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Gorgeous 'Villa Mojito' Beach Cottage-Steps to Beach! Prime Key Locaton!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Highly-desired Island location! 1 min to Beach,1 min to Bay,5 min to StumpPass!

Get a taste of island life at our charming Villa Mojita! You've just found your perfect 2 bedroom beach cottage in prime island location with numourous free amenities! Sleeps up to 6. Quick walk to many island activity options or kick back & chill out with a chilled mint mojito on our breathtaking beach. Our ultra-talented interior designer created our very popular Villa Mojito beach cottage on gorgeous Manasota Key (the island just south of Sarasota & Venice, near all Venice attractions but with its own unique island charm). We are only 1 minute walk to our spectacular beach & only 1 minute walk the opposite way to picturesque Lemon Bay at the end of our short quaint street - perfect for kayaking/fishing. Free shared use our kayaks & canoe!!!

* BIG NEWS! BRAND NEW gorgeous swimming pool with Massage Therapy Jets and Glass Tiled Waterfall onsite in blue starfish beach resort's common patio area.

--Much more private than a condo, Villa Mojito is an attractive, single story, light-filled end villa (no one over or under your place!) in a quiet row of 3 charming beach villas - each with its own small, private lanai with bistro set.

Just 5 minute walk to # 1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park (a natural wonderland-so bring your camera!) Only 8 minute walk to 3 very popular beach restaurants with fun island nightlife & live tropical music. * Walk 8 minutes down to free beach yoga classes which our guests absolutely love.

In prime winter season Saturday is our arrival/departure day, full week reservations- like most places in area. (still good value even if you can't stay entire time. more flexible on timing in shoulder season). 2 bedroom, open-concept beach cottage with one full bathroom with shower. plus an outdoor shower with hot & cold water on the side of Villa Mojito makes after beach clean up a breeze.

* Sleeps up to 6, or enjoy a romantic, spacious retreat for 1 couple to enjoy. Maximum occupancy is 6. We have similar beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows. Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates. We fill up very quickly. No pets. No smoking. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents.

** We are family friendly & we are also very popular with active seniors. Absolutely no student groups. Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community. You will sleep well!

*** Just updated by our interior designer, Villa Mojito beach cottage features a dine-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new range, dishwasher, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, toaster & blender to make pina coladas & tropical smoothies.

*2 cottage bedrooms with new designer bed linens, 1 full bathroom with shower and new vanity, plus an outdoor shower on the side of Villa Mojito with hot & cold water. Small private lanai to enjoy your morning coffee with the warm Florida breezes. New sofa sleeper in inviting family room with new Samsung, high-definition, LED flat screen TV. Relax after beach time with all premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc.!

* Chill out in our new patio conversation seating area and enjoy frosty strawberry daiquiris at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in common courtyard. Breathtaking New Swim Spa with Massage Therapy Jets & Waterfall! New kitchen dining table plus bistro set on lanai. One bedroom features a king-size bed, the second bedroom showcases our new deluxe bunk set - twin over a full bed, then a twin trundle slides out under the full to sleep up to 4 in bunks. Efficient AC window units. No need to over pack - all linens & beach gear provided. Full size washer and dryer on premises in common laundry room. Four basic outdoor showers in common area for easy after beach clean up. One of the outdoor showers with hot & cold water is on the side of Villa. On-site New outdoor ping pong has also been very popular with our guests of all ages!

* Get most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide & new online Hospitality Suite - loaded with great ideas for local activities, golf/tennis, our favorite restaurants/grocery stores, day spas, fitness, water adventures, fishing, day trips, nature activities, shopping, museums/cultural activities. Free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptops. 2 free parking space for each cottage (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a responsible local babysitter, beach toys & a large playground is walkable. 4 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler' pocket on sides for your favorite beverage, beach umbrella, boogie boards, skim board, light-weight beach towels; popular board games (plus a great playground, basketball court are walkable). Very popular free beach yoga classes only 8 minute walk down our beach!

** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance. Enjoy!


This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (BRAND NEW Swim Spa & Waterfall with only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything! Located on a quaint, short residential street, guests walk only 1 minute to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach. Unlike other area beaches with erosion problems, our beach is plentiful and sand does not disappear in high tide! Walk the same 1 minute distance the other direction to picturesque Lemon Bay where you can fish for dinner, or take a serene kayak excursion. Only 5 minute walk to the breathtaking Stump Pass nature preserve with acres of secluded shoreline, kayak launches, and hiking trails. Take a longer 8 minute walk to Manasota Keys most popular restaurants including Flounders, White Elephant, Lock n Key with live tropical music; boat/kayak/watersports rentals; plus a convenience store & large fantastic public beach across the street with Pavilions, great playground, basketball court, and popular free beach yoga classes. Golf & tennis options in our guest guide. Guests love this prime island location!


Our charming Manasota Key resort, Blue Starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized villas created by our very talented interior designer. Blue Starfish's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your stay at Blue Starfish Resort will leave you with the sense that you've rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacations, but with all the modern conveniences we don't like to live without. Whether you stay in a beautifully decorated two bedroom villa or our darling studio, Blue Starfish's horseshoe configuration provides plenty of privacy. Blue Starfish's neighboring beach cottage options include: One 3 bedroom/1 bathroom; three 2 bedroom/1 bathroom cottages; one 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage; & one 1 cute open-concept beach studio with 1 bathroom & kitchenette. Community amenities on site: Stunning new Swim Spa & Waterfall, outdoor conversation seating; self-serve Tiki Bar set; 4 charcoal grills; outdoor bistro sets; laundry room. Get your game on with new outdoor Ping-Pong area. Get ready for an exciting adventure with nearby reasonably priced water sports.

We just added all new cookware, new bake set, new place settings, new stainless steel range, new stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Quiet, respectful low-key vacationers only as this is a nice upscale residential beach community. You will sleep well! Popular day trips include Venice Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sanibel, Naples, Orlando's Disney/Seaworld/Universal Studios; Legoland, Busch Gardens; Miami; Key West Express boat trips from Fort Myers down to Keys.* ABOUT MANASOTA KEY

Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches. From wandering the seclude shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park near us, to casual dining with live tropical music, we think you'll become some of our many happy repeat guests!

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Amy

We simply love everything about Manasota Key - the friendly locals, breathtaking beaches, numerous dolphins, & tropical bars & restaurants with live tropical music! We added all of the comforts of home to Blue Starfish Beach Resort's six charming beach cottages only steps to the ocean so our guests can fully relax and enjoy themselves. We treat our guests like family and love that many return each year for their annual beach vacation! We highly encourage guest feedback then quickly act on all reasonable suggestions. Canoe & Kayaks on-site free for our guests to explore picturesque Lemon Bay!!

Why Amy chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Location, Location, LOCATION! Our very talented interior designer created Villa Mojito with all new furnishings throughout just steps to beach! We looked forever to find the perfect location on Manasota Key & the perfect beach villas. We are thrilled Blue Starfish Resort is just steps to both our fantastic Beach & tranquil Lemon Bay. Only a short walk to so much to do on the island! Or you can chill out and do absolutely nothing but laze on the beach or enjoy cocktails at our patio's self-serve Tiki Bar. Only 1 minute walk to the gorgeous Manasota Key Beach with deeded beach access! Our beach never gets crowded and sand is quite plentiful unlike other local beaches on the Key - our beach does not disappear in high tide! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to the serene waters of Lemon Bay - where we love to kayak and fish. We offer our canoe & 2 kayaks for our guests to use for free. Our recent guests have been having an amazing time with the kayaks - touring picturesque Lemon Bay with dolphins swimming up right next to the kayaks - something they won't soon forget! We also offer outdoor Ping-Pong - get your game on! 4 basic outdoor showers in common area makes after beach clean up a breeze. Kitchens offer beautiful granite countertops, cottage white kitchen cabinets & new stainless steel appliances with dishwashers in every cottage.Only 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park - acres of secluded beaches & amazing nature preserve that is currently the #1 ranked attraction. We are so happy to be in the same neighborhood as the treasured Stump Pass Park!! Only about 8 minute walk to relax with pina coladas & live music at the most popular restaurants & bars of Manasota Key including Flounders, White Elephant Pub, and Lock n Key - with free yoga classes on the beach, watersports rentals near by (Parasailing, jetski, SUPs, boats, sunset tours, etc.) & a big playground, basketball courts, beach Pavilion across from restaurants.

