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Charming beach house with pool/canal front/dock/private beach access/pet o.k.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Private Beach House on Canal with Pool and Boat Dock, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

A lovely pet and family friendly private home, located on a private deep water canal with direct access to Sarasota Bay and only a short 3 minutes walk (200 meters) away from the quiet white sand beach perfect for morning beach-combing and end of day amazing golden sunsets. Well maintained house with owner & locally based property management/maintenance team available to ensure your pleasant stay. Located in the prestigious yet laid back island of Longboat Key, you are near venues for golf, tennis, fishing, kayaking, boating, water skiing, and wind surfing. The world class shopping and restaurants in St. Armand Circle and laid back charms of Anna Maria Island are minutes away. A private pool is accessible from both the master and guest bedrooms. The deep salt water canal with a new dock can accommodate boats up to 27 ft is equipped with a fish cleaning table for the fish you'll catch right from our dock . Our boat dock is available for docking your private boat or kayaks, or just for fishing enjoyment. The attached garage helps keep your car out of the sun.

Our home comes completely equipped with everything you'll need for a beach holiday! During your stay here, you can enjoy our well kept garden or relax in our complete Tommy Bahamas furnished interior, which comes fully equipped with modern conveniences such as wireless internet (bring your own laptop), cable TV in living and master bedroom, phone line, a full library of DVD movies, Ihome for Iphone/Ipod/Ipad docks, board games, outdoor BBQ grill, and new cooling/heating system with HEPA filter and UV light purification system. The kitchen comes fully equipped for your culinary adventures or just simple grilling out on the new outdoor Weber gas grill. For your beach activities we have coolers, matching Tommy Bahamas' beach chairs and beach cart, 3 bicycles (1 adult and 2 kids), scooters, boogie boards, beach/pool toys/beach umbrellas, and 2 beach chairs left on beach for your enjoyment. The pool is well maintained and has a weekly service. The home is tiled throughout (including garage), and updated appliances including washer and dryer make this property the ideal home away from home.

We welcome you to read other guests' reviews which say it all about our home and may give you an objective view of the property and its location.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Alise

I grew up in Sarasota and always loved the beach and island life as well as all the cultural venues Sarasota is known for. I left Florida for university and professional reasons, however, always knowing that I would return to the area at a different phase in my life. I'm now married with 3 children, and Longboat Key provides exactly what we seek which is the serenity and tranquility of a beach life yet conveniently located to all the outdoor activities which we seek for as well as being a hop away to all that Sarasota has to offer. We hope to provide a place that would embrace love, tranquility, contentment, and good will to those who visit our home.

Alise purchased this house in 2012

Why Alise chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

I felt very fortunate to have found this lovely property in July 2012 as a vacation house to share with my husband, 3 children, and our family pet. We're looking to retire in the area, and the house was perfect for our needs. The private beach access is now rare in Longboat Key. The house is on a quiet street and away from the noise, and its close proximity to Anna Marie island and Sarasota is a main reason why we chose this particular home.

What makes this house unique

Private beach access to one of the most beautiful beach and magnificent sunsets; Quiet street yet within walking distance to stores/restaurants/shops; Close proximity to Sarasota and Anna Marie Island; Open floor plan; Dock for boats; Private pool; Regular pool/landscape/pest control services; Fully equip with modern conveniences for a home away from home; Everything is provided including all beach equipment/toys/cart/towels/chairs/umbrella/tent, board games, washer/dryer/vacumn cleaner, 3 bikes, 2 scooters, books, DVDs, and much much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us use your home for 2 weeks. We had a great time. The area restaurants are great & the shopping is fun. We found lots of shark teeth between here & Venice beach. My boys loved having the pool to come home to. We would love to be able to return for future vacations!
Jul 2014
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Charming beach house with pool/canal front/dock/private beach access/pet o.k.
average rating of 4.677419 based on 48 reviews

Always a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have just completed our fourth stay at this wonderful property. Since our last visit, the owners have upgraded the home with new appliances and new furniture in the living area, helping make our stay even more enjoyable. The location is quiet, and we especially enjoy taking morning walks at Joan Durante park just down the road. It is a great place to explore the trails and waterways and get a little closer to nature. Thanks again for a truly terrific time!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It truly warms our hearts to host you back for the fourth time Michael! Glad to hear you noticed the upgrades we've made in the house. Look forward to having you back in the future.
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Always a Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

