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Amazing Beach Home in Paradise!! Located Directly on the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Manasota Key Island Home. Congratulations! You've found a beautiful tropical island getaway! Enjoy a private home in paradise. A wonderful home that's right on the beach with a huge screened in Lanai that faces the beach. This home is pet friendly too! This is a very unique island that is still the natural 'Old Florida'. This entire home is on ground level so there are no stairways to climb. We're easily accessible from the mainland by two bridges. Manasota Key is well known for its casual and relaxed pace. Everyone who has stayed here wants to come back again!

Collect shells, sand dollars, or star fish, surf fish, snorkel, or take a stroll or a jog along miles of private, pristine white sandy beaches. Close by you may rent boats, canoes, wave runners, bikes, or motor scooters.

Excellent casual or fine dining restaurants and tiki bars near by - many within walking distance. Save one gas, everything is close by.

We're located on a quiet Florida west coast key (island), right on the Gulf of Mexico, just 40 minutes south of the Sarasota International Airport and 45 minutes north of the Fort Myers airport.

Keywords: Single Family Home

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Mike & Judy Marxen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Mike & Judy Marxen

We purchased this Beach Home to provide an awesome vacation rental home to families who love to enjoy time together at the Beach. We've been in the recreational & rental property business for 18 years. It is very important to us that our guests have a fantastic time while staying at this amazing Beach Home in Paradise.

Mike & Judy Marxen purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike & Judy Marxen chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

This is a ground level home. There are no stairs to climb to get into the home or anywhere inside the home. You will be able to park very close to the home's front door. A huge screened and fully furnished lanai faces the beach. All rooms (except guest bedroom and guest bath) have gulf views.

What makes this house unique

There's lots of ways to create a great deal of family fun for kids of all ages and for your four legged family members too! This will be a wonderful 'home away from home' with many local attractions to enjoy. Stores and restaurants are very close by. The owner is just a phone call away to assist with any questions or needs that you may have.


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) in master suite which opens to the sands of the Gulf of Mexico, Twin or Single Beds (2) in guest suite which has views of a tropical garden, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in the newly tropically furnished living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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
A beautiful, ground level home, large screened lanai, roof top deck, very private on tropically landscaped 1 acre. Just steps to your own private beach on the pristine, blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico with magnificent sunsets on a daily basis. Casual and relaxed island life yet only minutes to restaurants and shopping. Stroll miles of private beach, collect shells, sand dollars, or star fish. This unique island is still natural 'Old Florida' with easy access from the mainland (Englewood) via 2 bridges over Lemon Bay. Nearby you can rent canoes, boats, wave runners, kayaks, bikes and motor scooters. The fishing is superb and many golf courses are nearby.


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Amazing Beach Home in Paradise!! Located Directly on the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5

We have been home a little over a week and can't wait to return to the Paradise Beach Home. It is paradise! We have stayed at various condos up and down Manasota Key, but staying in a house was a wonderful change. We arrived at the home in the early evening and were greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some lovely snacks. After traveling all day, it was a nice surprise. It was great to find a well equipped kitchen with spices (I love to cook) pots and pans, dishes, etc. The wrap around lanai is where we spent a great deal of our time. It was wonderful to sit and have coffee in the morning and dinner at night. We didn't spend much time on the deck as the sun was blazing and there is no shade, but in the cooler months, this would be the place to be! The view is amazing. We saw dolphins almost every day and saw manatees twice, I only wished we could have seen some of the turtles hatch. Maybe next time! Overall, it was the most peaceful and comfortable piece of Old Florida that anyone could ask for.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome to hear you had a great vacation at the Paradise Beach Home! It was great speaking with you & we hope you can join us again in the future! Best Regards, Mike & Judy Marxen Paradise Beach Home
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Sparta Tn

A Great Beach Vacation on Manasota Key

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful beach home we arrived May 15 2012,the owner was super nice and super helpful with all the details and even left treats on the counter for our kids[dogs] upon arrival and flowers for us to enjoy!

The home was super clean and lots of towels and extras too.

This house was great a few steps from the sandy beach to your home away from home.Our 2 dogs had so much fun swimming in the ocean and then we could put them up to rest while we went shelling the house has everything to make it a perfect home away from home.

We did not want to leave and we will definately be back again hopefully sooner than later.

thanks again for a great place to stay and a place where we can bring our entire family pets inclued.

Enjoy the beach and then go relax in a comfortable home and grill out streaks and watch the best sunsets in the world what a place to call home for a week or more.

The home is better than pictures and plenty of places to eat and plenty of boats to rent and fun things to do and alot of neat shopping spots too.

The best shells are right outside your back door.

cant wait to go back to this home in paradise.

thanks again!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Punta Gorda, Sarasota , or Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lock and Key - within walking or biking distance
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Palm Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-75, Rt. 41, Rt. 776
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Gulf View Grill, within walking or biking distance


Rates & Availability

Englewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $500

Thanksgiving Week is $1775.00.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests pay the deposit amount of $500.00 to hold the reservation. The entire rental fee must be paid 90 days prior to the reservation. Business checks, personal checks, cashiers checks or money orders are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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