Gorgeous 3,000+ square foot, three bedroom plus bonus room, 2 1/2 bath updated beach house on wooded one acre grounds directly on the Gulf of Mexico with magnificent views of the secluded beach. Master bedroom features one king bed, 2nd bedroom has two full-size beds, and 3rd bedroom/bunk room has one queen and two single beds. Bonus room has a full-size pull-out sofa bed with memory foam topper. Home to over 200 trees (palms, live oaks etc.), our beach paradise affords visitors privacy on this ecologically protected key just 1 1/4 hour drive from Tampa International Airport, and 38 miles from Sarasota/Bradenton airport. While our home provides uncommon peace and quiet, beach shops and restaurants are only 5 miles away and a wide assortment of retail establishments (grocery stores, Walmart, pharmacies, theater, etc.) are in easy driving distance.
Our backyard (the beach) features a rarity in a reef, home to tropical fish and a fisherman’s dream of some of the country’s best sport fishing for snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, etc. Paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, jetskiing, snorkeling, gathering shells and fossilized sharks teeth, make this one fun playground. The beach is a nesting area for sea turtles. Dolphins frequent the waters just offshore, cruising for fish that attract a wealth of birds, from pelicans to great herons. On occasion, manatee will cruise our beach.
An entertainment center features a 60-inch Sony HDTV, Blueray DVD player, surround-sound speakers, and wireless internet connectivity, movie streaming etc. A large farm table welcomes 10 diners beside a modern kitchen equipped with high-end stainless steel refrigerator-freezer, Bosch dishwasher, disposal, microwave, oven, ceramic surface cooktop. A propane/charcoal grill and electric smoker broaden cooking options.
White wooden rocking chairs await you on the second floor open air balcony overlooking the lawn, tree canopy, and of course, beach and Gulf, replete with gorgeous sunsets. An outdoor enclosed rainshower pours torrents of water to refresh from salt water dips. Hammocks for deck and lawn (strung between palms) provide relaxing perches.
A third deck sits beachside atop the sand with a decorative table seating six for sunset dinners by the surf.
Come see why Manasota Key has been the choice of celebrities seeking privacy, quiet, and soul-rejuvenating natural beauty. Fall in love with this special place as you unwind, perched high in white rocking chairs on our expansive porch overlooking the surf, or in one of our hammocks nestled in the trees, or on Adirondack chairs where our beautiful lawn meets the sand, or marveling at one of Manasota Key's famous sunsets dining at our beach patio table atop the sand. Our guests will never want to leave this place that so captured our hearts.
Our preference, depending on the season and demand, is to rent Saturday to Saturday.