|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
WE HAVE BEEN TOLD BY SEVERAL GUESTS THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST UNITS AT BAREFOOT BEACH!!!
Because we enjoy our condo as often as we can ourslves, we have equipped it to pamper ourselves - please enjoy the many upgrades that are not commonly found in many typical 'rental' units.
This Manasota Key condominium is a direct beach front luxury unit with panoramic views of the Gulf and boasts the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Barefoot Beach construction was completed in late 2005. Enjoy staying in one of Manasota Key's newest luxury condos. Barefoot Beach has four floors and is one of the tallest structures on this paradise of an island. This lovely second floor condo has a large screened lanai with 180 degee panoramic view, directly overlooking the beach and Gulf! Step into the elevator and in less than a minute you will be on the beach!
Our Barefoot Beach condo has ceramic tile floors throughout and granite countertops in the kitchen. Master bath has a large soaking tub, large glass walled shower and separate double sinks adjoining the oversized Master 'Mermaid' Suite with sliding glass door access to the lanai.
The large screened lanai has lounge chairs and a bistro table so you can enjoy sunset dinners in luxury!
The condo is tastefully decorated with a blend of comfortable modern and carefully selected vintage furniture accented with nostalgic Florida tropical art.
COMPLIMENTARY WIRELESS, LONG DISTANCE CALLING and EXTENSIVE CABLE PACKAGE with DVR/DVD on the 52' screen in the living room. You will find the condo well connected and equipped with top-end media availability. Super high speed wireless Internet service is included. Sit on the large lanai enjoying a panoramic view of the gulf and beach while chatting up your friends or family with the free domestic long distance calling. There are 4 flat screen TV's; TV's (huge, large, medium and small). We have an extensive cable TV package, including music and movie channels and DVR in living room.
The Condo is completely stocked with linens and towels and plenty of beach towels (specially marked) so just bring your clothes and personal items. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with just about everything one would need: a Kitchenaid food processor, toaster oven, dishwasher, microwave, disposal, coffee-maker, electric can opener, and side by side refrigerator complete with ice and filtered water dispenser. There is also a full size washer & dryer, iron, steamer & ironing board and drying racks for your convenience.
There are beach chairs, beach towels, toys, umbrellas and even noodle floats in your own private storage cage conveniently located close to the beach in the garage (just as you step off the elevator) for your use. A heated pool is also on the premisis. There is one reserved covered parking space for this condo.
This condo and complex has a strict non-smoking policy (unit as well as lanai), we rent only to non-smoking guests. Unfortunately the condo rules do not allow pets.
On-site reserved garage parking for one vehicle included with rental. Due to scarcity of premium parking on Key, additional vehicles must be parked off-site. Ask about options that are available.
The natural beach is known to offer some of the clearest waters, best shelling and shark teeth hunting on the Gulf coast. Barefoot Beach offers quiet solitude or, if you prefer, abundant amenities and activities just steps from the door. Step off the elevator and within a minute you will be on the beach ready to walk, swim, surf, fish, sunbathe, read, nap and enjoy spectacular sunsets! Watch for dolphins swimming in the surf!
Manasota Key is a natural haven and breeding ground for many wildlife species. Within a short walk you can explore Stump Pass State Park and its wildlife sanctuary, hiking trails and excellent game fishing.
Nearby attractions also include historic sites, museums, art galleries, antiquing, and the Englewood performing arts. Your choices for dining include anything from waterfront, fresh seafood, and ethnic restaurants to cappuccino cafes.
Manasota Key is in close proximity to several airports including Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Clearwater-St. Pete, Tampa and Fort Myers airports with international access. Within a two and a half hour drive, you can see Florida's finest attractions including Disney World, Epcot, MGM, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, Alligator Alley and Miami Beach.
We are Debby and Danny Toth from Bloomington, Indiana. We have been enjoying the Manasota Key and Englewood area for since 1985 - so much so, that we purchased this lovely condo in 2009. Dan is an antiques dealer, and we have tastefully decorated the condo with high quality modern and vintage 'Floridiana' finds. We would love to share this condo with others who enjoy direct beach front property with a taste of vintage Florida furnishings. We hope that you enjoy your stay!!
The Owner purchased this condo in 2009
Our family has been coming to Englewood since the early 1970s. When time came to look for a vacation place of our own, we searched gulf front properties from Sarasota to Placida but ultimately found everything we wanted just a mile from the original family vaction home! We enjoy the small, natural island feel of Manasota Key. The Key is an amazingly peaceful, uncomplicated, accessible island with much to offer.
We can hardly tear ourselves away from the marvelous view, the beauty of the beach and the amazing restful sounds of the waves. When we are not at the condo ourselves, we count the days till our next visit. This is a fantastic condo!
I want to thank you for the lovely 10 day stay we had at your Barefoot Beach condo! We absolutely loved the condo - it worked out perfectly.
I loved the layout with the master BR overlooking the beach and the other bedrooms at the other end of the condo. Gave us all the privacy we needed for the 4 of us but yet we were still in the same house. We loved having the washer/dryer (and such nice ones) available right in our unit.
The supply of towels was as advertised.....'towels galore' - not always the case in some other rentals we have been in! And the TV channels/DVR availability made us feel right at home when we did sit down and relax.
