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Tropical Waterfront Retreat In Historic Longboat Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,325 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

2 Bd 2 Ba Modern, Large terrace and beach On Longboat Pass, walk to fab beach

This newly built waterfront 2 bedroom, will take you to another place and time. Tucked away in native tropical vegetation perched on the water's edge looking out to Longboat Pass, this home is the perfect retreat for a couple with small family or two couples, modern, open Scandinavian style floorpan with light hardwood floors, high ceilings, with light reflecting skylights, views of the water from every room with a large terrace facing the Longboat Key Pass with hammock and dining tables; perfect for entertaining or enjoying the solitude and peace of this hideaway. Two bedrooms, two baths, oversized bathtub,shower, central AC, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, direct t.v. . There is a dock at the house to bring your own boat or rent a boat. The house is at the mouth of a gorgeous bayou that regularly has visits from manatees and families of dolphins. . The house is situated in a secure gated community. This is a coveted location in the historic Longboat village due to it's safe and friendly neighborhoods for exploring on foot or with bilkes. . The dock, is large enough to accommodate a 30' motor boat and overlooks the bay. It is perfect for it's close proximity to fishing or boat riding in the Gulf of Mexico : only 3 minutes away. The dock is also prefect for fishing, suntanning or just relaxing and taking in the incredible view and natural wildlife. One can view dolphins frolicking in the bay, an array of aquatic birds fishing and sunning themselves,an occasional Manattee comes meandering down the bayou. There is small beach and inlet on the property perfect to access the water for a leisurely swim, kayaking or paddle boarding ( numerous rental outfits are in the area) down the mangrove lined bayou or out it's mouth into the aquamarine blue waters of the Longboat Pass. Bring your own boat or rent one locally to enjoy all that the Gulf Coast has to offer. Docking is available on site.

We offer the full use of an off-site pool located a 2.5 mile drive from the house on Longboat Key. The pool is included with your stay. It is an olympic size heated pool.

Walk through the charming historic village to Beer Can, one of the most beautiful, white sandy beaches that stretches for miles. Stroll through the village hugging the bay to the historic, waterfront restaurant Mar Vista serving local seafood and other delicious fare. Rent a bike or stroll through the village for a great breakfast with outdoor seating at the local Longbeach Cafe. A few miles south on Longboat, accessible by car or on the well maintained 14 mile long bike path, is the Center Shops with boutiques, Ciao Pizzeria, The Blue Dolphin Cafe and a massage center. A stones throw is the Award winning Euphemia Haye restaurant and The Haye Loft upstairs with a relaxing, popular bar that has live music and serves lighter fare and incredible desserts. Also there is the award winning Harrys Continental Kitchens for fine dining with indoor and outdoor seating as well as their deli with take away. Next door to Harrys there is a market with all the necessities and sundries for basic stocking up as well as the Longboat Bike Shop for all your bike rental needs. In the middle of the island you will find Durante Park with its native vegetation and meandering paths and sitting areas for a relaxing old Florida feel.

Longboat Key is perfectly situated between Anna Maria and Sarasota. It has a quiet, exclusive feel but just minutes to so many area attractions. At the southern tip of the Key you can go for a great burger at the local Salty Dog and visit the world renown Mote Marine Laboratory with many attractions as well as the Sarasota Sailing Squadron that offers clinics and lessons. Then continue on to St. Armands Circle for great shops, lots of dining options, homemade chocolate and gelato and further south into downtown Sarasota.

Just north of Longboat Key you will find the award winning Coquina Public beach with playgrounds, a food kiosk, changing huts, showers and public restrooms. Five minutes north of the house is Bridge Street which is full of quaint shops, a fishing pier, numerous restaurants, our personal favorite is the Blue Marlin and across the street from beautiful, white sandy beaches. Across the bridge you will stumble upon the historic Cortez Fishing Village where you can buy great, fresh seafood by the docks and eat at another one of our favorite haunts, Tide Tables.There are boat rentals, parasailing outfitters , sunset sailing cruises and fishing excursions offered as well.

Further north down the beach is Anna Maria, another quaint area with yummy food, fishing piers and the Award Winning Beach Bistro Restaurant situated right on the beach overlooking The Gulf Of Mexico, perfect for a special occasion.

. There are many other superb vacation attractions in the greater Sarasota area - back bay and deep gulf fishing, the Sarasota Ballet; the Sarasota Opera; the Sarasota Orchestra (New Florida West Coast Symphony), Asolo Repertory Theater; the John and Mable Ringling Museum and Ca' d'Zan Mansion; the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens; the Sailor Youth Circus; the Sarasota Jungle Gardens; the annual sea turtle hatch, boating; diving, golf, major league baseball spring training; the annual 4th of July Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival; St. Petersburg/Tampa is just 50 minutes to the north with the Dali Museum and numerous other attractions.

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Kristin Bergstrom
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Kristin Bergstrom

I am a Florida native born in Tampa and raised on the northern tip of Longboat Key. My parents moved to Long boat when I was a and built a restaurant/bar. We offered boat rentals and I learned to fish, boat and love the Gulf Coast waters at a young age. I spent my days helping in the family restaurant and spending as much time as possible outside climbing trees, swimming and exploring the bayous and passes and inlets of the Sarasota Bay. My childhood home was on the other side of the bayou this home lies on, and I have many memories of canoeing and swimming in the bayou and playing on the local beach.

