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Christa Murch & Jack Falitico

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german

Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access

10 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 efficiency bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Located on the charming Island of Manasota Key you can enjoy fun stuff such as windsurfing, canoeing, Jet-boating, fishing, bicycling, shell-searching on 3 different Gulf Beaches, ocean swimming as well as swimming in the heated pool on site, grilling on your patio or being served in local speciality restaurants, spend a little money in various gift shops or visit the Town Center Mall in Port Charlotte just 15 minutes away which also offers 8 movie theaters. For the Baseball fans the Stadium is within short distance. Depending on the time of the year, there are many different fairs, art shows and open air music festivals within this area. The Port Charlotte Cultural Center with Theater, Library and different classrooms that offer anything fun from dance lessons to computer classes is located within a short distance.

Private Gulf of Mexico Beach access: Residents of Manasota Key have the privilege of enjoying a quiet and serene non-public beach. It can be reached by foot within 3-5 minutes. If you prefer to mingle and enjoy the Public Beaches, you have the choice of the 'Englewood Beach' in the historical 'down town' and the 'Stump Pass Beach' at the southern tip of the Island. Both Beaches can be reached within a few minutes by car of bicycle.

Cozy & Charming Hide-Away with old Florida flair, overlooking pool and boat basin, with view to the Intracoastal Waterway. This serene spot can be enjoyed at any season of the year.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • pets considered
Christa Murch & Jack Falitico (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Christa Murch & Jack Falitico

I am a German Immigrant. Arrived in USA 1978.

Lived in Cajun Country Lousiana five years. Came to Florida 1983 . Love it here. I am a REALTOR since 1985, worked for Re/Max 12 years and now for Century 21 - enjoying my work.

I purchased several investment properties over the years and I am renting to vacationers from all over the States and Europe. Enjoy meeting my guests and striving to provide a wonderful vacation time for them.

Thank you all for visiting my Tropical Hideaway. Hope you come back one day in the future.

Christa Murch & Jack Falitico purchased this studio in 2000

Why Christa Murch & Jack Falitico chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

I purchased this little vintage 'cottage' because it is a very special place and it depicts the ' old fashion' Florida Lifestyle.

I can accommodate short term vacationers , some of which come from the big cities near by just for a long weekend to relax.

I also have the option to allow pets, which is hard to find for my travelers.

We have a small marina, bring our boat. We are just a stone through away from the Intra Coastal Waterway. The fishing is plenty and the scenery breathtaking.

We also have a large heated swimming pool for our guest.

The private Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico is just a few yards away.

The island features two Public Beaches, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass Beach Park with hiking trails.

What makes this studio unique

The Benefits of my little Tropical Hideaway are many. Besides the features mentioned before, there are multiple places to visit and to enjoy. For instance there are boat/ jet ski and Kayak rental places on the island. The unique Restaurants offer delicious food and fun entertainment.

You also can walk miles on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, if you desire peace and quiet instead.

Reviews

4.2
based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
Ypsilanti, MI
5

Manasota Key Studio

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful studio...heated pool and intercoastal right outside the door, beach access is right across the street. Christa (owner) is just a phone call away...and always helpful. Super clean and cozy place..well stocked with anything you could possibly need. We saw a manatee right at the docks.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This little Hideaway truly offers a "tropical vacation" and I am delighted to have so many "happy campers" and repeaters at my place... Christa
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Fowler, IN USA
5

Perfect winter condo !!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo for my winter stay on Manasota Key. Christa and Jack were wonderful hosts. Short walk to the beach and wonderful pool. Very well maintained with the kindest neighbor's. Am already rebooked for 2017!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milford, Ohio
4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This is a quiet studio with great beach access across the street. Found several sharks teeth on the beach it was comfortable and clean.Very reasonable and perfect for two people.walking distance to several restaurants. Pool and bikes were a big plus. Thanks for allowing us to stay there. I booked last minute and it worked out great.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Charlotte
5

Locals secret

  • 5 of 5

My only place I go for extra vitamin sea.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice price & pool, HORRIBLE beds & owner response

