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30% Off all dates thru January 1st!! - Tropical Oasis - 3 Minutes to Beach!!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Englewood - Minshall's Garden

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Richard Haynes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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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. 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

11/28/2016



This was a truly relaxing place to get away from it all. Loved the homey atmosphere with all the amenities and the pool - all screened in - a real treat. So blessed to have this vacation experience, with the weather cooperating to make it all so very enjoyable. Thank you, Richard, for all the attention to details.



P.S. The hot pool shower was top on my list of favorite things.
Nov 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

30% Off all dates thru January 1st!! - Tropical Oasis - 3 Minutes to Beach!!
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 65 reviews
tampa fl
4

Very clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival the house is very deceiving. Once you enter, this property sleeps 12 comfortably. We Enjoyed the outdoor space thoroughly. The pool is heated and there is plenty of room to sit outside. It is also 5 minutes from the beach. The owner is very accomodating. I recommend this property for large families.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved Minshall's Garden. The beautiful landscaping in the private backyard, along with the pool and outdoor dining areas, made it a quiet oasis. Richard is a very thoughtful host -- his home is nicely appointed: comfortable, homey and gracious. The house accommodated all seven of us (ages 25 to 65) nicely and the family room has plenty of couch space for people to play games, watch TV, or sleep. The house was perfectly located for us to visit family in Port Charlotte, North Port, and Venice. I highly recommend this rental. Thank you very much, Richard!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota
5

Paradise Revisited

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from our second month long visit to wonderful Minshalls Garden. Richard was, as always, a great host. Property even more beautiful than last year. Great well stocked house, fabulous pool and outdoor space beyond compare.

Englewood is a fun and friendly beach town and the lovely home is so conveniently located. Close to beaches, shopping, dining, anything you would want or need. We love everything about Minshalls Garden and give it our highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our third visit to your home was as fantastic as the first two!

  • 5 of 5

We appreciate your sharing your lovely home and gardens with us. The pool was pristine and we enjoyed every minute. As a returning visitor, we appreciated the offer of the use of a tandem kayak, and the new beach towels. As always, the house was furnished with everything we could possibly imagine. The private gardens and lanai offered seclusion, but only minutes to the beach and any shopping ventures you might imagine. We were especially glad that our timing coincided with the Englewood Farmer's Market opening for the season. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tiki Island, TX
5

An Absolute Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this property! It has everything you need and then some, including two grills (one propane, one charcoal so nice to have a choice!). The grounds were beautiful and the convenience to everything could not be beat. We had such a great stay here and glad we started here first, our much more expensive Key West rental could not compete with this lovely home. Thank you so much Mr. Haynes!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful stay with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised there were numerous amenities and conveniences and the owner was very responsive and generous in rectifying issues that came up. Thanks Richard for a most memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

Stump Pass Beach State Park
"This is an EXCELLENT place to see unspoiled Florida. If you are kayaking from the launch at ..."
Zydeco Grille
"Excellent Cajun/Creole/Southern food! Restaurant/Bar with nice ambience and exceptional serv..."
Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar
Lock 'n Key Pub Restaurant
Blind Pass Beach
Mango Bistro
Stump Pass Grill
Beach Road Watersports
Olde Village Publix
The Faull Inn
"Good pizza (and broad menu of American Bar food) delivered!"
Compadre's
Placida Grill
"I love this place! Great food and fantastic owners and servers!"
Amberjack Environmental Park
Don Pedro Island State Park
Manasota Beach
"Beautiful beach at the north end of Manasota Key with extensive facilities, including a boat..."
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Don Pedro Island State Park Kayak Launch
"Less than a mile from the house, offers great access to the local marine environment and a s..."
Boca Grande Causeway Boat Launch (Placida Park)
Temptation Restaurant, Bar & Package
Englewood Public Beach
Boca Grande Fishing Pier Park
The Outlet at the Innlet Restaurant
Pink Elephant
Palm Island Transit Inc
South Beach Bar & Grille
The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room
19th Street Beach
Waterside Grill
PJ's Seagrille
Farlow's On The Water
Howard's Restaurant
Cayo Costa State Park
Gasparilla Island State Park
Englewood Farmers Market
"Every Thursday on Dearborn Street from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this is a fun market with hot foo..."
Pirate's Dream
"This is a great place for tourist kitsch and such. Pirate paraphernalia, pink flamings, shel..."
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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Englewood, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Spring/Tarpon Rates
1 Apr 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£141
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,117
£3,329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Summer/Fall Rates
10 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£527
for 3 nights
From
£123
From
£141
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,011
£2,977
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£632
for 3 nights
From
£159
From
£176
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,223
£3,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £98 + Tax
Pet Fee £59 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £46
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Englewood in the Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1717 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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