I spent 10 years living in Sweden as my former husband was a Swedish sailor. I raised my daughters in the archipelago in Sweden but always felt the pull back to my native Florida.

I eventually moved back with my daughters and moved the original home onto this site and raised them in the historic village. When my daughters grew up and moved out, my adventurous spirit eventually took me down to Panama where I currently live half the time and own an inn built out over the water and I spend the other half the year on my family homestead in Longboat.

Kristin Bergstrom purchased this house in 1972

Why Kristin Bergstrom chose Longbeach Village

I have watched tremendous growth in the last 70 years on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Longboat Village is one of the few special spots that has changed very little over the years. It is as quiet and safe as it was when I grew up there and eventually when I raised my children there. The beaches are just as beautiful and pristine as when I was a young girl. The property itself has been untouched over the years. We had a small Florida cottage on it for 45 years until it burnt down. My daughters and I have travelled the world over and always find ourselves coming back to this special place. It is as beautiful and magical as anywhere I have been. When faced with walking away or rebuilding we knew we wanted to stay connected to such a unique spot with so many happy memories. We just completed rebuilding at the end of 2015.

What makes this house unique

The property itself has the old Florida charm. Being situated overlooking the pass and being surrounded by native vegetation makes it very unique. When we rebuilt our home we decided to be as organic as possible and use native cypress wood for the exterior and for accent walls on the interior. it has a tree house feel from the outside but when you walk into the space it has a modern, Scandinavian feel. It is situated in the sought after community of Land's End in the historic village. It is peaceful and serene with direct water access, docking access and an easy walk to the white powder beach overlooking the Gulf across the street from the village.


Longbeach Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is attached to master bedroom. It has a deep soaking tub and shower and tile floors. Bathroom 2 is off Bedroom 2 and kitchen area with shower, energy saving "green" toilet and tile floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom has a king sized bed and has a private bathroom. Both bedrooms have french doors out to the deck with water views. The second bedroom has a queen beds and a futon. All beds have 400 thread cotton sheets and down comforters, high ceilings, ceiling fans and wood floors.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is located in Lands End is a gated community in the historic Longbeach Village. Water access is available at the property as well as a boat slip on the dock right next to the house. Boats are not provided but there are many rental outfits in the area. Cannons Marina on Longboat Key rents motor boats and there are kayak rental outfits in Bradenton Beach and Cortez. There is a fabulous beach a short walk or a 3 minute drive from the house. Everyone staying at the house has the full use of the pool at the Cedars Tennis Resort on Longboat Key two and a half miles from the house. The area is great for biking with a bike path that stretches the length of Longboat Key. There are not bikes provided on premises but a bike rental outfit is 3 miles down Longboat Many golf courses are open to the public within a 30 mile radius from house.


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Tropical Waterfront Retreat In Historic Longboat Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Clean, comfortable with spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. Beautiful home, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. Spectacular views out of all windows and doors. Booked it for 2019.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home with an incredible view of the bay and pass. The owner, Kristin, was very responsive and accommodating. The home is full of windows and feels very spacious, and the huge back porch is the best spot to soak in the captivating view. Beach and restaurants are just a short stroll away. Gorgeous neighborhood with shell driveway and abundant vegetation. We definitely hope to rent this treehouse again in the future! Terri & Eric

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the beautiful Tree house located in paradise! Everything was perfect with the house and amazing sorundings.

Kirt & Birgitta

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great house and amazing location. Views from the deck were outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this property. The house was clean and well stocked for all needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been renting property in and/or around the Anna Maria Island area for almost 20 years and this property far exceeded our expectations. I cannot say enough about the amazing view and comfort of the home. The property was clean and had everything a renter would need to feel at home. Barbara was our contact once we arrived and she couldn't have been any nicer or more accommodating. In fact, she contacted us to provide us with an update on Hurricane Matthew and informed us that the owner indicated we were welcome to remain in the house if our flight was delayed or canceled. I would definitely recommend this lovely home and we will be returning very soon. Thank you for sharing.

Jeff, Teresa & Chloe - Louisville, KY

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Stunning home and property

  • 5 of 5

The property itself and the location were breathtaking. It was just the two of us for our 25th anniversary for the week, but it could easily accommodate a family with three more people or another couple. We rented a boat for the week and docked it at the house. It was so much fun exploring the area. The views from the upper porch were incredible and sitting on the lower dock observing the wildlife up close was wonderful. Everything one could want for cooking and day to day life is at your fingertips. Many great restaurants and beautiful beaches. We have been to the area several times, and would gladly return to this house again. Kristin was very responsive with the booking and Barbara was there to greet us and was very welcoming and accommodating. Thank you for sharing it!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
17.4 Miles
SRQ- Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Beer Can and Coquina Beaches
Car: recommended

Beer Can Island beach is just a short walk away, Coquina Beach with restaurant and playground is just a 20 minute walk over the Longboat Pass Bridge. Our guests have full use of a heated olympic size pool located 2.6 miles from the house at the Cedars Tennis Resort. Bike rentals at the Longboat Key Bike Shop . Boat rentals,can be found at Cannon's Boat Rentals on LBK and tours,and fishing charters are located on Anna Maria and in Cortez Fishing Village.Anna Maria is a colorful island ned to Longboat with many restaurants and bars to choose from for night life. We have a dock for tying up your rental boat at the house. Sarasota is an exciting town for special nights out with Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, Jungle Gardens and The Van Wetzel Concert offering exciting and varied events.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Rates subject to change until booking confirmed
Gated community with gate code provided after booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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