|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this new home (completed in 2010) will provide an island vacation experience for you and your family like no other. The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms view out over the azure waters of Longboat Pass, with 300 feet of beachfront, palm trees, hammocks, and private dock. Sunsets are spectacular. Great boating water and use of paddle boards, and kayaks. The two upstairs 2-room bedroom suites sleep up to 5 each, and all bedrooms open onto decks. The Master deck has a claw-foot tub with hot and cold water. The house opens on both the east and west side with 4 pocketing 12 foot sliding doors opening onto large screened decks for lounging and dining. Fully equipped kitchen with Su-Zero, Wolf and Kitchen Aid Appliances. Sound system with IPad/IPhone docking and High Speed Wifi. Surrounded by fine-dining, one of the prettiest beaches and amazing fishing, there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered.
Your hosts built this dreamy private island getaway within an easy boat ride from their principle home. 'We designed and built our dream home to share with our friends and family and celebrate what is most important in life!' Mr.Ellis is an award-winning luxury home builder in Sarasota, Florida (MyGreenBuildings) and Mrs. Ellis is an RN, active Mom, focused on health and wellness, and a local leader in advocating for animal welfare issues.
Stephen Ellis purchased this house in 2010
As an avid yachting family, the home was designed like no other to capture views, breezes, and the materials and furnishings used in the home reflect their best memories of yachting throughout New England and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the San Juan Islands in the Pacific North West, the Caribbean and Bahamas.
The view, amenities and the private location is beyond compare. The home is highly sought after and praised for its design, and has been published in 8 different local, regional and national glossy magazines, as well as news-papers and television. The anonymity of our guest list is paramount. Perhaps the most common unique benefit for our guests -- who have included famous actors, athletes and public figures -- has been the absolute privacy of the location, completely disconnected to the rest of the world -- yet still very close to everything with a boat.
The property description was not just accurate, it was understated. Our expectations were high but the reality was even better. We could not have asked for a better experience. The home was perfect for our family vacation; very clean and well-maintained with equipment for kayaking, paddle-boarding, or just relaxing on the deck or private beach or around the firepit. I woud highly recommmend this property and in addition, the Ellis's are wonderful to work with. Our kids and grandkids are already asking about a return trip!
This property is everything and more than what you could ask for when renting someone's home. We spent a week on this property and had an amazing time. We are a family with two teenagers and stayed with another family with a HS and college student and had plenty of space in this beautifully maintained home. The location and landscaping make you feel like you are on your own carribean island without any of the hassles of actually traveling there. This property was exactly as described. The bonuses besides this magnificent home where the dolphins that we saw daily in the bay, as well as manatees. Truly a spectacular site. The owner Stephen was easy to communicate with, and always responded promptly. I can't say enough about this place, it was definitely one of our favorite places to go as a family. The only downside was we had to leave. And....for you PACKER/BADGER fans, we found a great place to watch a game called Bridgetender Inn just a short boat ride away. Thank you to Stephen and Catherine for opening up your beautiful home to us. It is a trip we will always remember.
We had stayed in Sarasota before and would always admire the prominent house as we crossed the bridge adjacent. On this trip, we made sure to stay here. With a toddler, teenagers and adults, nothing could really be more perfect. Having your own boat adds to the thrill. The house encompasses everything from boat adventure to a nap between the trees. It truly covers all you'd want from a holiday, whatever it may be. The owner is very hospitable and approachable and makes the stay even more comfortable. We will certainly be back.
We found Longboat Key many years ago when the children were small and have spent numerous holidays there over the years. To celebrate my 50th birthday we wanted something different and unique. The property and the island lived up to all our expectations. The house was tastefully furnished, whilst fitting into the natural surroundings of the island. Watching the sunset every night was special enough, but waking up at night and watching the moon across the water had us spell bound. Mornings would have us out on the many decked areas watching the wildlife around us. The week spent in this magical place will stay with us forever.
My husband and I ( and our 3 small dogs ) rented this lovely home for almost 2 months last year. We needed to be in the area to tend to a sick relative who was living nearby in Bradenton, and this was a beautiful sanctuary to be able to do it from. The house has everything you need, nice clean style, comfy beds, high end kitchen and appliances. I especially like the private outdoor shower. The house has the ability to open up completely and let in the fresh air thru the screened in porches which was amazing. You need to rent a boat to access the island, which Steve the owner can advise you on. The owners are very helpful and kind people. A unique experience that I'm sure the whole family can enjoy.
My new husband and I spent a week's honeymoon at this beautiful house, and it was plain perfect. It is the most comfortable, stylish, immaculate rental we've ever stayed in, and the private-island location and gardens are spectacular. Deciding where to watch the amazing sunset each night was the most trouble we encountered on the whole trip (which of the decks? which hammock? from the dock? the adirondacks...?). It is the most magical place -- we couldn't recommend it more highly, and we can't wait to go back with friends and family. Thank you Stephen and Catherine!
Set on 2 acres of land on a private island, this new home (completed in 2010) has been widely published for its unique and beautiful private setting. Private beach and deep water boat dock at your front door and a heavily forested island with a foot path down the middle length of the island. This home is all about the water and the wildlife that shares the property with you.
Things we all love to do:
Napping in hammocks under the Palms
Discovering the beaches
Exploring the vast sandbar
Ordering in a private massage
Walking the island
In the evening, the sunsets are amazing and there is plenty to keep you busy – or swing in the hammocks and order Pizza to be delivered to the dock and watch a movie.
There are wonderful local restaurants serving fresh local catch within 2-10 minutes by easy boat ride in protected waters - including several that have tables on the beach!
If you want to venture out further, a 5 minute boat ride and simple 10 mile drive south to St. Armonds Key, Downtown Sarasota, known world wide for fine arts and culture,beaches, museums, botanical gardens, and wonderful restaurants.
Sarasota has a terrific jazz festival, film festival, wine festival, polo season, and many other special annual events.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
|Cleaning||$500 + Tax|
4 Day Getaways are available for $6,000. There is a $200 per night charge for peak holiday weeks.
50% at time of booking, balance 60 days prior to arrival.
* 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.
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