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Panoramic Water Views! Free Bikes, Kayaks & SUP's! Unbeatable Island Value!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to The Highview on Manasota Key. Come as you are, kick off your shoes, and immerse yourself into this little tropical Paradise. Located on the southern tip of Manasota Key on The Gulf of Mexico, we enjoy offering couples and family's a wonderful value added vacation and a great guest experience as well. At our resort you will feel right at home the minute you arrive. From lush tropical landscaping to a spotless accommodation, we like to think we've thought of everything to make your stay both memorable and enjoyable.

NO ferry's or water taxi needed. Just drive over the bridge to our island and enjoy your freedom and spontaneity.

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 of that and more. With a unique location and unmatched value added amenities, this two bedroom one bath suite at has everything you need for a great vacation.

Be sure to see our reviews.

Enjoy our beach cruisers bikes, Stand Up Paddle Boards, kayaks, and every other beach toy you can possibly imagine. It's all FREE of charge 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
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:
21 July, 2018

Why Peter and MaryJo - Owners chose Englewood

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Englewood in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.8510637 based on 62 reviews

Ultimate beach house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4/15-4/22. Weather was perfect everyday. There literally is nothing missing on this property. All you need is your clothes. We had a great time kayaking and paddle boarding in lemon bay. We saw manatee and saw dolphin up close(almost touched) every time we went out. The bikes are also a plus. You can easily ride to 3-4 different bar/ restaurants. Food is marginal but atmosphere is great. The beach is a very short walk and very quiet. No crowding whatsoever. We have already booked again for next year. We highly recommend this property if you're looking for a very relaxing vacation. Almost forgot, the house is very nice and the decks are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for wonderful review Bill! It was great meeting you guys and were so glad you enjoyed the house and area. Looking forward to having you back next April! Best, Pete & MaryJo
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Beautiful place to enjoy all that Englewood has to offer

  • 4 of 5

I've been visiting relatives in Englewood for more than 50 years though this is the first time I have stayed at the beach. The Highview location is perfect - a few minutes stroll to Stump Pass and a short walk to the beach. The bikes, SUP boards, kayaks and all the beach gear provided is a bonus! Plus, I appreciated the little gift that they left, nice touch. The top deck is perfect for sunset views and daydreaming. All the beach restaurants are close by if you don't want to leave Manasota Key. My only complaints are out of the owners control - the guy in the downstairs unit was a smoker so we couldn't enjoy the decks or even leave the slider open when he was on his deck smoking. And unfortunately, there was a house under construction behind us so we were awakened each morning at 7 with peeping construction vehicles and nail guns - no sleeping in for us on vacation. Also be aware check-in time is 4 and check-out is at 10.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol Thank you very much for the feedback and nice review. Our property is non- smoking one and all guests must sign a contract that they understand the same. I am so sorry the guest staying the same week as you downstairs smoked. If you had only let me know at the time I would have stopped that immediately. Our guests comfort and enjoyment is very important to us. We will now be reinforcing this policy with signage as well. Our contract also informs all guests of our check in and check out times. This time frame is necessary in order to do a thorough cleaning and inspection of each suite prior the next guests arrival as we did before yours. The new home being built on the street behind us is nearly completed and looking good. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again soon. Best, Peter & MaryJo
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Relaxing and Active all together

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at the Highview situated between the river and the gulf on Manasota Key. Laid back and friendly place away from the hustle and bustle. Peter and Mary Jo were very helpful and supportive both before as well as during our stay. They respond very quickly to any questions, and provide excellent accessories including bikes, kyacks, paddle boards, vests, and snorkel gear. Comfortable and clean two bedroom with great decks. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dale. It was great to meet you both. MaryJo and I are so glad you enjoyed our home and the area. Look forward to having you back again soon!
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Snow Bird wanna be

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking around the gulf coast for a few years. Reserved the Highview for a week. Should of reserved the Highview for a month. Just a great area and accommodation. We are very particular when it comes to cleanliness and we couldn't of asked for a cleaner place. Spotless and everything you need for your stay. Nice & quiet. Walking distance to the State Park. Caught a dozen or so fish in a couple of hours. Sunsets are wonderful. I do believe the owners even made sure the weather was perfect. Thanks for a great place to have a nice quiet week of vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jim! We're very fortunate to have a cleaning staff that take great pride in what they do and enjoy doing it. Glad you enjoyed the house and area and and had good luck fishing too! Looking forward to having you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on New Years Eve and were able to see fireworks from the rooftop deck. The house and decks are wonderful and everything is very clean. The view from the rooftop deck is great. We selected this property because of all the recreational equipment that was provided. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate while we were there so we didn't get a chance to use anything but the bikes provided. The nearby state park trail is a must-do. We found many seashells and saw a dolphin. We are hoping to come back when the weather is better. I would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Teresa! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hope to have you back again soon! Best, Peter
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Love this piece of Florida

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. Really dont want to say a lot about it for fear that it will be sold out the next time we want to go!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will always have room for you Jim! It was great to have you back again! Best, Peter
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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

Prices for this holiday house in the Englewood, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving - US
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Holidays - 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak - 2019
2 Feb 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Fee £44.92 + Tax
Departure Cleaning Fee £114.21 + Tax

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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