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Get taste of Island Living at Interior-Designer-created 3br gem- steps to beach!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom beach cottage -at highly desired prime Manasota Key spot!

Just steps to our breathtaking beach, our interior designer created Casa Pina Colada as a post-card perfect 3 bedroom charming beach cottage with all new furnishings throughout. As part of the exclusive blue starfish beach resort (and the owner's FAVORITE beach cottage!), Casa Pina Colada guests enjoy numerous desirable Free amenities. A genuine tropical getaway in a prime location on Manasota Key, at blue starfish beach resort guests can walk to so much to do or kick back on our spectacular beach with a chilled Pina Colada and soak up the relaxed island vibe. Our ultra-talented interior designer created our 6 quaint beach cottages in a variety of sizes with the perfect blend of nostalgic beach cottage charm, modern conveniences & 'wish list' amenities. Each cottage has its own private patio table with oversized thatched island-style umbrella & relaxing seating options.

* Brand new heated swimming pool with massage therapy jets & gorgeous glass-tile waterfall on-site in resort's common patio area - Enjoy!

Casa Pina Colada's Master bedroom offers a much-sought after king bed. The second & third bedrooms feature our popular deluxe bunk sets - twin over full bed with another twin that slides out under the full bed (sleeping up to 4 in each bunk room), plus a sofa sleeper in family room. Pina Colada sleeps up to 8 maximum occupancy. 1 full bathroom with modern shower with gorgeous tiled shower, attractive glass border & upscale coastal pebbles shower floor. Plus an outdoor shower on the side of cottage & 3 more outdoor showers in common areas great for quick after-beach clean-ups. (the state beach park walkable to us also has numerous restrooms for day time use) Each cottage, including Casa Pina Colada, has its own outdoor patio dining set with charming island-style thatched patio umbrella.

Kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops & new cottage white cabinet & new stainless steel appliances. Cook in if you wish or dine at a wide variety of popular restaurants - we list our favorites in our comprehensive 'insiders guide' to the area. Free shared use of our kayaks & canoe to get up close & personal with the dolphins who frequent our waters. Feeling competitive? get your game on at our popular outdoor Ping-Pong area. Our deluxe body boards & skim boards are a hit with all ages. We are walkable to numerous watersports rentals - jet skis, parasailing, boats, tours, SUPs, etc. at reasonable rates. For little ones we have sand toy kit, pack n play, booster seat, responsible babysitter & a big beach playground only 8 minute walk. Optional outdoor heated Jr. Olympic pool & award-winning health club offsite - only quick 5 minute drive, very reasonable family rate & very popular with guests. Free Red-Cross certified childcare while you work out.

Beach memories are priceless and as your hosts we want to make your vacation an amazing experience. Most of our guests are repeats we are proud to say.

More Details

Owner
Amy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Amy

My husband Frank's and my favorite memories growing up are of family vacations to Florida's spectacular beaches to visit grandparents. Ironically, we first met each other on one such Florida vacation visiting relatives after college - introduced by grandparents. Frank grew up with fun-filled, memorable annual trips to Manasota Key. I knew how much he loved it so we spent years searching for the perfect location on the key so our kids and guests could be close to our great beach and so much to do. It is also the perfect spot to just kick back and do nothing but watch the waves roll in. We designed the cottages of blue starfish beach resort to offer guests everything our own family would want in a beach escape and then some. We treat our guests like family and are proud to say we have numerous repeat guests to make blue starfish an annual tradition.

Why Amy chose Florida South West

Location, location, LOCATION! Not to mention all new furnishings & updated interior done by our very talented interior designer with numerous FREE amenities!

Steps to stunning beach, serene Lemon Bay, magical Stump Pass State Beach Park & walkable to fun nightlife at Flounder's & the extremely popular free yoga classes on the beach. In searching for this property, we noticed a number of area beaches 'disappeared in high tide' so we were thrilled to find a prime spot on the key with plentiful sand at all times that never gets crowded because only vacationers & residents can park here. We also love that our beach is one of the best places on earth to find the pre-historic sharks teeth the area is famous for! The ultimate free souvenir!! Our kids have found tons of these thousand year old treasures.

What makes this house unique

Our talented interior designer has worked her magic to create post-card beach cottages mixing nostalgic touches with modern conveniences and a relaxed island vibe just steps to the captivating waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As owners, we are obsessed with constantly improving the vacation experience. We are lucky to enjoy a steady stream of low-key, friendly guests who share our love for this best kept secret in vacation destinations. blue starfish resort is sure to please all ages & take us back to a simpler time of hunting for pre-historic sharks teeth, pretty seashells and jumping waves then returning to our appealing beach cottage with all the comforts of home. Guests enjoy free use of our kayaks & canoe to explore our picturesque shoreline. We are fortunate to be neighbors of the #1 ranked local attraction - Stump Pass State Beach Park & its acres of unspoiled, pristine shoreline & hiking trails. As parents, we know how important it is to offer tons of kid fun items- deluxe body boards & skim boards to play in the waves, beach toy sets to build amazing sand castles, outdoor Ping-Pong onsite for fun after beach time & numerous books, board games & all free premium channels on our new high definition flatscreen TVs. Adults can enjoy tropical cocktails at our self-serve Tiki Bar & grill up the fish they caught to serve in our alfresco dining tables. * Attractive brand new heated, courtyard swimming pool with massage therapy jets & stunning glass-tile waterfall in common patio area - enjoy! Lots of relaxing seating options for each place.

