|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Be captivated by the unique Florida charm of this lovingly cared-for, spacious single-level house tucked away in Historic Longbeach Village on North Longboat Key. Located within walking distance of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, guests can walk or ride bicycles to get everywhere. Enjoy the community’s boating and fishing dock, local restaurants, and Longboat Key Center for the Arts. In addition, a free trolley offering both air-conditioned and open-air seating runs the length of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Islands from Coquina Beach through St. Armands Circle to Downtown Sarasota, permitting easy access to shops, groceries, and attractions.
The home’s barrel-tiled roof and patterned brick walkway welcome you at the front entrance. Relax on the bench swing under a vine-draped wooden trellis that bursts into color during blooming seasons. Two driveways, a garage, and a portico (not to mention street parking) offer ample space for multiple vehicles.
Upon entering the home, your eyes are immediately drawn to the dining room with its gorgeous hardwood floors. Two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors let you enjoy a garden view along with your meals. Slide the doors open to access a screened enclosure and manicured backyard. This smooth-flowing split plan features three bedrooms and two baths. With two queen beds, two twin beds, and four convertible sofa beds, this home is suitable for families and couples and sleeps 10 comfortably.
Enjoy the 40” High Definition LCD TV with HD and premium movie channels. This property also includes a DVR with an extensive On Demand library. Children can play video games on the Nintendo Wii or the family can gather around one of the provided board games.
The backyard paradise includes a gas grill and garden with 15 varieties of fruit trees. During your stay, please help yourself to the lush fruits!
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Historic Longbeach Village is truly a unique island paradise. Described as funky by some, it abounds with old Florida charm. Close to Sarasota Bay, beaches, Anna Maria Island, restaurants, shops, and attractions; yet secluded and peaceful. We fell in love with the natural beauty and connection to the arts community. And were intrigued by the stunning and colorful native wild peacocks that roam around the village.
Short walk or bike ride to Sarasota Bay with public docks and benches, tasty neighborhood restaurants, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, and beaches. This property is spacious with some very special features, including plush carpeting and hard-wood floors, two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors in dining room providing lots of fresh air and natural lighting, ability to close off dining room from living room and kitchen/breakfast area with pocket doors, private access to guest and twin bedrooms from portico and garage, wrap around lush garden, screened enclosure with grill and seating. Plus modern conveniences such as 40' HD TV with premium movie channels, DVR, DVD/VCR, high-speed cable internet with WiFi, and free unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada making it easy to stay connected to family and friends.
Thank you for another wonderful stay. We were here for one week last year, three weeks this year, and have already reserved for two months next year! We love the village and miss the peacocks, the friendly neighbors, and the "dog romps" every afternoon at 5:30. We had a special dinner at the Beach Bistro, and liked walking to Moore's or driving to the Beach House for lunch. Our morning walks on Coquina Beach were a must–lots of sunshine & good birding.
We look forward to next year!
Our girl's getaway was a huge hit at this lovely home! Our mornings started with plenty of coffee and conversation in the breakfast area and then we took the bikes out each day for a long ride around the village. And the peacocks were a fun surprise! Then back to the house or to St. Armand's circle for lunch and shopping. Afternoons were spent typically spent at Coquina beach- the house had everything we needed- chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed Mar Vista the first night with delicious seafood, drinks and perfect weather! And Michelle from the rental office was always available via phone or text and took care of anything that we couldn't handle. We had a fabulous time on Longboat Key and can't wait to return!
The house was very well maintained and had every amenity needed for a wonderful vacation. The fruit trees were a welcomed treat. There were 4 bicycles provided and we had many places to choose from depending on what we wanted to see, e.g., Anna Maria Island, Joan Durante Park, etc. Would certainly return!
We enjoyed spending 4 nights over Thanksgiving at this cute rental home. Everything was ready for us, nice and clean and cozy. The location is perfect to enjoy the beaches and restaurants nearby. Highly recommend this home and these owners, they are true to their word and take care of their renters.
Really enjoyed our stay. The property is spacious and included everything the family needed both to feel at home and on vacation. Its situated in a quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance to the beach or the bay. Also, its strategically located between Sarasota and Anna Marie Island. Came complete with bikes, beach chairs and even a couple of fishing poles. The back garden is very lush and provides a beautiful backdrop from within the house. Also, the owners were extremely prompt and professional. Would recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable & relaxing stay with terrific value for the investment.
This home and the area were the perfect spot for a family vacation. We enjoyed the bicycle rides to the beach and the beautiful scenery. My kids loved all of the near by beaches and the local restaurants. There really was no need for a vehicle being that the bikes were provided and everything is so close to the house. On our bike rides into the town or to the beach we passed so many beautiful trees and flowers and even Peacocks. The house was very spacious and extremely well kept. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking to have a good time and get away from it all for a little while. I will definitley go back to this spot for another vacation with or without the kids. :-)
What a great property. Very retro/modern with every home comfort required for a comfortable home from home experience.
There are great facilities for dining/lunch within walking distance. You are also within walking distance to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sugar white sands, we felt very spoilt.
There is wildlife to be seen right outside the front door with Peacock wondering aimlessly going about their business, it's simply wonderful.
We would definitely recommend this home and would love to visit again sometime soon and escape the cold and rain of the UK.
Thank you for making our holiday wonderful.
Enjoy the natural beauty of nearby walking trails and pristine white sand beaches, Meander through Historic Longbeach keeping an eye out for the village peacocks, Go dolphin and manatee watching, Walk to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Savor neighborhood restaurants, Take a short stroll to the docks where you can fish, charter a boat, or launch your own, Board the trolley for a scenic ride around Longboat Key Island, Visit the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Browse the shops and award-winning restaurants of St. Armands Circle, Explore Downtown Sarasota, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Cà d'Zan Mansion, Sarasota Opera House, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, The Children's Garden & Art Center, Classic Car Museum, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, or the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Drive to Tampa for Busch Gardens and the Adventure Island Water Park, or to Orlando for Disney World Theme Parks, Universal Studios, and Sea World.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Cleaning||$120 + Tax|
Ask about our Multi-Month discount. Returning Guest discount of 10% off rental rate available. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.