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CLASSIC 'OLD STYLE FLORIDA' HOME IN HISTORIC LONGBEACH VILLAGE

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014
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CLASSIC 'OLD STYLE FLORIDA' HOME IN HISTORIC LONGBEACH VILLAGE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Longboat Key House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage close to Gulf and Bay

Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with pool on the north end of Longboat Key. Longbeach Village is a neighborhood with 'Old Florida Charm' unlike most of LBK. You will be two houses from the bay (boat launch and pier), and 3 blocks from a fabulous stretch of beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Two restaurant/pubs (Mar Vista and Moore's Stone Crab) are also right there. If you enjoy boating, you can bring your own boat or rent from one of the local marinas. Go north less than a mile and you are on Anna Maria Island and near Coquina Beach. Go south and explore the many miles of Long Boat Key, including the Mote Aquarium, and finally the fine shops and dining at St. Armands Key.

The house has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, full kitchen, as well as a 'Florida room'. Outside is a fenced-in yard with in-ground Gunite pool with plenty of chairs to relax in. A gas grill is also provided. Behind the fence is additional parking with room for a boat trailer or additional car. House has plenty of ceiling fans, air conditioning, 2 HD TVs, FiOS service with Phone/Cable/Internet/WiFi.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014

About Owner/Property Manager

We are from the northeast, but have been in love with this area for a long time. Someday, we hope to live here year-round!

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2013

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Longboat Key

We have always been interested in the 'old style' Florida villages like in the town of Anna Maria. We wanted a house, not a condo, and we wanted to be within walking distance of one of the great Gulf beaches. We spent a long time looking in Anna Maria before we realized that there was a similar area at the north end of LBK. It was everything we wanted!

What makes this house unique

1) Walk to beautiful beach

2) Private Inground Pool

3) Quiet friendly neighborhood

4) Steps away from bay for boat launch, fishing, kayaking, dining, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve, we are back at our home and would like to say "thanks" for sharing your home with us. My wife and I for many years have preferred private vacation rentals versus hotels or resorts, and yours now ranks very high on our list. I am already looking forward to future visits. The location is unbelievable, exactly what we like. Quiet, peaceful, not full of commercial development and high rises. So close to the bay and Mar Vista (did not get to Moore's....next trip). The bay was great for kayaking and so easy to access from your house. We paddled out to Jewfish Key and also went under the drawbridge to the gulf beach. That beach is fabulous; uncrowded, clean and just close enough to walk to and avoid parking hassles.



It is easy to tell that your home is not just a standard "rental". It feels more like your actual home that you go to. The quality and quantity of the towels, linens, kitchenware, dishes, silverware, etc. all show that. Great coffee maker, which I especially appreciated and there was a big pack of filters. The house was very clean and organized when we arrived, and we tried to leave it in that condition when we departed. Hopefully Svenja had a relatively easy job today. (She was very nice to bring me some replacement batteries for the remote control last Sunday) Although I must admit, I didn't put away the last load from the dishwasher. We loved the pool, it was clean, the surface and the pavers around it were very nice. Water temp was just right. Plenty of pool furniture too. Used the grill twice and it works fine. It was nice having some cooking items in the cabinet, like spices, oil, and balsamic vinegar; also laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and full size washer and dryer. A/C worked perfectly, TV worked, water pressure was good in the shower, no issues! Finally, I really appreciate your pet policy; our dog was very happy all week and she especially enjoyed going on daily walks through the neighborhood with us.
Jul 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3543538
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5
We spent the month of June at this lovely beach house. It was so perfect for our family. We could walk to the beach or swim in the beautiful pool. We took a day trip to Siesta Key. We also shopped at St. Armands Circle and beached it on Lido Beach in Sarasota several times.
The house had everything we needed. We made many lovely meals and wanted for nothing. We had such a wonderful beach vacation!
Thank you Steve and Donna!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dana - it was a pleasure accommodating you! We hope you come back again!
business
Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3543538
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
4

great place to relax

  • 4 of 5
The location was fantastic, within walking distance to the beach. We spent many afternoons in the beautiful pool with our family. This is a great place to take a family, as the pool and beach really provided us hours of fun. The house was clean and comfortable. We walked to Mar Vista for a great dinner one night which we really enjoyed. Also enjoyed the rod and reel pier for breakfast just a short drive away. We rented jetskis one afternoon and loved watching the dolphins swim beside us. Steve was easy to contact and left all important information easy to find in the house. We would definitely recommend this rental and hope to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you it was our pleasure having you. Please come back!
business
Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3543538
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Seattle
5

Our entire stay was absolute paradise

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and felt like we got the VIP treatment. The house was amazing, extremely roomy and provided everything we could possibly need. There are two fabulous restaurants within walking distance and a beautiful beach with white, powdery sand about a 15 minute walk from the front door. Honestly though, we had a hard time tearing ourselves away from the private pool to even consider going to the beach. The entire honeymoon felt like paradise and the homeowner was extremely helpful and friendly. We will definitely be renting this house again in the future.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your honeymoon --- you will always be welcome back!
business
Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3543538
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
4

A time capsule retreat, few like it remain.

