|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
On the surface, this quaint and cosy looking studio looks like a throwback to the yesteryears of Florida coast living. Set in a small compound block of about 15 units, the best features about this place are the heated pool and close proximity to the beach. From there, it goes down hill. The maintenance man/cleaning crew should be fired (or perhaps one should be hired) as the unit was in dire need of attention: the filter on the air conditioning unit was completely filled with dirt and mold (we refused to turn on the air), the room was dank and smelled of must and mildew, the side of the refrigerator next to the stove was covered in grease/food, the kitchen counters had broken trim, the screen on the window over the bed was not properly fixed to window frame and would constantly fall away, the window in the bathroom would not open properly and almost broke when trying to open; when walking on some of the floor tile in the room the underlayment was warped and dank air would puff up from below the flooring in the missing grout (maybe puff the magic dragon?); the water pressure in the shower is so low that you would be better off pouring a cup of water on your head; the cockroaches were at least 2" long (three decided to sample the leftover wine in our glasses left on the stove and in the sink); and the list goes on... In regards to the trundle bed, it was one of the most uncomfortable trundle beds we have slept in. The sheets were horrible, the pillows stained with drool, and to top it all off, we were bitten by bed bugs! (I have the photos if you need proof.)
In fairness, we did not call the owner or manager about these issues. We believe that property owners should look at their rentals from a guest's point of view. Had this been done, I am confident that many of these issues would not have been experienced.
Friendly, clean, and everything you could need is provided in a beautiful setting. Bay inlet to dock your boat only steps away. Clean and heated pool. Beach access. Located near end of island. Reasonable rates. I am already planning my next trip back.
Quaint efficiency, everything you could possibly need provided. I loved the bar style dining table & its 4 chairs (would love to have that at my home), but I felt it was too big for the unit. We had a wonderful time met several of the people in the area, everyone as always was very friendly. Will stay again when I get the chance. Thank you Christa & Jack, hope to see you soon.
Absolutely nothing bad to say about this nice little place. Some previous reviews talk about the bed. It is a little weird, but after you set it up and actually sleep on it, you'll love it! The home is in a perfect location, quiet, clean, equipped with a full size kitchen, pots and pans, table for four. The resort pool is huge, clean and 85 degrees! The private beach is just a two minute walk across the road. Sand chairs, beach towels and beach umbrella all there to be used. Never seen so many shark teeth as at this beach. This place is excellent for rest and relaxation. You can travel about 20 minutes north and be in Venice, ( be sure to eat at Starkey's on the Pier ). Or you can go about 74 minutes south and be in Ft. Myers.
No matter what you want, it is all available from this location. Oh yea two other things. THE PRICE!!! You can not stay anywhere near a beach for this kind of money!! And the owners are available 24/7, not that you will need anything. They do a great job getting ready for their guest.
Thank you Jack and Christa, you made our vacation one of our favorite trips to Florida ( and we have been going to Florida for over 15 years ) We will definitely be back soon!!
Tom & Robin
This little place was perfect for just my husband and I. Everything we needed was right there. The only downfalls were the water pressure in the shower, had little to none and the trundle bed always separated from the other, so hard to sleep next to each other comfortably. Other than that it was GREAT!! It is in a perfect location with a little walk to the beach. The grounds were beautiful and had the place pretty much to ourselves. The pool was immaculate, clean and refreshing along with the unit itself. We will be coming back again soon, I hope.
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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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.