|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Get a taste of island life at our charming Villa Mojita! You've just found your perfect 2 bedroom beach cottage in prime island location with numourous free amenities! Sleeps up to 6. Quick walk to many island activity options or kick back & chill out with a chilled mint mojito on our breathtaking beach. Our ultra-talented interior designer created our very popular Villa Mojito beach cottage on gorgeous Manasota Key (the island just south of Sarasota & Venice, near all Venice attractions but with its own unique island charm). We are only 1 minute walk to our spectacular beach & only 1 minute walk the opposite way to picturesque Lemon Bay at the end of our short quaint street - perfect for kayaking/fishing. Free shared use our kayaks & canoe!!!
* BIG NEWS! BRAND NEW gorgeous swimming pool with Massage Therapy Jets and Glass Tiled Waterfall onsite in blue starfish beach resort's common patio area.
--Much more private than a condo, Villa Mojito is an attractive, single story, light-filled end villa (no one over or under your place!) in a quiet row of 3 charming beach villas - each with its own small, private lanai with bistro set.
Just 5 minute walk to # 1 ranked attraction of Stump Pass State Beach Park (a natural wonderland-so bring your camera!) Only 8 minute walk to 3 very popular beach restaurants with fun island nightlife & live tropical music. * Walk 8 minutes down to free beach yoga classes which our guests absolutely love.
In prime winter season Saturday is our arrival/departure day, full week reservations- like most places in area. (still good value even if you can't stay entire time. more flexible on timing in shoulder season). 2 bedroom, open-concept beach cottage with one full bathroom with shower. plus an outdoor shower with hot & cold water on the side of Villa Mojito makes after beach clean up a breeze.
* Sleeps up to 6, or enjoy a romantic, spacious retreat for 1 couple to enjoy. Maximum occupancy is 6. We have similar beach cottages in the same great area if your group grows. Reservations are first come, first served and we cannot hold dates. We fill up very quickly. No pets. No smoking. Must be 25 years or older or staying with parents.
** We are family friendly & we are also very popular with active seniors. Absolutely no student groups. Low-key, respectful guests only as this is a nice, quiet, upscale beach community. You will sleep well!
*** Just updated by our interior designer, Villa Mojito beach cottage features a dine-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, new range, dishwasher, full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, garbage disposal, toaster & blender to make pina coladas & tropical smoothies.
*2 cottage bedrooms with new designer bed linens, 1 full bathroom with shower and new vanity, plus an outdoor shower on the side of Villa Mojito with hot & cold water. Small private lanai to enjoy your morning coffee with the warm Florida breezes. New sofa sleeper in inviting family room with new Samsung, high-definition, LED flat screen TV. Relax after beach time with all premium movie channels FREE including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, etc.!
* Chill out in our new patio conversation seating area and enjoy frosty strawberry daiquiris at our new self-serve Tiki Bar in common courtyard. Breathtaking New Swim Spa with Massage Therapy Jets & Waterfall! New kitchen dining table plus bistro set on lanai. One bedroom features a king-size bed, the second bedroom showcases our new deluxe bunk set - twin over a full bed, then a twin trundle slides out under the full to sleep up to 4 in bunks. Efficient AC window units. No need to over pack - all linens & beach gear provided. Full size washer and dryer on premises in common laundry room. Four basic outdoor showers in common area for easy after beach clean up. One of the outdoor showers with hot & cold water is on the side of Villa. On-site New outdoor ping pong has also been very popular with our guests of all ages!
* Get most out of your vacation stay with our free Insider's Guest Guide & new online Hospitality Suite - loaded with great ideas for local activities, golf/tennis, our favorite restaurants/grocery stores, day spas, fitness, water adventures, fishing, day trips, nature activities, shopping, museums/cultural activities. Free wireless high-speed internet access for guests who bring laptops. 2 free parking space for each cottage (no oversize vehicles). If there are children in your group we have a responsible local babysitter, beach toys & a large playground is walkable. 4 Coleman folding camping-style beach chairs with 'Cooler' pocket on sides for your favorite beverage, beach umbrella, boogie boards, skim board, light-weight beach towels; popular board games (plus a great playground, basketball court are walkable). Very popular free beach yoga classes only 8 minute walk down our beach!
** Friendly, caring owners are very easy to work with and absolutely devoted to constantly improving the guest experience and property maintenance. Enjoy!
