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Manasota Key Beach Secluded Island Paradise with dock on Lemon Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed 1 Bath, screened porch private drive

Owners live on grounds. 150 yards to a secluded private beach where walks take you past miles of beach, mounds of beautiful shells and shark's teeth that have not been picked over; plus strolls past the homes of celebrities. The grounds are quiet enough to hear the surf. One hundred yards to a private dock on Lemon Bay. Great fishing and boating!

This isn't the busy Condo hustle and bustle, no lurking Condo Commandos; nor swimming in the community pool. Our Saline pool is private. Comfortable seating and an outside fireplace for a cozy evening fire.

This is 'The Island Life', and your not 'THE RENTER' in a 20+ year old condominium complex, but our welcome guest in our vacation retreat on a private road with video security monitoring.

The Apartments are very cozy and cleaner than The Ritz. We even wash and sanitize everything from the mattress covers to the Comforters, plus we move and clean under all furniture before each new guest arrives. We also provide water filtering and softening by Kinetico.

If you prefer a 1 bedroom or an effiency rental; please inquire. One and a half miles to (2) Public Beaches, Fine Dining, Beach Bars, fresh fish off the boat, and Charter Fishing. Our guests come here year after year, and we will be glad to let them tell you about us.

Please contact us concerning more than double occupancy

Deposits are Cash, or Checks only. Balance due at arrival.

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More Details

Karen Richards
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018


Englewood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Laundry facility shared with 2 other apartments in Laundry room. self pay. honor system.


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Manasota Key Beach Secluded Island Paradise with dock on Lemon Bay
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Old Florida at its finest!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a truly peaceful spot. After I contacted the owner and explained my dilemma created from another property owner here on VRBO, Karen was very eager to help my family with a place to stay. They had renters that were leaving a day early and then she rushed to have the place cleaned for us ASAP. They made us feel like family and fulfilled our every need. We will be certain to visit again. Once again from our family to yours, thank you for making this trip a good one. We will see you again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit. Hope it will be soon. Thanks Karen and Jim.
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Vacation Englewood Beach

  • 4 of 5

Having access to walk to bay and beach was awesome. The shelling was great.we loved the privacy of the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit. You have a wonderful family and we are so glad you had a good time. Thanks Karen and JIm
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Excellent Location and Owners

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Jim are wonderful people as well as their seasonal renters Karen and Danny. Quick walk West to gorgeous private beach and East to private dock. Plenty of fishing spots all over. A quick drive into the center of town where there are several restaurants and boat/jetski/kayak rentals. The rental is very clean and spacious and has all the enmities that you would need. Thank you Karen and Jim for a wonderful vacation, we hope to rent from you again when we return from Florida. Take care!!! Liz, John & Jack

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad you had a safe and wonderful trip to Universal as well as staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Tell Jack the fish are now biting. and if you do FaceBook please like us at JR Island rentals. / Thanks Karen and Jim
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Nice, Peaceful & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, quiet and peaceful. Easy bay and beach access. Owners made us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you we welcome you back anytime. Nice to have local people stay at our place.
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Awesome place for a getaway- beach and bay are very quiet and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience we had staying here. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. A short walk to the beach or bay. We brought our kayaks and fishing poles! Karen and Jim were great, gave us a lot of information about places to eat as well as about the beach or bay. We loved chatting with them. The beach was so quiet-there was never more than 5 others on the beach with us! The pool was nice and relaxing- the kids enjoyed it! A great time was had by all- we will definitely be back soon! Thanks for sharing your "little slice of heaven" with us, Karen and Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting with us. We enjoyed meeting you and Peter and the Kids. Looking forward to your next visit. Karen
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Relaxing, enjoyable place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Karen are great. We throughly enjoyed our stay. Apartment is clean and well furnished and everyone we came in contact with was very friendly. We would stay again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Stacey. We certainly enjoyed meeting you. If you are ever in the area please stop by and see us if you are renting from us. Thanks Karen
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
SR 776 / McCall Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Private fishing/temporary boat mooring pier on Lemon Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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