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Absolute / Direct Gulf Front Condo / Front & Center

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 4 Sleeps

Do not go by the availability calendar, it doesn’t work for me correctly.

******* January, February, March & April 2018 are ALREADY booked *******

Escape to "Margaritaville"... A Charming DIRECT Beachfront condo on Manasota Key. (Unit 15C - This is NOT a Peek-a-Boo gulf view)

Along southwest Florida's spectacular sapphire coastline, in the midst of breath taking sugar sand

beaches, sparkling clear waters & world class amenities, there remains a rare jewel. An unspoiled

sanctuary of secluded beaches, caressed by the warm gulf breezes and dazzling sunsets. An island

where the pace of life moves with the rhythm of the tides.

Come and explore Manasota Key.

Our condo is a direct Gulf front unit. We are in the beautiful Castaways Condominiums. The complex

boasts a unique, south seas Tiki Hut design.

Bright, clean & sunny, our condo was recently decorated with a cheerful, "At The Beach" decor. We

have a fantasic covered, open air lanai. Rain or shine, you can relax on the lanai. You'll love your private FRONT ROW seats to spectacular views of the beach. Your spirit will go "ahhh....."

Sunsets are breathtaking and if you are an early riser..... take in the quiet serenity of the

sunrise over Manasota Key.... you, the sea gulls and some dolphins are all that will stir the air at that moment... makes you inspired by the beauty of it all....

We are located within 1 -2 blocks of excellent restaurants, a convenience store, gift shops, pizza shop, & Tiki Bar.

* Additional pictures of the condo will be emailed upon request*

More Details

Jan Schwietz
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My best friend and I stayed in this unit (15C) for five nights in mid July 2011. The condo is truly gulf front with a nice, large covered deck. The deck has four chairs and a big table. The unit is furnished in a fun, "beachy" theme and very clean. The king size bed - SUPER COMFY!! The kitchen is fully stocked and has just about anything you might need and a nice large fridge. There is no dishwasher but that really did not present a problem; we just washed up a few things as we needed. Having a washer and dryer in the unit allowed us to go home with all clean clothes. Bathroom is about the size you would expect in a 1BR and more than enough towels to last our entire stay. Everything turned out perfect for us! It is nice and quiet and excellent shelling.
Jul 2011
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Englewood Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Beach, Beach & More Beach! Unit 15C boasts a "PRIME" location at the complex. It is "Front & Center" of complex - A very quiet & peaceful spot. Beautiful Heated Pool / Cabana Area King Size Bed Queen Sleeper Sofa Private Washer/Dryer INSIDE unit. 2 HD Flat screen TV's / Cable / DVD / WIFI Full Kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare meals & dine in or on the lanai. All Towels & Linens provided. Central AC, Ceiling Fans, Picnic Areas/BBQ Grills Off street parking. High Speed Wireless Internet, Bring your own laptop. On site Property manager to assist with your reservations, deposit, check in & check out or any other needs during your stay. * Additional pictures of the condo will be emailed upon request* Easy access-Lower level condo-only 4 steps to the lanai.


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Absolute / Direct Gulf Front Condo / Front & Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Orlando, Florida

Our favorite vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Manasota Key and we thank you for sharing your darling condo & beautiful island with us. The condo had everything that we needed to make our vacation relaxing and convenient. Being able to walk to all the restaurants was so great! We are looking forward to another stay at Castaways (15C) and we are hoping that it will be very soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. One of our favorite things to do is eat breakfast on the lanai in the morning & watch the dolphins swim past our shoreline. I hope you were able to see a lot of dolphins and manatees during your stay. There's no better place than Manasota Key to vacation!
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New Jersey

The great escape!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th year in a row we have come back to this darling condo for a two month stay. We love this condo, it is so sun filled & very clean inside. It has everthing we need. The gulf views here are incredible. The heated pool on the property is really nice. The location of the complex is so convenient to everything. This is a beautiful setting - very low key.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Soak up the sun..

* Explore the 7 miles of the Gulf coastline..

* Charter an off shore fishing trip..

* Rent jet skis, kayaks, bicycles & boats..

* Dine at our great local restaurants..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach Combing for shells & fossilized shark teeth!.

* Enjoy our heated pool..

* Walk through Stump's Pass State Park.

* Grill your dinner next to the pool..

* Take a day trip to Ft. Myers or Sarasota..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swimming..

* Boating..

* Fishing..

* Snorkeling..

* Watch the dolphins or Manatee swimming past the shoreline..

Beach, Beach Combing, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, jet sking, golfing, sightseeing, shopping, explore the Stump's Pass State Park on the island, dolphin & manatee viewing, bird watching,

fishing, boating, surf fishing.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS - (approximate distance)

Englewood/Rotonda - (5 minutes)

* 5 Golf Courses

* Restaurants & Shopping

* Boat Rentals

* Charter Fishing

Boca Grande - (15 minutes)

* Para Sailing

* Jet Ski Rentals

* Restaurants

* Bike Rentals

Sarasota - (1 hour)

* Ringling Museum

* Selby Botanical Gardens

* Mote Marine Laboratory

* Restaurants & Shopping

* Myakka River State Park

* Sarasota Jungle Gardens

* Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Fort Myers - (1 hour)

* Edison/Ford Winter Estates

* Imaginarium (children's museum)

* Calusa Nature Center

* Restaurants & Shopping

* Key West Passenger Ferry

* Boston Red Sox & Minnesota Twins spring training

Tampa/St.Petersburg - (90 miles)

* Busch Gardens

* Adventure Island

* Tampa Bay Aquarium

* Salvador Dali Museum

Orlando - (150 miles)

* Walt Disney World/Epcot/MGM Studios

* Sea World/Discovery Cove

* Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure

* Cypress Gardens

Manasota Key in Englewood is a 2 hour drive (door to door) to Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Sea

World and all other Family Theme Parks in Orlando, Florida.

Dining Recommendations on and around key:

Lock & Key Restaurant (casual Seafood 1.5 blocks from the condo)

The Gulf View (Fine dining- 1 block from condo)

Flounder's (casual food - live bands - huge outdoor Tiki bar - less than a 2 block walk)

Two Toll Free bridges connect you to Manasota Key from the mainland.

We are located 20 minutes south of Venice. The Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is the closest airport.

Ft Myers/SW International Airport is 1 hour south.

Tampa Airport is 90 minutes north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

2017 Special Holiday or Boat Race Event rates applies to: 4th of July Week, Labor Day week,

Weekly: $911.00

February. 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016
$1,155.20 Weekly / $3,911.32 Monthly

May 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016 :
Weekly: $911.00

One week minimum rentals prefered, however shorters stays may be possible - Just Ask.

*12% Applicable Florida Sales tax.
*$300 Refundable damage deposit required.

Check In after 2:00 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM

Visa, Master Card, Discover, personal & cashiers checks, accepted

Deposit Policy
20% reservation deposit plus $300 (Refundable) security deposit required to secure reservation, 30% due 30 days prior to arrival. Balance at check in.

Deposit Policy
20% reservation deposit plus $300 security required to secure reservation, 30% due 30 days prior to arrival. Balance at check in.

Our onsite property manager will email your rental contract, collect the deposit & rent, furnish the keys to the condo, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.