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Manasota Key Beach Secluded Island Paradise with dock on Lemon Bay

Englewood, FL, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights

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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Karen Richards

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • 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
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television


                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair accessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              8 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Old Florida at its finest!!!!

                                                              Brian C.

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Brian. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit. Hope it will be soon.


                                                              Karen and Jim.

                                                              Vacation Englewood Beach

                                                              Emory S.Tallahassee Fl Tampa Fl

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

                                                              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.


                                                              Karen and JIm

                                                              Excellent Location and Owners

                                                              Liz S.

                                                              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

                                                              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. /


                                                              Karen and Jim

                                                              Nice, Peaceful & Quiet

                                                              Jeff M.

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

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We enjoyed meeting you we welcome you back anytime. Nice to have local people stay at our place.

                                                              Awesome place for a getaway- beach and bay are very quiet and peaceful!

                                                              Cathy M.

                                                              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!

                                                              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

                                                              Relaxing, enjoyable place to stay.

                                                              Stacy E.

                                                              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.

                                                              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



                                                              Englewood, FL, USA

                                                              Private fishing/temporary boat mooring pier on Lemon Bay


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