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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms/1 bath-sleeps 6-8 people also available 1/1 guest cottage sleeps 4


A little about our family home, we have a lovely spacious house 3 bedroom 1 bath with a great room and a Billiard room. The guest cottage (1/1 for rent separately on this site) which was the original home on the property sits adjacent to the Beach House. It is our family home and we take great pride in both of them! The House and the Cottage sit independent on a large double lot and are in a excellent location being 150 feet from beach. It is very private and unique because of the location and all of the landscaping. We purchased the house several years ago from a local artist who had it for 32 years and have redone it while keeping it's Old Florida Beach House charm. It is a rare find on the key because of it's quite location in a residential neighborhood as well as its 2 lots give you lots of open area with botanical gardens making you feel like your in you own private beach compound. It is located 1/2 mile from the state park and 3/4 of a mile from the restaurants, bars with live entertainment and shops.

The BEST PART is you will find yourself a "stone's throw" (150 ft) from a wide private beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Since this is our family vacation home you will find it's like being in a friend’s home not a hotel. The home has also been completely redone is furnished like a home not like a rental. It has been renovated and decorated beyond any other home available for rent!! You will find everything you will need with the exception of a beach towel and your clothes. (ALL ROOMS HAVE CABLE TELEVISION AND WIRELESS INTERNET) Also this is the ONLY rental home that we know of with a BILLIARD ROOM, featuring a beautiful Brunswick drop pocket pool table.

You can see more pictures and see our awards and reviews on several other sites. Google "A must See Manasota Key!" or " Manasota Key Beach House! A Must See!"

Tripadvisor 5 Star Top Rated! 6 AWARDS

NEED LESS SPACE? Contact us on our 1/1 COTTAGE!(sleeps 4)


Early Season (Dec 17--Dec 31) $1675/wk

Early Season II (Jan 1-- Jan 20) $1550.00/wk

High Season Winter (Jan 21—March 31) $1750/wk

High Season Spring (April 1—April 29) $1650/wk

High Season Summer (April 29—August 18) $1150/wk

Low Season (August 19--Dec 11) $950/wk


1/1 Early Season (Dec 17--Dec 31) $1275/wk

Early Season II (Dec 31-- Jan 20) $1200.00/wk

High Season (Jan 21—March 31) $1450/wk

High Season Spring (April 1—April 28) $1250/wk

High Season Summer (April 29—August 18) $850/wk

Low Season (August 19--Dec 11) $750/wk



NEED LESS ROOM RENT OUR 1/1 COTTAGE! AVAILABLE: December thru January and March thru April! SLEEPS 4 ONLY $1200-$1450

Keywords: BEACH HOUSE, House, beach house, villa, vacation rental, holiday rental, Florida Beach Rental, 5 STAR, Top Rated, #1, AWARDS, Best, Excellent

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Scott

I have been here since 1995 and take pride in my families home to not only keep it in great shape and nice than other properties but I keep improving it every year to make it the BEST. Below is information on me but talk with me personally and lets visit. I like to get to know my guest and they like to come back that's why I have 36% repeat business this year.

I am from Colorado my fiancé Caroline is from Rhode Island. I moved to Florida back in 1995. Both of us work in the medical field. I am a USCG Master Captain and a NAUI dive instructor and we both spend a lot of time on our boat at our beach or on the motorcycle. If you stay at our home and want rent a boat, charter a fishing trip, go scuba diving or rent a Harley Davison and ride around I can help you out. Caroline is the tour guide and shopping guide person and can tell you where all the malls and outlet stores are in Sarasota which is 1to the 5 to 20 minutes away.

Scott purchased this house in 2005

Why Scott chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We take great pride in our home. This quaint beach house is within easy walking distance to a Tiki bar on the bay, fine dining and casual restaurants as well as a convenience store and other shopping and boardwalk. We have simply tried to think of everything you would want, or need, to make your vacation a very special experience. We are literally 150 feet from one of the most beautiful beaches that Florida has to offer, as well as being only 600 feet from Lemon Bay. Bring your boat, use one of the nearby ramps, rent a dock or moor on the bay. You will have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico within minutes. This is a renowned fished and boating area. You can surf cast off the beach from anywhere on the island, or charter boats for tarpon, flounder, grouper, mackerel or redfish.It doesn't get any better than this!

This home is the perfect getaway from the bustle and noise of everyday life, or to enjoy the glamour and excitement of Florida's Gulf Coast. The choice is yours:Spend a day at the beach, just doing...nothingExplore protected wildlife areas and bird sanctuariesVisit Stump Pass State Park or Dine at one of the local restaurants.

This home is only minutes (0.4 miles) from some of the finest dining and nightlife in Florida. The area also has plenty of opportunities for shopping, golf, boating, fishing and much more. We are within easy driving distance of many of Florida's most popular cities and attractions. Venice and Sarasota are a short drive, and provide many cultural attractions and unusual shopping opportunities. We are within a 2-3 hour drive of Tampa/St.Petersburg, Orlando (Disney World), Fort Myers and Naples.

