Marcia Benson

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEACH & BOATER'S PARADISE

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4 bedroom, 3.5 bath heated pool on deep water canal with direct access to gulf

Welcome to Beach & Boaters Paradise where you will have immediate access to beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Longboat Key’s sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters.

Picture yourself vacationing in this beautifully remodeled home on fabulous Longboat Key - perfectly located on a deep water canal with a dock that can accommodate a 40+ foot boat, only minutes by boat to the Bay and less than two miles to the Gulf inlet. The deeded beach access is a short walk across Gulf of Mexico Drive. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom luxury waterfront vacation rental was designed to provide you and your family a lifetime of vacation memories to cherish.

The dock-side screened patio has a large family-friendly heated pool and abundant lounging areas that invite you to swim the day away or just relax and read a book. Enjoy sunset dinners cooked on the built-in gas grill and dine “al fresco” at the outdoor dining table next to the pool as you watch the fish jumping by the dock!

This one story home features chiseled travertine stone floors throughout. The spacious, yet comfy, great room has pocket sliding glass doors that open to the patio and maximize the outside water views. The high-end kitchen easily accommodates a large group with center Island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and all the cookware you will need to make sumptuous meals!

There are several amenities to make you feel at home including washer and dryer. The great room has a 55” LED TV with Verizon cable and a Blue Ray player. You can stay connected with friends and family via free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada as well as the use of the free high speed wireless internet.

All of the bedrooms were designed with comfort in mind. The master suite has a king size bed that overlooks the pool and canal. The elegant en suite bath has dual sinks and an oversized shower. If you need the storage space, there is a huge walk-in closet.

The second Master features a queen size bed, adjoining full bath and French doors opening to the pool. The third and fourth bedrooms are furnished with queen size beds and are adjacent to the third bathroom with tub and shower.

The half bath is located near the great room.

The home has an open floor plan and will easily accommodate a big family on vacation or group of friends on an excursion. We invite you to be our guests.

[A word about Longboat Key: Longboat Key is a desired vacation spot because it has a laid-back feel with its sunny, pristine beaches. But if you want to visit local attractions or activities, they are close to our home. Some of our attractions include: St. Armand’s Circle (2.5 miles), downtown Sarasota shopping and restaurants (4.3 miles), Mote Aquarium (1.7 miles), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (5.6 miles), Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (5.7 miles) or John and Mable Ringling Museum Complex (8.2 miles). The Sarasota-Bradenton airport is 8.5 miles.]

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Marcia Benson

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I was born and raised in Ohio and when I met my husband, Lou, he was living in Florida. It took a little convincing and moved to Stuart, Florida in 2000 – and in case you were wondering, I don’t miss the snow and ice at all!

I invested in real estate even when I was in Ohio. So when I relocated to Florida I became a licensed realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

My sister and brother live in the Sarasota area, and when we came to visit, I would hunt for real estate. When we saw this house we liked the layout, location and possibilities. It was big enough for large gatherings, yet not too big for a couple.

My husband and I completely remodeled the home – literally from top to bottom. We wanted to make the home family-friendly, open and welcoming.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Marcia Benson purchased this house in 2010

Like us, you will find that Longboat Key is a unique place. The island life style is casual and fun. Our home is in a nice residential community and only 2 miles to St. Armand’s Circle for shopping and restaurants (and there’s a Kilwin’s Ice Cream Shop). The Mote Marine Aquarium is a mile away. There are miles of beach just across the way.

We are boaters and love the west Florida waters. The house has a big deep water dock. We are minutes to Sarasota Bay and a little over a mile by water to the New Pass Inlet to the Gulf.

And if that wasn’t enough we have easy access to all the culture that Sarasota has to offer.

Plus we love the sunsets.

This home is a one stop shop for a perfect vacation, retreat or family get-together. The deep water dock allows you to rent or bring your boat next to the house.

The layout of the house has large gathering spaces and at the same time separated bedrooms for privacy.

The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances and has lots of counter space and room.

