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Historic Village Cottage for One or for All

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to 'Sunny Side Up', an authentic beach cottage built in the 1950's. 'Sunny Side Up' is located on the north end of Longboat Key in historic Longbeach Village. The feel of Old Florida with all the modern conveniences. Flat Screen HDTV, secured wifi internet can take you from the Beach to the 'Home Away From Home Office' in a breeze. Secluded in a private lush tropical garden with outdoor deck patio, you can also 'Get Away from It All'.

'Sunny Side Up' is a short stroll from casual waterside dining at Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub where every afternoon you can watch the dolphins feed. Just minutes away is St. Armands Circle for loads of shopping and dining fun. Have I mentioned gorgeous Whitney Beach is

just a short walk away? It is not uncommon to view dolphin and manatee if you watch carefully.

Built when they knew how to build featuring Gorgeous Southern Longleaf Pine Floors, Tongue and Groove paneling throughout, and large windows

to watch for peacocks.

3 Bedrooms with 1 King and 2 Twin over Full Bunk Beds with roll out

trundle (Each Bunk room can sleep up to 4)

2 bathrooms indoors - one updated with large step in shower, other has tub/shower

Flat screen HDTV

DVD Player

Secured WIFI Internet

Outdoor Shower

Fully furnished kitchen with breakfast bar includes stainless appliances, cookware and dishware - opens to den featuring french doors

and wonderful screened in windows to let the fresh air in.

Lovely outdoor deck area with gas grill.

Very nice sized attached garage/screened in outdoor dining area.

Full Sized Washer / Dryer.

We also provide Bikes, Beach Towels, Chairs and Umbrellas.

Outdoor activities abound with boating, fishing, kayaking, parasailing, jet ski, and bicycle rentals all nearby. Bike trails and sidewalks can take you the length of the island.

The Longboat Key Art Center is just around the corner. Also, at the end of the day walk your dog to the Art Center (down the street) to meet and play with the other dogs in the Village.

Just North over the bridge is Anna Maria Island with all its

restaurants and beach shops.

Heading South you are a short bike ride or 2 mile walk from Joan M. Durante Park, Recipient of '1998 Outstanding Ecosystem Restoration Award' with

winding plank trails overlooking Sarasota Bay and a great kids playground. Mote Marine Laboratory invites you to observe Florida sea life including dolphins, manatees, and seahorses.

Sarasota is just over the bridge from St. Armands Circle with theaters, opera, symphony, museums and art galleries, and, if you time it right, the Pittsburg Pirates train in nearby Bradenton.

Have I mentioned gorgeous Whitney Beach is just a short walk away?

Hope you can come and Enjoy!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About The Owner

Jeff and Diana (owners) enjoy the beach, shopping, watching for dolphin and manatee and cycling. Unfortunately, we cannot live here full-time.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Longbeach Village

Love the historic neighborhood and proximity to our beautiful beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Just a short walk to the beach. Close to great shopping and cultural attractions in Sarasota and Tampa.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Longbeach Village in Longboat Key

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Lower Full, Upper Twin and Twin Trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Lower Full, Upper Twin and Twin Trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

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  • 4 of 5

I feel like we paid a bit much for the stay. It wasn't quite a short walk to the beach. As it was more convenient to drive if you wanted to bring anything with you. I.e. Coolers, umbrellas. It is a nice quiet location. We didn't use anything outside. Everything seemed to be pretty clean. The beds were very comfortable. I don't think I would stay here again personally, but not a bad property especially for a family with kids.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a darling cottage, truly a rustic gem! Close enough to Anna Maria to enjoy that area without the daily hassle of traffic (call the Monkey Bus), and in the heart of historic Longbeach -- perfect for walks, watching the sunrise over the bay and the sunset over the Gulf at Whitney Beach. Well stocked and comfortable, nice large deck with table and chairs, grill, and privacy. Walk to Longbeach Café for breakfast and Mar Vista for dinner. Owner Diana was accommodating and very pleasant to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tampa International or Sarasota Bradenton
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mar Vista
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Whitney Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.05
Damage Deposit £188.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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