About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
3 bedroom beach cottage -at highly desired prime Manasota Key spot!
Good news - our beloved Casa pina colada & beautiful beach were untouched by hurricane Irma!
Just steps to our breathtaking beach, our ultra-talented interior designer created Casa Pina Colada as a post-card perfect 3 bedroom, 1 full bathroom charming beach cottage with new furnishings, new granite kitchen and new stainless steel appliances. Casa Pina Colada now has its own new Samsung front loading washer and dryer inside this cottage for guest convenience.
As part of the charming 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, blue starfish beach resort guests can walk to so much to do or kick back on our spectacular beach with a chilled Margarita and soak up the relaxed island vibe.
Only 1 minute walk to our breathtaking beach. Our beach is one of the best places around to find the treasured prehistoric sharks teeth the area is famous for! Only 1 minute walk opposite way to serene Lemon Bay. Only 5 minute walk to number one ranked attraction of 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, souvenir shop, convenience store, reasonably priced water sports rentals - parasailing, sunset cruises, etc. It is only a quick 5 minute drive to the short bridge to quickly get on and off the Key. Just an 8 minute drive to the popular Publix grocery store and great breakfast diner.
We treat our guests like family and our proud to say we have many happy repeat guests.
Low-key, respectful vacationers only as this is a nice quiet beach community and you will sleep well. No smoking inside or on the grounds as we provide a healthy environment. No pets.
Our award-winning 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 is fully furnished with its own beach gear and its own private patio table with oversized thatched island-style umbrella & relaxing seating options.
Flexible arrival and departure dates with a 2 night minimum stay. Brand new heated swimming pool in resort's common patio area with massage therapy jets and gorgeous glass-tile waterfall. Pool open 10 am to sunset daily.
Casa Pina Colada's Master bedroom offers a very comfortable king bed with new bed linens. The second & third bedrooms feature our popular deluxe bunk sets - twin over full bed (sleeps 3 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)
Attractive kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops & new cottage white kitchen cabinets & 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. 4 family friendly restaurants with live tropical music are only an 8 to 10 minute walk down our stunning beach.
Many popular amenities are free as we wish to provide very good value for our vacationing guests. Free WiFi. All premium movie channels included free!
2 free parking spots in front of cottage for mid-size cars - or 1 spot for SUV size. Free use of beach gear. Beach towels provided. Free use of laundry room with new front loading Samsung washer and dryers.
Free shared use of our 2 kayaks & 1 canoe to explore picturesque Lemon Bay and get up close & personal with the dolphins and manatees who frequent our waters. Feeling competitive? Get your game on at our popular outdoor Ping-Pong area.
We are walkable to numerous water sports 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 & the popular big beach playground only 8 minute walk.
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Englewood
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
3 Day Stay
Great place to vacation. Excellent location, very clean and comfortable. The welcome package was very thoughtful and we would definitely stay here again!
Property is half a block from the beach. Perfect little pool for our family. Amy is attentive and wonderful! We come here twice a year and absolutely love it! The units are very nice and has just about everything you would ever need!
Great location 2 minute walk one block to a private uncrowded beach. Nice and quiet neighborhood very relaxing. Property itself has a smaller bathroom and the laminate floors need replacing and are a little spongy and warped in spots but other than that it’s a fine place to stay and would definitely stay in this unit again.
Great location! Great stay!
We had a wonderful time at the Pina Colada unit at the Blue Starfish Resort. It is full of conveniences to make your stay comfortable and is located so close to the beach and bay... and restaurants... anything you want to do is super easy!
Hi Lauren -Your nice words made by day! Happy you enjoyed our great beach location and the many amenities offered at casa pina colada!! Best, amy
The cottage was perfect for our family. My husband and I stayed with our two grown kids and our parents and the cottage fit us all. The beach is literally a two minute walk away, along with Lemon Bay in the other direction. We enjoyed walking the beach every morning and walking to dinner in the evening. The cottage was clean with plenty of towels for us all, including beach towels. The only negative about the cottage is the bathroom is shared between two rooms and if you are staying in the front room you have to walk through someone's room to get to the bathroom. It wasn't a big deal for our trip because we are all family, but may be a problem with others who stay. We would stay here again and highly recommend this rental.
Hi Michelle - Thanks so much for taking the time to leave helpful feedback! If you have a bigger group needing more bathrooms I'd suggest neighboring Villa Mimosa. Best regards, Amy
Great location, great set up of group of private houses close to the beach.
House was well taken care of, very friendly owner and perfect for all our needs.
Hi Nora - Thank you very much for your kind remarks! We enjoyed hosting your group. Glad you like our beach location! Best, amy
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
good news - We now have flexible arrival & departure days with a 2 night minimum stay. we are 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. no pets. no smoking inside or out. no student groups/no noisy groups. 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.