Longboat Key Mid Century Modern Beach House Rental

Longboat Key Mid Century Modern Beach House Rental


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This mid-century modern beach house features three bedrooms and three baths

and was completely renovated in 2006 and 2007. The home was built for a

single schoolteacher in 1959 and occupied by her until 2005. She lovingly

planted and nurtured many trees and plants that survive to this day giving it

a tropical feel and privacy. We have also added a succulent and cactus


The architect’s plan included three completely new baths, custom fixtures, a

new euro style stainless steel kitchen, new a/c, plumbing, patio and lanai

with an out door shower.

In keeping with the era of the home, many vintage mid-century modern

materials and accessories were utilized. One highlight is the original

terrazzo floor, which was polished and restored.

The furnishings include mid-century modern classics from Herman Miller,

Howard Miller, Paul McCobb, Eames, Noguchi, Heyward Wakefield and Danish

Modern. The art collection encompasses pieces by Indiana, Trova, Bill,

originals by current artists, as well as found art objects. Mid-century

light fixtures and fans were refurbished and used in keeping with the homes

vintage as were recycled vintage glass block for accent walls. We even

retained a couple of jelosied windows and period aluminum clad doors that

were built with the home.

Overall, the renovation is an unfussy blend of tasteful mid-century modern

and 21st century, using quality materials such as marble, slate, limestone,

stainless steel, cedar and fiberglass sheet.

The kitchen, living room, dining room, sunroom and patio flow together

providing a relaxed indoor/outdoor great room. A new limestone patio

provides a nice spot for alfresco dining under the banyan tree.

The home is approximately 125 yards from a deeded private beach that is

approximately 5 miles long. The powdered sand is pristine, white coral and

is a lovely stretch to stroll or watch tropical sunsets.

The location at the north end of the island consists of single-family homes

and two story condos. The result is low people density on the beach and

road. Quite often you can walk the beach for 1-2 hours and only pass a few

people. As one Florida native said, “this is old Florida.” Beer Can Island,

at the north end of Longboat Key, is a nice place to walk, and see dolphins,

ospreys, heron and an occasional manatee.

Within two miles are markets, restaurants, post office, banks and the towns

Durante Park. You can stay on the island with a bicycle.

If you would like to view more pictures of the beach house, please contact us.

Longboat Key is within a few miles of Sarasota but feels like another

country. Commercial development has been controlled through careful

planning, so signage, strip malls and roadside attractions have been

restricted. Year round population is 8,000 and peaks at 22,000.

The island’s proximity to Sarasota provides cultural attractions, shopping

and dining. If required, Sarasota also has the highly rated Sarasota General



Longboat Key has a large wide concrete walk way for most of its 12-mile

length for walking, jogging, roller blading or slow bike riding. Bike lanes

on Gulf of Mexico Drive connect to keys north and south to accommodate more

ambitious cycling.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

Recent Review

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Longboat Key Mid Century Modern Beach House Rental
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Elk Grove CA USA

excellent place for a get away

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for our spring break week. The kitchen and grill were perfect for hosting no fuss cooking for our dinner guests who stayed down the key at a hotel/condo complex. The lack of steps and walk in showers were great for my dad who has knee problems. The beds were so comfortable and covered with down comforters which was perfect for the unseasonably cool nights we had. We don't mind walking to the beach when we can have such a comfortable, quiet place in which to sleep and relax in.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Hello Steve and Carol

Thank you for your kind comments.

We are pleased that you had a pleasant and relaxing vacation stay at your home.

Larry and Liz


Activity and Interests

Activities and Attractions:

Mary Selby Gardens in Sarasota

Ringling Museum of Art

Mabel and John Ringling Estate

Mote Aquarium on Lido Key

Myakka River Forest

Longboat Key Bike Trail

Durante Park

Saint Armand’s Circle – Great shopping and dinning

Art Galleries – Downtown Sarasota

Bishop Planetarium – Bradenton

Historic Spanish Point – Osprey

Gamble Plantation Historic Park

Desoto National Memorial

Sarasota Theater of the Arts

Sarasota Film Society Theater

Attend a Spring Training Major League Baseball Game

Rent a boat at the local marina




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Rental rates

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Weekly Rate: $1800 - $2200

    Monthly Rate: $1800 - $2200

  • Vacation Rental Rates:
    Two Week Rental $3200.00
    Four Week Rental $6000.00
    10.5% Occupancy Tax
    Security deposit of $500.00. Returned after inspection of property.
    Cleaning fee $250.00 – Cleaning of home after departure.
    Rates in U.S. dollars to be paid in advance. Bank wire, cashiers or
    treasurer’s check only.
    50% due at signing of rental agreement.
    Balance due 30 days prior to rental date.
    100% refund – 31 days notice or more prior to rental date
    50% refund – 15 days notice to rental date
    No refund – 14 days or fewer priors to rental date


Property Type

  • house


  • pets not allowed


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Vacation Rental Amenities: For your enjoyment and convenience, the house also has two Raleigh bikes, new stainless steel outdoor gas grill, vintage patio chairs, new washer and dryer, new outdoor rinse off shower, beach chairs, beach towels, linens and fully appointed kitchen.
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