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The Perfect Longboat Key Vacation Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,671 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3BR, 3BA, Covered Pool, Private Dock, Garage, WiFi, Cable TV

Our three bedroom home is very well equipped, is bright, sunny and clean and has everything you could possibly need in your home away from home. Sleeps eight comfortably (king-size in the first floor master; two twins and a full in the second bedroom and a king in the third bedroom).

With a beautiful pool out back under the screen-covered lanai, you can relax with a cool drink and sit in the abundant sunshine. Situated on a deep water canal, you can tie up your boat or rent one nearby. Take a short stroll to our white sandy beach. The sunsets at the beach are absolutely breathtaking! Theme parks within one to three hours are Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay, Disney World, and Universal Studios.

For those of you who wish to stay in touch with your business; or for your kids, who may need to complete some school-work; or for simply staying in contact with family and friends: Our home offers high speed internet service, and a wireless HP AirPrint Photosmart 7510 printer that copies, scans, and faxes. - All you need to bring is your lap top or your iPad.

Downstairs you will find a fully-equipped kitchen attached to a family room with fireplace and television, a formal living room and separate dining room that look out onto the pool as well as a separate laundry room off of the kitchen. Off of the pool/family room area there is a separate pool bath for your convenience which is equipped with a shower. There is also a spacious two car garage.

For your convenience the master bedroom suite is located off to the right on the main floor as well with it's own bathroom with separate toilet/bidet room and walk in closet.

Walk up a few stairs to find the 2nd bedroom equipped with a twin bed and a twin/full bunk and then up a few more to the king size bedroom. These two bedrooms share the bathroom together which is equipped with tub/shower.

More Details

Dan Swanson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Dan Swanson

My parents are true Minnesotan 'Snowbirds' having traveled down to Florida almost every winter to escape the cold. They come down to live in the house January through March.

Why Dan Swanson chose Longboat Key

They have rented all over southern Florida for over 20 years but when they found this beautiful house in Longboat Key their renting days were over.


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2671 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Longboat Limousine service overs convenient transportation to and from the Tampa Airport:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Perfect Longboat Key Vacation Home!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful Home with pool and dock. Everything you could need is available.

  • 5 of 5

Home is large and well kept. Everything you could possibly need is there. The house was deginitely larger than what we needed but beautiful and well taken care of. Close drive to excellent restaraunts and beaches. Marina right down the street for boat rental.

Our only issue was the pool, it had alot of algae growing in it. Both the management company and owner were responsive to our complaint and concern. They did attempt to rectify issue, Pool service company was not doing what they should have. Pool was OK by Tuesday we checked in on sat. Hoping they get a new pool service company.

Otherwise great vacation !!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A boaters and beach goers dream house.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip with our boat and this house was just right for us. We launched at the South Coquina boat ramp and the house was a beautiful 10 minute ride away. We literally saw dolphin everyday that we took our boat out. We love Jewfish Key and Beer Can Island on any given day but, having a canal house took a lot of the launching heart ache away. We experienced the boat ride to Mar Vista Restaurant and didn't have much of a wait due to all the boat slips available. Excellent food! We even took a 20 minute boat ride to Sarasota. It was nice! We loved the kitchen opening up to main living room; that way you can partake with the whole family as you are cooking. The house came equipped with a lot a beach chairs, beach toys, and pool toys as well as beach towels. This eliminates any extra packing. Overall, this house is centrally located to many places as we visited St. Armands, the historical AMI Pier, the Bradenton Pier and the beach. The only downfall was the walk to beach for sunset near the house as it was full of mosquitoes. So, take mosquito repellant and lots of it! Otherwise, this is truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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In a word..., fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in the house. It has everything we could've hoped for. The configuration of it allows for the warm Gulf breezes to travel through in a lovely way. The kitchen had all the accessories at an arms-reach, so cooking was a joy. The easy walk to the beach was also a plus. As was the path to the canal and the sitting area there. We kayaked (rented them at Whitney Beach plaza) from the dock and explored the surrounding keys. Saw manatee and plenty of sea birds. It was a fantastic break from our long Alberta winter. Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time!

  • 4 of 5

Lots of room for family! Really enjoyed the pool!!! Loved the mango tree and the lime trees!

Enjoyed fishing off of the dock and a short walk to the beach daily. Perfect location and nice quiet street.

House was clean and comfortable. Driveway was under repair but we were able to park in the semi-circle. We did not use the garbage disposal as it may need to be repaired or replaced.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful home in a great location. Fully equipped for a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time again this year. Looking forward to another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time. Close enough to bike to restaurants but a very quiet location. The dock was buggy this time of year so we couldn't enjoy it in the evenings as much as we wanted, but it was very serene. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Golf
8.1 Miles
Longboat Key Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Harry's Kitchen
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Longboat Key is on the West Coast of Florida, near Sarasota and one hour south of Tampa. Sought-after Longboat Key has some of the most unspoiled beaches in the area. Our access is only three blocks away from our home where you have the feeling that you have your own private beach. Longboat boasts some of the wealthiest residents, and finest restaurants in the Sarasota area. Take a dip in he large heated pool (pool heat separate charge) or sip a cool drink in the screened-in lanai out back as you decide what to do for the day. Explore the beach, perhaps a round of golf, or a game of tennis nearby.

From our home, it's a matter of minutes to St. Armand's Circle, a shopping paradise. Longboat Key is a ten-mile long barrier island attached at each end by a bridge to the mainland. If you would like to go to theme parks - we are one hour from Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay or two and a half hours from Disney and Universal Studios. Galleries, museums, and live theater are within a 25 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.5%

* 4PM Check In, 10AM Check Out on changeover day
* Monthly rates are for (4) or more consecutive weeks
* 11.5% taxes (6.5% Sales Tax, 5% Resort Tax)
* 50% Deposit required to secure booking & 50% balance due 2 weeks before arrival
* Deposit is full refundable if canceled prior to 90 days from check-in
* Security deposit of $250.00 (fully refunded as long as no problems)
* Well behaved pet welcome

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.