Manasota Key house rental - Unobstructed view of Bay from the lanai.
Unobstructed view of Bay from the lanai.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Manasota Key House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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

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12 Reviews of Property 78003 in Manasota Key, Florida

Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Elkhorn WI
5

Gone Fish Inn

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We have caught more fish and a wider variety of fish at that spot than any other in Florida! We are so happy to share our little piece of paradise with you.
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Central Florida
5

Felt at Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy when we can help provide a memorable vacation. We use the home ourselves quite a bit and we want our guests to enjoy the same amenities that are important to us. We appreciate guests who appreciate our home.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Difficult to leave

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Sheri/Tom

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.

Thanks again
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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A Truly Wonderful Time

  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We have just returned from Florida and enjoyed a truly wonderful time at Gone Fish Inn. We found the house, stocked with everything we required and give credit to your cleaner as it was spotlessly clean. The boys spent most of their time on the dock catching fish, accompanied by a friendly heron! We were delighted to see both manatee and dolphins. Everything lived up to our expectations and more.
Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Amazing Area - Perfect For All

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We can not thank you enough. We had a wonderful time. We have been looking for a location that we could return to year after year and I do believe we have found it. What an amazing area, it was perfect for all of us. Thanks so much.
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Perfect for all our hobbies and very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
We had a great time and really enjoyed the location! It was very quiet, and clean-two things we look for when on vacation. It was perfect for all our hobbies, and very relaxing! The kids caught quite a few fish from the dock during the numerous hours they spent fishing! Next time we vacation in Englewood, we would definitely stay there again, and will recommend it to others.

Thanks again!
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Tucker, GA
5

Margaritaville? I'll take Manasota

Margaritaville? I'll take Manasota
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
Dear Sheri and Tom

I just wanted to thank you for the very comfortable accommodations and the beautiful private setting for our vacation. Thank you again.
Everything was great.
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
Hi Tom and Sheri,,,

Just want to drop you a note that we had a very relaxing and warm week at Gone Fish Inn. And everything was great. My wife is already talking about another week in 2010.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Bayfront Home - WiFi, Pet Friendly, Direct Bay View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p78003vbi
(610) 789-6277 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Manasota Key Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
Just wanted to say thanks for allowing us to rent your house on Manasota Key. It was probably the best vacation ever for our family. We just sat on the beach and enjoyed the surf and sand. The house was great and we enjoyed being on the bay. My daughter took two of her friends. I was a little worried that three 17 year olds would be bored, but they truly enjoyed the "down time". We were all a little depressed when we left to be returning to 40 degree weather in North Georgia. Manasota Key will definitely spoil you!!

Again,Thanks! Hopefully, we can do this again next year!!!