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Waterfront Home/Private 3 Bdr/2 Bath/Heated Pool/22' Boat Option/Pets Welcome!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Private 3 Bedroom Home/Sofa Bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) On 200' Of Open Water

Spend your vacation at a spacious, beautiful, pet friendly home on 200 ft. of tropically landscaped open waterfront. There is so much to do at Casa Encantada that some guests choose to never leave. Fishing, kayaking, biking, swimming, all of it or simply relax to music that can be heard via the speakers throughout the house. Choose the Boater's Package option for exclusive, unlimited daytime use of Slow Dancer, Casa Encantada's 22 ft pontoon boat. Slow Dancer is great for trips to local waterfront bars and restaurants, nearby beaches, islands, fishing spots and uninhabited coves. In the town of Palmetto, a virtually undiscovered "old Florida" historic town, the locals are warm and friendly. Casa Encantada is gated and fenced, with the exception of the waterfront, for your privacy. There is a totally fenced and tropically landscaped area near the herb garden just for your dogs, complete with a warm water shower...also with a waterfront view.The tropical lagoon pool has a beach entry, waterfall, baja ledge and swim up cocktail table with relaxing jets. You'll enjoy sunbathing on the spacious pool deck, relaxing in a hammock or sitting under the fan in the shade of your own private tiki hut. The tiki hut's bar is cleverly designed from an old ship's rudder.

Facing due West on secluded Hooker Bay, just 5 minutes by boat to Tampa Bay, the sunsets are unsurpassed and are a daily main event. The waterfront deck under the huge banyan tree is perfect for watching the sunset, dolphins and manatees. Every evening, thousands of birds fly by at the first hint of dusk, heading home to Emerson Point, a bird sanctuary just 2 miles north. Great blue herons, spoonbill rosettes, sea gulls, cormorants, night herons, skimmers, ospreys, egrets, pelicans often stop by for a snack of bait fish right on your beach, just feet away. Hookers Bay is known as the best fishing spot between the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, flounder, mangrove snapper, even tarpon are plentiful. Your 'front yard' is a legally protected manatee feeding area. You can wade or kayak out and watch from as close as a few feet away. Or you can see them from shore as they come up for air. And don't forget to keep the tradition of ringing the bell at the last glimpse of the setting sun.

The home is large with an amazing cook's kitchen with two refrigerators, granite counter tops and three sinks. The family room, kitchen and wet bar are all in one open room with expansive views of the water, wildlife and sunsets. The dining room seats 12 overlooking Hooker Bay.. Open the doors for true waterfront dining. The adjacent living room has a working wood burning fireplace and water view.There are three large, comfortable bedrooms, all with water views and flat screen TV's. The first master is large with a king size bed and a view of Hooker Bay.. The bath has a walk in shower. All linens are top quality. It has a large dresser, dressing table and walk in closet. The second master also has a king bed, walk in closet and view of Hooker Bay and the lagoon pool. It shares a bath with a tub and shower with the third bedroom, which has over sized twin beds, large closet and a view of the lagoon pool. This entire end of the house can be closed off with a pocket door creating a private suite. This feature makes Casa Encantada the perfect home for 2 or 3 couples. There are no stairs - one story only.

Nearby Casa Encantada are numerous state parks, golf courses, beaches and fine dining.

This home is easy to reach with reasonably priced flights from just about anywhere to Sarasota or Tampa. As cliché as it sounds, this is truly paradise in your own private waterfront home! Discover the 'real' Florida!

More Details

Julie Ellis/Captain Julie at 404 277 4487 or
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Julie Ellis/Captain Julie at 404 277 4487 or

I grew up on the panhandle of Florida where I learned to love salt water and the lifestyle if offers. After moving to Atlanta, where I lived for 30 years, we bought a house in Panama City where we spent a lot of time. In 2008 we moved to the central gulf coast to get back to the old Florida lifestyle. We found Palmetto and Bradenton like going back in time... Florida the way it was in the 60's.

Julie Ellis/Captain Julie at 404 277 4487 or purchased this estate in 2008

Why Julie Ellis/Captain Julie at 404 277 4487 or chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We are pet friendly. We offer a 22ft option. boat. We are in a small, friendly town that is not on the tourist map. This home is unique. There are not many vacation spots you can visit that are on 200 feet of open water, facing west, and home to manatees, dolphin and every kind of seabird you can name. Unlike most rentals in the area, you have total privacy surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. No neighbors in your space, just solitude in a relaxing environment. No sharing the pool or beach. If you want to be around others, just jump in the car and arrive at Anna Maria in minutes. The house is spacious with many choices of where to spend your time and never feels crowded with your other guests. Sunsets are a must!

What makes this estate unique

22ft. San Pan pontoon boat optional. Pet friendly. Private, secluded on 200 feet of open water. There are a lot of local water front restaurants. Your only problem when staying at Casa Encantada is dragging yourself outside of its gated grounds because there is so much to do and see within its gates. Captain Julie provides a kayak, bikes, a hammock under the enormous banyan tree, and snorkel equipment. When staying at Casa Encantada, you share only with dolphins, manatee, herons, egrets, spoonbill rosettes, pelicans, sea gulls, and ospreys! Flounders, red fish, and snook also arrive via your fish hook! So be sure to bring your rod and reel! If you do leave Casa Encantada, visit all the area has to offer from beach side restaurants to parks and beach entertainment spots. Casa Encantada has everything you need to make this your most wonderful beach vacation ever!


