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Steps to Stunning Beach-3BR designer beach cottage gem! Untouched by Irma!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,025 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Interior-designer-created enticing 3 bedroom beach cottage-just steps to Beach!

Good news - our Beach cottage remains untouched by hurricane Irma fortunately & our beautiful Beach is as inviting as ever! Location, location, LOCATION! Casa Sangria is an interior-designer created, 3 bedroom beach cottage with a maximum occupancy of 6 in a perfect beach location on quiet, cute island street. Only 1 minute walk to our gorgeous beach, only 5 minute walk to #1 ranked attraction Stump Pass State Beach Park - a natural wonderland! Only 8 minute walk to 4 family friendly restaurants with live tropical music; very popular FREE beach yoga classes; & reasonably priced watersport rentals - parasailing, sunset cruises, etc.

- Created by our very talented interior designer with all new furnishings throughout, Casa Sangria features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom with shower, plus an outdoor shower on the side of Sangria with hot & cold water. ( plus plenty of beach restrooms at Stump Pass Beach Park entrance near us) Designer kitchen with attractive granite countertop, cottage white cabinets, all new stainless steel appliances - range, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Beach gear bin & beach towels provided. One bedroom has a very comfortable new king size bed with new bed linens. The second & third bedrooms each have a deluxe bunk-bed set with twin over full bed and a twin trundle slides out under full. Full size new sofa sleeper in family room.

Casa Sangria is part of the exclusive blue starfish beach resort and enjoys many happy repeat guests year after year.

Blue Starfish Beach Resort offers a genuine tropical island getaway with all the comforts of home in one of the best locations on Manasota Key. NEW FEATURE! * Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & stunning glass-tile waterfall in blue starfish resort's common patio area - enjoy! After beach time, you can relax at blue starfish's on-site self-serve Tiki Bar & comfortable outdoor seating with pina colada in hand. Or, challenge friends & family to outdoor Ping-Pong tournament.

We are just steps to so much to do for all ages or you can relax with a tropical beverage on our breathtaking beach and do nothing but watch the waves roll in & dolphins jump. (LOTS of dolphins in this area!) 6 neighboring beach cottages created by our very talented interior designer to look like something out of 'Coastal Living' magazine with guest's comfort in mind.

- low-key respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community. No pets. No smoking inside or out as we wish to provide a healthy environment.

In house, free use of new washer and dryer.

Flexible arrival and departure days - 2 day minimum stay. Kick back with all premium channels free on our new Samsung LED flat screens. Only 1 minute quick walk 'til your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico on our pristine beach. Only 1 minute stroll the opposite way to scenic Lemon Bay where dolphins often come up close to check out visitors! We are extremely fortunate to be just a few minute walk to our left to the #1 ranked local attraction - the absolutely magical, natural wonderland of Stump Pass State Beach Park - bring your camera! Only 8 minute walk to area's most popular restaurants with live tropical music & popular free beach yoga classes & reasonably-priced watersports rentals (jetskis, SUPs, boats, parasailing, tours, etc.) across street from Flounders, convenience store & souvenir shop.

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Member since: 2005
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Amy

Our favorite childhood memories are from building giant sandcastles, jumping the warm waves, hunting for the perfect seashell & eating tasty key lime pies with our grandparents on sunny florida vacations. My husband & I met on vacation after college in near-by Longboat Key - introduced by grandparents! So Florida vacations have already been near to our hearts. My husband Frank grew up visiting Manasota Key beaches with grandparents. We spent years looking for the perfect location on the Key to call our own & finally blue starfish beach resort was born! It is our absolute pleasure to introduce our guests to this little bit of paradise, perfect for making fond beach memories that will last a lifetime.

Why Amy chose Englewood

Casa Sangria is a guest favorite! Perfect location & all new furnishings throughout done by our very talented interior designer with numerous FREE amenities! Casa Sangria is one of our popular 6 quaint, quiet beach cottages - just steps to the shore. Created by our ultra-talented interior designer with all new furnishing, Casa Sangria enjoys many, many happy repeat guests. An inviting, open concept beach house designed with all new furnishings on a cute, quiet island street filled with palm trees & low-key friendly residents & vacationers. We welcome friendly, respectful vacationing guests as this is a nice upscale beach community. We are family-friendly & we actively seek guest suggestions as we are constantly making improvements to enhance our guests' experience. Our house-keepers are the best around! Our beach is one of the best places on earth to find the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for! They make perfect free souvenirs!

