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A Must See!*Manasota Key Beach House


Property Details

Updated: Oct 18, 2016
150 FEET TO THE BEACH! House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleep 5 STARS 6 AWARDS!

ONLY 150 FEET TO THE BEACH! 5 STARS AND 6 AWARDS (Contact me for more info on our ratings!) No roads to cross private neighborhood!

Manasota Key, Florida is a stunning barrier island located just off

the coast across the bay from Englewood. Manasota Key is largely

undiscovered and quite spectacular to explore. Secluded jungle

trails and hidden coves will transport you back in time. There are

no traffic lights or high rises, just a two lane road bordered by

beautiful white sand beaches.

Our properties are not just any rental.

They are our family's vacation homes which we use and rent out.

They are furnished like a home, not a hotel!

Beach Cottage (sleeps 4)

Our one bedroom/one bath beach house sits on two large lots with its

own botanical gardens, which make it very private. Located on a dead-

end street, it is literally just a stone's throw from the Gulf of

Mexico (150 feet to be exact!)

This rental is also a guest house for my parents

and is adjacent to our vacation home.

It is also furnished like a home, not a hotel!

This cute guest home has a Master bedroom with a pillow topper QUEEN size bed, flat screen TV's, cable TV and Wifi.

This is nice sized guest home that will accommodate two or four comfortably.


This home has just been completely remodeled, including a new

bathroom and kitchen. The kitchen has a full size flat top stove,

microwave, refrigerator, and a pantry. (ADJACENT 3/1 MAIN HOUSE 'MY



This quaint beach house is within easy walking distance to a Tiki

bar on the bay, fine dining and casual restaurants as well as a

convenience store and other shopping and boardwalk. We have simply

tried to think of everything you would want, or need, to make your

vacation a very special experience. We are literally 150 feet from

one of the most beautiful beaches that Florida has to offer, as well

as being only 600 feet from Lemon Bay. Bring your boat, use one of

the nearby ramps, rent a dock or moor on the bay. You will have

direct access to the Gulf of Mexico within minutes. This is a

renowned fished and boating area. You can surf cast off the beach

from anywhere on the island, or charter boats for tarpon, flounder,

grouper, mackerel or redfish.

It doesn't get any better than this!

This home is the perfect getaway from the bustle and noise of

everyday life, or to enjoy the glamour and excitement of Florida's

Gulf Coast. The choice is yours:

Spend a day at the beach, just doing...nothing

Explore protected wildlife areas and bird sanctuaries

Visit Stump Pass State Park

Dine at one of the local restaurants.

This home is only minutes (0.4 miles) from some of the finest dining

and nightlife in Florida. The area also has plenty of opportunities

for shopping, golf, boating, fishing and much more. We are within

easy driving distance of many of Florida's most popular cities and

attractions. Venice and Sarasota are a short drive, and provide many

cultural attractions and unusual shopping opportunities. We are

within a 2-3 hour drive of Tampa/St.Petersburg, Orlando (Disney

World), Fort Myers and Naples.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am from Colorado my fiancé Caroline is from Rhode Island. I moved to Florida back in 1995. Both of us work in the medical field. I am a USCG Master Captain and a NAUI dive instructor and we both spend a lot of time on our boat at our beach or on the motorcycle. If you stay at our home and want rent a boat, charter a fishing trip, go scuba diving or rent a Harley Davison and ride around I can help you out. Caroline is the tour guide and shopping guide person and can tell you where all the malls and outlet stores are in Sarasota which is 1to the 5 to 20 minutes away.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Trip Advisor Reviews-

"Our week at the Manasota Key Beach House in March of 2010 was thoroughly delightful. The house was as advertised: small but clean, comfortable, and up-to-date with freshened paint and newly purchased appliances. No, you can't actually see the beach from the beach house. But it is very close and there are no roads to cross to get there.

We loved the beach access (I calculated 200' down a narrow lane that seemed like it was ours alone.) The beach was great with shells and sharks teeth in abundance. Also, it was an uncrowded beach that allowed an easy walk to the public beach in one direction and to Stump Pass Beach State Park in the other. We greatly appreciated the outdoor foot shower facility. It saved dragging a lot of sand into the beach house.

Manasota Key is out of the hubbub of Florida's more well known tourist attractions and that made it more appealing to us. There are one or two very good restaurants right on the island, and it is a short drive to many more on the mainland.

We also made easy day trips, north to Sarasota and south to Punta Gorda. Fort Myers and Naples are not much farther.

All in all, a very nice place to have a quiet vacation. We recommend it."
Mar 2010
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6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews


Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, non tourist area this place is perfect.

We spent a week here, and had the best time. Cottage house was perfect for us, 2 adults, 2 kids and a beagle. Beach is only 150 feet away, need a drink or need to go to the bathroom, house is right there. The beach is full of shells and shark teeth. My 13 year old even got out of bed early(7am)to go look for shark teeth!!

