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Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4-8)

Have morning coffee as the sun rises over Lemon Bay. Enjoy cheeseburgers on the beach broiled from our patio grill. Watch as the sun disappears into Gulf while sipping cocktails on the beach. Fall asleep to the sound of soothing surf below. Enjoy long beach walks: experience dolphins playing, sea shells galore and shark teeth.

Keywords: gulf, sw fla. direct, views, condo, beach, fishing, boating, large, hot tub, family, retreat, beachfront

David Bamford
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About David Bamford

We live in a small city in New Hampshire, but consider our condo on Manasota Key to be our second home. Our dream has been to have a condo right on the beach, but we never dreamed that we would have a home this nice and this large. We feel blessed and now look forward to renting our home to others who we hope love it just as much as we do. We have a large family; ever expanding as grandchildren keep us hopping which is great fun, but sometimes exhausting. We have great kids and great son and daughters in law so we want them all to come; therefore, we needed this huge condo to put them. We have a total of four bedrooms and four full and two half baths. Believe me; with our family we need it all. We have the privilege of owning commercial and residential properties in N.H., where we have great tenants who are almost universally considerate and enjoyable. We have a considerable number of tenants so we feel that we realize the needs of tenants. This is our first time renting short term so please communicate with us as we aim to earn your trust. We hope that you will love our home and want to come back year after year! Thank you for considering us. We will do our best to make this a wonderful vacation experience.

David Bamford purchased this condo in 2011

Why David Bamford chose Manasota Key

Debbie and I chose Southwest Florida and Manasota Key, in particular because of its laid back Florida lifestyle. We didn't want to fight traffic in Florida. We chose Gulf Breeze because of its bold Gulf front location. We are directly on the sand and we have beautiful panoramic Southerly, Westerly, and Northerly views of the Gulf and it's sunsets from four different balconies. We can see the sunrise over Lemon Bay from the easterly balcony. You can walk to the local restaurants and night life, yet our beach is uncrowded and very family oriented. If we want a hot dog we can walk to the hotdog stand or cook it on our grill allowing us to eat and snack on our beach. The grandchildren can play on the beach playground near our home. Groceries and a wide variety of services are located just over the causeway, but we don't leave the island for days as we have fresh fish sold locally and convenience shopping right here. There are no tolls to pay to come to the island and you leave your cares and the traffic to others. There are no traffic snarls here and you can ride your bike easily to anywhere on the island. We are close to Venice, Sarasota, and Naples, but Miami, the Everglades, Busch Gardens and Disneyworld are close enough for the kids to visit. Best of all we have fabulous wild and sea life so near. Walk the beach for miles as you view dolphins play just thirty feet off shore and beautiful shells by the hundreds appear at your feet. The Sea Turtles come each year to nest and the beach owners take their journey and nesting to heart. Beautiful birds of so many species come due to the natural surroundings of the isle. We came to relax and leave the world behind and we do! We hope you love this island as do we.

What makes this condo unique

We believe the most unique benefits you will enjoy are the bold panoramic views of every direction that you have from this condominium. The sunrises and sunsets from our balconies are unforgettable and mesmerizing. This is the largest condominium on Manasota key measuring 4300 square feet. You cannot realize the balcony size, foreground and distant vistas that are comparable to these from any other condo on the Key. There are two balconies off of the living room and two balconies off of the master suite. The master has sweeping westerly views of the Gulf, and beautiful southerly views down the beach. The living room also has direct sweeping views of the Gulf and northerly and westerly views up the beach. The beach is lined with sea grass and sand dunes affording an ' old Florida ' laid back, uncrowded feel of yesteryear. The master suite itself measures nearly 800 square feet having a large walk in shower, oval soaking tub and two large vanities. Each room in the condo has a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen is large and well stocked. The dining and living rooms are oversized allowing you to spread out and find your space. We have toys for the kids, bath towels and sand chairs for all. Linens are all provided. The condo hot tub is large enough for eight and the grill allows you to cook and eat right on the beach. You have under the building parking away from the sun. The elevator takes you right to your door.


