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Hideaway Bay Exclusive Home – Platinum Waterfront Property.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Eric Gott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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).


Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Pillow top bed., Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top bed., Double Beds (1) Pillow top beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a Queen sofa bed in the living room plus a Queen sized compressor filled mattress which inflates in 3 minutes.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 Mountain Bikes, Portable Basketball net, outdoor ping pong table. Shared tennis (2 shared counts with other dozen homes), portable phones, newly decorated and meticulously maintained. Boat lift and dock with several fishing rods provided. 9 minute walk to one of the top 10 beaches in the USA. Computer and printer (multifunction fax, scanner printer) with WIFI internet access included.


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Hideaway Bay Exclusive Home – Platinum Waterfront Property.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

fantastic island getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We look forward to welcoming you next year at Hideaway Bay. Warm Regards, Barb and Eric
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Five Star vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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An exceptional property

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First class/Five Star accommodations in a private, secluded waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear R.G, 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. Warm Regards, Barb and Eric.
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This may be THE ideal vacation rental place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Hideaway Bay home for the month of January, 2016 and it was spectacular! The house could not be more completely appointed - from the gourmet kitchen with every imaginable device, tool, gadget, and appliance (including a really nice espresso/cappucino maker) -- to the pool, pool table, bicycles, HDTV, Xbox 306 game console, dock, canoe, fishing and beach gear -- it really was even better than advertised! We never even took advantage of the tennis courts, basketball hoop, dart board or ping pong table!

As lovely as all the photos are on the VRBO website, they do not begin to do justice to how nice this home really is. The decor throughout the home was impeccable. Eric and Barb have gone to great lengths to see that your every need is met. This even includes labels on light switches (there are lots!!!) and in the kitchen pantry to help you find and store all the great cookware! There is a great large gas grill poolside too, which worked great!

We have already booked another month for next season.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Eric and Barb's home in Hideaway Bay is a dream getaway. The house is lovely, very well appointed, and remarkably clean. This was our second stay in the home, and we traveled all the way from San Francisco to enjoy the home and amenities. We rented a boat from the nearby Marina, and docked it right at the house. The pool is huge and provided loads of fun for the kids in our group. As did the pool table, ping pong table, basketball hoop, bikes, games, etc. provided by the owners. The kitchen is first quality and is fully stocked with cooking and serving pieces for any sized dining party. And the bedrooms are all large and comfortable, with extra bed space provided by high quality inflatable beds that are stored in the closets. In all, this is a gorgeous home that is well cared-for by the owners and property manager and it is loaded with activities and amenities right on-site and within short driving distance. We highly recommend this property and will be returning again for our third trip, in 2016. Thank you Barb and Eric!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Thank you very much for your great review about our place. Having 4 sons and 1 daughter, two of which are teenagers and the other three are twenty something they have given us many ideas on activities and amenities to include in the house to appeal to families and people of all ages. We will share your feedback with out cleaning staff who take great pride in having the place spotless for every guest. Thank you again. Barb and Eric
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sarasota Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Harry's Restuarant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Longboat Key beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $400 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Move out cleaning $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekly pool cleaning and gardening service is included at no cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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