|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Come discover this Hidden Beach/Bay 4 Bedroom Gem and enjoy all the amenities in your home away from home. Feed your outdoor appetite and enjoy the beautiful weather in this magnificently manicured tropical oasis. These spacious grounds are situated on 1.8 acres of land that also features a private, full-size, fenced tennis court. For the boater enthusiasts, enjoy docking your boat/yacht in your private, backyard deep-water dock.
This 4000 square foot home is perfect for entertaining and accommodating all your friends and family. This home offers four large bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Located on the main floor are three bedrooms; one of which includes an in-suite bathroom. The over-sized Master suite, which is located on the top floor, features his and hers walk-in closets, on-suite bathroom with jetted tub, large walk-in shower with multiple spray heads, his and her sinks and vanities and private toilet with bidet. The Master bedroom also features an on-suite sitting/reading area with beautiful Bay and Inter-coastal panoramic views.
The formal dinning room features an eight person dinning table with unobstructed Bay and Inter-coastal views. The fully stocked, large Chef kitchen, built for entertaining, comes with: a six burner Viking gas stove, flat top grill, two ovens and pot filling faucet. This eat in kitchen also features granite counter tops throughout, with two dishwashers, large Sub-Zero freezer/refrigerator ice maker with a second under the counter Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a four seat marble top table. This kitchen also has a dual side wood-burning fireplace with a flat screen TV on top of the mantel.
The spacious living room offers unobstructed Bay and Inter-coastal views. This room is beautifully decorated with island furniture; it also features a wood-burning fireplace for those chilly nights with a wall mounted flat screen TV. The living room, as well as the eat-in kitchen, have disappearing sliding doors which lead to the enclosed, outdoor patio and private pool.
Guest are provided with minimum one day supply of start-up items;
paper towel, hand soap, toilet paper & garbage bags, et.
It was plenty of space for six adults and three kids. The house located very convenient and has tennis court, rackets, bikes.
The property was very clean and everything was working as it should be. I'll defenetely recommend this house. There are around a lot of attraction for kids. We took boat tour, visited aquarium and zoo, played tennis. Unfortunetaly we couldn't have warm enough water in the house pool.
Well this was our second year staying at this gem and we loved it as much this year as last year. The location for us checks all the boxes - heated and screened pool, dock, space, gourmet kitchen, walking distance to the gulf! We were much more successful this year and caught fresh fish for dinner several times. The weather was beautiful and we opened up the sliders going to the patio which was gorgeous. The sunrises coming into the master bedroom are amazing! If you are not a morning person you can lower the storm shutters and black the room out. The kitchen was another focal point as many meals were prepared during our visit (we didn't go out to eat once). Publix is 10 min away and well stocked. Overall, we had another incredibly relaxing and amazing trip. Hoping to return next year.
What a stay! It started when my family and I saw the tennis court. Then the long drive down the driveway sparked our curiosity. Entering the front door, our curiosity grew even more because all we could see was a stairway. Entering the second level of the home and looking out into the bay of the Gulf of Mexico set the tone for what we knew was going to be a true relaxing stay in Longboat Key. The kitchen was inviting, and not to mention extremely spacious. We could not wait to prepare the first meal. Everything from there was history. A clean environment, comforting bedding and an environment poised for relaxation was so pleasing to our family. The return trip is in the making.
Tal vez la casa no diga por fuera lo que es por dentro. Posee una buena distribución en cuanto a la diagramación de sus ambientes, pero adolece de algunos problemas por lo importante que es la mansion.
La cocina no condice, por el buen desarrollo de la misma y la calidad de sus elementos, con tener un microondas antiguo y mal ubicado. La heladera no posee fabricadora de hielo, que para unas vacaciones en la playa y con la capacidad de la casa, es un engorro. Faltan vajillas importantes, ya que posee platos de vidrio y melanina. El horno no se lo ha controlado y su puerta no cierra bien por lo que es incomodo usarlo. Teniendo propano por red, no condice tener una bbq con gas en tanques que hay que estar cambiando con cierta frecuencia.
El parque esta muy descuidado y solamente le hacen el corte de césped. Las palmeras están con muchísimas hojas secas que interfieren en la apertura de las persianas de las ventanas y dos de ellas, de las varias que hay, están rotas y no funcionan para poder elevarlas.
Lamentablemente durante nuestra estadía y tal vez debido al mal cuidado de la limpieza de las palmeras, uno de los dormitorios fue infestado por hormigas que invadieron la cama y no pudimos darle uso por varios días.
Y en la zona del deck recibimos por la noche la visita de roedores (ratas) tal vez atraídas por el olor que desprende la bbq y accedían al mismo rompiendo el screen por sendos agujeros que el señor Jorge pudo verificar y si bien envió una persona a que compruebe la presencia de hormigas y de las ratas, nos enteramos que las mismas eran termitas. La solución que se le dio en ese momento no dio resultado ya que hasta el día que nos retiramos, las hormigas deambulaban por el dormitorio y las ratas por el deck.
Por estos inconvenientes, el señor Carlos nos hizo un reembolso sobre la cifra pagada.
En general mas allá de los inconvenientes sufridos debemos destacar la buena predisposición y rapidez con que el señor Jorge nos atendió y concurrió ante nuestros reclamos.
Our family decided to stay here together this summer, and it was a blast! In particular, it was really nice to have so much space in the living room, kitchen and dinning areas. We could all comfortably watch a movie or eat together. We also really enjoyed having private tennis courts and a private pool. For reference, our family has been coming to Longboat for years, but usually we rent several condos. We enjoyed this place so much more though! Also, the nearest public beach access is about a 5 min walk. Upon arrival, the house was not clean, but the owners remedied this by coming out the next day and thoroughly cleaning the place. Because they cleaned so well, it did not bother us that it was a day late. Lastly, we read some comments about the AC being loud or not cool enough, but we never had a problem with this. Place was as pictured. Highly recommend.
- private pool and tennis courts
- available toys, tennis equipment, beach towels, etc
- large, open living spaces
- great views and lots of light
- beds are too hard
- oven did not cook evenly if the item was not on the center rack (i.e. you cannot put multiple items in the oven as the same time)
- grill needed to be cleaned out and kept trying to catch fire
Our stay at Hidden Bay was great!
Pro's: The house is spacious and comfortable. The bedrooms have ample closet space, plenty of pillows and ceiling fans. The kitchen is a chef's dream! It is fully stocked with pots/pans, a fantastic knife set, plenty of dishware and stemware. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for a family of 8. The living room, dining room and pool area were wonderful. The view of the water is gorgeous! The garage is stocked with plenty of beach toys, towels, coolers and chairs. The tennis court is in great shape! The rackets provided are decent, if you can't bring your own. Beach access was convenient (5-10 minute walk) and an adorable wagon is provided to haul everything to and from the beach. The bikes are in good shape too. We had one issue with the coffee maker and Jorge was available to immediately resolve the issue. Communication with owner was prompt, and price was fair!
Con's: All beds (excluding the master bed) are terribly firm. The bedrooms and bathrooms are a bit outdated. There was no hand/bath/dish soap, paper towels, toilet tissue, etc. upon arrival so be sure to bring your own.
I highly recommend this house! It is pet friendly, child friendly and a wonderful place to spend a week at the beach.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
No additional guest permitted other than the amount of persons stated on original inquiry. No unsupervised child/children and/or non-swimmers permitted in pool area without adult supervision. Use of Pool,Tennis court and Dock are at your own risk. Owner (s) not responsible for accidents and/or injuries. By reserving and accepting this rental you agree to abide by said terms.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.