  • 4 of 5
Longboat Key has been redeveloped over time with multi-story condos becoming the dominant dwellings everywhere except in a small enclave on the north end known as the historic village. The historic village is a funky architectural stew with a few multi-million dollar eighties Miami Vice style homes right next to small fifties bungalows. It bears some resemblance to the feel of Key West.
This home is a fifties 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that had an addition added at some time in the past to make a 1400 square foot home. The bedrooms and baths are small, as were most built back then. A recently constructed swimming pool is a great addition to the property. Neighbors are very close to you, but during our visit, the neighborhood was quiet.
If you're looking for a quaint and quiet base to explore the area, this home is a good choice. We prefer this sort of lodging much more than a noisy, crowded resort. The owner has equipped the kitchen well with all you need to prepare meals. The living room furniture is comfy. Property negatives were minimal, the television was too small for the size of the living room, and the queen bed frame in the master bedroom was wobbly and noisy. If you're planning on traveling to mainland Sarasota frequently while in the area, it can become wearying making the trek south in slow traffic.
If you're like most of us, you're on the key for one main reason, the beach. It's a short drive or walk from the home and it is a fabulous beach. While there at the end of June, it was remarkable for both the lack of other visitors and beauty of surroundings. Just a couple miles up the road in Bradenton, the beaches are crawling. Let's keep this beach our secret!
The owner was very responsive to our questions and communicated well. All in all, things were well maintained. We'll definitely consider coming back again.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We did quite a few improvements (including new living room furniture) when we were there in July, and I agree that a bigger TV would work in the living room. That's on our list for next visit!
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Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3543538
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 3 kids stayed here for a week. We had a great time! There was plenty of room. The pool in the backyard was private and so convenient for the kids to swim while we were at the house. There is a really nice seafood restaurant only a 1 minute walk up the road that overlooks the bay. There is beach access a few blocks away that you can walk to along with many other beautiful beaches within driving distance. We visited Mote Aquarium, St. Armands circle (a bunch of shops and restaurants), and there are places really close by that you can rent bikes, kayaks, fishing charters, etc. There is sooooo much to do on all the islands by Sarasota, but I would say that the best beach we visited is the one 3 blocks away! Disney, Universal, and Legoland are also about 2 hours away. The owner was really nice and everything went smoothly. You can tell he really takes pride in this rental and wants you to have a great stay. The house was nicely stocked with plenty of towels, sheets, blankets, etc. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was a pleasure dealing with you and we would love to have you again.
business
Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3543538
Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Wunderbarer Strand und toller Pool

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben eine Woche in dem großzügigen Haus verbracht. Der Vermieter war super nett und unkompliziert. Es hat alles prima geklappt. Das Haus selber ist sehr geräumig und hat alle Annehmlichkeiten, die man für einen netten Urlaub braucht (inkl. Poolgummischnickschnack). Der Pool ist der Hammer. Groß genug für ernsthaftes Schwimmen und tief genug für Arschbomben. Der Strand ist fünf Gehminuten entfernt, traumhaft weiß und alles andere als Überfüllt.

Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Gerne wieder.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Timo! We hope you can visit us again.

Here is the English version, thanks to Google Translate:
"We have spent a week in the spacious house. The owner was super nice and easy. Everything worked out fine. The house itself is very spacious and has all the amenities you need for a nice holiday (including rubber pool frills). The pool is awesome. Large enough for serious swimming and deep enough for cannonballs. The beach is a five minute walk, dreamlike white and anything but crowded. We felt very comfortable there. Gladly again."

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Longboat Key Beach
Car: recommended

Please refer to the aerial photo of the area around the house - it will show a great view of where we are and what's within walking distance. You will be surrounded by idyllic places to enjoy the sun, sand and water. You will feel like you are on a Caribbean island with perfect white sand and azure waters. The bridge at Longboat Pass connects Longboat Key to Anna Maria Island where lots more activities are available. You can walk here or better yet take a boat or kayak from our boat launch. Even by kayak you can get to Jewfish Key and.or Beer Can Point, where people congregate and soak it all in. If your dog is with you, you may want to take part in the daily 'Dog Thirty' where neighbors meet at the arts center at 5:30pm to socialize - with dogs and liquid refreshments! And at any point during the day or evening, two great restaurant/pubs are just footsteps away.

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Rates & Availability

From $850 Per week

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2015
Nov 30 2014 - Feb 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
$2,700
 
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a door directly to pool area. Also includes small HD TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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