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Longbeach Village Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Duplex, each unit: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Experience Old Florida in historic Longbeach Village, located at the northern end of Longboat Key. This laid-back retreat is situated in a peaceful neighborhood, with quaint homes nestled in tropical foliage beside the picturesque Sarasota Bay. No high-rises here! This is 'The Village'.

Once a general store and post office, this renovated duplex is artistically landscaped and sits on a corner, very close to the bay. Each unit has it's own private entrance and outdoor space. The first floor unit is a 2BR/1BA with its own lanai/porch in the front and patio in the rear. Second floor unit is 2.5BR/1BA with a private terrace, water views, and a landscaped patio on the side.

On site, there is a shared laundry room, bbq grill, and off street parking for cars and a boat. (Public boat launch to Sarasota Bay is just accross the street)

To really experience 'The Village' arise early one morning to the sounds of the wild peacocks. Sip your coffee on the dock of the bay while watching the sunrise and the sea birds start their day. You might even be greeted by the dolphins and the manatees who swim in these waters.

This unique setting and comfortably furnished home allows for a relaxing vacation on LBK.

Each unit has a fully equipped Kitchen with Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Blender; Bath/Shower with Towels and Linens; Iron & Ironing Board; Combination Living/Dining Room; Plantation Shutters, Ceiling Fans, Heat/AC, Smoke Detectors, TV's & VCR's in LR and BR's, Shared phone with free local and long distance calls to US and Canada, CATV and WiFi Internet Access. Separate laundry room w/shared Washer/Dryer, Beach Chairs and Beach Towels.

1st Floor unit has 2 Bedrooms; Each with a Queen Bed.

2nd Floor unit has 2 and a half Bedrooms; 1 with King Bed, 2nd with Queen, and half BR with Twin Day-Bed.

The Sarasota Bay and The Gulf of Mexico's beautiful white sand beaches, are both a short walk from the property for Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, Sunbathing, Watching Sea Birds and Marine Animals, Sunrises and Sunsets. You can also walk to laid-back-island Restaurants, Bars, Arts Center, Shopping, and Massage; All within five minutes.

Just over the bridge to the north is Anna Maria Island with its charming towns of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, where you'll find more Stores, Bars and Restaurants, Fishing Piers and Antique Shops.

A 15 minute, scenic drive south on LBK takes you past Elegant Homes, Golf Courses, Small Shopping Centers, Parks and Nature Trails. Cross Longboat Pass onto Lido Key, where you can visit The Mote Aquarium and St. Armand's Circle, known for it's Upscale Shops, Fine Dining and Casual Restaurants and Cafes.

Five minutes further, across The Sarasota Bay Bridge is Downtown Sarasota, for more Shopping and Restaurants, Art Galleries, Theaters, The Famous Ringling Museum and The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

For those who wish to explore further, to the south are the islands of Siesta Key and Casey Key, then Venice Beach. To the north, St. Petersberg is about 45 Minutes, Tampa an hour, and Orlando is about 2 hours.

With so many options there is much to do. Or, do nothing at all, but while away the hours on a lounge chair with a good book at your peaceful retreat in the quiet neighborhood of 'The Village.'

Keywords: House, Apartment, Duplex, Beach House, 2 Family House

More Details

Property Manager
John Donato
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017

About John Donato

Co-Owners, Luke and Howard, own a popular restaurant 'Moonstruck' on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. (moonstrucknj com) John Donato is the local contact/property manager who will greet you, and is available for any needs that may arise during your stay.

John Donato purchased this house in 2008

Why John Donato chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Longboat Key is a beautiful, peaceful place to retreat to. When you come here, you can really relax and unwind. The neighbors are friendly, the streets are quiet, the area is safe and the surroundings are beautiful.

What makes this house unique

Quaint Beach House; Peaceful and quiet neighborhood along Sarasota Bay, Uncrowded beaches; Easy access to Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, St. Armand's Circle and Sarasota for activities, stores, restaurants and cultural offerings.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Longbeach Village Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Restfull and Relaxing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

While visiting family on Longboat Key, we stayed at this charming house with all the amenities of home. We enjoyed our morning coffee out on the deck and watched the local people go off to work! Walking across the street to Mar Vista Restaurant was also fun. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wall, New Jersey USA

Paradise Found At Last!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this area for a number of years... and have found a fabulous retreat! The accommodations are well kept with all the comforts of home. Extremely clean and well maintained.

Enjoy your breakfast out on the deck or the garden patio, and listen to all the sounds of the Island Birds under the palm trees.

The Bay is across the street and you are sure to see a family of Egrets! The beautiful mystical Gulf of Mexico is only a few minute walk from the home.

At night we enjoy going to Sarasota and Armands Circle.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands, NJ

Charming and Quaint Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an absolutely beautiful paradise look no more. The location is a quick walk from the bay with wildlife galore. The foliage and the houses make a walk or bikeride so scenic and fun. Not to mention the local people who are so friendly and laid back. The house is spotless and comfortable and landscaped perfectly. The owners couldn't be more accomadating leaving nothing out including bikes for you to use. A laundry room on site makes life much easier too. The photos don't do this place justice. It is spectacular and only a walk away from two fun restaurants on the bay. I will go there again and again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of our property. We are glad to know how much you enjoyed your stay. Just wanted to clear something up for future renters: The bikes that were there during your stay belonged to our neighbors, and are no longer available. Please do be sure to bring your own bikes with you though, or rent nearby, because bike riding is a great pastime on LBK!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SRQ Sarasota/Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mar Vista, Moore's Stone Crab
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mar Vista, Moore's Stone Crab
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Longboat Key - Broadway Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Mar Vista Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Boat Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Coquina Beach County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
St Armand's Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Sarasota
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season Discount
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

An additional $300 refundable security deposit is required to hold the reservation. Refunded within 30 days of departure provided no damages or extra fees are incurred.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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