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Ultra-charming 'Bay Breeze Bungalow'-Just Steps to Beach! Untouched by Irma!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Our very popular beach studio with king bed, sofa sleeper,kitchenette-Sleeps 2-3

- great news - this super cute beach studio was untouched by hurricane Irma & our beach is in very good shape!

Perfect beach location! Perfect beach studio with numerous FREE amenities! Fully relax in your adorable 'Bay Breeze Bungalow' beach studio at blue starfish beach resort with a highly desired KING-size bed, sofa sleeper, kitchette with granite counters & bistro dining set, modern bathroom with attractive glass tile bordered shower, all modern conveniences & all new furnishings walkable to so much to do! Or, simply kick back with a mango daiquiri on our stunning beach and do nothing but soak in the Florida sunshine. Sleeps 1 couple (and up to 1 small child). Pack n play, high back booster seat with tray, beach toy set, if you have a little one with you.

* Inviting new heated, courtyard spa-like swimming pool with massage therapy jets & beautiful glass-tiled waterfall on-site in resort's common patio area!

- Our very talented interior designer created our popular Bay Breeze Bungalow on gorgeous Manasota Key (the island just south of Sarasota & Venice, near all Venice attractions but with its own unique island charm). We are only 1 minute walk to our spectacular beach & only 1 minute walk the opposite way to picturesque Lemon Bay at the end of our short quaint street - perfect for kayaking/fishing. Just 5 minute walk to # 1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park (a natural wonderland-so bring your camera!) Only 8 minute walk to 3 very popular beach restaurants with fun island nightlife & live tropical music.

* Walk 8 minutes down our beach to free beach yoga classes which our guests are crazy about. Flexible arrival/departure day with a 2 night minimum stay

Guests love our open-concept beach studio which sleeps 2-3 with one full bathroom with shower. Maximum occupancy is 3. (2 adults & 1 child). A romantic retreat for 1 couple to enjoy. We have similar beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows. Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates. We fill up very quickly. No pets. No smoking inside or out. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents. * We are family friendly & we are also very popular with active seniors. Absolutely no student groups. Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community. You will sleep well!

*** Just updated by our interior designer, Bay Breeze Bungalow beach studio features a new king-size bed (a rarity in a studio!),new sofa sleeper, gourmet kitchenette with granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, new cook-top range, dishwasher, compact refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, toaster & blender to make pina coladas & strawberry smoothies. New designer bed linens, 1 full bathroom with shower and new vanity, plus 4 outdoor showers with hot & cold water in common areas. Enjoy your morning coffee and pancakes at our new cute bistro set. Kick back on the new sofa sleeper in inviting beach studio with new Samsung, high-definition, LED flat screen TV. Relax after beach time with all premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc.!

* Chill out in our new patio conversation seating area and enjoy frosty mint mojitos at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in common courtyard. Efficient AC window units. No need to over pack - all linens & beach gear provided. Full size washer and dryer on premises in common laundry room. 4 basic outdoor showers in common area for easy after beach clean up.

* FREE AMENITIES GALORE! New outdoor ping pong has also been very popular with our guests of all ages!

* Get the most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide & new online Hospitality Suite - loaded with great ideas for local activities, golf/tennis, our favorite restaurants/grocery stores, day spas, fitness, water adventures, fishing, day trips, nature activities, shopping, museums/cultural activities. Free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptop. (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a responsible local babysitter, beach toys & a large playground is walkable. 2 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler', boogie boards, light-weight beach towels; popular board games.

** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance. Enjoy!

OUR LOCATION... This vacation beach studio is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Beach Resort (only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything! Located on a quaint, short residential street, guests walk only 1 minute to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach. Unlike other area beaches with erosion problems, our beach is plentiful and sand does not disappear in high tide! Walk the same 1 minute distance the other direction to picturesque Lemon Bay where you can fish for dinner, or take a serene kayak excursion. Only 5 minute walk to the breathtaking Stump Pass nature preserve with acres of secluded shoreline, kayak launches, and hiking trails. Take a longer 8 minute walk to Manasota Keys most popular restaurants & bars including Flounders, White Elephant, Lock n Key with live tropical music; boat/kayak/water-sports rental stores; plus a convenience store and large fantastic public beach across the street with Pavilions, great playground, basketball court, and very popular free beach yoga classes. Golf, tennis, & reasonable bike rental options in our guest guide. Guests absolutely love this prime island location!

** OPTIONAL AWARD-WINNING HEALTH-CLUB & JR. OLYMPIC OUTDOOR HEATED POOL & SPA OFF-SITE-only 5 minute drive from us available for very reasonable weekly rate paid directly to club (only about $60 for week family membership access with 1 free trial day & free Red-Cross certified childcare white you work out.

**WHY THE SAVVY STAY AT BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT...

**Our charming Manasota Key resort, Blue Starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized villas created by our very talented interior designer. Blue Starfish's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your stay at Blue Starfish Resort will leave you with the sense that you've rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacations, but with all the modern conveniences we don't like to live without. Whether you stay in a beautifully decorated two bedroom villa or in our darling studio, Blue Starfish's horseshoe configuration provides plenty of privacy. Blue Starfish's neighboring private beach cottage options include: One 3 bedroom/1 bathroom beach house; three 2 bedroom/1 bathroom cottages; one 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage; & one 1 cute open-concept beach studio with 1 bathroom & kitchenette. Community amenities on site: stunning new Waterfall & Swim Spa with massage therapy jets; outdoor conversation seating; self-serve Tiki Bar set; 4 charcoal grills; outdoor bistro sets; laundry room. Get your game on with new outdoor Ping-Pong area. Get ready for an exciting adventure with reasonably priced water sports rentals near by. We just added all new cookware, new bake set, new place settings, extra folding chairs, new stainless steel range, new stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Quiet, respectful low-key vacationers only as this is a nice upscale residential beach community. You will sleep well! Popular day trips include Venice Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sanibel, Naples, Orlando's Disney/Seaworld/Universal Studios; Legoland, Busch Gardens Tampa; Miami; Key West Express boat trips from Fort Myers down to Keys.

*** WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A MUST-SEE VACATION DESTINATION...

Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private and quiet than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches. From wandering the secluded shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park to listening to live tropical music at near-by Flounders, we think you'll be hooked on our unique charm!

More Details

Owner
Amy
Member since: 2005
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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Amy

Hi! My husband Frank had fond memories visiting Manasota Key Beach with his grandparents every year. We later met each other after college on a Florida vacation - introduced by grandparents! We knew we just had to find a special place on they Key some day. We spent years looking for the perfect place in the perfect location & Blue Starfish Beach Resort was born:).

Why Amy chose Englewood

Location, location, location - Bay Breeze Bungalow is our charming beach studio created by our very talented interior designer with KING-SIZE bed!, new sofa sleeper & cute kitchenette with granite counters & stainless steel appliances just steps to our great beach! Numerous FREE desirable amenities. We noticed a number of area beaches disappeared in high tide & we loved how our beach is plentiful with sand at all times and never gets crowded - it is our little bit of paradise which we are thrilled to share with our guests. We love that we can quickly walk to so many activities. Just one minute walk and we our sipping mimosas with our toes in the ocean. One minute walk the opposite way & we can drop the kayaks in to the calm, tranquil waters of Lemon Bay & be amazed as dolphins come up so close to you in these waters. Only 5 minute walk to our left is the magical, #1 rated local attraction - Stump Pass State Beach Park - acres of secluded shoreline. Ready for some fun night-life- walk just 8 minutes down our beach to the key's 3 most popular restaurants with live tropical music, comfy outdoor seating & casual dining plus free beach yoga classes & reasonably priced watersports rentals - jet ski, parasailing, boating etc.

