Remember when you didn't have a care in the world? When your happiness consisted of fun, fresh air, and a sunny day? You will experience that incredibly relaxed, island vibe when you get a taste of our charming 'Villa Mimosa' beach cottage just steps to the mesmerizing blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sleeping up to 6 guests with 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms, Villa Mimosa is one of blue starfish beach resort's 6 quaint neighboring, beach cottages just updated by our ultra-talented interior designer. Much more private than a condo, Villa Mimosa is an attractive, single story beach retreat (no one over or under your place!) in a quiet row of 3 charming beach villas - each with its own small private screened lanai with bistro set.
Maximum occupancy is 6.
* Big News - BRAND NEW stunning courtyard swimming pool with Massage Therapy Jets & Glass-Tile Waterfall onsite in blue starfish beach resort's common patio area - Enjoy!
* All of the comforts of home plus loads of free amenities & all new furniture are provided for you. We enjoy a following of many happy repeat guests because we treat our guests like family & really listen and act on their ideas for enhancing their stay.
*** Location can't be beat! Just 1 minute walk to our great, secluded beach. 1 minute walk to Lemon Bay's tranquil waters. Just 5 minute stroll to the magical #1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park - a natural wonderland - bring your camera! Only 8 minute walk down our scenic beach to the Key's 3 most popular restaurants with live tropical music & fun island nightlife with free beach yoga classes across from restaurants. (our guests go crazy over beach yoga!) Teens & all ages love our free use of deluxe body boards, skim board, Ping-Pong, kayaks/canoe. Plus all the reasonably priced watersports rentals near Flounders-jet skis, bikes, boats, sunset tours, parasailing, SUPs, etc.
VILLA MIMOSA DETAILS:
Villa Mimosa features a dine-in, well-equipped kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops; new stainless steel appliances including new dishwasher, cook-top range, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker & blender to whip up your tropical smoothies.
Enjoy two bedrooms with all new designer linens, 2 full bathrooms (1 bathroom with shower, the 2nd bathroom features tub/shower combination), private small lanai, new sofa sleeper in inviting family room. Relax in your insanely comfortable recliner after beach time with ALL premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc. on our new Samsung high-definition flat screen TV!
** Chill out after beach time with chilled Coronas & Rum Runners at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in our tropical patio seating area.
* Serve casual dinners (or easy take-out food) at our new dining table in kitchen or lanai bistro set. One bedroom has a king-size bed, the second bedroom has a twin trundle bed which slides out under full bed to sleep up to 3. (we no longer offer upper bunk due to safety concerns with young kids - where the trundle works out much better), bath & beach towels provided. Sleeps 5 most comfortably in beds (including trundle, or as a romantic extra spacious retreat for one couple to enjoy. Maximum occupancy is 6. Free use of our full size washer and dryer in common laundry room. 4 outdoor showers in common area corners are great for after beach time quick clean-ups.
Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates in fairness to guests ready to book their vacation dates. No pets. No smoking inside or out as we provide a healthy environment for our guests. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents -absolutely no student groups; Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice quiet upscale beach community. We are quite popular with active seniors and we are also very family friendly - babysitter list, walkable large playground & beach toys.
+++Visit us once and we think you will be back for more blue starfish charm for years to come. Many of our guests make blue starfish an annual tradition - making beach memories that will last a lifetime.
We have similar, neighboring beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows.
*** FREE AMENITIES GALORE! Gorgeous new Swim Spa & Waterfall! Island style patio sets for each cottage. Current guests report the canoe & kayaks have been an amazing, memorable way to explore breath-taking Lemon Bay! Just pop them in Bay at end of our short cute street - lots of dolphins have been around lately so this is a fantastic experience (I tried out the kayaks with my family. I was stunned when a dolphin came up so close we could touch it & then the dolphin dove right under our kayak thrilling our kids- it was quite the experience!:).
Feeling competitive? Challenge friends & family to an addicting game of outdoor ping pong! (very popular with our guests of all ages!)
* Get the most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide/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.
** Don't want to be out of touch? You can stay in the loop with free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptops. Post those amazing vacay shots of your group lounging on our sun-kissed beach sipping tropical cocktails on your facebook page to torture your friends back home!
2 free parking spaces for each cottage for mid-size cars or 1 spot for SUV size. (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a large playground at the main Englewood beach (about 8 minute walk down our beach) 4 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler' pocket on sides for your favorite beverage, beach umbrella, light-weight beach towels; popular board games (plus a great playground, basketball court are walkable). Very popular free beach yoga classes only 8 minute walk down our beach!
** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and are absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance with more than 10 years of vacation rental house experience. Enjoy!
____**WHY THE SAVVY CHOOSE 'BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT'...
This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (brand new Swim Spa & Waterfall with only 6 quaint, private beach villas 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 palm-tree filled residential street, guests walk just steps to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach & steps the opposite way to enjoy picturesque Lemon Bay.
Our charming Manasota Key beach resort, blue starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized cottages created by our talented interior designer.
+++blue starfish beach resort's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity the typical modern resort cannot create. Your stay at blue starfish will leave you with the sense you've rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacation, yet with all the modern conveniences you don't want to be without.
*Whether you stay in a tastefully decorated 2 bedroom villa or in our popular beach houses or darling studio, blue starfish's horseshoe configuration & quiet neighborhood provides plenty of privacy and peace & quiet. You will sleep well!
*** blue starfish vacation stay options include: one 3 bedroom/1 full bathroom cottage; three 2 bedroom/1 full bathroom villas; one 2 bedroom/2 full bathroom cottage & one beach studio (open concept with 1 full bathroom & kitchenette). Plus 4 outdoor showers. Swim Spa & Waterfall!
____WHY MANASOTA KEY IS A 'MUST-SEE' DREAM DESTINATION!:
A paradise for vacationers recently featured in 'Coastal Living Magazine,' you will fall in love with the breathtaking beaches and the laid-back attitude of the friendly natives! Manasota Key is known for its sugary sand beaches, scattered with treasured shells and famous for pre-historic sharks teeth, as well as its dazzling sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live tropical music. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Should you want to venture out for a day-trip, we are an easy drive to many popular hot spots: take in nearby Sarasota's numerous cultural attractions, 'shop (& dine) til you drop' in neighboring Venice Avenue's charming boutiques & bistros; thrill the kids at Busch Gardens Tampa, LEGOLAND, or Orlando's Disney/SeaWorld...; hop on the KeyWest Express boat ride departing from Fort Myers; search for perfect shells in Sanibel or Siesta; go people-watching at Miami's south beach; or happily stay put in beloved Manasota Key (most don't like to leave this special paradise for a second!)
From wondering the secluded shores of the treasured Stump Pass Park near us, to casually dining on fresh seafood at Sandbar Restaurant & Tiki Bar, you will simply love hanging out on the Key in our prime Manasota Key location. Visit us once & we think you'll be back to blue starfish for yet another dose of our unique island charm & warm hospitality!