Manasota Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , toilet and vanity
    Bathroom - toilet , toilet and vanity
  • Master bedroom (bath 1) has toilet, large his and her vanities, soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Bedroom 2 (bath 2) has a toilet, large vanity and combination bath/shower. Bedroom 3 (bath 3) has a toilet, large vanity and combination bath/ shower Bedroom (bath 4) has a toilet, large vanity walk-in shower. Half Bath 5 has a toilet and vanity. Half Bath 6 has a toilet and vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , with bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

This property is beautiful. Tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We did not do a lot of sightseeing as no one wanted to leave the condo for anything but the beach. We would definitely rent the unit again. The Bamfords were great to work with.. they recommended several restaurants and,all were excellent.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thanks for staying with us. It was great to have you and your family to our home. We feel fortunate to have had you as a guest. Thank you. Debbie and Dave
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Big Bend, Wisconsin

This is Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion in this lovely condo was just wonderful, helped greatly by the amazing amount of space and the really cool layout of the rooms. We loved the big windows, decks and amount of natural light. We found that with so many different areas, we could hang out with others or hide away with a book, watch TV, play games, or just sit in comfort watching the sand and water, never getting on top of each other. Beds were comfy, kitchen well-supplied, and there were as many bathrooms as people!!! On the first day we wondered if there really was a beach!! Hurricane Nate was heading for landfall in Louisiana and Alabama, and was affecting Manasota Key with big, exciting, wild waves. But when that settled down, we saw that there was a nice beach area to gather shells and shark's teeth, to walk and swim and get some natural Vitamin D from the sun using the many chairs and water toys provided for us. Some of us were huge fans of Yoga on the Beach every day at the park. We all felt pampered by the luxury of staying in this beautiful place and hope we can return someday!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renae, Thank you for staying with us. You could not have been more kind. Please came back and stay. We love having you. Dave
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at this lovely condo. We enjoyed the very short walk to the beach. The beach toys, chairs and tent were very much appreciated, as we didn't have to pack ours! The beach was never crowded, the sunsets were beautiful and the shell collecting was amazing! One of our favorite things to do was search for shark teeth...we found over 70! Our girls were so excited! The condo is beautifully decorated, very high end, but also very comfortable. Love the four bedrooms all with their own private bathroom, our girls could all spread out! Our vacation was very relaxed and we never had to deal with crowds and that's exactly what were were looking for. Café 776 was great for burgers and A Better Scoop ice cream shop is the place to go! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, Rod Thanks so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you and your family. It sounds like the beach is a little further out now. When we left it was about fifty feet away. We hope to have you come back to vacation with us. In the meantime, tank you once again. Debbie and Dave
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Ultimate Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The huge, luxurious rooms gave plenty of space for the group to gather, dine, or play games. The rooms also gave plenty of privacy when we needed it. The owner was true to his word on less than an hour response to email questions. Plenty of beach toys, floats, and shelter available for use. Private parking ensured no searching for parking or long walks back from public parking.

The location was amazing! Near enough to the public beach for morning yoga, but the private beach was shared with only two other families. Sea turtles laying eggs and nests hatching and over 2500 fossil shark teeth between 3 avid hunters all combined for some wonderful R&R. My adult daughter commented that the only thing missing were unicorns. Ten minutes drive to the public pier for a fishing charter with Grande Adventures, great deep tissue massages at Whole Body Benefit, and some truly fine dining at Farlow's.

Honestly, one of the best family vacations we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anne. We feel fortunate to have had you as a guest at our " southern home". You and your family can come anytime. Thanks so much. Debbie and Dave
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A palace

  • 5 of 5

This place was so spacious and luxurious. My wife and I typically accept that a beachfront rental is going to be "less than" the space and comfort of home. But wow! This place was a palace! Even with 8 of us, we all had more than enough space to gather in one room, or retreat to one of many private areas if we preferred! The furniture was nice, the place was luxurious and flawlessly clean, and the owners and managment were super-easy to work with and very responsive! The beach was very private, and the water was just a stone's throw away from the building. I'm tempted to give a horrible review to scare everyone away so we can keep this place a secret just for us! But in truth, it was the best beachfront residence I've ever visited!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely home right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 3 week stay at Bamford on the Beach. The first 2 weeks we spent with friends and the last week our family joined us. We all had the same reaction as we walked in. WOW. The condo is quite lovely and has everything you need to spend time on the beach. We enjoyed being right on the beach seeing dolphins and manatees.

Dave was so helpful and checked in to see if there was anything we needed. He went far beyond what he had to do. I must say that we all agreed the beds were the most comfortable we had slept on in a long while.

The kitchen has ever possible utensil needed to cook with .We spent a lot of evenings having a dinner and then enjoying the beautiful sunsets.

Thank you Dave for a vacation we will never forget. Hopefully we be able to spend another vacation at your condo. Nancy O

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank you for your kind words. We feel fortunate to have had you as our guests. Best, Debbie and Dave
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our condo is rented by the week from Saturday at 3pm (check-in) to Saturday at 10am (check-out).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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