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Coastal Home Near Beaches, New Furniture/

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)

This 2 bedroom 2 bath house was built in 1989, and features a tin roof, with living quarters on 'stilts', in the traditional coastal Florida style. It was remodeled and all new furniture installed, in the winter of 2010.

Nature lovers will find a lot to love. The house sits on a 3 acre lot which it shares with one other similarly-styled home. A large deck with outdoor seating and dining overlooks mangroves at the edge of Lemon Bay. Oranges, grapefruit, mango, bananas, and avocado trees, plus many native plants grow on the property. Owls reside in the mature pines surrounding the home, and eagles and osprey nest nearby.

A coastal estuary is beyond the mangroves, where kayaks can be launched and paddled into Lemon Bay. Sea birds and fish are plentiful, including redfish, snook, and spotted sea trout. Stump Pass is immediately across Lemon Bay, which provides access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Within 10 mins, there are beaches, 3 golf courses open to visitors, marina's for boat rentals and a fishing pier. Boca Grande with unique boutiques, quality restaurants and world famous Tarpon fishing in the Pass, is 20 mins away. Sarasota is 30 miles to the North, with many cultural attractions (theater, baller, opera, concerts, Ringling Museum), as well as spring training games with the Baltimore Orioles.

Keywords: Florida, close to Beach, Rental, nature, boating, fishing, golf, kayaking, marina, peaceful, quiet, deck

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About The Owner

Steve and Andrea Hillebrand are the managers of the property. Full time Sarasota, Florida residents since 1983, they are very knowledgable about the area and and its activities and attractions. They are always onhand to ensure your vacation is as enjoyable as possible!

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

Why The Owner chose Englewood

My parents, siblings and I started coming to this area of Florida in 1969, for vacations in the sun, far from Michigan's winters. The main attractions are still the same: natural beauty, beaches and sunny weather.

What makes this house unique

close to beaches, golfing courses, boating waters,excellent fishing and kyaking,as well as abundant natural habitat, peacefull and relaxing environment.


Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) beautiful new bedroom suite with deluxe mattress and bedding, Twin or Single Beds (1) beautiful new bedroom suite with deluxe mattress and bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) beautiful new sofa bed with ultra thick mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Coastal Home Near Beaches, New Furniture/
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews


  • 3 of 5

The house could really use some cleanup. The house is on stilts and underneath it is jam packed with broken furniture and appliances. It is behind a lattice wall but it is visible. The yard is quite overgrown but that did not really bother me. The interior appeared clean but the master bedroom bedding smelled strongly of body odor. My sister and I stripped the bed and changed the sheets. The smell was still there. The house does have some charm. I liked the antiques and the layout. It has an old Florida vibe going for it.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Quiet ~ Perfect Cozy Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Love that the kitchen, dining area and living room are all open to each other! Had a small dinner party and it was great that everyone was together. After dinner we really enjoyed sitting on the nice deck and relaxing! Nice supply of kitchen & cooking equipment (I enjoy cooking) and very nice wine glasses! Great master bed! Firm with a pillow top! I slept better than at home in VA! We're not huge TV people but the the access for movies is great!!!! I prefer reading and was so pleased to see a very well stocked library which we definitely took advantage of! Two baths worked out great for my husband and I ~ we each had our own!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this lovely house for two weeks while visiting from Sweden. They were very pleased with the quiet and private location of the property on a dead end street close to Lemon Bay. The house was very clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owner was accomodating and easy to reach. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh PA

Quiet Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful two weeks in February. Great deck where we sat among the trees, reading and relaxing. If you forgot any reading, there is a well stocked library which we took advantage of. Eagle's nest on the property with two eagle chicks!! Short walk to the dock on Lemon Bay where we watched the sunsets nightly and befriended local fishermen. Kayaks are available on site, and wonderful beaches on Manasota Key just minutes away. Had all of the amenities that we needed and bed most comfortable. A number of wonderful parks are close by, great for hiking, birding, and boating. Not far from Venice, Boca Grande and Sarasota. Will return.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great beach location

  • 5 of 5

just what was advertised. quiet , secluded, near the bay. home was decorated very appropriately for the beach location. =everything was provided. would definitely consider again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Potsdam, NY, USA

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were able to spend the entire month of March in this hidden gem. Very quiet location, nestled among palm trees and mangroves. Beautiful decor inside and well stocked with high quality amenities. The deck was great for sitting out and enjoying the sounds of nature, including a nesting pair of eagles. My husband really enjoyed having the kayaks available with quick access to Lemon Bay. Numerous nearby trails are minutes away for walking, running and sightseeing. Plenty of stores and restaurants in the area. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.