This lovely home is located on a quiet residential street, just a few blocks from shopping, restaurants and only a five minutes drive to Englewood Beach on Manasota Key or to nearby golf courses. The home and large caged heated pool overlook a wide canal with boat access (two bridges) to Lemon Bay. The spacious open plan living room, with cathedral ceilings, adjoins the modern kitchen with a breakfast bar big enough for the whole family. This and the dining area lead to a large, screened patio and the kidney-shaped heated pool, overlooking the dock and the canal.
There are three bedrooms. The master suite has a king-size bed, walk-in closet and private bathroom. The two other bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with twins beds, share a bathroom, with tub/shower. There is a third bathroom with shower adjoining the kitchen and the patio pool. All rooms are air-conditioned and also have ceiling fans. There is a two-car garage and laundry area with washer and dryer.
The pool area is fully screened. There is a large, shady patio for outside dining and a good area for sunning too. The pool has a heating system and an automatic cleaner. The landscaping is immaculate and there is a large dock for fishing or boating. In season you can pick your own oranges from the trees on the property.
This is a lovely vacation home that is ideal for a quiet vacation or for an active family vacation with children.
Pets subject to approval
I've enjoyed laying in your closet under a mattress. You guys really know how to throw a party! Too bad the key to the liquor cabinet is on the way back to Chicago.
I cannot say enough about this home and the owners of this property. From the spacious open floor plan, the perfectly stocked kitchen, the beautiful pool and enclosure area, the canal and pier were enjoyed by all. I hope to return to Englewood in the future and lease this home again. Thanks Lori for sharing your home with us and your kindness.
John and Sherry Choate
Dear Lori and Steve
We would just like to tell you what a great vacation we had and what a beautiful home you have. The views of the canal and the pool were so relaxing. The home was spacious and had everything we could think of for comfort and enjoyment. We are busy discussing when to plan another trip and spend another week at your home. I put this at five stars with absolutely no complaints at all - only good things to say
Dear Lori & Steve
We can't thank you enough for enhancing our holiday experience ! The pictures represent the property perfectly - it is truly "a home away from home". Your lovely, well equipped home has all the little touches to make it a true vacation getaway. We loved bobbing in the pool for hours on end and watching the birds around the area. One egret patiently stood nearby waiting for a handout as we barbecued our dinner. We loved the location - close to everything but still nice and quiet for when we were relaxing by the pool or reading out on the front porch. We took in couple of Spring Training baseball games, explored Manasota Key, Boca Grande, and Venice. One of our highlights was watching the dolphins playing around us as we toured the Intercoastal waterway on a pontoon boat. The guys went out fishing with a guide in Charlotte Harbour and that evening we all enjoyed a fabulous dinner of mangrove snapper. Thank you again for sharing your home with us - we are so looking forward to coming back next year to do it all again !
Your friends from Ontario,
Lyn, Chris, Pat & Rod
Like home away from home for us - airy, comfortable, many amenities, clean, tastefully decorated. The neighbors were especially friendly and helpful. The owners communicated well during our stay. The rate was very reasonable for the location and features provided. Close to shopping, grocery store and beach. The canal location offered a peaceful boat ride to the intercoastal waterway.
Our stay was wonderful. The house was so well appointed and clean. The hosts could not have been more thoughtful and caring. Everything went so smoothly. Our favorite was the lani and the pool. What a treat to read the morning paper in January on the lani. The hosts have thought of everything. Everything is in walking or biking distance. We love this home and the hosts ,and we hope we canreturn next year.
This home was just as it was listed and more. It was clean and well maintained.
We kept saying "they thought of EVERYTHING", because every time we needed something , it was there.
We rented two kayaks for the week and went out several times from the back yard to Lemon Bay. There we saw dolphins, manatees, a huge stingray, all sorts of birds and fish. Two of those trips brought us to Stump Pass, that's a six hour round trip- but well worth it! People were water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing, and wading in the clear shallow water that was too good to be true. It was nice to go back to such a nice house and jump in the pool.
The house is close to the beach, grocery stores, and restaurants.
There are many places to relax and read at this house. In the comfy living room, by the pool, the lanai, or outside on the deck with the Wood Storks, Snowy Egrets,etc.
I will tell my friends to look no more, I have the place for them to go and enjoy also.
Englewood: Located 10 miles south of Venice, 45 minute drive south from Sarasota Airport, 75 to 90 minutes from Ft Myers and St Pete's Airport. A small, seaside town that is just starting to be discovered. No high-rises, lovely beaches that stretch for miles, great fishing in Lemon Bay, quaint shops and galleries. Golf and tennis close by and a wide choice of restaurants. You will find a guide-book in the house with our recommendations. We fell in love with Englewood on our first visit. You will too.
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
November 1 - December 31 '05:
January 1 - March 31 '06:
12% State Occupancy Tax
$69 non refundable.
$150 cleaning charge
$1000-$1300/week,$3000-$3800/month.Minimum stay 1 week