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Classic 'Florida Beach House', Secluded Bayside Lot, Private Path To Gulf Beach

#375858 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
8 guests
2 Full Bathrooms
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Originally built in the 1950's, our simple beach house has just been completely renovated - new kitchen, bathrooms, furnishings - and everything to a very high standard. With three bedrooms, it can easily sleep 6, plus there is a queen-sized sofa bed, if needed, for a maximum of 8 guests. Its ideal for a single family, or for two/three couples vacationing together.

Two of the the three bedrooms - a queen, and two twins - are in the original single story house. Back in the 80’s, a third spacious en-suite bedroom - a queen - was added above the garage. Access to this bedroom is via external stairs.

We’ve added whisper quiet A/C units, and new fans. Needless to say, there is wireless internet, and two TV’s, a full laundry and new appliances.

From magnificent sunrise to awesome sunset, vacation days here will pass all too quickly.

Relax in our comfortable sun-room, overlooking the large waterfront lot, with palm trees and live oaks with spanish moss. Out in Lemon Bay there’s a regular stream of boat traffic on the Intra Coastal Waterway...

... or take a two minute stroll on our private path to the Gulf of Mexico, and miles of near-deserted sandy beaches - swim, walk, fish or collect shells to your hearts content.

Enjoy a private viewing of local wildlife - osprey and pelican patrolling the waterfront; dolphin and manatee, turtles, heron and sea-waders... or visit Manasota Key’s Stump Pass, a well preserved state park.

A short drive away, and you’re in Olde Englewood, with interesting local shops, good cafes and restaurants, a weekly Farmers Mart, and a varied program of activities throughout the year. Dearborn Street is also home to a good library, and the Lemon Bay Playhouse, Florida’s only community theatre.

We’re close to a wide array of activities - golf, deep-sea and game fishing, boat rental - including jet-skiing and sunset cruises. Plus, there’s a tennis and beach club just a few hundred yards from the house.

Further afield, the city of Sarasota is half an hour away, and well worth exploring. There is an excellent aquarium, and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a 13 acre horticultural paradise, with a stunning conservatory. There’s a wide range of artistic and cultural activities - including the world-class Sarasota Opera House. And plenty of specialist shops - antiques, bookstores, galleries...

For a whole day excursion, we can recommend an Eco-tour at Babcock Ranch - a glimpse of primitive Florida, with Cypress swamps and alligators. Or a trip to the Ten Thousand Islands on the edge of the Everglades National Park.

Back at home - if you aren’t dining out at one of the many local restaurants - a cool drink under the spectacular banyan tree and supper on the grill ends a perfect day.


“The house is beautiful and accommodated us perfectly. This area of Florida is wonderfully calm and peaceful.”

“Love the Bay to Gulf location. The home is perfect, with the upper condo that gave our 22 year old daughter privacy.”

“We had a great stay here, I liked that we could walk to the beach. Best place ever. I never want to leave.”

“This house is a special place…and terrific for entertaining. Two operas, a play, a tour of the Ringling Museum. But mostly we loved staying here, reading, and walking the beach. Already looking forward to coming back.”

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House Rules

Check In Time: 04:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 8

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 2
2 Twins
Bedroom 3
1 Queen Bed
1 Bed


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
7 Nights Minimum
$214 CAD - - -
01/03/18 - 01/31/18
14 Nights Minimum
$214 CAD - - -
02/01/18 - 04/30/18
28 Nights Minimum
$225 CAD - - -



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Availability Calendar

January 2018

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Availability last updated Jan 15, 2018
Overall Rating

Secluded Paradise

My family and I absolutely loved staying here, with the beautiful property and it's view of the bay, gorgeous banyan tree, and "secret" path to the beach! I fell in love with the house and property as soon as I saw the pictures on the listing, and everything was just as presented and lived up to my expectations. Being a first time VRBO renter, I wa... Read More

December 2016

Florida as it used to be but wonderfully updated

My family loves this property. The house has been updated in a casual style that allows one to feel totally comfortable. The plus is that it is totally private with a sloping lawn to Lemon Bay and a very short walk on a deeded path to a beach that is almost empty a good part of the time. The winding road that leads to the house feels like Florida m... Read More

April 2016

Wonderful "old style" Florida with all the updates -- peaceful and quiet

This is an unusual find for Florida these days. A wonderful mid-century modern house on a large private waterfront lot on Lemon Bay just a short walk to the Gulf beach. The road meanders under cypress and oak trees to the driveway and the house. The house is so private you can't see another property from it. All the amenities -- and an updated... Read More

June 2015

Absolutely stunning! Paradise!!!

Wonderful house, perfect for a family getaway. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Spotlessly clean. Attentive owner. The beach is a pleasant stroll away. It is a bit rocky, but we didn't mind. Loved looking for shark teeth! Some very nice public beaches nearby. Would definitely rent again, and would recommend this rental without hesitat... Read More

April 2015

Paradise unlimited

This property suited our two couples well. Having the separate apartment over the garage enabled each couple to have some privacy as needed. The furnishings are certainly unique and the location couldn't be better. To be able to walk a few steps to an almost secluded beach is a rare opportunity . I did enjoy searching for shark's teeth. There are... Read More

February 2014

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