|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Experience Old Florida in historic Longbeach Village, located at the northern end of Longboat Key. This laid-back retreat is situated in a peaceful neighborhood, with quaint homes nestled in tropical foliage beside the picturesque Sarasota Bay. No high-rises here! This is 'The Village'.
Once a general store and post office, this renovated duplex is artistically landscaped and sits on a corner, very close to the bay. Each unit has it's own private entrance and outdoor space. The first floor unit is a 2BR/1BA with its own lanai/porch in the front and patio in the rear. Second floor unit is 2.5BR/1BA with a private terrace, water views, and a landscaped patio on the side.
On site, there is a shared laundry room, bbq grill, and off street parking for cars and a boat. (Public boat launch to Sarasota Bay is just accross the street)
To really experience 'The Village' arise early one morning to the sounds of the wild peacocks. Sip your coffee on the dock of the bay while watching the sunrise and the sea birds start their day. You might even be greeted by the dolphins and the manatees who swim in these waters.
This unique setting and comfortably furnished home allows for a relaxing vacation on LBK.
Each unit has a fully equipped Kitchen with Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Blender; Bath/Shower with Towels and Linens; Iron & Ironing Board; Combination Living/Dining Room; Plantation Shutters, Ceiling Fans, Heat/AC, Smoke Detectors, TV's & VCR's in LR and BR's, Shared phone with free local and long distance calls to US and Canada, CATV and WiFi Internet Access. Separate laundry room w/shared Washer/Dryer, Beach Chairs and Beach Towels.
1st Floor unit has 2 Bedrooms; Each with a Queen Bed.
2nd Floor unit has 2 and a half Bedrooms; 1 with King Bed, 2nd with Queen, and half BR with Twin Day-Bed.
The Sarasota Bay and The Gulf of Mexico's beautiful white sand beaches, are both a short walk from the property for Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, Sunbathing, Watching Sea Birds and Marine Animals, Sunrises and Sunsets. You can also walk to laid-back-island Restaurants, Bars, Arts Center, Shopping, and Massage; All within five minutes.
Just over the bridge to the north is Anna Maria Island with its charming towns of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, where you'll find more Stores, Bars and Restaurants, Fishing Piers and Antique Shops.
A 15 minute, scenic drive south on LBK takes you past Elegant Homes, Golf Courses, Small Shopping Centers, Parks and Nature Trails. Cross Longboat Pass onto Lido Key, where you can visit The Mote Aquarium and St. Armand's Circle, known for it's Upscale Shops, Fine Dining and Casual Restaurants and Cafes.
Five minutes further, across The Sarasota Bay Bridge is Downtown Sarasota, for more Shopping and Restaurants, Art Galleries, Theaters, The Famous Ringling Museum and The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
For those who wish to explore further, to the south are the islands of Siesta Key and Casey Key, then Venice Beach. To the north, St. Petersberg is about 45 Minutes, Tampa an hour, and Orlando is about 2 hours.
With so many options there is much to do. Or, do nothing at all, but while away the hours on a lounge chair with a good book at your peaceful retreat in the quiet neighborhood of 'The Village.'
Keywords: House, Apartment, Duplex, Beach House, 2 Family House
Co-Owners, Luke and Howard, own a popular restaurant 'Moonstruck' on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. (moonstrucknj com) John Donato is the local contact/property manager who will greet you, and is available for any needs that may arise during your stay.
John Donato purchased this house in 2008
Longboat Key is a beautiful, peaceful place to retreat to. When you come here, you can really relax and unwind. The neighbors are friendly, the streets are quiet, the area is safe and the surroundings are beautiful.
Quaint Beach House; Peaceful and quiet neighborhood along Sarasota Bay, Uncrowded beaches; Easy access to Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, St. Armand's Circle and Sarasota for activities, stores, restaurants and cultural offerings.
We have been coming to this area for a number of years... and have found a fabulous retreat! The accommodations are well kept with all the comforts of home. Extremely clean and well maintained.
Enjoy your breakfast out on the deck or the garden patio, and listen to all the sounds of the Island Birds under the palm trees.
The Bay is across the street and you are sure to see a family of Egrets! The beautiful mystical Gulf of Mexico is only a few minute walk from the home.
At night we enjoy going to Sarasota and Armands Circle.
If you are looking for an absolutely beautiful paradise look no more. The location is a quick walk from the bay with wildlife galore. The foliage and the houses make a walk or bikeride so scenic and fun. Not to mention the local people who are so friendly and laid back. The house is spotless and comfortable and landscaped perfectly. The owners couldn't be more accomadating leaving nothing out including bikes for you to use. A laundry room on site makes life much easier too. The photos don't do this place justice. It is spectacular and only a walk away from two fun restaurants on the bay. I will go there again and again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Low Season Discount
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$100.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
|Notes||An additional $300 refundable security deposit is required to hold the reservation. Refunded within 30 days of departure provided no damages or extra fees are incurred.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.