Gorgeous Sunset views and warm tropical sunshine from this lovely Italian estate. Enjoy full Gulf vistas and listen to the surf while relaxing in light, bright home overlooking the sand and sea and only steps from the beach. This well-designed home features a spacious eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and living room, extra large family room with three en-suite bedrooms and individual balconies, a downstairs deluxe powder room with dual sinks and walk-in shower. Several balconies feature an open deck for sunbathing, entertaining and relaxing with friends directly across from the beach, another balcony offers a quiet retreat off the bedroom balcony facing the Gulf. The back bedroom balcony overlooks the enclosed lanai with pool and spa. Two covered patios allow for sunbathing and soaking up the sunshine. The elegant enclosed lanai as well as front deck have outdoor bose speakers wired to a network reciever to listen to music you can airplay from your phone . This expansive 18,000 ft. corner lot is professionally landscaped with mango and orange trees as well as an assortment of native tropical plants. Estate community association amenities include a 400 ft. private beach with gated entry and Tiki hut with running water for showering plus a bayside dock for boating, kayakers and fisherman. Take advantage of this lovely Gulfside home offering endless enjoyment. Home has free wireless internet, cable, and HD Smart TV in Family Room as well as another HDTV in the master bedroom. You can stream music wirelessly to most areas in the house including the back pool deck as well as upstairs balcony. Bedrooms have spare linen and towels. The kitchen has all new appliances, Keurig coffeemaker, silverware and and tableware. We have Indonesian coconut, mango, fig, citrus and olive trees on the property along with fragrant jasmine.
- Villa2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Beachfront 3 Bed 3.5 Bathroom; 2 Indoor And 4 Outdoor Sitting Areas
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
About Rachna Rana
The house has been updated considerably since it was purchased in May 2013. We have spent a lot of time in this home ourselves with friends and family so have troubleshooted issue in the house from a usage scenario. The furniture in the house is very high end and reflects both our tastes as well as our perception of this home. Our expectation is to knock guests off their feet and want to come back here year after year.
Rachna Rana purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Rachna Rana chose Longboat Key
We have been part of the Sarasota community for over 6 years and had been looking at unique waterfront property for 2-3 years. We have smaller children who enjoy the beach more than, say a house with boat access. This was a major reason for us to buy this house.
What makes this Villa unique
This house is a large beachfront property and very unique in architecture. The proximity to the beach makes it a very usable house. You can walk across to the beach and back and forth all day as you spend your day at the beach. Beach chairs and a sun canopy are provided. You can enjoy very relaxing walks both in the front along the beach as well as the tree lined streets in the neighborhood. There are 2 outside sitting areas that are covered from bugs etc and provide a fresh air experience while listening to the crashing waves. The upstairs balcony has seating to allow you to enjoy the sun as well as the ocean views.
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Fantastic location overlooking the sea
Very enjoyable stay in this large modern house in a perfect location just across the road from the beach with expansive views across the gulf
Located close to all local attractions, the whole house was clean, tidy and well presented, with plenty of living space including a large deck area for relaxing and enjoying the views
We shall look forward to a return visit!
This was our first trip to this part of Florida with friends and family and we picked the ideal property. With easy access to an amazing private beach, comfortable space and excellent amenities; the property works for both quiet family time and for hangout with adults. I would recommend this anytime.
Great location with direct access to private beach. The house was very comfortable for the group of friends and family we went with. The covered pool area was a great location to hang out and relax. Overall I would definitely recommend this property.
Fabulous house in beautiful Sarasota
Large bedrooms, lots of bathrooms and the only thing you'd hear are the ocean waves. There's an outdoor shower when you come back from the private beach, which is across the road. Three days of mornings spent on the beach, afternoons in the pool and nights on the large patio. Didn't have to go anywhere, the house had everything we needed. Great stay!
Great Vacation Home
In short I would say this is an awesome vacation home. Conveniently located from all the major attractions. The beach across the home is perfect. We had a college reunion with few friends and this was a great spot where everyone of us enjoyed the stay
About the property – It’s a home away from home. Very clean, spacious with all the amenities such as swimming pool, heated pool, beach facing balcony and terrace. All the rooms has a perfect view of the ocean. The property owner and management company has done a great job in maintaining the property.
All in all – Super Like!
Wonderful choice for a family vacation
We have stayed on Longboat Key for many years, and have rented a variety of houses. This one is just as depicted, not just the glossy treatment some people give their homes. The pool was a great place to cool off after a day at the beach, the beds were comfortable, the TV was modern and the cable/internet service worked just fine. The beach is lovely, and while the beach access is technically shared with other homes in this small community, it isn't used very much at all, so we'd see maybe one other family on the beach, making it easy to get privacy. We usually stay on the beach-side of the road, but we didn't find the road to be an obstacle; just added a couple of feet of walking. I took the kids fishing a number of times on the community boat dock at the end of the street in the evening, and we caught lots of fish every time (note: frozen shrimp available at Harry's store; small chunks on a #6 hook worked great). Dolphins and Manatees were seen both at the beach and fishing at the bay dock. There is a large table and chairs in the enclosed breezeway which was a great place to eat a late lunch after you cooled off in the pool when you left the beach. Also, the owner is very nice. You worry with a VRBO that the owner is goofy or non-existent, but this owner is just what you would hope for; a reasonable, normal person who does what they say they will do. Don't hesitate to reserve this rental; I'd sure do it again.