Manasota Key Villa Rental Photos and Description
Highly-desired Island location! 1 min to Beach,1 min to Bay,5 min to StumpPass!
Only one minute walk to our gorgeous beach, Blue Starfish Resort's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your weekly vacation stay at Blue Starfish will leave you with the sense that you've joined a vibrant vacation community full of friends you simply haven't met yet. Saturday is our arrival/departure day. 1 week minimum stay. We specialize in weekly Saturday to Saturday vacation stays. (January is the only monthly stay rate option)
Guests love our numerous on-site amenities including brand new outdoor Ping-Pong table, FREE use of our beloved Canoe & 2 popular kayaks for scenic water tours of Lemon Bay (an amazing experience as dolphins often come up to the kayaks close enough to touch!), deluxe body boards, sand toys, Coleman beach chairs, beach towels, games, books & sports equipment. Sorry no pets. No smoking inside or out. The horse-shoe configuration of our Beach Villas promotes a warm hospitality and friendly community while still offering ample privacy for our guests to fully relax.
Exceptional, highly desired location on the South end of the island! Short walk to just about everything!! Only 1 minute walk to our breathtaking beach. Only 1 minute walk at other end of our quaint street to serene Lemon Bay's tranquil waters perfect for kayaking or fishing.
Only 5 minute quick stroll to the magical nature preserve of Stump Pass State Beach Park. Best explored by kayak, boat, or on foot, Stump Pass features acres of jaw-dropping secluded shoreline & is currently the #1 ranked local attraction! Only 8 minute scenic walk down our beach to the most popular restaurants & tropical bars on the island with live music most days including White Elephant Pub, Lock n Key & Flounders. Flounders casual patio dining is a family favorite as kids can play popular sand beach games in full view of their parents enjoying music & tropical cocktails nearby. Across from Flounders, the large Englewood Beach offers very popular Free Yoga Classes on the Beach (class schedule is in our guest guide), big playground, basketball courts, Pavilion, picnic tables, boardwalk & many watersports rentals - boats, kayaks, jet ski, SUPs, parasailing, scuba, bikes, and much more!
We are thrilled to be in the same neighborhood as the amazing Stump Pass State Beach Park! Unfortunately we do not offer monthly discounts as we easily fill up with our regular weekly guests - book early if you want your favorite dates! Low-key respectful vacationers only as this is an upscale nice beach community. No pets. No smoking. Must be over 25 or staying with parents.
Whether you stay in our beautifully decorated beach houses or beach villas, or opt for our darling open-concept beach studio called Bay Breeze Bungalow, Blue Starfish Resort offers a very relaxing, tropical vacation escape in a much sought after island location.
An exclusive vacation community with only six beautiful Beach Cottages (3 beach villa options, 2 beach houses & 1 beach studio) on site all just updated with all new furniture by our ultra-talented interior designer. Our charming row of beach villas are very popular with guests. Each villa includes a full, eat-in style kitchen, private screened lanai, two bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, & family room with new sofa sleeper & new Samsung LED high definition flatscreen TV with ALL premium movie channels included FREE! Relax with free HBO, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, STARZ movies after beach time. All new stainless steel appliances! One bedroom offers a luxurious king bed with designer bedding and second bedroom delights with a new deluxe bunk-bed set with twin over full over twin trundle (can accommodate up to 4 kids or smallish adults in bunks). Our Beach Villa most comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests in beds (including trundle bed); plus up to 8 using sofa sleeper, or as a romantic extra spacious retreat for one couple to enjoy. 2 parking places included.
In addition to the 3 attached beautiful beach villas (Villa Margarita, Villa Mimosa, Villa Mojito), Blue Starfish also offers two tasteful beach houses Casa Pina Colada & Casa Sangria. Each beach house sleeps up to 10 & includes 2 bedroom/1 bathroom/1 sofa sleeper in family room/1 futon in lanai. Our adorable Bay Breeze Bungalow beach studio with 1 king bed & 1 sofa sleeper (sleeps up to 4).
ON-SITE AMENITIES in our friendly common patio area include new outdoor conversation seating, popular Tiki Bar for tropical cocktails; 2 bbq grills; outdoor dining set with oversized umbrella. New on-site outdoor ping pong is very popular with guests! Just added a canoe! Plus 2 new kayaks available for guests to tour the coastline.
