|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
This relaxing Longboat Key 3 bedroom home has everything you could want for your vacation away from home! Villa Lyons is an open airy 3 bedroom /2 bath canal front home. Bring your boat and tie up right on your back yard dock. Walk down the street to the beautiful beach or jump on a boat and head straight out to the Intra-coastal the cut to the gulf is only minutes away.
Relax by the heated pool on the screened in lanai. Enjoy outdoor living at its best as you watch the peaceful water and birds out back on the serene canal while sipping a cool drink and grilling your steaks on the charcoal BBQ. You may even encounter a dolphin or manatee swimming by. Feel free to cast off the dock to see what you will catch or maybe you'd like to rent a boat nearby and check out the sites.
The house is easy one level living. There is a spacious living room with a flat screen tv and generous view of the lanai and pool. Plus the third bedroom is arranged to double as a second family room where kids can play games or adults can setup their computer workstation.
The dining room accommodates large family gatherings, seating up to 10. And for families with dueling computers it makes an excellant work area.
Take a short stroll up the peaceful streets of Sleepy Lagoon to the uncrowded white sandy beach. The sunsets at the beach are absolutely breathtaking! There is even an outdoor shower with hot and cold water, perfect for enjoying the balmy breeze on your skin after a day at the beach!
The master bedroom features a king-size bed, bedroom number two has a queen and in the third bedroom/den area there are two twin beds along with a desk for your computer.
This home has high speed wireless internet access so you will be able to work efficiently or just keep in touch with family while you are away. The computer setup in the den will keep all your paperwork out of site; or you can sit by the pool using the wireless internet access.
Signup for a nature tour and relax in the beauty of North Longboat's coastal flora and fauna.
The house is situated on a quiet dead-end street with minimal traffic. There are no homes across from you - just quiet mangroves along the bay. The grassy backyard is a terrific place for kids to play.
Go to our website to see more pictures of the house. The link can be found further down on the VRBO page, or email us and we will send you photos.
Longboat Key is on the West Coast of Florida, near Sarasota and one hour south of Tampa. Sought-after Longboat Key has some of the most unspoiled beaches in the area. Our access is only three blocks away from our home where you have the feeling that you have your own private beach. Longboat boasts some of the wealthiest residents, and finest restaurants in the Sarasota area.
Perhaps you would rather go for a round of golf or a game of tennis nearby. From this home, it is a matter of minutes to golf courses, tennis courts or shopping! Saint Armand's Circle, a shopping paradise is about 15 minutes away. Longboat Key is a ten-mile long barrier island attached at each end by a bridge to the mainland. If you would like to go to theme parks - we are one hour from Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay or two-and-one-half hours from Disney and Universal Studios. Galleries, museums, and live theatre are within a 25-minute drive.
Keywords: House, vacation, pool, beach, boat
We hope you will enjoy Longboat Key as much as we do. This is a special place that we would love to share with you.
We do a lot of boating and beaching while we are here. The small islands and sandbars provide a great playground for little and big kids. And the dolphins make you smile.
We love to walk down to the beach with a glass of wine and watch the beautiful sunsets. It is the perfect end to another lovely day in paradise.
As an added bonus, we have relatives in the area and always enjoy getting together with family for special occasion or an afternoon of sailing.
Blythe Jeffers purchased this house in 2008
We love the short walk to the beach and direct access to the InterCoastal Waterway. We have friends on one of the islands in Sarasota Bay and love to boat over to visit them.
There are so many things to do here -- there is something for everyone.
Terrific golf and tennis. For the water lovers you can power boat, kayak, sail, and jet ski.
And then there is the beach -- nature's playground. The beaches are wide, the water is clear, and the surf is calm. If you prefer to play in your own backyard you can swim in our pool or hang out on the dock and watch the fish and birds at play.
And when that urge to shop hits, your car will find it's way to the fabulous St Armands Circle.
A short drive into Sarasota opens up the arts - you can enjoy theatre, gardens, museums and so much more.
The restaurants are great. From the seafood salad at Starfish to the chef's special at Euphemia Haye - you can't go wrong.
There is something for everyone on Longboat Key.
We had a delightful time in this beautiful home. Although we usually spend a lot of time sightseeing and going to the beach while in this area, most of our time on this trip was spent lounging by the beautiful pool and dock. Using the thermal cover in the evenings and overnight really keeps the pool warm and cozy. The home is so spacious and beautiful. As always, we enjoyed dining at our favorite spots. Overall, an extremely enjoyable time. If you're a birdwatcher, keep your eyes out for a yellow-crowned night heron who hangs out here. Thanks for a great time
We had a wonderful relaxing week in this beautiful home! We enjoyed the pool and the long stretch of gorgeous beach. There are so many things to do in the area and the weather was perfect. The house is so comfortable and well equipped that we felt at home from the first day and are hoping to be back soon.
The house is in excellent condition and quite clean. It is well situated on Longboat Key and is convenient to restaurants (recommend the Blue Dolphin for Breakfast-about a 3 minute drive), the beach and shopping (St Armand's Circle). The property is pet-friendly and our Westies did well during their stay. The dock is in very good condition and the channel is reasonably wide. If you do bring a boat in, I highly recommend studying a detailed chart, as their are many shallow spots in the area. You can not make a direct entrance into the channel from the ICW, as there is sandbar in the way. That said, if you go one channel south, it is a very easy entry. I would highly recommend getting out on the Bay and the Gulf if you get the chance. We had a great week and would return to the house again on a future vacation.
Our whole family enjoyed our vacation time visiting Longboat Key. The house was very clean and well equipped. The pool was fantastic and walk to the beach was short and very pleasant. Our kids enjoyed their office/room separate from everybody else. We also enjoyed the fruit trees (mango and limes) in the backyard I don't give this house 5 stars because of the tiny gnats that were able to go thru the screen, there were so many during our time there, although this has nothing to do with the service of the owner we got bitten a lot. Overall I would rent this house again (I will just buy more mosquito repellent as soon as I get there if I chose the same season)
This is a beautiful home, spacious yet cozy and very comfortable with everything you need. The pool is fabulous - we loved it. The neighbourhood is quiet, friendly and safe. Thanks for sharing your home for our family vacation and we will be back!
What a wonderful time we had staying in this lovely home. Upon arriving we couldn't wait to enjoy the beautiful pool and then fish on the dock. Mornings we went to the beach where there were only a handful of people there, sometimes none, so we felt like it was all ours!! Sunsets were gorgeous so we decided have family pictures taken to have memories to last a lifetime. Walking around St. Armand's Square with all the shopping and dining was so much fun. We would like to thank the owners for giving us this opportunity for staying in their comforatable home, we will certainly be back again in the future.
My husband, our furry friend and I had a great time in Longboat key and enjoyed the house very much. It's beautiful and well-maintained. Convenient location near the beach, the screened pool is amazing, nice garden and dock, well-stocked kitchen, very clean and very comfy beds. We would recommend this property to anyone.
Than you for sharing your home and thank you for allowing pets, we wouldn't have come without our dog, she's part of our family.
|Pool Heat per week||$100|
|No service fee||$0|
|Cleaning||$135 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
We require our renters to purchase damage insurance of $1,500 at a cost of $59, as well as a refundable security deposit.
Pool heat is available at the rate of $100.00 per week and upon agreement will be added to the rental agreement
NO VRBO FEE!!
Payment is by personal check. 50% at signing of agreement with balance due two weeks before arrival
WARNING: We do not request that funds be wired to a none US bank. If you are asked to wire money outside the United States that is a fraudulent request, do not respond to such a request.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.