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Tropical Paradise! 100 Steps to the Gulf! Private Beach!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2BR, 2BA Home Nestled Among Gnarled Oak Trees with Private Beach Access

Why rent a condo and fight for a spot on the beach when you can stay in a beautiful single family home, 100 steps from the Gulf of Mexico with your own private beach. Peace and tranquility.

An abundance of sea life steps from your front door- including dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. World-class fishing, shelling, kayaking and birding.

Located over the Sarasota County line in the tree canopy, zoned only for single family homes.. no condo's, apartments or multi story buildings. Yet, still close enough to bike or walk to shops, dining, music and nightlife.. then come back and relax in peace and quiet. Minutes to mainland shopping, dining and golf.

Beautifully decorated 2 BR, 2BA single level home. Newly remodeled kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances! Quality bedding and new furnishings. Large flatscreen televisions and hi-speed wireless internet. Lanai overlooking a very private large backyard.

Meticulously maintained corner property with an abundance of gnarled oak, palm and fruit trees, native plants and flowering shrubs.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
owner/manager (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About owner/manager

My wife and I bought this house in December 2012 to retire to. That's still a ways away. In the meantime, we travel here a few times each year to enjoy the house and all the natural beauty the area has to offer. We want you to do the same!

owner/manager purchased this house in 2012

Why owner/manager chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Manasota Key is a hidden gem and the location of our house is ideal for enjoying nearby shopping, dining and entertainment while relaxing in the shade of our beautiful gnarled oak trees and taking in sunsets every night on your own private beach! We haven't wasted any time in completely updating the house, including new kitchen, flooring, fixtures, windows, doors, AC system, etc. The exterior has been freshly painted and the property professionally landscaped. A tropical paradise!

What makes this house unique

Manasota Key is a haven for wildlife- dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, birds and gopher tortoises. A nature lovers dream!


based on 17 traveler reviews

Tropical Paradise! 100 Steps to the Gulf! Private Beach!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place , great people and beautiful views

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with amazing beach location!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a couple nights at this beautiful home with my family for a beach staycation and we were not disappointed. The house was comfortable, clean and very well equipped and the location was just a super short walk to a lovely private beach on the gulf. Robert is helpful and a pleasure to deal with! We will most definitely consider coming back if we get the opportunity!! Thanks Robert!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the owners for sharing their home. This was by far the cleanest beach house I have ever rented and we sincerely appreciated that. The beach was absolutely beautiful and we found thousands of sharks teeth. During the week we shared the beach with shore other people! Every morning we were fortunate to see many, many turtle tracks from when they came on shore overnight to lay their eggs. It was unbelievable how many turtle nests there were. The Turtle Patrol volunteers said this was a very busy year and that they could hardly keep up because of the number of nests.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie- thanks again for staying at the house. I know there are many to choose from. Yes, the house is spotless. We insist on that. As you saw, all of the furnishings, rugs and appliance are also new. I'm so glad you got to enjoy the beach. It is so private and not unusual to have it all to yourself. I look forward to you coming back to stay with us again.
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Lovely Manasota Key Home

  • 4 of 5

This home was so cute. The owners were very accommodating and responsive. Rob even gave recommendations for spots to eat and places to see in Englewood. The home was absolutely spotless which is important to me. Just a short walk to a secluded beach with the prettiest blue/green water. The yard was lush with gnarled oaks with hanging moss, and tropical landscaping. Even though the home was not directly on the beach, the grounds were still peaceful and a nice setting. The town of Englewood was great - a true old Florida feel.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 wonderful nights in this comfortable house that is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood. The interior is beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings and brand new kitchen appliances. It is just a short walk down a private drive to a relaxing and quiet beach setting. Our kids, ages 8 and 12, had a great time boogie boarding in the surf, collecting shark's teeth (for making jewelry) and building sand castles. Fishing from the shore with my surf rod yielded flounder, whiting and pompano. Ideally located on a quieter portion of Manasota Key without any "commercial hustle & bustle" nearby while still being within easy driving distance (<2 mi.) to many restaurants and shops. There are plenty of beach chairs/toys provided by Rob, the owner. Rob also is great at communicating before, during (if need be) and after your trip. You will leave with some great memories!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location - fun family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this home. Beautiful kitchen, updated styling. Lovely screened in porch. The location was perfection. Private, gorgeous beach just a VERY SHORT walk to the beach via an easement open only to the street the house sits on. While area public beaches were packed along with parking shortages, our beach was secluded and perfect for long, lazy days to watch dolphins and look for shark's teeth. The neighbors we met were very friendly. There is even a gopher tortoise (Little Doris) burrowing onsite that was fun to watch for and feed hibiscus flowers to. The house is super clean and has a gas grill, beach chairs, bicycles and beach toys. There is no reason to leave when you stock up on groceries on the way to the property and at the same time, it is close to bars and restaurants if you get restless (we did not get restless, however). Thanks Rob for making your home available to rent. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom- so glad you enjoyed the house. We're going to officially adopt the name 'Little Doris' for our resident tortoise. Look forward to you and your family coming back. Summer trip next time so you can see the sea turtles! - Rob
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Car: recommended

Beautiful tropical island setting just steps from the Gulf of Mexico and breathtaking sunsets every night. Enjoy private beach access right from your door or bike to town for dinner and drinks at night. Watch dolphins, manatee and sea turtles every day, or enjoy world-class fishing and kayaking. Cross the street and enjoy the beautiful views across Lemon Bay and an abundance of bird life.


Rates & Availability

Englewood House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum stay during Winter Months: 90 days
Minimum stay during Summer Months: 7 days
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Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Englewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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