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25% Off Bookings thru 10-31-17 / Tropical Oasis - 3 Min. to Beach & Heated Pool

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,717 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, heated pool, 3 minutes from Gulf beaches

Tropical Oasis - 3 Minutes to Beach, Heated Pool, 4 Season Living at its Best!

Minshall’s Garden is a loving “nod” to honor the memory of our Mother, Christine Koblegard Minshall Haynes, who was a great lover of all things “Florida” and something of a walking encyclopedia on the subject. During her 92 years, from 1919 to 2012, she witnessed a great many things, from her childhood years in Fort Pierce, on the east coast, to her final years in Boca Grande, on the west coast, which she generously shared with her family.

Minshall's Garden is located in Englewood, Florida, which is on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's southwest coast between Sarasota and Fort Myers. This classic Florida home is located in the older section of Englewood, echoing the Florida of an earlier era. Only 450 feet from Lemon Bay (named for the vast lemon groves which lined its shores), Minshall's Garden is conveniently close to all the amenities (1-15 minutes away from multiple Gulf beaches, fine-dining restaurants, multiple state parks, nature preserves, walking & biking trails, boat tours, fishing trips, etc.), while preserving within its fenced bounds a very private and intimate space.

Minshall's Garden is truly a 4-season destination, with its lush tropical plantings, heated pool and multiple outside gathering spaces, including the: large covered cabaña with overhead fan, dining table and seating area; lattice shade house with tropical plantings, pond and waterfall; outside shower/changing room with seating; large screened/covered lanai with 2 overhead fans and dining table; screened pool deck circled by Brown Jordan loungers and seating; raised deck adjacent to the home's Sun Room; and, front alcove porch. The almost constant, gentle Gulf breeze adds the finishing touch.

The causeway to beautiful Manasota Key is 1 minute from the property. Once on Manasota Key, there are three major county park beaches at the north, middle and south end of the Key, as well as Stump Pass State Park (5 minutes away), which, at the very south end of the Key, offers absolutely stunning views and access to the bay, the pass and the Gulf. Our closest beach, Englewood Beach, 3 minutes away, is adjacent to several interesting shops and good restaurants.

To the south, it is only 15 minutes by car to the Boca Grande Causeway, which crosses the Intracoastal Waterway to Gasparilla Island and the village of Boca Grande. Once on the island, from 19th St. south there is beach access on every street all the way to the south end of the island, which is another 3 1/2 miles. So there are literally dozens of (uncrowded) Gulf beaches.

To the north, it is only 15 minutes to the town of Venice, with extensive shopping/dining, and only 40 minutes to Sarasota, with all of this and its additional cultural attractions.

For guests trailering boats, in addition to the driveway, which can accommodate two vehicles with trailers, there is an uninterrupted stone covered strip between the front fence and the road, which is 11' wide by 110' long, which can accommodate multiple cars and even multiple vehicles towing boat trailers. In regard to boat trailers, this is very convenient as there is pull-in/pull-out parking, requiring no backing or turning. There are multiple public boat ramp facilities 4 minutes north and south of the property, for launching your boat or our tandem kayak.

Each guest is provided with a personalized code for keyless entry valid for the length of their stay. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am.

Rental fees for reservations made more than 60 days in advance of your arrival date can be made in 2 or 3 installment payments.

Also check out our beautiful, waterfront Cape Haze, FL property, “El Palmeral” (VRBO property #455963) - Or, under the "Owner Info" tab (above), click the "All My Rental Listings" link.

More Details

Owner
Richard Haynes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Richard Haynes

My name is Richard Haynes. I was raised in Virginia, Florida, Maryland and DC during the 50s and 60s. When we were not living in Florida, we still visited annually for vacation and to see family in Sarasota and Fort Pierce (Sarasota's Marie Selby was my great-aunt). Trips to Florida were always the highlight of the year. For me, moving back to Florida on a full-time basis has been a dream come true, being a time of renewal and an opportunity to rediscover all of those things I loved about the Gulf coast as a child.