  • 1 of 5

Upon first arriving, you'll be pleased to see the property's close location to the beach and bay, and the very nice pool. The price is very good - IF and only if you are used to camping. I say this because once we opened the door to the unit, we noticed it was very dark, cluttered, and we were stunned to realize that the "bed" was just a day bed. We found a pull-out bed under the day bed and while, in theory, you could push the day bed and pull-out bed together, logistically, it's not possible. The pull-out bed has casters on it to make moving it easy, but that also means that pushing the beds together is an accident waiting to happen if you roll over (the bed will move and you'll fall through onto the floor). The beds themselves were quite uncomfortable. They are designed to be space-efficient, and not comfortable. The beds were so bad that we left after the second night, even though we'd paid for a full week. We literally did not sleep for two nights because the beds hurt our backs so bad (and btw, neither my husband nor I are large people - I'm 5'2" and he's 5'8" and we are not overweight and do not suffer from any pre-existing back problems). We also found a DVD that had been left in the unit that was of very, VERY questionable content (of an adult nature) that we certainly did not appreciate seeing. We were so displeased with the beds that we contacted the owner of the unit to discuss the very poor sleeping arrangements (we texted her, which was the method shown for "emergency" situations), expecting that she would perhaps offer to switch us to a different unit, or offer some suggestion to help us. I was expecting a relaxing getaway, and was physically in pain, and zombie-like due to lack of sleep. It took two days for the owner to finally get back with us, and she offered nothing but an apology for the questionable DVD left in the room stating that the cleaning crew must have missed it. She defended the beds, saying they are "true" beds and that she's sorry they hurt our backs (even though in my opinion, a bed has a mattress and a box spring - this unit has thin, low quality mattresses resting on planks of wood). She offered no suggestions, nor a refund, even though we'd told her we'd left two days ago and wouldn't be back. How disappointing that we had to pay for a full week in a unit that we didn't even stay in.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most of our guests love this little place and also come back time after time. There are always some people who complain and nothing can be right ! Well, we are always doing our best to please our guests.
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Huntley,Illinois,USA
5

great location, loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. down for spring break and couldn't have been more pleased. the owners were helpful and the room was very clean. very relaxing. neighbors were a treasure trove of local information and also friendly. Quiet location just a 2 minute walk to the beach. heated pool was a plus. Not a party destination which made it that much better. three restaurants just a half mile away. Rode the bikes that were provided by the owner to the restaurants which made it easier than finding a parking spot. state park 3 tenths of a mile. went down to relax with family and that's exactly what we got. fell asleep listening to the waves crash on the beach. It is a studio. Think 2 car garage. perfect for two people. We had three people so it was a bit cramped if we had to stay inside but we didn't we went out and enjoyed all there was to do. Patio table and umbrella outside front door to sit and enjoy the evenings. Boat dock on property also. Fished in the boat dock area and caught a few small fish and saw a lot of sea life. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to just get away and relax. Christa the owner was very helpful. Hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU TO OUR GUESTS FOR STAYING WITH US FOR A WHILE ! WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU ENJOYED YOUR VACATION AND WE HOPE THAT YOU VISIT US AGAIN IN THE FUTURE !
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Map

Stump Pass Beach State Park
Gulfview Grill
Lock 'n Key Pub Restaurant
White Elephant Pub
Blind Pass Beach
Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro
Stump Pass Grill
Captain Eddie's Fishing Bus
Catanias Winery
Barrier Island Adventures
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SWFl. Int., Ft. Myers, Sarasota and Punta Gorda
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
8-10 blocks
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
8-10 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
200 yards
Car: recommended

Charming Sub-Tropical Island along the Intracoastal waterway on the Gulf of Mexico. Just outside of Englewood and a short distance to Venice and Port Charlotte. Enjoy the laid back lifestyle, go fishing, swimming or boating.

Other Activities: Just enjoy the sub tropical weather, relax and wind down. Make new friends !

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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$60
 
 
Winter 2016 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$80
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

WE ACCEPT LONG TERM RENTALS 6 MONTH AND MORE. THE STANDARD PRICING APPLIES ONLY TOWARDS LONG TERM.
PLEASE E- MAIL YOUR BOOKING REQUEST. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT PHONE BOOKING REQUESTS BECAUSE IT IS PROCESSED ON LINE VIA WEB SITE THANK YOU !
THIS IS SELF CHECK IN, USE THE LOCKBOX.
WE SUPPLY BEACH CHAIRS AND STUFF, ITS IN THE STORAGE BIN # 9.
BRING QUARTERS FOR YOUR LAUNDRY.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Efficient full bath room features a large shower, and of course toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , cottage features two single beds put together as king
  • This is a Florida Style decorated Studio, completely furnished with everything you will need. A comfy sleep accommodation, two single beds ( pullout ) with all bedding etc.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 small pet ( cat or dog ) considered. Must be approved by owner.

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