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Spacious, Family-friendly 4BR House on Private Gulf Beach.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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7 nights


Manasota Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Watch the sun set over the gulf from this secluded beachfront home on Manasota Key with a pristine private beach. The property stretches from the gulf to the bay, and includes both a gulf beach and a private boating/fishing dock on Lemon Bay. A wooden cat walk connects your front door to the gazebo on the gulf.

This classic Florida stilt house with modern amenities includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large dining room, large living room (with large screen television), well appointed kitchen and a lanai. The upstairs master bedroom has a private bath and king bed. The upstairs also hosts two guest bedrooms (one with a king bed, one with two twin beds) that share a second bathroom. Another master bedroom on the first floor has a private bath with jetted tub and a queen bed. The whole house is on stilts, with private parking underneath and an elevator to make first floor access easy.

Adults and children alike can enjoy swimming, shelling, collecting sharks teeth, and viewing the native wildlife such as dolphins, pelicans, herons, and of course the gopher tortoise that lives in the back yard. Enjoy drinks on the gazebo while watching your children build sand castles while the sun sets over the gulf. Fish for Red Fish, Snook, Snapper and Sheephead. In the summer, you may even see sea turtles make their nests on the beach.

Extra housekeeping can be provided as often as you wish for an extra charge.

Keywords: Beach house, beach access, bay access, 4 bedroom, elevator, private parking, private house, private beach

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We built this house in 1977 as a family vacation house, and for a while it became our year-round residence. We love the natural Florida experience, with undisturbed beaches and native wildlife.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Family-friendly 4BR House on Private Gulf Beach.
average rating of 4.35 based on 20 reviews

Great location, nice house needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

We rented the house for a family vacation. The house location couldn't be better, beach out one door, Lemon Bay out the other. The house was spacious and well stocked. We had the beach out front to ourselves.The owners are responsive.

As others have stated the house is in need of some maintenance and updating. In its day this home was surely a show place, but now it is showing its age. Appliances were dated, the house needed some exterior cleaning and outside vegetation needed attention. There were numerous light switches which appeared to control nothing and only one light out of three working in the upstairs bath.

There is a great dock across the street on Lemon Bay, however the boat lift and lighting don't work. With the prevailing winds the lift is necessity to keep your boat from getting beaten by wind driven chop.

In all the house met our needs and we enjoyed the beach, but we will likely look at other homes in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with private beach and gazebo

  • 4 of 5

Our family consisted of six adults and two children. There was plenty of room for all of us to have private and shared spaces. We especially enjoyed the large dining room for our family meals. We spent a lot of time at the gazebo in the late afternoon and early evening as we watched the daily sunset. We kept the boat at the boat dock and tried our hand at catching some of the fish that was hanging around the dock. Stump Pass was just a short boat ride away with nice sandy beaches and Don Pedro Island was a great spot for shelling.

The reason I can't give this 5 stars is due to the repairs that need to be done to the house and the outdoor areas. Pressure washing, painting, dock repairs, and electrical rewiring would enhance the property. Patricia promptly responded to our concerns about the wiring and the AC drainage issue and I hope that those issues will be corrected.

Overall this is a nice rustic beach house and provides a lot of space for a family. We would stay again. Thanks, Sandy

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was roomy. Beach was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with family. Always love coming to Manasota Key. The house had plenty of space for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfekt Location but House whit a lot of Problems

  • 2 of 5

The Location, the Beach and the Island are Perfect. One of the best Beach in Florida. The House is not Update in the last 20 years. A lot of things are broken and the Outsider Area has no see a Gardener since month. We are very un happy that er have to clean at ouer arriving because the House was so Dirty. To much Money for a week in that House.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home that needs attention

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would come back.

The house is well located and is quite comfortable.

The owner was very nice

However, the house needs better maintenance and needs to be refreshed.

Many lightbulbs needed to be replaced and many lights did not work as the bulbs could not be removed or were not available.

The stove had to be cleaned by my wife upon arrival as it had not been cleaned for a long period of time. The washer , dryer and dishwasher had to be emptied of their content.

The downstairs refrigerator had to be emptied and completely cleaned.

The charcoal BBQ is rusted and does not work properly.

Landscaping maintenance also needs attention.

The biggest problem we encountered was with the gas supply. We did not have any gas for the last 3 days of our stay: no hot water and the stove burners did not work.The problem started on Wednesday morning and we contacted the owner on Thursday.Gas was not yet restored when we left on Saturday morning. Cold showers and cooking on an old charcoal BBQ made things quite unpleasant !

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed the comfort of this beautiful house. We found lots of sharks teeth and shells. My favorite place on the property was the gazebo. Even when it was the hottest the breeze made it comfortable at the gazebo. We were a little disappointed in the fishing but the pier is nearby and we caught fish there. I would recommend this place to anyone. It is great for a large group. Plenty of room to gather for games or seclude yourself for reading.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 16-17
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 17
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until payment is confirmed; deposits are non-refundable. House is on the market; if sold before rental date twice your deposit will be refunded but the reservation will be canceled.

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Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) In upstairs master bedroom and guest room #1, Queen size Beds (1) In downstairs master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins in guest room #2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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