“ Excellent ”
24 Reviews
1760 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per week: $1,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Englewood vacation condo rental
El Galeon By The Sea is a gorgeous villa situated directly on the beach on beautiful Manasota Key, halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers...easy access via 2 no toll bridges....there are no high rise developments on this island...beaches are not as crowded and the tropical beauty of this Key has made it one of the most sought after destinations on the Gulf coast..the complex has a heated pool, sundeck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, boat dockage on Lemon Bay and is located within walking distance of several restaurants and shops...just moments to Englewood for major shopping and golf.
Area Information
Manasota Key provides a lovely lay back tropical atmospehere, yet is so close to everything....Englewood is only 5 minutes by car and offers a full line of shopping, restaurants, golf, fishing and other water activities. Venice is only 15 minutes to the north and Sarasota provides theatre and fine dining only 40 minutes away. The area is famous for its commitment to the preservation of nature and offers numerous boat tours that include dolphin watches, tours of the Myakka and Peace Rivers, as well as the fabulous sunset tours on the Gulf of Mexico. This area is also world renowned for its fabulous fishing....everything from flats with Snook and Redfish , the famous Silver Tarpon in the local Passes , to the endless variety of species found in the deep sea excursions on the Gulf of Mexico. Manasota Key is a boater's paradise ....so bring your own or rent a vessel from the local marinas.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: PLEASE NOTE: Rates vary depending on time of year,length of stay and number of occupants. Please contact us for a firm quote on your vacation accommodation. Bookings are accepted for weekly, monthly and seasonal reservations.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: NO CLEANING FEES...This cost is billed to the owners of the condos, not to guests...Villas are professionally cleaned after each departing guest.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Oceanfront
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Towels
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Fishing in the Englewood area is excellent and the area is a haven for boaters and water sports enthusiasts. A dozen golf courses within short drive and shopping galore in Englewood, Venice and Sarasota....

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Englewood, Florida

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Joni Knowlton Cormier

New Hampshire

Beautiful, peaceful beach location

The unit was exactly as described. The view was amazing from the room. We watched the dolphins swim by and collected shark teeth on the beach each day. Other than no balcony in our unit (2 bedroom) I have no negative feedback. Some days I never put on shoes. I just walked down to the beach barefoot, stopped by the heated pool for a dip at the end of the day and returned to our room to relax. There were great restaurants a very short walk away. There was a great supply of beach equipment under the condo building from chairs to buckets to umbrellas. We never wanted for anything. Marg was very nice when we met her and helpful through the process. We would definitely stay here again.

Sally Leet

Portland, Or

Gulf Front Gem

We were pleasantly surprised by El Galleon By The Sea. The condo was clean, well appointed, and directly on the Gulf. We woke up to amazing bird shows and dolphins. Sunsets on the complex deck with others toasting the end of another glorious dayl

Susan Raffetto

Mystic, CT

Paradise Found

We had a wonderful time at the house. It was everything we expected and perhaps a bit more. Very comfortable, convenient location. Would certainly stay there again.

debbie brucker

Toledo, Ohio USA

Perfect for a family of 6!

Our accommodations were perfect! We usually do not vacation in Florida and we were very pleased with this condo. The beach was a little "shelly" for us, but the property was beautiful overall. Our condo had items in it that we had forgotten to purchase, like garbage bags, beach chairs, boogie board etc... So we were very comfortable leaving laundry soap, a fishing pole, and other items there for others to share. The property was clean and everyone was nice. We vacation together all the time and were ok with the sleeping arrangements for 6!

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

Pleasure working with this family... hope they will make this an annual event, like so many of our guests do. Although one of the big drawing cards for this beautiful island is the assortment of sea shells that are usually found near the sand dunes, there were an abundance of shells during the Brucker's stay as a result of the storm that had passed through a few days earlier. Hopefully they were able to take some of these sea treasures back home as a reminder of their "perfect" vacation!

Rhonda Stone

Barrie, ON Canada

Gorgeous Beach

We went to El Galeon by the Sea and it was amazing!!!!! We had a wonderful time, and the fact that the beach was right at our finger tips was a bonus. Right from the time we booked our vacation, we had nothing by fantastic service. Marg took care of everything right from having a welcome package, to sending a forgotten cell phone. Everyday was a breathtaking view and beautiful accommodations. We would recommend this condo 100%, we will go back for sure.