This is our sixth stay at this property. As always, Alise is great to work with and easy to reach. The dock and sea wall have been completely replaced this year, making the canal area much more attractive and much easier to access. Since our last stay, linens and towels have also been refreshed. We feel right at home at look forward to our next return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our pleasure to receive such honest and reflective review. We are especially touched that your family continues to choose our home for your holidays. Thank you for noticing all the upgraded features since your last visit. We take special care to maintain our home, striving to provide an enjoyable and comfortable place for our guests during their stay. The dock and sea wall was a hefty but necessary upgrade, but so worthwhile considering the time spent on it to fish or watching nature is vastly enjoyed by so many! We look forward to hosting your 7th visit!
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Decent place to stay but not great

  • 2 of 5

Alise was great to deal with, very responsive and accommodating. The house however did need some attention. Shower hardware was not working properly and had to be "fiddled" with to get warm water. Master BR toilet would also only fill tank when it decided to. Refrigerator stopped working and we lost our groceries but Alise was very quick to get it fixed so we appreciated that very much.The house was tidy and well stocked but the tile floor could have really used a good scrub the grout was dirty and dark. Beds were comfortable and bedding was fine as well. Overall the stay was decent and served as a place to stay but I do think it need some attention before I would recommend it to someone.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and sharing your recent positive experience with me as the property owner. We always strive to do our best to accommodate our guests and respond to every queries or issues as soon as possible. Our goal is to preserve our home and make every guest comfortable so that our home will be a great place for guests and ourselves to return to. This is positively reflected in the nearly perfect reviews we have since we bought this house 4 years ago with repeated guests. As pointed out, as soon as I was informed of a one year old refrigerator malfunctioning, I immediately took action and had an emergency repair technician over to take care of the problem. Since the refrigerator was only 1 year old, it was a product mechanical breakdown that was out of my control. Out of good will, I offered some compensation for the inconveniences caused by this incident, which was accepted. I've confer with our on sight property manager and talked to current guests who are at the house, and they reported that everything was fine and in good working order. Overall, we are very pleased that our home is universally enjoyed by the vast majority of people who stays there.
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Great week in Longboat Key

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here in July 2016 and had a great vacation. The house had everything that we needed - towels, dishes, pots and pans, blender, board games, movies, etc. There were supplies for cleaning and a few rolls of toilet paper and paper towels to get us started. The pool was nice after a warm day at the beach. The house had plenty of room for our family - we could all spend time together in the living room and dining room, but still had privacy in the bedrooms. The private beach is close by (just a short walk down the street). If you have not visited this area before - the beaches and blue water are gorgeous! This is a terrific beach to spend the day and swimming in the clear water is magical. There are lots of beach supplies in the garage for your use. Alise was always great about responding to my questions. She was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constructive feedback and comments. Glad to hear all worked out well for your family and the house provided all the essentials for a great vacation.
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Paradise on Longboat Key!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Alise for sharing your home with us!

Our family had a perfect vacation at this beautiful home. It is decorated so nice and really gives you the feeling of being "at home". The pool was a favorite of our granddaughters and we all enjoyed sitting on the dock observing wild parrots, herons and egrets. The fish jumping in the canal and the pods of bait fish were so relaxing as we just let the stress roll off our backs. The sunsets on the beach and the occasional rainbow were reminders of God's handiwork and presence in each of our lives.

