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Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach

Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 1, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

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.

No Smoking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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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.
Jul 2005
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Reviews

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Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7022890
-+ (941) 232-9133 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Orlando, Florida
5

WOW Property! Charming Private Beach House! Secluded Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5
The property location was amazing!!! The house is a perfect size and charming! It was like going back in time when the Florida coastline was untouched, I grew up in Florida...this is true Florida...a real special setting like no other! When we arrived at this amazing place...all I could say was WOW, no way!!! The property is really beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and brought back so many memories when I was a young man growing up on the East Coast of Florida! TRUE FLORIDA IS STILL HERE! I can't say enough...met all of our requirements!!! There is one amazing surprise at this property right on the beach...a covered, enclosed Gazebo that is just a few feet from the waters edge and a few steps onto the beach, no other property has this...that was the the perfect spot at night to watch the sunsets!!! We will back year after year now!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7022890
-+ (941) 232-9133 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
The Villages, FL
5

Great Beach Getaway, in style

  • 5 of 5
Great private spot with wonderful lanai right on the beach. Finally finished my book with no interruptions, except watching pelicans diving for food. You just never knew what you were going to see next. We just booked for our next vacation at this beautiful spot again.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7022890
-+ (941) 232-9133 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Paradise & so much more !!!

Paradise & so much more !!!
  • 5 of 5
We had not been on a vacation in about 4 years due to some health issues. I searched for a couple months for just the perfect place. All the pictures looked beautiful but I was worried because we were driving with our dogs down from Va. We arrived late on a Sat. Night, to tired to really check anything out & went to bed exhausted. The next morning as we walked outside ,the beauty was overwhelming. You could here the gulf lapping the shoreline, the water was turquoise, lizards darted up Palm trees, a Gopher tortoise mosied across the yard. As we walked towards OUR beach, my eyes teared up & I told my husband "it IS perfect". We snorkeled(amazing), kayaked, went fishing & laid in the sun. Thank you so much Mark & Michelle for sharing your piece of heaven with us , enjoyed the pleasure of meeting you both. We have lifelong memories & will be back next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7022890
-+ (941) 232-9133 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our vacation at the Cuddlefish Cottage. The property was exactly as advertised, very well maintained and had everything we needed for a very relaxing week. We spent a lot of time walking on the beach collecting seashells, playing in the water and just relaxing on the sand. Both of our children had birthdays (one and six) while we were there and they had a great time as well. We only left the cottage for a total of about five hours during the entire week and that was just to get groceries and have dinner one night. We couldn't believe the solitude of the property. In the week we were there, we saw about 40 total people and they were just walking by on the beach. It seemed like there wasn't anyone within miles on the beach.

The cottage was the perfect size for us. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We took the boogie boards out daily and enjoyed the kayaks a few times as well. Since we like to cookout, we were really happy that there was a gas grill. And in an incredibly thoughtful gesture, there was a second tank of fuel for the grill in case the first one runs out. I would say the pictures that are posted really don't do this property justice. It is even nicer than advertised and the covered lanai is a perfect way to watch the sunsets.

Mark and Michele were extremely helpful and prompt with the questions I had before we arrived at the property. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. This is the most we've been able to relax since our son was born and it was the perfect chance to get away just before our daughter starts school.

We didn't venture our much but we had dinner at Pop's Sunset Grill just up the road in Nokomis. The food and view were great. There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area so it's easy to find something within a short drive.

I would just say one item of caution to anyone who might have adventurous young children. During low tide it is easy to venture out to the reef and there is a fairly steep drop off on the other side of the reef. It's marked with orange paint so it's actually easy to see in the very clear Gulf of Mexico water.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It warms our hearts to hear that our guests enjoyed the amazing peace, quiet, beauty and sollitude our Cuddlefish provides. The week that you were here had the lowest tides of the year due to the moon being at its closest point to the earth. It made for awesome evening moon rises and beautiful night time walks on the beach. The tide is extremely lower than usual because of the moon being so close. Therefore, twice a day the reef will be much closer to the shore and much shallower. The orange paint you saw, was most likely the beautiful coral. There are only a handful of places you can see live coral in the continental United States. This is one of them! Just another reason our Cuddlefish is so truly unique and special.
business
Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7022890
-+ (941) 232-9133 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Northern Kentucky
5

The Cuddlefish Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a excellent time at the Cuddlefish! Our weather was great. We seen fish, lizards, and land turtles. When they say your really the only ones on the beach they are not joking. We had the relaxation our family needed. Not to mention we were able to bring our two dogs with us which made our vacation even better. My now husband and I were wed right on the beach at sunset along with our daughter. We will always have a special place for the Cuddlefish! Thanks so much Mark and Michele for providing such a fantastic place!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7022890
-+ (941) 232-9133 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Savannah, GA
5

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5
The Cuddle Fish Beach Cottage is truly a great escape from the outside world. You can be totally engulfed in the Gulf here. What a wonderful place to vacation--so peaceful and relaxing.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

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

Nature walks

Bird watching - see Bald Eagles, Owls, Ospreys, and all kinds of

water fowl

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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Notes

  • Weekly Rate: $2000 - $2500


  • April 1-September 6: $7500/month or $2250/week.
    December 13 - Marcht 31 $8000/month or $2500/week.
    September 6 - December 13, $6000/month or $2000/week.
    12% Florida State Sales Tax.
    $500 Refundable Security Deposit.
    MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted.
    One week minimum rental.
    Well behaved pets permitted.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • The house includes 3 TV, each with a DVD, iPod/MP3 ready stereo in the living room and each bedroom Microwave, Coffee maker, Blender, Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Washer/Dryer, Bar-B-Q grill, Beach chairs CD players, Local phone, King size bed in Master King size bed in Guest room 1 and 2 person Kayaks, Central air-conditioning and heat, All linens and towels, Cooking and eating utensils, High speed cable internet, with WiFi and laser printer, X-Box with games, puzzles and board games.
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