OLD FLORIDA, PRIVATE, QUIET, ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES.

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Rusty Chinnis

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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OLD FLORIDA, PRIVATE, QUIET, ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES.

Longboat Key Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 Two adults and one child)

The Longbeach Cottage was built in 1920 and lovingly restored to preserve its historic qualities, while providing the modern conveniences the savvy traveler demands.

We made sure you stay connected and entertained by providing high speed, wireless internet access and custom cable (view on large flat screen) TV channels. The Cottage has a fenced in backyard and a quiet, comfortable and private deck where you can read, enjoy a cup of coffee, grill out and browse the internet with your lap top or tablet.

What you'll find most compelling is the location and the wealth of amenities you can access without ever getting in your car.. Walk or bike around the perimeter of the Village to bay views, two restaurants with bay front dinning, public docks, a boat ramp, bay front beach, the Longboat Key Art Center and a oak canopied road. Walk to the gulf and some of Florida's best beaches. The vistas, sunrises and sunsets will enchant you.

The beach and the bay are pristine and if you have a kayak or paddle board you're just minutes from the Sister Keys a restored and protected group of islands in Sarasota Bay.

The location is prime for serious fishermen and provides a great diversity of opportunities. The owner (a fisherman on local waters for over 30 years) can provide you with local knowledge and information on top local guides. A public boat ramp is three blocks away.

Keywords: Historic cottage, fishing, longboat key, Longbeach, village, boat ramp, beach, dock, vacation rental, kayaking, biking, deck, pet friendly, fenced, boating, museum

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

Rusty Chinnis

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I'm a local building contractor and have an avocation as an outdoor writer and photographer. I was President of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, write a local fishing column, and am a Contributing Editor for Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine. I'm currently Chairman of Sarasota Bay Watch a non-profit committed to the health of the bay. I am also a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting instructor. Fishing is a passion which I've been pursuing in local waters for over 30 years. Just ask for an orientation to local waters and/or information on the area's best guides.The same goes for special bike hikes and where to find the best photo opts .

Rusty Chinnis purchased this cottage in 2002

I love the Village and consider it one of the world's most special places. That's why I've lived here for thirty years!

Great fishing, Peace and Quiet, Beaches, bays, sunsets, sunrises, boating, eating and drinking and so much more.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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.

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Property Reviews

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Old Florida, Private, Quiet, All the Modern Conveniences.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 17 reviews
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Mount Carmel, Pa
5

Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Rusty and Christine offered a charming cottage with all modern amenities. The house was immaculate.
We had no problems. The few times we ran into them they were very friendly and gracious. You can see that they put a lot of TLC into their property. We were so pleased with our stay that we presented them with the check for next years visit. We were here a month and now wish it would have been two.
This cottage is the epitome of the Village and old time Florida. Thank-you for providing a great home away from home. P.S. Our two dogs also loved it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Old Florida, Private, Quiet, All the Modern Conveniences.
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
United States
2

Bugs, rusty nails, etc.

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We were really looking forward to staying in this "charming" house in LBK village. The reviews made the house and its owners seem like wonderful folks. Upon arrival, the house appeared to be clean. The bottle of wine in the fridge was a nice touch.
On day one, loads and loads of ants came marching out all around the kitchen sink and front window. The plastic ant bait in place was worthless. The cleaning products in the house were all organic, so out of respect, I bought some "natural" ant spray. I sprayed every day. It was disgusting to have a layer of dead ants and other crawlers all around the sink and counter. We had to keep all of our food in the fridge. There were ants in other parts of the house, too. As a former Floridian, I know how buggy it can get. But in the hospitality business, by-owner or commercial, ants are no-no. Pest control service is a necessity.
My husband and I both stepped on rusty roofer nails right by the front porch as we cleaned beach sand off our bare feet. Fortunately, neither of us were hurt, and our son didn't step on any. I did a walkaround where I found more rusty nails on the patio and the walkway leading to it.
The master bedroom is a decent size; however, there is a broken recliner shoved into the corner -- tacky, to say the least. The second bedroom is very small, but it was good enough for our son. An adult might feel cramped.
We couldn't address any of this with the owner. We paid for week 1 several months in advance. We made the simple mistake of forgetting our check book to pay for week 2 upon arrival. We realized immediately, apologized profusely and made arrangements to pay within days. She treated us like criminals. In every conversation, she was sooooo nasty and rude. I suppose some previous guest may have bilked her, but that is no reason for her to treat us as rudely as she did.
IMO, this woman seems to think that she is doing people a favor by renting out her "charming" cottage. She needs to realize that she is in the hospitality business and should provide stellar customer service to every guest. After chatting with her husband, we found him to be a very nice fellow. I would have liked to spend more time talking to him.
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to hear these comments. We are very clear and lenient about our payment policy, but repeated attempts to collect the amount due were unsuccessful. It seemed unfortunate but necessary to pursue payment.

