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Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 efficiency bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

Located on the charming Island of Manasota Key you can enjoy fun stuff such as windsurfing, canoeing, Jet-boating, fishing, bicycling, shell-searching on 3 different Gulf Beaches, ocean swimming as well as swimming in the heated pool on site, grilling on your patio or being served in local speciality restaurants, spend a little money in various gift shops or visit the Town Center Mall in Port Charlotte just 15 minutes away which also offers 8 movie theaters. For the Baseball fans the Stadium is within short distance. Depending on the time of the year, there are many different fairs, art shows and open air music festivals within this area. The Port Charlotte Cultural Center with Theater, Library and different classrooms that offer anything fun from dance lessons to computer classes is located within a short distance.

Private Gulf of Mexico Beach access: Residents of Manasota Key have the privilege of enjoying a quiet and serene non-public beach. It can be reached by foot within 3-5 minutes. If you prefer to mingle and enjoy the Public Beaches, you have the choice of the 'Englewood Beach' in the historical 'down town' and the 'Stump Pass Beach' at the southern tip of the Island. Both Beaches can be reached within a few minutes by car of bicycle.

Cozy & Charming Hide-Away with old Florida flair, overlooking pool and boat basin, with view to the Intracoastal Waterway. This serene spot can be enjoyed at any season of the year.

More Details

Christa Murch & Jack Falitico
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Christa Murch & Jack Falitico

I am a German Immigrant. Arrived in USA 1978.

Lived in Cajun Country Lousiana five years. Came to Florida 1983 . Love it here. I am a REALTOR since 1985, worked for Re/Max 12 years and now for Century 21 - enjoying my work.

I purchased several investment properties over the years and I am renting to vacationers from all over the States and Europe. Enjoy meeting my guests and striving to provide a wonderful vacation time for them.

Thank you all for visiting my Tropical Hideaway. Hope you come back one day in the future.

Christa Murch & Jack Falitico purchased this studio in 2000

Why Christa Murch & Jack Falitico chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

I purchased this little vintage 'cottage' because it is a very special place and it depicts the ' old fashion' Florida Lifestyle.

I can accommodate short term vacationers , some of which come from the big cities near by just for a long weekend to relax.

I also have the option to allow pets, which is hard to find for my travelers.

We have a small marina, bring our boat. We are just a stone through away from the Intra Coastal Waterway. The fishing is plenty and the scenery breathtaking.

We also have a large heated swimming pool for our guest.

The private Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico is just a few yards away.

The island features two Public Beaches, Englewood Beach and Stump Pass Beach Park with hiking trails.

What makes this studio unique

The Benefits of my little Tropical Hideaway are many. Besides the features mentioned before, there are multiple places to visit and to enjoy. For instance there are boat/ jet ski and Kayak rental places on the island. The unique Restaurants offer delicious food and fun entertainment.

You also can walk miles on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico, if you desire peace and quiet instead.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in the Manasota Key in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Efficient full bath room features a large shower, and of course toilet and sink.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , cottage features two single beds put together as king
  • This is a Florida Style decorated Studio, completely furnished with everything you will need. A comfy sleep accommodation, two single beds ( pullout/Trundle ) with all bedding etc. It can be modified as one sleeper or two sleeper, see pictures.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 small pet ( cat or dog ) considered. Must be approved by owner.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Charming Little Tropical Hide-Away With Private Gulf Beach Access
average rating of 4.117647 based on 17 reviews
Ypsilanti, MI

Manasota Key Studio

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful studio...heated pool and intercoastal right outside the door, beach access is right across the street. Christa (owner) is just a phone call away...and always helpful. Super clean and cozy place..well stocked with anything you could possibly need. We saw a manatee right at the docks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This little Hideaway truly offers a "tropical vacation" and I am delighted to have so many "happy campers" and repeaters at my place... Christa
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27 1
Fowler, IN USA

Small space, but beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

Had a very nice stay in this location for two winter vacations. Christa and Jack were the best hosts. I only moved on for a little more room. Beautiful location with the heated pool and beach one block away.

