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FJ Rich

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, italian

Idyllic Casey Key Beach House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Osprey House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Idyllic beachfront home located on exclusive, unique Casey Key in Sarasota, Florida.

Set in lush tropical greenery including 61 palm trees, sea grapes, and Hibiscus plants, just a few backyard steps to a white sand beach and spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. Walk to historic Casey Key landmarks, including its unique swing bridge and famous Casey Key Fish House and Tiki bar, or glimpse playful Dolphins from your own private beach access.

Sarasota is a cultural seat, home to the Ringling Museum, Selby Botanical Gardens, Historic Spanish Point Museum, and performing arts center with ballet, opera, symphony, and live theaters. All the shopping to satisfy the most sophisticated and basic needs, and wonderful cuisine.

Keywords: Private Gulf beach in backyard. Pristine Florida home, fully carpeted. Pool, TV/DVD/Stereo, iPad access to TV programming, Internet access, (3) bicycles, fishing equipment, ocean-going kayak, quality equipment and kitchenware, laundry room, attached 2-car garage.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
FJ Rich (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, italian

About FJ Rich

Please note:

We do not want "renters." This is our vacation home, on one of the most beautiful and private islands in the world. It is not palatial, but family built, owned, and carefully maintained. We want "guests" that appreciate the special offering of such a property, and who will take care of it as though their own, value the gift that it is to us, and find themselves in the extraordinary hospitality of the house. Read carefully the reviews: this is a place for people who view themselves as "guests," and not "renters."

Why FJ Rich chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

No words describe the location adequately. Check photos or research Casey Key independently.

What makes this house unique

The property is exclusive and very private, though accessible to virtually any kind of activity. Inspiration is as natural as breathing on Casey Key.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Idyllic Casey Key Beach House
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
5

Peace on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an incredibly relaxing 10 days in Casey Key. I can't recommend enough how relaxing, peaceful and utterly idyllic this location was for all of us.We were 2 couples, 55+, with our 2 dogs. The home is situated on a very private beach, just a few steps from the house. I can count on 1 hand the number of people we saw walking by us on the beach during our stay. Between the beautiful weather, the wild life and the tranquil surf, we all thought we had died and gone to heaven! The home was immaculately clean and had everything imaginable in the fully-stocked kitchen, for recreation outdoors or some quiet reading in the pool area. The owners have covered it all! If I had 1 small criticism, it would be the beds. When you're older a good night's sleep is a must so sadly, it wasn't always easy to get a restful sleep. The mattresses seemed a little old, especially the 2nd bedroom. Despite that, the owner was a delight to deal with, very gracious and accommodating at all times. Casey Key is exquisite---come visit peace on Earth! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest's review is aptly stated, gracious in its compliments, frank in its recommendation of improvements. The beds are not much slept in, but are not new, as most everything else in the house. We agree w/ the guest that a good night's rest is no less than any deserves. Though no other has commented on the comfort of our mattresses we have placed an order for the two king beds noted above, which will be replaced as soon as the mattress company can get them to the house. We are always grateful to learn from guests the things that might improve their enjoyment of Casey Key Beach House.
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Louisville
5

Beachfront Tranquility At Its Finest!

  • 5 of 5

We were exceptionally fortunate to spend the month of January enjoying the serenity of this extraordinary Casey Key home that’s truly a gem in the way of beachfront properties. The photos of the property do not do justice to the charm and comfort of this home – which offered outstanding views of the beach and spectacular sunsets over the gulf that were enjoyed from the lanai-enclosed pool area and the incredible raised deck located directly on the beach. The property’s setting on the north end of the island was lovely and afforded the charm of “old Florida” without any commercialization. In truth, the setting around the home and the beachfront was so private that we felt as though we were enjoying our own personal oasis. The locale was perfect for long walks along the beach, bike rides along Casey Key Road, kayaking, and just relaxing on the beach deck with a book while enjoying paradise and Mother Nature at her best! The home itself was immaculately clean and exceptionally well appointed (especially the gourmet kitchen) and we wanted for absolutely nothing in the way of kitchen, bath or recreation (pool, bikes, kayak) ‘essentials’ during our month long stay there. The owners of the property are truly special people who display the upmost hospitality and unassuming graciousness – qualities that they manifest from our first contact at booking to long after our departure from Casey Key. A heartfelt 'thanks' goes out to them for allowing us to be guests in their home. All in all - the owners and property provided an unsurpassed and memorable vacation experience.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "good book" says that welcoming strangers is to welcome the Lord himself. We have made many friends in the 4-years CKBH has opened its doors to guests. We count this guest among them. They have maintained a correspondence that cares most about the person, delighting in the ways each encourages another. Though we have yet to meet, our introduction, no accident of nature, will surely be followed by our joining in person. It is the sincerest gift to welcome another into one's home. To be so blessed of it to form sincere appreciation and good will is the gift of this guest to us. Real friendships are made of little else.
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The best praise I can provide is that I will return here as much as possible. Beautiful, Secure, Private and fully equipped. My sincere thanks to the owners for allowing me to share in this very special place.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We usually find what we are looking for. This guest was a victim of a vacation home scam. Our response was to credit him the money he lost in attempting to book our property through a scammer. Every guest deserves the best possible vacation experience. The kindness in making this guest whole after an uncertain start is no less than any deserves. We are grateful they plan to return to our vacation home, and for their sincere efforts at finding good in all circumstances.
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5

Perfect Casey Key stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at the Casey Key house tremendously. It was a perfect set up for our crew. The owners made sure we were well taken care of . We can't wait to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Michigan
5

Simply Amazing !

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express the comfort of staying at this home. Everything was well thought out and nothing was missed. I have stayed in several homes in the past years and this one blew them all away. Thank you to the owners for all they provide to you. If you are looking for somewhere private and luxurious with a beautiful beach and pool, this is the house for you. Cannot wait to come back and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, Hawaii
5

Paradise on Casey Key

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time to this property and after staying at various spots on the Key over the last 20 years, this is by far our very favorite. Beautiful beach, beautiful home with all the vacation amenities. Thanks again to the owners for making us feel so very welcome. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.5 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Tikki Bar
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 75
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Casey Key Fish House
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
in backyard
Car: recommended

The Hermitage Artist's Retreat and Attraction

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Rates & Availability

Osprey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
XMAS Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
$13,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

1. Recommend travel insurance.
2. Per night rate for less than "min stay" and extended days is $594.
3. Pet fee is $250, non-refundable. Pets often do damage to furniture, doors, carpets, and screens. Guests "typically" have not alerted us to it. We use the accumulated funds to repair pet damage as a compromise so that pets may join their owners on vacation.

Full payment at booking. CC, personal check, mobile funds transfer. Cleaning fee of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Osprey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Pool Deck Shower - outdoor shower , Very large shower
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Queen Air bed for extra children - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) On-Key rental company for all baby equipment and furniture, Queen Air Bed (for small children)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
360º camera surveillance. View the entire property from the TV.

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