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

And we will be looking forward to your return !!! Very much enjoyed working with you!!!

Nathalie Lamarre

Montreal, Canada

Condo by the beach

Loved the place it was clean, steps from the beach. Pool was warm and relaxing. We had our 4 kids and they enjoyed themselves. Would go back in a heart beat!!!

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

Thanks Nathalie for sharing your thoughts..we strive to provide our guests with accommodations that surpass their expectations and it is always nice to know that are goals are being met. We very much look forward to your return!!

Cathie Jones

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unbelievably Fabulous!

Upon our arrival we were very excited to view the villa and all the lovely amenities that were offered. If was especially nice to see that we were greeted with a bottle of wine and glasses, tucked away, on ice, and what better place than the refrigerator. A glass tray with chilled glasses, wine and some chocolate treats with a card welcoming us... How Fabulous and unexpected. The villa didn't lack a thing... everything that we needed for the week was there for us, including a few garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap.... all the little things that we typically have to go and purchase upon our arrival were there for us. The villa has lovely décor and furniture. Top of the line. We will return most definitely.

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

Our goal is to help create an enjoyable and memorable vacation for all of our guests ...from the moment they walk through the door to the final farewell, we do our best to make their time with us "special"....we are looking forward to adding Cathie to our growing list of happy return guests!!!

jeff thalls


El Galeon on the water

We felt as if we were sitting on the beach! Our unit was fabulous. It was as comfortable as home--fully furnished, clean and had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. We had two balconies and the view from the gulf-side balcony was stunning. The entire property was immaculate and many families were enjoying the pool. Marj was so helpful and easy to work with. We definitely will be staying here again and going thru Vacation Home Rentals! This really was easy and we had such a wonderful unit.

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

This couple was such a pleasure to work with....we are looking forward to helping them with their next vacation, whenever that might be!!!

Michelle Virelles

South Florida, USA

Vacationers dream

I was skeptical at first trying a new destination, as we always go to Sanibel. But this was beyond what we expected and glad we made this choice. It was just what we needed and we had a spectacular time. The condo was very nicely decorated and well furnished. The view of the gulf was gorgeous and we actually stayed in the one bedroom which has the balcony overlooking the Gulf and was able to enjoy the awesome sunsets right from the balcony! The pool was nice and we also enjoyed the beach deck. Believe me when I say the pictures do not do this place justice. You have to see to believe, way better than the pictures.

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

We find that most people who normally vacation on Sanibel or Siesta, are VERY pleasantly surprised by what Manasota Key has to offer....miles of uncrowded Gulf Beaches,no high rises,no tolls on the bridges,no traffic congestion,no line ups at restaurants an El Galeon By The Sea, is one of the nicest complexes on the Key...has everything! This couple was an absolute pleasure to work with and we hope that Manasota Key will be their destination of choice for future vacations!

Greg Simpson

Manassas, VA USA

Changes In Latitude

It was just what we needed! We had a great time. The condo was nicely decorated and well furnished. The view of the gulf from the loft area was gorgeous! The pool was very nice especially on the colder days because it is protected from the wind. We also enjoyed the beach deck with the pub style table. The sunsets are awe- inspiring from here!

terry pecott

By the Sea in Englewood, Florida

By the sea Englewood, Florida

Everything came off without a hitch. This is the 2nd time renting this condo and would consider this facility again. Gr8 beach , pool & bar/diners

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

So happy that the Pecott's enjoyed their stay. Sunshine Vacation Rentals and the owners at El Galeon By The Sea strive to provide guests with the ultimate vacation experience and judging from our repeat clientelle we are succeeding in that regard. We look forward to the Pecott's return again next season!

Rose Wing

clinton township,MI

manasota key and our condo rocks!

Everything about Manasota Key is beautiful! It is an exceptional location for it clean, sandy beaches loaded with shark teeth and shells, warm gulf ocean and great fishing. Our condo was clean, spacious, modern and offered accomodating ammenities. We cant wait to go back!

