CLASSIC 'OLD STYLE FLORIDA' HOME IN HISTORIC LONGBEACH VILLAGE

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Speaks english, german
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSIC 'OLD STYLE FLORIDA' HOME IN HISTORIC LONGBEACH VILLAGE

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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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Owner/Property Manager

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, german

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

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!

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 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
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I am already looking forward to future visits!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Classic 'Old Style Florida' home in historic Longbeach Village
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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We enjoyed our vacation in Longboat Key so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We enjoyed our vacation in Longboat Key so much! The house was nice and well situated to so many activities. We were able to see the peacocks several times, even some of the babies. My girls and niece and nephew loved to see who could spot the peacocks first! They also really enjoyed the pool. Thank you so much for putting up the safety fence. It made me feel better since my youngest daughter, who is 4, decided just before vacation that she could swim by herself - even though she really cannot!

As for feedback, the Florida room is a great asset to the house. It was easy to take off beach shoes and not track so much sand through the house. We also used that area to hang swim suits and towels. The room divider screen was greatly utilized for that purpose. Also, it was so nice having the washer and dryer as well as the dishwasher. What would we do without our modern conveniences?! I also liked that the dining room and table accommodated all of us even when my sister, niece and nephew joined us for meals.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
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We loved the house!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We loved the house! It was perfect for us. Honestly, I don’t know what I would change.

I guess the only thing that might be nice would be some different (better) patio furniture. For us, it was too hot to sit outside very often, but if it were a different season, it would have been nice to have had some nicer chairs to sit in – especially in that back corner. A table would have made it nicer.

But like I said, we loved the place and plan on coming back again next year! It was a very affordable option that made it work for our family.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
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A time capsule retreat, few like it remain.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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.
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!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
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Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was a pleasure dealing with you and we would love to have you again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Longboat Key Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Mar Vista
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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Availability & Rates

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Mar 12 2014 - May 31 2014
$900
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$1,000
$3,200
7 nights
 
 
Fall 2014`
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 20 2014
$850
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,500
$4,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • paragliding
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