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Large Familys or Groups, 8 Bedroom Bliss! FREE Bikes, Kayaks, SUP's. Sleeps 29!

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Welcome To The Highview! Bring the family! Arrive To Lush Tropical Landscaping.

Here at The Highview on Manasota Key, we offer a boutique vacation rental experience like no other on the southern tip of the island. Included in your stay, we offer bicycles, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, abundant beach supplies, and so much more. The Highview comes recommended by the locals and is a great spot for any occasion! With a unique location and unmatched amenities, this entire home boasts eight bedrooms, six baths, large family gathering room, and offers everything you need for your specific style of vacation. Our five suites can be rented together or in various combinations enabling you to choose the right number of beds or rooms for your budget or party. This one of a kind unique configuration allows for different families to be together on the property, but have their own suites to retire to or eat in at the end of the day. If having the whole family around the dinner table is important to your family we have you covered. Enjoy our large family gathering room for dinners or just to play some board games. This stand alone room is just perfect for the family to get together for any occasion.

Wedding party's, reunions, celebrations, large groups and family's, this place is for you! This large home is like no other on the island. With five separate suites encompassed within one home, we offer our guests eight bedrooms, six baths, five kitchens, five living rooms, Large family gathering room, a screened lanai with peekaboo views of the bay and Gulf, balcony with peekaboo views of the Gulf, four outdoor paver patios, commercial grade outdoor furniture, five Weber grills and soft night lighting. Your group can all be together, but still have the ability to retire in complete privacy when ever they like.

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. The Highview is located next to Stump Pass State Park and it's only about a 60 second walk to our deeded beach path leading you to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

Allow lush tropical landscaping to welcome you to our property and lead you to your suites. We've ensured your ability to prepare, serve, and then relax any way your heart desires with a newly stocked Kitchens and modern, comfortable Living Rooms. Enjoy a new mattress and luxury linens. Outside, your private furnished outdoor patios awaits; where you can cook, dine, or lounge the day away enveloped in 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 you will love ours. Not your standard shower head and pull chain here, these two private enclosed outdoor showers boast blue sky views and hot and cold running water with single action controls. You will never want to shower inside again!

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.

If you have any questions, always feel free to contact us directly. We would love to tell you more!

Need even more space? Our adjoining property can sleep another twelve!

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 27, 2017


Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 29
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • There are also two outdoor showers with hot water
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bottom Floor Bunk room in 2 BR suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Top Floor Bunk Room in 3 BR Penthouse for Children/Adults.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Large Familys or Groups, 8 Bedroom Bliss! FREE Bikes, Kayaks, SUP's. Sleeps 29!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

An incredible place, run by incredible people!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin??

As "event coordinator" for a family reunion...I was stressed from the very beginning planning stages of finding a house big enough to accommodate us. With 30+ people, adults, infants and teenagers...I wasn't sure ANY property would sleep us, give us room to visit, AND be near the beach.

I was SO wrong!

The Highview offered not only beautiful, clean suites for our families...but sports equipment, fully working kitchens and more "room to play" than we could have hoped for.

For 6 months prior to our visit, Peter answered every phone call, question, concern and special need that we had.

The result?

A Reunion that three generations of Italians will remember for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christian! It was a pleasure having your family stay with us. MaryJo and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Come back and see us again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! Our family rented all five suites for a fabulous Thanksgiving vacation. The Highview exceeded all of our expectations. Each unit was clean and well appointed. The suites easily accommodated all 17 members of our active family. We utilized the bikes, kayaks and SUP’s daily and enjoyed all that nearby Stump Pass State Park had to offer. The family gathering room was a nice place to have large group meals, including our Thanksgiving dinner. Peter, the owner, was responsive and provided everything that we needed for a perfect family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience with others Richard. We are so happy you had a great time. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sarasota-Braedenton International Airport

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 home on the South End of Manasota Key provides the perfect location for your vacation.


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
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

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Departure Cleaning Fee $700
Tax Rate 12.0%

** Holiday Rates may apply at time of booking. **

This is a boutique vacation beach home on the tip of Manasota Key with five suites in all. It can be rented in various combinations enabling you to choose the right number of beds or rooms for your party, or to allow different families to be together on the property, but have their own suite to retire to or eat in. Let us know what suits you best!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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