Dawn Burke

Manasquan, NJ USA

Wonderful Vacation Home

The villa we rented was fantastic, 3 bedrooms 3 baths clean and comfortable. El Galeon is located right on the Gulf, where we could hear the water's soothing sounds and enjoy the warm sands. Can't say enough good things about El Galeon. The unit was very clean, the decor was beachy; we didn't want to leave. The rental agent was so helpful and everything you need is provided (i.e. linens, dishes, washer dryer). We will rent there again. The area is on the quiet side but if you want a relaxing Florida vacation, this is the place. You can sit on your balcony and watch the dolphins and shore birds and other marine life for hours. There are also several restaurants within walking distance of the villas. All in all this is a fine place to spend a vacation.

Marg Johnston

Owner's reply:

So glad to hear that Dawn enjoyed her stay at " EL GALEON BY THE SEA"...This beautiful Gulf Front complex is considered to be the gem of the El Galeon Resort on Manasota Key and their brand new sundeck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, along with the fabulous heated pool and free boat docking facilities, make it a perfect vacation destination. Sunshine Vacation Rentals encourages the owners of these villa condos to provide up to date, spotless accommodation and judging from the incredible number of repeat guests, we are achieving our goal to provide our guests with a positive vacation experience.

Patricia Neeley

Cincinnati, Ohio

Our Vacation

We absolutely loved our condo and the location of our vacation. The amenities were great, the location was very convenient to grocery stores and restaurants. The beaches were beautiful! We had a wonderful time on our vacation and will consider this property for future trips!

edward healey


2011 winter break

great location , wonderful sandy beach, sun deck a ++ , beautiful sunsets, friendly guests , condo kitchen essentials need updating , maintenance needs focus



enjoying the sun and sand

Enjoying the sand and sun was terrific. The accommodations were great!!

Bob Hinshaw

Tipp City, Ohio, USA

vacation 2010

Loved El Galeon, would like to have had the Gulf side condos. We enjoy going to Manasota Key.

Guy Smith

Lakeland Fl, USA

Englewood Vacation

The accomodations were very good. If there were a boat ramp at the facility it would have been better. We will return.

Nancy and John

Fishers, IN USA

ElGaleon By The Sea

Our villa was very comfortable and clean. It had all the kitchen equipment we needed and there were plenty of towels and sheets. The pool area was clean and well maintained. It was close to shopping and eating establishments. The beach was clean and the shells plentiful.

Alice Russell

New Hampshire


Here at condo 606 is a peaceful and quiet property. Overlooks pool and steps from beach. Stairs are difficult with luggage. Condo kitchen well equipt. pricy for a back unit I think. overall okay.

Charles Cunningham



My wife and I enjoyed our one week on the beach. Weather was good despite this being the early part of the season. We'll plan on making the trip again next year.

Gerry Hughes

Scotland, UK

Spring Training break

My wife and I stayed in one of Marg's units at El Galeon by the Sea in March for a spring training break to catch the Tampa Bay Rays at their new complex in Port Charlotte. The unit was very comfortable and the beachfront location was superb. Manasota Key is a very quiet and relaxing spot to get away from it all but you still have a couple of bar/restaurants within easy walking distance. Marg couldn't have been more helpful and went out of her way to make sure everything was just right. We would definitely go back again.

Sandra L Bumford

Athens, MI

Super Sunny Surprise

Our family and two teenage friends had a wonderful time. The view was wonderful,neighbors friendly & the condo was comfortable. We were right at home & had fun shopping and eating as well. Marg was very helpful with questions we had and spot on. We fished, rented a boat, swam, relaxed and for sure are planning on returning as often as we can. Thank you for a wonderful super sunny surprise of a vacation. The Bumfords, Athens MICHIGAN

Patty Mitchey

Metamora, OH

El Galeon by the Sea, Englewood, FL

We just rented a two bedroom villa on the beach and we had a wonderful, relaxing time. The beach was beautiful and many, thousands, of shells came in after a storm and you would not believe the people on the beach hunting for shells. It was something to see. We enjoyed the pool, the water was warm and very smoothing. Also we barbequed and ate on the dock on the beach right on the property. We also watched the sunset at night. We took many walks on the beach. Found a few good resturants close by, and also some within walking distance. The people there were very friendly. We would recommend to anyone to rent El Galeon by the Sea, and we would come back.

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