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Welcome To Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,444 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Enjoy staying at this one of kind beach bungalow for your special occasions or just a family fun retreat. Built in 1930, historical florida charm, this adorable quaint home with lots of character has much to offer starting with the pristine water of the Sarasota bay just steps from the front door. Enjoy a morning coffee while looking out over the bay. Easy access to the quaint community beach and boat launch are great for a quick dip or a going on a kayak adventure. It is public boat ramp, so it can be busy at times, however there is limited parking and people typically drop their boat in the water and go, we have found it fun to watch the people. We are also across the street from Mar Vista restaurant, extremely convenient for dinner, but has restaurant traffic. The noise ordinances on Longboat Key prohibits live music etc, so it stays fairly quiet. We continue to upgrade the property, but it does have it's quirks due to his age, for example the switch in the bedroom closet turns on your living room lights.

A shopping plaza, Avenue of the Flowers, is just down the road, offering a wine and liquor store, breakfast restaurant, pizza restaurant, clothing and sundries store. High quality Municipal Tennis Courts are nearby and a four-foot wide sidewalk extends for most of Longboat Key with seven to eight miles for jogging, rollerblading, walking, and biking, and walking your dog. One can also walk Longboat beach for the same distance, and shelling is a favorite activity.

There are also bike lanes on both sides of Gulf of Mexico Drive for extreme bike riders. Longboat Key is a very upscale barrier island which is connected by bridges to Anna Maria Key to the North and St. Armand's Key and Sarasota to the South. Sarasota Airport is an easy 15-20 minute drive and Tampa International Airport is an hour's drive North.

Less than 2 miles from the famous and lovely St. Armands Circle. Walk or take the Trolley or park in the many spaces provided.

More Details

Dana Gerling
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why Dana Gerling chose Longboat Key

We chose this property because of the charm and location. Being an active and busy family, we enjoy finding the peace and quite at this beautiful bungalow. Our daughters take joy playing in the nearby water/beach access and all of the nearby daily fun activities available to us.


Longboat Key Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1444 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , One bunk bed with a trundle twin on the bottom (3 beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Welcome To Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Very comfortable original Longbeach home close to a beautiful white sand beach.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location close to beach and bay. Great fishing dock. Bring the bicycles. Kayak in the bay. I always used the outside shower.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you once again this year!

  • 5 of 5

My son knocked the peacock off the sofa table and it broke. This happened when he put the foot rest out. Please let me know how to replace. I am hoping it was not something special for your family. We loved our stay and thank you for the use of your home

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know, our cleaning company just informed us of the same. The peacock was $50.00 and the best thing to do would be to just send that amount to my office as I will not be likely to get a replacement. I do appreciate your honesty. Please mail payment to Dana Laganella Gerling, 6148 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203. Thanks, Dana
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Rockville Centre

Quaint cottage with great views and close to one of the best beaches

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the view especially at sunrise. The house has everything you need and was extremely spacious and well decorated. The fenced in yard was a plus for our dogs who enjoyed sitting outside with us. We loved loved the beach, the closest being a short walk and no crowds. The sunsets were amazing. We had a hard time leaving.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation cottage ever....Adorable and the view is amazing Full Bay views and the passing boats!

  • 5 of 5

This family is just as sweet as the condo. I couldn't believe my luck in finding this bungalow. The yard is perfect for

kids because it is fenced!! The owners have thought of everything. The restaurant Mar Vista was quaint and everyone was friendly. We loved that you can fish on the pier across the street. The beach has white sugar sand like Siesta Key. Unbelievable. Not a lot of crowds which is what I crave. I will be coming back again and again. Thank you for decorating and making this beach retreat so cute so I could refresh my soul! Much needed and very appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.1 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Golf
9.9 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Train
47.5 Miles
Amtrak Station -STP
Nearest Restaurant
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Longboat Key Public Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $120
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund