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Private Island Oasis -Just 650 Feet to Beach. Close to 5 restaurants

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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7 nights


Longboat Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Island Cottage is located on spectacular Longboat Key in Sarasota Florida, just one hour south of Tampa on the west coast. Enjoy a 4 minute walk to your sun-drenched beach and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico through your private access.

The Island Cottage has the Key West look with one bedroom with a queen size bed, one full bath , queen size fold-out sleeper, and a secluded outside shower (with hot water) to indulge your senses. The property is private and spacious. The Cottage has a wrap-around deck and the interior is light, airy, comfortable, and welcoming.

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  • pets considered

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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based on 31 traveler reviews

Private Island Oasis -Just 650 Feet to Beach. Close to 5 restaurants
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews
Pittsburgh PA

Quiet and Cozy Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I really like this cottage. It is exactly as listed. The one bedroom and one bathroom was perfect. The location is good. Very close to beach once I found the access. It is hidden a little (which is a good thing) so it took me a few minutes to find it.

Close to restaurants and only a 5 mile easy drive to St Armand's Circle which is sometimes impossible to get to from the mainland. I would park at the edge of the circle and just wander around the stores.

The cottage is clean and has everything you will need for a nice stay. I wish there was a crock pot. I left a small french press coffee maker.

I can't think of one negative thing to say about my stay. Even during Hermine storm I have to say I slept right through it on the comfortable king size bed.

I will be back for sure.


  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy Cottage for Two

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at this great cottage that was perfect for the 2 of us. We rode bikes each morning and enjoyed the close proximity to the beach. One of the bikes was uncomfortable for an adult, so we did rent one bike. Plenty of good restaurants close by, but we also enjoyed just cooking out on the grill. Our favorite thing was the outside shower...we never showered in the house. Close to shopping...spent an afternoon at St Armands Circle and a day at Anna Maria Island. Great porch to just sit and relax, but July was too hot for us to take advance of this. Hope to return in the future, perhaps during the spring or fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Rica, GA

Couldn't Have Picked a Better Location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this location based on being pet friendly, close to the beach and pricing. All of the great reviews didn't hurt either. The place was spot on as advertised. Beach feel without being right on it. Only a 5 minute walk from door step to a very nice beach. Location couldn't have been better with several fantastic restaurants, a very nice convenience store, a deli and a beautiful park all within several blocks. If one cares to drive to the top of Anna Maria or the bottom of Longboat one can find some of the best seafood you'll ever experience. All of these great amenities without the tourist crowd or feel. There is a Publix supermarket 10 min South. MOTE Marine Aquarium is 15 min South and Saint Armand's Circle (a wonderful collection of high end shops) another 5 after that. Lido Beach, one of the best in the world, is just around the corner from Saint Armand's. Back on point, the cottage is absolutely perfect. Large enough kitchen amply supplied, dishwasher, hard wood floors, cable, great WiFi, an indoor as well as an outdoor shower, a nice deck, laundry and covered parking. There is also a charcoal grill for the outdoor cooking enthusiast. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway look no further. Also, The property manager is a real gem. As prompt, attentive and professional as they come. If I owned rental property in the area I wouldn't think of listing with anyone else. He made the experience all the more enjoyable with his attention to detail and his first hand knowledge of the area. You cannot go wrong here. We look forward to another visit. NOTE: Middle of August through September there are several local businesses that close to rest up from the busy season. If you book during these times you may have to drive a few miles further for certain things. I wouldn't consider this a deal breaker by any means; just a potential minor inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great week at LongBoat Key! Our rental unit had the total beach feel. Close to the beach, shopping and resturants. We loved the location. We're looking forward to visiting again soon.

Brain was great to work with! Highly recommend renting with him.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway Spot!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I recently stayed here for a week and loved our stay!

Small space, very close to the beach, and quick drive to local attractions!

While this house is not directly on the beach its just a short walk across the street to the private access which is very nice! Loved the area and you cannot beat the price for the wonderful location!

We will be back ASAP!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cottage was nice and airy

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay everything was as advertized

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Longboat Key House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 9 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Dec 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Tvs, Ceiling Fan, Two Adult Bicycles, Tennis Racquets and Balls, Beach Chairs and Toys, Alarm Clock, Towels, Deck Furniture, Big Rocking Chair, Books, Games, and Some Dvds

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