Excellent

33 reviews

1 / 8 Sunset Views!

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
6
Type:
Apartment
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4833737

About the area

Manasota Key is a barrier island located off the southern Gulf Coast. Once on Manasota Key, visitors are enchanted with this island where there are no high rise buildings, no traffic lights and no crowds. With the friendliness on the Key and natural beauty, the stresses of life melt away. On the Southern end of the island is a state park and wildlife sanctuary - Stump Pass State Park, within walking distance. Pull up a lounge chair and enjoy watch the wildlife - dolphins, pelicans, osprey, manatee, sea turtles and more. This gulf coast area is known for its excellent game fishing. There are many golf courses and tennis courts in the area. Snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking and water skiing are just some of the other activities to enjoy. We are less than 1 mile to local restaurants, fishing charters and local beach shops. Manasota Key is approximately 2 ½ hours from Disney World and the Kissimmee / Orlando area, 1 ½ hours to Busch Gardens, and is served by 3 major airports (Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Tampa / St. Pete), and 1 regional airport (Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport). Port Charlotte, and Venice are within 20 minutes, and Sarasota, 45 minutes. Once you visit, you'll be back for more.

Getting around

The best way to get around the area is to have a rental car. While bicycle rentals, boat charters and rentals and restaurants are nearby and walkable, the nearest grocery store is about 3 miles away.

Getting here

We are located on a barrier island on the southwestern coast of Florida, centrally located by several airports: Punta Gorda / Charlotte County Airport or Sarasota Airport (45 minutes); Ft. Myers or St. Petersburg / Clearwater Airport (1.25 hours) and Tampa Airport (1.5 hours). We tend to prefer Tampa since they have a wide selection of flights and the rental cars are reasonably priced. We have a parking on site at our location.

Interaction with guest

While we are generally not local to the area, we do have local people that we rely on to help manage our property. We are accessible via phone, text or email should you have questions, and we do have information in our units on local area attractions.

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (33)

Excellent – based on 33 reviews Excellent
33 reviews

“Beautiful View”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2016

We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful setting of this beachfront unit. Gulf, sunset and morning views were fabulous. The beach house was just as described right on the sandy beach. Must say this is the first time a vacation rental has been all that was described and more. We relaxed and rested, which was our intention and unwound from our usual daily life routine. Everything imaginable was provided for beach chairs, umbrella, large beach towels and even a bag to collect our shells. Enjoyed our stay immensely and certainly will be back as soon as we are able. Thanks, Joanne and Paul for providing such a fantastic vacation home for our use. The Cliftons

Owner's reply: We want to always exceed our guests expectations. Thanks so much for the review!

“Fantastic experience”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016

We rented Unit A for two weeks. The entire time was wonderful! We enjoyed every moment that we were there. I had a very spiritually healing moment on the beach during one of the afternoon storms. I can not put into words how much this place affected me in a positive way. Very special place that's for sure. We saw dolphins every day and plenty of other wild life too. I never in my life imagined that I would be so close to a Manatee. I was in the water one morning when I saw a shadow on the ocean floor, I looked over and there it was, less than a foot away from me, gliding gracefully just under the surface. The most amazing experience of my life. I found plenty of beautiful shells and a handful of shark teeth as well! Be careful about closing the door all of the way, unless you enjoy sharing space with a couple of friendly lizards.

Owner's reply: Manasota Key is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy what nature has to offer. So glad your time tgere was special!

“The Best Place On Manasota Key!!”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2016

This is our second time renting this property. The first time was so memorable we had to come back. The beach is one of the best in Florida. The shelling is fantastic and the shark's teeth were everywhere. This year we even had manatees and dolphins. The apartment will have everything you need besides food. You do not have to bring anything special with you except sunblock and a tooth brush. There are beach chairs (nice ones) and other assorted beach items including umbrellas. I would recommend a small whisk broom to clean your feet after you leave the beach, which you will do often throughout the day. The restaurants on the island are fantastic. We have eaten at all of them and did not have a bad meal anywhere. Within 3 minutes you can be off the island and have another set of places to eat. Publix (a grocery store) is 4 minutes from the apartment. If you have never been here before and you are not sure if this is a good place to vacation you need to put those thoughts out of your head. I have lived in Florida for 46 years and there are only one or two other places in the state like this. Secluded, quiet, non-commercialized, beautiful sand, CLEAN WATER. You will not be disappointed in any way!!!

