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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Englewood reviews

  • Secluded Paradise

    "My family and I absolutely loved staying here, with the beautiful property and it's view of the bay, gorgeous banyan tree, and "secret" path to the beach! I fell in love with the house and property as soon as I saw the pictures on the listing, and everything was just as presented and lived up to my expectations. Being a first time VRBO renter, I was a bit wary, and the owner was very patient and responsive with all my questions. The house is actually equidistant to both the bay and ocean, with the property being on the bayside. It is literally just a minute's walk on the path between the two properties across the street to the beach, and truly the best of both worlds. The house is an original mid-century modern beach house that fits the setting perfectly with it's rustic charms and a wonderful sunroom where we enjoyed the view and the gentle bay breezes. The area is not heavily developed and is so much nicer than the typical tourist-y areas and condos; very peaceful and secluded, yet minutes away from restaurants and stores. We rented a kayak for the week, and my daughter (an athlete with some kayaking experience) was able to paddle it from the rental place to the house (about 6 miles) in just under 2 hours. We took turns taking it out for shorter excursions on the bay throughout the week. I loved the natural beach, where we found many shells and a few fossilized sharks' teeth. We saw many different types of shorebirds, including sandpipers, herons, egrets, fish hawks, pelicans, and more; plus a few interesting fish. I was fascinated by the colony of Black Spiny-Tailed iguana that are there; I spotted several sunning themselves on the rocks along the beach (they are black and orange, not green) and one was by the house the morning we left. At the owner's suggestion, we stopped by the manatee viewing center at the power plant in Tampa on our way down from the airport and saw manatee and huge tarpon, and got to pet stingray in their brand new exhibit. We tried twice to go to the Stump Pass State Park, but it was full :( I would suggest going first thing in the morning as the parking is very limited. The Lock and Key has great Boom Boom shrimp and peanut butter pie (entrees were okay), Beach Road Bistro has a small menu but the Kobe beef sliders were excellent, and Farlow's On The Water had the best steak (St. John's) I think I've ever had. Calling ahead is highly recommended. I really didn't want to leave, and would definitely stay here again!"
    Guest: Jennifer S. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 31, 2016
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  • Peaceful, perfect, paradise!

    "Patti & Tom have created a paradise for vacationing in Florida. It is quiet with lovely yard and furnishing with nothing left to ever need; yet is minutes away from the beach activity on Manasota Key-lovely beaches & great restaurants! I would recommend this home to anyone & everyone looking for both quiet home life and and fun at the beach."
    Guest: Susan S. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 31, 2017
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  • Relaxing & Peaceful

    "It is hard to write a review when all of the other reviews have stated almost everything you are thinking. This place is truly a place to come and relax. We have been here two years in a row!! Everything is just perfect (as described in all the other reviews). Come and relax, enjoy the pool & hot tub, enjoy the beaches only minutes away, enjoy the beauty around you!! The home is meticulously maintained & cared for, if something is wrong the owner will fix or find a solution to accommodate his guests. Plenty of everything to fulfill your needs while staying here!! One review stated a dark shower area. This has been updated and the shower area has plenty of lite. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to come to this area! Thank You so much for this wonderful place and allowing us the stay and enjoy this little slice of heaven."
    Guest: Mark E. Date of Stay: April 2017 Review Submitted: April 20, 2017
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  • Great location

    "Very nice location"
    Guest: Kevin W. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 24, 2017
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