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Alise

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

28 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Alise (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

Charming beach house with pool/canal front/dock/private beach access/pet o.k.
average rating of 4.75 based on 45 reviews
5

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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5

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
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5

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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5

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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5

Lovely home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay - the house itself was spacious, beautifully furnished and the kitchen, although small, was very well-equipped. The master bedroom was very comfortable, the pool area very private and nicely landscaped too. Loved having access to the garage and not having to leave the car outside in the sun. The beach was great and exactly as described by the ower, including the 2 chairs at the end of the path, although there is also a lot of other beach equipment as well as a convenient wheeled carrier available in the garage. I can honestly say this is one of the best vacation rentals, especially for the price, that we've ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback, confirming that our home is as advertised assuring future's guests confidence in this rental. Thank you and look forward to hosting you back in the future.
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Long Island, New York
5

VERY COMFORTABLE HOME IN IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our month long stay in this home in July of 2015! The house had every amenity you can think of, it was very clean, and the location was perfect for all activities. The close proximity to the beautiful private beach was our favorite part, but at the same time provided easy access to boating and fishing from the canal behind the house. Our kids spent many hours swimming in the great pool too. Alise (owner) was a pleasure to deal with and even had welcoming gifts waiting upon our arrival. We couldn't have asked for more from our time on Longboat Key. We will certainly be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are glad that our home serves your needs and look forward to hosting you in the future.
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Map

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 (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.

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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
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Low Season
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
$4,000
 
 
Fall/December
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
2017 Spring Break Season
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Next Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
2018 Winter Months
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1573 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Area - outdoor shower
  • New towels and linens provided August 2012.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The free long-distance calls are within the United States only. Free international calls not included.

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