The expansive beach is close by and all the amenities of a big city are a short ride over the bridge. Or you can stay at home and enjoy the grill, deck and pool.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Beach & Boater's Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beach & Boater's Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p570768vb
7725280837
Lido Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Woodstopck, IL USA
5

FANTASTIC 4 BEDROOM HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
I would highy recommend this property for anyone wishing to relax, enjoy the sunshine and looking for the comforts of home. Very clean, well kept property.
Left us information about restaurants and the garage had bikes as well as pool and beach toys and floats. Very roomy, excellent for families. we had 4 couples and it was just perfect. Enjoyed dining on the deck while being close to the pool Had a tropical rain storm and didn't affect us at all.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Beach & Boater's Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p570768vb
7725280837
Lido Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
winchester united kingdom
5

BEST RENTAL HOME WE'VE FOUND.

Best rental home we've found.
  • 5 of 5
Great home for family getaways.
Home has all you need and is beautifully decorated with lots of finishing touches that really make the difference. A real home from home.
Well equipped throughout with bicycles in the garage, beach chairs and pool toys etc all of which we have missed on other homes.
Pool is deep which is great for older kids and teenagers etc but be mindful of this with very young children.
Location is perfect for south Longboat Key (LBK) and an easy cycle to St Armand's Circle on Lido Key where there's great shopping, restaurants and ice creams! Public access nearby to LBK beach but there are better areas of beach near on Lido Key and further north near Holmes beach.
Lots of information in the home on local restaurants, places to see and go.
Overall 10/10
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beach & Boater's Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p570768vb
7725280837
Lido Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
New York City
5

SUPERB VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
This vacation home is up to a superb standard. We were not disappointed. The location is perfect, right on the waterfront, though not facing the ocean. Huge living room and integral kitchen. The kitchen has recently been remodeled to a very high standard with all high end appliances. The master bedroom was luxurious with a gorgeous en suite bathroom. We would have no hesitation in staying here again. Very highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Beach & Boater's Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p570768vb
7725280837
Lido Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Oxford
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME AND GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully decorated home. Our family of 6 had plenty of space to spread out and relax. Our family absolutely loved the pool which went from 3' or 4' to 6' at one end. The beds and linens were very comfortable and we had all we needed from beach towels to dishes. The fishing dock was great, we caught catfish and a few other species we weren't familiar with. Would definitely comeback, and maybe next time rent a boat. We found our favorite beach access was a short drive north next to the Diplomat hotel, less shelly than the closer one by the golf course and a place to park.

We had children ages, 2, 6, 10, and 14. This house is in a quiet neighborhood which was great for relaxing. Bradenton and Anna Maria are a short drive north for more tourist activities. We also spent time in Sarasota which was a short drive across the bay.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beach & Boater's Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p570768vb
7725280837
Lido Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
tekonsha,mi,us
5

PERFECT VACATION LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely beautiful home in the ideal location. We took advantage of our private dock and rented a pontoon for the week. Outstanding fishing in Sarasota Bay. The pool was very refreshing after being out on the water all day. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a very memorable vacation on Longboat Key. We will be back next year.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Beach & Boater's Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p570768vb
7725280837
Lido Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Bartlett Tn
5

THANKSGIVING 2011

  • 5 of 5
we had an excellent time in this rental. The house was beautiful and the weather was great. The kids enjoyed the pool and the beach. A wonderful family vacation.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Longboat Key
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dry Dock Restaurant
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Lido Key House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$6,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$6,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
December
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$7,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Deposit $350 + Tax
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Lido Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , Dual Sinks, Walk in Shower
    Second Master - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Second Master - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you love boating or beaching, you are in for a treat. There’s a dock behind the house. Bring your own boat or rent one. You are only a mile to the Gulf inlet. Golf and tennis are nearby - there’s even a community baseball field. Like the beach? You will not find a more beautiful beach. We have a deeded access to the beach within walking distance or you can use our bikes. We have beach chairs and toys for your use as well. Forget shopping malls or outlet stores. Frequent the shops on St. Armand’s Circle - just 2 miles away. While there choose among the best restaurants in the area. If it’s overcast– try the Ringling Museum or the Mote Marine Aquarium (one mile south). The Selby Botanical Gardens are a treasure. If you love tropical plants and orchids – it is a must see. If you are a homebody or just want to relax -- hang out at the house. Float in the heated pool, lounge in the sun or cast a fishing line from our dock.
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