Beach Escape to Longboat Key, Waterfront Sunrises/Sunsets, Gulf Beach Access
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Outdoor recliner seating provides wonderful views of Sarasota Bay in front of the cottage, and out the back sliding door a canal leads to the Bay. It's a nonstop nature show with pelicans and osprey diving for fish, dolphins swim by from time to time and fish jump throughout the day.
To get to beautiful Longboat Beach on the Gulf of Mexico side we have a deeded beach access path that is 0.4 miles away (a 10 minute walk, or a quick bike or drive) See Gulf Beach pics 17,18,19). All beach gear provided: chairs, mats, towels, umbrellas, beach wagon/cart for rolling supplies down access path to beach.
The cottage is attached to another unit - so it could be described as a townhouse. It is part of a small 8 unit (cottage/townhouse) condo association. It's at the end of a private road, so there is no traffic.
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There are granite counters throughout (kitchen, bar, bathrooms), all the comforts of home, king-size master with en-suite bathroom - large bedroom windows open for ocean breeze. Second bedroom with very comfortable and new comfort top queen size bed... a queen size sofa bed in living room area is stylish as a couch and folds down flat for extra bed.
Nearby restaurants are excellent - just a short walk to restaurants at the end of St.Judes Drive (or a short drive/bike ride for waterfront view restaurants). Two kayaks (launch directly in-front of our cottage) and a pair of bikes (his and hers) provided.
Two free parking spots (one under carport).
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Member since: 2013
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Beautiful view of salt water, Sarasota Bay (sunrises/sunsets/pelicans/ospreys/dolphins) out of front windows and outside front lounging area and view of canal out of back windows and back seating...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Dec 11, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 11.5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Water out your back door (canal to Sarasota Bay) and front door (Sarasota Bay). Spectacular views of sunrises, sunsets, wildlife (birds, jumping fish and dolphins). A wonderful park is right next door with nature trails, boardwalks and water lookouts. The beach on the Gulf is at the end of our street - with a private access across Gulf of Mexico drive. Longboat is a peaceful place that you may never want to leave, but, it's just a 10 minute drive of the famous St. Armand's Circle if you are looking for nightlife and great shopping... and Sarasota is about 15 minutes away.
I recommend brewing a pot of coffee (ground coffee from Harry's on our street - which we will provide) and waking up to catch the most amazing sunrises one step out your front door. Longboat is wonderful for cycling and walking and great dining is available within walking distance or a 5 minute drive for waterfront dining options.
Carport parking and additional parking in front of cottage.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We love to get away from it all and that's why we love Longboat Key. We chose this location because we fell in love with the view. We have done a lot of traveling and now we're finding it tough to go anywhere else. We enjoy coming here to breathe in the fresh ocean air and experience the local cuisine. The nature preserve/park (with boardwalks along the water) next door is a bonus. We love walking to the beach, biking on the trails and enjoying ocean sunsets and bay sunrises. The people on Longboat Key are warm, friendly and fun.
Why the Owner Chose Longboat Key, FL, USA:
When you cross the bridge to Longboat Key you leave everything behind and enter a peaceful paradise. It's beautiful, quiet and peaceful here. Water out your back door (canal to Sarasota Bay) and front door (Sarasota Bay). Spectacular views of sunrises, sunsets, wildlife (birds, jumping fish and dolphins). A wonderful park is right next door with nature trails, boardwalks and water lookouts. The beach on the Gulf is at the end of our street - with a private access across Gulf of Mexico drive. I recommend brewing a pot of coffee (ground coffee from Harry's on our street - which we will provide) and waking up to catch the most amazing sunrises one step out your front door. Longboat is wonderful for cycling and walking and great dining is available within walking distance or a 5 minute drive for waterfront dining options.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are at the end of a private road that has virtually no traffic (just the 6 residents who live beyond us) Longboat is a peaceful place that you may never want to leave, but at the same, it's just a 10 minute drive from the popular St. Armand's Circle if you are looking for nightlife and great shopping... and Sarasota is about 15 minutes away. Historic Bridge Street with more great restaurants and waterfront views is 10 minutes north. So you have many options for relaxing and recharging your batteries and you have activities very close if you wish.
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Front sitting area looking out to Sarasota Bay
Master Bedroom with new king size bed.
Guest room, new comfort top queen size bed (very comfortable)
Living room with stressless recliner.
View of Sarasota Bay from kitchen window, blinds to show it's a window
extra outdoor shower - total privacy, hot/cold water - highly recommended
Kayaking in canal beside cottage, looking out to Sarasota Bay
Osprey w/ fish he caught in Bay out front, on tree beside cottage
watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico at our Gulf beach access
sunrise from front, umbrella in foreground, Sarasota right of palms on horizon.
watercolor, painted on our beach in front of cottage, low tide
View from front of house out to Sarasota Bay
Newly tiled ensuite bathroom with new tub and fixtures
living room - sliding doors to canal
New appliances, granite counters.
Dine next to the canal.
looking down canal, out back sliding door
Sunrise, with pelicans, in front of house, Sarasota in the distance on the right
Kayak on Sarasota Bay near cottage
Deeded Longboat Beach Access entrance - 5 min walk - across Gulf of Mexico Dr
view at our beach access trail - looking north
biking on boardwalk at Joan Durante Park, enter park from our street
on our small beach (on Sarasota Bay) in front of cottage (low tide)
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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