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Fabulous Villa - Walk to Beach.4 BR/3 BA - Sleeps up to 10

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Beautiful modern villa, which sits in its own half-acre garden, on a short 'dead-end' lane.

Just a short stroll brings you to the unspoiled Manasota Beach, where you can just relax, or search for shells and fossilized sharks' teeth. Return in the evening for breathtaking sunsets!

This villa has everything, and has been equipped lovingly by the owners to ensure your vacation is stress-free. Amenities range from luxurious padded poolside furniture, to bikes for those more energetic days. If you MUST keep in touch with the office then make use of the free wireless Internet broadband, or the free phone calls to over 100 countries.

The villa sleeps 10 comfortably, as there are two rollaway beds for flexibility of sleeping arrangements.

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Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

We live in the UK as our family is here and we love to be near to our grandchildren.

The time we get to spend in our lovely home near Manasota Beach is very special and we are never ready to leave when it is time to go back home.

We lost our first Florida home in Kissimmee to the 2004 hurricanes, and our aim was to make our new home the villa that had everything! The villa was built for us in 2006 and from the testimonials we have received it would seem that we achieved this aim.

We hope our future guests will continue to appreciate our wonderful home.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

Why The Owner chose Englewood

After losing the Kissimmee villa, we decided to build a villa in the spot we considered to be a real taste of Paradise. We think you will agree we found it.

What makes this villa unique

The most beautiful sunsets across the Gulf of Mexico, a lovely unspoilt beach, the excitement of collecting fossilized sharks' teeth on the sand, and all just a few minutes walk away.

We love the seclusion of the villa, and the friendly neighbors, as well as the proximity to shops and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a fantastic 7 weeks at Sandy's lovely, private villa in Engelwood! We stayed during January and February, 2016. Everything we needed was provided. Our entire family, especially the grandchildren, loved the pool. The bikes were an added bonus! Great for riding to the beach, about a half mile away. Any questions we had were answered quickly. Sandy was very professional.

We had planned to return for six weeks, mid-January to the end of February, 2017. However, in September, Gary was diagnosed with cancer that requires nine months of treatment to be administered where we live. We were very disappointed that we had to cancel our reservation. Sandy was very understanding and supportive.

We strongly recommend spending your vacation at Sandy's villa in Engelwood! Beautiful villa, perfect, private location, wonderful owner to work with.

Gary and Marie
Jan 2016
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Englewood Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom in master suite has jacuzzi bath, double size shower. and 'his-n-hers' basins. Separate toilet, Bathroom in second master suite, had double size shower, 'his-n-hers' basins and toilet. Family bathroom has bathtub with shower over, basin and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has luxurious king bed., Queen size Beds (1) 2nd master has a queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Both twin rooms have ample room for the extra rollaway beds to be used., Baby Cribs (1) See details for childs bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) NOT a sofa - the villa has 2 full size rollaway beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 9 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Oversize private pool with salt-water system. 10 minute walk from Manasota Beach. Bikes provided. High chair and stroller provided. Beach and pool towels provided.


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Fabulous Villa - Walk to Beach.4 BR/3 BA - Sleeps up to 10
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. The owner and rental management company were excellent. Everything we could need was provided for us. Thanks for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love it when our guests appreciate what we are doing for them. I want everyone to have this kind of experience for their vacation. We have many returning guests, but love to welcome those new to our lovely villa.
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Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa from Nov. 21, 2009 thru Nov. 28, 2009....

This home is beautiful....everything said in the description is true. The home is fully equipped for a holiday meal and has all the extras needed for an infant or toddler....even the pool has a safety screen around it......the beach is clean and the area is family oriented....

We would highly recommend this for a family of any age.....

you will find Sandy to be very helpful to make sure your stay is


  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2009
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim was to equip our villa with everything you could want - and for guests to be able to cook a family Thanksgiving dinner was really testing us out. We were delighted to hear that we passed this test with flying colours. Why not put us to the test, and book your vacation in our beautiful villa.
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Everything a family would like to have a awesome vacation.

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, well supplied with plenty of linens. Kitchen had a good variety of pots and pans. Lots of dishes and silverware. Having a dishwasher was wonderful along with the washer and dryer.

Bedrooms were good size, matteresses were ok. So many extras that were so appreciated by us.. bikes - great for riding to the beach and to the intercoastal to do a little fishing. We were there for Christmas- couldn't believe it when we see a Christmas tree with all the trimmings!

Pool was perfect... perfect... perfect! We paid to have the pool heated which was a bonus, we had all we could do to get out of it.

How close the home is to many beaches with lots of sharks teeth and shells to search for.

Only a short hour 30 minutes to Bush Gardens and airboat rides.

Everything about this house is a A+ in our book.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What more can I say, we are so pleased that everything we have tried to do to ensure our guests have a wonderful vacation is obviously working.
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  • 4 of 5

The property was very very nice and it was extremely close to the beach. The beach was magnificent and the house worked out well for our families. I would say the only down side was the yard is no where near what it looks like in the picture, really no yard at all.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our guests appreciated all that we have provided in the villa, and the proximity to the beach. Regarding the yard, the property is actually on a 1/2 acre site, with the rear yard being deliberately left mainly as a wooded area both for privacy and for nesting scrub jays which are protected birds. Our guests enjoy watching the many other species of birds, and squirrels which use this woodland. The front yard area is lawned as shown in the picture and is safe for children as it is at the end of a dead end lane.
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  • 5 of 5

Nice private home!! I liked the stay.. the pool area is pretty private .. the home is located at a dead end .. very quiet very nice.. i liked it but everyone is entitled to their own opinions!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great pool and patio area that is very convenient to the beach!! We will return!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great pool and patio area! Very convenient to the beach and a private location!! We will stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many of our guests appreciate the location, so private and yet so near to beach, shops, restaurants etc. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Manasota Beach
Car: necessary

Manasota Beach is situated in the South Venice area of Sarasota County. The area abounds in Golf Courses and beautiful beaches. The coastline in the main has the beaches separated from the mainland by the intracoastal waterway. Manasota is one of the few places where this is bridged, so access is easy.

11 minutes drive will bring you to Venice, a truly wonderful resort, with theatres, upmarket shops and restaurants (try the seafood, it is out of this world) and wonderful buildings.

6 minutes drive will bring you to the shopping plaza where you can buy all your daily needs, and a great deal more. This is also the junction with the main road, which means easy accessibility to the rest of Florida or to and from the airport. The Manasota Beach area is a mixture of old and new houses, all individual - you won't find estates or subdivisions of like houses here. Many of the houses are set in their own grounds, as is our villa, affording privacy and peace after your day out.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the area, where the skill levels range from keen enthusiast to professional player.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Rates include taxes, utilities and end of stay clean.

Pool heat is available @ $125.00 per week.

Discounts are available for bookings of 3 weeks' duration or longer.
Discounts may be available for late availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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