Richard Haynes purchased this house in 2012

Why Richard Haynes chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Having lived in and visited different parts of Florida, the southwest Gulf coast is my favorite by far. Within that region, the Englewood/Lemon Bay/Cape Haze area is the 'sweet spot' for me. Only 45 minutes from all of the resources and activities offered by Sarasota, it is still a small community with much of the charm of 'Old Florida' that I recall from my youth. Old Englewood still has that small town feel and is generally slow paced. Access to beautiful, natural areas and Gulf beaches is exceptional. Minshall's Garden reminds me of the house in Fort Walton Beach/Destin where I lived as a child in the 1950s. When I first saw it, with its large double lot and roomy backyard, I knew it had incredible potential for creating a special intimate, outdoor space for relaxation and the enjoyment of nature - a tropical oasis. We are in the tropical zone of far South Florida, which means that not only all the citrus family are grown here, but also coconuts, mangos, papaya, bananas, etc., giving the area a truly tropical feeling.

What makes this house unique

This property has an intimate warmth, which is hard to find at any price. The comforts of the back yard with its screened lanai and pool enclosure, multiple seating areas, luxuriant tropical foliage, cabaña and pergola with pond and cascading waterfall are absolutely seductive. You may come here with the idea of having it be your base-camp and find that it is your destination.

Guestbook comments from the owner

01/03/2017



I hope that everyone who stays here enjoyed it as much as we did. The only negative to the whole trip is having to go back home. Thank you for having us.
Jan 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Englewood in the Sarasota County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1717 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main bath is in short hall between Master & Corner bedrooms.
    Guest/Pool Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor pool/beach shower - Outdoor Shower , Privacy curtain w/ shower, wand, 6 body jets & foot rinser.
  • There is a portable bassinet/playard/crib on-site for infants/small children.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Overlooks pool & gardens, equipped with flat screen TV.
    Corner Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Overlooks pool & deck, equipped w/ flat screen TV/DVD combo.
    Sunroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Slider to deck, privacy curtains separate from living room.
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleep sofa provides overflow sleeping for 2 people.
    Bungalow - 1 Large Double Bed , Bungalow has its own separate heating and cooling system.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9344263 based on 87 reviews
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The property was very clean and well kept. Everything we needed was provided. Loved the privacy of the pool. Hope to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful visit to Placida ! The house was so comfortable and relaxing. All we needed was there . Had an awesome tour of the gardens and so much history with the fauna of our area . The beaches are amazing and dog friendly which allowed me to create awesome memories with my dogs and friends . Thank you Richard for accommodating us so superbly after hurricane Irma. Hope to visit again!

Laura schunk

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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5

A week of relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Tropical Oasis. We were so relaxed the entire time, whether we were playing in the pool, relaxing on the hammock or just sitting by the water garden. IT WAS AWESOME!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was perfect for our family(s).

  • 5 of 5

We spent most of the day time with our children and grandchildren in the pool and one of the things we like the most about it was the safety netting which allowed us to shut the pool off from them as they are ages one and four. The kitchen was well set up and the house was beautiful and comfortable. What are the special things about the houses that there were so many separate sitting area swear you could do relax quietly by yourself or join by others. we enjoyed everything about it and look forward to going back in the future. Richard was so helpful And responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Relaxing Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our family came from Virginia, Arkansas and Georgia. The house and yard was beautiful. The pool was so relaxing and inviting. We stayed in the pool most of the time. I highly recommend taking a vacation here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house. It truly is a tropical oasis. We love the night jasmine and make sure to go out every night between 9-11pm to smell it. The back yard is so private and very relaxing. Thank you again for letting us share this wonderful home...until next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sarasota (SRQ) - 40 mi & Fort Myers (RSW) - 68 mi
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sportsman's Pub
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Palm Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Oyster Creek Golf Club
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Amtrak (Tampa)
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stefano's
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Englewood Beach
Car: recommended

In addition to the many Gulf and Bay beaches and boating access points which are within striking distance, there are multiple state parks, wilderness preserves, a wild flower and bird sanctuary and an extensive biking trail system - all within a short drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Englewood, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Summer/Fall Rates
10 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£508
for 3 nights
From
£119
From
£136
Fri,Sat,Sun
£975
£2,868
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Spring/Tarpon Rates
1 Apr 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£558
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£153
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,076
£3,208
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Summer/Fall Rates
9 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£508
for 3 nights
From
£119
From
£136
Fri,Sat,Sun
£975
£2,868
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£609
for 3 nights
From
£153
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,178
£3,548
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Pet Fee £56.87 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £94.78 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is an additional, one-time $75 fee for pets, subject to owner approval (please call).

We automatically include damage insurance through CSA at a cost of $59 for your entire stay, which covers you against up to $1,500 in property damages. If you wish to pay a refundable security deposit instead, please call.

Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am.

Cancellation refunds subject to 4 weeks prior notice & re-letting of property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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