About the property
- House2550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 28 nights
Private waterfront home on 1.2 acres, 3 bedrooms/2 baths, sleeps 6 persons total
Enjoy the relaxed Florida lifestyle in a premier waterfront property directly on the Inter Coastal Waterway/Lemon Bay, Sarasota County, Englewood. You won't be disappointed.
Many of our guests agree that it's the perfect vacation home. We routinely have 5-6 groups return each year since we began our rental. This year we already have 8 groups returning to their home away from home. We have hosted families, friends, couples and individuals from 5 foreign countries, 18 different U.S. states and 56 different cities. And the list grows each year as new guests discover our special property.
I'm old-fashioned when it comes to reviews. Instead of online reviews, I encourage a handwritten entry in our guest book at the property. Guests can share favorite places and experiences with future guests. It's very personal and a popular source of information. I will be adding excerpts from the pages soon in the review section.
This home boasts an open floor plan with classic Florida white wood vaulted ceilings, rooms that are generous in size with well appointed furnishings, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths that accommodate 6, an oversized salt water pool with screened lanai and a totally upgraded open kitchen with all stainless appliances, granite counters and backsplash.
The large great room has comfortable sectional seating with a 55' HDTV, blu-ray player and cable.
The home has a private, quiet, outdoor palm atrium, a single step down is a spacious inside veranda with with 3 distinct seating areas overlooking the pool, yard and Lemon Bay from 48 foot wide wall of windows. The private oversized deep pool is definitely a favorite with our guests. If you must work, there is a designated office desk area contained in the great room.
This home is set up for comfort, relaxation and vacation enjoyment. It's only a 5 minute drive to either Manasota Beach or Englewood Beach on Manasota Key on the Gulf of Mexico. There are at least 5 golf courses within a 10 miles radius. You're never far from nature at its best and opportunities for recreation.
Watch the dolphins and manatee in the bay from the private 300' dock. The use of the boat lift is not included and no overnight docking. Sorry boaters. The fishing is plentiful. See osprey, bald eagles, heron, pelicans, jays and woodpeckers on the property. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the water.
It's a perfect retreat to get away from it all and yet be close enough to all water sports, a variety of excellent restaurants from Venice to Boca Grande and tourist attractions in Sarasota & Ft. Myers. Major League Spring Training is in full swing during February and March.
Find out just how nice a vacation on the water can be overlooking Lemon Bay with its gentle breezes. Please contact me with any questions and I'll get back to you quickly so you can plan the rest of your vacation.
If you want to get away, we're here.
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- May 19, 2018
Englewood was our home away from home vacation destination for 20 years with our then young family. The empty nest stage occurred and we decided to leave Pennsylvania behind to move south. We now call Florida home.
Cheryl purchased this House in 2012
Why Cheryl chose Englewood
There's just something about being on the water. After moving to southwest Florida, we found the perfect vacation home in a fantastic location directly on Lemon Bay, the Inter Coastal Waterway. It has all of the elements that we look for when booking a vacation rental.
What makes this House unique
If you like vacationing right on the water and are looking for a comfortable spacious home to get away from it all and relax, this is it. We hope that you too will discover and appreciate the quiet friendly community, the unspoiled and uncrowded miles of gulf coast beaches, recreational opportunities both on the water and on the golf course, abundant wildlife and beautiful sunsets that first brought us here and kept us coming back.
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See Florida's amazing wildlife from your own dock
Extremely comfortable and clean house with everything required for a fantastic vacation. Relaxing area of Englewood close by with every amenity .We have visited Florida often but never have so many of Florida's wildlife been so close. Numerous exotic birds, including bald eagles could be viewed from the pool area. From the dock manatees. Dolphins and Ospreys were spotted. We found it difficult to leave and hope to visit again.
Wonderful - our own private nature reserve !
We have stayed at a number of houses in Florida over the last 18 years and this is up there with the best in terms of its location and facilities. Fantastic peaceful waterfront accommodation with a lovely large sunny pool. A highlight for us was the fabulous private dock which extended out into Lemon Bay giving us a wonderful wildlife viewing experience ( which included seeing dolphins and manatees close by). We found the house well appointed with a high standard of finishes and the owners Cheryl and Dirk could not have been more helpful to us - both prior to and during our very happy stay (from the UK).
A slice of paradise on Lemon Bay is spot on!
All properties in Florida are to a very high standard, this one surpasses others because of location, ie the area is residential not just vacation / second homes. It also had extensive grounds, a dock to die for with a bay teeming with fish and wildlife. It had an oversized pool which was a real boon and to cap it all the owners live locally and customer service was a priority without being invasive.
Outstanding vacation, Great value
My family and I really enjoyed this beautiful property. We could eat breakfast in the veranda with a view of the intercoastal waterway every day. The 300-foot dock is also quite impressive - I loved sitting at the end of the dock and watching the birds glide over the water and the fish jump out of the water! We saw a lot of wildlife - the highlight was when my mother spotted bald eagles roosting in the trees one day! This property is also conveniently close to Manasota Beach. We often spent the day at the beach and then returned here to relax by the huge saltwater pool. The property owners do an excellent job taking care of the pool, landscaping, and upkeep of this rental, and are very kind and helpful people. Overall, what an outstanding vacation and a great value.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum stay in Spring, Summer & Fall is 1 weeks, High Season is 4 weeks or by the month, December is 2 weeks. The monthly rate quote is based on 28 days. Longer months will be calculated on the same per day rate. Spring, Summer & Fall weekly rate is $980.00, minimum 1 weeks.