What makes this house unique

Location! Location! Location! Beach is a stones throw away! 150 feet. No busy roads to cross and you don't have to walk blocks to find a place to access the beach like most other places and we are a family home not a rental! Restaurant's, Bars, State Park and Public Beach all within 1/2 to 3/4 mile. Also we are in a really nice residential street not condos!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Trip Advisor Reviews: The home was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We had our 2 grandchildren with us and the space worked very well. The closeness to the beach was great - just a short walk and a great section of beach. It was close to restaurants and shopping yet a quiet neighborhood..........We would certainly come back if we get the opportunity!
Apr 2010
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Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink/vanity
  • Beautiful NEW bathroom with custom tub and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle
  • House: 2 Queen size premium beds, 2 Twin or Single beds that can pop up into a king, 1 Queen nice leather sleep sofa Cottage: 1 Queen size bed, 1 Full sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Short 150ft walk to Beach Walk to restaurants and night life Full kitchen Grill Televisions/Cable Nice Yard with a view Botanical gardens Fishing area 150 ft away Central Air/Heat Outdoor Shower Quiet Deadend Street No roads to cross beach 150 ft *High Speed Internet*


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.939394 based on 38 reviews
Boothbay, Maine

Nearly Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

A month in this beautiful rental was not nearly enough! The location can't be beat...steps from a beautiful quiet beach and within walking distance to a number of restaurants. Believe all the other reviews because it hard to find even one negative for this property. Clearly the owners take pride in it and want renters to feel the same.

The screened porch was a great spot to hang out when you've had enough sun, but not quite ready to head indoors. All the rooms are very spacious, and the living room is full of light from sliders that surround it. It was like being outside! The kitchen is well stocked and newly renovated. The bathroom is also new with more towels than I've ever had in any rental.

I could go on and on, but if you've read all the other reviews you know this is place to rent on Manasota Key. Don't miss out!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you please come back and see us again :)
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Seattle, WA

The property was clean, spacious and has everything you'll need.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the main house for one week. It is clean, spacious and has everything you'll need. Two queen beds and One trendel bed. Each of three rooms has TV and air. It is located four doors down from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and miles of beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Punta Gorda, FL

Best Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed my getaway at this home. It is very comfortable, clean, and conveniently located.

The beach is so close, just a short walk to the end of the quiet street. The tropical landscape of the yard was the perfect backdrop for a Birthday cookout. Every thing about this property was perfect. Kitchen and bathroom newly renovated and the pool table was a fun sidebar.

I would stay here again and recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place I've stayed in Msnasota Key!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, wonderful place to stay on Manasota Key. 30 second walk to the beautiful beach. Don't need to plan for the beach because the walk is so short. Perfect place for my 10 month old baby because there is a room that is pretty secluded that gets very little noise. Beautiful renovated kitchen with an ample amount of kitchen accessories. Awesome pool table to use for the nights in. Great living room to relax in and watch tv while enjoying the beautiful garden you can see at almost every angle and there are also shades on every window for privacy. Street is very secluded and quiet. Tv's in each of the 3 bedrooms. Very clean and comfortable place. My husband and I and now new baby travel to Manasota Key every year and we will definitely try to book this place first before looking elsewhere. Can't get much better than this place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this address. The location was excellent - 30 second walk to beach, close enough to walk to restaurants, shops, etc. The house was perfect for our needs with three bedrooms, a nicely appointed kitchen, and a big screen TV to watch football! We had fun playing pool in the evening and used the grill to cook meals as well. All very clean and comfortable. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We're back!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just couldn't stay away and it was even better than the last time we stayed! Scott has been sprucing up the place and making paradise even better! I just love the location with the beach and the Gulf of Mexico just a few steps away, the stores and nightlife, restaurants, whatever you need just off in the other direction. This has become our very favorite staycation spot and Scott has been wonderful helping us enjoy every little bit of this corner of paradise. We stayed in the large and cozy 3 bedroom house with plenty of space for everybody and everything and all the amenities. The pool table was a fun plus!

I cannot recommend this spot in paradise enough! The property is well maintained, VERY clean and comfortable. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with the rest of us, Scott. We'll see you again next year (if not sooner)!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
1. Punta Gorda Florida, 2. FT. Myers Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
4 great bars with bands in walking distance
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
4 great resturants with in walking distance
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
150 FEET! 150 FEET!
Nearest Point of Interest
Stump Pass State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Convience Store and Beach Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfview Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Lock and Key Resturant and Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
The White Elephant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town Englewood/Dearborn St
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix-(Groceries) and Food is Love Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Wal Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping, Publix, Beall's, Beach Store
Car: not necessary

Manasota Key is located between Sarasota and Ft Myers, There are outlet malls, museums, several pro baseball and football teams, fishing and scuba diving . We centrally located in the middle of all of it. I have listed activities below and have contacts for many things I can give you. Spring Baseball- Tampa Rays- American League Champions- Charlotte Stone Crabs-New Statium Opening Spring 2009

Activities nearby: Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Fishing,

Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing,

Shelling, Sharks Tooth Hunting,

Biking, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Fitness Center, Gym,

Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Live

Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Early Season II
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
X-Mas New Years Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Season II
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Season III
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season Winter
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Spring
Apr 14 2018 - May 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season Summer
May 5 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 25 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

E-mail, text or call me and book directly with me instead of using on line booking and receive a discount plus save on pet fee, cleaning and damage deposit fees. I will take 30% deposit and final payment 60 days prior to check in. In the event there is a cancellation 60 days or prior I will refund your deposit if I can rebook my home. This is my 11th year renting and have many repeat guest who are friends. I like to meet and deal with my guest 1 on 1 and even if you do a book it now I still want to speak with you prior to oking any bookings. Thanks and look forward to having you as our guest

Holiday Season(Nov 16-- Jan 17) $1150/wk - $3650/mo
High Season Rates ( Jan 17--April 25) $1450.00/wk
Mid Season Rates (April 25--Nov 17) $1050/wk - $3200/mo

Holiday Season Rates (Nov 16 -- Jan 31) $950/wk - $2950/mo
High Season Rates (Jan 31--April 25) $1050.00/wk
Mid Season Rates (April 25-Nov 17) $850/wk - $2800/mo

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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