What makes this house unique

Remember when you didn't have a care in the world? When your happiness consisted of fun, fresh air, and a sunny day? You can have all that and much more at blue starfish beach resort. Reliving those carefree days is easy when you can watch dolphins jump nearby in Lemon Bay, hunt for pre-historic sharks tooth treasures plentiful on our stunning beach, get your game on with outdoor Ping-Pong family tournament, or relax with a good book in your inviting beach cottage with margarita in hand.

* Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with Massage Therapy Jets & Glass-tiled Waterfall in resort's common patio area - enjoy!

We treat our guests like family. We put every 'comfort of home' into these charming beach cottages so guests can fully relax. We are proud to say many of our guests are repeats - making blue starfish an annual beach tradition. We fill up rapidly with mainly repeat guest, so be sure to snag your favorite vacay dates quickly before someone else is chilling in your beach chair!


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Full Bathroom with new shower & vanity. Plus outdoor shower on side of Casa Sangria with hot & cold water great for quick after-beach clean-up. Lots of restrooms at Stump Pass Beach entrance near us.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , designer bed linens
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , Deluxe bunk set-twin over full bed & twin trundle under full
    family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New sofa sleeper in family room with LED Samsung TV
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , deluxe bunks - twin over full bed & twin trundle under full
  • New king bed in master bedroom with all new bed linens. Deluxe bunk set in both the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms sleeps up to 3 in each bunk room with upper twin over full bed & twin trundle slide out under full bed. Plus new sofa sleeper in family room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
We are thrilled to be only a 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park -the #1 ranked local attraction! We provide free amenities galore to offer outstanding value to our guests. * Inviting brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & glass-tile waterfall in common patio area - enjoy! All premium TV channels included free to enjoy on our new high-definition flatscreens. Beach toy set, beach towels, beach chairs all provided. Popular on-site outdoor Ping-Pong area, self-serve Tiki Bar, free high speed wireless access, 2 parking spots each - ALL FREE!


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Loved Casa Sangria for grandma's 90th !

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sangria was simply a beyond adorable, exceptionally clean beach cottage that was just perfect for our grandmother's 90th birthday celebration! We rented several of these charming neighboring beach cottages & all were great for us. (just decorated differently but housekeeper said they used the same interior designer lady for all of the cottages - we really loved her taste!) All new appliances & furnishings throughout it looked like to us. Super clean. Family room & Bedrooms were definitely "cottage size" which was totally fine for our group and part of the charm. There's more family room seating than the pictures reflect & it worked for our group. all movie channels were free which was a big hit with our family. in-house free washer and dryer was helpful. There are other beach cottages near by like most popular beach communities but we felt this cute street was quite quiet & relaxing. Lots of beach gear for our cottage in a dark brown big beach gear bin on the exterior side of cottage next to a patio table for us with a fun thatched island style patio umbrella. At first I had bit of trouble locating beach gear but its pretty obvious when you sit at the patio table. we had lots of fun with the outdoor ping-pong area & the kids and adults all Loved the new swim spa. The blue tile on the new waterfall is very sparkly when the sun hits it - my husband and I found it relaxing the chill out in the new swim spa with the massage therapy jets. At the Lemon Bay end of our street there are two park benches guests have access to for Lemon Bay fishing or relaxing with the serene Bay views. The kids found tons of the pre-historic sharks teeth on the awesome beach near us - so cool! We were told this beach near the cottages - only a 1 minute quick walk - is one of the best places in the world to find these thousands of year old treasures. Our kids also liked to walk to the popular "Barefoot" souvenir shop down the street for inexpensive trendy beach jewelry. The blue starfish team was super friendly & very helpful whenever we had a request. Housekeeper Elena is a bundle of energy & quite funny!! Lastly we had a blast with the sand games & live tropical tunes at Sand Bar Restaurant (formerly flounders & much better now everyone was saying). We used a couple light bulbs so the place could use a few more spare ones as a suggestion. Everything was wonderful & we plan to be back soon with our family. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite beach cottage! Super Cute & Clean!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing beach escape! Super Cute, very clean & comfortable. This was our third time staying at casa Sangria and we feel very at home here. We booked two neighboring cottages for relatives. We really appreciate the new comfortable furnishings & seating. The new glass shower door made the cottage bathroom feel more spacious & is a nice touch. We absolutely love the quick 1 minute walk to the beach. Our family found lots of the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for. The only item needing replacing was a can opener & housekeepers quickly brought a new one. Flounders restaurants is under new ownership and has much better service - it is now called Sandbar with an awesome beachy Tiki bar area. I also loved "Waverly" restaurant for the ocean views & delicious food. Highly suggest Trying the dolphin/sunset tours! fmack

