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Beach & Boater's Paradise

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath heated pool on deep water canal with direct access to gulf

Welcome to Beach & Boaters Paradise where you will have immediate access to beautiful Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Longboat Key’s sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters.

Picture yourself vacationing in this beautifully remodeled home on fabulous Longboat Key - perfectly located on a deep water canal with a dock that can accommodate a 40+ foot boat, only minutes by boat to the Bay and less than two miles to the Gulf inlet. The deeded beach access is a short walk across Gulf of Mexico Drive. This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom luxury waterfront vacation rental was designed to provide you and your family a lifetime of vacation memories to cherish.

The dock-side screened patio has a large family-friendly heated pool and abundant lounging areas that invite you to swim the day away or just relax and read a book. Enjoy sunset dinners cooked on the built-in gas grill and dine “al fresco” at the outdoor dining table next to the pool as you watch the fish jumping by the dock!

This one story home features chiseled travertine stone floors throughout. The spacious, yet comfy, great room has pocket sliding glass doors that open to the patio and maximize the outside water views. The high-end kitchen easily accommodates a large group with center Island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and all the cookware you will need to make sumptuous meals!

There are several amenities to make you feel at home including washer and dryer. The great room has a 55” LED TV with Verizon cable and a Blue Ray player. You can stay connected with friends and family via free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada as well as the use of the free high speed wireless internet.

All of the bedrooms were designed with comfort in mind. The master suite has a king size bed that overlooks the pool and canal. The elegant en suite bath has dual sinks and an oversized shower. If you need the storage space, there is a huge walk-in closet.

The second Master features a queen size bed, adjoining full bath and French doors opening to the pool. The third and fourth bedrooms are furnished with queen size beds and are adjacent to the third bathroom with tub and shower.

The half bath is located near the great room.

The home has an open floor plan and will easily accommodate a big family on vacation or group of friends on an excursion. We invite you to be our guests.

[A word about Longboat Key: Longboat Key is a desired vacation spot because it has a laid-back feel with its sunny, pristine beaches. But if you want to visit local attractions or activities, they are close to our home. Some of our attractions include: St. Armand’s Circle (2.5 miles), downtown Sarasota shopping and restaurants (4.3 miles), Mote Aquarium (1.7 miles), Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (5.6 miles), Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (5.7 miles) or John and Mable Ringling Museum Complex (8.2 miles). The Sarasota-Bradenton airport is 8.5 miles.]

More Details

Marcia Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2018

About Marcia Benson

I was born and raised in Ohio and when I met my husband, Lou, he was living in Florida. It took a little convincing and moved to Stuart, Florida in 2000 – and in case you were wondering, I don’t miss the snow and ice at all!

I invested in real estate even when I was in Ohio. So when I relocated to Florida I became a licensed realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

My sister and brother live in the Sarasota area, and when we came to visit, I would hunt for real estate. When we saw this house we liked the layout, location and possibilities. It was big enough for large gatherings, yet not too big for a couple.

My husband and I completely remodeled the home – literally from top to bottom. We wanted to make the home family-friendly, open and welcoming.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Marcia Benson purchased this house in 2010

Why Marcia Benson chose Longboat Key

Like us, you will find that Longboat Key is a unique place. The island life style is casual and fun. Our home is in a nice residential community and only 2 miles to St. Armand’s Circle for shopping and restaurants (and there’s a Kilwin’s Ice Cream Shop). The Mote Marine Aquarium is a mile away. There are miles of beach just across the way.

We are boaters and love the west Florida waters. The house has a big deep water dock. We are minutes to Sarasota Bay and a little over a mile by water to the New Pass Inlet to the Gulf.

And if that wasn’t enough we have easy access to all the culture that Sarasota has to offer.

Plus we love the sunsets.

What makes this house unique

This home is a one stop shop for a perfect vacation, retreat or family get-together. The deep water dock allows you to rent or bring your boat next to the house.

The layout of the house has large gathering spaces and at the same time separated bedrooms for privacy.

