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

Longboat Key, FL, USA
  • House1573 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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.



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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 Longboat Key

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Hallway
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Pool Area
        outdoor shower
      • New towels and linens provided August 2012.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Our private deeded beach access is about 200 meters away, to a beautiful and quiet white sand beach
        • Beachfront
          Although not directly on the beach, this home is a five minutes, 200 yards, walk to a secluded beautiful beach.
        • Downtown
          Less then 10 miles to historic Sarasota downtown area.
        • Near The Ocean
          200 yards walk to the beautiful and secluded beach of Longboat Boat Key.
        • Oceanfront
          Our home is on a deep salt water canal with direct access to the Bay's inter-coastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.
        • Water View
          Our home is on a deep salt water canal with direct access o the Bay's inter-coastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.
        • Waterfront
          Deep water canal


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Yes, 2 sets of linens per bed. New, 2014.
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New automatic electric dryer installed January 2015.
                    • Free Local Calls
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free long distance calls within the United States, no international calls available.
                    • Garage
                      Yes, suitable for 1 large car.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Yes, electric HVAC system.
                    • Internet
                      Verizon serviced Wi-Fi internet included throughout the house.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New Hvac unit installed August 2012.
                    • Living Room
                      New leather sofas purchased in August 2014.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Yes, suitable for 2 cars on the driveway and enough room for a boat trailer to the side of the house.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      No, private small street.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Yes, 6 sets of Ralph Lauren towels for the bathrooms as well as other towels for pool and beach included.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New automatic washing machine installed January 2015.
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          A well functioning Cuisinart coffee maker.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stock cooking utensils including BBQ utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Two sets of dishes, fully stocked glassware and utensils.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          New Freezer, 2015
                        • Garbage Disposal
                        • Blender
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equip kitchen with everything you'll need for your cooking pleasure including a blender, hand mixer, rice cooker, waffle maker, all dishes/baking/pots & pans/utensils, etc.
                        • Microwave
                          New 2012.
                        • Oven
                          New, 2014
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some seasoning and sugar may be left by guests.
                        • Refrigerator
                          New Refrigerator, 2015
                        • Stove
                          New, 2014 - freestanding smooth top electric range.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Tommy Bahamas Dining room set seats 8 comfortably in a bright natural sunlight room.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Radio
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Yes, VHS and DVD player is included
                                • Games
                                  Many board games suitable for both adults and children are available for your use.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Books
                                  Many books adding to our collection from guests.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Yes, XFinity prefered t.v. is included.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  2 televisions: 1 large HD in living room, and 1 small television in the master bedroom.
                                • Toys
                                  Pool/beach toys are also available.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  We left about 100 of our DVDs suitable for both adults and children for guest use and ask that they leave them as they find them.


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      New Weber gas grill provided!
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Umbrellas
                                    • Bicycles
                                      We have left 3 of our personal bikes suitable for 1 adult and 2 older children as well as a bike lock. We ask that our guests treat them with respect and leave them as they find them.
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Golf
                                      Longboat Key is known for its golf courses, however, private! There are many public golf courses in the area.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      A well weekly maintained garden with mature palm trees and tropical plants.
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      A public/community tennis court is only minutes away (less then 2 miles).
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Yard


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool


                                                • marina
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • 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

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The free long-distance calls are within the United States only. Free international calls not included.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  49 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A perfect piece of heaven on Longboat Key in Florida!!!

                                                                  Suzette B. C.

