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Fine Living Relaxation and Enjoyment! Enjoy Beach and Sunsets

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Longboat Key House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms. Across The Street From One Of The Best Kept Beaches

Come and enjoy 'Fine Living' at its best in this beautiful Mediterranean style property located across the street from longboat key beach, accessible to surrounding residents and their guests.

This property features ceramic tile and wood flooring throughout the house. Fully furnished master bedroom suite with a king size bed and in-suite bathroom. Two upstairs bedrooms fully furnished one with 2 queen size beds and the other with 2 full size beds and a jack & jill bathroom. Sleeps 10.

A large great room for you to relax and gather with family after a hard days work at the beach, plus a pull out sofa bed, for added sleeping. A flat screen TV (cable & internet provided) and DVD player. Family movies and games provided for you to enjoy. A real wood burning fire place for those chilly nights.

Dinning area, a modern fully stocked kitchen with up to date stainless steel appliances. A half bathroom on this floor.

Large reading and/or conversational sitting area for those of you who just prefer to snuggle up with a good book.

The Mediterranean style terrace features two chairs, love seat and day bed for those lazy afternoons or shooting star gazing at night.

Attached 2 car garage, rear deep water canal and boat access, front, sides and back yards for kids who have enough energy left after a day of fun in the sun to run free. Yard has mango & lemon trees. Side yard has an outdoor shower.

Fully furnished and stocked with all the amenities and conveniences you want and need to enjoy in your home away from home.

A 2 minute walk to beautiful sandy gulf beach that's going to feel like your own private paradise, since it's only accessible to residents and their guests, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever see.

Only 2 minutes walk to boat rental location to treat yourself to the great Inter Coastal and/or Gulf of Mexico waters.

Approx 7 miles to St Armands circle, its fabulous shops and fine dinning restaurants. Approx 10 miles to downtown Sarasota to the south. Approx 2 miles north to Anna Maria island and it's beaches, shops and restaurants.

Tampa international airport is approximately 51 miles to the north. Take a day trip to Disney World which is approximately 1:45 minutes ride by car. Stay on the keys and visit Motes Aquarium which is at the end of Longboat Key.

Don't miss out on beautiful Longboat Key, it's beaches, restaurants and island living. Close to the Sarasota arts and Ringling Brothers Museum. Enjoy some well deserved fine living, family time and relaxation at this great residence.

So pack your bathing suit, sunscreen, sun glasses and flip flops and start enjoying fine living in your home away from home today. And at the end of your stay; may you leave with a shell in your pocket and sand on your toes.......

** Note **

Guest are provided with minimum two day supply of start-up items;

paper towel, hand soap, toilet paper, garbage bags, etc.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Carlos

Growing up in the North Eastern part of the U.S., the winters were cold and long, so we decided to purchase a summer home in warm Florida. But not just anywhere in Florida; we fell in love with the Gulf Coast and especially Longboat Key 26 years prior while on vacation with our then, six month old daughter. Since then we made it a priority to some day buy a second home here. In 2006 and three kids later, our dream became a reality when we purchased this beautiful Mediterranean style home on the Gulf.

Carlos purchased this house in 2006

Why Carlos chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We had been dreaming of buying a home in beautiful Longboat Key for years. We returned time and time again on vacation to this area. We enjoyed the beautiful clear, warm sandy beach, the friendly people and the slow pace Island living. In 2006 we immediately fell in love with this beautiful Mediterranean style home. It offered everything we were looking for, a wonderfully comfortable home with a great room with a fireplace to gather, relax and enjoy family time with our three kids. A dock for boating, a pool for evening swimming, hot tub for relaxation and a short walk accross the street to the most beautifully kept sandy beach on the Gulf. It also offered a short driving distance to beautiful St. Armands Circle where we enjoy going out to dinner and shopping. Since then, we have enjoyed bicycling, walking, swiming, jet skiing, boating and priceless moments spend with family.

What makes this house unique

You will feel home away from home here. Whether you are laying on the day bed outside on the terrace with your children looking at shooting stars in the evenings or just gathering as a family in the great room watching a movie or playing games, you will surely enjoy priceless family time and will create lasting memories for years to come as we have with our now grown three kids who still enjoy spending time here with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your comments and feedback, it is always appreciated. We truly apologize for the squeaky bed and toilet handle, I wish we would have been made aware during your stay so that it would have been corrected.