What makes this house unique

In addition to our fantastic location, our mega-talented interior designer just worked her magic with new furnishings including new stainless steel appliances & designer linens at each of Blue Starfish Beach Resort's six appealing Beach Cottage options. * Brand new courtyard, heated swimming pool with massage therapy jets and glass tiled waterfall in resort's common patio area-enjoy! We pride ourselves to make sure each cottage is very well stocked. We recently added new Samsung high definition LED TVs with ALL FREE PREMIUM movie channels including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ etc. so guests can enjoy popular movies after beach time with their family. Free Kayaks & Canoe Use in Lemon Bay!! Outdoor Ping-Pong patio area - get ready to challenge friends & family. Got little ones? We've got you covered with beach toys, pack n play that can be used as a crib, high-back booster seat with tray can be used as a high chair & responsible local Red Cross certified, reasonably priced babysitters. Got bigger kids? They'll love our new Lucky Bums brand 41' Body Boards to catch the waves in style plus super fun skim boards, & their parents can join in or watch them in our new comfortable Coleman beach chairs with soft cooler pockets on the side to hold their favorite beverage or beach reading. They can also hit the basketball courts, sand volleyball courts & numerous watersports rentals on the main beach across from Flounders. On-site we offer outdoor Ping-Pong; Canoe & Kayaks & 3 outdoor showers in our common patio area and plenty of classic board games and books for after beach time. We really listen to our guests' suggestions & act quickly on feedback. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests. Blue Starfish draws such nice, friendly, courteous people. Relax & Have fun!


Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom has shower, blow dryer, new bath & beach towels
  • all new beach & bath towels. Plus outdoor shower with hot & cold water on the side of this beach cottage. (+ many beach bathrooms at Stump Pass Beach entrance near us)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 bunk bed , Deluxe bunkbed -twin over full over twin trundle
  • One bedroom has a king-size bed, plenty of drawers, new designer bed linens & new furniture. 2nd bedroom has deluxe bunk set - twin bed over a full bed and another twin slides out under full bed.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Whether you are searching for sunny beaches, pre-historic sharks teeth, beautiful birds, dazzling sunsets, or tropical dining, Blue Starfish Beach Resort with brand new gorgeous Waterfall/Swim Spa has it all walkable! Even with the inviting Gulf of Mexico just steps away, some of our guests prefer our cute courtyard patio where they can just hang out & enjoy the day. Chill out after beach time, with cocktails at our popular self-serve Tiki Bar overlooking stunning new Swim Spa with Massage Therapy Jets & Wat. New courtyard pool with waterfall! 4 barbecue grills & bistro tables provide a perfect venue for cookouts. Guests love our outdoor Ping-Pong area. 4 basic outdoor showers. ** Popular, award winning health club option with outdoor Jr. Olympic pool only 5 minute drive (free trial day or only about $60 per family weekly deal). Affordable bike rentals & watersports rentals nearby. Reliable Babysitter options