                                                                  This was my husband's and my first time renting a home for our vacation. We struck gold!!! The house is perfect - clean, great appliances, air conditioning, fully stocked kitchen, roomy bathrooms, wonderful beds, towels, everything you could possibly need. The pool is equally perfect. It was so delightful to sit poolside soaking up the sun and then walk right in your private pool. The location is the best. The outdoor landscaping is gorgeous. The neighborhood is well maintained and quiet. And then there is the BEACH!!! Walk 2 minutes to one of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen. Chairs and loungers are waiting for you at the side of the path. All you need to do is bring them a few feet to the water's edge and relax!!! Last, but not least, Alise is a true delight to work with. She goes above and beyond to make her home feel just like your home. We are so glad we found her and her perfect home. We intend to be regular (and frequent) guests!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Suzette: Thank you for taking the time out to write such a detailed insight on the highlights of our house. I am a firm believer in positive karma and this is exemplified in the hospitality we extend to our guests. As we say in our welcome package, we take special care of our humble home for ourselves as well as for all our guests to enjoy. You are spot on with all the amenities our home offers. We feel very bless to have this home with its proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches and unforgettable sunsets. But more importantly, we are grateful to host so many wonderful and gracious guests such as yourself. We look forward to adding you to the list of our repeated guests.

                                                                  Beautiful, quiet home and fully equipped

                                                                  Robin B.

                                                                  We loved our stay. The house is very clean and in a quiet neighborhood. We had access to the pool, bay and ocean just moments away. The pool is right outside the back door as is the bay and the ocean was just a quick walk out the front door. We were close to lots of great restaurants, the grocery store and everything we needed. The home is very comfortable. We felt right at home. It has everything you need including Pool and ocean set up as well as bikes which we road every day. I would highly recommend staying at this lovely home. You won’t be disappointed. We both work a lot and had no issues with the internet or working when needed. The grocery store is just a few minutes up the street if you cook or need anything. Longboat Key is wonderful. While it can be just a little busy in some areas it was quiet most of the time which we really enjoyed. Thank you Alise for the use of this beautiful home.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So delighted to hear of your nice holiday in Longboat Key. It is a very special place indeed, we feel very fortunate to have our home there. The conveniences and combination of beach, culture, restaurants, etc. help make a nice enjoyable time for all. We look forward to hosting you back.

                                                                  Perfectly located on a canal with bay access and steps from the beach!

                                                                  Teresa C.

                                                                  This home has everything you need for a perfect vacation. On a canal with bay access and steps from the beach. There is even a pool! So peaceful! The house is well organized and has everything you need. Truly, a gem.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It is a wonderful feeling to hear how special our home especially to others as well. Thank you.

                                                                  Very clean & private home

                                                                  Tom A.

                                                                  This home had a nice layout and perfectly appointed for a warm family get away! All the beach toys and wagon, coolers and bikes.

                                                                  Wonderful time at the house, very comfortable with 6 people.

                                                                  Addy N.Florida

                                                                  The house was wonderful. Clean, comfortable, and well supplied. Private, quiet beach, just a short walk from the house.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you, we strive to maintain our home.

                                                                  Perfect vacation in every way!

                                                                  This lovely property met our needs in every way. We docked our boat where we could enjoy it daily as the dock was located directly behind this home. There is a beautiful pool that we enjoyed a refreshing swim after a long day out on the water. A very relaxing atmosphere all around with the pool, canal, beach and much wildlife surrounding the area. The beach was a quick walk offering quiet morning strolls and beautiful sunsets. Longboat Key has some of the most amazing restaurants to enjoy! Just to mention a few are Euphemia Haye', The Lazy Lobster and Harry's all close by this property. The house is fully equipped with all you might need. Finally, the owner Alise, was available to answer any of our questions or concerns.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so delighted to hear that our home met all your needs in every way. Thank you for being such conscientious guests, we seem to attract good people which we're very grateful for. Glad to hear you made the best of our home and its surrounding within walking distance. Yes, morning walks and sunsets on our beach are so memorable and world class restaurants within minutes reach by foot make it convenient after a day out on the boat or beach. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we look forward to hosting you back.


                                                                  Longboat Key, FL, USA

                                                                  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 (http://www.longboatkey.org/Parks/durante.htm). 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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  * Holiday Weeks - Christmas & New Year $2000 per week * 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 (adults), extra fee for extra persons with a maximum of 8 people Additional fees added to above rental price: 12% tax, final cleaning charge for one week $180. Pet Fee, non refundable: $100 per pet/weekly, $150/monthly Property Damage Protection is optional and purchased through HomeAway Refundable Damage Deposit: $500

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