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CLASSIC 'FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE', SECLUDED BAYSIDE LOT, PRIVATE PATH TO GULF BEACH

Chris Potter

Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights

Chris Potter

Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english
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CLASSIC 'FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE', SECLUDED BAYSIDE LOT, PRIVATE PATH TO GULF BEACH

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights

Overview

Overview

Manasota Key House Rental Photos and Description

Fully Renovated, Beautifully Furnished, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6 Easily (8 Max)

Originally built in the 1950's, our simple beach house has just been completely renovated - new kitchen, bathrooms, furnishings - and everything to a very high standard. With three bedrooms, it can easily sleep 6, plus there is a queen-sized sofa bed, if needed, for a maximum of 8 guests. Its ideal for a single family, or for two/three couples vacationing together.

Two of the the three bedrooms - a queen, and two twins - are in the original single story house. Back in the 80’s, a third spacious en-suite bedroom - a queen - was added above the garage. Access to this bedroom is via external stairs.

We’ve added whisper quiet A/C units, and new fans. Needless to say, there is wireless internet, and two TV’s, a full laundry and new appliances.

From magnificent sunrise to awesome sunset, vacation days here will pass all too quickly.

Relax in our comfortable sun-room, overlooking the large waterfront lot, with palm trees and live oaks with spanish moss. Out in Lemon Bay there’s a regular stream of boat traffic on the Intra Coastal Waterway...

... or take a two minute stroll on our private path to the Gulf of Mexico, and miles of near-deserted sandy beaches - swim, walk, fish or collect shells to your hearts content.

Enjoy a private viewing of local wildlife - osprey and pelican patrolling the waterfront; dolphin and manatee, turtles, heron and sea-waders... or visit Manasota Key’s Stump Pass, a well preserved state park.

A short drive away, and you’re in Olde Englewood, with interesting local shops, good cafes and restaurants, a weekly Farmers Mart, and a varied program of activities throughout the year. Dearborn Street is also home to a good library, and the Lemon Bay Playhouse, Florida’s only community theatre.

We’re close to a wide array of activities - golf, deep-sea and game fishing, boat rental - including jet-skiing and sunset cruises. Plus, there’s a tennis and beach club just a few hundred yards from the house.

Further afield, the city of Sarasota is half an hour away, and well worth exploring. There is an excellent aquarium, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a 13 acre horticultural paradise, with a stunning conservatory. There’s a wide range of artistic and cultural activities - including the world-class Sarasota Opera House. And plenty of specialist shops - antiques, bookstores, galleries...

For a whole day excursion, we can recommend an Eco-tour at Babcock Ranch - a glimpse of primitive Florida, with Cypress swamps and alligators. Or a trip to the Ten Thousand Islands on the edge of the Everglades National Park.

Back at home - if you aren’t dining out at one of the many local restaurants - a cool drink under the spectacular banyan tree and supper on the grill ends a perfect day.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chris Potter (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english

About Chris Potter

The owners are John Ritchie, his sister Lynn and her husband Chris Potter.

John is a high school principal in Boston, MA, while Chris & Lynn - both retired - live in Hexham, England.

Chris Potter purchased this house in 1956

Why Chris Potter chose Manasota Key

The property has been in the wider Ritchie family for close on 60 years - and was one of the first lots developed in the days when Manasota Key Road was a single dirt track lane, and each house had to collect its own drinking water in private cisterns!

John and Lynn have known the Key since their schooldays, and Chris, who has been heavily involved in the renovations, first visited in the mid 80's.

We think the house was built by famous Sarasota architect Paul Rudolf - its certainly in the style of his beach houses - and is one of the few remaining examples of its type.

We'd like to think Paul Rudolf would approve the renovations - and he'd certainly enjoy the modern-day comforts!

What makes this house unique

Every house on the Key is different - but this is unique. There is a wonderful sense of space about the whole lot, and the magnificent Banyan tree frames the house perfectly.

Its set a way back off the road, and is well secluded. The views over the Bay are glorious, and the private path to the Gulf beach is enchanting.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights
Book with confidence
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

Classic 'Florida Beach House', Secluded Bayside Lot, Private Path To Gulf Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Classic 'Florida Beach House', Secluded Bayside Lot, Private Path To Gulf Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p559288vb
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Toronto, Canada
5

Paradise unlimited

  • 5 of 5
This property suited our two couples well. Having the separate apartment over the garage enabled each couple to have some privacy as needed. The furnishings are certainly unique and the location couldn't be better. To be able to walk a few steps to an almost secluded beach is a rare opportunity . I did enjoy searching for shark's teeth. There are numerous restaurants in the area but a month isn't long enough to try them all -especially if you want to cook at home with the good kitchen and BBQ . If you want to have a peaceful vacation, this is certainly the place.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing

Map

Map

Stump Pass Beach State Park
Gulf View Grill
Lock & Key Restaurant & Pub
Flounders
Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro
Gulf View Grill
Elsie Quirk Library
Farmers market
Farlow's On The Water
Englewood Farmers Market
Mango Bistro
Lock & Key Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sarasota
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Boca Royale, Englewood
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Gulf View
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

Our home is on a large secluded waterfront lot on the bayside of Manasota Key - and we have a private path to miles of near deserted beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

Our stretch of the Key is in a conservation area - a mixture of classic beach houses and modern mansions, many with beautiful gardens, palm trees and a wonderful canopy of live oaks and spanish moss.

There is an abundance of wildlife - pelicans, osprey, grey heron, dolphin and manatee have all been seen from our property.

And yet we're only a few minutes from downtown Olde Englewood, with a wide choice of restaurants, shops, a weekly farmers market plus a good library and live theater.

The city of Sarasota is half an hour's drive away, and there's always plenty happening there. With a world class aquarium, superb botanical gardens, and its very own Opera House, there's never a shortage of outings.

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $700 Per week

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
28 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
Holiday 2014/15
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
14 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
January 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Feb/Mar/Apr 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates include full cleaning service before and after vacation.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main - toilet , shower , Heritage vanity basin
    Upstairs en-suite - toilet , shower
  • Tiled shower with frameless glass surround
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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