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Panoramic Water Views-Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's Unbeatable Island Value!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bed 1 bath with awesome panoramic Gulf of Mexico views from the roof top deck

There's only one HIGHVIEW on the Island and WE HAVE IT! See high above it all and enjoy panoramic water views of The Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay! The best sunsets, sunrises, full moons, weather patterns and rainbows are all right here on top of the Highview! One more bonus, there's also awesome star gazing in the evenings from our top deck.

Location,location,location! What a location The Highview has. Situated on the southern tip of the Island, you could almost throw a coconut from Gulf to the Bay here and just a 60 second walk to our deeded beach path. When views, quality and cleanliness are important , The Highview delivers all and more!

Enjoy our beach cruisers bikes, Stand Up Paddle Boards and kayaks, there FREE to use and included with your rental. Kick back in the orange lifeguard chairs and take in the awesome views. Our signature roof top deck is like the Islands only light house. Imagine yourself sitting high above it all with a cool drink in your hand. You are now overlooking the entire south end of Manasota Key. Nothing but blue water and blue sky everywhere. The Highview gets two thumbs up from the locals and is a great spot for any occasion.

Walk freely around the open floor plan and decks. There is high speed wireless internet, two bedrooms with high quality linens, and three flat screen TVs. Enjoy cooking your favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The comfortable open Living room has a large flat screen HDTV and peekaboo Gulf Views. If outdoors is your thing you'll feel right at home here. Two Weber grills and picnic tables nestled in shells. Wash your new found shells in the shell cleaning station, enjoy the enclosed outdoor shower with blue sky views or just sip a cool drink and be swept away by the lush tropical landscaping and soft night lighting that surrounds 'The Highview'

One of the best things about this home is it's location. It's right next door to Stump Pass State Park. There are 265 acres of sandy walking trails and pristine beaches. You can ALWAYS find a section of beach all to yourself. The wildlife here is amazing. You will see pelicans diving for fish, Osprey in tree tops, dolphins and manatee swimming the shoreline. Sea turtles lay eggs here every year and don't forget to look for prehistoric sharks teeth (not hard to find) and go shelling at the point.

If you've been here before you know it's allure, if it's your first time, get ready for a soul refreshing journey!

Note* The Highview is a duplex that can sleep 12 guests in total. Each floor is a two bedrooms/one bath, sleeps six, and rent separately. Prices shown are for the first floor suite only.

Keywords: Duplex, beach, bike, kayak, sun, swim

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

After exploring Florida's Gulf coast for the perfect slice of paradise we kept coming back to the little unknown island called Manasota Key. The perfect mix of peace and quite, nature, and some fun Key West style restaurants just up the road. Anything else you need or want is just off island .

Our home sits on the southern most tip of the Island and is next to Stump Pass State Park. This home has awesome panoramic water views of both Lemon bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Come smell the fresh salt air!

Guestbook comments from the owner

this was a great place to stay for a week to get away from he Wisconsin winter the house has everything you need to enjoy the Beach or Manasota Island with the Bikes that are included. The location is perfect for a laid back get away clean and Comfortable and the Highview deck on top the house is Amazing for watching the Sunset.

Thanks Pete very nice place you have, would stay here again.
Jan 2015
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Water Views-Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's Unbeatable Island Value!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Lansing, MI

The owners thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We are so impressed by The Highview and the details to ensure all guests have a good time. On the inside, our unit was immaculate, updates, and well stocked. The bed was comfortable, the sheets high quality, the towels plush. We had everything we needed to recharge after a busy day outdoors.

Outside was even more impressive. The private patios with the individual charcoal grills (with waterproof containers for charcoal and lighter fluid), the abundance of beach accessories (umbrellas, body boards, beach chairs, noodles, coolers, etc.), the comfortable cruiser bikes, the outdoor showers, the kayaks/paddle boards, the shell washing station, the immaculate grounds, and the fancy washing machine. The signs around the facility were informative, yet friendly. My daughter kept saying, "these people really wanted to make sure their guests have a good time."

We have stayed in Englewood for the last 35 years, and have rented many different places. The Highview is at the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! That may have been the most comprehensive review we have ever received. Thank you so much! We're always striving to provide a great guest experience and we are so encouraged by your kind words. Thanks so much! Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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  • 5 of 5

I LOVED staying here. We've stayed before, and will stay again. They set the bar for accommodations. They are great people, their property is beautiful and I can't wait to come back next year! This is my home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and wonderful review Taylor! Great having you both back again and glad we're you new home away from home! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Dayton OH

Everything You Are Hoping For!!!

  • 5 of 5

This unit has everything you need for a complete vacation. We especially enjoyed the kayaks on the intercoastal waterway. And our daughter used to stand up paddleboard. We enjoyed bicycling around the island. The owners have included Beach chairs umbrellas carts to carry everything down to the beach and even the beachtowels. The unit was spotless and well decorated. We were on the first floor across from the ocean and had nice views in between the houses. We could even hear the ocean at night. The viewing deck on the third floor was special. You will love Manasota key, this unit is just a three or four minute walk from a fabulous State Park. If you like dolphins you should see plenty, we probably saw 20 during the week. Thanks for the fabulous accommodations at a wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience with others! It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Hope to have you back again soon!
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Carolee and Dale

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the Highview for for our fifth season and found everything in excellent shape for us again! We appreciate that the unit is always clean upon our arrival. A morning bike ride to the beaches on the north side of the key start our day. Watching the sunset from the upper deck is always a "highlight" of the day! We again got close to some dolphins on one of our kayak paddles on the back water. We appreciated that everything we needed for time on the beach when our grandchildren visited us for a long weekend was available for our use. We enjoy the restaurants and pubs on the Key just a short drive or walk if we chose. The owners, Pete and MaryJo, try hard to make our stay comfortable by providing the little extras that make for an enjoyable getaway from our Wisconsin winters.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boynton Beach

Elizabeth Phelps

  • 5 of 5

The unit was beautifully decorated and very clean. We couldn't have dreamed of a better location. We were short walk to the beach with a roof top porch to overlook the golf. The home had every possible amenity we needed such as bikes, a washer and dryer kayaks , and charcoal grills. We enjoyed a morning bike ride to a second beach that was farther from the home. Both beaches are littered with Beautiful shells and shark teeth . I saw others filling buckets and bags with them. We drove down to visit also Sanibel and Captiva which were filled with people are beach at Mannasota key was sparsely populated. One evening before sunset we went out and had the beach just about to ourselves .

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarksburg, New Jersey


  • 5 of 5

We came back to enjoy a wonderful week at the Highview! Active with bicycles and kayaks provided. Relaxing with the outdoor decks. Enjoyed coffee in the A.M. and sunsets on the roof top deck! Very clean and well equipped suite. Always a pleasure dealing with owners, Pete and MaryJo! Thank you for providing a great space, pride of ownership is evident!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sarasota-Braedenton International Airport

Launch our kayaks and Stand up Paddle Boards (included with your rental) at Stump Pass State Park next to The Highview. Explore the beautiful undeveloped islands and take in the nature from dolphins and matinee swimming right by you to the wide array of birds and other treasures.


Rates & Availability

Englewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Independance Day- US
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak - Standard Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017-US
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Off Peak - Standard Rate
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Peak - 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

***Holiday rates may apply***

Max. occupancy is 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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