This vacation villa is part of exclusive Blue Starfish Resort (BRAND NEW Swim Spa & Waterfall with only 6 quaint beach cottages in prime Key location) in highly desired South-end of the Island location. This central island location is close to everything! Located on a quaint, short residential street, guests walk only 1 minute to our deeded beach access on a gorgeous Manasota Key beach. Unlike other area beaches with erosion problems, our beach is plentiful and sand does not disappear in high tide! Walk the same 1 minute distance the other direction to picturesque Lemon Bay where you can fish for dinner, or take a serene kayak excursion. Only 5 minute walk to the breathtaking Stump Pass nature preserve with acres of secluded shoreline, kayak launches, and hiking trails. Take a longer 8 minute walk to Manasota Keys most popular restaurants including Flounders, White Elephant, Lock n Key with live tropical music; boat/kayak/watersports rentals; plus a convenience store & large fantastic public beach across the street with Pavilions, great playground, basketball court, and popular free beach yoga classes. Golf & tennis options in our guest guide. Guests love this prime island location!
****ABOUT BLUE STARFISH BEACH RESORT...
Our charming Manasota Key resort, Blue Starfish, offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus modernized villas created by our very talented interior designer. Blue Starfish's blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your stay at Blue Starfish Resort will leave you with the sense that you've rediscovered your beloved childhood beach vacations, but with all the modern conveniences we don't like to live without. Whether you stay in a beautifully decorated two bedroom villa or our darling studio, Blue Starfish's horseshoe configuration provides plenty of privacy. Blue Starfish's neighboring beach cottage options include: One 3 bedroom/1 bathroom; three 2 bedroom/1 bathroom cottages; one 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage; & one 1 cute open-concept beach studio with 1 bathroom & kitchenette. Community amenities on site: Stunning new Swim Spa & Waterfall, outdoor conversation seating; self-serve Tiki Bar set; 4 charcoal grills; outdoor bistro sets; laundry room. Get your game on with new outdoor Ping-Pong area. Get ready for an exciting adventure with nearby reasonably priced water sports.
We just added all new cookware, new bake set, new place settings, new stainless steel range, new stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Quiet, respectful low-key vacationers only as this is a nice upscale residential beach community. You will sleep well! Popular day trips include Venice Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Sanibel, Naples, Orlando's Disney/Seaworld/Universal Studios; Legoland, Busch Gardens; Miami; Key West Express boat trips from Fort Myers down to Keys.* ABOUT MANASOTA KEY
Manasota Key, Florida, is a charming beach town in southwest Florida, just 25 miles south of Sarasota along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A paradise for vacationers, you will fall in love with the beaches, and the laid-back attitude of the natives! Our blue starfish beach resort beach cottages on Manasota Key are all fully furnished, with free wireless Internet, all linens and towels, a washer and dryer in shared laundry room, new Samsung high definition LED television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Beautifully furnished and perfectly maintained, they offer more than the comforts of home & are much more private than condos. You'll find your dream beach escape here at a reasonable rate. Manasota Key is known for its white sand beaches, scattered with shells and sharks' teeth, as well as its lovely sunsets and charming tropical beach restaurants with live music most days. The old, palm tree-filled streets evoke a simpler, less hectic time, and this attitude is reflected in the friendly locals, too. You'll love exploring our beaches. From wandering the seclude shores of the magical Stump Pass Beach State Park near us, to casual dining with live tropical music, we think you'll become some of our many happy repeat guests!
We simply love everything about Manasota Key - the friendly locals, breathtaking beaches, numerous dolphins, & tropical bars & restaurants with live tropical music! We added all of the comforts of home to Blue Starfish Beach Resort's six charming beach cottages only steps to the ocean so our guests can fully relax and enjoy themselves. We treat our guests like family and love that many return each year for their annual beach vacation! We highly encourage guest feedback then quickly act on all reasonable suggestions. Canoe & Kayaks on-site free for our guests to explore picturesque Lemon Bay!!
Location, Location, LOCATION! Our very talented interior designer created Villa Mojito with all new furnishings throughout just steps to beach! We looked forever to find the perfect location on Manasota Key & the perfect beach villas. We are thrilled Blue Starfish Resort is just steps to both our fantastic Beach & tranquil Lemon Bay. Only a short walk to so much to do on the island! Or you can chill out and do absolutely nothing but laze on the beach or enjoy cocktails at our patio's self-serve Tiki Bar. Only 1 minute walk to the gorgeous Manasota Key Beach with deeded beach access! Our beach never gets crowded and sand is quite plentiful unlike other local beaches on the Key - our beach does not disappear in high tide! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to the serene waters of Lemon Bay - where we love to kayak and fish. We offer our canoe & 2 kayaks for our guests to use for free. Our recent guests have been having an amazing time with the kayaks - touring picturesque Lemon Bay with dolphins swimming up right next to the kayaks - something they won't soon forget! We also offer outdoor Ping-Pong - get your game on! 4 basic outdoor showers in common area makes after beach clean up a breeze. Kitchens offer beautiful granite countertops, cottage white kitchen cabinets & new stainless steel appliances with dishwashers in every cottage.Only 5 minute walk to Stump Pass State Beach Park - acres of secluded beaches & amazing nature preserve that is currently the #1 ranked attraction. We are so happy to be in the same neighborhood as the treasured Stump Pass Park!! Only about 8 minute walk to relax with pina coladas & live music at the most popular restaurants & bars of Manasota Key including Flounders, White Elephant Pub, and Lock n Key - with free yoga classes on the beach, watersports rentals near by (Parasailing, jetski, SUPs, boats, sunset tours, etc.) & a big playground, basketball courts, beach Pavilion across from restaurants.
