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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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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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(25 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 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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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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Relaxed and Refreshed

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation was made all the better by the time spent in this beautiful condo! We had plenty of room to spread out or be all together, and with the beach steps away, everyone was happy. Thank you for sharing your home with us and for helping us make some wonderful family memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy, Thanks for the nice review. It has been great to have you and your family there for the holidays. We hope that this year will bring you back. Best, Debbie and Dave
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Gorgeous views with a lot of space to spread out. The furniture is very comfortable. The hot tub area was a big plus with the kids! Thank you David for sharing your space with us. We had a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel IN USA

Breathtakingly beautiful & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Reservations & communication were easy & fast. 2 parking spaces in a covered area are for your exclusive use. Open the front door to this Manasota Key condo & you are immediately in awe at the size & roominess of this breathtaking unit. The view is amazing from every window & on any one of the 4 balconies. Every convenience needed is provided from coffee makers, multi slice toaster, baking dishes, pots & pans & even coffee, tea & spices. A more than adequate supply of coffee filters, paper towels & dishwasher soap is here for your convenience. We wanted for nothing during our 2 week stay. It was very difficult to make yourself leave, even just to grab a bite at one of the local restaurants. Once inside, you really won’t want to go anywhere.

The master bedroom is extremely large with a view to die for. Its balcony boasts a comfortable 4 chairs & umbrella table & is perfect for sun, a glass of wine, enjoying the nightly breathtaking sunsets & most of all, just relaxing with a great book or trying to take in the natural beauty of the Gulf washing beautiful shells onto the soft sandy beach below. The king bed in the master suite is very comfortable, the bathroom huge with a tub as well as walk in shower. Your own personal TV, couch, chairs, ceiling fan & plenty of magazines keep you comfortable as well as entertained.

There are 3 other bedrooms, 2 with king beds & 1 with a queen. Each has its own bathroom. There is a 2nd kitchen & living area that even includes a 2nd set of washer/dryers in the back wing.

The living room, formal dining room with it’s own sitting area, huge kitchen with metal top table, 2 additional half baths as well as a full size washer/dryer all make your stay perfect in every way. If you love roomy luxurious spaces, this condo is for you.

Some great restaurant suggestions: Lock n Key for Grouper! Howard’s for Clam Chowder & carrot cake, Cafe 776 for fish & chips & A Better Scoop for Ice Cream. If you are up for a little drive, do yourself a favor & take a drive to Sarasota to enjoy Yoder’s! An Amish restaurant that makes & serves homemade goodness & get PIE, for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darla, Thank you for staying with us and writing such a wonderful review. It was great having you and we are looking forward to your return. It has been a great pleasure getting to know you. I look forward to speaking with you again. Our Best, 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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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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