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Judy or Jim

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Un poco de espanol!

Lovely private 3/2 home & heated pool, gulf/bay use (or 7/5 w/ extra home)

7 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

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

Tropical island vacation home 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; Newly remodeled home with tile floors throughout; Gas grill; Trellaced 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 full 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 two pack-n-plays. 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 if the waves break on the sea wall. 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!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Judy or Jim (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Un poco de espanol!

About Judy or Jim

We 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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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

Jim and Judy, Thank you very much. We had a great time. Great family times here. Thanks for getting the house ready for Christmas for the kids. Thank you. God Bless,
Jan 2016
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5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Lovely private 3/2 home & heated pool, gulf/bay use (or 7/5 w/ extra home)
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

A home away from home! We had everything we would need for daily living. The home was spacious and comforting. We had 8 people in our family and plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable move about the house. The master bedroom is private with its own little sitting area, which was nice after a long day of playing with the kids. The pool was nice and the kids enjoyed playing in it. We enjoyed the dock on the gulf side and enjoyed coffee there almost every morning. The bigger kids rode the bikes to the beach. There were several bikes to choose from and air tank in the back, had a couple flat tires tho. Nice to have chairs to take the beach. Close enough, but not too close, to the beach and stores. Enjoyed the feel of privacy. Jim and Judy were easy to work with and had no problems with the contract. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend this property! Thanks again for your kindness Jim and Judy!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we look forward to having you back! :)
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5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Judy were a dream to work with,very prompt and great attention to detail. Like the last review the photos cannot possibly due justice to this property ! There is new leather couches in living room and a leather sofa bed in the sunroom. Everything in this house makes you feel at home . We had so much fun at the house and pool that we only went to the beach three times. Hope to be back next year with my family 😃

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bless you for the sweet words. Yep, we'd love to have you back with the family next year! :)
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Felda, Florida
5

Quiet, relaxing accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Listing photos didn't do the house justice, it was really well maintained and spacious. We took advantage of both the beach and the dock, and went on down further to Blind Pass beach several times as well. I loved the fact we were in a quiet location, not the commercialism of many beach areas I have visited, which makes it a great getaway. There was more than enough room for our family, great selection of reading materials, and DVD's as well as games. We definitely would like to return on future vacations. We visited nearby Boca Grande Island, and made a day trip to Tarpon Springs, approximately two hours away.

Jim was very prompt in all correspondence. It was a pleasure staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments: Yes, there have been improvements, and we hope to update the pictures/video soon. We're so glad that you enjoy the peace and quiet of the island! Nature has a way of adding calm and renewal to vacations, eh?
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Ft. Wayne, IN
5

Inexpensive Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place for a family beach week! The owners have provided everything you could want for fun in the sun, beach equipment, pool toys, etc. Our family included a five year old and a one year old and they had a ball! We enjoyed cooking on the gas grill and had plenty of dishes and pots and pans for meal prep. This is a nice area with clean beaches. Thanks, Jim and Judy for a great week! We hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

The home is very pleasant, well laid out. Master BR on north side and other two BR south side. So, plenty of privacy and quiet. If you like to sleep in, the pool heater needs the timer set to a later start time. The backyard is wonderful. The tropical greenery makes it beautiful and private. The neighborhood is quiet. Reading and sunning by the pool or in the hammock took much of our time. Decent selection of nearby restaurants. Also fun live music. Manasota Key is a pretty place. Three lovely big beaches, and another nice one in a state park at the southern tip of the key.

Plenty of good grocery stores, a health food store, for supplies.

A wonderful getaway for us. We loved the sun and warmth and were so happy to miss weeks of northern cold! Owners were gracious and quick to respond.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and Private

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay whether a big family, group of friends, or a couple because there is plenty of room and a lot privacy. The pool and yard are very secluded. The beach is not right across the street from the property. You have to walk down the street a bit and then left down another road. It is about a five minute walk. Not good for carrying chairs, cooler and umbrella. Even so, it is a great walk and the beach although rocky in parts has a few private, shady spots to sit and enjoy. It is also easy to drive down the street to the public beach if you want to load up everything. The property also comes with four bikes, beach chairs, towels, ect.

The home comes equipped with pots, pans, plates cups. It would be nice to have some tupperware. Otherwise we didn't go out to eat at all and cooked the whole time either on the grill or in the kitchen. Also great lime tree out back for your cocktails.

Great DVD collection, cable tv, and internet all able to enjoy on a very comfortable couch and easy chair.

Overall this is a great quite place to get away and enjoy the beach and hunt for lots of sharks teeth.

I will definitely be coming back and recommending it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lock n Key; Gulf View; White Elephant; Flounders
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lock n Key; Gulf View; White Elephant; Flounders

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.

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Rates & Availability

Englewood Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving rate
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + 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!

Reservation deposit of $500 holds your dates and then turns into a refundable damage deposit upon your arrival. First half of rent is due 60 days before arrival; second half is due 30 days prior. We use PayPal (+3.9% PayPal fee), Chase e-mail, Wells Fargo direct deposit, or personal checks. We can also take MasterCard and Visa (+3% fee they charge).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 We have another home 2 doors down with 2 or 3 baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • This home easily sleeps 8: 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 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Four beach bikes and helmets; Pool and beach toys; Beach chairs; cooler; Four beaches nearby; Stump Pass State Park is 2.5 miles south.

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