We supply all of our guest with about a day or two worth of start up supplies, garbage bags, soap, paper towels, sanitary items, etc. enough to help the guest get settle, but not enough to last your rental period.

Again, we apologize and welcome your feedback, our goal is 100% guest satisfaction as evident by our prior 20, 5 stars reviews.
Dec 2015
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based on 30 traveler reviews

Fine Living Relaxation and Enjoyment! Enjoy Beach and Sunsets
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 31 reviews

Very clean home close to beach and resturants

  • 4 of 5

We stay in this home because we evacuated from the Hurricane, to our surprise it was very clean, in that last minute situation you never know what you will get ,it was close to everything and a pleasure to stay in, we had 3 large dogs and believe me we needed the room, anyway it was a perfect get a way felt like home , I definitely would go back under better conditions,

Thank You For letting us stay in Your home

Frank & Sharon

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy access to beach across road, clean , open layout that worked well for having friends round.

  • 4 of 5

Rooms are big and well decorated. Pool right next door was good. You walk right out of entrance about 35 yards then cross road to direct beach access.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time at the house and the items left for use was very considerate and enjoyable. House is well maintained and the manager is very easy to reach and pleasant. I highly recommend this house and owner. Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little piece of heaven An oasis in our busy world

  • 5 of 5

The house is large and airy we had 5 to 8 people and we all were comfortable. Short 2 min walk to little beach access which was like being in a private beach not busy. Common pool right next door. Every amenity you can think of even an expresso machine and frozen drink blender cable WiFi 2 dryers washer comfortable beds you will not be disappointed. At night enjoy the 2nd floor Balcony where the are chairs to enjoy the starry sky. During the day great private place to sunbathe (no tan lines wink wink) the garage is well stocked with bikes grill beach chairs sand pail and pool floats. Publix Supermarket is short distance away

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay with everything we needed to cook and play at the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Great stay...Carlos and Jorge were great....only complaint was no swimming pool on property.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious layout and great location

  • 5 of 5

We started out planning a trip for 4 but ended up with 8 staying here. It was still a comfortable place even with 8 of us. This property is quite private and very close to the beach - less than a 5 minute walk. The main road has sidewalks so it is great for walking, bike riding, jogging etc. We brought our dog along so it was very convenient for his daily walks. There is also a fair sized yard to take the dog out into before bed. We liked the downstairs layout because of multiple seating areas and the large dining table. The master suite is huge with more than enough closet space. The upstairs bedrooms are fairly large too with 2 beds in each room and good sized closets. There is only one full bathroom upstairs but a nice half bath in the main level along with the master. Carlos, the owner, stopped by after a couple of days to see if we needed anything. He and his maintenance man Jorge were both very friendly and welcoming. The condo was very clean when we arrived and stocked with a couple of days supply of kitchen and bath essentials. My only suggestion would be to have more silverware and coffee mugs. We sometimes ran short of clean dishes. Also, the towels were very plush but not enough of them but with the washer and dryer we were able to wash them mid week. Some people have complained about the beds creaking and that is true, but they are still comfortable with nice linens. My almost new king sized bed at home also has a creaking issue so it seems to be a common problem. There are many good restaurants within easy driving distance along with a grocery store. I would definitely recommend this place especially if you are bringing a dog.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bradenton/Sarasota International
Nearest Beach
Longboat key/ Coquina beach
Car: recommended

This immaculate home is located across the street from beautiful gulf private sandy beach accessible only to residents in the immediate area. Come enjoy the most amazing sunsets on the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
high season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.5%

January 1 through April 30: $2555.00 week $ 6300.00 mo.
May 1st through October 31: $2150.00 week $5100.00 mo
November 1 through Dec 31: $2275.00 week $6000.00 mo.
11.5% sales tax is added to rental fees
25% rental fee due at time of reservation, with balance due 30 days before check in
no cancellation fee 60 days prior to check-in after 60 days 25% deposit nonrefundable
Cleaning fee $250.0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom connects to the two upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bathroom on first floor for your convenience
  • All bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers and very clean new towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • All bedrooms feature new furniture and comfortable new mattresses and very clean new bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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