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Manasota Key & Lemon Bay /Secluded Island Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

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

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 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. You can depend on the cleanliness. 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. I don't know of anywhere else that does that. We also provide water 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. Guest have access to fishing equipment and tackle, Bicycles. and Privacy. 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017


Manasota Key Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Manasota Key & Lemon Bay /Secluded Island Paradise
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

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: Aug 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: Jul 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: Apr 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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Englewood, FL (now)

Peaceful get-away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of Jan. 2015 at Jim and Karen's two bedroom rental and we really loved it! We had complete privacy, yet felt completely comfortable asking for anything we might need. The other guests were wonderful to visit with...just a great place to stay! We just moved here last month...otherwise, we would be renting next winter. The location to beaches, restaurants and shopping was perfect. There is a private pool, grill, and bikes available...everything you could want for a peaceful and lovely vacation. The unit was clean, comfortable and like home away from home for us! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Can't wait to see you guys again and your new home. Enjoy Englewood. Happy 4th of July.
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Our winter home

  • 4 of 5

This winter was our first visit with Jim and Karen Richards. We spent 2 months with them. They are very warm and welcoming hosts. The are attentive and engaging but allow you the space and freedom to enjoy your time and it is apparent their guests are important to them. They have 3 suites they rent so the atmosphere is friendly and quiet. The facility is clean, tidy and comfortable with all the required amenities. We rented the 2 bedroom unit with its own screened lanai which was quite nice in the evenings. They are ideally located on the key close to restaurants and beaches. They have private access to the beach where you can just sit and enjoy or walk forever along the quiet, long sandy coast collecting sharks teeth and shells. They have a pool which is also quite nice. Englewood is a few minutes away with all the amenities you would want to access or could require. Venice, with all its attractions is also close. For a short visit or longer stays this location has many attractions and points of interest. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with Jim and Karen and are looking forward to returning this coming winter.

John & Diane

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Diane . We are looking forward to your return and hoping for mild winter again. Thanks Karen and Jim
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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2017 - May 1 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check or Cash

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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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


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