About the property
- House4500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Convertible bed(s), (Sleeps up to 10)
Hideaway on Longboat Key with the spectacular home located behind the mangroves of Hideaway Bay. This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom split-level pool home is open and spacious for all your vacation needs. Entirely furnished by an interior decorator the first floor of this exquisite home includes a grand room complete with fireplace, desk, living room and formal dining room. Off to the side, enter the kitchen and dinette area where even the most experienced chefs would love to play. The pool table is off the kitchen with an entrance to the private pool and patio creating the ideal layout for entertaining guests. Travel to the first landing where the guest bedrooms and bathrooms reside. Another small set of stairs and you're on the third floor where luxury and serenity combine in the expansive master bedroom and bathroom. Complete with private desk area and balcony - the master suite is one of the highlights of the property. You'll feel as if you've traveled to paradise while relaxing by your private pool overlooking a canal. With a short 9 minute walk to the beaches of Longboat Key, you're never far from the sand and surf. Features of this luxurious vacation home include boat dock with a lift, gas grill, private pool, outdoor ping pong table, washer/dryer, full-size kitchen, stainless steel appliances, cappuccino maker, pool table, ultra high speed free WIFI (wireless Internet) access, pet accommodations, community tennis courts, granite countertops and more! Every detail of this vacation home is upscale - from the 60 inch plasma TV in the living room, to the serenity location of the master suite. You'll also enjoy the Bose system located in the living room, as well as the open spaciousness and entertaining opportunities of the pool area. Experience Longboat Key at its finest - call today and escape to paradise!
Guests love to come and enjoy the pool, beach and the countless activities in the area (from golf to mini-putt to visiting the Mote Marine Aquarium). Pets are welcome here.
The kitchen is a dream for the 'foodies' - there is a huge amount of cupboard space, excellent counter top area for cooking, terrific bright lighting and all of the tools needed to be creative in the kitchen.
The property is excellent for entertaining - we have had many get together's with great success. A guys golf weekend was hosted with rave reviews from 8 close friends and golf junkies (Longboat Key has several excellent courses on the island). This is also a superb spot for relaxing, for recreation or renewal.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Eric Gott
We have a large family; five children, and a full size dog named Molly. Given the diverse ages in our family we ensured this property can accommodate a wide spectrum of interests and activities to keep everyone engaged and happy. The property is a perfect place as a 'magnet for our family'. Something that was attractive for each of the five children of the family (plus a dog) to want to come and visit. A house with lots of space and enough things to do to keep our four sons and one daughter interested and engaged was a tough assignment given they span 10 years from 17 years to 27. Hideaway Bay exceeded everyone's expectations. The older three ages 21-27 all travel with close friends so 'expansion' for another three or four guests was a requirement.
Eric Gott purchased this House in 2010
Why Eric Gott chose Longboat Key
My wife and I heard about Longboat Key from close friends of ours in 2008 so we started to look for a vacation property on the island in 2009. We bought this house in early 2010 and had it completely furnished by an interior decorator. The beach, the warm sunny weather and the quiet peaceful serenity of the Hideaway Bay neighborhood is the perfect place to be.
What makes this House unique
As the children in our family increasingly are joining the working world having an anchor or a great place to have everyone come and enjoy beautiful weather, great food and enjoy each others company has been a great joy. Longboat Key is very accessible via Sarasota airport (20 minutes away) Tampa (just over an hour) and even Orlando airport (2 hours drive). For the sporty set, there is are 2 shared tennis courts for our small community, 3 mountain bikes, basketball net and ball plus a pool. In the back of the property is a boat lift for those with ski boats (rentals are available from Cannon's Marina 5 minutes away).
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Dream House in a Wonderful Location
This was our first visit to Hideaway Bay. The house was perfect for our requirements. It fulfilled our every need. It was so comfortable.well equiped. and perfectly location for visits to beautiful beach. Restaurants etc The whole family made full use of swimming pool. Pool table , perfect outside eating deck,
Eric & Barb are very helpful hosts. and management company very efficient
We can recommend this house, and hope to visit again in the future
A pristine private property!