Sue Foster, Indiana

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alternative to Florida Camping?

  • 1 of 5

On the surface, this quaint and cosy looking studio looks like a throwback to the yesteryears of Florida coast living. Set in a small compound block of about 15 units, the best features about this place are the heated pool and close proximity to the beach. From there, it goes down hill. The maintenance man/cleaning crew should be fired (or perhaps one should be hired) as the unit was in dire need of attention: the filter on the air conditioning unit was completely filled with dirt and mold (we refused to turn on the air), the room was dank and smelled of must and mildew, the side of the refrigerator next to the stove was covered in grease/food, the kitchen counters had broken trim, the screen on the window over the bed was not properly fixed to window frame and would constantly fall away, the window in the bathroom would not open properly and almost broke when trying to open; when walking on some of the floor tile in the room the underlayment was warped and dank air would puff up from below the flooring in the missing grout (maybe puff the magic dragon?); the water pressure in the shower is so low that you would be better off pouring a cup of water on your head; the cockroaches were at least 2" long (three decided to sample the leftover wine in our glasses left on the stove and in the sink); and the list goes on... In regards to the trundle bed, it was one of the most uncomfortable trundle beds we have slept in. The sheets were horrible, the pillows stained with drool, and to top it all off, we were bitten by bed bugs! (I have the photos if you need proof.)

In fairness, we did not call the owner or manager about these issues. We believe that property owners should look at their rentals from a guest's point of view. Had this been done, I am confident that many of these issues would not have been experienced.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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7 1
Memphis, Indiana

Darling little bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, clean, and everything you could need is provided in a beautiful setting. Bay inlet to dock your boat only steps away. Clean and heated pool. Beach access. Located near end of island. Reasonable rates. I am already planning my next trip back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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No. 9 - Angler's Resort

  • 4 of 5

Quaint efficiency, everything you could possibly need provided. I loved the bar style dining table & its 4 chairs (would love to have that at my home), but I felt it was too big for the unit. We had a wonderful time met several of the people in the area, everyone as always was very friendly. Will stay again when I get the chance. Thank you Christa & Jack, hope to see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a diamond, but really close!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely nothing bad to say about this nice little place. Some previous reviews talk about the bed. It is a little weird, but after you set it up and actually sleep on it, you'll love it! The home is in a perfect location, quiet, clean, equipped with a full size kitchen, pots and pans, table for four. The resort pool is huge, clean and 85 degrees! The private beach is just a two minute walk across the road. Sand chairs, beach towels and beach umbrella all there to be used. Never seen so many shark teeth as at this beach. This place is excellent for rest and relaxation. You can travel about 20 minutes north and be in Venice, ( be sure to eat at Starkey's on the Pier ). Or you can go about 74 minutes south and be in Ft. Myers.

No matter what you want, it is all available from this location. Oh yea two other things. THE PRICE!!! You can not stay anywhere near a beach for this kind of money!! And the owners are available 24/7, not that you will need anything. They do a great job getting ready for their guest.

Thank you Jack and Christa, you made our vacation one of our favorite trips to Florida ( and we have been going to Florida for over 15 years ) We will definitely be back soon!!

Tom & Robin

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stump Pass Beach State Park
"For Nature Lovers, great little trail , light house and Museum"
Gulfview Grill
Lock 'n Key Pub Restaurant
White Elephant Pub
Blind Pass Beach
Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro
Stump Pass Grill
Captain Eddie's Fishing Bus
Catanias Winery
Barrier Island Adventures
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SWFl. Int., Ft. Myers, Sarasota and Punta Gorda
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
8-10 blocks
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
8-10 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
200 yards
Car: recommended

Charming Sub-Tropical Island along the Intracoastal waterway on the Gulf of Mexico. Just outside of Englewood and a short distance to Venice and Port Charlotte. Enjoy the laid back lifestyle, go fishing, swimming or boating.

Other Activities: Just enjoy the sub tropical weather, relax and wind down. Make new friends !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in the Manasota Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016 2017
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017/2018
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
Cleaning Fee £73.44
Tax Rate 12.0%


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