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Tranquil Island living! On Canal with Dock. Steps to Beach. No cleaning fee

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 bed + bonus rm. 2 Baths, sleeps 6. + private outdoor shower. Canal view

Thank you for your interest in our Manasota Key beach home. The shores of the Key are called 'The Gem of the Sun Coast'. So, if you're looking for a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable stay, rest assured you've found the right place.

The Key is true Florida. Unspoiled by high-rises and high prices. This is why you will find an abundance of shells and prehistoric shark teeth on shore, the highest density of nesting turtles anywhere on the Gulf Coast of Florida, world class bay, ocean and shore fishing. Everyday there is something new to discover.

About our home: The master suite has a king size bed, huge walk in closet. Double vanities (quartz) in the master bath with private shower and tub room. Another outdoor shower is accessible from the master suite. If you haven’t experienced a private outdoor shower (not a shower head stuck on the side of the house), you have missed out! Hot and cold water, towel rack and bench. Leave your bath towel and robe in the shower and you are all set when coming off the beach. Has removable shower head to just wash feet if preferred. Exit out the door of the master suite to enjoy the new coffee patio. A great way to start your day. Both bathrooms have hair dryers and the master offers a magnifying mirror. Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed. Bonus rm. has a full size futon, but can also be used as a study as there is a desk as well. All 3 rooms have a 42' cable tv. The living room has a 47' cable tv. Both bedrooms have large closets with hangers and laundry bins. Bathroom #2 has a vanity and newly tiled shower. You will find stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The refrigerator has a double freezer and an exterior ice/water dispenser. Service for 12. Blender, toaster, 2 coffee makers, a 12 cup drip and a Keurig (you choose your favorite) mixer. The stove has four burners and a double oven. The small oven heats and cools quickly. Perfect for Florida. The dishwasher, full size and quiet. The free use of the in-home clothes washer and dryer assure that time and money is not wasted at a laundromat. An outdoor clothesline is perfect for drying your beach towels. The home has dependable and high speed wifi and all four t.v.'s have extensive cable.

Our double lot sits on a quiet, private canal with a boat dock and access to both the inter-coastal waterway and the Gulf. There has been a mating pair of Manatees and their baby in the canal as well as a White Egrets nest, for years. There are always fish to watch. We have seen snook, redfish and sheepshead from the dock. Of course the jumping mullet are always fun to watch. Look for the green night heron fishing. Many nearby vendors will deliver and pick up paddle boards or kayaks. Or rent a jet ski or boat. Put in the kayaks and paddle boards on our property and it is a VERY short paddle to the beautiful Lemon Bay. Explore the mangrove islands in the bay. Many a photographer has enjoyed our home and the rich wildlife of the canal and property.

Relax on our new double decker, screened in patios. Both patios have ceiling fans. The perfect compliment to our existing outdoor deck.

Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach cart, several sizes of coolers and a few floaty devices are provided.

The large property provides privacy and ample room for recreation. It also provides plenty of room should you have a boat trailer to park.

In addition to the beach that is only steps away, Stump Beach Pass State Park, the number one attraction in our area, is just a short walk away and offers pristine beaches, ample wildlife and hiking trails. There are four public beaches on Manasota Key, each unique and worth visiting, but the beach at the end of our street is my favorite. Very few streets on the Key afford access as we have at the end of the street. No private property to cross nor a long walk to an access point.

NOTE: Interior space above the garage is not available for rent and is not included in the rental price or description. The space is not and will not be occupied during your stay. You will have entire property to yourselves. The upper deck is included in the price and is available for your use.

Keywords: beach, boat dock, Manasota Key, Englewood, Florida, Gulf Coast, House, large lot, 2 bedroom plus bonus room with full size futon, 2 bath, outdoor shower.

More Details

Beth Tapprich
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Beth Tapprich

This home has been in our family for 65 years.

