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Perfect vacation! Large lovely home, pool, beach/bay access, EVERYTHING but you!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights


About the property

Calm serene privacy, yet fun and excitement too. Everything included but YOU!

See VIDEO for walk-through views! Tropical island private home with pool on Manasota Key, with access to your own beach on the Gulf of Mexico and fishing (not boating) dock on Lemon Bay (less than a block from each). Newly remodeled pool; Remodeled home with tile floors throughout; Gas grill; Trellised patio with hammock; Central air and ceiling fans in every room (or turn off the A/C, open the windows, and listen to the sea); all kitchen appliances and washer/dryer; Beds include one king, one queen, two full, and the sun-room's pull-out couch makes a queen size bed; Master Suite is connected to the main house, but has its own bath and exterior door to a separate garden; Games, Book-exchange, Cable, WIFI Internet; Fishing poles, beach bikes, beach chairs, toys, and more; fully furnished with kitchen ware and linens. As teachers, this home is very child friendly, including games, toys, a booster seat, and pack-n-play. Yoga on the beach every morning, just a bike-ride (supplied) away! Upper veranda on garage gives a lovely view of the gulf. Please note our semi-private beach is an average of about 13 feet of sand, though sandy beach may come or go with the tides or storms: It is fun for most ages, but may not be suitable for small children to be alone. The garage holds many toys and extras, and may be used to house your bikes and/or small car. Feel free to contact us with any questions. :)

We have another home 2 doors down that has boat access, 3 or 4 bedrooms, and 2 or 3 baths. If you have a large gathering, you could rent both places and share the fun!

More Details

Judy or Jim
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Un poco de espanol!
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Judy or Jim

Jim and Judy fell in love with the old Florida charm of the island and the people! The friendly, serene atmosphere is inviting and calming. The hosts are honest, credible educators and parents who want to share the beauty of our home and the community.

Judy or Jim purchased this house in 2011

Why Judy or Jim chose Englewood

We have been coming to Florida for 25 years and kept finding ourselves at Manasota Key, with the most beautiful beaches and the most friendly, fun-loving people! When we found this home for sale, we knew we had to have it. We are still working and cannot be there year-round, so we want to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

The front porch has prehistoric sharks teeth -- to welcome you to the beach house! The tropical flora and fauna will delight your sense of sight and smell!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time this week. The sea was refreshing and watching the sunset over the water was a highlight! We look forward to coming back someday!
Aug 2017
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Outside quiet time is between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • Rental agreement must be filled out and emailed or sent via USPS.
  • $500 refundable damage deposit due upon booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 We have another home 2 doors down with 2 or 3 baths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • This home easily sleeps 10: NW Master bedroom suite with exterior door to garden, King size Bed; SW bedroom, 2 Double Beds; SE bedroom, 1 Queen; Sun-room pull out couch; 2 Pac-n-play supplied (Baby Cribs). We could sleep an additional 9 -- We have another home 2 doors down that has boat access, 3 or 4 bedrooms that sleeps 6-8, and 2 or 3 baths. If you have a large gathering, you could rent both places and share the fun!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Four beach bikes and helmets; Pool and beach toys; Beach chairs; cooler; all of which are periodically maintained but should be checked for safety (we cannot know how guests leave everything); Four beaches nearby; Stump Pass State Park is 2.5 miles south.


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Perfect vacation! Large lovely home, pool, beach/bay access, EVERYTHING but you!
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

privacy and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks in March at this lovely home. What a wonderful location - a block from a practically private beach and a block from a dock on the bay. We watched sunsets at the beach and a sunrise at the bay. It was also close to the public beach and the area restaurants. The house was bright, airy, and clean and we were very comfortable. I could hear the ocean at night from the front bedroom! Loved the large TV in the living room area, as well as the available games, books and puzzles. The best part was the lovely heated pool and patio in the back which beckoned us every afternoon! Judy was wonderful to meet and work with, and was very responsive when we had an internet problem - had it resolved quickly. This rental is definitely one to keep on the list!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicky is an equally responsive and great guest. You will be happy with her in your rental. 😄
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Great location and relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

This home is tucked back in a quiet location yet within walking distance to beach and bay area. There are shuttles that will take you to the restaurant area and back for tips only to avoid parking issues if you don't want to drive. Great pool area with grill and lawn chairs. Property has bikes, beach chairs and plenty of beach and pool toys for the kids. This property is great for families. The owners are very nice and always quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxful stay. Any problems we had the owners were quick to resolve. The weather was nice but it became warmer after we left. It was nice to be close to the beach where we could go everyday and if we forgot something, it was nothing to run back to the house to get it.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Loved the close proximity of the gulf and bay. Relaxing and refreshing vacation. 😎

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying here. We enjoyed that the house was tucked away, and felt isolated - even with neighbors close by. Our family loved all the tropical vegetation - and cute lizards and frogs!

The beach was amazing. Usually, it was just us, and occasionally someone would walk by us down the beach.

We found tons of sharks teeth and amazing seashells. We took a sunset stroll on the beach almost every evening. Even if the house still had cloud cover from the afternoon thunderstorm, the beach front and sunset were still beautiful. I really enjoyed watching the water turn pink in the dimming sunlight.

My daughter also enjoyed swimming in the pool, and really liked that it was right at the back door. The frogs also liked the pool in the evening, and their croaking was a bit loud for the person in the bedroom beside the pool - the frogs only woke them up a couple of times during the week - so not a huge concern.

The only thing that would have made the trip better for me would have been to have a desk area some where in the house. That's probably just me, as I like to draw and spread out my markers and colored pencils in an area when one is available. I used a section of the dining room table. Since there were only four of us, there was still plenty of room for everyone to eat without me having to relocate my art supplies everyday, but it would have been cool to have a desk in the sunroom.

Also, the owners were amazingly helpful. I had several questions before the trip and they answered them accurately and quickly. They even emailed during the trip to check that things were going well!

Our family made lots of wonderful memories at this beach house, and if we ever visit that part of Florida again, I know exactly where we will be staying!

Thank you Judy and Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Everything I expected simple quiet house that had plenty of room for my family best part was the pool and how close we were to the beaches and bars

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sarasota (N) or Punta Gorda (S) both 45 min. away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lock n Key; Gulf View; White Elephant; Flounders
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lock n Key; Gulf View; White Elephant; Flounders
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Private 300 yds west; public beach is 1.2 miles,

Spacious, lovely home on private, lush property in quiet neighborhood. This island is home to much wildlife. Enjoy the birds, fish, dolphins, and tropical plants. Beach yoga every morning just a bike ride away! Myakka State Park (25 minutes) is a great alligator park with air-boat, canoe, kayak, or tour boat rides.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our home includes everything you'll need in terms of kitchen appliances and utensils; linens and bedding; beach towels; etc. Four beach bikes and helmets are yours for the taking. Yoga on the beach every morning or Wednesdays for sunset. Come and enjoy, relax, and rejuvenate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.