TROPICAL PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT WITH 300 FT PRIVATE BEACH - SIMPLY UNMATCHED

Stephen Ellis

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TROPICAL PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT WITH 300 FT PRIVATE BEACH - SIMPLY UNMATCHED

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Exclusive private-island home - Boat access only - sleeps 12 in 4 suites

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.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stephen Ellis

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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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful house, feels like a home. I was amazed at the small touches like the nature sculptures and collections in the home. This feels like staying at a home from a travel/home design magazine (well it was). Owners are easy to reach and very hospitable. I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Westchester County, NY
5

RELAXING, PRIVATE AND FUN FOR ALL

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at this wonderful home with another family. The large yard for frisbee throwing, island exploration, tree house with its own hammock and sand bar just off the beach made every moment fun. The many water toys (paddle boards, kayaks and canoe) kept kids thrilled with adventure. That is, when they could leave the rope swing. The open kitchen was ideal for a large pancake breakfast, and the screened areas were perfect for cocktails. With great restaurants a short boat ride away, meals were an excuse for fun as well. Mid-week, the property owner called to check in He graciously made us all feel at home, as welcome guests, at this spectacular property. Those of us who needed to get a bit of work done over the week had quiet spots and reliable internet access. Over all, this is a great property for togetherness with family and friends and gave us memories to last a lifetime.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Chicago
5

WONDERFUL GETAWAY!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of eight stayed at this beautiful home for a week and had a fantastic experience. The house is nicely decorated and has everything you need to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Our three children enjoyed playing in the sand, kayaking around the island, walking to the sandbar, and riding the zip line. Captain Kathy and Harry's Kitchen were the perfect resources to make this a completely stress free trip. The owners were also very helpful. And to top it off, the sunsets from the house were amazing!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

AWESOME PROPERTY, GREAT FAMILY FUN!

  • 5 of 5
The Island House is deserving of its many accolades. Why travel to the BVI, when you can get the same ambience and experience stateside? The house was perfect for our group (4 adults plus 5 children ages 4-9), and comfortably sleeps 10. Meals were fun and easy, using the full kitchen and large teak dining tables. Each morning we would open the large sliding doors on each side of the home to inviting tropical breezes. The kids would run down to the beach and jump in the owner's kayaks (both child and adult sizes available) and/or the paddleboards. The water is shallow close to the shore, and the kids can safely paddle over to the nearby sandbar to explore and run around. Several swings are available for the smaller kids, as is a small fort. The zip line was a big hit, as was fishing off the dock. Fish caught included snapper, flounder, and sheepshead (nearby Cannons Marina has live bait). The property is clean and well maintained. Having a washer/dryer is always a bonus. Following sunset, a campfire with S'mores is a must! We had our own boat, which allowed for visits to nearby restaurants including Mar Vista (recommended). This is the perfect property for a family vacation!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so happy that your stay was so terrific. It's what we aim for when sharing this slice of heaven with our fabulous guests! All our best, Catherine and Stephen
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Florida
5

THIS IS WHERE YOU GO TO "GET AWAY FROM IT ALL"

This is where you go to "get away from it all"
  • 5 of 5
We have rented many vacation properties over the years and this is the best one yet. We are very particular about cleanliness and the home and property were spotless. Views from both sides of the house as well as from the private beach. There was a private dock with close access by boat to restaurants, bars and shopping, although we spent most of our time right on our own private island. Perfet for your furry family members with hoses to wash them off after a day on the beach, and outside gated deck for them to dry off. Owners were very helpful in answering our questions and had great information on nearby attractions. I would not only recommend this property to friend and relative, but plan to return again. Its the perfect place to unwind!!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Chanhassen, MN USA
5

SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this amazing property for the entire month of March. I had a need for two business retreats and also a family getaway. Not only did we accomplish both, but we had an amazing time doing it. Steve had the place immaculate, helped us arrange a rental boat for our stay, connected us with all the local sites and sounds. It was just awesome.

We held the business retreats first (what a great and productive environment). So many large hangout areas which I love and with both of the huge sliding glass windows opening up the entire space and two massive decks, there was always a beautiful breeze. We would do business for a few hours and then our business partners could go on the boat, paddle board, walk the island, lay in a hammock, go kayaking, fish off the dock, hang out or lay in the sun. Then back to work. Then back to play. It was just great.

When the business was done, the family started showing up. Overall we had maybe 20 people in and out over the remaining 2 weeks. Ten people can sleep there very comfortably. We created tons of memories with my kids and extended family. My mom and dad were there practically the whole month which made me happy.

I actually thought we'd go a little nuts being on the island so long but we didn't at all. We'd take the boat to a great restaurant close by, or go into Longboat Key. One day we took the boat all the way down to Siesta Key which was fun.

So much happened, it is kind of hard to get it all in. The kids loved the zipline. We caught probably 20 different kinds of fish right off the dock. We loved playing on the sand bar when the tide went out. The sunsets were amazing. I could go on and on. Actually I guess I already have. :)

The bottom line is, if you want a great place for a business retreat, this place is magical. And if you want a great place for your family, even a large one like ours, it's just perfect.

I couldn't recommend it or endorse the owners more highly.

Hope this helps!

Eric & Marina Worre
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
(SRQ) Sarasota - Bradenton International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bring your boat or boat rentals or private ferry
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key Resort Club and IMG, and others
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Marvista Restaurant and Moore's Stone Crab
Car: recommended

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:

Floating

Napping in hammocks under the Palms

Swimming

Discovering the beaches

Exploring the vast sandbar

Sailing

Birding

Fishing

Kayaking

Paddle boarding

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$8,400
$25,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning $500 + Tax
50% at time of booking, balance 60 days prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes 4 Day Getaways are available for $6,000. There is a $200 per night charge for peak holiday weeks.
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Amenities

Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • PC
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Telescope
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 20 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , can be split into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Built in Bunk
    Master 2 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 2 room suite with private bath
  • All bedrooms have a private full baths - 3 in-suite. Master has private deck with an outdoor claw foot tub and hot and cold running water. There is a large outdoor shower on the ground level. Beds are all custom made from reclaimed hard wood cypress and historical beams, finished with non-toxic sealers. Mattresses are custom made eco-friendly memory foam with allergy materials and allergy free covers. Allergy free pillows for those with chemical sensitivity. Wonderful linens and covers. The home has wood heart of pine flooring throughout, with beautiful tongue and groove ceilings. The home opens up to the environment and on almost every day there are amazing cross breezes off of the gulf. All rooms open out to decks and view to the gulf and bay.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sailboat
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Motorboat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water tubing
Notes:
The house has kayaks (2 double) 2 paddle boards, canoe, and we can arrange for a private boat, limo service, maid service. The home meets the highest green building standards rated as a platinum green home by Florida Green Building Coalition. The views, private beach, grounds are amazing and native. Hammocks swing under the coconut trees, and chairs can be brought into the water under a shaded black mangrove tree. There are plenty of areas for napping on hammocks scattered around the property, lots of kid games and family games. There are two 10 foot dining tables for large gatherings. Kitchen is Sub Zero, Wolf and Kitchen-aide. Boche large capacity washer and dryer.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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