The ants can be a problem especially in the rainy season in Florida, but we were never advised of the problem. Had we been, we would have addressed it immediately. This problem is being resolved as we are now contracting an outside pest control service to spray quarterly.

We had the roof replaced recently and there may have been a few stray nails from that job, I walked the property several times picking up nails and may have missed a few. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Helpful votes: 0/2
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Words Cannot Describe

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Rusty & Christine,

Words cannot describe the fabulous time that we had on Longboat Key and the wonderful "Longbeach Cottage".

Thank you so very much for everything. The house was everything we dreamed of for our much needed "11" Day minication. We will be back!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Thank You For a Wonderful Cottage Stay

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Rusty & Christine,

Thank you for such a wonderful Cottage stay. We had a great time.
Thanks again for the fishing trip. It was a blast! Hope to be back again soon.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Longboat Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Joe & I Had a Wonderful Three Months

Joe & I Had a Wonderful Three Months
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Christine & Rusty

Joe & I had a wonderful three months here in the "Cottage".
You have been so helpful in so many ways.
We thank you so much as we leave to go home to Boxford, MA. and we look forward to coming back in January 2014.
Never have we met more special people than you.

Thank You
Helpful votes: 4/4
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"Dine on the docks overlooking the fishing fleet. Without a doubt the freshest seafood in town."
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Ocean Star
"Japanese food at its finest. Sushi Bar."
The Sandbar Restaurant
"Innovative cuisine with dining right on the beach."
The Waterfront Restaurant
"A great view of Tampa Bay and the Anna Maria City Pier."
Beach Bistro
"Right on the beach, intimate and definitely one of the area's premier fine dining experiences."
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant
"The place for stone crabs. Waterfront in the Village. Just three blocks from the Cottage."
Sandbar Seafood & Spirits
"Situated on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Right on the beach. Innovative cuisine, kill..."
City Pier Restaurant
"Way out on the end of the pier in Tampa Bay. Seeing is believing!"
AMI Outfitters
"The most awesome "Old Florida" shop anywhere. Clothes, kayaks, flies, fishing tackle and muc..."
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sarasota international Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Whitney Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Mar Vista
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Longboat Key Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant
Car: recommended

The owner will provide a personal orientation for fishermen, paddlers, bikers, photographers and birding enthusiasts.

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Availability & Rates

Longboat Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$800
$2,700
7 nights
 
 
Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$850
$3,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200.00
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
One half at time of reservation, balance due two weeks prior to rental date.
Tax Rate 11.5%
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Amenities

Longboat Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Quality mattresses for a great night's sleep. We travel, so we understand!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Quality mattresses for a great night's sleep. We travel, so we understand!,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Located in the quaint and historic Village, water front restaurants, public dock and boat ramp three blocks away. Five minute walk to the beach or Longboat Pass. Just a short distance to the historic and scenic Cortez fishing village. Bike to Joan Durante Park. Walking trails and biking in a restored wetland bordering Sarasota Bay. Ten miles to St. Armand's Circle, one of Florida's most stylish shopping districts. All the cultural amenities of Sarasota are thirty minutes or less away. The Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, Oslo Theater. Launch you boat at the public ramp three blocks away and you have access to some of Florida's finest fishing in minutes. The area is one of Florida's top tarpon destinations from May through July and offers some of Florida's best fishing for trout, redfish, snook, king mackerel and a host of other species. Owner is an outdoor writer and provides renters to some of Florida's most accomplished guides. If you decide to go it on your own we have you covered.
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