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Spoil yourself with unmatched amenities! Free Bikes, Kayaks, SUP's, and more!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This 2 Bedroom Boutique Vacation rental is loaded with amenities like no other.

Offering a boutique style vacation rental on the southern tip of Manasota Key. Included in your stay are bicycles, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, beach supplies, and much more. The Highview comes recommended by the locals and is a great spot for any occasion! With a unique location and unmatched amenities, The Highview has everything you need for a perfect vacation!

Location, location, location! Just a 60 second walk to our deeded beach path and situated on the southern tip of the Island next to Stump Pass State Park, you could almost throw a coconut from the Gulf to the Bay here. This rental stands high above the rest in every way. When quality and cleanliness are important, The Highview delivers on both and more!

Lush tropical landscaping welcome's you to our home and leads you to your suite. Enter into the open floor plan, living room, dining area and fully stocked kitchen. Cook, dine, or relax in your own back yard patio. This area is truly a tropical paradise complete with Weber grill, commercial grade outdoor table, chairs, chaise lounges, lush landscaping and soft night lighting. Don't forget to experience showering in our custom made outdoor showers. There's just nothing like showering outside under they blue sky and tropical palm trees.

We love being steps from Stump Pass State Park! There are 265 acres of sandy walking trails and pristine beaches here. You can ALWAYS find a section of beach all to yourself. The wildlife here is amazing! You will see pelicans diving for fish, osprey in tree tops, and herons on the beach. Dolphins and manatee are always swimming the shoreline and sea turtles choose this paradise to lay their eggs. Don't forget to bring your camera! Also make sure to look down in the sand, Prehistoric shark teeth and beautiful shells are never hard to find and are abundant on the beaches of the Key. Go shelling at the point of Stump Pass for a truly wonderful experience, then return to The Highview to rinse your souvenirs in our Shell Cleaning Station.

If you've been here before, you know its allure. If it's your first time, get ready for a soul refreshing journey! Be sure to enjoy our beach cruiser Bikes, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks! They're FREE to use and included with your rental.

Bring your friends and family! Other suites may be available in this unique boutique style vacation home. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact us directly.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter and MaryJo - Owners
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

Why Peter and MaryJo - Owners chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

After exploring Florida's Gulf coast for the perfect slice of paradise we kept coming back to the little unknown island called Manasota Key. The perfect mix of peace and quite, nature, and some fun Key West style restaurants just up the road. Anything else you need or want is just off island . What a breath of fresh salt air.

What makes this house unique

Just a wonderful location being on the southern tip of Manasota Key. The Gulf of Mexico and bay are so close you see water the second you walk toward the beach path. Smell the salt air and enjoy the awesome beach, clear water and nature everywhere you look.


Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower , Access to variable temperature outdoor showers
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room setup to accomodate adults, children, or both.
  • There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our property concierge is available to accommodate you while on site. Feel free to ask any questions you may have at any time.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Spoil yourself with unmatched amenities! Free Bikes, Kayaks, SUP's, and more!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

They supply all the toys!

  • 5 of 5

The unit we stayed in was nice and clean, no noise from other units and had a nice reserved outside area where we could grill out and sit at a table and have meals. The biggest bonus is the use of kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, carts, etc. The owners really know how to create and atmosphere where you feel welcomed. We are looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! MaryJo and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Unique Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in unit 1 (2 BDR) and found the place to be very clean, well furnished and very comfortable. The amenities (kayaks, stand up, bikes, beach chairs, umbrella, shell cleaning, outside shower) were amazing!!! We used them every day and they made the place feel more like staying at a friends house while they were away. We loved the bikes and simply put a towel in the basket and drove less than 3 blocks to the Stumps Pass State Park beach, paid the fee, ..... The beach carts and kayak/stand up carts worked great. They fit everything we needed and pushed them in the bike lane to the beach. Several people at the beach asked where we got them. THE PLACE IS JUST AS ADVERTISED The bed was smaller than we are use to and the bedroom was tight. There was also the customary noise from the other guests with small children, but not out of the ordinary. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Larry! If your looking for something larger than a queen bed next time please try our three bedroom Penthouse suite with king beds ( listing #3945665) Thanks again and come back to visit again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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We enjoyed our stay. Bikes and Kayaks were great. Access to the beach waseasy

  • 4 of 5

Overall a nice place to stay. The only thing we would of preferred was the unit had a dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Jim. Look forward to having you back soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Very well maintained property, everything you need is there.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy two bedroom one bath just 100 yards from the beach. Carts and chairs are available as well as floats, umbrellas, and snorkeling gear. Kayaks and paddle boards are also available with carts to tow them as well. There is also an outdoor shower and a shell cleaning station.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit us again soon!
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Perfect spot to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at the Highview on Manasota Key and just loved it! All the extras were the perfect addition for our older kids - we tried them all..the bikes, paddle-boards, kayaks and beach chairs were all very nice. The only thing that could have made the stay better was if we could stay longer! Love the location which was very convenient to enjoy the natural beauty of Stump Pass park.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Karen. Glad you and your family loved it! Come back and stay with us again soon! Peter & MaryJo
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Great Time at the Highview

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week long family vacation on Manasota Key. We were very pleased with our accommodations at the Highview Suite 1. Its not huge or fancy, but very clean and comfortable for my family of 6. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen was well stocked. We seemed to find everything we were looking for when making some home cooked meals. We had our own little patio area with a table and chairs where we ate out at a few nights. You could hear the ocean from there and it was very relaxing. We found the laundry area to be very convenient to our suite which was nice.

The location was great, as it was only a few minute walk down to the beach access. We really enjoyed the extras that are provided here. We made use of the beach towels, toys, chairs, umbrellas, and carts that are all provided to use there. It was nice to not have to bring all that stuff from home. The beach area is beautiful and was not crowded at all. There were times were we were the only ones on the beach. My kids enjoyed playing and looking for shells along the beach. There are thousands in this area. W/e enjoyed using the shell cleaning station and outdoor showers to clean off which were just around the corner from our suite.

I have younger kids so not all of us could utilize the bikes, but I did get to go out with my oldest on a bike ride a few times which was nice. We also did not use the kayaks or paddle boards on this trip but look forward to coming back when my kids are a little older so we can take them all out on the water.

Thanks again for an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sarasota-Braedenton International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Flounders on The Beach

The seclusion of Manasota Key mixed with access to modern conveniences make this a perfect place for just about any vacation.

While here, we like to call special attention to the islands best kept secret. Stump Pass State Park.

Being just steps away from Stump Pass State Park, the opportunities to enjoy nature are endless. Whether a relaxing beach day on miles of uninhabited coastline is your style, or you'd rather paddle the bay and inlets in our kayaks or on our paddle boards, this is the perfect setting. Every day at Stump Pass is an exciting chance to view nature of all kinds at their finest. Be sure to bring your camera!

Manasota Key is also known for the abundance of shells and shark teeth that can be found with little to no effort. After your done combing the beach wash off your bounty in one of our shell cleaning stations. These will help you get the sand and salt off your souvenirs so they're ready to take home.

Sunrises, Sunsets, and Star-gazing are spectacular here. Whether it's an active or restful vacation you're looking for, this suite on the South End of Manasota Key is just perfect!


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Independence Day - US
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017 - US
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Peak - 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Independence Day - US
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving - US
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rates may apply.

Stays of less than seven nights are considered during Off-Peak season.

Rates are based upon max. occupancy of 10 guests. Thanks for considering us!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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