Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key

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Right on the beach
Right on the beach
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Right on the beach

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 - 28 nights
  • Living Area: 2800 sq. ft.

This house is right on the beach, and a mile away from public parking or other public access. Thus the beach is very sparsely populated. You won't see more than a few other beachgoers at any given time. In fact you will often have the beach completely to yourself.

5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Quiet, warm and sunny place to relax. This is in a very quiet part of the island Shells and sharks' teeth are plentiful. Dolphins and sea turtles are common sights.

This 2800 sq ft house was built in 1965. It sits at the top of a short bluff overlooking the beach. The sunroom provides a panoramic view of the beach and the Gulf, and of beautiful sunsets each evening. The sunroom has plenty of seating and an informal dining table with seating for 4. It is a quiet, comfortable place to enjoy a leisurely morning coffee. The sunroom adjoins the living room where you'll find several sofas around a large-screen TV with cable access. Wi-Fi is provided.

Four of the bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms are off to the side of the living room. Two of these bedrooms each have 2 full (double) beds and are joined by a bathroom with double sinks and a tub/shower combination. Of the other two, one has 4 twin beds and the other a double bed. These are also joined by a bathroom with a tub/shower combination.

The fifth bedroom and 3rd full bathroom are on the opposite side of the living room, providing more privacy and a quieter space for taking an afternoon nap. This bedroom has a Queen-size bed, a TV, an ensuite bathroom with a tub/shower, and nice gulf views.

Next to the living room is the fully-equipped kitchen and a more formal dining area with seating for 10. Adjacent to the kitchen is a half-bath and a laundry/utility room with a full-size washer and dryer. There is a detached 1-car garage. It has beach furniture and beach toys.

Unique Benefits

Without exaggeration, you will be one of just a few people on the beach. And you will often have the beach entirely to yourselves. Yet your car will get you to shopping and full civilization in 10 minutes for anything you need, or want, including restaurants, tiki bars, fun shopping, boat rentals, bait shop, grocery.

Good fishing. At various times, we have caught redfish, snook, speckled trout, pompano, mackerel, sheepshead, flounder, whiting, small grouper, sharks, sea bass.

Why Kids Love It

The beach is just feet from the house. It is a comfortable, relaxed home, and kid friendly. Fishing from the beach. Also good spearfishing in the rocks off the beach. At the bottom of the key is a boat rental company.

Nearby Englewood and Venice offer parks, movies, and fun fashion clothing and beachwear shops.

Area Information

Englewood offers everything you should need or want. The house is located in the middle of Manasota Key, far from public parking. The homes around it are almost all private vacation homes, and only intermittently occupied. Thus this is a very sparsely populated beach.

Yet, you are only a short drive from shopping, restaurants, tiki bars, public parks, playgrounds, cute coffee shops, and souvenir and beach stores. There is a bait shop at the bottom of the key for fishermen, and a boat rental next to that. You can also be in the heart of Venice in 15 minutes. This is a famous tourist town with a beautiful beach, jetty and shopping/restaurant area. Sarasota, a large city with its Siesta Key, St. Armand's Key, St. Armand's Circle for high-end shopping, and Ringling Gardens, is just a 45 minute drive.

Favorite Places To Eat

SOME OR ALL OFFER TAKE OUT/DELIVERY

*Lock ‘N Key Restaurant
Farlow’s On The Water
Snooks Bayside Bar & Grill
Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro
*White Elephant Pub
*Sandbar Tiki & Grill
Landy's
Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass
*The Waverly (fine dining)

* Located at the bottom of Manasota Key

Inside Scoop

Excellent fishing area. The rocky area about 75 yards to the south is well known and boats come from far away to fish these rocks. A reef structure runs parallel to the beach 30-40 feet off the beach, making for better fishing and spearfishing.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 5 Double Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Beach view
    • Beachfront
    • Free WiFi
    • Garage
    • Internet
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Lanai
    • Outdoor shower
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Towels provided
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Scuba Diving
      (onsite)
    • Snorkeling
      (onsite)
    • Live Entertainment
      (2 miles)
    • Park
      (2 miles)
    • Playground
      (2 miles)
    • Boating
      (3 miles)
    • Canoeing
      (3 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (3 miles)
    • Grocery Store
      (3 miles)
    • Kayaking
      (3 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (4 miles)
    • Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (5 miles)
    • Miniature Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Tennis
      (5 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (10 miles)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 2022 - Sep 10 2022
$6,700 7 nights
Sep 10 2022 - Dec 31 2022
$6,000 28 nights
Jan 01 2023 - Apr 29 2023
$9,500 28 nights
May 01 2023 - Aug 31 2023
$7,000 28 nights
Sep 01 2023 - Nov 30 2023
$6,500 28 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning: $245

