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TRUE BEACHFRONT BEACH HOUSE ON PRIVATE BEACH

Mark & Michele Lipman

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Mark & Michele Lipman

Advertiser since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014
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TRUE BEACHFRONT BEACH HOUSE ON PRIVATE BEACH

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Manasota Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Are you looking for the perfect beach house hide-a-way on a tropical island with your own deserted beach; a beach house and beach so private and secluded that you are likely to see more dolphins than people? Do you dream of a beach that is littered with shells and fossilized sharks teeth, where you can watch one magnificent sunset after another? Then we have your dream come true.

Our beach house is on a secluded beach that makes up the barrier island of Manasota Key. Our beach is a very quiet beach. The entire island is a conservation area. You can often sit for hours and not see even another person. The sand is covered with gorgeous shells and numerous sharks’ teeth. About 20 feet off shore is one of the few Florida West Coast Reefs in just a few feet of water; perfect for snorkeling and fishing. There are abundant tropical and game fish. Our beach is know to be one of the best shore fishing spots in entire county. Yet you are just a 10 minute drive back to the main land for restaurants and stores.

Known as the 'Gem of the Sun Coast', Manasota Key is home to majestic dolphins, gentle manatees, million year old shark teeth, and thousands upon thousands of gorgeous shells...and of course, FISHING! catch your fair share of grouper, snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper, and list goes on and on! If you're looking for privacy and seclusion with the ability to be at restaurants and shopping within minutes then you have found your place in the world! Don't miss out on your chance to vacation in PARADISE, feast on SEAFOOD, and RELAX in the crystal clear waters of Manasota Key!

We have two screened porches; one right on the beach, perfect for watching enchanting sunsets while dolphins play in the waves. The other screened porch is attached to our house, about 100 feet back from the beach, for barbecue and relaxing. Between the sand and our beach house is our private backyard filled with hundreds of towering palm trees. The house has new appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, three TVs, and cable TV with HBO, ShowTime and extra sports channels as well as dependable high speed cable internet, with Wi-Fi. Each bedroom and the living room have speakers to plug your smart phone in to for listening to all your favorite music. Golf, tennis, restaurants, and shopping are only minutes away on the mainland.

Board games, puzzles and games provided for the kids to play.

Keywords: Beach Home, Beach House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark & Michele Lipman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014

About Mark & Michele Lipman

My family and I are water and beach lovers. We enjoy SCUBA diving, boating, wake boarding and jet skiing. When we get tired we just sit back and enjoy the sunset.

Mark & Michele Lipman purchased this house in 2002

Why Mark & Michele Lipman chose Manasota Key

We bought this cottage because of its quiet and secluded location away from all of the hustle and bustle. We were looking for a beach that we could just sit back and read a book and feel like the whole world is ours. No body to disturb us.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our cute cottage. It has everything we need to enjoy our selves and relax. When we arrive at our cottage we can take off our watches and set our internal clocks to island time. We collect shark's teeth. We go out on the boat. We bar-b-que with friends. It is a total paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's difficult to say something not already mentioned but here goes. The weather did not drop below 98F during the day-Phew!!(not like this in England!) The sea geve us a different view every day. The beach changed each day-sometimes lots of shells, sometimes sand only. We saw dolphins, all sorts of sea birds-the pelicans made us smile. Their formation flying would be the envy of any country's air force! Although we only met the "gound turtle" it was facinating seeing the turtle tracks and meeting the "turtle nest spotters." They were upset with the number of "high" tides that are washing the nests away. The fish visited us on a couple of days. Eating was very simple-either "at home" or at the Gulf View restaurant; an excellant steak!! oh-and duckling and pork and fish dish ect. etc.



In conclusion, Brenda and I haved had a lovely stay here. We take back lots of very happy memories and hope everybody following us has an equally outstanding time.



A massive thanks to Mark and Michele.
Jul 2005
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

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True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
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True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49633vb
-(941) 320-1567 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Orlando, Florida
5

WOW Property! Charming Private Beach House! Secluded Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5
The property location was amazing!!! The house is a perfect size and charming! It was like going back in time when the Florida coastline was untouched, I grew up in Florida...this is true Florida...a real special setting like no other! When we arrived at this amazing place...all I could say was WOW, no way!!! The property is really beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and brought back so many memories when I was a young man growing up on the East Coast of Florida! TRUE FLORIDA IS STILL HERE! I can't say enough...met all of our requirements!!! There is one amazing surprise at this property right on the beach...a covered, enclosed Gazebo that is just a few feet from the waters edge and a few steps onto the beach, no other property has this...that was the the perfect spot at night to watch the sunsets!!! We will back year after year now!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49633vb
-(941) 320-1567 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
The Villages, FL
5

Great Beach Getaway, in style

  • 5 of 5
Great private spot with wonderful lanai right on the beach. Finally finished my book with no interruptions, except watching pelicans diving for food. You just never knew what you were going to see next. We just booked for our next vacation at this beautiful spot again.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49633vb
-(941) 320-1567 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Paradise & so much more !!!

