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Dolphin Pool & Beach Home - Closest Beach Home to I-75 in Florida! Casey Key

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

Only 6 Mins from I-75! Beach ~2 blocks - Large 30x15 Pool/Lanai/Firepit/Duplex

The Dolphin Pool + Beach Home, (one unit in our Nokomis duplex) located a couple blocks from the coveted Nokomis Beach on Casey Key, includes a large 30x15 foot pool which gently slopes from 3 to 6.5 feet deep, along with a spacious covered lanai. You will find many comfortable seats poolside. An easy 6 minute drive from I-75, our Beach Home is an short walk from the popular white sands of Nokomis Beach (and Pelican Alley and Pops Waterside Grill), a few minutes from Venice Island, Venice Beach, Blackburn Point, Spanish Point, Oscar Scherer State Park, and the frequent shark teeth found at Casperson Beach! Enjoy walks on the beautiful white sand beaches of Casey Key while looking for shells and shark teeth. Boating, jet skis, kayaking and fishing are also available at the nearby marina. Golf, tennis, local restaurants, and shopping are only minutes away and just a short drive north is Sarasota, Florida where you can find music, theater, galleries, and more shopping.

The home includes an open layout with living room, newly renovated kitchen with quartz breakfast bar and countertops, a separate dining room, 2 large bedrooms with 5 beds and windows looking out to the covered pool and lanai. Outside you will find a net for a Pickleball or Badminton court as well as corn hole and a golf toss game. Many beach toys are available for your use along with a kayak, a paddleboard, many chairs, and kids’ toys (sand buckets, shovels, and life preservers).

Featuring a spacious floor plan, this beautiful coastal home near the Gulf of Mexico has been decorated to reflect the casual elegance of the area around the beach at Casey Key but without the high prices. Fishing, Sailing, Snorkeling, Shelling, Jet Skis - everything is at your fingertips. The cottage includes everything you need to make this your home at the beach.

Dine outdoors next to the pool on the lanai while the kids play in the large open area. Or enjoy the nice sunny dining room with western exposure to enjoy the sunset at dinner time. We also have a playpen and booster seat if needed.

Just bring your swim suit for the beach or pool and move right in for your short or long-term vacation enjoyment. Your vacation includes an outdoor grill, fire pot, bicycles, washer/dryer, parking. At the beach, you’ll find new pavilions, clean restrooms and showers, lifeguard monitored, great hunting for shells and shark's teeth, watch the dolphins play, breathtaking sunsets, surf fishing and enjoy our great drum circle every Wednesday and Sunday.

For those of you needing high speed internet, you will have access to our 90 MB per second download Internet speed.

Easy Day trips include: Tampa, Naples, Orlando, and Sanibel Island.

The Dolphin Beach Home has a mirror image duplex home that is called the Sea Turtle Pool & Beach Home (VRBO #1021417). You may be interested in this for multi-family gatherings. The Sea Turtle and Dolphin homes are both beautiful with similar functionality and layouts. Most of the beds, furniture, TVs, Internet and appliances and are exactly the same for both the Sea Turtle and Dolphin. The Sea Turtle Beach Home is on the north side of the property so in the winter it is a little more shaded while the Dolphin Beach Home is on the south side of the property that gets a little more sun and natural light coming in, especially during the fall and winter. However, the Sea Turtle contains a new LaZboy air mattress sleeper sofa that is easier to sleep on while the Dolphin sleeper sofa is an older coil-based mattress. Due to the position of the pool and lanai with the home and the driveway, the Sea Turtle has two bedrooms with direct views onto the lanai and pool while the Dolphin has one bedroom (master with king bed) with direct views onto the lanai and pool area while the other bedroom looks out to the driveway pickleball court and garden area. Otherwise, there are no substantial differences. The Pool, Pickleball Court / Badminton Court, and area to play Cornhole or Golf Ball Toss Game are the only shared areas. There are separate pool lanai seating areas and tables for each Beach Home, separate Grills, separate Fire pots, and everything else is separate.

If you want to have a family reunion vacation or have friends close by with more folks, both Beach Homes add up providing the many amenities listed below.

