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Gorgeous, Large, Updated Manasota Key Condo in Tamarind Gulf & Bay Resort

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Bright, Spacious Unit Features 2 Bedrooms, Loft, Rooftop Deck and 3 Baths

Recently completed updating with all new kitchen cabinets, granite counters, appliances, lighting and ceramic flooring; 3 completely renovated baths/showers (one with a tub also). Two carpeted bedrooms - master with full bath and king bed, guest bedroom with twin beds. Loft features trundle bed plus full bath/shower. Rooftop deck for sunning, casual gatherings, sunrise and sunset viewing offers partial views of gulf and bay, full view of courtyard and pool. Fully equipped kitchen with electric range, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher - all brand new. Kitchen features breakfast nook/hobby/work table. Huge dining room/living area features cathedral ceiling and wall-to-wall window views of lush palm-lined courtyard; brand-new living room and dining room furniture, including two leather rocker/recliners. 46" HD TV in living room with cable, DVR, DVD player, and surround stereo system. Also 32" HD TV w/DVR in master BR and smaller TVs in guest BR and loft BR. Free in-unit wireless internet (also available at the pool and clubhouse.) Ceiling fans in every room. Supersize closets in both bedrooms. In-unit washer and dryer. Brand new (2016) high/efficiency central air/heat system. Second floor entrance to this unit (14 stairs).

Property Manager
Jim and Kathy - owners
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Jim and Kathy - owners

Our Chicago-area family has been coming to Manasota Key since the early 1980s and to Tamarind Gulf and Bay for the past 14 years. After years of talking about it, we finally took the plunge and invested in a property of our own back in 2012. We have since invested to modernize every square foot of the unit and we are pleased to be able to share our little slice of paradise with our guests - and hope that you have a great experience.

Jim and Kathy - owners purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jim and Kathy - owners chose Englewood

The Englewood community is so different from virtually all of the beach cities in Florida and has a much more relaxed, laid-back atmosphere - one that is very amenable to our preferred vacation style. And Tamarind is one of, if not THE, premier resort properties on the island. One visit to the place and you'll know why we make that claim. Tamarind features lush, well-manicured landscaping, crystal-clear heated pool, highly maintained building exteriors, covered assigned parking spaces and the perfect beach-side location. All-in-all, Tamarind has plenty to offer vacationers looking for fun-in-the-sun activities, just some quiet R&R, or a little of both.

What makes this condo unique

Ideal location with direct, private access to both the gulf and the bay. Our unit is one of the most open, bright and spacious floor plans available in Tamarind. The unit has been fully updated over the past two years. The large rooftop deck is a special feature available in very few units on the island. One unusual amenity... if you happen to play guitar, our unit is the only one on the island that comes furnished with one for you to use. Leave the case at home!


Englewood Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Master) - toilet , shower , 100% brand new tile, fixtures, cabinets, granite, lighting
    Bathroom 2 (Guest) - toilet , tub , shower , 100% new: ceramic, fixtures, cabinets, granite, lighting
    Bathroom 3 (Loft) - toilet , shower , Fully renovated Dec '14 with new everything, including showe
  • Beautiful renovation of all bathrooms just completed in 2014. See pictures for results.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 (Guest) - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 (Loft) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft bedroom trundle bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous, Large, Updated Manasota Key Condo in Tamarind Gulf & Bay Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Crest Hill, IL

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! What a stunning condo! Beautiful! This newly renovated condo has all new kitchen appliances and three full baths. It is beautifully furnished with very comfortable couches and recliner chairs. The living room window overlooks a lush, green courtyard with beautiful palm trees and a lovely pool. A short walk across the street brings you to the Gulf of Mexico. There are several great restaurants that are walking distance away. Yoga on the Beach is offered most mornings on the public beach. Benches and grills are provided at the condo, both on the gulf side and the pool side, so you can grill dinner while sipping wine and watching the magnificent sunsets. It is a perfect place for a romantic vacation or a family vacation. I can't think of anyone who would not have a wonderful and very memorable time staying at this condo on Manasota Key.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the condo and property. Come back again!
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Tamarind Manasota Key condo

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condo. Very nicely decorated. The bathrooms are all remodeled and very beautiful with ceramic tile and glass doors in the shower. All countertop in kitchen and bath are granite!. The view from the comfo crunch is at the very well groomed courtyard by the pool. The upper deck is amazing with table, chairs, umbrella and loungers. From what i can tell, Tamarind has the best pool in Manasota Key.

