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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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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(29 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Another incredible stay

  • 5 of 5

A truly amazing property! This is our second time here. The unit has incredible views of the gulf waters and beautiful sunsets. We walked the beach every morning and evening while hunting for shark teeth and enjoying the abundant wild life. We hope to stay again in the near future! David and Michelle make planning your trip amazingly easy. Thank you for another wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michelle. Having you and Bill stay at the condo is a pleasure for Debbie and I. Michelle shares in our thoughts as well. Thank you for staying and for taking the time to write such a nice review. Best, Dave
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Milford, CT

This place is just beautiful and very spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation here. We were 3 couples but plenty of room for 8 people. The condo is very well equipped with everything you might need.

We had a couple of questions and Dave was very quick to respond and help. We hope to be back again soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moncton, NB Canada

Beautiful beach right outside your door.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely return. The condo was directly on the beach with wonderful ocean views from all patios and windows. Beach was never crowded. Perfect for families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yoga class directly on the beach each morning at 8:30 am. Shopping within 15-30 minutes. All bedrooms included their own ensuite and were a good distance apart; which ensured privacy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela. I am happy to hear of your time at the condo and it was thoughtful and kind of you to write. I hope that you might stay again. You certainly are most welcome. Debbie and Dave
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A bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This open plan condo is beautifully decorated and fully stocked. We felt truly pampered inside when we weren't enjoying the beach and hot tub. 3 generations of our family were able to spread out and find our own space or come together for special family dinners and games. And you have a view of the water from 3 sides of the condo - amazing views! You are close enough to the main beach and restaurants that you can walk, but far enough away that you feel like you have a private beach. One of our favorite vacation homes we've ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Shelly. We are very happy that your family has enjoyed our condo as much as we enjoyed having you guys. The public beach is great for the younger crowd, but our beach is more to my liking. I like to sit in that hot tub and have it next to me. I hope the restaurant recommendations worked. Best, Debbie and Dave
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Amazing beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were even more beautiful than the pictures! Conveniently located close to restaurants and shopping, while at the same time being situated at a more private end of the beach. Our family enjoyed the serene ocean view, we were sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynne, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are fortunate to have had you and your family stay as our guests. It has been our pleasure. Debbie and Dave
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Beautiful condo with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The condominium was absolutely beautiful!! The view from each balcony is spectacular. The master bedroom made us feel like we were staying at a Sandles resort.

Unfortunately for our luck, we picked a bad week due to the cold temperatures and rain. We were unable to enjoy the beautiful beach that this property had to offer.

I would definitely recommend this property as it was just lovely!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry that you chose this week given the arctic plunge. This week was the coldest week by far that we have had in New Hampshire in my lifetime registering as low as 17 below zero. I cannot remember it being even 5 below here in NH. We hope that you come back as it was a pleasure having you as our guest. Debbie and Dave
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175 + Tax
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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