My husband recalls playing in the surf and fishing from the dock in his early years. He helped plant many of the 38 Palm trees on the property. Throughout the renovations and updates over the years, we have painstakingly worked to maintain the charm of a beach home while including all the modern updates and conveniences. We enjoyed the process and if you read our reviews you will note that our guests appreciate and approve of our efforts. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully reserving your stay at our beautiful Palm View property.

William and Beth

Why Beth Tapprich chose Englewood

Location, location, location. Our home is in the highly desirable South end of the Key. Not only on the South end, but located midway between the restaurant/tiki bar/live music area and the serene Stump Beach Pass State Park. Close enough to walk to entertainment (10 min.) but far enough away that the music is not heard at the house and we are not bothered by parking activity. Perfect. If you don’t want to walk, several of the establishments will pick you up in their street legal golf carts and shuttle you back and forth. We have open access to the beach. You do not have to cross private property. Only a few streets on the Key are configured to allow this.

What makes this house unique

This is our home. It is furnished as a home. You will find quality furnishings and amenities. The best part of this home is the advantages of the canal. You don't have to be a boater to enjoy the view of the mangroves, herons, fish and manatees. You can rent a kayak from a number of local vendors and it will be delivered to the house and picked up. You can launch right from the yard and be in beautiful Lemon Bay paddling with the dolphins in no time. The outdoor shower is great for washing the sand from your feet after a walk on the beach at sunset or for your daily showers. Hot and cold water. The sunsets are nightly and beautiful over the Gulf. In the winter you may enjoy the outdoor deck and soak up the sun and in the Summer there are two screened patios with ceiling fans. Truly a year round home.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 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:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double vanities, quartz countertops, beautifully appointed
    outdoor shower - Private, bench, hooks for towels. Hot and cold water.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full vanity with storage drawers and closet.
  • All bathrooms have plenty of storage and counter space. Plenty of towels provided. Hair dryer. Magnifying mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Suite. Walk in closet, flat screen tv, view of canal.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , closet, flat screen t.v., view of canal, ceiling fan
    Bonus room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size quality futon, pack n play for infants.
  • Bonus room can be used as an office with a desk or as a 3rd bedroom. It has a full size, top quality futon. Master suite has double sliding glass door to access an outdoor shower, private backyard and coffee patio. Ceiling fan. Cedar lined walk in closet is very roomy. 45 square feet. Hangers and laundry bin provided in each bedroom. 2nd bedroom has large closet, queen size bed and ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower, cedar lined walk-in closet, beach bag, beach umbrellas, 6+ beach chairs, beach towels, water toys, 3 different sized coolers, one large on wheels. 2 adult bicycles for guest use.


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Tranquil Island living! On Canal with Dock. Steps to Beach. No cleaning fee
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

We had a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and very comfortable. Everything we needed to make our stay a wonderful stay was provided. We hope we can stay there again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving our home such a favorable review. Our guests comfort is important to us! We pride ourselves on providing everything needed for a guests stay. We look forward to hosting your family again. Warmest regards, Beth
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Excellant vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained meeting our expectations. Its location on a canal with easy access to the Gulf met our boating needs and near good eating locations. Fishing could have been better which was affected by the high water and water temperature. Grand daughter loved the shark teeth hunting on the beach. Would recommend. Dwight

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a pleasant stay. Our new dock has been a big hit with all of our guests, particularly with those who own boats. Come back soon. Beth
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was wonderful. The home was very comfortable, clean, and up to date, with all the accommodations one would need..(.i.e. iron, laundry , beach chairs, coolers...etc.)

It was just a short walk to the beach, with very private beaches. Would have loved to have had a wagon to transport the chairs, umbrellas, and coolers back and forth to the beach; but considering that was the only exercise I had all week....it was all good. I give this vacation and the home and the owners a 5 star review!!!

