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

Stephen Ellis

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Stephen Ellis

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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TROPICAL PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT WITH 300 FT PRIVATE BEACH - SIMPLY UNMATCHED

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Longboat Key House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen Ellis (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Stephen Ellis

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

Why Stephen Ellis chose Longboat Key

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Unique and inviting

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Beccles
5

A property which creates so many magical memories

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Fabulous Island House

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006320
+1 -9419287991
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Most beautiful, wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006320
+1 -9419287991
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
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Tropical Private Island Retreat with 300 ft Private Beach - Simply Unmatched
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006320
+1 -9419287991
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

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
(SRQ) Sarasota - Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bring your boat or boat rentals or private ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key Resort Club and IMG, and others
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
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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Rates & Availability

From $8,400 Per week

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$8,400
$25,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes 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.
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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
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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