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Private Heated Pool, Beach, 3/2 Old FL Charm Canal Front Home - Perfect Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This one story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, private home boasts 2 bedrooms with king beds and a 3rd bedroom with 2 queen beds. Decorated and ready for your enjoyment! Relax or entertain on the over sized deck around the heated pool or under the covered patio. The bay and intra-coastal waterway is just two houses down the 65' wide, deep water canal. Bring your boat, large or small, and enjoy immediate access to shell hunting, fishing, bird watching, cruising, or watching the amazing gulf sunset.

The deeded beach access is just a short walk to the end of the street over Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Keywords: Canal House

More Details

Stephenie Minor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About Stephenie Minor

My husband and I along with our 3 kids live in Texas but enjoy the water and deep sea fishing so Longboat Key was a easy choice for a second home.

Stephenie Minor purchased this house in 2009

Why Stephenie Minor chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

This house met all of our needs... canal front, big back yard, pool, easy beach access, single story, close to shopping, close to restaurants, and world class fishing!

We believe there is no place like it in world! Longboat Key is truly a hidden treasure.

What makes this house unique

Amazing Location. Hang out by the pool, hit the water by boat or kayak, or walk down the street to enjoy the beach. One of our favorite things is to ride bikes to Durante Park and then get ice cream at Joe's! The Longboat Key club is an incredible golf course which is only a few miles south of our house.


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , connected to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared by bedroom 2 & 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , connecting bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Two rooms have king beds in them. One has a private bath, one shares a bath with the 3rd bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Two queen beds are in the large 3rd bedroom and share a bath with the 2nd bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a dock you can tie your boat or water craft on.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Private Heated Pool, Beach, 3/2 Old FL Charm Canal Front Home - Perfect Getaway
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Not as expected

  • 2 of 5

I rarely leave reviews but my experience at this house compels me to do so in this case. My communication with the owner leading up to my stay was great. She answered all of my questions and provided information in a timely manner. My husband arrived at the home about an hour after our allowed check in time. Upon his arrival the house was a mess, there were beer bottles covering the dining table, the beds hadn't been changed, the house hadn't been cleaned. The yard was strewn with garbage and fishing derbies. Worst of all, the washing machine was draining directly into the backyard. It created a muddy mess and that doesn't even begin to touch on the environmental damage it can do to the Gulf if Mexico. My husband actually cleaned the yard because I was arriving soon with our dogs. The cleaning people were in the process of starting to clean the house, the home was not ready until 2 hours after our initial check in time. The washer and dryer were left full of linens, which we also took care of. A cleaning lady came the next day to switch the laundry but we told her it had been taken care of. The sound on the TV intermittently went out, I contacted the owner who contacted Verizon to correct the issue. We rebooted the system so I'm not sure if that fixed it or if Verizon fixed it. On the second day the code we'd been given for the front door stopped working, it made it so that the only way into the home was thru the back gate and the muddy mess from the washing machine. We had to leave the back door unlocked so we could get back in. I contacted the owner and she was able to reset the code that day. There is a leak in the wall between the hall bath and bedroom, it's so bad that the paint is coming off the wall and the floor gets wet every time someone showers. We had stacked some pillows on the bedroom floor before we realized how bad the leak was and they got soaked. I decided to wash the sheets in the master bedroom mid way thru the week, when I took them off the bed I was floored with the state of the mattress pad. It looked as if it had never been washed, there was what appeared to be a urine stain on it and I made the mistake of smelling it. I pulled the mattress pad off and washed it as well. I gave this house 2 stars only because the living room is set up nicely with comfy couches and a nice TV, the dining area is nice as well. The outside area was the best part of the home, minus the washer draining into the yard.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtney, I am so sorry you're experience at our home wasn't 5 stars. Communicating with our guests as well as resolving issues that arise is something I take very seriously. We are looking into the issues stated in your review and are always looking to improve on our property.
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Bardstown, KY

Great Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was definitely a blessing for our family. The house was clean and provided for all our needs. The pool was very enjoyable and the distance to the beach was not a bad walk. A ten to fifteen minute drive can get you to many restaurants and grocery stores. My wife and three daughters and three grandkids will try to get back to this location soon.