Quiet, respectful low-key vacationers only as this is a nice upscale residential beach community. Owner has taken the extra effort to ensure beach villas meet standards beyond expected level of comfort & convenience. Owner dedication to upkeep, upscale decorations, cleaning, safety & guest satisfaction is not to be overlooked with shopping on the web. We also provide an 'insiders guide/warm welcome' with numerous tips known by the locals to get the absolute most out of your vacation.
** Award winning state of the art health club with Jr. Olympic Pool option located only 5 minute drive away at very reasonable additional fee of about $60 per family per week with 1 free trial day & popular summer camps.
Numerous popular day trips include Busch Garden Tampa; Disney/SeaWorld & Orlando's numerous other attractions; LEGOLAND; Key West Express (boat trip down to keys leaving from Fort Myers); neighboring Venice Island & Sarasota's popular shops, restaurants & theatre.
Manasota Key offers a delightful dose of laid back, friendly Old Florida charm - very difficult to find these days. At Blue Starfish Resort, we treat our guests like family. We know you work hard to plan your much-deserved vacation and we want to provide a special memorable beach vacation stay for your family & friends. Visit us once and we think you'll be back again and again!
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
We simply love everything about Manasota Key - the friendly locals, breathtaking beaches, numerous dolphins, & tropical bars & restaurants with live music! We added all of the comforts of home to Blue Starfish Resort's six charming beach cottages only steps to the ocean so our guests can fully relax and enjoy themselves. We treat our guests like family and love that many return each year for their annual beach vacation! We highly encourage guest feedback then quickly act on all reasonable suggestions. We are always on the look out for new ways to improve our guests' vacation stays. Latest addition - Canoe on-site free for our guests to explore Lemon Bay!!
Location, Location, LOCATION! We looked forever to find the perfect location on Manasota Key and the perfect beach villas. We are thrilled Blue Starfish Resort is a short walk to so much to do! Or you can chill out and do absolutely nothing but laze on the beach or enjoy cocktails at our patio's self-serve Tiki Bar. Only 1 minute walk to the gorgeous Manasota Key Beach with deeded beach access! Our beach never gets crowded and sand is quite plentiful unlike other local beaches on the Key - our beach does not disappear in high tide! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to the serene waters of Lemon Bay - where we love to kayak and fish. We just added a canoe & 2 kayaks our guests can use for free. Our recent guests have been having an amazing time with the kayaks - touring picturesque Lemon Bay with dolphins swimming up right next to the kayaks - something they won't soon forget! We also added outdoor Ping-Pong - get your game on!
Only 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park - acres of secluded beaches & amazing nature preserve that is currently the #1 ranked attraction. We are so happy to be in the same neighborhood as the treasured Stump Pass Park!! Only about 8 minute walk to relax with pina coladas & live music at the most popular restaurants & bars of Manasota Key including Flounders, White Elephant Pub, and Lock n Key - with free yoga on the beach, watersports rentals near by & a big playground, basketball courts, beach Pavilion across from restaurants.
In addition to our fantastic location, our very talented interior designer just worked her magic with all new furnishings at each of Blue Starfish Resort's six beautiful Beach Cottage options. Enjoy! We also pride ourselves to make sure each cottage is very well stocked. We recently added new Samsung high definition LED TVs with ALL FREE PREMIUM movie channels including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ etc. so guests can enjoy popular movies after beach time with their family. Free Kayak Use in Lemon Bay!! New outdoor Ping-Pong patio area - get ready to challenge friends & family. Got little ones? We've got you covered with beach toys, pack n play that can be used as a crib, high-back booster seat with tray can be used as a high chair & responsible local Red Cross certified, reasonably priced babysitters. Got bigger kids? They'll love our new Lucky Bums brand 41' Body Boards to catch the waves in style & their parents can join in or watch them in our new Coleman beach chairs with soft cooler pockets on the side to hold their favorite beverage or beach reading. They can also hit the basketball courts, sand volleyball courts & numerous watersports rentals on the main beach across from Flounders. On-site new outdoor Ping-Pong; Canoe & Kayaks in our common patio area and plenty of classic board games and books for after beach time. Have fun!