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Beach & Boater's Paradise

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath heated pool on deep water canal with direct access to gulf

Welcome to Beach & Boaters Paradise where you will have immediate access to beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Longboat Key’s sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters.

Picture yourself vacationing in this beautifully remodeled home on fabulous Longboat Key - perfectly located on a deep water canal with a dock that can accommodate a 40+ foot boat, only minutes by boat to the Bay and less than two miles to the Gulf inlet. The deeded beach access is a short walk across Gulf of Mexico Drive. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom luxury waterfront vacation rental was designed to provide you and your family a lifetime of vacation memories to cherish.

The dock-side screened patio has a large family-friendly heated pool and abundant lounging areas that invite you to swim the day away or just relax and read a book. Enjoy sunset dinners cooked on the built-in gas grill and dine “al fresco” at the outdoor dining table next to the pool as you watch the fish jumping by the dock!

This one story home features chiseled travertine stone floors throughout. The spacious, yet comfy, great room has pocket sliding glass doors that open to the patio and maximize the outside water views. The high-end kitchen easily accommodates a large group with center Island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and all the cookware you will need to make sumptuous meals!

There are several amenities to make you feel at home including washer and dryer. The great room has a 55” LED TV with Verizon cable and a Blue Ray player. You can stay connected with friends and family via free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada as well as the use of the free high speed wireless internet.

All of the bedrooms were designed with comfort in mind. The master suite has a king size bed that overlooks the pool and canal. The elegant en suite bath has dual sinks and an oversized shower. If you need the storage space, there is a huge walk-in closet.

The second Master features a queen size bed, adjoining full bath and French doors opening to the pool. The third and fourth bedrooms are furnished with queen size beds and are adjacent to the third bathroom with tub and shower.

The half bath is located near the great room.

The home has an open floor plan and will easily accommodate a big family on vacation or group of friends on an excursion. We invite you to be our guests.

[A word about Longboat Key: Longboat Key is a desired vacation spot because it has a laid-back feel with its sunny, pristine beaches. But if you want to visit local attractions or activities, they are close to our home. Some of our attractions include: St. Armand’s Circle (2.5 miles), downtown Sarasota shopping and restaurants (4.3 miles), Mote Aquarium (1.7 miles), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (5.6 miles), Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (5.7 miles) or John and Mable Ringling Museum Complex (8.2 miles). The Sarasota-Bradenton airport is 8.5 miles.]

More Details

Owner
Marcia Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Marcia Benson

I was born and raised in Ohio and when I met my husband, Lou, he was living in Florida. It took a little convincing and moved to Stuart, Florida in 2000 – and in case you were wondering, I don’t miss the snow and ice at all!

I invested in real estate even when I was in Ohio. So when I relocated to Florida I became a licensed realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

My sister and brother live in the Sarasota area, and when we came to visit, I would hunt for real estate. When we saw this house we liked the layout, location and possibilities. It was big enough for large gatherings, yet not too big for a couple.

My husband and I completely remodeled the home – literally from top to bottom. We wanted to make the home family-friendly, open and welcoming.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Marcia Benson purchased this house in 2010

Why Marcia Benson chose Longboat Key

Like us, you will find that Longboat Key is a unique place. The island life style is casual and fun. Our home is in a nice residential community and only 2 miles to St. Armand’s Circle for shopping and restaurants (and there’s a Kilwin’s Ice Cream Shop). The Mote Marine Aquarium is a mile away. There are miles of beach just across the way.

We are boaters and love the west Florida waters. The house has a big deep water dock. We are minutes to Sarasota Bay and a little over a mile by water to the New Pass Inlet to the Gulf.

And if that wasn’t enough we have easy access to all the culture that Sarasota has to offer.

Plus we love the sunsets.

What makes this house unique

This home is a one stop shop for a perfect vacation, retreat or family get-together. The deep water dock allows you to rent or bring your boat next to the house.

The layout of the house has large gathering spaces and at the same time separated bedrooms for privacy.

The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances and has lots of counter space and room.

The expansive beach is close by and all the amenities of a big city are a short ride over the bridge. Or you can stay at home and enjoy the grill, deck and pool.

