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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 1 - 2 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 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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Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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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Awesome location & so cute!

  • 5 of 5

I pulled this location out of left field. Im so happy I did. The area was beautiful and the house was amazing. They had literally everything you can imagine to make your time comfortable and enjoyable. I cant wait to go back! Thank you for making my engagement vacation top notch. I got a ring out of the deal! Paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made my day! Huge congratulations on your engagement!!! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness. Thrilled to hear you loved Casa Pina Colada. Cheers! Amy
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BEach Happy!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location we had everything we needed and the cottage was adorable! My parents had difficulty walking and going to beach’s, here we had a one minute drive to drop them at the bench! They loved it, and it was the perfect gift for them. The pool area is a little bonus and we met a nice couple from Canada. Thank you for sharing your beach house!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim - So glad you found Casa Pina Colada to have everything you needed for a perfect beach vacation! We love that the beach is just a one minute walk and that if you have relatives with difficulty walking they can easily be brought down in a flash. Also know that the main Englewood beach near us has fantastic beach wheelchairs as a nice public service offering!! best regards, amy
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5 Big Stars for Casa Pina Colada! Beautiful decor!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our grandma's 90th birthday at the very beautifully decorated Casa Pina Colada & some of our relatives had neighboring cottages - all of us loved our cottages! Casa Pina Colada was extremely clean and the beach decorating was upscale and totally charming. Our extended family plans to return in the near future. I think housekeepers said Casa Pina Colada is the most spacious cottage. Everything looked nicely renovated, exceptionally clean, and we did have our own in-house washer and dryer which was very handy with small kids. We all fell in love with the cottages and the beautiful beaches and friendly laid back island atmosphere of manasota key. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook at home. Publix grocery store was only 5 minute drive & I picked up fresh seafood to cook at a mom & pop place suggested in the guest guide right down the street. I did beach yoga daily & it was free (I still tipped the lady as it was fantastic!) Housekeepers came by to check on us. I asked where to find some cooking items and they quickly showed me where they were located in the kitchen. Bedrooms are definitely cottage size but decorated cute - which I think is typical on the key & perfectly fine with our group as the family room & kitchen areas are specious & attractive. Owner was very friendly & responsive to our questions. We absolutely loved it & it is our new favorite family vacation place! thank you so much for sharing your cottage with our family. CAM

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alex for these very kind words! Our team loved meeting your group & so thrilled to hear you loved your stay at Casa Pina Colada & enjoyed Manasota Key! Cheers, Amy
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Perfect Vacation! Super Clean & Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED casa Pina Colada!! Our relatives stayed at the cottage right next door & both places were immaculately clean & adorably decorated with upscale beachy charm. The area is friendly yet quite quiet. We met the very friendly housekeeper Elena - her team does an amazing job keeping the cottages super clean & well furnished.

We needed a light bulb and extra beach towels and she very quickly appeared with everything we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable. Bedrooms and bathroom are not very big but perfect for a beach escape. The decorating was the perfect mix of beach charm with some modern touches. Furniture and appliances looked new. Our favorite features were all the free amenities. All movie channels were included and I don't find that at many places. Our kids enjoyed the outdoor pingpong & all of liked the adorable swim spa area with inviting waterfall. I will definitely return to casa pina colada! As far as recommendations, everything seemed well thought out and well furnished - maybe additional dish towels could be added since we cooked in most nights. I was surprised by how clean & well furnished and comfortable casa pina colada is. Thank you for a memorable, very relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made my day! Delighted to hear you had a perfect vacation at Casa Pina Colada. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback & I will definitely let the Blue Starfish team know you appreciated their hard work to keep the cottage super clean, well decorated & in good shape for guests to have a peaceful relaxing beach escape! best regards, Amy & Team
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Great location, but our experience was not ideal

  • 2 of 5

Let me begin by saying that the owner (Amy) is very responsive and friendly. Unfortunately, during our stay we encountered bugs throughout the property and attempts to resolve the issue were not successful. This greatly impacted our ability to enjoy the property.

PROS - Excellent, strong WiFi. Satellite TV is a nice offering. Location is great, with the beach a short walk across the street. Spa/pool is a nice option for children and adults who want to relax. It is not for swimming, jumping, playing. The kitchen has the amenities you need to enjoy a home cooked meal. Laundry and dryer inside the property is a nice luxury. Beach towels and sand toys are provided. Nice common outdoor areas for outdoor dining, sitting, and playing ping-pong. Plenty of parking (2-3 cars, if needed).

CONS - The property is a bit beat up and in need of a face-lift. The king bed is extremely soft and not comfortable. The bunk beds seem to be fine/comfortable for kids to sleep on. The bathroom is very small, so you must feel comfortable with everyone you are sharing with. There is very limited space to store toiletries, so they must be stored in the bedrooms.

Overall we wanted to love this property (especially because the owner is so attentive), but we simply were not able to enjoy our stay due to the bugs and bed. Manasota Key is a gem. A great place to relax, enjoy the beach, meet friendly locals and visitors, go dolphin watching, and much more.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey, I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting you and your family in person. I'm delighted you loved our convenient beach location, our relaxing new swim spa with waterfall; kitchen amenities; the strong wifi, all premium movie channels include free, & new in-cottage full-size washer & dryer. - I didn't know of the soft bed issue until after your stay, but now that it has been brought to my attention, I'm pleased to stay, we added a brand new top quality mattress set. I wish I would have know that during your stay as the company has next day delivery so your stay could have been more enjoyable. Maintenance was alerted to order additional shelving. - Our interior designer came by to fully investigate & freshen up all areas of this popular beach cottage -thanks for suggestion! - As I explained, we have a highly-rated, guaranteed pest control service and that particular tiny tropical bug was prompted by seasonal weather conditions in the area. It required more than one organic treatment to eliminated it & had to be scheduled a certain number of days apart. The treatment series is very effective & is organic so harmless for infants etc. but took more than an instant fix as we explained. We offered your family our 3 bedroom beach cottage right next door with our team's full assistance moving you over but you declined this remedy. - I'm sorry this didn't live up to your highest expectations as casa pina colada is very popular with many happy repeat guests. We use all feedback to continue to improve the beach cottage for the future enjoyable of all guests. Best regards, Amy & blue starfish team
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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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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 $109 + 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