|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
You'll be enchanted by our lovely Key West style home in historic, laid back Longboat Village at the north end of exclusive Longboat Key. Tastefully relaxed interiors are exquisitely complimented by a heated tropical pool area whose quiet, spa-like ambiance and sparkling waterfall will be yours to enjoy for hours of blissful, private relaxation. Beautifully designed front and rear decks, and side 'adventure path' that leads to our teak wood beach shower stall, are constructed of ipe wood, a high end, sustainable tropical hardwood.
A big draw for Longboat Key and the other Sarasota keys are the gorgeous, world class beaches. Dazzling white sands, juxtaposed against the fine aquamarine blue and green hues of the Gulf of Mexico's gentle waters, offer mesmerizing visuals that are only exceeded at day's end by exquisite sunsets. Sparsely used beach access is an easy walk away; ample parking is available there as well. Sarasota Bay waters are easily accessible in the other direction: just a block away to public boat ramp, pier, and two waterfront restaurants, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, and Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant. Located within walking distance of Historic Longbeach Village, Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, guests can walk or ride bicycles to get everywhere. A free public trolley with air-conditioning and open-air seating services Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and St. Armand's Circle, and goes in to downtown Sarasota.
And speaking of restaurants, there are plenty of others in easy driving distance on Longboat Key, nearby Anna Maria Island to the north, and at chic St. Armand's Circle on Lido Key just to the south. Our favorite? Euphemia Haye, just a couple miles south on Longboat. For good reason this is a 'pilgrimage' restaurant that many return visitors include as a must on their Sarasota vacation agendas.
There are many other superb vacation attractions in the greater Sarasota area - back bay and deep gulf fishing, to include the king of sport fish, the mighty tarpon; theaters; restaurants; the Sarasota Ballet; the Sarasota Opera; the Sarasota Orchestra (New Florida West Coast Symphony), Asolo Repertory Theater; the John and Mable Ringling Museum and Ca' d'Zan Mansion; Mote Marine Research Lab and Aquarium; the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens; the Sailor Youth Circus; the Sarasota Jungle Gardens; the annual sea turtle hatch; para sailing; boating; diving; major league baseball spring training; the annual 4th of July Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival; Tampa just 50 minutes to the north; and so much more.
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We've lived for two weeks in Melissa's Longboat Key retreat and loved every minute of it. The tropical garden with the well-heated pool was our favourite, but the rest of the house with all its amenities (bicycles, great beach chairs, sunshades etc.etc.) has a great atmosphere as well. highly recommended holiday stay!!
My husband and I usually rent condos but decided to rent a home this year. We have stayed on Anna Maria Island, specifically Bradenton Beach, in the past. We were very pleased with this home and it's location in Longboat Key Village. The home is nicely upgraded and well furnished. There were condiments and spices available that we have always had to purchase at other rentals. The screened in lanai was my favorite spot as it made me feel as if I was in a treehouse with all of the lush landscaping. The pool area is nicely done although at this time of the year there is little sun that shines on the pool due to the palm trees. But the beach is just a few blocks away so we got the best of both worlds. The neighborhood is quiet and a great area to walk and ride bikes, and we saw many people walking their dogs. We will definitely consider renting this home again when we return to this area.
The property is certainly one of the premier vacation homes in the Longbeach Village which to my mind is the best location on LBK. The pool and the grounds where in great shape and the house is very roomy, comfortable and every room is extremely well appointed (btw, pools are hard to come by in this older neighborhood). Thank you Melissa for the extra touches and the help in seeing that our visit went smoothly (even texting about an on coming squall upon our arrival). A tiny glitch with the lock box but even that issue was resolved before we arrived.
Loved it, thanks again, and we hope to return before too long!
Had a wonderful time here. This place had everything we could need for our two kids. Strollers pack and play beach and pool toys. The home was cozy. Kitchen and out door living space was awesome! Lazy great days going to the beach and relaxing by the pool. Bikes were a huge bonus and it was all so close to every thing. Would love to come back! Thank you for letting us enjoy your amazing home!
Thank you Melissa, what an absolute gem of a home you have.
We have stayed in Longboat Key for a few years now, but never in The Village. It was our best visit to date and we cant wait to book for next year!! The neighbours were so friendly, we were invited for drinks, burgers, sampled freshly picked blueberries, we truly didnt want to leave.
Like many of the other reviewers we want to keep Tranquil Retreat a secret, it was soo comfortable and had EVERYTHING you could wish for, all we needed was our swimming costumes, a cold beer and a chilled glass of wine...sheer bliss!!
We used the bikes, the beach equipment, played table tennis, swam every day, mixed cocktails and totally relaxed...it made coming home so much harder.
In the words of Arnie...`WE`LL BE BACK!!`
We spent another amazing month for the fifth year in this great house in serene location and left with hope of coming back next year!
The property is very well maintained, located within a short walk to a beautiful beach, public transportation, restaurant, bike trails, nature preserves - anything that will make your stay on Longboat Key as enjoyable as it can be!
Highly recommended !!!
Stayed: February 2016
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 10 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.