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Longboat Key's Paradise Cottage August - September Sale! 4 minute walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

You are truly in the islands when you relax and wind down in this charming bungalow. Shady mango trees cover the generous lot, located on a private, quiet, shell paved street. This wonderful house is located two houses from the bay and two houses and Gulf Drive from the Gulf of Mexico on magnificent Longboat Key. You will find miles of wide, empty beaches abound.

This colorful, well decorated house has the perfect layout for a vacation where privacy is desired. The master bedroom contains a queen bed, bedroom two has a full bed, and bedroom three has three twins. The living area is set up for easy, breezy entertaining. The kitchen area opens to the living and dining areas. A beautiful screened porch, with sliding glass 'pocket' doors join the living and dining room together. Outside you will find a patio wit fire pit, deck and an outdoor shower.

The house is a minute walk from Longboat Key's wonderful and generously proportioned sidewalk/ bike path, which runs the length of Longboat Key and onto adjoining islands. Fabulous restaurants, shops as well as world class boating and fishing are easily accessible from this private getaway. The house has WIFI, cable TV and phone.

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Gerri O'Boyle
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Gerri O'Boyle

We reside in Washington, DC. We hope to eventually make Paradise Cottage in Longboat Key our retirement home. Until then, we would like to share it with you. Our hole family loves it; whether it be with our children, our golf group, our extended family, we are all happy at Paradise Cottage. I wish I could stay forever.

Gerri O'Boyle purchased this house in 2005

Why Gerri O'Boyle chose Longboat Key

Paradise Cottage is quiet and peaceful. It has been refurbished but still has it's old island charm; much like the architecture in Key West. You will never want to leave. You will have privacy, yet the neighbors are lovely. Set in one of the slimmest parts of Longboat Key, the beach and bay are at your finger tips. The management company is quick to address any needs and offers many services. You are all set at Paradise Cottage.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing you will long for at Paradise Cottage that is not with 10 miles from you. World class medical care, the arts, ballet, opera, Ringling Musuem and world class shopping are just a few things. Two great airports are close. Many and varied grocery stores are close. The house comes complete with cable, phone and WIFI

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so delighted when we checked in our "Paradise Cottage". It was clean and more charming than the pictures. We loved the yard and the privacy. The sun room was a favorite room. The updates especially in the bathrooms were very nice in such an older home. It just added to the charm. There was plenty of storage and closets. We were so excited to find beach chairs and bikes in the storage unit on the property. That was a pleasant surprise. In addition the location was so convenient. The beach was an easy five minute walk and also restaurants, church and the grocery store were so close, yet the property was really secluded down a private drive. We had the best Christmas vacation ever and it was so fun to stay in such a hassle free and charming "paradise cottage."
Dec 2014
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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms are recently fully renovated. In addition, there is an outside shower, which is great when coming off the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , This room adjoins a bath and the deck for morning coffee.
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Uber and Lyft are available on our beautiful island. Departure cleaning is part of your rental. Credit Cards are accepted.


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Longboat Key's Paradise Cottage August - September Sale! 4 minute walk to beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 16 reviews

A great get away!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and it’s location makes it a great quiet get away! Would rent again without a doubt!

Tip to future renters: Be sure to invest in all paper products prior to arrival!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

Spotless house that has plenty of room for six people. New bathrooms, a lot of towels and sheets, everything you need in a kitchen, washer and dryer, beach chairs and bikes in the shed. Very comfortable beds. Morning coffee on the front porch. Used the grills a couple of times. Very relaxing and quiet location. Special place. And the beach was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul, We have many happy memories at Paradise Cottage and are so happy that you now do too. Gerri
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A Diamond that shines

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, super clean vacation home that is a short walk to a deserted beach on the Gulf. Easily accommodates 6-7 people. New bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with a relaxing front porch to enjoy happy hour. Took advantage of the bikes, the grills and the beach chairs. Located on a quiet lane with easy access to restaurants. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property for families or golf groups

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well stocked with necessary supplies upon our arrival. The layout and room/bed arrangements make for a comfortable environment for various configurations of couples, families, or groups of 4-6 golfers. The location is a short walk to the beach, restaurants, golfing, boating and other leisure activities one would expect to find in Florida. This was my third trip to Longboat Key and this home and I would highly recommend it for a week’s vacation or even longer-term visits. When we retire this would be the type of home we would consider taking for the entire month of January or February.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

The outside was dirty, however the inside was awesome. Very nice bathrooms. Lots of room for everyone. Enjoyed bikes and beach chairs. No issues with anything. Thank you very much. The weather was great. Located in the middle of everything. Quiet setting.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry the outside was not up to par. The entire outside was painted 8 months ago and hosed off in January. The area is lovely because it is tropical, but it can take a beating with because it is so tropical. We will be at Paradise Cottage this week and will rectify and problems which keep outside from being less than perfect. Glad you had a good time. Best, Gerri
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Paradise cottage

  • 5 of 5

Spent the week here with some friends, we loved it! Such a welcoming, cozy, comfortable home. We loved sitting in the screened in porch drinking our coffee in the morning and our wine in the afternoon. There were 6 of us and we never felt crowded. Plenty of outdoor space and a very short walk to the beach

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Bradenton Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Euphemia Haye, Harry's, Lots more
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Tampa - Ft. Meyer
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I - 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many, many restarants to choose from
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
5 minute walk
Car: recommended

This house is uniquely located between Lido Circle at St. Armand's Key and the towns of lovely Anna Maria Island. There are many, many different types of activities to keep the whole family busy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax

Beach is a 5 minute walk. Bay is a 30 second walk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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