Beth and her husband left very detailed instructions and locations of activities and resturants which were very helpful. Thank you both for a very welcoming and comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Audrey, When we chatted, you stated that you were looking for a peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation for you and your sister. I am delighted that is what you experienced. Just to let you know, we have purchased a quality beach cart for our guests use. It is waiting for you! You are welcome back anytime! Warmest regards, Beth
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All the comforts of home and more !

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this home. It was spotlessly clean upon our arrival, and is nicely appointed with comfy furniture and updated TV's and WiFi. This home has everything you need for a great beach / fishing vacation. The beach is just across the road about a block away, and the owner has recently built a great new dock so you can keep your boat securely in the canal right beside the house. We look forward to returning again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The dock is just one more amenity or feature of our home for our guests to enjoy. Our fishing guests (like yourself) appreciate the convenience of having their boat on the property and our non-boating guests can enjoy sitting over the water and getting close up views of the manatees, sea hares, fish and all the birds that like to fish from the dock, like the blue herons and egrets. The greatest compliment we receive is all our repeat guests, such as yourself. We look forward to hosting you again. Beth
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Property was comfortable and perfect for our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was excellent. Home was clean and ready for guests. Beds are comfortable and linens are high quality. Home was well stocked with cleaning supplies, paper products. Well stocked shed provided all the beach assesories needed for fun in the sun. There's a new dock perfect for a kayak or hanging lights to see night time fish activity. This was our fourth consecutive visit and we are always happy with the presentation of the home. Thank you Beth for making your guests feel like a welcomed member of the family!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the new dock. We are happy to consistently improve our home for the enjoyment and comfort of our guests. We always appreciate the care you give our home. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Beth
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Better than Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Beth's beautiful home several times. Everytime has been perfect. The home is spacious, clean and well stocked. I love the wood floors and ceiling. Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, clean bathrooms with a bonus outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. The beach is steps away, clean, clear waters! Perfect for my grandson because there is not a steep drop off. Not crowded and filled with shells and sharks teeth. We swam every morning and evening. Great resturants close by, Flounders was our favorite this time. We had 4 adults and 1 4yr old with plenty of room for all. There are beach chairs, toys and umbrellas in the shed. Everything you need is there. Beth is easy to work with and responds to questions promptly. We shopped on Dearborn and explored a new area daily. Many great places nearby but this feels private. Photos are accurate but do not show how great this home is. I have recommended this home to friends and will continue to return. Thank you for sharing your home Beth! Tammy, Joe, Jayden, Jake and Justen.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Juss, I have heard from other guests that our photos do not do the home justice and I have to agree! It is hard to photograph serenity , comfort, quiet and the feeling of home. We are pleased that we could host your family for your third visit! Introducing your grandson to the area and beach must have been fun. As always, thanks for the care you gave our home during your stay. I hope to host you and your family for a fourth visit! Warmest regards, Beth
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Stump Pass Beach State Park
Nice walk on beach or on path through native Florida State Park.
Lock 'n Key Pub Restaurant
Gulfview Grill
Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar
Englewood Farmers Market
Lock 'n Key Pub Restaurant
Englewood Public Beach
Publix Super Market at Merchants Crossing
Farlows on the Water
Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro
Blind Pass Beach
White Elephant Pub
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
rentals and tours
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Stump Beach Pass State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Englewood
Car: necessary

Our Guest Welcome Book will help orient you to local restaurants, grocery stores, golf courses, places of interest and information you may need for your stay. I am happy to correspond with my guests prior to their stay about any specific interests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Englewood, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
13 Apr 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low season
10 Aug 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
14 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
January, 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Peak Season
1 Feb 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £287.08
Tax Rate 12.0%

20% DISCOUNT REFLECTED IN RATES FOR 28 DAY, OR LONGER. No charge for professional cleaning. The $500 first payment is non-refundable. The $400 damage deposit will be returned within 7 business days of checkout after review/inventory of property.
No pets. Please do not ask, we cannot accommodate pets as we have many renters that may have allergies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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