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Sunset View on Lemon Bay - Starfish Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

Unique vacation property. Adorable duplex located on a deep water canal with no bridges to Lemon Bay. Each unit offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Over 900 square feet each side. Rent one unit for yourself and the other side for extended family and friends. Shared pool and grilling area. Pool heated during winter season(January-March). The Starfish Cottage opens to the pool with a limited canal view. This unit offers a queen bed in the master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. Enjoy a fully stocked kitchen and inside laundry room. Shared outdoor area with multiple seating for grilling with a Weber gas grill. Driveway parking for our guests. Large side yard with locking gate for boat and trailer parking. Quiet neighborhood. 4 miles to the beaches of Manasota Key and 13 miles to Boca Grande, Tarpon fishing capital of the world. Enjoy taking in a baseball game at Charlotte Sports Park, 14 miles from our home. Spring Training center for the Tampa Bay Rays and the minor league Charlotte Stone Crabs. Numerous restaurants and golf courses in the immediate area. Water sports rentals available locally. To view the other side of this adorable duplex VRBO(750598), The Seahorse Cottage.

Jimmy and Laura
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jimmy and Laura

We have been married 28 years and purchased this property with dreams of spending lots of retirement time here. Until then, we would like to share it with family and friends and new friends we will meet through our rentals.

Jimmy and Laura purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jimmy and Laura chose Oyster Creek

We purchased this property because we love the area. We enjoy the beach and fishing and Stump Pass offers both. Englewood is still "Old Florida." Stump Pass Beach is a hidden gem!

What makes this cottage unique

Fishing, beaches, water sports, spring training baseball, golfing, and gorgeous weather to name a few!


Oyster Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Sunset View on Lemon Bay - Starfish Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Lakeland, FL

Great vacay home!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at the Starfish cottage... just as awesome as the first time. Beautiful home.. all the ammenities.. pool... gulf access... we will be back 🤗?🤗?🤗?

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Met our needs well

  • 5 of 5

The duplex was pretty much exactly as advertised. It was clean ,nicely decorated and supplied. We rented out both sides for our family and it worked out great. We brought our boat and had it at the dock all week. The dock is a little short being at the end of the canal so you have to get your dock lines just right, but it wasn't a huge deal. We will be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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It was a great place to vacation. The cottage was very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The property was even nicer than the pictures showed. We loved our stay there and would like to make it an annual trip for us.

It's a great place to visit.!!!!

The owners were very easy to communicate with and made sure to check on us to see if everything was satisfactory.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, FL


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home... everything you need. Nice pool. Back yard area offers a great place to hang out to watch the sunset and enjoy nature. Minutes from the best shark tooth beaches in the world. Laura and Jimmy are fabulous hosts and were always available if we needed them. We will be back.

Tami and Brad

-Lakeland, FL-

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Extremely clean with a beautiful view of the water.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Starfish side of the cottage while friends stayed in the adjoining cottage. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The pictures do not do it justice. You can tell that the owners truly care about this property. Well maintained and stocked with all the essentials.

All the furniture and bedding are brand new, the decorations just add to that special coastal theme to the cottage.

This property has a pool that is shared between the cottages which we enjoyed when we returned from a day of fishing. The garden area had chairs that you could sit in, grill and over look the canal which provided a beautiful view of the fiery orange evening sunsets.

There is a dock that is easily accessible with the entrance to the Gulf being just a few feet away. There is also a great little beach area that is minutes away from the cottage.

We found a Mexican restaurant that the food (and Margarita's) was delicious. We found ourselves having to visit it for a second time while we were there.

The area had a lot of areas to shop from Publix to Walmart to great bait supply stores for those who want live bait or fishing equipment.

The owner Jimmy was quick to respond to any questions and to address any issues we may have had.

This location got placed in my favorites for VRBO rentals.

I would highly recommend this location and will definitely be back to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this cottage are truly accurate but can't fully capture the TLC the owners have provided. We felt as though we were guests in a 5 star hotel: quality linens, top quality beds. The cottage is very clean and well stocked, the pool and yard well cared for. The owners welcomed us our first day and periodically asked if there was anything we needed, they are very gracious hosts. Good restaurants and shopping close by. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Departure cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

50 % refund on deposit if notification of cancellation is received 60 days prior to check-in-date. No refund if cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to check-in-date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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