INTERIOR DESIGNER CREATED GORGEOUS VILLA IN BLUE STARFISH RESORT-STEPS TO BEACH!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
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INTERIOR DESIGNER CREATED GORGEOUS VILLA IN BLUE STARFISH RESORT-STEPS TO BEACH!

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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 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 option)

Guests love our numerous on-site amenities including brand new outdoor Ping-Pong table, FREE use of our 2 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 horseshoe 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 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 is a family favorite as kids can play popular 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 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, Blue Starfish Resort offers a very relaxing 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 small adults in bunks). Our Beach Villa most comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests in beds (including trundle bed); plus up to 8 in a pinch 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, Blue Starfish also offers a choice of two beach houses Macaw House & Parrot House. Each beach house (Macaw & Parrot) sleeps up to 10 & includes 2 bedroom/1 bathroom/1 sofa sleeper in family room/1 futon in lanai. Our adorable Sandpiper 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! 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.

** 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!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

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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.

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 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 & Kayaks in our common patio area and plenty of classic board games and books for after beach time. Have fun!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Interior Designer Created Gorgeous Villa in Blue Starfish Resort-Steps to Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Interior Designer Created Gorgeous Villa in Blue Starfish Resort-Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p573216vb
+1 9786094268
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

BEST FAMILY VACATION YET!

  • 5 of 5
Our Family just had our best vacation yet at this really nicely decorated villa. A short 1 minute walk to a great beach, very awesome! My kids liked walking to the beach playground & we all liked being so close to Flounders. A kid friendly restaurant with delicious food, a Tiki bar, live music, and an overall great atmosphere. The villa was completely kid friendly. The owners are super nice and very attentive. They made sure we had everything we needed for our vacation. Loved the lucky bum huge body boards! Many thanks for a great vacation! See you next year! -KTD
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are beyond thrilled your family had your best vacation ever!! We will be sure to let our interior designer know you enjoyed her work. Glad you were able to catch some waves with the new oversized Lucky Bums body/boogie boards! Our family loves hanging out at Flounders too. It is fantastic that you can watch your kids play the fun sand games from the Tiki Bar - now that's a real vacation! Cheers! Amy and Frank
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Interior Designer Created Gorgeous Villa in Blue Starfish Resort-Steps to Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p573216vb
+1 9786094268
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

FANTASTIC MANASOTA KEY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
My family loves this place! Great decorating! Very clean. Very nice owners were easy to work with. Location is perfect for us because we have young kids & can walk in just a minute to beautiful uncrowded beach where the kids played with me while my husband surf fished. Including all premium movie channels free was great for after beach time. We also loved that the big playground was walkable. Only suggestion I can think of is to maybe add couple more beach towels but we found the cottage to be very well stocked including a pack n play, booster seat, lots of sand toys & games. Trying to make this an annual trip.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a fantastic family vacation & found our cottage to be well stocked, well decorated & very clean in a perfect location! Our talented interior designer and devoted cleaners will be so happy to hear your very nice comments about their work.
* We love our beach too and consider it a best kept secret! We are always surprised that it never gets very crowded. We spent a long time looking for a perfect location near a beautiful beach that doesn't disappear in high tide (as some do on the Key). The last thing you want to do when the kids are having fun playing on the beach is leave when the tide comes up - so we are thrilled to be only a 1 minute walk to the perfect beach. We hope your husband caught some big fish - we keep hearing great fishing reports from guests. It is nice that Lemon Bay is only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street so guests can fish or kayak in scenic Lemon Bay too.
** Glad you enjoyed the nearby big playground & the all free premium movie channels. Our family loves to watch movies together after the beach & many guests have responded very positively to our "all free movie channel line up." We will certainly add some more beach towels - thanks for the suggestion. On your next trip be sure to explore Stump Pass Beach State Park near us - it is currently the #1 ranked local attraction on Trip Advisor. The park's acres of secluded shoreline & breathtaking nature preserve only 5 minute walk away provide a memorable family excursion. The free yoga on the beach is also a huge hit with our guests if you'd like to check those free classes out on a future trip.
* Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback - it is greatly appreciated! Cheers! Amy & Frank
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
White Elephant Pub
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Venice
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Flounders Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Car: necessary

Fantastic Location! Blue Starfish Resort is only a 5 minute walk to Stump Pass Beach State Park's amazing nature preserve & acres of secluded beach shoreline. Stump Pass is the #1 ranked local attraction and we are thrilled to be in the Park's neighborhood! ONLY 1 minute walk to gorgeous Manasota Key beach! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to serene Lemon Bay - perfect for kayaking or fishing. 2 new kayaks available for our guests to enjoy! Curious dolphins frequently come up very close to the kayaks in Lemon Bay - an absolutely amazing experience!) Only about 8 minute walk to the most popular restaurants and bars on Manasota Key including White Elephant Pub, Flounders & Lock n Key - most have live music most days & tropical setting across from Englewood Beach with big playground, very popular Free yoga classes on the beach, Basketball courts, watersports rentals - SUPS, Kayaks, boats, jet ski, parasailing etc. The beach near us has plenty of sand that doesn't disappear in high tide like some local beaches on the Key! New on-site amenities - Blue Starfish Resort guests can use our new kayaks for free! Dolphins are frequently seen in both the ocean and bay near us & quite friendly - you can almost touch them they get so close to the kayaks at times! New Outdoor Ping-Pong in our common patio area. Get ready for some friendly competition.

Blue Starfish Resort is a special place in a great location - visit us once and we think you'll be hooked:). Many of our guests return each year as a family tradition we are proud to say.

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Manasota Key Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Specials!
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$695
$2,695
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$595
$2,695
 
 
October
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$749
$2,995
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$995
$2,995
 
 
Early December
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$749
$4,995
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
$4,995
 
 
January
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$895
$3,495
 
 
Winter 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
$5,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $49 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes We are a weekly Saturday to Saturday stay place. (sorry no monthly discount). Only monthly stay option in January only. We can't hold dates in fairness to guests ready to book dates. ONLY $300 first payment to reserve dates. mc or visa. 2 free parking place. Free WIFI. Linens, Bath & Beach towels provided. All premium movie channels FREE. 3 p.m. check in. 10 a.m. check out. no pets/no smoking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manasota Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has shower, blow dryer, new bath & beach towels
  • new bathroom vanities in each of our cottages
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , Deluxe bunkbed set sleeps 4-twin over full over twin trundle
  • One bedroom has a king-size bed, plenty of drawers, new designer bed linens & new furniture.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
Whether you are searching for sunny beaches, pre-historic sharks teeth, beautiful birds, dazzling sunsets, or tropical dining, Blue Starfish Resort has it all walkable! Even with the inviting Gulf of Mexico just steps away, some of our guests prefer our cute courtyard patio where they can just hang out & enjoy the day. Chill out after beach time, with cocktails at our popular Tiki Bar. Two bbq grills & bistro tables provide a perfect venue for cookouts. Guests love our new outdoor Ping-Pong area & new kayaks available for guests to explore scenic Lemon Bay. ** Popular, award winning health club option with outdoor Jr. Olympic pool only 5 minute drive (free trial day or only $60 per family weekly deal - or affordable day rate). Affordable bike rentals & watersports rentals nearby. Reliable Babysitter option.
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