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205 Feet of Private Beach Right on the Gulf

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Manasota Key

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

A spectacular beachfront home overlooking a wide Gulf of Mexico beach on secluded Manasota Key. It is a large home with 5 bedrooms on different floors and wings affording the whole family plenty of room to spread out and relax. It has been decorated and remodeled throughout using natural woods and stone and glass to combine it with the splendor of the natural setting. Elegance and comfort aptly depict both the interior and exterior space. Enjoy sunsets that are breathtaking from any of the outdoor decks or open windows and doors from almost anywhere in the house. Just steps to the private beach. Two master bedroom suites upstairs, one of them has it's own built in library and one master suite down, all have Gulf views. All the bedrooms have private baths. Upstairs has it's own living area with a small kitchenette. *PLEASE LOOK UNDER THE FURTHER DETAILS SECTION FOR A LINK TO A VIRTUAL TOUR*

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Dave Mackes
Member since: 2010
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based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

205 Feet of Private Beach Right on the Gulf
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
Lancaster, PA

50th Wedding Celebration with family

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent two fabulous weeks at this Hideaway Retreat property. Property description says it all! At one point we had a total of twelve enjoying the residence. It has plenty of space for everyone with spacious bedrooms and more than adequate bathrooms. Temps were in mid to high 80's with only a brief shower on the mainland one PM. Property has two large outside decks; one on second level. From these areas we enjoyed refreshments while watching the sunsets. Plenty of tables and chairs provided. We could enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife while preparing meals in the kitchen or on the deck. Grandkids played in screened in porch after enjoying the water. Also had our Easter meal together on the porch while enjoying the great weather. Beach is only steps away with only a few people accessing it as they search for shells or sharks teeth. Friendly neighbors also stop to share their tips. During our visit we had the requisite visits by Henry the heron, along with a bald eagle, snowy egrets, pelicans, cormorants, etc. We had a glorious time with our family since we do not have the opportunity to vacation with everyone at the same time. Also we found many sharks teeth right on the property. One Englewood resident shared with us the fact that he had found a 3 1/2 tooth (Megladon) right down the beach a year or so ago. During our stay we also traveled to Busch Gardens. Venice, Boca Grande, and Nokomis Groves for their famous ice cream. All in all, everyone enjoyed our stay on Manasota Key, a classic example of "old" Florida. Limited beach access, canopied covered roadway, no commercial properties, except for two small "grandfathered" resorts a mile away. Thanks to the Mackes family for sharing their residence along with their welcoming gift and to Col. "Mac" Mac Farland for his attention to the property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clermont, FL

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this home and had an amazing time!! The beach was so private! It was like being on a cul-de-sac because there are rocks that jut out into the gulf just two houses down so few people are even walking by during the day. There were sharks teeth everywhere and we found some great shells too. All of the bedrooms were beautiful with their own attached bath and the living areas were perfect for relaxing. There's a private upstairs deck we used for sunning and a large downstairs deck as well. The grill was great! We used it twice. This is a dog friendly beach so we saw lots of canine friends on our evening walks to watch the sunsets. It's only 15 minutes to Walmart and Publix so we didn't have to pack all our food for the whole week. We caught 30 mullet in the intercoastal at Blind Pass and had a great fish fry! There are some rocks in the water in front of the house next door and the kids enjoyed snorkeling around them. The gulf was calm and perfect for paddle boarding on some days but also kicked up some waves for fun on other days. We hope to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the USA and we are so glad to have found this fantastic beach house. It was more than large enough for the five of us and very well equipped for any cooking/ baking/cocktail making possibility! We were visited by Henry a few times, but he was quickly ousted by Charlie Chopsticks and Marty Pellow who were constant hot dog munchers! We absolutely loved being on the beach collecting shark teeth. We had a close encounter when having our first dip in the sea with a turtle, which was amazing, and saw dolphins almost every day.The weather did not disappoint and the night time lightning displays were incredible, the only thing we were disappointed with was that we hadn't booked for two weeks! A big thank you to Mac for keeping our son's blankies safe until we could collect them. We will most definitely be returning as this was the best holiday....EVER! Thank You :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are of course glad you had a wonderful time. We try very hard to under promise and over perform and look forward to your return. It is nice to have guests that know how to have a good time.
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So disappointed!

