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Olson's Paradise: 3 BR / 2 BA House on Longboat Key by RVA, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 89 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

RVA features Olson's Paradise, located in the community of Country Club Shores. Tommy Bahama furnishings, modern decor, new tile throughout with carpeted bedrooms, new baths, and a new pool, hot tub, and deck in a large patio area are just some of the features that set this property a part from the rest. Also featuring wireless Internet access and high-definition cable with DVR for your convenience and relaxation. Escape to a vacation home without leaving modern amenities. Relax on the patio with a glass of your favorite beverage and watch as the sun sets over Sarasota Bay. With a private boat dock, and direct access to the Bay, you are never far from fishing, boating and various water sports. Located a short 5 minute walk from the local Longboat Key beach.

Limited Membership Privileges: Guests of Olson's Paradise will have temporary membership privileges at Cedars Tennis Resort located at 645 Cedars Court on Longboat Key. The limited temporary membership allows the guest access to 10 fully-lit Har-Tru tennis courts (after 1 p.m. daily and subject to availability), community bicycles and Jr. Olympic heated swimming pool. The guest will also have access to the Cedars Cafe and Tiki Bar and community fitness center.

Accommodations: Three-bedroom, two-bath

Amenities:Great Views, Spacious Floor plan, Nicely Decorated, Private Boat Dock, Large Patio, Private Pool, Hot Tub, Full-size Kitchen, Grill, Washer/Dryer, Pets Allowed, 4 Beach Bikes, Wireless Internet Access, High-Definition Cable with DVR, Four Flat Screen TVs, Membership Access at Cedars Tennis Resort

Bedding: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins

View: Water View

Minimum Night Requirements: 7 nights

Pet Policy: An additional pet fee will be added to applicable bookings, and cannot be processed online. To reserve a pet-friendly booking contact our local team. Pets not given prior approval will not be accepted.

Other: Additional electric and/or pool heat charges may apply; please call our local offices for details.

Dining: Longboat Key’s restaurants boast cuisine and ambience befitting heads of state. However, visitors seeking flip-flop friendly eateries will take comfort in the key’s cafes, diners and ethnic restaurants. Longboat Key restaurants include: The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill (1.1 miles), Blue Dolphin Café (5.8 miles), Euphemia Haye Restaurant (6 miles), Harry’s Continental Kitchen (6.1 miles) or MarVista Backside Restaurant and Pub (8.6 miles).

Local attractions: Although Longboat Key is a locale that prizes its tranquil nights and lazy beach days, it also offers lively vacationers plenty of chances to stir things up with attractions and activities for all age groups. Some of our attractions include: Mote Aquarium (1.9 miles), St. Armand’s Circle (2.9 miles), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (6 miles), Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (6.1 miles) or John and Mable Ringling Museum Complex (8.7 miles).

More Details

Property Manager
Jana Troyer
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (Queen), Bedroom # 3 (2 Twin)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Olson's Paradise: 3 BR / 2 BA House on Longboat Key by RVA, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped home on perfect lbk location! Great access to beautiful beach, nice bike ride to st Armand's and proximity to may can't be beat!

House is well decorated and has spacious feel. Super outdoor living space with great pool. Lovely kitchen, comfy beds, nice furnishings, plenty of room to enjoy Florida living.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An old home in need of some updates

  • 3 of 5

As a VRBO renter and owner I take a poor rating seriously. All of my reviews to date have been positive but I have too many criticisms on this property to recommend it in its present state. First let me start with the positives. The location is great. 5 minutes from St. Armond's circle and a 5 minute walk to the beach. Wifi, pool, TV's etc are contemporary enough. For the most part the house is updated. The pool and spa are clean and newer. The main living/kitchen area is updated and comfortable and the large sliding doors really open up the house. We found the management company (RVA) to be communicative and easy to get a hold of. They were cooperative with a refrigerator problem we had from day one. A+ management

As stated above the house is 80% updated. The problem is that the owner seems to have cut several corners and missed so many small details which all add up to the feeling that something big is missing. Some examples: the toilet seat in the master bedroom clearly is 20 plus years old. It is scratched and stained and looks like something out of a Greyhound bus stop. It appears to pre- date the bathroom renovation. A brand new soft close seat at home depot costs $35 dollar. The lighting was a mixed bag of white and yellow old pigtail CFL bulbs leading to poor light quality and a down scale feel. They are dated and Inappropriate in a house like this. The towels were a mish mash of new, old and very old. The blankets are old, dirty and too few. My biggest gripe is the bedding which is unacceptable for a place that is being rented at this price point. The mattresses were very uncomfortable and all of the sheets are all very old, pilled and scratchy. Every sheet is affected with this age phenomena and we all had the feeling we were sleeping with sand in the bed. The pillows were so old they were completely pan caked. Too many other little things to list add up to a tired house even though the kitchen is new. With the terrible bed situation it led to a really uncomfortable stay. One other issue to point out for potential renters that was not a problem for us was the condition of what I would consider to be the "kids room". The bedroom with two twins has carpeting that is filthy. Multiple dark stains mixed with spots all over the floor. Quite disgusting. Needs to be replaced. These are all really easy cheap things to fix and the sad thing is that with just a tiny investment this could be a really nice place to rent.

In summary, based on the present

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, beautiful pool area

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time. House is very nice and close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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