The kitchen is fully equipped with high-end appliances and has lots of counter space and room.

The expansive beach is close by and all the amenities of a big city are a short ride over the bridge. Or you can stay at home and enjoy the grill, deck and pool.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual Sinks, Walk in Shower
    Second Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half Bath - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you love boating or beaching, you are in for a treat. There’s a dock behind the house. Bring your own boat or rent one. You are only a mile to the Gulf inlet. Golf and tennis are nearby - there’s even a community baseball field. Like the beach? You will not find a more beautiful beach. We have a deeded access to the beach within walking distance or you can use our bikes. We have beach chairs and toys for your use as well. Forget shopping malls or outlet stores. Frequent the shops on St. Armand’s Circle - just 2 miles away. While there choose among the best restaurants in the area. If it’s overcast– try the Ringling Museum or the Mote Marine Aquarium (one mile south). The Selby Botanical Gardens are a treasure. If you love tropical plants and orchids – it is a must see. If you are a homebody or just want to relax -- hang out at the house. Float in the heated pool, lounge in the sun or cast a fishing line from our dock.


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Beach & Boater's Paradise
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful big house.

  • 5 of 5

Nice open main area. 2 masters were perfect for 2 families. Landlord very attentive but not overbearing. In a great area of town. Would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we remodeled this home we wanted to make sure we had two master suites and a nice open floor plan. We also love the location on the water with a short walk to the beach and less than 2 miles to St. Armand's Circle and all it has to offer.
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Great place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed in this home for a week in July 2017. We were impressed by the quick response by email from the owners and we truly enjoyed their lovely home. This was the first time we have used VRBO; it was so easy and such a great property. Our adult children enjoyed the pool, fishing dock, bikes, and the closeness to the beach. My husband and I appreciated the quietness of the neighborhood, the comfortable beds and furnishings in the home. It was nice to have a private pool and bikes so all of us could ride together! Our daughter caught fish every time she fished off the dock and we even saw a manatee one evening close to the dock. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations! We know the fishing is good, but you must have had special bait or your daughter is a master at fishing!! Each year we look for ways to make the Longboat Key experience better. We’re glad you enjoyed the amenities, dock, bikes and proximity to the beach. When we visit our Longboat Key home we also enjoy just relaxing by the pool, cooking on the grill and then taking a short trip ( just 2 miles away) to St. Armand’s Circle for dessert!! Hope to have you back soon.
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Wonderful home with plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for 2 weeks and loved the location. Very close to beach, St Armand's circle and Sarasota downtown district. The island is beautiful and quiet. There were bikes to ride and plenty of beach items to use. The colors in the house and decorations were high quality. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms. We had 2 families and enjoyed having 2 master bedrooms. The dock was a plus for fishing. The kids caught some large fish and saw a manatee right off the dock. I highly recommend this property for families. Hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home for a Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week of vacation at Beach and Boaters paradise. We enjoyed fishing from the dock and it was a good place to launch our kayaks. We have made Longboat key a family tradition but this was our first time staying on the southern end of the island. We were not disappointed in the least. The home is just as advertised and is a good place to spend the day hanging around the pool and cooking on the grill. We definitely hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year at this beautiful home in Longboat Key. We spent 6 weeks with visits from our children and grandchildren. The home is well equipped with everything we needed during our six week visit. It is large and comfortable.The pool area is great. The location is conveniently located to St Armand's, the Mote Aquarium and great restaurants.

Thanks to the owners for the use of their home providing an outstanding getaway from the weather in Ohio.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have our guests return and are grateful to have such wonderful guests who take care of our home like it is their own. We also want to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible and strive to have all the conveniences of home. We fell in love with the area, it is so convenient to great restaurants, shopping, beautiful beaches and fantastic boating waters and hope you will enjoy your get a way as much as we do.
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Fun relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every day

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dry Dock Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Longboat Key


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Longboat Key, Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
3 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £126.37 + Tax
Reservation Deposit £252.73
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.