House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Live the laid-back life on Longboat Key at this three-bedroom ranch home. Surrounded on all sides by water, it's perfect for boaters and features panoramic views of the bay on which it sits, plus an outdoor fireplace, a Ping Pong table, a private dock, and room for up to six guests.
Tucked between Siesta Key to the south and Anna Maria Island to the north, Longboat Key lies 14 miles northwest of downtown Sarasota. It's a quaint coastal community with a variety of restaurants along Gulf of Mexico Drive, as well as beautiful sugar-sand beaches and the renowned Longboat Key Center for the Arts.
Walk down a gated pathway to the front of this Spanish-style home. Step inside and feel stress melt away in bright rooms with plenty of Florida accents, including tiled floors, beachy decor, and light colors. Several of the paintings are originals by the homeowner, and a provided easel and brushes might inspire you to create your next masterpiece. A telescope will give you a "bird's eye" view of the wildlife, and you can wave at boaters passing by through the home's expansive windows.
Enjoy some quality time with your group in the spacious living area, where you could pop in a DVD or watch a favorite cable series on the flatscreen TV, or pour a tropical cocktail and wait out the rain during a thunderstorm.
Just beyond this room, the screened-in lanai is another great place for a refreshing beverage on a hot day, and also provides quick access to the backyard, where you'll find lounge chairs for working on your suntan.
Rent a boat and drive it up to the private dock in the canal on the side of the home, then head out into Millar Bay for fun-filled activities like fishing, swimming, and spotting marine wildlife, including manatees and dolphins - the manatees will stay for a spell if you give them a drink from the hose! You could also explore the coves of the nature preserve across the inland waterway, or catch a stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
You'll certainly work up an appetite, so head back home for a mid-day meal in the open-concept kitchen. It has everything you'll need to whip up homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including modern appliances, spacious countertops, and plenty of cooking accessories. Dine at the breakfast bar or move over to the glass-top table nearby. A third option is to head onto the lanai, where you can enjoy an al fresco dining experience.
Wind down with a cozy fire in the chiminea on the backyard patio, or have a Ping Pong tournament in the garage. You'll even find three bikes that are perfect for leisurely rides around the palm tree-lined neighborhood, as well as a boogie board and canoe for more fun on the water.
When your activity-filled day comes to an end, retire to any of three bedrooms for the restful sleep you deserve. Up to six guests are accommodated with a king-size bed in the master suite, a queen-size bed in the second bedroom, and two double-size beds in the third bedroom. Connect to the WiFi and plan tomorrow's adventures.
Wake with a bold Florida sunrise and pour a fresh cup of coffee in the kitchen. Ready for some new adventures? A day of frolicking in the sun, sand, and surf is always a great option, and it's only a quarter-mile bike ride or walk west to the nearest public beach. You could pack a picnic and take a hike around Joan M. Durante Community Park (about two miles south), or head into Sarasota for cultural attractions, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Kids will love a trip to the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium on the south end of Longboat Key (about 10 miles south), while adult interests are well-served with dance clubs and eclectic shopping and dining in St. Armands Circle, as well as world-class golfing at IMG, The Palms, and Rosedale - to name just a few - all within about 20 miles of you..
Soak up the sunshine and kick back for an unforgettable vacation on Florida's Suncoast - book this Sarasota home today(URL HIDDEN)*Please note that this home has a 30-day rental minimum.*
No of people can fit in is 6
The property shall not be used by more than the number of adults and children listed in your reservation.
All guests shall abide by the Company’s good neighbor policy and shall not engage in illegal activity. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
The responsible renter must be at least 21 years of age. Guests under 21 years of age are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
No smoking is permitted anywhere on the premises.
Renter is liable for any damage to the property should damage occur during occupancy.