We had a great time. Love the variety of beaches to choose from. The morning yoga on Englewood beach is awesome. Restaurants and bars are close bye. Pretty darn cool about everything!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the condo and found Manasota Key and the Tamarind, in particular, such a great vacation spot. Please come again and stay another time.
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Lake Mills, WI

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed in FL for many years and I must say that staying at this delightful condo in Tamarind was one of my most pleasurable FL vacation experiences yet! The condo exceeded every expectation from the moment I walked in the door. The pictures just can't do justice to the bright and airy open spaces afforded in this unit. The kitchen and bathrooms are all brand new and so tastefully done. Beds are comfy and room colors are soft and appealing throughout. Plenty of comfortable seating in the living room, including a pull-out sofa sleeper, lots of windows facing the courtyard and walkway to the pool, and a large flat screen TV too. There honestly was nothing I could think of that would have made my stay more comfortable and relaxing (only regret is I wish I could have stayed longer)! My hardest decision each day was whether to enjoy the sun on the second level deck off of the loft bedroom, or take a short walk down the pathway to the immaculate heated pool for a swim and relax in a chaise lounge, or just go across the street and take the boardwalk down to the beach to look for sharks teeth. And there was plenty of golf to be had when I got tired of that! The owners were helpful and attentive and made sure everything was in order. I would certainly recommend this condo to anyone who asked and I would come back here again in a heartbeat . . . and hope to do so ASAP!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a great time and enjoyed the condo. We appreciate your favorable comments and top rating. Come again!
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cary, il

vaxation condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip. The condo was great and we love the location!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a great time and that the condo met your needs and expectations. Visit again anytime!
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Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This condo was spacious and tastefully decorated. Newly remodeled bathrooms were wonderful. The condo grounds are nicely landscaped and maintained. The beautiful pool was a short walk and we used it every day. The condo was well stocked with towels, bedding and kitchenware. The roof top patio was great for catching some sun and we used the electric grill almost every night. The condo was within walking distance to the stores and restaurants. The Englewood beach and Blind Pass Beach were close and very nice. Found lots of shark teeth at Blind Pass. The beach at the condo has unfortunately disappeared due to erosion but you can access the beach a little further down. We could view the sunsets from the lawn on the gulf side. We would return to this condo. The Englewood area is less hectic than Sarasota or Ft Myers.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your favorable comments! We are happy that a good time was had and all was in order. Come back and stay again any time! Yes, the beach right in front of Tamarind does come and go depending on tide and current; sometimes it's 50 feet wide and other times not much, but as you said the much wider beach is right next door and easily accessible to Tamarind residents.
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Crest Hill, IL

Gulf Coast Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Gulf retreat.....very tranquil...loved it! The beach is a short walk across the street. We practically had the beach all to ourselves. It was a good place to look for shells and shark teeth, or see a beautiful sunset. You don't have to go anywhere else. The pool is just out the door, too.....just a short walk down the lovely courtyard. You can also walk to several restaurants located right on the island. They serve very good food and offer live music. It is a quick drive to many other retaurants, grocery stores, and boat rentals. Sarasota, Venice, and Boca Grande are also not far away offering you more dining, sightseeing and shopping venues. The condo itself is very clean and well equipped. It has a flat screen TV in the living room and a TV in each bedroom. There is also internet access. The kitchen is small, but very modern with beautiful appliances. All the linens are nice, with plenty of bath towels and beach towels. And the condo has a washing machine and dryer. There is a really large rooftop patio with a table, chairs, and electric grill. Also, we enjoyed the loft for taking a nap or reading a book. This condo is great! It really offered us all we could ever want. The owners were very nice. They checked in on us when we arrived. Nothing went wrong while we were there, but we are sure the owners would have taken care of it, if anything had gone wrong. We will definitely come back, and we would not hesitate to recommend this condo to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a great time at the condo and in Englewood. Come back and stay again any time!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lock & Key
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Boca Royale Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gulf View Grill
Nearest Beach
On property
Car: necessary

Best of both the gulf and bay. Property has direct access to both - just a short walk on our own private path takes you directly to the Gulf of Mexico. Also direct access to Lemon Bay and the bayfront dock area. Gorgeous sparking clean non-chorine, heated swimming pool and club house on bay side of property where the rental unit is located. Plenty of surfside activities available - Manasota Key boasts several of the best sand/shell beaches in the area - a sharks tooth and shell hunters paradise. Eight public golf courses within 10 miles. Plenty of shopping, restaurants, grills and sports bars. Free wireless internet available in the condo and around the pool clubhouse. Interesting historical and scenic drive south to Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, and north along tree-canopied Beach Road. Oh... and here's a unique feature.... the condo comes equipped with a guitar for our guests' use - for any singer-songwriters out there looking to tap into some tropical paradise inspiration!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Condominium association by-laws require a two-week minimum rental period; fully refundable security deposit required.
You may use e-check or credit card for your on-line payments thru VRBO. We prefer e-check since it avoids a 3% backcharge to us from the credit card company, thus allowing us to keep our rates as low as possible. So... e-check preferred, but feel free to use the credit card option if that's your choice. Thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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