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Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lovely completely new beach cottage beautifully decorated with lush landscaping and outdoor lanai for dining and relaxing. Quiet upscale residential neighborhood. Two minute walk to a quiet sandy beach. Excellent fishing off beach and nearby bay and wonderful underwater visibility for diving and snorkeling-- the water looks like the Caribbean. Five minute walk to Cocina Beach on Anna Maria Island. This is the only US beach to be rated in the top 20 beaches world wide.

This is our retirement home. We ave a large and extended family and use this calendar for them globally, but also a limited number of guests.

Just a drive to St. Armand's circle, the Mote Aquarium and Sarasota. We are located on the northwest corner of Longboat Key, very near the drawbridge connecting to Anna Maria Island. Excellent paved walking and biking paths everywhere, as well as miles of beach to walk on. Local property manager at your service. Large garage great for secure storage.

Our cottage is located in a very quiet neighborhood well off any major roads. Most homes and condos in LBK are either near a major road or are full of party goers. Our cottage is very quiet and private, yet minutes from good night life.

Keywords: Charming, quiet, new beach cottage with garage. 3 minute walk to white clean sandy ocean beach on the Island of Long Boat Key.

Seasonal rental preferred.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Tom

Tom and Sue and have married for over 20 years and have two great children. We are fun loving people but also respect others. We are 'self made' people who work hard. Tom grew up on Cape Cod so he knows about traffic, beaches, and how to get peace and quiet in a tourist area. Tom is a motorcyclist, and remote control plane and helicopter pilot. Sue is a great gardener and Advanced Practice Nurse. You will appreciate her interior design and yard work at Long Boat Key.

Tom purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We have searched the east and west coast of FL. We found the east coast highly developed, and with generally cooler water. Naples was great, but the traffic and noise was intense, and the atmosphere was formal. Longboat Key has terrific beaches with gentle slopes in the water, great diving, and our location on the west side places us away from the traffic noise that impacts 80% of properties-even properties a block away from our home. Unlike most property on Long Boat Key or the west coast of Florida we have true peace and quiet. Yet an 8 minute drive puts us into good night life, and a 15 minute drive puts us at St Armand's circle with terrific shopping and food. World famous Mote aquarium and Selby gardens are 20 minutes away. Liquor and food are a 3 minute drive as are several great restaurants.

What makes this house unique

We have great neighbors, enjoy a variety of walking and biking paths, and are very close to a local bird preserve. This location is perhaps the most "walkable" spot in the greater Sarasota and island area. We have tons of great birds and fish in the area, as well as dolphins and manatees. A five minute walk over a beautiful draw bridge puts us on Anna Maria where we can walk for a mile on another sandy beach of bike on hard or soft paths. When we complete our vacation, we are fully rested.


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are very close to both the Gulf and Bay water, making any adventure water sport doable. Unlike condos and most homes along the Boulevard, we are quiet and safe from traffic. It is a great hideaway


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Charming Beach Cottage in Longboat Key on West Shore Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
Somerset, PA


  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations! The host couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests as they were kind and gracious. They were great to work with and even helped water Sue's new flowers in the front yard. We hope they can return. Tom and Sue
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Perfect location on LongBoat key!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to start by saying I have rented several vacation homes/condos over the last 10 years. This cottage would be my top pick of them all. I have never stayed in such a well cared for and well furnished rental. One word to describe our stay at the cottage is perfect. The lanai is a great addition to this cottage and we used it everyday. My two teenage daughters, husband and myself had a wonderful time on LongBoat Key. We would get up early each morning to go shelling, the beach is wonderful, never packed, and we were there during Spring Break. Do not miss going back to the beach for sunset, they are stunning. You could easily travel to Anna Maria Island to visit the shops and restaurants, but with that, was the hustle and bustle of the Spring Break crowd. It was always a welcome relief to return to this cottage after experiencing the surrounding areas. The owners most definitely have found a very special place. The owners were easy to deal with, and Marco was very attentive to make sure our vacation was going well. We will most definitely return to this cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guest and her family for staying with us and taking great care of our retirement home. We hope they can return. Tom and Sue
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Comfortable, cozy and quiet winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent two wonderful months in this cottage.The cottage and location was every bit as nice as described. Comfortable and well furnished dwelling. Very quiet and nice residential neighborhood away from the big condo complexes yet restaurants, shopping and beaches were conveniently near. Loved the Mar Vista waterfront restaurant.

The Owners' were terrific to deal with and went above and beyond what we expected. They provided excellent service and prompt communication. They even went as far as to provide a new HDTV and Soundbar and, when the cable box turned out to be non compatible with the new TV, they arranged for a new one that arrived the next day. The caretakers, Marco and Michelle, were also very personable, responsive and helpful.

We are looking forward to returning next January and February. Just hope the weather is warmer then than it was this year, but that's not the owners' fault.

Thanks Tom and Sue.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and I thank David and his family for being great guests and wish them a great summer up north. Tom and Sue
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Harrisburg, PA


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time vacationing in LongBoat Key, and after our stay at the house,new never want to vacation anywhere else. This was the perfect house. Great location, great house, good price, close to everything. Perfect location to walk to Mar Vista and to go see the wild peacocks. We really enjoyed all of the shelling in the area. Finding sand dollars become our hobby. We saw lots of Dolphins too. This was a great location to take lots of walks especially across the bridge leading into longboat. We plan on coming back to this house every year until the family out grows it. The owners were great to work with and respond quickly. This being our first family vacation to Florida from Pennsylvania, it was a great impression and we love to tell everyone how much we loved it. The atmosphere was great, such a cute quiet beach town neighborhood. The food at MarVista is a MUST. The wait time to be seated outside is crazy, but so worth it once you try the food. Can't wait to go back and enjoy this cottage again next spring/summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thanks our guest for staying with us and taking the time to leave feedback. We welcome them back any time! Tom and Sue
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 days at this GREAT house. Quiet neighborhood, little traffic, close. Beach access was closed when we were there, but it was still good. Have been staying in this area for over 15 years, never encountered a house so supplied with things!! Wish we had discovered this home sooner. Tom was great, Anna was great, shelling was great, weather was great, can't say enough about this. Love, Love, Love, hope to be able to come back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guest for taking the time out of her busy day to write a review and for taking good care of our cottage. We do hope she and her family can return.
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Sun, Sand and Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Florida for 40 years and have seen the demise of wonderful one family homes that have been replaced by large condo units.We are glad this classy place is still available. Tom and Sue's home has given us renewed rational to go back to the Gulf Coast. Their home was in a terrific neighborhood close to the gulf. Streets were quiet and the walk to the ocean was 100 yards. The home had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. Tom and Anna, the manager, were very easy to work with and incredibly helpful. We will definitely return. Ted

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests are terrific people and they really explored many of the great areas so close to the cottage. We are glad they had a great time and we welcome them back.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Main Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay side boating

Adjacent to a wildlife preserve, 5 minute walk to Anna Maria Island beaches and boat launch. Three minute walk to beautiful ocean beach. Fishing everywhere including ocean or inside bay.


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Post peak
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%


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