This was our third consecutive year at Hideaway Bay, and for good reason! It is without a doubt the best equipped rental property we have encountered on VRBO! It has all the amenities one could imagine - from a fully stocked gourmet kitchen to a beach wagon in the garage, it has pretty much everything you might want in a vacation home. It is an amazing property and a great place to relax by the pool, shoot some pool, or shoot up to the beach on one of the bicycles! The owners (Eric & Barb) are easy to work with and the property manager (Darian) is responsive to local needs.
fantastic island getaway
This home in Hideaway Bay is top notch. We are return guests and we have been very happy with the house, as well as the location.
There is no shortage of entertainment inside and out with this vacation home: giant pool, hammock, basketball hoop, pool table, ping pong, and more. The kitchen is huge and set up to cook gourmet meals, which can be eaten outside on the patio overlooking the pool and canal. The home's location is quiet, and private, at the end of a cul-de-sac. We always rent a boat from nearby Cannon's marina, and keep it docked at the house which has a private dock and boat lift. We also rent kayaks and a stand-up paddle board, and enter the water right from the dock at the house. Publix is nearby, as is a local deli and convenience store for last-minute needs. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, and a yoga studio with 1/2 mile. The house is always impeccably clean, and there is a local property manager who oversees any needs during guest stays. Eric and Barb are courteous and responsive remote hosts. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a fun-filled, peaceful, high-class vacation.
Thank you very much. We look forward to welcoming you next year at Hideaway Bay. Warm Regards, Barb and Eric
Five Star vacation getaway!
We are repeat guests at this Hideaway Bay luxury home. This property has everything needed for an action-filled or lazy-days style vacation: beautiful pool; private decks; boat dock on canal; pool table; ping pong table; canoe; life vests; games; giant kitchen, living and dining rooms; spacious bedrooms, and luxurious master suite. The kitchen is well-stocked and is large enough for several chefs to work together to prepare meals. The home is immaculate.
Eric and Barb are wonderful remote hosts, and there is a local property manager to respond to any last minute needs. The home's location is conveniently located very close to a small deli/restaurant/market, and to a boat rental agency. The beach is right across the street, although it is tempting not to leave the property. We rent a boat and go fishing and for sunset cruises, and there is a place that will deliver rented stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, etc. They can be docked right at the house and you can enter the Gulf in a few short paddles.
We highly recommend this lovely vacation get-away, and will be returning again for future New Years celebrations.
The Coyne Family
Dear J.C. Thank you for your kind words about our property. We are so thrilled to you and your family back year after year. It is great to have such lovely people share our place. You and your crew are always welcome! Warm Regards, Barb and Eric
An exceptional property
Spent a week there celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary with family. We picked a very rainy week, but nevertheless had a fantastic time. The house had everything anyone could ask for in a luxury vacation home. We especially enjoyed the pool and the pool table. The neighborhood is very quiet, but not far away there is plenty to do and see. We would definitely consider staying here again and recommend others to give it a go!
First class/Five Star accommodations in a private, secluded waterfront home
This is our second time staying here, and it is even better in April than it was in January. This property has great owners, professional property management, weekly lawn care and pool service and every conceivable convenience! The pool is wonderful, the pool table gets a lot of use from our family, and we love the close proximity to the beaches of Longboat Key.
Thank you for your review. We try very hard to ensure every guest has a great experience. Your recommendation is especially helpful for first time visitors who may be cautious about renting - our home is exceptional with lots of attention to detail. We continue to invest in the property to ensure everything is perfect.
We look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Barb and Eric.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly pool cleaning and gardening service is included at no cost. Cancellation prior to 60 days is subject to $1,000 cancellation fee which is deducted from deposit. Cancellation 60 days is less the deposit is forfeited.