Amenities

Longboat Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , Dual Sinks, Walk in Shower
    Second Master - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Second Master - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you love boating or beaching, you are in for a treat. There’s a dock behind the house. Bring your own boat or rent one. You are only a mile to the Gulf inlet. Golf and tennis are nearby - there’s even a community baseball field. Like the beach? You will not find a more beautiful beach. We have a deeded access to the beach within walking distance or you can use our bikes. We have beach chairs and toys for your use as well. Forget shopping malls or outlet stores. Frequent the shops on St. Armand’s Circle - just 2 miles away. While there choose among the best restaurants in the area. If it’s overcast– try the Ringling Museum or the Mote Marine Aquarium (one mile south). The Selby Botanical Gardens are a treasure. If you love tropical plants and orchids – it is a must see. If you are a homebody or just want to relax -- hang out at the house. Float in the heated pool, lounge in the sun or cast a fishing line from our dock.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Bay City, MI
5

Great spring getaway on Longboat Key!

  • 5 of 5

We are Michigan siblings who just spent a week at this lovely home on Longboat Key. It was spacious enough for six adults to share, with plenty of bathrooms to give everyone their privacy. The home is super clean, furniture was colorful and comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked. We loved the outdoor grill and swam in the heated pool every day. The bikes were an added plus, which allowed us to cycle around the neighborhood, the golf course, and enjoy the very upscale surroundings near the beach. Loved the access to St. Armand's Circle and the great shops and restaurants. We did not see any manatees in the canal behind the house, but the pelicans and herons had a field day fishing right off our dock! It was the perfect getaway for our family "sib trip". The property owner Marcia was available and responsive for any questions, but we had no issues during our carefree week. Loved it, hope to repeat the experience! Many thanks for sharing your lovely home. --Karen from Michigan

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear that our efforts to create a carefree enjoyable vacation experience paid off for Karen and her siblings! Many of our guests, like Karen use the home for extended family reunions. We love the fact that they can enjoy being at home as much as being out on the town!!
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Fulton
5

Our extended family fully enjoyed this wonderfully located and beautifully decorated home.

  • 5 of 5

Booking was easy, communication with the owner was clear and timely. The home was even better than described. We rented additional furniture for the two babies who were part of our party but found EVERYTHING else needed already provided.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Another good year. Great weather in Feb.

  • 4 of 5

Always a pleasant experience on Longboat Key. Very warm, and traffic much worse because of it.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful big house.

  • 5 of 5

Nice open main area. 2 masters were perfect for 2 families. Landlord very attentive but not overbearing. In a great area of town. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we remodeled this home we wanted to make sure we had two master suites and a nice open floor plan. We also love the location on the water with a short walk to the beach and less than 2 miles to St. Armand's Circle and all it has to offer.
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5

Great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed in this home for a week in July 2017. We were impressed by the quick response by email from the owners and we truly enjoyed their lovely home. This was the first time we have used VRBO; it was so easy and such a great property. Our adult children enjoyed the pool, fishing dock, bikes, and the closeness to the beach. My husband and I appreciated the quietness of the neighborhood, the comfortable beds and furnishings in the home. It was nice to have a private pool and bikes so all of us could ride together! Our daughter caught fish every time she fished off the dock and we even saw a manatee one evening close to the dock. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations! We know the fishing is good, but you must have had special bait or your daughter is a master at fishing!! Each year we look for ways to make the Longboat Key experience better. We’re glad you enjoyed the amenities, dock, bikes and proximity to the beach. When we visit our Longboat Key home we also enjoy just relaxing by the pool, cooking on the grill and then taking a short trip ( just 2 miles away) to St. Armand’s Circle for dessert!! Hope to have you back soon.
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5

Wonderful home with plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for 2 weeks and loved the location. Very close to beach, St Armand's circle and Sarasota downtown district. The island is beautiful and quiet. There were bikes to ride and plenty of beach items to use. The colors in the house and decorations were high quality. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms. We had 2 families and enjoyed having 2 master bedrooms. The dock was a plus for fishing. The kids caught some large fish and saw a manatee right off the dock. I highly recommend this property for families. Hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dry Dock Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Longboat Key

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Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Deposit $350
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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