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Michele Lipman

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach

34 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Are you looking for the perfect beach house hide-a-way on a tropical island with your own deserted beach; a beach house and beach so private and secluded that you are likely to see more dolphins than people? Do you dream of a beach that is littered with shells and fossilized sharks teeth, where you can watch one magnificent sunset after another? Then we have your dream come true.

Our beach house is on a secluded beach that makes up the barrier island of Manasota Key. Our beach is a very quiet beach. The entire island is a conservation area. You can often sit for hours and not see even another person. The sand is covered with gorgeous shells and numerous sharks’ teeth. About 20 feet off shore is one of the few Florida West Coast Reefs in just a few feet of water; perfect for snorkeling and fishing. There are abundant tropical and game fish. Our beach is know to be one of the best shore fishing spots in entire county. Yet you are just a 10 minute drive back to the main land for restaurants and stores.

Known as the 'Gem of the Sun Coast', Manasota Key is home to majestic dolphins, gentle manatees, million year old shark teeth, and thousands upon thousands of gorgeous shells...and of course, FISHING! catch your fair share of grouper, snook, redfish, tarpon, snapper, and list goes on and on! If you're looking for privacy and seclusion with the ability to be at restaurants and shopping within minutes then you have found your place in the world! Don't miss out on your chance to vacation in PARADISE, feast on SEAFOOD, and RELAX in the crystal clear waters of Manasota Key!

We have two screened porches; one right on the beach, perfect for watching enchanting sunsets while dolphins play in the waves. The other screened porch is attached to our house, about 100 feet back from the beach, for barbecue and relaxing. Between the sand and our beach house is our private backyard filled with hundreds of towering palm trees. The house has new appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, three TVs, and cable TV with HBO, ShowTime and extra sports channels as well as dependable high speed cable internet, with Wi-Fi. Each bedroom and the living room have speakers to plug your smart phone in to for listening to all your favorite music. Golf, tennis, restaurants, and shopping are only minutes away on the mainland.

Board games, puzzles and games provided for the kids to play.

Keywords: Beach Home, Beach House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michele Lipman (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Michele Lipman

My family and I are water and beach lovers. We enjoy SCUBA diving, boating, wake boarding and jet skiing. When we get tired we just sit back and enjoy the sunset.

Michele Lipman purchased this house in 2002

Why Michele Lipman chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We bought this cottage because of its quiet and secluded location away from all of the hustle and bustle. We were looking for a beach that we could just sit back and read a book and feel like the whole world is ours. No body to disturb us.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy our cute cottage. It has everything we need to enjoy our selves and relax. When we arrive at our cottage we can take off our watches and set our internal clocks to island time. We collect shark's teeth. We go out on the boat. We bar-b-que with friends. It is a total paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's difficult to say something not already mentioned but here goes. The weather did not drop below 98F during the day-Phew!!(not like this in England!) The sea geve us a different view every day. The beach changed each day-sometimes lots of shells, sometimes sand only. We saw dolphins, all sorts of sea birds-the pelicans made us smile. Their formation flying would be the envy of any country's air force! Although we only met the "gound turtle" it was facinating seeing the turtle tracks and meeting the "turtle nest spotters." They were upset with the number of "high" tides that are washing the nests away. The fish visited us on a couple of days. Eating was very simple-either "at home" or at the Gulf View restaurant; an excellant steak!! oh-and duckling and pork and fish dish ect. etc.



In conclusion, Brenda and I haved had a lovely stay here. We take back lots of very happy memories and hope everybody following us has an equally outstanding time.



A massive thanks to Mark and Michele.
Jul 2005
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based on 34 traveler reviews

True Beachfront Beach House on Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Orlando, Florida
5

WOW Property! Charming Private Beach House! Secluded Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property location was amazing!!! The house is a perfect size and charming! It was like going back in time when the Florida coastline was untouched, I grew up in Florida...this is true Florida...a real special setting like no other! When we arrived at this amazing place...all I could say was WOW, no way!!! The property is really beautiful it brought tears to my eyes and brought back so many memories when I was a young man growing up on the East Coast of Florida! TRUE FLORIDA IS STILL HERE! I can't say enough...met all of our requirements!!! There is one amazing surprise at this property right on the beach...a covered, enclosed Gazebo that is just a few feet from the waters edge and a few steps onto the beach, no other property has this...that was the the perfect spot at night to watch the sunsets!!! We will back year after year now!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property! On top of this charming cottage's gem of a location, the owners were wonderful to work with when an unavoidable problem arose during our stay. I will share a couple of things. 1- we were pleasantly surprised at the very nice kitchen & bathroom in this unit

(The pictures do not do it justice). Great appliances and well appointed bathroom (no tub btw, but a beautiful walk in shower). 2- AC works well in the home which was necessary for us because I am very pregnant & we had a two year old in tow. 3- A quiet & secluded beach although we shared it closely during our stay with the house next door which was accommodating two large families for the week (with 6 plus kids between them). I can imagine how secluded it would feel to visit with no one staying on either side as previous reviewers have experienced...but despite this, the property & area are unusually peaceful for a summer family vacation in FL :). 4- We are Caribbean lovers & are so happy we chose this property. It has a certain charm & rustic feel that resembles our visits to different Caribbean destinations over the years. We stumbled upon this Florida unit because we were deliberately trying to avoid the zika virus this summer (being that I'm pregnant) we are so glad we did because we are already planning and anticipating another stay here next year :).

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA
5

Great Gulf Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our third trip to this wonderful vacation home. The Cuddlefish Beach Cottage is a lovely retreat for any couple. Added bonus is being able to bring along our precious Corgi. Great walks on beach, very private, yet shopping and golfing nearby. Already booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Magical location!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a 7 night stay. The property is EXACTLY as described by Michele. While the house is small (as described), it's perfectly adequate for 4 persons (sleeping on 2 beds). The magical part about the property is the location and the beach. Truly the best section of beach that I have ever experienced in Florida. Privacy and plenty of space to spread out. We were on a Family reunion and had up to 12 people (staying at different properties) for drinks on the beach 6 of the 7 nights. All the other review are "spot on" ... and we are already in the process of re-booking for next year!! That says it all. Thanks Michele for a great stay (maybe I'll get to meet you next year!).

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, GA
5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome property. It sits on a beautiful lot with lots of palm trees and a great view of the Gulf. We lucked out as there was nobody home at the houses on either side so it was super private! The kitchen was well stocked with the usual items you need. The master bed was comfortable. The air conditioner and tv's worked well. The beach is beautiful, but it is rocky, so your fishing line might get hung up unless you go way out. We found lots of shark's teeth. The wildlife was super! We watched eagles and osprey catch fish, saw two iguanas and a gopher tortoise. I would definitely recommend this property for 2-4 people.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia
5

Happy

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay with abundant wildlife and scenery. The beaches are uncrowded, sunsets beautiful and has a wonderful old Florida feel.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Activities On Site, beach, sand dollars, sharks teeth, dolphin, manatee and sea turtle watching, redfish, & snook fishing, and relaxing & unwinding with a good book, Activities Nearby, World class tarpon fishing, nature walks, kayaks, canoes, bicycles, wave runners, & boats of all kinds available to rent at nearby marinas, Sightseeing boat tours, Unlimited restaurants nearby - from the common to world class dining, Championship golf courses within minutes of island

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Rates & Availability

Manasota 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 2016
May 1 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$7,800
 
 
value season 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$6,700
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 4 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
$8,300
 
 
Spring/summer 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$7,800
 
 
value season 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$7,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stereo with ipod and MP3 connectors in each bedroom and the living room

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