Thanks Stephenie for the opportunity to enjoy your paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two teenagers) enjoyed a wonderful stay in this lovely, updated, canal front home. Access to Sarasota Bay from the backyard dock where we observed the bird activity on a nearby island. A fisherman's paradise. Nearby access to the beautiful, serene Longboat Key beaches, wonderful eateries and shopping. The home is freshly painted and quite comfortable with a beautiful, backyard pool. A great place to enjoy the Florida sun and also end the day. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are nearby. Having bikes available was a plus! We hosted two additional family members for our Christmas dinner. Plenty of room around the dining table. For this family who enjoys peaceful surroundings and quaint, "old Florida," this rental was perfect and also close enough to all the attractions that Sarasota has to offer. The owner was quite helpful and responsive to our questions. The home's listing and photos are quite accurate.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of renting this beautiful home for the month of March 2013. It is incredibly well suited to people of all ages, and our family included three generations ranging in age from 6 months to mid 50's. The bedrooms are very spacious and we were particularly impressed with the amount of storage space available in each room. The home is well equipped with everything you could possibly ask for in a vacation home, and its location on one of Longboat Key's many canals made for a gorgeous view from the kitchen area and living room. Although it is located at the north end of the Key, there are many dining options available nearby, and a trip to the world famous St. Armand's Circle was a short 10 to 15 minute drive (depending upon the traffic along Gulf of Mexico Drive). The neighbours in the area were extremely welcoming and our dogs all became fast friends during our stay.

It was a real pleasure dealing with the owners of this property, and although we had only two very minor issues while we were there, they were dealt with immediately and with our schedule in mind.

We are thrilled to be going back again next year and can't wait!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to spend Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the home in November for both Thanksgiving and my Dad's 60th birthday, and it turned out to be perfect! The location is great, just a 5 minute walk to the beach and a short distance to all the shops and restaurants. The house itself is amazing for entertaining, with an opne floorplan and kitchen that looks out to the pool area. We brought our flats boat so the guys could take off and fish whenever they liked, it was really easy for them to come and go as they pleased. Another plus is that the owner of the home is very sweet and easy to work with, we hope to stay here again for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hartville, Ohio

Quiet, family friendly home with a nice pool for the kids

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation included 4 adults and 3 kids ages 1,5,and 8. The home met our needs in both sleeping accommodation and comfortable semiprivate patio, back yard and pool. The great weather allowed us to open the large rear sliding doors and kitchen window and make it all one very nice living space. We really enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and relaxing around the pool.

The owners of this home are progressing with an update plan, which started with the pool. We found everything in working order and the home was clean and inviting. The rooms were large and the beds were comfy. It is very different than a condo rental, since there are so many things available, much like you would have in your own home. (Bikes, beach coolers, pool toys, beach toys, many towels, and a well furnished kitchen.) All the amenities worked fine (kitchen appliances, cable tvs, A/C, bathroom fixtures, washer and dryer, 2 refrigerators).

I was very pleased with the owner's responsiveness and help. As an example, while we were there the dishwasher quit working, and a new one was installed the day after we notified the owner. I had no difficulty in making contact or discussing anything throughout our stay.

Be advised that it is a full 10 minute walk to the beach, which wasn't bad for a stroll with the kids. Seriously laden beachgoers can drive most of this and park at the end of the street, avoiding a long haul of chairs, coolers, etc.

FYI - The very convenient Publix Supermarket located about 5 miles south is scheduled to be closed soon (after spring 2012 season) to rebuild a larger store. That will make grocery shopping (which we did a lot of) more challenging until the store reopens.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Longboat Key Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Deeded Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitney Beach Deli and Wines
Nearest Point of Interest
MarVista and also Moore's Seafood House
Nearest Point of Interest
The Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Bridge Street
Nearest Point of Interest
New Pass Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Salty Dog
Nearest Point of Interest
Mote Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Armands Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Jacks
Nearest Point of Interest
O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Island Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Ceviche Tapa's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cannon's Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Sand bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Sarasota International Airport

Neighborhood beach access is at the end of the street.


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring - Summer
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer-Fall
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $85
Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

100% refund received if notification of cancelation 45 days in advance
50% refund received if notification of cancelation 31-44 days in advance
0% refund received if notification of cancelation is less than 30 days in advance of reservation

*There is not a refund if a reservation is canceled for weather conditions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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