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Spring-April dates available for 2018-book now!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1,200 sq/ft House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Dreamy Olde Florida Cottage...120 steps to the beach!!! Check the calendar for available dates. Beach cottage with deeded access across the quiet sandy street to the beach. One block south is Stump Pass State park for fishing, bird watching and a lucky dolphin sighting. Walk to the end of the Key collecting shells and shark teeth is never a bad way to start the day! Two bikes are available cruise the Key and kayaks or rent any equipment near by. Charter a boat for fishing and catch dinner or dine at our great restaurants or grab a fruity drink at the local Tiki Bar. The house is fully stocked and has undergone extensive updating to include new bathrooms and an outdoor shower, all new furniture. All new comfortable 'beach house' decor. Full kitchen with everything to create a memorable meal served outdoors. Or put your feet up while relaxing on the Lanai and read a book. Enjoy your stay at Shell's by the Beach.

Keywords: Beach House, beach cottage

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Shelly

We have had great fun renovating and redecorating the property. As an Interior Decorator I wanted the beach house to feel like a real vacation place. A place to put your feet up, relax and read a book after a day at the beach. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for a quick meal or a memorable gathering.

Shelly purchased this house in 2010

Why Shelly chose Englewood

After vacationing on Shore View Drive for more than 10 years, we were offered the opportunity to own our own bit of paradise and jumped right in!! After a stay here you'll understand why we are now owners on Manasota Key! A true vacation awaits us every chance we get. Which with all of our bookings is never enough- Winters in Door County, Wisconsin are beautiful but they are winters none the less.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed for a week and loved the location. Great to have the beach across the quiet street -needed to be in the water to cool off and enjoy the sun. Everything we needed was there. Owners are making great changes and can't wait to see it all done! Love the new Florida Beach Bungalow colors and look.
Jul 2010
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Double Beds (1) There are TWO double beds in the guest room, Baby Cribs (1) There is a crib rental company in Englewood
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

It a very nice cottage and very close to the beach. My only problem was knowing that hurricane Irma was on the way cut my stay short.

All in all a very nice place with great restaurants nearby.


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, Comfortable & Convenient Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in this adorable cottage. It's perfectly situated across the beach and down the street from the state park. It's super convenient and we loved everything this island had to offer! Tons of shells, sharks tooth, kayaking and sunsets. We brought our French bulldog and she had a great time as well. FYI, the sun room and half bath are unusable because it doesn't have air conditioning but it wasn't a big deal. Thanks for the unforgettable family memories :)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location and perfect cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Englewood! The beach was so close to the cottage and the weather was beautiful. There were many opportunities to enjoy wildlife whether it was while hiking at Stump Pass State Park, kayaking, or just swimming in the Gulf. We saw manatees and dolphins several times, along with osprey and many species of birds. There were many great places to eat within walking distance and we took an amazing boat ride on Lemon Bay! Shelly was so helpful with anything we needed and provides all the accommodations to make your stay relaxing!! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach property. Can't think of a thing that we needed that wasn't there.

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of April 2017at this beautiful cottage. Right from when you walk through the door the colours are just beautiful from the wall colours to furniture and artwork. Not to mention that the gulf is right across the street so at night with the bedroom windows opened you can hear the waves on the beach. All the bedding is first class and the king size bed in the master bedroom is incredibly comfortable.

It is close to all the restaurants on the Key so you can walk to them. Stump Pass is a must see and a kayak ride in Lemon Bay is also a wonderful experience.

Loved the outdoor shower and the bikes were a nice addition to the property. All in all we were very happy at Shells By The Beach.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the cottage on Manasota Key, that had everything and more you could need to feel at nicely decorated and the location was ideal. You won't be sorry if you stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in this area and we really weren't sure what to expect. We loved everything! The house, the location, the neighbourhood and even the weather turned out to be unseasonably warm and therefore perfect. Shelly has done a wonderful job of decorating, furnishing and equipping the house. Everything you need or want has been thought of already! We spent most days out and about exploring the area so we were really only home at night. We went to many many parks including Stump Pass State Park just steps away. We really loved the diversity of bird life and other wildlife that we saw. Got so many great pictures!!! We also rented kayaks locally and bicycled on the Venetian and Legacy Trails. We ate in most nights therefore don't have any advice about the restaurants but there are several within walking distance. It seems to be a very active community. Many people doing yoga on the beach or walking or cycling every morning. We hope to return for a longer stay next time and yes, Shelly's will be the first place we enquire about. The only negative I can think of is that we had to get up super early to get the linens washed and dried before leaving for the airport. Because we were just travelling with carry on luggage it really wasn't practical to pack our own linens.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
4 great restaurants!
Nearest Point of Interest
Manasota Public Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
+ Cleaning Fee $125
+ Sec.Deposit-refundable $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a $150.00 security deposit per week/ $300.00 per month. The deposit is refunded upon a clean inspection.

We email a rental agreement with dates and terms that must be signed and returned to secure your vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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