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Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access

Christa Murch

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Christa Murch

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Manasota Key Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 efficiency bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Located on the charming Island of Manasota Key you can enjoy fun stuff such as windsurfing, canoeing, Jet-boating, fishing, bicycling, shell-searching on 3 different Gulf Beaches, ocean swimming as well as swimming in the heated pool on site, grilling on your patio or being served in local speciality restaurants, spend a little money in various gift shops or visit the Town Center Mall in Port Charlotte just 15 minutes away which also offers 8 movie theaters. For the Baseball fans the Stadium is within short distance. Depending on the time of the year, there are many different fairs, art shows and open air music festivals within this area. The Port Charlotte Cultural Center with Theater, Library and different classrooms that offer anything fun from dance lessons to computer classes is located within a short distance.

Private Gulf of Mexico Beach access: Residents of Manasota Key have the privilege of enjoying a quiet and serene non-public beach. It can be reached by foot within 3-5 minutes. If you prefer to mingle and enjoy the Public Beaches, you have the choice of the 'Englewood Beach' in the historical 'down town' and the 'Stump Pass Beach' at the southern tip of the Island. Both Beaches can be reached within a few minutes by car of bicycle.

Cozy & Charming Hide-Away with old Florida flair, overlooking pool and boat basin, with view to the Intracoastal Waterway. This serene spot can be enjoyed at any season of the year.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • pets considered
Christa Murch (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Christa Murch

I am a German Immigrant. Arrived in USA 1978.

Lived in Cajun Country Lousiana five years. Came to Florida 1983 . Love it here. I am a REALTOR since 1985, worked for Re/Max 12 years and now for Century 21 - enjoying my work.

I purchased several investment properties over the years and I am renting to vacationers from all over the States and Europe. Enjoy meeting my guests and striving to provide a wonderful vacation time for them.

Thank you all for visiting my Tropical Hideaway. Hope you come back one day in the future.

Christa Murch purchased this studio in 2000

Why Christa Murch chose Manasota Key

I purchased this little vintage 'cottage' because it is a very special place and it depicts the ' old fashion' Florida Lifestyle.

I can accommodate short term vacationers , some of which come from the big cities near by just for a long weekend to relax.

I also have the option to allow pets, which is hard to find for my travelers.

We have a small marina, bring our boat. We are just a stone through away from the Intra Coastal Waterway. The fishing is plenty and the scenery breathtaking.

We also have a large heated swimming pool for our guest.

The private Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico is just a few yards away.

The island features two Public Beaches, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass Beach Park with hiking trails.

What makes this studio unique

The Benefits of my little Tropical Hideaway are many. Besides the features mentioned before, there are multiple places to visit and to enjoy. For instance there are boat/ jet ski and Kayak rental places on the island. The unique Restaurants offer delicious food and fun entertainment.

You also can walk miles on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, if you desire peace and quiet instead.

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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based on 6 traveler reviews

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Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Ypsilanti, MI

Manasota Key Studio

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful studio...heated pool and intercoastal right outside the door, beach access is right across the street. Christa (owner) is just a phone call away...and always helpful. Super clean and cozy place..well stocked with anything you could possibly need. We saw a manatee right at the docks.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This little Hideaway truly offers a "tropical vacation" and I am delighted to have so many "happy campers" and repeaters at my place... Christa

great location, loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. down for spring break and couldn't have been more pleased. the owners were helpful and the room was very clean. very relaxing. neighbors were a treasure trove of local information and also friendly. Quiet location just a 2 minute walk to the beach. heated pool was a plus. Not a party destination which made it that much better. three restaurants just a half mile away. Rode the bikes that were provided by the owner to the restaurants which made it easier than finding a parking spot. state park 3 tenths of a mile. went down to relax with family and that's exactly what we got. fell asleep listening to the waves crash on the beach. It is a studio. Think 2 car garage. perfect for two people. We had three people so it was a bit cramped if we had to stay inside but we didn't we went out and enjoyed all there was to do. Patio table and umbrella outside front door to sit and enjoy the evenings. Boat dock on property also. Fished in the boat dock area and caught a few small fish and saw a lot of sea life. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to just get away and relax. Christa the owner was very helpful. Hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Manasota Key Studio

