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Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Manasota Key Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4-8)

Have morning coffee as the sun rises over Lemon Bay. Enjoy cheeseburgers on the beach broiled from our patio grill. Watch as the sun disappears into Gulf while sipping cocktails on the beach. Fall asleep to the sound of soothing surf below. Enjoy long beach walks: experience dolphins playing, sea shells galore and shark teeth.

Keywords: gulf, sw fla. direct, views, condo, beach, fishing, boating, large, hot tub, family, retreat, beachfront

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

David Bamford
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About David Bamford

We live in a small city in New Hampshire, but consider our condo on Manasota Key to be our second home. Our dream has been to have a condo right on the beach, but we never dreamed that we would have a home this nice and this large. We feel blessed and now look forward to renting our home to others who we hope love it just as much as we do. We have a large family; ever expanding as grandchildren keep us hopping which is great fun, but sometimes exhausting. We have great kids and great son and daughters in law so we want them all to come; therefore, we needed this huge condo to put them. We have a total of four bedrooms and four full and two half baths. Believe me; with our family we need it all. We have the privilege of owning commercial and residential properties in N.H., where we have great tenants who are almost universally considerate and enjoyable. We have a considerable number of tenants so we feel that we realize the needs of tenants. This is our first time renting short term so please communicate with us as we aim to earn your trust. We hope that you will love our home and want to come back year after year! Thank you for considering us. We will do our best to make this a wonderful vacation experience.

David Bamford purchased this condo in 2011

Why David Bamford chose Florida South West

Debbie and I chose Southwest Florida and Manasota Key, in particular because of its laid back Florida lifestyle. We didn't want to fight traffic in Florida. We chose Gulf Breeze because of its bold Gulf front location. We are directly on the sand and we have beautiful panoramic Southerly, Westerly, and Northerly views of the Gulf and it's sunsets from four different balconies. We can see the sunrise over Lemon Bay from the easterly balcony. You can walk to the local restaurants and night life, yet our beach is uncrowded and very family oriented. If we want a hot dog we can walk to the hotdog stand or cook it on our grill allowing us to eat and snack on our beach. The grandchildren can play on the beach playground near our home. Groceries and a wide variety of services are located just over the causeway, but we don't leave the island for days as we have fresh fish sold locally and convenience shopping right here. There are no tolls to pay to come to the island and you leave your cares and the traffic to others. There are no traffic snarls here and you can ride your bike easily to anywhere on the island. We are close to Venice, Sarasota, and Naples, but Miami, the Everglades, Busch Gardens and Disneyworld are close enough for the kids to visit. Best of all we have fabulous wild and sea life so near. Walk the beach for miles as you view dolphins play just thirty feet off shore and beautiful shells by the hundreds appear at your feet. The Sea Turtles come each year to nest and the beach owners take their journey and nesting to heart. Beautiful birds of so many species come due to the natural surroundings of the isle. We came to relax and leave the world behind and we do! We hope you love this island as do we.

What makes this condo unique

We believe the most unique benefits you will enjoy are the bold panoramic views of every direction that you have from this condominium. The sunrises and sunsets from our balconies are unforgettable and mesmerizing. This is the largest condominium on Manasota key measuring 4300 square feet. You cannot realize the balcony size, foreground and distant vistas that are comparable to these from any other condo on the Key. There are two balconies off of the living room and two balconies off of the master suite. The master has sweeping westerly views of the Gulf, and beautiful southerly views down the beach. The living room also has direct sweeping views of the Gulf and northerly and westerly views up the beach. The beach is lined with sea grass and sand dunes affording an ' old Florida ' laid back, uncrowded feel of yesteryear. The master suite itself measures nearly 800 square feet having a large walk in shower, oval soaking tub and two large vanities. Each room in the condo has a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen is large and well stocked. The dining and living rooms are oversized allowing you to spread out and find your space. We have toys for the kids, bath towels and sand chairs for all. Linens are all provided. The condo hot tub is large enough for eight and the grill allows you to cook and eat right on the beach. You have under the building parking away from the sun. The elevator takes you right to your door.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Miami, FL