  • 2 of 5

This home has the potential to be amazing. The location of the home is second to none. The size of the home is awesome. The beach is amazing. We walked up and down the beach daily. The view is breathtaking. Dolphins and rays so fun to watch. There are so many wonderful things about the home. I wish the review could be better, but it can't.

When we arrived the home was absolutely filthy. Dozens of cockroach like bugs in the kitchen cupboards, laundry room, and the bedroom closet. Grime, dust, and dirt prevailed. So many things in the home were broken such as lights, fans, the oven, toaster oven, screen doors, and windows. The kitchen pantry, cupboards, and drawers were in complete disarray and unusable. Upon our return home, we contacted the owner about these issues and he said it was his home and he could keep it anyway he chose to. I was devastated. I could go on and on about the issues, but I will sum it up with this. I would not recommend this home until it has a complete cleaning and repair overhaul. You will be as devastated as we were. How sad we had to clean, fix, and "deal with" so many issues on our vacation. If it is completely and totally professionally cleaned, all repairs professionally done, I would then recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Evening Janet I was surprised to hear from you after six months had passed from your stay in our home. I have 23 pages of correspondence between us with detailed answers to all of your complaints with our home some of which were valid and would have been taken care of promptly had you notified us. Instead you waited until after you had vacated and then told us that a Two Thousand Dollars refund was justified. We have a caretaker Mac and you bought some things to his attention, but your Husband Paul who is the leaseholder told him it was ok not to worry about it. In all our correspondence I have always supplied you with my phone number, never once have you called during your stay. In the above statements you distorted what I told you in writing, which was that the pantry is ours and we would keep our things in it. As you know there is a separate large pantry cabinet next to the refrigerator for your use. We have a pest control company under contract that sprays the property 4 times a year. We have housekeepers that would gladly have gone back to take care of any problems had just let me know. I am sorry you had any problems and we did refund you $1250.00. All items have been replaced or repaired.
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bristol tn

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

13 of us. We had a great time. the beach was great only saw a 2 or 3 people on the beach every day. We all are shark teeth hunters found allot. The house was great we didnt want to leave. best vacation ever!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of twelve including four children, had a wonderful time at this home. Dave and Mac were so nice to work with. There was a basket of fruit and makings for breakfast waiting for us and a Valentine's balloon, too! What a friendly and kind welcome. The location was amazing! It was very private and the sunsets were indescribable! We spent hours on the beach playing and on the decks relaxing. We found beautiful shells and sharks' teeth (which one of my grandchildren shared with his classmates). The home was clean, spacious, and quiet. So nice to have bathrooms for each bedroom, too Would highly recommend this home to friends and anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Boating, Miniature Golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Manasota Key, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £819
Cleaning £369 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

US Dollars
Holiday weeks Priced Separately
Jan-May $5600.00/week;
June-Aug $4600.00/Wk,
Sept-Oct $4400.00/Wk,
Nov-Dec $4500.00/WK.

JAN-MAY $5600.00/WK.
JUNE-AUG $4700.00/WK.
SEPT-OCT $4400.00/WK.
NOV-DEC $4600.00

Holiday Weeks are Priced Separately
$1000 Refundable Security Deposit.;
$450.00 Mandatory Cleaning Fee.;
12% Florida Rental Tax.;

Dates Available: Year Round

Initial deposit is the refundable security deposit of $1000.00 which holds the dates for you. The balance is due 100 prior to your occupancy.

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

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Full 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Half 1 - Toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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