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Immaculate Canal Home, quiet neighborhood, direct beach access

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,168 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Located on wide canal, one block from beach in quiet development w/pool and dock

This 3 BR, 2 Bath home has it all. All new furniture and contents. Freshly painted in and out. New pool deck and dock. Easy beach access, dock for fishing or mooring your boat, southern facing for the best winter sun access. We walk to Harry’s Bar, a casual but upscale restaurant and the best breakfast on the island. Treat yourself to at least one breakfast while you are here. Canon’s Marina, just 1/2 mile away, has bait and boat rentals. Keep your eye out for Manatees, which regularly cruise the dock.

Bike anywhere on the island with rentals from Backyard Bicycles, which is within walking distance.

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nancy reynolds
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About nancy reynolds

We have been coming to Longboat for 50 years, in Nancy’s case, and 10 years, in Chuck’s case, and love the area. After more than a year of shopping for the perfect place, we bought in March, 2015.

nancy reynolds purchased this house in 2015

Why nancy reynolds chose Longboat Key

There are three reasons we bought this house. First, it is south-facing, which is an absolute must during winter's shorter days. The second is the family room, which has been renovated to make it a very useable, family-friendly space. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, is the lanai/pool area. Many Florida houses do not provide the room (or exposure) to accommodate three truly separate seating areas, one for the morning sun, one for the afternoon sun, and the third, which is covered, for eating.


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2168 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower features choice of three shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • The master bathroom has a walk-in shower with choice of three shower heads. The second bathroom is located by the second and third bedrooms, and has a shower/tub combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master, which is in its own wing, offers privacy with its own bathroom, walk in closet, and direct access to the lania. The king sized mattress and furniture all new. The second and third bedrooms both have everything you would expect, and share a bathroom. One has twin beds and the other a queen. All beds are brand new.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Immaculate Canal Home, quiet neighborhood, direct beach access
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Gainesville, FL

Perfect house for vacationing in Longboat Key

  • 5 of 5

Every summer we go to one of the islands on the Florida’s Gulf coast. Longboat Key is my favorite island. The beaches are empty; the sand is white; the water, gentle and warm. We just returned from a wonderful week at this property in Longboat Key and I already know I will try to rent this property again next year. This is a newly remodeled house with an excellent spacious layout. Everything was spotless and the furniture, including beds, looked new and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need, plenty of storage space, and stainless steel appliances, so it is easy to keep clean and organized even if you cook meals every day. The pool is large enough for swimming, enclosed to keep insects away, but close enough to the canal that you can hear the fish splashing in the water. You can probably fish from the deck on the back as well, but we didn’t try that. There was also a funny tailless raccoon wondering around every evening and plenty of birds. The neighborhood is very quiet and located in one of the best areas of Longboat Key, less than a mile from Joan M. Durante Park, and with a private entrance to the beach across the street from the neighborhood. We traveled with dogs and they are not allowed on any of the beaches, but Durante Park is a great place to walk the dogs with pet friendly water fountains, lots of shade, and a few spots where they can get wet. The trails in the park make about 2 miles and adding the walk from the house and back, it would be close to 3.5 miles, long enough to get your dogs tired before you head out to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic spot on canal!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest homes we have ever rented. We have rented on Anna Maria, Sanibel, and twice on Longboat Key. Now we know where we want to be while the snow blows in hometown NY.

This home is newly renovated and decorated with lots of room for everyone. I especially loved the great gas stove ( a rarity in a rental.)

The pool area has lots of seating, and is a fine spot to listen and watch the local ospreys.

One night there was a large fish rising in the canal that actually made a sound loud enough to get your attention.

Longboat Key is quiet and residential, and this home is definitely a place to get your needed rest.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Whitney Beach
Car: necessary

This newly renovated 3-bedroom house offers the best Longboat Key has to offer. Located on Longboat Key, it is an easy trip to St. Armands Circle, but far enough away to avoid the frenzy and traffic of south Longboat, with convenient acess over the Cortez bridge, which is only 1 1/2 miles north. With eight excellent restaurants within a mile, you will find that there is little reason to leave the island. The Renowned Harry's Bar, with the best breakfasts on the island, is an easy walk. Rent a bike at Backyard Bicycles, next to Harry’s. Rent a boat or stock up on bait at Canon’s Marina, 1/2 mile away. Walk to the seemingless endless Whitney beach on the dedicated private entrance. Fish or watch the ducks and mantees from the dock. All that makes Florida the world's vacation choice comes with this house.

The house has been renovated to update all windows, both bathrooms, and to expand the living space into a huge kitchen/eating/family room, which is not cut up into segregated spaces, as is found in most homes built at that time. The result is an inclusive, family-friendly and easy-to-use room. All appliances are new. Whether there are two or six people, you will find that the living area provides the laid back, casual Florida feeling,

All the furniture is new, except for the deck furniture which is in perfect condition. There is no need to worry about mattresses with indentations or lumps in them. A 55" smart TV with Netflix access provides entertainment in the family room.

The south-facing lanai/patio/pool area is very spacious. There are three sitting areas. One faces east, so early risers can sip coffee and catch the first sunlight. One faces west, offering a great sunset view. The third is under covered area and offers an outdoor eating option for up to six people. Or, watch your favorite shows on the outdoor TV. For warm days, turn on the fan.

This house is on a wide canal in a quiet neighborhood. There is a dock, with mooring space for any boat up to 30' in length.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

* Pets considered, additional refundable $500.00 security deposit per pet.
* Pet cleaning fee $150.00
* Non-Smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.