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True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Are you looking for the perfect beach house hide-a-way on a tropical island with your own deserted beach; a beach house and beach so private and secluded that you are likely to see more dolphins than people? Do you dream of a beach that is littered with shells and fossilized sharks teeth, where you can watch one magnificent sunset after another? Then we have your dream come true.

Our beach house is on a secluded beach that makes up the barrier island of Manasota Key. Our beach is a very quiet beach. The entire island is a conservation area. You can often sit for hours and not see even another person. The sand is covered with gorgeous shells and numerous sharks’ teeth. About 20 feet off shore is one of the few Florida West Coast Reefs in just a few feet of water; perfect for snorkeling and fishing. There are abundant tropical and game fish. Our beach is know to be one of the best shore fishing spots in entire county. Yet you are just a 10 minute drive back to the main land for restaurants and stores.

Known as the 'Gem of the Sun Coast', Manasota Key is home to majestic dolphins, gentle manatees, million year old shark teeth, and thousands upon thousands of gorgeous shells...and of course, FISHING! catch your fair share of grouper, snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper, and list goes on and on! If you're looking for privacy and seclusion with the ability to be at restaurants and shopping within minutes then you have found your place in the world! Don't miss out on your chance to vacation in PARADISE, feast on SEAFOOD, and RELAX in the crystal clear waters of Manasota Key!

We have two screened porches; one right on the beach, perfect for watching enchanting sunsets while dolphins play in the waves. The other screened porch is attached to our house, about 100 feet back from the beach, for barbecue and relaxing. Between the sand and our beach house is our private backyard filled with hundreds of towering palm trees. The house has new appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, three TVs, and cable TV with HBO, ShowTime and extra sports channels as well as dependable high speed cable internet, with Wi-Fi. Each bedroom and the living room have speakers to plug your smart phone in to for listening to all your favorite music. Golf, tennis, restaurants, and shopping are only minutes away on the mainland.

Board games, puzzles and games provided for the kids to play.

Keywords: Beach Home, Beach House

More Details

Michele Lipman
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Michele Lipman

My family and I are water and beach lovers. We enjoy SCUBA diving, boating, wake boarding and jet skiing. When we get tired we just sit back and enjoy the sunset.

Michele Lipman purchased this house in 2002

Why Michele Lipman chose Englewood

We bought this cottage because of its quiet and secluded location away from all of the hustle and bustle. We were looking for a beach that we could just sit back and read a book and feel like the whole world is ours. No body to disturb us.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our cute cottage. It has everything we need to enjoy our selves and relax. When we arrive at our cottage we can take off our watches and set our internal clocks to island time. We collect shark's teeth. We go out on the boat. We bar-b-que with friends. It is a total paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's difficult to say something not already mentioned but here goes. The weather did not drop below 98F during the day-Phew!!(not like this in England!) The sea geve us a different view every day. The beach changed each day-sometimes lots of shells, sometimes sand only. We saw dolphins, all sorts of sea birds-the pelicans made us smile. Their formation flying would be the envy of any country's air force! Although we only met the "gound turtle" it was facinating seeing the turtle tracks and meeting the "turtle nest spotters." They were upset with the number of "high" tides that are washing the nests away. The fish visited us on a couple of days. Eating was very simple-either "at home" or at the Gulf View restaurant; an excellant steak!! oh-and duckling and pork and fish dish ect. etc.

In conclusion, Brenda and I haved had a lovely stay here. We take back lots of very happy memories and hope everybody following us has an equally outstanding time.

A massive thanks to Mark and Michele.
Jul 2005
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stereo with ipod and MP3 connectors in each bedroom and the living room


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True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 56 reviews
Orlando, Florida

WOW Property! Charming Private Beach House! Secluded Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property location was amazing!!! The house is a perfect size and charming! It was like going back in time when the Florida coastline was untouched, I grew up in Florida...this is true Florida...a real special setting like no other! When we arrived at this amazing place...all I could say was WOW, no way!!! The property is really beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and brought back so many memories when I was a young man growing up on the East Coast of Florida! TRUE FLORIDA IS STILL HERE! I can't say enough...met all of our requirements!!! There is one amazing surprise at this property right on the beach...a covered, enclosed Gazebo that is just a few feet from the waters edge and a few steps onto the beach, no other property has this...that was the the perfect spot at night to watch the sunsets!!! We will back year after year now!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome. Great location on the beach. The house was just right for a low key beach vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyment and peace. Loved combing the deserted beach. Lot’s of little treasures. Easy access to amenities when needed but far enough away to forget they exist when not needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our second vacation at Cuddlefish, just as great as the first

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our first trip so much, we came back again. Quiet, peaceful week on Manasota Key.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to enjoy wildlife, shelling and the warm waters of the gulf

  • 5 of 5

Small cottage ideal for couples and pets with large yard

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and our two puppies) really enjoyed staying at the "Cuddlefish". Really nice piece of property and updated cottage. It had everything we needed plus beautiful sunsets every evening. Brand new gas grill was nice, we like to grill a lot. I'm sure we will be back.

Matt & Sherri, BR, La.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had been trying for a few years to book this property but it was always rented the week we needed. We finally booked and it was everything we had hoped and more! The house and grounds were very clean and tidy. Our dogs loved the huge yard! Beach was beautiful and relaxing with lots of sea shells. Gorgeous sunsets!!! Location is perfect - close enough to shopping, restaurants, etc. Owners were quick to respond and made the booking process a breeze. Looking forward to another vacation at Cuddlefish Cottage!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Activities On Site, beach, sand dollars, sharks teeth, dolphin, manatee and sea turtle watching, redfish, & snook fishing, and relaxing & unwinding with a good book, Activities Nearby, World class tarpon fishing, nature walks, kayaks, canoes, bicycles, wave runners, & boats of all kinds available to rent at nearby marinas, Sightseeing boat tours, Unlimited restaurants nearby - from the common to world class dining, Championship golf courses within minutes of island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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