• Complete privacy for the Pool, Pickleball Court / Badminton Court, and area to play Cornhole or Golf Ball Toss Game

• Sleeps 18 People (if 2 kids can sleep in double bed)

• 10 Beds including 2 King + 2 Queen Beds + 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas + 2 Double + 2 Single

• 4 Separate Bedrooms

• 5 Car Parking Spaces

• 6 HD TVs

• 4 Bathrooms

• 3,000+ square feet

• 2 Large Kitchens

• 2 Washers & 2 Dryers

• 2 Dishwashers

• 2 Outdoor Grills

• 2 Fire Pits with lighted palm trees and comfortable chairs

• 3 Lanai Seating Areas

• 4 Bikes for riding around the neighborhood including kid bike

• 2 Kayaks

• 2 Paddleboards

• 2 Air conditioning units

• Beautiful Large Enclosed Pool with large deck

• Pickleball Court / Badminton Court

• Large area to play Cornhole or Golf Ball Toss Game

• And much more...

There are separate entrances to both the front and back of the house for privacy from any family staying in the opposite unit. There are also 3 entrances to the pool area from outside.

Please see the listings on the VRBO website (using a slash and the listing number below) to see reviews from our properties:

977187 - Beach View Retreat - Anna Maria Island

557191 - Gulf View Retreat - Anna Maria Island

614098 - Pool Side Retreat - Anna Maria Island

933895 - Palm Isle Retreat - Anna Maria Island

1021349 - Dolphin Pool & Beach Home - Casey Key

1021417 - Sea Turtle Pool & Beach Home - Casey Key

More Details

Rex Geissler
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Rex Geissler

Growing up in Florida, my wife enjoyed the best of the beaches. It was always a special time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with family and friends. Michele had heard about the beaches south of Tampa where she grew up but did not experience them until we went to Nokomis Beach and Casey Key. We fell in love with the area. And since my husband is from Colorado and we live on a mountain property named Quartz Mountain Ranch, the island beaches give us an incredible contrast to the mountains.

Rex Geissler purchased this house in 2017

Why Rex Geissler chose Nokomis

When we first saw this property, and the amazing pool and lanai we fell instantly in love with it. There is a warmth in this home and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

The couple blocks to Nokomis Beach and Casey Key, the unobstructed Gulf views from the Crows Nest deck, the large amazing swimming pool and lanai, the new Fire Pit with lighted palm trees, the paddle board, the kayak, and the closeness to the trolley stop made this the perfect property to enjoy all that the Gulf Coast has to offer!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Nokomis in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New walk-in closet, expanded doorway, vanity, holding bar
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , New vanity, holding bar, nice tile work
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Large bedroom, HD TV, fan, dresser, closet, lamp, queen,bunk
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , En-suite bathroom, HD TV, fan, pack-n-play, booster seat
    Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 Large Double Bed , LazyBoy Sleeper Sofa with air mattress not frame, fan, HD TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Dolphin Pool & Beach Home - Closest Beach Home to I-75 in Florida! Casey Key
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

This was the perfect set-up for a family vacation. We spent countless hours around the pool.

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. We could load all the sea gear in the wagon and walk to the beach with 6 kids in tow. Our friends rented the other half of the property and this worked really well. The pool was certainly a hit. Everything worked and it was easy to get a hold of Rex if we had any questions. Would recommend this property and planning to get back there ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Inga, Thanks so much for the review of the home. We are so glad that "the location was perfect" and that "the pool was certainly a hit." We hope that you come back soon! Best Regards, Rex
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It is an amazing beach house.

  • 5 of 5

It was just overall amazing! And it was so close to the beach. I also enjoyed all the activities there was to do. Thank you so much for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado, USA

Gorgeous. Just the right balance between sophisticated and brachytherapy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. We loved the house, and it was stocked with everything we needed, including beach toys and chairs. The home and pool were sparkling clean.