Palmetto Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Beautiful water view. Bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Water view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pool view.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa.
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds are in the 3rd bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack n play that can be used for sleeping or for play pen., There is a queen sofa bed in the living room and an outdoor couch/futon on the screened in porch. All bedrooms have televisions. Two have water views and 1 has pool view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private beach, wet bar, fenced, gated entry, huge dining room seats 12, large family area, dead end street means lots of privacy but near beaches, St. Pete, Sarasota, Tampa, Anna Maria and Bradenton. Boaters' package includes 22 ft luxurious pontoon. The home is 1.5 hours from Disney World and 45 minutes from Bush Gardens. We also can provision the kitchen before your arrival with your personalized food/drink list.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Home/Private 3 Bdr/2 Bath/Heated Pool/22' Boat Option/Pets Welcome!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

Pictures don't do this place justice

  • 5 of 5

You walk into the house and it just goes on and on. It's huge! So relaxing and comfortable, though! You can feel free to put your feet up. The outside is amazing! A tropical paradise. Not only do you have the water view and tiny little beach area, the pool area is separate and like a private oasis. Capt. Julie was also wonderful and very welcoming. You will absolutely love staying here. We are definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks at Casa and it was great! One of our daughter's family was able to be with us the first week and our other daughter and her family the second week. Everyone had a great time and we loved that it was so private and had everything there that we could possibly need to accommodate us. Our grandchildren all had a great time. The pool was nice and warm for them and the pool toys and floats were very appreciated as well. Julie and Pamela were very accommodating and pleasant to work with. Julie had great recommendations for boating and places to visit which we found very helpful. We highly recommend this property to anyone. You won't be disappointed. Thanks again for a great time!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was like your own private resort.

  • 5 of 5

Great pool area with its Polynesian Decor including Tiki Hut. Great kitchen and Bar with killer sunsets oh don't forget the pool table in the garage.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation with a resort like private pool area.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Casa Encantada and immediately felt like we were in paradise. The property has so much to offer! The views are priceless and can be seen from the living room, kitchen, dining room, enclosed porch and two of the bedrooms. We loved having the Kayaks to explore the coast and canals. Manatees can be found hanging out in the canals and many dolphins were seen swimming by the house! The kitchen is nice and large, just perfect for preparing our meals. The entire property, both inside and out, is filled with creative and attractive art that has you staring in amazement. Lastly, our family felt like we had our own private resort with the pool area and the Tiki bar, which was a family favorite for hanging out. I can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always appreciate our guests feedback. The feel of a private tropical resort is exactly what we are aiming for. We hope you come back again. Our art has been collected over the years and each piece tells a different story.
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The BEST! A+++

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible time at this property. It was impeccably clean and beautiful! Every detail has been considered to create a comfortable and relaxing stay. The location is amazing and the swimming pool is like something you would find at a luxury hotel, but you have it all to yourselves which is unbelievable. Really, this is a one of a kind experience that I don't think you'll get anywhere else. There's a gorgeous chef's kitchen for making meals, and for playtime there's ping pong, kayaks, movies...or just sitting outside with a glass of wine and watching the sunset. We loved every minute of our visit and highly recommend to other guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing way to spend Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our family travels each year to spend Thanksgiving week together. This year we stayed at the Casa ad we LOVED everything about it. The casa was perfect, clean, roomy and had everything we needed and more. The kids loved kayaking at sunset and fishing for hours. The pool was perfect and made for great day and evening swims. We will be back for sure!! We have rented many homes and this was one of our favorite. And the owner was so easy to work with which is a bonus. We are already making plans to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton Tampa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Riverhouse Reef and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
3 miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 275 Tamiami Trail I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Riverside Reef and Grill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Anna Maria Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Encantada
Nearest Point of Interest
Regatta Point Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerson Point Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Electra Fitness Center and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Keller Williams Realty/Greg Owens
Nearest Point of Interest
Jodi Rico's Glamorama
Nearest Point of Interest
Neighborhood butcher and meat market
Nearest Point of Interest
Local Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Cortez Historic fishing village
Nearest Point of Interest
Mckechnie Field
Car: necessary

Water sports from your own private beach, bike or kayak,restaurants. Marina nearby with boat launch, nearby fitness center offers short term options , Boater's Package includes unlimited use of our 22ft luxury San Pan pontoon boat with 90hpr 4stroke motor..


Rates & Availability

Palmetto Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
heated pool per week $100
housekeeping $300 + Tax
optional boat package $1,050
Tax Rate 12.0%

PRICING WILL VARY ON HOLIDAYS AND AT THE DISCRETION OF OWNERS. $100 per week charge for optional pool heating in winter. Boater's Package additional charge. Call Captain Julie for pricing and other services provided. House can be provisioned at guests' request. Cancellation policy: over 60 days, everything is returned except for a $300 processing fee; for less than 59 days, a refund is not available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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