In addition to our fantastic location, our mega-talented interior designer just worked her magic with new furnishings including new stainless steel appliances & designer linens at each of Blue Starfish Beach Resort's six appealing Beach Cottage options. * Brand new courtyard, heated swimming pool with massage therapy jets and glass tiled waterfall in resort's common patio area-enjoy! We pride ourselves to make sure each cottage is very well stocked. We recently added new Samsung high definition LED TVs with ALL FREE PREMIUM movie channels including HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ etc. so guests can enjoy popular movies after beach time with their family. Free Kayaks & Canoe Use in Lemon Bay!! Outdoor Ping-Pong patio area - get ready to challenge friends & family. Got little ones? We've got you covered with beach toys, pack n play that can be used as a crib, high-back booster seat with tray can be used as a high chair & responsible local Red Cross certified, reasonably priced babysitters. Got bigger kids? They'll love our new Lucky Bums brand 41' Body Boards to catch the waves in style plus super fun skim boards, & their parents can join in or watch them in our new comfortable Coleman beach chairs with soft cooler pockets on the side to hold their favorite beverage or beach reading. They can also hit the basketball courts, sand volleyball courts & numerous watersports rentals on the main beach across from Flounders. On-site we offer outdoor Ping-Pong; Canoe & Kayaks & 3 outdoor showers in our common patio area and plenty of classic board games and books for after beach time. We really listen to our guests' suggestions & act quickly on feedback. We are proud to say we have many happy repeat guests. Blue Starfish draws such nice, friendly, courteous people. Relax & Have fun!
I stayed in the Mojito cottage with my two kids and I was really happy with this place. I immediately felt home as the decoration and furniture were not minimalist as in so many rental places. On the contrary this place is really well equipped and decorated with taste. There was a charming welcome gift (bottle of wine, popcorns, and bock protector). Amy was really friendly and provided me tons of information. The swimming pool at the back is small but really nice, with the water at the right temperature.
I would definitely recommend this place.
We were in Englewood for the Water Fest boat races mid-November and the location of the house was perfect. It was so nice to have everything provided. The kids loved the beach toys and boogie boards. We used the kayaks and canoe out in the bay once or twice. We brought bicycles and road from the house down to the state park and up to the Englewood beach. There were 14 of us (8 adults and 6 kids) and stayed in the Mojito and the Sangria, and it was a little tight. Next year we'll probably try to get the 2 larger houses if we bring the same crowd. The beds were comfortable and the kids loved the bunkbeds. Thanks for the great hospitality and experience!
We had such a great time in this area. We took day trips to John's Pass/ St. Pete, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Tampa. If you get the chance, eat at Snappers in St. Pete. It is casual seafood place. Food is superb! Our accommodations were great for the price that we paid. We are already trying to plan when we can come back and stay again!! Beach was great! Tons of sea shells and the water is so clear and blue! I haven't seen water this clear since being in Cozumel! We have found our new favorite vacation spot :)
Amy was the best host ever. I really don't think any other VRBO can compare. From the moment I first communicated with her- I knew this was the place for us. She was extremely thorough with directions, room accomodations, & parking. She made excellent suggestions for choosing the right room for us. There is easy check in any time of day.. with key code door locks. The beach cottage greets you from the moment you exit your car. Screened in front patio with table and chairs. Sign next to the door Reading "villa Mojito"
Upon entering the delightfully AC cooled living space you are greeted by a very tasteful beach style color palette and decorator touch. The master bed and furniture appeared to be in like new condition. There is one bathroom in -villa Mojito- that is joined with both bedrooms. The bathroom is small but did the trick for our family- it would not be easily accessible with someone with a wheelchair or perhaps a very large person. The second bedroom had a bunk bed twin over full with a trundle - this room could sleep 4. Wall AC in each room which kept us more than comfortable during our stay. Each rooms exits onto a paved path which takes you to the spa pool or the ping pong tables, or to the side yard where the kayaks are stored. It is obvious time and money has been spent to update this adorable resort.
