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Peter and MaryJo - Owners

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Panoramic water views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks and SUPs! An Unbeatable Island Value!

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Manasota Key House Rental Photos and Description

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 high speed wireless internet with boost, 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 12 guests in total. Each floor is a two bedroom one bath, sleeps six, and rents separately. Prices shown are for one floor only.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peter and MaryJo - Owners (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

After searching the Florida Gulf Coast we fell in love with this unknown, unheard of Island. Manasota Key is about 300 yards wide by four miles long and has to be Florida's Best kept secret!

Imagine an Island with just four great beaches and a few local hot spots. Anything else you need or want is just off Island. If you love nature and natural beauty like we do, you will love this slice of Paradise.

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

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

Panoramic water views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks and SUPs! An Unbeatable Island Value!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 41 reviews
5

Amazing week, wonderful house and a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

The Highview was very clean and nicely updated. It had a home like feeling with all the little extras. It was nice to have beach towels, kayaks, paddle boards, chairs, umbrellas and all the sand toys. We loved watching the sunset on the roof top deck. We had an amazing week and we would come back in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed your property and appreciate your email checking in on us when we arrived.

The location is very nice and the upper deck for views can't be beat.

There are a couple of things I would think about improving if I were the owner - 1 - the sofa really needs to be replaced. Although there were only the 2 of us, we fought over the chairs because the sofa was so tired and uncomfortable. 2 - I would have a backup on the cable boxes. Although we called on Monday about the box not working, it was never replaced. The management office said it was shipped and we should have received it but they were still tracking it when we left the property. so the only tv that worked for the week was the small one in the bedroom.

The kitchen had all the amenities one could want including all the right utensils and plenty of dishes. As far as the equipment - it was really very well done - kayaks, bikes, grills and enough for both units. Very nice. Thank you.

Debbie and Don Storsberg

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and letting us know about the sofa. Your feedback is very important to us as we are not in Florida 8 months a year. Our guests comfort is top priority and we will arrange for the sofa to be replaced this week. Also, sorry one of the TV boxes was not working correctly. We wish the replacement would have arrived sooner. Glad you enjoyed the location, views and amenities. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter
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5

awesome

  • 5 of 5

Vacation was Awesome rental The views were awesome Had everything you needed get time with family

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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5

Great week of vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at The Highview over Thanksgiving 2015. We had 6 adults and 5 kids (ages 1-6) and we rented the entire house. The owners have made it so clean and comfortable, and they have supplied absolutely everything to make a beach vacation easy (especially with kids). From coolers, to chairs and umbrellas, towels to sand toys for the kids - it all was fully stocked at the house. We used the bikes, kayaks, SUPs, and grills daily….and watched the Waterfest Boat Races from the roof. We found our local spot at Flounders, which was fun for the adults and kids. Thank you for all the little extras that made such a great week away - all 11 of us had a great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everyone had a great time! Come back and see us again soon! Best, Peter
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5

Cleanest and most comfy place ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a lot of Florida beach homes over the last 20 years, and this is definitely one of the best. Very clean, comfy and lots of extras to make our stay enjoyable. The rooftop "perch" was a great place to enjoy our coffee in the morning and watch the sunsets in the evening. Thank you Peter for making sure everything was perfect. This sleepy little island town was a great get away from our busy lives, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! An excellent rating from guests that have rented beach homes for 20 years says a lot. We enjoy constantly maintaining and upgrading our home so we can offer one of the best beach vacations available on the island. It was great meeting you both. Be well and come back and visit again soon!
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Peter. I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks. We stayed at Highview last week and really enjoyed your beautiful home. I have been staying in home and condo rentals through VRBO, Home Away and Air B&B for the past 10 years now, and I can say, without a doubt, that this was the cleanest beach house I have ever been in. It really was so wonderful and comfortable. I also wanted to say that all of your furnishings, appliances, and the "extras" (boogie boards, paddle boards, kayaks, beach toys & equipment) were top notch - excellent quality in excellent condition. Also, the communication with you was always fast and accurate. The house was truly perfect for us and our children.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! With your background, a review like that speaks volumes. Your kind words reassure us we are doing a great job for our guests. We constantly strive to provide a few of the best if not the best and cleanest beach houses on the island. Come back and visit us again soon! Best, Peter
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Map

Car: not necessary

Launch our kayaksT(included with your rental) at Stump Pass State Park next to The Highview. Exsplore the beautiful undeveloped islands and take in the nature from dolphins and manitee swiming right by you to the wide aray of birds and other treasures

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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
 
Off Peak - 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,295
 
 
Peak - Dec 2016 / Jan 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
$5,875
 
 
Peak - 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Peak - Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure Cleaning Fee $125
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 guests.

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Amenities

Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • 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:
  • Radio
  • 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
  • 6 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 any where on this property

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