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Total w/all fees and taxes ( Includes sales taxes, bed taxes, cleaning fee, booking fee charged by rental agency)

For period 5/1/22 – 9/10/22, total is $2,590/$8,012

9/10-12/17 the total is $2,359/$6,281

12/17-April 2023, the total is: $3,397/$9,742

Please note that for multi-week rentals there average per week is a bit lower as only one cleaning fee is charged.

Our rentals are managed by Gulf Realty company , a small, traditional, family-owned management company right on Manasota Key. They assure renters the assurance and convenience of having an experienced rental management company there to handle any issues that come up, and ensure the best possible stay. Only 25% deposit is required to book your rental.

Availability

Last updated on June 06, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: Sarasota International - 25 miles

Owner Info

Bruce McClain

Bruce McClain

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: The house has been owned by the same family since it was built in 1965. The original owner, a successful businessman, bought the land and built the home as a gift to his parents. After they had both passed away, he reacquired the property in the 1990's and it has remained in the family to today.

Why this property? When the home was built in the 1960's, most of the nearby offshore islands, or keys, on the southwest coast were sparsely inhabited, as was Manasota Key. Since that time however, most of the islands with automobile access (e.g., Siesta Key, Casey Key, Sanibel Island, Boca Grande) became very developed and commercial, with busy streets, shops, condominium complexes and loud, crowded beaches. Not so Manasota Key! Except for the bottom 10% of the Key, the rest of the Key has just one road (Manasota Key Road) running down the middle, with vacation homes on both the bay and the gulf sides. These homes are generally only intermittently occupied. There is a north bridge and a south bridge for the only auto access to the island. Our property is near the middle between the bridges, far from any public parking. It remains quiet and unspoiled to this day. If that appeals to you, this is for you. And yet you are only a 10 minute drive to shopping, dining and entertainment.

Calendar last updated: June 06, 2022

Photos

  • Right on the beach
    Right on the beach
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  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • View from back yard
    View from back yard
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  • Looking north
    Looking north
  • Looking south
    Looking south
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  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • A quiet evening
    A quiet evening
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  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Northwest Bedroom
    Northwest Bedroom
  • West Bedroom
    West Bedroom
  • Northeast childrens' bedroom
    Northeast childrens' bedroom
  • Small East bedroom
    Small East bedroom
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  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Isolated and Quiet - Manasota Key #1
  • Half bath off kitchen hallway
    Half bath off kitchen hallway
  • Looking south from corner of house
    Looking south from corner of house
  • A quiet early morning shortly after dawn
    A quiet early morning shortly after dawn
  • Sea turtle tracks. They lay nests right behind the house
    Sea turtle tracks. They lay nests right behind the house
  • The beach truly is full of shells and prehistoric sharks teeth. Easy to find.
    The beach truly is full of shells and prehistoric sharks teeth. Easy to find.
  • There are Redfish living in the front yard....
    There are Redfish living in the front yard....
  • Redfish and pompano... one for the frying pan, one for the grill
    Redfish and pompano... one for the frying pan, one for the grill
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  • Cute beach bunnies roam the beach....
    Cute beach bunnies roam the beach....

Reviews

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Perfect Get Away

Perfect House for a girls shelling trip. Beach right out the back door with lots of beach to walk. Close to shopping but tucked away to feel like you are secluded. Loved that there are not many people on this beach. Owner was awesome to talk to and Booking agent was very pleasant. Definitely will be back again and again!!

Stayed: Submitted: April 25, 2021

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Best place and vacation ever!

We had the most wonderful time at this beautiful house in Manasota Key.  Everything was perfect, from the house, the beach, the surroundings. The house had everything we needed and more. You open the door are you are right at the beach, the sunsets are amazing!We vacation every summer in the Florida West Coast, but this one by far was our best!  We fell in love with the house and the area were it's located.Thank you so much for allowing us to rent it for our summer vacation.  We can't wait to go back.Ingrid.

Stayed: Submitted: August 27, 2020

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Date last modified: October 18th, 2021
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