There were 2 things that left the biggest impression on us:
1) That terrific view. I didn't realize we would be that close to the water. It was just great to be able to sit out on the screened in porch that was shaded and enjoy the view or take the few steps through the sand to go soak in some sun. We did a LOT of each. And the pool was used as well.
2) The cleanliness of your condo stood out. It's not always easy to keep a beachfront property clean, but it was spic and span. Kudos to your cleaning crew for a marvelous job.
Overall, the 4th of July vacation was one of the best we have had. Thanks so much for all you did to help us and for accommodating the extra days we needed to make this a 4th of July weekend trip. We hope to possibly be able to stay there again sometime. For beachfront property, it was awesome.
Split eleven wonderful days between 2 groups - my sister and 3 nieces and then my 3 sisters-in-law. What great memories we made! I've stayed in other beach front dwellings on both east and west coast of FL - This was by far the absolute best! It's amazing how such a gorgeously decorated condo could be so very comfortable at the same time. Everyone - from my 8 year old great-niece to my eldest sister-in-law (83 yo) – had the most delightful time! Condo is the perfect backdrop to enjoy your loved ones!
How relaxed we were! After a night in the most comfortable beds ever found in a rental, we’d gather one by one with coffee or tea on the lanai to enjoy the gulf front view. Then we'd walk along the beach looking for shells followed by cooling off in the pool. My sisters-in-law and I were thrilled to witness the Turtle Patrol setting boundaries around a new turtle nest (you could see the flipper tracks coming in from the water), as well as the Patrol assisting as necessary once a nest of eggs had hatched. (You have to get up early for this, but GREAT fun!)
We'd do a little souvenir shopping and riding about during the midday. The Beach Rd. Boutique is definitely worth a visit and there are super discoveries at the local Goodwill - Found glass bowls just right for pretty shells from the beach. Late afternoons were perfect for another trip to the beach and/or pool.
Perfect for homemade meals – kitchen is well equipped for food preparation! One night my nieces made delicious fish tacos using locally purchased shrimp and hogfish (never had it before) and black beans and rice. When my sisters-in-law came we enjoyed homemade Cuban sandwiches as good as any you'd buy in the Tampa area. My eldest sister-in-law made her family famous pasta salad - a tradition at our annual Girls' Getaway. In between we ate out - Don't miss the lobster bisque at Gulf View Bar and Grill! Be sure to try Zeke’s in historic Olde Englewood for their Crayfish Potato Nachos, and definitely don’t overlook Landy’s full menu with Seafood, Italian, and Greek specialties.
We were so sad to leave, but have made plans to return next year. Thank you, Jean, for what must be the easiest check-in on the face of the earth! Most especially, Debby, I thank you for making your exquisite home available for others to enjoy!
The pictures do not do this place justice! Our family loved our stay. The condo is spacious and well equipped. The beach was not crowded. My 16 year old son and his friend passed on a trip to Busch Gardens because they didn't want to miss a day on Manasota Key!
Condo was spacious and included everything I needed to make a great Thanksgiving meal for my family and relatives. Beautiful views of the beach and sounds of the ocean waves from the master bedroom. Master bath was gorgeous with a large shower and soaking tub. Would recommend to friends in a heartbeat. Thank you for sharing your home!!
From my first contact with Debby, the owner, to my last contact with Jean at the realty office (to reluctantly turn in the keys), everything was A+++... :-) The view from the lanai was fabulous, complete with dolphin sightings every day! The condo is a wonderful home away from home and a perfect location for a girls' getaway. We are already looking at our calendars to choose a week next year!
My family has just spent time at this wonderful home! It really does have everything you would want at the beach, from the toys, to the chairs to the towels...oh and what a beautiful beach it is. So clear and calm most of the week. Love the color of the Gulf! The faciltiy was so worth it, and having Brent as our go to person for everything was terrific. He is a good man to have around, from maintaining the grounds to keeping the grill and pool in good order and to opening doors for you, if you locked yourself out. The gravity chairs are terrific, I have to get me one - ended up sleeping on the balcony a couple of nights listening to the waves. Thank you Debby for making it happen!
Everything about this condo was as good as advertised. There is plenty of room for 6 adults in the condo - even on the spacious patio that has one of the best ocean views I've ever experienced. It's well furnished for anyone who only has carry-on luggage from their flight. Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and linens are provided. You are only a walk away from several restaurants. We cooked several dinner meals without a problem on a nice flat-top electric range. Parking spots are reserved for the condo and parking passes are checked daily. The living dining area nicely seats 6 adults which is something of a problem for some condos. Maintenance staff is friendly and helpful.
Barefoot Beach is a small private complex with only 14 luxury units. The beach is very private since only 14 units share the beachfront (compared to similar size beaches with 40+ units).
Would consider trading time at this condo for a high end Black Forest Clock - cuckoo - musical - automated - trumpeter - flute - organ will all be considered.
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Additional Fees: 3% charge card fee, waived if paying by check or cash.
Movie rentals will be billed.
Please ask about our Labor Day Deal (4 person maximum).
Willing to trade time for high end antique Black Forest Clocks (cuckoo, automated, musical, organ, flute, trumpeter).
Upon return of lease agreement, partial payment is required. 3% charge card fee, waived if paying by check.