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Luxuriate in your own COMPLETELY PRIVATE 40 foot long heated lap pool with spa ,relax in the lush secluded setting on a large canal off Sarasota Bay and only a 5 minute walk to 11 miles of Gulf of Mexico Beach.Long covered porches for meals or entertaining overlook the pool.Step into the 24 FOOT HIGH wood ceiling great room with paddle fans,custom furniture,wet bar and french doors everywhere for a true KEY WEST experience.
There's a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful black slate wall and all the amenities a gourmet cook would want.
The master bedroom suite with a king sized bed ,luxury linens and flat screen TV, walk-in closet, jacuzzi jet tub, and large walk in shower area w/ 3 shower heads invite you to pamper yourself.
There's a sunny second bedroom suite with a private bath and trundle bed that configures to two twins or a king for family or friends. The den(3rd bedroom) has a large sofa bed(convertible to a queen) with chaise and a flat-screen TV, DVD and stereo system.
With a five minute walk to the GULF OF MEXICO and beach access, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and long walks on miles of tranquil,secluded beach.Open the transoms above each french door, feel the breezes and hear the waves crashing on the beach from the rear porch.This house was built to appreciate the sounds and smells of the beautiful Florida weather.
This home is only 5 minutes to the Center Shops Shopping Center, 5 minutes to 'Whitney Beach Shopping Center' with restaurants,liquor store,post office,10 minutes to PUBLIX Supermarket and 14 miles to the famous St. Armands Circle shopping area.
Pool and Grounds Attended Weekly by private service.
Keywords: PRIVATE FREESTANDING HOME
We spent the month of February, 2014, in Longboat Key at this lovely home. The house is filled with light, beautifully appointed, and has every convenience one could want. It is less than a five minute walk to a gorgeous beach and has a lap pool set in the very private and beautifully landscaped back yard area along a canal. The kitchen was designed with cooks in mind and opens onto a deck where we enjoyed a number of meals, often using the gas fired grill. We played a lot of golf on courses in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and were always able to make tee times when we wanted. This was our first experience in Florida and we were impressed; the owners were responsive, helpful, and attentive and we highly recommend this house. We are going to try other areas in the state, but we will definitely return--this is a great place to stay.
Wonderful private home with private outdoor pool perfect for a relaxing summer getaway. The home was a short walk to the beach less than 2 blocks. The owners were very easy to work with and helped us with all questions and were very knowledgeable about the area. We had a fabulous time and will return next year and highly recommend the property to our friends.
The description of this home does not do it justice - the house is very open with high ceilings, tons of windows and light, and is beautifully decorated (think "Tommy Bahama"). There aren't any photos of the kitchen with this listing, but we were really impressed - it is new and beautiful and open to the living area. The house is located on a quiet street off the main road, alongside other beautiful homes.
When we arrived, we were greeted by someone to show us around the house and point out some tips (how to use the pool, when to take out the trash, etc.). The owners also left a very comprehensive booklet with similar information, as well as information about Longboat Key. They were also very responsive when we had a question and even proactively checked in to make sure everything was ok when we arrived.
The place was immaculate and came with everything we needed for the stay - fully equipped kitchen, huge (clean) grill, beach chairs and towels, pool floats, indoor/outdoor iPod speaker, etc. We ate all our meals on the beautiful deck overlooking the pool. The pool is very private and relaxing!
We rented a car while we were there so we could easily drive to St. Armand's Circle for Starbucks each morning, shopping, dinners, etc. On Longboat, we ate at Euphemia Haye, which came highly recommended. We mostly went into St. Armand's Circle for dinner (a 5-7 minute drive) - Tommy Bahama's Restaurant was excellent!
We also drove up to Anna Maria, where there is a great beach spot called Bean Point (stop by the Village Cafe to pick up a great lunch for the beach). If you are looking for a quiet beach, I highly recommend it (and there is free street parking everywhere). There is also a beautiful (and quiet) beach on Longboat Key - a 5 minute walk from the house.
If you are debating on whether to stay on Anna Maria or Longboat Key (we were), I recommend Longboat if you plan to have a car. Anna Maria had a lot to do, but was more congested and a little less "upscale" than Longboat (very touristy). The great thing about the location of this house is that it's centrally located between AMI and Sarasota, so it's easy to get anywhere.
We fell in love with this house and the Longboat Key area, and look forward to escaping the New England weather with another trip, hopefully this fall.
This wonderful home had everything we could want and a little bit more. The furnishings and decorating are both beautiful and comfortable, upon arrival the stress of the real world melted away.
The walk to the beach is very easy, about 3 or 4 blocks and the beach was never crowded, even during the height of spring break! The beauty of the beaches has remained intact, there are no high rises in the area and we walked for miles every day over white beaches, finding lots of sea shells at our feet.
The backyard pool area is just right. The breeze from the water keeps the temperature perfect for enjoying the sun and the deck is great for morning coffee or outside meals.
The owners did everything possible to make sure we enjoyed the stay. We were greeted by a very nice couple who introduced us to the home and gave us great recommendations about the area. Most of all Ken responded immediately to our questions.
We can't wait to go back...
We have just spent a wonderful month in this very tropical, private, comfortable and clean house a very short walk from the beautiful beach.
There is no deception when you walk in. Having rented in the area previously, we have had some unpleasant surprises. All is as presented on the website. The house is very open, airy, there are ceiling fans everywhere and great windows that make air conditioning almost obsolete (at least when the weather is under 90º).
The kitchen is very well equipped and there are sufficient linens throughout the house. Wireless Internet is excellent.
Of special interest: the large, well furnished verandah at the back. We ate most of our meals outside and spent most of our time there. We were lucky to have great weather.
The pool is surrounded by tropical plants and grasses and is completely isolated from neighbors.
The owners are new and are very attentive and helpful.
Stayed here with my family for a month. This is wonderful property, well designed to be light and breezy during the day and not hot in evenings. Great location relative to the beach. Interior is very functionable. Everything works as it should. Highly Recommend. Owners were very attentive - did a fantastic job.