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous 'Villa Mojito' Beach Cottage-Steps to Beach! Prime Key Locaton!!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Great location near a beautiful beach!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and having the beach just a short walk from our front door. The bunk beds were a huge hit with our kids. Villa Mojito was clean and well-appointed. The only downfall for us was the small Jack-and-Jill bathroom. It was a nice bathroom, just very small. We loved the amenities - the spa, ping pong, and laundry on site. The wifi wasn't super strong, but we were able to stay up-to-date with our work - it just took a little longer. The owner was very responsive to questions, and also had all the information you could need in the house. We would recommend this and stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty, Fresh, Clean and great Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. The beds was comfy especially in the master. The house had everything we needed and more. The pool was heated and there was a outdoor shower as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. Amy was so accommodating and the villas and casas were just perfect for our group. This would be great for a multi-family vacation that still wants some privacy in separate houses but wants to be close together as the casas and villas are on the same property. Amy has done a fabulous job decorating the inside and providing all sorts of beach extras. You will be fully stocked! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Clean and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Would reccomend to anyone looking for a weekend get a way. Everything is exactly as mentioned! Thank You.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Villa Mojito. The heated pool with jets was really nice with the cooler temperatures in the winter. The place was nicely decorated and updated. We really liked how it was located close to the beach and the bay. We'd definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Lovely cottage for relaxing vacations

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Mojito cottage with my two kids and I was really happy with this place. I immediately felt home as the decoration and furniture were not minimalist as in so many rental places. On the contrary this place is really well equipped and decorated with taste. There was a charming welcome gift (bottle of wine, popcorns, and bock protector). Amy was really friendly and provided me tons of information. The swimming pool at the back is small but really nice, with the water at the right temperature.

I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Stump Pass Beach State Park
"Stump Pass is the #1 ranked local attraction on Trip Advisor! & we are only a 5 minute walk ..."
Lock 'n Key Pub Restaurant
Gulfview Grill
Farlow's On The Water
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
White Elephant Pub
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Venice
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Flounders Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Manasota Key Beach
Car: necessary

Fantastic Location! Blue Starfish Resort is only a 5 minute walk to Stump Pass Beach State Park's amazing nature preserve & acres of secluded beach shoreline. Stump Pass is the #1 ranked local attraction and we are thrilled to be in the Park's neighborhood! ONLY 1 minute walk to gorgeous Manasota Key beach! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to serene Lemon Bay - perfect for kayaking or fishing. 2 kayaks & 1 canoe available for our guests to enjoy! Curious dolphins frequently come up very close to the kayaks in Lemon Bay - an absolutely amazing experience!) Only about 8 minute walk to the most popular restaurants/Tiki Bars on Manasota Key including White Elephant Pub, Flounders & Lock n Key - most have live music most days & tropical setting across from Englewood Beach with big playground, very popular Free yoga classes on the beach, Basketball courts, watersports rentals - SUPS, Kayaks, boats, jet ski, parasailing etc. The beach near us has plenty of sand that doesn't disappear in high tide like some local beaches on the Key! On-site amenities - Blue Starfish guests can use our kayaks & canoe for free! Dolphins are frequently seen in both the ocean and bay near us & quite friendly - you can almost touch them they get so close to the kayaks at times! Outdoor Ping-Pong & 3 outdoor showers in our common patio area. Get ready for some friendly competition.

Blue Starfish Beach Resort is a special place in a great location - visit us once and we think you'll be hooked:). Many of our guests return each year as a family tradition we are proud to say. You have numerous island activity options walkable so many of our guests never leave the key. But if you wish to explore other interesting parts of Florida - we have MANY exciting day-trip options: take the Key-West Express boat-ride from Fort Myers, drive to Sarasota's many cultural activites, shop til you drop in neighboring Venice, find stunning shells in Sanibel, check on Siesta Key's beach scene, go to Miami's south Beach for always entertaining people watching, or thrill the kids with Orlando's Disney, SeaWorld, etc or we are even closer to LEGOLAND, Cape Canaveral or Busch Garden's Tampa theme park.


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
spring/summer/fall 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Good news- we now have flexible arrival & departure days. 2 night minimum stay. & we just lowered ALL rates to more than offset this website's new service fee! (even though it is NOT OUR FEE.) credit cards accepted. reservations are non-refundable like most houses. we suggest trip insurance for peace of mind. 3 pm check in. 10 am check out. no pets/no smoking inside or out. low-key respectful vacationers as this is a nice quiet beach community & you will sleep well. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests

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