Beautiful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Bamford's apartment is simply stunning. Located right on the beach in Manasota Key, the apartment provided us with the perfect getaway location for a family vacation. There are plenty of comfortable, cozy spots to relax and unwind, and the beach is a short elevator ride away. Everyone had their own space and bathrooms for privacy, and plenty of gathering spots to hang out as a family. We spent hours in the water, searching for sharks teeth along the shoreline, and walking up and down the beach. The kitchen was well stocked, as were the rooms/bathrooms, and laundry room. Mr. Bamford is extremely attentive, and was readily available if we had any questions, etc. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

I can say, Bamford on the Beach, was a totally beautiful condo, to rent. The privacy for each bedroom with it's own bath was great. The kitchen was equipped well and with the small other kitchen there was plenty of room for food and drinks, plenty of ice and water from the refrigerater. The dining and living area are open and able to allow for great family or friends to gather. Each balcony was a perfect view to crystal clear waters, below. Any issues, and Mr Bamford will be in touch immediately and remedy the situation with his gracious and kind care. From the balconies and the beach, we have great visits with Egrets ,Osprey, Pelicans and saw Dauphins , a Manatee and a shark. the gulf water is great, and the restaurants and grocery areas are also great. I certainly will recommend this to anyone who loves the Gulf and a spacious, and beautiful condo. Can't wait to return in October.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kindness. It has been our pleasure to have you, Debbie and Dave
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Awesome Condo

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room in this upscale 4 bedroom 6 bath condo. Condo has nice new furnishings. We enjoyed the views from all 4 balconies, the bar room with a large window facing the ocean, and sitting in the whirlpool in the evenings. We spent a lot of time on the wonderful beach in front of the condo. Seen some dolphins and fishermen were catching small sharks off the beach. We also enjoyed the local restaurants and hiking in Stump Pass park. Would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We are happy your enjoyed our southern home.
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Northwich, UK

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth time to Manasota Key and this property made it the most perfect two weeks so far. The location is amazing, on a very quiet stretch of beach. The views are stunning and we spent many hours just watching the waves and the myriad of shore birds. We also had a couple of "up close" encounters with an Osprey which perched on the top corner of the building and made for great photos. The condo is huge, very comfortable, nicely furnished and stocked with everything you are likely to need. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and replied to any queries promptly. We would not hesitate to recommend this unit for a perfect vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, Alabama

Fabulous Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing with friends of ours for about 17 years and this was one of the best rentals we have ever booked. We have stayed along the Gulf many times from Sanible to Boca Grande and previously in Englewood over the years as well as Homeaway rentals in Germany and Italy. This condo is extremely confortable and well appointed the front sitting room with views of the Gulf was perfect. The bedrooms are large and tastefully decorated. We have a friend who lives nearby who came and visited and there was plenty of room for her too. Having an extra refrigerator was great and allowed us to keep sodas etc....cold and not take up space in the main refrigerator. We stayed in all but one night and made good use of the gas grill downstairs. The photos don't do this place justice, you have to see it to believe it! A clogged A/C drain on the back unit was handled immediately and posed no inconvenience for us. Dave was great to work with as was Michelle in his office, they both returned phone calls and emails immediately. We loved our week here and can't wait to come back, this rental will stay on my favorites list!! Thanks again, we really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Travel agent on personal vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is by far one of the most peaceful, relaxing and beautiful places I have ever vacationed. The condo is comfortable but casually elegant and very well appointed. The view up is magnificent and the breeze is perfect. I am a travel agent specializing in leisure family and group travel for others but was looking for the perfect spot for my family to get away for a week and I definitely found it here!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Condo Rental Rates

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Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Aug 11 2017
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Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
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Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
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Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
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Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our condo is rented by the week from Saturday at 3pm (check-in) to Saturday at 10am (check-out).

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Manasota Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , toilet and vanity
    Bathroom - toilet , toilet and vanity
  • Master bedroom (bath 1) has toilet, large his and her vanities, soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 (bath 2) has a toilet, large vanity and combination bath/shower. Bedroom 3 (bath 3) has a toilet, large vanity and combination bath/ shower Bedroom (bath 4) has a toilet, large vanity walk-in shower. Half Bath 5 has a toilet and vanity. Half Bath 6 has a toilet and vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , with bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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