We loved Casey Key with its beautiful uncrowded beach, clean rest rooms and abundant parking. We drove the length of the Key a few times to look at the beautiful mansions. All in all, one of the best places we have stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Genevieve, Thanks so much for your kind review. So glad you "had a fabulous time. We loved the house, and it was stocked with everything we needed, including beach toys and chairs. The home and pool were sparkling clean." Best Regards, Rex & Michele
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Great location, wonderful pool

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the spaciousness, pool and location. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haviland, Ohio

Super owners, fantastic location, and an awesome pool!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six wonderful weeks in the Dolphin, and want to express our gratitude to Rex & Michelle! We can say unequivocally that no nicer or more responsive owners exist! We would give them a rating of 10 on a scale of 5!! The location provides a very short walk to Nokomis Beach on Casey Key, is a skip and a hop from I-75, and the oversized, heated pool was enjoyed by all of us, including our grandchildren, who visited for a few days. The Geissler’s have provided SO many extras, like a booster seat and pack-n-play for the little ones, and plenty of bikes, beach toys, chairs, floating devices - literally everything needed for a family to truly enjoy themselves. The house, while nothing fancy, is clean and very accommodating. The outside landscaping is beautiful, and the super fast wi-fi allowed us to conduct business in a very efficient manner. The duplex arrangement, with the pool being shared, may not work for everyone, but it worked very well for us, even though we had some family visiting for 2 of the 6 weeks we were there. Thanks again, Rex & Michelle, for allowing us to create some wonderful memories, as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful pool, around corner to beach, 6 mins to I-75, and great renovations

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Dolphin Pool & Beach Home. It was easy to get to because I-75 is only 6-7 minutes away, which is really nice when you've driven so far as many other beach homes are 30-60 minutes off the interstate. The beach is a one block walk to Albee and then a one block walk across the intercoastal drawbridge with interesting views to Nokomis Beach on Casey Key. All the beach toys and chairs you need were provided. The front yard is real nice with a number of palm trees and colorful landscaping and plenty of parking. The door lock is easy to use but at night it does not have a light until you push the first key. The flooring and subflooring was just replaced with nice porcelain tile planking so it stayed cool during the warmer days. The home has a real nice open concept with a very large living room for gatherings of family and friends that extend directly into the kitchen and dining room with a bar and several stylish stools and new quartz countertops. The refrigerator worked fine but could probably use an update in the future. The bedrooms are large size with plenty of room for storage and a king bed and en suite in the master and a queen and bunk bed in the guest bedroom. The corridor between the bedrooms lead directly to the lanai and pool. Along with the open living room, the lanai and pool are the best areas of the home. The screened-in lanai has plenty of seating to relax and look at the pool and those in it while the screen keeps out insects and keeps leaves out of the pool. The heated pool is very large at 30 feet by 15 feet and goes down to about 6.5 feet depth. The kids loved playing in and around the pool. With all the seating and large pool , there was no problem with the nice guests next door. The kids also loved the pickleball court on the back concrete area next to the storage garages. There is very nice landscaping around the lanai and in the back area. We look forward to enjoying the Dolphin again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to share the Dolphin Pool & Beach Home. Come back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Venice(VNC),Sarasota(SRQ),Tampa(TPA),Ft Myers(RSW)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sorrento Par 3 Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Car: recommended

We love the following activities:

Casey Key / Nokomis Beach & Drum Circle (Wednesday + Saturday evenings before 2 hours before sunset to sunset)

Hunting shark teeth at Casperson Black Sand Beach

Turtle Beach

Siesta Key Beach & Drum Circle

Venice Island Beach

Venice Fishing Pier

North Jetty Park

South Jetty Park

Nokomis Groves

Venice Historic Train Depot

Venetian Waterway Park

Driving or riding bikes north on Casey Key through the multi-million dollar homes

Driving around Venice Island looking at the homes and statues

Eating and shopping on Venice Island

Taking kayak tours

Taking boat tours

Taking fishing tours

Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art

Sarasota History Center Museum

Sarasota Art Center

Sarasota Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Sarasota Circus Arts Conservatory

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Sarasota Crowley Museum & Nature Center

Sarasota Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Sarasota Mote Marine Aquarium

Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton South Florida Museum

Bradenton Beach Horses

Myakka State Park.

St. Armands Circle shopping & restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Nokomis, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
July 4th Independence Day
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July August
7 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
18 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £107.61 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £42.33
Tax Rate 12.0%

Discount if paid by checks more than 6 weeks before rental begins
3 payments possible if booked more than 4 months out
USA Credit Card Fees - 3% extra
International Credit Card Fees - 6% extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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