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Direct Beachfront Cottage On Private & Secluded Beach in Manasota Key

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vacation rental description

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.

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Mark Lipman 941-232-9133

house rental amenities

The house includes 3 TV, each with a DVD,
iPod/MP3 ready stereo in the living room and each bedroom
Coffee maker,
Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer,
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.

activities and attractions in Manasota Key Gulf Coast South

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

vacation rental rates

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.

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Top things to do in Manasota Key
  • Fish
  • Swim
  • Kayak
  • Snorkel
  • Bike
Top things to do on a budget
  • Walk
  • shell collecting
  • sun bathe
  • bike ride
  • read a book
Top things to do with a family
  • swim
  • tan
  • relax
  • read a book

Mark Lipman , owner

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traveler reviews for this manasota key house rental

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

Review submitted: June 14, 2014   Date of arrival: June 14, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great Beach Getaway, in style

Review submitted: May 18, 2009   Date of arrival: May 2, 2009

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 20 / 20



Review submitted: August 17, 2014   Date of arrival: August 9, 2014

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners 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.

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