Get Taste of Island Living at Interior-Designer-Created 3BR Gem- Steps to Beach!(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 bedroom beach cottage -at highly desired prime Manasota Key spot!
* Brand new heated swimming pool with massage therapy jets & gorgeous glass-tile waterfall on-site in resort's common patio area - Enjoy!
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.
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Member since: 2005
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 6 - Jan 27, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter Escapes 2017
Jan 28 - Apr 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 18, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 19 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $99 + tax
- Tax Rate 12%
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. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
Beach Bound Escapes
About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Manasota Key, FL, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
- Primary: +1 9786094268 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST daily best time to call.
Our largest cottage, Casa Pina Colada also has large following of repeat guests
Gorgeous Glass-Tile Waterfall Flows into Swim Spa with Massage Therapy Jets!
Stunning glass-tile new Waterfall delights guests! Massage therapy jets in pool!
Get a taste of Casa Pina Colada's modern amenities mixed with nostalgic charm!
Wake up to mimosas and pancakes before a day of lazing on our break-taking beach
Sleep soundly in king-size bed. Enjoy all new furniture & designer linens
Deluxe bunks-twin over full bed & twin tundle slides out under full to sleep 4
Chill out with frosty pina coladas at Flounders Tiki Bar for live tropical music
Dining table seats 6-8 & drop leaf bistro seats up to 4. Attractive open concept
Full bathroom with tiled shower & new vanity. Plus outdoor shower on Casa's side
8 min walk to playground, basketball, free beach yoga, restaurants& watersports
Our body boards are a big hit with all ages!
View new Swim Spa & Waterfall from our Tiki Bar seating area! Plenty of seats!
Island-style private patio tables for each cottage. Swim Spa & Waterfall views!
Only 1 minute easy walk to great beach! Hunt for pre-historic sharks teeth!
Relax after beach time with all premium channels free on new Samsung LED
Plenty of relaxing seating zones around Blue Starfish new Swim Spa & Waterfall!
Guests LOVE the free use of our kayaks & canoe to explore Lemon Bay & Stump Pass
Get your game on! Challenge friends/family to outdoor ping-pong!
3rd bedroom also has twin over full bed with twin trundle under full to sleep 4
Kids love to play Flounder's sand games while parents enjoy cocktails close by
Attractive tiled shower with blue mosaic glass border & coastal pebble floor
Walk or boat to fun-filled White Elephant Pub
Our guests love walking to Flounder's for music, firepits & outdoor dining
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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