Paradise & so much more !!!
  • 5 of 5
We had not been on a vacation in about 4 years due to some health issues. I searched for a couple months for just the perfect place. All the pictures looked beautiful but I was worried because we were driving with our dogs down from Va. We arrived late on a Sat. Night, to tired to really check anything out & went to bed exhausted. The next morning as we walked outside ,the beauty was overwhelming. You could here the gulf lapping the shoreline, the water was turquoise, lizards darted up Palm trees, a Gopher tortoise mosied across the yard. As we walked towards OUR beach, my eyes teared up & I told my husband "it IS perfect". We snorkeled(amazing), kayaked, went fishing & laid in the sun. Thank you so much Mark & Michelle for sharing your piece of heaven with us , enjoyed the pleasure of meeting you both. We have lifelong memories & will be back next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49633vb
-(941) 320-1567 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our vacation at the Cuddlefish Cottage. The property was exactly as advertised, very well maintained and had everything we needed for a very relaxing week. We spent a lot of time walking on the beach collecting seashells, playing in the water and just relaxing on the sand. Both of our children had birthdays (one and six) while we were there and they had a great time as well. We only left the cottage for a total of about five hours during the entire week and that was just to get groceries and have dinner one night. We couldn't believe the solitude of the property. In the week we were there, we saw about 40 total people and they were just walking by on the beach. It seemed like there wasn't anyone within miles on the beach.

The cottage was the perfect size for us. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We took the boogie boards out daily and enjoyed the kayaks a few times as well. Since we like to cookout, we were really happy that there was a gas grill. And in an incredibly thoughtful gesture, there was a second tank of fuel for the grill in case the first one runs out. I would say the pictures that are posted really don't do this property justice. It is even nicer than advertised and the covered lanai is a perfect way to watch the sunsets.

Mark and Michele were extremely helpful and prompt with the questions I had before we arrived at the property. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. This is the most we've been able to relax since our son was born and it was the perfect chance to get away just before our daughter starts school.

We didn't venture our much but we had dinner at Pop's Sunset Grill just up the road in Nokomis. The food and view were great. There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area so it's easy to find something within a short drive.

I would just say one item of caution to anyone who might have adventurous young children. During low tide it is easy to venture out to the reef and there is a fairly steep drop off on the other side of the reef. It's marked with orange paint so it's actually easy to see in the very clear Gulf of Mexico water.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It warms our hearts to hear that our guests enjoyed the amazing peace, quiet, beauty and sollitude our Cuddlefish provides. The week that you were here had the lowest tides of the year due to the moon being at its closest point to the earth. It made for awesome evening moon rises and beautiful night time walks on the beach. The tide is extremely lower than usual because of the moon being so close. Therefore, twice a day the reef will be much closer to the shore and much shallower. The orange paint you saw, was most likely the beautiful coral. There are only a handful of places you can see live coral in the continental United States. This is one of them! Just another reason our Cuddlefish is so truly unique and special.
business
True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49633vb
-(941) 320-1567 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Northern Kentucky
5

The Cuddlefish Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had a excellent time at the Cuddlefish! Our weather was great. We seen fish, lizards, and land turtles. When they say your really the only ones on the beach they are not joking. We had the relaxation our family needed. Not to mention we were able to bring our two dogs with us which made our vacation even better. My now husband and I were wed right on the beach at sunset along with our daughter. We will always have a special place for the Cuddlefish! Thanks so much Mark and Michele for providing such a fantastic place!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49633vb
-(941) 320-1567 (Florida, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Savannah, GA
5

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5
The Cuddle Fish Beach Cottage is truly a great escape from the outside world. You can be totally engulfed in the Gulf here. What a wonderful place to vacation--so peaceful and relaxing.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

Activities On Site, beach, sand dollars, sharks teeth, dolphin, manatee and sea turtle watching, redfish, & snook fishing, and relaxing & unwinding with a good book, Activities Nearby, World class tarpon fishing, nature walks, kayaks, canoes, bicycles, wave runners, & boats of all kinds available to rent at nearby marinas, Sightseeing boat tours, Unlimited restaurants nearby - from the common to world class dining, Championship golf courses within minutes of island

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Rates & Availability

From $2,200 Per week

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2015
Dec 13 2014 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$8,000
 
 
Standard rate
Mar 28 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
$7,500
 
 
Value Season 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
$6,500
 
 
Winter 2016
Dec 13 2015 - Mar 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stereo with ipod and MP3 connectors in each bedroom and the living room

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