|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful direct views of Lemon Bay and spectacular sunrises will greet you every day. This super-clean bayfront home has a large dock on deep water that can easily accommodate a 24 foot boat. There is driveway parking for a trailer and the home is situated on a half acre private lot surrounded by palms and fruit trees.
Our home is on a private road in the quiet middle-Key area. You will be on the bay and only a short stroll from a private beach. The boat dock behind the house is a great spot for fishing around the mangroves, or just relaxing with a good book. If you prefer the beach, you are only 150 yards away. On the beach you'll enjoy walking, shelling, swimming, water sports, fishing, sunbathing, reading, napping and enjoying spectacular sunsets! Don't be surprised if you see a loggerhead turtle or manatee. Manasota Key is a natural breeding area.
On Manasota Key you are just one mile from restaurants, shops and the bridge to Englewood where you will find golf, theater, shopping, nightlife, marinas with boat, jet-ski, kayak, and bike rentals. Parasailing is available right on the Key. Manasota Key is known as the 'jewel of the Suncoast', but we know it as Florida's best kept secret.
Our clean, comfortable three bedroom, three bathroom bayfront home has a large screened deck, ceiling fans throughout and heat/central air with humidistat on the main upper level. The main living area is upstairs with living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two full baths. On the lower level there is a den with TV/VCR/DVD, a ping pong table, an additional bedroom and full bath.
The living room is large and has a wonderful view of the bay. Settle into the sofa or loveseat or relax in the recliner and enjoy the HDTV, VCR/DVD, or CD/stereo.
There are water views from the kitchen and dining room through sliding doors that open onto the large screened deck featuring a teakwood table with seating for 6 and a comfortable two-person swing... perfect for gazing out at Lemon Bay.
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, utensils, flatware and cookware. There is a large side by side refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, glass top range, microwave, crockpot, blender, mixer and coffee maker.
The bedrooms are clean and spacious. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and 20 inch TV. The master bath has tub and shower. There is a queen bed in the second bedroom and a large stall shower in the hall bath. The third bedroom on the first level has a full bed and the full bath also has a stall shower.
The family room has a full-size ping pong table, sleep sofa, TV, and VCR/DVD. There is also a laundry area downstairs with large capacity washer/dryer and an additional sink and counter space.
There is a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, and an outside shower and clothes line for your use. There are bed sheets, bath towels and extra pillows provided.
You can explore Stump Pass State Park and its wildlife sanctuary, hiking trails and excellent game fishing. Nearby attractions also include historic sites, museums, art galleries, live theatre, movies, bowling, the Mote Aquarium and downtown Englewood's cafes and art galleries. Your choices for dining include elegant waterfront restaurants to quaint seafood or barbecue restaurants.
Manasota Key is only 35 minutes from the Sarasota airport and 75 minutes from Fort Myers airport. Within a two and a half hour drive, you can see Florida's finest attractions including Disney World, Epcot, MGM, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center.
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Keywords: House, bayfront, pet friendly, privacy, great views
I wanted to thank you for the use of your home this past week. We really enjoyed your place, and it was everything we hoped it would be. It was difficult to leave today.
We hope to return again. We would like for all of our kids to come enjoy the time that we experienced this past week.
My family just returned from a Christmas vacation. We had a wonderful time. The home has the most wonderful view of Lemon Bay. Our daughter who is 25 brought her chocolate lab with her. The dog and I spent most of our mornings out on the deck. The Pelicans put on a show most mornings while seeking their breakfast. Some of the family took a one day trip to Orlando. They visited Universal Studios which was about a 2 hour drive. There are so many things to do in the area such as kayaking, boating, Yoga on the beach just to name a few. The only down side to the house is the stairs. If you have trouble with stairs they are a little steep. We managed them with no problem.
Name perfectly fits this place. My husband and teenage sons were fishing either off the pier or over on the private beach across the road. Neighbors were very sweet and welcoming. Restaurants were wonderful and actually a walk away. My favorite spot was the big screened porch overlooking the dock. My morning coffee there was so peaceful just watching the birds and dolphin playing in the inlet. Was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. Felt like home. Thank you so much!
We often stay in the Engelwood area, but this is the first time we did not stay on one of the bridgeless islands. It was really nice to have the best of both worlds this time. The house was very well equipped, in fact, I left some beach items in the car because they were already supplied.There were an abundance of clean, fresh linens including lots of beach towels.
The dock was very convenient. It had water, but no electricity.if you absolutely needed power you could probably bring a long extension cord. It was really nice to be able to see the dock from the living room. We brought our boat and two kayaks and used them every day.
We felt very much at home and we hope to come back.
After a repeat visit to Manasota Key, we've determined that this little gem in Florida is a best-kept secret that must be shared. Gone Fish Inn is the perfect place to unwind and relax - the back deck is perfect for just that very thing. Brisk walks on the beach are also in order - you just have to give way to the blue herons lurking to grab a treat from a fisherman standing nearby. We saw more osprey, pelicans, bald eagles, ibis, wood storks and dolphin than we have anywhere else in Florida. The best treat of all is joining like-minded folks like us with glass in hand on the beach at sunset toasting the sun as it drops down below the horizon. It doesn't get any better than that.
We just spent the week of 2/7/08 here and were just smitten with the Manasota Key area and Gone Fish Inn. We loved the location, the privacy, and the generosity of being able to bring our little dog with us. The house was perfect for our needs - we could have lived on the screened-in back deck alone! Needless to say, we have a bad case of Manasotaitis and will just have to return to find a cure.
Gone Fish Inn was everything you said it is--and more. We had a wonderful week there and hope to return in the future. Roger caught fish from the dock. The house was very clean and comfortable!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Rates will be higher during holiday weeks.
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