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Private Island House On The Water

Rodney Schansman

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Rodney Schansman

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2015
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Private Island House On The Water

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Cortez House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Set on a 30 acre private island just off the North end of Longboat Key, this new water front home (completed in 2012) will provide an island vacation experience for you and your family like no other. The house has 2 bedrooms, an outside sleeping porch/bunk bed, along with 2 1/2 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms view out to Longboat Pass with private dock. Sunsets are spectacular.

The house has 64 feet of sliding doors opening onto large screened decks over-looking the water for lounging and dining. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless 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 you can read a book in the hammocks and order pizza to be delivered.

Great boating water, with use of fishing poles, paddle boards and kayaks.

This property is only accessible by boat, which gives you privacy while being close to it all. Parking and docking access to/from the property is provided at local marina (5 minute boat ride). You can bring your own boat and launch it at any of the nearby boat ramps or marinas or rent one from a local marina. Details available upon request.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rodney Schansman (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2015

What makes this house unique

This property is only accesible by boat, which gives you privacy while being close to it all. You can bring your own boat and launch it at any of the nearby boat ramps or marinas or rent one from a local marina. Details available upon request.

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 to St. Armonds Key, Downtown Sarasota, known world wide for fine arts and culture,beaches, museums, botanical gardens, and wonderful restaurants.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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 3 traveler reviews

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Private Island House On The Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Experience of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation with my husband and three kids ages of 12 for my two twins and 9 for my son.We loved being on this private island. We saw dolphins every day while sitting on the dock. My kids got to paddleboard right next to the dolphins.We got to see green parrots in the morning and woodpeckers. We caught fish right off the dock.We enjoyed the bocce court, the jenga game and campfires. The kids loved exploring the island and taking pictures of all the nature.The house had so many areas to sit and enjoy the great views! We loved the outdoor speakers and lights that were strung in the trees.

The house was amazing. We loved the view and being able to open the house up to a screen porch.The kitchen had everything to cook a great meal. It was a gourmet kitchen! They had a kitchen table that we got to play ping-pong on. The owner was so nice and was available at all times. We had an epic vacation and we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lake Mary, Florida
5

Designer tree house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are very hard to impress, and we couldn't have been more impressed by this designer tree house at the beach! The entire trip was amazing, in large part due to the attention to detail Rodney and his wife have put into making this vacation house a real home. They were also extremely kind and helpful throughout our stay! Amazing people :)

We stayed for a week with our two children (3 and 12) and had so much fun making s'mores at the campfire, playing pétanque (bocce), kayaking, and spending afternoons lounging on the sandbar, while the kids searched for shells and crabs. Loved watching the sunset from the dock and early morning manatees and dolphins. :)

We made most of our meals here and it was an absolute pleasure to cook in this kitchen! (And I generally do not enjoy cooking!) They really have thought of everything you could possibly need, spices, oils, and standard condiments that may have been forgotten. And when my daughter came down with a cold I was so grateful (and surprised!)to find the turmeric and garlic on hand to help ease her congestion without having to make a trip to the store!

Everything is so well organized, finding what you need is a breeze (and even inspired me to reorganize my house when we got home!) and there is plenty of everything! Bath Towels, beach towels, dishes, pillows, blankets etc! I actually brought extra pillows and blankets bc it's seems there are never enough or they are poor quality, but what a pleasant surprise to find quality and surplus!

My husband and I are not boaters, and you do need a boat to get around, but we were able to rent a boat at cannons marina and after a couple of days my husband was able to confidently get us around and the kids had so much fun cruising the water! :)

We will remember this trip as one of our best vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home for a week with 6 of my college girlfriends (Class of 1986). It was phenominal. There was always a breeze, so we fought over who would get to sleep in the bunks on the sleeping porch.

There is so much attention to detail as well. Great kitchen for prepping meals. And every cooking tool and spice you can imagine. We hardly left the island. But when we did there were plenty of options to try.

The boat access was a little daunting at 1st. But it was a wonderful adventure, with sunset cruises and boat rides to dinner.

Each morning we would open the magnificent doors upstairs and let the cool breezes fill the house.

And so much wildlife and many activites on the island. We had a manatee that would visit every day, caught lots of fish right from the dock, and explored the sandbar out front at low tide.

I would highly recommend this home and will return again and again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
(SRQ) Sarasota - Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Private boat from Bradenton Beach Marina
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key Resort Club and IMG, and others
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant

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Rates & Availability

From $3,000 Per week

Cortez House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$3,000
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes This home is a high-end luxury private island getaway - boat access only
with very limited rental to qualified individuals and groups.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cortez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Sleeping Porch - 1 bunk bed
  • Two bedrooms with king size beds and private baths. Each has separate entrance. Private bunk beds are on upstairs screened porch, with view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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