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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Judy or Jim
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Un poco de espanol!
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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

We had a very relaxing time at your beautiful home...everything was perfect. Couldn't have asked for better weather! Thanks again!
Dec 2016
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Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • 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 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!
  • 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; Four beaches nearby; Stump Pass State Park is 2.5 miles south.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 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 46 reviews

Refreshing and perfect paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious. Had everything a family could possibly need. Relaxing and private. It was an amazing get-away!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Whole Family was Happy!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Manasota Key from Pittsburgh for the past 6 years and this house suited our needs best. Three spacious bedrooms (we loved the master on one side of the house and the two other bedrooms on the other side), two full bath and a heated pool 10 steps outside the sliding glass door. Extremely private and tucked away off the road but literally 1 minute by car to all the wonderful restaurants. Beautiful, thick, lush landscaping everywhere with several outside patio areas. The beach was a 3 minute walk across the street and down a private lane and my husband enjoyed the dock behind the house for fishing. Everything was available - sheets, towels (even beach towels!), tons of beach items in the garage, everything you needed for meal prep could be found in the kitchen, etc. Perfect for our family of 5. This house will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and we hope to work with you again! Blessings, Jim and Judy
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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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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

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

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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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.


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 19 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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

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