We made use of the new spa pool, ping pong tables and the kayaks. This is a quiet retreat- not for the party animal! If you are looking for rest and relaxation to recharge a stressed out body. This is the place... At night there is low street lighting do to turtle nesting- which makes for amazing star gazing. A 5 minute walk to the beach one direction a two minute walk the other to the bay. Easy access to both. Plenty of beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, boogie boards for each room.
We also rented a pontoon boat from a company just up the road - one that Amy recommended. She was spot on about this company as well. Nice dependable boats, fair prices.
Looking forward to a trip back to this gem at englewood beach.
*Also rented Bay breeze bungalow see review if interested in a studio style room. *
My only suggestion for you Amy is to add some poolside kitchen ware. We enjoyed the spa but of course did not want to bring out any of the glass kitchenware that is so well stocked in the cottages. Maybe a few plastic wine glasses to help enjoy your tiki area.
Perfect!!!! We stayed in Villa Mohito and were looking for something nice, quiet, close to the beach, for a relaxing family vacation, and we found it!! This cottage was beautifully decorated, as well! It had everything we needed including beach toys for our 4 year old. We were able to walk to the beach every morning on one end of our street, and launch the kayaks (which were included!) from the other end of our street in Lemon Bay. We were able to collect shark teeth in the evening and just simply walk back to our cottage after the sun set! Amy was very responsive and got back to us right away with any questions we had. The locals were so friendly as well!! This was such a memorable and enjoyable experience!! We WILL be returning next summer!!! Loved loved loved it!!!!! Thank you!!!
We actually ended up staying in Casa Sangria. The house is beautifully decorated and had all of the amenities we needed. The property is comfortable with the many places to sit outside, play ping pong and grill. The spa pool was a pleasant surprise, we didn't know about before our arrival. It is a short walk to the beach, which is beautiful and not crowded. We loved being able to walk to Stump Pass and the restaurants as well. Amy is great and responded immediately to our calls prior to arrival and once we arrived.
Fantastic Location! Blue Starfish Resort is only a 5 minute walk to Stump Pass Beach State Park's amazing nature preserve & acres of secluded beach shoreline. Stump Pass is the #1 ranked local attraction and we are thrilled to be in the Park's neighborhood! ONLY 1 minute walk to gorgeous Manasota Key beach! Only 1 minute walk at other end of our short quaint street to serene Lemon Bay - perfect for kayaking or fishing. 2 kayaks & 1 canoe available for our guests to enjoy! Curious dolphins frequently come up very close to the kayaks in Lemon Bay - an absolutely amazing experience!) Only about 8 minute walk to the most popular restaurants/Tiki Bars on Manasota Key including White Elephant Pub, Flounders & Lock n Key - most have live music most days & tropical setting across from Englewood Beach with big playground, very popular Free yoga classes on the beach, Basketball courts, watersports rentals - SUPS, Kayaks, boats, jet ski, parasailing etc. The beach near us has plenty of sand that doesn't disappear in high tide like some local beaches on the Key! On-site amenities - Blue Starfish guests can use our kayaks & canoe for free! Dolphins are frequently seen in both the ocean and bay near us & quite friendly - you can almost touch them they get so close to the kayaks at times! Outdoor Ping-Pong & 3 outdoor showers in our common patio area. Get ready for some friendly competition.
Blue Starfish Beach Resort is a special place in a great location - visit us once and we think you'll be hooked:). Many of our guests return each year as a family tradition we are proud to say. You have numerous island activity options walkable so many of our guests never leave the key. But if you wish to explore other interesting parts of Florida - we have MANY exciting day-trip options: take the Key-West Express boat-ride from Fort Myers, drive to Sarasota's many cultural activites, shop til you drop in neighboring Venice, find stunning shells in Sanibel, check on Siesta Key's beach scene, go to Miami's south Beach for always entertaining people watching, or thrill the kids with Orlando's Disney, SeaWorld, etc or we are even closer to LEGOLAND, Cape Canaveral or Busch Garden's Tampa theme park.
|Cleaning Fee||£79 + Tax|
Good news-we just lowered ALL rates to more than offset this website's new service fee! (even though it is NOT OUR FEE.) credit cards accepted. reservations are non-refundable like most houses. we suggest trip insurance for peace of mind. 3 pm check in. 10 am check out. no pets/no smoking inside or out. low-key respectful vacationers.