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your review! My favorite activity is watching the herons on the beach, walking right up to people fishing, thinking they can get an easy meal. If you enjoy watching nature, and love the beach, Manasota Key is for you.

“Wonderful getaway!”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2016

My husband and I rented Unit A for a week of much needed relaxation and also a early 50th birthday present. We barely left the property, why would we...the view and location was to die for!! We walked the beach everyday, saw dolphins a couple of times and found many shark teeth and just relaxed in the compfortable beach chairs provided. The house itself was wonderful had everthing needed, very clean and compfortable. Joanne was great to work with! We hope to come back soon!!

“great time”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2016

This is one of my favorite properties to stay in as the location cannot be better. You are literally on the beach and can see and hear the ocean from the living room. There is a wonderful balcony where you can sit out and watch the sunset. Since there are only 3 units, you don't have to deal with a lot of people and noise. The master bedroom is generous in size and the bathroom is newly redone in unit C. There is a washer and dryer in each unit. The owner provides quality umbrellas, chairs and beach towels. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I would prefer a king size bed in the master - it is a queen - and the kitchen could use more kitchen equipment. The owner is very responsive to your needs and will try to accommodate your wishes.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. We are fortunate to have friendly guests, who share. Sometimes supplies from one unit visit another or an item breaks. We appreciate the feedback and are always looking to continuously improve.

“Clean, comfortable, beach front”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2016

My wife and I rented this unit for a week in February. Perfect. Read books, drank wine, walked on the beach. We took side trips and ate out some, but nothing could compare to just staying put and enjoying the shore. There are comfortable chairs, good lights. a clean comfortable bed, large windows with good screens and shades so that I could enjoy the feel of the gulf every minute. It did not hurt that we had perfect weather every day. If the weather is bad you can head for Sarasota. There is laundry equipment in the unit. No dishwasher, so we bought paper plates and kept things simple.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for the review. Manasota Key is a special place to relax and unwind. All of our units are gulf front, some with varying amenities. Hopefully you'll be back again!

“Shoreview Beach House”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2016

We were fortunate to be able to book two weeks at Shoreview Unit A. We could not have been more pleased! The owner was great to deal with, responding to emails and phone calls promptly. The property was perfect for our stay there and had everything we needed. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer. Definitely hope to book there again!! Thanks again for everything!

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your post. Thanks for being wonderful guests! Look forward to having you again! Joanne

“Fantastic Vacation”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2016

This review is long overdue as we stayed at Shoreview Beach House last fall. Even though the months have flown by, we still remember clearly our wonderful time on Manasota Key. We stayed in Unit A, a clean,comfortable one bedroom cottage. Our kitchen was stocked with the necessary items needed to make a meal. There were plenty of linens, towels and the bed was comfortable. The unit had cable tv and the Internet. Most of all the location and view of the Gulf outside our door was AMAZING!! We spent every day on the beach. The owners are very responsive and seems to have provided every amenity needed to have an enjoyable vacation. There are beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, picnic table and gas grill. We would not hesitate to recommend Shoreview Beach House to our family and friends. We also would gladly rent here again.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your review! We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay.

“Tranquility”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2015

We had a wonderful stay at this beach house. The house was very clean and the other tenants were very nice and helpful as well as the owner. We hippie to be able to come back and stay there again!

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your stay and for leaving the unit so clean! It was wonderful to meet you both. Glad you are looking forward to another stay!

“So beautiful!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2015

This was an amazing rental! The owner was so easy to work with and very understanding! Great way to spend the July 4th holiday!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review! We hope that our guests have a terrific stay and enjoy their vacation. Manas Ota Key is a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

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