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Recent Manasota Key reviews

  • Best cottage on the key!

    "I believe this is the best cottage on the key. We loved it here so much we looked at properties and spoke to a realtor. Shells By The Beach is by far the nicest with a perfect location - and we got to stay there! The owner has EVERYTHING you might need. I cannot think of one suggestion, all I have is compliments. I'm home now wondering where I can install an outdoor shower and looking at paint swatches to add some pinks and blues to my décor. Our family of 4 included an 18 yr old male and 12 yr old female. The bikes were utilized constantly and we felt relaxed with the slow speed limit and relaxed setting. Both kids want to return and that says a lot. We beached in the state park and happily dropped in the $2/bike ($3/car) fee for the pristine beach and facilities. However, each evening we just walked across the street for a dip and the sunset. Thank you for a wonderful week. (An afternoon on rented jet skis was a fun splurge.)"
    Guest: Kelley C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 11, 2016
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  • A hidden hidden treasure and "Castle in the Sky" - Get ready for a fantastic vacation.

    "We rented this amazing home for a week to celebrate the life of my Uncle who recently passed away at 90 and who resided in Engelwood since the 1970's. We decided to bring some family together for a week in his hometown with my Aunt and his family. Luckily, this home was available and provided a wonderful solution and home for us during this time. This house is loaded with design and luxury. It is decorated with both good taste and style. It has a unique layout with the first floor providing 4 nice size bedrooms, 3 baths and an informal recreation room. The upstairs level is for full entertainment with a wonderful kitchen that has everything one needs to entertain. The dinning room and living room are very comfortable with huge views of the Manasota Keys beach and the Gulf Ocean. There are outdoor space is available on both levels. The upstairs deck is to is breath taking with views of the Golf and the Bay. One feels like you are in a private treehouse with views abound. The owner(s) has taken great detail to make this home a special get away in a private home with a resort / hotel feel including luxury towel, beach towels, nice bed lines and evening vanity shower gel, shampoo and conditioners in every bathroom. There are DVDs, games, books, hair dryers, all the cleaning supplies, laundry and dishwasher supplies one needs. The home has been well cared and demonstrates pride of ownership. I believe this to be one of Manasota Key / Engelwood's best vacation rentals and we feel fortunate to have stubbled upon it. "A hidden treasure - a castle in the sky". The owner's communication is excellent and she executes on her word. I was nervous about renting and payment. Lynda was very professional and committed to making this a smooth transaction. Not one issue including seamless access through detailed instructions provided electronically for access and departure. I would definitely recommend this vacation rental home and the owner's professional business transaction and communication. Deposit with returned without any issues. We will definitely stay there again!!!! We are grateful for this special home during a time of memorial and celebration with our family. My 85 year old mother said it best when we were flying home….."The vacation was a "10"!! Thank you Lynda for sharing your home. Wow!!!!!!"
    Guest: Loved it! Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
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  • Our Experience

    "My partner and I have stayed at a number of homeaway rentals and I have to say this was ONE of the best places we have stayed thus far. The moment we stepped out of our car we immediately smelled the scent of the ocean. The rental property is perfect for two, it was clean and very welcoming. We met Neal on the first night of our arrival. He provided us with a brief tour of the property and then proceeded us towards the back of the house. When he opened the back door, I have to tell you the pictures he listed gracefully provided you with a tease of what is to be expected. The scenery was AMAZING. There is one thing I will warn you of, especially if you come during the summer as we did, bring insect repellent. Thankfully Neal had some available for us. If you're reading this, take a chance you won't be disappointed. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we already started looking for availability a day before we had to leave. Thank you Neal and family for your hospitality. I'm sure you will hear from us very soon."
    Guest: Merline M. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 30, 2016
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  • What A Great Place!

    "We have found our second home and have already booked again for 2017! It is spacious, clean, comfortable, well decorated condo with spectacular views!! The condo is literally on the beach with easy access to the beach and pool. We decided to take a day off from the beach and rented a boat for the day, what fun, seen dolphins, a little fishing and the shelling was the highlight of the day!! Thank you for a great stay and look forward to our next vacation!!"
    Guest: Julie Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 21, 2016
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