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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Williamsburg, VA

Pure luxury

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week in a truly luxurious place with the most spectacular views from all four of the balconies.

The condo is spotlessly clean and the owners have decorated the whole area with beautiful furniture and works of art. We have no hesitation in recommending Dave and Debs incredible home to anyone wanting to spend time in a spacious and quiet property with plenty of room between the bedrooms (all ensuite).

There are also three lovely seating areas which are perfect for relaxing after a hard day on the beach.

Parking is in an under the building car park so its easy to unpack the car and put everything into the elevator……. Everything is designed to make for a trouble-free holiday.


  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and Ron, Thank you for your very kind words. It was so great to have you back again and we were especially fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this week available to you. We look forward to having you again for sure. Best, Debbie and Dave
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Simply Beautiful and Truly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We've rented a lot of condo's off the VRBO and this was truly the best. Great communication with the booking. We arrived in this beautiful condo was amazed at the décor and space for our family of 8. No stress with being on top of one another as 4 bedrooms and 6 baths was just what we needed. The views from all 4 balcony's was fantastic. We saw dolphins daily from the balconies.

The food at the Gulf View Grill was great. We cooked a lot at the condo in the beautiful large kitchen. Our son proposed to his girlfriend while on vacation in front of the condo on the beach. Sunsets are amazing. We would recommend this condo and would love to come back soon!

Thanks for letting us create wonderful family memories at your stunning place. The O's

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We feel fortunate that we had you as our guest. It makes renting our home very special to know that memories are being made here. Debbie and Dave
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Judy, Toronto

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six spent Christmas in this beautiful setting. The condo is so large everyone had their own room, washroom and lots of other places to have private time.

We loved the decor, layout, decks, and the views were absolutely beautiful. We saw dolphins from the balcony!

The location is great, an easy beach walk to beach yoga, main beach, restaurants and a bike ride or drive to Stump Pass. We loved the laid back feel of Manasota Key and the friendly people.

David and Michelle were so helpful and good with communication around the booking and questions before and during our stay.

This is by far the most beautiful accommodation with VRBO we have stayed in and would most definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest in our home. Debbie and Dave
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Miami, FL

Beautiful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Bamford's apartment is simply stunning. Located right on the beach in Manasota Key, the apartment provided us with the perfect getaway location for a family vacation. There are plenty of comfortable, cozy spots to relax and unwind, and the beach is a short elevator ride away. Everyone had their own space and bathrooms for privacy, and plenty of gathering spots to hang out as a family. We spent hours in the water, searching for sharks teeth along the shoreline, and walking up and down the beach. The kitchen was well stocked, as were the rooms/bathrooms, and laundry room. Mr. Bamford is extremely attentive, and was readily available if we had any questions, etc. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

I can say, Bamford on the Beach, was a totally beautiful condo, to rent. The privacy for each bedroom with it's own bath was great. The kitchen was equipped well and with the small other kitchen there was plenty of room for food and drinks, plenty of ice and water from the refrigerater. The dining and living area are open and able to allow for great family or friends to gather. Each balcony was a perfect view to crystal clear waters, below. Any issues, and Mr Bamford will be in touch immediately and remedy the situation with his gracious and kind care. From the balconies and the beach, we have great visits with Egrets ,Osprey, Pelicans and saw Dauphins , a Manatee and a shark. the gulf water is great, and the restaurants and grocery areas are also great. I certainly will recommend this to anyone who loves the Gulf and a spacious, and beautiful condo. Can't wait to return in October.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kindness. It has been our pleasure to have you, Debbie and Dave
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Awesome Condo

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room in this upscale 4 bedroom 6 bath condo. Condo has nice new furnishings. We enjoyed the views from all 4 balconies, the bar room with a large window facing the ocean, and sitting in the whirlpool in the evenings. We spent a lot of time on the wonderful beach in front of the condo. Seen some dolphins and fishermen were catching small sharks off the beach. We also enjoyed the local restaurants and hiking in Stump Pass park. Would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We are happy your enjoyed our southern home.
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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $170 + 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).

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