Are you looking for the perfect hide-a-way on a tropical island
with your own private beach; a beach so private that you are likely
to see more dolphins than people? Do you dream of a beach that is
littered with shells and sharks teeth, where you can enjoy one
magnificent sunset, after another? Then you have found your dream come true...
Our Cuddlefish Beach Cottage is on a secluded beach on the quiet island
of Manasota Key. Our private beach is covered with gorgeous shells
and numerous sharks teeth. Just off shore is one of the few Florida
west coast reefs in just a few feet of water; perfect for snorkeling
and fishing. We have 2 screened lanais; one literally on pilings sittings right over the surf, perfect for enjoying the beach while lounging in the shade (no sun screen required), and another attached to the back of the house for Bar-B-Qing and relaxing. Betweenour cottage and the beach is our own very private back yard, shaded by towering palm trees. Our cottage has all new appliances including a Sub-Zero
refrigerator, 3 TV's with DVD and cable, cable high-speed internet, and
iPod/MP3 ready music players in each room. Golf, tennis, restaurants
and shopping are only minutes away on the mainland.
It's difficult to say something not already mentioned but here goes. The weather did not drop below 98F during the day-Phew!!(not like this in England!) The sea geve us a different view every day. The beach changed each day-sometimes lots of shells, sometimes sand only. We saw dolphins, all sorts of sea birds-the pelicans made us smile. Their formation flying would be the envy of any country's air force! Although we only met the "gound turtle" it was facinating seeing the turtle tracks and meeting the "turtle nest spotters." They were upset with the number of "high" tides that are washing the nests away. The fish visited us on a couple of days. Eating was very simple-either "at home" or at the Gulf View restaurant; an excellant steak!! oh-and duckling and pork and fish dish ect. etc.
In conclusion, Brenda and I haved had a lovely stay here. We take back lots of very happy memories and hope everybody following us has an equally outstanding time.
A massive thanks to Mark and Michele.
World class shelling, sand dollars, and sharks teeth directly in
front of house
World class tarpon, redfish, and snook fishing
Walk in snorkeling and SCUBA diving
Swimming - clean white sandy beaches
Bird watching - see Bald Eagles, Owls, Ospreys, and all kinds of
Dolphin watching - daily from screened lanai
Wildlife watching - includes Manatees, exotic birds and sea turtles,
Kayaks, canoes, bicycles, wave runners, jet skis, and boats of all
kinds available to rent at nearby marinas
Sightseeing boat tours
Unlimited restaurants nearby - from the common to world class dining
Championship golf courses within minutes of island
Relaxing and unwinding with a good book
Area: Only 15 minutes from Venice,
30 Minutes from Sarasota
45 Minutes from St. Armandes Circle
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.