The grounds for the main house/cottage house were very nice. Very tropical.

Scott left several recommendations for restaurants and things to do. We tried several of the restaurants.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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sue,gary and bentley

  • 3 of 5

We had a great stay. The short walk to the beach was just what we were looking for. quiet, cozy and comfortable. Court yard was a bonus. Perfect

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, just a few steps to a beautiful beach. As kayakers we appreciated being able to put in and paddle to the park at the end of the island. I would recommend this spot for any couple looking to be close to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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awesome stay here !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week to decompress from heavy work schedule. What a wonderful place to get away and enjoy a quiet area and an uncrowded beach. The home was comfy and adequate. Bed was comfy, kitchen in great shape, great appliances for cooking, although we did not cook much. Well maintained and in working order. Had one light not working and it was fixed quickly, as repairs can happen. Owners apologized, fixed it while we went to dinner. Came back and it was working and we had no problems with it from there on. A short walk to the beach, love the location on a dead end street. This is the first time we have stayed in this area and plan to be back when time allows.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Beach House for your beach vacation. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to having you come back soon....Scott and Sherri
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Englewood Fl. U.S.A.

" Perfect Spot For Rest and Relaxation"

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed every moment. This is the perfect cottage for a couple or a single who want to chill out.

The cottage is very well maintained , I found the owners very accommodating.The kitchen and bath has been renovated and was spotless . I definitely would recommend this cottage to my friends.

The restaurants nearby , Lock and Key,and The Gulf View Grill are the places to go. They offer good food and local charm.

A walk to Stump Pass State Park,ten minutes down the beach was fun for shelling and enjoying the tropical scenery. Complete relaxation!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had were looking for a quiet little place to stay in Florida close to the Gulf and we definately found it at this vacation rental. It was the cutest little home and just perfect for the 2 of us. The area was quiet and just a walk away from the water with a beautiful beach. The home had an adjoining lot where we layed on chaise lounges and sunbathed surrounded by lush tropical plants. I would definately recommend this vacation rental for anyone looking for a quiet get away and the owners were great to work with.


  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Why we chose Manasota Key: A little about the house (3/1) and the guest cottage (1/1), it is our family home and they sit independent on a large double lot and are in a excellent location being 150 ft from beach. It is very private and unique because of the location and all of the landscaping. We purchased the house a few years ago from a local artist who had it for 32 years and have redone it while keeping it's Old Florida Beach House charm. It is a rare find on the key because of it's quite location in a residential neighborhood as well as its 2 lots give you lots of open area with botanical gardens making you feel like your in you own private beach compound. It is located 1/2 mile from the state park and 3/4 of a mile from the restaurants and shops, and the best part it sits 150 ft from the front door to the private beach! Since this is our family vacation home you will find it's like being in a friend’s home not a hotel. The home has also been completely redone including kitchen and bath. You will find everything you will need with the exception of a beach towel and your clothes. We have WIFI and cable TV. You can see more pictures and reviews at the following site. Tripadvisor 5 Star Top Rated! 6 AWARDS from TripAdvisor Flipkey Manasota Key Beach House! A Must See! The Unique Benefits at this House: Location! Location! Location! no busy roads to cross like most other places and we are a family home!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : at 50 Metres

Spring Baseball- Tampa Rays- American League Champions- Charlotte Stone Crabs-New Statium Opening Spring 2009

Activities nearby: Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Fishing,

Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing,

Shelling, Sharks Tooth Hunting,

Biking, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Fitness Center, Gym,

Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Live

Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/Fall Season
Apr 10 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 29 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 15 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday Season(Nov 16-- Jan 17) $1150/wk - $3650/mo
High Season Rates ( Jan 17--April 25) $1450.00/wk
Mid Season Rates (April 25--Nov 17) $1050/wk - $3200/mo

Holiday Season Rates (Nov 16 -- Jan 31) $950/wk - $2950/mo
High Season Rates (Jan 31--April 25) $1050.00/wk
Mid Season Rates (April 25-Nov 17) $850/wk - $2800/mo

I only book direct from my e mail not this site, I control who is in my home. 25% Deposit to book - In case of cancellation, deposit will be returned only if 60 days notice or unit is rented again. Damage Deposit which will be refunded within 15 days or less after owners inspection (NO SMOKING IN HOME) 12% Florida Sales Tax and $65.00 cleaning fee. Must be 28yo to rent

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From the Owner

150 ft to the beach and no roads to cross.. Restaurant's, Bars, State Park and Public Beach all within 1/2 to 3/4 mile. Also we are in a really nice residential street not condos!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Short 150ft walk to Beach Walk to Restaurants Full kitchen Grill Televisions/Cable Nice Yard with a view Fishing area 60 ft away Central Air/Heat Outdoor Shower Quiet Deadend Street *High Speed Internet* Full-sized Sleeper Sofa

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