Try blue starfish once and we think you'll be back for many more years for another dose of our unique island charm & warm hospitality.

Amenities

Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , full bathroom with shower & new vanity & outdoor shower too
  • 1 full bathroom with new shower & new vanity. 4 outdoor showers in common area - including one on the side of Casa Pina Colada. plenty of restrooms at stump pass beach near us.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , all new designer bed linens & brand new comfortable mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , deluxe bunk bed-twin over full bed & twin trundle under full
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , twin over full bed over twin trundle sleeps 4 in bunks
  • King size bed in master bedroom. 2nd bedroom and 3rd bedroom each have deluxe bunk sets -- twin bed over full bed and another twin slides out under the full as the trundle.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our beach is one of the best spots in the country to find the unique pre-historic shark's teeth - the ultimate free souvenir! Guests love our new Swim Spa & Waterfall in resort's common patio area with relaxing massage therapy jets!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Get taste of Island Living at Interior-Designer-created 3br gem- steps to beach!
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the place was so amazing...

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great restful vacation with lots of fun memories. Thank you! So comfortable. We all slept very well

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. Amy was so accommodating and the villas and casas were just perfect for our group. This would be great for a multi-family vacation that still wants some privacy in separate houses but wants to be close together as the casas and villas are on the same property. Amy has done a fabulous job decorating the inside and providing all sorts of beach extras. You will be fully stocked! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome property and location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our girls beach getaway at Casa Pina Colada! The cottage was so cute and very well kept and clean. Everything you might need is provided and Amy is just a phone call away for any questions or concerns. The location is awesome and the beach is very close. We had a lot of fun shelling and searching for sharks teeth. We found a lot! We saw dolphins up pretty close while kayaking which was amazing! There is so much to do and many fun bars and restaurants nearby as well as cute little towns and beaches to explore. We will definitely be returning to this area!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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The property was clean, well appointed, and the location was excellent.

  • 4 of 5

Our biggest concern was that there was only 1 bathroom. We had 6 adults staying in the cottage, but we made it work. We all really enjoyed the pool, the multiple outdoor spaces available l, the ping pong table, kayaks, and most of all the location! Would highly recommend it to anyone. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Cozy & clean, steps from fun & surf

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at "Casa Pina Colada". The beds were very comfy. The beach towels provided were a nice perk, along with bath towels & nice linens. The on site laundry was very convenient, the kitchen was well appointed too. A welcome basket on our arrival Was left for us :) a bottle of wine, coasters to keep, & travel size toiletries! Very nice indeed. We loved being so close to the beach, lemon bay, & our favorite beach hang out Flounders. Thanks to all at Blue Starfish

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

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

Manasota Key is one of the best places in the country to hunt for pre-historic shark's teeth! These thousands of year old treasures our plentiful on our beach and make unique souvenirs! Bring them home to share with friends or turn them into cool jewelry. We enjoy a highly-desired prime location on Manasota Key where you can walk to lots to do or kick back on our breath-taking beaches & do nothing at all. Blue Starfish Resort just opened a brand new "Swim Spa" with gorgeous glass tile waterfall which flows into pool with massage therapy jets - enjoy!! Swim Spa (small in-ground pool with relaxing spa features) is located in resort's common paver patio area surrounded by mature palm trees. Only 1 minute brief walk until your toes are in the Gulf of Mexico. Only 1 minute walk the opposite way to drop the kayaks into tranquil Lemon Bay to experience dolphins up close. Only 5 minute walk to the magical Stump Pass State Beach Park - #1 ranked attraction locally & a natural wonderland which can't be built on - just acres of untouched shoreline - best explored on foot, by bike or kayak and we offer free use of our kayaks & canoe to our guests.

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Rates & Availability

Englewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$119
From
$159
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$149
From
$215
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$169
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$399
Fri,Sat
 
 
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
$379
From
$399
Fri,Sat
 
 
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$279
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$299
From
$339
Fri,Sat
 
 
spring/summer/fall 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$179
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We now have flexible arrival & departure days. Good news-we just lowered ALL rates to more than offset this website's new service fee!
mainly short-term stay place-no monthly discounts. credit cards accepted. reservations are non-refundable like most houses. we suggest trip insurance for peace of mind. 3 pm check in. 10 am check out. no pets. no smoking inside or out. Low key, respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community & you will sleep well. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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