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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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


Owner
David Bamford
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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.

Amenities

Manasota Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(17 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Gulf Front Luxury Condo, Amazing Views, Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunset
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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: Mar 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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Williamsburg, VA
5

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.

Enjoy.

  • 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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5

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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Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
19
May 20 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
20
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
22
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
23
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
23.5
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
23.75
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
24
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
 
20
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
21
Jan 6 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
25
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
26
Sep 15 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
27
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
28
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
28.5
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
 
29
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,595
 

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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