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An Island Paradise In A Private Enclave Minutes From Sarasota And Venice.

People4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Casey Key - Casey Key House

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Large Dining, Sitting Area & TV Are

Island casual meets tropical garden meets wide private beach or dock depending on which door you step out. Gulf or Bay views await you from every window. Enjoy evening sunsets and morning sunrises over the water. There is a master suite with queen bed, one bedroom with 3 twins and a another with a queen bed on the ground level. The living area has 2 large sitting areas, one for TV and one for conversation. There are two dining tables one for 4 in the TV area and one for 8 in the dining area overlooking the Bay. There is a separate large fully equipped kitchen with laundry that also looks out to the Bay. A patio on the Bayside has a table and chairs for alfresco dining, lovely for morning coffee or take your coffee to the beach and watch the birds and dolphins. There is a large shaded picnic table on the gulfside . Friendly dogs are welcome on the beach as long as you clean up after them. a kayak allows one to explore the Bay. 3 TVs with cable hookup and a DVD player are there for when you can pull yourself off the beach.Bikes are available at Beach Bikes in Venice. They pick up and deliver.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
shelia or A. G. Spicola
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 January, 2016

About shelia or A. G. Spicola

Florida natives who love the water and the quiet privacy of Casey Key but also love to drive to Venice or Sarasota to go to the opera, out to dinner, and so much more. We love having our children and grandchildren down for family gatherings. There's a new scene everyday at the beach, so we never tire of walking the beach, swimming in the crystal clear water, or just sitting out.

shelia or A. G. Spicola purchased this house in 1988

Why shelia or A. G. Spicola chose Florida

This is a unique setting. A selcuded private tropical paradise minutes away from the high life.

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

An Island Paradise In A Private Enclave Minutes From Sarasota And Venice.
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
3

Location Location saves this house

  • 3 of 5

This is hard to review because even though the home itself is in disrepair - it sits on such a unique property for some it could be worth it. There were only 2 reviews when I rented it so I was not prepared. Everything the angry reviewers said about the house is true but there are more - poor plumbing, falling broken gutter, only tiny oven of ancient stove worked & the couches well dumpster ready there are more issues but I think you get the point. But - it was clean I know that sounds impossible but it's true. It's a clean falling apart home that sits on a magical piece of property.

We went for Christmas w/ my 25yr old twins likely the last vacation for us as just our small family so it would have been precious to me even if I was in a tent. Hubby and boys give it 0 stars for the record. Here is my take - it's a remote pristine little island that I doubt you'd find a place to rent as inexpensively as this. Certainly not cheap but likely cheaper than any of the mansions on the island. The beach in front of the house is amazing, shells plentiful- the bay, if the dock has not been condemned, is lovely!

If not for the location - I'm sure I'd agree w/ my family but personally - I'd go back - but only because I loved the location.

The couple who owns it does make attempts to be helpful - But in the condition the property is in, it's like putting a bandaid on wet skin. It's not going to last. Personally would not take young kids at all-just too stressful.

All in all - I would never rent or expect to rent a home in this condition but the beach- the island - is absolutely worth a trip and you must read Stephen King's Dumas - he has a home on the island - and references landmarks you'll recognize.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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St.Pete, FL
1

This house is a dump

  • 1 of 5

You should be ashamed of yourself for renting this house in this condition. So many broken parts, too many to list, but here is a start; broken windows, cracked windows, windows that don't open or close, duct tape holding sliding glass doors together, sliding glass doors that barely open, a pair of kitchen tongs holding kitchen doors closed, broken cabinets, a oven that barely works, the ac in the bedrooms barely works, no light in the master bath, ...the list goes on. But worst of all; a completely unsafe dock that is falling apart. I could not even have my parents walk out on the dock to get on our boat, TOO UNSAFE.

The location of this property is the only good thing about it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A true gem! Private beach, bay kayaking

  • 5 of 5

This is a true gem. Its in the secluded area of Casey Key and is a special property. Full gulf to bay with wonderful natural landscaping.

The master bedroom has views of the gulf and the back bedroom has amazing views of the bay. The 3rd bedroom worked great for us with 3 kids under 11.

There is an open kitchen and great sitting areas. The outdoor areas are really amazing. You have your own private beach (we did see one person all week). There is a dock on the bay where we saw fish jumping and dolphins. There's a large picnic table under large trees near the dunes. Its a great spot for lunch or just sitting in the shade on a sunny day.

We had an amazing time and really enjoyed this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Casey Key House last week, and absolutely loved it. I was down there with kids on a cycling training mission. The road riding from this location was excellent. It was very easy to link rides using bike paths and roads with wide shoulders.

After our rides, the beach in the front yard (on the Gulf) and the intracoastal waterway in the back yard (that's right... water front AND back!) provided endless opportunity for the kids to sunbathe, fish, kayak, swim, etc. The kids loved it! You could not ask for nicer sunsets (or a nicer place to have morning coffee!).

The house is not a mansion or museum. It is a real house where a real family raised their children and probably created many fond memories. Being a landlord myself and an engineer, I could identify some work that needed to be done, but nothing that affected our enjoyment of the property. That said, the house is spacious, well-furnished, fully functional, comfortable, and clean. With teenagers, it was great to have 3 bathrooms! The pictures accurately represent the house. We had everything we needed, and did not have any issues, but the owners met us at the house to welcome us, and made it clear that they were available if we needed anything.

We loved it, and will absolutely return next year if it is available.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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21 4

Location

Car: necessary

Casey Key is a very private and quiet island located between Venice and Sarasota which each has all kinds of cultual and sporting activities. The home is at the north end of Casey Key on a private road right on the Gulf of Mexico and the Intercoastal Waterway or bay as we call it.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,298
for 7 nights
£2,298
£7,585
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £94
Refundable Damage Deposit £157
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Casey Key, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • 1 master suite with queen bed, 1 bedroom with 3 twin beds, 3rd bedroom with queen bed on ground level.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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