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

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 BR Patio Suite w/ Private Furnished Outdoor Space & BBQ area.

Offering a wonderful boutique style vacation rental on the southern tip of Manasota Key. Included in your stay are kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, 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, these one bedroom suites at The Highview offer everything you need for your specific style of vacation.

Location, location, location! Being situated on the southern tip of the Key, you could almost throw a coconut from the Gulf to the Bay here and our deeded beach path is only 60 seconds from the driveway.

Allow lush tropical landscaping to welcome you to our property and lead you to your suite. We've ensured your ability to prepare, serve, and then relax any way your heart desires with a fully stocked Kitchen and modern, comfortable Living Room. Enjoy luxury linens in your Queen bedroom. Outside, your private furnished outdoor patio awaits; where you can cook, dine, or lounge the day away under the lush tropical landscaping.

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 prefer an outdoor shower, ours are temperature controlled and ready for you.

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 to explore as well! They're FREE to use and included with your rental.

Bring your friends and family! Other suites may be available. 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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 .

Our home sits on the southern most tip of the Island and is next to Stump Pass State Park. Come smell the fresh salt air!


Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Spoil yourself with unmatched amenities! Free Bikes, Kayaks, SUP's, and more!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

We couldn't have had a better place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, adult daughter and I stayed at Highview #2 from 3/4/17-3/12/17 and it was a wonderful experience. We have stayed at many places on Manasota Key over the years and this was one of the best!

The one bedroom unit was spacious, updated, very clean and it was supplied with anything you would need for your stay. The private back patio was very nice and was used daily. We were very impressed with all of the amenities from bikes, coolers, kayaks, towels and just about anything you would need to have fun. Peter was very responsive with a few email questions that I asked him while there and the whole rental process was very well run. I would highly recommend Highview for anyone looking for a carefree vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much John. It was a pleasure having your family stay with us. Looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Garnet Valley, Pa

Incredible Vaction Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough great things about this vacation home, location and Peter and MaryJo! Peter's communication from the very beginning (and throughout our stay) was outstanding. We stayed in Suite 2. We loved it. It had everything you need to feel at home. There was plenty of space for our family (with two tween kids). The décor is beautiful, furnishings fantastic and even down to the linens were high quality. The back patio was our favorite part. It was a little private tropical paradise. We ended up grilling every night because we loved being back there so much! We were thrilled to have access to bikes (we rode each night to the adorable beach bars and enjoyed our happy hours after our day at the beach). We enjoyed both the kayaks and paddle boards. We were blown away by the amenities of this home - from the outside showers with toiletries and the shell cleaning table and the ability to borrow everything from beach carts, beach toys, chairs, coolers, umbrellas, etc. There was not a thing we could think of that wasn't available. The beach was an easy one-two minute walk and it was beautiful! We spend hours finding 1000's of shark teeth on the beach and hundreds of sand dollars in the water. Truly amazing!! We did not want to leave from the moment we arrived. We actually changed our plans around in order to extend and stay one more night than we originally planned. I have raved to all of my friends and honestly can't wait to return as soon as we can. Thank you again and again Peter and MaryJo for an incredible vacation and providing such an amazing home and experience!! ` Sarah and family

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the amenities, kayaks and bicycles. Having our own patio with grill, and out door shower added to the pleasure.

Air conditioners could be updated, very loud, otherwise delightful

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the air conditioning. It's only a couple years old and we will look into that right away. Thanks again and come back and visit again soon!
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Great experience - all the toys provided for a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Really well appointed condo - not on the beach but a short walk and the owners made it so easy to easily transport everything you need to have a wonderful time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom! Hope to have you back again soon!
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Crossville Tn

Great Property, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first year playing "snowbirds." We looked at a lot of options and after a lot of research, decided on Highview for our month-long stay. It turned out to be much better than we expected. Working with the property managers was easy and our key was in a lock box on the door since we arrived outside their normal business hours. First thing we noticed was how clean and well maintained our unit, and the entire property, was maintained. Obviously a lot of pride in keeping it pristine. Next thing was how well stocked our place was. Everything you'd need for a 3-day visit or longer is in the unit. Full, and I mean fully, equipped kitchen. First-class linens. Ample towells, bath and beach. Comfortable furniture and good AC. The patio was perfect, table with umbrella, recliners, BBQ grill, and privacy fence and lovely garden area. Then there's the beach equipment - everything you'd need for a day at the beach. Bicycles for enjoying the area and the nearby state park. It just goes on and on. It is perfectly suited to enjoy the immediate area, no issue getting on and off the island. It is centrally located to explore other Florida highlights, Cape Canaveral and the Everglades (and everything in between) are just a few hours away. Enjoy the local shopping and restaurants in Englewood or take a short trip to Port Charlotte, Venice or Sarasota. Everything was exactly as advertised, the owners and the unit are awesome!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much John. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the area. Come back and visit again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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The property exceeded my expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and updated. Everything was included. There were beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, bikes and kayaks. I would definitely come back and recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: 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 Key's 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 just 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 provides the perfect location!


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rates may apply.

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

Rates include up to the max occupancy of 4 people. Thanks for considering us!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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