Our beach cottages were just renovated to offer everything we like to have when on a beach vacation - all the comforts of home are included plus free amenities galore. We want each guest to have an amazing beach vacation with memories to last a life time. It is our absolute pleasure to be your hosts!

What makes this house unique

Beyond enjoying one of the Key's most popular locations, our very talented interior designer has outdone herself by creating an array of inviting cottages with the right mix of modern conveniences, attractive & comfortable all new furnishing, & special coastal accents. Our team works hard to create a special, relaxing vacation escape for our guests - many of whom return each year as a family tradition. We are constantly improving & many of our enhancements come from our guest ideas. Our much sought-after location, casual vibe, modern conveniences, free amenities & friendly atmosphere keep our guests coming back for another does of 'blue starfish' year after year. * Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets and glass-tiled waterfall & plenty of Island-Style patio sets in common patio area.

Come explore our little piece of Paradise...

Amenities

Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new vanity
  • A full bathroom with new vanity and shower make after beach clean-up a snap. Or try our 4 outdoor showers with hot & cold water
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , the studio is open concept with king bed, sofa sleeper
  • Our adorable beach studio features a king size bed with new designer linens & comfortable mattress -- it is hard to find king beds in studios so enjoy! Sleeps up to 1 couple or 1 couple with small child. Plus a sofa sleeper. enjoy this cute beach studio just steps to beach & bay
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our housekeepers are wonderful - you will enjoy a very clean environment! We are constantly improving our cottages so don't be surprised if next year's stay is even better. We listen carefully to all guest feedback & quickly act on all reasonable suggestions. Our cottages are designed to provide outstanding value & comfort for your special beach escape. We know you look forward to your vacation all year & we want to make it great. We know the area very well & we also know fun day trips - our special guest guide is loaded with insider secrets on the best places to dine, visit, shop, tour, etc. so you know you will be in good hands. We have MANY repeat guests we are proud to stay - try us out once and we think you will be hooked on our island charm!

Reviews

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Ultra-charming 'Bay Breeze Bungalow'-Just Steps to Beach! Untouched by Irma!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 42 reviews
Connecticut, USA
4

Great stay at this cute beach studio

  • 4 of 5

Our 4 night stay at Bay Breeze Bungalow was great. This studio is part of the Blue Starfish Resort. Only a few cottages in this cute complex. Cottage is much nicer in person, nicely decorated. Small pool was perfect for a dip after a day at the beach and most of the time we had it to ourselves. Short walk to Englewood beach which was never crowded and we were there for a holiday week (Easter). Linens and towels were good and plentiful. Bed was comfortable. Laundry room was a great convenience. Lots of outdoor furniture around patio and pool. We loved having our coffee outside each morning. There was a Keurig machine and a regular coffee maker. There are two dorm size refrigerators instead of one full size. They worked out fine for us. It was a nice 10 minute walk to the restaurants and tiki bars. You will not be disappointed staying here and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location! Place was clean and worked well for our needs.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the beach and the park and a few of the nearby restaurants. We walked everywhere which was nice :)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carly - Glad you found the place to be well located, clean and well-suited for your vacation needs! Happy to hear you took advantage of our very walkable location! I really love that you can walk four different directions to quickly get to the beach, the bay, Stump Pass State Beach Park, and the fourth direction to 5 family friendly restaurants & popular free beach yoga! Thanks for being great guests! amy
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Woodhaven, Michigan 48183
5

Beachy adorable, charming, clean, great location, everything we needed, hostess was so helpful and u

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a short stay on the island. Our hostess has paid great detail to decorating and appointing room for everything you need at a beach house. And always kept us informed and great communication.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your very nice feedback - I will pass it along to our hard-working team! Thanks for being fantastic guests!
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Sparks, Maryland
4

