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Private Island House On The Water

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Set on a 30 acre private boat-access only island just off the North end of Longboat Key, this new water front home (completed in 2012) will provide an island vacation experience for you and your family like no other. The house has 2 bedrooms, an outside sleeping porch/bunk bed, along with 2 1/2 bathrooms and an outdoor shower. All rooms view out to Longboat Pass with private dock. Sunsets are spectacular.

The house has 64 feet of sliding doors opening onto large screened decks over-looking the water for lounging and dining. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Sound system with IPad/IPhone docking and high speed WIFI. Surrounded by fine-dining, one of the prettiest beaches and amazing fishing, there is plenty to keep you busy – or you can read a book in the hammocks and order pizza to be delivered.

Great boating water, with use of fishing poles, paddle boards and kayaks.

This property is only accessible by boat, which gives you privacy while being close to it all. Parking and docking access to/from the property is provided at local marina (5 minute boat ride). You can bring your own boat and launch it at any of the nearby boat ramps or marinas or rent one from a local marina. Details available upon request.

More Details

Rodney Schansman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

What makes this house unique

This property is only accesible by boat, which gives you privacy while being close to it all. You can bring your own boat and launch it at any of the nearby boat ramps or marinas or rent one from a local marina. Details available upon request.

There are wonderful local restaurants serving fresh local catch within 2-10 minutes by easy boat ride in protected waters - including several that have tables on the beach!

If you want to venture out further, a 5 minute boat ride and simple to St. Armonds Key, Downtown Sarasota, known world wide for fine arts and culture,beaches, museums, botanical gardens, and wonderful restaurants.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Longboat Key in the Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Sleeping Porch - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Two bedrooms with king size beds and private baths. Each has separate entrance. Private bunk beds are on upstairs screened porch, with view.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Private Island House On The Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! It is just the place for a family or friends who are looking for a unique Florida adventure and the great outdoors! The home has every single essential you may need (and more). The owner is great to deal with and very accommodating. We look forward to returning in the summer!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice break from reality

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely magical house with fantastic views, hopefully won't be the last time we get to stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very unique island adventure/vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This home on a private island off Longboat Key provided all we needed for a fun and unique family adventure and vacation. The home was comfortable and relaxed with a great island vibe. The dock provided spectacular sunset views at Happy Hour and fabulous fishing. Our young nephew caught a very large sheepshead right off the dock! The owner provided kayaks and paddle boards which we used for exercise and for transportation across the waterway to restaurants and walking trails. The house comes with its own private beach for watching the sun rise and romping in the water by our yellow lab. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and fresh seafood stores within a short boat ride. The owner was very accessible and provided a wealth of local knowledge about where to go and things to do. Our family memories from this brief time in Paradise will last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

We are from South Carolina and wanted to spend Spring Break in some warm weather. My wife and I stayed here with our two sons, who are 12 and 16. We decided to come down on Friday and stay in a nearby hotel and check in on Sat. But, the owner insisted that we come early to avoid staying in a hotel that fisrt night. So, he met us and transported us and our luggage over to the island that night. Upon arrival, he gave us a full tour of the property and it was better than I had imagined. The owners have thought of everything and were more than accomodating in letting us use the place as if it were our own. While there are plenty of local restaurants in the area, we only chose to eat out once, had pizza delivered to a dock across the canal once, and made the rest of our meals at the house. Every day was a different adventure...we would take the boat out, explore the island, spend time on the huge sandbar, paddleboard, kayak, play bocci, play outdoor jenga, sit on the dock and listen to music, make smores in the fire pit, play ping pong on the kitchen table, collect shells, take naps, and just relax and watch the dolphins swim by. Probably our favorite activity was fishing from the dock. We caught no less than 8-10 varieties of fish!

I did contact the owner several times during our stay, with questions, and he was always was available or called me right back. It is a 10 hr drive from where we live to get to Longboat Key and I would definitely go back. It was well worth the drive to experience such a unique and awesome property. We are hopeful that we can get back down in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation with my husband and three kids ages of 12 for my two twins and 9 for my son.We loved being on this private island. We saw dolphins every day while sitting on the dock. My kids got to paddleboard right next to the dolphins.We got to see green parrots in the morning and woodpeckers. We caught fish right off the dock.We enjoyed the bocce court, the jenga game and campfires. The kids loved exploring the island and taking pictures of all the nature.The house had so many areas to sit and enjoy the great views! We loved the outdoor speakers and lights that were strung in the trees.

The house was amazing. We loved the view and being able to open the house up to a screen porch.The kitchen had everything to cook a great meal. It was a gourmet kitchen! They had a kitchen table that we got to play ping-pong on. The owner was so nice and was available at all times. We had an epic vacation and we didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longwood, Florida

Designer tree house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are very hard to impress, and we couldn't have been more impressed by this designer tree house at the beach! The entire trip was amazing, in large part due to the attention to detail Rodney and his wife have put into making this vacation house a real home. They were also extremely kind and helpful throughout our stay! Amazing people :)

We stayed for a week with our two children (3 and 12) and had so much fun making s'mores at the campfire, playing pétanque (bocce), kayaking, and spending afternoons lounging on the sandbar, while the kids searched for shells and crabs. Loved watching the sunset from the dock and early morning manatees and dolphins. :)

We made most of our meals here and it was an absolute pleasure to cook in this kitchen! (And I generally do not enjoy cooking!) They really have thought of everything you could possibly need, spices, oils, and standard condiments that may have been forgotten. And when my daughter came down with a cold I was so grateful (and surprised!)to find the turmeric and garlic on hand to help ease her congestion without having to make a trip to the store!

Everything is so well organized, finding what you need is a breeze (and even inspired me to reorganize my house when we got home!) and there is plenty of everything! Bath Towels, beach towels, dishes, pillows, blankets etc! I actually brought extra pillows and blankets bc it's seems there are never enough or they are poor quality, but what a pleasant surprise to find quality and surplus!

My husband and I are not boaters, and you do need a boat to get around, but we were able to rent a boat at cannons marina and after a couple of days my husband was able to confidently get us around and the kids had so much fun cruising the water! :)

We will remember this trip as one of our best vacations!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
(SRQ) Sarasota - Bradenton International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Private boat from Bradenton Beach Marina
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Longboat Key Resort Club and IMG, and others
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Longboat Key, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.17
Cleaning £179.73 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

This home is a high-end luxury private island getaway - boat access only
with very limited rental to qualified individuals and groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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