Thank you for making this a vacation that we will never forget. We would love to return in the near future to this piece of Paradise!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James for your thoughtful words. I'm humble to be reminded that our home is also a piece of paradise for others and that we're able to share it with people who truly appreciate what God and mother nature has graciously blessed us with. We look forward to welcoming you back to our humble paradise! Alise
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Great Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four really enjoyed our vacation stay at this nice island home. The house is clean and well maintained. Alise the owner was great about communicating, we had a couple questions during our stay and she got right back to us each time. The beach was very nice and the pool was refreshing to come back to at the end of the day. The dock for the boat was also great, like new. The boating is fantastic, short ride out of the canal and your right at the channel. Then gorgeous water for miles in every direction. Head north a few miles and anchor your boat at the sandbar at the inlet for a swim. It was swarming with live conch the day we were there and there is a shipwrecked sailboat there that makes a good photo opp. Lots of restaurants to choose from. About Harry's a block away, the food was fine but just know before going that it's a white table cloth place, small quiet dining room, small portions and over the top expensive even for the area. For us the experience didn't warrant the price tag. A restaurant within biking distance we liked was the Lazy Lobster, and waterfront restaurants we liked were The Beach House, The Dry Docks(killer view from upstairs) and a the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki on the beach in Bradenton where you can get a tiki table right on the beach (we had late lunch). The Mote Aquarium was actually better than expected. For about $75 total for a family of four they had a lot of tanks and a huge variety of fish, octopus, jelly fish, sharks, manatee, otters, sea turtles and all kind of other sea creatures. Cool place to spend a couple hours. So much to do in this area we barely scratched the surface. Have fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the constructive feedback and all the references to good restaurants and things to do in the area. Always is a pleasure to hear how our guests maximize their time in Longboat Key, even if just relaxing in the pool or watching a nice sunset. Look forward to hosting you back. Alise
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Restaurants, bars, shops
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Private Longboat key Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Restaurants/bars within walking distance
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Private Deeded beach access
Car: recommended

Our home is nested on a quiet water canal street adjacent to Gulf of Mexico Drive with direct private deeded access to the world re-known white sand beach of Longboat Key, Florida where you can come over every night for the most amazing sunsets. We are conveniently located between Sarasota and Anna Marie Island, with a 10 miles stretch of beach as well as walk/bike/running path to connect you to both. Sarasota is known for its fine art galleries, cultural events, live theaters, and the world class restaurants & shops of St. Armand Circle which is only a few miles south of us. To the north of us, there is the laid back Anna Marie Island full of beach cafes, ice cream parlors, etc. In addition to the beach access just steps away, Durante Park is an easy three block walk and offers several lovely shaded trails that lead you through the Mangroves trees ending at an overlook of Sarasota Bay. For families there is a nice shaded playground and for the nature lovers the park has numerous tropical plants and opportunities to observe dozens of sea bird species ( If you are looking for a more active holiday over 10 miles of biking/jogging/walking/rollerblading trails run along the Gulf of Mexico Drive just adjacent to our street. There are also world re-known tennis camps and the LBK Golf Club on the island, as well as free public tennis courts within 3 miles in the community center and plenty of reasonably priced public golf courses in nearby Bradenton. Minutes away are dozens of fishing locations, which helps give Florida the title of Fishing Capital of the World. After an active day our neighborhood have several walking distance options for refreshments. For your convenience Harry's (less than two blocks away) offers a Corners Store, Bakery and Fine Dinning Restaurant. Longboat Key is known as a beach-lover’s paradise on Florida’s west coast, but it is also home to one of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the country — Euphemia Haye - just four blocks away. Upstairs at the Haye Loft, you’ll find the best live music Sarasota and Anna Maria has to offer.If you don't have your own boat/kayaks/bikes there are local vendors who will be able to rent them to you daily or weekly (e.g. Backyard Bike Shop is two blocks way and offers bikes from $10 - 30/ day or kayaks $40-50/day and Cannons Marina is 1 mile north for boat rentals). In addition to the neighborhood locations the Sarasota area has numerous cultural attractions such as: Ringling Museum of Art, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Circus Sarasota, Sarasota Ballet, Opera, Orchestra, and several dinner theater companies. Tampa Bay is about 1 hour drive away and all the Disney theme parks in Orlando are just about 2 hours drive away.


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
2017 Spring Break Season
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Next Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 Winter Months
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

* Holiday Weeks - Thanksgiving add 20%, Christmas & New Year add 30%
* Approximate Monthly rates base on a 4 weeks period of Saturday - Saturday,
* Change over day - Saturday - Saturday
* For available periods, contact owners for special pricing and/or flexible change over days/time
* Rental rate is for 6 people, extra fee for extra persons with a maximum of 8 people

Additional fees added to above rental price: 11.5% tax, final cleaning charge for one week $150.
Pet Fee, non refundable: $100/weekly $150/monthly, $50 for extra pet
Property Damage Protection is optional and purchased through HomeAway
Refundable Damage Deposit: $500

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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1573 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Area - outdoor shower
  • New towels and linens provided August 2012.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a private bathroom with a shower and 2 sinks and open up to the pool area. Bedroom 2 has two double beds suitable for 2 adults or up to 4 children and open up to the pool area. Bedroom 3 is on the other side of the house.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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