Old Historic Beach Cottage

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is a 2 bedroom/1 bath funky cottage located in the heart of Longboat Village across from the world famous beach and within walking distance to a public dock for fishing, restaurants and local bar. This unique place is not for those who need a high-end condo vacation. Rather, a couple or family who enjoys 'old florida' rustic living in an old cottage with the original wood floors and stone fireplace. It is an affordable way to enjoy the warm gulf waters and local beach community. It is fully furnished with older but very comfortable and clean items; new beds, all linens and utilities, kitchen supplies and television with cable. It is a simple, rustic and fun way to enjoy Florida. Come on down!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • There are two bedrooms plus a couch and a rollaway bed. Sleeps 4 comfortably; can sleep up to 6 using the couch and rollaway bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom with shower

Other Amenities

  • This is a 120 year old funky cottage. It is comfortable, but not right for a high end vacation. It is perfect for the family with kids and a dog, wanting to hang out at the beach; or, a fishing trip with the guys. It has it original old wood floors, old plumbing, backyard for hanging out and by the beach. People either love it (the two tenants asked to buy it) , but if you are a condo person, it won't be your cup of tea. It is a few steps up from camping. Kids, beach bums, families on a budget and campers love it. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    The cottage is in the little Village on the island. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Dining area on enclosed back porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Nearby boat rentals and a public boat dock 1 block from the cottage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Many golf facilities in the general vicinity....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available in the area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

    At recreation center on the island...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available in the area....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Interested travelers should email me at Upon receipt of 50% of the total balance and a $100 refundable damage deposit, the dates will be secured for your party. The balance should be paid 60 days prior to arrival, unless the reservation is sooner and the amount in full should be submitted with the refundable security deposit. There is a pet fee of $50.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sarasota, Florida
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
across the street

Car: Recommended

The cottage is located on Longboat Key, an 11 mile barrier island off the coast of Sarasota, Fl. Stunning stretches of beach are across the street from the cottage. There are great restaurants, cafes, art center, tennis activities on the island and theatre, museum and gardens in Sarasota across the bridge.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I bought this old cottage as a way to save a bit of old Florida from the wrecking ball back in 2005, as I love the charm of Florida now rarely found.

Why the Owner Chose Longboat Key, FL, USA:
I live on the island and have enjoyed sharing this old cottage with those who enjoy having a fishing/beach shack for a short or long term visit.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I really enjoy this part of the island, as it is the last stretch of the island free of condos and oversized homes. The location could not be more ideal and the salt air and pounding gulf fill the night air. Peacocks roam the street freely and seagulls fill the morning sky.

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Speaks: english



VRBO #510415

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Old Historic Beach Cottage

Longboat Key, FL, USA #510415

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