beach and the salt water pool was fabulous. We certainly will highly recommend this home and definitely plan on returning. Thank you, Carlos !

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location & Carlos Responds Quickly

  • 4 of 5

This was our first home rental on Home Away and Carlos made it a very easy process! He always responded within an hour and always answered any questions we had. It is in an amazing location and is only a few minutes to the beach.

The ocean was beautiful, however be sure to check the water conditions because it is a private beach. We checked online because some days the waves were very choppy and there was a red flag for the area meaning very strong ocean currents.

The pool was nice and private and screened in. The kitchen is HUGE with almost anything you can ask for. However, having a cutting board would be nice (unless we missed it). If cooking in the oven - we suggest to not use the bottom rack because it burns food but the top rack works great!

Overall, a very great vacation with all of our family. This was our first big family vacation and it was a fun time. It was so nice to have a house so close to the beach so family who have never been to the ocean got to experience it for the 1st time and all the locals are super nice. We are planning to make this a yearly tradition now! Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house, location, amenities were outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience, the pictures don't give this property justice. It's more spacious than we imagined, super clean, location was ideal, and the pool was a win all around for the children.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of nine including two children. The amenities were plenty and the location was great. Short walk to the beach and a jaunt either way to necessities. Very clean and accommodating. Our first trip to the beach we discovered the umbrellas were broken. A quick call and we had brand new umbrellas the next day. The pool was perfect at some point, everyday of our stay. We would definitely recommend this vacation home for all ages!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

pictures did not do it justice. much larger and spacious in person and very clean. would recommend to anyone and definitely stay again. the pool was fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well kept. Short walk to beach. The beach is beautiful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this house! Everything we needed was there...beach towels and toys, wagons and carts to lug item to the beach and even a beach blanket. Carlos was easily reached by phone as well as Carol. The pool was great for the kiddos and there were plenty of pool toys. The house was clean, neat and had plenty of space for 5 adults and 4 kids. The kitchen was fully stocked. The coffe is really small but we made it work. Would definitely recommend a car rental if you stay on long boat key as nothing is within walking distance except the beach. I cannot day enough about this place! We hope to stay here again next year. We did have to buy garbage bags and toilet paper but since everything else was so great, we didn’t mind. The house is also very safe. The door handle to the pool it up high kids cannot open it on their own and the second floor balcony locks at the top to keep the kids from wondering out.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bradenton/Sarasota International
Nearest Beach
Longboat key/ Coquina beach
Car: recommended

This immaculate home is located across the street from beautiful gulf private sandy beach accessible only to residents in the immediate area. Come enjoy the most amazing sunsets on the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

11.5% sales tax is added to rental fees.
25% rental fee due at time of reservation, with the balance due 30 days before check in.
no cancellation penalty 60 days prior to check-in, within 60 days of check-in the 25% deposit is nonrefundable
Cleaning fee $250.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.