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Panoramic Water Views! Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's! Unbeatable Island Value!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Spotless accommodations, fun for every one and the best views on the Island!

Location,location,location! The Highview is situated on the southern tip of the Island, you could almost throw a coconut from Gulf to the Bay here. JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH and Stump Pass. This rental stands high above the rest in every way. When views, quality and cleanliness are important ,The Highview delivers all and more!

This top floor suite sleeps six and rents separately from the bottom floor suite.

Take a ride on our beach cruiser bikes, launch the kayaks or try the stand up paddle boards for the first time. You wont want for anything here...it's all here, it's all FREE, and included with your rental!

Kick back in the comfortable orange lifeguard chairs and take in the awesome views overlooking The Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay. Nothing but blue sky's and blue water everywhere. The Highview gets two thumbs up from the locals and is a great spot for star gazing in the evening.

While inside, walk freely around the open floor plan. There's wifi, two bedrooms with high quality linens, and three flat screen TVs. Enjoy cooking your favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The comfortable open Living room has a large flat screen HDTV, and beautiful Gulf Views.

Love the outdoors?...then you'll feel right at home here. Cook out on one of our Weber grills. The picnic area and tables are nestled in sea shells. Found some great stuff at the beach???...Wash off your bounty in the custom built shell cleaning station.

Enjoy the enclosed open top outdoor shower with hot and cold running water and blue sky views. Walk around the property sipping a cool drink and be swept away by the lush tropical landscaping that surrounds the Highview.

One of the best things about this home is it's location. It's right next door to Stump Pass State Park. There are 265 acres of sandy walking trails and pristine beaches. You can ALWAYS find a section of beach all to yourself. The wildlife here is amazing. You will see pelicans diving for fish, Osprey in tree tops, dolphins and manatee swimming the shoreline. Sea turtles lay eggs here every year and don't forget to look for prehistoric sharks teeth (not hard to find) and go shelling at the point.

If you've been here before you know it's allure, if it's your first time, get ready for a soul refreshing journey!

Note* The Highview is a duplex that can sleep up to 12 guests in total. Each floor is a two bedroom one bath, sleeps six, and rents separately. Prices shown are for one floor only.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter and MaryJo - Owners
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Why Peter and MaryJo - Owners chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

After exploring Florida's Gulf coast for the perfect slice of paradise we kept coming back to the little unknown island called Manasota Key. The perfect mix of peace and quite, nature, and some fun Key West style restaurants just up the road. Anything else you need or want is just off island .

Our home sits on the southern most tip of the Island and is next to Stump Pass State Park. This home has awesome panoramic water views of both Lemon bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Come smell the fresh salt air!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Peter & Mary Jo,

Carl & I are grateful for the time in The Highview! We had never been to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Our time on Manasota Key exceeded our expectations! Highview is thoroughly equipped so as to simply pull up with one's bags & enjoy! The location is superb! We took daily excursions on the bikes, kayaks and even the paddleboards. We found many sharks teeth on our beach walks. The access to the state park & beach brought about many opportunities to enjoy the dolphins and other wildlife! We cannot say enough good things about the location or your home. Thank you for opening your home to us!
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1st floor sleeps six . One bedroom with a queen, other bedroom has a twin bed and a bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom) 2nd floor sleeps six. One bedroom with a queen, the other bedroom has two twins and pull out queen in living room Each suite rents separately.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sorry, No smoking inside

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Water Views! Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's! Unbeatable Island Value!
average rating of 4.875 based on 47 reviews
5

Beautiful, comfortable, peaceful home!

  • 5 of 5

We visit the east coast of Florida every winter. This home is the best place we have rented! Everything about it, and in it, was exactly they way it is described in the listing. The property is clean, tasteful, and extremely well-maintained. The owners provided us with everything we needed, and more, for a perfect Manasota Key vacation. The location is ideal, just a short walk (or bike ride - bikes provided) to Stump Pass State Park for beautiful, quiet beach, hiking, and kayaking/paddleboarding (also provided). Views from the porch and rooftop deck to the Gulf of Mexico and the star-filled skies are amazing. The neighborhood is also peaceful, yet close to the larger Manasota Key Beach and good restaurants. Communication with owner and manager was terrific. The entire family loved the Highview, and we give it our highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous stay at Highview

  • 5 of 5

Great amenities! Loved the location. Close to the state park which was great. Loved the kayaks and bikes. We will definitely be back! Owners have not forgotten anything that is needed. Well stocked and very organized. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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4

Very pleasant and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and impeccably clean, including details to make our stay enjoyable. Loved the deck and grill. The location was excellent for activities and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Outstanding escape!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the 2nd floor with our two children over the holiday break and we all had an amazing week! The unit is super clean, comfy and the rental had everything and anything we needed. Loved the bikes, kayaks, SUP boards, beach towels and easy access to the beach. The rooftop deck is beautiful for hanging out and watching sunsets. Be sure to explore Stump Pass Beach state park and have fun on Lemon Bay with the water toys while you are there. We will definitely book again in the future - LOVED your place! THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oro Medonte, ONTARIO
5

Relaxing winter get away place!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is one of two. We had the top floor. It faces the Gulf with a nice view of the water. The unit is exactly as shown on the website. We arrived to find it spic and span ready for our two weeks here. The unit is spacious and comfortably appointed with everything we need to live well while enjoying a marvelous beach and quiet community. It feels really safe, people are friendly. The wifi is speedy and the TVs are in both bedrooms and living room. We received good service from the rental agent. All in all we'd recommend this to our friends as a wonderful place to relax in and enjoy Manasota Key.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time at the Highview this past weekend. We stayed in suite 7 - the second level facing the Gulf. It is a beautiful well- equipped condo and we loved having the water view. The place is literally steps to the beach and Stump Pass State Park. We used the provided kayaks one day and went all the way to the end of Stump Pass which seems to be some kind of dolphin playground. So awesome!! We also enjoyed biking to Flounders for dinner and drinks. Hopefully we will find our way back for a longer stay next time. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,095
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,495
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,495
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,095
 
 
Peak Season
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,095
 
 
Independence Day
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,495
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

This property is a duplex. Rent one floor for a small group, or rent both floors or other Highview Suites for a larger group or family reunion.

*** Each floor sleeps 6 and rents separately***
***Holiday rates may apply***

Max. occupancy is 6 guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: not necessary

Launch our kayaks and Stand up Paddle boards(included with your rental) at Stump Pass State Park next to The Highview. Explore the beautiful undeveloped islands and take in the nature from dolphins and matinee swimming right by you to the wide array of birds and other treasures.

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