The apartment was small but very comfortable and nicely decorated

  • 4 of 5

It was a great location, close to the beach and bay and restaurants. Would have given up the dishwasher for a full size fridge. Great spot for a long weekend maybe a little to small for a long stay. The woman who met us when we first got there, I believe her name was Elana, was so nice it started our stay off on such a positive note. She’s a gem!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy - So glad you met our beloved Elena! I think you would really like our five neighboring places are bigger with full size refrigerators for future stays - three have two bedrooms and two have three bedrooms. Bay Breeze Bungalow is our only studio - super cute beach studio with king size bed, sofa and kitchenette with 2 compact refrigerators, small range and dishwasher. It is ideal for those not needing a big space but still desire the great location & amenities. Bay Breeze is our most affordable option with many happy repeat guests. Our interior designer worked hard to make Bay Breeze Bungalow an attractive, inviting escape. best, amy & team
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Bollin's Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, very clean, and well kept. Close proximity to the beach and local pubs and restaurants. Parking a little tight at resort but other than that it was awesome. Cleaning staff very good and accommodating. We will be back next year !

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert - Thanks for being great guests! So glad you loved Bay Breeze and plan to come back for future beach vacations! Yes Bay Breeze Bungalow has one convenient parking spot. Our neighboring cottages have two parking spots each if you need more parking in the future. Cheers! amy
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getaway opportunity

  • 4 of 5

comfortable, convenient to every thing, cozy

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol - So nice to hear you found Bay Breeze Bungalow to be comfortable and convenient. I really love this location too. Vacationers can walk four different directions to picturesque Lemon Bay, our great beach, number one ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park, and easy walk to 5 family-friendly restaurants, live tropical music and very popular free beach yoga classes. Thanks for being a great guest! Amy & Team
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
White Elephant Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Englewood Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Flounders
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach

Location, location, location! Perfect location at highly-desired blue starfish beach resort on gorgeous Manasota key -walk to so much to do, or kick back on our great beach and do nothing but watch the waves roll in sipping a tropical drink. Only 1 minute walk to our breathtaking Manasota Key beach. 1 minute walk the opposite way to kayak along serene Lemon Bay (free use of our kayaks & canoe!). Only 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park (#1 ranked attraction) Hungry? Only 8 minute walk to the 3 most popular restaurants with live tropical music & fun nightlife on the key. Walk to free Beach Yoga classes a big hit from our guests. All ages will love to hunt for the pre-historic shark's teeth the area is famous for - they are plentiful on our beach!

Blue Starfish Beach Resort offers new high definition flat-screen TVs with all premium channels free; self-serve Tiki Bar, outdoor ping-pong, free use of kayaks/canoe, deluxe body boards, beach toys, beach chairs with soft cooler pockets on the arm for drinks or beach reading, beach umbrellas, etc.. Kids will love the walkable big playground at main beach. Teens will love the basketball courts & numerous water sports rentals at reasonable prices. Parents & grandparents will love the low-key, quiet, friendly guests & inviting interior-designer created interiors with all new furniture & updated kitchens with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, etc.. Cook at your beach house or enjoy the many restaurants suggested in our guest guide.

A number of great fishing spots near us, plus golf and tennis options.

*** OPTIONAL award-winning health club with Jr. Olympic heated outdoor swimming pool & spa - only 5 minute drive & very reasonable $60 per family weekly membership with free trial day for all - very popular with guests (free red-cross babysitting while you work out)

OUR PRIME KEY LOCATION...

This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) available for weekly, Saturday to Saturday vacation stays in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything!

* WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A MUST-SEE VACATION DESTINATION...

Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private and quiet than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches.

From wandering the secluded shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park near us, to casual dining with fresh seafood at Flounders, you will love simply hanging out on the Key. We have many happy repeat guests and we want you to be one of them!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Good news! we now have flexible arrival & departure days with a 2 night minimum stay. credit cards accepted. reservations non-refundable like most houses - travel insurance suggested for peace of mind. mainly a short-term stay place -no monthly discounts. Rates subject to change until booked. We are very popular and fill up quickly! no student groups/no noisy groups. low key respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community & you will sleep well. no pets. no smoking inside or out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund