About the property
- House1650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
Enjoy the privacy and beauty of a waterfront property on the Gulf of Mexico.
Enter a long (400’) private driveway through beautiful native Florida vegetation.
You will reach our home, built in 1946. It was the third home built on Manasota Key.
Welcome to our very private beach getaway.
Beautiful Manasota Key is a quaint barrier island. Our home is located about halfway down the length of the key. It is not far from 4 major airports: Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ), and St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE) to the north and Ft. Myers (RSW) to the south.
Our home is cozy and pleasantly rustic. It is perfect for a couple or a family. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The kitchen is large and contains just about every tool or appliance you could want. For outdoor cooking, there is also a gas grill. Adjacent to the kitchen is the living room, which overlooks the Gulf of Mexico through a double set of sliding glass doors. Outside the glass doors is a large deck.
More property description : Just a few steps from the deck is beautiful Manasota Key Beach. The private beach extends 1-1/2 miles south and 1/2 mile north…which means no crowds. The total beach extends about 2 miles to the south, ending at Stump Pass, and about 7 miles to the north. You will find the warm and usually clear blue waters of the Gulf a perfect place for your vacation! For those who prefer smooth, glassy waters, you should walk the beach in the early morning. Shark teeth and shells are abundant!
Amenities : * Activities (on site and nearby)
o Jet Skiing
o Wildlife Viewing
o Fitness Center/Gym
o Health/Beauty Spa
o Cinemas/Movie Theaters
o Miniature golf
Vacation Rental Features : # Outdoor Features
* Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
* WiFi (Wireless Internet)
# Other Amenities
* Private dock on property on Lemon Bay,
* Pet Friendly: With limitations, $50 pet fee and additional deposit required.
* Kid Friendly
* Smoking Not Allowed
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Jim Denison
Hy there, I am Jim Denison. I live up the road a bit from our beach house. I spent most of my live being a building contractor, so I know how to take care of things, which is a very good skill to have owning a 70 year old beach house in Florida. The house is in very good condition...for a home buillt in 1946!! It has everything you need to spend a week or a few months.
Jim Denison purchased this House in 1946
Why Jim Denison chose Englewood
This property was bought by my grandfather in 1945, In 1946 he built the beach house and 2 garages and a guest house. I have spent scores of vacations in this house from the late 50's to the mid 70's. My grandparents lived in this house from 1946 until about '68. Then my parents moved from their home in Rocky River, Ohio to this house in '72 and stayed until they passed away in '05 and '08. We have been renting the house for about 7 years now.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had the most amazing time on our trip! We have two little boys, 3 and 5, and this was the perfect spot for our family. It pretty much felt like we had our own private beach. The house is comfortable and has everything you need.
- Lizard hunting in the yard
- Shark teeth and shells all over the beach
- Private tropical setting
- Amazing sunsets
- Nice, warm water
Wonderful Beach Home and Awesome Owner
WOW! We had a wonderful stay at this amazing beach home! It's an older home that had everything we needed to make our stay perfect! My husband loves to cook and with a kitchen that has it all, we enjoyed every meal at "home"!
Right out the door and we were on the beach! Beautiful!!! Shells and shark's teeth everywhere! It was so much fun walking our 2 small doxies on the beach! And a must - relaxing daily walks!!!
At the end of an awesome day, we'd relax with a glass of wine on the back patio watching beautiful sunsets and listening to the surf! Watching dolphins, too!
The owner, Jim, was great! We corresponded with him several times and he was always very helpful!
Jim, it was great to meet you and to visit with you! We, also, enjoyed meeting your brother! Thank you for sharing your beach home! Everything was perfect! It was hard to leave! But we are very excited about coming back next year!
Home and Owner are Excellent
My family and I stayed in this wonderful old home in 2011. It looks exactly the same now as it did back then. We often dream of going back. The year we stayed there my health was in decline. Now 6 years later I only can wish I could travel back and enjoy the beauty and wonder of this great place.
I am posting this for any future prospective renters. I was just thinking of the good times we shared there so I decided to look the place up. I found my email correspondence with James (the owner) and found the address. My opinions are these.
This is a fun place to stay. Wonderful and amazing wildlife and beach beauty surrounds you. The beach is practically deserted and secluded. This isn't a new build so naturally its going to show its age but that far exceeds the privacy and beauty it offers. It was clean and tidy. Old yes, but well maintained. If you want a great little bungalow that offers unmatched gulf coast beauty at an affordable price....this is the place to stay.
Now as far as the owner. He was ALWAYS there for us. He helped us in every way whenever we needed anything. He met us in person on request. Answered emails quickly and i talked to him several times on the phone. I pray his health is improving and he is able to continue renting this place for many years to come. I want to be able to call him up again one day and return. If I wasn't sick we would have returned multiple times already.
James thank you for sharing your home with us in 2011. Thank you for being attentive to our needs. Thank you for offering such a wonderfully beautiful and private place at such an affordable cost. I pray you are healing and feeling much better.
John - July 30th-Aug 6th 2011
Beautiful Beach Vacation Rental!
We loved every minute of our week at this property. It was everything that my family of 3 (myself, wife, and our 10 yr old son) could ask for! The beach was amazing, and very private. We enjoyed sitting on the back porch with a cocktail, watching and listening to the surf. Walks on the beach were great with lots of shells and sharks teeth. I brought a boat to keep on the dock and had some great fishing in Lemon Bay and Stump Pass. The highlight of the week was watching Sea Turtles come onto the beach almost every night to lay their eggs.
The house was cool and comfortable, however we spent most of our time outside on the beach or enjoying the cool breeze under the shade of the Australian Pines on the back porch. It is an older home, but that is what is so amazing about it. It is literally right on top of the beach! You couldn't ask to be any closer.
Great place for a relaxing stay at the beach. We will definitely return!
The most relaxing family getaway!
Our family absolutely loved staying at this house, and we plan on returning!
The house is a gem! An older rustic home under a canopy of tropical plants! It was a perfect place to hang the kids enu's and relax while watching the sunsets, dolphins and listening to the waves... And of course hunting shells and sharks teeth!
The house is supplied with everything you could possibly need! We stayed for a week, only leaving the property once to hike stump pass park.
The property owner was accessible to contact during our stay and great to work with during both the stay and in the planning stages.
It was the perfect getaway! We hope to make this an annual tradition!
During our stay we had several people pass by on the beach to ask about the house. We also had family and friends inquire about the property after seeing our vacation photos. If you are looking to get away to a remote tropical destination, we highly recommended this home!
great family trip
I was a little worried to book this property having read a couple of the recent reviews. I decided to take the risk because I wanted to be right on the beach, not "steps away from the beach." The risk was well worth it! My family stayed for five days. The house was very comfortable and clean. My kids were able to go in and out and down to the beach whenever they wanted. It is a very private stretch of beach - not really accessible from the public beaches. We found tons of shark teeth, kayaked and paddle boarded. My boys fished from the beach and from the dock. The owner's brother who lives nearby event lent my kids his fishing net when they lost theirs the day before. We would definitely stay there again.