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A Slice of Paradise on Lemon Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

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, 17 different U.S. states and 47 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 accomodate 6, an oversized salt water pool with screened lanai and a totally upgraded cook's 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 to have your questions answered personally at 941 999 7627 or submit an inquiry and I'll get back to you quickly so you can plan the rest of your vacation.

I currently have only 3 weeks open in December, 1-22. If you want to get away, we're here.

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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New pillow top mattress. 32' HDTV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New pillow top mattress. Bay views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with thick plush mattress
  • All bedrooms are carpeted and have large or large double closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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A Slice of Paradise on Lemon Bay
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

See Florida's amazing wildlife from your own dock

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful - our own private nature reserve !

  • 5 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A slice of paradise on Lemon Bay is spot on!

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding vacation, Great value

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Cheryl

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 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.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sarasota - srq
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Boca Royale
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Zeke's Uptown Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Manasota Beach or Englewood Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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