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Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 7 - Short Walking Distance to beautiful Longboat Key Beaches

Our private waterfront residence is surrounded by the topical beauty of the Gulf of Mexico and the Sarasota Bay. This quality Longboat Key beach/boater's home is comfortably modern, featuring beautiful hardwood floors with inlays, travertine stone/tile baths, new windows, doors, dock and kitchen appliances. Perfectly nestled between the cultural attractions of Sarasota and world-famous St. Armand’s Circle and the gorgeous beaches of Bradenton and Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key is one of the quietest barrier islands on the Gulf Coast, priding itself on tranquil nights and lazy beach days. Just a few steps from your front door are 12 miles of pristine beaches where you can see some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets. If you prefer, you can also spend those warm afternoons and nights soaking in our refreshing heated, saltwater pool and hot tub. From our boat dock, you are just 10 minutes by boat to the Bay and Gulf and all of the watersports they have to offer. After a busy day on the water, take your pick of fine dining, quaint beach bars or just relaxing at home grilling with friends and family. You will enjoy all our home and the lifestyle has to offer. And, if you're patient, you may even catch a glimpse of the two manatees who call our dock home.

John McMahon
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About John McMahon

Hello! Thanks for visiting our page and checking out our beach property! We are John and Lisa McMahon. Since 2009, we have lived in Colorado with our three children. Prior to that, we lived in Tampa for six years. During that time we fell in love with the Gulf Coast beaches and Longboat Key in particular. We recently realized our dream of returning to the gulf and getting out of the Colorado cold for a bit through the purchase of this property on Longboat Key. We are excited to share it with you and hope you enjoy creating memories here with your family during the times we aren't able to be there!

John McMahon purchased this house in 2014

Why John McMahon chose Longboat Key

When looking for a home on LBK, this home appealed to us and won our heart for many reasons. The first being its proximity to the beach - a short walk across the street and you are on the sand relaxing, floating in the gulf or sipping wine watching the sunset. Out the back door and across the large pool deck, you can fish off the dock, set off on a water adventure if you bring a boat or kayak, or just relax in our newly installed salt water pool with baja shelf and hot tub which looks out to the Bay of Sarasota.

The house has hardwood floors with creative inlays, travertine floors in the bedrooms, hallways and bathrooms. The bathrooms are beautifully modern and updated with dual shower heads in the master and large, smoky glass shower doors. Jetted soaking tub with dual shower heads (including rain shower head) in the main bathroom as well. New doors and windows make this property easy to care for and delighful to use.

The appliances are new in the kitchen and include a wine fridge, microwave, oven, stove, fridge/freezer with water/ice maker. There is a laundry closet with stacked washer dryer which makes doing the laundry a breeze.

There is a water spice and shower outside the front of the home to rinse the sand off your feet before coming into the house.

When we vacation, we like to feel like we are enjoying someone else's dream and if you stay in our beach house, rest assured that is exactly what you will be doing!

Great time, care and research was taken in choosing the modern upscale furnishings and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We chose Longboat Key because the beaches cannot be beat! We have lived all over the country and have traveled to some of the world's best beaches but LBK's twelve miles of white sandy beaches, clear water, colorful sunsets and warm gulf breezes calls us back time and time again.

Great restaurants surround the property - with the Mar Vista and The Beach House to the north and Lazy Lobster and Dry Dock to the south. Plus the beaches of Anna Maria Island are a few miles north, Sarasota's famous St. Armand Circle a few miles south. Everything you could need or want on a beach vacation is here and that is what we loved about this property!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jetted tub with dual shower heads (incl. rain showerhead)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Twin over queen bunk bed with pull out twin trundle
  • Two bedrooms sleep 6, family room twin couch/sleeper sleeps an additional 1
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a beach cart which we use when we walk to the beach to bring beach towel, chairs, floating noodles, etc. to the beach. You are welcome to use it! We also have beach chairs, umbrellas, floats and coolers at the property that you can use as well.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Best VRBO rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented with VRBO for over 10 years and have stayed in everything from cabins, condos to private homes. But this home is hands down the best rental we’ve ever had. It’s absolutely beautiful and so private and the beach is not crowded at all. I don’t know how our week could have been any better. The pool was so relaxing and perfect with the umbrella and baha shelf. There is a beautiful tree in the backyard and the landscaping adds to the tropical feel. The owners have thought of everything. Towels, toys, umbrellas, beach cart, coolers. Top notch!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite place

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th year on LBK and 2nd time at John’s House.

It is by far our favorite! Perfect for small family, clean and nicely appointed. Backyard is paradise and beach across the street and a short walk. We will be back next year.

The Bonomo’s. Dix Hill, NY

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay on Longboat Key!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the month of January. We had a fantastic time staying here. It was a cold January but since the pool is heated we were able to still use it. There is also a great hot tub. The backyard is really pretty. The home was immaculate. The house is close to Bradenton Beach and a short drive to St Armand's Circle so you have a lot of options for restaurants. The LBK beach is beautiful, makes for great walks. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home right on the canal and in easy walking distance to the beach. Home is in spotless condition and the owners provide you with all the amenities you need from the beach towels, gas grill, heated pool and spa, etc. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Beautiful Home and Great Location

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a truly relaxing location; look no further. The house was well appointed and comfortable. It is in a great location just blocks from the beach, and the pool is so relaxing. The landscaping around the house is beautiful and tropical. I really felt like we were in your own private oasis.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant -- CLOSED
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
Island Creperie
Harry's Continental Kitchens
Coquina Beach
Cannon's Marina
Perfect place to rent a boat for a day or longer or just go out on a boat ride
Publix Super Market at Shoppes of Bay Isles
New Publix a few miles south of our property - gorgeous store!
Chart House
Centre Shops of Longboat Key
Ciao Italia Casual Italian
Delicious Italian food at reasonable prices and friendly, casual setting....we LOVE this place!
Cannons Marina Boats
Joan M. Durante Park
Old Salty Dog
St. Armands Circle
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mar Vista, Lazy Lobster, Beach House
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Longboat Key Beach - 12 miles of uncrowded beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy the prime location our house offers with lagoon access to Sarasota Bay and minutes south of Beer Can Island - a popular spot to park your boat and swim in the warm gulf waters. Walk across the street and find yourself stepping onto the white sandy beach of Longboat Key where amazing sunsets and clear blue water awaits you.

We are also just a few miles from world-famous St. Armand's Circle, Mote Marine Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum, Coquina Beach, Arts Center of Sarasota, Bradenton Village of the Arts.

Easily accessible from Sarasota-Bradenton Int'l Airport and Tampa Int'l Airport and driving distance to famed Florida attractions such as Orlando theme parks - Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios; Tampa's Busch Gardens and St. Petersburg's Dali Museum


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £175.98
Damage Deposit £703.9

Non-refundable cleaning fee of $250 charged at time of deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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