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Cozy 2 BR / 1.5 Bath Home Just Steps Away from Lemon Bay and the Gulf of Mexico

(20 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Welcome to the beach!

This is our dream and we're excited to share it with you!

We just know you will instantly feel at home here, and hope you'll consider it YOUR second home. It's super clean, comfy and surprisingly spacious. It is stocked with everything you need for a carefree vacation getaway - including complimentary beach chairs, beach towels and floaties. We have a full kitchen, full laundry and even an outdoor shower for your sandy feet! The giant screen porch is a delight, especially in the cooler winter months. The master suite has a king bed and 3/4 bath (no tub). The 2nd bedroom has two single beds. There are are two single beds/cots for additional sleeping options on the screen porch (oops, 'lanai'), weather permitting. The central air conditioning works great - so feel free to book a summer trip too!

This home has never been a rental property before. It was loved and cared for by a long-time owner occupant. We completely redecorated and fully 'outfitted' the home THIS summer (August/September 2014), with all NEW blinds/curtains, bedding, towels, most furniture, new lighting and ceiling fans and entirely NEW contents of the kitchen cabinets. You'll find everything you need to cook here, including a Ninja blender! Or, you could take advantage of the many many great local restaurants, and only use your kitchen for making coffee and cocktails!

Guests must be 25 or older to rent.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    Full size washer and dryer...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    plenty of parking for boat, camper or multiple cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt/pepper, non-stick spray, ketchup...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$800 $2,900
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,200 $4,600
Low Season
May 1 - Nov 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$800 $2,900
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2019
7 night min stay

$1,200 $4,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175 $150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $89 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


We prefer to have check-in Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Please contact owner with special needs, questions, etc.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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31.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte County Airport
1.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gulf View Grill
9.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
South Venice Beach Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 776
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gulf View Grill
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Englewood Beach

Car: Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: We are the Swain Family. We live and work in Madison, WI. Both of us are UW Madison grads and love our lives here . . . until about December. John is a highschool Earth Science teacher - actually a fairly 'new' teacher, having recently attended UW again as an adult, to follow his dream of teaching. He totally rocks at it and is guiding, parenting and influencing many many young people. It's a beautiful thing to experience through him. Note: being a teacher AND an avid fisherman equals awesome summers off, fishing in Florida! I have been a Realtor in Madison for 23 years. You should trust that I can spot a good 'location' and good property better than most! I envision escaping to this peaceful place in the slower winter months. We also hope to 'entice' our adult children and grandchildren to visit us often . . . this beach home should serve that purpose nicely. We have 5 beautiful children (all boys) and 3 grandchildren. Though you could hardly call any of them 'children' anymore! Our youngest three just graduated high school, we have one at UW Madison and one who is already deep into his career as a Navy pilot, married with 3 babies of their own.

Why Manasota Key, FL, USA:
Since we live and work in Madison Wisconsin, it should be obvious why absolutely love our island getaway! John is an avid fisherman and I aspire to be a beach bum - so we love that our little home has deeded 'his and hers' sides of the island! His side is Lemon Bay, a world class sport-fishing destination (and free sunrise daily), my side is the Gulf of Mexico as far as you can see, endless flat beach with a view enhanced by the dophins, manatees, sea turtles and countless entertertaining birds and spectacular sunsets! I will never tire of staring at and listening to the ocean. When we were house-hunting, our 'must haves' were: easy access from multiple airports (so we would and could come often and easily), laid-back lifestyle and residents (no worries about how you look in a bathing suit, no snooty folks), beautiful white sand beaches (duh) . . . and that's about it. Fortunately, this property and location offered even more. Originally we wanted to be 'on' the water, but quickly saw the benefits of having deeded access to BOTH sides of the island. We have a boat dock on the bay ('sittin' on the dock of the bay') AND a beach, both within a short walk from our front door!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Several shallow, expansive beaches ideal for every age! Many local restaurants, beautiful state parks right on Manasota Key and access to every activity imaginable that a visitor would consider 'beachy'. Try a sunset Dolphin cruise, fishing expedition or boat and kayak rentals, all on the island. There is also a nearby health club with daily and weekly rates. Punta Gorda is the closest airport - a small airport offering inexpensive flights on Allegiant Air. Note that their flight schedule varies throughout the year, and they have limited airports/cities. We shopped specifically for a home with an airport served by Allegiant Air with a direct flight for us - who needs the hassle of layovers, lost luggage and cancellations, especially on vacation! Sarasota and Ft Myers are other easy options, with more flights/days to choose from. From any of these 3 airports, it's a short, easy drive (40-60 minutes) to our home. On the way 'home', you pass multiple grocery stores, Walgreens, etc for any necessities (suncreen, margaritas, coffee and groceries!) Our home has a fully stocked kitchen (w/dish soap and dishwasher soap), full-size laundry (w/soap and dryer sheets), bedding, bath towels and all of the conveniences you'd expect. We even have beach chairs, beach towels and inflatable floatie rings. Just bring your clothes, swimsuit and toiletries! In addition to our 1.5 bathrooms, we also have a refreshing outdoor shower - thanks for rinsing those sandy feet! Enjoy cable TV and wireless internet at no extra charge. New large flat-screen TV. Sorry, no pets, no smoking indoors or on the screen porch.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Your Home away from Home

    Your Home away from Home

  • 'Memories are made when gathered around the table.'

    'Memories are made when gathered around the table.'

  • Master Bathroom with shower

    Master Bathroom with shower

  • Powder room and Laundry

    Powder room and Laundry

  • Almost there...

    Almost there...

  • Welcome!


  • Relax and Unwind

    Relax and Unwind

  • A fully stocked kitchen

    A fully stocked kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with King size bed

    Master Bedroom with King size bed

  • Second Bedroom with 2 twin beds

    Second Bedroom with 2 twin beds

  • Don't forget to play!

    Don't forget to play!

  • Your private access to the beach just across the street.

    Your private access to the beach just across the street.

  • Your first glimpses of the ocean!!

    Your first glimpses of the ocean!!

  • Lemon Bay to the east is perfect for enjoying sun rises & world class fishing.

    Lemon Bay to the east is perfect for enjoying sun rises & world class fishing.

VRBO #618451

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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