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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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!


Manasota Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Tropical Paradise! 100 Steps to the Gulf! Private Beach!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well-appointed home in a quiet neighborhood, very close to the beach. Excellent kitchen. We were pleased and would consider returning for a longer stay than our 3 night test. Owner very easy to deal with and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, beautiful home for a relaxing break.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice for a relaxing break!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Relaxing, Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights in this beautiful, little cottage and had an amazing time! The house is very well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay.

The "private" beach just a short walk from the house was so quiet and many days we were the only people there. We made friends with an iguana and a blue heron who seemed to be there every single time we relaxed on the beach!

I can't say enough about how wonderful Rob is to work with. I have some chronic health issues that make traveling somewhat challenging for me and he was so very accommodating and understanding! Truly a blessing!

I would absolutely recommend anyone stay here. The home is clean and well taken care of and Manasota Key is just a truly peaceful and tranquil little gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bridgette- thank you for such a nice review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Manasota Key. You were kind enough not to mention an issue with the living room TV not powering on. I apologize for that inconvenience, and I'm still not sure what it was, but it was cheaper to replace than to fix!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and peaceful area. Quiet beach. The home has everything you need for rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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

Manasota Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
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
Booking fee applies for credit card payments.
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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