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Panoramic Water Views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's! An unbeatable island value.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Spotless accommodations, fun for every one and the best views on the Island!

Location,location,location! The Highview is situated on the southern tip of the Island, you could almost throw a coconut from Gulf to the Bay here. JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH and Stump Pass. This rental stands high above the rest in every way. When views, quality and cleanliness are important ,The Highview delivers all and more!

This top floor suite sleeps six and rents separately from the bottom floor suite.

Take a ride on our beach cruiser bikes, launch the kayaks or try the stand up paddle boards for the first time. You wont want for anything here...it's all here, it's all FREE, and included with your rental!

Kick back in the comfortable orange lifeguard chairs and take in the awesome views overlooking The Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay. Nothing but blue sky's and blue water everywhere. The Highview gets two thumbs up from the locals and is a great spot for star gazing in the evening.

While inside, walk freely around the open floor plan. There's wifi, two bedrooms with high quality linens, and three flat screen TVs. Enjoy cooking your favorite meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The comfortable open Living room has a large flat screen HDTV, and beautiful Gulf Views.

Love the outdoors?...then you'll feel right at home here. Cook out on one of our Weber grills. The picnic area and tables are nestled in sea shells. Found some great stuff at the beach???...Wash off your bounty in the custom built shell cleaning station.

Enjoy the enclosed open top outdoor shower with hot and cold running water and blue sky views. Walk around the property sipping a cool drink and be swept away by the lush tropical landscaping that surrounds the Highview.

One of the best things about this home is it's location. It's right next door to Stump Pass State Park. There are 265 acres of sandy walking trails and pristine beaches. You can ALWAYS find a section of beach all to yourself. The wildlife here is amazing. You will see pelicans diving for fish, Osprey in tree tops, dolphins and manatee swimming the shoreline. Sea turtles lay eggs here every year and don't forget to look for prehistoric sharks teeth (not hard to find) and go shelling at the point.

If you've been here before you know it's allure, if it's your first time, get ready for a soul refreshing journey!

Note* The Highview is a duplex that can sleep up to 12 guests in total. Each floor is a two bedroom one bath, sleeps six, and rents separately. Prices shown are for one floor only.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter and MaryJo - Owners
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

Why Peter and MaryJo - Owners chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

After exploring Florida's Gulf coast for the perfect slice of paradise we kept coming back to the little unknown island called Manasota Key. The perfect mix of peace and quite, nature, and some fun Key West style restaurants just up the road. Anything else you need or want is just off island .

Our home sits on the southern most tip of the Island and is next to Stump Pass State Park. This home has awesome panoramic water views of both Lemon bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Come smell the fresh salt air!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Peter & Mary Jo,

Carl & I are grateful for the time in The Highview! We had never been to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Our time on Manasota Key exceeded our expectations! Highview is thoroughly equipped so as to simply pull up with one's bags & enjoy! The location is superb! We took daily excursions on the bikes, kayaks and even the paddleboards. We found many sharks teeth on our beach walks. The access to the state park & beach brought about many opportunities to enjoy the dolphins and other wildlife! We cannot say enough good things about the location or your home. Thank you for opening your home to us!
Nov 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Panoramic Water Views! FREE Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's! An unbeatable island value.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 42 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time at the Highview this past weekend. We stayed in suite 7 - the second level facing the Gulf. It is a beautiful well- equipped condo and we loved having the water view. The place is literally steps to the beach and Stump Pass State Park. We used the provided kayaks one day and went all the way to the end of Stump Pass which seems to be some kind of dolphin playground. So awesome!! We also enjoyed biking to Flounders for dinner and drinks. Hopefully we will find our way back for a longer stay next time. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing week, wonderful house and a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

The Highview was very clean and nicely updated. It had a home like feeling with all the little extras. It was nice to have beach towels, kayaks, paddle boards, chairs, umbrellas and all the sand toys. We loved watching the sunset on the roof top deck. We had an amazing week and we would come back in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed your property and appreciate your email checking in on us when we arrived.

The location is very nice and the upper deck for views can't be beat.

There are a couple of things I would think about improving if I were the owner - 1 - the sofa really needs to be replaced. Although there were only the 2 of us, we fought over the chairs because the sofa was so tired and uncomfortable. 2 - I would have a backup on the cable boxes. Although we called on Monday about the box not working, it was never replaced. The management office said it was shipped and we should have received it but they were still tracking it when we left the property. so the only tv that worked for the week was the small one in the bedroom.

The kitchen had all the amenities one could want including all the right utensils and plenty of dishes. As far as the equipment - it was really very well done - kayaks, bikes, grills and enough for both units. Very nice. Thank you.

Debbie and Don Storsberg

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and letting us know about the sofa. Your feedback is very important to us as we are not in Florida 8 months a year. Our guests comfort is top priority and we will arrange for the sofa to be replaced this week. Also, sorry one of the TV boxes was not working correctly. We wish the replacement would have arrived sooner. Glad you enjoyed the location, views and amenities. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter
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  • 5 of 5

Vacation was Awesome rental The views were awesome Had everything you needed get time with family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Great week of vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at The Highview over Thanksgiving 2015. We had 6 adults and 5 kids (ages 1-6) and we rented the entire house. The owners have made it so clean and comfortable, and they have supplied absolutely everything to make a beach vacation easy (especially with kids). From coolers, to chairs and umbrellas, towels to sand toys for the kids - it all was fully stocked at the house. We used the bikes, kayaks, SUPs, and grills daily….and watched the Waterfest Boat Races from the roof. We found our local spot at Flounders, which was fun for the adults and kids. Thank you for all the little extras that made such a great week away - all 11 of us had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everyone had a great time! Come back and see us again soon! Best, Peter
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McCordsville, IN

Cleanest and most comfy place ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a lot of Florida beach homes over the last 20 years, and this is definitely one of the best. Very clean, comfy and lots of extras to make our stay enjoyable. The rooftop "perch" was a great place to enjoy our coffee in the morning and watch the sunsets in the evening. Thank you Peter for making sure everything was perfect. This sleepy little island town was a great get away from our busy lives, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! An excellent rating from guests that have rented beach homes for 20 years says a lot. We enjoy constantly maintaining and upgrading our home so we can offer one of the best beach vacations available on the island. It was great meeting you both. Be well and come back and visit again soon!
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Car: not necessary

Launch our kayaks and Stand up Paddle boards(included with your rental) at Stump Pass State Park next to The Highview. Explore the beautiful undeveloped islands and take in the nature from dolphins and matinee swimming right by you to the wide array of birds and other treasures.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning Fee £104
Property Damage Protection £49
Tax Rate 12.0%

This property is a duplex. Rent one floor for a small group, or rent both floors or other Highview Suites for a larger group or family reunion.

*** Each floor sleeps 6 and rents separately***
***Holiday rates may apply***

Max. occupancy is 6 guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Manasota Key in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1st floor sleeps six . One bedroom with a queen, other bedroom has a twin bed and a bunk bed (twin on top, full on bottom) 2nd floor sleeps six. One bedroom with a queen, the other bedroom has two twins and pull out queen in living room Each suite rents separately.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sorry, No smoking inside

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