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Pam Rogers

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

DOLPHIN HOUSE Luxury on Water - Canal - Dock - boat lift

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath On Water With Boat Dock / Lift And Pool

Longboat Key, often referred to as Paradise. Our rental home has just been totally remodeled from the floor up. Everything is brand new, with all the amenities. The house is on a very friendly and inviting residential street ( your bound to make new friends if you wish ).

Just a short walk to the private access beach, as well as upscale restaurants and Durante Park with wonderful walking paths leading back to the bay. Shopping is not far away at St. Armands circle and Sarasota.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pam Rogers (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Pam Rogers

My husband and I are a retired couple and have lived on Longboat Key for the past 28 years. We love this little slice of heaven.

Pam Rogers purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

We love the lay out of this home. It's quite deceiving from the out side as the inside is very spacious. It has been renovated from the floor up, everything is new. ( great space for entertaining if you wish ) The pool is very private with all the Palms around it. Located on a canal which is not uncommon to see a Dolphin or Manatee swimming up the canal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Pam,

We had a blessed vacation. The house is great. I wish I had this much openness and space. One problem, was to clean. HA! You had everything in case we forgot. We were blessed with great weather, sunrise, sunsets beautiful ocean. The birds are amazing. We got to see a Mama and baby Manatee which was a gift from God on our great boat ride.

Everyone had a fabulous time.

Thanks for everything.
May 2014
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based on 29 traveler reviews

DOLPHIN HOUSE Luxury on Water - Canal - Dock - boat lift
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Home Away From Home...Really!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far one of the best experiences we have had with a VRBO rental - and we've always had good ones! We were 6 adults in town for a family reunion - house was the perfect size for us. The house looks small as you drive up to it; but wait until you open the front door! It is beautiful - completely updated with an open floor plan; 3 great sized bedrooms; the best equipped kitchen we've ever seen; dock for relaxing or fishing (which we did!) on the canal; and a wonderful pool. It's a short walking distance down the street and across the road to the gulf beach. Great location close to grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. We ate most dinners in because we all love to cook - the dining room table can be sized to fit 8 people easily. The owner lives next door and she stopped in within an hour of our arrival to ensure we were settled in and to let us know how to reach her if we needed anything. We would have loved to stay for a month - can't say enough great things about or recommend the Dolphin House highly enough. Thanks, Pam!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and hosts. House is so well equipped. You get to just come and relax.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place For A Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Fourth of July week at Dolphin House! The location was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more in the way of accommodations. The layout and open floor plan were perfect and the place was more than well stocked. We saw the owner several times during our stay and she always made sure we were having a good time and had everything we needed. We are already thinking about a return trip to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, amazing and well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could possibly need, is in the house or garage. We enjoyed fishing off of the dock, swimming in the pool, and loading the wagon for a day at the beach. The kids road the bikes, and we walked to the beach. The house is beautiful. It was our first time renting a house for vacation, and the minute I walked in the door, I was amazed and relieved. The house I was so nice, and spotless! I would recommend the "Dolphin House" to any family. We plan on making it a yearly trip. Thank you for an amazing vacation, and incredible memories.

Tammy Fetick

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place with the greatest owners next door

  • 5 of 5

THE HOUSE: spacious, inviting and very clean. Makes you feel truly at home. It has everything you need for your vacation including things you might have forgotten to pack. Having a pool is a plus as well. The weather was great during our stay, so we were at the beach a lot, but on a few occasions the kids enjoyed swimming in the pool for a change.

THE LOCATION: it’s about a 5-minute walk to the beach. The owners provide you with a really good wagon that you can easily pull through sand – much higher quality than most kids wagons you see out there. It was very convenient to just throw things in there and casually walk to the beach. I loved the location on the canal. It is a nice place to relax, BBQ while listening to the fish splash.

THE BEACH: calm, warm water, shallow by the shore – great for small kids. What we liked is how private it was. Even on a weekend – there were few people on the beach, mostly locals or tourists renting nearby. Here’s a little secret: we felt perfectly safe leaving overnight some of our bulkier stuff either right on the beach or in the bushes. We saw others do it as well. We stopped at a couple of public beaches just for fun and immediately felt even higher appreciation of the privacy we had on “our” beach.

PUBLIX: it’s great to have a major grocery store just a 5-minute drive South. There is also a nice corner store right by Gulf of Mexico Dr.

THE OWNERS: We haven’t met nicer and more accommodating hosts ever! Pam and Ed live just next door. It was great having them nearby when we needed some advice or recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place that had a pool, was close to the beach, and had all the amenities that were important to us. The Dolphin House not only met all of your expectations, but exceeded them completely. It is beautifully decorated, newly remodeled, and is situated on a large meticulously landscaped lot. Pam is wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed.

One thing that stood out was how clean the house was. Every detail from the beach towels, bath towels, and linens were perfect. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beach was only a 5 minute walk and the property comes with a wagon to put all of your beach supplies in (the house is also stocked with anything you might need for the beach...chairs, umbrella, buckets and for the kids, etc.)

It was simply a great place for our family.

We will be back for sure...and I can't wait!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Sarasota / Bradenton National Airport
Nearest Restaurant
Harry's fine dining
Nearest Beach
Longboat Key Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 9 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 2 2016
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Dec 3 2016 - Apr 28 2017
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Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
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Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
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Jul 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
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My Standard Rate
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Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

PLEASE NOTE: VRBO has changed it's damage deposit policy. Option 1) you pay a one time non-refundable fee of 59.00 at time of booking for insurance policy. Option 2) You pay a refundable damage deposit of $1500.00 at time of booking. PLEASE BE AWARE that the refund does not come directly from me, therefor I have no control how long it takes to be refunded back to your credit card. I recommend and prefer you to use the $59.00 insurance policy.
Check in time 4pm or any time later / check out time 11am. If booking is less than 60 days prior to arrival, full payment will be due upon booking

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.
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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • spacious shower /vanity w/ granite top in both
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom with own bathroom /shower
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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