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa sangria

  • 3 of 5

I would recommend to clean the guest bedrooms and kitchen filters in ac mildew smell. Other than that it was a nice quite stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carleen - We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! our housekeepers resolved the filter issue. Our housekeepers and maintenance team are wonderful and can take care of any issue promptly during your stay so you can fully enjoy your vacation experience. please don't feel like you need to wait until the end of your stay to bring up an easily fixable item. Happy to hear you had a nice quiet stay at Casa Sangria! Casa Sangria is one of our most popular beach cottages with many happy repeat guests. Best regards, Amy
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It was GREAT!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the place! Too bad we had so much RAIN!!! Beautifully decorated and well equipped for all 8 of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debra - Glad you enjoyed Casa Sangria! I'll tell our beloved interior designer Dina you liked her decorating! too bad you had untypical rain. usually late august just has an occasional quick shower. Hope you saw my rainy day local activity suggestions in our guest guide binder:). great for turning lemons into lemonade! best, amy
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Very clean and nicely decorated.

  • 4 of 5

Super convenient location. Steps away from the beach. Owner wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jackie for your very nice feedback. I'll tell our awesome housekeepers Elena & team you found Casa Sangria to be very clean! they work very hard &will appreciate that you noticed it. best amy
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Very convenient house, nicely located near the beach!

  • 3 of 5

We had a good time in this family oriented house. We really appreciated that a pack and play as well as all needed beach accessories (chairs, parasols and the works) were available. Confortable beds but one cramped bathroom for 3 bedrooms. Nice common outside area and amenities but a bit too close to neighboring cottages that are part of the same property if they are not occupied by your own group.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sylvie - thanks for being great guests! I am so glad to hear you had a good time and found the location to be very convenient and well equipped with beach gear and baby items. good news! - just updated bathroom with beautiful glass shower door showing off the new modern shower tiling. -- this beach cottage is ideal for one family to enjoy. I definitely recommend for maximum comfort adding our neighboring beach cottages for the second family or trying one of our larger Venice vacation houses for two family's vacationing together as I think your group had. - being this close to a great beach we are in close proximity to other beach cottages like most popular beach areas. Fortunately this quaint island street is typically very quiet and friendly! For big yards I recommend trying further from the beach. Our Venice vacation house options have big yards and are 5 minute walk to beach to consider for future stays. I personally love Casa sangria's cute quiet neighborhood and close beach proximity:). Best regards, Amy
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Englewood Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach
Car: recommended

New swim spa in resort's common patio area with beautiful waterfall and relaxing massage therapy jets. Hunt for pre-historic shark's teeth the area is famous for. Fortunately they are plentiful on our beach & make the perfect free souvenirs! Get your game on with popular outdoor Ping-Pong on site or chill out with margaritas at our self-serve Tiki Bar & comfortable outdoor seating area. Grill the fish you caught at Lemon Bay with our 2 bbq grills & dine alfresco at our patio tables out back. Catch the waves on our deluxe body boards or build the perfect sand castle with our beach toy sets. Optional outdoor Jr. Olympic Swimming Pool & award winning health club & Spa - only quick 5 minute drive & very reasonable family or individual weekly fee & free responsible Red Cross Certified childcare while you work out (very popular with guests! only about $60 per week family pass & free trial day)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Good news! We now have flexible arrival & departure days. 2 night minimum stay. We are mainly a short-term stay place-sorry no monthly discounts. no student groups or noisy groups. low-key respectful vacationers only - this is nice, quiet, relaxing vacation community. credit cards accepted. Reservations are non-refundable like most houses so we highly suggest travel insurance for peace of mind. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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