  • 2 of 5

18 unit resort surrounding a nice well kept pool. Property was well kept and nicely landscaped. Great access to a beautiful uncrowded beach, just a short walk. Area was very pet friendly, lots of dogs. This unit was the smallest which wouldn't be a problem except for oversized furniture and too much clutter. Tile floors were nice, easy to keep clean. When we arrived the bathroom and general areas were clean but windows, corners and counter top were not as clean as they should have been. It took a few days to get the WIFi working, but it was slow. Bedding, towels and rugs were dingy, old, stained and needed to be replaced. Bikes and lawn chairs were in disrepair. Price was good, but would be willing to pay more for better furnishings.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I like to thank my guests to point out the items they disliked at my Little Tropical Hideaway. From this report I take it, that my guests are really used to Five Star Hotels . Well my Little Hideaway is certainly small, however I furnished it with quality expensive furniture which I purchased from our local fine furniture stores. If you look at my photos, you will realize how well the place is furnished. Its not cluttered but my furniture are normal size. We just purchased new, white linen for the beds ( only a few weeks ago ), however, yes we do have some linen that are older but still usable. The towels are fine. We add frequently new towels that are color coordinated and blend in. Yes, some of the towels are older and being used at the pool and the beach, After all, this is a Fishing / Beach Resort ! Yes, one of the bikes had a flat tire. I picked it up immediately for repair. My guests said, that they are not interested on using the bikes anyhow !!! Not sure what the issue is with my patio / lawn furniture . I have a nice, big Fiberglass Table together with the standard Fiberglass chairs that are supplied by the condo association. We use Armorol to keep them in good condition. Well, these are outside furniture and are exposed to all kinds of weather. The Internet connection is working fine, I am supplying a VERIZON system on top of the condo owned WiFi. I am paying extra for the VERIZON service so that my guests have a choice btw. my system ( which is secured by plugging in the USB yellow line into your lap top ) and the condo association owned WiFi ( that I pay for with my monthly fees ) So I am doubling up my cost for Internet service to please my guests. The Condo WiFi has several router stations so that all the units can be reached. Well, the windows may have not been cleaned recently, after we had some very strong Winds and Rain storms. This is a Beach area, just a few steps away from the Gulf of Mexico ! Naturally the windows suffer from the saltwater air, winds and rains. At last I like to point out that I am keeping the price as low as possible in order to accommodate guests that do not have the money for a Five Star Hotel! And we have a number of repeat guests which come back year after year ! So there must be something that we are doing right. By the way, our ANGLERS RESORT has a little marina and our guests are welcome to bring their own boat and dock it there !!! Christa Murch, owner

Adorable Studio with Retro Flavor

  • 5 of 5

It was a fun place to stay - very retro. The property was like an old Florida motor lodge with a pool area in the center. The grounds were beautiful and the studio was very clean. It was well stocked with everything you might need for an extended stay. The space was small (but no smaller than a hotel room) and the full sized kitchen makes up for it. My son and I loved it and we'll be back to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Alligator Point, FL

Fishing paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great!! Everything was very nice. Owners very helpful.

Everything is clean. Nice pool.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Brinnon, WA (Hood Canal)

Manasota Key Studio

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this unit three months, Jan thru March 2008 and am returning for the same period in 2009. My late wife and I stayed previously in two larger rentals on Manasota Key. Yes, this studio is small, but the price, location and grounds at the resort are great! Christa, the owner, is a wonderful person and very attentive to the needs of her tenants! The single kitchen sink is a bit of a hassle, but having a full size refer is a big plus over many studios. Modern coin laundry machines (2 washers & dryers) are just steps away and you can watch birds, fish and even an occasional manatee while doing your laundry! The large swimming pool is also just a few steps away. It's a one block walk to get the newspaper and I'd get there early as the machines are often sold out by 9AM. It's also only 1-1/2 blocks to the gulf. I recommend packing a picnic lunch and hiking south on the beach less than a mile down Stump Pass to three covered tables for lunch or a sunset dinner! I seldom dined out in the area, but I heard nothing but praise for Howard's Restaurant (turn right at McDonalds and drive south just a few blocks). It is always very busy! I did entertain my date for lunch at Pop's Sunset Grill south off Albee Road on the waterway just before crossing the drawbridge to Casey Key up north at Nokomis. A bit pricey, but excellent food and atmosphere with many boats on the waterway. Take a short drive south on Casey Key to watch fishermen on the jetty, then drive north on Casey Key and look at the fabulous homes along the shore! Unbelievable! Stephen King lives in one of them. There's a one-way bridge at the north end of the key back to US 41. All in all, you'll find that Manasota Key is a treasure! Just don't tell anyone about it or it'll get too crowded! I don't recall how we found it clear up here in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, but I'm now an annual visitor!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway


Stump Pass Beach State Park
Gulf View Grill
Lock & Key Restaurant & Pub
White Elephant Pub
Blind Pass Beach
Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro
Stump Pass Marina
Captain Eddie's Fishing Bus
Catanias Winery
Barrier Island Adventures
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SWFl. Int., Ft. Myers, Sarasota and Punta Gorda
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
8-10 blocks
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
8-10 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
200 yards
Car: recommended

Charming Sub-Tropical Island along the Intracoastal waterway on the Gulf of Mexico. Just outside of Englewood and a short distance to Venice and Port Charlotte. Enjoy the laid back lifestyle, go fishing, swimming or boating.

Other Activities: Just enjoy the sub tropical weather, relax and wind down. Make new friends !


Rates & Availability

From $80 Per night

Manasota Key Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2015/16
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Manasota Key Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Efficient full bath room features a large shower, and of course toilet and sink.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , cottage features two single beds put together as king
  • This is a Florida Style decorated Studio, completely furnished with everything you will need. A comfy sleep accommodation, two single beds ( pullout ) with all bedding etc.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 small pet ( cat or dog ) considered. Must be approved by owner.

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