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Get taste of Island Living at Interior Designer-created gem! Untouched by Irma

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


About the property

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 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. Flexible arrival/departure dates with 2 day minimum stay. 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.

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Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
November 24, 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 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.


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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
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!


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Charming, spacious and well situated

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time at Blue Starfish .... first time in Casa Pina Colada. We love this place location (walking distance to the gulf) and recent pool addition. The house has all amenities the family may need: small kitchen, fridge, washer and dryer.

We will be coming back.

Pawel from PA

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pawel - we are delighted you enjoyed Casa Pina Colada & our a 4-time VIP repeat guest!! FYI - we just added attractive, modern glass shower doors in all blue starfish beach cottages current guests have been raving about. best, amy
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Easily felt like home...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend stay at Casa Pina Colada! The cottage is cozy, well appointed, the beds were really comfortable, and the location is really good no matter what you want to do. This particular cottage has two of the bedrooms facing the pool which is fine at night because of the noise ordinance. However when the young kids in a neighboring cottage decided to play (and scream) in the pool at 8:30 in the morning, it made it difficult for the adults in our cottage to sleep in the way we wanted. That just is what happened to us and not a factor of the cottage itself. The house and the parking are quite cozy, but still very doable. Wear shoes to the beach though. If you want to stretch out on the beach, you're probably better off driving to the public beach rather than walking to the nearby beach, which has A LOT of shells scattered throughout. Overall it was a really nice visit with family and friends. If you have a large family or groups of friends but want a bit of privacy as well, these cottages are perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise So glad you enjoyed Casa pina colada! . Usually our beach is delightfully very sandy (not shells) so we think it was just a temporary condition from changing tidal/weather conditions. Our swim spa area very firmly does not open until 10 am and closes at sunset to ensure a peaceful, relaxing environment for all. So if any guest notices violations to this, please just anonymously report it & it will be quickly resolved. New measures are now in place to ensure these noise guidelines/pool hours are closely followed and the guest in guestion is not able to return. Huge thanks for this very helpful feedback & glad you had a great vacation here!! Best regards Amy
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  • 4 of 5

Loved it. AC just had a hard time keeping up during the day. Everything else was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet - Happy you enjoyed Casa Pina Colada! All AC recently updated! New feature - we just added a beautiful modern glass shower door which guests love. Come visit again any time. best, amy
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Perfect size and convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

First time to Manasota and we had a blast. Hopefully we'll be back next year with more people!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you discovered Manasota Key's Unique Charm! Cheers!! Amy
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McKenzie TN

Such a great beach escape!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Casa Pina Colada once again this summer! Again it was a wonderful experience :) We were able to relax and enjoy life right around us, as well as many awesome spots very close to us! It is just " THE BEST" vacation for our family, and we hope to return every summer for a week in paradise! The cottage is comfortable and well maintained....there are numerous thoughtful touches throughout the home. The beds are extremely comfortable. The kitchen is thoroughly supplied, plenty of towels ( lots of useful beach towels too!) The beach is right across the street! The pool is relaxing! The kayaks were fun for the kids! Thoroughly enjoy our time here! So excited to see there will soon be a washer and dryer in this unit.......will be extremely helpful! We are already looking forward to our stay next summer :) Thank you Amy!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very nice feedback! Good news - Casa Pina Colada now has its own full size in-house washer & dryer:). best, amy
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had an amazing vacation! best, amy
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund